Talk:This Hour Has 22 Minutes

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unsourced section removed?[edit]

I see 3,167‎ bytes of this article have been removed by this edit. Do you think all unsourced sections should be removed? Just curious, Ottawahitech (talk) 14:54, 17 October 2020 (UTC)

Yes. See Wikiquote:Sourced and Unsourced sections, and cf. Wikiquote:Sourcing. Note also at w:Wikipedia:Verifiability that all quotations must be cited, without exception. "If it ain't cited, it ain't a quote." (You can quote me on that.) ~ Ningauble (talk) 19:53, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
@Ningauble: The link you provided above lead me to this statement:
Unsourced. Place unsourced quotes on the article's discussion page.
This did not happen here. Ottawahitech (talk) 03:00, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
Ottawahitech, that sentence was added not long ago to a proposed guideline without discussion. It will need to be revised because it should never be mandatory to preserve content that is not suitable for inclusion in the article. The actual official guideline at Wikiquote:Sourced and Unsourced sections says to remove unsourced quotes that are not commonly attributed.

It is always possible, as an option, to place notes in the talk page to assist in researching unsourced quotes. (Within reason, talk pages should not be used as alternate articles.) Note that the removed material is still visible in the article history where you can research it if wanted. ~ Ningauble (talk) 19:21, 20 October 2020 (UTC)