Fixing line breaks that are not brokenEditI notice you have been using AWB replacing "<br /> → <br>". This is not necessary: both forms are valid in HTML5 and in wikitext. Did you know Mediawiki actually converts it back to the former when serving content pages? This is because some platforms require the explicitly "self closing" <br /> element and fail for the "void" <br> element because they expect all tags to be closed sooner or later.
Like Mediawiki output, I prefer the self closing version because it is broadly safer. I also prefer it because it is easier for me to spot the breaks when editing wikimarkup, though others may not find it so. You do not need to fix what is not broken. ~ Ningauble (talk) 19:35, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Your behavior is pathetic and contemptible in more ways than I currently have time to expose.Edit
I am currently far too busy to attend to many of your extreme ABUSES of your editing privileges here, despite the repudiation and rejection of these impositions of an extraneous styling which is clearly AGAINST community consensus for many months and years now, with INCREASINGLY smug aggression, but have been taking note of them in more ways than you might be either imaginative or intelligent enough to discern, and I do intend to respond to them more fully after I have attended to far more urgent and important matters than the damages you have been doing to your own capacity to receive any enduring respect for our character or inclinations, and what I believe will be the eventually remedied damages you have done, and continue to do to this wiki, and to proper respect for the principles of justice, honesty, and candor. I am NOT so naïve as you might wish to believe, and I do not expect I will succeed in immediately remedying all of these, and I believe I have noted it might take as much as a year for many of your rather petty and arrogant impositions to be repudiated and rejected and censured with the vigor appropriate, by myself and by others, but I do truly pity your apparent lack of mental sense and moral conscience. So it goes… ⨀∴☥☮♥∵ॐ …Blessings. ~ ♞☤☮♌Kalki·†·⚓⊙☳☶⚡ 16:04, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Your behavior remains despicable.Edit
I have much to note, about such very strong statements of opinion and facts, but unfortunately must be leaving, but I will state that I intend to make some further observations upon it within the next week or so, and give a more thorough assessment of why I believe it is extremely despicable than I have thus far done. There are quite a few other priorities I must attend to, before I take too much of my time to attend to that. So it goes… ⨀∴☥☮♥∵ॐ …Blessings. ~ ♞☤☮♌Kalki·†·⚓⊙☳☶⚡ 04:44, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
NONE of us, within Humanity, go at anything entirely alone, ever. There are many things which isolate us and many things which indicate and reveal and permit diverse forms of Universals, Unity and Uniqueness. We ALL have our various interests, priorities and aims, some of them quite harmonious, and easily brought into concord with many of those of others, and some of them not so easily reconciled with what can be perceived as greater, lesser, or merely differing aims. It is quite petulant to be resentful that others do not share some of your particular interests, aims or tastes, but this is tolerable, and even understandable, to some degree, in various ways. It is quite another thing to imply or insist that IMPOSING your particular tastes in formatting citations, in disregard and scorn as to the clear preferences of MOST others, is anything remotely resembling actual service to others, who your are clearly rating, by the very TYPE of your actions and attitudes, as INNATELY your INFERIORS in WORTHINESS of CONSIDERATION. This is clearly something something worthy of justifiable disdain and ridicule rather than any form of enduring admiration.
I believe quite strongly that it is QUITE IMPROPER by any viable ethical principles or rationality to deliberately IMPOSE these undesired stylings which, are generally NOT popular, have been repeatedly rejected, on increasing HUNDREDS of pages, AGAINST the will of most, often IMPLYING they are ENFORCEMENT of some MANDATE other than YOUR OWN, and disregardful and sometimes clearly derisive of requests to desist in such behavior. The first entreaties were milder, and treated with disregard, so my assertions regarding this unethical behavior has indeed been increasingly harsh in the candor of my contempt for your contemptuous behavior.
This is NOT "going it alone" in any innocent or innocuous way, or even humbly heroic or saintly ways as might be ethically appreciated and admired, it is arrogantly going AGGRESSIVE quite AGAINST the plainly evident preferences of MOST, and the EXPRESS preferences of most of those who have commented on the issues, in ways which I continue to assert are quite unethical.
It is your proper prerogative to do as you will, in seeking to import quotes, from sources you find convenient for your apparent preference for bulk importations, and the proper prerogative of others to do as they will in adding from sources they find interesting, usually in less extensive imports.
Though I myself have preferred to do sometimes tedious work of adapting citations to the standard citation stylings which were established at the very start of this project, I can hold that it is also quite proper to accept a styling in such imports and NOT demand that you or others do work to make them to conform to what had been generally accepted. For years I did some much cleaning up of these pages myself, to fit the generally accepted standards here, with little contention or controversy. Only in the last few years have you become increasingly aggressive in IMPOSING a generally rejected style and ignoring all objections or sometimes casually MOCKING them with comments that it is EASY for you do, with bots, and sometimes acknowledging it is DIFFICULT and TEDIOUS for people to undo, these UNDESIRED changes without undoing some slightly desirable ones, though USUALLY these are quite TRIVIAL, such as the removal of a few blank spaces at the end of lines, and occasionally additions of hypertext links of a few words.
I believe you are rational and knowledgeable enough to recognize many of the unethical and deliberately deceitful methods of imposition, which you are REGULARLY employing in your actions and edits, and in the comments by which you summarize them. I have come to doubt your inclination or capacities to easily recognize or acknowledge the extreme contemptibility of some of them, but I believe this too might eventually occur, to your embarrassment and disgrace, though that might take some time which I believe is better used on other things, and is something that is NOT something I actually desire, to the extent it can be avoided without permitting far worse disgrace to this project and the dignity of some of those who regularly edit it. ~ ♞☤☮♌Kalki·†·⚓⊙☳☶⚡ 04:45, 28 November 2014 (UTC) + tweaks
Trolling vandalismEditblocked from editing Wikiquote.
As you seem to be a gnatsie troll-vandal who has previously afflicted the site, one sad, pathetic thing which is clearly evident is that you seem determined to waste other people's time as well as your own in trivial pissant antics designed to irritate others like some sort of demented gnat. It would be good for you and everyone else if you were to actually try to find something more worth everyone's while to do with your life. Read a good book, see a good movie, listen to good music or study things which are interesting, and find ways to be appreciative and helpful to others. You will be able to become much happier than anyone stupidly obsessed with finding ways to bother others ever can be. ~ ♞☤☮♌Kalki·†·⚓⊙☳☶⚡ 00:55, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
I noticed you recently blocked Stemoc and I think there might be some misunderstanding in play. I think, from what I can see in the edits, that he was attempting to revert vandalism from Vandalism-only user Atom Walsch. You seem to have weirdly mass reverted Stemoc, only to end up reverting yourself after as Atom's edits were indeed vandalism. User:Stemoc is a definitively not a SPA as you claimed, and has been a productive Wikimedian for many years, both as Cometstyles and his current account. I would suggest that you review the matter once again, as it seems very weird to me. Snowolf How can I help? 05:28, 9 January 2015 (UTC)
Debate With KalkiEdit
For the love of God (or whatever deity), please block the serial vandal "Alabaster" at once! He's going around reverting randomly, creating meaningless articles filled with gibberish, vandalizing people's user pages and even threatening bodily harm. Regards, Illegitimate Barrister 05:20, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
FYI, mentioned your commentEdit
FYI, I've mentioned your comment, at Wikiquote:Requests for adminship/Kalki (4th request). ~ DanielTom (talk) 02:50, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your moderating words — and please desist from imposing a style most reject.Edit
I appreciate your moderating words on the Wikiquote:Requests for adminship/Kalki (4th request) page, and thank you for that. Yet, I am requesting you desist in making stylistic changes to existing citations, such as we have regularly disagreed about. Even if I could, I would not immediately block you for defying what is the NORM, but not yet any "official policy", but your addition of a punctuation style that is NOT necessary and has repeatedly been determined to be an unneeded and unwanted use of an extraneous styling which is clearly AGAINST community consensus is something I sincerely consider to be unethical and something of a smug bit of trolling. I am aware that it might be some months yet before the issue can be resolved clearly and finally, and even then, if things go well, from my perspectives, I would assert you are welcome to add it with material you add, but to insist on it remaining or to add the punctuation stylings to other pages is I believe a rather bad faith abuse of good faith efforts. I hope we can come to better understandings soon. So it goes… ⨀∴☥☮♥∵ॐ …Blessings. ~ ♞☤☮♌Kalki·†·⚓⊙☳☶⚡ 19:45, 25 January 2015 (UTC) + tweaks
Per your request, I confirm I've read your comment and agree with your judgment and your assessment. My apologies, that one was indeed my mistake. Noted. Again, sorry about that! -- Cirt (talk) 21:06, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Asking socks to self-discloseEdit
[This is a formality for completeness, not an accusation, of course. This is a copy of a notice placed by Cirt on user talk pages. He apparently overlooked you, probably because you did not vote, but only commented. I corrected the page link. You may respond here, it is not necessary to respond on the page mentioned. Your response, if any, will be noted there.]
Billinghurst has asked DIFF that the third-party who is a Confirmed sock connected to accounts Jimmy11234 (talk · contributions) and Gene96 (talk · contributions) to self-disclose their involvement in the socking.
You are one of the accounts that voted [commented] before 12:09, 25 January 2015.
I ask that if you are behind the socking of Confirmed socks Jimmy11234 (talk · contributions) and Gene96 (talk · contributions) to self-disclose please at Wikiquote talk:Requests_for_adminship/Kalki_(4th_request)#Asking_socks_to_self-disclose.
Thanks very muchEdit
Not sure if I've mentioned it before, but:
Thanks very much for creating the page, Quackery !
It dovetails very nicely with the page I've created on Snake oil.
Thanks again for this valuable creation contribution to Wikiquote,
Added more evidenceEdit
Had to add more evidence, after claims were made that my actions were somehow either factually wrong or slanderous, both quite untrue.
Other than that, I have been staying away and focusing on content.
I broke down the timeline of the claimed password reveal.
I also pointed out several discrepancies in statements made by Miszatomic.
I think you are going to have to close it. The only other active bureaucrat is UDScott, but he supported Kalki in the RfA, and you only commented. The consensus is very clear, so I can't see how you closing it would be controversial. ~ DanielTom (talk) 00:04, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Your removal of comments by myself and CirtEdit
. I made my comment because there is some indirect reference to the deleted user page elsewhere, and my comment places your question in context. I don't understand why you removed my comment and that of Cirt. They are not disruptive, nor provocative. May I revert that? Thanks. --Abd (talk) 16:56, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
OK, I closed the discussion, but what is the next step? I assume it is to ask a steward to remove the rights, but is there a formal way to do this? Who are the stewards? Unfortunately, my experience has been much limited in areas such as these (I tend to be more narrowly focused on the ins and out of our little community rather than the wiki world at large. Thanks. ~ UDScott (talk) 21:26, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
re Inactive admins.Edit
I have dropped a note on the talk page of every admin who has been inactive since 2010 or earlier. I also dropped a note on the Wikipedia talk pages of those who were recently active there. If I hear no response by the weekend after next, I will also send emails. BD2412 T 04:34, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
BD2412, thanks for your good idea.
Thanks to you, we've now saved some time and don't need a separate discussion for Quadell diff.
Thanks for your help with the people by state cats - obviously it's a much faster process using AWB (I've actually never learned how to use such tools - I'm definitely more of a content person here and less of a technology person). Although I will say that one advantage of my plodding through was that I was also correcting categories (and removing redundancies) as I went. But again, thanks for the assist. ~ UDScott (talk) 21:58, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
Request Crat to close 3 discussionsEdit
(Notifying all Bureaucrats on this site.)
Can you please close these above three discussions?
They've all been open beyond the requisite time period.
Please explain a bit more?Edit
This one was 5-3 for removal.
Can you explain how there was consensus to keep admin rights for this user?
Violation of existing admin policy?Edit
What about the violation of existing admin policy?
According to Aphaia:
"In principle, administrators should register a valid email address and allow other users to send them messages in preferences, or an email address indicated on their user page. For active sysops, as well sysop candidates, it is mandatory."
That wording seems pretty clear, "mandatory" -- doesn't that mean we shouldn't have users with admin rights, that violate this policy?
Hello. My account was compromised during my absence. Can you indefinitely block my account globally to prevent damage to all sister wiki projects? Thanks for collaborating! --BScMScMD (talk) 04:38, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
I see you created this page a long time ago, and that its first quote was Shakespeare's "let's kill all the lawyers"! I have recently written a paper on Ross's "Pie Theory", according to which the value of a company is divided into four groups, shareholders, bondholders, government and lawyers (bankruptcy costs) so maximizing the value corresponds to maximizing the first two and minimizing the latter two. :-) Just thought you might find that interesting. Cheers ~ DanielTom (talk) 23:32, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
Regarding your deletion comment that "this one appears non-notable": Actually, it is a passable translation (but for misspelling) of a famous quotation of Plutarch. Just FYI. (I endorse the deletion because the page was an essay, not a collection of sourced, or even attributed, quotations.) ~ Ningauble (talk) 14:41, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
New Pages, illustratedEdit
Sorry if I keep bothering you, but at Prana there is a missing space in the first sentence that I can't seem to fix. I've refreshed the page and my edit was saved, so I don't really understand. Thanks, Rubbish computer (talk) 23:37, 5 September 2015 (UTC) Rubbish computer (talk) 23:37, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
In the first sentence, it says "Prana is theSanskrit... " It's only a little typo, but I can't fix it. Sorry to add a new section but this is awkward to edit on mobile. Rubbish computer (talk) 13:43, 6 September 2015 (UTC) Rubbish computer (talk) 13:43, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
Advice on how to move forward positively and collaborativelyEdit
It's been five months since you graciously fostered an attempt at future positive interactions between myself and DanielTom.
During that time I've been less active, and I've come back to activity, quite pleased to see DanielTom contributing collaboratively and helping out our community constructively on this website.
I made overtures to move forward collaboratively with DanielTom but was told I "should be in prison".
My 2nd post, in which I apologized for past behavior and asked for advice from the user on how to move past our prior difficulties and get along collaboratively, was called "harassment".
Question: I will, of course, give it a rest from posting to this user's talk page, but I'm wondering after this much time has passed, what could be done to try to move forward positively to work together in a collaborative spirit ?
Further help, feeling a bit depressedEdit
I think, at this point in time, this advice you just gave me is still wise and applicable.
But I must admit, some time had already passed.
And I have to say, in addition to frustration, I'm feeling quite depressed.
Any help or advice you could give me during this time would be appreciated.
Could you restore my edits on property, animal, humanity brain and cell?Edit
I think the standards of notoriety for scientists are different than with artists; that series of words of highly memorable and the quote is highly elaborates on the theme in a way few would have thought. I think the Animatrix is considered by most people to be superior to the 2nd and third films, the second Renaissance segment in particular was supposed to be the basis of the prequel that would have been the 2nd film. I'm aware that the robot on trial is as old as the Adam Link stories if not older but the way it's worded is distinct and it is stated directly to be about property rights as well as robots. Thanks for all of your help in the past; I've been told my grammar and formatting still aren't adequate; I understand now the bare url's are as much of a problem as the dialogue quotes used to be. I also know that the about sections need some editing down, I don't think that much though overall. CensoredScribe (talk) 00:22, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
Please DESIST from AFFLICTING this WIKI with ANOTHER RAMPAGE of INCONSIDERATE VANDALISM.Edit
Please DESIST from AFFLICTING this WIKI with ANOTHER RAMPAGE of INCONSIDERATE VANDALISM. You have done this in the past and it is DISGRACEFUL. Time and time again, over the YEARS the CONSENSUS of the people most active on this wiki have agreed that this is NOT a styling desired on this wiki — and you have IMPOSED your SOLITARY obsession with IMPOSING it OVER the work of others in what amounts to contemptible FANATICAL DISREGARD for the clearly stated CONSENSUS. I will call that you be blocked for a week or a month if you persist in this disregard of consensus — and might initiate a more immediate block if you persist in your disregard for the clearly stated preferences and desires of others. I defer from stating more at this time — but I will state I have contempt and disgust at your will to DISREGARD consensus and WASTE other people's time like the most petty of vandals. ~ ♞☤☮♌Kalki·†·⚓⊙☳☶⚡ 00:29, 14 March 2016 (UTC)
Thanks very much for your quote page creation effortsEdit
Thanks very much for your quote page creation efforts.
I noticed you created the page for Supreme Court of the United States.
You may be interested to note I've created a new page for quotes related to Merrick Garland.
Have a look, feel free to help out with additional research for the page so far if you like.
Objections to disgraceful and obnoxious impositions AGAINST the preferences of MOST — and an appeal to your HumanityEdit
Despite a generally apparent geniality evident to most people, including myself, I assert that you are once again being DISGRACEFULLY UNETHICAL in your current actions and efforts.
Block log noteEdit
I'm sorry you were erroneously blocked.
I've made a note in your block log to reflect this disturbing situation at block log link.
This reflects community consensus from comments at Village Pump thread permalink -- "Brief vandal block on BD2412".
Further, I agree with this comment in that thread: "This incident confirms my impression that it was a mistake for the community to restore administrator privileges to someone with such a volatile and aggressive temperament last year.".
Perhaps more should be done about this within the community to remedy this alarming situation.
Paraonid about Wiktionary loginEdit
Hi, BD2412! I have an odd question for you, as you're the only admin I see on both WQ & WT who's edited both recently. Do you know if something strange has happened to en:Wiktionary? Specifically, I tried to jump over there from another wiki and it didn't sign me in automatically, even though I've been on there many times in the past. I jumped all over other WM wikis in multiple languages to verify SUL was still working. I even re-ran Login unification status] to verify I'm still known to en:WT. Yet it insists I log in explicitly.
I was going to post a question to its "Beer parlour", but I noticed that there weren't any posts under the April 2016 heading. Then I saw that WT:BP's history page doesn't even show any edits since Nov 2015 (despite a supposed 31 Mar 2016 edit)! My computer-security spidey-sense really started clanging, even though the secure-connection info seems to look good.
Do you know if en:WT has somehow disengaged themselves from the single-user-login system? I really don't want to log in manually until I'm sure I'm just being needlessly paranoid. Thanks for any suggestions. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 22:43, 23 April 2016 (UTC)
Your actions are once again quite contemptible DEFIANCE and DENIAL of repeatedly maintained COMMUNITY CONSENSUS against such styling as you periodically IMPOSE.Edit
Your actions are once again quite contemptible DEFIANCE and DENIAL of repeatedly maintained COMMUNITY CONSENSUS against such styling as you periodically IMPOSE. This is plainly a habitual action unbecoming any EDITOR here, let alone an ADMIN. Were not others far more indifferent to ETHICAL and PRACTICAL concerns, and willing to turn a blind eye to your efforts to IMPOSE an UNPOPULAR and UNNECESSARY styling on as MANY pages as you CAN — primarily the work of OTHERS who implicitly REJECT such stylings, I would temporarily block you as a vandal. As such practical responses to such VANDALISM as you wantonly are inclined to indulge in seem to be something some people do not seem to believe to be appropriate, I am refraining from that, as of now — but assert that your actions and attitudes in IGNORING and DENYING the CLEAR consensus against such stylings remains MORALLY reprehensible and profoundly contemptible. I do not have much time to undo MUCH of your further rampaging AGAINST the IMPLICIT and EXPLICITY preferences of others at this time — and may not address it thoroughly for weeks or months yet — but I will take time to assert my profound and sincere belief that you have, once again, clearly exercised CONTEMPTIBLE abuses of your privileges here. So it goes… ⨀∴☥☮♥∵ॐ …Blessings. ~ ♞☤☮♌Kalki·†·⚓⊙☳☶⚡ 11:40, 16 May 2016 (UTC) + tweaks
Could I get your opinion as to whether my citation fixes are "subtle vandalism" or if is rather Daniel Toms uncivil and disruptive behavior warrants correction?Edit
 I have a very long and sorted history with Daniel Tom, and although they normally have some basis for their reverts, this is a very clear cut matter of whether my recent citation fixes are correct or not, which I believe they are as every single style guide suggests ending citations with a period and my other grammatical fixes such as italicizing titles and using commas between entries (or periods in the case of the APA) are also near universally implemented. I've been copying their language substituting meat back for incompetent as I assume all editors are made out of meat, while incompetence is in fact a legal term.
Hillary Clinton – which quotes to highlightEdit
I agree that more images with positive quotes should be added for balance. Maybe add images for quotes complimenting Clinton that you yourself had added before? Just don't be disingenuous about your POV-pushing. ~ DanielTom (talk) 19:07, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
Pope changed the opening lines in later editions. Maybe the description can be abbreviated to:
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