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Must purge page to magnify page scan.Edit

Hi. In normal page reading mode, in the Page: namespace, I am unable to magnify the page image (djvu), unless I reload the page (by Firefox), or purge by the use of the UTC clock gadget. Ctrl-F5 purge doesn't work either. This problem has been around for a very long time - maybe a year or longer. What changed now is that I am collecting data in preparation for proofreading, and I could really use this feature. I don't know if it's a cache problem? A Firefox problem, where I tried various cache sizes of 50, 100, 1,024MB, or elsewhere? I also unchecked the gadget but then I can't purge at all. Could you please shed a light on this problem? Many thanks. — Ineuw talk 07:20, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Do you mean when you are viewing a previously proofread page without editing it? In that case, I wasn't aware that you could zoom in - the image is just an image. If the problem is while you are in edit mode, then I am afraid I can't reproduce it - zooming appears to working for me by scrolling, by click-dragging a rectangle to zoom in on, as well as the toolbar buttons. I am using FF 7 on Linux for reference. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 16:17, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, I used the wrong term as it was very late (or early). It's not zoom it's clicking once to enlarge and move the image about in view mode. (When in edit mode, everything works fine). After my post, I went through all my WS preferences and different settings and restarted FF after each change. I also tried FF with 0 cache and no browser page cache option in WS preferences but nothing helps. This leads me to the likelihood of a javascript issue. If you have any ideas, please let me know. Also, there is no hurry.— Ineuw talk 17:50, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
Ah, I see it now. I see part of the mechanism of how it should work, but I will need a closer look at it before I can say what is causing it. As you say, it is very likely a Javascript issue. I'll keep you posted as and when I find things out. Cheers, Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 18:07, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. :-) — Ineuw talk 19:08, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi. Just read in the scriptorium that v1.19 Beta is being released. Would this fix the problem discussed earlier in this post. or should I post a message in the link provided? — Ineuw talk 21:44, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Mediawiki upgrades are unlikely to fix it, but it could happen. The JS that appears to be failing is provided as a condensed block by the WS server along with a lot of others, so I have been unable to block it out and substitute a testing version, so I haven't managed to find a solution, and until I find out how to tweak this kind of JS, I won't be able to (though I am thinking of setting up a test wiki on my local machine to do this kind of testing on, so it could happen then). Sorry about that, Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 16:49, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
No problem. I can live with it. :-)— Ineuw talk 21:21, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Need another set of eyesEdit

Hey again... Happy New Year !!!

I've lost my marbles on one of my side projects, the all-div based header replacement (Template:Header/dyn). I can't seem to reproduce the existing template's author_override function ( see Template:Header/testcases2 ), whch probably means the translator part won't work eeither if present. I've stared at my fabulous mess for ~2 days now (& used my Potus-eo variant as a guinea pig too) but I can't seem to find what I'm doing wrong. Can you take a look when you have some time to spare and work your magic? Thanks for your consideration on this in advance. -- George Orwell III (talk) 23:14, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Fixed. It was caused by confused nesting of if-statements governed by related parameters. If you have {{#if:{{{foo|{{{bar}}}}}}|fire!}}, and you give {{{foo}}} (even if it is blank), bar will not be considered, and the result will be blank and not trigger the if statement. If you are just looking for the existence of {{{foo}}}, {{{bar}}} or both, then what you should do is {{#if:{{{foo|}}}{{{bar|}}}}}. Look at the second example on the testcases2 page where you have "| author = Confederate states | override_author = ". In the nested parameter case, the present-but-blank override parameter will be taken over the author parameter hidden inside it, which is only seen if the override parameter is not present at all.

I also cleared out a couple of #ifs where a parameter was tested inside another #if which tested the same thing, as these are redundant. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 02:58, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

You da man - thanks! After reviewing your edits I can see where my original approach went wrong. Still, its not exactly ready for prime time but it is a step closer to what I've been observing as taking hold on some of the other "popular" language sister WS sites. The 'Notes' bar issue remains looming; there is no neat way to present all the specialized parameters we have without a huge honkin' blank notes bar even when there is no text in there along with them. Other sites have turned to collapsing infoboxes or a navframe to achieve this. Still others have moved it down into the footer bar. I'll tinker some more when I get the time.

Anyway, thanks again for your help & feedback. -- George Orwell III (talk) 00:57, 6 January 2012 (UTC)

It will put hairs on your chest ...Edit

... or maybe it won't. From enWP we have a visitor starting Index:Cricket, by WG Grace.djvu as I mentioned in irc. It has a swathe of images of early Englishmen, and lots of ornate dropinitial chapter starters, and your skill with these is legendary (or something about leg ends). Anyway, if you have some time or looking for a good cause, the work is there. They have started with a Google copy, however, I found a better UToronto copy for image extraction and noted on the Index page. Thanks. <angel blinks> — billinghurst sDrewth 01:00, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Error messages in script for batch tiff-djvu conversionEdit

I already made an entrance in the talk page for your script here : Universal_batch_image_to_DJVU_converter/Windows. Hope I don't impose too much :) Thanks N1of2 (talk) 07:51, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Unrecognised templateEdit

Hi. This is the first outcome of my code. Not bad but I am having an issue with unrecognised templates. Do you have any suggestion before I filter them out? Next step is cleaning up the code :-) --Mpaa (talk) 00:47, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

You've included the {{populate}} templates which aren't designed namespaces other than Author, Category and Portal. Get rid of them and you'll be fine! Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 16:37, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
Excuse my butting in with a comment. I like the result, except, do you think that the description is necessary? If you do, perhaps you can further indent it when it wraps to subsequent lines? — Ineuw talk 19:40, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
Hi Ineuw, I think the description is nice, but I think we could consider putting some things which get lumped into the description, like collective work contributions, populate templates, etc., into a new "notes" field, as they don't need transcluding, and arguably don't really belong in the "description" field. What do you guys think? A bit of CSS can do the indentation. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 21:11, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
I agree that only a minimal description is required. For now if we leave the extraneous info, then we'll see what needs to be moved, e.g: works and templates. This issue is also somewhat related to adding WorldCat info to the template, which I am against and I will note it so in the Scriptorium. — Ineuw talk 21:23, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
Second for the Worldcat thing, we have {{authority control}}. Why would we duplicate just one AC in the header? Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 22:15, 18 January 2012 (UTC)
Hi. Right now every selected field (e.g. description) is either "all in or out" (only templates are removed). From a preliminary screening we will soon realise that all sorts of info might be included in lastname and firstname, making the outcome of "first name, lastname" look strange (Sir, comte of, etc. etc.). Moreover, this combination is the dafaultsortkey if nothing else is specified, so it it quite important for sorting. I feel that the topic on how to add this info will deserve some discussion. Once I will have the outcome on more pages in will be more evident. As far as indentation, it is quite easy to directly insert it in the file generation. --Mpaa (talk) 22:18, 18 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcomeEdit

...and for the suggestions. The block center things makes sense to me. From what I've gathered, endnotes are to be treated the same as footnotes, right? So I'm going to leave the pages with notes marked as unproofed until the note pages are done, and copy them in afterwards. -- Jimregan (talk) 15:20, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Glad that makes sense. The split template concept can take a bit of getting used to. As for endnotes, it might be easiest to transclude them to the mainspace, and put in {{section}} markers for each note. Then you can link the number in the text to Konrad Wallenrod/Notes#n8, and so on. Since there are only a few notes, this is probably the least arduous option. Duplicating the content in the Page namespace often gets a bit fraught, as corrections need to be made in two places, and a passing editor might miss one or the other. For footnotes, we generally use <ref>Footnote text</ref> and a <references/> tag at the bottom, the same as Wikipedia (if you are familiar with that). Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 17:00, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Inductivebot move of poet laureatesEdit

On my recent changes I saw that Inductivebot had moved Author:John Dryden and Author:Edmund Spenser from Category:Poets laureate of England to Category:Poets laureate of the United Kingdom with the note "Poet laureates of England" has not been the title since 1707 - it is "PLo the United Kingdom" now". Both of these authors predate 1707, so were in fact in the correct category. Checking the UK category, this also applies to Author:Geoffrey Chaucer, Author:Ben Jonson, and Author:Nahum Tate. Calling these authors Poets lauriate of the UK is an anachronism.--T. Mazzei (talk) 16:32, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

I was just tidying up as I created Portal:Poets Laureate of the United Kingdom, which lists all of them, England, Great Britain, and then UK (two, actually: Ireland and Northern Ireland). Some authors were just in "Poets laureate", so I put them all in the UK category to keep them all together, and some were not PLs of England (everyone post-1707, in fact, and Cecil Day-Lewis, while not categorised at that time, is Irish). Of course, we can have "of England" for the pre-1707 guys if you want, I'll move those over now. Would you prefer that to be a subcat of the UK one, or a top level one under "Poets laureate"? There are still a large handful not in any PL category, which I'll sort out. Do you think we should distinguish between GB and the two kinds of UK too? (edit: There is also versificator regis (what a title!) which was everyone up to John Kay, including Chaucer). Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 16:54, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
I think as a subcategory of UK would be best, but I also think this would be more fitting subject for a portal than for categories. That said, I personally would have a separate category for each title.--T. Mazzei (talk) 05:57, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

template:img floatEdit

Looking at Page:Natural History, Mollusca.djvu/227, the template needs a jiggle. My brain is too tired to fathom it. — billinghurst sDrewth 14:08, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

That's caused by the "center" and "smaller block" templates, which are div-based templates. If you insert a div, Mediawiki will helpfully insert some nice <p> tags and break up your paragraph. As far as I can tell there's no way around it except for not using divs in that template. Even a normal [[File:]] will break a paragraph. (edit) I have added a note and example at Template:Img float. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 17:46, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Still another set of eyesEdit

Hello again... Hope this finds you & your's well !!!

Just want you to take a look at my latest attempt to eventually make the move(s) to all-div based headers (making dynamic layouts easier to co-exist/manipulate in the process). This revision leaves the green, table-based navigation header portion pretty much as is and concentrates on making the div-based change to the light-blue notes field (& all that can be found through it). See Template:Header/testcases for the most common situations the header may find itself in.

The testcases compare the current header to my last found, of course, in Template:Header/sandbox - which, in turn, calls my re-think to customized linkage now found in Template:Plain sister/sandbox plus a new conversion to div-based coding for WS:Shortcuts now found in Template:Shortcut/sandbox.

The reasoning for the bulk of the changes I wanted to make here was primarily to make some sort of standardization out of any notes text (when present) & blue notes field in general in the way it pads, indents, wraps, etc., itself no matter whatever else might be activated at the same time. Moving plain sister to a list-item scheme kept the amount of unwanted '3rd-div-breaking one thing or another...' within the notes section almost down to none.

Thanks in advance for any feedback here. No rush either (not a formally proposed change yet). -- George Orwell III (talk) 20:26, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

It all looks pretty good - div layouts are the "right" way to do it, but not as easy. One thing I did notice was the templates on the right "escaping" the notes section by overflowing over the line. Is this intended, or would you be looking to stop that? If the latter, the CSS "overflow" style might be of use. I like the edition notes encased in plain sister - that looks much neater. You could also consider putting the shortcut all on one line to save another line of space. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 16:20, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
Well I left the overlap over the line for now because after cycling through "random pages" for about a half an hour it seemed the average notes field would have one line of text (rather than a paragraph's worth) & a single box entry to Wikipedia - it just looked less clunky and the padding (1ex) shifts for the box only when present too. More often than not, the new line height value forces the bottom border to "split" the box part overlapping with the part not overlapping rather evenly (eye candy). Plus, I only have IE to test with so I'm leary of making more changes until I get some final feedback.
To put shortcut on one line within the box would be much better imho too. The problem is that it is used more often alone than with notes or headers than edition was so I opted to change the stand-alone for now. Both will need long BOT runs to convert the stand-alone templates into header parameters at any rate.
My only other unaddressed concern is how the text is padding from the various edges. I know alot of that depends on word-length & auto-wrapping but again, without other browsers to test under, I can't be sure though it looks fine to me. -- George Orwell III (talk) 23:56, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Template with an issueEdit


It was an attempt to have a list starting an arbitary start point, but it seems not to be working properly. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 13:05, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

Is this for splitting over a page boundary? Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 18:31, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Custom vector.js toolbar problemEdit

Hi. I posted a help request in the Scriptorium to correct an unusual problem which emerged about two days ago. The post also contains two of my uploaded screenshots of the problem. User:Mpaa was kind enough to spend an hour this afternoon to resolve it but we got nowhere. I was wondering if you could look at it to solve this mystery? The standard buttons separated by the custom toolbar buttons is very awkward to work with and slows down my proofreading. (At my age, one tends to hurry and finish what they started because one never knows). :-)— Ineuw talk 04:29, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Pennell's Our PhiladelphiaEdit

Would it be too much to request an upload of Elizabeth Robins Pennell's Our Philadelphia? I own a copy, and I can scan the images (drawn by Mrs. Pennell's husband, Joseph) from my book to add to the work here at WS. The book gives a great historical picture (in word and image) of Philadelphia at the turn of the century, and I think it would be a nice addition to our stores... Thanks for considering, Londonjackbooks (talk) 16:41, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

This work reads good and looks good, very good. The numerous illustrations are a delight to see. I think there about 100 illustrations/sketches. It is an excellent choice! —William Maury Morris II Talk 17:38, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

The book does read well... I scrutinized over it when I read it. I did have one issue with it that probably only bothers me because I am not a (an?) historian, but in one or two passages in the book, Mrs. Pennell seems to speak unfavorably about Russian Jews who were moving to the city. I assume there is a rational explanation for that (and I hope someone knowledgeable of the history/subject will enlighten me), for Mrs. Pennell and her husband (from my limited knowledge of them) do not strike me as being a prejudiced lot. I had similar reservations (different topic) when I was transcribing Hamilton's Men I Have Painted, where I felt a certain passage (which I tried to find again today but couldn't, but it has been on my mind for some months) could possibly be misinterpreted by some (it was by me), but after having given it some thought—and having also considered the following which I recently read on WP about Chaucer: "Some have theorized that the Wife's tale may have been written to ease Chaucer's guilty conscience"—I believe Hamilton was possibly referring to himself when making the remark (when I locate the passage, I'll add it here)... We humans do seem to be hardest on ourselves. Londonjackbooks (talk) 22:54, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

If it were heavily biased I would not bother with such a book. I personally am opposed to racial biases and focus on individuals, and even then it is only a matter of good or bad "incidents" and then I let those go. We have gained a lot from the Jews. They were an advanced civilization when my Celtic ("K"eltic) ancestry were still running around naked with blue paint on their faces and colored white hair against the Roman Legions. I also do not have to worship multiple gods as many civilizations in the past did. Biases of the past remain there in my view. Biases are a part of anti-civilization. One God created us all or at least that is my belief. But I really do like the illustrations in that book you mentioned and I do love art. I am working on a book about Mexico, Aztec, Mayan, Inca, and North American Indian as well as well as the Eskimo people. Various races make life more fascinating for me. I hope that someone does place your book on WS. I feel sure someone will because as I first stated to you long ago, you do excellent work. Kindest Regards, —William Maury Morris II Talk 00:42, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Here you go: Index:Our Philadelphia (Pennell, 1914).djvu. There is a category at commons for the images too: commons:Category:Our Philadelphia (Pennell, 1914). The images might be a bit tricky to extract without losing some detail, as the colours are quite pale. Good luck, and feel free to come back for more. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 00:45, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! I'll be scanning the images from my text, so no extraction (in this case) will be necessary! I'll scan the images at 600dpi so they're nice and big! :) Londonjackbooks (talk) 12:41, 4 March 2012 (UTC)
Image question: I started scanning/uploading images from the book. I have to rescan most of them, 'cause I didn't originally notice that the far left side of the images were blurred. But my question for you specifically is, should I upload original images and cropped/edited images as separate files on Commons? or would it be more efficient/tidy to first upload the original of the page, and then upload the cropped/edited version as a "new version" of the original file? Thanks, Londonjackbooks (talk) 15:45, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
You know, they (whoever/whomever(?) 'they' are) really need to make scanners with a raised scanning surface so you can get a proper scan without breaking the binding of a book. Not that I've broken the binding... yet! Londonjackbooks (talk) 21:38, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
They do, they look like a book cradle: [1]. The really fancy/expensive turn pages automatically with compressed air! You can even make your own with a digital camera or two and a few bits of pipe. User:Mattwj2002 is keen on this kind of DIY hackery, but unfortunately, I have no PD books to scan, so I have no real reason to make one of these just yet. Maybe one day when I can afford to fund a book-scanning foundation! Alternatively the Internet Archive will scan books for free, but you might not ever get them back, and it will take some time to get processed. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 00:49, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll look into them as well as your description above later... Just got back at the helm... AKA Londonjackbooks 01:08, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
You now have a golden opportunity to work with what you enjoy. I have no idea if you are aware of this but the same book Our Philadelphia with illustrations and text in ascii and HTML is on Project Gutenberg. Kindest regards, —William Maury Morris II Talk 02:22, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Contextual reading combined with comparisons from various historical perspectives—along with a good dose of the Truth—will, I believe, show that Mrs. Pennell was not offering racial commentary, but social commentary. But any time you lump together segments of society (racial/cultural/religious, etc.)—whether for statistical, political, social, or whatever purposes—you run the risk of opening yourself up to misinterpretation and injecting poisonous seeds of hate and fear within a society. In a free society, that sort of poison is all the more lethal... May it never take root here! Thank you, Inductiveload, for the upload! :) Londonjackbooks (talk) 12:37, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

VIAF gadget, limits to ten returnsEdit

Hey bloke. I was just creating a page for Hugh Owen and the VIAF gadget returned 10 + undefined, though not the one for whom I was searching. If we are going to limit the search, or get a limited search result, it would be really great if we could have some text that indicates that this (maybe) is not all results so if your object is not showing do hit the outbound search function, or if the search is limited, show me more. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:49, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

As far as I know, the JSONP methods for VIAF are limited to the AutoSuggest service, which is limited to 10 results, and is not able to give you the next 10 like MediaWiki API searches. The full searches seem not to be usable, since they are cross-domain requests (WS to VIAF) and without a JSONP callback, this can't be done for security reasons (though a PHP proxy could do it fairly easily). I have modified the code to warn and give a full search link if 10 results are found, as this could indicate that there are more available, but not shown. Hope that helps! Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 02:10, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Running header.jsEdit

Would it be possible to add a line at the beginning to remove "{{RunningHeader||}}", if it exists? Moondyne (talk) 05:34, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

I have made it replace the existing template, as if you clicked the button, you probably expect that. I have made a lot of structural changes as well, so watch our for bugs and let me know! Cheers, Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 03:09, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Charles' wanted posterEdit

Hi, Charles I was executed by this Parliament in 1649. This 1651 poster must be for Charles II. I've validated the page as Charles II, but didn't want to undo your related edits without flagging with you first. Cheers, Beeswaxcandle (talk) 01:17, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Of course it was, sorry, I wasn't paying attention tonight, clearly. I even know the whole Royal Oak thing is Charles II! Feel free to fix whatever you see. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 01:34, 10 March 2012 (UTC)


Hi, you might like to check User talk:Hesperian#Regarding Index:Arctic Researches, And Life Amongst the Esquimaux - 1865.djvu. Hesperian 01:03, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Regarding Index:Arctic Researches, And Life Amongst the Esquimaux - 1865.djvuEdit

Hello, Hesperian directed me here. I am trying to delete this index on redundancy with Index:Life with the Esquimaux - 1864 - Volume 1.djvu and Index:Life with the Esquimaux - 1864 - Volume 2.djvu, but the speedy delete request was declined due to vague policy in place (and vague interpretation). However, as you are the original creator and an administrator, could you possibly take a look and delete this edition yourself? Alternatively, could you tell me in what way it is not redundant to the aforementioned two volume edition? Thanks, ClayClayClay 03:00, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay in answering, I have been busy in real life. I don't think having a different edition available is really a compelling reason for speedying a work. Even if the text and formatting is identical, there are at least two differences in the works: pagination and the illustration. It doesn't hurt the project to have the index available, even if the pages are unlikely to be filled any time soon. I suppose the "ultimate goal" (i.e. will never happen, but nice to think about) of WS is to have all editions at least present as scans, so people could check citations to the 1865 edition at a given page. At least, I am not comfortable speedying it, as it is not a clear-cut redundancy case. If you wish, you can take it to WS:PD for community review on a process deletion. I don't have any particular reason to hold on to it, but also not reason to be rid of it, which is what speedying is about. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 23:42, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

QuickNote to an honorable, busy, and creative personEdit

Inductiveload, I am aware you are a very creative and busy person but I still am inclined to state again, "Thank you" for your creative and effective eye-strain javascript. I would not be able to work here without it and thus would not be able to enjoy a good portion of my life as I do. Most Respectively, —William Maury Morris II Talk 15:26, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Busy, certainly, but unfortunately not always with WS stuff recently. You are welcome for the colours fix, please ask if there is anything else I can do for you :-) Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 23:44, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

User:Inductiveload/layout override.jsEdit

Hi IL, I've made this change to the global script as your script run too early. If this break your script I can change the #id name or better for me you can change the template forcing the layout (override is done now by layout number, not by name). — Phe 15:59, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Pardon - Please, note -- en.WS is calling its own local PageNumbers.js instead of the one at oldswikisource now (see the last section on its talk page there that went without comment for some time now for partial "reasoning" why). -- George Orwell III (talk) 00:56, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to events in June and July: bot, script, template, and Gadget makers wantedEdit

Hello! I invite you to the yearly Berlin hackathon, 1-3 June. Registration is now open. If you need financial assistance or help with visa or hotel, then please register by May 1st and mention it in the registration form.

This is the premier event for the MediaWiki and Wikimedia technical community. We'll be hacking, designing, teaching, and socialising, primarily talking about ResourceLoader and Gadgets (extending functionality with JavaScript), the switch to Lua for templates, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Labs.

We want to bring 100-150 people together, including lots of people who have not attended such events before. User scripts, gadgets, API use, Toolserver, Wikimedia Labs, mobile, structured data, templates -- if you are into any of these things, we want you to come!

I also thought you might want to know about other upcoming events where you can learn more about MediaWiki customization and development, how to best use the web API for bots, and various upcoming features and changes. We'd love to have power users, bot maintainers and writers, and template makers at these events so we can all learn from each other and chat about what needs doing.

Check out the the developers' days preceding Wikimania in July in Washington, DC and our other events.

Best wishes! - Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation's Volunteer Development Coordinator. Please reply on my talk page at Sumanah (talk) 02:50, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Interesting stuffEdit

Have you seen MediaWiki:Modernisation.js? It is linked from User:Doug/1, which itself is interwiki transcluded just to show off. :-) There is more information on Modernisation.js that can be found on the MWtalk page and ThomasV's talk page on mul. I think this may be a solution to a very big problem and it may point to a solution to the Great Annotation Debate.--Doug.(talk contribs) 09:53, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
It is also apparently related to Wikipedia:WikiProject User scripts/Scripts/Language Converter.--Doug.(talk contribs) 09:56, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Remove color of page image during proofread modeEdit

I was just wondering if it was possible to somehow remove the color of the page images (i.e., so that it renders as greyscale) while editing... Some of the pages are so puke-yellow that it hurts my eyes to look at them (e.g., the scans of Our Philadelphia that I have been working on). Thanks, Londonjackbooks (talk) 15:55, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Wouldn't have thought so. — billinghurst sDrewth 23:06, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
But? (or no?)
Londonjackbooks, there is usually an option to download a .PDF file in black and white in the area where the color download comes from. I have downloaded them and just used them from my computer when files are too yellow, dingy gray, brown or whatever other bad color. Kind regards, —William Maury Morris II Talk 23:45, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. I wouldn't want the greyscale to take the place of the original coloration (or close to original)... I think it's important for people to have an accurate idea as to what the source texts looked like. I was just hoping that there was some "toolbox" option or preference option (or if one could be created) where you could switch it up during edit/proofread mode, but yet keep the original coloration when "browsing"... Heaven knows that I myself have edited/photoshopped a number of texts in which you probably can't tell the upload from the original [hmmm... this could be taken a couple different ways; what I meant was my rendering was so far from the original to render it unlikely that it had been edited from a particular original. Something like that anyway... AKA Londonjackbooks 22:52, 17 April 2012 (UTC)]... Mr. Earle, Jr.'s works to name a couple, and Pro Patria (although I kept the staples in!) being another. Where I have been careful to upload images in their original state, I'd point you to Hamilton's Men I Have Painted. Londonjackbooks (talk) 01:04, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
No, I did not mean to touch the original (source) file. I meant to just transcribe text from a b/w or grayscale version. I wouldn't change the original either. You have Photoshop and I don't know what that can do. I use ACDSee Pro 5 and I can download all (copy) of the images and make them any color I want (all at once) and then type the text in, and next place text beside the source files online — just to make sure the entire work could be completed. I understand your question better now that you have written more about it. It would indeed be an excellent enhancement and although billinghurst may not be able to do it perhaps Inductiveload can. He enjoys javascripting like a kid with a new toy. I think it is a good idea. —William Maury Morris II Talk 01:39, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
I have tried to implement this, but Javascript security doesn't allow access to raw image data from another domain (, so it can't be manipulated client-side. One way I can see around it is to do it on the server with PHP/ImageMagick and add the functionality to the ProofreadPage extension. I'm afraid making changes to that stuff just causes too much strife, sorry. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 00:52, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
Definitely not a priority... But I still learn in the process... Like I think I know what is meant by "client-side." :) It's all about context... Londonjackbooks (talk) 01:09, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
Inductiveload, I was looking at your contributions, and was considering asking you (not necessarily in that order) to get a Mainspace page started for The Corsair (Byron) that I've been working on... I decided I'd muddle through creating the page(s) myself instead of being lazy; then I noticed that you actually took a 10-minute chunk of your time to implement the above request (re: greyscale topic), and I thought I'd say thanks here. Thanks & goodbye! AKA Londonjackbooks 20:24, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
No problem. I'll let you know if I get it working one day. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 02:22, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
Note: this can be finished if and when gets CORS enabled: bugzilla:28700. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 22:10, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

My apologiesEdit

Look... I'm sorry if you think I'm being hostile towards you in particular. This is honestly not the case. What I do take issue with is the justification or rationalization for one thing or another being formalized somewhere else and then brought here to the English WS after the fact. You just happen to be the one, who, admirably, takes up the various causes or chats rooted elsewhere or by others and keeps responding to them en masse as if it was your own invention and based in a benefit for en.WS.

When you come up with something on your own, here on en.WS; I've tended to like & support the idea(s). Its when you "drag" something in here straight from what ever other Wiki you normally contribute to (or worse; IRC) is when the friction usually develops. "Borrowing" ideas from other sites or tandem development is fine - just as long the process is played out to the full where the chips land where they may here.

My stance is merely one where I personally don't care to "be developed" or handled by decisions reached elsewhere by almost strangers in comparison to the day-to-day contributors and the long established regulars on this domain. Again, its nothing personal but it is an observation that I have made and believe to be true. So in closing I apologize if I've been anything less than respectful towards you as an individual and as a valued contributor; any contention you may be precieving from me is soley with the manner in which these type of issues have transpired in relation to the en.WS community as I've percieved them to be to date (not that I speak for the community in any sense of the term). Prost. -- George Orwell III (talk) 21:30, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Apology accepted. For the record, enWS is my only currently active wiki, other wikis are Commons and enWP, where I don't get involved in process or infrastructure. Any "development" (as far as local JS counts as dev work) off enWS is at oldWS, where I don't have rights to alter the code. I also am not able to alter the server code. 80% of what goes on in IRC is teaching or helping, and the rest is mostly offtopic. We're really, really not lounging in the channel discussing ways to ruin WS by secret programming changes. Honest. Drop in under a pseudonym and see for yourself!
As for the "justification" with the pagenumbers, I said it was a mistake right from the moment I saw the diff when it happened, as it is a classic mistake to leave commented code commented after testing other areas. I agreed that the change should have been reverted (and it has), since it was not dicussed, and the code was mis-labelled. I provided the CSS as a stopgap as you obviously had a problem with the situation. Server-side problems are slow to resolve and WS doesn't get much attention when it breaks. Again, I can't help here.
I am not trying to force anything through. Our infrastructure certainly is in need of help, not least in the areas of dynamic layouts, and pagenumbers (which are two related, but different, matters that are inconveniently coded into the same file). However, I was not involved in the design of either system, and have had nothing to do with its implementation. The user you might want to complain at is retired, having given us the PP extension, and the layouts work enough that we can and should aim to improve them to an excellent standard, rather than the half-baked effort we have. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 01:45, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Would this be possible?Edit

Hi. Would it be possible to write a procedure for the Page: namespace, where I would be flipping the pages backwards and click a button where needed, to have the procedure:

  1. Open the next (in reverse mode) page in edit mode. (e.g: if I look at the top of page 120, it would open page 119 in edit mode.
  2. Insert an empty line and {{nop}} at the end of the page.)
  3. Save the page and close it.

This would really help as I keep missing adding this template. — Ineuw talk 21:56, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Yes, that would be possible. In fact, I learned how to do that neatly just yesterday! Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 22:04, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
It must have been atheistically providential. . . . . Now the next issue is negotiating for the contract. :-). — Ineuw talk 22:14, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
You got any more livestock? Check your preferences under "development" and tick "NopInserter". A button should appear in the toolbox in the sidebar. :-D Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 01:13, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
This truly is a great help!!!! Please accept this as a small downpayment. If I may make a small suggestion. Is it possible to eliminate the messages except a message if it fails? Many thanks. P.S: oooops . . . I forgot the feed which is included. — Ineuw talk 02:03, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
There you go, it flashes the "previous" button instead to indicate success. Thanks for the cows, they'll keep the others company! Any more tweaks, feel free to ask. Also, if you have similar ideas for gadgets, please mention them, and they are feasible I'll try to knock them together. As William Maury Morris II said, I'm like a kid with a new toy (and it's not even new)! Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 02:38, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
Feed for a decade. What an amazing gadget!!! Thanks again. — Ineuw talk 08:14, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

I was wondering if it's possible to reverse "advance" one step (to the examined page) at the completion of the procedure. I know that this comes under heading of gadgets for the lazy. :-) — Ineuw talk 22:08, 24 April 2012 (UTC) By appointment to her majesty as the premier marketer of bovines to wikisource.

Sure it is! Add the following to your common.js:
I have made it so it advances if a nop is found, or none is found but one is added. Nothing happens if it doesn't find one and you don't add one (i.e. you click cancel). Is this the behaviour you want/expect? Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 02:19, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks again, let me work with it later tonight and will let you know.— Ineuw talk 02:28, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Show header/footer [+] button missingEdit

Inductiveload, can I please have my + button back permanetly that shows the header and footer fields? Presently, I have to click the Plus button each time. It was a good function. —William Maury Morris II Talk 02:22, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Inductiveload, nevermind, I found and re-set it after posting here but I was using it and never changed it. So, let me think o something different..ok, remember the EYE-STRAIN script I asked you for. Well, it is still wonderful! However, I have the background set to grey which is fine but that only works in the Narrow view and not in the Wider (double column) view. Can you, would you please, fix the script so it also works in the Wider view when editing. I use both. I really do hope that you know how to fix it because it would then be perfect. Respectfully, —William Maury Morris II Talk 02:34, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
Please excuse the rejig of the request. Hello! I have this issue too. What is it you reset to fix it? The gadget? I will take a look at the eye-strain script. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 02:38, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
OK, that should do it for the eyestrain script. I have learnt how do do it better since then, it should load more reliably now, and the colours should say put when the element is fiddled with by the PP extension. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 03:13, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
  • I went to preferences where it shows numbers for column and width and far below that is the + button I needed but somehow there was no check in that spot. It was blank and I didn't blank it out. I simply clicked there and saved and now the "Show header and footer fields" is working as it had been for a long time without clicking on the + every time. I do not know how it got unchecked. Respectfully, —William Maury Morris II Talk 03:13, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
Eyestrain script == nothing has changed for the horizontal layout aka where is the script?
Sorry, I though you were importing the script from my userspace. You have a copy in your local JS. Delete everything above "// == IMPORT REGEX MENU FRAMEWORK ==" at User:William_Maury_Morris_II/common.js. I made it a gadget so you can toggle it more easily. Look under "Interface" in the gadget section of your preferences. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 03:28, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. wmm2 (WmMM2 wmmmii)—William Maury Morris II Talk 03:20, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Inew, you have a wonderful sense of humor. (Taurus) —William Maury Morris II Talk 02:22, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

On a related topicEdit

How did you get the colors for the pages to show here? Did you do something special or is that a result of the templates used or what? Thanks.--Doug.(talk contribs) 08:28, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

I don't see any colours in the mainspace. If you see them you may have some sort of cache hold-over from 1.19. What happened was a programming error in the ProofreadPage server code caused the HTML classes that indicate proofread status were added to every link to the Page: NS, not just the ones on the Index: pages. This caused the colours to show up everywhere because the CSS at MediaWiki:common.css wasn't written to expect them anywhere but the Index pages. There is CSS code at WS:S to correct it, but it was never used.
The programming error has been corrected. You seem to have found proposal to add them back in (on purpose and in a documented and stable way) so that the information is available in the page source code, so that gadgets and subdomain-site-level CSS are free to interpret the classes how they want (a gadgetised add-on to add colours to, say, the page numbers, is trivial once the classes are in the page code, and, as a gadget, wholly optional). Hope this didn't confuddle you as much as my WS:S ramblings have been confuddling everyone else. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 15:50, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

BTW, try downloading the page as a pdf, is that a known bug? I thought the major download as pdf bugs had been addressed recently.--Doug.(talk contribs) 10:51, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

The PediaPress extension is still not happy with sectional transclusion. The ePub version works better, though. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 15:50, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

How are they doing this?Edit

Do you see what's going on here with the sidebar interwikis here? I think has my js but Tpt doesn't appear to be using it?--Doug.(talk contribs) 11:10, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

mw 1.19+ Page namespace editing layout - not broken, but redesignedEdit

Wikimedia software release v1.19+ changes to the editing buttons' load order were made which cause a delay because I am constantly looking for the old button order and I was wondering if this can be restored.

By doing a simple analysis of the source document, I discovered that the user defined .js toolbar splits the built-in legacy editing toolbar buttons in the Page namespace as follows:

Prior to mw version 1.19, the toolbar buttons were loaded as:

show/hide header & footer
zoom out
original size
zoom in
vertical horizontal
ext link

. . . . followed by the user defined buttons.

With version mw1.19 & greater, the load order was split in which the first five buttons are integral with the Page: namespace and are not visibly listed when one views the Page Source. The universal text editing buttons are loaded last according the View Page Source of Firefox.

show/hide header/footer
zoom out
original size
zoom in
vertical horizontal

. . . . followed by my user defined buttons, with the standard buttons loaded at the end of the source document. Thus, the function delaying the loading of the user defined toolbar buttons has no effect:


Is it possible to get the old order reinstated to save me some editing time? Would it help if I post this on the Mediawiki site? Thanks. — Ineuw talk 06:20, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

P.S: I edited this post to better clarify the issue. — Ineuw talk 18:14, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay, I have been gallivanting in the real world. Take a look at User:Inductiveload/Custom toolbar buttons.js for the "new" way to add buttons (mw.toolbar.insertButton). You'll need a bit of conversion to the new style, but it's straight forward enough. Let me know if that is enough to fix your problem. If not, I have one more idea. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 01:51, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
WELCOME BACK. (and I don't say this because of my "toolbar button" issues.) Gallivanting is very good! Thanks for the link to the buttons, and will let you know. — Ineuw talk 03:32, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
I tried the new syntax in User:Ineuw/vector.js and that didn't work, so I removed it from Vector.js and created a new subfolder User:Ineuw/Custom toolbar buttons.js and that didn't work either. As stupid as this may look, I now placed the code in both folders - since it didn't matter. I also cleared all caches, page, Firefox (13) etc., etc.
Aside and related, I checked the View Page source and sure enough, it properly reads my User:Ineuw/vector.css negations. — Ineuw talk 05:17, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
I returned to the View Page source and copied the sections relevant to toolbars and pasted it in User:Ineuw/Sandbox4. There is an empty function there. Perhaps this will help. Thanks .— Ineuw talk 05:35, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
In order to get some work done, I reverted to the old vector.js, which still works as before: split up and the page source view still shows the empty function.
I am now convinced that it's a programming bug when the page is built. I say this because on a rare occasion the button layout reverts to what is should be, but only once in a rare while and not in the same session. Unfortunately, I didn't look at the page source to see what has changed.
At this point, it's unfair to demand more of your precious time, and will rather wait for another recurrence when the buttons revert to their expected layout. I will then copy the source page and alert you to the issue. Thanks again for all your help, and happy gallivanting. — Ineuw talk 19:19, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Commons text upload requestEdit

Inductiveload, would you mind uploading this edition (1896) of The Seven Seas to Commons? I can create the Index. I have been proofreading what we have of the text already in the Main, but have been lukewarm about finishing until we get an Index. Thanks, Londonjackbooks (talk) 00:10, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Here you go: File:The Seven Seas (Kipling, 1896).djvu. This DjVu is under 4MB, so it wouldn't be too hard for you to do ones like it in future and get your stuff done when you need it (I've been away for weeks, so this request could have sat here for a long time). From the Internet Archive details page (the one you linked), click "HTTP" and then download the DjVu file with right-click-save-as. The book template at Commons is pretty self-explanatory, and you can always come and ask for help filling it in, or for re-categorisation or renaming. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 00:53, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
Thanks again. One of these days I'll get it right & not be afraid to get it wrong! Londonjackbooks (talk) 01:59, 7 June 2012 (UTC)
No problem. :-) The advantage of a wiki is that if you get it wrong, it can be fixed. You can always ask for a double-check. I certainly would be happy to cast an eye over anything you aren't sure about. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 02:01, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

forking Chinese KaiShu font templatesEdit

Hi Inductiveload!

Thanks for your contrubutions in the Three Character Classic Chinese text. I noticed that you created a new template for the triplets, which is nice, thank you for that! However until we have replaced all triplets I will still need the old template Template:Kai, in which I am using a disproportionate ruby font, that is the reason that I adjusted the font and line heights. I need this to double check the pinyin/wade-giles transcription accents. So I forked the original Template:Kai template and rolled it back to the version I left it, and created a new one (Template:STCKai) the way you are using it in your template.

I hope it is not a disturbance for you in your work. thanks one more time

Daniel (Csörföly D (talk) 19:15, 7 June 2012 (UTC))

No, that is absolutely fine. I wasn't really sure what {{Kai}} was, I assumed it was for those occurrences. Could you just make a quick note {{Kai}}'s doc subpage what the template is intended for, as that will stop people (like me) coming and messing it up. Also, apologies for the wrong characters on some pages, I now know where they came from, I'll be more careful! Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 19:37, 7 June 2012 (UTC)

Quest to standardize PSMEdit

Hi. As my understanding and experience increases with templates & HTML, I've been replacing occurrences of double line spacing of \n\n, or rather two carriage returns, with {{Dhr}}, which works well everywhere, including preceding the {{PSM rule}}. But, there is one exception . . . above and below {{rule}}. My template relies on the natural line height or padding of the preceding and following lines, and since 'rule' doesn't have any, it only appears as a single line. I've done some experimentation in the sandbox, but couldn't pad 'rule'. Would you have a suggestion? Thanks.— Ineuw talk 18:49, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Hmm, I'll have to have a think about it. Could you link to the sandbox you've been experimenting in? Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 20:31, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
Here is what I've been experimenting with. — Ineuw talk 21:03, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

3 char classic appendix linksEdit


I noticed that you divided the text of the Appendices of the Three Characters Classic into separate pages. It is nice, however the line links pointing to the lines in the appendices do not work this way, since the template with the line links (STCline) uniformly points to the page San Tzu Ching/San Tzu Ching instead of the separate Appendices accordingly. E.g. see _line 256E_ points to San Tzu Ching/San Tzu Ching#256E instead of San Tzu Ching/Appendix1#256E. My solution for this problem (which is kind of simle) was that I merged all the appendices into the main text, thus all the links were functional. But since you put them into separate pages, please make sure that all the links are working somehow.



OK, meanwhile I checked and realized that you already made this work, but only on the pages that you had proofread. Sorry, for reproaching, and thanks for your work!


That's OK. I understand why you just put them all in one page, and it is a valid way to do it. However, by splitting into "chapters", one per wiki page, it makes it much easier to link and arrange as a book-shaped work. For example, EPUB export tools automatically put a chapter link in for each wiki page (and also anchor links don't appear to work, whereas inter-page/chapter links to, but I'll verify that and try to fix if I can). Unfortunately, it makes the template syntax a little more complex, but I have done all the links in the appendix, and once they are all done, they don't need to be touched again (I also added to the template docs). I will endeavour to proofread some more of it. As it is basically proofread (with just a little bit of formatting to go), I also placed it on the front page's "new text" section, as that might draw in a few new eyes. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 14:27, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Thank you, one more time. I respect your work done. It is going to be awesome once completely proofread. Csörföly D (talk) 09:44, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

{{ts}} shortcutsEdit

Regarding the {{ts}} template, I was wondering if shortcuts can be found, whether they were used at all? — Ineuw talk 01:03, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

If you mean a way to count the usages of each style, there is no simple on-wiki way as far as I know, unless you do something ugly and temporary with categories:
{{#ifeq:{{{style}}}|ac|[[Category:Table style - ac]]}}
I wouldn't recommend this way. I will look into ways to do it with a database query. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 14:41, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. Again, it's nice to touch base with you, but don't spend any time on this. My knee jerk reaction was based on the realization that early on, I declared four useless shortcuts and I must correct them. But, whoever used them, would immediately see that they are useless since there is no such thing as a 0px border:
btt = border-top:0px solid transparent;
bbt = border-bottom:0px solid transparent;
blt = border-left:0px solid transparent;
brt = border-right:0px solid transparent;
Yesterday, I created four new ones to correct the error (btt1, bbt1, blt1, brt1). For PSM purposes, their advantage is that there are some oddly bordered tables and these shortcut codes would lessen the number of parameters per cell by simply declaring border=1 in the table definition and then hiding them as needed. — Ineuw talk 15:55, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

Report of the Secretary of the InteriorEdit

Hi, I've been told that Tannertsf is unlikely to return to enWS in the medium term. As a result I've been doing some clean up of pages that were transcluded before much, if anything, was proofread. I see that you uploaded the original DjVu files for these. Are any of the mainspace pages worth keeping in their current state? Beeswaxcandle (talk) 05:35, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

I would say that the main page could be kept with the links to the indexes, but all the subpages are basically useless in the current state. Would you like me to bot them into Tannertsf's user space? Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 14:48, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
I've been deleting the subpages for other works when they're in this state, or just full of redlinks to the page namespace. However, I've no objection to pushing them across into user space (actually, it didn't cross my mind to do that). Up to you. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 04:47, 28 June 2012 (UTC)
Well, they're not much use. If Tannertsf doesn't mind, I don't mind them being deleted. If he would rather hold on to them, a move is fine too. I have slimmed down the the formatting of the front page, as we don't need a big table for just subpage redlinks and index links. I think we can keep that, as it is a mainspace entry point to a fairly complete set of indexes. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 21:11, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

The TUSC number and other mattersEdit

Hi. Re the TUSC number: If your intention was to move images to the Commons, would you be so kind as to let me know if you succeeded? If you did, then it means that the developer/maintainer (Jan Luca) still restricts use to admins. I filed a bug report with him HERE a long time ago, but never heard back.

The TUSC number was for a different tool I'm afraid. TUSC is a general Toolserver authentication scheme. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 01:40, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

The other "matter" refers to my custom .js toolbar problem. Just wanted your opinion and to keep you updated to this issue because it has become worse, in that the bar increasingly changes position in consecutive edits. To this end, I copied the source codes of the same page when the changes occur, also checked the my text editor preferences on the Commons and Wikipedia (same problem on both), made screenshots and posted the bug with the files and image on bugzilla. If you can think of anything I missed in the bug report filing, please let me know. Thanks. — Ineuw talk 21:07, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

It's most likely to with an unstable load order of your Javascript bits and bobs. I often see my tools rearranging themselves from page to page, but I have not yet bothered to really nail them down. There's nothing to really report except that your custom JS doesn't have a way to force the order. It is non-trivial to add this capability, since you never know if there are other buttons that will load later. I did suggest a delay to allow the "basic" page to load first and then then custom buttons to load afterwards. It might be easier one day if you come on IRC and we can have a real-time crack at fixing it. Back-and-forth on talk pages takes a very long time and is very frustrating when debugging another user's interface, since I can't see what is going on, am guessing at the problem, and can't get instant feedback. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 01:40, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
Many thanks for your reply. I did try the load delay code but it didn't work for me. Ditto for the new button code style. The IRC is a great idea and will log in and work with you at the first mutually convenient moment. — Ineuw talk 05:04, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Page TriageEdit

Have you looked over the new patrolling feature I proposed us enabling at the Scriptorium? It does not interfere with the current method of patrolling so no one would be forced to switch if it were brought in. --BirgitteSB 01:22, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Re: Template:Bar and Template:twoemEdit

Hi, I wasn't aware of {{Bar}} until I saw your edit just now. As a result, I've been using {{twoem}}, which does the same thing. Is it worth making the same change to "twoem" or should we just deprecate it and get a bot to run through the 600-odd uses (they're mostly mine)? Cheers, Beeswaxcandle (talk) 00:14, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Well, "bar" is now able to copy-paste nicely and is resistant to CSS breakage (which can occur in ebooks and the like), which it previously could not do. I would say let's see if bar works nicely first before we do anything drastic. Converting "{{twoem}}" to "{{bar|2}}" is a simple enough bot job, but if there are 600 instances of it, it would be good to be sure before we pull the trigger. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 01:54, 21 July 2012 (UTC)
Fair enough. In the meantime I'll start using {{bar|2}} so as not to add more. Cheers, Beeswaxcandle (talk) 02:07, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

The Folk-Lore JournalEdit

Thank you for moving The Folk-Lore Journal to a hierarchical format. I moved its successor publication in February, but I was so exhausted after doing so, that I never got around to doing the ’Journal. Which reminds me, could I beg a favour please? Could you move Folklore (journal) to Folk-Lore over the redirect. It has a history, so it has to be done by an Admin. Thanks in advance, and regards, — Iain Bell (talk) 10:32, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

  Done I also moved all the incoming links to Folk-Lore and made the old page a soft redirect, which is now queued for deletion. I had a bit of a surprise when I say there were dozens of subpages, but they were all soft redirects! Phew! Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 14:27, 21 July 2012 (UTC)
Well, it took the best part of a month to move them all. It would have been a lot quicker if we had a page-moving ’bot similar to the Commons’ category-moving ’bot. Again, thank you! — Iain Bell (talk) 16:01, 21 July 2012 (UTC)
I do run a bot (see below for a problem it caused by moving pages between indexes!), but the primary use in this case is for replacing redirects with soft redirects. The moves themselves are more easily done manually in one go by moving the "parent" page along with any subpages (it is best to do it before you get to 100 subpages or you run into limits) and then checking all the pages for inbound links. It is this check and the changing of the incoming links that took me the longest. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 17:49, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Last year your bot's move created a page with broken navigationEdit

Please see the talk page (edit. moved here) for more information. IMHO the move(s) should just be undone, but I'm not really enough of a Wikisource editor to be sure. Mark Hurd (talk) 16:03, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

This was actually caused by a link to the page from the contents section of "Volume VIII", which I didn't know could happen. In trying to work out the problem, I moved the page back anyway and recreated it at "Volume 8". These are different editions as well, and I have moved all the pages back to where they were. I'm not sure why the pages were moved and why just these three pages were moved: it looks like an error. Sorry for any confusion and inconvenience and thanks for bringing it to my attention. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 17:45, 21 July 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, I think I found evidence of three editions in total: the "Volume VIII" edition and two different dates for the "Volume 8" (second) edition. Anyway, the two existing uploads now seem to be navigating OK. Mark Hurd (talk) 18:16, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

w:en:Wikipedia:Authority control integration proposalEdit

FYI and I dobbed you in, so expect a reaming some questions about your lovely tool. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:51, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

FWIW, I think that we should be looking to do start categorising those without VIAF data. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:55, 19 August 2012 (UTC)
G'day! The intrepid explorer returns from his arduous struggle in the real world! Looks like they managed without me, though I will keep an eye on it. How goes things in the world of the sources? I agree we could categorise those without AC, and tracking VIAF specifically could also be a part of that. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 09:00, 20 September 2012 (UTC)


Hi. For some reason your eye-strainer stopped working in the Page ns, while still working in the others. Any idea? Thanks--Mpaa (talk) 19:58, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Now fixed. It was nothing dependent on your script. One more request though :-)

When toggling headers/footers on-off with the "+" button, the background goes back to white. Is there any way to have the background staying grey after such toggling? Thanks.--Mpaa (talk) 08:45, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
Go to My Preferences/Editing/check "Show header and footer fields when editing in the Page namespace" I think that'll do it. Londonjackbooks (talk) 17:01, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
I'm back on-wiki (though with less time for a few weeks at least) from my real-life things. Is this still an issue? I don't have my hacking machine here right now, but I might be able to have a go tonight. Cheers, sorry for the delay, and thanks for your patience. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 08:55, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Rule segmentsEdit

Hi, and welcome back! Before posting here, I tried creating additional .SVG rule straight line segments of various lengths using Inkscape, but the effort was a complete failure. Can I ask for some line segments of 20px and 40px when the chance presents itself? Thanks in advance. — Ineuw talk 07:19, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

Hello Ineuw! Sorry to be a stranger, but real life is hard! 20px existed already but I have added 40px and 50px spans:
Feel free to ask for more! Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 15:15, 13 October 2012 (UTC)
Nice to her from you, and hope all is well. These will do just fine. Thank s lot.— Ineuw talk 00:10, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Another requestEdit

Would it be possible to create segments for a "wavy" rule (see for example Page:Scientific American - Series 1 - Volume 001 - Issue 01.pdf/3), and for the "squigly" rule on the same page above "Late News from Europe"?--T. Mazzei (talk) 05:42, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Yes and yes. The "wavy" rule is in {{custom rule}} with shortcut "w" (only a 40px variant so far, shout if you need more):
The squiggle is an image:  . Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 17:06, 29 December 2012 (UTC)