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Birgit Müller (WMDE) 14:39, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Join the next cycle of Wikimedia movement strategy discussions (underway until June 12)[edit]

21:08, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Quick Question About Quote of the Day[edit]

So can I take a part of a quote and put it as a suggestion? 2602:306:34AB:2830:D164:4C99:4E83:358A 21:03, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

@2602:306:34AB:2830:D164:4C99:4E83:358A: You cannot self-publish quotes (except for maybe at a userpage) so unless you were part of a historic quotation, then no. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:05, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Two pages to merge[edit]

There are William Edmondstoune Aytoun and W. E. Aytoun, which one is the correct? --Superchilum (talk) 07:16, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Good point - I've merged the two together onto the William Edmondstoune Aytoun page, as this title matches that on Wikipedia, and made the other a redirect. Thanks. ~ UDScott (talk) 12:14, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Start of the 2017 Wikimedia Foundation Funds Dissemination Committee elections[edit]

21:05, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Search results from Wikiquote now part of English Wikipedia's search system[edit]

Just to let you know, as announced via mailing list service, English Wikipedia is now receiving search results of this project, Wikiquote, intended to direct Wikipedia users to this project. Currently, an option to suppress the search results of this project from the English Wikipedia search system is proposed at Village pump's "proposal" subpage, where I invite you to comment. --George Ho (talk) 19:06, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the head's up. BD2412 T 00:14, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

Two pages to merge[edit]

Hi, there Alvin and the Chipmunks (TV Series) and Alvin and the Chipmunks (1983 TV series) which deal about the same series and I think should be merged :-) --Superchilum (talk) 10:17, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

The same for Template:Talkheader and Template:Talk header. --Superchilum (talk) 08:01, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

@Superchilum: Thanks--that one was easy to do. —Justin (koavf)TCM 08:03, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
@Koavf: thank you :) what about the other one? --Superchilum (talk) 07:47, 7 July 2017 (UTC)
@Superchilum: Your merge suggestion is correct--I just hadn't gotten to it. If you're looking for support, I 100% approve. You can easily do the merge yourself if you'd like but if you're not sure about how to handle it, then I can assist you. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:27, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Quoting MST3K episodes on the pages for the films covered.[edit]

Would it be a good idea to include MST3K episode quotes in the about sections for the films they cover? I don't know how many of the films even have their own pages. CensoredScribe (talk) 21:15, 28 June 2017 (UTC)

Blog "quotes"[edit]

Illegitimate Barrister‎ (talkcontribspage movesblock userblock log) keeps adding blog "quotes" by Michael Totten to theme pages, even after being repeatedly asked to stop (by me and others) and being reverted multiple times by admin Ningauble. Here's an example from today, DIFF:

When I googled that "quote" to see if it is widely quoted (or notable in any way), Google gave me only... 2 results. 1) That blog, and 2) Wikiquote. I should add for the record that Illegitimate Barrister‎ has already flooded many other pages with blog "quotes" (that no one ever quotes), and most of the time they are so gratuitously insulting. Just look at the country theme pages he edited, and then featured on Wikiquote's Main Page. It's really disgraceful.

See, everyone here reads blogs. But only Illegitimate Barrister‎ seems to think it appropriate to post whatever sentences he reads and likes in non-notable blogs (usually nothing more than insults) to Wikiquote, as if that were Wikiquote's purpose. As Illegitimate Barrister shows no signs of stopping, I'm bringing this to the community's attention again. ~ DanielTom (talk) 10:39, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

This is unacceptable, having been warned before I think a suspension is necessary. IOHANNVSVERVS (talk) 13:46, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Electronic games should be listed on the left navbar under wikiquote links[edit]

There are hundreds of video game pages, so it should be easier to find them; also the medium isn't listed under list of literary works, like radio and theater. CensoredScribe (talk) 20:43, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

Films about revenge is way too broad a category.[edit]

I have some concerns over the applicability of this category, imagine films about love as distinct from romance films; most movies have a villain and a love interest in them; I think these themes are too broad. Revenge is also very loosely applied as a justification for mass murder in several films, I'm also concerned whether all of the Friday the Thirteenth and Nightmare on Elm Street movies should be listed. I don't think that despite the title Revenge of the Sith would actually count as Anakin doesn't actually kill anyone who has wronged him he just thinks they have to justify the climax of the film; similarly the long standing historical wrongs are only perceived by characters and not actually seen on screen for films about racism such as American History X or Do The Right Thing, or nationalism for movies about war. CensoredScribe (talk) 18:37, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Quote Investigator[edit]

I just found this nifty resource: It seems like they do good work. —Justin (koavf)TCM 06:09, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

I asked them; it is alright to use Quoteinvestigator as a source, as long as you give gredit where credit is due. --Spannerjam (talk) 10:49, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Columns for references[edit]

19:26, 17 July 2017 (UTC)