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Defaultsorting author pages[edit]

Hey Zhaladshar. I see you've been manually adding {{DEFAULTSORT}} to author pages. Since many author pages have sort keys defined, Pathosbot could do most of the work automatically, leaving only pages without sort keys. This would be a good time to re-add sorting to the author template, too. What do you think? —{admin} Pathoschild 04:57, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

I think that's a good idea. It will save me tons of time, as well, and would probably get all the author pages correctly sorted much more quickly. :-) —Zhaladshar (Talk) 18:09, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

User name change request for User:Psychonaut[edit]

I am w:User:Psychonaut.

The Wikisource account User:Psychonaut was blocked because it was being used to vandalize WikiSource pages. The vandal in question was w:User:JarlaxleArtemis (see w:WP:JARLAXLE); he was responsible for impersonating me on a number of Wikimedia projects. I have since gained control of this account by guessing its password.

I would like to ask that you rename this account so that I can recreate User:Psychonaut from scratch. I do not wish to be associated with the vandalism edits on this account.

I have left a message on w:User talk:Psychonaut#Wikisource confirming that I have sent this message.

(cc: by email) —Psychonaut 05:24, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for handling this. —Psychonaut 05:47, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Reverend Loveshade's Five Blind Men and an Elephant[edit]

I'm sure you were trying to protect a copyright when you deleted this story, just like you said. I think it's great that you're trying to protect people. But I can show you that it is not copyrighted. You can see it on Reverend Loveshade's own site at It says there "In the true Discordian tradition, use this story for free--just please credit the author, Reverend Loveshade. Otherwise you will be turned into a Chairman Mao button." You can also see it in Apocrypha Discordia on page 13. Sorry I don't have a link that book handy but you can find it on the Internet. That whole book isn't copyrighted. Thanks for listening! Binky The WonderSkull 06:12, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Placement of Bhavānī Nāma Sahasra Stutiḥ[edit]

Namaste. I am not sure where I should put this. Though it is in sanskrit, I am transliterating it into IAST so that those unfamiliar with Devanagari may read it. Also, this is in fact incomplete; I had left the text in a different town and only recently retrieved. Please let me know where it belongs. ॐ नमःशिवाय Śaiva Sujīt सुजीत ॐ 09:06, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

CommonsTicker: CommonsTicker, The Next Generation[edit]

I am currently testing a new version of CommonsTicker (dubbed CommonsTicker NG) on the german Wikipedia - problems with ticker pages growing too large made a partial rewrite necessary. Most changes are "under the hood", the larges change for users is in the way the ticker page is structured and updated:

CommonsTicker will now create a subpage for each day, and include this as a template on the ticker page. New entries for a given day are added to the respective subpage without modifying existing entries on that subpage. Old subpages (sections) are removed automatically from the main ticker page - per default, 7 sections are kept (days for which there are no entries are not counted). Please check that your ticker page has both start- and end-markers for the region where CommonsTicker should post (see m:User:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker#Ticker_Page); everything between the markers will be replaced. If the markers are missing, the entire page is replaced.

When I have finished testing CommonsTicker NG, I will activate the new version on the wikis where CommonsTicker is currently disabled due to problems with page size (the large projects I mentioned in the last announcement). When all goes well, I will start to switch other wikis to NG one by one, as seems convenient. If you want the new version soon, or you don't want it yet for some reason, please tell me about it on m:User:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker#Change_Requests.

This message was posted automatically by the CommonsTicker bot. For feedback and discussion, please go to meta:User talk:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker -- CommonsTicker 14:46, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Poetry format: indented lines[edit]

Since it is his 200th birthday, I was browsing Longfellow's poetry and found that someone had vandalized Sundown. I repaired the vandalism, but I don't know how to do the indented lines. Thanks Littenberg 13:27, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

see this pls and - maybe - comment[edit]

Please see here. If you have anything to say so comment there please. Thx, -jkb- 18:09, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

My User Name[edit]

Hello:) Will you please change my User name to Wikiholic? I made a typo and wrote Wikikholic. Have a nice week and god bless you and everyone you know:) --Wikikholic 20:36, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks a lot:) Peace:) --Wikiholic 04:10, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Expanded bot run[edit]

Hello Zhaladshar. You volunteered to help with the header bot run, but I expanded the scope after you did so. Since it will be affecting most pages on Wikisource, I added various standardization and normalization tasks Pathosbot commonly performs. This will make reviewing some pages more difficult (typical changes: nearly standard, most common, less common) although the error rate for the extra tasks should be virtually zero. Are you still interested in reviewing the edits? —{admin} Pathoschild 04:09:52, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

The new things that Pathosbot is doing is fine; I'm still willing to help.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 17:08, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. :) —{admin} Pathoschild 23:31:22, 25 March 2007 (UTC)


Hi, I fixed all the links in Moby-Dick to link to the newer more appropirately named articles, only to find only half of the chapters have been moved (and thus half my changes made for bad links now). I am wondering if you are still working on moving the rest of the books chapters to the new name? Russeasby 16:02, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Regarding the Holocaust the Jewish tragedy[edit]

I got Martin gilbert to release the work into the public domain and he has emailed :-) so lets get typing :P --Andrew 2007 21:26, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

    • So can I start typing, lol --Andrew 2007 00:19, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Author:Theobald Wolfe Tone[edit]

Hi Zhaladshar, thanks very much for your touch up on the Author:Theobald Wolfe Tone Page, I’m relativity new to wikisource and you help is very much appreciated. Regards--Domer48 22:12, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Do you remember what I am asking about?[edit]

[1]--BirgitteSB 12:59, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Archive provision[edit]

I first found it when researching info for the Wikisource talk:Copyright policy#Orphan Works discussion. The part of the US Code referenced is United States Code/Title 17/Chapter 1/Section 108 in particular item h. The report on orphan works by the US Copyright office (which first pointed me to this provision) had the following analysis Section 108 relies expressly on the concept of reasonableness: the terms “reasonable investigation” and “reasonable price” are central to its operation. However, section 108(h) defines neither of these terms. Similarly, it does not define the important term “normal commercial exploitation.” We could find no case interpreting these terms in section 108(h) to date. --BirgitteSB 19:58, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Request clerification of your comments on WS:MESSIANIC[edit]

Hello Zhaladshar, you made some comments to another user on the WS:MESSIANIC Portal regarding the project. I'm afraid I don't understand what you meant to say. By "this is too specific (in my opinion) to really be in the WS namespace" do you mean the Salvation of Israel Project Portal is too narrow a subject to warrant a portal? —Wikijeff 00:16, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Ok. I think I understand. But to be fair, there really is a lot of material. I have a book that catalogues the writings of Jewish Believers in Jesus going back to within 300 years of the time of Christ, it's about [going from memory] 450-500 pages long. Granted, not all of it is in English, much of the works are in German, Latin and Hebrew. I created the project page, in addition to the portal, because I expect to be doing a lot of work between Wikisource EN, HE and LA. As long as my scanner holds out (I really do need a new one) I expect the project to grow.
I kind of took my queue from the OpenMishah project. Which, could be said to be even more narrow. It too is in the Wikisource name space. So, might I ask how it is I am too narrow (several works) and the OpenMishnah project is Ok, when it is in essence one multi-volume (35 volumes in the Soncino press edition) work? Or, am I still missing your point? Understand I'm not trying to be combative, I'm just trying to respect your wishes / policy, but also keep my project going. Thanks. —Wikijeff 16:57, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Hi Zhaladshar. Sorry to be responding to this so late in the game. If I understand correctly, I think what you advocated in May was a "Project:" or "Portal:" namespace. I think this is a good idea. You wrote back then that you didn't want to create any controversy with Mishnah (the project, not the page) but I doubt anyone would have objected about that either. As far as the page itself, I think you should be aware that in Hebrew Wikisource we have created an "Annotations:" namespace which has proven extremely useful, but that is a topic for another discussion.Dovi 03:35, 2 July 2007 (UTC)


I just noticed that deleting this leaves red link on the Main Page. I wonder if there is somewhere useful we can redirect that link to.--BirgitteSB 18:17, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Era categories[edit]

Thanks for the update. Wild Wolf 00:19, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

A small request[edit]

Hi, dear Zhaladshar! We have never met before, since I've just registered this account; I need to ask you a favor, however. I'm an active editor and administrator at, and I wish to contribute to Wikisource and expand my editing activity to this project. To my unpleasant surprise, when I tried to register an account, I discovered that an impersonator had registered it a few weeks ago (Phaedriel (talkcontribs)) with the sole purpose of vandalizing my friend Shanel's talk page. Of course, that account was blocked, and I was wondering if you could rename it and move this one I've just registered to that name. I'm posting a message at my En.Wiki talk page as confirmation of my identity.

Thanks in advance, I look forward to your reply and to working with you here! :) Love, Phaedriel1 03:28, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the tips! :)[edit]

Thanks a lot for the info, dear Zhaladshar! :) Yes, I'm trying to leave my Wikipedia clothes at the door, and your pointers are most welcome in the task ;) I'll clean up my own mess, don't worry. Since I could say contributing Poetry is my main, perhaps only purpose here, it's good that you teach me the ropes so I can do it properly. Again, thank you! :) Love, Phaedriel - 15:09, 25 May 2007 (UTC)


Please weigh in over there. I think you will share my concerns about the larger ramifications of what jossi is proposing.--BirgitteSB 13:27, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Well the immediate concern seems to have settled but there is still plenty to think about. Unfortunately there is a lot of bickering to read through to get to the meat of the issue. I am going to think about it some more and see there is anyway I can present it in a fresh light. --BirgitteSB 20:44, 15 June 2007 (UTC)