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This page contains essays, and information about essays, related to Wikisource. For published essays in the main namespace, see Category:Essays.
Essays are opinions or advice given by Wikisource users. They are neither policies nor guidelines and have no official weight. Anyone can create an essay and there is no need for oversight or community approval. Essays are intended to be useful but optional documents and there is no obligation to follow the advice they contain.
There are two type of essay:
  1. Wikisource essays are general-interest essays hosted in the Wikisource​namespace​. Any user may edit, maintain or modified these essays and they are encouraged to do so.
  2. User essays are specific or minority-interest essays, personal opinions or essays that directly contradict Wikisource consensus; they are hosted in the User namespace author as subpages of the author's own user page. They should not be edited without permission of the author.
All essays should be marked as such by placing the {{essay}} template at the top of the page.
List of essays
Wikisource essays
Author namesOpinions regarding author names, naming conventions, pseudonyms and the use of initials.
DjVu vs. PDFComparison between the two file formats with respect to proofreading.
HandwritingThoughts on proofreading handwritten documents.
Namespace usage proposalProposals to simplify and expand the navigational options.
Portal classification system adaptationA guide to the adaptation of the Library of Congress Classification system (LCCS) for use on Wikisource.
Serial worksThoughts on handling serial works on Wikisource.
User essays
Categorization and URL Hierarchies on WikisourceStruthious BandersnatchAgainst the use of subpages for articles in encyclopedias.
See also
Essays category on Meta
Last edited on 30 December 2015, at 14:01
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