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Again, welcome! --Jan Kameníček (talk) 07:57, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Monthly Challenge :)[edit]

Just a quick note to say thank you for your work on the Monthly Challenge!

Also, just to maybe save you a few key presses, you do not need {{hws}} and {{hwe}} for most text: the software automatically joins hypens that cross page boundaries (see H:HYPHEN for details).

Thanks again! Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 00:01, 18 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I would like to second Inductiveload's sentiment. I'm profoundly grateful for all your hard work on the Monthly Challenge. Languageseeker (talk) 00:27, 24 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you both for the appreciation. However, I expect my current contributions are 'above-average' (not that I yet have an average), as it is only while my thesis is under examination that I have a bunch of spare time to commit to something productive.
Anyway, thanks again for the kind comments, and, of course, thanks for all of (both of) your past and present contributions to Wikisource.
If you would also humour me two questions:
First, is there a way to filter non-monthly challenge texts based on e.g. <50 pages to proofread, validate etc.?
Second, is there a way to finish partially complete texts that are "live" on Wikisource? For example, one of the works I always used to like reading was "Poems That Every Child Should Know", and I hoped that on joining Wikisource I could just proofread the last of the poems in Book IV. But there don't seem to be scans for them. The same seems to be true for "Grimm's Household Tales Volume 1 and 2" (1884, Margaret Hunt), and, of course, the same is probably true for many other texts I haven't read. Anyway, are these scans located somewhere on Wikisource that I just can't seem to find, or have they not even been digitized whatsoever? TeysaKarlov (talk) 00:53, 24 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Page number location[edit]

Thank you for moving the {{smallrefs}} to the footer [Page:The Works of H G Wells Volume 4.pdf/55 e.g.], but please note that the footnotes should appear above the page number, not below it. --EncycloPetey (talk) 01:19, 24 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the hint. I had where refs should go on my list of things to check up on, and was looking for another work in the monthly challenge that had page numbers at the bottom to see what order things should turn up in, although I guess I don't have to now.
Thanks again, and I will fix the order of things up if you haven't already. TeysaKarlov (talk) 01:26, 24 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

End of page br[edit]

The <br /> at the end of a page is there to ensure a blank line between a concluded stanza and the next. If you add one, it will separate two parts of a stanza.

Yes, it is true that you will see a bit wider separation between final lines in the Page namespace. This is a known bug. Proofreading should focus on making the transcluded copy work, even if the Page namespace is a little wonky. --EncycloPetey (talk) 01:26, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the hint. I wasn't sure about this, and as is my general way of doing things, I thought I would just keep working through to see how often I might see a break at the end of a page you had proofread (I only saw one, and wondered whether this was intentional).
Thanks again, and I will go back and change things. TeysaKarlov (talk) 01:29, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I have been making a second look, so you do not need to go back through. I like to know if I am making errors, and if so, where I made them. You did catch some errors in the front matter. Thanks.
Also, I have only transcribed through page 53, and Notes at the end, so there are 25 pages I have no yet done. I do hope to have it finished by tomorrow. Thanks for Validating! --EncycloPetey (talk) 01:32, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Given the line break issue, I thought I would check first, but some of the italicized scene settings, e.g. '[The Soldiers do such and such' that are on their own lines are not all float-righted. However, at least I cannot figure out the reason why some are and some aren't. Should I float-right them all? Or is this just a 'its okay if the Page namespace is a little wonky' sort of an issue, and I shouldn't be concerned about it? TeysaKarlov (talk) 23:28, 29 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
If they were floated right, then the way they align would vary depending on the margins and type size chosen by a reader. So, for any that are lengthy, I applied a hanging indent at a fixed set of values. The layout in the original varies a bit from page to page, but depends upon the margins being fixed, as well as the fact that only one is visible at a time. If they were all floated right, the indent will look wrong when the pages are transcluded, with them being indented to various degrees and not wrapping correctly. Did you take a look at the transcluded text? Yes, this can be considered a "Page-space can be wonky" issue. --EncycloPetey (talk) 00:00, 30 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Please don't convert breaks to the poem tag, it usually indicates that a user deliberately avoided it. Cygnis insignis (talk) 14:21, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Could you please remind me when/where I did this, as I don't remember doing so more than once or twice? I am assuming it was something to do with the Poems of William Blake. If so, I think I presumed that it was multiple people who had been working on the proof reading, which might I have been why I converted it. It might also have been the same poem across two pages, that had two different formattings. All things considered, the formatting for the Poems of William Blake seems to vary haphazardly.
Ultimately, I am sorry if I actually screwed something up with a page you proofread, but it looked alright from my (relatively inexperienced) perspective.
Thanks, TeysaKarlov (talk) 22:49, 10 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

smallrefs template[edit]

Hi, I see you're adding {{smallrefs}} to lots of pages in the Page: namespace. It's only needed there on pages where there are references. If there aren't any references, it's ignored. If there are any references in a transcluded section of text, then it's needed on the page in the Mainspace. It's not wrong to have a references template on a page with no references, so there's no harm done other than use of your time. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 03:08, 9 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, if you see the Scriptorium/Help, you will realise I posted a question about this there (unless you have realised this already). As for what you probably saw in the recent changes log, it was just that I misinterpreted Languageseeker's response (about what "each page" was referring to). Anyway, I have now fixed things, and realised that (what you saw) was a waste of my time. TeysaKarlov (talk) 03:12, 9 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]