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The so-called "Haka Mate"Edit

I like what you did, and you have done right in your translation. I went in to read the Russian Wikipedia article in the subject and it is not nearly as complete as yours. Incidentally, there is none of the legally required attribution on the Russian article. Perhaps that has to do with the fact that the legislative of the Russian Federation doesn't feel like they need to protect a minorities right to a poem of sorts. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1:9a2d:c99b:0:45:d16e:c501 (talk)

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Just as an "FYI"… I think moving Will was a bad call. As I've mentioned elsewhere, Shakespeare is an exception in almost any context. We don't even have an author page for the one other "William Shakespeare" that wrote anything (and I'll bet you we never will), and even if we did we'd have three, tops, links to it. If [[Author:William Shakespeare|]] doesn't actually link to Shakespeare it's going to surprise everyone, and we're going to end up having to constantly monitor it for inbound links that have to be fixed. --Xover (talk) 07:43, 11 April 2021 (UTC)[]

@Xover: I can definitely sympathize with this perspective. However, we have had this discussion before, and we have always come down on the side of "it doesn't matter that one is notable and the other isn't". And, as a matter of fact, we do have an Author page for Dr. William Shakespeare. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 17:03, 11 April 2021 (UTC)[]
If that's your reasoning then I definitely disagree. None of those names are actually ambiguous. I thought you were thinking of William Shakespeare Jr. (who would be ambiguous because we don't include the "Jr."), since they actually authored a couple of patents (and could conceivably have written other published material). If the pages you had in mind were other people who just happen to share one of their given names and one of their surnames with Shakespeare then this wasn't just a bad call but a bad call. As EP suggests in the public thread, this should have been discussed first. --Xover (talk) 05:50, 12 April 2021 (UTC)[]

{{Indic missing}}Edit

Hi. as you seem to have some expertise with South Asian languages, I was wondering if when you had a spare moment, you could look into the uses of this template with a view to dispersing the relevant items to more specific "problematic language character" categories. {{Hindi missing}} was created recently, with this in mind.

My other question would be, based on other Wikisources usage and likely incidence in older works, which other South Asian languages are likely to need their own templates? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:51, 8 July 2021 (UTC)[]

@ShakespeareFan00: unfortunately you are mistaken, I have no expertise with South Asian languages at all, except that I sometimes enjoy the detective work of tracking down the occasional unidentified character. However, I believe User:Hrishikes has some expertise on the subject. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 21:48, 8 July 2021 (UTC)[]


Hello. Was the establishment and usage of the {{honorifics}} discussed anywhere? --Jan Kameníček (talk) 16:34, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[]

@Jan.Kamenicek: nope - it's just a tracking system, not a change in policy. If it helps you as much as it helps myself, so much the better :) —Beleg Tâl (talk) 17:57, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Well, it is not only tracking. It also shows the ugly text box with the message "This Author page uses honorifics in the page title, contrary to Wikisource established practice." Such a message should not be distributed without wider consent. So, if you want to use it only for tracking, the message can be removed from the template and the template can be put somewhere near the bottom of the author pages, where it would be less disturbing to editors. Jan Kameníček (talk) 18:32, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@Jan.Kamenicek: it's no more "ugly" than {{initials}} or {{populate}} or {{incomplete}} etc, but regardless I have posted on WS:S about this new tracking template. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 18:44, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Illustrations of poems....Edit

I have a bias against Flickr, so I did these today commons:Category:Poems of childhood (Field, 1904), which, even if you reject them, the category is a better name, since that book has more than one illustrator.

I make no claim that they are superior, authentic or even good, except that my title image has a white background and the Flickr image has light blue. United States publishers used half-tone for color printing. Too bad about that war, the Brits were using lithography and they were at a peak in that when that war happened. Then the good printing came from Edinburgh, but I ramble.

Given a yea, I will install them if you want. A nay, and I will never mention them again (to you).--RaboKarbakian (talk) 00:06, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]

@RaboKarbakian: sure, go nuts, those look like nicer versions of the images anyway —Beleg Tâl (talk) 00:09, 15 October 2021 (UTC)[]