What's up?Edit

Hi Languageseeker,

I saw the sdelete and delete requests, and your resignation from the MC, but I am not seeing any direct explanation of the reasons for it. So since I am kinda fumbling in the dark here, please forgive me if I am way off and just making things worse. But, in any case, if your request to delete your user pages is for reasons other than frustration then you need to give some hint of it because that could be a completely different calculus.

If the motivation is accumulated frustration, then I urge you to start by taking a little break before making any final decisions; and when it has subsided to a manageable level, start by explaining the causes of it. It is possible that at least some of these can be cleared away. For my own part, there are several things I find frustrating but with which I live more or less harmoniously simply by adjusting my expectations: it may not be what I wished it to be, but knowing that is the case these issues do not constantly rub at the sore spot.

Please keep in mind—and I am here, of course, just guessing about the sources of your frustration—that where you get pushback are on single instances and single issues, but those are the ones that stick out and one tends to notice. The wast majority of your efforts, like the MC in toto, either goes unremarked or is quietly appreciated. And speaking for myself, those efforts are noticed and appreciated! Despite my own strong misgivings when you proposed it, the MC is a runaway success, and one for which you should certainly take the bear's share of the credit. I feel confident that you would hear the same from pretty much any contributor you asked, irrespective of any disagreements they may have on some one detail or aspect somewhere. Xover (talk) 08:37, 10 March 2022 (UTC)

What Xover said. Just to let you know that I think your hard work has been a great benefit to Wikisource, and, as the driving force behind the MC, you have made contributions that are truly unique. With regards to conflict with others that may be weighing on you: to paraphrase Bjarne Stroustrup: "there are two kinds of contributions: those people complain about and those no-one cares about"! If you have decided to retire from Wikisource permanently, then I wish you all the best in your future endeavours and I hope you find as much success as you found with the MC! I certainly understand that once something like Wikisource ceases to bring you joy, then there is no point continuing and making yourself unhappy, so I will not try to convince you to stay. On the other hand, should you ever reconsider and wish to come back in any capacity and at any level of contributions, you will always be welcomed by me. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 14:36, 12 March 2022 (UTC)
@Inductiveload @Xover Thank you both for your kind words. They've meant a lot to me. I might still contribute a bit when I have the time, but I'll probably maintain a lower profile. It's nice to know that my work has meant something. Languageseeker (talk) 01:50, 24 March 2022 (UTC)

The Lifted VeilEdit

Hi, Just reviewing some speedy deletion requests. I'm not sure about this one, as the source of the text is supposedly the 1921 OUP Edition (via PG), whereas the scan-backed version is the 1878 "cabinet" edition. I don't know enough about Eliot's publication history to know if these are different or the OUP was a reprint. Can you fill in the blanks a little? Beeswaxcandle (talk) 18:52, 25 March 2022 (UTC)

@Beeswaxcandle Eliot only made slight revisions between the Blackwood Magazine version and the Cabinet Edition. So, there should only be minor differences. The 1921 OUP edition does not explicitly list the edition, but I suspect that it reproduced the Cabinet Edition which became the standard versions before the Clarendon editions came out [1]. Languageseeker (talk) 19:06, 25 March 2022 (UTC)
And with it always being published in the same volume as Silas Marner, that would make sense. Presumably the only new material in the volume was that Introduction by Watts-Dunton. Okay, I'm happy to go ahead with the deletions. Thanks, Beeswaxcandle (talk) 19:18, 25 March 2022 (UTC)

Index:Posthumous Works of Mary Wollstonecraft Vol3.djvuEdit

Hi Languageseeker,

First, good to see you are still somewhat active. However, I am not sure the original TOC is "useful" with this work, in the sense that the letters in the work don't really match anything the TOC actually says. More accurately, some of the TOC entries don't actually line up with individual letters (e.g. start/end mid-letter). Thus, although I slightly modified what Chrisguise and Lizardcreator had done, in ensuring that all the pages were transcluded, I didn't think it made sense to use the actual TOC entries, and so left the rest as is (and then modified the MC module and such). Maybe I am mistaken, but I thought in these situations an AuxTOC could be used when the included one is not appropriate. At any rate, good to hear from you, TeysaKarlov (talk) 19:23, 26 March 2022 (UTC)

Hi TeysaKarlov,
!TeysaKarlov It's good to hear from you as well. I did not realize that the included TOC did not line up with the content. I think in this case, the AuxTOC should list the individual letters and that each letter should be transcluded in it's own subpage. Languageseeker (talk) 08:39, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
I see. What fun... TeysaKarlov (talk) 19:47, 27 March 2022 (UTC)
@TeysaKarlov Yeah, it's a giant pain, but it has to be done. Languageseeker (talk) 20:00, 28 March 2022 (UTC)

One year progressEdit

Hi! Hope you're doing OK. Would you like to write the summary for the Monthly Challenge, considering we're about to pass the one year mark?

Some figures (provisional, since midnight's not here yet) for you in case you want to write it up: total processed: 53468, proofread: 33340, validated: 18428. In the same year, 308487 pages were processed at enWS, so the MC represents roughly 17% of all WS proofreading activity page-by-page. Which I think is a completely brilliant result!

If you don't want to write the summary, do also feel free to dump/list some of the works you would like to see specifically mentioned in the summary and I'll incorporate them. It's only fair that you get to choose the focus, since you worked so hard on it. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 22:10, 30 April 2022 (UTC)

@Inductiveload Hope that you're also doing well. Thanks for thinking about me. Things have been ok. It's been an amazing year for the MC and I'm really impressed with how things have progressed. I'll work on the progress report tomorrow. Stay well and enjoy the beauty of the spring. Languageseeker (talk) 00:11, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

Thank you for the Monthly ChallengeEdit

Hi Languageseeker,

I might be a day late in my time zone, but just sneaking in this thanks for the MC here. For all I know, I may not have joined Wikisource without it. Seeing the little page counter whenever I went to read something on Wikisource always made me want to help out. I only wish I had more time now, as there have always seemed to be more works in the MC that I would like to help with, than I ever seem to get round to.

Thanks again (both to you, and to any of the other people that made the MC possible, or helped out in any way, that are reading this), TeysaKarlov (talk) 20:49, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

Hi @TeysaKarlov,
Thank you so much for your kind words. They mean more to me than you can know. It's been an exciting and challenging year with the both the MC and IRL things. It's really heartwarming to hear this.
I'm also extremely grateful to you for helping out so much with the MC. Without you, I don't think I could keep on doing this. You've really done more than anyone can fairly ask. Languageseeker (talk) 01:34, 2 May 2022 (UTC)