Bot flagEditI don't have a problem with temporarily granting oneself the bot flag while running a script (==Sourced== → ==Quotes== using AWB), but it does not appear to be working as intended in this instance.
The edits are also marked as minor and for some reason, probably erroneous, the system is only recognizing one flag at a time, the "minor" one. When I select "Hide bots" on RC these edits still show up, but when I select "Hide minor edits" they do not. I suggest using one flag or the other, but not both at once.
I'm currently going through Francis Fawkes's notes on his The Argonautics of Apollonius Rhodius, and just borrowed the citation/note structure you used in The Iliad of Homer (Alexander Pope) (borrowed, in turn, from John Bartlett – learning from the pros :). There is still some work to be done, but I'd appreciate it if you could add a link from the Wikipedia article Apollonius of Rhodes (external links section) to Wikiquote. It's routine and you have independent reasons to do it, so it doesn't violate any policy. Of course there is no particular hurry. Cheers and thanks ~ DanielTom (talk) 23:57, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
'Off-topic' at the v. p.Edit
You have some fucking nerve to enclose my arguments against another user arbitrarily editing *my own posts* as an 'off-topic' section, and additionally doing so in a way that makes it seem that it was I who started the whole issue. ~~~~ —This unsigned comment is by 188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs) .
That said, my point was generally about information loss. In other words, any valid interpretation of a type of formatting that any user ever thinks of should join a list of qualifiers, for other users to conveniently choose from for new quotes. As soon as a user associates (say) italics with (say) uncertainty, threat, silence, breaking the fourth wall, imagination, title, subtitle, comment, transliteration issue, whatever, those descriptors should be formalized and offered via an interface, so that italics itself is disambiguated more and more, ideally into total disuse (= complete identification/formalization of all possible meanings of it). But this is just tagging. At the end of the day, databases like Wikidata should take over completely, over all Wikimedia projects, and compilation of raw data into user-readable English prose should only be done on the user's own computer as via CSS, so that from knowledge like the proverbial 'country#32-city#8472-x#213-y#843' 'United Kingdom is a country in the northern hemisphere whose capital is...' is neatly generated. Raw continuous text, which is Mediawiki's core datatype, is a grossly flawed format for knowledge. We must learn to unadapt out of it.
But it is this that's getting off-topic. ~~~~
Hillary Clinton againEdit
I added a couple of images highlighting her vote for the invasion of Iraq and her opposition to gay marriage back when it mattered. Now I'm afraid the page looks a bit unbalanced. I don't really like much of what she says, so it's hard for me to choose what her best quotes are (for example, I like her "Gay rights are human rights" quote, but it sounds [as is] hypocritical). If you could add at least a couple images with more positive quotes, that'd be great. ~ DanielTom (talk) 03:37, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
Decided to peek in after almost 10 years and happened upon this discussion. Looks like I got the email about it a year ago but apparently didn't notice, otherwise I would have made an appearance.
Just wanted to let you know that if admin inactivity becomes a concern here again the community is more than welcome to remove my admin flag with no arguments from me. The chances of me resuming contributions here are astronomically small and any reservations I might have had on the matter would have been brought up when I was unflagged on the 'pedia.
Nice to see another '05 fossil still contributing. Doubt anyone remembers me around these parts but you're one of the few users I still recognize instantly.
Info: "The translation of the Odyssey was shared with Elijah Fenton and William Broome, to whom half the books were allotted, Fenton taking I, IV, XIX and XX, and his colleague II, VI, VIII, XI, XII, XVI, XVIII and XXIII, while Pope translated the rest and assumed, in addition, the task of revision." George Sampson, The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature (1970), Ch. IX, p. 385.
A note could be added stating,
(And that Pope revised these, and translated the rest.) What do you think? ~ DanielTom (talk) 23:47, 26 October 2016 (UTC) P.S. Here it reads: "Pope organized, supervised, and corrected every stage of the undertaking, &c." and, indeed, Broome himself speaks of "the care and judgment of Mr. Pope, by whose hand every sheet was corrected" (my emphasis). Your power of synthesis is needed. ~ DanielTom (talk) 23:59, 26 October 2016 (UTC)