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Limits on quotations

It's been some time since I tried to resurrect this topic, but here goes again: this remains a proposed policy - and it also remains one on which I do not believe we have complete agreement regarding acceptable limits. Can we perhaps re-start some discussion around it? Although not truly official, it is often cited in disputes regarding the number of quotes on a page (for example see here). I for one believe that some of the limits espoused on the page are a bit stringent and would like to discuss relaxing some of these proposed limits. In the end, it would be nice if we could finally arrive at something the community can agree upon and make something official. Any thoughts? ~ UDScott (talk) 19:23, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

"Three quotes maximum per game." This needs to go. Some games, especially RPGs (think Final Fantasy), have more dialogue than 50 movies combined. ~ DanielTom (talk) 20:52, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
I completely agree with both points above. BD2412 T 13:12, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
So we rebloat back all those series articles many people worked so hard to condense?!!? --Eaglestorm (talk) 05:32, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

It partly depends on copyright. Obviously, if a work is in copyright and we quote more than is reasonable fair use, that is wrong. But if a work is out of copyright and full of good quotations, say a Shakespeare play, then we should be liberal.--Abramsky (talk) 13:34, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Our limitations for works in copyright are still much tighter than they need to be to meet reasonable fair use. BD2412 T 15:39, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

musical vandal

IP should be blocked. ~ DanielTom (talk) 13:16, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done blocked for one month page protected for three - Miszatomic (Talk)
You forgot to block him. [1] ~ DanielTom (talk) 06:27, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Request for RfA closure

If a bureaucrat or uninvolved administrator would care to close Requests for adminship/IOHANNVSVERVS, it appears to be ready. Thanks. ~ Ningauble (talk) 14:27, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

I'm looking at it now. BD2412 T 17:17, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svgY Done BD2412 T 17:39, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

TF2 page facing lots of vandalism

Request semi-protection: lots of IP vandalism. and that's A LOT. just look at its edit history and look at how much vandalism there is. at least protect for 1 month, or even half a year. --Fazbear7891 (talk) 00:28, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Or just delete it for having a completely inappropriate quantity of content lacking quotability. ~ Ningauble (talk) 16:52, 16 August 2015 (UTC)
^^IDK, we'll have to discuss that later on. I think somebody has to protect it before we talk about deleting it. and there may be some copyright issues per the talk page box, idk if we have to clean it up. --Fazbear7891 (talk) 01:53, 18 August 2015 (UTC)
Semiprotected for one month. I am minded to support deletion.--Abramsky (talk) 20:22, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

musical vandal again

Please block (talk · contributions). ~ DanielTom (talk) 10:11, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svgY Done ~ UDScott (talk) 12:23, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Another vandal: Paddlesnap (talk · contributions). ~ DanielTom (talk) 10:06, 19 September 2015 (UTC)

User:Bugmuggle and "pelican shit"

I believe this user is a cross-wiki sockpuppet of w:User:Pelican Shit, due to his having mentioned "pelican shit" in a recent nonconstructive edit. Bear this in mind when seeing other "pelican shit" related vandalism, which this particular user seems to be fond of. Rubbish computer (talk) 21:37, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

This is a familiar pattern, and that account has now been blocked. ~ Kalki·· 21:49, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
@Kalki: Thank you for the quick response. Rubbish computer (talk) 22:00, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
Good riddance! – Illegitimate Barrister, 04:57, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Also Pella Kanchett (talk · contributions). --Ixfd64 (talk) 21:45, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

This account is now blocked. ~ Kalki·· 22:49, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Willy Dingo (talk · contributions) is another sockpuppet. Somehow one of his edits went unnoticed for three weeks. --Ixfd64 (talk) 17:21, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

I've now blocked this user as well - thanks for the heads up. ~ UDScott (talk) 18:15, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Just popped up as Titanium Toad (talk · contributions) --Ixfd64 (talk) 05:09, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Back as King Blooto (talk · contributions). --Ixfd64 (talk) 04:34, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Just vandalized as (talk · contributions). --Ixfd64 (talk) 16:31, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/Jim Belushi

Can someone close this discussion (which is overdue)? As I was the initiator of the vfd, I do not want to close it. Thanks. ~ UDScott (talk) 15:01, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Also, not quite sure what to do with this one either - Wikiquote:Votes for deletion/Template:Quotability. Any thoughts? ~ UDScott (talk) 15:03, 10 September 2015 (UTC)
I have closed Jim Belushi. The Template discussion still seems unresolved to me. BD2412 T 16:59, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

subtle vandalism (talk · contributions) should be blocked for a long time, and all his "contributions" reverted for vandalism. ~ DanielTom (talk) 23:13, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

I would hardly call this behavior subtle. The pattern of cross-wiki abuse is so blatant and persistent that the IP has been listed at WP:LTA/VCV. (I am not convinced this is actually the same person as the original VCV rather than just a like-minded enfant terrible.) ~ Ningauble (talk) 14:07, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Another request: The Legend of Korra is a target of constant vandalism – could some admin pls semi-protect it? Thanks ~ DanielTom (talk) 13:25, 25 September 2015 (UTC)