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TO DO — DNB footer initialsEdit

billinghurst sDrewth 12:42, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaEdit

Note to self and anyone else interested.

Category:Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania should it be a portal too? If yes, we really need a means to autopopulate (minor) portals so we do not have do lots of work in that space.

If it is not, we need to look to adapt {{authority control}} so it can be utilised with arbitrary access to WD so AC can be filled on such a page. — billinghurst sDrewth 06:26, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Move template data to WDEdit

Category:Pages using authority control with parameters has pages with {{authority control}} data that should be housed on the WD page of the item. Look to set to utilise PLbot to move the data to WD, save some queries on its use and set up tracking. Need to be a good lad and set up fully-fledged maintenance pages. Oh for more time! — billinghurst sDrewth 06:31, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

To reviewEdit

billinghurst sDrewth 12:35, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

template:OGL needs an author: ns version created for use. Currently only has works version.

header WP links and the use of main subject at WDEdit

have a check to see that where we have (encyclopaedic) pages in main namespace that link wikipedia = through header, that these items at wikidata may or may not have "main subject" wikilink. Can or should we be pulling that link via WD to manage deleted and moved items, and also be prepared for any item that has a future wp link. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:35, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Category:Authors with missing death dates -> Category:Authors without death datesEdit

explore making this change. They are not missing if they are not dead, so we should cater for both scenarios without confusing things. Only would be missing of the person is alive 130 years after death. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:43, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Contributing translator -> header templateEdit

(parking) See if we should plug in a parameter so something like Popular Science Monthly/Volume 3/September 1873/Hypnotism in Animals I can properly represent the translator. Otherwise we can have it as a note as we do for {{illustrator}}. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:38, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

link templates — to buildEdit

billinghurst sDrewth 23:47, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

convert template:NIE to template:headerEdit

convert template:NIE to template:header

Files to recover from CommonsEdit

Author disambiguationsEdit

consider disambig Palestine MandateEdit

Ignore-ance is blissEdit

That might indeed be a good idea. Your frustration appears to be spilling over, and there's really no reason to aggravate it. Rhetorically speaking: what skin off your nose is it if someone chooses to contribute in an area you don't particularly care about yourself, or that cares about different aspects of the project? There's a fundamental difference between saying "There's no need to worry about this" and "You should not care about this thing that you clearly care about". --Xover (talk) 12:28, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-05Edit

18:52, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

Request for deletionEdit

In December 2019 I marked my created page An Exposition of the Old and New Testament (1828)/Preface to Gospels and Acts with a Db-author and then a Db-move (though I may have used the wrong syntax). I created the page but then realised I could not delete the page which it was intended to replace - Preface to Volume Five, and needed to move that page instead. If I'm wrong about what I'm trying to do, please help me. PeterR2 (talk) 21:15, 2 February 2020 (UTC)

@PeterR2: Not exactly following. If you wish for it to be deleted, then please use {{sdelete}} on the page. If you think that it has some semblance of needing to exist, then please convert it to a redirect. We are usually liberal with redirects if there is any semblance, and this means if there is some reference somewhere to that chapter, or that part of a title. — billinghurst sDrewth 21:35, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
What I am aiming at is for An Exposition of the Old and New Testament (1828)/Preface to Volume 5 to redirect to An Exposition of the Old and New Testament (1828)/Preface to Gospels and Acts as there is in fact no Preface to Volume 5 or Volume 6, rather Vol 5 has a preface covering the whole of Vol 5 and part of Vol 6, and Vol 6 has a preface part way through to the remainder of Vol 6. I've removed the speedy delete tags on the Preface to Gospels and Acts, as well as correcting the section title. Please could you do the redirect for me, as you suggested.PeterR2 (talk) 03:43, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
  Donebillinghurst sDrewth 10:40, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-06Edit

20:04, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

Translation:Exhortation of Wuhan Public Security Bureau Wuchang Branch Zhongnan Road Street Police StationEdit

Hi, I found that you deleted Translation:Exhortation of Wuhan Public Security Bureau Wuchang Branch Zhongnan Road Street Police Station. The reason given in edit summary was "WS:CSD G5 - Beyond scope". But this file is a translation of zh:武汉市公安局武昌分局中南路街派出所训诫书, a legal document to Li Wenliang issued by a police department of China, which is in public domain according to the law of China. I think that it is a "documentary source" that is allowed to be included in Wikisource per Wikisource:What Wikisource includes, and can be put in Category:Legal documents. It would be great if you could undelete it, or at least give it a chance to go through the formal process of proposed deletion, not speedy deletion. Thank you for your consideration. --Neo-Jay (talk) 09:00, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

Please see the note on the contributor's page on how to progress. That a work is a legal document is not sufficient in itself. — billinghurst sDrewth 09:07, 8 February 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. I have requested an undeletion at Wikisource:Proposed deletions. Best regards. --Neo-Jay (talk) 09:29, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-07Edit

19:10, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-08Edit

16:17, 17 February 2020 (UTC)