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Welcome to Simple English Wikiquote!

We hope you are happy editing here. Some helpful pages to start you off are Wikiquote:Community Portal and Help:Contents.

If you want to meet and talk with other members, you can visit our version of the "Village Pump" at Wikiquote:Simple talk. Just remember that you should sign your messages on talk pages by typing "~~~~" (four tildes) after them. Good to see you here! — American Eagle (talk) 01:37, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply


AE's RFA has passed :P SwirlBoy39 01:38, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Oh... nevermind. Heh. :P -- RyanCross (talk) 01:38, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Mine hasn't been voted on yet. I can say that because there is no canvass rule yet. :P SwirlBoy39 01:41, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Heh, so, how many active users are here? -- RyanCross (talk) 01:42, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Hello, RyanCross. Welcome! Maybe you and TBC are new active users. We have SwirlBoy39, American Eagle and me. Maybe there are no other active users. I'm sorry if I forgot someone. It was very quiet here for a few months, but now we have some active users and some things are happening! Coppertwig 01:25, 8 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Heh, nice to hear it. I'll be sure to come edit here and there. Thanks, 02:42, 8 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

OHai. I see you also have an account here :). Cheers, Razorflame 23:33, 16 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Heh, thanks for noticing! :) Take care, RyanCross (talk) 23:35, 16 August 2008 (UTC)Reply


I don't imagine there are many vandals here, but are there any warning templates? --Gwib -(talk)- 00:27, 17 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Nope as far as I know. I created {{vandalism4}} and {{vandalism4im}} though, you can create the rest if you want. That would be great! :) -- RyanCross (talk) 00:30, 17 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

The Secret Garden

Hi, Ryan. Would you please edit The Secret Garden (1993 film) to show clearly where the quotes are from? To me, "Other websites" means other places readers might want to look to find more quotes. It doesn't seem to mean that that's where the quotes are from. It should say "Source" or "References" or something. Thanks. Coppertwig 14:01, 17 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

I've also added a "Need sources" template to David Ortiz. Where did you get the quotes? Coppertwig 01:59, 18 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

The sources I got the quotes from are at the bottom of the article now, tough, I'm not exactly sure where I got the first quote from, so I split the sections. Thanks! -- RyanCross (talk) 02:20, 18 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Thanks! Although I started thinking just now that maybe I should have known: if the name of the page says "1993 film", maybe the quotes must be from that film? But in this case, they were from a website. You should always say where you found the quotes, not only where the quotes originally came from. Thanks again. Coppertwig 02:27, 18 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Your welcome, and thanks for the advice. :) -- RyanCross (talk) 02:42, 18 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Sorry, maybe you were right and I was wrong. Maybe if the quotes are from a website that doesn't say what books they're from, maybe we're just supposed to write "unsourced" the way you did. see Wikiquote:Simple talk#Establishing MoS. Coppertwig 00:17, 20 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Well, thanks for the advice again. :-) -- RyanCross (talk) 01:13, 20 August 2008 (UTC)Reply


IMO, the {{stub}} template should be at the bottom, as opposed to the middle. Because the quotes are included in the article, and they "can be made longer," IMO. — AE (talk) 21:38, 17 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Alright, thanks for the note. The English Wikiquote seems to have put it in below the lead section, and I assumed it would be the same here. Well, I don't think it has been said here where the {{stub}} template should be, but if you think it should be at the bottom, I'll agree with you. :) Thanks, RyanCross (talk) 21:40, 17 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
The bottom sounds good to me. And thanks for the administrator userbox. Coppertwig 22:19, 17 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Your welcome. I thought we could use it. ^_^ -- RyanCross (talk) 22:41, 17 August 2008 (UTC)Reply


Barnstar Congratulations: You have been given a Barnstar!

For helping to resurrect activity on Simple WQ by contributing constructively to pages that need it the most.--TBC 22:47, 17 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

I'm surprised you haven't gotten one yet. :) --TBC 22:47, 17 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thanks TBC! :) I'll be doing much more as an administrator though. ;) -- RyanCross (talk) 22:58, 17 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Who's first?

I really got there before you that time!!! Coppertwig 17:16, 18 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Ack. XD -- RyanCross (talk) 20:25, 18 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Wow, you're careless. :) — AE (talk) 22:48, 23 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Ehehe, I always forget to log in on Simple Wikiquote for some reason. :P On Wikipedia, I always remember to log in. :) Oh well. You can just say I'm a forgetful person who forgets to log in. :P -- RyanCross (talk) 22:51, 23 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
"On Wikipedia, I always remember to log in." - Well, maybe. LOL — AE (talk) 23:17, 23 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Hey, the first 4 edits were before I created my account. ;) And I meant the English Wikipedia. :P -- RyanCross (talk) 23:22, 23 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Congratulations! You are an administrator

Congratulations. I've just made you an administrator. Coppertwig 02:47, 24 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Congrats! Again ;) Jj137 02:53, 24 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Thank you Coppertwig, and you too Jj. I'll do my very best as an administrator. Many thanks! -- RyanCross (talk) 02:54, 24 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Congratulations! Forgive me if this is a bit late; I was on a semi-hiatus. Chenzw  Talk  13:23, 27 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

The Selected quote system

I've created the Selected quote system. I'd like to be the coordinator of it, and I'd like you to be the assistant/organizer for it. If you see how I've done it, on Main Page/Header, it takes the current date and updates by itself. I want to be checker for finalization, but you could collect the quotes (that have the simple version), created the page, and it will update by the date. So, are you up for it? I heard you say you wanted to have this type of system, so let's do it! Okay? It you accept, find good quotes, then start adding to page, starting with Wikiquote:Selected quote/August 30, 2008, as I've done here. Understand? It pretty simple. I won't be on much (if any) tomorrow, but I set up until I'm back. If you want help out as a coordinator with me, go ahead. Cheers! — AE (talk) 06:46, 27 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Yep, looks pretty well thought out. :) I'd be glad to help! Though, I'm wondering what the "coordinator" and "assistant/organizer" does. Could you explain that to me? And I think we should have a system where the community decides what quotes go on the Main Page, so I set up a system at Wikiquote talk:Selected quote for quote suggestions/nominations. What do you think? -- RyanCross (talk) 00:42, 28 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
It was fine, but I'm working on a new system. It may take a moment, but should work well. Then any user can easily suggest one (which should be the case). Thanks American Eagle (talk) 04:52, 31 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Okay, it's finished. Try nominating a quote, then tell me what you think. About my being the coordinator, I just want to oversee things, make sure bad quotes and/or bad simple versions don't accidentally make the Main Page. To prevent things like that, and especially vandalism to the selected quote pages. I wanted you to be a back-up when I'm not around, make sure that there are quotes for each date, and to organization whenever needed. I'm protected the selected quote pages, because these pages will be auto-added to the Main Page, when their date comes. This way, we (and other admins) can add the quotes to these pages that the community decides we should select for the Main Page. Hence the new system. Does this all make since to you? I think it works well. Cheers -- American Eagle (talk) 05:37, 31 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Will do. And yep, it makes perfect sense (to me at least...). Great job! -- RyanCross (talk) 05:58, 31 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Good. We are covered until September 4, in the next few days, we need to either have a quote(s) nominated by our users, or, if the need be, create the page with a quote you've picked out. But not until about a day before it's needed, should that be done. If ever you see a page that needs a quote, and the date is coming, go ahead and make it yourself (we can't have a blank on the Main Page). Understand? I think this is very cool, how it all works out. I've got to go to bed now. Have fun and good night, Ryan. American Eagle (talk) 06:10, 31 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
I understand. I'll be sure to try out the system shortly. Good night American Eagle (or whatever your real name is). :) -- RyanCross (talk) 08:39, 31 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Hias, this done alright, but don't you think that it's a bit too similar to this? :) I don't think we should be using the same quotes again, right? Well, I'll let you take care of it, perhaps another quote you like? Anywho, just a head's up. Cheers -- American Eagle (talk) 02:14, 3 September 2008 (UTC)Reply
Hah, I didn't notice it was already used. :P I'll replace it with something else. Thanks for the heads up. -- RyanCross (talk) 03:17, 3 September 2008 (UTC)Reply


Hey RyanCross. StaticFalcon 00:52, 2 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

see your e-mail I have sent you a "I'm sorry" e-mail. StaticRic -(talk to da falcon)- 00:57, 23 October 2008 (UTC)Reply
It was also an "unblock me pleasepleaseplease" email for Simple English Wikipedia. By the way, I responded by saying "no". – RyanCross (talk) 01:00, 23 October 2008 (UTC)Reply
replied. StaticRic -(talk to da falcon)- 01:01, 23 October 2008 (UTC)Reply

Keeping up

Hey, I noticed you've created Wikiquote:Quote of the Day/September 23, 2008. That's good. I'm glad to know someone else is here who will work on that if needed. Thanks! -- American Eagle (talk) 03:54, 21 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

No problem. :-) Yours, RyanCross (talk) 06:50, 21 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

Quick question:

Why'd you remove the simple quotes templates from George W. Bush? Thanks -- American Eagle (talk) 04:13, 2 October 2008 (UTC)Reply

1) It's definitely not a stub anymore, so I removed {{people-stub}}. 2) Some of the quotes aren't simplified. For example: On September 11 2001, America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering to America. What does vulnerability mean? What's a threat? What does resolved mean? What's does it mean to confront? These are some questions a person learning English might ask. So I removed the template because some quotes do need some simplification. – RyanCross (talk) 04:18, 2 October 2008 (UTC)Reply
Haha! I was thinking the template was {{needs translation}}. My bad. :) -- American Eagle (talk) 04:38, 2 October 2008 (UTC)Reply
Heh, no problem. :) Nice work lately, by the way. – RyanCross (talk) 04:39, 2 October 2008 (UTC)Reply
Thanks. :) You've got mail. -- American Eagle (talk) 05:04, 2 October 2008 (UTC)Reply
Sorry for the wait. Replied to it. – RyanCross (talk) 05:11, 2 October 2008 (UTC)Reply
Oh wow. After clicking the link, I see how tiny it is! :) Oh well, and good night! -- American Eagle (talk) 05:30, 2 October 2008 (UTC)Reply

oops sorry. StaticRic (talk to da falcon) 00:40, 22 October 2008 (UTC)Reply

Edit to RfA

Thank you for trying to fix the RfA with this change. But, would you please look carefully at what you did and see if you need to fix it? It looks to me that before your edit, StaticChristian (who was also called StaticRic or StaticFalcon) was voting Support in the RfA, but after your edit the support vote is struck out. Thank you. Coppertwig 13:39, 29 October 2008 (UTC)Reply

I can haz things deleted?

StaticFalHawk-Christian has a number of useless pages that need to be deleted. More info on my talk page. Synergy 20:29, 1 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

zOMG. Ignore him. They are my pages so they should stay unless I want them to be deleted. ✞StaticChristian20:30, 1 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
En.wikipedia actually doesn't allow fake secret pages. I think they're a bit annoying. Static, there are some situations where user pages/subpages need to be deleted even if the creator is not the one creating them. This is one of those situations. I'll delete them. – RyanCross (talk) 22:00, 1 November 2008 (UTC)Reply


Why exactly did you create Imam last month? I can't figure it out, they are uncommon names and all red links, and no pages link to it. Thanks. ;) -- American Eagle (talkmy RfB) 17:17, 3 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hah! Well, we can create those red links eventually. It gives some basic info about the red links at least. – RyanCross (talk) 03:25, 4 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, it sure tells us which ones are "In the past" past and which ones are "Contemporary." ;) Some good basic information, I'd say. :) God bless, American Eagle (talkmy RfB) 03:47, 4 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Please vote

Kylu says a vote will help, so please vote. SwirlBoy39 02:42, 6 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Beat you ahead of time. ;) – RyanCross (talk) 02:43, 6 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
She also said no comments.... SwirlBoy39 02:44, 6 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Where did Kylu say this? – RyanCross (talk) 02:45, 6 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
IRC, also would would the time/date be exactly one week from now? SwirlBoy39 02:49, 6 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
"...also would would the..."? Not sure what you mean. Please clarify. – RyanCross (talk) 02:51, 6 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
What would, sorry. But that's resolve. See WQ:RFD. SwirlBoy39 02:57, 6 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Notifications from other projects

Hi. Re this message: If the user asked for that kind of message here or if you're confident that the user would want it, I guess that's OK; otherwise, I think Simple English Wikiquote might not be a good place to give someone messages like that that are about other projects. Thanks. Coppertwig(talk) 01:44, 12 November 2008 (UTC) Reply

I apologize. I didn't realize the user had asked to have messages on this wiki, as it says here. So it was OK for you to put a message on this wiki. I'm sorry to have bothered you about it. Coppertwig(talk) 00:39, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Apology accepted. :) I was about to say something like that, but I see you figured it out already. – RyanCross (talk) 00:50, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Good catch!

At least one Wikiquotian has their eyes open! [1] Coppertwig(talk) 12:06, 12 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Heh, yeah, I was just reading over WQ:BUREAUCRAT and then saw that yesterday. Apparently nobody reads that page really carefully often! :D – RyanCross (talk) 00:51, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply


me and coppertwig have some suggestions. ✞StaticChristian17:18, 15 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

I already saw. – RyanCross (talk) 17:20, 15 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
odarn. This day has been bad for me. I had to get a blood test and now this. ✞StaticChristian17:26, 15 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Sorry about your blood test. :( But I don't understand how this conversation is a bad thing. Explain? – RyanCross (talk) 17:29, 15 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
it isn`t. My little bro keeps biting me. ✞StaticChristian17:31, 15 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
In real life, or do you mean WQ:BITE (if we had one...)? – RyanCross (talk) 17:32, 15 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
rl. ✞StaticChristian17:34, 15 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Ah. Well, tell him to stop, and then maybe you can work on a few Quote of the Days? – RyanCross (talk) 17:36, 15 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
I`ll try or I`ll write some policies. ✞StaticChristian17:39, 15 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Barnstar Congratulations: You have been given a Barnstar!

StaticChristian22:24, 15 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hmm... I've never received a barnstar before for no reason. ;) Thanks. – RyanCross (talk) 22:26, 15 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
It`s hard to type on a wii. ✞StaticChristian22:28, 15 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Heh, I see. – RyanCross (talk) 22:29, 15 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
How is I typing? ✞StaticChristian22:31, 15 November 2008 (UTC)Reply


The Working Man's Barnstar
For fixing my screwups everywhere this is yours. ✞StaticChristian19:38, 16 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Thanks! Good job with the QOTDs lately though. :) – RyanCross (talk) 19:39, 16 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Yeah. Wanna talk on IRC? ✞StaticChristian19:41, 16 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

The Wikiquote News Issue 1

Issue 1 - November, 23, 2008

599 users, 272 articles, 2,966 pages, 12,928 changes.

Special Announcements Other Information

  • Statistics and Goals Simple English Wikiquote has set a goal to reach 300 articles at the end of the year.
  • Christmas and other Holidays A Main Page for Christmas is being created here and here. General discussion is here.
  • New gadgets Simple English Wikiquote has new gadgets for use. Please check them out in your settings.

From a selected user...

An article about Simple English Wikiquote's future, by American Eagle (read it!)

  • 250 articles Simple English Wikiquote now has 250 articles with the creation of Thomas Jefferson.
  • New Main Page design The Main Page has been redesigned. It is basically the same, but with squared corners and fixed spacing.
  • Reported bug Coppertwig couldn't view pages, so he reported a bug (16387) at 23:25 November 18, 2008, but it is now all in order.

The Wikiquote News links

Thanks. :) – RyanCross (talk) 06:18, 23 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Wikiquote:Requests for bureaucratship/RyanCross

Accept this at your discretion. :-) Maxim(talk) 01:52, 26 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for the nomination. :) Though, give me some time to think this over. – RyanCross (talk) 03:41, 26 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
Me haz added co-nom? Static(talk) 22:58, 26 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
I'm actually waiting for someone else to co-nom who offered a while ago. I only want a maximum of two nominators. It's only fair, but the nom I'm waiting for asked before you, Static. Could you kindly remove your nomination? You can just use your nomination as a support if you want anyway, Static, if you really do think I would be a good bureaucrat like you said in your nomination. – RyanCross (talk) 23:14, 26 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
You said I could co-nom on IRC like 2 weeks ago. Static(talk) 23:16, 26 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
I don't think so. I know you asked, but I said no. – RyanCross (talk) 23:18, 26 November 2008 (UTC)Reply
IDC I'm not removing it. Static(talk) 23:21, 26 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Quick note

In regards to this, please take note of this. Your call. God bless, American Eagle (talk) 07:17, 20 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Recent block

I've changed the block settings on your recent block by locking account creation and preventing email. This isn't just a promotional username, it's a deliberately offensive and divisive one, from a user who was clearly trolling. Furthermore, the username matches a sock of a banned user Kanonkas was having trouble with. Really, these types of usernames should be hardblocked. Best, PeterSymonds (talk) 02:25, 27 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Oh, I had no knowledge of that. Thanks PeterSymonds. :-) Nice to have you aboard, RyanCross @ 04:14, 27 December 2008 (UTC)Reply
Most welcome. :D PeterSymonds (talk) 10:55, 27 December 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the Welcome!

Thanks for the Welcome! I like this Wikiquote project. Even though I am a native English speaker, I still find the paraphrases after each quote pretty helpful. --Cmelbye 17:09, 18 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Hi there.

Hi there! Can you get the same user page design that is on my userpage on Simple English Wikipedia over onto here? Cheers, and thanks, Razorflame 03:26, 22 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Sure, I'll try later on. — RyanCross (talk) 03:45, 22 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

The Wikiquote News Issue 2

Issue 2 - January 22, 2009

700 users, 305 articles, 3,305 pages, 15,097 changes.

Special Announcements Other Information

  • Main Page On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the Main Page was changed to this, which is now an archived copy. The design was decided upon here.
  • Tweaked MoS The Manual of Style was changed. According to this discussion, we will no longer be linking the bolded title of a page to Simple English Wikipedia, and will be using {{other wikis}}
  • Template final discussion The final discussion on what to do with {{needs translation}} is currently being decided. Please add your comments, and your vote here.
  • Proposed shut-down It was proposed that Simple English Wikiquote be closed down, but don't worry, we aren't going anywhere!

I realize that most of this is old news, but we might as well deliver it! If you'd like to write an article for The Wikiquote News, add a note about it on the talk page.

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Thanks. — RyanCross (talk) 06:53, 23 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

I feel your pain...

[2] I've had that happen to me so many, many times. :) EVula // talk // // 23:15, 26 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Hah, well, being around two Wikiquotes with the same logo is confusing. We wanted to change the logo to our own... but it never happened... — RyanCross (talk) 01:04, 28 January 2009 (UTC)Reply
Just today, I found a page on Wikipedia tagged for speedy deletion. Went for the delete tab... and realized I was on the SE Wikipedia, not English. Grr. EVula // talk // // 01:22, 28 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Congratulations! You are a bureaucrat

Did I push the right button? Coppertwig(talk) 22:46, 1 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

Even though I did not participate in the request, I still want to offer my Congratulations! Maximillion Pegasus 22:49, 1 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
Congratulations on the flag! Cheers, Razorflame 22:51, 1 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
Welcome. And thanks for being willing to close American Eagle's RfB. Coppertwig(talk) 22:53, 1 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
Jolly good show old chap. PeterSymonds (talk) 23:21, 1 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thank you all for your trust and support in me as a bureaucrat. :-) — RyanCross (talk) 00:23, 2 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

Congrats, Ryan! TheAE talk 01:02, 2 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
Thank you, American Eagle. :-) Oh, I should be congratulating you. ;-) — RyanCross (talk) 01:31, 2 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
RyanCross, you and American Eagle need to know when planning who will close discussions that there may be some discussions I may not be willing to close, even if I didn't vote in them. Coppertwig(talk) 00:46, 7 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

RfB thanks

Thank you for voting in my request of bureaucratship (yes, I can spell that now :P). RyanCross has closed the request has "successful" and I have now been granted the bureaucrat flag. Special thanks to my nom, Razorflame. I was not expecting to pass (as I have less support % than my previous RfB). But, I greatly thank you all for this opportunity, I do not plan to let you down. In fact, I promise to do my very best not to. :) God bless, TheAE talk 03:59, 2 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

Doesn't matter what the % is, what matters is the actual discussion. ;-) — RyanCross (talk) 04:53, 2 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
Oh, and you are welcome. — RyanCross (talk) 04:53, 2 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
Your first job as a bureaucrat was a big one, and you did it well. I will learn from you. (I didn't know we had a bureaucrat policy, either. ) As PeterSymonds said, "Jolly good show old chap." Coppertwig(talk) 01:17, 3 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
Yes, yes it was. Thank you for saying so. I'm sure I'll learn a lot from you also. :-) — RyanCross (talk) 01:46, 3 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
And thank you again for being willing to do it. Most discussions are much simpler to close! Coppertwig(talk) 13:22, 3 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
Indeed. You're welcome. — RyanCross (talk) 16:45, 3 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
I can see that you did a lot of thinking when you closed the RfB.
I'm sorry I didn't promote you a few minutes earlier. I was going to, but I wasn't that organized.
Thank you for not saying what would happen in the future here, and for your patience here. You and AE have both been very calm and helpful. Coppertwig(talk) 00:46, 7 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
You're welcome. — RyanCross (talk) 02:51, 7 February 2009 (UTC)Reply


I don't think this is correct. See SwirlBoy39 (talk changes blocks protects deletions moves) : click on "changes". I see changes in December, January and February. I think SwirlBoy39 needs to be in the "active" list. Also, I'm not sure if we need a "semi-active" list. We can just wait until the person is inactive for a long time and then move them from "active" to "inactive". (That's just my opinion.) If someone wants to put themself on a "semi-active" list that's OK. Coppertwig(talk) 14:50, 8 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thank you for your concerns. If you disagree with my edits, I'll be more than happy to revert to meet your liking. :-) The reason why I added a semi-active list was that if users need help, they can refer to the more active editors. If they refer to the semi-active or inactive editors, a response will most likely be delayed. But what do you think of me asking SwirlBoy first? I believe that's the bold thing to do. — RyanCross (talk) 18:36, 8 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
Nope, it wasn't you... just seeing that made me realize I haven't been giving wq the appropriate time as an admin should. ѕwirlвoy  19:47, 8 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

Happy Valentine's Day!

--Dylan Be heard 23:41, 14 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
Thank you, happy Valentine's Day to you too. :-) — RyanCross (talk) 01:56, 15 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

The Wikiquote News Issue 3

Issue 3 - February 21, 2009

781 users, 320 articles, 3,438 pages, 17,000 changes.

Special Announcements Other Information

  • Linking dates We will no longer be linking dates.
  • New namespace The namespace "WP:" has been enabled, via bugzilla 17526, and discussed here.
  • New logo? There is currently a proposal for a new Simple English Wikiquote logo. Please view it here.
  • New goals Simple English Wikiquote has some goals to be completed by the end of March, above all is to reach 350 articles by that time.
  • Abuse Filter There is currently a discussion regarding Abuse Filter being enabled here.

In case you didn't notice, Simple English Wikiquote has a new Guestbook... (read it!)

The Wikiquote News links

Thank you. :-) — RyanCross (talk) 09:51, 21 February 2009 (UTC)Reply


Thanks for the welcome! SUL (talk) 20:38, 9 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

No problem. — RyanCross (talk) 21:11, 9 May 2009 (UTC)Reply

Rename request

Can you rename my account Christianrocker90 please, it's part of my global rename, thanks.--   CM16  06:58, 25 July 2009 (UTC)Reply

DoneJuliancolton | Talk 20:47, 10 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

The Wikiquote News: Issue Four

Issue 3 - DATE

2,696 users, 588 articles, 5,942 pages, 34,198 changes.

Special Announcements Other Information

  • Navbox collapsing Simple English Wikiquote now has to ability to close navigational boxes. Some text just needed to be added to MediaWiki:Common.css and MediaWiki:Common.js.
  • Rollback Rollback has now been enabled for trusted users at Simple English Wikiquote. Currently, there are 5 rollbackers.
  • Quote of the Week Quote of the Week replaced the previous Quote of the Day at Simple English Wikiquote.
  • New logo A logo was proposed for Simple English Wikiquote, however, this proposal was rejected by the developers because it didn't meet the visual identity guidelines.

Simple English Wikiquote's revival... (read it!)

The Wikiquote News links

Pmlineditor  Talk 17:22, 12 August 2009 (UTC)Reply

Simple Wikiquote News: Issue 5

Issue 5 - September 19, 2009

2,696 users, 588 articles, 5,942 pages, 34,198 changes.

Special Announcements Other Information

  • Very Good Pages Simple English Wikiquote now has Very Good Pages per the discussion at Simple Talk. Propose your VGPs here.
  • Rollback Simple English Wikiquote now has 19 rollbackers.

Pmlinediter talks of VGP and some goals in his second article... (read it!)

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PmlineditorTalk 15:31, 19 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
Thanks! — RyanCross (talk) 06:18, 26 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

The Simple English Wikiquote News: Issue 6

Issue 3 - DATE

2,696 users, 588 articles, 5,942 pages, 34,198 changes.

Special Announcements Other Information

Pmlinediter talks about several issues in his third article... (read it!)

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Pmlineditor  10:48, 4 October 2009 (UTC)Reply
Thanks again! — RyanCross (talk) 03:08, 6 October 2009 (UTC)Reply

Simple Wikiquote News: Issue 7

Issue 3 - DATE

2,696 users, 588 articles, 5,942 pages, 34,198 changes.

Special Announcements Other Information

Pmlinediter talks about the hard work needed to reach the goals he set in his fourth article... (read it!)

The Wikiquote News links

Pmlineditor  17:54, 23 October 2009 (UTC)Reply