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Hello,, and welcome to the English Wikiquote, a free compendium of quotations written collaboratively by people just like you!

To ask for advice or assistance feel free to drop by the Village Pump or ask on my talk page. Happy editing! And again, welcome! Mdd (talk) 10:23, 11 October 2015 (UTC)


Hi, thank you very much for your contributions here on wikiquote, which are very much appreciated. I did make some rearrangements, because the thematical (art) lemma's are quite restricted here on Wikiquote. Quotes must actually speak of the topic in question. You can supplement these lemma's with a quote or two (which just illustrate the atmosphere) from authors, who are important representatives of the field. More quotes should be added to the biographical lemma's. -- Mdd (talk) 11:44, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

Hallo Marcel! Wie geht Sie? Ich kann sprechen einen bischen Duetsche, aber es ist nicht gut! (That's all German I can speak!) Thank you very much for moving the relevant content of Pictorialism to Alfred Horsley Hinton. While I was sure that there was something wrong the Pictorialism page, I was not sure what exactly it was. You made me realize it. Well, so far so good, it's going. And I am really excited that I am able to contribute to something on English Wiki. (I tried to start a few not-so-important articles on English Wiki, but they got deleted. Not disappointed, because they got deleted, but disappointed that I could not write up to the standards.) I was going through this book and thought it'd be better if I store some important quotes for myself on a spreadsheet. And then, I thought why not I have a back-up online. I am already highly active on Telugu Wikipedia, and a little active on So that knowledge helped me. I hope I can bother you with my questions in near future, if any! I know loads of books on pictorialism on, so be prepared for a landmine of quotes on the subject which are going to explode wikiquote. (Smile!) Danke Sehr! Auf Wiedersehen!! - (talk) 17:33, 11 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I can check on your contributions once in a while, and comment when needed. Just feel free, and go ahead. If you have any specific questions just let me know. -- Mdd (talk) 17:52, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

Thomas Oaster Quotes[edit]

Hey Marcel, I was thinking of including the quotes from the book "International Men's Day" by Thomas Oaster from this link:

However, I am not sure of the copyright issues. Is it okay to start a new page? If yes, should it be named as "International Men's Day" or "Thomas Oaster"? Please help! - (talk) 06:52, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Well that is not an easy question. I did some digging and found that Thomas Oaster was Associate Professor at the University of Missouri and Director of the Missouri Center for Men's Studies and is especially known for initiating the International Men's Day. As far as I could see, didn't he publish any influential works.
Now you are familiar with the concept of notability, and Thomas Oaster does not seem to be that notable. Here on Wikiquote we also consider quotability. Did the person make any famous quotes, was he even ever cited, and not? For inclusion in Wikiquote of works and persons they must at least have some notability and quotability. With both the work and person this seem to be questionable. -- Mdd (talk) 15:01, 22 October 2015 (UTC)