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Fingers off[edit]

It's not February yet. Leave it be until then. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 01:23, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

OK, fair enough.. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 01:25, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Apologies for hijacking Child-life in Japan[edit]

I got a bit carried away and in hindsight I realise that should have bounced it off you first. I hope you didn't mind. Moondyne (talk) 15:16, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

No worries at all, each has his specialisms. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:25, 29 January 2015 (UTC)


Sorry, I think I can be of little help with these difficult tables, but I just wanted to congratulate you with the fantastic work you've done with this booklet! And of course I promise to help with validating! Dick Bos (talk) 20:37, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Allende's Chile[edit]

I just uploaded some pages: commons:Category:Allende's Chile (CIA report)

I don't think these pages are "problematic," so much as...some work remains to get them finished, and the images will of necessity be rather low quality. Right? I know there are varying opinions, but just to share my thinking -- I typically use the "problematic" label if there is a problem with the source document (e.g., the page was folded when scanned), or if there is a copyrighted/fair use image used in the middle of an otherwise free work. Thoughts? -Pete (talk) 19:16, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Oh, I meant to lead with this -- thanks, as always, for working on these! It's always a nice surprise to see somebody unexpectedly working on a text I've uploaded. -Pete (talk) 20:27, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
I was told that if there was a missing image to flag the page as problematic, if you think it's not of the same severity as say a damaged page etc., then I think a further disscussion is needed.

ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 22:13, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Diacritics in Asoka[edit]

Friend, you are doing mistakes in rendering diacritics in Asoka; as in this page, which I have corrected. So you need to understand the principle used in this work. This work uses the circumflex, and not the acute accent, for rendering long vowels; and the macron for the same purpose when quoting others (if used there originally). The author has used circumflex in Rummindêî but macron in the transliteration of that inscription because that was a quotation from Führer's work. The acute accent has been used for long vowels in A History of Hindu Chemistry Vol 1, but not in this work. So you need not usually bother with it in this work. Additionally, this work uses underdot for rendering retroflex letters and overdotted m for rendering Anusvara. So basically you need to bother with four marks only: circumflex, macron, underdot and overdot. As for your question regarding unicode for this script, it was written in Brahmi script. Unicode is available, see Brahmi (Unicode block). But the work itself uses image, so you also have to use image. The unicode for this script will not be readable in most browsers. SVG and PNG formats found in c:Category:Brahmi letters can be used, however. Pictures of Asoka edicts available at c:Category:Brahmi script. Brahmi font available here and here. Best wishes, Hrishikes (talk) 03:17, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks - Tyring to read the diacritics in this isn't easy so thanks for the hints.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 10:59, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
Smallcaps template requires the text to be in small letters, otherwise it won't work. On rechecking, the work does use the acute accent, but only for rendering the velar s. The author exempts Asoka's name, which he spells without acute, although the sibilant is velar. Hrishikes (talk) 15:42, 21 February 2015 (UTC)


You have made me very happy today, with your efforts to proofread the final pages of Olmsted report on Portland, Oregon parks. This was one of my first projects on Wikisource, and I have been nibbling at it for years, with some excellent help in terms of guidance, but very little help in the actual labor. It's a very important document to Portland history, and I've often toyed with the idea of printing out a nice, readable copy of it and making a gift to the members of City Council and other interested folks -- who generally recognize its importance, but find it difficult to read blurry PDF scans!

Your help is unexpected, and much appreciated. The last mile is always the hardest! -Pete (talk) 23:22, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Lulu or PediaPress Edition? It still needs proper conversion to bureau quality though...ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 23:44, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
I'm not familiar with Lulu..? PediaPress, I have nearly given up on as viable for Wikisource texts (per a recent discussion with @George Orwell III:, a month or two back -- which I still need to loop back to). I'm not sure what "bureau quality" is -- do you mean the validation process? Yes, there's more work to be done, but...this is a big step regardless!
(The best idea I have is to copy-paste into a word processor and clean it up prior to printing. Which is..suboptimal, but far better than any other options I'm aware of. Curious about Lulu, though.) -Pete (talk) 00:03, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
I'll note...with some trepidation...that I just found a more complete scan of this document available on Google Books, including the ~10 pages before this appendix. (Must have become available since I started -- I searched high and low for it a few years ago!) Suppose I were to upload that to Commons: do you happen to know of a bot or script that could move these pages we have already transcribed over to the new index? -Pete (talk) 00:19, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
Apply GO3, I don't do page move stuff... ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 00:39, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
Will do, thanks. ...Lulu...? -Pete (talk) 01:31, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
Any by bureau quality I mean a finalized laid out document, with no typos... all the proper images and so on... I.e What you supply on disc to the publisher/printing firm. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 01:59, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
OK, thanks. I was thinking lulu was some MediaWiki integration...still, looks like a good thing to know about. -Pete (talk) 07:38, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Black's Law templates.[edit]

I don't see the value to templating the entire definition in Black's Law, particularly since some of them run awkwardly over the end of the page (or are several pages). Why not just template the headwords? BD2412 T 14:47, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Feel free to tweak... The underlying template is in effect a styled anchor+ in any event and could probably be subst.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 22:29, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

vague ramblings of a marginally coherent idiot[edit]

No one seems to have shown any interest in helping with the interview for the wikipedia Signpost yet, which kinda makes me feel unwanted and unloved. Gonna cry now. ;) I was wondering if you might be interested in doing so. Like I said on the Scriptorium page, getting together an appealing version of ourselves for presentation in the Signpost might be one of the better ways to get a few more editors involved here.

On a completely unrelated point, I was wondering whether you knew of any sort of attempt here to do something of a kind of "textual" alternative to the w:WP:1.0 effort. I am not of course sure, but I have a feeling anyway that one way to maybe draw in at least a few editors from wikipedia here might be to set up a clearly designated page or group of pages indicating where specific sources related to the articles included in one of the release versions of wikipedia, maybe starting with w:Wikipedia:Version 0.5. So, for instance, maybe indicating the Encyclopedia Britannica article on, for instance, Algeria, as a possible accompaniment to the wikipedia article on Algeria. Or, for people, maybe listing their most notable work(s) (if an author), or the best biography of them available in the PD, or something along those lines, might be of some benefit to both. And, of course, for those articles about books or poems, the books or poems themselves. It might take some work, but do you think it might be at all useful to set up a page listing those possible "collaborations" which could maybe be mentioned on the main page as an occasional alternative to listing WikiProject NARA all the time there? John Carter (talk) 18:06, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

I am not the best person to interview on wikisource matters, I don;t contribute anything like the amount of material other people do. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:32, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
You might be right, but the level of contribution isn't the only factor. At this point, honestly, being a live body willing to answer questions might be enough, considering the lack of responses I've gotten to date. I can and have and will again contact others, but if nothing else having multiple people respond to the questions gives a stronger impression of activity than just one individual. John Carter (talk) 14:46, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
If you want a specfic project to look at ask Ineuw about the PSM work he's doing, the EB1911 people or the DNB project.. I am myself very slowly trying to transcribe the 18th Century editon of Ruffhead's Statues at Large....

ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:04, 2 April 2015 (UTC)


Hi. May I ask what's the purpose? Isn't {{ts}} enough?— Mpaa (talk) 21:20, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Tf wraps a div tag around the text block concerned. - If you want a better name feel free, its technially "text formmated block" but tf was the best short code I could think of quickly.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:28, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
There should ideally also be a spanned version of it, but I couldn't think of short code.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:28, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Travels in the Levant[edit]

Hi, I've just started looking at the Greek for this work. It's easy enough for me to do, but I note that there are end-note markers on the pages. How are you doing the linking with the end-notes? I only ask because I can't tell from the pages I've looked at. As a result I'm marking them as "not proofread" so that I don't mess up your scheme. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 09:28, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Source file fixing[edit]

Hi! Can you please be more specific about your file fixing comments, so that I can correct the same? The title page of Index:The English Works of Raja Rammohun Roy Vol 2.djvu is not a problem, because it can be proofread from copying material from title page of Vol 1. As for Index:Confessions of a Thug.djvu, removal of Google frontsheet is not mandatory as on date. Illegible pages can be proofread by copying from Gutenberg. If any page is totally corrupt or missing or duplicate etc., replacement can be done from copies of the file at Digital Library of India (1, 2, 3). So please give specific pointers, so that action can be taken. Regards, Hrishikes (talk) 10:36, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Page:A Historic Judicial Controversy and Some Reflections (Gregory, 1913).djvu/3[edit]

Could you please validate the above page so that the above Index can be validated.--kathleen wright5 (talk) 08:46, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Pagelist check[edit]

Hi! I have changed the file at Index:The Story of My Life.djvu. Can you please review the pagelist? Hrishikes (talk) 04:30, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

OCR layer[edit]

How are you diagnosing absence of OCR layer in Index:History of Indian and Eastern Architecture Vol 2.djvu and Index:Chaitanya's Life and Teachings.djvu? The OCR text is very much visible to me on random checking. Hrishikes (talk) 13:45, 26 June 2015 (UTC)


I copied what you did on Page:Cihm 33811.djvu/11 which was proofread dispite having illegible text, which has now been validated by me. See edit history where on 15th May it was marked Problematic and on 21st June marked Proofread. --kathleen wright5 (talk) 11:40, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

The Bible of Amiens TOC[edit]

Why remove the links in the TOC to The Bible of Amiens? Shouldn't the TOC have links to the subpages? —Beleg Tâl (talk) 21:24, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Opps... I was merly re-aligining some page numbers I thought. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 21:27, 5 July 2015 (UTC)


Hello User:ShakespeareFan00 , Please indicate how to activate the wikisource link in a wikipedia article after a wikisource redirect. Ws:Author:Alain Berton and Wp:Alain Berton, Thank you for the help--DDupard (talk) 21:57, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

BCP Lectionary[edit]

Thanks for your help on the BCP Lectionary. It would have taken a lot longer without your assistance. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 18:01, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Memoirs of a Huguenot Family[edit]

ShakespeareFan00, thank you for all of the work you did on this book. —Maury (talk) 00:35, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Index:Sushruta Samhita Vol 2.djvu[edit]

Corrected the file. Please check. I'll see about Vol 3 if you give some pointers. Same for the two volumes of The Surgical Instruments of the Hindus. Hrishikes (talk) 04:58, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Index:The History of Bengal.djvu[edit]

Map added. Hrishikes (talk) 05:29, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Added the missing pages. Hrishikes (talk) 10:29, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

" No Sir, I am British! "[edit]

"No Sir, I am British!", ShakespeareFan00 declared with the greatest of pride. "Then sir", asks I, "why not come proofread or validate the pages of British history under the bedazzling title of "Cassell's Illustrated History of England, v.1"? To this he replied, "I cannot, I will not, besides I already did one page!" "Ah!" sighs I, "a true lover of our mutual mother-tongue, our homeland of Bonney Ole Angland" again cast aside.smiley —Maury (talk) 21:09, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Wow! You're fast and accurate! I was just kind of teasing you and I hope that you didn't get angry. Thank you for the work you did. It IS an impressive history, the USA has hardly any history in comparison to mother England. Please do more if so inclined and guide me so that this volume will become worthy once again. I don't think many people know England's history. I have only known bits and pieces of it so I started working on these volumes to learn more as I work on them. When a person says, "I am British", does that mean they were born in England or a former British colony like New Zealand, or Australia? I think we all tend to dearly love the nation of our birth. Perhaps it is an instinct? —Maury (talk) 23:45, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Just be glad I don't ask you to do the entire Ruffhead Statutes at Large ;) ( No objections if you do though)ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 23:48, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
Also Index:Experimental researches in electricity.djvu could do with some proofreading as well ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 00:11, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
I have done several pages of Index:Experimental researches in electricity.djvu and I will be back to do more. The watchlist will show what I found as errors. I will alternate with this book and "Cassell's Illustrated History of England, v.1" Thanks for the friendly exchange. —Maury (talk) 01:33, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Please let me do the rest of my chosen project. I wanted you to do only the validating. Thank you, —Maury (talk) 23:42, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
OK thanks for letting me know :) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:12, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
ShakespeareFan00, since the above, I have had mild stroke. I thank you for the work you have done and am saddened that I am wearing down. I cannot do what I have been doing for several years on WP and WS. I don't know what I can do other than tell you and work on images. I tell you only so that when you see me messing up or going slow that you, my co-partner at this time in working on projects WHY I am not doing better. Still, Cheers! and full speed ahead. I never expected this. These volumes on England have both excellent description and illustration. I wish that I had done them all! I too am British down to the war for American Independence and proud of it. —Maury (talk) 00:18, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Index:Views in India, chiefly among the Himalaya Mountains.djvu[edit]

Corrected the file. Hrishikes (talk) 17:24, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Index:Climbing on the Himalaya and Other Mountain Ranges.djvu[edit]

Is there any reason to mark it as "to be proofread"? Are you planning to correct the defects? Hrishikes (talk) 11:52, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks , These were duplicate pages, as opposed to "missing ones" so ... ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 12:11, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
Yes, this file is ready for proofreading, I think. Those extra pages may be marked as without text. I have checked other versions available on the net, these extra pages represent presence of bigger, folded image, e.g., the Kashmir map, and not some missing page. Hrishikes (talk) 13:09, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Index:History of Mediæval Hindu India Vol 2.djvu[edit]

Replaced the blanks. Hrishikes (talk) 05:45, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Index:History Of Mediæval Hindu India Vol 3.djvu[edit]

Can you please specify the problem, so that I can attempt at correction? Hrishikes (talk) 05:55, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Corrected the file. Hrishikes (talk) 13:56, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Index:Kings of Kashmira Vol 2 (Rajatarangini of Kalhana).djvu[edit]

Corrected the file. Hrishikes (talk) 13:58, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Index:The Age of the Imperial Guptas.djvu[edit]

Is the file still defective? Hrishikes (talk) 02:15, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Physical Geography of the Sea and its Meteorology[edit]

You're very good!!! Thank you for all of the help you give me as well as others. You must do this for a living! —Maury (talk) 07:36, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

File correction[edit]

Corrected these files:

  1. Index:Hindu Castes and Sects.djvu (frontsheet also removed)
  2. Index:Myths of Babylonia and Assyria.djvu
  3. Index:The Native States of India.djvu
  4. Index:Archaic England.djvu

Hrishikes (talk) 14:45, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Burke's Peerage[edit]

What is the problem with these two chunks? The work cannot be uploaded as a single file because the size crosses 100 MB and too much compression disrupts readability. Hrishikes (talk) 02:15, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

It can be uploaded a single file (Chunked upload) at Commons, but you'll need to find a Commons admin to enable it for you.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:19, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
I have tried it and it failed. Normal upload had also failed and I had to take a bypass as explained by me at scriptorium. Anyway, if there are no missing pages or such other defects, then it can be proofread as is and transcluded as whole. Hrishikes (talk) 08:45, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
OK Will page check..ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:46, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Index:Echoes from Old Calcutta.djvu[edit]

File corrected. Hrishikes (talk) 05:30, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Further corrections done. Hrishikes (talk) 10:28, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Rechecked ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:08, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Index:India in the Fifteenth Century, being a Collection of Narratives of Voyages to India.djvu[edit]

File corrected. Hrishikes (talk) 07:45, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:08, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Index:Bengal Celebrities.djvu[edit]

Please recheck. Hrishikes (talk) 06:39, 14 August 2015 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:08, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Parenting categories[edit]

Hi, all categories (except the top one) need to have at least one parent. Otherwise they're not in the tree and therefore can't be navigated to or from. Can you please give Category:Table helper templates an appropriate parent? Beeswaxcandle (talk) 01:24, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Descent of Man is almost done.[edit]

Only fifteen pages need validation at Index:Descent of Man 1875.djvu. If you do those, I'll jump on validating King v. Burwell. Cheers! BD2412 T 16:25, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

I'd left the index on the Darwin work because there seemed to be a style inconsistency, in reagrd to the list format and the headers. Also I felt it reasonable to give others a sporting chance. There's no rush to get anything completed. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 16:27, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
If there is an inconsistency, wouldn't the thing to do be to find the most appropriate format and apply it consistently? Also, wouldn't the format used on Page:Descent of Man 1875.djvu/657/Page:Descent of Man 1875.djvu/658 be the better one? BD2412 T 16:33, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
Created {{rh/5}} and will update accordingly. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 16:40, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, that works beautifully. BD2412 T 16:49, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

Descent of Man been nominated for Featured Text, but some issues have been spotted. Some of these could be more easily handled by someone with automated checking. See the Featured text candidates discussion for details. --EncycloPetey (talk) 22:29, 19 September 2015 (UTC)

Index:Babur-nama Vol 2.djvu[edit]

Corrected. Hrishikes (talk) 16:02, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Index:A Handbook of Indian Art.djvu[edit]

Can you please elaborate on the defect? Hrishikes (talk) 16:28, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Index:The Great Book of Magical Art, Hindu Magic and East Indian Occultism.djvu[edit]

Corrected. Hrishikes (talk) 14:41, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Index:Aphrodite - Ancient Manners.djvu[edit]

The missing page is a blank after the image. This interpretation is as per Hrishikes (talk) 14:56, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Index:A Collection of Treaties, Engagements and Sanads relating to India and Neighbouring Countries Vol 3.djvu[edit]

Corrected. Hrishikes (talk) 17:16, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Not sure why[edit]

I am not sure why you do page numbering like you have done in Index:More Australian legendary tales.djvu (noting that I do these things in the works I upload anyway). To me your style is of little to no value in my opinion. The pages actually have silent number, and it is more value to be able to wikilink to them as page numbers, rather than to some false text reference. I know that they have specific names in the publishing industry to define the make up of a book, but I do not see any value to us, especially when it is transcluded it is pretty obvious what it is, and having a bit fat page label that says [copyright] is pointless and ugly (again in my opinion). — billinghurst sDrewth 06:15, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

I think John O. Meusebach is complete?[edit]

I think I got carried away validating this.

Index:John O. Meusebach - Answer to Interragatories.djvu

There is a page highlited in yellow as a Dupe. Well, not exactly knowing what I was doing, I re-typed the text in the dupe. In hindsight...yes, it's a dupe page. But I believe all the pages in this have been validated. Let me know, please, if I need to do anything else with it.

Maile66 (talk) 20:42, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Did a recheck - Not a duplicate :) My mistake..ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:44, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
Oh, then I did the correct thing. Thanks. Maile66 (talk) 20:48, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Gunpowder Plot[edit]

Validating your pages as a return of favors to me on Illustrated England by Cassell. Your page 170 catholic spelled wrong but quoting same man page 171 saw it is spelled correct. —Maury (talk) 07:12, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:58, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Lost row[edit]

In A_History_of_Horncastle_from_the_Earliest_Period_to_the_Present_Time/Chapter_3, 1868 Robert Giles is lost in the transclusion of Page:A_History_of_Horncastle_from_the_Earliest_Period_to_the_Present_Time.djvu/70.— Mpaa (talk) 08:21, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

cringe worthy[edit]

ShakespeareFan00, you typed in an observation about something being "cringe worthy" in a note to another person. Were you meaning the text in Cassell's Illustrated History of England or am I doing something wrong? If I am doing something that you do not approve of then I would like to know what it is so I can remedy the situation. Also, thanks for working so much on this English history volume. Kind regards, —Maury (talk) 21:59, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Do you have a link to the specifc comment as I think in the note you mention, I may have been referring to myself. I have no problems with what your doing on Cassell so far?ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:42, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
I replied on my talk page to your question posted there. I was just wondering if I have been working on the book properly, and especially with so may images. Also, I certainly do appreciate what you're doing on this English history. Cheers! —Maury (talk) 10:54, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

"2. The Celts—a tall fair-haired race, speaking an Aryan tongue. It was their migration that was stopped by the rise of Rome. Four

I 129 129 I"

The above is on page 129 as shown when in edit mode. But in looking at that finished page it looks strange. Please fix so I can finish validating that book on Wales. —Maury (talk) 20:19, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Ada Lovelace color.svg Ada Lovelace Award
Thank you, ShakespeareFan00, for your enthusiastic remote participation in the University of Oxford transcribe-a-thon for Ada Lovelace week. You have contributed substantially to our progress on texts by and about women scientists. Best wishes, MartinPoulter (talk) 15:19, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Men of Letters Index[edit]

Just to give you a heads-up, I have marked this Index for Speedy deletion (on its Talk page), as it was missing several pages. I have already uploaded another Index in its place, and have begun proofreading. Londonjackbooks (talk) 22:12, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Non-standard pagelists[edit]

Hi, I was just looking at Index:History of Barrington, Rhode Island (Bicknell).djvu that you helped a new editor with. Help:Index pages#Parameters has some long-established guidelines on how to designate the various pages in the subsection the Pagelist tag. On this work I note that you have used an emdash for all the full-page images as well as the blank pages. This is unhelpful both on the Index page and in the Mainspace—when the work is transcluded these will show as [—] in the page number link. Also, two pages were marked with {{mark}}. This is incorrect as the colour is not overridden by the proofreading process. Could you please start standardising your pagelists in accordance with the guidelines?

In fixing this pagelist I note some inefficiencies that if removed would considerably reduce the size of some of the longer lists. We only need to restart the page numbering after each image and don't need to declare the page immediately before an image. Also quotation marks are only needed when there is a space character in the page name, or with emdashes. Best, Beeswaxcandle (talk) 07:52, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Right well, the above goes against what I was told by another contributor, but thanks for the guidelines :) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 10:07, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
And further to the above, I was told explicitly by another contributor NOT to encode Cvr, Frontspeice, Title, Half-title directly and to use the em-dash I had been. If it's sufficently important that the apparent MoS are followed, then the Proofreading interface should be modified so it's possible to record WHAT the page numbers are directly in Page: namespace, which can then be picked up by the Index:.
The reason for encoding the page 'before' images was to act as a redundant check on the process. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 10:12, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
I have never said to use an emdash, and I would normally use an endash, being that hyphens are a pain the arse at times to click upon when font size is reduced. Template:Mark is your creation; and another of your creations for which I stand with bemusement in its creation ... it should be sent to God, and that it isn't even documented is not up to standard. BWC is right in the general guidance about page numbering start and finish, though has overlooked that there are other characters that need to be quoted, but that is neither here nor there. I have just seen that guidance for cvr, title, fpiece, and I fervently disagree with it. Primarily many of those pages have numbers. That is not a discussion for this page, and I have utilised the appropriate talk page to further that discussion. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:52, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Then I must have misread your earlier comments, I am in the process of re-examining the pagelists I added onward from the date of your previous comments. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 13:54, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Index:Gospel of Buddha.djvu[edit]

Many thanks for discovering that in 1917 edition of the book, 2 pages are missing, before I ever did anything about the book after uploading it. On Internet Archive there is a later edition (I think of 1922 or 1923 which means it was reissued after the death of the author/compiler) and we might rather use that on Wikisource. I originally chose the 1917 edition purely because the year speaks to me (as the year of Russian revolutions) but it is not necessary to stick with it (suggesting that the later edition is better). Tar-ba-gan (talk) 21:25, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Oops. I did not know how to handle that ToC formatting, sorry my edits caused you trouble. -Tar-ba-gan (talk) 22:24, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Tip for you[edit]

When I am actively editing a work, please just keep right out of the way of the work. Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:40, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Apologies, LMK when finished so I can validate as far as possible. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 11:41, 8 December 2015 (UTC)[edit]

I would advise you that rather than put {{sdelete}} into place, that you would be better to get the file undeleted at Commons and moved here. Adding delete is wrong and unhelpful. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:05, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

The Daemon of the World[edit]

Wow, impressive work! This poem is the only one on the Shelley list that Wikisource is missing (I don't know if that's a complete list of his poems). I haven't time to add it to mainspace now, but I will. Cheers, MartinPoulter (talk) 15:27, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Template:Statute_table/collective/entry has closing |-[edit]

The usual issue of an open table page having a terminating |- killing the page numbering. I will fix the template and bot fix the pages. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:33, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

I'm compiling a list of similarly affected templates. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 12:34, 25 December 2015 (UTC)
They can have a row marker, it just needs to lead the template, not trail, so when it gets to the end of the page it isn't a problem. The others are fixed, and I did it that way as I needed to confirm and see the issues of the change. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:12, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Tired of trying to follow you.[edit]

Why do you insist on doing stuff like this (create a new section by editing the one above it, either carrying over the wrong default summary prefix -or worse- a no summary at all)?

Can you understand how hard that makes it to do a simple history/watchlist thread check? How long it can take before I realize there is a new thread depending on how long between replies?

I welcome your participation on so I have to ask before I lose my mind and say something regrettable - are you aware most forums (like scriptorium) and talk pages (like this one) have an "ADD" or "Add topic" selection somewhere close to "Edit", "History" "More" etc. along the top of the page? Do you know using it automatically adds a new section after the current last one on that page? -- George Orwell III (talk) 01:43, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Concern noted. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 01:44, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Index:Three Years in Tibet.djvu[edit]

Hello ShakespeareFan00,

Thank you for all the attention to my uploads. I am afraid I do not know the rules as well as you do. Is Ekai Kawaguchi's 1909 work ok on Wikisource considering he lived until 1945? --Tar-ba-gan (talk) 14:26, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

1945+70= 2015 , so Just :) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 14:27, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Instituting an un-official policy of querying Non-US editions.[edit]

Please stop being problematic. Our policy on pre-1923 has nothing to do with the place of publication, as per US law on the matter. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:20, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

OK, I've over-reacted to an earlier concern. The response is pretty much what I thought was policy anyway. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 01:36, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

Non US Editions/works where the author or translator etc. died after 1945[edit]

So these might need to be made local compared to Commons.

No dates/ Author(s) Undocumented[edit]

Index:Thucydides, translated into English Vol 1.djvu[edit]

Corrected. Hrishikes (talk) 15:14, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Index:The Early History and Growth of Calcutta.djvu[edit]

Corrected. Hrishikes (talk) 17:38, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

Index:Ramakrishna - His Life and Sayings.djvu[edit]

Corrected. Hrishikes (talk) 01:48, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

Is the file still defective? Hrishikes (talk) 12:00, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Index:The Voyage of Nearchus from the Indus to the Euphrates.djvu[edit]

Images added. Hrishikes (talk) 07:06, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

Index:Vidyasagar, the Great Indian Educationist and Philanthropist.djvu[edit]

Corrected. Hrishikes (talk) 05:26, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

NMAM Method 3800[edit]

ShakespeareFan00, I validated the pages on Index:NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods - 3800.pdf pending validation. There were several pages missing images so I have now added them. I did not know how much progress you made in proofreading so upon adding the images I marked them as "not proofread." Can you go through these pages and mark which ones you've finished proofreading so that I can validate them? Thanks, James Hare (NIOSH) (talk) 18:18, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

Duly proofread and status updated.. I didn't do the first few pages and theres a table of compounds that needs looking at around pp 9 or 10 IIRC.

ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 21:39, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

NMAM Chapter R[edit]

I have now added the missing images to Page:NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods - Chapter R.pdf/2. I marked it as "not proofread" because I don't know how far along you got before you marked the page as problematic. Please mark the page as proofread if it is ready to be validated. Thanks, James Hare (NIOSH) (talk) 23:20, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Index:Famine Inquiry Commission (Woodhead Commission) Final Report.djvu[edit]

Corrected. Hrishikes (talk) 17:42, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Cassell's 9 volumes of Illustrated History of England[edit]

If the 1st volume is ever completed including transcluded when all is complete it will be a miracle! In all honesty, I don’t believe it will be transcluded. I don’t know how. So, no use in "jumping the gun" with volume 1. Can you do the transclusion for volume 1? I am going to finish all of these hundreds of excellent images.—Maury (talk) 15:06, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
P.467 {{Smallcaps = Template:Smallcasp [in red letters] This is a continuous error in your editing I have been correcting using sc. —Maury (talk) 16:59, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

My Sincere apologies[edit]

Hello old friend, My health is failing me. I will be no longer be on IRC nor online. My best wishes to you and your family, I am sorry for not being able to finish our project, I don't have the energy to dictate and record it. Sincerely, iDM IDangerMouse (talk) 01:52, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

No worries, Hope you recover ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:40, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
  • I will be in hospital for a while. :( —Maury (talk) 04:26, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
Noted. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:40, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Index:Great Neapolitan Earthquake of 1857 Vol 2.djvu[edit]

Corrected, plus frontpage removed. Hrishikes (talk) 05:21, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Further corrected. Hrishikes (talk) 13:50, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Corrected again. Now, why can't you point out all the faults in one go? Hrishikes (talk) 15:25, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
I did, on the Index page. as far as I can tell. Apologies. Care to look through the others in the "Needs fix" category, I labelled a number of these. and having gotten the "File to check" category within reasonable levels, I am going to take another look at them. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 16:35, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Potential planning?[edit]

Hey ShakespeareFan00 -

Everyday I come to Cassell's History of England and I give a sigh because I see that more and more is proofread each day. I despair of the validation process because I prefer looking and correcting at non proofread pages and enjoy the deciphering of them. As such, I don't mean for this to be mean, but I don't want to be the validator of this work. It is a wonderful book and I was elated to see such a great number of volumes of it on here. But I want to proofread it... Can I suggest a strategy where you can validate the pages after I proof them first? I would be glad if we could do this... Maury could add in the pictures, I could proof it and then you could validate? - Tannertsf (talk) 22:17, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Well, I hadn't planned on doing any proofing past Vol1 yet, I uploaded all the volumes so someone else could take the effort on, thanks for volunteeering. I have many other projects in the pipeline. Not least cleaning up a set of official figures for laying out UK road signs. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 22:55, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Ok. I am glad you took this as not being mean. I wish you good luck on the Road signs project! - Tannertsf (talk) 23:03, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Tannertsf: If you want a decipher challange... I have 2 works needing attention of someone, but be warned you could be doing it for a while:

I have many others noted if you are want a challange... (Note I wont ask you to attempt reading manuscripts or Fraktur, that needs a specialist :) )ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 23:11, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Oh my goodness - those are exceptionally hard! I have usually drawn my line at complex formats and the old English style texts. Once had to read passages of old English texts for college, and just figuring out what they were saying took longer than writing their analysis! haha ... But if you have some works with more modern style English I would be happy to take a look at them. :) - Tannertsf (talk) 23:20, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Statutes at large is reasonably straightforawrd if you read the long s correctly but you might want to check out some of the works User:Hshrikes posted.. ( The Rulers of India series for example is reasonably easy to read.) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 23:22, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
And any effort you can put into the works I mention above would be appreciated. :) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 23:22, 1 May 2016 (UTC)