Coral Island

Reverting the chapters to the pre-match and split doesn't help anything. The Match-and-split text is the exact same unsourced text that was present there before. The Match-and-Split process takes the text from the Mainspace pages and inserts it into the Page: namespace pages. So reverting those changes does not fix anything. It's just the same unsourced text whether it's transcluded or not. --EncycloPetey (talk) 20:14, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The reason for going back to the pre split version, was that you'd raised concerns that they were not necessarily the same edition. I am well aware that it doesn't 'fix' the text. I also undid a number of other splits I'd done, on the basis that I would not have time to work on them right now. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:17, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Alexander and Dindimus (Skeat 1878)

I notice that there are four pages starting from Page:Alexander and Dindimus (Skeat 1878).djvu/151 which are not linked from the index page. Are those pages needed ? -- Beardo (talk) 19:00, 20 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, They are blank "overscans" and should not be transcluded. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 19:41, 20 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Are they needed for anything ? Or should they be deleted ? -- Beardo (talk) 20:35, 20 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
They can be safely deleted. You my wish to check Special:LonelyPages for other 'overscans' . ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:38, 20 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Will you put them up for deletion, or shall I ?
Yes, that special was how I came upon these. There are currently only 11 on with "Page" prefix on that list. -- Beardo (talk) 21:21, 20 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Feel free to do the cleanup :) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 21:41, 20 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Named vs. unnamed params

What's the reasoning behind this? Xover (talk) 10:02, 3 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Xover:. Parameter 2 was showing up as unrecognised in the TemplateData analysis script I was using, So I updated the wikitext to use the documented, height param. I'll update the TemplateData. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 10:07, 3 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I noticed you removed this template from many images. Should I do the same for the String Figures and How to Make Them images? The Eloquent Peasant (talk) 18:52, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If they are not a Djvu file , yes. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 18:55, 22 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

please focus your lint activity to the content spaces

Please will you stop flying around people's user and user talk pages just because a page appears on the lint special pages. What makes you think that it is okay for you to just edit people's pages as there is an html/coding error on a page. What is the purpose? Seriously, what are you achieving? We don't typically go and fix red links, grammer, etc., so unless there is a real burning issue, just leave them. Stop being sucked in just because it appears on a list. — billinghurst sDrewth 22:28, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Noted. I've already expressed my views about this previously. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 22:40, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If you like I can start undoing every single edit, but that would only create 'noise'.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 22:41, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It would indeed create noise, so please don't start mass undoing your edits unless there is a very good reason to do so. Xover (talk) 05:37, 11 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Xover: I have undone a number of non-content namespace edits already, because I effectively lost confidence in the stability of the repair based on subsequent concerns. As an admin you are welcome to reinstate any "good" fixes, provided that you can personally justify the attempted fix that was being attempted. Priority should of course be given to 'structural' repairs (unclosed tables and unpaired 'block' tags.) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 05:48, 11 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd also appreciate someone making sure I don't make a fool of myself due to over-confidence.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 05:48, 11 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
One of the current batch of repairs (not reverted) which seems to be contentious when performed outside of content-namespaces, were the attempts to resolve unterminated <p> tags in decades old welcome messages to User talk pages. As I stated on your user talk page in response to a related query regarding misnested tags, I stated I am more than happy to revert any edits I make (or have made). ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 06:00, 11 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As attempting non-content namespace "linting" as a non-admin is considered to be controversial currently, I'll go back to 'linting' Content namespaces, effectively doing a plain-text proofread of pages I find. Do you have a list of 'in-progress' items you were working on so I don't conflict with specific focus you had? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 06:00, 11 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Xover: I need a way forward on this, and won't be reverting any more edits, However I would really appreciate someone (with the authority to do so obviously) reviewing the attempted fixes, and if they were 'sensible' delints reinstating them (with the appropriate authority to do so). I have always tried to act in good faith, and the delinting efforts were done with this in mind, and so as to reduce a backlog that had in some places seen no reduction efforts in at least 5-6 years. Until I started looking at de-linting, I got the distinct impression there had not been a visible systemic effort at all. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:51, 11 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DNB errata

As when this issue has come up before, I am doing nothing to interfere actively with the format on the page. It must be my browser, or suchlike. There are actual corrections to be made on the three pages. Since it appears I cannot fix them, I would ask you to look at the diffs and sort them out. Charles Matthews (talk) 13:14, 15 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mpaa had already corrected these. If they are still "wrong" take it to the Scriptorum, as an edit/revert cycle is not the way to reach a soloution for this.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 13:28, 15 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]