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Username change requests[edit]

Where does one go to request such a thing? I'd like to change my account name from Ianbrown I@n to Moondyne per same request made at en. -- Thanks Ianbrown 15:44, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

  • Sorry I inadvertently used my used my old wiksource account to make the request. (see WP request) I'm an admin there. -- I@n 15:52, 15 October 2006 (UTC)

Hi Zhaladshar,
I was about to make the same request. Could you please change my username to Hesperian, as I have just made that change on en.wp. Snottygobble 00:46, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, Hesperian 23:32, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for speedy deleting 'Meher Baba.' It was a mistake I didn't know how to correct. Cott12 14:45, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Osip Mandelstam[edit]

Dear Zhaladshar. Thanks for tiding up Author:Osip Mandelstam files. I would appreciate if you could look at my translations and correct my English if necessary. English is my second language. Thanks. Yours (Dmitrismirnov 08:13, 29 October 2006 (UTC))


I think all the talk happened at Wikisource talk:Featured texts but I am not entirely sure nothing got lost.--BirgitteSB 16:01, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Evan Robidoux[edit]

Hey, I came here from Wikipedia, so I was just wondering how to make the transition. Hey, check out my Wikipage! Evan Robidoux 21:36, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Also, thanks for blocking that vandal. He's really annoying huh? Evan Robidoux 21:44, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome! ;) Evan Robidoux 21:46, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Category:Collective works[edit]

Could you perhaps define what is meant by a collective work on that category page? I would have thought that the Federalist Papers were a collective work since they were written independently by a number of authors. --Spangineerwp (háblame) 20:31, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Oh ok, sounds good. I can see how all of that can get difficult to categorize. --Spangineerwp (háblame) 21:03, 12 November 2006 (UTC)


Hello Zhaladshar,

I write to you in reference of the GFDL. It says:

Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies
 of this license document, but changing it is not allowed

, so even having copyright, it allow us to copy it. Don't find a deep discussion about it, so please, could you tell me if it can be re-added to wikisource?. All wikisources I have searched don't have the GFDL, but i says we can copy it. So... I don't know what to do with the catalan translation. Thanks. Aleator 16:52, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

Permission to copy is not enough; that license gives no rights to make derivative works. See also Wikisource:Possible copyright violations/Archives/2006/11#FSF LicensesBenn Newman (AMDG) 16:55, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

Admin confirmation votes[edit]

Hello Zhaladshar. I've archived the administrator confirmation votes for November. As the local bureaucrat, could you look and see if you disagree with any of the outcomes? The archived discussions are ThomasV (passed), Ambi (failed), Apwoolrich (failed), and GregRobson (failed). If you don't disagree, I'll request the removal of their admin status. —{admin} Pathoschild 02:19, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Hello again. Please confirm the outcome of the December confirmation votes: AllanHainey (passed), BirgitteSB (passed), and Wolfman (failed). —{admin} Pathoschild 04:55, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Hide edit toolbar[edit]

Hey. I noticed you added code to your javascript file to hide the edit toolbar. You can also disable it in Preferences > Editing > uncheck "Show edit toolbar (JavaScript)". This will prevent it from loading at all, instead of just hiding it. :) —{admin} Pathoschild 02:24, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

Anon edits on copyright questions[edit]

I am a little perplexed by certain edits on the cureent disputes over copyright. This one in particular seems to be obviously of bad faith. There are many others which come from anonymous adresses (unusual for debates on community pages on Wikisource, although I completely agree that anonymous users make a welcome contribution to the project). I formally and publically request a CheckUser on User:Maiios and User:Sherurcij to see if they are connected with the IP addresses,, or other anons who have commented on these proposals. Physchim62 14:05, 1 December 2006 (UTC)


You get a golden iceberg for being a great administrator and bureaucrat! Have a great week from the morale committee. --Benn Newman (AMDG) 22:51, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Watching pages[edit]

Hello Zhaladshar. Please consider watching pages you create; a text you created, "A Little While", is on the list of unwatched pages and thus much more vulnerable to malicious edits. You can do this automatically with Your preferences > Editing > [x] Add pages I create to my watchlist. Thanks. :) —{admin} Pathoschild 19:01, 6 December 2006 (UTC)

Griswold v. Connecticut[edit]

Isn't the header kindof redundant with the template used at the right of the page? personally i don't like it and all the information in it is represented in the template to the right. I'd like to use this in US supreme court cases instead of the header. its an easy to read standard format.--Metal.lunchbox 21:16, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sold on the universal greatness of the header template esp "by [[Author:|]]", but if thats the consensus then its worth complying with for the moment. I just built USSCcase last night and it's got a long way to come but believe that a template for US supreme court cases could be of use. I'll be changing it so as not to be redundant with header.--Metal.lunchbox 21:37, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

hows the new template? Griswold v. Connecticut. The template is neccessary to navigate the parts of the case and for forward refferencing, which of course isn't present in the original documents. The exact same thing will be needed for every case. Any alterations you feel like making to the template or even just suggestions are greatly apreciated--Metal.lunchbox 21:57, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Yeah I thought about that and I think its a good idea. but the nature of SCOTUS cases is a little different from novels. authoring a decision is important but voting is equally important. I guess thats not really our juridicsion here at WS but Yes i'd like to have linking to author page for Judges. I'll have to think about a few issues with that before we start. Its probably pretty straight forward (just put there names in the author bit of header) but there were some concerns i can't remember right now. --Metal.lunchbox 22:08, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Lets move discussion of SCOTUS cases to [[Wikisource_talk:Wikiproject_US_Supreme_Court]--Metal.lunchbox 04:03, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

of course there is no compelling reason to not simply have author pages for the justices. That is what I am currently doing. author=name. --Metal.lunchbox 22:58, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Template formatting[edit]

Hey do you know how to get the text to wrap better with USSCcase. It needs to have a little white space around it but I have no idea how that works.Thanks--Metal.lunchbox 23:16, 14 December 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for the greeting. Best wishes and happy holidays. --Rebel 17:04, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your work on the Wharton novels[edit]

Thank you for splitting the Wharton novels into chapters, I didn't know how to do that. I have also uploaded quite a few of her poems, but the layout is bad - I wasn't sure how to do it properly. Perhaps you could fix that - or teach me how to fix it?Zigzig20s 23:37, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Letters to Sheldon Vanauken[edit]

The following letters by C. S. Lewis were written to Sheldon Vanauken, who ultimately wrote the best-selling book A Severe Mercy. Mr. Vanauken asked Lewis for the right to use the letters in his booklet "Encounter with Light," and Lewis gave permission. Mr. Vanauken subsequently put the letters in the public domain.

- Notes on Letters to Sheldon Vanauken
I can't find any verifiable information but I have found a number of sources that state they are in public domain.
See: and

CommonsTicker: Ticker Trouble[edit]


As you may have noticed, there have been some problems with CommonsTicker lately:

  • first, the toolserver was down. After it was back up, we had to wait for fresh database dumps.
  • also, many updates where failing because ticker pages where growing too large. Updates that went through half-way somtimes also caused entries to be posted multiple times, making the problem worse.
  • when I tried to improve performance, I introduced a bug that caused the ticker to post trash sometimes. I disabled the ticker again when I was told about it, and I have fixed all effected pages yesterday (I hope I didn't miss any).

To sort this out completely, I have to rewrite parts of CommonsTicker. For now, I will enable the ticker again for most wikis, but not for the ones that where having most trouble - namely de-wikipedia, en-wikinews, eo-wikipedia, es-wikipedia, fr-wikipedia, ja-wikipedia, ru-wikipedia, simple-wikipedia and zh-wikipedia. I'll have to investigate those more closely.

So please keep an eye on CommonsTicker in the next days - if there is any more trouble, please tell me, preferrably on meta:User_talk:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker.

Regards -- meta:User:Duesentrieb 13:39, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

This message was posted automatically by the CommonsTicker bot. For feedback and discussion, please go to meta:User talk:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker -- CommonsTicker 13:39, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Aesop's Fables[edit]

I'm not sure if it was you or User:Bookofjude who broke all the Aesop's Fables links by deleting the pages Aesop's Fables-1, Aesop's Fables-2, etc., apparently without any discussion anywhere, in mid-2006. I had stopped watching Wikisource closely at that point, and didn't notice that it had happened. Anyway, if you could undelete the six-page collection of Townsend translations, that would be nice. If it's been unrecoverably deleted, please look at the "What links here" pages and fix all the broken links. ("You broke it, you bought it.") --Quuxplusone 03:53, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Point is, when you break something, you should fix it. Checking "What links here" before page deletion, and fixing broken links, is every editor's responsibility. (As a secondary point: I really can't understand why you split up Townsend's original, sorted work into a bunch of disconnected, unsorted Wikisource pages; I liked being able to see the fables in context. But I don't care to fight for it.) --Quuxplusone 08:31, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Tamil Wiki Source[edit]

Hello Zhaldshar: You can note that there is extensive support for creating a wikisource tamil domain. Currently we are collecting articles from notable writers which we would like to upload at wikisource. What more need to be done before someone can create a domain for Tamil Wikisource. Please let us know. Thanks. Natkeeran