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The Silent Prince  (1900)
by Hattie Arnold Clark.

Last month completed: A Journey to Lhasa and Central Tibet
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Cirt (talk) 22:51, 22 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

I have been and played


For some of the work that you have been undertaking, I have been in and applied some of our unique MOS, especially the transclusion of the text from the Page: namespace to the main namespace. -- billinghurst (talk) 10:35, 23 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Addendum. I see that this is an existing work. We can do some tricks with some of the newer tools available. Allow me to play here for the next while. billinghurst (talk)
Meant to say that I finished playing, and that the tools are not going to be as helpful as expected with the work. Oh well. -- billinghurst (talk) 22:22, 24 October 2009 (UTC)Reply
Well, thank you for looking into it, nonetheless! --LarryGilbert (talk) 02:10, 25 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

I was going to create, then found that we already have {{redact}} available for the use that you wanted. -- billinghurst (talk) 22:18, 24 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Actually I'd found it, too. :-) But I appreciate you letting me know. Thanks. --LarryGilbert (talk) 02:10, 25 October 2009 (UTC)Reply
  You do really good work! Clueful and competent are nice traits. (Gave you autopatrolled status.) FWIW we have shortcuts {{hws}} and {{hwe}} to save on typing. When you are looking to transclude pages to main namespace, give me a hoy if you need a hand. -- billinghurst (talk) 05:51, 25 October 2009 (UTC)Reply
Thank you indeed! --LarryGilbert (talk) 01:06, 26 October 2009 (UTC)Reply



If you are interested in solving this, there is some light reading here. Enjoy ;-) John Vandenberg (chat) 18:19, 28 November 2009 (UTC)Reply



Just b/c I could, I have sent History of Norfolk/Volume 1/Diss and History of Norfolk/Volume 5 off to match and split. It would have nothing to do with clogging the job queue to irritate the French. ;-) <laugh> billinghurst (talk) 13:46, 15 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

Heh. Well, hey, it looks like it worked, right? I've found that it goes faster than I expect it to do. --LarryGilbert (talk) 17:55, 15 December 2009 (UTC)Reply



thanks, [1] Cygnis insignis (talk) 10:03, 18 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

No problem. I've just been going through the DoubleRedirects list, that's all. :-) --LarryGilbert (talk) 21:32, 18 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

I uploaded the Djvu from Archive.org, where the smudging is definitely going to be a problem for those without a copy of the original scan. I would very much appreciate eventually getting a high-quality Djvu with text layer, as a long-term goal :) For now, my colleagues and I have access to the original scans and can proceed from there. Thanks! Aldebrn (talk) 03:09, 31 December 2009 (UTC)Reply


It looks good. Perhaps es:Usuario:Aleator/DP-USA can help improve it or gives ideas: it is an html document I made as a test for me, but I think it works. It's in Spanish. It's the same: some "if"s some "else"s, and take the better way ;) Saludos! -Aleator (talk) 18:47, 2 January 2010 (UTC)Reply



Hi LarryGilbert,

You are now a sysop. Could you add any other languages you know to WS:ADMINS?

Thanks!—Zhaladshar (Talk) 22:56, 5 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Done. Thank you!LarryGilbert (talk) 00:34, 6 January 2010 (UTC)Reply


The Descent of Man


I have moved Darwin's The Descent of Man as you proposed.

Can you please move "Talk:Descent of Man" to "Talk:The Descent of Man (Darwin)"? I guess it is necessary to delete "Talk:The Descent of Man (Darwin)"--a redirect--before the move. --Dan Polansky (talk) 11:35, 14 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Yup! Moved now. Talk:The Descent of Man (Darwin)LarryGilbert (talk) 15:13, 14 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

author redirects


Hi Larry. If an author is given in a text, I reckon that is a plausible redirect. Would you go along with that thinking? Cygnis insignis (talk) 20:44, 29 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

In some cases it can be appropriate, yes. But if you're talking about the speedy-delete I handled, I thought the deletion was appropriate because it was a legitimate speedy-delete request (i.e. requested by the creator to cover an apparent mistake) and nothing appeared to have been linked to the redirect. If I'd seen links to the redirect, I may have thought twice about it. --LarryGilbert (talk) 19:14, 31 May 2010 (UTC)Reply
Not a biggie, they might be helpful or clutter - just trying to get some opinions on this in general. I see them turn up because that is all that is given in the text, I know it can sometimes be hard to get full names for authors of papers and articles. I reckon this may assist searches if we keep 'em around, though I'm not sure if google notices them. Ta for the reply. Cygnis insignis (talk) 19:27, 31 May 2010 (UTC)Reply

Unsuccessful confirmation of adminship


Hi Larry,

Just to let you know that your annual confirmation of admin status was unsuccessful due to inactivity. You remain in good standing as a former administrator, so should you become active here again in future, you may request to have your admin status restored. Cheers,

Hesperian 05:58, 1 March 2012 (UTC)Reply

I have removed your sysop flag on this project following a request by local bureaucrat User:Hesperian, as you have failed local reconfirmation. Relevant links: reconfirmation procedure and request on meta. Thanks for your time and effort as an administrator. Regards, Snowolf How can I help? 06:03, 1 March 2012 (UTC)Reply

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