Wikiquote talk:Each quote on a single page

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Such ideas as this have been proposed a few times in the past, and soundly rejected. I do not see that such proposals actually increase flexibility or decrease redundancy at all, and in fact, while far more constraining in some ways, in increasing the number of pages to be managed, they actually increase many forms of disorder which would be likely to occur. They would also make it much harder to keep track of and actually edit the many variants which exist or could arise, increasing the opportunity for all manner of redundancies of both quotes and the pages to be created, edited, formatted, or deleted. I see it as immensely increasing the work which would need to be done, offering no real advantages, and actually decreasing or complicating many of the formatting options available. ~ Kalki 11:23, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

I completely agree with what Kalki has written. I do not see the value of this proposal, and in fact feel that it would prove much too burdensome to maintain while not providing much benefit. ~ UDScott 12:38, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
Kalki, could you point me to such a proposal that has been dismissed? This is to avoid repeating what was already said. SCriBu 18:22, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Just scanning through the Village Pump archives looking for the word "single" I only found these mentions of the idea:

Wikiquote:Village_pump_archive_5#Change_how_wikiquote_works
Wikiquote:Village_pump_archive_11#Monarch_Mnemonic
Wikiquote:Village_pump_archive_15#Articles_with_a_single_quote

I am fairly sure there have been a few mentions of the idea elsewhere as well, but in all cases I can recall it has has usually been swiftly rejected as neither feasible nor desirable. The issue also does come up occassionally when people simply do create pages for single quotes, which are normally speedily deleted by admins as not being appropriate to the format of Wikiquote. There are probably a few relational databases to be found set up along such lines, but it simply does not seem a very appropriate model for a wiki at all. ~ Kalki 22:23, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

I guess you're right. Marking this for speedy deletion. SCriBu 23:45, 22 July 2008 (UTC)