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New Student's Reference Work Project
Work: New Student's Reference Work


TO DO — DNB footer initials

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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 WD

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 review

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 WD

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 dates

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 template

(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 build

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

convert template:NIE to template:header

convert template:NIE to template:header

Files to recover from Commons

Author disambiguations

consider disambig Palestine Mandate

monobook toolbar again

Have another look at it and see if I can get it functioning. fr:Special:Gadgets <sigh> — billinghurst sDrewth 01:43, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

template:DNB link

Consider with the anchor feature whether it should project the name and state that it is part of a parent article. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:19, 27 June 2020 (UTC)

write proposal to remove "categories"

  • use of this methodology overrides redirect and disambiguation aspects of templates and hotcat
  • makes maintenance harder with pywikibot, AWB and HotCat
  • put in a tracker on use
  • non-standard and should be avoided unless part of a standard

Tech News: 2020-45

16:09, 2 November 2020 (UTC)

WD merge?

@Londonjackbooks: No those don't get merged, one is the conceptual d:Q7776274, and the other is the physical d:Q56583872. As a hint, if we had a versions page, that would be aligned with the conceptual. The conceptual have "has edition" links, and the edition has "edition of" links. Explained at d:Wikidata:Booksbillinghurst sDrewth 23:11, 4 November 2020 (UTC)
Ok... Thinking... Can I switch the enWS placement from one item at WD to the other? Would that cause the WP article link to appear on "The Wreck" page here at WS (my initial concern)? Londonjackbooks (talk) 23:19, 4 November 2020 (UTC)
Or, do I add the WP info ino the header info of the WS poem page instead? (I will read about all you wrote above, I promise. I just want to take care of my "initial concern" first before I move on to creating more pages...). Forgive my scattered-brain method of inquiry. I know a light will turn on eventually. Londonjackbooks (talk) 23:35, 4 November 2020 (UTC)
I think that you will find that the interwiki link appears to WP in the side margin. The other option is to try to add | wikipedia = {{import enwiki}} and that will inhale the link. My plan is to have this to be automated, but not yet done. — billinghurst sDrewth 23:51, 4 November 2020 (UTC)
Great. I will explore. Apologies if I have interrupted your flow :) Thanks much, Londonjackbooks (talk) 23:56, 4 November 2020 (UTC)
A WFH-day. <shrug> Success for those is on a spectrum. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:02, 5 November 2020 (UTC)

Review templates due to name conflict

Fix transcluded TIWW with apostrophes

Need to copy DEFAULTSORT text through to | onlyinclude = (output of text grab).

  Done (well doing) — billinghurst sDrewth 06:29, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

Transcriptions of 2020 DNC and RNC speeches

I transcribed the speeches myself (as opposed to copy and pasting them). Is this still a copyright violation? --Numberguy6 (talk) 04:37, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

@Numberguy6: The issue is not the transcription but the authorship. Transcription does not give you copyright, copyright is about the intellectual property of the thinking. You are not author, or reputed authors of the speeches given. Our scope is shown at Wikisource:What Wikisource includes and the eligible tags are Help:Copyright tags. That someone gives a speech does not put it into the public domain for us to host unless the author specifically puts it within our scope. — billinghurst sDrewth 06:27, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-46

15:50, 9 November 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-47

15:37, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

A Compendium of Irish Biography/Torna

There should be a series of references below Authorities shouldn't there? For me it's currently blank. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 11:49, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

I see the one authority listed. Looks okay to me. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:17, 17 November 2020 (UTC)

Editors and politicians

I was searching for an author (who turned out to be more of an editor) and found a nameism (I don't know what to call it). I was wondering if you might look into it?

The name I was searching for was "A. Meserole" who was the editor of Selections from the Spectator and found Archibald M. Bliss.

It's not a life or death thing, but an annoyance festering in the back of my gray matter and I thought of you for solving it. Thanks! --RaboKarbakian (talk) 18:17, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

@RaboKarbakian: Are you meaning pseudonym or pen-name? Hard to know whether it is that use of a pseudonym or the name of a brother-in-law without looking more widely at the works written in that space. — billinghurst sDrewth 21:25, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

research to do

Author:James Gainsborough Fotheringham and to fix up wd on Oxon. — billinghurst sDrewth 03:15, 19 November 2020 (UTC)

  Donebillinghurst sDrewth 02:51, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-48

17:19, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Author:Charles Harington Harington

twitter request for some research on this person. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:54, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Tech News: 2020-49

17:45, 30 November 2020 (UTC)