Hello, Koavf, 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! By the way, the relevancy between Western Sahara and Gustav's quote is a bit unclear for me (it doesn't seem not to refer to the country as is, but a quote addressed in that area, or counrty... and if so, it is a bit different from usual way). Would you want to add some remark on that quote? --Aphaia 04:11, 31 December 2005 (UTC)


Hi Koavf. I undid or reworked some of your edits to categories (e.g. Category:India / Category:Indians, among others) because Wikiquote treats articles containing quotes by a person and articles containing quotes about a theme as two completely distinct categories. If you would like to propose reorganizing the Fundamental categories, please discuss it at Category talk:Fundamental or at the Village Pump. Thanks. ~ Ningauble 16:54, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Jim JarmuschEdit

I have added a "{{prod}}" template to the article Jim Jarmusch, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but it may not satisfy Wikiquote's criteria for inclusion, for the reasons given in the deletion notice (see also "What Wikiquote is not" and Wikiquote's deletion policy).

You may contest the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Votes for deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. ~ Ningauble (talk) 19:53, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

Email received.Edit

Thanks again for your efforts on this. BD2412 T 21:05, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Remove boldface from most "Last words"Edit

Hello. Can you please weigh in and give your opinion at Wikiquote:Village pump#Boldface in all "last words"? There, I'm proposing to remove boldface from most quotes in Last words, Fictional last words, and their subpages. Details and reasons are given in the discussion itself. Thanks in advance. --Daniel Carrero (talk) 07:09, 20 March 2018 (UTC)


Can you replace Template:Welcome with this (please take from the source code not from the display): GMGtalk 17:50, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

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  • Thanks for following up on this. Can you also fix my stupid typo, removing the "that" in "a free compendium of quotations that written collaboratively" GMGtalk 12:39, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
  • Hmm...See here. Any idea why the template would be changing the linked user talk page when another user leaves a comment? GMGtalk 21:15, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Regular ShowEdit

Koavf, stop editing the Regular Show page and go to the Cartoon Network Studios to talk to the creator to revive the series (without 25 years later) along with Adventure Time (without 1000 years later) because it was canceled too... -- 22:50, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

IP vandals...Edit

A bunch of IP addresses constantly bully admins such as Kalki, UDScott, and Tegel, and vandalize the Administrators' noticeboard‎ without explanation or remorse. No matter how many we block, another IP with the same MO continues where it left off. I request permanent protection of all pages they vandalized, including all talk pages. But something has to be done to stop that vandal permanently. WikiLubber (talk) 12:45, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

@WikiLubber: Hm. Sorry that I haven't seen this. We may need to escalate somewhere on m: if we can't handle it locally. —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:52, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
To prevent IP vandals from ever creating a talk page for 94rain again, I recommend you put indefinite protection on it. WikiLubber (talk) 12:35, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
@WikiLubber: Another good suggestion. I've decided to do indefinite with autoconfirmation. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:12, 8 June 2019 (UTC)


Please revoke talk page access, thank you!--94rain (talk) 03:11, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

@94rain: Good thinking.  Y DoneJustin (koavf)TCM 03:15, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

IP vandal...Edit

IP user is constantly adding categories that are absolutely wrong to certain series.

It refers to Alvin and the Chipmunks (1983 TV series) as a Cartoon Network show, but that series was cancelled BEFORE Cartoon Network even existed!
It refers to certain anime series as American TV shows, but none of them are!
It refers to some anime series as cancelled shows, but virtually none of them are!

I request that this user be blocked indefinitely and that all of its edits be undone. There are so many, I cannot do it alone. WikiLubber (talk) 15:09, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

@WikiLubber: Since he's already blocked, I don't want to interfere but if the IP continues, please ping me and I'll indefinitely block. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:18, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

The IP is at it again. Has learned nothing from its prior block. WikiLubber (talk) 00:19, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

@WikiLubber: Thanks for patrolling this. Looks like he's already blocked. A better method for reporting this would be to post on the admin's board and if you want to get my attention in particular, please use {{Ping}}. Great work, WL. —Justin (koavf)TCM 00:28, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

Another IP vandal...Edit

IP vandal continuously adds family members to certain articles without explanation (again!). I request it be blocked indefinitely. WikiLubber (talk) 16:19, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

@WikiLubber: He's only been warned once on his talk and while what he is adding is definitely not helpful, it's not obviously vandalism. I'm doing two weeks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:16, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Just a noteEdit

But it's good to see you back around Justin. GMGtalk 22:59, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

@GreenMeansGo:, you too. I get busy and wikis fall by the wayside sometimes. :/ —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:26, 21 July 2019 (UTC)


Hi Justin. I need some help with the village pump. Can you help? See my user page (click my signature) and we'll email (The subject MUST be Wikiquote Village Pump). Josephina Phoebe White (talk) 06:57, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

@Josephina Phoebe White: I sent you an email. —Justin (koavf)TCM 07:16, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi both Justin and Josephine. I'm a friend of Josephine and I heard about you. Would you like to help? (I work with her at her website and I send some confirmation emails). Address is {astronomy.service-no.reply@outlook.com}. Thanks. Reply me on email all right? --Alexandria Sterdenia (talk) 06:30, 29 August 2019 (UTC)

Justin, my email's not working anymore. UH-OH, a huge problem. I saw a notification on my iphone but couldn't read the message. Can you send it to my other email? Thanks a lot. ——Blessings, Josephina (Talk 2 me | Mail 2 me) 02:50, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

@Josephina Phoebe White: I don't have anything to mail to you. —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:51, 31 August 2019 (UTC)



Block, please. Stanglavine (talk) 11:45, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

@Stanglavine:, as you can see, the helpful User:GreenMeansGo has already gotten to this but I would have been happy to help had I been conscious. The best place to report things like this is Wikiquote:Administrators' noticeboard. Thanks again to you and GMG. —Justin (koavf)TCM 15:54, 28 August 2019 (UTC)


@Koavf: Hello Koavf can you nominate me becoming an admin? Thanks a lot. ——Blessings, 1001 sorrows (talk) 12:02, 2 September 2019 (UTC) P.S.: Good night. (I'm in China and we have opposite times.) ——Blessings, 1001 sorrows♞♞♞♞♞ (talk) 12:05, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

@1001 sorrows: I could but I will not. —Justin (koavf)TCM 16:02, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Please blockEdit

Hey Koavf, please range block this address for a bit to quell the significant disruption. Please also revoke TPA. Praxidicae (talk) 18:47, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

@Praxidicae:  Y Done. Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:55, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
this one too Praxidicae (talk) 18:58, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
and another. Praxidicae (talk) 19:02, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Mind Blocking...Edit

The vandals that replaced my talk pages’ contents now reverted and on the Edit History? Thank you! ~ JosephinaTalk 2 Me 09:00, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

"Actually, you are responding to me"Edit

Hi Koavf yes, it is true I was responding to you, but I was responding to your first post in the thread, not the second one. Cheers, Ottawahitech (talk) 22:48, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

@Ottawahitech: Good thinking. Sorry. —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:02, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
You seem to know everything that goes on around wmf projects, so you are probably already aware of the controversy about flow (wiki-structured-discussions development). I have always maintained that something flowlike is absolutely necessary to have, but my wiki-voice seems to be muffled. Today, after years of trying to discuss this, I finally got one of the most vocal persons opposed to flow development on my meta talkpage. Of course now is the wrong time for this discussion due to covid, but that's the nature of this place. I hope I am making sense. Cheer, Ottawahitech (talk) 13:13, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
@Ottawahitech: I don't know that it's the wrong time: all of us are locked indoors and unemployed. Seems like the best time. —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:09, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
Good point !
I myself find it very frustrating to try and contribute something helpful, since some of my edits are being deleted by good faith admins who think I am out to destroy their wiki-world. I wish they would at least notify me when they delete pages I created, such as pages created when I am the first to post on a user talkpage. It is very frustrating to not find something that you spent effort composing. I wonder how often this happens to newbies who may start doubting their own sanity. Sorry for my rant, I hope I am making sense?. Ottawahitech (talk) 15:55, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
@Ottawahitech: It makes sense, I just have no context. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:32, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for your understanding. Alls good. Ottawahitech (talk) 03:27, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Assistance requestedEdit

It concerns one Pratap Pandit (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)

It constantly harasses users such as Rupert loup, დამოკიდებულება, and myself, and refuses to admit defeat.
Plus, it has a history of sockpuppetry on Wikipedia. We cannot take any chances that it may take its frustration out on Wikiquote.
And in this edit, it claims დამოკიდებულება has a "weird name", and it demanded დამოკიდებულება add an English name in his signature, just because it claimed it would be "easier to communicate". I request action be taken against this user immediately. I already notified other higher-ups. DawgDeputy (talk) 02:05, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

@Pratap Pandit, DawgDeputy: I think this should be discussed in a centralized place, not on my talk page. Please post to an appropriate board and ping me. —Justin (koavf)TCM 08:13, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

@Koavf: there's a crazy thread on the AN here. It's all a bit frustrating so don't get so caught up as I might have(;´д`)ゞ I made a comment there (a few, actually) at the bottom with info, context, and evidence goodies. Hopefully this'll get sorted out by you lol dibbydib⌐■_■ (barate me) 08:24, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
If you read the threads at WQ:AN , it would be clear to you. The only diffs worth looking at in their report are the ones from Wikiquote, and they are all from content disputes being discussed on the respective talk page. After failing to find any evidence of policy violation against me, these members of the "We group" have added diffs of content dispute, hoping to mislead others into thinking that this is some kind of offence to have a content dispute and discuss it on the talk page. In fact User:Dibbydib himself is a big part of the problem here. While the content dispute was ongoing, it was Dibbydib who first escalated this by asking to take "Content dispute" to Village pump. And in his comment above he accusing me of reporting the other editor's behavior. Dibbydib is now turning a blind eye towards all the disruption and harassment against me and is siding with the other harassers in trying to bludgeon me on the AN thread. He seems to be incapable or unwilling to look at things from a neutral perspective. Reading the threads on this page, it would be clear to anyone, that they have no evidence for violation of any policy against me. It seems this group is hoping for sanctions based on "imaginary violations" and content disputes. --Pratap Pandit (talk) 09:56, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
User:Dibbydib You have already said the same things multiple times on WQ:AN. it will be helpful for everyone, if you now stop repeating yourself and let administrators handle the case on its merits. --Pratap Pandit (talk) 10:34, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

Edit requestEdit

Hi. If you're online, can you take a look at MediaWiki talk:Recentchangestext#Edit request please? --DannyS712 (talk) 08:35, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

Apology and explanationEdit

Justin I apologise if the thread on the WQ:ANI page caused you any grief. I was merely answering your question initially (and I probably should have tagged you then but anyway) - but consequent to that Ylevental demonstrated again his tendency to harass (and lie) which is what got him blocked on here previously. I'll leave it to you of course, but another block for a little longer (a month maybe) might just bring him to heel on this apparent obsession he has over me and DawgDeputy. Of course, if he ignores your instruction on said thread he'll get blocked anyway as you said. Again, I apologise if any grief was caused by my actions and I will follow your instructions there and move on after posting this comment. TLPG (talk) 22:16, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

@TLPG: Thanks for this. I just get tired of the sniping on this site: this is a small community and what we do should be fun. I don't like all of the drama that has been here lately and there are so many threads that spiral out of control with users talking about irrelevant things and making accusations. Add to that the standard vandalism and sockpuppetry and it just gets exhausting. Kind words help tho and I just want us all to move onwards and upwards. —Justin (koavf)TCM 00:11, 23 July 2020 (UTC)