Your speedy deletion of Crimes against humanity, The Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, & War crimes, Saving face,Edit

  • Hi Ningauble - Question about your comment (apparent justification) that you used this morning for deleting those four topics, less than half an hour after they were initially posted, was "No quotes: the only contributor was "Om777..." FYI, I had planned on coming back with supportive, qualified quotes in good time, and had posted those topics in good faith, with all due respect for law & order of both WQ & the world we all live in. If new wiki quote pages are posted on those topics in the future, WITH quotes from appropriate sources, will you promptly destroy them like you did these, or will they be given a fair chance to serve the greater good?
  • Relevant log entries:
  1. (Deletion log); 16:37 . . Ningauble (talk | contribs) deleted page Crimes against humanity ‎(Speedy deletion: No quotes: the only contributor was "Om777om" (talk))
  2. (Deletion log); 16:29 . . Ningauble (talk | contribs) deleted page Saving face ‎(Speedy deletion: No quotes: the only contributor was "Om777om" (talk))
  3. (Deletion log); 16:29 . . Ningauble (talk | contribs) deleted page The Crimes Against Humanity Initiative ‎(Speedy deletion: No quotes: the only contributor was "Om777om" (talk))
  4. (Deletion log); 16:29 . . Ningauble (talk | contribs) deleted page War crimes ‎(Speedy deletion: No quotes: Wikiquote is not a dictionary, and the only contributor was "Om777om" (talk))
    • Thank you. Cheers. Om777om (talk) 17:00, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
The reason given is not merely an apparent justification, "no quotes" is the true, actual, necessary, and sufficient reason for deleting these pages. Articles with "ZERO QUOTES", as you put it, will be deleted. That is all. See WQ:WQ and WQ:NOT for further information.

The time to post a Wikiquote article is when you have a quote to post. ~ Ningauble (talk) 18:24, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

  • Sorry but i did not know that. So if i start pages on those topics, with appropriate quotations, you won't delete them?
  • Also, sorry you feel that i accused you of anything. If you're serious about that, then it is clearly a misunderstanding. I started four stubs this morning that i thought would become helpful pages & you made them disappear in less than half an hour, after they were posted. I only stated facts, and made no accusations. You did make those pages disappear without a trace in a very short time. That seemed quite bizarre to me. Thank you for educating & tolerating me. Om777om (talk) 19:04, 4 January 2019 (UTC)


Hello Ningaubleǃ Have you noticed this?w:Wikipedia talk:External links--Risto hot sir (talk) 22:09, 31 January 2019 (UTC)


Saw you blocked Elijahsk. Might want to just indef and extend to Elijahskater04, Elijahskater. Praxidicae (talk) 16:32, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

Disruptive IPs afoot...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)

I created a Wiki Quote page with 4 quotes and sourced to an official New York State government website for the New York State Legislature. Nicole starts speaking at the 38 minute 15 second mark. I thought I followed all WikiQuote guidelines and included the code for

with 2 sentence biography about Nicole. What do I need to do or correct so the page can be live?

Ningauble, any update or what format I need to use to properly source the quote beyond linking to the direct source? I'm happy to make the edit to comply with sourcing Wikiquote guidelines.

How removed this Nicole Hunter redirect page's protection?Edit

Please, to you removed protection this page. I want to editing... (talk) 06:29, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Nope. See WQ:FC. ~ Ningauble (talk) 18:38, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Userpage deletionEdit


You recently deleted a userpage of mine (User:Gazamp/Derek Thomas). I had some links there I was going to try to turn into a page, not having realised that it's discouraged to only have external links on a userpage here. Is there any way to retrieve the links?

Best wishes, Gazamp (talk) 16:58, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Another 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) 15:08, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Is any part of this quote about either: jokes, the military, Erwin Rommel or Bernard Montgomery?Edit

  • Personally, I think that the best way to wrongfoot Rommel would be to tell him he was fighting Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe. According to Milligan, the sight of Secombe, spectacles akimbo, crying shrilly "We're with you, sir!" put Monty off his stroke completely. God knows what it would have done to the enemy. The military mind is not geared to jokes.

I would not consider this quote to be an acceptable addition to a future page for taunting, nor would I consider it appropriate to add to a page for either Fighting words or Trash-talk, which implies coarse language and threats are involved. Perhaps there are additional reasons why this quote is not particularly pithy/notable/quotable/enduring/etc. which you could elaborate on as to educate me and any of our page watchers on; that, or perhaps the editor who reverted it did so do to a personal bias against comedy and or the armed forces, in which case I foresee future problems arising that could be considered discriminatory. Your comments regarding this matter would be appreciated. CensoredScribe (talk) 22:39, 30 July 2019 (UTC)

My first reaction – Am I supposed to guess what page it was reverted from? I am not going to. My second reaction – What does any of this have to do with me? Nothing that I am aware of. My third reaction – Why are you trolling me like this? Hmm? ~ Ningauble (talk) 23:08, 30 July 2019 (UTC)
1: You make a good point, expecting you to guess which of four pages was reverted is a waste of your time and a failure of communication on my part, the page in question is comedy. 2: What does any page that people ask for your assistance on as an administrator really "have to do" with you? 3: Define trolling, than add a page for it. 4: I've gathered you've no interest in talking to me, for whatever reason you've chosen not to communicate, and as thus I will never bother you on your talk page ever again unless you specifically ask me to do so, sir. Good day, sir. CensoredScribe (talk) 23:28, 30 July 2019 (UTC)


...revoke talk page access. Praxidicae (talk) 17:54, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Community Insights SurveyEdit

RMaung (WMF) 14:34, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

mind blockingEdit

This ip? They're causing disruption in numerous places, including here Praxidicae (talk) 18:50, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Already done while I was out. ~ Ningauble (talk) 12:12, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Reminder: Community Insights SurveyEdit

RMaung (WMF) 19:13, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

image vandalEdit

Please consider a range block to prevent this from continuing. Thanks! Praxidicae (talk) 13:54, 23 September 2019 (UTC)


Hello - I have responded to your message on talk:egalitarianism. -- 00:12, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Sasha BanksEdit

she is a wrestler where can i find quotes about her? or her sayings? thnx. Baozon90 (talk) 17:28, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

looking for new quotes where can i find them??? Baozon90 (talk) 17:30, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

I do not know anything about her. Has she written a book? ~ Ningauble (talk) 12:35, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Reminder: Community Insights SurveyEdit

RMaung (WMF) 17:04, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

Interesting domain additionEdit

m:User:COIBot/XWiki/ indicates that there is some sort of fishy editing and link occurring. Might worth considering a domain blacklisting. sDrewth 03:22, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

I am not sure what you mean. I already added the domain to Wikiquote's spam blacklist. Is there something else I am missing or did I do it wrong? ~ Ningauble (talk) 12:49, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
Ping? ~ Ningauble (talk) 12:28, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
Did you? Okay, I didn't go looking their first. Magic. sDrewth 12:31, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
Ok. Glad you were watching for this kind of trouble even though it was already resolved. It would have been very easy for people to miss it here. ~ Ningauble (talk) 12:40, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Closure-Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/Jo Moseli SekimonyoEdit

The article is still standing two months after the deletion discussion ended. Bringing this up because an [SPA account (probably Sekimonyo himself, he's been caught and blocked for creating similar vanity pages on English Wikipedia) has removed the the Deletion discussion tag several times and moved the page name unilaterally to Jo Moseli Sekimonyo in order to avoid deletion. I was wondering if, as an admin, you'd be able to delete the article. Best, GPL93 (talk) 17:11, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

Community Wishlist Survey 2020/Wikiquote/Fix rev parent id for some specific revisionsEdit

Currently, one of your edits to the page Amitabh Bachchan shows the wrong size diff number because rev_parent_id is wrong.

The linked proposal on Meta will fix rev_parent_id for the above edit to make the size diff number correct.

Thanks, GeoffreyT2000 (talk) 19:34, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

Hinduism Vs Sikhism - Harassment by Admin GreenMeansGoEdit

I got your message and left the VFD tag but why has it been put on my page?

Also what is there to be reviewed? I have information on the page that is true to the core. The only reason GreenMeansGo is harassing by deleting the content of my page which I have to revert back and then he added VFD tag on it unnecessarily. Hinduism and Sikhism is page written by GreenMeansGo and he doesn't like that I have an alternate page Hinduism Vs Sikhism and he is not enabling my page to be promoted for the viewers to seek truth.

His page has all incorrect information and quotes by Fanatics and that is ok for you?

GreenMeansGo is abusing the admin rights power for his own means. And admins like him need to be revoked of such priviledges. —This unsigned comment is by WorldWikiAuthorOriginal (talkcontribs) 16:44, 24 November 2019.

@WorldWikiAuthorOriginal: The reason your changes were reverted was because they were grossly incompatible with the style and formatting of Wikiquote. I'm more than happy to try to help you conform to the normal standard of style and formatting, and you can feel free to ask any questions you have on my talk page or at the village pump. The reason the article in question was nominated for deletion was because it is a duplicate of an existing article. If you disagree with the nomination, then you should leave a comment at the deletion discussion. I have not previously edit the page for Hinduism and Sikhism, I am neither a Hindu nor a Sikh, and have no strong personal opinion on the matter. GMGtalk 17:02, 24 November 2019 (UTC)
@GreenMeansGo - N0 thanks for your double standards. So no need to give any justification. Now you have to blame my page on style and formatting. Can you decide what reason you would like to go with? My page is not a duplicate of Hinduism and Sikhism. My page clearly states Hinduism VS Sikhism which shows the difference between two religions. There is no duplicity. Page HInduism and Sikhism is grossly inaccurate. So if you need to add VFD, then add it to page like Hinduism and Sikhism and not mine. My request earlier and below is to NIngauble so please let him/her respond. And yes I know what your religious preference is so no need to lie. Just do your job right as an admin instead of using such privileges to your own advantage based on religious and personal preference. —This unsigned comment is by WorldWikiAuthorOriginal (talkcontribs) 18:56, 24 November 2019‎ .
First WorldWikiAuthorOriginal, before anything else, you need to understand that civility is required at Wikiquote. If you continue to make personal attacks against GreenMeansGo or anyone else, making accusations of lying or any other disparaging remarks, then you will be blocked from editing Wikiquote. ~ Ningauble (talk) 19:08, 24 November 2019 (UTC)

Hinduism Vs Sikhism - Harassment by Admin GreenMeansGo 2Edit

@Ningauble - I am maintaining civility here and have not accused anyone else of lying except for GreenMeansGo. I do not have any issues with any admins or viewers in wikiquote. I believe there are Admins like you and others who are much more capable to know the difference between wrong and right and perform your job accordingly. My issues is with the unnecessary VFD tag but its fine. If you all vote for deletion, there is nothing in my hands either way. After that if you prefer, then rather delete my account as well. Thanks for responding though.

Removed EssayEdit

I have removed essay from my Hinduism Vs Sikhism page and only added quotes. Please take a look at it when you get time and let me know if it still needs to be considered for VFD. Thanks.

Pat Sajak's High School NicknameEdit

I understand that you felt there was too much commentary about Pat Sajak's "That was my nickname in high school" catchphrase as you indicated here. However, if it's all right, I would like to add the quote to the puzzle solution "HIGH SCHOOL NICKNAME," where he said, "I had so many nicknames in high school I can't even begin to start the list right now." That one quote was something of a summation to a long-running joke so I think that quote at least bears appearing in Pat Sajak. Is it OK if I add that quote? Alden Loveshade (talk) 05:17, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

As there's been no objection, I added it. By the way, I really appreciate that you didn't simply delete the commentary, you kept it in the notes. Alden Loveshade (talk) 23:35, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

Please range blockEdit

The turkish IP LTA has returned, please block this range and yank talk page access. Praxidicae (talk) 15:27, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

Steven LiEdit

We are seeing numbers of paid contributions appearing, and a lot are using as a reference. This one smells like one of those sort of entries of people who are only appearing due to concerted efforts to build a reputation and a persona. — billinghurst sDrewth 09:40, 15 February 2020 (UTC) of which this person is the founder. There is so much con going on and we are dealing with determined professional marketers. :-( — billinghurst sDrewth 09:44, 15 February 2020 (UTC)

Howard Kershner quoteEdit

On the pages power, government and taxation there has been a disagreement between rupert loop and myself about whether a quote by Howard Kershner should be on these pages. The discussion is at Talk:Power, if you could take a look and add your opinion I would be interested to see what you make of it all. --2001:8003:4085:8100:51C1:35AB:AFE8:3277 03:41, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

Toy Story vandal...Edit

Now it's a Thomas & Friends vandal. I request all Thomas & Friends articles be protected indefinitely so we never deal with this vandal again, and that drastic action be taken against it, as well.

This edit proves all Thomas & Friends pages need indefinite protection. DawgDeputy (talk) 15:53, 23 February 2020 (UTC)


Hey, can you block this IP? [1] --MrJaroslavik (talk) 20:22, 21 April 2020 (UTC)


The IP address you recently blocked should be on a schoolblock. It looks like this: {{Schoolblock}} 2606:A000:FC11:7400:D85B:258:F7A7:F1F5 13:09, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

I do not know who you mean. ~ Ningauble (talk) 13:18, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
It makes me angry that you do not know. was blocked for a year. Shouldn't this be a schoolblock?

Thank you for FormattingEdit

Dear Ningauble, Thank you for your valuable time to look after the voting page and formatting my comment reply. I believe that it was a satisfactory reply to your previous thread. Thank you again. Axymakofficial (talk) 16:54, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

Request to check the history of User:Kabirkhan22Edit

The user Kabirkhan22, who flagged the page as Spam and self advertise is a sock puppet account personally targeting the page. I've got a list of proof to prove his vandalism.

1. The vandal is trying to delete all the records present on wiki including wiki data. Check the revision history of the page - Q91833255, The Vandal has used his sock puppet accounts to defame and tried to delete the page by more than SIX times.

2. Here is the list of sock puppet accounts he used, just to delete the page. You won't find a single contribution from these accounts apart removing the content.

3. Apart from this, I tried to find the location of those accounts, and here is the report that clearly reveals the intention of the reporter. (Click on IP to know to find detailed information.)

IP ISP City State Country
2405:205:140A:A22A:89FD:30AE:7626:4DF4 Jio Jaipur Rajasthan India
2405:205:140A:A22A:0:0:496:78A4 Jio Jaipur Rajasthan India
2409:4052:68C:8E9F:0:0:16F6:58A5 Jio Jaipur Rajasthan India Jio Jaipur Rajasthan India
2409:4052:2E8D:1560:B494:50D0:B401:A23A Jio Jaipur Rajasthan India
2409:4052:2308:C002:5064:B557:A3FB:2101 Jio Jaipur Rajasthan India

4. The above reasons clearly indicate that it was an attempt to delete the page and he succeeds in taking the page down, misguiding the admins, and wasting the time.

5. Surprisingly, at the time of writing this message, again, he tried to delete the content of page Q91833255 after admin blocked me, so I can't restore the page. Furthermore, he is trying to reach out to other administrators and asking to delete the page. It clearly indicates how desperate he is.

It is my humble request to restore the page and lock it so he can't edit the same from another IP. Thank you again.

UPDATE (April 27)- Despite the warning by @Nikki: on the Q91833255, The spammer has again started his vandalism on the page. with the (2405:205:140a:a22a:c09a:c15f:44bb:314) same GEO Location he deleted the site links and Reporting to Admin like a kid.

Could you please help me to get rid of this Vandal.

UPDATE - The IP added the advertising spam template is a part of this sockpuppet accounts. Please check the Geolocation and ISP of the reporter IP - ‎ (2405:205:140a:a22a:c09a:c15f:44bb:314) - It is the same as all previous IPs.

All the IPs mentioned above are used to report my account nothing else. So please consider is personal defamation and took appropriate actions. Axymakofficial (talk) 22:25, 27 April 2020 (UTC)

  • @Akshay Makadiya, there has been no sockpuppetry from these addresses at Wikiquote to mislead or deceive anyone. None of these IP addresses have even posted anything at Wikiquote. You might have had a case (a very weak one) to make at Wikidata if you had not already been blocked for blatant self-promotion there. Please take your digital marketing and SEO somewhere else. ~ Ningauble (talk) 18:15, 28 April 2020 (UTC)

Delete Spam PageEdit

Akshay Makadiya Delete this page. Reson- Self-promotion. 2405:205:1205:2FAB:E4DC:CFAA:AD57:2D2A 12:10, 13 May 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. DawgDeputy (talk) 02:04, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you for commenting here. You stated some content does "not impress me with its 'timeless quotability' ", If you have reviewed the quotes and found them unworthy, please take a moment to call them out on the talk page. Garbage is being added and (restored with edit warring) claiming there is no consensus to remove. It has already been explained in detail why those unworthy quotes should not be added and no valid reason was provided to support them. I have discussed it with the user on the talk page (e.g. [9], [10], [11]) and pointed the major behavioral issues on WQ:AN. What else am I supposed to do to resolve this ? --Pratap Pandit (talk) 07:35, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

Wikiquote in doctoral dissertationsEdit

Hey Ningauble. Not a news article, but the following footnote to the quote "The noblest motive is the public good" on page 81 of this doctoral thesis may delight you:

This quote is an excellent example of the importance of common knowledge to preserve history and promote understanding. Although this quote is most often attributed to Virgil (Aeneid 6.823) it is actually a mistranslation of the words “Vincet amor patriae”, properly translated as “Love of country shall prevail”. Thus, it is both a misattribution, and a mistranslation, discovered thanks to an anonymous author in Wikiquote which pointed me to the facts unearthed by Willis Goth Regier, Quotology (2010), pp. 40–41.

I certainly enjoyed it :-p. Stay safe. ~ DanielTom (talk) 20:20, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Memorable Quotes via xkcd ~ Ningauble (talk) 18:53, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

I was wondering why you reverted by Good-Faith editsEdit

Can you please explain why? Thanks:)Eltomas2003 (talk) 01:44, 25 June 2020 (UTC)