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A requestEdit

Hi! Can you please see about the image-related objection at Wikisource:Featured text candidates#Calcutta: Past and Present? With regards, Hrishikes (talk) 09:25, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

I'll have a look tomorrow. Moondyne (talk) 13:25, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Updated scriptsEdit

Hello Moondyne. I updated your proofreading scripts to the latest version from Wikisource:TemplateScript. This adds a new Special:TemplateScript page to configure your scripts, and enables compatibility with upcoming features. Let me know if anything breaks. :) —Pathoschild 06:11, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. I'm guessing that the check boxes on Special:TemplateScript settings will eventually move somewhere into Preferences. First look it seems all good - I'll have a look over next few days. Moondyne (talk) 09:34, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Index:Motors and motor-driving (1902).djvuEdit

This appears to have some sections that are authored by others, and which may need their status confirmed separately. I'd also suggest moving a copy of the file to Wikisource locally, rather than at Commons, as from some cursory checks some of the section may still be subject to an EU (life+70) term. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 16:48, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks; at least one of them died in 1952. Will check it out shortly. Moondyne (talk) 14:26, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Oops! We collided Page:On Our Selection.djvu/13Edit

Please take whichever version you like best. AuFCL (talk) 04:59, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, no worries. Moondyne (talk) 05:03, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Author nameEdit

Hi, your latest author's name is not standard, I think. Yes, the book was written under the name K. S. Ranjitsinhji (Kumar Sri Ranjitsinhji), but later he ascended to the throne and became a Maharaja. So, mentioning him by "Kumar" is not appropriate. The name should be Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji II, his official royal designation. Best, Hrishikes (talk) 14:38, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

  Done and thanks. I sort of knew it wasn't quite right having to conflate WS policies, Hindu names and the royal name. Thanks for your guidance. Moondyne (talk) 04:35, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Index:A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin (1853).djvuEdit

I am doing some transclusion checks, and see that the work Index:A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin (1853).djvu has many pages not transcluded. Not sure whether it is something that you have missed and forgotten or what. If you are not wishing to finish its transclusion then please let me know and I will add it to my "to do" list. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:15, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Fixed. Moondyne (talk) 04:16, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

Thank you!Edit

Thanks for your help tidying up Cassell's History volume 1. Your work is appreciated! - Tannertsf (talk) 13:49, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

My pleasure. Moondyne (talk) 13:50, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

Cassell's Illustrated Volumes of English History v.2Edit

I too thank you but always make sure there are no misspellings left when marking proofread. I just saw a page in v.2 where ShakespeareFan00 has corrected several misspellings you had left and yet you marked it as proofread. That is a no-no. :) Kind regards, --Maury (talk) 19:40, 28 August 2016 (UTC)


you have mail = JarrahTree (talk) 11:52, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

Thank you so far - appreciate your oversight at wp en Jarrah Tree (talk) 13:28, 12 May 2016 (UTC)



This is perhaps just barely interesting enough to you to serve as an excuse for me to pop in and say hello. Hello!

Hesperian 05:52, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi. It's been a long time between drinks. ".. plenty of instructive gossip" made me smile. Moondyne (talk) 03:05, 24 August 2016 (UTC)


You might find these useful-

All should be subst in use ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 14:08, 27 August 2016 (UTC)

Moondyne, would you please come and proofread pages in Index:Cassell's Illustrated History of England vol 3.djvu.? You were asked not to edit v.2 but v.3 is wide open for proofreading and validating. ShakespeareFan00 has worked a lot on v.3 The purple coloured pages are where I am placing images. Thank you, --Maury (talk) 16:14, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
Would support you doing validations, as the other honourable contributor, has explained that they are having some issue with validating, and naturally I can't self-validate stuff I've marked as proof-read. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 23:15, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Requesting a helpEdit

Hi, can you please take a look at this page? Help required for creating the black circles at border corners. Thanks, Hrishikes (talk) 06:41, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Hello Hrishikes. I'm happy to do that but am travelling for another week or so. Will have a look when I'm back home unless someone else does before me. Kind regards, Moondyne (talk) 07:52, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
I've had a go - sorry it took so long. I cant figure out how to adjust the row height on top and bottom borders, but perhaps you or someone else can. Cheers. Moondyne (talk) 09:34, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
@Ineuw: sounds like one of your special skills. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:23, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
Will give it a try later today (UTC -4:00) — Ineuw talk 11:48, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
Done to the best of my ability. — Ineuw talk 22:56, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

Author:Cecil Louis Troughton SmithEdit

Are there actually works by this author in the public domain? We generally do not create author pages where an author does not have pages in the public domain, or there are no works about them. It becomes a little false advertising and it encourages people to add their works. Where the author page is not going to contain hostable works we have usually deleted them, however, where we have retained these author pages we need to remove the red links. Such a means is with the template {{copyright until}}. Please let me know which way we should proceed. — billinghurst sDrewth 23:32, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

Hi Billinghurst. It'd be OK to delete the author page. I got a bit eager after reading a few of his excellent works over my holidays. :) Moondyne (talk) 02:03, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

A Voyage to Terra Australis, sidenotesEdit

Hi, I've successfully used {{float left}} as a substitute for the problematic {{left sidenote}} before, but it isn't working as well here. Do you think it's good enough? I had a play with {{left margin}}, hoping the float left would be unaffected, like {{fqm}} but no joy. I really don't know how templates work which doesn't help :) What do you think? Cheers, Zoeannl (talk) 09:34, 12 March 2019 (UTC) (from NZ)

Thanks Zoeannl. Your's is obviously a big improvement on mine, so thanks. Try {{sidenotes begin}} in the header and {{right sidenote}} / {{left sidenote}} in the page body. In the mainspace the sidenote text appears in a box. Kind regards. Moondyne (talk) 08:35, 18 March 2019 (UTC)
I just really don't like how {{sidenotes}} looks. Also I believe it is prone to misbehaving on transclusion. Sidenotes generally don't really translate to digitising—on transclusion, most will not be seen anyway, only the first of the section. I'll stick with KISS, until a better alternative comes up. Cheers, Zoeannl (talk) 08:13, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
No problem. Moondyne (talk) 13:53, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Community Insights SurveyEdit

RMaung (WMF) 14:29, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Reminder: Community Insights SurveyEdit

RMaung (WMF) 19:11, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Reminder: Community Insights SurveyEdit

RMaung (WMF) 17:02, 4 October 2019 (UTC)


I've reverted your change of description for three key reasons: (1) the information on WP with the statement is completely unsourced, and is at odds with historical evidence that Virgil was not from Rome; (2) the description was redundant, making two statements about his place in time ("ancient" & "Augustan") but without identifying his place of origin; (3) Virgil was not in fact an Augustan Age poet, since the Augustan Age began in 27 B.C., and Virgil most likely published both his Eclogues & Georgics before that date. --EncycloPetey (talk) 00:46, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

Seems like splitting hairs at the cost of clarity. I understood "Augustan Age" referred to the period during the reign of Augustus (27 BC–14 AD). Georgics was first published in 29 BCE and refers to Augustus (as Caesar) in a number of places. Aeneid is arguably much more famous than either of the works you mentioned and was published sometime later. Many scholars refer to Virgil and his friend Horace as being Augustan-era poets. (eg Kelsall, "Augustus and Pope.") "non-Roman Italian ancestry" sounds a bit clunky and vague and is phrasing I've not heard previously. By non-Roman, I presume you're referring to Gaul, which was subdued into the empire by Caesar no later than 50BCE. Moondyne (talk) 13:21, 22 March 2021 (UTC)