User talk:Jeffq/2004

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I like the sampling of interests and ideas on your user page, which reminds me I have to get around to working on my page soon. I haven't updated it much in quite a while. I hope you like it here. ~ Kalki 22:23, 26 May 2004 (UTC)

I have just deleted the "Lulu Ebeling" page. I had noted the request to do so, but there does seem to be an actress by that name, and I had hoped to find some legitimate quotations to post there. I did not find any, but as there was not anything obviously insulting or offensive to the post I did not delete the page right away. When people have created a page for someone notable, and filled it with nonsense, jibberish, or information other than quotations, I have usually preferred to ammend it with legitimate and noteworthy quotes rather than delete it. I simply couldn't find any in this case. ~ Kalki 12:20, 21 Aug 2004 (UTC)


Jeff Q:
I appreciate your vast contribution to all the wiki's. I believe you are the one that can (and has) shine light on our issue of formating - more precisely, dealing with the format of TV Shows and Films;

 How do we have a consistency among articles?

I've begun some discussion of this on other pages, but I have a feeling an action would be slow to implement;

I like what you did with Blackadder, love the idea of a top horizontal table (vs. a vertical-accumulating table); I've been experiencing with the Seinfeld article, and I feel that it may have a flaw, for once the loads of quotes become added, it may be unorganized. On the otherhand, I really like that we can see what a certain character (say Jerry) said during the entire span of the show's existence (instead of the episode break down). I also like the idea of linking the main characters to wikipedia - George Costanza.
I almost feel some sort of compromise/collaboration between:
The Simpsons + Seinfeld + Blackadder = Solution (so we hope, maybe through a template)

also view: Template for TV/Movie quotes? Long list of examples of possible formats
PEACE...RoboAction 23:20, 23 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for the compliments. I've started and contributed to several discussions on format standardization and basic decent Wiki markup support for TV and film quotes, and have been frustrated by the general lack of interest, let alone debate or consensus. However, I'll contribute to another attempt at a debate. I've reviewed the pages you mentioned here and added to your posting at Wikiquote talk:Templates#Films & TV Shows with some alternative examples and my own views. We'll see if it gets any reaction. ☺ — Jeff Q 04:22, 24 Nov 2004 (UTC)

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How do I add an accent mark to words? -- On the hill 03:20, 10 Dec 2004

Sorry for the delay in responding. I've been having Internet connection troubles. Based on your different phrasing of this question on your and my Talk pages, I assume you're interested both in how to insert accented characters and how to create an article whose title includes such characters.
First, there are two basic ways in Wikidom to add accented characters to text. The "proper" way is to use Unicode special characters (e.g., é for é). You can find lists of these character labels in many places, including WebReference's HTML Character Reference. Just start the character name with an ampersand (&) and end it with a semicolon (;). This is supposed to work with all modern browsers and avoids character encoding problems with non-Windows and/or non-English computers, but some very old browsers don't handle this too well.
The other way, if you're using a Microsoft Windows computer, is to insert the accented character either through the keyboard (which I don't have time to explain at the moment) or by using the Character Map utility (go to Start->Run, enter "charmap", select the character you want, and press copy to get it in your clipboard; then paste it into place in the Wiki page.) This is not the preferred way, but is in common use.
As far as creating articles with accented characters in the titles goes, you can do it the same way you'd create any article referenced in another page. For your cited interest in films, you can go to List of films, add the title (e.g., Amélie) to it, and then click on the resulting red link. This will bring up an edit page for that article title.
Incidentally, I noticed that you seemed to be asking this question precisely because of Amélie (which happened to be the first relevant film I thought of — one of my favorite foreign films). I went ahead and moved the Amelie quote page to Amélie, corrected the accent mark in the text, and added it to List of films. Amelie is now a redirect to the actual article (always a good idea when dealing with accent marks). — Jeff Q 19:41, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Off the net for a while

I'm experiencing severe problems with my computer equipment. I expect to be doing only minimal work on Wikipedia and Wikiquote for the next few weeks. — Jeff Q 18:49, 10 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I'm back on the air, quicker than I thought. — Jeff Q 19:54, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)