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I think the current content is not so inappropriate, though no one seems to be able to answer. Would anyone oppose to remove {{delete}} tag from this document? --Aphaia 07:01, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

For folks who are just reading this page, the {{delete}} tag was changed to {{vfd}} so the community could evaluate its usefulness on Wikiquote:Votes for deletion. — Jeff Q (talk) 22:17, 5 Apr 2005 (UTC)
This article was preserved after a vote for its deletion. See its archived VfD entry for details.
Jeff Q (talk) 04:38, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)


I recently created our first archive for the WQ reference desk, but ran into a dilemma: How do we decide when to retire a question? If it's been answered definitively, we might reasonably leave it in place for a short time and then archive it. But if there is no definitive answer, how long should it stay on the main page? And when we do get around to archiving these unfinished questions, where do we place them in the archive? In original chronological order? In chronological order from last response, or from archive date? Should we divide the archive into sections for "Answered", "Unanswered", and possibly others? I'd appreciate ideas from the community. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 12:07, 8 April 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I also have wondered about this, as the question I placed months ago has been finally answered. Should I just remove the entry now that the question is answered, or is it to be kept for archiving? 20:09, 27 April 2009 (UTC) Janice Vian[reply]

What are the two hyphens for if the four tildes alread give name AND date?[edit]

From instructions: "Please sign your question by typing - - ~ ~ ~ ~ (that's two hyphens and four tildes) at the end. This will stamp the date and time and your user ID on your posting." What are the -- for if the tildes already give name and date??? Shir-El too 11:28, 24 October 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Nothing really, except that they make a neat gap between your writing and your sig. They are optional, some people use them, some don't. Fys. “Ta fys aym”. 15:19, 24 October 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. It does seem a bit silly, though. -- Shir-El too 00:28, 25 October 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Improving the subject line[edit]

Some of the subject lines aren't meaningful. Is it wrong to change them to something more meaningful if I'm not the one who asked the question? --Sultec 19:01, 25 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Interwiki link proposal[edit]

I just wanted to drop a note to let interested parties know that they can weigh in on a proposal to possibly link to this desk from the main English-language Wikipedia Reference Desk, should the reference desk editors over there support doing so.

The proposal may be found here under Proposal B.

--Falconus (talk) 15:35, 26 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]