User talk:McNoddy

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Welcome[edit]

Hi McNoddy. Welcome to English Wikiquote.

Enjoy! ~ Jeff Q (talk) 06:07, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Dean Martin[edit]

You wrote:

Dean Martin quotes, I looked them up, is unsourced suppused to mean I just made them up, have I to go to Mr Martins friends and ask them 'Hi do you remember Dean saying this?'--McNoddy 19:41, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
Sourced refers to those quotes that cite a specific work that can be checked for accuracy, while Unsourced would be those quotes without a specific source cited. In this case, I would imagine that most of these quotes by Dean Martin will not ever be able to be properly sourced, since they probably were just said in conversation. If, however, they were captured in an article, for example, if you would cite the publication and the date it was said (along with a link to the article if you can), then it could probably be moved to the Sourced section. The point is that just because a quote is pulled from a quote site does not mean that it is a sourced quote. You may also refer to Wikiquote:Sourced and Attributed sections if you have more questions. ~ UDScott 16:33, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Floyd Mayweather Jr.‎[edit]

I just wanted to call your attention to the last bit of formatting cleanup I did on this page, after you had completed your dleanup efforts and removed the cleanup tag. I was about to repost the tag, but I decided to perform the necessary cleanup myself to show you what else was needed beyond what you had previously done to the page. One other note, I looked at some of your other pages and you have a tendency to bold all wikipedia-linked words, but we do not normally do this. Thanks for your contributions. ~ UDScott 16:04, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

      • Know how to do it now, cheers McNoddy

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/fight/peopleevents/p_schmeling.html[edit]

steve tyer

Discussion page editing[edit]

Might I ask that you be a bit more careful about formatting your posts to talk pages? In particular:

  • When you add a new post to a discussion, make sure you use an appropriate means to separate your post from others. For most discussions, this means indenting your post with one or more colons. (More details on wiki formatting are at Help:Editing.)
  • Always sign your talk-page posts (including community discussions pages, like Village pump) with four tildes to create a proper timestamped signature.
  • Always preview your edits by using the "Show preview" button before saving. This allows you to ensure that your edit looks the way you want it to before it is committed.

Thank you for your cooperation. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 16:13, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, McNoddy, but I am somehow not quite communicating things adequately. I did not mean to suggest you should create a new topic just to respond to a post. This actually is more confusing, because regular wiki readers won't necessarily realize that the new topic is connected to the old topic.
Please take a look at w:Wikipedia:Talk page#Formatting, which shows a decent example of how colons are used to format ongoing discussions. Please note, however, that the example doesn't use full signatures, probably to avoid cluttering the main idea of formatting. We still ask editors to fully sign their posts with four tildes. If you have any questions about any of this, please ask. I apologize again for being insufficiently clear. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 03:56, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Re:ASAP[edit]

Thank you for your notice! I put one day blocking on that IP address, wishing it'll be taken a clear warning for further disruptions. This kind of information could go also WQ:VIP a/o WQ:AN. Also you would like to warn those guys with some warning templates ({{test}} etc). Just for your information. --Aphaia 17:37, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

saikano[edit]

on my saikano page, am i doing a fair job or is it likely to be removed?--Saikano 17:29, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Saiyuki[edit]

Could you provide the reason you determined "Saiyuki" is taken from w:Saiyuki (manga)? Besides I don't know how available the manga version you referred to is in English, there are several Saiyuki manga and anime (see w:ja:西遊記), and I would like how you determined. --Aphaia 20:11, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your information. I replied you on my talk. --Aphaia 10:15, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

For helping with the vandalism - I got a steward to block the user, regards --Herby talk thyme 16:00, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

For info[edit]

I blocked that IP - I don't like attack vandals! Thanks for catching it, regards --Herby talk thyme 13:45, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Glad to help--McNoddy 13:45, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

By the way[edit]

As an active member of this community you may wish to take a look at the requests for Checkuser rights for Jeff & Aphaia here and vote maybe. It will help the community to deal with vandalism (I am not standing but both the users are long serving members of the community). Regards --Herby talk thyme 14:09, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

So you have - sorry, just trying to make sure there are 25 votes!! --Herby talk thyme 14:46, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Sledging (cricket)[edit]

I appreciate the work you did creating this page, but I nominated it for deletion. You can see my argument and the arguments of others, and also cast your own vote, at Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/Sledging (cricket).

Liza Tarbuck[edit]

Please do not remove PROD notices; only admins should do that. I most certainly agree that it should be removed.--Cato 00:20, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

It seems I owe you an apology; the draft policy does not say that only admins can remove PROD notices.--Cato 19:55, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Speedy[edit]

If you see something that's definitely a speedy, such as an article with no quotes or an uncontroversially non-notable subject, use {{db|REASON}} to request a speedy. No need to put it to a vote unless there are possible issues. --Ubiquity 12:30, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

    • Thanks didn't know how to do that--McNoddy 12:33, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

http://www.queenarchives.com/viewtopic.php?t=27 Wladyslaw Sikorski

Copying from Wikipedia[edit]

McNoddy, when you copy material from Wikipedia, please include a link to the Wikipedia article you're excerpting in the edit summary, like so:

transferred quotes from w:Dick Armey

Every time someone copies over Wikipedia material without (A) going through the formal Transwiki process, or (B) at least including a simple link to the relevant article, they are violating Wikipedia's GFDL license. Just because we're a sister Wikimedia project doesn't mean we are allowed to fail to give credit to the editors who wrote the material that we are using. Thank you for your cooperation. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 18:14, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

      • No problem, i'll have to remember that one--McNoddy 10:57, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

(copied from User talk:Jeffq)

Hello JeffQ, I was just wondering if its the same vice versa?--McNoddy 11:14, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Not sure what you mean:
Do you need to include a link back to Wikiquote for material moved to Wikipedia? Most certainly. The idea is that without an imported or cut-and-pasted edit history, the destination project is no different from any other website that must credit the originating Wikimedia page and include a link back to that page. Technically, one might argue that the link shouldn't be in the edit summary but in the article itself, although that is not appropriate content for our articles. We're really just trying to use this shortcut to a full transwiki or cumbersome history-copy to stem the flood of GFDL violations, and we're hoping this is better than nothing.
Do you need to point to the Wikiquote article you moved the material to? I don't think so, since the action is merely a deletion of material on WP. But it's a good idea to do so, especially as a courtesy to the editors whose material has been moved. The formal transwiki process requires a link to the target page on the project one is moving material to.
Hope this helps. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 11:54, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Welcoming IPs[edit]

Hello. Wonder if you know about {{Anon}} for welcoming IPs?--Yehudi 12:53, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Yes, just type {{Anon}} or {{subst:Anon}}.--Yehudi 15:41, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

Nice Articles[edit]

I liked your pages on Henry Hill, Lulu and Dith Pran. I made some minor changes so that they better fit our current standards that you might want to be aware of. I'll mention three points you might want to remember in the future:

  1. Use single brackets ([ and ]) for external URLs; double brackets ([[ and ]]) are only for links to this and other wikis.
  2. When possible, use the {{cite web}} or {{cite news}} templates for citations from online sources.
  3. Let the quote speak for itself, unless contextual information is required for its understanding.

Keep up the good work! --Ubiquity 12:02, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

VFDs[edit]

McNoddy, can I ask a favor from you when you are nominating new VFDs (and by the way, thanks for looking out for those pages that need it!)? Please list the date of the nomination (in a comment, as you see other days being listed), and also, when you save the final edit (step three of the process) to the VFD page, please list what page has been nominated in the summary description. These both make it easier to keep track of the new nominations and when they have been nominated. Thanks. ~ UDScott 19:44, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

    • I'll do my best UDScott, thanks--McNoddy 07:14, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
Sorry to nitpick again, but for the recent nominations you made, you listed the date of the nom in the final edit summary (for the last step in the process, you edit the full VFD page), but not the title of the page being nominated. Please include this. Also, in the vfd page, please also add the comments about the date of the nomination (not just in the edit summary, but in the page itself - just copy the examples already listed there e.g. <!-- April 22 nominations -->). Thanks. ~ UDScott 20:29, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

cite web[edit]

Don't worry about it. The important thing is to name the sources, and to try to conform to wikiquote standards and practices. The templates are just there to help. You don't have to use them if you can achieve the same results without them. --Ubiquity 11:50, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Stubs, etc[edit]

Well done on your additions of stubs, intros and categories. However, please don't add {{people-stub}} if there is already a more explicit stub; it's unnecessary. Also, it's a good idea to add {{DEFAULTSORT:Surname, 1st name}} before the categories. Keep it up!--Cato 21:12, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

If you have a page for John Smith, an entry like [[Category:Authors]] will show up by default on the Category page alphabetised as John Smith. If you want it under Smith, you can manually add a catsort [[Category:Authors|Smith, John]]. However, if there are several categories, it is better to add {{DEFAULTSORT:Smith, John}} (note the block capitals) which changes the default to "Smith, John" for all categories. I hope that's clear.--Cato 20:50, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Topic headings[edit]

Might I suggest that when you post a new topic to a discussion page, like your "Vandalism in progress" topics at WQ:AN, you provide a unique and more informative heading? Besides some technical difficulties that duplicate headings cause (edit history links don't work properly), tables of contents are rendered confusing or even useless by indistinguishable headings. For "ViP", it's common to include the username or IP address in question. (Your "Vandal 124.179.173.138" was a reasonable example. If you want to assume good faith [i.e., report a suspicious but not blatant problem], you might just say "Editor X" or even just the username or IP alone. Some use {{vandal|IP-address-or-username}}, which provides a list of useful links, as a heading, but I recommend leaving links and macros out of headings and putting them instead in the text itself because those special elements cause other problems.) I hope you find this suggestion useful. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 13:59, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you JeffQ--McNoddy 14:02, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
And as long as I'm being a nudge, could you include the page title you're nominating in the edit summaries of your VfD nominations? Edit summaries are most useful when they succinctly identify what was changed, so "+Crunch Bandicoot" is much more useful when reviewing WQ:VFD's edit history than "VFD 25/04/2008". Thanks. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 14:13, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
Yea thats no problem,--McNoddy 14:16, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Aaron Allston[edit]

I have added a "{{prod}}" template to the article Aaron Allston, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but it may not satisfy Wikiquote's criteria for inclusion, for the reasons given in the deletion notice (see also "What Wikiquote is not" and Wikiquote's deletion policy).

You may contest the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Votes for deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. ~ Ningauble 14:38, 2 March 2009 (UTC)