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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)

Help is needed for Index:A Collection of Esoteric Writings.djvuEdit

Hello, Beleg Tâl!

I have noticed that you previously did some correcting edits on pages of Index:A Collection of Esoteric Writings.djvu related to Indic scripts, for example this, so may be you give advices for that work — how to deal with Indic (Devanagari) sentences. I don't know Devanagari (as well as all other Indic scripts, I know at good extent only Cyrillic and Latin scripts), so I avoid to do proofreading those inscriptions myself (I'm afraid I might do mistakes in them). So I have such questions — may be you can help and answer them:

1) If I proofread all the pages but leave problematic pages without processing Devanagari — could I put the final work to Template:New texts in order to put the work on the frontpage of the Wikisource? Or should I try to get assistance from other users first to proofread those pages, and only after that put the book onto the frontpage? What the rules/policies say about that? (perhaps you as an admin should know that well?)

2) If I want to get help from others — where I could go for that — is it OK to open a topic on Wikisource:Scriptorium/Help? Or may be other pages are designated for such purposes as proofreading problematic foreign scripts? --Nigmont (talk) 19:53, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

@Nigmont: Tagging the text with {{indic missing}} will add the page to Category:Pages with missing Indic characters where it can be handled by an editor who is familiar with these characters. Unfortunately there are not many such editors, so it can be a long time before someone deals with it that way. In the meantime you can definitely post on Wikisource:Scriptorium/Help to see if anyone is able to assist sooner. The work should not be added to Template:New texts until all text, including the Indic text, has been proofread. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 20:23, 16 September 2020 (UTC)
Alright, so I think I will create a topic on Wikisource:Scriptorium/Help to invite users who can be of help. Thanks for information! --Nigmont (talk) 20:58, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

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Methodist HymnalEdit

Thank you for setting up the other index, as well as this page. If you don’t mind, I can add some to the versions columns. TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 18:23, 3 October 2020 (UTC).

@TE(æ)A,ea.: go for it! —Beleg Tâl (talk) 22:40, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
Should be used? I noticed when I was looking for more information about some of the obscure hymns in the Collection, but it doesn't give a specific source. For “Thus saith the Lord of Earth and Heaven,” they claim Charles Wesley as the author, but the only attribution (from scans) on the page is from the 1830 Collection, which does not specify the authors of individual poems. I generally have looked for references to older published books (hence the Dictionary of Hymnology), but if you think the Web-site credible, I can import the names it provides for the hymns listed. TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 18:50, 8 October 2020 (UTC).
@TE(æ)A,ea.: I've usually found it credible enough. Sometimes it makes mistakes. It's better than any of the other public databases I've found. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 01:42, 9 October 2020 (UTC)
@TE(æ)A,ea.: PS you don't need to cite sources for authorship if you don't want to (or if it is much trouble) - I personally only put authorship footnotes in my sandbox hymnal indices if the authorship needs further explanation, for example if the authorship is disputed or popularly misattributed (or misattributed in this specific edition). See my footnotes regarding Rous and Byrom for examples of what I mean. — on the other hand don't let me dissuade you from linking to the relevant parts of the Dictionary of Hymnology if you think that is worth including. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 17:02, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

POTUS Tweet Archive DiscussionEdit

You identified some concerns about my idea for archiving POTUS tweets back on 10/12. I appreciate your doing this. I was slow to respond - for which I apologize - but I did post a reply on 10/24 which may have escaped your notice. Any further feedback on the proposed project would be greatly appreciated, thanks. Dennis the Peasant (talk) 03:30, 3 November 2020 (UTC)