User talk:Gopal1035

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Hi Gopal1035. Welcome to English Wikiquote.

Enjoy! ~ Jeff Q (talk) 08:30, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Thank you...--Gopal1035 16:42, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Personal quotes[edit]

I have removed your personal quote from Sex. Wikiquote is a collection of quotes from notable people and works, not from everyday folks like you and me. We have the same requirement for subject notability and reliable sourcing that Wikipedia does for its articles. Please consider this when adding quotes to "this wonderful empire". You are, however, welcome to add personal quotes to your own user page. (See WQ:WQ, WQ:NOT, and Wikiquote:User page for more information.) Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 08:40, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Yes, I get the idea, thanks JeffQ. I think that merit and quality of quote also helps...hmmm
Take care all...-)
--Gopal1035 16:49, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
Merit and quality are very important, of course. But that's the least difficult problem we have in collecting quotes here. The most difficult challenge is preventing folks from treating Wikiquote as a kind of "MySpace for Quotations". Its purpose is instead to be a kind of Barlett's Famous Quotations or an Oxford Dictionary of Quotations that everyone can contribute to. The quotes we're looking for are the same kind those respected works seek.
There's also the related problem that anyone sufficiently confident to blog tends to believe that what they write is profound, and therefore worthy of permanent collection. Some of them are arguably correct. The vast majority are not. Wikimedia projects largely avoid the incredibly subjective task of deciding individual merit by requiring their article subjects pass a notability test based on information provided by reliable sources, from noteworthy publications. This tends to reduce the intense personal affronts between editors by making the selection process a more neutral one. Do we miss some profound material? Certainly. But the Foundation believes, and its editors accept, that this is the best way for these projects to minimize the problems of bias and self-promotion. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 18:37, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, thanks for taking time to offer a personal explanation :) I seem to agree with you
Take care all...-)
--Gopal1035 05:22, 30 September 2006 (UTC)