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Suggestion: Not using any quote that has anything to do with the elections as QOTD (no matter who said it) until February. Let's try to keep everything as neutral as possible.
Concerning the quote for today....
It is true that the cause of envy is everything good but the result of envy is everything bad. When people strive to impress others, sometimes motivated by envy, they soon find out that nobody really cares.... Leteh (talk) 22:17, 24 November 2019 (UTC)
- Hey Leteh. Welcome to Wikiquote! I can't say I'm wise enough to know whether it is true for certain, but this is the kind of thinking that a good quote inspires, and I'm glad it seems to have inspired you. GMGtalk 22:36, 24 November 2019 (UTC)
Quote of the Day 2020-05-08 (Friedrich Hayek)
I think it's time for us to stop trolling & looking down on SA Artists and start supporting our brothers and sisters coz they'll take our music far if we support em. T-cloud DaRapghost S.A (talk) 22:00, 11 June 2020 (UTC)
Today's QOTD is broken!
So in the main page today (13 May 2020), the QOTD is a bit broken in terms of text arrangement (blame @Kalki: for this one hehe). May I suggest deleting the image on the left (or make both of them go to the right, or be smaller) and that'll probably fix it, thankeez! dibbydib ⌐■_■ (barate me) 04:27, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
Quote of the Day 2020-06-03 (image of Donald Trump and quote from the Gospel)
Today's quote with the associated image is wrong on many levels. I don't think it's Wikipedia / Wikiquote's mission to judge people's intentions, and offer personal interpretations of events and news. It's no NPOV (Neutral Point Of View, according to Wikipedia guidelines) at the very least. --ElfQrin (talk) 10:07, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
- @ElfQrin: From experience, Kalki makes the QOTD's from each quote and is likely the one who added the provided image, so if you want it to get sorted out, that's who you've got to ask. In my opinion, it is pretty POV to add that image alongside the quote but I won't get myself involved. dibbydib⌐■_■ (barate me) 10:21, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
On today's QOTD
Today's (Sep. 21) quote seems a bit biased, forgive me if my memory is incorrect, but don't we have a policy against that? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 18:45, 21 September 2020
- There is no rule against quotes that express a point of view. If nobody actually had anything to say, there wouldn't be anything worth quoting. ~ Ningauble (talk) 19:31, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
- Unfortunately, the editor who selects the QOTD, User:Kalki, is a self-admitted Hillary voter who consistently chooses POV-pushing anti-Trump quotes, which are not even widely quoted (case in point: this particular anti-Trump quote barely returns 2 pages of Google results!), and we can confidently predict that he will continue to use the QOTD as an anti-Trump propaganda tool ahead of the election. Even though this may not be against any written policy, I would propose we should altogether avoid having anti-Trump (or anti-Biden) quotes as the QOTD at least until after the election, otherwise we give the very improper (but currently plausible) impression that Wikiquote takes sides politically (when in fact it is Kalki, the POV-pushing editor, who is taking sides). Aren't there any more worthy (and less parochial) quotes to be displayed on the front page that actually stood the test of time? ~ DanielTom (talk) 20:30, 21 September 2020 (UTC) last edit: 22:40, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
- Wait is this about the RBG quote ("My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.")? That was a very timely and well-reported quote. I see nothing wrong with it as the QOTD. ~ UDScott (talk) 21:13, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
Oct 6 QOTD
Is "Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life." really an appropriate quote to put on the front page? Is that not something incredibly dangerous to encourage? Nixinova (talk) 02:47, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
What is the blocked message for Wikiquote?
QotD Jan 10 2021
How many times do people need to complain about partisan contemporary US politics being pushed on QOTD? Let's just have a rule that anything political must be 15+ years old, etc. Otherwise you'll soon see wars over whose candidates get more quotespace - and it looks like all of the complaints here are alleging the same bias... HaltlosePersonalityDisorder (talk) 00:10, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
- I'm not for old quotes only, but Wikiquote home page can't be QOTD editor's personal home page. --ElfQrin (talk) 12:36, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
- This particular quote goes at least as far back as 1972, and is attributed to Elizabeth Seton by Hubert Ingram Bermont in How to Compete Successfully in Your Own Field (1979), p. 141. ~ DanielTom (talk) 07:12, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
Suggesting quotes when date of birth is unknown
- When there is no clearly associated date to a person's birth or death, this can be stated with the suggestion, preferably with some other date that is historically associated with the person, or plausibly with the quote, but not necessarily so. ~ 23:15, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply. There are many people (or even quotes from anonymous works) for which no date can be associated. For how many people from Ancient Greece do we know the exact date of birth? With other cultures, even in medieval or modern times, it is even worse. As another example, a quote about Shiva could be placed on the day of Shivaratri, but the Shivaratri festival falls in the western calender on a different day each year.
With the current system, a lot of very good quotes cannot be suggested.
I propose the creation of two additional pages, one page to suggest quotes for which no date can be associated with, and one page for quotes which can be associated with a date, but it varies from year to year in the Western calendar. --ო ~ #SheSaid 11:42, 22 March 2021 (UTC)