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Special nominations[edit]

This section is used to group holiday, anniversary, or otherwise special mottos that should be displayed on a specific day (if not add it to the "in review" page) Please keep in mind that Wikipedia is an international community, and that your event may not be celebrated in every part of the world. As such, it is very important that your motto remain neutral, so as to not offend anyone. Don't forget to specify the day your motto should appear on. But most of all, be creative! Try adding a motto about an event that not everyone knows about, or a motto that gives a common event an interesting twist.


Crawl up the Mountain
To reach where the Eagles fly
You won’t have to look around
You know you cast
A long shadow on the ground
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For August 17 (or 18 or 19) 2012 20** ~ Strummer of Love Festival. Quote from Joe and the Mescaleros' "Long Shadow": i've trimmed it a bit, but the full verse is right below. benzband (talk) 19:50, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Crawl up the Mountain
To reach where the Eagles fly
Sure you can glimpse from the mountaintop
Where the soul of the muse might rise.
And if you put it all together
You won’t have to look around
You know you cast
A Long Shadow On the Ground

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism — how passionately I hate them![edit]

For The Twelfth (12 July 2012 2013 20**). benzband (talk) 09:45, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

  • hum... it is missing "something" for the last —and the most important— sentence. I think this will be good for 2013.pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:11, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Supportpjoef (talkcontribs) 08:16, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Alex Jackl (talk) 21:42, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

If you blame someone else, you don't learn nothing, cause hey, it's not your fault, it's his fault, over there.[edit]

For August 21, 2013, Joe's birthday. The link is an extremely useful tool that every Wikipedian should keep close at hand when the editing gets hot —just click the image to flip the wheel. (note: suggest renominating at /In review if it is declined "in favor" of a different edit) benzband (talk) 13:55, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

You can't hold onto the past if you want any future.[edit]

Edit 1A. (note: see above note) benzband (talk) 13:55, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

You can't hold onto the past if you want any future.[edit]

Edit 1B, with WP:Always move forward. benzband (talk) 14:47, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

'What's the hurry?'[edit]

Edit 2 (note: see above note) benzband (talk) 13:55, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Support (all the three) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 14:55, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I'm not sure that the birthday of a musician is a good reason for a special motto of the day... Nutiketaiel (talk) 12:53, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Everybody has a story to tell.[edit]

For March 30 (Joe Strummer). benzband (talk) 14:41, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

My motto is…[edit]

Edit 1 (Joe again). benzband (talk) 12:36, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Weak Support - It's a little bland... Nutiketaiel (talk) 12:57, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Support (all versions, with a slight prefe—reve—rence for the original Edit 1, and then Edit 1 2) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 13:20, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
    • Wait, wait... I really think I missed the EIGHT point before, and I also agree with Nutiketaiel regarding the original edit 1. Go for the original (approved on 3 March 2015). My prefe—reve—rence now is: original version (approved on 3 March 2015) and then for edit 1 2. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:01, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
    • i feel the same way ^^ benzband (talk) 11:50, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
      • *about the re-verence. benzband (talk) 10:34, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Hello to the World[edit]

For November 21, 2012, known as Hello World Day. PS- This was the first ever Wikipedia edit. benzband (talk) 18:11, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello World[edit]

Edit 1 for 2012-11-21 with WP:HELLO. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:54, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Support - Thankyou pjoef for finding a better solution. - benzband (talk) 20:34, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Not much of a motto. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 04:59, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello World[edit]

Edit 2 for 2012-11-21 with WP:WC. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:54, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Support - Although HELLO is a nicer link than WC, the actual page behind this one is as good if not better. benzband (talk) 20:34, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Not much of a motto. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 04:59, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Support - I agree, Hi878, that the motto leaves something to be desired. However, for "Hello World Day," it seems oddly appropriate. Nutiketaiel (talk) 13:12, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
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For Summer/Winter Solstice, June 22 | 23 or December 20 | 21.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894), "BED IN SUMMER"

pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:25, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Support. I see the link is only a proposed guideline, but I still like it. Mr. Stradivarius 14:05, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Absolutely not. A link that could be used for every single holiday that we can think of is rather idiotic to use, in my opinion. Don't we want something a bit more creative? ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 05:00, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - It's not applicable to every day; it's a specific reference to the solstice and the lengthening of days. I hadn't heard of this new proposal; it's a good awareness-raiser, I hope. Smaug123 (talk) 11:51, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
    I am talking about the link. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 00:04, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I'm not fond of the idea of linking to a proposed policy. Nutiketaiel (talk) 13:15, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Let Winter come! Let polar spirits sweep the darkening world, and tempest-troubled deep! Though boundless snows the withered heath deform, and the dim sun scarce wanders through the storm.
Then came the jolly Sommer, being dight in a thin silken cassock coloured greene, that was unlyned all, to be more light: and on his head a girlond well beseene.
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For Summer/Winter (December) Solstice on 21|22 December (or Winter/Summer Solstice on 20|21 June). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:08, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

  • Line 1 (Winter Solstice for the northern hemisphere): The Pleasures of Hope (1799) by Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)
  • Line 2 (Summer Solstice for the southern hemisphere): The Faerie Queene, Book VII: "Two Cantos of Mutabilitie", Canto VII, Stanza XXIX (1590) by Edmund Spenser (1552–1599)
  • Oppose - The first half sounds more negative, but your links are positive. In addition, you use FAR in a spot that looks like it should have a positive link. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 01:58, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
    • How about the first half for winter and the second for summer? benzband (talk) 20:36, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
      • Yes it is (^___^). The first half is for winter and the second half is for summer. Don't forget that when it is summer in the northern hemisphere then it is winter in the southern hemisphere, and viceversa. That's the reason why I wrote two quotations. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:41, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I'm inclined to agree with Hi878 on this one. The linking does not seem appropriate. Nutiketaiel (talk) 13:15, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

April Fools[edit]

What about this?[edit]

Edit 1 for April Fools' Day (^____^) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:28, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

  • Comment only one problem: it won't fit on 80% of all MOTD templates :) Kayau Voting IS evil 11:12, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
    • Update: Two, actually: my dictionary doesn't put the apostrophe-s after 'april'. Neither BrE nor AmE. Kayau Voting IS evil 11:14, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Strong support if it can be made so that it fits in a box (I'm experimenting with it). Smaug123 (talk) 21:08, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose this and all the April Fools mottoes listed. They're all pretty corny. I think we'd be better off just using a normal motto. Nutiketaiel (talk) 02:35, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Reply - what's wrong with having a bit of fun on April Fool's Day? Kayau Voting IS evil 10:03, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
  • First Preference If it can fit in all of the templates, then it is perfect. Hi878 (talk) 22:49, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
    • Oppose - I would prefer something that could be called a motto. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 08:17, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Strong support - Great, in my opinion better than any of the other mottos! I hope it fits in a box! WVRMADTalkGuestbook 11:39, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Support if we can fit this onto a motto. BTW I fixed the grammatical mistake in this motto. MC10 (TCGBL) 05:14, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Edit 1b (see below)[edit]

 

<div class="NavFrame" style="border-style: none; padding: 0">
<div class="NavHead" style="background: transparent">[[Wikipedia:April fools|SPECIAL OFFER FOR TODAY ONLY <br />Get 15% off the cost of your edits on Wikipedia, by clicking on "[show]" →]]</div>
<div class="NavContent" style="display: none; background: #ffffff; color: #ff0000; font-family: 'Comic Sans MS', Comicate, Cartoon, 'Happy Days', Neon, Blox, Impact, fantasy; font-size: 36px; text-align: center; margin-top: 1em; padding-top: 18px; padding-bottom: 24px; border: #ffd700 2px ridge; border-radius: 14px; -moz-border-radius: 14px; -webkit-border-radius: 14px; -webkit-border-radius: 14px">April F[[Image:smile.png]][[Image:smile.png]]ls!</div></div></div>

Edit 1 b for April Fools' Day ~ This should work. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 12:13, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

SPECIAL OFFER FOR TODAY ONLY
Get 15% off the cost of your edits on Wikipedia, by clicking on
this link
[edit]

If I instituted the page 'April 1st Offer' with text 'April's FSmile.pngSmile.pngl!'? Smaug123 (talk) 21:14, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

  • Oppose this and all the April Fools mottoes listed. They're all pretty corny. I think we'd be better off just using a normal motto. Nutiketaiel (talk) 02:35, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Reply - what's wrong with having a bit of fun on April Fool's Day? Kayau Voting IS evil 10:03, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Second Preference Only if the one above doesn't work. Hi878 (talk) 22:49, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
    • Oppose - I would prefer something that could be called a motto. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 08:17, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - My second favourite after the one above. WVRMADTalkGuestbook 11:43, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Support - I like this one. ~NerdyScienceDude () 15:21, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment: It is not necessary to create a new page for it. We can use a section of an existing one. For example on the Participants page, and also asking users to join our project. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:40, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Stronger than the Strongest Oppose Ever Opposed! No, just no. Moving on...--Belugaboycup of tea? 12:18, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Support (as a second choice). I still prefer the one above. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 17:10, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Support, this seems good to me. Rehman 17:12, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Support, I think this will fit nicely for April Fools Day. We should create a new page that simply says "APRIL FOOLS!" and links to our project asking to contribute. BlowingTopHat (talk) 20:31, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Yes, support having a bit of fun on April Fool's Day this year, and this motto is suitably funny. It is a pity that the April Fool Motto could not be some sort of a surprise, but of course every one does know when it comes around, the date is a give-away. Ty NewbyG ( talk) 01:39, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Support Alex Jackl (talk) 21:38, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them.[edit]

Edit 3: Samuel Palmer (1805-1881). benzband (talk) 15:19, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

I have great faith in foolsself-confidence my friends will call it.[edit]

Edit 4: Edgar Allan Poe, Marginalia. Maybe WP:APRILFOOLS for the last link? benzband (talk) 15:19, 2 March 2013 (UTC)