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Abuse filtersEdit

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). Leaderboard (talk) 09:14, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

It looks like somehow I have access to en.wb's edit filter... @Leaderboard: Is there a way to download/import--I don't see one...? —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:56, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
@Koavf: You mean export the filters? It's possible to do so per-filter (from my end at least). Leaderboard (talk) 20:30, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
@Leaderboard: Yeah, that would be nice to mass export but it's not necessary. If it can't be done, then it can't be done. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:46, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
@Koavf: "If x, then x" I can send you the filter export by email or talk. Leaderboard (talk) 21:51, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
@Leaderboard: Oh, no that's not necessary--I can do them as well. Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:52, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

RequestsEdit

Does anyone have a particular request for a filter we should or shouldn't use? —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:52, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Anything that can catch these spam bots is welcome to be sure. If WB has got it, then lets get it I say. GMGtalk 22:04, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

I just imported several. We'll see if this changes things. If anyone spots an uptick in these tags on Special:Recentchanges, please let me know. —Justin (koavf)TCM 01:39, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

It seems to be working; see Special:AbuseLog. Though it may be advisable to create a page where users can report false positives if you haven't already. And filter 21 has an undefined error message (which is necessary as it is what users will see when the filter trips), please add one (which should include a link to a place where false positives can be reported). Leaderboard (talk) 12:48, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
I'm not sure I totally understand why this tripped the filter as link spamming. I assume because of the twitter links? If so that may not be appropriate for WQ, as I presume there are a large amount of legitimate links to twitter. I do find it interesting that we had three registered accounts and one IP triggering abuse filters on this one page in the span of about half an hour. That looks suspiciously like a UPE sock farm to me. Which...looking around...does WQ have no CUs?
Anyway, stuff like this is golden and exactly what is needed. GMGtalk 12:58, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
@GreenMeansGo: MediaWiki:Abusefilter-warning-link-spam. It's not pretty but it's something. Thanks again! —Justin (koavf)TCM 10:10, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
Is there a way to intentionally trigger this filter for testing without being overtly disruptive? GMGtalk 10:14, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
Working in your sandbox would probably be a start. As far as checking the AbuseLog, I don't know that anyone is really spying it like a hawk at 6:15 a.m. UTC+4, so you could probably do a spate of test edits with no real harm. —Justin (koavf)TCM 10:16, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
Okay. So just copying and pasting the last thing to trip the filter, I get this error:
Errors:
The text you wanted to save was blocked by the spam filter.
This is probably caused by a link to a blacklisted external site.
The following text is what triggered our spam filter: exeideas.com
The following text is what triggered our spam filter: exeideas.com/?s
So the summary box isn't displaying. Not sure if you were just transferring it over as a draft at this point, and intentionally hadn't enabled it. It also seems like the bit about "just hit save again" in the message isn't accurate. Doesn't matter how many times you hit save, it still prevents you from performing the edit. GMGtalk 10:21, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
Hmm? And it doesn't seem that my intentionally triggering the filter actually got recorded in the log? GMGtalk 10:23, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
And (before I run out of coffee and have to wake the family up), I'm assuming since its MediaWiki: prefix that this is automatically full protected with no way to unprotect it? But it definitely still references Wikibooks twice, so we'd need to at least tweak that bit. I'm also kindof a fan of the big warning icon used on w:MediaWiki:Abusefilter-warning-link-spam. Even with that, last time I unintentionally tripped the filter on en.wiki by trying to reference a spam black listed site, it took even me a minute to realize it wasn't a loss of session data, scroll back up to the top and notice the warning. So it might not hurt to make it pop out a bit more visually, to increase the changes of people actually noticing it.
I like that it directs users here, rather than creating a stand alone page. It may be helpful to make a very simplified version of the pre-filled form generated when someone, for example, files a new report at w:WP:ANEW, see here. Keeping in mind that this is directed at a total newbie who probably doesn't know enough yet to fill in the header box when filing a report. I can work up a draft for that later today if you know how to technically implement it (I surely don't). GMGtalk 10:33, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the note re:Wikibooks. Fixed. Also, it pops now more but is still pretty basic and ugly. And yes, I agree that since en.wq is pretty small, there is no need for a message board just for Abuse Log errors (yet). —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:12, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
Is this specific filter still going to allow completion of the edit on the second save? Currently it doesn't seem to. GMGtalk 21:49, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
Just spit balling, but what about something like this? GMGtalk 22:20, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! As far as the saving thing goes, this is all negotiable. The blacklist on en.wp won't let you save, even if the previous revision included a blacklisted domain. —Justin (koavf)TCM 01:08, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Categories, part 2Edit

Will someone kindly explain to User:Risto hot sir‎ how categories work, again. Because they don't seem to understand, and seem adamant that they're not going to listen unless it comes from a sysop. But they're apparently having a go at adding random city categories to Category:People, because...reasons... GMGtalk 18:28, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

RedMeansStop. In sports, for example, it's important to see the statistics by one look. Now I can't find out without much trouble which one is the first, New York City or London. And there's no need to create categories like Novelists from Alaska etc.--Risto hot sir (talk) 18:44, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

I want the two of you to discuss this here and assume good faith. Please state your positions neutrally so the community can decide. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:51, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

In my opinion we should have only the most important categories. Wikipedia is a bad example: People died of lung cancer... It took a long time before even the birth years were accepted at Wq. The most important thing is to make the readers able to find the information they need as quickly as possible.--Risto hot sir (talk) 20:01, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
...The issue doesn't have anything to do with what categories are important. The issue is the way that categories work on every Wikimedia project, and you've already been been told this multiple times by multiple people, to please stop adding parent categories to pages that already obviously contain child categories. If you don't understand, see w:Wikipedia:Categorization, c:Commons:Categories, or b:Wikibooks:Categories, and any number of similar pages that explain the same concept. You don't decide because of personal preference that random city categories are somehow uniquely important among the 15,653 pages currently under Category:People, and promote them to the top level parent category, because that makes no sense. GMGtalk 20:26, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
Let's take Jay Nordlinger. When I want to see all American journalists, can't find him 'cause he's hiding in the category Journalists from Michigan. Do you really want to spread the American journalists to 51 categories?--Risto hot sir (talk) 20:36, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
Then you need to nominate that category for VfD, as you are instructed to do at Wikiquote:Deletion policy. You do not need to randomly insert parent categories, as you did here, here, and here, undoing the work of three different editors. GMGtalk 21:07, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

This is not an encyclopedia, everything possible can't be categorized. Only the quotations are important - and the easiness to find 'em.--Risto hot sir (talk) 21:16, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Then you need to nominate that category for VfD, as you are instructed to do at Wikiquote:Deletion policy. GMGtalk 21:19, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
Why should I? If you want to make Wikiquote unreadable, just go ahead, green means go! Besides, without my work it would have been harder for you to create harmful categories.--Risto hot sir (talk) 21:31, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
Why should I? ... Because that's what the project's policy says you should do. I appreciate your work. I'm not trying to get you to stop contributing. I'm trying to get you to stop doing one very small counter productive thing, among the vast majority of productive things that you do, because that one small counter productive thing is just making more work for others to clean up. GMGtalk 21:43, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
I think I've written enough of this subject. Let the community decide! Have you just thought how much work you must do before all the occupations etc. in every country are categorized? Journalists from Tuscany, composers from Bavaria, astronauts from Saudi Arabia (oh, that exists already!)... And you've also done mostly excellent work! I fear that Wq is going to little pieces.--Risto hot sir (talk) 21:57, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes, one can certainly nominate categories for VFD (and parent categories should not just be added), but there is another point here as well: it appears that some of the categories that have been added are way too granular for this project. As was mentioned above, we are not an encyclopedia - in general categories are only added when there is a critical mass of enough pages to justify it. We generally do not add a ton of categories, hoping that they will be needed and filled at some point. Having such specific categories is really not needed, IMHO. ~ UDScott (talk) 22:44, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
I agree that there is an issue of granularity to be settled. But when someone creates a category, the appropriate response is not to depopulate it, so that someone else nominates it for speedy deletion (and none of those diffs involve me personally). The appropriate response is to nominate for VfD, notify the creator, and find out where the boundary of that granularity lies. GMGtalk 22:58, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
Hundreds of categories may be coming, so I'm not gonna bring 'em to VFD. I'm just a Finnish guy in New York (according to Sting)--Risto hot sir (talk) 23:25, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
That's fine--discuss it here. That's why it exists. It's far more overhead and effort to edit war and much easier to ask the community for input. If the consensus is against this level of detail, then User:GreenMeansGo and you can both save yourself some effort. I just don't understand the continuous back and fort here. en.wq is a small enough community that it is very easy to get a consensus. —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:28, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
Well I should say that this is right out, because obviously nominating Category:English people by location, Category:English people, Category:Britons, and Category:Europeans all for deletion is patently silly. That's kindof the point I'm trying to get at. Nominating individually overly granular categories for deletion, or even batch deletion a la Commons is perfectly fine. But we don't throw four intermediate categories to the wind because we're feeling particularly giddy about London. GMGtalk 23:38, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

The people usually love (or hate) their own cities and want to know the notable persons from it. All memories are connected to places.--Risto hot sir (talk) 23:44, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

That's fine. Make List of people by city or List of people by European city if the community decides that such lists are appropriate here. I imagine that the inclusion of w:MOS:SEEALSO sections could also be helpful to readers. I'd support that and even help populate it. But category space is not the place to make pseudo-lists because it defies the purpose of categories and makes them useless, notwithstanding the fact that categories are mostly invisible to readers, and are mostly internal tracking mechanisms. GMGtalk 23:53, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
Okay, well, Category:List of people by city was not what I meant exactly. I meant List of people by city. But Category:People by city also works nicely. GMGtalk 00:33, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Read-only mode for up to an hour on 12 September and 10 OctoberEdit

13:33, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Link for referenceEdit

I added the link to the source in this addition to the page: Youngrmm H. 101 of My Funniest Jokes. New York: Henny Youngman, 1976. Brochure. Cited in: Essays of an Information Scientist, Vol:4, p.515-518, 1979-80, Current Comments #26, p. 516, June 30, 1980.

I can't put the link here because it is triggering the spammer filter. —This unsigned comment is by Canavalia (talkcontribs) 09:06, 7 September 2018.

Link to log. GMGtalk 10:09, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

External link, Dara Ó BriainEdit

Trying to edit a page regarding Dara Ó Briain

There was a "red-link" to Mock the Week, on Wikipedia. Attempted to make that link, not allowed to. Spammer filter. I feel that it is an appropriate one.

External link - Mock the Week Thanks.


Now able to save this change.Don't really know what is happening. —This unsigned comment is by Rhynchelma (talkcontribs) .

I revised the formatting of this link. ~ UDScott (talk) 18:11, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
  • A abuse filter was recently added that essentially prohibits new users from posting any external links. There was discussion a few years ago about doing something like this, but I recall the decision was to filter more selectively than any link from a new user. Many newcomers begin their Wikiquote career by writing citations as external links.

    I think is is a mistake to implement a policy restriction by technical means without first discussing the policy. There was some discussion of abuse filters above but, in my opinion, "anything that can catch these spam bots" is not specific enough to formulate a policy against newcomers posting hyperlinks. ~ Ningauble (talk) 20:52, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

  • To be clear, I wasn't being intentionally flippant there. I was just trusting that others involved understood the way the filters worked more than I did, and that they had already to some extent been tested and refined elsewhere before being suggested for implementation here. GMGtalk 21:26, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
@Rhynchelma: Thanks for writing here and adding to the quotation collection. I want to refine the filter to make it work better. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:01, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Good Faith Edit With Link To CNBC Video InterviewEdit

This is a good-faith edit, with a link to the source of the quote, which is a CNBC video interview with the person being quoted.

My submission seems to have disappeared; here it is, in full (to the page "Vivek Wadhwa" -- I had to obfuscate the URL just to post it to this Village Pump, surprisingly enough:

  • The last big thing [Apple] did was nine years ago with the iPhone. And since then they made it bigger with the iPad; they made it smaller with the Watch. All they keep doing is playing with the size. ... [Apple] needs an Elon Musk or a Zuckerberg running it. ... [iPhone] is a ten-year-old device. They've done everything they can with it. And Samsung, and even BlackBerry, have similar or even better ratings than the iPhone does. That's the biggest slap in the face you could possibly have: BlackBerry almost ranking the same as an iPhone? Time to move on.
    • leftbracket h t t p colon slash slash cnbc.com slash video slash 2016 slash 04 slash 27 slash vivek-wadhwa-apple-should-buy-tesla-and-make-elon-musk-ceo.html Apple should buy Tesla and make Elon Musk CEO rightbracket on CNBC (27 April 2016)
  •  Y Done On the subject, are we getting more false positives than we're weeding out bad edits? Can we technically dial the filter back a bit? Or is it implemented as an all or nothing solution? GMGtalk 13:55, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
    • This is another case of the newly added Abuse Filter #21 (5 September 2018 by administrator Koavf) preventing good faith users from posting external links. I reiterate that this was done without establishing a policy prohibiting new (or unregistered) users posting hyperlinks. ~ Ningauble (talk) 14:17, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
      • I'm not trying to make policy by fiat, just respond to a user request on the Pump. I have now revised Special:AbuseFilter/21--it should be more reasonable now. And User:Ningauble, I have no problem with you disabling it or editing it pending some discussion or review. I trust your judgement.Justin (koavf)TCM 17:03, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
        • Totally agree, that if anyone takes issue with this implementation, disable it and we can discuss it. GMGtalk 01:58, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

Attempted Addition to Jane Goodall PageEdit

Hello,

I'm a big fan of Wikiquote and just tried to update the Jane Goodall page.

Background: I read a quote by her, tried to confirm it on Wikiquote, but couldn't. I searched elsewhere and confirmed it on what I believe is her official Facebook page.

What I tried to do: So I tried to update the Jane Goodall Wikiquote page, including a link to her Facebook page, which is the only source I've aware of and which seems reliable.

Problem: However, I received this message:

Unfortunately, your edit has triggered an automated filter designed to detect and prevent spammers. It appears you are adding external links to other websites in a way that may not be appropriate, and may not conform to the purpose of Wikiquote. If you think there has been a mistake, please let us know so that we may improve the filter and prevent it from interfering with good faith editors. You may do so by following this link and leaving a message. Please be as detailed as possible to help us better understand the problem, and include a description of the website you were attempting to link to. Thank you, and again, welcome!

This is what I'm trying to add:

"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." Post on Dr. Jane Goodall Facebook page (2017-12-12) (https://www.facebook.com/janegoodall/posts/what-you-do-makes-a-difference-and-you-have-to-decide-what-kind-of-difference-yo/10156063840522171/)

I'm trying to do so here: https://en.wikiquote.org/w/index.php?title=Jane_Goodall&section=1&veaction=edit&oldid=2390523&wteswitched=1 https://en.wikiquote.org/w/index.php?title=Jane_Goodall

If there's a better way for me to do this, please let me know.

Thanks! —This unsigned comment is by Reasonable Bill (talkcontribs) .

Looks like a false positive. Leaderboard (talk) 16:20, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

Is there anything I can do to avoid the false positive and publish the quote -- or must an administrator do this for me? Thanks for all you do to make this such an awesome and valuable site! —This unsigned comment is by Reasonable Bill (talkcontribs) .

An admin needs to do it for you (I'm not an admin, sorry). @Koavf:, please check? Leaderboard (talk) 21:13, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
@Reasonable Bill: One work-around to this is to find the original source of the quotation, which was not this Facebook post. See for instance here. Do you know the original source? —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:21, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

external link - Robert MuellerEdit

Hi

I'm attempting to add the source: https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/speeches/combating-threats-in-the-cyber-world-outsmarting-terrorists-hackers-and-spies to the article: https://en.wikiquote.org/w/index.php?title=Robert_Mueller&action=submit

It is a source for: "only two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be" The quote is often repeated and possibly has more than one version/source, so it is important to attribute it

However I'm being blocked by an automated filter. Please could someone whitelist for me, or advise an alternative.

--Peterxyz (talk) 04:05, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

 Y Done GMGtalk 12:22, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

I have tried to add one external link to the existing page and my try has been detected as harmfulEdit

Greetings, I am the author of the article which I was trying to add as an external link to the existing Wikiquote page - Star Wars and unfortunately, my try has been detected as potentially harmful. In fact, I am running the whole Space Quotations blog and I have created my last series of articles on the topic of Star Wars characters quotes. Here the list:

So, to sum up, I was simply trying to add a very topical external link to the page https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Star_Wars just the first one (25 Best Star Wars Quotes)

Here's what I've tried to put:

Space Quotations - 25 Best Star Wars Quotes and more about mysteries of endless space.

I also would like to state that my intentions were simply educational to allow people to learn more about Star Wars, as well as show them my article, in which I have put much of my efforts.

Hoping for your understanding, Kind regards, Andy —This unsigned comment is by AndriiZip (talkcontribs) .

@AndriiZip: Hi Andy. Thanks for coming to participate. As you may see above, we tried to implement this filter to cut down on spam and it sometimes catches legit edits. Can you tell me how you were thinking of using these links? E.g. this blog is not the original source of any of these quotations, correct? —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:02, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
Hey, @Justin (Koavf), thanks for your reply! Well, I was hoping that my article may be of help to those looking for additional quotations from Star Wars movies, that's it. The only one link I was trying to add is the on 25 Best Star Wars Quotes because it is related. I have mentioned the other links from my blog just to show that I am currently writing on Star Wars Quotes (Emperor Palpatine Quotes article is coming up next). —This unsigned comment is by AndriiZip (talkcontribs) .
@AndriiZip: I figured that was probably where you were going but think about it from our perspective: we'd like to be the best quotation repository, so outward linking to this blog is a little... counter-productive? —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:29, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Hi again, Justin (@koavf)! Yes, I see your point very clear. May I just ask for some future perspective: so, there is nothing to be done from my side to settle this matter? Cause I was truly hoping for cooperation here, not competition:) At least, possibly, you guys consider having a look at my writings and we could elaborate further on the subject. Thanks in advance. Regards, Andy. —This unsigned comment is by AndriiZip (talkcontribs) .

@AndriiZip: Nothing is set in stone! Just make your proposal for how you can make the site better! —Justin (koavf)TCM 01:01, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Liberals and conservativesEdit

It seems User:Rupert loup and I have a slightly different takes on what a "liberal" and "conservative" means. So...the result seems to be that both categories contains the following pages (about half of Category:Conservatives):

So...that essentially makes the categories meaningless, and it would be helpful to find some kind of solution there. GMGtalk 18:14, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

Liberal conservativism, conservative liberalism and classical liberalism are variants of liberalism and conservativism, and people can be socially right, center or left wing and being economically liberal. The only one that is not currently in this category (I think) is Le Pen, the others still expouse one of this variants. Subcategories to different variants, like from specific regions and timelines, can be created if necessary. Rupert loup (talk) 13:11, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
Then I think we need some more granular way of parsing this out with sub-categories. I personally think the easier solution is to go with the common definition, since I'm not totally sure there are enough pages to really warrant a category for something like Category:Liberal conservatism. But if we're defining a generic category so broadly that we can justify Ben Shapiro and Marine Le Pen as liberals, then we may as well just delete the categories all together, because they're broad enough to be useless. GMGtalk 19:44, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

VFD backlogEdit

A lot of the votes on VFD have been closed for several months now and there is one in particular I'd like to renominate, or is Inceldom already eligible for renomination without first being removed from the page? Would someone mind helping me out with this? Hello? CensoredScribe (talk) 03:45, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

I closed a couple now. The one you mentioned should still have some discussion since there is no consensus. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:50, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, I appreciate your assistance. CensoredScribe (talk) 03:04, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Hello sirEdit

I provided some links for better understand about diwali some and quotes fot diwali

https://diwaliquotes99.blogspot.com/2018/09/diwali-2018-quotes.html?m=1

The dictatorship of the proletariatEdit

To all

Marx and others with similar views did not understand the concept the dictatorships of the proletariat as the dictatorships we know from the 20th and 21th century. Marx as a left-Hegelian held that all class societies are dictated by the class in charge of the economy and the state apparatus. According to Marx are all class societies dictated with the tool of class struggle to secure the interests of the ruling class. Marx and Engels were neither any pre-Bolsheviks nor pre-Stalinists/Maoists as some may believe due to the unfit and dogmatic concept the dictatorship of the proletariat.

Even Rosa Luxemburg used the phrase the dictatorship of the proletariat while she as early as 1904 wrote the following:

"If we assume the viewpoint claimed as his own by Lenin and we fear the influence of intellectuals in the proletarian movement, we can conceive of no greater danger to the Russian party than Lenin’s plan of organization. Nothing will more surely enslave a young labor movement to an intellectual elite hungry for power than this bureaucratic straightjacket, which will immobilize the movement and turn it into an automaton manipulated by a Central Committee. On the other hand there is no more effective guarantee against opportunist intrigue and personal ambition than the independent revolutionary action of the proletariat, as a result of which the workers acquire the sense of political responsibility and self-reliance." (Source: https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1904/questions-rsd/ch02.htm )


Sincerely, Bjorn-Olav Kvidal, Stockholm

Odd page creationEdit

So anybody have any idea what's up with Category:Pages with template loops? Is this "a thing" that is useful? I don't know why we would really need a wikidata infobox on en.quote anyway. Isn't that mainly a Commons thing? GMGtalk 18:02, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

Wikidata Infobox is very much a Commons thing. The template loop category is standard to MediaWiki: it is a tracking category for pages where templates include themselves. —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:20, 27 September 2018 (UTC)

Insertion of Quotations blocked ... please do it for me thenEdit

About section on film pagesEdit

I believe we have discussed this before (but I can't seem to find the discussion). There seem to be an inordinate amount of quotes being added to the About section of pages, particularly for film pages (see [1], [2], or [3]). I don't see the value in having every mention of a film from reviews or elsewhere placed on a film's page, unless said quote is very memorable or provides some unique insight into the film. Frankly I think these additions detract from the pages (and in some cases outnumber the quotes actually from the film). Anyone disagree? ~ UDScott (talk) 14:51, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

I agree 100%. ~ DanielTom (talk) 21:48, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
Another example of what I believe is excess: [4]. I just don't see the value. ~ UDScott (talk) 21:36, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
I'd be more than happy to discuss the general value of critic reviews and interviews, some are definitely more interesting than others, many reviews were little more than amusing recaps, however many of them are quoted on the corresponding Wikipedia article as well. I was trying to keep coverage from the various major newspapers and entertainment websites consistent as to not show a preference for one over the other, that was just my interpretation of neutral point of view and perhaps that was wrong and tended to make the sections excessive. CensoredScribe (talk) 23:01, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

Reminder: No editing for up to an hour on 10 OctoberEdit

12:03, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

robot detection false positiveEdit

was unable to make the following edit to susan collins:


Making wikiquote match wikipedia, will add a picture from wikipedia of the letter later. Fairness demands it.Edit

How is citing wikipedia on wikiquote an outside source?

Good Faith Edit - Eric SchmidtEdit

This edit was rejected due to its link to the source of the quote:

Is the abuse filter working?Edit

Since we have some decent false positives reported above, we need to discuss if this abuse filter is worth it. —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:54, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

It's reasonable to expect that many (most) false positives are not being reported here – how many users new to Wikiquote who are blocked from making a good-faith edit can find (or care to find) the Village pump? I don't think the filter is worth it. ~ DanielTom (talk) 08:47, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
That might sadly be the case here. Maybe other filters could do the job better. You might want to temporarily set the filter to tag-only for now. Leaderboard (talk) 08:53, 14 October 2018 (UTC)