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Kierkegaard Quote Source - Proposed by Kalki February 14 2007


Hi Kalki,

Do you know the actual source for this quote? I don't think Kierkegaard is the author, and your proposed QOTD from Feb 2007 is the earliest known publication of this quote (digital, book, or otherwise) that I can find.

"When one has once fully entered the realm of love, the world — no matter how imperfect — becomes rich and beautiful, it consists solely of opportunities for love."

Any more specific info on the quote origin would be great.

Thanks --Cusabe (talk) Cusabe (talk) 16:59, 29 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the inquiry. I seem to have first added this to the Kierkegaard page as being cited to Works of Love (1847) in an edit of 13th February 2007; I do not currently recall what source I had for that attribution. It seems to have remained on the page in the subsection for that work, prior to the page being extensively broken up into pages for separate works by other editors. None of the translations currently accessible to me have the statement, but it could be in a lesser-known translation or arose somewhere as a paraphrase of some statements within it, or perhaps is an improper attribution altogether; I will investigate it further to the extent I can in coming days. ~ ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 00:11, 30 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Oregon or Colorado


Hi Kalki: I thought it was Colorado's Supreme Court which removed Trump from the ballot not Oregon? Ottawahitech (talk) 01:49, 21 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Oops. You're right — I was in a rush yesterday to get a layout done before leaving, and didn’t notice I was posting to the wrong state — will be amending things now. ~ ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 21:47, 21 December 2023 (UTC)Reply



Hello, someone started a request for comment against your behaviours on this project, Wikiquote:Village pump#User:Kalki using Wikiquote's QOTD for political propaganda. I'm just noticing you about that.
BTW, if possible, I'd like to recuse from such a political case. -Lemonaka 01:26, 3 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Request for revdel


Hi. Sorry to bother you. Please revdel several edits made by Special:Contribs/ Reason: N-word, w:Shina (word), other inappropriate content. 魔琴 (talk) 01:31, 7 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

WQ in general


Hi Kalki, I thought to pose some three of the most venerable users here an important question I just can't seem to figure out: why do you think, WQ has such an horrendous page rank on most search engines? Why wouldn't e.g. a very expansive WQ article on a relatively niche intellectual always top a short and potentially skewed WP article? Indeed, I think, especially for controversial leaders from historical scientific, religious and or political movements, having a representative WQ entry is much more insightful than the overly curated alternative. What might be the exact reason for this very noticeable skew? Do you also believe that, maybe, the aforementioned inclusion of certain figures' exact quotes, from politically incorrect up to and including borderline defamatory, has - rightly or not - lead to the actual WMF, well, somehow hardcoding this inferior status into the platform regardless of quality? Any clarification would be extremely helpful! Biohistorian15 (talk) 14:21, 25 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Roe v. Wade


This page gets a lot of views, but it's also really long, in fact it is the longest Wikiquote page. I noticed UDScott recently reverted the additions I made to the page for miscarriage and has nominated teratoma for deletion, I'm starting to wonder whether by presence here is particularly welcome; could I request arbitration of this dispute? I'm kind of lonely and confused, it seems almost random to me which of my unnecessarily large edits are allowed and which aren't, would it be ok to revert Roe v. Wade to a shorter version of the page with three longer sections? I was kind of hoping to collaborate with people here but that doesn't seem to happen much. CensoredScribe (talk) 22:47, 31 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Quote of the day


Hi, I see you often do the quote of the day, and thought you might consider running the following quote:

Serit arbores, quae saeclo prosint alteri.

He sows the seed of trees that they may be a profit to another age.

~ Caecilius Statius ~

Thanks, Ficaia (talk) 16:11, 25 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Just thought I'd let you know I've created Wikiquote:Quote of the day/May 3, 2024 Ficaia (talk) 17:22, 30 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
I had noted that addition on the day it was added, and decided I would probably accept it as a good-faith suggestion, though it exhibited an ignorance or deliberate disregard of the normal procedures for suggestions and selections of QOTD since 2005. You seemed familiar enough with many operations of the wiki that I was inclined to believe it the later, and I had intended to comment on this yesterday, but remained too busy with many other concerns to spend much time here recently. Thus I had neglected to make a response to your initial suggestion here, as I was especially pressed for time on that day. A short time ago, I was doing a brief check in here and saw your subsequent addition, and though I am willing to accept that as well, as there are presently a paucity of suggestions on both days, and the suggestions were generally acceptable, I have extended the ranges of the QOTD pages protected from unauthorized editing,. Thank you for your efforts, but henceforth, please use more normal procedures for suggestions on the days of each month, such as Wikiquote:Quote of the day/May. Though generally it is sought that the quotes or usually their author have some relation to the dates, this is often difficult with the more ancient authors, and it might be a good idea to create some page for suggestions by them without necessarily some rigorously specified dates or ranges of dates, to be used when there occasionally are very few and relatively poor suggestions for dates. I have to be leaving now, and will probably do some minor sizing tweaks on the images you provided later today, after I have returned. ~ ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 12:35, 2 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Well that was a pompous response. "The normal procedures for suggestions and selections of QOTD" are basically dead, having been frequented by almost no one but yourself for a decade. BTW, I've also created Wikiquote:Quote of the day/May 10, 2024 and Wikiquote:Quote of the day/May 11, 2024. Ficaia (talk) 15:23, 2 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Also, I want to replace the second image in Wikiquote:Quote of the day/May 4, 2024 with commons:File:The Westminster Portrait of Richard II of England (1390s).jpg. Why can I no longer edit the page? Ficaia (talk) 16:47, 2 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
You seem to have figured that out. With the above remarks you have clearly proven yourself engaged in actions both presumptuous and deceitful, and quite duplicitous in your attitudes and apparent ruses of ignorance of some particular matters. Even so, I yet was inclined to consider your future suggestions simply on their merits, relative to those of others, as I have done with other adversarial individuals in the past, despite their apparent disdain or animosities towards me or the procedures which were established nearly two decades ago, though almost certainly with somewhat less inclination to accommodate your apparent whims and aims than I have done in those two initial postings. Then I saw your persistence in deliberate rejection of the standard procedures of suggestions and selections, with further postings without regard for them, and it leaves me far less inclined to be either charitable or deferential to such arrogantly presumptuous actions in the future. The "normal procedures for suggestions and selections of QOTD" for suggestions and selections are not "dead" but they and the Quote of the Day have been maintained and sustained by me since the earliest days of this project, though you seem to have a definite will to do what you can to bring about their end with your acts of blatant rejection of them in favor of solely your own presumptuous postings. I am thus inclined to delete these more recent deliberate intrusions entirely, and will now assert that further unauthorized postings into the official Quote of the Day pages prior to their entry into the protection ranges could properly be treated as malicious vandalism, and could result in temporary or even eventually an indefinite blocking of your account. ~ ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 00:14, 3 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
You have a real w:WP:OWNERSHIP issue with this process. There are two of us editing Quote of the day now. Ficaia (talk) 05:05, 3 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Sexual harassment


Could I get blocked if I asked another editor out on a date, and would it matter how I worded that request or whether I continued making it after being told that the answer is no and is always going to be no? We have a page for pick-up lines, would any of those constitute sexual harassment? I find the idea of editing Wikiquote together with someone who enjoys doing this to be romantic, though I don't know if any of the other editors would share that opinion seeing as it's usually a lot of work. CensoredScribe (talk) 14:36, 7 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Wikiquote:Quote of the day/Protect


Hi Kalki. I'm not sure if you have seen the discussion on my talk page related to this page. I know that in years passed, we had discussed reducing the buffer for the protected days, but it had gotten increased again a couple of times (most recently by you this month). I am sure the adjustments were in response to disagreements on the process for selecting the quotes for the QOTD. After reading the discussion, might I ask for your input on again relaxing the protections to the current day? I want to get your feedback in this discussion based on your long history with the QOTD pages. I haven't always agreed with you over the years, but I do find that you usually operate with the project's best interests in mind. I look forward to the discussion. Thanks. ~ UDScott (talk) 16:52, 31 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Please pardon my lack of response yesterday, and the fact that I very likely will not have time to make a substantial response for another day or so. The last couple of months have kept me in a very hectic pace of activities most days, even by my standards, and the last couple of days have even been more hectic than most of them. I had expected to make fuller response today but it has thus far been far busier upon me than yesterday, but I expect some opportunity to concern myself more extemsively with matters here within the next few days. Thanks for your notice upon these matters, and I must now do a very few things here, and then leave again, for at least a few hours, and expect to be very busy most of the coming day thereafter. ~ ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 20:38, 1 June 2024 (UTC) + tweakReply