On punitive blocksEdit
Not sure who you were trying to impress with that block rationale ("I wish to be clear that I am serious about the interaction ban that I have imposed"). It reminds me of the father who slaps his child in the face and then threatens to punch her next, if she dares to speak again. Moreover, treating an editor like a vandal doesn't raise his morale, it only prevents him from contributing to articles. ~ DanielTom (talk) 11:54, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
Do you do these manually, i.e., one by one? When I have to do similar edits (), I always wonder if there is an easier/faster way to do them. Cheers ~ DanielTom (talk) 18:58, 10 July 2013 (UTC)
I hope you're not thinking of blocking me again for 30 days just because of this edit. (It will be hard for me to come up with something funnier than this if you do block me again this time, but I'll try...) Okay, take care. ~ DanielTom (talk) 17:49, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
I am going to defer to your judgment, and not get involved in any of this stuff, therefore repeated replies to my user talk page with attempts by a third-party user to draw me into this matter are not helpful at this point in time.
I'm recovering from some significant health issues and would prefer to just not be bothered any more with this matter.
I thank you again for your advice and I will continue to abide by it.
I hope you are well,
Advice to the wikiquote saviorEdit
Is there a way of adding spaces, like so:
but continuing below that, as in:
You mean something like this?
On further investigation, this is even better:
Slightly more concisely:
You should unblock my "Daniel Tomé" account. It's not clear to me how using my real name could ever be perceived as sockpuppetry. The issue here was a cross wiki harassment against me conducted by Cirt, whom I'm not supposed to mention, and who should be blocked for having defaced my block log for no reason. May I recreate the user page (after the coming 30 day block)? Thanks ~ DanielTom (talk) 20:09, 15 September 2013 (UTC)
Hi! It's always nice to see some Wikiquote editors joining global discussions, thank you. Of course you noticed that the WMF didn't bother registering the Wikiquote logo before registering a less important logo nobody asked protection for? Personally I'd like to see the WMF focus on the protection of assets that directly impact our editors and readers (Italian editors' pet peeve is the domain wikipedia.it, which has millions visitors and displays prominent advertisement, with no action from WMF in years; but this matters less for you of course). See wmf:Wikimedia trademarks#Wikiquote. --Nemo 14:02, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
Hoyt's dictionary sectionsEdit
Hello ! I've been editing Memory, which is currently split between general sourced quotes and quotes which you added from Hoyt's dictionary. Just wanted to ask whether I need to verify the quotes in that section independently before integrating them with the rest of the article or whether they should remain in a separate section indefinitely. Cheers :) --Aphorist (talk) 18:35, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
Help with my attempts at good faith compromiseEdit
BD2412, I could use your help at Talk:Landmark Forum with my attempts to reach good faith compromise.
Basically here's the situation:
Your Project - a questionEdit
BD2412, I started some work on your latest project and created a page for Exploration. I made an attempt to move this topic out of the red topics list on your subpage - is this how you would like it to be signified (that a topic is done)? I also deleted the subpage where the quotes had temporarily lived - is this also how you would like things to occur? ~ UDScott (talk) 16:03, 1 November 2013 (UTC)
Recurring style disputeEdit
I have brought up some of our stylistic disagreements at the Village Pump under the heading Recurring style dispute, and invite you to make arguments for your particular positions on the matter. ~ ♞☤☮♌Kalki·†·⚓⊙☳☶⚡ 00:55, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
I added a few quotes to the page, and I thought you might be interested in Wikiquote:Transwiki/American History Primary Sources Cold War, which has about a dozen more quotes about this topic (although they are in need of better sourcing). Cheers! BD2412 T 15:53, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Just a heads up, BD2412, regarding Wikiquote:Administrators'_noticeboard#Blacklisted_social_networking_sites, I gave a comment there as I was directly mentioned by Ningauble regarding a prior admin action of mine. Due to a previous restriction you've placed on myself I will stop commenting further in that particular thread.
I will instead respectfully defer to the judgment of yourself and other admins in that discussion.
I hope you and your family are well during this holiday season.
I currently have limited and spotty Internet access so I am unfortunately not able to contribute that much or that actively lately.
Votes for deletionEdit
Hi BD2412, since the deadline for discussion has passed, could you close this discussion? I must mention that there is a degree of urgency because the deletion of Brimstone's Commons pictures depends on whether there are articles to support the need for the pictures. Thank you very much. Starship.paint (talk) 05:27, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
I already left this message before. Can you or another admin please protect my talk page. It is being met with vandalism again and I don't want to consistently revert the gibberish.
Additionally, please protect or semi-protect the following articles as they are being met with vandalism once again:
I would suggest heavy protection. I reverted them to before the vandalism began, but I would highly recommend that they be protected from all new users as most of the vandalism is being done by the same sockpuppets from prior. Reverting the edits only triggers more activity from this sockpuppeteer. I would suggest a checkuser again for all the most recent accounts that have vandalised these articles and my talk page as they are all likely one and the same. Please notify me when the protection has been made. Thanks in advance. - Zarbon (talk) 19:43, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
New project? – Harbottle's Dictionary of QuotationsEdit
Hi BD. Please check this dictionary; its translations from Latin into English are a bit awkward (and I'm guessing the same is true for those in Greek), but it is very comprehensive and well-sourced. Two examples for your consideration: Anacreon and Alexis. (The problem is, it doesn't have a Wikisource page, but you can still find it online, e.g., here.) What do you think, should we try to import it to Wikiquote? Interested? ~ DanielTom (talk) 22:56, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
What does this maxim mean?Edit
Time for closureEdit
Been over one week.
RFA presently at 66.7 percent.
Plus additional Comments.
Time for closure?
As an aside, John Conington apparently believed Pope to be "the most correct of English poets". Now, I have a question for you: do you like this format? I do not, but the alternative blank spaces would make the first line appear to be floating—how would you present the quote? ~ DanielTom (talk) 18:43, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
BD2412: As I was preparing to add quotes to this page (and move it over into the mainspace), it occurred to me that perhaps it might make sense to merge with Egotism. Thoughts? ~ UDScott (talk) 20:08, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your kind words about my conductEdit
BD2412, thank you very much for your kind words about my conduct which you stated at User_talk:Kalki#and_the_ANSWER_is:_Thought_and_respectful_consideration_.E2.80.94.C2.A0I_fear_that_might_seem_a_bit_alien_to_you.E2.80.A6_but_so_it_goes....
Your kind actions about my professional conduct, especially in light of other not so professional conduct, is truly most appreciated!
Wishing you Happy Easter. I thought I would create an article on Easter Sunday today but realized late that you had already done it as Easter. So I added all the quotes I gathered with references to the article. May like to see.--Nvvchar (talk) 15:53, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
Usurpation Request (SUL)Edit
Just making a brief note of thanks for all the Wiktionary links you have been adding to the pages lately. Those are certainly very worthy and beneficial additions to the pages, and permit opportunities for greater expansion of awareness and appreciation of some of the multitudes of meanings many words can have. ~ ♞☤☮♌Kalki·†·⚓⊙☳☶⚡ 18:11, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
An important message about renaming usersEdit
I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.
As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.
Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.
The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.
Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.
In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.
Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.
Gnat Turds are NOT necessary in this wiki, nor are similar small needless dots over all the pagesEdit
I had taken a short break from wiki activities, and just as I was about to leave my home entirely I checked in here and noticed you are on ANOTHER of your arrogant bouts of PRESUMPTUOUS pollution of this wiki with grammatically POINTLESS points.
Gnat Turds are NOT necessary in this wiki — and your periodic COMPULSIVE addition of similar DOTS to of needless CRAP punctuation assertions to MANY pages AS IF they were needed, with authoritative sounding assertions of "Consistent punctuation and spacing at the end of citation lines to clearly indicate to the reader that the line has ended" is one of the most ridiculously contemptible of things that ANY of the generally honorable people who are admins are inclined to do, of which I am aware. You are the ONLY person who is actually insistent on the supposed propriety of this relatively RARE and certainly NOT universally used form of punctuation, which happens to have been used in at least one of the 19th century works with which you have done ACTUALLY useful and commendable work here, in adding selections of quotes from it. I once again assert this form of punctuation is not only NOT necessary but from my perspectives QUITE UGLY, and every time I or others have objected to your bouts of adding these you have BLITHELY insisted they were entirely a service to the readers and users that are necessary.
I am not oblivious that you are clever enough a legalist to twist arguments around, and present valid and proper sounding reasons for your acts, and I am prepared to respond to them, later, but I actually must be leaving now — but I will say were I still an admin and you persisted in such asinine behavior, I would definitely move to block you at this point to prevent further damage to pages, for I do consider such acts without clear sanction or rational motivations an act of VANDALISM and a MASSIVE page pollution campaign.
You KNOW that you can pollute the pages with these needless dots EASILY, and with little opposition or complaint in your relatively trusted positions as an Admin, and FEW are likely to challenge you. I once again ask you to exhibit simple human DECENCY and cease and DESIST from this, for at this point that is about all the means I have to stop you from further disgracing yourself, and this wiki, through the adding of all those goddamned ugly dots that are no more necessary than GNAT TURDS. Have a nice day. So it goes… ⨀∴☥☮♥∵ॐ …Blessings. ~ ♞☤☮♌Kalki·†·⚓⊙☳☶⚡ 00:40, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
BD, as you pointed out, it actually takes a long time to remove those dots, so I think it's reasonable not to add them to pages that (say) Kalki created, if he does not like them, at least until such time as the WQ community comes to a consensus on how citations should be punctuated. Of course Kalki should also not enforce his aesthetic views on pages that you created. In any case, if established dictionaries of quotations do not punctuate their citations, what you are doing can not be considered absolutely necessary, so I do not believe you are justified in making so many changes to so many pages so fast, after being challenged, without prior consensus. ~ DanielTom (talk) 01:22, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
Could you please attend to this?Edit
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Wikiquote:Requests_for_adminship#Goldenburg111_.28talk_.C2.B7_contributions.29 - Here, it shows one support, and two opposes. I don't know if you can count Pmlineditor's vote since the vote ended on September 6, 2014 and he voted on the 13th. Anyways, thank you. --Goldenburg111 22:49, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
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