User talk:Ningauble

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thanks for that move - JarrahTree (talk) 00:46, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

re suleiman[edit]

I happen to have a copy of Mansel, which is quoted in the wikipedia article, and checked the two extracts of the poems - the earlier refs that mansel utilises are to up to 3 other earlier sources, is it ok simply to have mansel as the ref ? I see your dislike for footnotes on your user page - I hope the format of the citation is in order JarrahTree (talk) 12:26, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

it would be very useful to understand why you dont respond to talk messages JarrahTree (talk) 14:38, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't, and sometimes I get around to it later. Reasons?
  1. This is not a full time job, and the pay is lousy.
  2. The sun is just dawning where I live, and I need another cup of coffee.
  3. I often find it easier to show by example than to write explanations.
  4. Et cetera...
~ Ningauble (talk) 14:55, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
ahh sheesh, thank you very much for your reply, (as for the coffee, I fully can relate to that and that would have been sufficient in itself to tell me to back off, so to speak) thank you for your showing by examples - it is much appreciated.

One weird curiosity (and take your time and please, and please ignore if you so wish) - Nikki Haley uses the expression have our back or have the back. I have been only exposed to usage in new york and toronto from first hand experience, (houston texas usage a very long long time ago) - and from an Australian (with English cultural accent) point of view, I havent come across the expression used - is it something that is expected from usual south carolina usage? I can imagine the UN instantaneous translators (I have known only one of them) would be scratching their heads on that phrasing... any clues ? Thanks again, I do hope I am not too much of a problem JarrahTree (talk) 15:27, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

JarrahTree, this usage is widespread in contemporary American popular culture, as attested in Wikiquote.[1][2] I do not know where or when it originated. I vaguely recall having heard it several decades ago, but judging from GoogleBooks it only started appearing in print with this sense since the 1990s.[3] ~ Ningauble (talk) 19:34, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much for that, and the links - the variant in Australian or english english (sic), would be more to cover your back, or to watch your back - in other words the usage where the lack of a verb other than the possessive is interesting. My children when they were, as Australians often tended to drop either verbs or other usually helpful grammatical necessities for effect in their school days, as adults they are far more grammatically conventional/conservative JarrahTree (talk) 22:55, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

Wikisource author-inline[edit]

Hi. Can you import this Wikipedia template into Wikiquote? ~ DanielTom (talk) 23:49, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

The linked template invokes Lua code, about which I know practically nothing. I am not going to touch it because I lack competence. I also note that it uses a Lua module that is in Alpha testing/development. I would not advise anyone to use this unless they are actively engaged in and committed to developing and maintaining the software. ~ Ningauble (talk) 14:26, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Arrowverse LOQ[edit]

Hey mate, I just saw your AFD about the Arrowverse crossovers. Can I ask why you think the individual series "press the Limits on quotations for materiel from these shows"? --SuperJew (talk) 08:09, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

For example, the Arrow article, as it now stands, is completely full up to the limit of five dialog sections per episode. Putting more sections from some of the same episodes in another page would be over the limit. ~ Ningauble (talk) 14:04, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
Ah I understand your meaning. Yes of course it is at the limit. They used to be over the limit and I culled them down to 5 per episode. But that is the limit so it's fine. I though you meant like slightly over. Cool thanks --SuperJew (talk) 14:16, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

David S. Cecelski[edit]

Hi Ningauble, thanks for your feedback here. Did you check if a new 2nd 2015 edition even exists? For example, the data about the 2015 edition speaks about first 2012 edition. -- Mdd (talk) 16:29, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Yes Mdd, there is a 2015 edition listed, without preview, at GoogleBooks.[4] However, I am beginning to have doubts about the contributor's veracity. I looked up a passage you removed with this edit to the Gautama Buddha article, using my own copy of the cited 1935 edition (19th printing, 1954). The first item attributed to that source is a mashup of material from different places in the text, with some wording changes, not a direct quote.

The contributor may be unclear about the difference between a quotation and a rewritten synopsis. ~ Ningauble (talk) 16:56, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, I agree with your assessment. Because the actual quotes seem a mashup of the 2012 text, and the info on the 2015 edition don't make clear, that the book is a second edition, I have temporarily removed the quotes again, and replaced them with some more reliable quotes. -- Mdd (talk) 19:52, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Another thing about this situation make me wonder, who should have the burden of proof in situations like this? I assesssed Illegitimate Barrister's first edit, see here, a few days ago. The source seem to be removed from both and, and there is no way to double check this 993 words long quote. What can be done here? -- Mdd (talk) 19:52, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Pardon the lateness of my reply Mdd. The proof lies in verifying what the cited source says. As at Wikipedia, the burden to demonstrate verifiability lies with the editor who adds or restores material. ~ Ningauble (talk) 14:10, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

PR material for Star Wars and Snow White.[edit]

I was wondering if you could clarify what you mean by PR material through example in regards to the quotes on Star Wars (film) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937 film), for I've not actually seen what you consider a good example of an addition to an about section, only what you consider bad additions. I wonder if it would save us both time just deleting all the about sections for works of fiction. I want to know what standardized metric it is you use to determine notability as several of the quotes on the statue of liberty lack evidence of having been quoted. Thank you for your recent assistance. Forgive me if I restore this post should you delete it, but unless a question is clear cut vandalism with hate speech, blanking a talk page looks unprofessional, which you clearly are not in your editing capabilities. CensoredScribe (talk) 22:08, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

By "PR" I mean Public relations. I do not recall using the term in the contexts to which you refer, and have nothing to say about them. I have used the term recently when referring to quotes of people involved in a production (writers, directors, etc.) giving interviews to promote their work.

I have actually created or added to About sections many times myself, including the first article I ever created for Wikiquote[5], the longest article I have created to date[6], and numerous others. In each case I thought the additions had strong qualities of Quotability like this one or at least something strikingly distinctive like one of these. In no case did I quote someone pimping their own work. ~ Ningauble (talk) 17:06, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Nepali Proverbs[edit]

Isn't there anything such as editing in good faith? Such complex rules to follow. Wiki knows only 1 Nepali proverb. I know a 100. But plz I can't. These boring rules. —This unsigned comment is by Thapa Kazi999 (talkcontribs) 06:43, 21 February 2017.

I am sorry that you find it boring Thapa Kazi999, but citing sources is what we do here at Wikiquote. A reliable and verifiable source must be cited for every quotation. ~ Ningauble (talk) 15:10, 21 February 2017 (UTC)


What did you mean with this edit? [7]. Although I do like to create pages for films, I am an even more avid reader than film watcher. I'll assume sarcasm. :-) ~ UDScott (talk) 20:38, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Nothing personal. (I had not even noticed that it was you who created the article.) It's just something I occasionally comment when noting or linking the original basis of derivative works.

What I meant is that I highly recommend Chiang's novella. (It was I who created his article.) When discussing Stories of Your Life and Others at a book club recently, there was consensus that the best thing about the film is that it has inspired very many people who were unaware of Chiang to read his work.

If there is a taint of sarcasm in the tone of my stock comment, it is because I am often annoyed by articles on very inferior films based on very fine original works. I am not saying that is the case here, it's just a stock phrase. I have not even seen the film, and don't expect to, because the original story is so singularly brilliant I doubt anyone can improve upon it. ~ Ningauble (talk) 14:17, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

No worries. I would certainly agree that in most cases, the original work (especially the original written work) is far superior to a film adapted from it. I will have to check out this novella in particular. I did feel that this film was quite good, but I am interested in reading the original for sure. In this case, it was simply an oversight that I missed that a page for the author existed. ~ UDScott (talk) 14:31, 24 February 2017 (UTC)


Are these acceptable? ~ DanielTom (talk) 01:10, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

Meh. ~ Ningauble (talk) 13:39, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

Care to comment?[edit]

Just wondered your thoughts on a discussion I am having with Mdd that I feel may represent a growing trend to stifle contributions here. I am all for keeping out non-notable material, but I fear we are going a bit far at times. The discussion can be found here: User talk:Mdd#Populism. Thanks. ~ UDScott (talk) 13:45, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

I replied there. ~ Ningauble (talk) 17:17, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Delete my css page[edit]

Hello Ningauble, I have seen that you have deleted my Userpages as requested. Please delete the page User:Labant/common.css also. Thanks. --Labant (talk) 21:20, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Done. ~ Ningauble (talk) 21:22, 14 April 2017 (UTC)


This is still showing up as having LintErrors, You've in the past fixed up a number of recurring errors on this. Protecting it might be advised.

How do I add a sandbox? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 11:32, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

  1. Can you be more specific about the errors that are flagged? On cursory inspection I am not seeing the problem (except that <div class="plainlinks"> should probably be a span).
  2. I have thought about protecting it on general principles because it is the only unprotected component of the Main Page, however (a) a number of regular contributors update it without problems, (b) it has not (yet) become a target for vandalism, and (c) the person who most frequently makes those recurring errors is actually an administrator, so protection is futile against that particular problem.
  3. You can create your own personal sandbox as a user subpage at User:ShakespeareFan00/Sandbox. When you don't need it any more just put a {{delete|author request}} tag on it.
~ Ningauble (talk) 12:16, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
It's listed here, which typically means that somewhere something's causing something to appear outside a table row or table data. Why is a table even being used for layout in this template? It should be a plainlist, but wikiquote doesn't have the relevant Wikipedia/Wikisource type classed style implemented currently.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 12:19, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
ShakespeareFan00, it looks like the template is using an unsupported/obsolete hack to create a table footer, and that appears to be the only reason a table is even being used. I will look into restructuring the whole template tomorrow. (I will be away most of the day today.) ~ Ningauble (talk) 13:04, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
To me if the "partial listing" is meant to be at the end it's a simple case of moving a div around. BTW English Wikisource has a template called plainlist, which makes it much easier to do certain types of list formatting. (It's based on some additional CSS classes which are defined in "") which if imported here could make it even easier to write code for things like {{TOCalpha}}ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 13:18, 18 April 2017 (UTC)


Perhaps you can get this to behave properly without using forced <nowiki>

</noiwki> handling? I tried and got various inserted or removed lines depending on which options were used. The current approach isn't ideal because embedded headings might contain content that can't be placed inside a P tag. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:35, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

I've effectively had enough of trying to determine the minutiae of a parser, that from my perspective doesn't behave in a consistent, understandable way.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:37, 19 April 2017 (UTC)


I didn't add the pop culture, just neatened it. Hyperbolick (talk) 14:46, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Nothing personal. Your edit just called the situation to my attention. ~ Ningauble (talk) 14:52, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
Ok. 👍 Hyperbolick (talk) 19:09, 26 April 2017 (UTC)


Hi! How can You say that those Finnish palindromes are not notable? Finnish examples are needed, 'cause it's easier to write palindromes in Finnish than in other languages. The two first examples are Alivaltiosihteeri's - they had an own radioprogram - the last ones are Rekola's; his palindrome books are still the most popular at eKirjasto (library) in linguistics and poetry/aphorisms. --Risto hot sir (talk) 16:09, 7 May 2017 (UTC) - And the English palindromes are not really English: Elba is an island in Italy, madam is a French word, Panama Spanish (or indian language), Adam was a word before there was English language. --Risto hot sir (talk) 16:15, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

(1) This is the English Wikiquote, so Finnish examples are not needed. (2) Mark Twain is a prominent figure in English literature, Risto Rekola is not. ~ Ningauble (talk) 16:26, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I respect Mark Twain very much, but his palindrome includes only one English word: "I'm". That Elba-sentence has written Joyce? --Risto hot sir (talk) 16:35, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
The famous Elba palindrome has been spotted as early as 1848, before Joyce was born. ~ Ningauble (talk) 18:10, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank You for information! Why don't You represent completely English palindromes like "Was it a cat I saw?", "Rise to vote, sir!" and "Do geese see God?"? --Risto hot sir (talk) 19:00, 7 May 2017 (UTC)
Believe Wiktionary has such a thing. Hyperbolick (talk) 19:30, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

A message from TPercival[edit]

I like to register an complaint about this anonymous user He has constantly vandalized Chicken Run for no reason, by changing the names of unnamed minor characters in the dialogue section. I have been giving him warnings, but he never seem to take a hint. Can you please keep an eye on him? --TPercival (talk) 06:50, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

Your obsession with replacing curly apostrophes and quotation marks with non-curly ones[edit]

You do realize that there is a difference between them? Curly ones are for measurement: ' is for feet and " is for inches. Non-curly ones are for apostrophes and quotation marks. So, do you understand the difference now, or should I expect you to make more needless reverts? PeaceTrainee (talk) 00:28, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

IP vandals[edit]

We've got a serious case of IP addresses (presumably from the same vandal) continuously making vandalism edits by any or all of the following:

1. Adding unneeded emphasis to quotes.
2. Copying/pasting directly from DVD/Blu-Ray subtitles (which are highly unreliable).
3. Adding extra quotes when the article already has enough.
All without explaining their edits in the edit summary.

And on the following articles:

The Shrek series
The Toy Story series
Chicken Run
The Incredibles
A Bug's Life
Monsters, Inc.
Mike's New Car
Alvin and the Chipmunks (film) (adding a line from an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants that is NOT part of the film!)
Aladdin (1992 Disney film)

And I am positive that there will be more victims unless these IP addresses are blocked indefinitely and the articles (not just the ones listed) are protected indefinitely. These vandals will not stop. They keep getting new IP addresses every hour or so. I already reported this fiasco, but I am still awaiting a response. WikiLubber (talk) 18:50, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

Fake News[edit]

A while back, you reverted one of my edits for reasons I do indeed understand. However, you also suggested a new page for quotes like the one I added. I could start something if you have suggestions for starting such a page, or perhaps you could add one. As someone who used to work full time as a journalist, I think your idea is a good one. Either way, please let me know! Alden Loveshade (talk) 04:38, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

"He that tooteth not his own horn, the same shall not be tooted for him."[edit]

This may be an American proverb, with the opposite meaning to Proverbs 27:2: "Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips" (KJV) and to the first proverb given here. (A good reference is found here.) Cheers ~ DanielTom (talk) 14:10, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

Your revert on my talk page[edit]

Thank you. The IP is undoubtedly (based on the IP + linguistic patterns) Janagewen, a long-time serial sockpuppet on the English Wikipedia. He's indef blocked there, and he has quite the list of blocks on other Wikipedia projects [8].

He has also created a number of accounts at Wikiquote with names like User:Jeh_Born_As_Pig_Shit_Widely_Accepted from which he "thanks" me for various minor edits. (There have been about half a dozen other such names - I can provide a list if needed.) I see them in my messages at en.wp.

He's targeting me because I'm one of the people who commonly report him when he shows up under yet another IP there (check the SPI archive I linked above). The nuisance level is quite low and I'm not asking for any specific further action here. But I can tell you from experience that blocking his individual IPs will not help. The only way en.wp has been able to keep him out is with a set of fairly broad IP rangeblocks, wide enough that the admins were concerned about collateral damage... but so far they have left them in place.

(It's people like that who make me agree with you about "no anonymous editing". It occurs to me that we have a rule against using more than one account. But since many people's IPs change from time to time, or they might like to edit from work as well as from home, etc... we really can't have a rule against using more than one IP. )

Anyway - If you or someone else here wants info on those rangeblocks you could ask English WP admin DoRD (DoRD).

Thanks again for your work as an admin here. Jeh (talk) 09:09, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

The 199.53 IPs that are showing up on my talk page now are also from groups mentioned in the SPI archive page I linked above. Wikiquote does not seem to have a SP reporting page - should I just use the village pump? Jeh (talk) 05:00, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Latin proverbs[edit]

Hi Ningauble! Somewhere should be mentioned, that fi-Wikiquote has the longest list of Latin proverbs (with sources). At least the people who understand Latin could be interested. --Risto hot sir (talk) 20:04, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Would you be willing to petition on wikipedia for the removal of the X rated image of an underage child on the bestiality page?[edit]

I think the two pages for bestiality and pedophilia should follow the same rules and be devoid of X rated images of children, seeing as it makes those pages illegal to look at in several countries, diminishing the ability of Wikipedia to educate people from them on those topics. Would you be willing to petition for the removal of said image and others on wikipedia?
Also, you aren't a "useful idiot", as other editors blocked on wikipedia have apparently called you, I wasn't in a particularly good mood during the time you reverted many of my admittedly awful edits, and you didn't misuse edit summaries to soap box and insult me, so keep up the good work. If a lock is technology than so is clothing and sculpture, and at that point the term becomes pretty much useless for finding similar topics because it's so broad it includes almost everything. CensoredScribe (talk) 06:57, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

(1) Being indefinitely banned from Wikipedia, it is none of your business what happens there. None whatsoever. (2) Having declared yourself "retired" from Wikiquote, you really nave no business pestering me or anyone else here at Wikiquote. (3) I have no interest in your prurient interests, censored or otherwise. ~ Ningauble (talk) 17:39, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Wikiquote speedy deletion[edit]

It appears that you deleted the “Some things cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.” This was deleted at 19:17 on Sept 19, 2017. I am a novice at creating content on Wikiquote and thought I’d met all the guidelines. Can you help me understand why this was deleted? Thank you. ElephantEar ElephantEar (talk) 17:40, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

The pages should be sorted by person, topic, e.t.c. Individual quotes should not have their own pages, other than redirect pages meant to take you to the person who said them. Just A Regular New Yorker (talk) 23:27, 24 December 2017 (UTC)


Where the people are born is always important, and the U.S. states can be proud of their daughters and sons! This kind of information is difficult to find at Wikipedia.--Risto hot sir (talk) 21:21, 2 January 2018 (UTC) - It might be better, if the categories would be like "Born in Hawaii", not "People from Hawaii" etc. --Risto hot sir (talk) 22:50, 3 January 2018 (UTC) - Is Barack Obama from Hawaii, Illinois or Washington D.C.? I'm not able to inspect the people's whole careers. --Risto hot sir (talk) 20:05, 4 January 2018 (UTC)- When the categories are more complete, You can compare if a person born in New York has better chances to win the Nobel prize than a person in Mississippi, etc. --Risto hot sir (talk) 20:34, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

Comparing whether a person born in New York has better chances to win the Nobel prize than a person born in Mississippi, has nothing to do with Wikiquote's purpose Risto hot sir. It may be an appropriate use for an encyclopedia or gazetteer, but this activity at Wikiquote is just disruptive. ~ Ningauble (talk) 16:08, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
Well, it might be interesting: are there better chances to be considered "notable" if you are born in New England. --Risto hot sir (talk) 22:07, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
There are many interesting things in the world, but Wikiquote is specifically for quotations. Cluttering it with biographical factoids that have no relevance is a nuisance. ~ Ningauble (talk) 18:00, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
Where someone is born is very important in child's development. Especially we must know where the poets and novelists are born to understand their texts. - And the category Jews: what does it mean? - religion or race? How much Jewish blood one must have to be a Jew? Was Hitler a Jew?--Risto hot sir (talk) 18:07, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
This has nothing to to with quotations. ~ Ningauble (talk) 18:09, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Of course it has! I wonder why New York leads California (which has more inhabitants) 724 - 284. These are only numbers but they can help to understand whose quotations are regarded as "notable".--Risto hot sir (talk) 19:40, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Chip Gaines[edit]

You don't mean to tell me that the only problem you have with this article is that it is badly formatted? Compare it with any other article and you will see the numerous problems. Just A Regular New Yorker (talk) 01:22, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

No, Just A Regular New Yorker, I never said any such thing. What I said here is that it does not meet the criteria for speedy deletion. Please read Wikiquote:Speedy deletions before tagging articles with the {{db}} tag. I have again restored the {{prod}} tag, and urge you to refrain from any further disruption. ~ Ningauble (talk) 15:51, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
I believe we’ve met a compromise. I wouldn’t call this a “disruption” so I doubt you’ll find any problems with it. Just A Regular New Yorker (talk) 02:50, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Excessive wikilinks?[edit]

I worry that this page has too many wikilinks. Do you share this concern? Thank you ~ DanielTom (talk) 23:14, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

In particular, some of the Quotes about Homer appear quite ludicrous. ~ Ningauble (talk) 19:26, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Fake news[edit]

It took a while, but your suggestion got followed. Thanks for your help! Alden Loveshade (talk) 04:40, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

 :) Ningauble (talk) 16:10, 29 January 2018 (UTC)


I would appreciate your input on this discussion that may very well affect the outcome of 102 articles on Wikiquote. I am aware that you commented something along these lines on the talk page for Fuso. Thank you. Just A Regular New Yorker (talk) 23:14, 18 February 2018 (UTC) (Edit - You can find more information here, and here.) Just A Regular New Yorker (talk) 23:36, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Remove boldface from most "Last words"[edit]

Hello. Can you please weigh in and give your opinion at Wikiquote:Village pump#Boldface in all "last words"? There, I'm proposing to remove boldface from most quotes in Last words, Fictional last words, and their subpages. Details and reasons are given in the discussion itself. Thanks in advance. --Daniel Carrero (talk) 17:50, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Share your experience and feedback as a Wikimedian in this global survey[edit]

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Reminder: Share your feedback in this Wikimedia survey[edit]

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Might I ask what specifically is wrong with the descriptive text for Spryo 2 Ripto's Rage?[edit]

You did not provide an explanation in the edit summary as before citing the basis of your objection as being do to original research in the form of a locations name linking to a similar sounding article on Wikipedia, which I believe you were indeed correct in doing and will further more thank you for having done. This time however, I do not see your cause for concern, unless it is with the idea of adding one or two sentence description summaries of works, which is an issue I think best discussed on the village pump if it is a problem. CensoredScribe (talk) 20:50, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

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Page protection[edit]

Please semi-protect The Prince of Egypt. It has become victim to IP address vandalism. Thank you. J.A.R.N.Y.|🗣 02:47, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Request for adminship[edit] - J.A.R.N.Y.|🗣 22:09, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Need help with disruptive IPs...[edit]

Peter Pan[edit]

One user continuously adds nonsense and completely unnecessary (and completely inaccurate) extension to certain quotes. I request that that article be protected and this user be blocked indefinitely. WikiLubber (talk) 22:41, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Thomas and Friends-related articles[edit]

Especially in The Adventure Begins, where the IPs continuously change Sir Topham Hatt's name to The Fat Director (which he was NEVER called in either the TV series nor the films). I request that these IPs be blocked indefinitely and that the pages be blocked for no less than the same period of time. I reported them months ago, but no matter how much I try, these IPs never stop. WikiLubber (talk) 22:41, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Merge template discussions[edit]

I was not aware of a rule stating that a discussion needed to be started within a certain time frame for applying a merge template, not that I'm against such a rule, it sounds like a reasonable expectation. As reverting you within the next 24 hours would constitute an edit war, were I to begin said discussions today would you be willing to revert your reversion and restore the fine quotes from Virginia Woolf and Jane Austin? I know it takes less time to revert an edit than select the individual improper elements of it, my apologies for wasting your time. Thank you for your assistance and continuing maintenance of this wiki. CensoredScribe (talk) 16:21, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Thank you...[edit]

... for this: (Deletion log); 21:11:00 . . Ningauble (talk | contribs) deleted page User:KlaasZ4usV ‎(Speedy deletion: Author request)

Greetings from Osdorp, Amsterdam, Netherlands Klaas `Z4␟` V:  05:25, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

And another[edit]

[9] GMGtalk 19:49, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

[10] GMGtalk 21:45, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Zhu Ming[edit]

Just had this person at enWP creating the article, and I suspect that they will not be giving up easily. As they love enWQ can you please ping me when you are deleting, so I can grab the urls used and I will ensure that COIBot keeps a broader watch. No need to halt deletion or anything like that, as my ombudsman rights allows me to look at deleted works, so I can just grab urls from the deleted works. Thanks if you can. sDrewth 12:08, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Please Help and Thank you[edit]

Hi, say hello. Thank you for helping wikiquote editing~, Please visit 'TeRra (Magazine) and help to avoid deletion..just now it was added resource by your guide. ..Thank you. ...

IP vandals and[edit]

Continuously add nonsense quotes to articles, such as the Toy Story series, the Shrek series, etc., and not to mention quotes that do not exist from characters that did not even appear in the films! Plus, they send messages on my talk page bragging about their edits just because they think they are funny. But vandalism is not funny. I request these IPs be blocked indefinitely, and all pages they vandalized be protected for at least a year. WikiLubber (talk) 23:52, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Deleted misquote redirects[edit]

Please restore all of these misquote redirects full speed. There are obvious uses for the redirects - how is a user supposed to find the person who made a notable quote when they accidentally misspell the tense of it? There's probably no way to find the quote sayers' name without a useful redirect. - Bossanoven (talk) 03:21, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

I do not generally respond well to demands like this, and often do not respond at all. However, I note that your account is blocked indefinitely as a Wikipedia sockpuppet noted for "creating hundreds of pointless redirects, unnecessary categories" and "badgering admins on their talk page". If you persist along these lines you are an inch away from being blocked here as well. ~ Ningauble (talk) 17:40, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Could you comment?[edit]

Ningauble, I know you are less active lately, but I was wondering if you would care to comment in the discussion at VP (here)? I believe we have discussed similar objections in the past, but these appear to be returning and growing yet again. Thanks. ~ UDScott (talk) 21:15, 12 November 2018 (UTC)

Toy Story vandals[edit]

The vandals on all Toy Story films are at it again, and the one vandalizing Toy Story 2 is vandalizing my talk page again. I request not only long-term blocking of these vandals, but indefinite protection of all articles in question and my talk page. WikiLubber (talk) 04:29, 24 November 2018 (UTC)

soft protection on user talk page[edit]

Hi. Would you be so kind to soft protect my user talk page for a few months. I am one of a few operating at meta who have a xwiki idiot getting their jollies. :-( Thanks if you can. sDrewth 00:47, 9 December 2018 (UTC)


Please see: —This unsigned comment is by Om777om (talkcontribs) 02:22, 11 December 2018‎.

Replied to Om777om there. ~ Ningauble (talk) 19:11, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Your speedy deletion of Crimes against humanity, The Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, & War crimes, Saving face,[edit]

  • Hi Ningauble - Question about your comment (apparent justification) that you used this morning for deleting those four topics, less than half an hour after they were initially posted, was "No quotes: the only contributor was "Om777..." FYI, I had planned on coming back with supportive, qualified quotes in good time, and had posted those topics in good faith, with all due respect for law & order of both WQ & the world we all live in. If new wiki quote pages are posted on those topics in the future, WITH quotes from appropriate sources, will you promptly destroy them like you did these, or will they be given a fair chance to serve the greater good?
  • Relevant log entries:
  1. (Deletion log); 16:37 . . Ningauble (talk | contribs) deleted page Crimes against humanity ‎(Speedy deletion: No quotes: the only contributor was "Om777om" (talk))
  2. (Deletion log); 16:29 . . Ningauble (talk | contribs) deleted page Saving face ‎(Speedy deletion: No quotes: the only contributor was "Om777om" (talk))
  3. (Deletion log); 16:29 . . Ningauble (talk | contribs) deleted page The Crimes Against Humanity Initiative ‎(Speedy deletion: No quotes: the only contributor was "Om777om" (talk))
  4. (Deletion log); 16:29 . . Ningauble (talk | contribs) deleted page War crimes ‎(Speedy deletion: No quotes: Wikiquote is not a dictionary, and the only contributor was "Om777om" (talk))
    • Thank you. Cheers. Om777om (talk) 17:00, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
The reason given is not merely an apparent justification, "no quotes" is the true, actual, necessary, and sufficient reason for deleting these pages. Articles with "ZERO QUOTES", as you put it, will be deleted. That is all. See WQ:WQ and WQ:NOT for further information.

The time to post a Wikiquote article is when you have a quote to post. ~ Ningauble (talk) 18:24, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

  • Sorry but i did not know that. So if i start pages on those topics, with appropriate quotations, you won't delete them?
  • Also, sorry you feel that i accused you of anything. If you're serious about that, then it is clearly a misunderstanding. I started four stubs this morning that i thought would become helpful pages & you made them disappear in less than half an hour, after they were posted. I only stated facts, and made no accusations. You did make those pages disappear without a trace in a very short time. That seemed quite bizarre to me. Thank you for educating & tolerating me. Om777om (talk) 19:04, 4 January 2019 (UTC)