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  • Wikisource:Restricted access policy - Wikisource, the free online library
    reversion war Checkuser access edit Checkuser access must be used in comformity to the Foundation checkuser policy deliberate or repeated violation of that policy may be grounds for immediate removal of access A check may only be performed if there is evidence of abuse or following a request by the user being checked Stewards may use checkuser access on this wiki in the event of crosswiki abuse Checks must either be publicly requested or noted on the Administrators noticeboard or be performed privately to ensure privacy with a note and justification sent to the checkuser l list for sanity checking this should only be done where the public message would link a legitimate contributor to their IP address or other non public personal information Any block due to checkuser information must provide an accurate justification as much as possible without violating privacy if no meaningful justification can be made public justification should be sent to the checkuser l list Users in good standing should be informed of any public checkuser request with a note on their talk page Oversight access edit Oversight usage is codified by the Oversight policy Loss edit Active users will typically maintain restricted access without any further hurdle However there are a few cases where a user may lose access In all cases below only established users may vote However anyone is free to discuss Votes of confidence edit Restricted access depends on the continued support of the community This may be tested by a vote of confidence in which a simple majority 50 1 must support the user s continued access for it to be retained What access a discussion concerns should be explicitly noted in the discussion s introduction Any user may propose a vote of confidence but at least three established users must support the need for one before it can be called Such a proposal is made automatically one year after the last scheduled or called proposal concerning all restricted access The full schedule of proposal votes is available on the administrators page In the case of an unscheduled called proposal the user may not use the restricted access for any non trivial action at any time until the vote is closed A bureaucrat will eventually archive the discussion and if so decided request removal of restricted access by a steward Inactivity edit It is a common occurrence on wikis to create an account be active for a certain period of time then become inactive While this is to be expected due to the nature of this site accounts with restricted access should not be left unattended for a long period of time Users who return after an extended break may no longer be in touch with community practices or policies which is not desirable in an administrator Inactive accounts are also more open to account hijacking and this may be difficult to detect as compromised if the original user is not there to notice edits they didn t make Furthermore the

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  • Wikisource:Blocking policy - Wikisource, the free online library
    We want to be able all of us to point at Wikipedia and say we made it ourselves fair and square Jimbo Wales 15 54 28 December 2005 UTC 2 Usernames edit Administrators may block usernames which are deliberately obscene may be very easily confused with an established editor or imply affiliation of any kind with the project or another editor or otherwise inappropriate Usernames that are designed to impersonate or attack legitimate users will be blocked immediately and indefinitely Public accounts edit Wikimedia convention is that accounts with a specific name but created for use by multiple people are not to be used These are seen as pretending to a reputation as an individual within the project while masking anonymity So called public accounts are not considered necessary because anonymous users can edit freely and anyone can quickly create a username without even an email address being required Examples include any account where the owner posts the password for public use These may be blocked on sight indefinitely Multiple Accounts edit Editors who register should edit using one account only The purpose of this practice is to discourage deceptive or misleading use of multiple accounts and to explain where editors may legitimately use a second alternate account A second account used deceptively is known as a sockpuppet Wikisource Alternate accounts has guidance on the appropriate acceptable use of multiple accounts The misuse of a second account is considered a serious breach of community trust and is likely to lead to a block or a ban the public linking of any other accounts or IPs you have used on Wikimedia and its projects and potentially public record discussion by other editors of your real world activities and other personal information relevant to your editing Abuse of multiple accounts can seriously affect what employers friends peers and journalists may see when they look up your name or nickname online in future Do not sock Bots edit Bots must have obtained community approval at the Wikisource Scriptorium and must be very carefully tested to ensure that they do not behave unexpectedly Administrator s may block on sight any bot that appears to be out of control Semi automatic bots bots that operate under the direct supervision of a human are permitted only so long as they are clearly identified as such in the edit summary or account name and are carefully supervised Semi automatic bots may be blocked if they behave erratically or outside normal editing guidelines Anonymous and open proxies edit Open or anonymising proxies should be blocked immediately and without appeal See WikiEN l Anonymous proxies was Re Desysop Morwen Jimmy Wales Mon Feb 16 21 52 11 UTC 2004 Note that Wikipedia is meant to encompass all Wikimedia projects Policy violations edit Users may be blocked for repeatedly violating policy after then have been warned that they are doing so Such blocks should be noted on the administrator s noticeboard Effects of being blocked edit Blocked users and IP addresses can still see all Wikisource pages but the Edit this page link brings up a User is blocked page which explains the reason behind the block and gives information on how to request unblocking This page includes the reason message supplied by the administrator who placed the block Links and template includes all work as normal in the reason section The duration of the block depends on the expiry time that was entered at the time of the block which may be indefinite or infinite i e until explicitly unblocked When a blocked user attempts to edit the IP from which he or she is editing is autoblocked so that the user may not make the same edit anonymously or under a different user name There is an internal autoblock expiry time variable which is set to 24 hours meaning that when a username is blocked indefinitely their IP will be automatically unblocked 24 hours after he or she last accessed a page For admins and bureaucrats being blocked also restricts their ability to use rollback to delete and undelete pages and to protect and unprotect pages They can still add and remove blocks and bureaucrats can still make someone a sysop Accidental blocks edit Occasionally users with floating IPs will find that they have been blocked accidentally because their present IP was previously used by a vandal or hard banned user These blocks will disappear if IP change can be forced If that is not possible the block should be reported to the nearest friendly sysop via email see the list of administrators for some likely candidates When blocking may not be used edit Use of blocks to gain advantage in a content dispute is specifically prohibited Likewise administrators should not block those with whom they are currently engaged in an article editing conflict Extreme caution should be exercised before blocking users who may be acting in good faith Self blocking to enforce a Wikiholiday or departure is specifically prohibited Sysops also should not block themselves for testing unless they have a static IP because the resultant autoblock may affect other users Instructions to admins edit How to block edit Sysops may go to Special pages and select the Block a user IP address link This takes them to Special Blockip which has further instructions Special Blockip is also accessible via the block link that appears next to each non logged in user on recent changes The reason that the administrator fills in will be displayed to the blocked user when he or she attempts to edit as well as appearing in the block log and the block list If it is not for an obvious reason or if more than one line is needed to explain the block the administrator may record the block at the administrator s noticeboard Users should be notified of blocks on their talk pages That way other editors will be aware that the user is blocked and will not expect responses to

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  • Wikisource:Deletion policy - Wikisource, the free online library
    Undeletion Pages matching a criterion for speedy deletion should be tagged with the criterion s appropriate template or sdelete and not reported at Wikisource Proposed deletions see category In tagging a page for speedy deletion please note the reason for deletion as follows sdelete reason for deletion General edit No meaningful content or history This includes test edits eg asdf or Can I really create a page here obvious nonsense or simple vandalism Reposted content previously deleted according to this deletion policy unless it was significantly rewritten in a manner that calls into question the deletion reason Banned contributor content created and edited solely by a banned user after they were banned where there is possibility of bad faith Good contributions by a banned user should be accepted but where bad faith is possible it should be assumed Redundant Two versions of the same text on different pages with no significant differences between them An unsourced work that is redundant to a sourced scanned version Beyond scope The content clearly lies outside the scope of Wikisource such as advertisements or book descriptions without text This doesn t apply to works which belong on other Wikimedia project see Transwikied articles Copyright violation Content which is a clear and proven copyright violation or content previously deleted as a copyright violation or author pages for authors whose works are all copyrighted Author s request Deletion per request of the author if the author is the only significant contributor the request is not in bad faith and the content is not to the benefit of Wikisource If the author blanks the page this may be taken as a request Articles and images edit Articles transwikied to another project or images uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons with the original contributor noted Non notable content not significantly peer reviewed or previously published in a significant edition or forum Works without authorship information where a reasonable attempt has been made to discover this information and contact the user who added the text Note that this does not apply to texts whose authors are unknown Miscellaneous edit Process deletion deletion as part of a page move or history merge as long as the action requiring the deletion is uncontroversial Unneeded redirects from page titles created within the last week or older redirects tagged with subst dated soft redirect new title for at least two months Redirects to nonexistent pages may be deleted at any time Unneeded redirects include alternate mixed case capitalisation one redirect for all first letter capitals suffices and redirects from page moves where the original title is incorrect Cross namespace redirects from the article namespace to any other namespace Orphaned talk page a discussion page for deleted or nonexistent content Precedent edit These criteria are being used experimentally and have not yet been established These criteria may be used by administrators to quickly close proposed deletions although they cannot be used to delete a page before such a discussion begins Such deletions are visible in

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  • Wikisource:Adminship - Wikisource, the free online library
    stylesheet at MediaWiki Common css Deletion edit Delete pages and their history For information and guidelines see both our deletion policy for items that qualify for speedy deletion and Wikisource Proposed deletions to discuss deletions that do not Sometimes deletion is a technical matter in which a redirection page has to be removed to make way for renaming an article or a page whose history has been broken up has to be deleted and the pieces recombined Other times it s a matter of cleaning up simple junk edits on pages with no actual content or removing material that has been pasted in from another site and infringes copyright View and restore deleted pages and their history Delete images For information and guidelines see Wikisource Image use guidelines Rollback edit Revert pages quickly Block and unblock edit Block IP addresses IP ranges and user accounts for a specific time or indefinitely or unblock See Wikisource Blocking policy for more information on when blocks are appropriate and when they are not See Special Ipblocklist for currently blocked addresses and usernames and the block log Other edit There are various other actions which only those with administrator privileges can perform move category pages and other protected pages view Special Unwatchedpages to see pages which may be more vulnerable to vandalism view the history of deleted pages Obligations of administrators edit Administrators are no different than ordinary contributors except for the fact that they have a few added rights With these rights however come a few added responsibilities Administrators are expected to Uphold official Wikisource policy Most notably they are to keep copyright policy in mind Enforce community wide decisions Any decision made by the community concerning the operation of Wikisource should be upheld by the active administrators Becoming an administrator edit Nomination standards edit While there are currently no official requirements that must be met most users keep the following in mind when voting so it would be very beneficial for nominees to keep these in mind before they request adminship Strong edit history This means that the user has made a fair number of quality contributions to Wikisource including adding source texts and supplementary material e g relevant categories templates to the text Diversity of edits The user does not just work with one subject i e he she does not solely add sources or solely create templates etc but makes contributions across numerous namespaces Discussions The user is involved in current discussion debates going on at Wikisource The user constantly contributes to the Scriptorium talk pages Wikisource talk Talk etc and user talk pages Follows established Wikisource policy and guidelines The user upholds agreed upon Wikisource policies in formatting pages does not make mass changes that will have a large effect on Wikisource without discussing it with the community the user is concerned about upholding copyright Maintenance While adding texts to Wikisource is beneficial another very beneficial contribution is maintenance at Wikisource The user should help clean up articles expand

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  • Wikisource:No open proxies - Wikisource, the free online library
    intended targets and may freely use proxies until those are blocked No restrictions are placed on reading Wikisource through an open or anonymous proxy Proxies are left open due to deliberate or inadvertent configuration or because hackers have changed the configuration Non static IP addresses or hosts that are otherwise not permanent proxies should typically be blocked for a shorter period of time as it likely the IP address will eventually be transferred or dynamically reassigned or the open proxy closed Once closed the IP address should be unblocked Rationale edit Although Wikisource encourages anyone in the world to contribute such proxies are often used abusively Since MediaWiki the wiki software depends on IP addresses for administrator intervention against abuse open proxies allow users to completely circumvent administrators The use of scripts or bots allow malicious users to rapidly rotate IP addresses causing continuous disruption that cannot be stopped by helpless administrators Several such attacks have ocurred on Wikimedia projects causing heavy disruption and occupying administrators who would otherwise deal with other concerns This policy is known to cause difficulty for some editors who must use open proxies to circumvent censorship where they live a well known example is the government of the People s Republic of China which sporadically attempts to prevent its citizens from reading or editing Wikipedia Chinese readers who wish to edit Wikisource should read advice to users using anonymizing proxies to bypass the Great Firewall See also edit WikiProject on open proxies m Editing with Tor This policy is copied from No open proxies on the Meta Wiki Original discussion WikiEn l Anonymous proxies was Re Desysop Morwen Tim Starling on 15 February 2004 WikiEn l Anonymous proxies was Re Desysop Morwen Jimmy Wales on 16 February 2004 WikiEn l Anonymous proxies was Re Desysop

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  • Wikisource:Image guidelines - Wikisource, the free online library
    multilingual image repository that all Wikimedia projects can use Image naming edit Images should have a clear and informative name The most specific information should be named first followed by disambiguating information For example Page 002 Punch 17 July 1841 png or I d be a butterfly Punch 17 July 1841 png Placing the most specific information first makes categories more usable since the images will be labeled like Page 002 Punch 17 Images that may have new editions in the future for example images used in regularly updated works such as the CIA Factbook should include a version or year For example Page 057 CIA Factbook 2007 jpg Description edit The image description should use either the book or information template as explained on the Commons upload page Please use a descriptive image description to help prevent any misunderstanding images uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons are subject to Commons policy and may be edited by users not familiar with the requirements or uses on Wikisource Generally list the following information if known type of image scan portrait etc author date license status page number if relevant any other relevant detail For example This is a page scan of The Book of the Damned page 38 39 by Daniel Martin with illustrations by Leonard DesRosiers The book was originally published in 1919 so it is in the public domain under United States copyright law In addition always tag a scanned or original image with original so that Commons users are aware that the image is not to be modified Categorization and galleries edit All images should be categorized and in some cases placed in galleries A gallery is a page categorizing related images so that a single work only appears once in a category instead of once for every image

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  • Wikisource:Alternate accounts - Wikisource, the free online library
    bots or programs that edit automatically or semi automatically Editors who use bots are encouraged to create separate accounts with the specific additon of the bot suffix See Wikisource Bot policy Wikimedia Foundation staff Staff may operate more than one admin account though they must make known who they are For example User Bastique uses the account User Cary Bass for Foundation purposes Clean start under a new name If you decide to make a fresh start and do not wish to be connected to a previous account you can simply discontinue using the old account s and create a new one that becomes the only account you use This is permitted only if there are no bans or blocks in place against your old account and so long as no active deception is involved particularly on pages that the old account used to edit If you are unsure about any of these aspects please address a question to Wikisource Administrators noticeboard prior to continuing Alternate account notification edit User Alternate Acct Name template to affix to your primary account User Alternate Acc template to affix to your alternate secondary account User Previous Acct template to affix to previously used now dormant account Inappropriate uses of alternate accounts edit Editors must not use alternate accounts to mislead deceive disrupt or undermine consensus This includes but is not limited to Creating an illusion of support Alternate accounts must not be used to give the impression of more support for a position than actually exists Circumventing policies or sanctions Policies apply per person not per account Policies such as the three revert rule are for each person s edits Using a second account to violate policy will cause any penalties to be applied to your main account and in the case of

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  • Wikisource:Red link guidelines - Wikisource, the free online library
    subject or from a publisher that could be added but that do not yet exist With portals it is especially important to include external links to show that a scan exists and that the work could be added to Wikisource Otherwise portals could soon fill up with red links with no indication as to whether any of the linked works as plausible or possible for addition to the library Index namespace edit Index pages will automatically create red links for each page that has not yet been created Red links can be used for the title and author of the work The title is especially likely to be a red link at first as the text from the DjVu file has not be proofread When not to create red links edit Do not create red links to works that will never be created including articles that do not comply with Wikisource s naming conventions Note that the illustrative red link created at the beginning of this article is an example of this type of normally unwanted link Works that are still under copyright should not be red linked in an author or portal page as these works cannot be added to Wikisource Portals are primarily navigational aids intended to guide readers to works and pages that are already part of the Wikisource library Red links can and should still be used to indicate missing items in the Wikisource collection but there should not be so many that they obscure the other wikilinks a wall of red links may be off putting to readers Dealing with existing red links edit In general a red link should be allowed to remain if it links to a term that could plausibly be a work hostable by Wikisource see Wikisource What is Wikisource A red link that links to a work author or other page that could be added in the future should be left alone if that page cannot be created in the present An existing red link can indicate one of the following things A new page is needed When a Wikisourcer adds a page such as an author page portal or the table of contents of a new text it is common practice to link texts authors or chapters even if those pages don t exist on Wikisource yet This has several applications This helps to guide Wikisource volunteers to texts that can be added to Wikisource Such a link prepares the page to be fully supported At any time a Wikisourcer may independently add a text and when this happens there s already a link ready and waiting for it The red link also gives readers the opportunity to click on it to add the needed text on the spot The red link may identify a need to create a redirect to another page but only if that page is an appropriate match for the link The special page Wanted Pages lists red links on Wikisource The link is broken

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