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Thanking others


I use the thanks button a lot. I hope it is received by others as a small token of appreciation for the work they do here. Many thankless people on the internet provide service to others with no pay. Many work in isolation. The wmf software makes it easy to thank these volunteers for the benefit they provide to me.

Many times I thank users for changes they made a long time ago, such as starting an important page. Some of the users I thank have not been active for years, I thank them just in case they ever check their account so they will know that someone appreciated the work they had done. When time permits, I also thank users who have contributed to pages that I started, or other pages that I come across in the hope of encouraging them to stick around. If I thanked you for your talkpage comment it is likely because I appreciate you taking the time to participate, not necessarily because I agree with you.

When I am busy I thank those who have pinged me in discussion or contacted me on my talkpage to signal that I am aware of their post and may respond later.

I try to limit thanking admins so as not to seem like I am looking for favours. Also, I have seen somewhere that some of the more popular users receive so many thanks that they view thanks as a form as harrassment. Please note that users can Mute other users by changing Notifications in their Preferences (use Muted users).

I wrote this mainly for those whom I have thanked to try and explain why I thank users. If you have any questions/concerns/remarks, I would appreciate you letting me know on my talk page. I will attempt to respond, time permitting.

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  • I Aspire to Inspire before l Expire
    • Sichelesile
  • No one is free until everyone is free
  • What is madness to those who only observe, is often wisdom to those to whom it happens
  • If you don’t stand for something, you’ll stand for nothing.
  • Growing up I never quite fit into any click, I still dont
  • People throw stones only at trees with fruit on them
  • You cannot talk to people successfully if they think you are not interested in what they have to say or you have no respect for them
  • When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I'm slipping
  • His work is one of those supremely great works which pass and leave no trace, because they are before their time ~about Samuel Reimarus
  • Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy ~fortune cookie
  • It is quite normal for each generation, as they age, to yearn for the values of the past, in a rose-tinted spectacles manner ~Dweller
  • If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. ~Todd Akin‎
  • The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence. There is currently great danger that social media will splinter into far right-wing and far left wing echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society... That is why I bought Twitter. I didn’t do it because it would be easy. I didn’t do it to make more money. I did it to try to help humanity, whom I love... That said, Twitter obviously cannot become a free-for-all hellscape where anything can be said with no consequences!"
  • There are three kinds of lying.
    • To lie in order to gain benefit for one’s enjoyment is [an action of] greed.
    • To lie to discredit one’s foe is [an action of] anger.
    • To lie for fear of death is [an action of] stupidity. ~? (c&p from User:Invokingvajras)
  • ...if you argue with a fool, someone passing by will not be able to tell who is the fool and who is not. I did not wish to be taken for a fool ~ Wilma Mankiller
  • ... it is more reliable and fairer to look at peoples interests and expenditure rather than try to diagnose their inner mental state ~ Julian Assange
  • When you meet someone that is the definition of kindness, of partnership, of love, of understanding, it just makes life easy. ~ Zainab Balogun


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On editing Wikipedia

  • Answerable to everyone; responsible to all; publicity dissected brain cells splattered on the walls of encyclopedic knowledge. May be barbaric but it's fun ~
  • Giving voice to the silenced ~Mparrault
  • The only one-hundred-percent certain way to get rid of a troll is to close the browser tab. Takes a mouse click. Hard to do though, isn't it? ~Antandrus
  • Any article edited by a promotional editor should always be deleted.. DGG
  • Wikipedia may be the encyclopedia anyone can edit, but that is a misleading slogan. Yes anyone may edit it, but there is a learning curve before you get to the point where you can edit it. John from Idegon
  • Will this action help make the content on Wikipedia better?" If the answer is not an unequivocal "yes" and you still end up supporting the action, you may be an adherent to the punitive model of Wikipedia. ~ NYKevin

Since we tend to see ourselves primarily in the light of our intentions, which are invisible to others, while we see others mainly in the light of their actions, which are visible to us, we have a situation in which misunderstanding and injustice are the order of the day - J.G. Bennett The Crisis in Human Affairs

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Edit section template (Crosspost from the Village pump)


On Wikipedia there is a template called {{Edit section}} (which I needed for a template I was making, so I copied it over and it doesn't work. So I tested it on Wikipedia and works just fine. Do you have any idea on why this is happening and how to fix it?

Edit: It appears that the section attribute in the url when editing behaves differently on Wikiquote then on Wikipedia, on Wikipedia it can be a number or a section name, while on Wikiquote it can only be an number, why is this and how do I make it behave like Wikipedia? – Ilovemydoodle (talk) 22:32, 9 May 2022 (UTC)


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