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Hello, Giggy, welcome to Wikisource! Thanks for your interest in the project; we hope you'll enjoy the community and your work here.

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The Community Portal lists tasks you can help with if you wish. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on my talk page. John Vandenberg 09:05, 18 January 2008 (UTC)


  1. "Constitution Act 1867": [1] and [2] John Vandenberg 09:36, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
    Go for it. A nice example is South Africa Act 1909. John Vandenberg 03:14, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
  2. Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 needs some lovin. John Vandenberg 04:55, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Welcome aboard! Hesperian 05:23, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Collaboration projectEdit

This weeks collaboration project is Author:G. W. Bush -- find an important document to be transcribed, or transcribe one page, or do something! John Vandenberg (chat) 07:34, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Endeavour JournalEdit

Nice. Can you add redlinks on The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks to outline the remaining structure that needs to be filled in. John Vandenberg (chat) 02:46, 1 May 2008 (UTC)


Great to see someone contributing to one of my very favourite poets. But he's the ultimate romantic, so he needs Category:Romantic poetry!--Poetlister 12:04, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the comment! I wasn't sure where to put him so I just browsed around Category:Poems by era until I found something that looked suitable... yours is better though. :-) giggy (:O) 09:47, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Your help please...Edit

Thanks for the heads-up. Yes, I would like to try out the new buttons.

Can I ask for some help. I don't want to accidentally permanently restore those files. If I were to click "restore", is there a further request for confirmation before the files are actually restored? If not how does one look at deleted texts?

Thanks! Geo Swan 14:37, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Oh, well, I was actually asking for deletion... but to answer your question.
When you open Special:Undelete (eg. Special:Undelete/Pokemon) you get a screen with the list of edits to that title, and an option to restore all (by not checking any boxes)/restore some (by checking boxes). If you fill in the reason field, choose what you want to restore, and click "restore", it absolutely does really truely restore the page. :)
There are diff links for each history item, so you can check diffs without having to restore. Hope this helps! giggy (:O) 09:28, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
Yes, that does help. Thanks! Geo Swan 16:14, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Endeavour JournalEdit

Well done; you rock. It is a good feeling to finish something that big. Hesperian 02:58, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

It is indeed! :) giggy (:O) 03:29, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

This link you added didn't work due to <pre>: [3] I moved it down to somewhere not preformatted (diff) - any ideas on a better way to fix this? giggy (:O) 09:01, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for picking that up. I changed the <pre> to <poem>, which is business as usual except that it honours line breaks. Your other option would have been to put <br/> at the end of each line.
Having a single link sitting alone on a page like that looks a bit stupid, so feel free to delete it if you want. But first lend me your ears for a sec.
I'm a big rap for linking all references to authors and sources, as I love the idea of being about to track back and forth through related texts. There is a nice example at Flora Australiensis/Volume V/CIV. Proteaceae/28. Banksia#Banksia ilicifolia, where you can read what Bentham wrote about that species, then click on a reference to Lindley's A Sketch of the Vegetation of the Swan River Colony, and end up at exactly the right place in that text. Pretty soon I'll have Brown's On the Proteaceae of Jussieu up too, and then it will be possible to click through to that source too.
Or if you'd prefer an example from an Australian history text, how about this from Discoveries in Australia/Volume 1/Chapter 3:
"Their religious opinions, so far as I have been able to obtain any information on the subject, are exceedingly vague and indefinite. That they do not regard the grave as man's final resting place, may, however, be fairly concluded, from the superstition I have just alluded to, and that they believe in invisible and superior powers—objects of dread and fear, rather than veneration or love—has been testified in Captain Grey's most interesting chapter upon Native Customs, and confirmed by my own experience."
Hope I've convinced you.
Hesperian 12:20, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
I think I'm convinced. I'll try to take that into account when adding texts (and thanks for your fix). giggy (:O) 01:08, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Personal Recollections of Joan of ArcEdit

Thanks, still lots to do though. Jeepday (talk) 11:01, 7 July 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for your message, Giggy. Teofilo 12:25, 28 July 2008 (UTC)