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Michael Savage[edit]

Hi, thanks for contributing to the Michael Savage page, glad there's someone else. Peace. Nissimnanach (talk) 21:13, 18 February 2015 (UTC)Nissimnanach

My pleasure. Thanks for creating the page. ~ DanielTom (talk) 22:02, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Re: [1] Yea, Michael said something to the effect that he speaks in poetry. Nissimnanach (talk) 23:03, 11 October 2015 (UTC)Nissimnanach

My compliments.[edit]

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)
Let me know if you change your mind - and thanks for your good work. Cheers! BD2412 T 20:17, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
The interaction ban is removed. BD2412 T 21:15, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Vandal spree to report[edit]

Atan Paytes is wreaking havoc. Would you please help to delete the pages he has created. IOHANNVSVERVS (talk) 12:06, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

And block the user, I suggest. IOHANNVSVERVS (talk) 12:06, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
I'm not an admin here, so I can't block him. ~ DanielTom (talk) 13:15, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I see. I thought you were. Thank you for your efforts in helping to curtail the user's destruction. IOHANNVSVERVS (talk) 21:49, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Block 70Jack90[edit]

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.
And now it has become the real sockpuppet, as its other account: 90Jack70, has proven. WikiLubber (talk) 00:15, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Thank you...[edit]

... for the Isaac Reed poem on the Johnstown Flood. Cheers! Shir-El too (talk) 22:44, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

You're welcome. ~ DanielTom (talk) 13:42, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

And thanks from me for this fine Shakespeare edit. IOHANNVSVERVS (talk) 03:03, 30 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[edit]

Hello, DanielTom,

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.

Cipher's Solution (talk) 17:07, 6 August 2015 (UTC) Cipher's Solution 08/06/2015

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[edit]

Thank you, DanielTom, for your tactful explanation of wikiquotes protocols.

Cipher's Solution (talk) 17:19, 6 August 2015 (UTC) Cipher's solution 08/06/2015

Thank you for your understanding. ~ DanielTom (talk) 17:23, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

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)

The Legend of Korra continued vandalism[edit]

Hello DanielTom, As you may or may not know, I've been editing The Legend of Korra Wikiquote page, adding more quotes from the show and clearing away the muck that is vandalism by people without usernames (or better things to do). I've discovered that I cannot revert the page back to the way it was when I had it right because there have been too many edits since then. I was wondering if you knew how to fix this. Some of the stuff on the page currently is completely wrong, and quite frankly, a bit insulting to the show. I'd appreciate your help or the help of anyone who knows how to fix this. Regards, --JediMasterSimba2014 (talk) 04:02, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi JediMasterSimba2014. Please follow the instructions at Help:Reverting. (You can revert to any good version, as far back as you want.) After that, I'll request that the page be semi-protected, so IPs can't continue to vandalize it. ~ DanielTom (talk) 10:03, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much, DanielTom

--JediMasterSimba2014 (talk) 13:11, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

You're welcome. :) DanielTom (talk) 13:20, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Are those vandals still around?[edit]

Like the vandals who kept pestering Zarbon? --Goldenburg111 15:02, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

They come and go. ~ DanielTom (talk) 23:29, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

The war page is just as bad as the bigotry page[edit]

I'm retiring now; thought I'd ask your opinion on the quotes that don't directly mention war. Also the pages for necromancy, paranormal for the redirect telepathy, medicine and psychiatry. That's all I believe, but I think redirects for hospital and battleground to medicine and war would be appropriate. CensoredScribe (talk) 03:55, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

The quotes on the War page don't necessarily need to "directly mention" (the word) "war", but IMO they should at least be directly about war (otherwise it can quickly get out of control). Re your retirement, I sense you've been adding too many quotes too fast, so perhaps if you'd slow down a bit, you'd enjoy editing here more. But that's up to you. ~ DanielTom (talk) 15:51, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Persistent vandalism[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you are a very experienced Wikiquote member who has edited recently and was wondering if you could help me with an issue. The PAW Patrol page keeps being vandalized by the same IP, and its edits have had to be reverted numerous times. Looking through this IP's other edits, it is clear that the address is used as a vandalism-only account and I was wondering if you could request for the page to be semi-protected or the IP blocked, as I haven't the time or the authority. Thank you! Squiddaddy (talk) 00:41, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done. Thanks for your attention. ~ DanielTom (talk) 00:49, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Would you show me what the graffiti page should look like?[edit]

You are my senior here, so I was wondering if you would please demonstrate what the page for graffiti should look like; it seems ironic you clean up so much vandalism but don't have an opinion on that page. Clearly I could use your help, so by showing me that one page as an example; you would be doing the wiki and me a lot of good. CensoredScribe (talk) 16:51, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

Catullus name change[edit]

As you moved the page Marcus Annaeus Lucanus to Lucan, could/should we do the same for Catullus? IOHANNVSVERVS (talk) 18:51, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done. See Help:Moving a page (and [2]). ~ DanielTom (talk) 21:09, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

And what of the Quran page? See here IOHANNVSVERVS (talk) 22:33, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

I don't know. "Qur'an" seems to be the most common spelling. ~ DanielTom (talk) 23:01, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

please read my discussion comment posted after the Clyfford Still wikiquotes article.[edit]

I have stated my case at the end of the Still wikiquotes article. You apparently changed my edit so that the errors I had corrected would be retained. Why? Theoldestmanintheworldmaybe (talk) 02:34, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

You changed "truly vision" to "true vision", but when I checked the cited source I didn't see "true", so I reverted you. I have now changed it again, this time to "truly free vision", which is the correct version. Sorry for the confusion. ~ DanielTom (talk) 02:45, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

I'm a bit rusty[edit]

Forgot a bit of the ways here and there. Is there any opportunity for Sri Lanka to be featured? (Might not be up to that standard though!). ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:48, 3 February 2016 (UTC)