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Do not be deceived by the way men of bad faith misuse words and names … Things are set up as contraries that are not even in the same category. Listen to me: the opposite of radical is superficial, the opposite of liberal is stingy; the opposite of conservative is destructive. Thus I will describe myself as a radical conservative liberal; but certain of the tainted red fish will swear that there can be no such fish as that. Beware of those who use words to mean their opposites. At the same time have pity on them, for usually this trick is their only stock in trade.
~ R. A. Lafferty ~

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Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
~ Albert Einstein ~
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With this and other accounts I have made over 157,000 contributive edits, created well over 17000 pages and done substantial work on well over 1000 more, some of which are listed here. JUL Soul Iris.png
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· I usually have only a sporadic presence here on most days. ·

I remain very busy with many urgent and diverse tasks and expect to very often be doing very minimal editing here for most of the days of most of the coming years.
Though I once regularly spent many hours of most days at least monitoring this site, I now quite often spend less than an hour a day doing so, at various random periods within any day. There are sometimes stretches of weeks where I am hardly online at all, most days. There may be a few periods in some years where I will have the opportunity for extensive activities here for days at a time, but I am not actually counting on that occurring very often. I shall continue to usually check in at least daily, most of the time, but Time shall reveal what opportunities times can provide.
· So it goes Blessings. ~ ♞♌︎Kalki·⚓︎⚡ ·
· ALL abides, always, and all abide, ALWAYS amidst ALL. ·

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Golding quote[edit]

Around town I saw an extended version of an attributed-to-Golding quote, first two lines of which you have as 'Proposed / 2019' at I was glad to find yours, too, with attribution to Golding but was sorry -- and a little surprised, on a Wikipedia page (which it seems wikiquote is) -- to have no independent sourcing of the quote. I've now done a Google search on your lines and satisfied myself that it's likely a valid quote via; my surprise continues that Wikipedia would have such a quotes feature without footnoting. Any thoughts? Swliv (talk) 21:31, 3 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for your interest in verification of quotes, and in this project. This is actually a far less populous "sister project" of Wikipedia, and not Wikipedia itself, but the September 19 page merely serves as an archival page for QOTDs (Quotes of the Day) chosen for that date, as well as a place for posting suggestions for future QOTDs for the date in coming years; the William Golding article which the quote you refer to was selected from, and links to, actually has long had the sourcing of the original quote posted to it. ~ ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 02:34, 4 October 2022 (UTC) + tweakReply[reply]

My computer is back online in normal fashion[edit]

My presence on the project in recent days has been far more brief and tenuous than normal, because of the effects of Hurricane Ian in my current locality. I was without electrical power for several days, and at first only accessed the internet and edited here via iPhone, which I have long found to be a very tedious and troublesome process; the last two days I was borrowing someone's extra electrical generator to power up my computer and my satellite access to the internet, but found it a very precarious setup, that I initially feared had damaged some of my equipment. It is all working normally again, now that normal power is back on; but I have had a very busy and exhausting day, and have many other things to do in the next several, so I don’t expect to have very much time, even now, to spend here — but at least I can make far better use of what time I have, and accomplish things much faster, now that I have everything working again.

I previously had spent many years in New England, primarily Maine, but most of this year I have spent in Florida, and that will very likely usually be the case for many years to come. The worst of winter storms up there in a very rural area had not knocked out power so long as this hurricane did here, where I am situated amidst far more urban and sub-urban regions. My current home was not damaged at all, but there was generally much damage and continues to be some flooding and rising lakes in nearby areas, and my own electrical hook up was basically on a very tail end of one providers local grid, and not a top priority, compared to many other more pressing concerns and more vitally important lines.

I expect the next few days to continue to be very busy ones, but after that I might be able to relax a bit, and spend a bit more time on wiki matters. So it goes Blessings. ~ ♌︎Kalki ⚓︎ 03:05, 4 October 2022 (UTC) + tweakReply[reply]

Always forgive your enemies ...[edit]

28 February 2004 you posted "Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much." as a Quote of the day. You may be interested to read which includes "In conclusion, the earliest known match for this expression occurred in 1954 which was many years after the death of Oscar Wilde in 1900. The linkage to Wilde appears to be spurious. The true originator of the quotation remains unknown.". Mcljlm (talk) 21:16, 7 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was hoping I might be able to convince either you or UDScott to add Alien to the films on the front page.[edit]

I was hoping I might be able to convince either you or UDScott to add Alien to the list of films on the front page. On a related note, would you accept an Alien barnstar for the work you did on the page for Prometheus? I think you both did an excellent job in improving that page above and beyond what was required. I've never given one out before, and I believe I got one from you once for adding a quote to the page for Doctor Who. I was looking at the one for Wiki Loves Women, which admittedly looks much better, but I feel like the art design isn't as heartfelt.

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CensoredScribe (talk) 20:01, 27 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]