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Yann (talk) 18:08, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

Great to see you, and this text, finally arrive ;-) If Aurora de Chile/Editorial on the plight of the native people is an "free content" translation that is first being given to the world via Wikisource, we put "translator = wikisource" in the header, which will also add it to Category:Wikisource translations alongside other gems like ROTK and Balade to Rosemounde. --John Vandenberg (chat) 01:20, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I had a feeling if I just posted it, someone would come along to help with the finer points. This is a translation I did for the thesis I'm currently writing, so I thought I'd put it on Wikisource. One thing I was curious about is what to do with the original Spanish; I am tempted to do something like what I see at ROTK and pipe-link many of the words to their modern spellings at Wiktionary, since most of the spellings are either archaic or perhaps a result of the lack of printing standards (accent placement and things). Dmcdevit (talk) 02:26, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

For the Prospecto, I have set up transcription project on Spanish Wikisource: es:Índice:Aurora de Chile - Prospecto.djvu. Each of the three pages are separate Wikisource pages, into which you dump the text and format it as much as you wish. Once you have done that, the three pages are merged together by transclusion a single page in the main namespace; the Spanish Wikisource project has only recently adopted this new technology so you might run into teething problems.

The general idea is that if you set up the transcription projects on the appropriate language project, they will do the transcription for you, and when done : you can do the translation. To create the djvu file, I downloaded the PDF, removed the first page (on windows you can use PDFill), and then convert the PDF to DJVU using Any2DjVu - upload the djvu to Commons, and then create the Index/Índice page using the same filename (refer to the one I created as an example). John Vandenberg (chat) 04:11, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Some middle English words for you ...Edit

Page:The History of the Church & Manor of Wigan part 1.djvu/44 & Page:The History of the Church & Manor of Wigan part 1.djvu/45 just in case they are of interest. -- billinghurst (talk) 05:27, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Also, not sure whether you are aware of Middle English Dictionary. Not sure how much we can scrape off to upload at Commons. billinghurst (talk)

Failure of OCR for Page:C. Cunningham- "The Institutional Background of Spanish American History".djvu/2Edit

So we have two options.

  • Reupload the file at Commons with a more appropriate name, copy the relevant text to the new pages
  • Leave as is and manually type the files.

billinghurst (talk) 13:08, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

I actually already have the full text on my computer from the original source (JSTOR), and that's what I was using. I'll keep that in mind about file titles in the future though. Thanks. Dominic (talk) 20:07, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
Sweet. Where pages end in a hyphen we undertake a level of preservation, and we utilise {{hyphenated word start|Begin|Beginning}} and {{hyphenated word end|ning|Beginning}} to maintain that niceness. Redirects of templates at {{hws}} and {{hwe}}. These are namespace tricks that will show up in Page: as per the work, and elsewhere as hws gives and hwe gives Beginning]. billinghurst (talk)


Hello, Dominic. You have new messages at Digipoke's talk page.
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Digipoke (talk) 01:13, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Hello, Dominic. You have new messages at Digipoke's talk page.
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Digipoke (talk) 14:48, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Presidential CalendarsEdit

I've upload a DJVU of the Nixons calendar for 1969 (combined all the PDFs). Here is the Index, it's 2018 pages. Is this more or less what you wanted (1 index for the whole year)? Can you also look at the Commons page. It's my first upload and I'm sure I've left some stuff out. Thanks. Digipoke (talk) 04:01, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Yes, that looks excellent. Since the original PDFs had a text layer, there should be some way to automatically seed all those pages with unformatted text, too. I'm probably not the person to ask about the finer parts of Wikisource style, but it certainly looks good to me. Dominic (talk) 14:26, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
All the pages already have unformatted text. So, will delete the PDF index and add the rest of Nixons calendars (full years) when I've combined them. Digipoke (talk) 20:50, 20 July 2011 (UTC)


See here.. (Phe, thanks!) --Zyephyrus (talk) 17:02, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Main PageEdit

Presuming that you won't see this until post-CR. Anyway, for pleasure at a point in time. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:07, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

What I will sayEdit

I can understand how people are prone to assigning names to things they don't understand or perhaps don't agree with. Only problem is, the name they assign to it is usually inaccurate as a result of the thing itself being misunderstood. Londonjackbooks (talk) 16:30, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

I think you may have misunderstood me. It was just a lighthearted comment. I personally enjoy being able to refer to myself as a Wikisourceror here, and my work as wikisourcery. There is no slight intended, and I wasn't even commenting on the substance of the debate at all. Dominic (talk) 16:41, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
<phew> Good, because this is just one example of what I loathe about what can be the result of this sort of communication: Misinterpretation! One thing you should know about me for future reference: My first reaction to a statement is to take it literally. Another thing: I am slow to "get" humor (just ask Billinghurst). Lastly, if you weren't commenting on the substance of the debate, you probably should have posted on my Talk page. Thanks for the explanation—I stress over this stuff too easily :) Londonjackbooks (talk) 16:48, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
I could tell you were stressed; that's why I was trying to lighten the mood. :-) Sorry if it had the opposite effect. Dominic (talk) 17:49, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
I am a tightly wound ball of nerves—keenly aware of my own shortcomings and failures (I can show them to you in my 'history'!)—trying really hard to mind my own business but having a very difficult time doing so because I want all this to work out... And knowing that I could be contributing to the "mess" is killing me. Londonjackbooks (talk) 18:54, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Going over some comments at WS:ADMIN, and remembering your attempt at levity at a time when I was stressed... I just want to say thanks for trying! [my attempt at levity  ] Also, ruminating on your name ("Dominic"), if you chose that name for yourself, then you chose well; if it is your given name, then I am sure you will live up to it! :) Good luck with your nomination! :) Sincerely, Londonjackbooks (talk) 22:14, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. The name was actually my parents' choosing, but I do like it. :-) Dominic (talk) 13:46, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
Noted the MLK Library event this weekend in a top-of-page ad, and then noted your name as attending when I followed the link... I would only go if my husband could come with me (I'd have to convince him!), but I was wondering if you've been to one before, and if you had more details about it... If it's real technical, it wouldn't be for me, but it would at least be a good opportunity to add an element of reality to my involvement here! Any details would be appreciated. Thanks, Londonjackbooks (talk) 23:35, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
Oh, I had no idea you were in the area. You should have come to the meetups we had here at the National Archives, too! :-) Meetups are not technical at all. Really, it's just a chance to get to meet folks in the real world, and sometimes also work on some shared activity. The community in DC is getting increasingly organized, with a new Wikimedia chapter and preparing with Wikimania 2012 here in a few months. Dominic (talk) 15:37, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
I'm not as "well versed" in Wikimedia areas other than WS (primary), Commons & WP (merely as 'support' for WS)... I'd go to be a fly on the wall just to see what goes on. Preferring that my husband accompany me because "meeting & greeting" has never been a walk in the park for me, but he may not be able to make it. I just tried to convince my son to go, but it didn't sound like much fun to him :) We'll see... I followed your link to chapter events, etc. and looked around—thanks for pointing to it! Have a good one, Londonjackbooks (talk) 18:51, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
It was good to put a name with a face today at the DC meetup! Have a good weekend :) Londonjackbooks (talk) 21:46, 5 November 2011 (UTC)


You now have administrator rights. Let me know if you have any questions.--BirgitteSB 17:25, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! Dominic (talk) 13:22, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

NARA LinkedEdit

Hi. I don't think the last 15 NARA docs (the letters) were linked correctly. There's no NARA symbol and they haven't been added to the NARA Linked category. Can you check these when you get the chance. Thanks! - Digipoke (talk) 15:27, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for noticing. I was actually just waiting a few days before updating the pages because the edits to the catalog records haven't gone live in the catalog yet. I removed them from the list early just for my own convenience, because the records have been updated in the system already. Dominic (talk) 15:41, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
Ok, that great:) Will you eventually be moving all the NARA (text) documents form commons to the wikisource project? Or should we just be moving whatever we want to transcribe? Also, regarding the transcribe button on the NARA docs, is there any way to move the pages created through this button to the To prepare page (or something similar) so we know which pages have been done. Thanks.
PS: are all the uploads finished now, there haven't been any for a while? - Digipoke (talk) 20:08, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
My focus so far has been on the upload, which is difficult enough. In theory, I'd like to automate the process of creating index pages from the Commons metadata and adding documents to the progress table, but I'm not a programmer and development help is hard to come by. The button is really just a fancy link; it's not intelligent at all. In theory, again, we could watch for the page creations, since the file names (and hence page: names) are in a recognizable format, but someone would have to create that tool. The upload isn't close to being finished, but that's one of the reasons it's stalled right now, too. You might have noticed that the bot doesn't upload any multi-page documents. Once I get that capability, it'll start uploading a bunch of those, which is most of what is left (and mostly all textual!). Let me know if you know any Python. :-)

Of course, the situation isn't quite as dire as it sounds. To be honest, I've been doing a bunch of things at the same time, and was traveling for two weeks for meta:GLAMcamp Amsterdam and Thanksgiving, too, so I haven't been able to put a lot of time into getting this up and running again. Dominic (talk) 16:41, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

National Archives ExtravaSCANzaEdit

I was just in my archives, and I thought to thank you (belatedly) for the heads-up on the early January event. The timing wouldn't have been right then, but perhaps a future event, so definitely keep me posted—however that works... Also thought to mention (combing through the 'archives' of my brain, with the help of 'archived' emails)... back in April of 2009, NARA hooked me up with a scan of an instance of one of Mrs. Coates' poems (Under the Flag) which was entered into "Appendix Part (p. 587) of Volume 54 of the Congressional Record for March 2, 1917, under 'Extension of Remarks.'" Looking back at the email exchanges between two of the archivists (is that what you'd call them?), I am reminded of their senses of humor... Good people! Thanks again, Londonjackbooks (talk) 12:53, 12 March 2012 (UTC)


Are you planning to do any more about your Reform Month suggestion? Nobody else has taken up the baton and I'm too new around here. Chris55 (talk) 09:25, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Wikisource User GroupEdit

Wikisource, the free digital library is moving towards better implementation of book management, proofreading and uploading. All language communities are very important in Wikisource. We would like to propose a Wikisource User Group, which would be a loose, volunteer organization to facilitate outreach and foster technical development, join if you feel like helping out. This would also give a better way to share and improve the tools used in the local Wikisources. You are invited to join the mailing list 'wikisource-l' (English), the IRC channel #wikisource, the facebook page or the Wikisource twitter. As a part of the Google Summer of Code 2013, there are four projects related to Wikisource. To get the best results out of these projects, we would like your comments about them. The projects are listed at Wikisource across projects. You can find the midpoint report for developmental work done during the IEG on Wikisource here.

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[1] --Mpaa (talk) 08:37, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! I'm halfway through my first week and still settling in. :-) Dominic (talk) 21:04, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Wikisource meetup at Wikimania 2014Edit

Wikimania 2014 will be held in London this August and it will be a great opportunity to discuss how to use the recently created Wikisource Community User Group to coordinate and to better promote Wikisource. We would like to invite the participants of each Wikisource language community to showcase the projects has been working in the past year and, of course, learn from each other experiences. See you there? Sign up in the meeting page.
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Page:6-00 PM Energy Meeting (11-2-77) - NARA - 142151.tif needs transcludingEdit

I see that the page has been proofread and is now in need of transclusion. I haven't been following the naming that we have been using for these images, so would you be able to do the bit to get into main ns. Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:46, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

An Odd inquiryEdit

I note that Wikimedia Commons has some art relating to 'historical BDSM art', Commons:Category:Historic BDSM art.

i) This got me thinking, at some point some of this type of art was almost certainly under Congressional investigation (the biopic of Bettie Page for example mentions some hearings.).

a) Which hearings are these likely to be}, b) Were the minutes preserved?

ii) The other question would be, in relation to some of the publications what the precise copyright situation would be, Some volumes claim "All Rights Reserved"(File:Cruel_Mrs._Tyrant's_Bondage_School_02.jpg for example) but its a 1962 work, which means a renewal would have been needed, Compendium (of US Copyright Practices) I, additionally seems to imply that some of this material (if it was regraded as obscene) might not have been granted copyright protection anyway. Perhaps you can look into this at some point and give a semi-definitive answer?

I appreciate that this is an unusal query (and may be out of your scope), but I've been told that all "legal" textual works (whatever the relevant Class) were open for consideration on for Wikisource, and early-BDSM fiction is not necessarily well represented in other archives, and it would be nice to have some basis for them being out of copyright in the US. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:35, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Report on political entity campaign financial disclosures for 2007 Kosovo elections.pdfEdit

Hello, I just wanted to notify you that a file you are connected with (either an edit to a page or the index) is nominated for deletion.

I did not start this request, but did want to notify you about it in case you have information to add. Thanks, The Haz talk 17:21, 7 June 2015 (UTC)


Hi Dominic. It is confirmation time again Wikisource:Administrators#Dominic and there are some questions to which you may wish to respond. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:09, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Hi Dominic,

As you know, your admin confirmation hasn't been confirmed. I've not closed the discussion and requested removal of your admin bit. Thanks for your admin service. Hesperian 02:09, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

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