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Again, welcome! — billinghurst sDrewth 12:49, 22 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Page formatting Edit

Hi Sohom,

In cleaning out some maintenance categories I ran across Page:Login USENIX Newsletter feb1983.djvu/8, Page:Login USENIX Newsletter feb1983.djvu/9, and Page:Login USENIX Newsletter feb1983.djvu/10. I've removed the deprecated template that I was working on, but I also noticed that the way you've formatted these pages is very non-standard. We don't use raw HTML markup like <center> (use {{center}} instead), <span style="margin-left: 2em"> ({{left margin}}), or a lot of the generic wikimarkup like == headings == (do something like {{center|{{x-larger|headings}}}}, and :indentation (use {{left margin}}, {{gap}}, or {{em}}).

If we get the file undeleted at Commons (you should hopefully have gotten a ping from the request) these issues will have to be resolved in the Page:-namespace pages here. --Xover (talk) 11:15, 24 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Xover Saw this now, sorry for taking over a year to respond :) (possibly dismissed the notification at some point of time last year and then forgot about it). I'll try and convert the pages over to the more templatey syntax and work on finishing the books that I started (probably adding a few more of these older computer magazine/newsletters as well). Sohom Datta (talk) 13:48, 10 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No worries; I do that occasionally as well (drowning in notifications, so some are inevitably lost). Let me know if you need any help or advice. Xover (talk) 08:40, 12 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global user pages Edit

Hi Sohom,

You may be interested in m:Global user pages. cf. this edit. Xover (talk) 08:39, 12 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Xover I do have a global user page on meta, but since I've created a page here it stops the global user page from showing up, I'm not sure how to get rid of it. Sohom Datta (talk) 14:21, 14 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Sohom data: You just request that it be deleted. Usually using {{sdelete|G7}}, but you can also just flag down an admin and ask them to do it. So since I have +sysop here I'll delete it imminently. :) Xover (talk) 14:35, 14 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Filtering Special:LintErrors by contributors in history.. Edit

Thanks for the the page status indicator, with a few tweaks I was able to remove un-proofread pages from the list shown entirely. (see User:ShakespeareFan00/pages.js for the version I am using. The changes are around line 37).

What I would now like is the ability to use a list I have in my common.js in resepct of another script that's been developed by User:Inductiveload ( User:Inductiveload/ActivePageAlert ) to help reduce editing conflicts. To hide pages that a "specfic" user had worked on. I lack the JS coding skills to implement this myself, but it would be a very powerful feature to have :). ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 10:00, 1 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

EIS: no OCR text Edit

I just had a quick look at EIS—just to get started—but I'm seeing what appears to be the OCR text disappearing from the editor at some point while EIS loads. I reproduced while logged out and in a different browser, so it's not obviously an incompatibility with a local gadget / user script or client-side issue. Unless it's an actual EIS bug that makes one of the enWS-local default gadgets the prime suspect. Can you confirm that EIS is supposed to be able to load the OCR and whether it works for you on enWS (I tried with Page:Options (1909).djvu/28, opened it from the Index and hit the "Edit pages in sequence" pseudo-tab), before I go digging too far down the rabbit hole debugging our Gadgets? Xover (talk) 16:26, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Xover OCR/Text layer support is still pending under review. I'm hoping to deploy it in the coming weeks :( Sohom (talk) 16:53, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Erm. Text layer support is pretty fundamental for the purpose of EIS. You typically wouldn't use EIS for tweaks to existing pages, and when creating new Page: pages the text layer is kinda important to have. Did nobody flag this at the three projects that beta tested it? Xover (talk) 17:28, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It wasn't flagged, I assume they used the transcribe text feature which will also preload the OCRed text Sohom (talk) 23:11, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New pageforward system Edit

I compared old and new page forward system and found the old way more direct : mouse to > (menu left), mouse to edit (menu center), computer page down bottom with left hand, save with mouse, back to menu > button. The new methode implies additional clics in an additional pop-up window, so that makes complex mouse movements without use of the other hand. And you do'nt have a read view of the texte before editing, to look for lay-out abnormalyties. In the new method, I see a third access to the page list, why? Just more clicks, clicks to make. I use only the one pagelist on the Pages Index. But it must have been quite a programming exercise for you. --Havang(nl) (talk) 18:02, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Try using it with the "Show this dialog every time "Save changes" is clicked" button unchecked Sohom (talk) 18:08, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I can do in the old system with three clicks for a new page, and four clics with existing pages. The new method is useless for me, and I will not use it. Its my opinion, I dont want to influence others opinion, so you may remove this message after reading. --Havang(nl) (talk) 18:34, 21 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]