User talk:Ningauble

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Pat Sajak's High School Nickname[edit]

I understand that you felt there was too much commentary about Pat Sajak's "That was my nickname in high school" catchphrase as you indicated here. However, if it's all right, I would like to add the quote to the puzzle solution "HIGH SCHOOL NICKNAME," where he said, "I had so many nicknames in high school I can't even begin to start the list right now." That one quote was something of a summation to a long-running joke so I think that quote at least bears appearing in Pat Sajak. Is it OK if I add that quote? Alden Loveshade (talk) 05:17, 27 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As there's been no objection, I added it. By the way, I really appreciate that you didn't simply delete the commentary, you kept it in the notes. Alden Loveshade (talk) 23:35, 10 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please range block[edit]

The turkish IP LTA has returned, please block this range and yank talk page access. Praxidicae (talk) 15:27, 14 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Steven Li[edit]

We are seeing numbers of paid contributions appearing, and a lot are using as a reference. This one smells like one of those sort of entries of people who are only appearing due to concerted efforts to build a reputation and a persona. — billinghurst sDrewth 09:40, 15 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply] of which this person is the founder. There is so much con going on and we are dealing with determined professional marketers. :-( — billinghurst sDrewth 09:44, 15 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Howard Kershner quote[edit]

On the pages power, government and taxation there has been a disagreement between rupert loop and myself about whether a quote by Howard Kershner should be on these pages. The discussion is at Talk:Power, if you could take a look and add your opinion I would be interested to see what you make of it all. --2001:8003:4085:8100:51C1:35AB:AFE8:3277 03:41, 23 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Toy Story vandal...[edit]

Now it's a Thomas & Friends vandal. I request all Thomas & Friends articles be protected indefinitely so we never deal with this vandal again, and that drastic action be taken against it, as well.

This edit proves all Thomas & Friends pages need indefinite protection. DawgDeputy (talk) 15:53, 23 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hey, can you block this IP? [1] --MrJaroslavik (talk) 20:22, 21 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The IP address you recently blocked should be on a schoolblock. It looks like this: {{Schoolblock}} 2606:A000:FC11:7400:D85B:258:F7A7:F1F5 13:09, 22 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I do not know who you mean. ~ Ningauble (talk) 13:18, 22 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It makes me angry that you do not know. was blocked for a year. Shouldn't this be a schoolblock?

Thank you for Formatting[edit]

Dear Ningauble, Thank you for your valuable time to look after the voting page and formatting my comment reply. I believe that it was a satisfactory reply to your previous thread. Thank you again. Axymakofficial (talk) 16:54, 26 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request to check the history of User:Kabirkhan22[edit]

The user Kabirkhan22, who flagged the page as Spam and self advertise is a sock puppet account personally targeting the page. I've got a list of proof to prove his vandalism.

1. The vandal is trying to delete all the records present on wiki including wiki data. Check the revision history of the page - Q91833255, The Vandal has used his sock puppet accounts to defame and tried to delete the page by more than SIX times.

2. Here is the list of sock puppet accounts he used, just to delete the page. You won't find a single contribution from these accounts apart removing the content.

3. Apart from this, I tried to find the location of those accounts, and here is the report that clearly reveals the intention of the reporter. (Click on IP to know to find detailed information.)

IP ISP City State Country
2405:205:140A:A22A:89FD:30AE:7626:4DF4 Jio Jaipur Rajasthan India
2405:205:140A:A22A:0:0:496:78A4 Jio Jaipur Rajasthan India
2409:4052:68C:8E9F:0:0:16F6:58A5 Jio Jaipur Rajasthan India Jio Jaipur Rajasthan India
2409:4052:2E8D:1560:B494:50D0:B401:A23A Jio Jaipur Rajasthan India
2409:4052:2308:C002:5064:B557:A3FB:2101 Jio Jaipur Rajasthan India

4. The above reasons clearly indicate that it was an attempt to delete the page and he succeeds in taking the page down, misguiding the admins, and wasting the time.

5. Surprisingly, at the time of writing this message, again, he tried to delete the content of page Q91833255 after admin blocked me, so I can't restore the page. Furthermore, he is trying to reach out to other administrators and asking to delete the page. It clearly indicates how desperate he is.

It is my humble request to restore the page and lock it so he can't edit the same from another IP. Thank you again.

UPDATE (April 27)- Despite the warning by @Nikki: on the Q91833255, The spammer has again started his vandalism on the page. with the (2405:205:140a:a22a:c09a:c15f:44bb:314) same GEO Location he deleted the site links and Reporting to Admin like a kid.

Could you please help me to get rid of this Vandal.

UPDATE - The IP added the advertising spam template is a part of this sockpuppet accounts. Please check the Geolocation and ISP of the reporter IP - ‎ (2405:205:140a:a22a:c09a:c15f:44bb:314) - It is the same as all previous IPs.

All the IPs mentioned above are used to report my account nothing else. So please consider is personal defamation and took appropriate actions. Axymakofficial (talk) 22:25, 27 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • @Akshay Makadiya, there has been no sockpuppetry from these addresses at Wikiquote to mislead or deceive anyone. None of these IP addresses have even posted anything at Wikiquote. You might have had a case (a very weak one) to make at Wikidata if you had not already been blocked for blatant self-promotion there. Please take your digital marketing and SEO somewhere else. ~ Ningauble (talk) 18:15, 28 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Delete Spam Page[edit]

Akshay Makadiya Delete this page. Reson- Self-promotion. 2405:205:1205:2FAB:E4DC:CFAA:AD57:2D2A 12:10, 13 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Assistance requested[edit]

It concerns one Pratap Pandit (talkcontribscentralauthpage movesblock userblock log)

It constantly harasses users such as Rupert loup, დამოკიდებულება, and myself, and refuses to admit defeat.
Plus, it has a history of sockpuppetry on Wikipedia. We cannot take any chances that it may take its frustration out on Wikiquote.
And in this edit, it claims დამოკიდებულება has a "weird name", and it demanded დამოკიდებულება add an English name in his signature, just because it claimed it would be "easier to communicate". I request action be taken against this user immediately. DawgDeputy (talk) 02:04, 17 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Thank you for commenting here. You stated some content does "not impress me with its 'timeless quotability' ", If you have reviewed the quotes and found them unworthy, please take a moment to call them out on the talk page. Garbage is being added and (restored with edit warring) claiming there is no consensus to remove. It has already been explained in detail why those unworthy quotes should not be added and no valid reason was provided to support them. I have discussed it with the user on the talk page (e.g. [9], [10], [11]) and pointed the major behavioral issues on WQ:AN. What else am I supposed to do to resolve this ? --Pratap Pandit (talk) 07:35, 21 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikiquote in doctoral dissertations[edit]

Hey Ningauble. Not a news article, but the following footnote to the quote "The noblest motive is the public good" on page 81 of this doctoral thesis may delight you:

This quote is an excellent example of the importance of common knowledge to preserve history and promote understanding. Although this quote is most often attributed to Virgil (Aeneid 6.823) it is actually a mistranslation of the words “Vincet amor patriae”, properly translated as “Love of country shall prevail”. Thus, it is both a misattribution, and a mistranslation, discovered thanks to an anonymous author in Wikiquote which pointed me to the facts unearthed by Willis Goth Regier, Quotology (2010), pp. 40–41.

I certainly enjoyed it :-p. Stay safe. ~ DanielTom (talk) 20:20, 27 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Memorable Quotes via xkcd ~ Ningauble (talk) 18:53, 29 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was wondering why you reverted by Good-Faith edits[edit]

Can you please explain why? Thanks:)Eltomas2003 (talk) 01:44, 25 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hey there, thanks for notifying me about the excessive quotations on Timelapse of the Future, I almost forgot it is a 30 minute film. I have done a massive cleanup on the page, mind reassessing them? Thanks, from Gerald Waldo Luis (talk) 12:23, 17 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Interview for WMF patroller study[edit]

Hello Ningauble,

The Wikimedia Foundation is currently conducting a study on how patrollers interact with IP address edits, and what kinds of IP information are most useful to patrollers. I noticed that you're active in anti-vandalism work on English Wikiquote, and would like to invite you to do an interview with us. It should take no longer than 30 minutes. If you're interested, please contact me via email, Thank you for your time! CLo (WMF) (talk) 16:23, 17 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Muntadher Saleh[edit]

Hello sir you had Deleted Muntadher Saleh Page by mistake because it is not notable while if you google Muntadher Saleh you will find it is notable enough please undo the deletion NOW —This unsigned comment is by Jupiter990 (talkcontribs) 13:56, 26 August 2020.

* No sir Google shows you the knowledge panel or the Graph that indicate people with notability you can see the knowledge panel and if you want to be sure you can google your friend name or even your name and it won't show any knowledge panel also you can see Muntadher Saleh on good reads as an Author so it is Mistake sir and I hope you make it right soon thank you
—This unsigned comment is by Jupiter990 (talkcontribs) 14:21, 26 August 2020.
  • I wish you Reply sir :) —This unsigned comment is by Jupiter990 (talkcontribs) 16:27, 27 August 2020.
    • To quote from the general notability guideline (already linked above, please read it): "significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject". A mention at Google search is not significant coverage that "addresses the topic directly and in detail". Goodreads is not a reliable source and as user-generated content it is not independent of the subject. If you do not understand the criteria of the general notability guideline then it is definitely too soon to create an article here. ~ Ningauble (talk) 19:11, 27 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pedro II of Brazil[edit]

I added the source

Classics (or quotability)[edit]

Hey Ningauble. I thought you might enjoy watching this YouTube video by Steve Donoghue on "What Makes a Book a Classic?". I will not spoil it for you, but one of the listed defining characteristics is the "stood the test of time" principle, which you often quote in regard to quotability. ~ DanielTom (talk) 18:34, 17 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We sent you an e-mail[edit]

Hello Ningauble,

Really sorry for the inconvenience. This is a gentle note to request that you check your email. We sent you a message titled "The Community Insights survey is coming!". If you have questions, email

You can see my explanation here.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:48, 25 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bringing discussion to your attention[edit]

Hi Ningauble

Just bringing Talk:This Hour Has 22 Minutes#unsourced section removed? to your attention. Cheers, Ottawahitech (talk) 15:00, 17 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ottawahitech, I replied there. ~ Ningauble (talk) 19:53, 17 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, I'll have a look when I get a chance. Ottawahitech (talk) 02:22, 18 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rodrigo Barbosy[edit]

Hello, if you can take a look at the article by the subject Rodrigo Barbosy, I added 2 references I found on a wiki, I see the errors in the article but this can be easily resolved, I already have an experience with the wikiquote and I see that the article must be considered eligible. TheDay Bot (talk) 18:54, 25 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bugs Bunny cartoons[edit]

Thanks for your help in cleaning up that mess. I was thinking (although as you know I am not the most tech-savvy of us), it would be nice if there was a way to protect all pages within a category at once, rather than having to go through and do each one individually. Do you know if this is something that is possible? Thanks again. ~ UDScott (talk) 15:28, 20 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No way that I know of. Sorry. ~ Ningauble (talk) 15:31, 20 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@UDScott: Sorry to butt in here, I am only trying to help: protecting all pages within a category at once may be something to suggest at Community Wishlist Survey 2021? Am I making sense? Ottawahitech (talk) 16:05, 23 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the suggestion - I have done so. ~ UDScott (talk) 16:33, 23 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Removing my talk page comment[edit]

Hi Ningauble I realize all admins here are very busy, this is the reason I waited almost a week before posting. Just wondering if you intend to restore my comment which you have removed from Talk:Thanksgiving? Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 23:52, 10 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I'm not totally sure it's super productive to block a Comcast dynamic IP for a year, or full protect their talk page indefinitely. Looking at the article, the user switched IPs at least three times in 48 hours. Unfortunately, I can't do a range block, since it seems likely to block like half of New Jersey and New York. But them's the breaks. Dynamic IPs are a pain, and dynamic IPV6s are more so.

Anyway, you may be more likely to mess up somebody random than actually prevent the problem there in any meaningful way. GMGtalk 21:28, 23 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • I may have overreacted. This particular "disgruntled user" has been effective in finding ways to create mayhem, and tools to managing the situation are limited. I previously proposed something that could have averted the whole situation, but it was declined. I have recently considered proposing to restrict the Template: namespace from unregistered users, which would address part of the problem, with its own collateral damage.

    For now, if you just want to unblock and unprotect I have no objection. People above my pay grade have blessed IP editing, so you can turn them loose. ~ Ningauble (talk) 01:36, 24 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Objection. Someone of that IP's attitude (especially its profane edit summaries) will never stop unless it gets its way. Maintaining indefinite blocking and protection is the right thing to do. Besides, deleting the page would only result in the same vandals recreating it. It would never stop. DawgDeputy (talk) 11:38, 24 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Ningauble

The SheSaid project is bringing in a lot of wannabe good-faith new participants to WQ. It is also getting support from existing new and long-standing WQ participants. As one of the influential admins at WQ, it would be great if you could move this project up in your list of priorities a notch or two IMIO.

A while ago you left a short note on the WQ:SheSaid project talkpage. The note sounded (to me and maybe some others readers) as critical of some aspect of the SheSaid Campaign. I guess you either did not see the question I asked or did not have the time to answer?

Thanks in advance for any feedback you may have, Ottawahitech (talk) 18:43, 21 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No disparagement was intended. I will attempt to clarify there. ~ Ningauble (talk) 20:15, 28 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Ningauble,

Can you please restore the page Philologist which you deleted on 15:13, 15 September 2011. Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 16:35, 23 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry to jump in, but the page that was deleted did not contain any quotes - merely a statement that provided an incorrect definition of the term. If you have validly sourced quotes on this topic, feel free to create the page again. ~ UDScott (talk) 21:13, 23 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ottawahitech – There is nothing of value to be restored. (When the deletion log has been annotated to indicate exactly why the page is of no value to Wikiquote, you may be assured there is nothing to be restored. This type of nonsensical entry borders on vandalism.) Please feel free to create a new quotations page from scratch. ~ Ningauble (talk) 19:50, 28 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How we will see unregistered users[edit]


You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

If you have not seen it before, you can read more on Meta. If you want to make sure you don’t miss technical changes on the Wikimedia wikis, you can subscribe to the weekly technical newsletter.

We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:14, 4 January 2022 (UTC)


Saw you were active, mind protecting the admins noticeboard for a day or so. Cheers --Synoman Barris (talk) 17:43, 12 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am very reluctant to lock out that important message board, and it does not appear to be necessary at this time. ~ Ningauble (talk) 18:02, 12 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nathan Bedford Forrest on Wikiquote[edit]

Hello Ningauble, I noticed on the first paragraph was edited by an IP user on 2 June 2021 to remove neutral language and insert language biased in Forrest's defense. You deleted the talk page, which is why I am contacting you. Does this concern you? It concerns me. But I am not an experienced Wikipedian and don't think I'm the person to revert the changes. —This unsigned comment is by Mrsedashwoodferrars (talkcontribs) 2 April 2022.

  • As indicated in the deletion log,[12] the talk page was only a test page. It contained no meaningful content, nothing to be concerned about. ~ Ningauble (talk) 16:56, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please undelete List of the White House Coronavirus Task Force members[edit]

Hi Ningauble

On 17 October 2020 you deleted List of the White House Coronavirus Task Force members which I created on 2020-09-16 in good faith and had invested time and effort in. You did not notify me of your deletion, and I don’t remember whether I commented on the talkpage or whether I discovered the deletion much much later. In any event, I am surprised you decided to delete this page without community discussion at VFD.

Would you kindly undelete it, so I can see for myself whether it should be voted on by the community. Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 03:11, 28 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Ottawahitech: It was deleted pursuant to the Proposed deletion process, which does not require a vote. Here is a brief timeline:
    1. 16 September 2020 – Page created by Ottawahitech.
    2. 16 September 2020 – Proposed for deletion a few hours later by UDScott, with reason Not sure of the purpose of having this page (and it contains no quotes) - seems like it fits better at WP.
    3. 19 September 2020 – Page edited several times by Ottawahitech, during which the proposed deletion notice was prominently visible.
    4. 17 October 2020 – Page deleted by myself as proposed, essentially because it contained no quotes, a standard reason to delete pages.
As UDScott observed, this was encyclopedic information. (Information on membership of the now-defunct task force may be found on Wikipedia at w:White House Coronavirus Task Force, as with its replacement w:White House COVID-19 Response Team.)
I hope you understand why the page will not be undeleted. ~ Ningauble (talk) 19:50, 3 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No, I do not understand why this page will not be undeleted. As you said information (quotes?) were added to the page by me, even though I did not remove the prod notice. I believe I explained my rationale on the talk page at the time, but I cannot remember for sure.
I would rather not waste any more time on this matter at the moment, because I believe my time could be better spent elsewhere. However, it is not clear to me why you are refusing to undelete this page. If you don't want it in main space you can put it in User:Ottawahitech/List of the White House Coronavirus Task Force members. Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 11:57, 4 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why are you deleting pages that I have removed Prods from[edit]

? Ottawahitech (talk) 20:03, 31 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

this is a waste of precious volunteer time (both yours and mine) Ottawahitech (talk) 20:04, 31 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ottawahitech: A few days ago (5/31/22) I deleted some pages that you may be referring to. Although the {{prod}} reasons may have been debatable (e.g. questionable notability) or even incorrect, the articles I deleted were speedy deleted because they lacked any quotes. It is longstanding practice to speedily delete pages with no quotes, and it is a waste of everybody's time to treat them as something debatable at VFD to contest the lack of quotations.
If I guessed wrong about which pages you were concerned about, or if you have any other concerns, please identify specific cases of interest. ~ Ningauble (talk) 01:45, 6 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi. I see that you deleted File talk:Philosophy Tube - Sex Work - cropped1.jpg on the grounds that it was a "Talk page of deleted or nonexistent page" but this is not the case. File:Philosophy Tube - Sex Work - cropped1.jpg still exists. It probably shouldn’t thorough, as it is a pre-transition picture of a transgender person and it is not being used. Did you maybe mean to delete that instead (or maybe as well)? DanielRigal (talk) 16:16, 9 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • DanielRigal, this was not a mistake. The mentioned jpeg file is from Wikimedia Commons and does not exist here at Wikiquote. Hence the talk page does not belong at Wikiquote. Don't ask me to delete the jpg because I am not an administrator at Commons. ~ Ningauble (talk) 00:01, 14 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK. Thanks. I didn't know that. It seems odd that it lets people create talk pages for things that are not meant to have them. It would be better if it sent them to the right place to either create or add to the talk page there. --DanielRigal (talk) 11:50, 14 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Information.svg Hello. In case you didn't know, when you post messages on talkpages and Wikiquote pages, as you did in this edit, you should sign your posts by typing four tildes ("~~~~") at the end of your message. You may also click on the signature button OOjs UI icon signature-ltr.svg which is above the edit window. This will put a signature containing your user name or IP address and the time you posted the message. This information is useful because other editors will be able to tell who said what, and when. Thank you. – Ilovemydoodle (Not a sockpuppet) (talk / e-mail) 20:08, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ilovemydoodle, why warn for a 9-year-old edit? Considering Ninguable has been signing above, I think they know how to use the four tildes... --Ferien (talk) 20:14, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Why indeed, Ilovemydoodle? I was prepared to apologize for overlooking the signature (which must surely have happened a time or two in my 14 year tenure here, being only human) until I looked at the nature of the post at issue. It is actually common to not sign or otherwise attribute an unsourced section that contains no commentary or message to be attributed. There is no need to make a stink about it.
Why indeed! Consider WP:DNTTR before giving the impression of patronising and uncivil intent. ~ Ningauble (talk) 22:54, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Could you restore the page Category:Tswana lawyers under the new name of Category:Motswana lawyers? – Ilovemydoodle (Not a sockpuppet) (talk / e-mail) 23:14, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Restoring Category:Tswana lawyers as something else is unclear to me. Category:Motswana lawyers was not previously deleted, and there is no reason you cannot create it yourself. ~ Ningauble (talk) 23:27, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I mean undelete and then move. – Ilovemydoodle (Not a sockpuppet) (talk / e-mail) 23:28, 15 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


A page that you have been involved in editing, Template:Vfd-template-new, has been listed for deletion. All contributions are appreciated, but it may not satisfy Wikiquote's criteria for inclusion, for the reasons given in the nomination for deletion (see also what Wikiquote is and is not). If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments at Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/Template:Vfd-template-new. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Thank you. – Ilovemydoodle (Not a sockpuppet) (talk / e-mail) 17:28, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]