User talk:24.183.134.74

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I appreciate the effort you are expending in trying to resurrect the Russian proverbs page. But I just wanted to let you know that your current approach will need a little cleanup. I would hate to have you waste time - rather than continuing as you are it would be better if it was correctly formatted from the beginning. Specifically, we do not use a references section here, instead having the sources either directly beneath the quote or if a bunch of quotes come from the same source, by putting them all under a subsection with the source as the title of the subsection. If you need further help, let me know. Or you can take a look at the templates or other pages for examples. Thanks. ~ UDScott 01:24, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Okay, so I'll begin reformatting, but let me see if I understand: I should basically dump the references, and place everything from a single source in its own subcategory?24.183.134.74 01:59, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
Yes, generally quotes are listed with their source directly below them. But when there are enough quotes from a single source (usually more than 3-4) a separate subsection is created for quotes from that source. But if you want to preserve the alphabetical subsections, then really the best way is to list the reference multiple times, under each quote. ~ UDScott 02:03, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
I'm going to bulk-remove the tags, but my grasp of formatting on a wiki is pretty low. Can you point towards a formatting page?24.183.134.74 02:08, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Russian Proverbs restored[edit]

Thanks so much to have restored this wikiquote page !!! Nice work.

Absolutely my pleasure! I do wish I could have sourced
  • Бе́шеной соба́ке семь вёрст не крюк.
    • Translation: For a mad dog, seven versts (Russian mile) is not a long detour.
as it would have been very appropriate for this. I'm glad people appreciate it, and to get a response so quickly is heartwarming, thanks! 24.183.134.74 18:20, 9 January 2012 (UTC)