Welcome

Hello, 廣九直通車, and welcome to Wikisource! Thank you for joining the project. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

George Eliot, por François D'Albert Durade.jpg

You may be interested in participating in

Add the code {{active projects}}, {{PotM}} or {{Collaboration/MC}} to your page for current wikisource projects.

You can put a brief description of your interests on your user page and contributions to another Wikimedia project, such as Wikipedia and Commons.

Have questions? Then please ask them at either


I hope you enjoy contributing to Wikisource, the library that is free for everyone to use! In discussions, please "sign" your comments using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your IP address (or username if you're logged in) and the date. If you need help, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question here (click edit) and place {{helpme}} before your question.

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

descriptive summary for new textsEdit

Hi. When you are adding works to Template:New texts it would be great if you would be able to add a descriptive summary, as is requested on the instructions for that page. Thanks for your help there. — — billinghurst sDrewth 15:51, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[]

AND

With something like

{{new texts/item|Product Eco-responsibility (Regulated Electrical Equipment) Regulation
|Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong
|date=2017|nowiki=yes}}

it is actually good to do

{{new texts/item|Product Eco-responsibility (Regulated Electrical Equipment) Regulation
|[[Portal:Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong|]]
|date=2017|nowiki=yes}}

If the portal doesn't exist, then feel free to create it, even if it is a redirect to an existing page with a heading, you can do something like

#redirect [[Portal:Hong Kong#Secretary for the Environment]]

Give us a ping if you have any questions. — billinghurst sDrewth 16:20, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[]

@Billinghurst: Do you mean I need to add more descriptive edit summary when I update the new text template? I'm also not sure how to create new author and portal pages: I don't know how to fill in all of the "authority control stuff" under the author page, and how to fill in the "class" for portal pages — the last time I succeeded to create Portal:Law of Singapore is because I found the corresponding class. Please advice.廣九直通車 (talk) 13:37, 1 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Look at the history page for Template:New texts and see how most of us complete edit summaries. It is a high profile page which we leave very open to editors, so good summaries give us good vision on what is happening. Outside of works information on author pages, most of the data that we have on author pages is delivered from Wikidata (see Help:Author and Wikisource:Wikidata), so all you need to do is create the basics, if you cannot work out the Wikidata component, no worry, we will fix it. To see what we do, follow the WD link next time, and look at the edit history of the item there. Portal Class? Meh! I don't do it either, I have no understanding of LoC classes, etc. And don't fuss it overly if you don't know, either ask at WS:S or leave it and we will capture it in our checking processes. Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:45, 1 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Oh I see, thanks for your advice!廣九直通車 (talk) 14:30, 1 October 2021 (UTC)[]