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What forbidden magic is this?Edit

I'm wondering about adding links to indices in a project, Index:United States Statutes at Large Volume 33 Part 2.djvu (example index page), and so in my spare time I've been looking at things like {{namespace detect}}. But then somehow I came across this edit by Mpaabot. I am very intrigued! Shenme (talk) 02:54, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

Welcome backEdit

Welcome back, and I'm glad to see you active again. People suddenly going inactive in the middle of a global pandemic tends to make me worried. So here's hoping your absence was due to something far more pleasurable and benign than this interminable virus! :-) --Xover (talk) 04:56, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Hi, I am OK thanks :-) Mpaa (talk) 09:24, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Deleting “transwiki'd” filesEdit

I have been going through locally held files, and listing those that should be deleted; I have been careful to not select those files which do not have legitimate replacements. I noticed that you were deleting many of these files; I bring to your attention, among others, File:Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography (1900, volume 1).djvu-122.png, “replaced” by File:Chester Alan Arthur - Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography (1900, volume 1) (page 122 crop).jpg. The latter file was cropped from the .djvu file, rather than from the .pdf file or the original .jp2 files; this is clear when the image is viewed closely. It is for that reason that I did not recommend this file for deletion. In addition, in its final form, that page should have two images: the portrait, and the signature. The same problem exists for File:EB1922 - Volume 32.djvu.jpg: when examining the file closely, it is obvious that the quality is quite low. I have already concluded with my review of files through “G,” and have begun “H.” TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 13:18, 12 October 2020 (UTC).

  • The discussion and some files can be found here; more files can be found here. TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 13:29, 12 October 2020 (UTC).
    • It was decided this could be automated. Obviously it relies on the fact that who placed an image from commons on the page did a good job. I will stop, no problem. Mpaa (talk) 15:31, 12 October 2020 (UTC)
      • I assume you reference this discussion; I noticed this some time after I had begun my work. I assumed, because there had been no discussion for some time, that the plan had been abandoned, and I made no comment on my work. Extra-Wikisource issues have prevented me from working on this project, but I should be able to start again within a few days. TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 16:22, 12 October 2020 (UTC).

Pages left behindEdit

Hi, when you moved Index:United Nations Treaties and international agreements registered - Volume 221 (13 November 1955 - 30 November 1955).pdf to Index:UN Treaty Series - vol 221.pdf, the pages from /306 onwards got left behind and are now decorating Special:LonelyPages as orphans. What's the plan for those pages? Move or nuke? Beeswaxcandle (talk) 06:40, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

Fixed, thanks for he heads up. Mpaa (talk) 08:30, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

Fix a DJVU file?Edit

Hi, I was wondering if you might be willing to repair a DJVU file where the text layer is offset by a page. File:Upbuilders by Lincoln Steffens.djvu and you'll see the problem described at Index talk:Upbuilders by Lincoln Steffens.djvu. I'm not sure how to install djvused, and I'm not unwilling to figure it out…but I figured if it's easy for you, maybe you could just take care of it. (If it's time consuming or otherwise a problem, no worries of course.) -Pete (talk) 00:09, 6 March 2021 (UTC)