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Some editing requests[edit]

I have just created a category, Category:War criminals, to replace the one that you created earlier that was miscapitalized per standard Wikiquote style. (Like Wikipedia, article and category titles as well as headings should use sentence capitalization.) I gave you credit for the idea in the edit summary for the category creation, and have moved all your Nazi personnel articles to that category. (I did not verify whether these people were all convicted of war crimes, which should be the basis upon which they would be included in this category. I'm assuming you have already done so. If not, this remains a necessary task.)

While I'm writing, I would like to ask you to observe a number of other editing practices. First, I would ask that you include an edit summary in your edits to make clear in the page history what it is your are doing to the article. These are important when trying to review the changes over time without requiring a laborious and server-intensive manual search through each difference.

Second, I strongly urge you to use the "Show preview" function to see whether the result of your edit is what you intend, instead of making a bunch of tiny edits, as you did while apparently trying to remember what the name of the category you created was when assigning it to the Erich von dem Bach article ([1] [2] [3] [4] [5]). Making many tiny edits may satisfy a desire to increase one's edit count, but does a disservice to the community by unnecessarily loading the server and database.

Also, if you are going to copy material from Wikipedia articles, which is in fact highly recommended for our brief intros, please include a link to the Wikipedia article (e.g., w:Joachim von Ribbentrop) either in the edit summary for the edit that adds this copied material, or on the Wikiquote article's talk page. This is the very least that must be done to comply with Wikipedia's GFDL licensing requirements.

Finally, please add a link from the Wikiquote article to the corresponding Wikipedia article, using the bolded first occurrence of the name as the link label text. For example:

'''[[w:Joachim von Ribbentrop|Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm Joachim von Ribbentrop]]'''

provides the usual Wikiquote link, which looks like this in the rendered article:

Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm Joachim von Ribbentrop

We also tend to include a Wikipedia "box" link, using the {{wikipedia}} template, under "External links", so this would help as well.

All of these requests are standard expectations for editing Wikiquote articles. You will help the community greatly if you follow them. Thank you for your assistance and cooperation. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 05:33, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I'd have to follow the regulations when it comes to adding the right people into the war criminal category, deemed to the fact that they were judged as war criminals only, not based on personal preference. Also, I'd have to do less edits and state the reason of the edit instead of what i did in the erich von dem bach as you stated earlier (like using sandbox, etc.) you are right, sorry about that. Also, I'll try to make a habit of adding the wiki-links when making the pages. Thanks for that notion, I hadn't kept track of it. Please, while I do keep track, continue to follow up on the checkuser issue, you know, the week's wait, so that I may continue with my original name. Thanks a bunch Jeffq. - 72.229.48.178 05:38, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

I'm sure we'll hear from Aphaia not long after she returns. Meanwhile, I forgot one more useful practice. If you add links to the dates in the articles, like so:
[[June 12]], [[1908]]
they will be rendered for each editor according to their user preference settings. (I'm afraid you won't see a difference while you're using an IP address. Sorry 'bout that.) I've changed Otto Skorzeny to reflect this practice.
I was also going to mention the {{DEFAULTSORT}} parameter to simplify category sorting, but I see that you've picked this up now as well. Good work. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 06:23, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
Alright, I'll keep the dates in mind and will do that as well. Thanks again. - 72.229.48.178 06:28, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Richard Heydrich VfD[edit]

I just notice dthat you removed the VfD tag from this article while the VfD was in progress. [6]. I'm afraid that that's an absolute no-no, even if you consider the VfD misguided. Please, never do it again.--Poetlister 15:49, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

I did that immediately after the vfD was opened because it was placed accidentally when I was in the process of creating the page. It was my fault for not adding a quote before creating the page. It won't happen again, sorry about that. - 72.229.48.178 20:53, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

GWB edits[edit]

Are you going to post every misspoken thing the President has said that is quoted anywhere or is there some other point to your crusade? -- Greyed 22:00, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

i got the quotes from a recently released book. the book is entirely filled with quotes and i am choosing the most notable ones. —This unsigned comment is by 72.229.48.178 (talkcontribs) .

Then shouldn't you be citing the book? If so since all this is coming from a single source don't you think you're pushing the bounds of fair use from that source? Also are you choosing the most notable or the most damaging? If it is just the most notable would this happen to be a book solely of what he has misspoke? -- Greyed 00:02, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

i'm sorry, i forgot to login. the book is solely mis-quotations from the administration. it's actually from two new releases. one is called "misunderestimated and overunderappreciated" and the other is called "the wit and anti-wisdom".