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The Shunned HouseEdit

Hi. The categories for Weird Tales/Volume 30/Issue 4/The Shunned House are actually on the redirect page The Shunned House. I put the categories there to keep the category pages legible (the full file path isn't that easy to read when browsing a category). I've added a defaultsort to the redirect (I don't know why I forgot to do so originally). - AdamBMorgan (talk) 20:00, 23 October 2012 (UTC)


Hi, I answered your message here. Regards, Candalua (talk) 13:19, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

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Easier way to do "defaultsort"Edit

Hi, for a work with as many sub-pages as A Dictionary of the Book of Mormon it would be easier to get a bot to add the defaultsort. You can put a request in at Bot Requests, and one of the bot-owners who do this sort of thing will be happy to assist. Doing so would free you to focus on works that require a more manual intervention. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 05:13, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

OK< I've made the request. I'll now move on from 1891 works to 1890 works. Simon Peter Hughes (talk) 09:15, 20 August 2015 (UTC)



in case you weren't "in the loop", we're working on getting wl back up (@ a new domain name).

btw; last backup is from ~feb 20; if you happen to have saved any copies of work/content/material that is more recent, please do not delete! i do not have access anymore to backup copies of some of the books i've uploaded.

if the old site ever does come back online; we should try to scrape up all of the recent work.

best regards,

Lx 121 (talk) 12:01, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

@Lx 121: @Simon Peter Hughes: Any idea what is happening with this site? It appears the domain has moved, maybe back again? Frayae (talk) 10:51, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
@Frayae: The address now is and that's a new address. Before, it had been at and then at The previous address of redirects to the new site. And it now looks like the name has officially changed back to Wikilivres again. That's a bit annoying for me after all the changes I did on other wikis to say that it was now called Bibliowiki. Currently, the content from the old site is being migrated to the new one and it's rather unstable. It should be ready by the start of December. Simon Peter Hughes (talk) 13:00, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
@Simon Peter Hughes: Hello. Sorry to bother you. I am a casual user of the Wikilivres site. I was wondering what is going on with the site. It has been unavailable for the past week. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you. 06:58, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
I don't know. I wish I did. Although the site was always a bit slow, by the start of August, it just got to the point that the site was loading so slowly that I found trying to edit it extremely frustrating and more trouble than it was worth. So I decided to take a complete break from the site and not even look at if for a week, in the hope that it would get better after that. A week went by and the site was still just as slow so I didn't try to edit it. Then two weeks. Then I tried to visit the site again and found it was down. I think Wikilivres might have finally died. But I hope I'm wrong. Simon Peter Hughes (talk) 11:55, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Vita Nuova and WikidataEdit

It's not a "cock up" on Wikidata. The data structure for works links pages for "works" with each other. So if each Wikisource had a page for Dante's Vita Nuova as a work, then those would all be linked together. However, what you linked to are editions / translations, and each of those has a different translator, publisher, date, etc. So those each get separate data items, and should not be cross-linked with each other.

Yes, it's a headache, but I and others have been pushing for a tool that will correct the problem by automatically checking against the data structure at Wikidata to resolve the linking issue. In the meanwhile, it is always possible for each wikisource to create a "work" page listing translations published in their own language. The French have started doing this, and some Polish and Russian wikisourcers are doing likewise now. The Italians have created a separate namespace to handle the problem. --EncycloPetey (talk) 05:44, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

Gujarát and the Gujarátis‎Edit

I already added Category:India when I noticed the work on the "New" List earlier today. I added the category in the header, using the categories= parameter instead of adding it to the bottom. --EncycloPetey (talk) 05:34, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Ok. thank you for telling me. Simon Peter Hughes (talk) 05:36, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
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