Volunteer help edit

I hope this helps. Feel free to contact me on my talk page if you have any questions. :) // [admin] Pathoschild (talk/map) 21:25, 30 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Like your userpage here! If you have any problems please get back to me. Apwoolrich 12:22, 29 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User with lots of handy stuff on page User:Nonenmac

Formatting edit

Footnote Style edit

Preferred style is to use {{Ref|#}} and '''#'''{{Note|#}}

Looks like this [1]

You have to watch out because sections do not reset footnote numbering, so if the same footnote is used multiple times, it will always link to the first one on a page.


Places to go for help edit

m:Help:Editing MetaWiki Help
[1] A handy color chart

Table syntax edit

{| class="prettytable"
! Heading 1 !! Heading 2 !! Heading 3
| Cell 1
| Cell 2
| Cell 3
| Cell 1 #2
| Cell 2 #2
| Cell 3 #2
Heading 1 Heading 2 Heading 3
Cell 1 Cell 2 Cell 3
Cell 1 #2 Cell 2 #2 Cell 3 #2

Tweaked your userpage edit

Hey Angie. I tweaked your userpage slightly; the user/talk/email links no longer push the rest of the content away from the right side, and the image is centered. I think this may be more what you were aiming for; feel free to revert to the previous version if not. :) // [admin] Pathoschild (talk/map) 01:52, 11 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

EB1911 formatting edit

Hi, Angie,

I noticed that you were looking for someone to check some EB1911 pages. I'm not sure if you know that Wikisource has the entire encyclopedia in its database. You can find all the scans here. You might have to install a plugin to view the pages, but it is worth it.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 14:13, 20 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yep, the alphabetical index looks good. I can't see anything wrong with it, so I believe you're good.  :-) —Zhaladshar (Talk) 23:24, 20 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

EB1911 Alphabetical Index edit

Hi, I agree with your point and think that we should match the original alphabetical index (which I changed back). The Previous & Next on the page should match the alphabetical index which should match the original encyclopedia so things don't get confusing.--Politicaljunkie 21:55, 23 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't think you shoul put EB1991 here, it is probably still copyrighted :)

Angie's Idiots Guide to Updating Encyclopædia Brittanica edit

(If you're looking at this, feel free to fix it if I've got it wrong or if there's a fast way. Please keep in mind I'm trying for a procedure to follow i.e. Step 1, 2 etc. NOT a style guide)

1. Find a word to do edit

Go the Alphabetical Index pages to see what's needed and use the ->Vol 1:7 style of pick on the top of the page. Find a red word.

2. Get the basic text edit

Go to Gutenberg (EB1911 Volume I), find the raw text. Copy it into the page that is auto-created when you click the red word you selected.

3. Add standard Templates edit

Text quality template:

Copy this at the bottom of the page:


Header template.

Copy this at the top of the page:

|previous=Previous Article 
|next=Next Article 
|wikipedia=[[Wikipedia:Article Link|Article Link]]}}

Go back to the Alphabetical Index your word is on and find the articles before and after your word. Replace the Previous Article and Next Article with your words. No weird symbols, just the words.

Remember to save the page now - you've done a fair bit.

4. Do some basic links edit

Go to Wikipedia, surf a bit and see if there are any relevant sources. If yes, update Article Link accordingly. If you find two, update this as follows:

{{EB1911 |previous=Previous Article |next=Next Article |wikipedia=
 [[Wikipedia:First Link|First Link]] and [[Wikipedia:Second Link|Second Link]]}}

If you can't find anything, (search REALLY hard) think about creating an article in Wikipedia with this articles text. Many articles were created that way.

Do the exact same thing with Wiktionary. A lot of the articles are word definitions, so you're more likely to find them there. The template's now looking like this:

 {{subst:1911Dict-Entry|Previous Article|Next Article|
 [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia Article Link|Wikipedia Article Link]]|
 [[Wiktionary:Wiktionary Article Link|Wiktionary Article Link]]}}

Don't forget to save.

5. Add the Comment Text quality stuff edit

Go to the comment page & add the following;

|1911 Encyclopædia Britannica
|[http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/200 EB1911 Volume I]

6. Fix the italic problem edit

Search through the text & replace all


with " and all `` with ". These add all kinds weird italics throughout the articles.

7. Do EB1911 links edit

Search for (See. This will point to an article within EB1911. Make it look like this (with the right word, obviously) It'll probably show up red since most articles aren't in yet.

(see [[1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Bankruptcy|BANKRUPTCY]].)  

8. Open up the original source edit

Go to User:Tim Starling[[2]] and search. Use the add-in if you haven't got it on that computer already. Remember- Tim's pages are sorted by the words on the top of the page - not the words in the page.

9. Basic edits edit

Fix the entry words edit

The words that are right at the start of the article that match the page title should be fixed up as follows:

Here's how:
AAGENSEN, ANDREW should be '''<big>A</big>AGENSEN, <big>A</big>NDREW'''

Fix italics edit

Make your italics match the ones in the original article. CAUTION: If you haven't fixed the incorrect italics in the earlier box, this will get very weird very fast.

10. Fix up the endnotes edit

There are two styles of endnotes. Regardless of which style, add the following to the top of the endnotes:

=== Endnotes ===

Style 1 - it has links

Throughout some of the texts are endnotes. They might look like this (depending on the source): word in text1 or like this
words in text[1] or like something else. These references point to someplace in the originals i can't find, so I have to take Gutenberg's word for it.

Change the text to: word in text{{Ref|1}} and the footnote to 1 {{Note|1}}

This should link the two locations

Style 2 - it has no links. Don't bother with the Ref or Note templates. There's nothing to link.

11. Shoulder headings edit

Very few of the articles have this, but you'll know it when you see it. When using it, you want to set it up so that there's enough for at least two lines of text above the shoulder heading. To get it to look right, you'll probably need to put a <br> in it.


...dignissim odio. '''{{EB1911 Shoulder Heading|Sample shoulder heading}}''' Nunc mollis... 

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Nam porta, lectus eu tristique pellentesque, risus nulla ornare erat, eu tincidunt neque purus ut neque. Vestibulum hendrerit dignissim odio. Sample shoulder headingNunc mollis facilisis tortor. Quisque blandit. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Phasellus ultricies risus non erat rhoncus auctor. Etiam blandit aliquet dui. Nullam rhoncus. Integer auctor, orci eu eleifend tristique, lacus est iaculis nibh, id porta turpis dolor vitae erat. Nunc id nisi vestibulum erat dignissim consequat. Nunc sagittis. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. Nunc mollis facilisis

12. References edit

Okay - sometimes the EB says 'See C.F....' and sometimes it says 'Authorities'. The two formats are as follows:

*C. F. Bricka, Dansk Biog. Lex. vol. i. (Copenhagen, 1887); 
*Samlede Skrifter, edited by F. C. Bornemann (Copenhagen, 1883). 
:(R. N. B.)

* The charters of the burgh.
* Extracts from the council register down to 1625, and selections from
the letters. guildry and treasurer's accounts, forming 3 vols. of the
Spalding Club.
* Cosmo Innes, Registrum Episcopatus Aberdonensis, Spalding Club.

13.Getting Close to Done edit

At this point, unless there's obvious problems or images change the % complete to 50% in both the page & the discussion

Proofread it edit

Go back to the original source you opened up in Step 8 and proofread the whole thing. Make any minor corrections needed. Change the % complete to 75% in both the page & the discussion.

Link in wikipedia or wiktionary edit

Go to the pages you found on those other sites & link back here. Only do it if it makes sense and is in good taste.


Beowulf copyright edit

I was reviewing the lists of pages to be expanded. Beowulf was one of the ones requested. Two questions: 1) Is there any copyright concerns with using http://poetry.eserver.org/beowulf.html as the source for this?? 2) Is there any protocol for choosing to use a different translation? Thanks for the advice Banjee ca 23:28, 30 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I can't access the page. Are you sure you've got the correct URL?—Zhaladshar (Talk) 01:28, 31 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nevermind. The link works now. Stupid internet.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 01:29, 31 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In answer to your actual question, the translation of Beowulf (which in its original translation is in the public domain) was made in 1910, before the magical 1923 date, placing it, also, into the public domain. Have at uploading it. I'm unclear about what you mean for your second question, though.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 01:30, 31 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If you have another PD translation add it as Beowulf (19XX), Move the other to Beowulf (1910) and make Beowold a disambig. We should get the Anglo-Saxon version as well. --BirgitteSB 01:48, 31 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm pretty sure that there's at least two public domain translations of Beowulf... Project Gutenberg lists at least three translations: This one, this one, and this one. I believe that the last one of those links is also an English/Anglo-Saxon side-by-side. According to the dates on them, as well, they're both out of copyright. Jude (talk,contribs,email) 02:03, 31 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Featured Article Watch edit


Image uploads edit

Did you know that if you upload images to Wikimedia commons, they can be used by all Wikimedia projects. I think other projects might be interested in Beatrix Potter's images. / 08:29, 20 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Xenophon header bot edit

Hi. I reverted your change here because the pages still have to be converted into subpages before we remove it from the list. Danny 13:37, 25 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi again. Elemoont is great because it has the headers for each subpage as well. That is essentially what we are doing. creating subpages where needed and adding headers to each page. Thansk for the help. Danny 09:04, 26 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]