User talk:Liftarn

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Hello, Liftarn, and welcome to English Wikiquote.

Enjoy! --Aphaia 14:05, 27 July 2005 (UTC)

Danish People's Party[edit]

An article on this topic was considered for deletion last November, and we decided it was not notable. Do you have any reason why it should not be speedily deleted as a recreation of previously deleted material? Fys. “Ta fys aym”. 14:58, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

They are considered notable enough for Wikipedia. // Liftarn

Bill Gates[edit]

I fail to see the rationale for keeping unsourced quotations (or "some blogger / some humor piece"-sourced quotations) in an article indefinitely. w:User:Gazpacho 03:18, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Eventually they will be sourced (or perhaps not). For the time being it's best to keep them. // Liftarn

Keeping them indulges rumors and vandalism. w:User:Gazpacho 00:16, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

I don't share that view. Several articles have simmilar sections. // Liftarn

Restaurant menus[edit]

I have reverted your edit to Scott Adams that added a list of "quotes" apparently from restaurant menus at Stacey's At Waterford. This looks like a commercial advertisement, and I can't see what it has to do with Scott Adams. Can you explain why you felt this was an appropriate addition to this article? I'm quite puzzled. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 21:22, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Scott Adams is part owner (I think) of the restaurant and he wrote those things for the menu. They are both sourced and funny so I'll revert your blanking. // Liftarn
Thanks for responding on this matter. I re-removed these items because the cited webpage did not indicate that Adams wrote these jokes. Then I thought to dig a little and quickly found such a statement on the website's "About Us" page, so I restored them again. I took a little rejiggering, but I recast the first source to indicate both the quote and the attribution sources (usually not something we have to do separately). Technically this should be repeated for every single quote, but I thought we might get away with just including the sourced attribution for the first quote. Since the other quotes are clearly sourced to the restaurant's online menu, this should suffice. (There may be better ways to do this, but I'm in too much of a hurry right now to make a mini-project of this.)
This doesn't resolve the the question of whether it makes sense to include so many quips from a restaurant menu. They don't strike me as the "very best" of Scott Adams, which is what Wikiquote articles are intended to be. There's also a question of whether quoting nearly half the menu's jokes is a copyright violation. In any case, some of this should probably be trimmed. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 19:48, 14 January 2008 (UTC)