User talk:Richard001

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Hi Richard001, on behalf of the Welcoming Committee, Welcome to the English Wikiquote!

Enjoy! WelcomeBot owner!question? 15:18, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Re. merging Worms into Charles Darwin[edit]

Sorry if I was a bit hasty, I should have dropped you a note. The merge was originally proposed by UDScott (dif) and I thought it was a good idea. We typically collect quotes from an author in a single article, and break out the works if the main article becomes too large. For a major influential figure like Darwin, a single article showing the range and depth of his ideas is a very good thing. That said, the practice at Wikiquote is by no means consistent.
I confess I have an ulterior motive for preferring this approach: I often feel the desire to "cover the thesis" myself. Working within the context of an author page helps one to focus on selecting the most widely quoted, most remarkably quotable passages, and to resist the temptation to create a condensed edition of a whole work. ~ Ningauble 14:07, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Re. your response at my talk page: I think there is a qualitative difference to be recognized between Wikiquote's objective of a "collection of notable quotations" and your stated intention for a "condensed edition of a whole work." Don't you agree? ~ Ningauble 03:19, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
Please post any further discussion at Talk:Charles Darwin in order to keep it coordinated. Thanks. ~ Ningauble 20:52, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Category:Books[edit]

I have proposed that Category:Books be deleted. The category you created is not a bad idea in itself, but it does not fit very well with the current structure of Category:Literary works. Please feel free to share your thoughts at the VfD discussion. ~ Ningauble 14:11, 10 February 2009 (UTC)