Wikiquote talk:Village pump

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Archiving[edit]

What do you think about archiving the VP? I feel a 336,504 byte page is somehow intimidating. What if we archived all the materials until this August except related ones to the ongoing discussion? I mean Image usage related discussions but if you think of some other ones, please point them out. Thought? --Aphaia (talk) 11:52, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

@Aphaia: Agreed. This is browser-breaking length. —Justin (koavf)TCM 13:07, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

Searching for quotes and phrases[edit]

One should be able to type in a specific quote or phrase and then view all instances of these appearing on Wikiquote. Instead you get instances of every word in the quote or phrase, which results in a largely useless mess of links. Enclosing a quote or phrase in parentheses doesn't work. Can anything be done about this? It seems to me to be a fundamentally useful/important feature of a quote archive. 174.24.241.20 19:23, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Try using quotation marks. ~ DanielTom (talk) 19:36, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Where can I find this?[edit]

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Wikiquote:Village_pump#Boldface_in_all_%22last_words%22. Appears to have been archived, but I can't find it. J.A.R.N.Y.|🗣 17:45, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Here. ~ DanielTom (talk) 08:10, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

Star Trek on war/X lengthy work of fiction on Y subject.[edit]

if a particular work of fiction has a plethora of particularly "relevant" quotes pertaining to a particular subject, would it be permissible to give it a subsection? CensoredScribe (talk) 00:18, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

"This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Wikiquote:Village pump page." – See above. ~ Ningauble (talk) 00:28, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
Perhaps it best I erred and not waste any one's time with this trivial matter anyways, my apologies. CensoredScribe (talk) 00:59, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Confusing category: Village Pump Archive?[edit]

Hello, I suggest that the category Village Pump Archive be removed from this page because it’s confusing: this isn’t an archive at all. @GreenMeansGo: What’s your opinion? ~ JosephinaTalk 2 Me 23:44, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

Makes sense. GMGtalk 00:30, 21 November 2019 (UTC)

When will the pump be archived again?[edit]

I noticed that archive 52 extends from 21 January 2018 to January 20, 2019, is the pump now only archived on a yearly basis? 84 current topics is quite a few to move through, and may intimidate people from using the pump and prevent cluttering it with even more, just looking at the archived pages for 2014-2016 it can be seen that the pump used to be archived about three times a year and the number of topics was always below 50. I don't know if a formal vote is required, but I think a return to form would be an improvement and we've "let ourselves go" a bit, since the last half of 2017. CensoredScribe (talk) 14:54, 4 December 2019 (UTC)