My fault; I should have put a note somewhere I was still working on the article. I'm adding three quotes from the same article which is why I made a subsection. Feel free to check what I'm doing and make sure I'm doing it right. Thanks for your help! Alden Loveshade (talk) 18:10, 4 January 2017 (UTC)
A page that you have been involved in editing, Jamie McCrimmon, has been listed for deletion. All contributions are appreciated, but it may not satisfy Wikiquote's criteria for inclusion, for the reasons given in the nomination for deletion (see also what Wikiquote is and is not). If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/Jamie McCrimmon. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Thank you. CensoredScribe (talk) 18:04, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
Hi - thanks for fixing my references in Ferdinand Lundberg. I was wondering, should I be adding inline quotes using the references template in the same way one would do at Wikipedia? I notice the referencing format is a little different at Wikiquote. DarjeelingTea (talk) 05:00, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
- Yes, citations here are different than at Wikipedia. This question comes up so often that perhaps we ought to write a guideline about it, instead of relying on the new article templates to get the point across by example. The draft at WQ:CITE, copied from an old Wikipedia version, is inappropriate and very misleading for describing accepted practice at Wikiquote. ~ Ningauble (talk) 15:25, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
Why the hell have the pages of Samuli Paronen, Väinö Nuorteva and Paavo Haavikko have been deleted! They're very famous authors in Finland and have a lot to say to English readers also. I have no relationship to them. If the translation is poor, I could understand. The references are there... and nobody has translated these before, as far as I know. Many thanks for Mirkka Rekola's edits. She's now the only poet in the category of Finnish poets. --Risto hot sir (talk) 01:44, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
- Hello! Could You please please search English translations of Uuno Kailas? He's a very important Finnish poet, one of the best, has influenced even on rock bands! The most notable poems - I think - are "On the playground", "Barefoot" and "Eye Changers". --Risto hot sir (talk) 23:25, 24 March 2017 (UTC) MDD just created the page! --Risto hot sir (talk) 00:03, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
- The following unsourced quotes were listed:
- 'This year will be more chalk and talk'
- 'William Churchill...'
- 'Lets not get ahead of ourselves!'
- 'Don't jump the gun!'
- 'There's sillyness, and then there's over-sillyness!'
- 'Modern History is quite erm.. sexy?'
- 'I was a bit knackered last night'
- 'Does anyone know how.. breast?'
- 'USA today... yesterday'
- 'Thatcher has very attractive ankles'
- 'Full stop... Same sentence'
- 'We were just talking about gangbangs...'
- 'The Supreme Court ruling in the case of Bore versus Gush... sorry, Bore... Bor-... Gore... versus... Bush!'
- 'Yes lads ii), never say it to a blind man though.'
- 'If I were gay...'
- 'No lads, my cupboard is firmly locked.'
- 'Interesting story about syphilis...'
- 'Rich businessmen, er, nearly said bitch there.'
- '...the Lord Chancellor, Jack Straw. Quick question - who is the Lord Chancellor?'
- 'Washington, Delaware County.'
- 'Sectional, not sexual'
I was going to create the article Polish language but Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/Polish language (your initiation) gave me a jolt. What do you think of the second last para of the following reference:
- Ewelina Kwiatek (18 September 2014). Contrastive Analysis of English and Polish Surveying Terminology. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 138. ISBN 978-1-4438-6711-5.
Basically it talks about which languages (bluelinks here) influenced polish. I can't see the contents of the deleted article but this quote seems decent (and memorable) to me. What are your thoughts on this? Solomon7968 (talk) 07:45, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
- That article only contained a few Polish sayings that lacked any sense of being memorable. If you have quotes about the language itself (rather than just "quotes" in Polish), I could see that being made into a page worth keeping. I would say feel free to give it a try. ~ UDScott (talk) 13:00, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
Hello! The Wikiquote editing window underlines the word "Belarusian" with a red wavy line. How can this problem be solved? The word is not recognized as an error in Wikipedia. Yaraslau Zubrytski (talk) 14:57, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
Hello, now I must really appreciate en-WQ! I wrote some quotations of Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions to de-WQ, but this is forbidden, 'cause the book is less than 70 years old. I asked: "Isn't it absurd that the Germans have to read in en-Wiki about their own newer literature?". The site is still there, but no answers have I received. Also many sites I've written in fi-WQ have been removed because of the same reason. Still there are quotations of Moomins of Tove Jansson (more than 200 000 bytes). How is this possible and how can You allow new material? I think the publishers are satisfied when good examples of their writers are represented, the folks want to read more. --Risto hot sir (talk) 21:58, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
Hello, why do you keep deleting the new quotes I add to the American Gods (TV Series) page? It's a fantastic show with so many wonderful quotes and they deserve to be put on there. Especially since the show just had it's season finale and there isn't another good location to find quotes from it. I take the quotes directly from the episodes so they are accurate. I see now that you've also locked down the page so it can't be edited anymore. What's the problem? -(184.108.40.206 17:22, 6 July 2017 (UTC))
- It's not that the quotes are not good or that they are not accurate. It's simply the number of quotes. Per WQ:LOQ, a maximum of 5 quotes per episode for a TV show of this length is permitted. In order to add further quotes, you must first delete others in their place. The quotes we have for those episodes seem to be good to me, which is why I left them and deleted the ones you added. And BTW, I am also a fan of the show and the book upon which it is based (which has its own page as well - see American Gods), and I wish we could have more quotes, but the limits were put in place to avoid copyright issues. Thanks for understanding. ~ UDScott (talk) 17:52, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
The Greatest ShowmanEdit
Hello. Why did you delete this article without any discussion? Yes it's an upcoming film and hasn't released yet but those quotes are from the trailer of this movie. CerberaOdollam (talk) 12:31, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
- This is standard practice here since there is no way for anyone to verify the quotes - and often quotes from trailers are not in the film when it is finally released. See WQ:CRYSTAL for more on this topic. Once the film is released, feel free to create the page. Thanks. ~ UDScott (talk) 12:39, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
We've got a serious case of IP addresses (presumably from the same vandal) continuously making vandalism edits by any or all of the following:
- 1. Adding unneeded emphasis to quotes.
- 2. Copying/pasting directly from DVD/Blu-Ray subtitles (which are highly unreliable).
- 3. Adding extra quotes when the article already has enough.
- All without explaining their edits in the edit summary.
And on the following articles:
- The Shrek series
- The Toy Story series
- Chicken Run
- The Incredibles
- A Bug's Life
- Monsters, Inc.
- Mike's New Car
- Alvin and the Chipmunks (film) (adding a line from an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants that is NOT part of the film!)
- Aladdin (1992 Disney film)
And I am positive that there will be more victims unless these IP addresses are blocked indefinitely and the articles (not just the ones listed) are protected indefinitely. These vandals will not stop. They keep getting new IP addresses every hour or so. I already reported this fiasco, but I am still awaiting a response. WikiLubber (talk) 18:49, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
- I understand you are frustrated, but I'm not so sure that vandalism is the proper word for these edits. When I look at The Incredibles for example, the edits made don't seem to be much of an issue to me. Perhaps there are too many quotes now, but I can find several other quotes that might be removed to allow for the new addition. Just because you disagree with the changes does not mean they are examples of vandalism. I would need a much stronger case to accuse (let alone take action against) one of vandalism. ~ UDScott (talk) 18:59, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
- But they clearly copied/pasted from DVD/Blu-Ray subtitles (which are unreliable), and they keep repeating the same edits every day. Plus, nearly every quote they add is far from notable. And they continuously ignore our requests for an explanation as to their edits. WikiLubber (talk) 19:46, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
- Here is but one of these vandals' edits that they make every day or two. But the way it was before was fine as it was.
- ("What are you doing in my swamp?!!" > "What are you doing in my swamp? [Echoing] Swamp! Swamp! Swamp!" (a clear-cut copy-paste from DVD/Blu-ray subtitles)) Seriously, Shrek only said "swamp" once in that quote. It was just echoed. But these vandals just pay no heed. WikiLubber (talk) 20:04, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
- OK, fair enough. But on the other side, in this edit, I would have left the dialogue bit they added and instead probably removed "Where is my Super Suit?" under Lucious Best as well as "That was totally wicked!!" by Rusty under Other. My point is that there seems to be room for compromise when it comes to content changes. These pages are not your property and perhaps if you were willing to compromise a bit by allowing some new quotes at the expense of others this could all settle down. In the meantime, yes if it's simple edit warring about capitalization or punctuation, this should stop (and I'll try to keep an eye out for this). ~ UDScott (talk) 21:38, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
- Removing or even changing any of those lines would be an abomination, considering those were among the best lines of the film. WikiLubber (talk) 00:19, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
Hi UDScott, I'm new to Wikiquote, and made https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Sawao_Yamanaka. I'm a fairly experienced Wikipedian (over 100 articles created). I could not find any notability guidelines for this Wiki, and in general, things seem unclear for this Wiki (maybe this is what Wikipedia was like in 2001!). I would appreciate it if you could point me to useful resources for Wikiquote. Ethanbas (talk) 19:26, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
Purge Main pageEdit
Hi. Could you or some other admin make nulledit for Main page in order to purge it? Logo has recently been updated (phab:T170722) but old one can still be seen here (I assume it might be because of this but probably it's not because other pages have logo too; however, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Wikiquote-logo-en.svg/150px-Wikiquote-logo-en.svg.png and https://sr.wikiquote.org/static/images/project-logos/enwikiquote.png are same, and we still see different logo than it is https://sr.wikiquote.org/static/images/project-logos/srwikiquote.png [which is same as https://sr.wikiquote.org/static/images/project-logos/enwikiquote.png but when swapping Main pages of sr.wikiquote and en.wikiquote difference can be seen]). Thanks. --Obsuser (talk) 14:49, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
Hello. You seem pretty active on Wikiquote and so I was wondering if you could check up on my recent edits and tell me if I did anything 'wrong' and make suggestions that I can apply. Basically I want to add Haitian proverbs and need to know if I am sourcing them correctly. Best Regards, Bfpage (talk) 20:54, 6 August 2017 (UTC)
- The Haitian proverbs page looks pretty good to me. The only exception is the quote listed under 'D' because it does not have a source. That is really the important thing, especially with proverbs. We had issues with some similar pages in the past because they contained many proverbs that were just orally handed down and there was not other source for them. This should be avoided. It looks like most of yours do have a source, which is good. Keep up the good work - and try to find a source that quotes that one that is missing a source. Thanks. ~ UDScott (talk) 01:51, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
This Here is Boss KeanEdit
is Boss Kean.
is Boss Kean delivering the line in the quote.
is a youtube link to the scene with Boss Kean delivering that very quote.
And this here:
is Boss Kean's Ditch!
I told him that dirt in it is YOUR dirt!
What's your dirt doing in his ditch?
Sorry if the explanation of the correction on the Discussion Page seemed "harsh." I did not intend it as such. I did not know when you would be back, and sometimes "Edit/Revert/NO! I REVERT YOU!!!" can escalate because of, well, "failure to communicate!" ^^, I hope this had some humor given the subject of the movie and rules and all of that!
Now excuse me, Boss Paul says he found my dirt in Boss Kean's ditch again.