User talk:Magician

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Amidst the appearances of the world, WE appear and disappear, always and all ways, for Ever, with our graceful, ungraceful and disgraceful forms of awareness, ignorance and confusion.
This process is always a source of fascination — one that is ever magical and beautiful to the wise and sharp of mind, no matter how boring and dull and ugly it may often seem to the ugly minded and the dull.

Kalki[edit]

This is one of the openly revealed accounts created by Kalki (talk · contributions) ~ Taliesin 00:38, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Piroghi's Twitter page on Alice's Adventures[edit]

ref: "remove spam link to only marginally relevant page" on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland page.

I have just created the linked twitter stream. It is fed by an automated bot that takes grammatically complete chunks of the text of up to 140 characters (the twitter limit) and tweets one per day; eventually it should cover the whole text of the book (or at least all of it that makes sense in a 140 character chunk). The feed came about because I have a pet project trying to create a perl module to do this type of generic splitting of text - that I hope to be able to release to CPAN - and I have been using Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as one of my test texts, it being one of my favorite books.

I sincerely thought that the twitter stream would be of interest to people who are passionate about the book.

—This unsigned comment is by Piroghi (talkcontribs) .
I removed the link, because though it seemed topical and somewhat amusing, it seemed primarily an add for a twitter page, and didn't actually add any significant resources for others to draw on, related to the Wikiquote page. ~ Magician 21:22, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
As with the initial use of the term "spam", the term "add" (advertisement) is very loaded, suggesting that the placement of the link has a commercial motive, which it clearly does not. The link is to a resource of regularly updated Alice's Adventures in Wonderland quotes; a resource that is clearly relevant to the content of the Wikiquote page for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I am certain that someone who has come looking for quotes on Wikiquote would be interested in additional resources of quotes, and indeed there are many such links to external resources on other Wikiquote pages. One of the factors that sets the Wikimedia pages apart from other informational resources is their rich collection of external links that help users discover related content, and, so long as the description against the external links are not misleading the user is able to make an informed choice of whether or not to follow. ~ piroghi (talk · contributions) 12:10, 28 August 2009 (UTC) ~