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Ongoing spambotsEdit

Glad another sysop showed up - I was going to log off but was waiting until someone else was online to help delete the pages and block the accounts. Also, I've been reporting the accounts to m:SRG for locking and requested that the underlying ip(s) be checked and hopefully blocked to help curb this (unfortunately no local checkusers so I asked stewards as part of the lock requests) --DannyS712 (talk) 13:22, 1 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Yeah, I was on this some yesterday too - I'll be happy to take the baton for now and continue fighting it. Thanks! ~ UDScott (talk) 13:52, 1 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Quote Origin HelpEdit

Hello! I wanted to reach out and ask you something since I’m not sure who else can help me. I saw you created the Led Zeppelin wikiquote page, and I saw that initially there was some quotes on there that are now labelled as unsourced. I know it’s been over a decade since you first made that page so this is a long shot, but where did you find them in the first place? I’m primarily interested in the Robert Plant ones to narrow it down for you (and to narrow it down more, I’m interested in the one that says “No, I've never thought that I was gay. And that's not something you think. It's something you know“). I’ve spent several days trying to find the source for it, and that search took me here. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, I really appreciate it. Crashingzeppelin (talk) 17:46, 5 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Sorry, I really have no recollection about those quotes - I'm thinking that perhaps at one time someone had created pages for the individual members of the band, on which these quotes were placed. But I cannot seem to reconstruct that trail either. I'm afraid I'm not really much help in finding any sources for these. I was more focused on getting the song lyrics onto the page. ~ UDScott (talk) 12:38, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[]

That’s alright! Thank you. Crashingzeppelin (talk) 15:26, 6 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Email abuseEdit

Hello, I saw you recently blocked an account for email harassment. Please make sure to block email access as well when you do this. Thanks. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 20:16, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[]

I understand your concern, but I actually left access to email on purpose to see if the behavior would continue. I will consider such action if it continues. ~ UDScott (talk) 20:22, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[]
Thanks. It appears this is a WMF banned user, so I think there should be no problem with revoking all access. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 20:24, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[]
Also, that user emailed me 15 minutes on simple after you blocked him here. He may email others, instead of you, so in my opinion, it's best to block email to stay on the safe side. --Ferien (talk) 20:31, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[]
Fair enough - I've adjusted the block accordingly. Thanks. ~ UDScott (talk) 20:34, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[]
I had this problem. One e-mail included links to vulgar sites expressing the vandal's arrogance (multiple users in the comment sections, but obviously, the same vandal) against the Wikimedia Foundation. I denied access to e-mail so this temperamental vandal (nor any other vandal) does not disturb me again, and I deleted the messages. DawgDeputy (talk) 12:30, 19 July 2021 (UTC)[]
@DawgDeputy You can report the users sending the emails at m:SRG. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 12:33, 19 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Archive protectedEdit

FYI I protected User talk:UDScott/2021 with indefinite semi-protection. Might be worth using full protection (admin-only) though. --DannyS712 (talk) 22:46, 14 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Thanks - and thank you for also looking after my pages on other sites. Much appreciated! ~ UDScott (talk) 12:11, 15 July 2021 (UTC)[]
You may want to do this for all of your archives, Special:Contributions/ --DannyS712 (talk) 14:13, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[]


Hey, thanks for editing Zhiar Ali. Do you have any tips on how I can improve the format of the sources? I thought it's the same as enwiki. I did look at the citation page but did not really understand much.--Épine (talk) 15:09, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Yes, what I meant by that is that we generally do not use a references section. We either place the source beneath each quote or if there are a few quotes from one source, we make a subsection and place that source at the top of the subsection (with an abbreviated title for the subsection and the link for the source just below the title). Also, since this is English Wikiquote, it is helpful (if possible) if sources in English are provided so that the quotes can be verified. Thanks. ~ UDScott (talk) 15:11, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[]
Thanks for the tips, I will try to add more English sources shortly. Do you have any reference pages I can look at regarding the sources?--Épine (talk) 15:19, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[]


What do you think should be the max LOQ for the show? they run between 40 minutes to an hour (first and finale). --Eaglestorm (talk) 17:38, 7 August 2021 (UTC)[]

To me, I would treat every episode differently based on its length - meaning that more quotes are permissible for the hour-long episodes. Usually when this occurs, you can add a note just below the episode title that explains its longer running time. ~ UDScott (talk) 14:37, 8 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Template: NpovEdit

Hello UDScott, I noticed that the wikilink "neutrality" of the Template:Npov leads to this Wikipedia page. Shouldn't it be Wikiquote:Neutral point of view instead? MonstrumVenandiXXXII (talk) 02:59, 11 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Yes, I believe you are right - I've changed the links to point to the WQ policy page, as well as the WP policy page. Thanks for pointing it out. ~ UDScott (talk) 13:14, 11 August 2021 (UTC)[]


Could you block this IP:

That IP has done nothing in the past five years. It is abandoned. The one who posted this egregious report is the one who should be blocked (plus, the reporting IP vandal blatantly neglected to sign). DawgDeputy (talk) 21:03, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[]
Why would this be necessary? With no activity for five years, I hardly think this is appropriate. ~ UDScott (talk) 14:54, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[]


Blocking FunhausFrank's tr011, Geraldo Perez 2.0.5 and BfdighsgduofisdfEdit

Hi, can you take action against the users FunhausFrank's tr011, Geraldo Perez 2.0.5 and Bfdighsgduofisdf. They have been reportedly engaging in vandalistic behaviour towards my talk page and Korean Air Lines Flight 007. I tried to revert FunhausFrank's tr011's vandalistic edits, but he has not stopping and reverting my edits. Geraldo Perez 2.0.5, who is falsely masquerading as a Wikiquote administartor, is adding message to my talk page saying that I have been blocked with racist messages added on the reasons for being blocked, which is clearly an evidence of rogue user engaging in behaviour of vandalism. From their behaviour, these three users seems to be spam users or bots.

Hope you can take action against these users ASAP. Toadboy123 (talk) 16:21, 01 September 2021 (PST)


Hey I just wanted to say thanks for the additions you have made to pages I've created. I really appreciate it. Have a good day --3Kingdoms (talk) 01:13, 9 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Six months by islands... and countriesEdit

Dear UDScott, you marked with the template «It is proposed that this article be deleted» a page that I worked hard and took the time to create: each quote was carefully checked in translation from Russian into English. The template contains the words «please edit this page». What exactly should I correct? Виктор Пинчук (talk) 05:26, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[]

I proposed it for deletion because it does not appear that the author or the work are notable enough to warrant having a page here. It's not that there are issues to correct on the page, but rather that it does not appear that this is a well-enough known topic (especially for English Wikiquote). ~ UDScott (talk) 12:38, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[]
The book written in Russian can’t be well-known in the English-speaking part of the world. I consider the topic “reasoning about meaning of life through the prism of long travels” to be significant regardless of the language section. If you have no complaints about the content of the text, then deleting the page due to the lack of widespread popularity of the work is not entirely right.Виктор Пинчук (talk) 19:31, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[]
But that is precisely why it should not have a page here. Please refer to Wikiquote:Quotability for more on when quotes should be included here. Also, in Wikiquote:Wikiquote, you will see (within the section What is Wikiquote?) the following: We limit ourselves to quotations which are notable. A quotation can be notable because it has achieved fame due to its enduring relevance to many people, or because it is attributed to a notable individual, or appeared in a notable work. This does not meet this criteria for English Wikiquote since, as you say, its source is not well known in the English-speaking part of the world. ~ UDScott (talk) 00:14, 20 September 2021 (UTC)[]


I need some help. 2603:6080:A700:1C39:C8A6:85E4:CFA4:5 20:18, 23 September 2021 (UTC)[]


Hello, could you please take care of Special:Contributions/Inevergiveup2? Thanks, 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 15:37, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[]

 Y Done, sorry I was out during much of the vandalism, but it looks like all is cleaned up now. ~ UDScott (talk) 18:55, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Thanks. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 19:43, 30 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Note that Łechtaczka is still up for deletion. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 13:19, 1 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Back at Special:Contributions/Alijlouismarciano. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 17:07, 1 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Kindly block Special:Contribs/ Minorax (talk) 12:48, 21 October 2021 (UTC)[]
There was more to revdel than Special:Redirect/logid/3358214. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 12:43, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[]
I'm not sure to what you are referring - can you elaborate? I thought all of this vandalism was now reverted (and all offensive comments hidden). ~ UDScott (talk) 13:19, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Please take a look at again. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 13:26, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Sorry, I'm just not seeing anything more that needs to be done. All the problematic edits listed there have been reverted and all the three users have been blocked. ~ UDScott (talk) 13:28, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[]
A lot of reverted edits still need to be deleted. 𝟙𝟤𝟯𝟺𝐪𝑤𝒆𝓇𝟷𝟮𝟥𝟜𝓺𝔴𝕖𝖗𝟰 (𝗍𝗮𝘭𝙠) 13:31, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Not trying to be difficult, but I do not agree - I only delete (or more properly, hide visibility of) edits when there is something profane or offensive in the edit or the edit summary. I do not as a matter of course remove all edits resulting from vandalism if they do not include this. I see no further action that needs to be taken here. ~ UDScott (talk) 14:26, 22 October 2021 (UTC)[]


Hello; I just saw you are admin and I have noted you follow carefully my SheSaid babies. Can I orient them to you whenever they need help ? Such as review, advice, deletion ? Anthere (talk) 14:38, 1 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Yes in general - I try to look at all new pages to ensure they are properly formatted, etc. I cannot guarantee I will see every new page, as there may be periods of time when I am away from the site due to real world issues. But I am happy to review things you alert me to. ~ UDScott (talk) 14:46, 1 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Heloo, could you please help delete my draft here [1] Sichelesile (talk) 15:46, 1 October 2021 (UTC)[]
 Y Done ~ UDScott (talk) 16:18, 1 October 2021 (UTC)[]
I’ll tell them to contact you in case of need ! Anthere (talk) 15:37, 1 October 2021 (UTC)[]

I would like to ask if there is a way I can compile stats of local Wikiquote contributions for different local languages for newly created Wikiquote articles and improved ones in the past 30 days especially getting the stats for women wikiquote. Please kindly help.Shoodho