I've had a bit of a crack at adding some notes to the new help pages.
:-) See what you think.
On 02/21/2014 12:29 PM, Luiz Augusto wrote:
I've started it on .
It's unfortunate that due to licensing issues (ns:Help is CC0 on
<http://mediawiki.org> wiki) we can't transwiki some
existing pages from Wikisources. So, specially because it, a lot of
help is needed.
While writing those initial pages I just realized that there is no
guide to help new subdomain wikis (or some already created) to learn
our very specific topics (copyright and public domain issues, how to
research for digitizations, scans quality issues etc), only the
specific help pages on each subdomain.
In my view this will be helpful not only for those new or small
Wikisources, but also for subdomain coordination. The  is messy and
Is anyone interested to work on it?
 - https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Extension:ProofreadPage
 - https://wikisource.org/wiki/Wikisource:Subdomain_coordination
On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 10:43 AM, Thomas Tanon <thomaspt(a)hotmail.fr
The ProofreadPage lack of documentation is a real problem since
the creation of the extension. For example, I discovered in 2012
that some en.wikisource administrators didn't know the very useful
header=1 parameter of the <pages> tag.
Currently the installation and configuration documentation is
stored on the extension page on MediaWiki.org
. But, about the
user documentation (parameters of <pages> tag…) there is no
authoritative source, only some partial pages on oldWikisource and
on help pages of language based wikis.
I really believe that this big issue should be fix. I think the
best way to do it is to create a central documentation page for
end users in the Help namespace of MediaWiki.org
, that would
document all the features of the ProofreadPage extension and be
updated when things change in the extensions. It would be written
in English and then translated in the same place using the
Translate extension, so all Wikisources should be able to replace
their own partial documentation with this centralized version.
But, because of my lack of free time, I don’t feel able to archive
this goal alone. Is there someone ready to start the work by
collecting data disseminated on oldWikisource and one some
language based Wikisource and start this page ? I’m ready to
help for the not documented yet parts. It doesn’t requires
technical skills, only a knowledge on how to use ProofreadPage. So
I think that any experienced Wikisource contributor is able to do it.
Many thanks to the person that will do it, who will have the
eternal gratitude of the Wikisource community.
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