Thank you EncycloPeteyEdit

Thank you i am very new at this. Just trying.


I see that you have done significant contributions in wikitonary. I am not able to understand how to edit those pages, can you help me with a sample page? If feasible a guide to how to edit in wikitonary. Thanks Cyarenkatnikh (talk)


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Meqabyan/Ethiopian MaccabeesEdit

Yes, I am the translator. I have various reasons for permitting its partial public use.

Meqabyan/Ethiopian MaccabeesEdit

I'd be glad to provide that, but I have little to no knowledge of how wikipedia operates.

Constitution of QatarEdit

There you go -> https://web.archive.org/web/20100730075612/http://www.law.yale.edu/rcw/rcw/jurisdictions/asw/quatar/qatar_constitution.pdf

Knickerbocker's History of New York (1809)Edit

I write to you because User talk:P64 shows that you welcomed me here, where I have not become active (as at en.wikipedia).

See Knickerbocker's History of New York. I wonder whether there is some mistake in the page header, and listing at Author:Washington Irving).

The Wikisource text must be a later edition of A History of New York by Diedrich Knickerbocker (December 1809). It may be the same as Project Gutenberg provides PG #13042, whose edition begins with a title page transcript (no date).

The first section, "Introduction", contains at one point (quote a few lines):

Sunnyside, 1848.

(end quote) --P64 (talk) 21:34, 12 April 2022 (UTC)

RE Module:Authority controlEdit

Hi, can you give me examples of which pages I broke Module:Authority control on? Your reversion said there were error messages everywhere, but my attempt at testing found none. Specifically I tested by previewing the module on Author:Edward Ashley Walrond Clarke (WORLDCATID not on wikidata, but VIAF is there), Author:Henry James (WORLDCATID on wikidata, and lots of IDs), and Author:Charles Russell Morse (only has WORLDCATID, no VIAF) (and I tested both while working by using {{Authority control/sandbox}} and previewing the page, and right before putting it onto the main module (by using the "show page preview with template draft" function). Was it broken on an author page, or a different page? --Pokechu22 (talk) 21:21, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

It sounds as though you only checked the Author namespace. The errors were in the Main namespace, for works and versions. --EncycloPetey (talk) 21:25, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
Thanks. I've now looked at a few works, and it seems like Divine Comedy is affected (though Divine Comedy (Longfellow 1867) isn't). The specific error is "Lua error in Module:Authority_control/sandbox at line 756: attempt to index global 'parts' (a nil value)." It looks like I made a typo with the LCCN version of the fallback; I've fixed that. This theoretically could also have applied to an author page, but I haven't found any examples where there is a library of congress authority ID but not a worldcat ID on wikidata.
There is a second issue; the generated WorldCat link on Divine Comedy is invalid. But that's actually not a new problem; the old link was http://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n81-066212 and the new one is https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n81066212 but both result in a 404. I think WorldCat identities doesn't cover non-human entities. (Regarding the formatting difference: both https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-no92-030904/ and https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-no92030904/ show the same content, but I think the new form is preferred; it's at least used by VIAF (in the About section). --Pokechu22 (talk) 22:54, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
I have spot checked several pages for works / editions and am not seeing any errors either. --EncycloPetey (talk) 23:00, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
Ah, to clarify, I only applied it to the sandbox version. I've pushed it to the main version now (as well as a second HTTPS change); if you see anything broken let me know. (The two changes should be independently revertible, and I'd be surprised if the HTTPS change caused lua errors since it's just editing strings. So hopefully everything should be good now.) --Pokechu22 (talk) 23:10, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
Spot checked again, and I see no issues. All looks good with the new revision. --EncycloPetey (talk) 23:35, 5 May 2022 (UTC)

Re: fontsEdit

(Sorry for missing your message.) I have been indexing and proofreading many of these old broadsides, which include a number of unusual fonts. For this, and a few others, the font wasn’t quite blackletter, but it was similar, so I used it as such. See also “The Song of the Rebel”, “Manassas”, “Beauregard at Manassas”, and “Battle Song of the ‘Black Horsemen’”. There may be a few more in the future, though. TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 03:20, 12 May 2022 (UTC)

Deprecated templatesEdit

So in what way should the template be fixed then?

99% of what you're doing is correct. The template shouldn't appear in categories. And for short bits of factual text, the template isn't needed. But when large chunks of text are quoted from Wikipedia, we do not have an alternative. For that use, the template is still functional and should be left in place. --EncycloPetey (talk) 20:03, 15 May 2022 (UTC)
Ok I see Ffffrr (talk) 05:11, 16 May 2022 (UTC)