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Request for admin input


I am asking if any of the other admins can weigh in on the discussion I had at User_talk:Ficaia#Nigger_(racial_slur). I had also raised a similar issue in the post above that one on their talk page. Basically, it seems that this user (who has been a prolific contributor to the site), has determined that if a "quote" is less than 250 words, even if it represents the entirety of a poem or other work, it is fine to have it all on a page here. I disagree and have tried to point out that WQ is meant to be a collection of selections from works, rather than the full work itself (as that is what Wikisource is for). Other examples of the use of entire (or overly long sections of) poems can be found at the following pages, all created by this same user: Chidiock Tichborne, Robert Hawker (poet), James Clarence Mangan, William Strode (poet), Rachel Annand Taylor, Geoffrey Whitney, George Turberville, and Nicholas Grimald. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks. ~ UDScott (talk) 14:47, 12 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

No one has any thoughts on this? ~ UDScott (talk) 13:06, 17 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

edit (talk · contributions)'s edit seemed not so constructive, the pages they created are in bad style and likely some testing? I'm inclined to deleting all the pages they created but waiting for further advice from other sysops. -Lemonaka 02:06, 17 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

I deleted them. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:20, 17 June 2024 (UTC)Reply