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Thanks for the welcome! I do hope I can benefit Wikisource, having made an account in order to fix some flaws in the Constitution of the German Empire and the Montevideo Convention. I do hope we can work together to better bring to the world the collected documents of historical importance.

Mnmazur 11:22, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome :-) Thanks for your contributions! —Giggy 04:55, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi. I went looking at stuff John linked to in your RfA and got to adjusting Constitution Act 1867; the net diff is [1], but it's clearer if you look at the individual edits; [2], [3], [4], [5]. The thing that got my attention was the use of id values that begin with a digit; they 'work' but are invalid; the W3C validator squawks and the spec is quite clear on this. Once in there, I found a few other things I thought should be adjusted and went for it. IDs also have to be a single token, i.e. no spaces; MediaWiki was making this conversion automatically, but it's better to specify the proper names in the wiki-text. Another thing I considered doing—but haven't—is adjusting some of the other IDs such as 'Part_I' to 'Preliminary' (or 'preliminary'). This would be more in line with what I did with the second tier IDs. IDs may be uppercase/mixedcase, and case is significant, but my practice for IDs used as anchors (and not for CSS selectors) is to always use lowercase because they appear in the url—and I typically use all lowercase there. Cheers, Jack Merridew 05:58, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

I had a quick look at these changes, and they have made a nice page better! Nice work Jack. We should have a bot that validates the HTML on every page! John Vandenberg (chat) 06:02, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
Your timestamp is 4 minutes after my post here; I expect you were reviewing the edits as I went (which would be 'wiki-stalking'). I take no issue with it ;-)
If you want any tool to be a happy camper it would be nice to fixes the 'ambient errors'. Every page, on every wiki, generates warnings on the following;
document.writeln('<table width="100%" id="mw-dismissable-notice"><tr><td width="80%">'+siteNoticeValue+'</td>');
document.writeln('<td width="20%" align="right">[<a href="javascript:dismissNotice();">'+msgClose+'</a>]</td></tr></table>');
The warning (from 'Tidy') is;
  • Warning: '<' + '/' + letter not allowed here
and I believe the fix is to change the 5 '/' to '\/' in the php that's spitting the code (all the closing tags on the right). This seems to go away when there is no site notice at all. Cheers, Jack Merridew 07:32, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
I wiki-stalk all pages on my watchlist equally, as they all result in emails to me. :-) Yes, I'm addicted. Thanks for pointing out that tidy error. I've not bothered to even try it; it's great you have! John Vandenberg (chat) 09:36, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
Nah, you monitor the pages on your watchlist; that's what it's for. Stalking is something psychopaths do. Cheers, Jack Merridew 10:04, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Ooh, thanks for the fixes, Jack (David? I forget...). I need to get up to speed with W3C stuff... at some point. Hahaha. Anything else you think is a good idea to do, go ahead and do it - I won't stand in your way. :-) I think fixing the coding issue you describe would be something for the devs, I'm not sure. =\ —Giggy 08:00, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

See my user page; real name is David. Read w:Lord of the Flies; Jack's one of a group of schoolboys stranded on a desert island; no adults. They play a game with pointed sticks, a big rock, and fire.
I do expect that the snippet above is a dev issues; know any?
I just posted a query on ws:s seeking input on some font-sizing templates. Comments welcome. Cheers, Jack Merridew 08:18, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
Lord of the Flies. I must read that one day. Struggling through A Tale of Two Cities + Jane Eyre + Wide Sargasso Sea for this. Fun. :-)
m:Developers? I'll poke Werdna and see if he can shed some light. —Giggy 09:22, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
All good reads (although it's been a while, Wide Sargasso Sea only about 10 years ago). I did read Pride and Prejudice again recently. See q:William Golding#Lord of the Flies (1954); I added about half the quotes there. fyi, I'll certainly notice when those 5 warnings go away.
Cheers, Jack Merridew 09:47, 25 August 2008 (UTC)


You now have the sysop flag! Let me know if you have any questions.--BirgitteSB 17:11, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll try to make myself useful. —Giggy 23:22, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Deleted WorksEdit

Hello, If you delete works, could you check or tell me so that I could copy them to Wikilivres when it is appropriate? i.e. The Man of Allah. Also why didn't you delete The Call Divine, which is part of the The Man of Allah? And you didn't delete the Preface and associated images. Thanks, Yann (talk) 14:57, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi Yann. I wasn't familiar with Wikilivres; I've had a look around and registered an account there, and will keep a mental note of it in future. As for the other pages, I missed them by accident, so thank you for deleting them. I will be more careful in future. Cheers, Giggy (talk) 01:27, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Also, if an admin speedy delete works without authorship information, we expect that they have checked that it is actually a copyvio and/or that the authorship information isnt readily found via a search. At Rise of Day We Sacrificed to the Wind God comes from Gutenberg. What we typically do is grab a bunch of these that are very difficult to research, and list them individually on WS:PD and then everyone panics and tries to prove that they are PD. Hilarity ensues. Once we get through the backlog of texts without a header or translator ({{no header}} and/or {{translator?}}) then we can move towards a "delete after a suitable delay/prompting" model. John Vandenberg (chat) 17:05, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

OK, thanks for clarifying/cleaning up after me. I'll be more careful and look deeper in future. (and looking forward to hilarity insuing). Giggy (talk) 07:37, 10 September 2008 (UTC)


Do you perhaps know under which license PNAS might have released this letter? diego_pmc (talk) 17:00, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

No, I can't see any free releases there. Unless otherwise stated, it's copyrighted. Giggy (talk) 03:46, 14 September 2008 (UTC)


Now that I've been promoted, I just came here to thank you once again for your nom. I appreciate what you wrote about me very much. Happy sourcing! :) —Anonymous DissidentTalk 14:59, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome! Have fun :-) Giggy (talk) 22:52, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Unfortunately Spanish - English Dictionary for Beginners wouldn't be appropriate on Wikibooks as-is, because English Wikibooks is not a dictionary and Wikibooks uses the GFDL license. If the work were added as an Appendix in a book on learning Spanish and everyone who had contributed to the work were willing to relicense the work under GFDL, than maybe it could be used on Wikibooks. I am not sure what requirements English Wiktionary has, Wiktionary's Appendix namespace might be an appropriate place for this as-is if Wiktionary accepts CC-BY-SA licensed works. --Darklama (talk) 18:37, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

I don't think Wiktionary accepts CC either (we don't here, for that matter)... I've pinged the creator to ask if he's interested in a GFDL license. Thanks for replying. Giggy (talk) 02:04, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Oops, I didnt know CC was unacceptable for wikipedia. I saw it as one of the options on the upload page. I would be happy to give it a GFDL license, if I can just figure it out where to put it.... its also a pretty big file and im not sure if itd be appropriate for slow browsers (for editing). could you give me a hand putting it into wiktionary or let me know who might?Brinerustle (talk) 15:26, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
That CC stuff applies to images, it's a bit different with text. I've left a note at Wiktionary so hopefully someone will come over here to talk about it. Giggy (talk) 01:35, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Final push for the Proofread of the Month...Edit

This month's Proofread of the Month, Index:The Pilgrim Cookbook.djvu, is still a ways away from being fully validated. However, we're within striking distance.

If all ten members proofread just two (but preferably three) pages a day, we'll be able to finish the book before the end of the month.

Of course, my math is all off now that you're our 11th member, but I figure that's for the best. ;) EVula // talk // 05:51, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
(it's also too late at night for me to care about doing math)

I'll proofread three just for you ;-) Giggy (talk) 06:05, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Golly gee, you're gonna make me blush. ;) EVula // talk // 13:18, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank-you spamEdit

Thank you for supporting me for adminship. :) I'll try to make you glad you did it. So here's a belated Nadezhda "Harry S. Truman" Durova campaign song. All the best, Durova (talk) 05:40, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

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