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Nuisance articles[edit]

Hi. I reverted many quotations you added to Anonymous, since they looked like personal quotations by you or people you know. Please note that wikiquote is not the place for those. If they are not, please add them back stating where you found them (a newspaper, a book, etc.). Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 21:19, 17 November 2005 (UTC)

Hi. Please do not create articles without any quotations in them, they will be deleted. If you want help in creating articles, please see Wikiquote:Requested entries. Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 19:05, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

In addition, please stop creating half-baked articles with one quotation thrown in, no proper introduction or any semblance of real work. These kind of things do not help Wikiquote become a better resource for quotations, they only create more work for the regular editors who must check new additions, and delete or properly tag them. At the very least, please attempt to follow the formatting guidelines and properly categorize. Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 19:13, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

Please stop creating articles with no (or only one) quotation thrown in, no proper introduction or any real substance. I have filled some of your pages with quotes, but it's really not that hard to find quotes. Please do the work yourself before creating these pages - or just add them to the list of requested pages, rather than creating empty pages. You are only creating more work for the editors who must check new additions, and delete or properly tag them. If you continue to add meaningless pages, you will be blocked from editing Wikiquote. Thanks ~ UDScott 17:10, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

UD where can i find quotes?? 17:12, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

  • I just searched for "Dido quotes" on google to get the bare minimum quotes I added under "Attributed" then you just need to be sure you follow the template for a person. If you want to add more (for instance lines from her songs), search for "Dido lyrics" and add them as well. UDScott 17:17, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

great thanks... can we get 4 Strings music group. 17:20, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Hi. I've blocked you from editing for 24 hours after both UDScott and I asked you, repeatedly, to stop creating short articles with no introduction or a half-hearted written one, no categorization and one or no quotations. In 24 hours, you are welcome to come back and make edits which contribute to Wikiquote. Might I suggest helping with existing articles rather than creating new ones? If you continue with the pattern of contributing near-useless articles, you might be blocked for longer periods of time, and I doubt any of us wants that. Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 22:24, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

Hi. I've blocked you for 2 days, after you created Enya. Please stop creating such pages, they do not improve wikiquote. I ask that you contribute to wikiquote, instead of creating more work: otherwise, we will be forced to block you for longer periods of time. Thanks ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 18:05, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

I have blocked this anonymous user account for 1 week after another instance of adding useless data to Wikiquote (this time adding nonsense to Wikiquote:Requested entries). These blocks will just get longer and longer if the person using this IP address does not create and edit Wikiquote articles based on its policies and goals. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 08:19, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Bad "editer"[edit]

An editor using this IP address recently asked:

Jeff the guy that blocked me i need to know are you calling me a bad editer???

(I will arbitrarily assume this person is male, so I can more easily refer to "him". Apologies if this is not correct.) This question presumably arose because of a signature I added to his posting at User talk:UDScott#HELP!, since he failed to sign his own posting (a habit that he is apparently prone to do). I was, in fact, ironically referring to myself as a "apparently one of the 'real bad editers'" as a contrast to his comment on UDScott's page that "UD and Moshe are the only real good editers" [ sic ]. To me, misspelling the word "editor" is fairly succinct evidence that the phrase may apply to its author. I wasn't so much calling this editor bad as I was implicitly pointing out his habit of demonstrating this himself by his edits.

But if the question is being raised, I'll also point out that:

  • Spelling is not his strong suit. (E.g., "Question it if its free", "death and unsattisfaction".)
  • Nearly every one of his posts is stream-of-consciousness, without punctuation or sentence capitalization. (E.g., "Watson from Sherlock Holmes man the page is messy cleanup!".) If a person spoke this way, they wouldn't be understood. Writing clearly is very important in this medium.
  • Some postings are so convoluted and fragmentary that one must struggle to discern the entire meaning of them. (E.g., "Jeff Kim talked and that quoted her in ANTM KIM should get credit like anyone else huh!".)
  • From a wiki point of view, the apparent refusal to address the issues being brought up on this talk page suggests an uncooperative attitude that does not encourage one to think of someone as a "good editor".

I continue to believe that this editor has good intentions, but it's hard to work with someone who ignores suggestions, policies, practices, and outright pleas to work with the community. I hope that he will attempt to discuss specific questions with myself or other experienced wiki editors, follow suggestions, and read helpful information available to all editors in order to contribute useful material to Wikiquote.

I would also recommend he register a user name, which requires no personal information (the email address can be left blank), making a user name more private than an IP address which can be traced to a provider. (Besides, it's quite awkward communicating with someone through an IP address, because they change users frequently, and it's rude to other users of an IP address to accumulate discussions on its talk page.)

Above all, I would ask — PLEASE — that he sign his talk-page postings by adding four tildes (~~~~) to the end of his text, which Wikiquote will automatically convert to a signature with a timestamp. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 21:46, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

jeff ud or moshe or whoever judge me if you will i'am truely sorry... sorry.

Fit Finlay[edit]

I see that you created an article on Irish pro wrestler Dave "Fit" Finlay, but instead of finding some relatively meaningful quotes — e.g., the slogan-like ones cited in the Wikipedia article — you added what appears to be random statements (or possibly more made-up quotes, based on your other edits). I recommend that, if you wish to stop having your articles nominated for deletion, you do a little research to acquire some useful quotes. If a person is notable enough for Wikiquote, they almost always have a corresponding Wikipedia article, which often includes quotes. This is a very easy way to start your research.

Furthermore, people who create and edit articles have the responsibility to establish a quotee as notable, and this is usually and easily done by adding a link to the quotee's Wikipedia article. (You can edit the current version of this new article to see how I've done this. You might also read Wikiquote:How to edit a page for more information on links.) I hope you will make an effort to establish the legitimacy and interest of your subjects by doing these things, so that we can avoid nominating for deleteion articles that otherwise look like nonsense.

Please note that the Wikiquote community, including the editors who frequently nominate apparent nonsense and vanity articles for deletion, are not required to do this research for you. I've helped fill in some details on your articles, but there's only so much I'll do without any apparent effort on a user's part to learn policies and good practices before I'll stop bothering and just support article deletions. My philosophy, which is shared by many of the most active editors here, is that any article that holds so little interest for the community that even the creator can't be bothered to make it minimally useful, can be deleted without harm until someone who is willing to do some simple, basic work comes along and creates a decent article. I beg you to try to make an effort here. Thank you for your cooperation. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 17:01, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Jeff i will get off your back if you get off mine... thanks and thanks for fit and marty wright aka boogeyman

It's not a question of getting off your back. If you continue to expect other people to do your work, don't be surprised if they stop doing it and just vote to delete the meaningless stub articles you create. What we're asking you to do is not only incredibly easy to do, it's something that a huge number of registered and anonymous editors do every day without being asked. We've devoted far too much effort to trying to encourage you to cooperate already. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 22:31, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Asinine creations[edit]

Stop asking other people to clean up and improve your asinine creations. Do some actual work beforehand if you have any interest in these articles, and stop creating more work for other people. ~ Achilles 23:30, 2 February 2006 (UTC)


After a number of people have repeatedly warned you to stop creating useless articles, I've blocked you for a week. Once that time is over, please learn how to properly contribute to wikiquote before resuming. ~ UDScott 17:27, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Please stop making unconstructive changes to Wikiquote. It is considered vandalism. If you want to experiment, please use the sandbox.
Wikiquote exists for the collecting of notable quotations from people and works. For a quick overview of what Wikiquote is, read Wikiquote:Wikiquote, and also What Wikiquote is not for a list of common activities that Wikiquote does not support.
When people are not interested in responsibly contributing to the development of the project incidents of their deliberate vandalism can result in their usernames or IP addresses being blocked from editing.
Thank you.
Wikiquote exists for the collecting of notable quotations of famous people and famous works. When people are not interested in responsibly contributing to the development of the project incidents of their deliberate vandalism can result in IP addresses being blocked from editing. ~ Kalki 14:54, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

Voltare was someone else for some reason here in Portland, Maine people take the opertunatine to screw up sorry for all the trouble ! 14:53, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Join Me in Death quote[edit]

An editor using this IP address recently created an article titled Would you die for me?, which actually contained a single 3-line (and apparently inaccurate) quote from the song "Join Me in Death", by Finnish band HIM. (Worse yet, neither the originally "quoted" lines nor the correct lines are the title, making this article title useless.) After a VFD for this article, this quote (corrected, based on a lyrics site) was merged with Lyrics, which is a Wikiquote theme article for pithy excerpts from songs mostly for groups and artists who do not have a suitable quote article themselves. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 04:55, 8 May 2006 (UTC)