- My pleasure. Thanks for creating the page. ~ DanielTom (talk) 22:02, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
I just wanted to say that you've been doing good work here, and I appreciate that. I also appreciate that your previous conflict seems to have evaporated. I am going to recommend removing the interaction ban, and would like to nominate you for adminship. Cheers! BD2412 T 02:55, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
- !!! I must decline the nomination. But thanks for your kind and encouraging words. ~ DanielTom (talk) 15:58, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
Vandal spree to report
- I'm not an admin here, so I can't block him. ~ DanielTom (talk) 13:15, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Would you do us all a favor and please block 70Jack90 for its false allegation against me?
- Furthermore, it has been undoing all my highly-justified edits and constantly failed to comply with Wikiquote's limitations on quotes.
- You're welcome. ~ DanielTom (talk) 13:42, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
- Thanks, IOHANNVSVERVS. It seems to me, that Pope contradicted himself: in his Preface to the Iliad, he starts by saying,
- «Homer is universally allowed to have had the greatest invention of any writer whatever... his invention remains yet unrivalled.»
- but then in his Preface to the Works of Shakespeare, he writes:
- «If ever any Author deserved the name of an Original, it was Shakespeare. Homer himself drew not his art so immediately from the fountains of Nature; it proceeded through Egyptian strainers and channels, and came to him not without some tincture of the learning, or some cast of the models, of those before him.»
- !? ~ DanielTom (talk) 18:01, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
Lyndon B Johnson wikiquotes page
Lyndon B Johnson did NOT utter a quote that is errantly being attributed to him. That quote, on his wikiquotes page, was being touted as follows: "I'll tell you what's at the bottom of it. If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you. As quoted in "What a Real President Was Like: To Lyndon Johnson, the Great Society Meant Hope and Dignity", by Bill Moyers, The Washington Post (13 November 1988).
Lyndon B Johnson died in 1973. The absolute FIRST time that this quote was attributed to him was 15 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, in the 1988 Bill Moyers article that you (and others) are referencing. This is NOT a verified quote from President Johnson. It is, rather, a contrived and politically expedient piece of propaganda that was invented by Bill Moyers. Does it have ANY root in reality? Very possibly, there may be some aspect of President Johnson's views that come somewhere close to the quote's sentiment. the quote is absolutely, however, NOT a verifiable quote from President Johnson, and it will not stand, in Wikiquotes, as a valid entry on Lyndon B Johnson's wikiquotes page, and I have removed it. This is not the first time that I have removed it, and I have communicated with an admin from wikiquotes who also agrees that the quote is NOT verifiable.
- Thanks for taking the time to explain. I moved the quote to the Attributed/Disputed section. ~ DanielTom (talk) 17:22, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your kind explanation
Thank you, DanielTom, for your tactful explanation of wikiquotes protocols.
- Thank you for your understanding. ~ DanielTom (talk) 17:23, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
I saw your "Thank You" notification just now when I was referencing the page for "The Fountainhead." Let me thank you - positive feedback is a Good Thing. BTW, can you point me to any documentation on how one creates a Notification? (My familiarity with Wikipedia protocols is still quite sketchy.) Again, many thanks. CononOfSamos (talk) 22:20, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
- Thank you for thanking me that I thanked you :-). I replied on your talk page. ~ DanielTom (talk) 11:06, 22 August 2015 (UTC)