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Michael TottenEdit

A page that you have been involved in editing, Michael Totten, has been listed for deletion. All contributions are appreciated, but it may not satisfy Wikiquote's criteria for inclusion, for the reasons given in the nomination for deletion (see also what Wikiquote is and is not). If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/Michael Totten. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Thank you. Mdd (talk) 14:39, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

I've reduced the size of the page by almost 10,000 bytes. – Illegitimate Barrister (talkcontribs) 21:28, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Could I get your opinion on what constitutes a notable quote, particularly for about sections?Edit

I've had a hard time getting others on board for about sections like for Toy Story Iron Man (2008 film) Halo (series) or Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 film). I'm also interested in what you think about the page for Graffiti as many of the artist are quite niche as I expect them to be for many of the art movements. I've heard Daniel Tom call me a more incompetent version of you for edit warring before which I feel is blatantly uncivil, as is discussed in the topic above your entry at the notice board. After looking at the list of your contended edits I thought perhaps we both might benefit from working together in reviewing one another's contributions. I think were you to create wikipedia pages the bloggers you are quoting to the category for American internet celebrities before adding quotes from them few would be reverted. What exactly makes Daniel Delaney Angry Video Game Nerd Leslie Hall, Maddox or Hannah Hart notable enough for wikipedia is beyond me, but perhaps you could find out what their criteria are, I would be interested what determines that and if it's as simple as having half a million views on youtube or a certain alexa site ranking.

Determining what was notable for DAESH was difficult for me, as it is for many politically charged subjects with lots of commentators, and more recent sources, on the web or even in academic journals continue to face hurdles in being repeated by secondary sources. I believe you've interacted with Y-S.Ko on the page for Virginia Tech shooting before, they were nice enough to create a page for Genetic engineering that includes memorable quotes from modern scientists that others may not deem notable for lacking wikipedia pages. There are other editors I've seen with differing views on what constitutes a quote being quotable and I think it is time we all begin working together toward a common goal of having our views eventually recognized as rules and guidelines. CensoredScribe (talk) 20:31, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Usually the rule of thumb is that if a person has a Wikipedia page, then they are notable enough to be on Wikiquote. – Illegitimate Barrister (talkcontribs) 21:28, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
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