User talk:Iddo999

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Your Request, well it looks like you have it under control, why did you call me over? Markie 21:32, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Why the hell are you such a jerk?

RE: it wasent me[edit]

Then why do you keep writing rude messages to me on Wikinews? Markie 21:42, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

What is that supossed to mean? And how can you explain this? Markie 21:44, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
It's not me, I don't have a wikinews account. It's the vandal... See my response on your usertalk page here. The explaination is that this vandal created a wikinews account with my username, and he uses it to annoy you on wikinews. I guess we'll have to talk to the wikinews admins and delete that account. I think wikimedia admins can see IP addresses and verify this stuff? I also recall wikimedia had some automated feature to detect sockpuppets using IPs? iddo999 21:50, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Markie and Iddo999 account[edit]

Hi Iddo is Markie from Wikinews. We have an account on Wikinews that is using your name to create trouble and it looks like you have one here that is creating trouble. I would appriciate it if you could block the user using my name here and i will do the same for the user using your name on Wikinews. Thanks N:User:Markie

Cheers for the block but copuld you make it indef please until i have time to sort the whole mess out. Thansk -- 22:01, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
Hehe, he fooled me, I thought I was talking to the real you...
OK, but before I change the block status, please verify again by responding that you want the Markie account here to be on a permanent block (and should I delete the Markie userpage and usertalk pages here?), or if you want to take over the wikiquote account here with your name, instead of blocking it. Regarding my fake account on wikinews: I don't wish to do editing on wikinews, therefore if it's ok then I request that you delete the fake (and duplicated) userpage on wikinews (and also the usertalk page), and do a permanent block for my usename on wikinews. Thank you. iddo999 22:11, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
Could you also block User:IDENTITYCONFIRM. I am an admin on Wikinews and I happened to see an alert about this on Wikinews' admin alerts page. Just thought I would notify you of this account also. FWN 22:17, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
Could you please extend User:IDENTITYCONFIRM's and Markie's block to indef. Thanks. FWN 22:31, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
OK, done. If possible, please delete my fake/duplicated userpage on wikinews. Thanks. iddo999 22:37, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

About Ron Paul[edit]

I notice that few of the entries in the "Quotes about Ron Paul" section name the sources. In the case of a quote from Andrew Sullivan which I had added, you deleted the source. It's useful, certainly, to have links provided; but what happens when links go bad? You can see an example of this with the Michael Moore quote on the Rudy Giuliani page. A link was provided, but the link is now dead. Links are useful to allow the reader to verify and read more, but are they a substitute for naming sources in an article? - InvisibleSun 20:04, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

I don't have a strong position on whether or not to name the sources in 'about' quotes. Because I consider the 'about' section to be less important than the other sections, I find it reasonable to keep it compact on the expense of being descriptive. Also, in most cases the source name actually exist inside the link (in your case "daily dish" is part of the link so if someone hovers over the link he can see it), so the damage isn't that great. The reason that made me modify your source was that the template didn't fit the date format ("nnnn-nn-nn" where different countries use different order for month/day, so some people aren't sure which is which, as opposed to something like "January 1, 1999" which is unambitious, and also sometimes the precise day is unclear so e.g. "February 1998" is useful). Maybe we should change the template, or bring up the issue in village pump? Anyway, if you'd like to restore the source names, then maybe you better do it for all the quotes, for the sake of uniformity? But if you do, please try to keep it as compact as possible. In the case of 'about' quotes, I personally prefer to add source names or other descriptive info only in particular places where it actually clarifies something. iddo999 22:47, 3 November 2007 (UTC)


I just wanted to pop in here and say that Noam Chomsky is an excellent resource, and let you know that I have replied to s:Wikisource:Scriptorium#Question_on_excerpts_from_speeches.

p.s. on Wikisource, you can set your preferences to be emailed as soon as a watched page is modified. Jayvdb 00:14, 18 April 2008 (UTC)



Ulrich Drepper[edit]

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Wikiquote interlanguage communication[edit]

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Hi, I noticed you have not edited here in quite a long time, and are listed as an inactive administrator. Do you think there is any chance you will be back? Cheers! BD2412 T 04:21, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Your account will be renamed[edit]

23:34, 17 March 2015 (UTC)