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Need help with disruptive IPs...Edit

Peter PanEdit

One user continuously adds nonsense and completely unnecessary (and completely inaccurate) extension to certain quotes. I request that that article be protected and this user be blocked indefinitely. WikiLubber (talk) 22:48, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Looks like this one was already protected. ~ UDScott (talk) 16:11, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
And the vandal continues its vandalism by vandalizing Aladdin. I mean, "screaming bloody murder" is from the vandal's point of view, not everyone else's. WikiLubber (talk) 21:51, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Thomas and Friends-related articlesEdit

Especially in The Adventure Begins, where the IPs continuously change Sir Topham Hatt's name to The Fat Director (which he was NEVER called in either the TV series nor the films). I request that these IPs be blocked indefinitely and that the pages be blocked for no less than the same period of time. I reported them months ago, but no matter how much I try, these IPs never stop. WikiLubber (talk) 22:48, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

I've added another year-long protection to the page. ~ UDScott (talk) 16:11, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Please do the same for the articles for each separate season, as well. WikiLubber (talk) 15:24, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
 Y Done ~ UDScott (talk) 18:11, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Scooter Libby deletionEdit

You put "hoax" as the reason. That isn't true. The line I included was written on page 81 of his novel https://books.google.ca/books?id=obXWAAAAQBAJ&pg=PA81 Please restore his page. ScratchMarshall (talk) 18:37, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Fair enough - when I first tried that link, it did not properly show the book. I've restored the page. ~ UDScott (talk) 18:39, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Category: Family filmsEdit

The VFD entry says there is no consensus, however I count 5 votes voting in favor of deletion, one neutral, and only one for keeping it. I was under the impression that the neutral votes were like abstaining, seeing as how the congresses of most countries don't allow neutral votes on issues and people don't vote neutral in their elections. Statistically it's the difference between 83% in favor not factoring the neutral vote and and 71% in favor of deletion, I know 75% is the number required for a vote on administrators, but is that also the percentage needed for VFD as well, I thought the administrator voting process deliberately had a higher threshold to pass than other votes on wikiquote? I'm wondering where on Wikiquote this matter is defined. CensoredScribe (talk) 16:43, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

I'm not sure where you get your figures. In that discussion, the votes that were provided before the date of closure show 2 deletes, 1 keep, and 1 neutral. I would not call that consensus in any way, and thus I closed the vote with a Keep result. Your additional delete vote was registered months after the closure date of the vote, but even if it were included, I still do not see enough of a consensus to act otherwise (even if I disagree with the result). ~ UDScott (talk) 16:56, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
Whoops, my bad, I arrived at that incorrect figure by counting you and Ningauble both twice, along with Cirt once despite being in may of 2013 after the vote closed, hence the five figure; I did not actually factor in my own vote from 2015. Sorry about that, I'm a tad sleep deprived, I'm normally capable of basic math and looking at dates and signatures; I used to be more adept at operating under under the less than optimal conditions of minor sleep deprivation, but I see now from this instance that is no longer the case for me.
Either way, I think I'm going to list this for deletion again as it's another subjective movie marketing term that is seemingly applied mostly to movies that were never marketed that way, and can be easily confused for films featuring families as a central dynamic, which may not actually be appropriate for all ages, such as many of the entries for the wikipeia category for films about dysfunctional families. I hope discussing this matter with you doesn't count as canvasing for votes, I assume I would have to contact more than one person or start a thread on the village pump in order to meet that definition. Sorry bout that.CensoredScribe (talk) 17:33, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
Not a problem . Cheers! ~ UDScott (talk) 17:53, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Deleted pagesEdit

Hello. What unsourced quotes did the pages Robert Morrison and Harp have just before being deleted? Thanks in advance ~ DanielTom (talk) 11:19, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

For Robert Morrison, the lone quotes was "To do what ought to be done but what would not have been done unless I did it, I thought to be my duty." Harp had two unsourced quotes: "The harp is a whole orchestra, if the performer can use its great potential appropriately." by Anna-Maria Ravnopolska-Dean and "Harpists spend 90% of their time tuning their harps and 10% playing out of tune." by Igor Stravinsky. ~ UDScott (talk) 12:52, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Zhu Ming (thinker)Edit

Hello, UDScott. You had deleted the article about this person which had been created under various names. However someone has creates another article under the title Zhu Zhe (thinker). The article is exactly the same and might be the same person who made the other articles. Can you see about banning his IP range if he doesn't stop. The subject is not even notable, I can't even find him when I search his name. While searching for the source, I have only come across one result: [1]. MonsterHunter32 (talk) 03:05, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

GazWildEdit

GazWild emailed me to ask that his block be lifted, and promising to behave in accordance with policy. As you were the blocking admin, I refer this to you. Cheers! BD2412 T 18:04, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Smita Nair JainEdit

Dear Sir, Please see the citation. Thanks - —This unsigned comment is by HemantLko (talkcontribs) .

So it's better that you now have a link to another site. Unfortunately, citing the quote to goodreads is not very good. This site is just a place for its users to put quotes, often without sourcing them to a primary source, which is what is needed here. ~ UDScott (talk) 14:56, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Buffy pagesEdit

Please stop deleting the Buffy Quotes I keep adding. There is no reason for you to do so. And don't try to say that there can only be 5 per episode. There a numerous episodes of this and other series that have plenty more than 5. Just check out the Sherlock page. ~ —This unsigned comment is by 134.192.250.81 (talkcontribs) .

Be that as it may, just because other pages may violate the limit does not mean that the Buffy pages should as well. And by the way, that is why Sherlock is tagged for potential copyright violation for having too many quotes. I will continue to trim the quotes as needed to keep them at 5 per episode. ~ UDScott (talk) 23:04, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

Well then I guess I'll just keep un-trimming them. You should really focus on cleaning up the Teen Titans pages. They're a complete mess and somebody keeps erasing literally every line Raven speaks so the rest of the dialogue makes no sense.

Zhu Ming / Zhu ZheEdit

Good day. Can you please delete and salt Zhu Zhe (thinker)? Original rationale was: "re-creation of previously deleted material by long-term abuser - Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/Zhu Ming (thinker)". I have to contact an admin for this because the IP editor keeps removing the speedy deletion template and makes other disruptive edits. Thank you. PlyrStar93 (talk) 04:16, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

The Biggest Little Railway in the WorldEdit

Please undelete The Biggest Little Railway in the World. Reasons. 1: I the creator was not informed and I would have immediately have contested it. While not mandatory not informing the creator is a technique to avoid dealing with a contest. 2: I as probably a lot of wikiquote newbies I only visit wikiquote intermittently. 3: Nobody did due dilligence to note this was referenced from another wiki. 4: At the time of creation I was 'helped' by another editor which gave me some confidence there was no issues. 5: Observe you did not delete the talk page at the same time which is something I would question ... is that common practice of Thankyou. Djm-leighpark (talk) 08:03, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

IP vandals 74.70.79.191 and 67.187.116.140Edit

Continuously add nonsense quotes to articles, such as the Toy Story series, the Shrek series, etc., and not to mention quotes that do not exist from characters that did not even appear in the films! Plus, they send messages on my talk page bragging about their edits just because they think they are funny. But vandalism is not funny. I request these IPs be blocked indefinitely, and all pages they vandalized be protected for at least a year. WikiLubber (talk) 23:52, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

I see that Kalki has already addressed this issue. ~ UDScott (talk) 16:24, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Another IP vandal at work...Edit

IP 98.214.101.235 constantly adds the category Cartoon Network shows to Alvin and the Chipmunks (1983 TV series). But this series was originally run on NBC. Cartoon Network did not even exist until two years after this series was cancelled. I request action be taken against this IP and the page be protected. WikiLubber (talk) 02:45, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

And this user continues by adding a Disney XD category to Power Rangers RPM, which NEVER originally aired on any Disney-owned network except ABC. That is why I undid that user's edits before, because I fail to trust it after all of its history of misrepresenting facts. WikiLubber (talk) 22:56, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

QuestionEdit

Is page mover a thing that exists on WQ? Because it would be super useful when I...totally hypothetically...accidentally create Category:Category:Sportspeople. GMGtalk 13:15, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Interface adminEdit

I posted a very brief request here: Wikiquote:Requests_for_adminship#Requests_for_interface_administrator. Do you think this is the correct way to go about this? —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:04, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Hmm, I'm actually not sure. It does appear to be the right place - and the next step would be for a Bureaucrat to grant entry into the new group able to make such changes. But I'm not quite sure how to go about granting it. This is my primary shortcoming as an admin - I am all about content, but I lack understanding of some of the technical side to things. I would recommend reaching out to BD2412 (a fellow Bureaucrat) who may know better. All I have ever done in this role was to rename users (when we used to do that locally) and I'm not sure how to proceed on this. Sorry. ~ UDScott (talk) 17:54, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Fictional charactersEdit

Looking at Suppandi. Is there not guidance somewhere saying that we should have articles for fictional works and not for individual fictional characters? I could've swore I read that somewhere, but now that I'm looking I don't see where. GMGtalk 12:14, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

You're probably thinking of Wikiquote:Fictional characters, where it talks about how we generally do not have separate pages for fictional characters (unless a specific character is so iconic as to have more general quotes about them - e.g. Superman). ~ UDScott (talk) 12:27, 31 August 2018 (UTC)
w:Suppandi is quite popular, if you ask me (and he is popular by his quotes). Maybe you haven't heard of it, but I'm not sure why it should be deleted (and please let me know on my talkpage; I was looking to add quotes when I found it missing). Thanks. Leaderboard (talk) 18:38, 1 September 2018 (UTC)
Better would be to add a page for the magazine from which the character came (with quotes sourced by magazine issue number and date). The quotes are not the issue, but rather having pages for individual characters taken from other works - it is always better to have such quotes contained on a page for the work. ~ UDScott (talk) 18:43, 1 September 2018 (UTC)
Please see my talkpage for response. Thanks, Leaderboard (talk) 18:51, 1 September 2018 (UTC)
Responded to your latest question there. Leaderboard (talk) 18:57, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Abuse filtersEdit

Hi again. It seems that some users are creating spam articles like User:Reuben3163‎ and Www.jfbtv.com on Wikiquote. I suggest that you consider importing Wikibooks' edit filters into Wikiquote. For reference, the spam which I linked above will not occur on Wikibooks as the filter will catch it (and has been very successful for us) (see this).

Hi - I suggest you post about this at either the Admins' noticeboard or the Village pump. I am unfortunately not very adept on the technical side of the site, although we do have several members and admins who are. I'm sure your suggestions will be put into place by those who have better knowledge on this. ~ UDScott (talk) 12:01, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

about Articles and QuotesEdit

  • In English Wikiquote, i can create new page with 1 quote? I.G.I.cool (talk) 09:14, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes, that's fine - you would also add a stub tag to such a page though (and be sure the quote is properly sourced). ~ UDScott (talk) 11:58, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

RevertEdit

Hi. Could you revert the contribution made by SaltMeansPeppee to the page about Albert Einstein? When I'm trying to rollback the edit it takes for ever and ends up in a database error. -- Tegel (talk) 14:34, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

 Y Done. I am seeing the same problem ([W6ZkjwrAAEAAAIFKo3sAAABF] 2018-09-22 15:49:52: Fatal exception of type "Wikimedia\Rdbms\DBQueryError") where I cannot undo, rollback, or even view the diff. However, I was able to load and re-save the previous version of the page, effectively reverting the problem-edit manually. ~ Ningauble (talk) 16:28, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
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