User talk:Sketchmoose

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Copyright Cleanup[edit]

I responded to your question at Wikiquote talk:Copyright Cleanup Project. ~ Ningauble 17:49, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

30 Rock[edit]

No problemo - I'm just relieved that I didn't get myself into a "this joke is funnier" debate. :) Jon202 01:12, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Why have you reverted my change?[edit]

Why have you reverted my change?

You blanked the page and typed "sgdsfgdsfgdfgsdfg." I thought this was unconstructive, so I reverted back to a previous version of the page. I ought to have added the subst:test1 template from Wikiquote:Vandalism to your talk page; I will do so now.
In future, sign all edits to talk pages by typing ~~~~. -Sketchmoose 20:15, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

OK, that makes sense. ~ ~~ 18:54, 21 March 2009 (UTC) 18:54, 21 March 2009 (UTC) 18:54, 21 March 2009 (UTC)~ 18:54, 21 March 2009 (UTC)~~

Terry Pratchett QotD[edit]

Hi Sketchmoose. Is there a reason you nominated Night Watch quotes for May 25 rather than the author's birthdate April 28? If so, you should indicate the memorial occasion with your nominations. Otherwise they will likely be voted down as being more appropriate for another day—almost a year later. ~ Ningauble 21:05, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up; I was wondering if I needed to do that. It's along the same lines as Towel Day. The Glorious Revolution of the Twenty-Fifth of May is the subject of Night Watch; since it was published, and increasingly when Pratchett was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, fans began wearing lilac pins on that day in support and tribute. To be fully honest it might be recent/fancruft-y/OR to be appropriate. Should I have asked first? Should I remove it? -Sketchmoose 21:18, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
Ah, I see the date has in-universe significance. That might fly—but perhaps only on a day without other strong candidates. I don't know. You could ask Kalki if you want, as his opinion is influential at QotD and he has the most experience with it. ~ Ningauble 22:12, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Chuck (TV series)[edit]

Thanks for your cleanup of Season 3 - I didn't want to do it because I'm only through Season 2 so far and didn't want to spoil it for myself. ~ UDScott 13:45, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

No problem. :) I try to stay on top of it but I've been a bit busy lately. -Sketchmoose 13:54, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Wikiquote:Requests for adminship/Sketchmoose[edit]

Surprise! Please accept and serve. Cheers! BD2412 T 16:30, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Wow, surprise indeed! Thanks! -Sketchmoose 14:41, 26 May 2010 (UTC)


You are now an administrator. :)

I unfortunately don't have any helpful links to share with you, since this is my first RfA that I've closed here, but if you've got any questions, don't hesitate to drop me a line or ask on the Village Pump. EVula // talk // // 17:05, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

  • Congratulations! Welcome aboard. ~ UDScott 17:08, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Welcome indeed! Glad to have another helping hand with the ol' mop 'n' bucket ~ Ningauble 17:20, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
Thank you all! I am looking forward to helping! -Sketchmoose 13:15, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
Belated welcome aboard from an inactive lawikiquote adminstratorix. As for helpful links, you may have noticed User:Jeffq/Admin shortcuts? --Aphaia 07:15, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Congratulations indeed! Sorry I nommed and ran, but family came up. I'm sure you'll do fine, and I see you've already deleted an article pursuant to a deletion debate. Cheers! BD2412 T 15:35, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, Aphaia and BD2412! Yes, I did manage to close a discussion and delete a page, after about a half hour of checking to make sure I was clear on the process. ;) It was a proud moment. -Sketchmoose 19:16, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

User messages[edit]

Hi Sketchmoose. I noticed that after deleting some articles you wrote custom user messages in situations that are covered by some of our boilerplate templates, such as {{fame}} and {{WQisnot1}}. Writing a personal note is a Good Thing™, but you may find it easier to use the templates at Wikiquote:Template messages/User talk when they fit the situation. ~ Ningauble 15:58, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! I was looking for something like those, actually, but couldn't immediately find them and didn't want to wait too long before explaining the deletions. And then I'm afraid I got distracted before asking someone about it or looking some more. This will definitely help in future. :) -Sketchmoose 21:05, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Deletion question[edit]

Sketchmoose, you recently deleted my post "Don't change your socks in the middle of the world series". If you don't mind, could you please clarify the intention of the Wikiquote website? Is one possible intention not to be a place for people to come to collaborate with other people to figure out the originator of a certain quote? Forgive me, I had made this assumption prior. (This is the second time I have posted a single quote where I asked if anyone knew the originator. In both cases the page has been immediately deleted). Again, if you don't mind, if this is not one of the intentions of Wikiquote, could you please explain to me the reason? I assume this is for lack of resources (server, disk space, etc.)? I very much admire the Wikipedia site and am a frequent user of that site. As mentioned, I simply was looking to Wikiquote to accomplish the aforementioned goal. Are you aware of another quote site which is intended to accomplish this goal?

Thank you very much and best regards,

Andy 20:13, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi, Andy! I've moved this message down to its own section, and removed your email address and phone number, as it is generally not a good idea to post such things in public view.
The purpose of Wikiquote, as described at Wikiquote:Wikiquote, is to collect memorable, accurate, sourced quotes. While this often requires editors to engage in discussion, that is a side effect of the primary purpose. Editors can collaborate with each other to determine the source of a quote, but independent pages in the article namespace are not to be used in this way. (For other things which Wikiquote is not, please see Wikiquote:What Wikiquote is not.) The place for such a discussion would be a page in the talk namespace. ("Article namespace" refers to the main pages of Wikiquote, such as Albert Einstein or Leaves of Grass, while "talk namespace" would be the discussion pages related to those articles, which are called Talk:Albert Einstein or Talk:Leaves of Grass.) Since you don't know the origin of this quote, you could try the Wikiquote:Reference desk, which exists to try to solve such dilemmas.
Please let me know if this didn't clear things up, or if you have any other questions. You can also ask at Wikiquote:Village pump or check the Wikiquote:FAQ or the help pages. Cheers! -Sketchmoose 02:24, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Sketchmoose! That is exactly what I was looking for. I also have made use of Village pump. Thanks again and best regards, Andy. -- 04:12, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Re: Clean-up of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Page[edit]

I noticed that you added some info to the discussion page for the above article on which I am trying to work. First, as you are an administrator and I am a very new newbie, can you tell me if I am doing this correctly? Second, can you tell me if there is too much content on the page to comply with fair use/copyright guidelines? I have deleted some things that seemed less than notable to me. Third, can you clarify for me what you want done with the quotes from Lord Voldemort that you listed on the discussion page? (This learning by the seat of ones pants can be challenging for people like me who know very little about technical matters.) I appreciate any guidance you can give me. Carmaskid 00:42, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi, Carmaskid. From what I have just reviewed at Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it looks like you are doing it correctly. Cleanup of sourcing such as you are doing is very valuable to the project, so thank you! In terms of length, our copyright guidelines (listed at Wikiquote:Limits on quotations) limit literary works to 5 lines per 10 pages of book. For this book, my check at Amazon gives 784 pages in the paperback edition, which give a maximum of 390 lines of text. Obviously there is some rounding involved, since the number of pages can vary based on edition, and a line of text is not a discrete unit. I think the page as it is now is within or just at the limit, but it's hard to tell because the Dialogue section is not formatted properly. Literary quotes do not need to be modified from their source; they should match what is in the book. The second quote in the section looks fine other than the absence of a bullet point and sourcing. (To accommodate a line break within a quote begun with a *, you can type <br/> where you would otherwise hit the enter key.) Regarding the Voldemort quotes which I placed on the talk page, those were added without chapter or page number to an article which was converted. Since I don't own a copy of the book I couldn't source them myself, so placed them on the talk page (I definitely could have explained that more when I did it). If you can locate the quotes in the book, they can be removed from the talk page and added to the article page.
I hope this helps. If my explanation was unclear or if you have any other questions, please let me know. :) -Sketchmoose 02:17, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your help and kind words. There's a lot of material there so I am just working my way downward, a little at a time. This was a big book for a first effort but I own the book and have read it several times so I often know in which chapter I should look. I like working on this project in my limited way. :-) Carmaskid 02:18, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Wikiquote interlanguage communication[edit]

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I hope that this message has been useful for you. Cheers, Nemo (write me) 10:11, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Closing VFDs[edit]

Hi Sketchmoose. Thanks for stepping up and closing some of the overdue discussions. There are so few participants these days that it can be hard for a clear consensus to emerge, and even harder to find an "independent" closer when it is unclear. FYI – There is a colorful {{vfd-kept-new}} template for tagging talk pages like Talk:Total Drama Action. ~ Ningauble 20:20, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi Ningauble. I wanted to help in some way—I've been pretty absent lately due to some life-stuff and was feeling a bit guilty about it. Thanks for the heads-up about the template; I tried to use {{vfd-kept}} and the link to the vfd discussion wouldn't work, so since I was in a hurry by that time I just used the text. Anyway, good to hear from you. I should be around more again within the next couple weeks. -Sketchmoose 18:35, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Clean Up Tag[edit]

It took me a while but I have done my best with this page. Could you or another administrator review it and, if appropriate, remove the clean-up tag. People will certainly continue to add and subtract quotes, but the format for the page has been corrected. Thanks,Carmaskid 04:17, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

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