User talk:Koavf

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Grollier's Reading Wheel.jpg

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

This wiki is the original Wikisource wiki, originally hosting works in many languages. The larger collections have been spawned into separate projects, leaving this wiki to serve as a central collaboration point, and as an environment where works without a language subdomain can be started. Refer to our languages list to see which languages still reside on this wiki. You can find a list of the separate language projects on the main page or here and you may want to look at the our coordination page for limitations on placing certain works on the separate language projects.

Most questions and discussions about the community are in the Scriptorium.

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!

--Ooswesthoesbes 05:36, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

DP Connection[edit]

Hi, I noticed you edited Wikisource:Wikisource and Project Gutenberg. Do you have any connection with Project Gutenberg? I am a proofreader that has drifted over from pg and feel that a collaboration between Distributed Proofreaders and Wikisource could be very valuable re proofreader development. I am appalled at how little proofreading seems to have been done at Wikisource. I know there are a lot of frustrated proofreaders at DP who want practice. It seems an ideal to advertise Wikisource to novice proofreaders. I wouldn't know who/how to approach at DP... Any thoughts? Zoeannl 05:41, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

@Zoeannl: I am also registered at DP as well and I'd be very happy to see content pass between our communities. As for who to contact, part of the difficulty is that there are several distinct DP communities... What have you been thinking? —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:45, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
I've just found this forum post on DP-what's really interesting is that it took months for anyone to mention Wikisource. I put in my 2 cents and had an immediate reply telling how much better the PP support is now. Kinda missing the point. And maybe part of the problem? --Zoeannl (talk) 09:31, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
DP and WS Excuse my delay in getting back. If you want to reach me more directly, e-mail works best. I think it's a little silly for our two communities to not work together: it's virtually trivial to take a text from one and post it to the other anyway. I've posted there as well. How were you told that DP is better than WS? Through a private message? What is the best way to contact you? —Justin (koavf)TCM 22:20, 3 May 2015 (UTC)


@Koavf: we're back in business, though not finished setting up. (see wl discussion page on here)

join us? :)

Lx 121 (talk) 18:29, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

@Lx 121: I'm looking now. I've been busy since set up but I have an account there. I'm excited to see something happening. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:48, 2 April 2017 (UTC)


Please, do not archive unresponded sections ("Restore link") so fast. They can be missed this way. Ankry (talk) 09:11, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

@Ankry: Sorry--I misread that as it had been restored. —Justin (koavf)TCM 16:30, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Empty categories[edit]

We let them stay if a language has moved to a subdomain. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 11:25, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

@Ooswesthoesbes: Can you explain the thinking there? I don't see a policy page on this. —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:27, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
There is no written policy page on that. It is based on what always has been done. The main reason is incoming external links that might point to these categories/main pages. So, they are kept as a placeholder to inform that they have moved to their own subdomain. Pretty much the same idea as pages on the Incubator like these. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 09:43, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
@Ooswesthoesbes: Makes sense. We should delete the redundant texts, tho. —Justin (koavf)TCM 09:46, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
Yes. La Bibia piemontèisa however is an exception, as the creator of those pages has linked it from several websites and requested me to let that page stay. It might be easy to create a separate category for all pages and categories that should be kept and not deleted. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 09:48, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
@Ooswesthoesbes: Hm. That is a problem: incoming links... Not sure what the solution is here, as hosting content at and an individual subdomain is clearly a bad idea... Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 09:51, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
Basically, the contents is only hosted on the individual subdomain. Only about two pages (main page, main category) are usually kept as soft redirects. With the Piemontese Bible main page being an exception. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 09:52, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Author:Tamara Ščerbakova[edit]


I am unsure if setting a language for author pages is a good idea.

These pages (maybe not in this case) may be multilingual. Especially for multilingiual and/or well-known and widely translated authors. Ankry (talk) 11:52, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

@Ankry: That's not bad thinking--the interface should be multinlingual and the page should be set to mul. I'll post to the Scriptorium. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:16, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
BTW, same applies IMO to disambig pages. Ankry (talk) 17:46, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
@Ankry: That makes sense too. Did you see any tagged that way? —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:48, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
Not yet, but I have seen somewhere one that should (Rumansh/Polish). Or maybe two, I do not remember. I cannot find it at the moment, maybe later. Ankry (talk) 18:01, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
OK, I found them:
Maybe there are more. Eg. Latin titles may be common for many poems in variuos European languages. Ankry (talk) 18:18, 2 September 2018 (UTC)


You choose one of those:

A mop A mop A mop A mop

I have not the slightest idea of in what they differ... please choose the prettiest!

Welcome among oldws admins :) --Zyephyrus (talk) 20:22, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

@Zyephyrus: Every protein, enzyme, and prion is equally beautiful to me. —Justin (koavf)TCM 00:54, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Archiving Punjabi Wikisource from Multilingual Wikisource[edit]

Can you please help in Archiving Punjabi Wikisource from Multilingual Wikisource. Everything has been exported to already. --Satdeep Gill (talk) 00:03, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

@Satdeep Gill: It has? Okay, if you're sure. If you're not 100%, I will check and make sure myself. Otherwise, I'll trust you and delete all the content from here. —Justin (koavf)TCM 00:04, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
@Koavf: I am quite definite that everything was moved my MF-Warburg back in 2017. I think it's best to delete everything from here. --Satdeep Gill (talk) 00:08, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
@Satdeep Gill: Thanks kindly. No reason at all to keep them in two places: that will only encourage problems. Thanks! —Justin (koavf)TCM 00:14, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Protection banner' not found.[edit]

here. Do you intend to fix this? or should we revert your imported changes? AFAIK, there haeder had documentation some time ago. Ankry (talk) 15:18, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

@Ankry: The only edit I've made to this template was this which would not cause a Lua error. I imported several modules and templates from to make Template:Overfloat image work locally but I don't see how that's relevant. What am I missing? —Justin (koavf)TCM 15:33, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
The problem is INO, IMO some way related to this change that you made while importing and that the import of complex, convoluted system was not complete. Ankry (talk) 15:50, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
@Ankry: INO? —Justin (koavf)TCM 15:57, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
Typo. Ankry (talk) 17:37, 3 April 2019 (UTC)