Wikisource talk:Community collaboration/2011

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Classical Chinese Literature

There aren't many complete translations of classical Chinese works. There are some works that are complete or nearly complete for Confucius, but many others, such as the Classics, Zhuangzi, Mencius, and Mo Zi are either largely empty or non-existent. I am currently working on translating Mo Zi into English, and I hope that at least a few people can get involved to help translate that text as efficiently as possible. O.J.S. (talk) 19:20, 3 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support. I'd be interested in getting this one going at some point. Perhaps we could lay a nice framework before making it a CotW, get the Portals set up and nicely arranged ready for population and so on. I'll come back to this proposal soon with more ideas, I'm a little busy right now. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 00:03, 28 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-automated proposal to generate activity.

As this collaboration is going nowhere in particular beyond being a static place, so I propose that a list of 52 authors (or portals) be generated and I will code it so that a new one is rotated into place. Not particularly exciting, however, better than the nothingness that happens in this space and stops the project, and the site, looking like it is moribund. Happy for suggestions for authors, or alternative to be prepared and I will get around to it in the coming days. Billinghurst (talk) 13:12, 11 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Go forth and automate. Jeepday (talk) 22:17, 31 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
How about for a start that we just call this Wikisource:Collaboration or Wikisource:Collaboration time or similar, and not be specific with a period. — billinghurst sDrewth 05:17, 9 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The name "Wikisource:Collaboration" or maybe "Current Collaboration" sounds good to me. I support changing it, as CotW makes the front page look stagnant when it runs for months on end. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 01:30, 14 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I propose Author:Constantine. 18:32, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Support. Plenty of works to add here. However, I would like to suggest that as many works as possibly are added as parts of larger works, backed by scans. For example Letter to Chrestus of Syracuse is part of Index:Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius Pamphilus, 1842.djvu (although the translation is not the same). While the Constantine-related percentage of these encylopaedic works may be small, it acts as a convenient "anchor" to get these works onto Wikisource. So, while individually good, this can help us to expand our collection of Early Christian compendiums. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 22:13, 27 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have just set up WikiProject NARA to co-ordinate the addition of works from NARA to the Wikisource collection. Since Dominic is currently on the ground at NARA, I think that we would benefit both WS:NARA and Wikisource by presenting this project as a CotW, thus getting it front-page exposure without interfering with PotM. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 04:21, 8 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No brainer IMNSHO. Just do it. — billinghurst sDrewth 04:53, 8 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK, changing it over now. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 03:26, 9 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ethiopian Orthodox Bible

I've seen that the Ethiopian Orthodox Bible has a lot of books that are not included in any other version of the Bible. It would be good to make a compendium on the books they include as opposed to the other versions. --Stidmatt (talk) 03:44, 3 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That seems like a good discussion point for Wikisource:WikiProject Bible. — billinghurst sDrewth 08:16, 3 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]