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Hello, Doug, a Welcome for you too  :)

Hello DeirdreAnne, welcome to the multilingual Wikisource! Thanks for your interest in the project; we hope you'll enjoy the community and your work here.

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The Community Portal lists tasks you can help with if you wish. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on my talk page!

Zyephyrus 20:59, 3 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Admin, broom and buckets[edit]

Hello Doug,

Here is a broom...


...and lots of buckets...

Lots of buckets

...Will you win against the spammers?

Congrats and welcome!  :) --Zyephyrus (talk) 08:58, 31 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks! Not sure spam is my thing though ;)--Doug.(talk contribs) 07:59, 3 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unblock request[edit]

Hello Doug. I see you've blocked Morphypnos (talkcontribs) for abusing multiple accounts, but he's not the same user as Hannahkell12 (talkcontribs). He's a French user (see this overview) and he is currently fighting cross-wiki vandalism in irc:cvn-sw. He only reverted Hannahkell12's vandalism on this project. Could you please unblock him? Thanks in advance, Mathonius (talk) 17:44, 6 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh sorry! I'll fix it right now. Thanks for pointing out my error.--Doug.(talk contribs) 17:57, 6 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the unblock. However, his IP address is currently autoblocked, could you unblock #917 as well? Kind regards, Mathonius (talk) 18:07, 6 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done. --Zyephyrus (talk) 18:28, 6 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ugh, sorry again. You'd think I'd be smarter than that, I've done this for a while other places. :-( --Doug.(talk contribs) 18:36, 6 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

About interesting things: mediawiki modernisation[edit]

Hello Doug, if you wish to hear more about this, here is what ThomasV said when creating it.

[Translated by me—please be indulgent for the mistakes, they are mine, not theirs.]

It seems to me inappropriate to add heavy & all trãspose, trãsposé, trãsposée, trãsposer, trãsposition, etc.. Trãspos- as a spelling, is it possible? Cdlt, Vigneron * discut. September 18, 2009 at 10:21 (UTC)

I know it is heavy, but note that it is still infinitely less cumbersome to write these words once and for all in a dictionary, rather than repeat them at every occurrence of the word, which was, let me remind you, the original intention of modernizers. I consider that I have fulfilled my part of the contract. To write an engine combination would be quite difficult, I believe ThomasV September 18, 2009 at 10:56 (UTC)
Yes, Thomas, the modernizers who had an initial intention may thank you very much indeed, although I have only this small model {{merci}} at my disposal to express it :). I want to point that Thomas took the necessary time to observe, listen, and understand what I was trying to do, and the tool he ended up building proves the quality of the listening and the observing not less than the creativity to conceive the tool that would be appropriate. - Zyephyrus September 18, 2009 at 11:33 (UTC)
Ok, so I'll add it. I just wanted to avoid entering words if there was an easier way. In addition, the dictionary may grow very rapidly, is not it a problem?
For conjugations, on wiktionary, we have Wikt: Model: fr-conj (see Wikt: Appendix: French Conjugation: love). I do not know if this can serve you.
As Zyephyrus, thank you very much. You have already done much and I am a perfectionist vile en: template: blink Cdlt, Vigneron * discut. September 18, 2009 at 11:40 (UTC)
Dictionary will become very large, it is expected. I explained somewhere (perhaps in the scriptorium) it will not be possible to continue to offer a link to "modernize" on all pages, the day or the dictionary will be too big. Indeed, we will have to generate micro-dictionaries in advance, for every page to modernize (and only this page then) ThomasV September 18, 2009 at 12:26 (UTC)

[Original text in French:]

Il me semble lourd & inadapté d’ajouter tout les trãspose, trãsposé, trãsposée, trãsposer, trãsposition, etc. Une graphie comme trãspos- est-elle possible. Cdlt, VIGNERON * discut. 18 septembre 2009 à 10:21 (UTC)

je sais bien que c’est lourd; mais note que c’est quand même infiniment moins lourd d’ecrire ces modernisations une fois pour toute dans un dictionnaire, plutôt que de les répéter à chaque occurrence du mot à moderniser, ce qui était, permets-moi de le rappeler, l’intention initiale des modernisateurs. je considère donc que j’ai rempli ma part du contrat. Ecrire un moteur de conjugaison serait assez difficile, je crois ThomasV 18 septembre 2009 à 10:56 (UTC)
Oui, Thomas, les modernisateurs qui avaient une intention initiale peuvent te remercier beaucoup beaucoup en effet, même si je n’ai que ce petit modèle {{merci}} à ma disposition pour l’exprimer :). Je tiens à préciser que Thomas a pris le temps d’observer, d’écouter, et de comprendre ce que je cherchais à faire, et l’outil qu’il a fini par construire prouve la qualité de cette écoute et de ces observations au moins autant que sa créativité pour imaginer ensuite l’outil qui serait adéquat.--Zyephyrus 18 septembre 2009 à 11:33 (UTC)
Ok, donc je vais ajouter cela. Je voulais juste éviter de rentrer des mots si il existait une méthode plus simple. De plus, le dictionnaire risque de grossir très rapidement, n’est-ce pas un problème ?
Pour les conjugaisons, sur le wiktionnaire, on a wikt:Modèle:fr-conj (cf. wikt:Annexe:Conjugaison française:aimer). Je ne sais pas si cela peut te servir.
Comme Zyephyrus, je te remercie infiniment. Tu as déjà fait beaucoup et je suis un vil perfectionniste fr:modèle:clin Cdlt, VIGNERON * discut. 18 septembre 2009 à 11:40 (UTC)
le dictionnaire va devenir très gros; c’est prévu. j’avais expliqué quelque part (peut-être dans le scriptorium) qu’il ne sera pas possible de continuer à proposer un lien "moderniser" sur toutes les pages, le jour ou le dico sera trop gros. En effet, il faudra alors générer des micro-dictionnaires à l’avance, pour les pages à moderniser (et seulement elles) ThomasV 18 septembre 2009 à 12:26 (UTC)

Source here --Zyephyrus (talk) 21:10, 9 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Thanks Zyephyrus! Was this related to my comments earlier today on regarding macrons, etc.? Or something else? I'm not sure I understand what was going on, what was the background? A "dictionary" within wikisource? "modernizers"? Did the modernizers wanted to see the work with modern spellings, etc? Is this still going on? I'm very interested to understand it all but I think I need more context.--Doug.(talk contribs) 21:39, 9 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Oh, I see that maybe it's a reference to the link on my user page to MediaWiki:Modernisation.js. I am not really familiar with this, it was mentioned to me once, probably by Candalua or VIGNERON or maybe by ThomasV, so I linked it but don't have the history.--Doug.(talk contribs) 09:34, 10 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

si project[edit]

Thank you for the advices. Please teach me how to import a template while preserving the history. Singhalawap (talk) 06:20, 18 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Starting WikiSource Projects in Indian languages.[edit]

Dear Doug,


I working on Wikimedia Projects in Indian languages. As I see, Hindi has been verified as a language eligible for Wikisource Project. Yet '' is a non-entity when Hindi is the national language of India. Hindi material is available in one or two categories on general Wikisource.

Indian regional languages such as Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, etc, have a separate presence on Wikisource.

Can you please help me in getting this status for Hindi. Also other Indian languages such as Urdu?

Regards, Hindustanilanguage (talk) 06:47, 20 September 2013 (UTC).Reply[reply]


Thanks for your work Doug, appreciated, The work must be done here since all the texts are in Neapolitan. There is (still) no Neapolitan Wikisource, so we are building up the project here with the rules. However I did all this mess here as a newcomer (sorry), and now I wanted to repair it, so it was very helpful somebody gave some minutes to this task. Thanks!! --C.R. (talk) 07:47, 15 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh, thanks for the explanation on the language! Where is the rule or information on the technical issue with the name at commons? I was about to upload the djvu to commons but couldn't find that naming convention issue and since the move of the index and pages is going to be a lot of work, I wanted to make sure it's absolutely necessary.--Doug.(talk contribs) 14:21, 15 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah, you are talking about 'o luciano d''o rre, isn't it? Then, the fact is that commons does not allow to upload files with double apostrophes '' (software restriction: just try), while allows you to upload any file with any name. But I would be happy to keep this as it is here. When a neapolitan wikisource is created then we can ask again if the index re-link functionality has been worked out. I would not like to lose the green-verifications. --C.R. (talk) 14:45, 15 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Interesting. OK, I uploaded the djvu to commons:File:’O luciano d’’o Rre.djvu per a suggestion in the upload error message but feel free to move it if needed (or if you need me to, I can move it). Manual relinking can be done, easier with a bot, but for something this size, not too bad. But I haven't got time right now. I'll put a message on the file talk page not delete without relinking. --Doug.(talk contribs) 15:13, 15 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Perfect! Do you think it is worthy to incorporate this functionality within the mediawiki software? (maybe it should be part of the proofread extension) I'll try to submit a request when I have some time. --C.R. (talk) 15:38, 15 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Do you mean the ability to link an index to a different filename? That would be something to discuss with the current developers of the Proofread Page extension.--Doug.(talk contribs) 15:46, 15 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
See this request for a tool on en:Wikisource:Bot_requests#Generic_re-titler_for_Index:_namespace_.28aka_Special:Move-work.29.--Doug.(talk contribs) 15:51, 15 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, that was it. I'll keep learning. --C.R. (talk) 17:47, 15 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help with harassment by cs.wikisource admins[edit]

Hi, I see you are admin of this wiki. On the local Village pump there's written: "This is the central location for discussing issues with Wikisource, and the place to ask for help." So I posted a plea for help there but noone replied. Would you please have a look? I'm being harassed by cs.wikisource admins, I was banned indef but I never did anything wrong on the wiki at all. Thanks in advance. --Auvajs (talk) 17:38, 20 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is it meant to be your subpage?--Jusjih (talk) 04:23, 9 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hmm, must have been an import test that I never cleaned up. I can be deleted. I can't do it right now but I will soon, unless you do it first. Feel free. Thanks.--Doug.(talk contribs) 19:52, 4 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I took the liberty of deleting it myself as I had a moment (note to anyone not from around, we have so few admins that deleting your own user pages is non-controversial).--Doug.(talk contribs) 12:58, 3 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why do you suggest that this book is copyrighted in Germany? And. if it is not, why you uploaded it here and not to Commons? Ankry (talk) 20:10, 26 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh, I see: uploaded in 2011. But any reason against moving it now? Ankry (talk) 20:23, 26 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It could move to Commons now I believe. May have issues putting any transcription on though as it's a Nazi work.--Doug.(talk contribs) 19:54, 4 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How we will see unregistered users[edit]


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Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:19, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Inactivity procedure[edit]

Hi. Due to you over 2-year inactivity in Multilingual Wikisource, I started this vote. Ankry (talk) 02:55, 16 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]