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Star Wars: Princess LeiaEdit

Why are you redirecting the Princess Leia link back to Star Wars (the exact same page that the link just came from)? Why doesn't she get her own page like Luke does, even though she is one of the major characters of the series? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 18:36, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Because we try to keep quotes grouped by the film/book/show/etc. from which they came, rather than separating them by character. I've now removed the Characters section from the Star Wars page with the comment that the pages should be merged with the appropriate film pages; I've also tagged the pages with a merge tag (some of them were already tagged as such). As for Luke Skywalker, as of a couple of hours ago, the Luke Skywalker page is now a redirect to Star Wars, same as Princess Leia. —LrdChaos (talk) 19:18, 16 July 2007 (UTC)


I must have gotten those categories from So why are the categories here so limited? Do you know how we get the categories expanded, to make them more useful? --Paul H. Masters 15:42, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

The reason what most of the categories that you added exist on Wikipedia but not on Wikiquote is because there's a lot more activity and a lot more pages at Wikipedia than there are here. As with most things Wiki, the way to get more categories is usually to create them, but we typically try to avoid this until there are a couple of pages that could fit the category, as a category with only a single page in it isn't very helpful. (Or, if a similar or likely parent category already exist, I'll sometime use that; I seem to have forgotten about Category:Christian leaders when I removed Category:Christian religious leaders.) I personally have a tendency to remove most nonexistent (red-linked) categories, unless I already have an idea that we have other content which would be suitable for them. With regard to Henry D. Moyle, most of the LDS-related categories seem too narrow, and, via the other members of the newly-created Category:Leaders in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, somewhat redundant, in that the same pages and no others would populate all of them.
In short, we're a smaller project than Wikipedia, and our categorization reflects that. —LrdChaos (talk) 17:40, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Fear and Loathing in Las VegasEdit

On your idea to merge the Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (novel) page with the section on the HST page. I feel that this is a famous enough literary work that it warents its own page. To link it from the HST page and bring those unsorted quotes over would be fine. I atempted to link it but ran into problems, not sure why. Your feelings on this are..? Lady Gray 01:14, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Well, typically we try to keep quotes from books on the same page as their author, unless there's a compelling reason to do so otherwise (typically this is because the book is very popular, such as 1984, or because the book is part of a series and the series has its own page, such as The Lord of the Rings). The reason for this is that it's fairly typical for a book with its own page to quickly grow large enough that it could be a copyright violation, and we've found that by keeping books as sections on their authors' pages, length is typically kept down. I can't say I'm convinced that this needs its own page, but on the other hand, the new page is filled-out enough that it could stand on its own. I would just suggest that you move over all the quotes from Hunter S. Thompson#Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1971) into the new page, and replace them with {{main|Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (novel)}}. —LrdChaos (talk) 13:11, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

RE: StopEdit

Please stop adding nonsense to Wikiquote, as you did to Firefly. It is considered vandalism. If you would like to experiment, use the sandbox.
Wikiquote exists for the collecting of notable quotations of famous people and famous works. For a quick overview of what Wikiquote is, read Wikiquote:Wikiquote, and also What Wikiquote is not for a list of common activities that Wikiquote does not support.
When people are not interested in responsibly contributing to the development of the project incidents of their deliberate vandalism can result in IP addresses being blocked from editing.
Thank you. —LrdChaos (talk) 17:58, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Oh my god. I'm SO sorry...I didn't even realize that slipped in. I'll make sure it won't happen again! Xemit talk to me 18:02, 13 August 2007 (UTC)


Thanks LrdChaos for jumping in and dealing with User:Djwolfman. After trying to handle his first few forays, I became tied up with work and once I saw how busy he had been in my absence, it seemed too exhausting to try to immediately fix. Thanks for picking up the baton on this one - so much fun isn't it? :-) ~ UDScott 20:44, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

It definitely kept me busy (since work wasn't); I wonder if there's a record for most VFD nominations in some period of time, and whether I've broken it? ;) Thankfully, he seems to have stopped creating new pages (for the time being, at least); if he picks up again, I think it'd be wise to block him temporarily for being disruptive. —LrdChaos (talk) 20:52, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

A favorEdit

Would you please do me a favor and block User:, who created the spam page I just deleted? I forgot to block him first and now my work software is blocking me from doing so from the page's history because of the porn links. Thanks! ~ UDScott 17:56, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Done. —LrdChaos (talk) 17:57, 21 August 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! ~ UDScott 18:01, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Cunning_Minx deletedEdit

I had just started to create the page Cunning_Minx, and it was deleted within a day (you'll see creation date and last modify date within a few hours at 9/24/2007 ending around 4pm). If you would please restore it, it will be populated over then next few weeks. If you would prefer, I can move it to the discussion section until it is further fleshed out. Thanks, --Erik 14:17, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

I deleted page the page because it didn't contain any quote content, which is pretty important to the Wikiquote project. I've restored the page but moved it to a user subpage, User:Erik/Cunning Minx, so that you can work on it. When the page has some quotes, you can use the "Move" feature to move the page back to the main namespace (or request that a sysop handle this, if you're not familiar with the process). —LrdChaos (talk) 17:19, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Mitch HedbergEdit

Hey Lrd Chaos - thanks for the work that you have done on the Mitch Hedberg Wikiquote - Lynn Shawcroft (Mitch's wife) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 07:37, 3 October 2007 (UTC)


I'm in the middle of working on the page and adding quotes. please don't list it for deletion. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 15:57, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Hello, LrdChaos. I was a user before. however, my name was banned 8 months ago. I do NOT want to create another user name. If you can, please unban me so that I can continue contributing with my original user name, Zarbon. I am seriously sick and tired of creating pages under my ip address. For more reference to my work and recent activity, you can check out my contribs to see all that I have added to wikiquote. It's annoying to do all this work and not be able to have a user page. What happened 8 months ago was Jeffq banned me for "arrogating sysop actions", which pretty much means that I was telling everyone to keep track of some vandaliser. The vandaliser pretty much got away with his idiocy and I was banned nonetheless for trying to do a better job than the admins. In any case, the admins have been ignoring me for the last 8 months and I have still not been able to log in with my original user name. Please, if you can, give me a few minutes and restore my user name so that I can continue to contribute with it and keep track of my activity instead of having to use my ip address. Thanks again for your time and patience. - 17:10, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

New Year's resolutionEdit

Happy New Year! One of my New Year's resolutions is to finish Wikiquote:Bartlett's 1919 Index - but I can't do it alone. There are 234 red links for which articles need to be created, and 275 blue links for which articles need to be checked. Although I've been trying to get one done each day, lately I have not had time to do even that! Please consider making a commitment to help me keep my resolution by creating or checking one entry on this page per week. Help public domain quotes find their home in 2008! Cheers! BD2412 T 05:06, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Transwikied articlesEdit

In response to American history quotes Roaring 20s, American history quotes New Deal, and American history quotes where you tagged for clean up, would you please say something at Wikiquote:Village_pump#I_have_importing_rights_here_now? I have to be sure whether imported pages should still be prefixed "Transwiki:" before I do more work here. Thank you.--Jusjih 01:41, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

For your informationEdit

As a member of this community you may wish to take a look at the Requests for Checkuser rights for Cato here. My apologies if you would prefer not to have received this but there is a requirement for 25 affirmative votes for the rights to be granted. If you have any queries feel free to ask me.--Poetlister 13:08, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Machado de AssisEdit

Thanks for clearing up my mess. I wanted to create a redirect from Machado de Assis to Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, but when it came to the point couldn't work out how to do it. After two years I really should know this sort of thing! -- Antiquary 21:02, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Welcome back!Edit

It's good to see you editing again after some time off. ~ UDScott 16:51, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I've popped in a few times here and there but for some reason I never really had the same motivation to get stuff done that I used to. Hopefully it sticks around this time. —LrdChaos (talk) 17:40, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
Imagine my surprise when I saw your name at Recent Changes! Even if you don't want to rejoin the project, the major work you did in years past is a lasting legacy that is greatly appreciated. ~ Ningauble 16:04, 10 February 2012 (UTC)


Hi, I noticed you have not edited here in quite a long time, and are listed as an inactive administrator. Do you think there is any chance you will be back? Cheers! -- Cirt (talk) 19:51, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

At this point, I think it's pretty unlikely. I don't have nearly as much free time as I used to "back in the day". —LrdChaos (talk) 02:57, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Category:Japanese poetsEdit

Risto hot sir has requested that I ask the community about what should be done regarding the numerous articles listed under Category:Japanese poets. You will know what I mean after you read a few and start to see the trend. They are all a possible copyright violation, they are all of non-notable people who don't even have a Wikipedia article, they are all from one source and they all clog up this category. You can read more about this here, here, here, and here. Just A Regular New Yorker (talk) 22:53, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

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