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Help requested[edit]

I am not sure where to ask this question. Pl. direct me to the proper place. I have an English-Telugu Dictionary. Right now it is sitting in the Telugu (:te) wikipedia. I would like to transfer this to (:te) wikibooks and still be able to update/edit it as I find need for corrections, updates, as such. One possibility is to go the "create a book" link at the left margin and follow the instructions there. Thanks --Vemurione (discusscontribs) 22:59, 6 May 2016 (UTC)

@Vemurione: An English-Telugu dictionary sounds like material that would belong on the Wiktionary sister project, rather than Wikibooks (and rather that Wikipedia). Words in Telugu with English definitions would go in the English Wiktionary, while words in English with Telugu definitions would go in the Telugu Wiktionary. Unless I'm misunderstanding something about the situation? --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 00:02, 7 May 2016 (UTC)
@Pi zero: Thanks. You understood 90% of my predicament. I have a large English-Telugu dictionary file and a large Telugu-English dictionary file - both are now residing in the Telugu Wikipedia (:te). The E_T part is called "Vemuri dictionary." It is my understanding that one enters each and every word individually in pre-defined fields of the Wiktionary. This approach will be long and laborious. But the Telugu Wikipedia community feels that Wikipedia is NOT the correct place for such a work and it should be hosted elsewhere. I thought it makes sense to transfer these files en mass to Wikibooks. You see, I am still making updates to these files and by putting them in Wiktionary I may lose control of the "books" during this evolutionary phase. I hope I made myself clear. Thanks--Vemurione (discusscontribs) 03:48, 15 May 2016 (UTC)
Firstly, you do not have "control" to lose - that's the whole point of these projects. Secondly, as Pi zero noted, dictionaries are specifically out of scope for Wikibooks. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 07:25, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

User:ShakespeareFan00/Rail Transport in Britan/Before the Railways[edit]

I was plannning on developing the parent book in my user space, but would need some assistance in making it more readable for a more capable Wikijunior reader. I;d been trying in style to mirror that used in Ladybird books. Essentialy, I'm needing someone to fact check the sample page I've allready written. I appreciate Wikibooks doesn't use Citations like Wikipedia does, but it would be nice to know if I am going off on something that is complete invention. ShakespeareFan00 (discusscontribs) 19:21, 5 June 2016 (UTC)