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Newly-PD as of 2014-01-01


i've started a page (& perhaps a new "tradition"?), for listing newly-liberated authors & works.

it's just a very rough & simple list-text right now, but i welcome improvements... :)

Wikilivres:1963 deaths, therefore now in the Public Domain

Lx 121 08:36, 3 January 2014 (AKST)

Index Pages

Does Wikilivres have any way to add index pages for transcribing, like Wikisource does?--Interretano

Site down and problems with accounts e-mail address

Heads up As I believe Eclectiology and Yann both know, the email address accounts[littleanarchy] has not been working. (I only got my account made by contacting Yann through IRC). Wikilivres was down earlier today (roughly 14 hours ago). Also, does not redirect users to I figured this is all worth mentioning in one place. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 21:47, 26 June 2014 (PDT)

Hi, and be welcome! Well, it happens once a week or so, that the site is down. Sometime it takes some hour, sometimes longer (two days?). I don't know why. And no: the old site address never did redirect to the new one as far as I know. Regards -jkb- 03:22, 27 June 2014 (PDT)

Naming inconsistency

Category:Languages Some of these entries are local names (e.g. Category:Deutsch, rather than Category:German) and others are Anglicized (e.g. Category:Albanian, rather than Category:Shqiptare). As I see it, we have three options:

Thoughts? —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 08:57, 29 June 2014 (PDT)

I'm inclined to stick with the English names while retaining redirects from the other language(s). The idea has more to do with English as a reference language. Having decided that Category:French will be the reference point it should be possible that a person who has opted for localization would have that category appear in that language ... at least to the extent that the other language names have been defined.
We have had efforts at localization, though I think that their usage has been very poorly explained. Many innovative ideas have passed through this site, but if the innovator leaves we are left with a series of obscure templates that few (if any) contributors understand. Keeping things simple must always be a consideration. Eclecticology 17:17, 2 July 2014 (PDT)
Subdomains What about language subdomains like "" as used on Wikimedia projects? Standard could be for meta discussion. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 08:46, 3 July 2014 (PDT)
I strongly disagreed with that when Wikisource broke up into subdomains. I think it discourages translations and other multilingual activity. People tend to hunker down into their separate communities, and develop incompatible template systems. We don't have a big group of regulars here, so I would also be concerned about our having the manpower to curate all these separate subdomains. We already have a number of pages in Georgian and Albanian here because they failed to meet the Wikisource copyright criteria. Such pages were put there by someone who was obviously interested in that material; the transfer here was a matter of getting rid of it from Wikisource. It wasn't accompanied by someone with an interest in those languages. I would like to encourage more translations and annotations. Eclecticology 10:19, 3 July 2014 (PDT)
Splitting As you might be able to see from my contributions, I'm working on standardizing this. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 22:17, 3 July 2014 (PDT)
I have always found the Mediawiki category system weak in that it does not allow for searching across multiple categories. Thus for "Poems in English" it would seem so much simpler if we could search for material that is in both Category:English and Category:Poems instead of the compound Category:Poems in English. An added benefit would be to discourage obscure compounds. Eclecticology 10:00, 4 July 2014 (PDT)

Naming As a tangentially related issue, it seems like there is a hodge-podge mix of "x by language" and "x by country/region". Sometimes, geographic or linguistic groupings are useful but blurring them together isn't. These should be untangled. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 10:41, 4 July 2014 (PDT)

I agree. Nevertheless, it's important that other users have an opportunity to react when standardizations are proposed. Much of the system was built over the years, often without much consultation, notice or broad perspective. Eclecticology 12:41, 4 July 2014 (PDT)


See Wikilivres:WikiNode I have created a WikiNode to foster interlinking between this community and others. I hope it's useful. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 22:17, 3 July 2014 (PDT)

Looks like a good idea. Wikimedia projects are too often the elephants in the wading pool. Eclecticology 09:18, 4 July 2014 (PDT)

upload file size limit


the upload file size limit for u.r.l.'s is 100 mb, but for files from my computer it is only 2 mb? (or why was it set so low?)

could you change that please? i'm pretty sure it used to be larger (i.e.: when i uploaded the4 chronicles of narnia)

Lx 121 19:27, 23 August 2014 (PDT)

  • actually, i just tried uploading it directly from the url, & that's not working either? it's another pdf book of c.s. lewis, file size is only ~7 mb.
The World's Last Night, and Other Essays (1960) --
Lx 121 19:36, 23 August 2014 (PDT)
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