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Vint Cerf[edit]

My fault; I should have put a note somewhere I was still working on the article. I'm adding three quotes from the same article which is why I made a subsection. Feel free to check what I'm doing and make sure I'm doing it right. Thanks for your help! Alden Loveshade (talk) 18:10, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Ah, no problem. Looks fine with the new additions. ~ UDScott (talk) 19:21, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Jamie McCrimmon[edit]

A page that you have been involved in editing, Jamie McCrimmon, 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/Jamie McCrimmon. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Thank you. CensoredScribe (talk) 18:04, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Reminder about linking to VFD discussions[edit]

As in this situation, if you use a subpage link (/) rather than a section link (#) it will still work after the discussion is archived. ~ Ningauble (talk) 17:05, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Ah, thanks - as always, I am not the most technologically gifted admin around - thanks for the help. ~ UDScott (talk) 13:22, 13 February 2017 (UTC)


Hi - thanks for fixing my references in Ferdinand Lundberg. I was wondering, should I be adding inline quotes using the references template in the same way one would do at Wikipedia? I notice the referencing format is a little different at Wikiquote. DarjeelingTea (talk) 05:00, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Yes, citations here are different than at Wikipedia. This question comes up so often that perhaps we ought to write a guideline about it, instead of relying on the new article templates to get the point across by example. The draft at WQ:CITE, copied from an old Wikipedia version, is inappropriate and very misleading for describing accepted practice at Wikiquote. ~ Ningauble (talk) 15:25, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

The deletions of Finnish authors[edit]

Why the hell have the pages of Samuli Paronen, Väinö Nuorteva and Paavo Haavikko have been deleted! They're very famous authors in Finland and have a lot to say to English readers also. I have no relationship to them. If the translation is poor, I could understand. The references are there... and nobody has translated these before, as far as I know. Many thanks for Mirkka Rekola's edits. She's now the only poet in the category of Finnish poets. --Risto hot sir (talk) 01:44, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Hello! Could You please please search English translations of Uuno Kailas? He's a very important Finnish poet, one of the best, has influenced even on rock bands! The most notable poems - I think - are "On the playground", "Barefoot" and "Eye Changers". --Risto hot sir (talk) 23:25, 24 March 2017 (UTC) MDD just created the page! --Risto hot sir (talk) 00:03, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
No, sorry I do not have any such translations available to me - and I have many other areas of this project on which I am working. Feel free to provide translated quotes if you are able to find them. ~ UDScott (talk) 11:41, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

David Lindsay[edit]

What quotes were on this page prior to its deletion? Thanks ~ DanielTom (talk) 19:53, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

The following unsourced quotes were listed:
  • 'This year will be more chalk and talk'
  • 'William Churchill...'
  • 'Lets not get ahead of ourselves!'
  • 'Don't jump the gun!'
  • 'There's sillyness, and then there's over-sillyness!'
  • 'Modern History is quite erm.. sexy?'
  • 'I was a bit knackered last night'
  • 'Does anyone know how.. breast?'
  • 'USA today... yesterday'
  • 'Thatcher has very attractive ankles'
  • 'Full stop... Same sentence'
  • 'We were just talking about gangbangs...'
  • 'The Supreme Court ruling in the case of Bore versus Gush... sorry, Bore... Bor-... Gore... versus... Bush!'
  • 'Yes lads ii), never say it to a blind man though.'
  • 'If I were gay...'
  • 'No lads, my cupboard is firmly locked.'
  • 'Interesting story about syphilis...'
  • 'Rich businessmen, er, nearly said bitch there.'
  • '...the Lord Chancellor, Jack Straw. Quick question - who is the Lord Chancellor?'
  • 'Washington, Delaware County.'
  • 'Sectional, not sexual'
I don't see anything worth keeping. ~ UDScott (talk) 01:51, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Polish language[edit]

I was going to create the article Polish language but Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/Polish language (your initiation) gave me a jolt. What do you think of the second last para of the following reference:

Basically it talks about which languages (bluelinks here) influenced polish. I can't see the contents of the deleted article but this quote seems decent (and memorable) to me. What are your thoughts on this? Solomon7968 (talk) 07:45, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

That article only contained a few Polish sayings that lacked any sense of being memorable. If you have quotes about the language itself (rather than just "quotes" in Polish), I could see that being made into a page worth keeping. I would say feel free to give it a try. ~ UDScott (talk) 13:00, 11 April 2017 (UTC)


Hello! The Wikiquote editing window underlines the word "Belarusian" with a red wavy line. How can this problem be solved? The word is not recognized as an error in Wikipedia. Yaraslau Zubrytski (talk) 14:57, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

I believe that is actually a sign from your browser (rather than from Wikiquote) that it does not recognize the word - and thus thinks it is misspelled. As it is obviously not wrong, you can just ignore that red line. ~ UDScott (talk) 15:09, 10 June 2017 (UTC)