The vote to put The Prophet up for deletion on Wikiquote is not based on the merits of this famous and admired book. Our only reason for doing this is that the entire book has been copied, which means that it could be a serious violation of copyright laws and could result in the entire project of Wikiquote in English being shut down. In fact, this is what has already happened to Wikiquote in French based on one complaint about one violation.  Naturally, we do not want to see this happen to us as well on English Wikiquote. If we find that The Prophet can legally be quoted in its entirety, we will transfer it to Wikisource, which is where complete texts of books can be found. If we find that it violates copyright to quote the entire book, then we will have to delete it and quote the book selections only on the Kahlil Gibran page. The Gibran page already has some selected quotations from The Prophet. - InvisibleSun 15:56, 23 July 2006 (UTC)
- By the way, I suspect the "vote" recorded by the editor using this IP address was removed because this editor apparently did not read the instructions at the top about posting comments, and in fact created not one but two separate new sections with LOTS OF ALL-CAPS SHOUTING just to register a complaint, which is about as rude a wiki edit as you can make without specifically insulting someone or vandalizing a page. (I would normally suspect a simple misunderstanding, but the editor demonstrated enough wiki editing knowledge to make bold, indexed headlines within the comments.) Please use the formatting established for WQ:VFD when registering a vote or comment, and always properly sign these postings with four tildes (~~~~), which the wiki editor will convert into your username or IP address and a date/timestamp. (Your name is appreciated but unnecessary — it's your username or IP that identifies you as an individual making a legitimate post.) Thank you for your cooperation. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 00:40, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
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