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Scrub pleaseEdit

[1]. Drmies (talk) 16:39, 6 June 2020 (UTC)

Sorry. I've been in and out. But it looks like someone else took care of it. GMGtalk 01:42, 9 June 2020 (UTC)


This user clearly is not here to build an encyclopedia. Cheers! Nadzik (talk) 14:09, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

 Y Done GMGtalk 13:37, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

Recruitment for WMF study on patrollersEdit

Hello GreenMeansGo,

The Wikimedia Foundation is currently conducting a study on how patrollers interact with IP address edits, and what kinds of IP information are most useful to patrollers. I noticed that you're active in anti-vandalism work on English Wikiquote, and would like to invite you to do an interview with us. It should take no longer than 30 minutes. If you're interested, please contact me via email, Thank you for your time! CLo (WMF) (talk) 16:23, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

Friendly letter recommodationEdit

Hy thr i saw you reviewed my edit im nt angry i'd like to ask for some advice on wikiquote if you would please i wanna do it personal my number is [redacted] can you send me info on that number please Angie williamz (talk) 02:51, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

@Angie williamz: generally you shouldn't be posting phone numbers publically like that. I have hidden it in the history, and suggest emailing GreenMeansGo using the "Email this user" feature if you want to discuss something privately. --DannyS712 (talk) 03:21, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

Ok thanks for the advice Angie williamz (talk) 03:24, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

  • I reverted your edit because you changed the text of the tag line for the movie. Quotes are just that. We don't edit them or update them to make them more agreeable. GMGtalk 10:39, 26 September 2020 (UTC)


I don't know what these two users are up to but it's nothing good. Please consider a block: Special:Contributions/, Special:Contributions/Manasvip, Special:Contributions/Ashank07. Praxidicae (talk) 17:54, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

  • Look like UDScott has already obliged us. GMGtalk 17:46, 9 January 2021 (UTC)


Thanks - that was my inclination as well, but I had already speedy deleted it a couple of times and wanted at least someone neutral to look at it. Thanks for pulling the trigger. ~ UDScott (talk) 12:29, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

I'm glad you agree. It at least made intuitive sense to me. If I made a mainspace page for GreenMeansGo including all my favorite quotes from Mick Jagger, it would kindof seem to make sense that "no quote" means no quotes specifically from the subject of the article. GMGtalk 12:34, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Swati MaliwalEdit

Hello, I saw you deleted this page Swati Maliwal. I was looking for her quotes over the internet. This was my first page on Wikiquotes. I am supposed to make mistakes. But, at least you should've waited for a day. I didn't know how to move it to Draftspace or to userspace as we can do so on Wikipedia. Lightbluerain (talk) 12:54, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Hey @Lightbluerain:. It's perfectly fine to have works in progress, but new pages should include at least one quote. If you're having difficulty finding at least a single sourceable quote, then the subject may not be appropriate for a Wikiquote article. GMGtalk 15:49, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
She is a very notable personality in India. Check her Wikipedia Page. I just being new don't know what type of Quotes? What type of references, etc.? would go. That's why I was taking time. Should I make the page again now? Lightbluerain (talk) 18:19, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
@Lightbluerain: You're more than welcome to make a page. It's just a standard that has been adopted over time that we ought to be prepared with at least one sourced quote before we do so. GMGtalk 12:02, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
Alright, thanks. I'll take care from now on. Lightbluerain (talk) 19:32, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
@Lightbluerain: I'll be travelling internationally for the next little bit, but if I can ever be of any help at all feel free to stop by. I may not be prompt, but I'll be happy to help any way I can. GMGtalk 21:38, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. Sure.Lightbluerain (talk) 18:31, 28 April 2021 (UTC)


Hello, why can we not use YouTube links in sources? They give good source for statements, like the TEDx Talks and news reports. Also, is there any tool to add sources here as we have on Wikipedia? I can't find it; I doubt the source format I am currently using. Thanks in advance. Lightbluerain (talk) 18:43, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

  • @Lightbluerain: We generally don't allow primary sources for quotes about living people, as it allows...a great deal of leeway for individual editors to selectively quote things that happen to fit their particular point of view, especially when these are taken out of context. Personally, on any topic, I tend to add quotes as they are quoted in secondary sources, like newspapers, books or magazines. It kindof takes you as an individual out of the equation. Somebody already quoted it exactly as you are quoting it. We're not (at least in my opinion) really supposed to be creating anything. We're just curating and organizing it.
As to the sourcing tool, no. We do not currently have that imported to this project. I normally open my sandbox on Wikipedia, use the tool, and then copy/paste the wikitext. I'm afraid that while I have the technical access to import this tool, I do not have the technical expertise. GMGtalk 02:37, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
Alright, thanks. Lightbluerain (talk) 12:31, 4 May 2021 (UTC)

A Swallow Is BackEdit

Reviewing the newly archived application page, reading your thoughtful comment, a proverb his me: one swallow does not a summer make. Instead of lengthy requesting comment of mine, I'd have liked to cite it from Nicomachean Ethics. Thank you for reminding me on that line, however, it's my great regret I then forgot it completely :( Apparently I need more rehabilitation. --Aphaia (talk) 14:56, 5 September 2021 (UTC)

No worries. Try hard. Do well. That's all that is expected of any of us. GMGtalk 15:28, 5 September 2021 (UTC)

New user needs helpEdit

Hi I am new on Wikiquotes and I need help navigating through the platform. I need someone to teach me a few things. Do you think you can help? I am an experienced Wikipedia editor and I am confident i learn pretty fast.

P.S I am think of a online meeting on Zoom or Google meet. I just need to know the basics e.g notability. Prithee P (talk) 10:45, 19 September 2021 (UTC)

We actually have our own standard, which is WQ:QUOTABILITY, rather than notability. Of course, a highly notable person is more likely to be quotable (and it would require unusual circumstances for us to include quotes from someone not notable enough to merit a Wikipedia article). BD2412 T 19:22, 19 September 2021 (UTC)
An online meeting can be a good idea, last year we already did something like this on the Italian Wikiquote. --Spinoziano (talk) 06:22, 20 September 2021 (UTC)
Could be a cool idea if there's enough interest. Maybe even a quarterly or monthly thing. GMGtalk 12:38, 20 September 2021 (UTC)
Yes, I know that Superchilum and Camelia.boban wanted to do it in English too, and this year I am willing to appear too. If we repeat SheSaid next month, I hope it might be of interest to Prithee P too. --Spinoziano (talk) 14:33, 20 September 2021 (UTC)
Yes, we will repeat #SheSaid next month, so I'am available for a online meeting. Here is the webinar we did with WikiDonne (in English, & in Italian). --Camelia.boban (talk) 15:50, 20 September 2021 (UTC)

Thank you all for your responses. @Spinoziano:, I know about the #Shesaid project and I am interested. I can run one here in my country. We can recruit new editors to Wiki quotes especially people interested in bridging the gender gap. Template:Replyto I have sent you a message on IG. Hope that is fine? I will also send you an email. I will looking forward to the online meeting. Thank you. P.s Thank you for adding the video link. Prithee P (talk) 00:10, 22 September 2021 (UTC)

Hi! Thank you for involving me :-) unfortunately in November I will go to an expedition to Antarctica until the end of February, so I will not be available. I can help with some stuff until my departure, but not so much since I have a lot of things to deal with :-) anyway, if you need anything, try to ask me and I'll do what I can. Bye! --Superchilum (talk) 06:33, 26 September 2021 (UTC)

covid vaccine / miscarriageEdit

Hi GreenMeansGo

What is your opinion of this edit:

Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 16:00, 27 September 2021 (UTC)

@Ottawahitech: It looks like a fairly poor quality source from a non notable writer, that takes a study saying "we find no adverse effects" and then figuring out how to do their own amateur math to reach the opposite conclusion of the study itself. Besides that, it's not particularly pithy or quotable. It's just a statistic, even if it wasn't an apparently badly calculated one. GMGtalk 13:44, 29 September 2021 (UTC)

COVID-19 vaccineEdit

Hi GreenMeansGo

The article COVID-19 vaccine has gotten a few updates with souces I am not familiar with on October 8. Can you please check if the edits are legitimate? Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 20:43, 9 October 2021 (UTC)

  • Just looking it over, still looks like it could use quite a bit of cleanup. Still quotes that are really just bare statistics. Quotes to quite low quality sources. Vox Populi, which seems to just be a personal blog. Substack, which is pretty much just a blog also. Direct quotes from Twitter, some by apparently non-notable people, others that can't be described as a quote at all, like Jimmy Wales just sharing a link. Sputnik, which is really just a state propaganda outlet. Some over quoting, like paragraphs of quotes from Nature.
I haven't looked to sort of exactly who added what, but it's probably safe to say a fair bit of content has been added to prove a point, and not for being high quality quotations from notable people or works. GMGtalk 12:11, 10 October 2021 (UTC)

Category Activist stubs questionEdit

Hi GreenMeansGo,

On 6 January 2019 you created a Category:Activists stubs which currently has only two pages in it, even though Category:Category:Activist stubs had been in existence for two years. Just wondering if this was an oversight or something deeper? Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 13:47, 26 October 2021 (UTC)

Probably just a typo on my part. GMGtalk 12:04, 27 October 2021 (UTC)

How we will see unregistered usersEdit


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18:14, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Game of Death/The Game of DeathEdit

GreenMeansGo and wikidata? You deleted the page but could you solve the problem? Thank you 12:05, 12 January 2022 (UTC)