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Again, welcome! Beeswaxcandle (talk) 18:26, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

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Hi User:Beeswaxcandle, I've proofread a few pages of Index:Opengov report.pdf and I'd find it really useful if you were able to have a quick look and see if I'm doing it right. I've edited Wikipedia for years but am new to Wikisource. I've removed all indentation from the start of paragraphs (e.g. Page:Opengov report.pdf/10), was that the right thing to do? Thanks! - Lawsonstu (talk) 15:19, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

I've had a look at a couple of pages. They're looking good. Yes, removing the indentation from the start of the paragraphs is indeed the right thing to do. I've just got a couple of stylistic comments and one that's a needed workaround.
  1. We try to avoid colouring text, particularly when it could be confused with a link. Many readers of Wikimedia are used to the convention of blue=active link and red=link waiting to be created. I know that the particular shade of blue you've used is not either of the blues used to link, but the general reading public won't. However, in the end it's your choice how to present the work.
  2. There's a template {{rule}} that you can use instead of lots of — strung together. I've put one into the header on Page:Opengov report.pdf/5 so you can see how it works. There's a problem with some browsers and e-readers when there's a string of em-dashes together, in that a tiny amount of white space is left between each pair, so we prefer to avoid it.
  3. The transclusion software assumes that text carries on between pages and it will join text from the top of a page to that on the page before. Most of the time that's OK, but when a paragraph finishes at the bottom of a page we need to prevent it from happening. To do this we put a {{nop}} on its own line as the very last piece of text in the body of the text. You'll need to do this at the bottom of /6.
I've got this page on my watchlist, so keep asking questions here and I'll see what I can do to answer them. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 20:54, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
Great, thanks for the feedback! That's all really helpful. - Lawsonstu (talk) 21:07, 31 December 2013 (UTC)


Hi. Thought that you might be interested in this template: {{Dotted_TOC_page_listing}}. Bye--Mpaa (talk) 21:27, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! - Lawsonstu (talk) 21:29, 7 January 2014 (UTC)


...for all your work on The Battle for Open, which I tried to upload only to find you had beaten me to it by a year or two. I think this will be very useful; I'm currently planning a blog post related to Chapter 6. Very useful book! -Pete (talk) 22:10, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

You're welcome! I agree, I'm very pleased this book has been written. - Lawsonstu (talk) 14:53, 28 February 2016 (UTC)