Tolkien Gateway

User talk:Swyft

Revision as of 10:37, 26 February 2008 by Penngaladh (Talk | contribs)

Swyft, welcome!

Hello and welcome to Tolkien Gateway. I hope you like the place and choose to join our work. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and we look forward to your future edits. By the way, you can sign your name on Talk and vote pages using three tildes, like this: ~~~. Four tildes (~~~~) produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the Council forums or ask me on my talk page. Keep up the great work! — Hyarion

Hello Hyarion, thank you. I think I will use this account mainly for Interwiki links to the Ardapedia. --swyft 15:15, 28 October 2007 (EDT)
Sounds good, I've been trying to think of the most efficient means of adding the links, so far I think our best bet is to use Special:Allpages and just compare the pages. It might be feasible to create a script to automatically crawl the Allpages looking for identical articles, but that might be more work than it's worth. As long as when we add a link, we make sure to add it across all the wikis I think we should be fine. --Hyarion 17:02, 28 October 2007 (EDT)
I think you're right. I dont't have any experience with scripts, so I know if that would be possible or useful and how much work it would be to write one. In the Ardapedia we have lists of names that were translated for the german versions of The Hobbit/Der Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings/Der Herr der Ringe and The Silmarillion/Das Silmarillion that might be useful; for LotR and Sil there are lists for persons/Personen, places/Orte and things/Sachen or other/Sonstiges. They can be found in the de:Kategorie:Übersetzungen, are sorted by the english name and contain links to our german articles. Do you have contact to the finnish Kontu? As far as I can see, they don't have activated interwiki-links to the Tolkien Gateway and the Ardapedia yet. Greetings, --swyft 09:04, 29 October 2007 (EDT)
Ah those lists will definitely be helpful. I've been talking to Merri on irc.tolkiengateway.net, he said he's been busy but will get them added soon. We might as well just start on the English/German links as when Kontu gets around to adding the interwiki links all they'll have to do is translate it into English, and they can see the German translation by the link already present in the article. --Hyarion 11:55, 29 October 2007 (EDT)
OK, thanks. --swyft 12:07, 29 October 2007 (EDT)
Merri has added the interwiki ability to Kontu. I'll try and get the editors over there to help with the linking. --Hyarion 12:38, 4 November 2007 (EST)
Great, thank you. --swyft 06:40, 6 November 2007 (EST)
I btw would volunteer to write some script doing most of the interwiki linking. I've been planning to write a wiki bot for some time now, just there was no need for yet another bot in Wikipedia and all the other wikis I've been dealing with are way too small, but this might just be what I've been waiting for. The bot could even parse some tables with translations. --Penngaladh 05:37, 26 February 2008 (EST)