Hello, Ficaia, and welcome to the English Wikiquote, a free compendium of quotations written collaboratively by people just like you!

To ask for advice or assistance feel free to drop by the Village Pump or ask on my talk page. Happy editing! And again, welcome! 02:24, 30 December 2023 (UTC)MathXplore (talk)

Intellectual disability


Hi Ficaia, thanks for starting the Intellectual disability article. As a precaution I moved the first quote to the talk page and explained there, see Talk:Intellectual disability. -- Mdd (talk) 12:00, 11 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Your additions


Thank you for all your additions - it is great to see new pages continue to be created. One thing that I would ask is that you include a link to the appropriate Wikipedia page in the intro. I've been adding it to your new pages, but it would be helpful if you had it from the beginning. Thanks. ~ UDScott (talk) 14:53, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Roger that Ficaia (talk) 14:59, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
@UDScott, I personally would rather Ficaia was encouraged to create more pages rather than be tasked with routine stuff that can be easily added by others. How about suggesting this to good-faith newbies as ENWQ-training? It will free both you and Ficaia to do what you enjoy more, and it will introduce newbies to some sorely missing topics. A win-win?
Am I making sense? Ottawahitech (talk) 19:26, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Ottawahitech, not sure I understand your point, but if you are suggesting that it is not a good idea to educate users on some of the basics of pages simply because these tasks are easy and could be done by others - then no, I disagree. Why can't you do both? Encourage the creation of new pages, while also helping such users to create pages that don't require additional maintenance. I for one would rather spend my time elsewhere on the project than have to clean up pages, plus I believe it is better to have users learn rather than continue to repeat easily fixed omissions or errors. I also don't feel that my interaction with Ficaia was in any way discouraging them to continue to add pages (and in fact, we've both moved on and the issue I raised has been addressed). I'm not sure why you felt it necessary to comment on it. ~ UDScott (talk) 15:09, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply



Is there a reason for adding additional paragraphs between individual quotes? Biohistorian15 (talk) 17:56, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

For some articles I I think it looks nicer and helps distinguish the quotes Ficaia (talk) 18:22, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Oh, ok. I don't personally like it very much, but you might want to clarify that kind of stuff with an invisible comment if there are reasons like that. Biohistorian15 (talk) 18:33, 8 April 2024 (UTC)Reply



I totally should put this in the Russian version. Stalin's after-WW2 purges were not as massive as those before the war, but still very damaging. Can you give a more extended quote though? I mean, why have 3 writers when we can probably have like, a dozen? --Tar-ba-gan (talk) 15:41, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Unfortunately, I cannot gain access to An Anthology of Modern Yiddish Poetry online. I merely copied the quote from Russia, where it had been posted by another editor. Ficaia (talk) 16:00, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Unauthorized postings to QOTD display pages


I had indicated I would accommodate the first two of your unauthorized postings into Quote of the Day display pages, as acceptable enough to retain for several reasons, and conceivably the product of ignorance rather than arrogant presumption, but your subsequent actions impel far less inclination to continued tolerance, and as I stated in response to your postings on my talk page, further unauthorized postings into the official Quote of the Day display pages prior to their entry into their protection ranges could properly be treated as acts of deliberate vandalism, and could result in temporary or even eventually, if they continue, an indefinite blocking of your account. ~ ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 00:29, 3 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Unauthorised by whom, you? Ficaia (talk) 08:31, 3 May 2024 (UTC)Reply



Thank you for catching the incorrect revert I made. Ternera (talk) 20:24, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

No worries Ficaia (talk) 20:28, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Poet pages


Thanks (as always) for your continued adding of new pages. These are very much appreciated. One request, however: on some of the pages, you have placed entire poems rather than a selection (or selected verses) from them. It is better to post just a few parts of a poem - the particularly memorable ones, rather than the entire work. Thanks. ~ UDScott (talk) 18:00, 6 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Nigger (racial slur)


It's not just about the number of words. There is no need to quote an entire poem (as you did on this and other pages). A selection of the poem is sufficient. Wikisource is a better place for entire works. We aim to take selections of memorable quotes, not entire poems. This is a problem I mentioned in the comment above as well. It's not just about length of the quotes. To quote from Wikiquote:What Wikiquote is not, "Wikiquote is not a collection of public domain documents such as source code, original historical documents, letters, laws, whole books or whole poems." (It also states: "Wikiquote is not a compendium of song lyrics or entire poems...") Please reconsider your choices of placing entire works on pages here. ~ UDScott (talk) 13:30, 12 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Well, it is only 240 words, and the stanzas are all pertinent to the theme. What does the fact that "it is an entire poem" have to do with it? Ficaia (talk) 13:36, 12 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Because the aim of Wikiquote is to provide a selection of quotes from notable works or people - not to serve as a transcript or library of entire works. That is what Wikisource is for. In this case, the relevance to the page's theme is well established by having only a few stanzas, rather than the entire poem. ~ UDScott (talk) 13:41, 12 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
The way I see it, each of the stanzas is quotable. And it's less words than the Gettysburg Address. It just looks longer because the lines are short. Ficaia (talk) 13:46, 12 June 2024 (UTC)Reply