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Max number[edit]

Max number for now is 12 entries. Add a new one to the top, remove the oldest one from the bottom. Best if we only add entries where everything is sourced. Cirt (talk) 22:22, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

OK. Best also if we have some balance in categories. Maybe to much scientist's quotes now. For example, if a scientist is added, a scientist should be removed. --Arjen Dijksman 16:02, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Nah, it'll all work out. This project isn't too active that that is a problem, simply keep adding new texts to the top and things will balance out in the end. Cirt (talk) 16:08, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

13 entries has a better balance on the Main Page. Cirt (talk) 17:23, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Per above, prior version had better balance as it had originally started, with twelve (12) entries. Balance for Main Page appears to be best with this original number. -- Cirt (talk) 00:34, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
There have been 14 articles in this section for over 5 YEARS, since SEPTEMBER 2009 — without ANY major problems or disputes that I presently recall about it, until your latest apparent attempts at provocation with your quite typical assertions that you know what is best for everyone, and decide to change it, and simply attempt to change a LONG standing practice without discussion. Most of us are not inclined to agree with such attitudes. I had also added the additions I had added in the order the pages were created, not on top because I most recently added them, which is what I have also regularly done for over 5 years. ~ Kalki·· 00:44, 30 January 2015 (UTC) + tweaks
Okay, Kalki, sounds good. Thank you for your explanations. No problems with the number maximum, in that regard. But let's keep new pages added to the top, and old ones removed from the bottom. Think of the next user who might accidentally remove one you'd just added, not knowing you just added it to the middle. -- Cirt (talk) 00:52, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
Again, when I add pages, I have usually added them in the order that they are created, so that the newest ones are on top, and the oldest ones get removed first, as I believe that is a fair practice, because if I had not added some of the "skipped pages" which I have, they wouldn't have been exposed on the main page at all, but the actually newest pages remain the longest. ~ Kalki·· 01:00, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
Alright, Kalki, if you want to do it that way when you add to the template, that sounds fine. -- Cirt (talk) 03:14, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

M. Scott Peck[edit]

The first line of Peck's book, "The Road Less Traveled" needs to be included here as well several others. The anniversary of his death is fast approaching.

"Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult - once we truly understand and accept it - then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters."

"So if your goal is to avoid pain and escape suffering, I would not advise you to seek higher levels of consciousness or spiritual evolution. First, you cannot achieve them without suffering, and second, insofar as you do achieve them, you are likely to be called on to serve in ways more painful to you, or at least demanding of you, than you can now imagine."
—This unsigned comment is by GRTUD (talkcontribs) 18:39, 12 September 2010.

This would be more topical at Wikiquote:Requested entries than at this template, or you could boldly create the article yourself. ~ Ningauble 18:56, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

"in" or "on"?[edit]

Should it be "New in Wikiquote" or "New on Wikiquote"? ~ DanielTom (talk) 00:18, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

... or "New at Wikiquote"? ~ Ningauble (talk) 22:34, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

Please be aware of WP Notability guidelines & refrain from burying controversial topics under trivia[edit]

Has anyone else noticed the common practice of certain significant & controversial topics being quickly buried under arguably, trivial, non-notable subjects? Like articles/quotes about new small time computer games, some dead man who helped invent birth control 50 years ago, politicians with one ten year old boring quote, not relevant or interesting to most people. This burying of controversial & significant subjects, often seems to be intentional, mind numbing, serving WQ readers dull topics, that serve no useful purpose other than to conceal important topics & controversies, that more world citizens should be aware of.
For example two pages recently created: 1) H.R. 40 - Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act and 2) John Conyers each received over 100 visits per day when they were featured here, but both were quickly buried.

  • --- As a proposed way to discourage this, i have added the following comment (not visible to the public) right after: NOTE BEFORE ADDING: Total of fourteen (14) only, in chronological order... The proposed/posted text says: NOTE: please be aware of WP Notability guidelines & refrain from burying controversial topics under trivia...
    Any objections? What's the best way to proceed?
  • Notability in the English Wikipedia
  • Notability WQ page

Om777om (talk) 21:48, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Pushing what you see as "important topics & controversies" fails WP:NPOV, people here has different views in what they found interesting. If an user in good faith takes the time and effort to make an article there is no reason to not having it in this template. Rupert Loup 22:22, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

Rupert Loup

  • Please note that Topics posted should be:

Also, please don't accuse me of crimes that have not been committed.
Thank you for all your hard work. Om777om (talk) 20:12, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Please add: Alexandria Villaseñor[edit]

Alexandria Villaseñor

muchas gracias amigas/amigos.


14 out... 14 in... ok?[edit]

  • Updating the new pages page, seemed like a job that needed doing... we'll assume it's ok - unless we hear otherwise. Thanky
  • Added: Sanna Marin, Anvari, Tara (Buddhism), Elif Shafak, Douglas Lute, BJ Miller, Stephanie Powell Watts, Terese Marie Mailhot, Hermes Trismegistus, Giovanni Bellini, Russell Targ, Ruth Ozeki, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Tade Thompson
  • Removed: Swami Muktananda, Marpa Lotsawa, David Reigle, Marion L. Starkey, CD Rev, Arik Ascherman, Chain, Ivars Peterson, Sara Shagufta, Eric Margolis (journalist), Yasha Levine, Fiona Hill (presidential advisor), Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Saint Charbel Makhlouf