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The world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters. There are Ministry of Magic employees, too.

Edit 1 Hehe, I just thought of this. --EinsteiNewton 18:32, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

  • Ha ha ha. Love it. Definite Support--Jac16888 (talk) 19:43, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Support. LOL!! Basketball110 20:52, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
  • YES Absolutely hilarious. Hersfold (t/a/c) 02:01, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Original and perfectly true. TomasBat 21:43, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Support, it's better now, true. —T-borg (T | C) 20:47, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Support :) FusionMix 18:09, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Funny ~ LegoKontribsTalkM 04:38, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Approved. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

A spilled drink always flows in the direction of expensive carpets...

Hay? WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDEN round of applause 20:05, 6 February 2008 (UTC) Rejected. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

The best time to plant a tree was 8 years ago. The second best time is now.

Not found from Wikiquote but all I can remember that it is a chinese proverb. ~Iceshark7 (talk) 23:04, 4 March 2008 (UTC) Rejected. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Big and BOLD, silent like mold, ain't worth its weight in gold

How's this? RuneWiki777 13:37, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Certainly imaginative and creative, i'll support. (But "silent like mold"???) Simply south (talk) 13:38, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Support, I hadn't even heard of WikiDragons before. Nice. —May the Edit be with you, always. (T|C) 15:27, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
Reopened. Not enough discussion. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Approved. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

The Contributor pines about the lack of recognition. The Deletionist agonizes on too much.

I based it on some proverb that I know (I forgot the proverb itself but I remembered the style). It is open to any interpretations and is sympathetic to both parties. I'm thinking of doing for all Wiki-factions (eventualists, inclusionists etc.). Feel free to link to Wikimedia pages if needed.--Lenticel (talk) 10:02, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Reopened. Not enough discussion. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
Weak oppose, meh. A little hard to understand, like it starts to be interesting and then sort of fizzles out...the whole last sentence could do with a fix. Has promise though. MixItUp 01:21, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Rejected. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

The Facts, Unvarnished.

This just came to me today when I realized that, whenever I want to understand a subtle reference in a news article about a celebrity or political figure, I can almost always rely on Wikipedia to cue me in on what's not always being mentioned (so, on a whim I entered "WP:motto" in the search and found out about this section of the Project). I think the ability of the Project to avoid (or at least resist) being drug directly into PR and spin contributes to why its a valuable resource. It's almost like a compansion to the news or an antidote to the sludge of, shall we say, more POVish news agencies. Perhaps this could use a better wikilink within the wording, or none at all --I don't consider the wikilink an integral part of the motto. Bobak (talk) 18:01, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Reopened. Not enough discussion. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Approved. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Discuss the edits, not the editor

This pithy little piker has been my favorite friendly admonition for a couple years now. Don't know if anyone else will like it, but I thought I'd throw it into the ring. :) Eaglizard (talk) 05:12, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Comment: This is essentially identical to a nomination just a couple below this one. As it's just a rephrase of the nutshell version of WP:NPA, I'll have to oppose. Hersfold (t/a/c) 05:35, 31 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose: GREAT philosophy, but not quite a motto for everyday non-talk page Wikipedia. Basketball110 i'm not yik ginlyùn 04:09, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
Reopened. Not enough discussion. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Rejected. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Keep Moving Forward

Just popped into my head. Quotes Walt Disney. He was one great guy. 71.185.49.209 (talk) 16:32, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Support - Great and very true! ~Iceshark7 (talk) 19:44, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
Reopened. Not enough discussion. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
Support Very good idea. 99.230.152.143 (talk) 17:19, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Approved. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia: One Dream. Unlimited Possibilities.

I was thinking of a bacronym for my username; I think that it's pretty good. Wikipedia did start with one dream: to give a free encyclopedia to every single person on the planet in their own language, and because so many people are doing and have done so much, there are unlimited possibilities for what Wikipedia can become and what it can do in the future. WODUP 09:45, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Reopened. Not enough discussion. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
Oppose. Reminiscent of cheez whiz. Fusionmix 15:28, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Rejected. :`( WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Comment on our work, not our workers.

~AH1(TCU) 15:50, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Oppose RuneWiki777 19:38, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose, rephrasing of the nutshell for WP:NPA. Hersfold (t/a/c) 05:36, 31 January 2008 (UTC)
Rejected. Per consensus. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Don't mess with our garbage can!

~AH1(TCU) 15:50, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Reopened. Not enough discussion.
Oppose per WBOSITG and Simply South. MixItUp 01:24, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Rejected. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

The only reason we don't call ourselves Youpedia is because we're Wiki.

~AH1(TCU) 15:50, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Oppose No. I don't really get it that much. RuneWiki777 03:15, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Reopened. Not enough discussion. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Rejected. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

We learn not in school but on Wikipedia

~AH1(TCU) 03:17, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Oppose - I think that something very similar had been already approved. ~Iceshark7 13:27, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose for different reasons... Simply south 18:04, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Though, it is true for me, it doesn't fit Wikipedia. Remember: reflect Wikipedia. Basketball110 i'm not yik ginlyùn 04:10, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
Rejected. Per consensus. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

I learned more on Wikipedia in 10 minutes than I did in school in a year.

Edit 1, suggestion. ~AH1(TCU) 03:17, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Reopened. Not enough discussion. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Rejected. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

If Wikipedia has a lot of errors, so does every book I've read.

~AH1(TCU) 03:17, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Reopened. Not enough discussion. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Approved. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Yo encyclopedia so fat, I learned a lot from it!

~AH1(TCU) 03:17, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Weak Support It has promise, I'll give it that...the last part is exceedingly cheesy though. RedZionX 21:53, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
  • The "I learned a lot from it" part should go, but the "yo encyclopedia" theme has a lot of humourous potential. Yo encyclopedia's so fat, when I tried to find its weight, the scale said TO BE CONTINUTED! --UberScienceNerd Talk Contributions 23:20, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Reopened. Not enough discussion. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Yo encyclopedia's so fat, when I tried to find its weight, the scale said TO BE CONTINUED!

  • Edit 1. Per suggestion. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Strong support, fantastic. MixItUp 12:01, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Support Very funny motto, maybe change the last part. Joelster (talk) 07:11, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

Comment, fixed the typo. FusionMix 22:41, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Approved. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Got Wiki? Wikipedia does.

~AH1(TCU) 03:17, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Strong oppose No offense, but it reeks. RuneWiki777 03:16, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

Rejected. Per consensus. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Got Information? Wikipedia does.

Edit 1, suggestion. ~AH1(TCU) 03:17, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Weak support - a little bland but it does fit. Simply south 17:35, 4 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose - Umm... The phrase doesn't sound very interesting as a motto... ~Iceshark7 (talk) 19:42, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
Reopened. Not enough consensus. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Rejected. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

HaHaHaHaHaHa! LOL LOL!

~AH1(TCU) 03:17, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Submerge In Kettle Of Sulfuric Acid ... RedZionX 18:41, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Agreed with above (the sulfuric acid bit, which means Very Strong Oppose), which is really funny. That could be tagged for nonsense, if it were a page. We're not encouraging that sort of thing. Basketball110 i'm not yik ginlyùn 04:14, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
Rejected. Per consensus. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

On our encyclopedia's first gleaming!

~AH1(TCU) 03:17, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Reopened. Not enough consensus. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Rejected. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

WP, Gnome home

A play on ET. (The first link could possibly be better)

Reopened. Not enough consensus. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Rejected. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Or maybe

WP, Gnome home

? Simply south (talk) 20:21, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Reopened. Not enough consensus. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose, seems a bit dull. Fusionmix 15:29, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Rejected. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

On the the Reichstag! Bring the tanks!

A idea from the last level of Call of Duty. As the Russians climb the Reichstag, they encounter Spider-Man. My explanation dosen't sound very good, but the motto does. Marlith T/C 16:39, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Reopened. Not enough consensus. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Approved. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

We-keep-edia

-- þħɥʂıɕıʄʈʝɘɖı 07:48, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

We might have a linked version: We-keep-edia. Any other thoughts for links? -- þħɥʂıɕıʄʈʝɘɖı 06:37, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Support I like it since it talks about how Wikipedia is maintained by normal people and how anybody can help, though I don't quite understand the last part: "edia". TomasBat 19:39, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Very Strong Weak Support. Good, but needs to "reflect" a bit more. Basketball110 i'm not yik ginlyùn 04:17, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
Reopened. Not enough consensus. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

We-keep-edia

Edit 1. Per suggestion. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Approved. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Let's just keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.

It's a nice motto. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Frozen Serge (talkcontribs) 11:14, 24 November 2007

Rejected. Per consensus. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

We are Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile

I should imagine this has been done before, but Hell, worth a shot ≈ The Haunted Angel Review Me! 00:55, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Rejected. FUI. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

And then He said, "Let there be light!"

HIYO (talk) 23:07, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Change the "God" link to a Jimmy Wales link, and you have my support. Until then, neutral. ≈ The Haunted Angel Review Me! 00:39, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
Support, although if you want to get the exact Bible quote, I'd suggest changing it the "He" to "God" (sorry, I'm being picky :P) ≈ The Haunted Angel Review Me! 00:48, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
:)Support. Great! Maybe you should show Jimbo that. Basketball110 i'm not yik ginlyùn 04:19, 14 February 2008

Approved. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

DON'T GIVE UP THE GOOD FIGHT!!!

It came to me while I was thinking of the phrase "the good fight," and our anti-vandalism efforts. Maser (Talk!) 06:58, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Oppose in favour of Edit one. •97198 talk 06:17, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
Reopened. Not enough discussion. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Rejected. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

NEVER GIVE UP THE GOOD FIGHT!!!

Edit one, variation, changed link. Good faith is just as important! —May the Edit be with you, always. (T|C) 17:53, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Support, good idea. —May the Edit be with you, always. (T|C) 17:53, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Support The good fight is better represented by good faith than simply the standard vandal-fighting. •97198 talk 06:17, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
Reopened. Not enough consensus. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Approved. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia: No ownershit, no censorshit.

~AH1(TCU) 16:09, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Comment, while we don't censor, wouldn't it be better if it was "No ownership, no sensorship?" —May the Edit be with you, always. (T|C) 17:56, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
    • I think the pun is that the motto's not censored. •97198 talk 06:18, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
Reopened. Not enough consensus. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Rejected. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Even if you're a confusing nordöstersjökustartilleriflygspaningssimulatöranläggningsmaterielunderhållsuppföljningssystemdiskussionssinläggsförberedelsearbeten, you'll understand Wikipedia.

~AH1(TCU) 16:09, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Comment What's a "nördostersjokustartilleriflygspanningssimulatöranläggningsmaterielunderhållsuppfoljningssystemdiskussiönssinläggsförberedelsearbeten"? •97198 talk 08:45, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose, long and confusing, sorry. —May the Edit be with you, always. (T|C) 18:04, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose, We don't want Patant nonsense in our mottos.--Sunny910910 (talk|Contributions) 00:16, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
    • Comment. It's a 130-letter-long Swedish word mentioned in the 2006 Guiness book of world records, which I've memorised so it might not be very accurate. Thanks. ~AH1(TCU) 00:42, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
      • The statement is contradictory; it states that Wikipedia is easy to understand, yet even a simple motto poses a 130-letter Swedish word that nobody would understand or recognize. •97198 talk 05:51, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose, too long. The longest word I know is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. —Preceding unsigned comment added by AxG (talkcontribs) 01:26, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
Oppose Actually, AxG, the longest word in the English dictionary is another name for titin. Which can be found here. --  Boogster  Go!  00:36, 1 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Very original, despite length. TomasBat 19:26, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Support with a long English word instead - antidisestablishmentarianist? —Preceding unsigned comment added by UberScienceNerd (talkcontribs) 23:44, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Rejected. Per consensus. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Fe, fi, fo, fum. I smell...Wikipedia! Yum!

~AH1(TCU) 16:09, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Rejected. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

If you make a big oops, we'll fix it.

~AH1(TCU) 16:09, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Support LOL. •97198 talk 08:46, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Weak Support. Basketball110 i'm not yik ginlyùn 04:21, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Strong support. I really like this one, but perhaps we could link it differently. Maybe 'big oops' and link to something regarding big oopses (please not the vandalism page, that's not an oops), and then 'we' could link to WP:Wikipedian, and then 'fix' could link to WP:TW or something. Just a suggestion; the whole thing being a link is a little awkward. RedZionX 21:10, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Approved. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Do what you do, and win $100 while you're at it!

~AH1(TCU) 16:09, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Rejected. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia: The only place where you don't get beheaded for conscience.

~AH1(TCU) 16:09, 24 November 2007 (UTC) Rejected. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

The bees have always been our friends.

Even though it's not actually a quote from the film, it's a snappier version of the real line said by Michael Caine. Also appropriately likening the workings of Wikipedia to a hive. —Vanderdeckenξφ 12:53, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Approved. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

It's not the size of the article that counts, but how you use it

  • Too many links? Never! Keeper | 76 20:48, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment I don't think the links are really relevant to the "use" of an article. "Use" refers to maybe using Wikipedia as a research resource, but I think you're hinting at the "production" of an article, but even still IMO not a great motto using either. •97198 talk 09:40, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Rejected. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

It only takes a short breath of hot air to light the flames

Keeper | 76 01:46, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

  • Support Great one, it's a concept that (as it would seem) quite a few people on here don't understand. •97198 talk 12:35, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Support, nice. —May the Edit be with you, always. (T|C) 19:12, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Support great motto. :D Maser (Talk!) 02:00, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Support, I love it! so true! Soxred93 has a boring sig 05:21, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Brilliant! RuneWiki777 19:40, 5 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Strong Support. I've seen that proven. Basketball110 i'm not yik ginlyùn 04:23, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Strong Support, so true...I'm reminded of a fiasco involving this on another wikipedia. MixItUp 12:03, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Support one of the better anti-vandalism ones; probably because it's trying to be positive. -- MightyWarrior (talk) 23:37, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Approved. WODUP 05:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Unless we change our direction, we will end up where we are heading.

Old Chinese proverb. •97198 talk 10:09, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

  • Support Not bad... TomasBat 10:47, 4 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment. "Unless we vandalise, we will end up blocked"? Sorry, I'm not sure I get this one, but it would be more clear if the WP:VANDAL link was on the word direction. ~AH1(TCU) 14:03, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Reopened, more discussion. —May the Edit be with you, always. (T|C) 04:00, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Unless we change our direction, we will end up where we are heading.

Edit one. Per AH1. I liked one word links more in this case. Chrishyman 21:03, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

  • Strong Support. Chrishyman 21:03, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Reopened, more discussion. —May the Edit be with you, always. (T|C) 04:00, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

  • Support, good one.--Sunny910910 (talk|Contributions) 22:57, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose We've had quite a lot of vandalism orientated ones already. Phgao 02:47, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support This one is clearer. TomasBat 20:47, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Approved Per consensus on both the original edit and edit one. Smcafirst the Roadgeek (Road talk) at 01:08, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

No portmanteau goes unmentioned

I just always find it funny that every portmanteau gets a mention in articles. Not bad, but I think it's a fun quirk of Wikipedia culture cohesion 02:24, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

  • Weak oppose Seems a little... Trivial. •97198 talk 12:42, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Reopened, more discussion. —May the Edit be with you, always. (T|C) 04:00, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

  • I don't get it...--Sunny910910 (talk|Contributions) 22:55, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose Well unmentioned is one but I think this will fly over most. Phgao 02:46, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Phgao and T-borg. MixItUp 01:28, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Rejected per consensus. Smcafirst the Roadgeek (Road talk) at 01:06, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Ketchup, Catsup. Ketchup, Catsup.

When you need to decide... ~Iceshark7 19:32, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

  • Supportmay be slightly biased to Wikipedia, but still funny.Kfc1864 05:24, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Support A very good quote used very appropriately! •97198 talk 12:20, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

Reopened, more discussion. —May the Edit be with you, always. (T|C) 04:00, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

  • Support -- [falls of chair laughing, again (I think I'm going to get a concussion if I keep this up)] Take that, Britannica! --FastLizard4 (TalkLinksSign) 04:46, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Weak Support, mediocre in my POV.--Sunny910910 (talk|Contributions) 22:53, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Weak Support Really, um it's not that interesting, and I don't get the joke either. Phgao 02:45, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
    • It's a line from a Simpsons episode. :) •97198 talk 06:44, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Love it. MixItUp 01:27, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Support - Made me smile :) Joelster (talk) 04:06, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Approved Per consensus Smcafirst the Roadgeek (Road talk) at 01:05, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

We will, we will beat you

  • Edit 1, suggestion. ~AH1(TCU) 01:28, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Neutral - A bit antagonistic, isn't it? Hersfold (talk/work) 16:46, 22 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Support, I like it! Dfrg.msc 11:03, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Reopened Too few votes.--Sunny910910 (talk|Contributions) 23:47, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Support, we'll beat them all! :) —May the Edit be with you, always. (T|C) 15:45, 14 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support, down with them all.--Sunny910910 (talk|Contributions) 22:50, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Yeah very good indeed. Phgao 02:43, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Cheers, Lights () 02:48, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Haha, one can only hope Thereen 06:27, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support, if it were only vandals who we were beating... Marlith T/C 16:43, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose, really not all that interesting. Sounds snide and a bit rude. MixItUp 01:21, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Approved. Per consensus. Smcafirst the Roadgeek (Road talk) at 01:05, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

You really can't resist the urge, can you? DO NOT press the BIG RED BUTTON!

Edit 3, actually, not 4. MUCH smaller big red button, but gets same point across. Hersfold (talk/work) 15:11, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Reopened Not enough votes.--Sunny910910 (talk|Contributions) 22:34, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Support, it is better than the original. —May the Edit be with you, always. (T|C) 15:45, 14 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support I like it. Simply south 16:54, 14 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support -- How I envy any editor who can resist the urge! --FastLizard4 (TalkLinksSign) 04:47, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Nice one! Phgao 02:43, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Cheers, Lights () 02:45, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment Oppose Not sure about you, but my watchlist isn't linked from any kind of big red button. It's a modest blue link in the top right corner of the page. •97198 talk 06:42, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
    • And looking at your watchlist isn't necessarily a bad thing, is it? •97198 talk 06:43, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment: Maybe use WP:BEANS as the link? WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDEN round of applause 22:38, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Support, strong support if the WP:BEANS link is encorporated. MixItUp 01:27, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Approved. Per consensus Smcafirst the Roadgeek (Road talk) at 01:04, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia: All rights reserved for free

Altough perhaps not entirely true (some photos are not entirely free), I think it's an okay motto, describing what Wiki offers best: free information. I don't know who created the legal term "All rights reserved." Thus Spake Anittas 00:36, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

  • Neutral leaning toward oppose - The thing about Wikipedia is that most rights aren't reserved. Many of our images and the ones on commons are public domain, meaning nobody has any right to ownership on them. I kind of get what you're trying to say, but it just doesn't come out right to me. Hersfold (talk/work) 16:35, 22 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Weak Support, not the best but still… —May the Edit be with you, always. (T|C) 04:48, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Reopened Not enough votes.--Sunny910910 (talk|Contributions) 22:34, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Oppose, the fact that wikipedia is FREE, doesn't really make sense with this motto.--Sunny910910 (talk|Contributions) 22:49, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose Motto doesnt really make sense; yes it's a play on words but still! Phgao 02:42, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose...MixItUp 01:25, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Rejected Per consensus Smcafirst the Roadgeek (Road talk) at 01:02, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Don't worry. There's still time.

How 'bout this? Arky ¡Hablar Conmigo! 23:22, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

  • Support, people sometimes need to see that at the end of a day. —May the Edit be with you, always. (T|C) 04:48, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Sometimes people need to see that at the beginning of the day too! •97198 talk 13:04, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Reopened Not enough votes.--Sunny910910 (talk|Contributions) 16:30, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Resist the urge. Don't push the big red button.

Edit 1 - Slightly re-written version of above, encouraging people to assume good faith before taking drastic action. "Big Red Button" refers to the emergency stop button you'll see on some of the bot accounts. Hersfold (talk/work) 16:41, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Reopened Not enough votes.--Sunny910910 (talk|Contributions) 16:30, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

  • Oppose -- This is only relevant to the 1300-odd sysops on Wikipedia. --FastLizard4 (TalkLinksSign) 05:10, 14 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose Nope not suitable at all. Phgao 02:40, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose - As per FastLizard. Sorry Thereen (talk) 11:28, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose - What in the name of Sam Hill does that have to do with anything (I feel sorry for anyone named "Sam Hill")? Basketball110 (talk) 04:04, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose, not relevant to any newcomer, not even to most established users. MixItUp 01:24, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Rejected. Per consensus. Smcafirst the Roadgeek (Road talk) at 00:59, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Remember someone loves you, um... your mother

I felt that everyone needs to know this but make a joke out of a saddening matter. Chubbennaitor (leave me a message!) 16:31, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Rejected. Per consensus Smcafirst the Roadgeek (Road talk) at 00:58, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Life is like a wiki; anyone can change it.

Uhm... not sure how I conceived of this one... --EinsteiNewton 19:36, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Oppose. Good philosophy, but it doesn't have much to do with Wikipedia, other than the common knowledge that anyone* can edit. Basketball110 i'm not yik ginlyùn 04:05, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose, sort of redundant. MixItUp 19:07, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Rejected. Per consensus Smcafirst the Roadgeek (Road talk) at 01:26, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

This is 10% luck, 20% skill,
15% concentrated power of will,
5% pleasure, 50% pain
and 100% reason to remember the name.

T-borg (T | C) 13:49, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Comment: minor tweaks made. —T-borg (T | C) 16:33, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Support: Very creative! --EinsteiNewton 19:32, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Strong Support: Very nice, and the links are a fantastic touch. RedZionX —Preceding comment was added at 21:39, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Support - Yes! The Chronic 02:49, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Fort Minor! Excellent! Support Justin(Gmail?)(u) 19:09, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Awesome ~ LegoKontribsTalkM 04:40, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Strong support. I like it. —ScouterSig 15:30, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Strong support a bit long, but it's pretty good. Mizu onna sango15/珊瑚15 23:12, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Approved. Per strong supporting consensus Smcafirst the Roadgeek (Road talk) at 01:26, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia: the quest for knowledge

Probably a little bland but worth a shot. (Maybe without the Wikipedia part?) Simply south (talk) 11:12, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Support, 's not bland at all. :) —T-borg (T | C) 13:09, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Weak oppose bit cheesy, and could do with some links.--Jac16888 (talk) 03:27, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Very weak support, yeah, but no. It doesn't really say much, but (don't get me wrong) it says something. Basketball110 i'm not yik ginlyùn 04:06, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Moderately weak support per above. Potential variation: "The quest for knowledge begins!" --UberScienceNerd Talk Contributions 23:08, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Support. Works well, and works well without links. —ScouterSig 15:30, 11 April 2008 (UTC) Approved. The original motto. Smcafirst the Roadgeek (Road talk) at 01:26, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia: the quest for knowledge begins!

Edit 1 per USN's suggestion. Simply south (talk) 19:13, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Everyone who isn't against you is for you

One of my loved quotes from the Good Book. I hope the links make sense. QAE 18:55, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Support They work for me. Maybe make "Everyone" a link to WP:WELCOME? Hersfold (t/a/c) 05:32, 31 January 2008 (UTC)
  • SupportScouterSig 15:30, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Approved per consensus Smcafirst the Roadgeek (Road talk) at 01:26, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Who dares, wins

?--Jac16888 (talk) 00:26, 8 January 20*08 (UTC)

  • Support RuneWiki777 20:52, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Nice links. =) QAE 06:37, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Support, and Comment: make the Dares into dares. But other than that, it's perfect. Basketball110 i'm not yik ginlyùn 04:07, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Support, to the point, nicely put. —T-borg (T | C) 23:15, 28 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Support. Simple, useful.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Scoutersig (talkcontribs) 15:30, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Support, but may I suggest perhaps a full stop at the end? Not necessary, but I couldn't help but notice. Mizu onna sango15/珊瑚15 02:18, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Approved per consensus Smcafirst the Roadgeek (Road talk) at 01:26, 21 June 2008 (UTC)