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Philip Schaff on Luther's Bible
Please reduce the Philip Schaff on Luther's Bible article to a few essential quotes immediately, as its current state appears to be a major copyright violation. While we welcome starting articles that will be built up over time, we cannot similarly allow massive copyvio articles that need trimming to remain on the site over time, as they will be spread over the Internet by Wikiquote-copying bots in as little as a day or two. If the article is blanked or trimmed before you do this, you can use the history tab of the article to recover the original material from which to select excerpts, so you don't have to retype them. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a note on my talk page. Thank you for your cooperation. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 01:48, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
- There is no chance of copyvio here, since this material was copyright 1910. I would like to keep as much of it as possible.--Drboisclair 14:00, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
- It's good to know that this isn't a copyvio. However, Wikiquote's purpose is not to include huge excerpts of any material. It focuses on pithy quotes. We've had discussions in the past about just how long quotes might reasonably be. Although there has been no consensus per se, the maximum I've ever seen discussed is perhaps three paragraphs. This goes well beyond that. One thing to consider when trimming is what the point of the quote is. Most long passages contain essential ideas that are phrased or summarized in only a sentence or two. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 15:04, 26 May 2006 (UTC)