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Proofreading TipsEdit

Hello and Welcome to Wikisource,

I noticed you have been marking some pages of the Strand Magazine as proofread. I would kindly request that you look over Wikisource's style guide (see above link on your talk page) and attempt, to the best of your ability, to follow said styles, as well as (and most importantly) ensuring that any errors in the optical character recognition of the original text are corrected. In particular, end of line hyphen's should be removed whenever a word is not naturally hyphenated. Paragraphs are also strongly preferred to single lines, as the latter can cause formatting issues. To further assist the explanation I went over one page https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:The_Strand_Magazine_(Volume_72).djvu/436, so that by clicking "View history", "Compare selected revisions" you can see what changes to make before marking a page as proofread. If you have any questions, feel free to reply here, or ask on my talk page,

Thanks,TeysaKarlov (talk) 20:08, 13 March 2022 (UTC)

Hello again,
Just wanted to say a big thanks for heeding the above message, your proofreading is now much improved. I also wanted to thank you for all your other contributions to the Monthly Challenge, in both validating and transcluding (just be careful not to miss any pages, although in this case I admit that they seemed quite unrelated to the actual work). If you have any other questions, feel free to ask on my talk page.
Thanks again,TeysaKarlov (talk) 04:45, 26 March 2022 (UTC)

Index:Six-Gun Gorilla.pdfEdit

Can you provide some more information? Such as the issues this was extracted from?

"The Wizard" was UK publication, and story papers such as this one did not necessarily credit individual writers, (especially if they were considered 'staff' writers for the publications concerened.)

The publication itself was active until 1979! (see http://www.britishcomics.20m.com/wizard.htm), and D.C. Thompson (https://www.dcthomson.co.uk/) was still an active publisher in the UK.

A 'reasonable' effort to identify the author, would involve asking the publishers if they retained any records or copyright assignments. You cannot just say it's public domain because a US based website has identified it as potentially being such. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 06:22, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

File:Amazing Stories Jules Verne's Tomb.pngEdit

Hi Lizardcreator,

File:Amazing Stories Jules Verne's Tomb.png is tagged with {{Do not move to Commons}} and so should not be exported there. The software should have prevented you from doing that, but was missing a bit of configuration. That's been fixed so you should get a warning in future, but in any case you should pay attention before initiating such operations. I see the file is already tagged for speedy deletion on Commons and I've removed the speedy deletion request from the local file here. Xover (talk) 20:07, 17 May 2022 (UTC)


Hi, thank you for transcribing one of the film trailers for Night of the Living Dead. I encourage you to participate in WikiProject Film if these sorts of transcriptions are something you'd like to participate in long-term. And just for the record, because of Wikisource's horrid lack of support for film transcriptions by normal means, I created Wikisource:WikiProject Film/Drafts to make the process easier. There you can make a full draft transcription on one page, and my bot will run through it and enter the transcription in the Index, Page, and Main namespaces all at once, cutting out all the tedious manual repetition and agony. Hopefully it helps. PseudoSkull (talk) 21:23, 22 May 2022 (UTC)

I (hopefully) will finish the Night of the Living Dead transcription in a few days, since it's a very high-demand public domain film. PseudoSkull (talk) 21:25, 22 May 2022 (UTC)


Hi: just a quick hint: the {{hwe}} and {{hws}} templates are no longer necessary as the wiki software on the server will join them up for you. They're not wrong as such (and still useful in <refs> for one, see H:HYPHEN for more), but maybe it'll save you a few key-presses. Tromaster (talk) 21:47, 16 June 2022 (UTC)