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An editor using this IP address recently reverted the addition of an unsourced quote from Steve Irwin in Last words, citing "Vandalism" in the edit summary. Although the effort to remove unsourced quotes is appreciated, I would ask the editor not to say "vandalism" unless it is clear that the material reverted is a deliberate attempt to sabotage or undermine Wikiquote. In this case, there appears to be a possibly misguided effort to add a "last words" quote from Irwin, who unexpectedly died today in an underwater accident. I would recommend treating these unsourced additions as merely incorrect and therefore worthy of removal, but not vandalism. (I find a summary like "rv unsourced quote" to be accurate without implying any ill intent.) Thank you for your assistance. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 10:08, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

I was thinking about the asumption of good faith principle, but at the time it was rather clear it was a bad joke at the late Steve Irwins expense since one of is catch phrases is "Crikey!" will make it more generic next time if there is one.-- 12:47, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
There's a good chance your thinking is correct, of course, but things tend to go more smoothly when we assume the best at first. The smart alecks eventually stop when they get bored, and we don't insult anyone who actually meant well. Thanks for understanding. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 23:38, 4 September 2006 (UTC)