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Again, welcome! — billinghurst sDrewth 06:59, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Advancing progress on a scanEdit

Gday. When proofreading, do feel that you can advance the proofreading status of a text from not proofread (red) to proofread (orange) if you believe that the text is correct. This allows the next proofreader to then move a text to validated (green). — billinghurst sDrewth 13:23, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Yes. I'll do that. I believe the orange is the one to the immediate right? Daytrivia (talk) 01:07, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

I have created Clinton, William Henry (DNB00) so you can see how the procedure works. There is markup on the first and last pages (of two, in this case); and I have used this template filled in:

{{subst:DNBset |article= Clinton, William Henry |previous= Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes Pelham |next= Clipstone, John |contributor = Henry Manners Chichester |wikipedia = William Henry Clinton |extra_notes= |volume = 11 |from= 105 |to= 106 |section= Clinton, William Henry }}

pasted into the new article. This renders to give the article header and the transclusion data in the way you can check. Charles Matthews (talk) 07:54, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

But the author should have been Author:Henry Morse Stephens, now corrected and linked from the right page. Charles Matthews (talk) 08:00, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

The Mysterious Header buttonEdit

If you have your toolbar turned on, you will see  . This button toggles the header on and off, which is where we use {{RunningHeader}} for things like {{RunningHeader|Stanhope|3|Stanhope}}


I personally have mine set to open in the Page: namespace by turning on that option in my gadgets. — billinghurst sDrewth 10:10, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Some few DNB thingsEdit

On line breaks: you may find it worthwhile to look at Wikisource:WikiProject DNB/Raw materials#Way of working, for hints on how to clean up text in a text editor (e.g. word processor) by doing some find-and-replace passes. This can save plenty of time in longer articles. User:Ww2censor went in and did some work on the Stanhope article.

I did some things also, setting up the author page and volume ToC links to it. As for the header, there was one routine change (the (DNB00) suffix is supplied automatically), and one special one (overprev is a special header field used to link back to the volume before). For me, the "previous" and "next" refer to the previous and next whole articles, rather than the non-biographical items that occur. Now I think not everyone perhaps agrees with that, and where someone has actually created a page for items such as "Stanhope, Lady" I wouldn't divert links away from it; but where the page doesn't exist I think the reader would be helped more by linking to the previous/next article title.

Well, I hope you feel you are making progress too, not just encountering difficulties!

Charles Matthews (talk) 20:57, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Not at all bothered by the clean up I expected it, in fact I was looking forward to it. Trying to create this article was quite an experience in itself; bouncing back and forth from finished articles I don't know how many times before I utilized the "noinclude" function and was finally able to experience a desired result before saving. I intend to work on all of the Stanhopes for no particular reason other than experience sake. Very pleased to see Ww2censor's input. Thanks. Daytrivia (talk) 21:52, 17 March 2010 (UTC)


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I have made your edits autopatrolled, based on your progress up the DNB learning curve here and your extensive background on Wikipedia. Charles Matthews (talk) 09:35, 28 March 2010 (UTC)


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Linked name separated by pagesEdit

I saw your question on Charles' page. I answered essentially this same question at:

User talk:Billinghurst/Archives/2010#Page splice for Humberston, Francis Mackenzie (DNB00)

Please let me know if that answer meets your needs or if you need help with it. We really need to document this somewhere. -Arch dude (talk) 16:45, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

I went ahead and fixed it. Please take a look. -Arch dude (talk) 18:47, 7 June 2010 (UTC)


I undid the move, for the reasons given in the summary. You could recreate Messages and Letters of William Henry Harrison with the title of the volume and link to the section as a subpage. Another way is to use the current title (of a section) and add the book's title to the notes. Cygnis insignis (talk) 02:09, 26 June 2010 (UTC)


If some things are superimposed, if you keep your browser open between sessions it would be worthwhile doing a reload of the common.js and common.css files, as we have reworked the means for page numbers (ctrl-F5 for some browsers). If not that, then with what is the drop initial superimposed. — billinghurst sDrewth 07:49, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Billinghurst. I am using IE 8 on Win 7 at home and this is the only problem I have encountered so far. It looks fine from my work computer?? Daytrivia (talk) 20:21, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Vol. XXXVIII edit.Edit

With regards to your recent date adjustment on Henry Moncrieff. Here is some background material for consideration … Disambiguation CriteriaJamAKiska (talk) 11:52, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the background. I see two different article titles one is Moncreiff, Henry [1] the next one is Moncreiff, Henry Wellwood [2] and that is my reasoning for no date. I do, however, see where dates could help with identity even though the actual article titles are different. Again, thanks for bringing this to my attention so readjustment can be done. Not sure if I can do it today, but feel free if you have time.Daytrivia (talk) 14:43, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Made my day ...Edit

... to find you had done Wellesley, Arthur (DNB00). Charles Matthews (talk) 20:42, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Outstanding! Thankyou. Daytrivia (talk) 01:03, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Tech question replyEdit

Have finally addressed the situation you brought to my attention some time back. When the djvu image fails to load and remains "black," or a related issue, only the image icon appears, the page must be reloaded (browser). This situation appears most common when the servers are in high demand. Plan B is patience…JamAKiska (talk) 14:17, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks much.Daytrivia (talk) 00:00, 5 November 2010 (UTC)


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Glad you liked the disambiguation page...Edit

You had also asked a question earlier related to the djvu image not appearing…leaving the screen black. Got some more insight from commons yesterday…related to the term "purge." Earlier I mentioned "reloading" the screen using the appropriate button on your screen. Using chrome, the circular image appears in my upper left-hand corner. To send a stronger signal to the system, depress and hold your control key at the same time you hit the "reload" button. JamAKiska (talk) 22:36, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Problematic at Page:Dictionary of National Biography volume 03.djvu/446Edit

I must be having a blond moment. I cannot see the issue for Page:Dictionary of National Biography volume 03.djvu/446. Care to elaborate? — billinghurst sDrewth 13:38, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

I don't see a problem either. Obviously I am the one who had the "moment". I presume I can just change it? Daytrivia (talk) 01:41, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Sure you can. I will virtually pinky wrestle you to be the moment monarch, if it helps. billinghurst sDrewth 02:46, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

You are welcome...Edit

It seemed like one heck of a deviation :^) Great to see all of your help here on the project… JamAKiska (talk) 16:34, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

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