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Mpaa Tools run for Index:Tarzan of the Apes.djvuEdit

Would you mind running your tools on Index:Tarzan of the Apes.djvu. I saw a number of instances of spaces after em-dashes. Languageseeker (talk) 20:59, 30 October 2021 (UTC)

Done, I did not find issues with em-dashes, I fixed some blanks and typos. Mpaa (talk) 21:15, 30 October 2021 (UTC)

The Music of the SpheresEdit

I have not been pinging; there have been some weird experiences and it is my experience that just mentioning the User:Name linked does everything that ping or re promises to do. If I am wrong about that, this would be the time to correct me.

The reason I am here is that book I scanned. I have uploaded unrotated files and now I have a priority of -4. I wonder if they are counting uploads, starting with "2" being the first. If you think that I should get rid of the gutter, I can do that but it will take much longer than an hour.

Its a very cool book. I showed it to my Mom and she said that the title comes from a hymn, and the contents have all of the appearances of a science for non-science text. Great images for 1926, that was the era of large refractor lens 'scopes. The line drawings really need some vectoring.... The book itself was very very thick for just a few more than 300 numbered pages, it was printed on something like card stock. Okay, real life now and not interrupting much at this point.

If you did not get this before, Thank You!--RaboKarbakian (talk) 18:41, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

@RaboKarbakian:, here it is: File:The_Music_of_the_Spheres.djvu. I do not know what happened at IA, now I see images that 180°-rotated (i.e. upside down). I used the previous ones. Before you do extra work with the gutter, let's see how this one behaves. Cheers. Mpaa (talk) 20:00, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
FYI, searching around out of curiosity, I found a review from those times (also a pretty tough one): https://www.science.org/doi/abs/10.1126/science.64.1647.92. Mpaa (talk) 20:12, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
Wow! Justifiably scathing review! I uploaded it and will link the reviewed parts to the book when I am done! File:Science-Vol. 64-issue 1647-pg 92 (1926).png I really dislike misinformation.
I think I am going to leave the unrotated files at IA and see what happens with the first uploads I did. The tar files I download for images are unrotated and uncropped, so, I suspect that "Community Texts" is on a different list. It does concern me still that the file names had changed and then when I went back to them, they were unchanged. It is on a list of what I will call "continuity errors" that I have been gathering lately.
It was a very quick turn around for that file. If there is anything I can do for you. I am good for complicated layouts, the math module, and of course, image work. Not as good with proofing though....--RaboKarbakian (talk) 21:15, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
I did this Index:Science-Vol. 64-issue 1647-pg 92 (1926).png, not sure about name of the index though, I have seen there is Science Volumes but not up to 1926. Mpaa (talk) 22:04, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

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Hi, Thanks for the reminder, it's much appreciated. I do very little admin work, if not less. — ineuw (talk) 19:01, 8 June 2022 (UTC)

Hi, welcome, no problem, I did not delete as I did not want to interfere if you were planing something else. Mpaa (talk) 10:02, 9 June 2022 (UTC)

Several botched <pages> conversions in EB1911Edit

Hi - I came across several bad conversions to <pages> format by MpaaBot e.g. ; Swatow; Tay, Loch; Terminal Figures; Sunderland, Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of. The bot has changed the command to onlysection="{{SUBPAGENAME" />" The result is none of the text that is supposed to be transcluded actually displays. I fixed Swearing; Sunda Islands and Swellendam, maybe you could review the code used by the bot and see where it needs fixing. There may be others apart the ones I've mentioned that need fixing. — DivermanAU (talk) 05:39, 20 June 2022 (UTC)

@DivermanAU I think I have fixed them. Let me know if will find some other mistake. Mpaa (talk) 09:23, 20 June 2022 (UTC)