User talk:Sbh

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Hello, Sbh, welcome to Wikisource! Thanks for your interest in the project; we hope you'll enjoy the community and your work here. If you need help, see our help pages (especially Adding texts and Wikisource's style guide). You can discuss or ask questions from the community in general at the Scriptorium. The Community Portal lists tasks you can help with if you wish. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on my talk page.

John Vandenberg 00:06, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Who owns the copyright on the disputed Gospel of the Hebrews? Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Pulitzer-winning writings 00:15, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Much thanks, I sent him off an eMail asking him about the translations :) With any luck we'll be able to restore the full text :) Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Pulitzer-winning writings 02:07, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

As a follow-up, any idea what's up with the strange formatting of author's names on the Christmas Garland text? Was that in the original? Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Pulitzer-winning writings 02:08, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Ah, I learned something from Wiki today, not a waste! :) As per the category, seulement dans francias...maintenant! Feel free to add one though! Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Pulitzer-winning writings 02:51, 15 November 2007 (UTC)


Hi, could you use the "header2" instead of "header", as described on {{header}}. We are currently migrating from the old header to an improved header. If for some reason, the new header2 is causing you grief, let me know and we will try to improve it further. Cheers, John Vandenberg 22:27, 28 December 2007 (UTC)


Hi again, I have moved Zut-Ski to a shorter page name in order that the URL to address it is simple.

Our Style guideline says that works that were published as part of a collection should have a "top-level" page name; i.e. poems and short stories dont appear as "sub-pages" of the collection, as they are a distinct work, often first published in a magazine before they are collected into book format, and they are re-published many times separately from the main collection that they are found in. John Vandenberg 15:12, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

a few answers[edit]

In regards to whether a collection of short stories is single work or not, I understand what you are saying, however for simplicities sake it would be best to consider them as separate works for the purposes of naming them. For example, even The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes are given separate names; they are not under the name of the group, as this keeps the URLs short and allows them to be treated as distinct. Sub-pages are usually only used for chapters within books, but exceptions to the rule always occur.

We have no rule here against original research in the notes field, but we do expect that any facts and figures are either straight-forward, or that a Wikipedia page is created to carry the bulk of the information about a work.

Images from out of Google Books can be used, provided they are free of copyright. It is best if they are uploaded onto Wikimedia Commons.

Parodies of Author:Rudyard Kipling can be added to the relevant author page, which is essentially just a dumping ground of anything related to the person. We sometimes create Author: pages even when the person hasnt published anything, if it is worthwhile collating works about the person there.

Hopefully that answers all your questions; if not, feel free to ask again if I have missed something. John Vandenberg 19:29, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

I have cropped both of the images you have uploaded onto commons, and reduced them to grayscale so that they dont use the color ink cartridge when someone goes to print the page.
If you dont like these alteration, you can "revert" to the previous ones, or you can upload a new copy of the image. All previous copies of an image are kept on Commons. John Vandenberg 00:33, 31 December 2007 (UTC)


Author:Anonymous Elizabethan Dramatist and Wikisource:Drama list The Revenger's Tragedy, yet it says the author is Author:Thomas Middleton.

We dont use the Author: namespace for anonymous works. "Author:Anonymous" has been deleted a few times. Author:Anonymous Elizabethan Dramatist needs to be merged into Wikisource:Drama, and then deleted.

I suggest you use the "notes" field to explain any authorship when it is disputed or unknown. John Vandenberg 00:37, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Epistle to Mary of Cassobola[edit]

Thanks for adding the Epistle to Mary of Cassobola! Where are you getting the text to transcribe? Are you using this? I'm working on similar material, and I'm always looking for the easiest way to do it. All the best, Quadell 01:05, 8 January 2008 (UTC)


Dont worry too much about the formatting, as that isnt always desirable anyway. The main objective of the these projects is to display the page image so that the accuracy of the text cant be disputed. If you can enter the text, someone else will come along and proof read it, and maybe improve the formatting as well. Thanks for helping. John Vandenberg (chat) 23:16, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

I am uploading the raw OCR text for all of the remaining pages in Index:Abroad with Mark Twain and Eugene Field.djvu. The OCR text looks OK, but will need to be cleaned up. John Vandenberg (chat) 01:28, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
It looks like the OCR text hasnt been correctly aligned with the images. e.g. p248 has the text for p250. I will fix this. John Vandenberg (chat) 03:25, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
I found the problem, and the bot JVbot (talkcontribs) is now running again. John Vandenberg (chat) 03:59, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Index:Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc.djvu[edit]

Thanks for reviewing the pages at Index:Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc.djvu, you are doing a great job! Jeepday (talk) 23:47, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Scans for the works?[edit]

Gday. We are encouraging all users to include scans of works to Commons, and then work on them using the proofreading space to add rigour and to allow others to help validate works. Are scans available for the current set of works. Also we are trying to improve our chapter/subpart methodology. For your current work, the use of I, II, III doesn't allow for ready reference and ready cross-linking, what are your thoughts on a more robust subpage naming for the work. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:12, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Am I losing it? You have one work, and you seem to be putting it twice into the main namespace. If you wish to show it as another work, or without components, then it should still be a subwork of the existing work, rather than as a new work at the top of the main namespace. — billinghurst sDrewth