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LinkingEdit

Hi, Editor at Large,

I just wanted to point to your attention the fact that we have relative links enable here on Wikisource. This means that you do not have to type out the full links to get to a page. For example, to get to the first chapter of Book I, all you have to do is create a link entitled [[/Book I/Chapter I]] instead of [[The Hunchback of Notre Dame/Book I/Chapter I]]. The former example automatically adds The Hunchback of Notre Dame to all of the links that have a leading "/" on them.

Also, while you are on a chapter page of Hunchback, there is also easy linking. Say you are at chapter II of book I. To navigate to Chapter I, Book I, the link you have to do is [[../Book I/Chapter I]] instead of the much longer [[The Hunchback of Notre Dame/Book I/Chapter I]], and to link to chapter III, you do [[../Book I/Chapter III]]. Note the first two periods; those are important for creating links if you're not on the cover page (basically, it tells the software to look in the "directory" above "Book I"—which is "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"—and append that to the beginning of the link).

I hope this helps. I've changed some links already on Hunchback's cover page, so you can use those as examples of what others should look like. If you have any questions with anything, don't hesitate to ask me!—Zhaladshar (Talk) 14:46, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Roman vs. Arabic numeralsEdit

Whoops, I completely missed that question. Sorry about that! Basically, the numbering should be how it is in the text. So, if the book uses Roman numerals, we should, too. If it uses such things as "Book the First" or "Book the Second" (as it does in A Tale of Two Cities) we should use that, too. So, basically, chapter numbering (and overall division of the text) should use what the actual text does.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 15:30, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

You probably did find a page that says somewhere numbers should be used (I vaguely remember discussion of that sort a while ago). Odds are the page doesn't reflect current WS editor consensus, so if you ever come across it, if you could point me in that direction, that'd be great. I'm sure some changes need to be made to that page... Thanks!—Zhaladshar (Talk) 15:37, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Reverted page moveEdit

Hi, Editor at Large,

I've reverted the page move you just made. I moved the page back to the standard for page naming (Book I/Chapter I, instead of Book I, Chapter I). I've touched up The Hunchback of Notre Dame/Book First/Chapter I, so that you can use it as sort of a template for designing the headers on all of the other pages.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 16:09, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

You're not causing me any work at all. I daresay I'd rather talk to a person than sift through hundreds and hundreds of pages to touch up and correct. Don't fret about the Wikisource guidelines; you'll be up to speed before you know it ;-). Besides, we're all a patient bunch here and love helping people, so this isn't anything that will frustrate us or vex us.
And, hey, you are being helpful, here! You're helping us expand!  :-) I'm suffering from summer boredom and loneliness, too, so trust me, I like talking to people!—Zhaladshar (Talk) 17:34, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Changes on header in HunchbackEdit

Most of it looks great. There are two things that need changing, though:

  1. For the "next" parameter, you can't have two "../" or the link will be broken. Instead, do [[../Book First/Chapter I]]
  2. In the "notes" parameter, turn the translator's name into a link to her author page. We do have author pages for people who only do translation work, and it will really help with cross-referencing when we get around to creating her author page.

Also, this is purely stylistic, but I would recommend that you use the section as "Book First, Chapter I" instead of "Book First, Chapter I: The Grand Hall" as more than likely this will be too long for the width of the template and the text will be split up among two lines (I, personally, find it very ugly like that). What I normally do is put the title of the chapter in level three headers ("===") right after the end of the {{header}} template to give better recognition to the actual name of the chapter. Like I said, though, it's all style and there is nothing that dictates one way or another. Hope this helps!—Zhaladshar (Talk) 20:48, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

Hi, again!  :-) I'm tweaking the header again in the "notes" parameter so that the link for the translator actually goes to a page in the "Author:" namespace (and not just a page in the main article namespace). Also, I'm removing "Book Second" from the h3 tags right outside of the header as well.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 17:36, 11 August 2006 (UTC)
My reasoning is to bring it more in line with pages such as Les Miserables and A Tale of Two Cities. Les Miz doesn't even have chapter names (which I will correct later on) on the actual chapter page. A Tale of Two Cities has only the chapter title on the chapter page (no "Book the First, Chapter #"). Personally I think it looks ugly to have "Book Second" or something of the sort in the chapter title. And, I like to give people the benefit of the doubt that they don't stupidly click on a link and if they do, that they actually look at the page title or the header for information as to where in the book they are ;-). Aside from those, though, there are no other reasons, and you are more than welcome to go change them back.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 14:28, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

email notificationsEdit

Hi, after a proposal to enable email notification, Wikisource can now notify you of any changes to pages on your watchlist and/or changes to your talk page. In order to take advantage of these features, you need to enabled them in your Special:Preferences. --John Vandenberg (chat) 00:14, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Transcript of the 'friendly fire' incident video (28 March 2003)Edit

I have nominated this transcript to be featured again. See WS:FTC. --John Vandenberg (chat) 05:30, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Little requestEdit

Notice modeled after [1]

As Template:New texts is monitored in IRC, and many users have it in their Watchlists, I was wondering whether you would consider adding the name of the text being added to the edit summary, rather than solely +1,-1. Even if it is just have +Name of work, -1 that would be most helpful. Thanks. -- Cirt (talk) 04:25, 21 March 2010 (UTC)