I know I have been a trouble maker in the past but if you look at all my edits so far you will notice most of them are actually really good like how I did a massive remodel on the Lil Wayne article or the articles I've created and updated constantly such as Pimp C,Bun B,Ludacris,Anthony Hamilton,Eazy E,Bushwick Bill,Willie D,Z-Ro, and T-Pain. So I was hoping you would support my effort to become one of few teenage Administrators. Thanks a million Deezy D 17:22, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
Clearly, I don't know bupkis about wikipedia or I'd be usin all that flashy mark up crap. All I wanna say is, you deleted the French proverbs article and *thanks a lot*. Like any proverb can be "sourced". That was such a neat article and it hurts my heart that, because sayings don't have any place to be cited to, they just aren't good enough for wikiquotes. Unless there's some other wiki that deals exclusively with sayings whose origins have been lost to time, this is rather upsetting. Not that anything will happen, just lettin you know that you made somebody sad for the sanctity of a website (which really only benefited from the page).
Done. I deleted everything unsourced, found a few sources earlier than those which were used for some of the proverbs and moved the page back into mainspace. Feel free to have a look and correct anything I might still have done wrong. Cheerio, --Thrissel 22:36, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
Hello, my name is David as you could guess from my user name I was told by my friend I go to school with that to get a good reputation on here as a person who does not vandalize and do useless edits to become friends or at least get to know and become friendly with the adminstrators. I have hope to become an adminstrator one day to so it couldn't hurt to try to become friends now. David.Green 15:26, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
FYI, I mentioned youEdit
Please see Wikiquote:Administrators'_noticeboard#Disruption_and_incivility_by_Kalki. -- Cirt (talk) 18:59, 31 January 2012 (UTC)
And ... the rhetoric continuesEdit
@BD2412, unfortunately Kalki stated at the admin noticeboard: "I sincerely have NO inclinations to cross out sincere comments I continue to believe to be probably true and certainly justified and valid from my perspectives." — therefore it is clear that without repercussions, Kalki sees zero problem with his inappropriate rhetoric continuing in the future. What can be done about this? -- Cirt (talk) 04:12, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Kalki's attempts at having The Last Word are transparent, whilst at the same time repeatedly refusing to redact his multiple inappropriate behavior, rhetoric, and attacks. -- Cirt (talk) 05:10, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
I appreciate very much your kind comments about me at WQ:AN, especially this. So nice to know that my efforts here are considered valuable by other respected members of the community on this site such as yourself! ;) -- Cirt (talk) 00:31, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Notice, quoted your wise commentEdit
BD2412, I've quoted you, here: Wikiquote_talk:Image_use_policy#Proposed:_BD2412_suggested_criteria. -- Cirt (talk) 19:27, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the adviceEdit
Thanks for the advice (responses). I agree with it and to that end I'll be seeking out even more talk page input from the community, as I am currently doing (ongoing) in the straw poll on Image use policy I've setup, which is based on your recommendations. Thanks again, -- Cirt (talk) 04:34, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
a sad dayEdit
Thank you for the actions and admonishments you made yesterday. It is a sad day when this becomes necessary. I hope that the parties will indeed reflect upon and strive for constructive discussion. ~ Ningauble 17:40, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
Example of noteworthy quoteEdit
What do you think about the noteworthiness of this quote, from a book published by St. Martin's Press ?
Thank you for your suggestionEdit
Thank you for your suggestion to create the page Sexual slang. Done, I've gone ahead and created the page, taking entries from Donkey punch that refer to multiple sexual slang sex terms. Thanks again! ;) Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 19:38, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
re New York Times Co. v. SullivanEdit
Yes, I am very into Freedom of speech — you could say it's my main motivation for editing across all wikis — always has been! I've actually read another different book by Anthony Lewis, Freedom for the Thought That We Hate, and I'm planning on writing a Wikipedia article about that book sometime soon. ;) But my absolute favorite freedom of speech legal case has gotta be Hustler Magazine v. Falwell, I'd love to get that to Featured Article, someday ... -- Cirt (talk) 19:53, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Either would be better than full censorship via deletion, but I suppose merging the history to Sexual slang is the best option for now. I'll do some more research on that general topic and add some quotes to flesh out that page more. :) Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 17:32, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
Advice re KalkiEdit
Would it be possible for you to please ask Kalki to avoid my edits to this project?
As I believe you have stated in this past, with so many other pages on Wikiquote, it'd be a good idea for us to try to avoid each other.
Cirt, I have no intention of addressing Kalki's comments in his RfA, because it is his RfA, and it was unnecessary for you to comment there at all, much less to bring up all the past matters of which everyone who participates in such discussions is well aware. As for stalking, has Kalki reverted good edits that you have made, or otherwise made bad edits to articles that you have edited? If not, I don't see why you would let it bother you at all. BD2412 T 17:55, 17 March 2012 (UTC)
"Dunces and dullards"?Edit
The last sentence by the owner of the a talk page in his response in this section seems very clearly to refer to editors who have expressed opinions on this topic. Is it really acceptable WQ policy for an editor to refer to other editors as "dunces and dullards"? I haven't been active enough to know the answer, but I thought the admins might have an opinion. Thanks for anything you can say or do about this. - Macspaunday (talk) 17:33, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
Sudden changing of Punctuation standardsEdit
I am just briefly checking in and must be leaving again soon — but I have noticed you going through articles and changing what had been the most prevalent punctuation standard on most pages, and one common to many quote compendiums where descriptive lines of information on a quote are not treated as full sentences, to one that conforms to a rather archaic presumption that a descriptive line (such as a title, or those used in such lines) must be treated AS IF it were a sentence. I do not believe that imposing such presumptive standards are necessary or proper, and aesthetically I have always preferred the unpunctuated info lines, with punctuation used only occasionally for any full sentences within them. I probably don't have time to discuss things at present, but do not approve of the massive changes. ~ ♞☮♌Kalki·†·⚓⊙☳☶⚡ 21:42, 20 May 2012 (UTC)
Regarding Ujjwal PatniEdit
Dear Contributor, Greetings
I created the page Ujjwal Patni. Truly speaking, promotion was never my intention. His books and discourses, especially 'Power Thinking' transformed my life and many other lives too. I thought to create his page to take his meaningful and bold thoughts to the global wiki community. I tried to be genuine by putting the page numbers and titles of books to avoid issues related to plagiarism. Being new to Wiki quote, probably i was not able to present the page nicely so other contributors rated it promotional. You are right that his field of work will generate quotes in future. I want to present this page in the most impartial and non-promotional way. I would also take efforts to ensure that his page never become a platform for promotional activities. Need your support and guidance regarding this.
Some Bartlett fixesEdit
Hello. On your user page, you list some pages with items the Bartlett's 1919 index that need fixing. I've sourced all the items in page 01, and you may want to remove it from your list. On to the next... Macspaunday (talk) 19:58, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
may I have the content of the last version of List of tongue-twisters, which you deleted at 17:24, 28 December 2011, please?
I devoted lots of work into this article. I would like to preserve it as a user subpage.
Hello. I request renaming my following accounts:
Eek! the Cat quotesEdit
re Case citationsEdit
Thank you for your kind words about my quality improvement efforts to WikiquoteEdit
BD2412, thanks very much for your kind words at Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/Liam Hemsworth about my quality improvement efforts to Wikiquote. Much appreciated, -- Cirt (talk) 21:29, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
Help with MediaWiki?Edit
I've just trimmed down significantly the prior version of sourced quotes on the page MediaWiki. I believe that the sourced quotes left on the page now are the most pithy and quoteworthy and quotable and interesting of the bunch. What do you think? I'm about to embark on doing some more research to find other quotes to make an effort to try to save the page from deletion, care to help out? -- Cirt (talk) 19:54, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
Hi BD2412, recent discussion around the Bertrand Russell article made me wonder about possible copyvio problems with some quotes, a subsection and a sub-article. Since I have little experience in how to proceed here, I would like to ask you if you could advice what to do next? -- Mdd (talk) 19:24, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
The Dark CrystalEdit
Request for advice about DanielTomEdit
Again, as I make a habit of seeking out input and guidance from other admins and also deferring to their judgment, I am doing so again here and asking for your advice about what to do in this case.
Thank you for your time,
This does not seem to rise to the level of requiring administrator intervention. DanielTom was accused of being a sock, and was found by a group of checkusers to not be one. In other words, he was falsely accused. Why would you expect him to be deferential to you after that? There is no prohibition against one editor speaking to another in "command form" grammar - certainly, you are free to ignore him, or explain why he is wrong in terms of policy. Indeed, the best way to deal with to deal with difficult editors is to stay calm and remain above the fray. BD2412 T 11:28, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
I am not blocking anyone in this situation. If a disagreement over some interpretation of policy exists, work it out or bring it to the community if you can't. Also, since Cirt is an admin, that by itself signifies that this community trusts his judgement in resolving questions of policy. While no admin can do whatever he or she pleases, admins can and do block known sockpuppet accounts. The fact that such blocks are subject to community review and reversion by other admins is a sufficient safeguard against an error by any one admin. This is my last word on the subject. Cheers! BD2412 T 23:57, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
Personal attack by DanielTomEdit
Can something be done about this?
For the record, here are the supposed "personal attacks" I made to User:Cirt:
I stand by these assertions, namely that 1) I think Cirt should be blocked [or better yet, desyopped, to prevent him from continuing to abuse his admin tools and status] and 2) I think Cirt needs mental help. I tell the truth as I see it, and if it gets me blocked, I have no problem with that. ~ DanielTom (talk) 21:00, 2 May 2013 (UTC) last edit: 20:33, 4 May 2013 (UTC)
Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 13:07, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
Hi BD2412. I know this may seem like a childish question, but is Cirt allowed to completely screw up the order of posts when archiving his talk page? Thank you. ~ DanielTom (talk) 00:34, 4 May 2013 (UTC)
Hi there. I am completing the global rename of my old account. Could you please rename this account, Dmcdevit (talk · contributions) to Dominic (talk · contributions)? Thanks! Dmcdevit (talk) 21:56, 7 May 2013 (UTC)
request for bot flagEdit
Hi, apologies, but you've done exactly what I didn't want you to do. I only wanted William usurped so that the local account would be out of the way so I could attach it to User:William's SUL based over on de.wiktionary; I did not want WilliamUK here to be part of that SUL, and I'm only using that account so I can request usurpations on other wikis without having to edit logged-out. Please detach the William here, rename that to WilliamUK so I can attach it back, and then it's out the way for the de.wiktionary-based unified account. Cheers. WilliamUK (talk) 00:39, 18 May 2013 (UTC)
welcome (talk page)Edit
Trolling by CirtEdit
Defer to your judgmentEdit
BD2412, I'll defer to your judgment or that of any other admin.
There's plenty of evidence of crosswiki socking, global lock on him for socking, email abuse, and more. If that's not enough for blocking of socks as part of crosswiki sock coordination, I don't know what is.
You are mistaken, the account IS a claimed sockpuppet of the sockmasterEdit
@BD2412, you are mistaken, the account is not just a rename but also a claimed sockpuppet by the sockmaster, per admin Toddst1: "You'll notice that the name change from Daniel Thome to DanielTom was effective March 24, 2013, yet Daniel Thome was recreated and used to edit on 17:12, 3 April 2013.". Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 02:32, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks very muchEdit
Shakespeare and Elementary SchoolEdit
I have no idea when kids start reading Shakespeare in the UK/USA, so I admit that was a cheap shot. In my country, we start reading the Portuguese equivalent of Shakespeare (Luís de Camões) as part of the mandatory reading list for middle school (i.e., just before high school, when we are about 14 years old), and study him more in depth in high school (up to age 17). [Not that we actually learn anything in Portuguese schools.] In my last year of high school, at our English class, we had to awkwardly read out loud "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" to one of our classmates (I remember trying to impress a girl with it, but I was unsuccessful — one hopes Shakespeare had better luck than me). Somehow, I still prefer Camões' love poems to Shakespeare's, although I am admittedly not knowledgeable enough to properly admire either of them. ~ DanielTom (talk) 22:44, 23 June 2013 (UTC)
Query for helpEdit
BD2412, what do you think of this behavior pattern?
Can anything be done about this?
Should we allow this sort of behavior on Wikiquote?
Or more so, should we encourage this and try to recruit other contributors to Wikiquote who will also comport themselves in this manner?
Is there anything that can be done?
Thank you for your time,
Reply to your comment about my recent behaviorEdit
Comment: @BD2412 (talk · contributions), understood. I will take your advice to heart. I will do my best to not react to the baiting. I will do my best to only engage in a polite and constructive manner from here on out. I am sorry for troubling you with this. I will do my best to rise above this matter. Thank you for your advice and your input. -- Cirt (talk) 02:42, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
One last queryEdit
One last query:
The reason I ask is so that I may show a better example of myself to the community.
Thank you for your time,
Note on availabilityEdit
I'm traveling out of town for a couple weeks and I'll be in some remote areas with limited Internet access. I probably won't be able to respond to much or contribute that much of substance in any significant capacity for the next couple weeks. Taking some time to be with family and friends and reflect. :) -- Cirt (talk) 19:02, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
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