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Since SuicidalHamster is doing such an excellent job putting the original translations of Schopenhauer online, I thought I'd point you towards Author:Arthur_Schopenhauer#Works_about_Schopenhauer if you'd be interested in helping add a couple of those works about Schopenhauer to our collection. The links to each work appear after the author's name, and you can click a variety of formats (typically you'll probably want the TXT file) to view the text as scanned by the w:Internet Archive. Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Wikisource:Sheet music 17:44, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Welcome and SchopenhauerEdit

Welcome to Wikisource! Just to say the The Philosophy Of Schopenhauer is looking really good so far. If you have any questions feel free to ask. Suicidalhamster 20:32, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Looking at The Philosophy Of Schopenhauer I have noticed that it is essentially a copy of the first four books of The World as Will and Representation which make up the first volume plus a different introduction and an essay called The metaphysics of the love of the sexes. Because the first four books are identical it seems unnecessary to double the amount of formatting necessary by having each book on two pages. I therefore suggest each book has its own subpage which is then transcluded onto any other pages needed. Any thoughts? Suicidalhamster 21:08, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Yes. I had stopped my work on the book because of this realization. Don't want to do duplicate work. So I will wait for your completion of The World as Will and Representation to see whether my author makes any pertinent comments that might warrant inclusion. Then I will begin transclusion. Feel free to use any or all of my Book 1 as it is pretty much copyedited to completion.
Again, kudos to your work in getting this important author's works Wikified. -Alcmaeonid 15:58, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
Just noticed that The Philosophy Of Schopenhauer misses out sections 9, 10 and 11. Suggests that Irwin Edman may have made more changes than I suspected! Not quite sure how transclusion will work now. It may be possible to use >noinclude< tags (not my forte). Thank you must be extended to you as well! Feel free to help copyedit any works by Schopenhauer they all need something! Suicidalhamster 16:29, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Author pagesEdit

Hey, when creating a new page, just throw {{no header}} at the top of the page, and then you'll get a handy template to copy/paste to make the page fit into our style so that it can be found and linked easily by other users :) The same can be done for normal pages as well, the template can tell whether to offer you the template for an authorpage or a text :) Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Wikisource:Sheet music 21:51, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Richard Wagner in BayreuthEdit

Hi, I have tagged Richard Wagner in Bayreuth with {{no license}} because it currently doesnt have a license tag, and the translator hasnt been dead for 70 years, so I think his copyright is still valid in the UK. You have noted "1909" - is that when it was published? (when the translator was only 27?) Was it published in this book? OCLC:28098941all editions. John Vandenberg (chat) 17:10, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Yes that is the book. This version appears on a UK website here:[1]. How do we go about verifying/establishing the license? If it's gotta, it's gotta go but I hate to think that a considerable effort has gone to waste. Alcmaeonid 17:45, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Nietzsche contra Wagner: Documents of a PsychologistEdit

Fixed. I have moved the original page that you were working on to the new page name, so that the edit history is kept. John Vandenberg (chat) 01:33, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Many thanks! -Alcmaeonid 01:41, 5 February 2008 (UTC)



These pages are much too long. The solution for doing search through out a whole document is a plugin which already exists for Wikibooks but needs some tweaking for Wikisource. This is actually discussed on the Scriptorium. Regards, Yann 17:40, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

A NightmareEdit

Hi, it appears you have overwritten the poem of the same name by Don Marquis. Copying the text over won't do as the edit history is lost. No worries, I'll try to sort it out. Please use the correct procedure next time: first move the old page out of the way with the "move" button, then create the new page. A disambiguation page is not a bad idea either.--GrafZahl (talk) 13:34, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Want something 100% proofread?Edit

It seems like you want a fresh set of eyes on some of your texts. If you proofread Index:Court Royal.djvu for me, I'll proofread whatever text you want done. Psychless 20:06, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Some great stuff, though have you considered adding scansEdit

G'day Alcmaeonid. You are putting up some great stuff, however, we are going to run into the difficulty that no-one else is able to proofread it. One of the neat things about WikiSource is that we have the Page: namespace where we are able to view scans/images uploaded to Commons. You can find out further information at H:SIDE. An example of a book that I am currently working upon is Index:List of Carthusians 1800-1879.djvu which you can look at as it progresses to proofread at List of Carthusians, 1800–1879. If you would like some further explanation, information, help or have questions. I am happy to assist, or come on over to our discussion forum of Scriptorium. Again thanks for your texts. -- billinghurst (talk) 14:55, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

My Life and other Stores by ChekhovEdit

I strongly suspect that "Stores" is a typo for "Stories", but you are in the best position to know for sure. Eclecticology - the offended (talk) 18:04, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

The Duel (Field)Edit

Would you care to review and decide on the changes proposed to The Duel (Field)? history Thanks. billinghurst (talk) 11:11, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Be careful with iwikisEdit

Please, be careful with iwikis. In Lights (Chekhov/Garnett) you erroneously specify a ru:Событие (Чехов) instead of ru:Огни (Чехов), i fix it.

PS Note that Russian Wikisource has Chechov's complete works and if you don't know Russsian, i may help you for searching. -- Sergey kudryavtsev (talk) 07:17, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

To tell the truth I don't know how it got there. I don't do iwikis. Perhaps it got copied in by mistake. Sorry. ~ Alcmaeonid (talk) 23:48, 14 September 2010 (UTC)


Thank you for Sleepy! I cannot feel a translation quality, but the original is a one of best Chechov's short stories... -- Sergey kudryavtsev (talk) 09:36, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

"Hi Sergey. Yes it is one of my favorites, along with The Steppe and In The Ravine. I know the translations leave much to be desired but remember that Garnett is one of the best in the public domain. We also owe her a profound debt of gratitude for popularizing Chekhov in the English speaking world. Regards, Alcmaeonid (talk) 04:06, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Studies in Classic American LiteratureEdit

This work is up for deletion at Wikisource:Possible copyright violations on grounds that a copyright registration was found. ResScholar (talk) 03:59, 14 May 2014 (UTC)