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{{block center/s}}Edit

Hi there. I have undone your edit because on individual pages, when the template is in the header, it adds <p><br></p> before the body. This was noticeable on pages with poems continuing from the previous page. -Einstein95 (talk) 22:28, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

I did it because it some cases it was giving a <div-span flip>Missing end tag span-Stripped tags span lint error. Now I cannot find it, next time I'll see it I will let you know. Anyhow, in my opinion, as long as the transcluded pages behave fine, the single page perfection is of secondary importance vs. a proper html syntax respect.Mpaa (talk) 22:41, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
@Einstein95:, I reproduced the situation I found. It is a simple PoC.
{{block center/s}}
{{smaller|line1<br />
line2}}
{{block center/e}}

line1
line2

<div style="display:table; position:relative; margin:0 auto; width:auto;">
<p><span style="font-size: 83%;">line1<br />
line2</span>
</p>
</div>
{{block center/s}}{{smaller|line1<br />
line2}}
{{block center/e}}
line1

line2

<div style="display:table; position:relative; margin:0 auto; width:auto;"><span style="font-size: 83%;">line1<br />
<p>line2
</p>
</span></div>

Requesting clone/duplication of pages between works..Edit

(Reposting this directly here, as it's been on Scriptorum for a while without a response.)

Source: Index:2019-12-02-report-of-evidence-in-the-democrats-impeachment-inquiry-in-the-house-of-representatives.pdf
Pages: 1 to 123

to

Destination: Index:Impeachment of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States — Report of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives.pdf Pages: 217 to 339

As the latter pages seem to be the exact same report appended or annexed.

Your name was suggested as being able to do something like this with automated tools.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 12:44, 30 January 2020 (UTC)

done. Mpaa (talk) 21:09, 30 January 2020 (UTC)

Template:LeftEdit

Don't forget that the documentation should be noincluded.. I would suggest reviewing the last change you made to this.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:14, 4 February 2020 (UTC)

File:Page 620 (Vol. 1 - The Outline of History, H.G. Wells).pngEdit

This is still sitting in Category:From Commons and with a broken licensing template. Could you give it a once-over to clear it out? --Xover (talk) 13:12, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

Requested for mass subst:Edit

I was informed that a template I had written was in fact redundant, demonstrated by the fact that it could be easily replaced.

String to find : {{rh/vr| String to replace with {{subst:rh/vr|

Inovcations:- https://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Rh/vr&limit=2000

This seems like a task AWB could do in a short space time compared to manual replacement. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 11:35, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

Done. I also deleted the template. Mpaa (talk) 13:57, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

AlsoEdit

There should be something like an {{sdelete}} for this? Rather than having to request each group indvidually? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 14:23, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

Done. I suggest that you stop creating templates and instead submit your proposals for review to the community. You are generating a lot of maintenance tasks with your experiments, substitution, deletion requests etc. Mpaa (talk) 14:35, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
Would you be averse to locking Template namespace to admins only anyway? It's not as if templates here need to updated that often. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:34, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
I think it should be open to anyone. My advice above to you is because it seems you have problems with templates.Mpaa (talk) 15:38, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
Generally what happens, is that a template gets developed to meet a specific need (in one work) and then it "creeps" and breaks in the process of trying to generalise it to other use cases. I'd been trying recently to see if there was some of my previous creations that could be re-worked.
And thank you for convincing me to give up long term contributions to this project. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:56, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
Do what you feel you should do. My suggestion is that you seek for code reviews if you feel to edit templates. Mpaa (talk) 16:08, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
If I'm continually going to hit software limitiations and there's a lack of technical expertise (or in my case ineptitude) to come up with solutions that work for the whole Wikisource community. ....
For what it's worth, see - Index talk:Chronological Table and Index of the Statutes.djvu for part of the reason behind some of my recent template concerns.. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 16:14, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

Your messageEdit

I disagree with your opinion that there is no real benefit. There is enormous benefit. It allows the pages to be read and searched. It also produces increased efficiency through division of labour. It also attracts editors who would otherwise be unaware the thing exists or demoralised by the lack of progress. It also prevents scans from going moribund.

While I would like to see the robots used to the perform the task, the people who have access to them seem to be either unable or unwilling to operate them.
We have files that have been waiting for many years to be fixed. I suspect they will not be fixed during our lives. The problems with them are often very minor (such as the absence of a single not particularly important page). Most of our files seem to be free from problems. James500 (talk) 21:56, 21 February 2020 (UTC)
I realised only after leaving my message that you were adviced in the past already but you obliterated the message, as you immediately did with mine. Bad conscience maybe?
Anyhow, I gave you my opinion, I did not say it is prohibited and I suggested to ask for bots, as someone else already did it the past, unheard or maybe ignored. And instead of asking for bots, what do you do? You accuse bot owners to be incompetent or lazy. Very constructive indeed.
Regarding missing pages, I can tell you that I have moved tons of pages to insert the so-called unimportant page, so at least save me that part because I know what I am talking about.
Next time do not misdirect the conversation so it will be visible in the right context to everyone. Cheers. Mpaa (talk) 22:28, 21 February 2020 (UTC)
I did not accuse anyone of being incompetent or lazy. If you are offering to operate one of the robots, I would be enormously grateful. It would save me a lot of effort. I delete most messages that I receive, including the ones that thanked me for doing the job manually (there have been several). The person who previously offered to operate the robot did not finish what he started. That is not a criticism. It may be that I simply have more time on my hands than him. Since you asked, I will avoid files that are missing pages. James500 (talk) 22:56, 21 February 2020 (UTC)

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)