User talk:Oracleofottawa

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Hi, welcome to English Wikiquote.


A bit late for the welcome, perhaps, but I saw your talk page was a redlink and wanted to fix that. :) EVula // talk // // 06:52, 22 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Good work on Apocalypse Now[edit]

I was hoping to find a good image of a water buffalo, but the one you found works splendidly. I used to see the creatures on a daily basis when I lived for several years in the Campania region of Italy. I think the image of a ferocious snarling tiger works better than the one you originally added. I was pleased at the progress swiftly made on the page, as I obvously believe that well selected images make pages much more visually and intellectually interesting. ~ Kalki (talk · contributions) 02:01, 21 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

The Ten Commandments[edit]

Just so you know - the reason I removed the "So let it be written, so let it be done" quote from the Ramses II section was not because I did not think it was valid. It obviously is. It's just that one of its occurrences is already shown in the dialogue section. I did not feel that the redundancy was necessary. ~ UDScott 19:29, 23 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Eric Roll[edit]

Hi. I've thought you could be interested in the comment I've left here. Thank you. --Ginosal 14:52, 16 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Jesse Lauriston Livermore[edit]

I have added a "{{prod}}" template to the Jesse Lauriston Livermore article that you contributed to last year. Please feel free to remove the tag if you are interested in rescuing the article. Regards, ~ Ningauble 20:00, 29 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Disputes on images, and thanks[edit]

As another person who I know to have exhibited a fondness for using meaningful imagery of various kinds in presenting quotes, I am asking you to consider registering an honest opinion on matters under current consideration at "Liberal use of images", if you receive this notice in time to be effective in regard to current problems. I know your presence is sporadic here, and accept that you might not receive this message any time soon. In the eight years of my work here I have encountered only a relatively few people intensely hostile to the use of images generally, and only a very few who seem extremely hostile to my particular uses of them. I do not wish you to get involved in current disputes in any way which you might find uncomfortable, and if you have no interest in stating your opinions for any reasons, I can accept that. As a devout Absurdist with a great respect for many other forms of philosophical perspectives, I thank your for all the diligence you have exhibited in creating pages for presentation of diverse opinions on economic, political and other social matters. ~ Kalki·· 13:29, 1 February 2012 (UTC) + tweaks[reply]

I really don't know if there is anything I could add on the "Liberal Use of Images" page Kalki! I always thought that the choice of images were in good taste and appropriate. I suspect that the problem is that someone didn't "get it". --Oracleofottawa 01:41, 2 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Categories and things[edit]

Thank you for the many very good articles that you produce. Please carry on. However, would it be possible please for you to put that last little bit of polish on, particularly adding a DEFAULTSORT and appropriate categories?--Collingwood (talk) 10:36, 22 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]

I had no idea that I could do that! I always thought that the task of "Cats" was a duty of an administrator. Will add these to the best of my limited abilities from now on...--Oracleofottawa (talk) 00:14, 23 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]


Same sock as the one whom you've been reverting in the past hour. Just to let you know. Help me out, he's been tripping on my talkpage. --Eaglestorm (talk) 01:48, 12 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]

If you have any backdoors use them now! This character has flipped several gaskets and is wreaking havoc...--Oracleofottawa (talk) 01:58, 12 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]

I won't leave and yeah he's got an entire assembly of screws loose. I'd rather not wait for UDScott and Ningauble to start cracking down.--Eaglestorm (talk) 02:14, 12 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Or BD2412. :-) BD2412 T 03:37, 13 August 2012 (UTC) ?--Oracleofottawa (talk) 05:13, 13 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Oracleofottawa, I replied to your enquiry about this activity on my talk page. ~ Ningauble (talk) 14:27, 12 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]


"Every day, in my own small way, I will make the world a better place."

What a great quote! May I ask if it was you who wrote it? ~ Daniel Tomé (talk) 23:42, 22 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Welcome back.[edit]

It is good to see you active here again. I noticed you had removed me from your "Users I admire" list at Wikipedia soon after our last exchange here, and I was a bit curious as to what prompted the change. Unlike many who like to use their abilities to suppress dissent and diverse opinions, I generally like to use mine to encourage them, but I know I am often active in environments where that is not generally the case, and greater caution than I might prefer to exercise can be warranted or mandated by circumstances, rules or entrenched habits. I have been extremely busy with other things in recent months, but expect to have more time to attend to things here soon, and I continue to admire you as a generally insightful person, though as I have stated in the past, I am sure there are many things upon which we would be inclined to disagree. Though still extremely busy with many other things, I am interested in increasing dialogue and discussion on a number of issues in the months ahead, and believe you could be a very worthy participant. Blessings. ~ Kalki·· 13:33, 7 October 2013 (UTC) + tweaks[reply]