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A History of Japanese Colour-Prints  (1910)
by Woldemar von Seidlitz.

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Cirt (talk) 17:53, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Gday. On the index page you have said match and split, is there that text out there in the wild, or is it in for a standard proofread utilising the text layer from the djvu file? — billinghurst sDrewth 23:16, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Standard djvu file proofread. feydey (talk) 23:22, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Busy handsEdit

You have moved in and are doing excellent work. It is great to have you aboard. Please hold still while we fit the chains  . — billinghurst sDrewth 01:13, 14 September 2010 (UTC)


I didn't mean to overwrite your post on Scriptorium. It wasn't there when I clicked Edit and I didn't get an edit conflict warning when I saved. - AdamBMorgan (talk) 18:46, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

I guess it happens now and then, like typos, np. feydey (talk) 19:11, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

A study of MexicoEdit

Thanks for that super-fast validation. At first, I wasn’t sure if I was in the right project.:-) - Ineuw (talk) 18:27, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Index:Syria, the land of Lebanon (1914)Edit

Just had a look at this project. Would it be OK with you if I upload the image plates to the commons, something similar to what I did with the PSM photos of Volume 86? - If so, I would need the web address of the original plates, to get the best resolution possible. If not OK, this is still a very interesting project/book. - Ineuw (talk) 18:38, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi. Completed the upload of the images and they are all grouped in the commons:Category:Syria_and_Lebanon. I also inserted the first two images here and here. It’s somewhat of an allegory to the sale of the dead cat in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, allowing me to upload the images. I enjoyed the change. :-) - Ineuw (talk) 05:02, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi again. I uploaded and inserted the missing image and you’re very welcome. Image management/cleanup is a very recent experience and I enjoy doing it. This is something I avoided for a very long time. I also noticed the US Army manual abut Syria and would love to clean up the few images in that book as well. Is it also from IA? - BTW, you’re most welcome. - Ineuw (talk) 19:21, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

No problem. I was just curious about the colour images. :-) - Ineuw (talk) 20:14, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Question about how to generate a Table of Contents on IndexEdit

How did you do that on Index:A Book of Dartmoor.djvu? I have been trying forever to figure out how to do that! Best wishes, Another editor (talk) 21:55, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! You are more talented than me. But I’ll try harder! Another editor (talk) 22:20, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Re:Philip K. Hitti - Syria A Short History images.Edit

Another very interesting book. Happy to oblige. - Ineuw (talk) 14:47, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

YW - anytime. It’s a busman’s holiday, besides I am interested in the topic. If you let me know what topics interest you, I always come upon articles of different interests, in the PSM project. Currently, I have two editors on my list - one here for Astronomy articles, and one on the commons for Ichthyology (fishes) images. - Ineuw (talk) 00:29, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

The Passing of Korea imagesEdit

Hi. Gladly prepare and upload the images, (from a .JP2 copy downloaded from IA). - Ineuw (talk) 01:17, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Hi again. I completed the upload and insertion of the missing images. When you check let me know if everything is OK. - Ineuw (talk) 05:18, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

Re:A Study of MexicoEdit

Many thanks for your help in cleaning up and proofreading this project’s pages.Ineuw 06:29, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

I have a cheat for thatEdit

{{subst:User:Billinghurst/HeaderToggle}} which would apply with your moniker if you added it. — billinghurst sDrewth 14:16, 17 January 2011 (UTC)


You obviously know what you are doing in editing but I came here to state that if you are typing in Running Header the shorter version is simply RH or rh. Kind regards, —Maury (talk) 06:36, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

/*Notes on New Zealand (1892) */ Feyday, validate the rest now before the crowd comes !Edit

Feyday, a few hours ago you validated three pages of "Notes on New Zealand (1892)". I have come here to ask why not validated all of those colored yellow? They are all correct and easy to read/validate and that book would be completed sooner. Try to find a even one valid mistake in one of the proofread pages. (teasing)   Thank you and kindest regards, —Maury (talk) 10:56, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

raw and missing imagesEdit

Hi Feyday,

The process for working with raw and missing images is as follows:

  1. When you come across an image in a work, and don't want to go to the trouble of providing it yourself, tag the page with {{missing image}} or {{raw image}} and move on.
  2. From time to time I run a bot that uploads raw images if they can be found at the Internet Archive
  3. Someone then needs to clean those images up and upload them to Wikimedia Commons
  4. Then replace the missing or raw image tags with the image code.
  5. Once that is done I will follow up and delete the raw images that are no longer needed.

If you skip step one and simply mark a page as problematic without using an image template, my bot will never know that an image is missing, and the raw image will never be uploaded.

If you skip step three and simply insert the raw images as-is into the page, you will break my process and make me grumpy. And there will be a danger that I will unwittingly delete them as raw images for a page that is no longer tagged as missing an image.

Hope this helps,

Hesperian 04:26, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Thank YouEdit

Feydey, thank you very much doing those validations today. Kindest regards, —Maury (talk) 21:40, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Feydey, once again, I thank you for the corrected validation today. The other poster, Gum51, lives in Mexico and knows this history as well as spelling corrections of Spanish words and their meaning. We have worked together in the past and we continue to work together. Some books here are also taken to es.wikisource and done in Spanish. —Maury (talk) 23:39, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Sister links only where they existEdit

Gday, we find it preferable that sister links are only added where they exist, rather than creating in hope of future addition. Please also note that wikidata does not use names, they are strictly a code, eg. d:Q973734 for Brackenridge.

For what it is worth, there is no need to add a sort key to categories, the {{author}} template has a defaultsort of (surname, first name) built in. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:39, 27 October 2013 (UTC)

Index Talk PageEdit

Feydey, please read this page & my apologies. —Maury (talk) 21:53, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

New Proposal Notification - Replacement of common main-space header templateEdit

Announcing the listing of a new formal proposal recently added to the Scriptorium community-discussion page, Proposals section, titled:

Switch header template foundation from table-based to division-based

The proposal entails the replacement of the current Header template familiar to most with a structurally redesigned new Header template. Replacement is a needed first step in series of steps needed to properly address the long time deficiencies behind several issues as well as enhance our mobile device presence.

There should be no significant operational or visual differences between the existing and proposed Header templates under normal usage (i.e. Desktop view). The change is entirely structural -- moving away from the existing HTML all Table make-up to an all Div[ision] based one.

Please examine the testcases where the current template is compared to the proposed replacement. Don't forget to also check Mobile Mode from the testcases page -- which is where the differences between current header template & proposed header template will be hard to miss.

For those who are concerned over the possible impact replacement might have on specific works, you can test the replacement on your own by entering edit mode, substituting the header tag {{header with {{header/sandbox and then previewing the work with the change in place. Saving the page with the change in place should not be needed but if you opt to save the page instead of just previewing it, please remember to revert the change soon after your done inspecting the results.

Your questions or comments are welcomed. At the same time I personally urge participants to support this proposed change. -- George Orwell III (talk) 02:04, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

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Alice and ArthurEdit

Hi! Starting with the apology because, more often than not, I am just dense, or something. So, sorry:

I do not understand what the meaning is of that stuff in the notes of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Rackham).--RaboKarbakian (talk) 00:38, 17 July 2022 (UTC)

1907: Copyright on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland expires in the UK, entering the tale into the public domain...You can read more on the wiki page about it? More questions? Cheers. feydey (talk) 08:25, 17 July 2022 (UTC)


We have {{Copyright-until}} to mark if a work is still under copyright, fyi.--Prosfilaes (talk) 18:36, 10 September 2022 (UTC)

I was lazy…. feydey (talk) 11:45, 11 September 2022 (UTC)