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Index anchors in PSMEdit

@Einstein95: Please do not alter the Index anchors in the PSM project. Anchors are numbered according the djvu page number, separated by a hyphen and incrementally number from 1 .. 2 ... to the number of anchors per page. This is not an option but the rule, unless you are willing to redo every anchor and link it to the Index accordingly. To maintain consistency throughout the project, we laid out various rules to be followed. Please check this PSM Proofreading guide, and if you need help, please feel free to contact me.Ineuw (talk) 00:43, 25 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

PSM referencesEdit

Sorry to bother you, but I have to point out that one cannot leave both {{smallrefs}} and <reference /> tags in the footer because then then the second one is applied to the references and {{smallrefs}} is what we want. Ineuw (talk) 06:30, 14 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ah, thanks for pointing that out. I believe I saw that on another page and copied it from that. -Einstein95 (talk) 08:58, 14 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Translations from the ChineseEdit

The first page of the DjVu file needs to be stripped out before proofreading. All the odd pages are in even slots and vice versa because of the extra page. Otherwise, all the pages will need to be moved and the Index renumbered later. Best to have the Goggle notice removed first. --EncycloPetey (talk) 06:57, 31 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Would it be as easy as simply uploading a fixed djvu over the existing one at commons, or would it have to be uploaded under a new name and a new index made? -Einstein95 (talk) 07:02, 31 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It will be uploaded over the one at Commons, and the Index page name will be the same. But because it's the first page being removed, the numbering of everything will change, and the correspondence between pages and the text layer will change too. So it's best not to create the pages until the file is fixed, or all the created pages will have to be moved. --EncycloPetey (talk) 07:08, 31 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done. Thanks for the heads up. -Einstein95 (talk) 07:18, 31 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Problem having <poem> in <ref> embedded in <poem>Edit

{{helpme}} I'm trying to proofread this page, but having <poem> in the <ref>, which itself is in a <poem> is tripping up the parser. -Einstein95 (talk) 08:22, 6 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nesting poem tags within poems doesn't work. It's one of the reasons I've mostly abandoned poem tags and just use line breaks. I've made a possible solution on the page. The reason for not having any break after the closing }} for the center block template is to pull the leading for the next line of the footnote up. Otherwise it leaves too big a space. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 09:16, 6 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello both. I hope you will not mind a late observation. Nesting <poem> tags is in fact technically possible should you ever absolutely need to do such a thing. The situation is analogous to the problem of embedding <ref>s inside one another, and the solution is much the same:
{{centre block|width=500px|style=outline:1px solid black|{{#tag:poem|For the stronger we our houses do build,<ref>This comes from Scottish poet William McGonagall's famed piece of doggerel, ''The Tay Bridge Disaster'' quoted somewhat more fully:
{{centre block|<poem>That your central girders would not have given way,
{{gap}}At least many sensible men do say,
Had they been supported on each side with buttresses,
{{gap}}At least many sensible men confesses,
For the stronger we our houses do build,
{{gap}}The less chance we have of being killed.</poem>}}</ref>
{{gap}}The less chance we have of being killed.}}
which produces:

For the stronger we our houses do build,[1]
The less chance we have of being killed.

  1. This comes from Scottish poet William McGonagall's famed piece of doggerel, The Tay Bridge Disaster quoted somewhat more fully:

    That your central girders would not have given way,
    At least many sensible men do say,
    Had they been supported on each side with buttresses,
    At least many sensible men confesses,
    For the stronger we our houses do build,
    The less chance we have of being killed.

Apologies to your finer poetic appreciative abilities! AuFCL (talk) 07:20, 7 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"N" Rays source?Edit

Hi Einstein95,

In this edit you removed the deletion request. Does that mean that you think Index:N rays - Garcin.djvu should be kept? Or does Index:"N" Rays (Garcin).djvu completely replace it? I notice that the mainspace work is using the latter (although, actually the top-level page of it was using the old Index, but I've just updated that).

Sam Wilson 08:41, 1 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm not sure what I was thinking at the time. After a brief look, I'm going to say I had a brainfart. Feel free to delete Index:N rays - Garcin.djvu as it appears to be a worse-quality Google scan. -Einstein95 (talk) 14:51, 3 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No worries! Deleted. Thanks. :-) Sam Wilson 00:43, 4 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Template:Astounding Stories of Super Science link / ASSS linkEdit

Hi. To help to link from author pages to articles I have created Template:Astounding Stories of Super Science link. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:34, 2 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks! This will help immensely getting the author pages made and existing ones linked. -Einstein95 (talk) 01:50, 2 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wow that was a quick update. I had to fiddle a little as I see that we needed an override function. I have poked in "link" to be the target or "$1" {{SUBPAGENAME}} and used "article" or "$4" as override. If $4 is not present it defaults to $1. — billinghurst sDrewth 03:29, 2 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Astounding Stories of Super Science copyrightEdit

Your work with Astounding Stories of Super Science looks great. Thank you for it. I wanted to caution you though—I don't know whether this is actually an issue or not in this case—in the US the copyright of periodicals and other anthology type things is pretty fiddly as I understand it. The publisher could have a copyright and the individual contributors could also have a copyright on their contributions and they can be listed separately. It would probably be a good idea to do some due diligence on each of the stories if you haven't already and apply copyright license templates to each of the pages separately. If you have any questions you can ask them on Wikisource:Scriptorium. Hope everything comes up copyright clean. Prosody (talk) 18:33, 5 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Indeed, I've been looking into that. Haven't found the copyright renewals on the individual issues yet. A couple are mentioned on the talk page for At the Mountains of Madness. Definitely will do some deep digging. -Einstein95 (talk) 23:19, 5 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There's more where that came from...Edit

If you're interested, there are more minutes from AASHO/AASHTO that need proofreading at Portal:American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. There's also a longer report at Report of Joint Board on Interstate Highways October 30, 1925 that needs validation. Imzadi 1979  02:25, 30 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ancient HistoryEdit

Have you noticed that the Index page does not currently match the text layer? It looks as though it's off by two pages. --EncycloPetey (talk) 05:21, 13 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@EncycloPetey: Yeah, just replaced the Google scan with a proper one. I'm updating the index page right now, still got to fix the pages already made. -Einstein95 (talk) 05:22, 13 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm not sure you understood my comment. I saw that you changed the Index page just now, but the change does not match with the updated scan. The pagination is now off by two. Try creating a new page much later in the text to see what I mean. --EncycloPetey (talk) 05:23, 13 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Would you like me to delete the "unproofread" blank pages, so that the text layer can be recovered? It should automatically fill into the blank edit window once the current blank page is deleted. --EncycloPetey (talk) 05:41, 13 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes please. -Einstein95 (talk) 05:41, 13 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Done --EncycloPetey (talk) 05:53, 13 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much, I definitely owe you one. - Einstein95 (talk) 06:19, 13 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chapter number styleEdit

I noticed that you have recently done some title/Chapter I etc. The long-agreed community style is to use arabic numerals not to maintain roman numerals. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:17, 18 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blast. Ok, I'll fix it and do Arabic numerals from now on. Thanks for the heads-up. -Einstein95 (talk) 04:41, 18 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Japan Speaks OutEdit

You added Japan Speaks Out without a license tag. On the surface it looks to be copyrighted in the USA under the URAA; can you provide any information that suggests otherwise? —Beleg Tâl (talk) 02:27, 14 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Beleg Tâl: The original file was imported from IA by @Jasonanaggie. The license tag on File:Japan Speaks Out by Shingoro Takaishi.djvu is also incorrect as it appears that Shingoro Takaishi died on Feb 25th, 1967, putting it PD in places where it's life+50, not life+70. I was not aware of it being still in copyright when I started working on it. I am in favour of deleting the file, pages and index due to CopyVio. -Einstein95 (talk) 03:18, 14 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That was over a year ago, I am not sure what the rationale was, but I will leave it to you if you wish to delete it. Jasonanaggie (talk) 03:24, 14 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Index:The Invisible Man - A Grotesque Romance.djvuEdit

Hi, Were you collapsing apostrophised contractions like "hadn't" vs "had n't" in the text? I'd left them sepereated as in the scan, but can redo if needed? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:18, 25 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was, but I'm having second thoughts about it. In at least one page the spacing between the word and the abbreviation was smaller than other spacing in the line, but in basically all other cases it was the same spacing. Feel free to revert my changes for those. -Einstein95 (talk) 09:20, 25 April 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Comment: I've noticed this in a few other works. It seems to be a half-space, rather than a full-space, in the contraction. I've been collapsing them in the work I've been doing. --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:48, 14 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]


You should probably add some sort of "under construction" notice, since your edit has disabled all the links to the sections of the work. --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:47, 14 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@EncycloPetey: Ah, sorry. I've added the links to the contents pages. I was unsure of how to do the division, whether to split them into the two parts as per the first edition or to do it per section, as per the existing text. -Einstein95 (talk) 03:51, 14 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd leave it as-is, since the sections are numbered sequentially. I've had some similar situations, and I don't think anything is gained by splitting the parts. --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:53, 14 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Author:John SkeltonEdit

There will always be authors with the same name, so generally we wouldn't move an author page, and leave a redirect unless we are going to disambiguate the root page. Then to fix all the incoming links. It doesn't make sense to move it and not disambiguate, and to not create the competitive page if it has forced the initial move. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:09, 17 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Billinghurst: Sorry about that. I got caught up proofreading a Hoyt's Quotation page that the author was linked from that I forgot to make the other author's page. -Einstein95 (talk) 00:23, 17 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Know and guilty of similar things; when one ends up with a string of open tabs chasing the end of the string, and don't get back to all the open "to do" tabs. Thanks for following up. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:58, 17 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Many thanksEdit

...for proofreading the last few pages of native American dialect in index:Oregon Historical Quarterly vol. 1.djvu! After going through the whole work, I found myself going cross-eyed editing the unfamiliar language. I got distracted by shiny objects, and it might have been months before I returned to it. What a pleasant surprise to find them "done," and done well! -Pete (talk) 07:38, 22 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Oregon TrailEdit

Hi, thanks for your efforts on The Oregon Trail. FYI you might want to check out this discussion on @Akme:'s page. One thing to look out for is the slight (but apparently significant) variations from one edition to another. -Pete (talk) 14:38, 25 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Peteforsyth: Here's a listing of all the editions I've found on IA: User:Einstein95#The Oregon Trail -Einstein95 (talk) 10:22, 26 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]



If you want to review other pages feel free, MANY of the pagesused on this need overhauling, to bring them up to a common style guide :(

I've removed the long-s for reasons to do with easier proof-reading, You can put them back per sub-work if you like..

Other notes:

  • Where there's an I/J u/v substitiution, I've applied context.
  • "Quoted" portions (marked with ' in the original shoudl be using ")
  • {{Ruffhead/chapter}} needs overhaul as it centers whilst some are hanging indented paragraphs.
  • {{ruffhead/header}} is not applied to all page headers (in some places i've used Rh/5}}
  • Anchoring approach is inconsistent

&c. ... Thanks for taking a look though :) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:52, 10 June 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New textsEdit

In general we don't list texts as "new" that still have problematic pages and an "incomplete" banner across the top of the work. --EncycloPetey (talk) 23:44, 19 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ah, sorry. I only added the incomplete due to missing images of the signatures. Not entirely confident in my ability to extract them from the text. -Einstein95 (talk) 02:17, 20 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello Einstein, since you've proofread Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People, shouldn't https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Index:IsraelBasicLawBill.pdf be changed to show it has been proofread? Or should it be done by someone else? MonsterHunter32 (talk) 13:14, 27 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, marking it as "to be validated" completely slipped my mind. -Einstein95 (talk) 13:16, 27 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]


is not yet fully transcluded into the Main. From what I can see, nothing has yet been transcluded after the Prologue. Londonjackbooks (talk) 13:58, 25 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh fudge, I'll work on that before adding it in again. -Einstein95 (talk) 00:00, 26 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]


You and I were largely thinking the same thing! Thanks for adding works there. :) Mathmitch7 (talk) 14:10, 28 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Robert Lee FrostEdit

"Full name" is not a reason to move a well-known author's page. There is an essay at Wikisource:Author names urging the use of full names. That page asserts that "[u]sing the full name of authors is the internationally-recognised standard for libraries", but a search at libraries for this author comes up with "Robert Frost" every time (except for a parenthetical use of the full name in the Dutch national database. You can see the listed forms at VIAF, for example.

Was your moved prompted by the aforementioned essay? --EncycloPetey (talk) 02:08, 14 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thanks for this. Could you also do some validation (at least of the pages that aren't text-heavy--I don't expect you to go thru the whole work). Very helpful either way. —Justin (koavf)TCM 01:56, 4 March 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yale ShakespeareEdit

This is a series with a uniform style. If you believe the style being used for the series should change dramatically, it would be best to make the suggestion before performing major changes against the selected style. --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:28, 2 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@EncycloPetey: My apologies. -Einstein95 (talk) 03:52, 2 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Portal:Odes of PindarEdit

I don't understand the purpose of the anchors. What exactly is supposed to link to only the Nemean Odes by number? You'll see that this system can't really be extended to the entire set of Victory Odes because there isn't a consistent numbering system in use. The numbering differs by translator. --EncycloPetey (talk) 13:45, 12 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@EncycloPetey: Apologies, got distracted before clicking Publish. On Page:Plutarch's Lives (Clough, v.1, 1865).djvu/454 I have linked to one specific section as it merely references "Nem. VI. 3" by Pindar, and I wished to have that link to that section. It may have been too presumptuous of me to add anchors to the other Nemean Odes. -Einstein95 (talk) 13:51, 12 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It might be simpler to either link to a specific edition, or link the the "Nemean Odes" section. As I say, the numbering of some of the Odes will differ by translator, which is one reason we do not have versions pages for them. --EncycloPetey (talk) 13:54, 12 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thanks for tackling this play. --EncycloPetey (talk) 15:30, 15 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thanks for the work on the Mueller report.

I see you are changing darkred to red for text, and shortening redactions to a single length. The red is easier to read, but I thought darkred was added to the redaction template b/c people were switching to using that (as more accurate). It doesn't matter as long as we're consistent, maybe worth adding a note to the style talkpage.

For redaction length -- that's relevant to conveying the amount of original writing that was hidden. Why shorten them? Sj (talk) 16:46, 7 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Sj: I was switching to {{red}} as per the talk page. Shortening the redactions was because otherwise they would appear fine for one editor but depending on the screen size, may appear to stretch the page width immensely or incorrectly wrap. Shortening them makes it so they appear the same for all editors. At least, that's the way I see it. -Einstein95 (talk) 01:58, 8 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Since we deal with so many documents with redactions, I'm surprised to find that WS:REDACT doesn't exist. Seems like we should have a general guideline. I think there's merit to the positions both of you are taking here, and it seems like we should just have a simple policy, and communicate it clearly to readers and editors. @Billinghurst: or @Londonjackbooks: is this something that has come up before? Is there guidance we're missing here? -Pete (talk) 07:23, 8 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Agreed that for both having a house style is the most important thing. I feel strongly that the longest redactions deserve a few redact|full bars; the nuances of shorter ones has many solutions including improving the template itself to support different lengths. Warmly, Sj (talk) 15:06, 9 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Guy ManneringEdit

Since all of the volume title pages are on Guy Mannering, do you think we should still have separate volume titles like Guy Mannering/Volume 1 linked in the transcription view? Kges1901 (talk) 00:10, 14 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've moved everything to separate volume pages. -Einstein95 (talk) 13:34, 16 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Block centerEdit

Perhaps as you found an issue with {{block center/s}} you will be able to repair the lint error here?

Page:Sir Walter Raleigh by Thoreau, Henry David,.djvu/122

Thanks. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 13:32, 26 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Now resolved, Thanks. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 19:02, 26 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Conquest of Bread is proofreadEdit

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The FamiliarEdit

I don't understand why you moved this page. It was a disambiguation page. --EncycloPetey (talk) 01:36, 8 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@EncycloPetey: Ah expletives, I wasn't aware of it at the time. I mistakenly blindly moved the page when moving a bunch of other stories from In a Glass Darkly. I deeply apologise. -- ei (talk) 05:41, 8 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

UK cable on Tiananmen Square MassacreEdit


UK cable on Tiananmen Square Massacre—that you uploaded and proofread—lacks license information. Please add the apposite license tag, And since a quick peek at the license tag for the file on Commons suggests it is not obviously applicable (see the criterion listed in the copyright tag itself), please also check carefully that this work actually is compatibly licensed and provide rationale if the reason is non-obvious. Xover (talk) 19:32, 16 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]