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Again, welcome! Zyephyrus (talk) 10:59, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

On your usernameEdit

I was wondering why you used more than one username… Ah well, now I know. :) —Clockery Fairfeld (talk) 09:24, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Author and defsortEdit

There is already a defsort built into author pages through the template, so unless you wish to sort away from what is (lastname, firstname) then there is no requirement to force it with the override. Times when it is useful is when you have (de|la) or titles to work around. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:20, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation neededEdit

It is my opinion that before a poem is transcluded into the Mainspace, it should be complete. But aside from that, in this text, there are two poems entitled "O'Connell", and over 10 entitled "Epigram". Therefore, your Mainspace page creations for those titles will be problematic. If you look at the table of contents (in edit mode), I have disambiguated the titles by labeling them as "Epigram (1)", "Epigram (2)", etc... If you could please create those respective pages, that would be great. Londonjackbooks (talk) 17:06, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Also, if you could add the year parameter to the headers (1843). Thanks! Londonjackbooks (talk) 17:09, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Image widthEdit

Setting an image width of 600 makes it too wide for many user's edit windows, and too wide for mobile devices. 400 is about the max that will properly display. --EncycloPetey (talk) 18:42, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

One more thing: On p197, you used an odd template call to insert the image. You can open an edit window and look at the page history to see what I changed. Some of this was just to make it consistent across the work, but the big thing worth pointing out is that you used a pair of "/s" and "/e" templates. When you see those endings in a template's name, the template was deigned specifically for the purpose of handling text, images, tables, or other information that continues across more than one page. The "/s" template is used before the start of the information on the first page, and the "/e" template closes on the last page. There is usually a simpler template available that does not end in "/s" or "/e", and that can be used for information that exists only on a single page. Often you can look for the template just by shortening the template name. But, in this instance, I've actually used a different template, because the "float right" template does not include as much useful stuff as the "img float" template does. --EncycloPetey (talk) 22:24, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Edit ConflictEdit

Please don't edit the Index at the same time I do; I'll lose all my work. --EncycloPetey (talk) 16:45, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Lace, Its Origin and History: missing imageEdit

Just doing some maintenance and see that this work that you did in 2012 is missing the image "Imitation Mechlin" and it doesn't seem to be at Commons c:Special:PrefixIndex/File:Lace Its Origin and History. Might you still have access to the work to be able to extract the image again. Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 14:27, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

A Lady's CruiseEdit

When you created all the transcluded chapter pages, you created some with Roman numerals for the chapter heading, and others with Arabic numerals. The first 10 chapters, I have fixed. --EncycloPetey (talk) 12:19, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

How to transclude a table across pagesEdit

First page body:

End with last field, no |- or {{nop}}



Second page header:

{| {{ts|mc|...}}



Origin of VertebratesEdit

Hi, I've wandered over from DP too. I started proofreading Popular Science and am now trying to integrate Ws policy with good proofreading practice. Interesting process. Any advice/conversation on the subject welcome.

I found the illustrations you uploaded to Commons for Origin of Vertebrates (I was looking for Longman logos) and wondered how proofread the book was… I take it you have copied a lot of PG books over to WS? Were you thinking of migrating Origin of Vertebrates to be proofread at WS? Or not? I’d be happy to read it and proofread as I go!

Cheers, — Zoeannl (talk) 23:51, 23 February 2016 (UTC) (waiting for Winston, hopefully much downgraded)

bc/s & /eEdit

Hello! Just to note that {{block center/s}} & /e need to be on their own lines or unwanted line spaces &c. will be created betw. lines of poetry/song. Thanks! Londonjackbooks (talk) 22:39, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

Also with the PotM, you will want to watch carefully for periods that should be commas. I converted many on this proofread page. Thanks! Londonjackbooks (talk) 00:56, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

PotM TitlingEdit

Good Morning! Please note titling guidance from the PotM Talk Page. Disambiguated titles should be rendered as The Book of Scottish Song/Hooly and Fairly 1 ... The Book of Scottish Song/Hooly and Fairly 2 etc. Londonjackbooks (talk) 10:12, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

P.S. I took care of the remainder of moves and adjusted prev/next titling of pages in the Main. Londonjackbooks (talk) 12:52, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

It's unfortunate . .Edit

It's unfortunate that when designing the main namespace pages of Siberia and the Exile System, as a single volume, and named the chapters as Chapter I...II etc. there was no allowance made for volume 2, which also uses the same numbers.— Ineuw talk 00:41, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Wondering about index lines with multiple page refsEdit

Would you compare the entry for ’Cod’ in these two versions:

[1] after your good work at resolving page numbers to page refs
[2] after removing extra new lines and adding spaces

The appearance of the index line for ’Cod’ and several other lines looked so weird. I’d originally thought maybe there was some table formatting weird. But it seems to just be accidental new lines and sometimes missing space between the page numbers/refs.

Would it be reasonable to ’fix’ all these lines that ended up spread across multiple vertical lines? Shenme (talk) 04:12, 8 October 2018 (UTC)


Hi. Would be good to have a source and a scan for this work. This is he encouraged way of adding texts to WS these days. Do you happen to have one? Thanks— Mpaa (talk) 12:20, 6 January 2019 (UTC)