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Again, welcome! — billinghurst sDrewth 03:30, 18 February 2020 (UTC)

Indian LegislationEdit

Using sidenotes works, but I'd used my approach because it was more mobile friendly ( and is essentially how the UK legislation.gov.uk site dealt with the same issues.) It would be nice to set a site-wide style guide for this type of content, so there aren't conflicts of style regarding these. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:24, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

Have a look at some of the pages I've proofread. The second level clauses (1) (2) etc don't need to be indented. Also please consider adding the anchor numbers, the 1.0, 2.0 style for single first level clauses is to avoid conflicts with the page numbering script. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 12:46, 4 March 2020 (UTC)
@ShakespeareFan00:Thanks. I'm currently working on the appendix of Jammu and Kashmir Reorg. Act.廣九直通車 (talk) 13:06, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

Maharashtra Anti-Superstition and Black Magic Act.pdfEdit

Is this under copyright in India? If not, then the source file should be uploaded to Commons instead of here. Files should only be uploaded locally if they are under copyright in their country of origin. If they are in public domain in both the US and country of origin, then Commons is the correct place to upload the file of the original text. --EncycloPetey (talk) 04:14, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

@EncycloPetey:Yeah, I know it, but I am not sure if the file is eligible to be listed on Commons per c:Template:EdictGov-India. Indian copyright law stated that "(A)ny Act of a Legislature subject to the condition that such Act is reproduced or published together with any commentary thereon or any other original matter:", but I am not sure whether Indian state laws are "Act of a Legislature" defined in the copyright law. I have also asked on Commons at c:Commons:Village pump/Copyright/Archive/2020/02#Scans of Indian state law, and they told me that if I am unsure whether the file is eligible for Commons, I can just upload a local version at here.廣九直通車 (talk) 04:29, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
So IMO, it is better to be kept local first, then after some confirmation, we'll decide whether it should be moved to Commons.廣九直通車 (talk) 04:38, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Basic Law of Hong KongEdit

This work has been up on Wikisource since 2018. It is not new. --EncycloPetey (talk) 15:56, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

@EncycloPetey:Thanks. I thought it was newly validated, and put it on the new text list.廣九直通車 (talk) 23:42, 15 March 2020 (UTC)
If it's newly validated, that just means a second person has proofread it. It doesn't mean that the text is new to Wikisource. We don't list works on the Main Page simply for being validated, but for being newly added to Wikisource. So a work that has been on Wikisource for a year, but then is validated wouldn't be listed. However, a work that has newly been proofread can be listed, even if it has not been validated. --EncycloPetey (talk) 02:14, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

New TextsEdit

When you add a work to New Texts, it should be completely proofread. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 had two pages still marked as "problematic".

Also, please add to the top of the list.

Also, please move the last item the the top of the Older Entries. There should only be seven New Texts listed at a time. --EncycloPetey (talk) 14:55, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

@EncycloPetey:OK, fixed and got it, thanks.廣九直通車 (talk) 03:52, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

Indian LegislationEdit

Do you have scans or text for the current regulations/ordinance authorizing the current quarantine in India? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 11:04, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

@ShakespeareFan00:You're probably mean w:Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897? I find a dubious scan at here, otherwise I can find no other scans, given that the entire stuff is enacted in 1897, regards.廣九直通車 (talk) 11:11, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
Also - https://indiacode.nic.in/bitstream/123456789/10469/1/the_epidemic_diseases_act%2C_1897.pdf for the updated version. This might be a better scan source to use. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 11:16, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
@ShakespeareFan00:But this is not an official scan. Is it OK?

廣九直通車 (talk) 11:19, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

Ask at the Scriptorum, to get a definitive opinion. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 11:34, 26 March 2020 (UTC).
Indiacode seems to have some official backing - https://indiacode.nic.in/about.jsp , and the PDF it contains I think is the "in force" version. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 11:41, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
IN respect of the original (i.e 1897 version) - See - Page:A_Collection_of_the_Acts_passed_by_the_Governor_General_of_India_in_Council,_1897.pdf/10 and Page:A_Collection_of_the_Acts_passed_by_the_Governor_General_of_India_in_Council,_1897.pdf/11. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 11:34, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
In addition to the primary act (noted above), there should be a set of regulations specific to the 2020 outbreak.? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 11:34, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
@ShakespeareFan00:Thanks for your work, the related text has been done. Perhaps I'll spend some time to find if there are any regulations, thanks.廣九直通車 (talk) 13:30, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
Ah, and find this guideline from the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs. However it looks like {{PD-INGov}} is not really suitable, so perhaps it will be uploaded and dealt locally under {{PD-EdictGov}}, regards.廣九直通車 (talk) 13:40, 26 March 2020 (UTC)


Also if you can find them it might be worth uploading scans of "The Adaptation of Laws Order, 1937" , "The Adaptation of Laws Order, 1950", "The Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956" as these amend the primary act. ShakespeareFan00 (talk)

Index:A Collection of the Acts passed by the Governor General of India in Council, 1897.pdfEdit

A while back someone very kindly uploaded a number of volumes like this. As you seem to be actively working on Indian legislation, you might be interested? You might need to use an OCR tool though. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 10:21, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

@ShakespeareFan00:You know its hard to maintain activity on several wikis, and I'm no Krd either...廣九直通車 (talk) 06:06, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Edit summary when adding new textsEdit

Hi. It would be great that when you are adding works to template:new texts that you would be able to add a useful and informative edit summary, as requested on the instructions for that page. As that page goes straight to the main page, we do wish to have those changes well documented. Thanks for your assistance. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:15, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

@Billinghurst:Sorry, just forgot it after previewing the result...廣九直通車 (talk) 12:16, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

Using headers effectivelyEdit

Please note these two edits: [1]

The "next" parameter is really intended to be used for the next part of the same work: the next section, next chapter, next volume. It is not meant to be used to link to other works, even if they are related. Information about repeals and related items can be placed in the Notes.

It is possible to add the categories into the header, which can be useful. To add more than one category, separate them with a forward slash / . --EncycloPetey (talk) 16:58, 3 April 2020 (UTC)