- Hi Risto. Unfortunately the outcome seems already clear with so many admins voting against the article. I doubt that my vote could turn it around.
- I also think it would perhaps be better if the list would be split into list of notable politicians, list of notable scientists, list of notable writers and so on. --ΞΔΞ (talk) 05:20, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Helloǃ Someone reverted the Wq-link at Wikipedia (Lodi dynasty). Could you put it back, 'cause I don't want to start editwarring? This subject has been discussed before - either we use link boxes or don't use boxes at all (including Commons).--Risto hot sir (talk) 11:06, 7 May 2019 (UTC)
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Has a newspaper article ever been selected for the Quote of the Day?
I noticed you discussing the appropriateness of using news sources in the discussion "Imran Khan quote deleted by Rupert loup", and I had an off topic question about newspapers that I thought would be better to ask you on your talk page. Has an excerpt from a newspaper article ever been selected for the Quote of the Day? The QotD provides examples of what good quotes are considered, but I assume just because a particular medium, like newspapers (or TV, comics or video games for that matter) isn't included doesn't mean that it is inherently against the rules of Wikiquote to do so and will never happen. So, in all the years Wikiquote has been running, has this ever happened, and are there any excerpts from the news that you think would be good to include on an appropriate day? I prefer reading news and journal articles to other forms of writing and was hoping someone could help me find some of the better examples so I can know what to look for. Thank you for your assistance. CensoredScribe (talk) 13:57, 3 December 2019 (UTC)
- The quote in question was a quote from Khan also reported in a newspaper, not just a quote from a newspaper. There could also be quotes from newspapers that would be appropriate even for quote of the day, but it is difficult to say without a concrete example. Do you have an example in mind? --ΞΔΞ (talk) 05:25, 5 December 2019 (UTC)
- I was thinking a short excerpt from this New York Times article would probably be of significant enough importance, even if it is describing an alternate history scenario that never happened.
- Of all the campaigns of my life, 20 major ones to be exact, the one I felt most sure of was the one I was deprived of waging. I could have won the war in Korea in a maximum of 10 days, with considerably fewer casualties than were suffered during the so‐called truce period, and it would have altered the course of history.
The enemy's air (power) would first have been taken out. I would have dropped between 30 and 50 atomic bombs on his air bases and other depots strung across the neck of Manchuria from just across the Yalu River from Antung (northwestern tip of Korea) to the neighborhood of Hunchun (just north of the northeastern tip of Korea near the border of the U.S.S.R.).
- Douglas MacArthur in “Texts of Accounts by Lucas and Considine on Interviews With MacArthur in 1954”, Jim Lucas and Bob Considine, New York Times, (April 9, 1964)
- Not to go off on too much of a tangent, but I've noticed we don't really have a page for The New York Times, unlike far more recent electronic publishing platforms such as Twitter. CensoredScribe (talk) 15:52, 14 December 2019 (UTC)