Since many of us are managers of the Wikisource Facebook Page (
I would like to show you a very interesting feature I did not know about
(Matthew Roth, Global Communications Manager at the Wikimedia Foundation,
taught me that at Wikimania).
It is possible to *target* a post to a single Country, or Language (or
This can be really helpful for a linguistically diverse community as ours:
every ws admin could promote the collaboration of the month just to his
language community, or country.
You can go here and read this how-to:
You’ll see the cross-hairs icon in your status area. To start narrowing
your target, just click on it and then click Add Targeting. Note that that
the post will still show on the Wikisource timeline to all users.
It's time to flood the world with Wikisource posts :-)
I ignored oldwikisource rules, and I uploaded there some Index pages from a
multilingual magazine collecting articles in French, German, Italian with
English summaries, one of them is
The try is to test oldwikisource features and issues and to to import there
and test some useful templates (in Lua too) and editing scripts to expose
there to wikisource community and possibily to begin to build a set of
My proposal is, to remove the prohibition to upload there multilingual
works, even if their language is covered by a specific project; to
encourage users to upload into oldwikisource any multilingual work; to
create a specific interwiki code (mul:) to allow links to them; and to
encourage any user to import into oldwikisource best ideas of their
favourite project, and to discuss them after comparison with other
functionally similar solutions.
Can be, that this would decrease a little bit the deep, growing difference
in styles, scripts, templates among wikisource projects.
If wikisource community thinks that I've to remove my uploads since I'm
going into a wrong way and disrupting something that needs to be saved,
please tell me and I'll do.