User talk:Drhgupta

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Hi Drhgupta. Welcome to English Wikiquote.

Enjoy!-- Poetlister 19:32, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

regarding quotation on hope which you deleted.[edit]

having looked at the wikiquote policy i am convinced that a quote from a supposedly 'unnotable person' should be acceptable- i am not breaching any wikiquote rules ( please check the policy yourself if you have forgotten it) as per the 'source' objection of yours it is very clearly under the unsourced section of quoatation page on hope. it most certainly is the best quote on the page anyways- do delete a good quote just on the basis of it not coming from a famous person sounds very shallow and against the spirit of wiki and open source. i have put it back on and if you remove it i will fight for it and take it higher in wikiquote. thanks. - drhgupta

If you will read Wikiquote:Wikiquote, you will see, under the section titled "What is Wikiquote?" the following bulleted point: Notable: We limit ourselves to quotations which are notable. A quotation can be notable either because it has achieved fame by itself, but more usually because it was said by someone notable, or appeared in a notable work. This is why Jeff removed this quote from the Hope page. If you would like to place this quote on your User page, feel free. But it does not truly belong on the Hope page unless you can provide adequate evidence on the notability of the person. ~ UDScott 16:53, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
Drhgupta, I have again removed the quote from Hope by an unidentified person named "Rajat Hazra" after you restored it. As UDScott indicates, it is the "likely unnotable" aspect more than the "unsourced" part that lead to its removal. (Even so, unsourced quotes are intended to be sourced eventually, so editors should not be surprised if or when they are removed after someone fails to find any reliable source for them.) Please note, too, that there is no need to email editors to discuss Wikiquote content issues, as you did with me. It's best that such things be discussed openly on talk pages.
Finally, your argument about "the spirit of wiki and open source" is fallacious. Wikis are designed to allow anyone to edit. This does not mean that anyone can put anything they want to into any wiki. Each wiki still has its own domain, policies, and practices. Wikiquote's domain is described in the first sentence on its main page, and its policies and practices must conform to those of its owner, the Wikimedia Foundation. Likewise, "open source" merely means that the material is made freely available by some means — in Wikiquote's case, under the GNU Free Documentation License. This says nothing about what content should go into the project, only what may be done with it by outside people and organizations.
Let me know if you have any questions about this, and thank you for understanding and cooperation. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 21:18, 5 April 2007 (UTC)