User talk:Library Guy

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Attribution header[edit]

In your edit to Gunno Dahlstierna you removed the ;Attribution header. I've been putting that in many EB1911-sourced articles where the WP article is completely (or almost so) a copy of the original, as this is. See the discussion at User_talk:Speednat/Archive/2013/Dec#Attribution_header and the guidance at Wikipedia:PLAGIARISM#Where_to_place_attribution. Do you have a specific objection to the tag? David Brooks (talk) 19:56, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

I object to the tag, because it is useless. Any citation is an attribution to my mind. No need to label it as such, or give it a special header. {{EB1911}} or whatever already displays a suitable message, explaining the material is being copied. Library Guy (talk) 21:19, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Sounds persuasive to me. I was putting it in out of caution, because I hadn't followed the plagiarism discussion that PBS referred to, so was interpreting the result conservatively. David Brooks (talk) 21:34, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Unpopulated sister project pages[edit]

Hello. Please see this. Including both populated and unpopulated sister project pages is common Wikipedia practice. --Omnipaedista (talk) 19:44, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

I think it just wastes the time of people who click on a link expecting something and not finding anything. It seems reasonable to wait until there is content to post a link to the page. I wouldn't call it common practice, fortunately, to post links to non-content, but I do see it happen, and I think it is a practice to be discouraged. Library Guy (talk) 21:03, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
One argument for the inclusion is that empty or not those pages exist and we are supposed to link them. A much stronger argument could be that this practice encourages readers/editors to get involved in populating those pages. For example, on January 15 I added a transwiki link to the Wikisource entry "Metaphysics (Ross, 1908)" which at the time was empty. On July 1, another editor populated it. Of course, this could have been done anyway. But I am inclined to believe that those transwiki links do encourage editors to contribute. --Omnipaedista (talk) 21:46, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
One doesn't have to click on an empty link to see there is no content. No link present cries out that there is no content for the subject of a biographical subject in Wikisource, and I would think this would be enough stimulus for the interested editor. There is just the Britannica article for Stobaeus in Wikisource, and that already has a link. Clicking on the Wikiquote link, there are quotes to be found, not just someone's good idea that someone else should find some quotes. I think a project should be at least started to warrant a link. But really there should be something substantial. A lot of people aren't editors, and even for those that are, at least for this one, the practice of advertising non-content is just annoying. Library Guy (talk) 16:30, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Herman Armour Webster[edit]

Hello Library Guy,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Herman Armour Webster for deletion, because the article doesn't clearly say why the subject is important enough to be included in an encyclopedia.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. st170e (talk) 20:08, 27 September 2014 (UTC)