User talk:Kalki/iota

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Archival material and such…[edit]

Some of this archival material was originally on the primary exposition page "iota", or other pages, but preserved here merely as easily assessible record for the curious, or possible future references...

This page will eventually probably be trimmed some and extended with notes on some of my own personal preferences and recommendations for working on this and other wikis. I might have time to do more work on it in the next month or two. ~ Kalki··☳☶ 15:42, 4 January 2012 (UTC) + tweaks


This is just a preliminary note on a page idea I have been developing with various files — I intend to address many Wikiquote presentation issues and related matters here by subject. ~ Kalki (talk · contributions) 08:20, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Though in the last week or so I had made a few notes for this page elsewhere, I finally initiated it in response to this inquiry originally placed at "The Village Pump":

Is WikiQuote the "right place" for this idea...[edit]

Hey, long time WP editor, first time to WQ. I would like to find a place where I can post book notes from books that I have read in a way that would be searchable. When I read a book (at least, a non-fiction business book) I make notes along the way with "page" and "idea" that I find that hits me profoundly (is that a word?). I end up with lots of word documents that are essentially tables of Page and Idea for the books I read.

For example, I've got notes complied from multiple books by the same author--would a "book review" type page work here or should I try another wiki?--Paulmcdonald 05:06, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Such an idea, at least as I understand it at this point, does not seem entirely appropriate for a page in article space here, but one could make sub-pages of one's own user page, if one thinks such an idea might be useful to others. I have long had ideas where user pages could be used to provide personal compendiums of quotes, and that eventually there might be some pages within the article space where those which people find most popular or useful could be mentioned and linked to, listed under various category listings, ranging from simple user-names, to general subjects or themes of such pages.
Thus far, I have been reluctant to present or promote such ideas, because far greater concern with more basic matters, including hostilities to the use of multiple accounts under which I might have eventually provided many diverse ideas to others, using such presentation techniques, and preferably under many pseudonyms, to optimize some ideas in different ways, without being too bound by the presumptions and prejudices of others as to what I might be intending, or what my motives might be. (I have long recognized that those with the most dark and foul motives themselves will very often be most inclined to ascribe such motives to others, no matter what they do, or for what reasons, and had sought to avoid having too many people very aware of the wide diversity of my own involvement and interest in many things.) I am a profoundly intense advocate of principles which assert that people should be free to investigate and explore many diverse ideas, and be free to present the ideas of others and themselves in many diverse ways, without overbearing restrictions placed upon them by those presumptive that only a very narrow range of interests, concerns, or presentation methods, such as those they themselves prefer, should be available to people. I have begun to indicate such tendencies to promote diversity and liberty and many of my reasons for them on my own user pages, as well as addressing many Wikiquote-specific matters more thoroughly upon them, and there are many more ideas I eventually wish to present more thoroughly, to the extent I have the time and opportunity:
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In the pallete of links to my own talk pages which I have rendered above, I am creating a link to a new user-sub-page which I have had in mind for some time, where I intend to deal more extensively with issues of styles of presentation and actions as apply to wikiquote pages and Wikiquote activities: "iota" created simply by making use of a link in the form of [[User:Kalki/iota|iota]] . ~ Kalki (talk · contributions) 08:14, 24 January 2011 (UTC) + tweaks