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Special Nominations

22nd International Day of Peace – 21 September 2011

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

世界絶対平和萬歳 ("Long live absolute world peace")

For the International Day of Peace on the 21st of September 2011. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 11:24, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Approved per consensus. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:46, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

A mother is a mother still,
The holiest thing alive.

For the second Sunday of May/Mother's Day (8 May 2011 or 13 May 2012)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834), The Three Graces

pjoef (talkcontribs) 12:25, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Approved for May 8th per WP:SNOW. Simply south...... trying to improve for 5 years 17:47, 4 May 2011 (UTC)


Normal Nominations

Come down off the cross, we can use the wood.

Verification. A lyric from the song "Come On Up to the House" on the album Mule Variations by Tom Waits. -- Black Falcon (talk) 22:25, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved per consensus. --The Σ talkcontribs 20:08, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Come down off the cross, we can use the wood.

Edit 1. It may be a way to promote WP:DRAMAOUT if anyone wants to reactivate the project. -- Black Falcon (talk) 22:25, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - Not too fond of the second link. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 23:26, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
    • You're right: having looked at WP:DRAMAOUT more closely, neither am I. The project is inactive and unlikely to become active again. Three drama-outs were organized, and participation and results declined each time. I withdraw "Edit 1". -- Black Falcon (talk) 20:25, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Rejected - Withdrawn by nominator. --The Σ talkcontribs 20:08, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

Verification. The quote is used in WP:FORGIVE. -- Black Falcon (talk) 17:49, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved per snowball clause (although I personally think that it being used in April makes this unacceptable) --The Σ talkcontribs 20:05, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

The desire to sacrifice an entire lifetime to the noblest of ideals serves no purpose if one works alone.

Ernesto "Che" Guevara (14 June 1928, Rosario, Argentina – 9 October 1967, La Higuera, Bolivia), On Revolutionary Medicine (1960)

  • Comment it would be nice if we could get two links in this. jorgenev 10:39, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - Wonderful. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 19:05, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - A beautiful quote. I don't agree with everything in the linked essay, but it is thought-provoking. -- Black Falcon (talk) 21:43, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved per consensus. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 19:35, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

The desire to sacrifice an entire lifetime to the noblest of ideals serves no purpose if one works alone.

Fish 1 --The Σ talkcontribs 02:28, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - Three things. First, I prefer the original. Second, you forgot to put this in a sub-heading. :) Third, what's with the fish? ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 19:05, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I, too, prefer the original link. -- Black Falcon (talk) 21:43, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined in favour of original. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 19:35, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.

That Ole Cheesy Dude (Talk to the hand!) 01:36, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/July 31, 2011 (per WP:SNOW) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:13, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

It seems that perfection is attained not when there remains nothing to add, but when there remains nothing to remove

Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 09:04, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined (in favour of Edit 5) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:10, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

It seems that perfection is attained not when there remains nothing to add, but when there remains nothing to remove

An alternative. edit 1. Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 09:04, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined (in favour of Edit 5) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:10, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

It seems that perfection is attained not when there remains nothing to add, but when there remains nothing to remove

edit 2 - why didn't i think think of this before? Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 08:35, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - As much as this seems to fit, it still doesn't; that page deals with what needs to have happened and been added, while this quote talks about nothing needing to be removed. Two separate things, I would think. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 19:58, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose. As above. Mr. Stradivarius 07:43, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined (in favour of Edit 5) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:10, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

It seems that perfection is attained not when there remains nothing to add, but when there remains nothing to remove

3 --The Σ talkcontribs 05:21, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - Again, the actual quote doesn't really connect to the page. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 05:40, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Support (2nd preference; I still prefer the original version.) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:14, 14 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose. As above. Mr. Stradivarius 07:43, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined (in favour of Edit 5) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:10, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

It seems that perfection is attained not when there remains nothing to add, but when there remains nothing to remove

Edit 4. -- Black Falcon (talk) 22:52, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined (in favour of Edit 5) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:10, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

It seems that perfection is attained not when there remains nothing to add, but when there remains nothing to remove

Edit 5. -- Black Falcon (talk) 22:52, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

recycle Reopened - no consensus\not enough discussion. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:40, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Support - Yes! Perfect! ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 00:49, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Weak Support (Edit 5; as my 3rd1st preference) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 16:38, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Support. This definitely seems the most connected to the quote, plus it's only linked to rarely. Mr. Stradivarius 07:43, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/July 30, 2011 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:10, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Pro Fide, Lege et Rege
("For Faith, Law and King")

Latin motto. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:42, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined (in favour of Edit 3) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:05, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Pro Fide, Lege et Rege
("For Faith, Law and King")

Edit 1 Hi878 isn't home. (Can I take a message?) 16:28, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - Should we really venerate Jimmy Wales, just because he founded Wikipedia? That's like proclaiming Steve Jobs as a god to everyone we phone on an iPhone. Please don't kill me, believers... Smaug123 (talk) 10:44, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
    But Steve Jobs is god... ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 19:45, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
    Blessed be the Steve; so say we all... -- Black Falcon (talk) 22:37, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I like the WP:5 link the best. Mr. Stradivarius 08:08, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined (in favour of Edit 3) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:05, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Pro Fide, Lege et Rege
("For Faith, Law and King")

Edit 2. "Consensus is Wikipedia's fundamental model for editorial decision-making." -- Black Falcon (talk) 22:37, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

recycle Reopened - no consensus. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:18, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined (in favour of Edit 3) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:05, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Pro Fide, Lege et Rege
("For Faith, Law and King")

Fish 3 --The Σ talkcontribs 00:56, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/July 29, 2011 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:05, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Indeed!

I think this is the only link i could find that remotely fits this. Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 16:06, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Support - As long as we have a few days between this and the nomination below. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 22:35, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
  • I do indeed support this nomination. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:25, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved per consensus. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 00:40, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

They're here!

Poltergeist (1982) ‼ –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:59, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved per consensus. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 12:11, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Ladies and Gentlemen, I stand before you now because I never stopped dawdling like an eight-year-old on a spring morning on his way to school. Anything can make me stop and look and wonder, and sometimes learn. I am a very happy man. Thank you.

Kinda long, but I've always liked it.--Yaksar (let's chat) 20:13, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/July 26, 2011 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 17:12, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.

Ah Ludwig... #I'm dazed# That Ole' Cheesy Dude (Talk to the hand!) 20:05, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

You mean you're wikt:dazed. --The Σ talkcontribs 20:09, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
Nope, I'm dazed with admiration you see... ;) That Ole' Cheesy Dude (Talk to the hand!) 22:21, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined (in favour of Edit 1) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 17:10, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.

Edit 1 - How's this? ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 23:22, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/July 25, 2011 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 17:10, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty.

A memorable quote from the pilot episode, titled "Serenity", of Firefly. It is rather amazing to reflect on exactly how much information Wikipedia contains. -- Black Falcon (talk) 06:07, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/July 24, 2011 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 17:07, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty.

Edit 1. Linked to meta:Wikipedia as books, which shows the size of all Wikipedians and not just en.wikipedia. -- Black Falcon (talk) 06:07, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined (in favour of the original) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 17:07, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty.

Edit 2. A tip of the hat to WP:WRITERS. I would have liked to have linked both "done the impossible" and "that makes us mighty", but I could not think of two distinct links; Wikipedia:Size comparison is an option for "that makes us mighty", but the page seems to be rather outdated. -- Black Falcon (talk) 06:07, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined (in favour of the original) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 17:07, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty.

Edit 3. Edit 2, with a link to meta:Wikipedia as books instead of Wikipedia:Size of Wikipedia. -- Black Falcon (talk) 06:07, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined (in favour of the original) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 17:07, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

So bad... yet so good

What you say to describe indulgent chocolate. Difficultly north (talk) 19:10, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Support - :) ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 23:14, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - You got me to take the test. :) I think we ought to replace the ellipsis points with a comma: "So bad, yet so good". Per WP:ELLIPSIS (I realize we are not obligated to follow it, but I think a comma achieves the same aim--making the reader pause--as the ellipsis points in this case): the use of three periods "to represent a pause in or suspense of speech" should be avoided, "except in direct quotations". -- Black Falcon (talk) 21:00, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Supportpjoef (talkcontribs) 16:53, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/July 23, 2011 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 17:05, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.

Jacques Chirac ► –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:42, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/July 22, 2011 (per WP:SNOW) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 17:02, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Either war is obsolete or men are.

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:15, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved per WP:SNOW. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Awaken, my child, and embrace the glory that is your birthright. Know that I am the Overmind; the eternal will of the Swarm, and that you have been created to serve me.

It might be hard to tell, but "I" is linked. --The Σ talkcontribs 02:20, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved per WP:SNOW. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.

That Ole' Cheesy Dude (Talk to the hand!) 07:27, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved per WP:SNOW. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

We want the people to be peace-loving, but also to be courageous.

Yet another Hitler quote. --The Σ talkcontribs 01:03, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Nay to Hitler quotes. jorgenev 06:42, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
    That's the worst oppose rationale I've seen, and I'm the one who did this! --The Σ talkcontribs 22:57, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
Right. Sure, its cute and clever. But MOTD is not the place to be edgy — some people will have a problem with Hitler quotes being splashed all across the Wikipedia userspace and its not like there is a shortage of quotes to choose from. jorgenev 23:59, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
But still... you should be judging on the merit, not who wrote or said it. --The Σ talkcontribs 03:37, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
So, you're saying cultural context has no meaning at all. Is it a good idea if I grab a copy of the Reichskriegsflagge and march down main street because I think the design is cool? jorgenev 01:40, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
It depends on how stringent the laws on political freedom are where you live. So in some cases, yes, you could. --The Σ talkcontribs 01:56, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
(adding) Didn't Hitler rule in the time of the creation of volkswagens and the autobahn? Should those be banished for eternity because of Hitler? --The Σ talkcontribs 02:23, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
So.. the cultural connotations of a swastika and a voltswagon are the same? I'm not saying its wrong to appreciate the speaking skills of any one and this does not bother me personally, but, I think we can do better in terms of respectability than 'the online encyclopedia that looks to Hitler for their motto of the day', which to be honest is something I would expect of 4chan. jorgenev 03:33, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
If the quote fails, then it fails regardless of who said it, and if it's good, then it should gain consensus, and being said by Hitler shouldn't change anything. --The Σ talkcontribs 04:05, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
That would be true were this an impersonal project, but since this is based on and focused at users, rather than readers, it is a demonstrably personal project and therefore the source of the quote is blatantly necessary. Taking an example, if Justin Bieber started speaking about what it takes to be intelligent and we put him up on the motto of the day board, his comments would have to be taken with a pinch of salt, because, as we all know, the man is far from the sharpest tool in the box. Were Richard Hammond to start speaking about how to become an advanced quantum physicist, we would have to think twice about the information, and thirdly, were Hitler to start speaking about peace, we would need to take a look at the source and realize that perhaps we should not be taking mottos from this person about that particular subject, or indeed any quote in which he is trying to bring out good attributes in personality, because, while I admit that the man was a genius, he was also insane. I'll not vote against all of your Hitler quotes as jorgenev has done because you at least deserve a chance to let other users vote, but I will ask you to please not offer up any more quotes from Hitler, because I and a lot of other people, will find him unsuitable. Thank you. That Ole' Cheesy Dude (Talk to the hand!) 16:25, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - It still has a good message... ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 19:49, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I do like the message, but I am becoming less sure about this whole Hitler thing... Mr. Stradivarius 14:59, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I, too, like the message, and the links work really well with it. The context—a quote by Hitler with political overtones—is problematic, however, and I'm sure many people will be bothered by it. In particular, I worry about how people will perceive the "We": although in the proposal "We" refers to the community or WMF, in the original quote it likely referred to either the NSDAP or the Reich government. I don't think we should reject all quotes by Hitler, but we ought to be wary of ones of a political nature. -- Black Falcon (talk) 22:23, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined per WP:SNOW. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Carpe diem
("Seize the day")

I think it was him. --The Σ talkcontribs 20:03, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined per WP:SNOW. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

I want you for the US Army

catchy short intersting! --Tyw7  (☎ Contact me! • Contributions) 15:06, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - I wouldn't really call Wikipedia an army. Simply south...... unintentionally misspelling fr 5 years 20:41, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
I was going to go with for Wikipedia but Motto of the day usually frown upon changing the origional proverb/saying/slogan/motto. --Tyw7  (☎ Contact me! • Contributions) 20:44, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - No! There is absolutely no way that any modification to this quote could work, let alone the original! We shouldn't going to call Wikipedia an army, or modify this saying to fit Wikipedia. The latter would be bad because people know the original, and it would still have the same connotation. Hi878 isn't home. (Can I take a message?) 19:13, 20 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose The world doesn't revolve around the United States. How about...--Σ 01:43, 21 May 2011 (UTC)
    • Support If you find a comparable one for another country, you're more than welcome to nominate it. Wikicopter what i do s + c cup|former 04:04, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Agreed, the army image is definitely not good. Mr. Stradivarius 15:05, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose as US-centric, and for the Wikipedia–army comparison. -- Black Falcon (talk) 22:37, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined per WP:SNOW. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

I want you for the US Army

Edit 1, in spite of my comment about the world not revolving around the United States, if this has to be used, then it had might as well link to an army. --Σ 03:13, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - I don't think that we should use this quote at all, as I said in my comment on the original. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 16:18, 22 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Weak Support only if everybody else hates the original. Wikicopter what i do s + c cup|former 04:04, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

recycle Reopened - no complete consensus. Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 18:37, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined per WP:SNOW. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

I want you!

Edit 1b (shortened version of edit 1) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:03, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined per WP:SNOW. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

I want you for the WP Army

Fish 1-and-a-C --The Σ talkcontribs 21:43, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - I'm not fond of the "militant Wikipedia" implications. -- Black Falcon (talk) 22:37, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined per WP:SNOW. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

I want you for the US Army

Edit 2 with Wikipedia:Article Rescue Squadron and also replaced Jimbo Wales with Wikipedia. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:03, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined per WP:SNOW. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

I want you!

Edit 2b (shortened version of edit 2) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:03, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - I prefer the other shortened version. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 19:00, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Why do you want me though? Is this a marriage proposal? No thanks. No offence but I don't know you other than the usual pseudonym. Oh well. Difficultly north (talk) 19:48, 17 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Averagely-simple East. --The Σ talkcontribs 21:43, 17 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Are you as turned on as I am? :)
    I'm afraid the shortened versions don't work as well. Oppose. -- Black Falcon (talk) 22:37, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined per WP:SNOW. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

I love the smell of SIGN YOUR POSTS!!!... in the morning.

What can I say? It gets the message across... ^___^ That Ole' Cheesy Dude (Talk to the hand!) 23:37, 4 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - doesn't make sense. Also, what was the original quote? Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 21:28, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
I'm surprised. The original (quite famous) quote is "I love the smell of napalm in the morning". By the way It is meant to not make sense, but I suppose it is a bit silly... That Ole' Cheesy Dude (Talk to the hand!) 22:33, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I don't think I need to explain. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 23:27, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I was unfamiliar with the quote, so I didn't get the reference :( and I've seen quite a few films! --Smaug123 (talk) 13:53, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined in favour of edit 1. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

Edit 1, an attempt to make the quote work. --The Σ talkcontribs 23:18, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved per consensus. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

If you want to shine like sun first you have to burn like it.

--The Σ talkcontribs 06:22, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose. Ol' Cheesey and Jorgenev have persuaded me. I like the quote, but we should probably avoid courting controversy in this space. Mr. Stradivarius 15:16, 10 June 2011 (UTC) Support - one thing he certainly was was bold. Mr. Stradivarius 14:20, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - Ack... I'm supporting a Hitler quote... :P ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 00:09, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose to Hitler quotes, per my rationale here. jorgenev 00:00, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - The link is not forceful enough for the quote. I'd prefer two links—one for "shine like the sun" and one for "burn like it"—though I can't think of one at the moment. Also, was there an article before "sun" in the original quote—i.e. "the sun"? -- Black Falcon (talk) 23:02, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined per WP:SNOW. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Words build bridges into unexplored regions.

--The Σ talkcontribs 06:22, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose. Consensus perhaps being equivalent to the Sudatenland? Mr. Stradivarius 14:37, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I would hope that at this point, consensus wouldn't be unexplored... ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 00:08, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Not sure we really want to be quoting Hitler as one of our mottos... That Ole' Cheesy Dude (Talk to the hand!) 13:35, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
    Is that relevant? --The Σ talkcontribs 18:42, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
    Well, it is a quote... the person it comes from is pretty relevant, yes. Especially since Hitler isn't really the sort of representative of Wikipedian expansion that one might want on the Motto of the day page... That Ole' Cheesy Dude (Talk to the hand!) 19:43, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
    Then what if Jimbo said it? If that changes your mind it means you are not maintaining a neutral point of view.--The Σ talkcontribs 19:55, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
    But this isn't a case of neutrality, it's a case of suitability of the source. I think it's pretty fair to say that if an editor were looking for a motto, Hitler would not be the sort of person they would listen to. That Ole' Cheesy Dude (Talk to the hand!) 20:04, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose to all Hitler quotes per my rationale here. jorgenev 00:02, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined per WP:SNOW. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Words build bridges into unexplored regions.

Fish 1 This can also be used to brainwash attract attention if we run out of mottos. --The Σ talkcontribs 21:50, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Support - But only for the emergency mottos list. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 23:07, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Using MOTD to promote MOTD? How delightfully circular. :) -- Black Falcon (talk) 23:06, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined but will put on emergencies page. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Anyone can deal with victory. Only the mighty can bear defeat.

--The Σ talkcontribs 06:22, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - I'm not so sure about consensus being equated with victory, either... Mr. Stradivarius 14:42, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - The first link is horrible, and I'm not too fond of the second, either. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 00:08, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose to all Hitler quotes per my rationale here. jorgenev 00:02, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined per WP:SNOW. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

E.T. phone home.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:17, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Approved per consensus. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Nescit cedere
("He does not know how to give up.")

Latin motto. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:14, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined in fgavour of edit 3. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Nescit cedere
("He does not know how to give up.")

Edit 1 --The Σ talkcontribs 02:54, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - WP:FEEDWP:DNFTT. In addition, you should probably use the shortcut on the LTA page, not the userpage, to get there. :) ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 04:09, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
    Comment Requests for feedback? --The Σ talkcontribs 06:25, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
    I'm assuming that was meant to link to "don't feed the trolls". Mr. Stradivarius 14:53, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
    Heh... I typed that in, remembered that it wouldn't work, went to find a shortcut that would, and then forgot to change it. :) ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 00:05, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - not quite the right message. Mr. Stradivarius 14:53, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined in favour of edit 3. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Nescit cedere
("He does not know how to give up.")

Edit 2 --The Σ talkcontribs 06:25, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined in favour of edit 3. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Nescit cedere
("He does not know how to give up.")

Edit 3 --The Σ talkcontribs 06:25, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Weak support. What is the nuance of this quote anyway? Is someone who tenaciously battles against all the odds, or an evil scheming villain who has pledged never to give up his dastardly deeds? Mr. Stradivarius 14:53, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
    Well that's how I took it. (the evil scheming villain one) --The Σ talkcontribs 20:10, 1 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - This works. Why didn't I think of it? ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 00:06, 2 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Support (edit 3) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:28, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved per consensus. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)


This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

Yet another Douglas Adams quote. Please schedule this on an actual Thursday! Mr. Stradivarius 16:29, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

recycle Reopened - no consensus. Simply south...... unintentionally misspelling fr 5 years 18:29, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined per consensus. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

Edit 1 (with WP:PEREN) + note: Imho it would be a great effect to show it on a Thursday. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:01, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - I see what you're getting at, but it seems somewhat odd. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 05:35, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined - no consensus. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

Edit 2 (with Wikipedia:Disruptive userWP:BLOCKWP:DISRUPT) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:01, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - Well, obviously you can't block the editing itself. I think that the first and third links could be the same. But, either way, I still don't like it; I'm pretty sure disruptive users can be blocked pretty easily. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 05:35, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined - no consensus. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

The road to hell is paved with good intentions

New nom --Tyw7  (☎ Contact me! • Contributions)    Take up our quarrel with the foe: / To you from failing hands we throw / The torch; be yours to hold it high. 18:37, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - I wouldn't call the Five Pillars of Evil good intentions, personally... ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 22:31, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
Suggestions? --Tyw7  (☎ Contact me! • Contributions)    I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference. 23:00, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

recycle Reopened - not enough discussion. Simply south...... unintentionally misspelling fr 5 years 18:29, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose Pillars of Evil = Good Intentions? WikiCopter 04:25, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Hi --The Σ talkcontribs 04:54, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined in favour of edit 2. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

The road to hell is paved with good intentions

Edit 1 --The Σ talkcontribs 23:25, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Comment - If you limit the first link to the word "hell" I will support. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 05:04, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined in favour of edit 2. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

The road to hell is paved with good intentions

Edit 2 ~ Ok. --The Σ talkcontribs 05:07, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved per consensus. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Doggone it, she did it again!

In which Calvin complained about a sandwich that was not cut the right way. --Σ 00:16, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Approved per consensus. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Old age, it's the only disease ... that you don't look forward to being cured of.

Citizen Kane (1941) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:58, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Support. Nice link. Mr. Stradivarius 14:09, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I don't quite like it, seeing as CSDed articles generally don't get to be anything approaching "old". I do like the quote, though. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 04:56, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

recycle Reopened - no consensus. Simply south...... unintentionally misspelling fr 5 years 16:59, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose per Hi878. Wikicopter what i do s + c cup|former 17:45, 25 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - Sorry to be controversial, but I like the quote, and the link is nearly appropriate! Smaug123 (talk) 15:24, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined - no consensus. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Pro aris et focis
("For our altars and our hearths")

Latin motto. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:50, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Comment. I'm not quite getting the meaning of the quote. Is this an analogy for "body" and "soul", or something similar? Mr. Stradivarius 14:12, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
    • "for/on behalf of our altars/god and hearths"="for god and country". To express devotion to all that is most beloved/dear and venerable. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:12, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - I like it. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 04:55, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose' I don't get it. 07:11, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

recycle Reopened - no consensus. Simply south...... unintentionally misspelling fr 5 years 16:59, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined - no consensus. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Open, pour, be yourself once more!

Simply south...... trying to improve for 5 years 22:49, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - I don't like the links. I do have an idea, though. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 02:45, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
    And I now just realized that this is a drink we are advertising... I oppose for that reason, as well. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 02:49, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
    We have used slogans from products and companies plenty of times in the past. Simply south...... trying to improve for 5 years 12:55, 5 May 2011 (UTC)
    Which doesn't mean that I need to support them now... :) ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 01:39, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
    It is a past slogan? Simply south...... trying to improve for 5 years 21:37, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
    I think Hi878 has some vindetta against ad slogans. --Tyw7  (☎ Contact me! • Contributions)   Wikipedia:Motto of the day/December 25, 2017 21:56, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I also have a vendetta against slogans. Well, vendetta is a little strong, but there's just something about providing free advertising to companies as part of this space that doesn't sit well with me. Mr. Stradivarius 14:20, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined per consensus. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Open, pour, be yourself once more!

Edit 1 - The last link is my way of saying something along the lines of "Gah! I can't come up with a link that actually works well! Er... I'll just throw a not-so-great one in, and hope nobody notices." Any better ideas for it would be lovely. :) ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 02:45, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Withdrawn I just noticed that this is a slogan for a drink, and as a result, I really don't want to have anything to do with the motto. I withdraw my nomination. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 02:49, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

recycle Reopened - no consensus. This is a place to come up with mottos and slogans. Or a play on one already established. Simply south...... unintentionally misspelling fr 5 years 16:59, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined - withdrawn. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

I'll have what she's having.

When Harry Met Sally (1989) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 13:31, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - Well, the links work, but... I just don't like it. It seems pointless. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 01:57, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - per Hi878, doesn't seem right. WVRMadTalkGuestbook 18:28, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

recycle Reopened - no consensus. Simply south...... unintentionally misspelling fr 5 years 16:59, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose per Hi --Σ 23:38, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined per consensus. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Post tenebras lux
("Light after darkness")

Latin mottopjoef (talkcontribs) 13:24, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Support - Something is wrong... I've been supporting almost everything today! ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 01:56, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Weak support Yes but I'm not a big fan of the latin •martyx• tkctgy 10:16, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support. It has gravitas.Oppose. I like edit 1 better. Mr. Stradivarius 11:07, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Question - how does 'light after darkness' link with WP:WANTED? Do you mean that having an article is bringing light and replacing the darkness of ignorance or something? WVRMadTalkGuestbook 18:31, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
    • Re: if there is a list (and it exists) of most wanted articles (into the darkness), then it is possible that, sooner or later, some of them will go to the mainspace (into the light). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:00, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Approved per consensus. Simply south...... digging mountains for 5 years 23:41, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

Post tenebras lux
("Light after darkness")

Edit 1 with Help:Sandbox tutorial and Wikipedia:Main namespace. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:00, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Support. Nice message with the links there. Mr. Stradivarius 14:48, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Ditto. sonia 21:11, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I wouldn't call a sandbox darkness, personally. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 02:27, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
    Comment ~ a sandbox isn't in the mainspace, so it is "hidden" in Wikipedia and search engines' results. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:51, 17 May 2011 (UTC)
    I don't want to be rude, but wow... EVERYTHING in Wikipedia can be found by Google, my dear sir. Here is an obvious one: try searching "Hi878 Sandbox" and see what appears. Sandboxes just aren't articles; Google doesn't treat them any differently. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 05:28, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
    You are not rude ... but friendly :D. Add __NOINDEX__ to a page/template/etc. and it will be removed from search engines. There is no consensus about this, but I think it is good practice for users pages and sandboxes to use it. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:33, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

recycle Reopened - no consensus. Simply south...... unintentionally misspelling fr 5 years 16:59, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined in favour of original

If they move, kill 'em.

The Wild Bunch (1969) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:34, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for July 12, 2011 per consensus --The Σ talkcontribs 19:29, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Fascinating!

Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 18:06, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for WP:Motto of the day/July 11, 2011 (WP:SNOW) --The Σ talkcontribs 06:28, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to live together we have to talk.

Anna Eleanor Rooseveltpjoef (talkcontribs) 08:38, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined (in favour of Edit 1) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:01, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

recycle Reopened No consensus. --The Σ talkcontribs 23:01, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to live together we have to talk.

Edit 1 Hi878 isn't home. (Can I take a message?) 16:26, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

recycle Reopened No consensus. --The Σ talkcontribs 23:01, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/July 10, 2011 (per WP:SNOW) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:01, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.

That Ole' Cheesy Dude (Talk to the hand!) 20:25, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/July 9, 2011 (per WP:SNOW) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:58, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

He who offends others does not secure himself.

That Ole' Cheesy Dude (Talk to the hand!) 20:23, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/July 8, 2011 (per WP:SNOW) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:56, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

You cannot do anything without rousing the masses to action.

--The Σ talkcontribs 01:03, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/July 7, 2011 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:54, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can't see,
I'll be the light to guide you

From Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans's song Count On Me. I'm definitely sure that there can be better links on this quote. I know you guys are smarter thinkers, so think! Man I miss MOTD... --K.Annoyomous (talk) 09:19, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined (in favour of Edit 1) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:51, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can't see,
I'll be the light to guide you

Edit 1 - Maybe? ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 23:39, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/July 6, 2011 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:51, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Number Five is alive!

I can't believe no-one thought of this one yet. Mr. Stradivarius on tour 07:42, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/July 5, 2011 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:49, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!

Mr. Stradivarius 14:34, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/July 4, 2011 (per consensus; 5 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:47, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.

Another Douglas Adams quote. Mr. Stradivarius 16:24, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - I don't think that this one will ever work, to be honest; I don't think we should go around saying that everything on Wikipedia is right, and if what is actually real is different, the reality is wrong. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 22:29, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Hi878 Wikicopter what i do s + c cup|former 17:43, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

recycle Reopened - no consensus. Simply south...... unintentionally misspelling fr 5 years 18:29, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined (in favour of Edit 3) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:44, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.

I think this works. Fish 1 Simply south...... unintentionally misspelling fr 5 years 18:39, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined (in favour of Edit 3) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:44, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.

Edit 2 --The Σ talkcontribs 02:49, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - Same as original. However, I have an idea that will make it seem more obviously like a metaphor, as opposed to something to be taken literally. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 04:12, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

 Declined (in favour of Edit 3) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:44, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.

Edit 3 ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 04:12, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/July 3, 2011 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:44, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Don't rain on my parade

Simply south...... unintentionally misspelling fr 5 years 17:08, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

    • I am just pointing out this is a common every day phrase which did not come from a song or show. Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 20:43, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support, good. --Σ 00:00, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Supportpjoef (talkcontribs) 06:46, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - Good message. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 19:46, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/July 2, 2011 (per consensus; 4 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:13, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Read all about it!

Simply south...... unintentionally misspelling fr 5 years 17:08, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

    • I am just pointing out this is a common every day phrase which did not come from a song or show. Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 20:43, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - Great - nice to have a Signpost heads-up sometimes! Smaug123 (talk) 10:38, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Supportpjoef (talkcontribs) 06:48, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - Seems fine. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 19:46, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support -  Forty two  13:24, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved for Wikipedia:Motto of the day/July 1, 2011 (per consensus; 5 in support and 0 opposed) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:36, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

From the film Beetlejuice. These are the words used to summon the ghost Betelgeuse. Mr. Stradivarius 17:57, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - Meh... I don't particularly like the link. I added the arrow. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 19:24, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Weak Support ~ I think it works. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:06, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

recycle Reopened - no consensus. Simply south...... unintentionally misspelling fr 5 years 20:41, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined no consensus. Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 18:46, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Sweet dreams are made of this.
Who am I to disagree?
Travel the world and the seven seas.
Everybody's looking for something.

Not sure on this. Errr... 1 Simply south...... trying to improve for 5 years 22:06, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

 Declined in favour of edit 5. Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 18:46, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Sweet dreams are made of this.
Who am I to disagree?
Travel the world and the seven seas.
Everybody's looking for something.

I think this is better. Errr... 2 Simply south...... trying to improve for 5 years 14:34, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

  • Support - I think it is fine, although links for the middle lines would be nice as well. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 19:32, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Third preference if number four doesn't get consensus. Mr. Stradivarius 16:19, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
    Oppose - I like the versions which link every sentence better. Mr. Stradivarius 16:57, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Supportpjoef (talkcontribs) 11:23, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined in favour of edit 5. Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 18:46, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Sweet dreams are made of this.
Who am I to disagree?
Travel the world and the seven seas.
Everybody's looking for something.

  • Edit 3, suggestion. ~AH1 (discuss!) 01:08, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I like link 3, but I don't get link 2. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 02:00, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I thought of a more geography-related link 3. Mr. Stradivarius 16:19, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - I think this would be a good motto. It might be a little long, but I get all the links and everything. RcsprinterGimme a message 16:32, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined in favour of edit 5. Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 18:46, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Sweet dreams are made of this.
Who am I to disagree?
Travel the world and the seven seas.
Everybody's looking for something.

  • Edit 4, with new second and third links. What do you think? Mr. Stradivarius 16:19, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - I especially like the third link and i think they all generally fit overall. Simply south...... trying to improve for 5 years 17:20, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I prefer the link 3 from Edit 3, but I do like your link 2. I think I'll just combine them. :) ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 01:43, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Third preferencepjoef (talkcontribs) 07:16, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined in favour of edit 5. Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 18:46, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Sweet dreams are made of this.
Who am I to disagree?
Travel the world and the seven seas.
Everybody's looking for something.

Edit 5 ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 01:43, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Support 10:28, 4 May 2011 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Martyx (talkcontribs)
  • Second preferenceSupport. It's good, but I like my version better, of course ;) Mr. Stradivarius 10:59, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
    I really have no problems if this version is chosen over Edit 4.
  • Second preference ~ if the original does not get consensus. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:15, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

recycle Reopened - no consensus. Simply south...... unintentionally misspelling fr 5 years 20:41, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Comment - This whole set of nominations has led to me thinking of something. Obviously, this is going to be a very tough one to decide on, with all of the "xth Preference !votes. Should we just stop allowing these types of votes, and make it so that all need to be a "Support" or "Oppose", or do we try something else? ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 01:58, 25 May 2011 (UTC)
    I'm definitely with you there. Although this isn't technically a vote, practically it often turns into one because a lot of likes/dislikes of mottos are subjective. A straightforward support or oppose is a lot easier to tally up. I'll change my votes here so that the decision becomes a little bit easier, at least. Mr. Stradivarius 16:57, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Approved edit 5 per consensus. Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 18:46, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

The soul selects her own society,
Then shuts the door.

Alternatively, her own society, then shuts the door. sonia 05:43, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

 Declined

The soul selects her own society,
Then shuts the door.

Edit 1 ~ What about this? I used Help:Drawing attention to new pages (for "her own society") instead of Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not. It makes more sense to me, but I could be wrong. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 13:59, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - I know that this isn't the intention, but it gives off the message that new articles are excluded after some sort of initial set of them. I know you don't mean that, but that's the impression that I get. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 22:29, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
    • Comment: Why we should draw our attention to new pages if there is no risk that SOME (not ALL) some of these new pages meet the criteria for speedy deletion? –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:34, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose all three edits. Seems inappriopriate and suggest that the door of Wikipedia is "shut" --Tyw7  (☎ Contact me! • Contributions) 21:06, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined

The soul selects her own society,
Then shuts the door.

how's this then? sonia 21:11, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - Seems rather elitist, doesn't it? :) I don't think that this quote is going to work out, to be honest... ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 02:21, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

recycle Reopened - no consensus. Simply south...... unintentionally misspelling fr 5 years 20:41, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined per consensus. Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 18:46, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Ko te manu kai i te miro, nona te ngahere;
Ko te manu kai i te matauranga, nona te ao.
(The bird that feeds on the miro berry, his is the forest;
The bird that feeds on knowledge, his is the world.)

This is the proverb on my userpage; my translation is possibly not the best, but I think it's accurate. Can anyone think of links? sonia 01:10, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Ko te manu kai i te miro, nona te ngahere;
Ko te manu kai i te matauranga, nona te ao.
(The bird that feeds on the miro berry, his is the forest;
The bird that feeds on knowledge, his is the world.)

What do you all think? This was all I could come up with off the top of my head. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 02:55, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

  • Comment ~ I'm not sure the first line is so "negative". I need time to think about it and see if I'm able to find better links for the first line. The quote is simply wonderful, of course. Next time, I want (would like) to see something for "Ka Mate": "Ka mate, ka mate! ka ora! ka ora!..." (^____^) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 13:50, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
    I didn't like making the first line negative either, but I couldn't think of anything else. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 19:17, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Ko te manu kai i te miro, nona te ngahere;
Ko te manu kai i te matauranga, nona te ao.
(The bird that feeds on the miro berry, his is the forest;
The bird that feeds on knowledge, his is the world.)

  • Edit 2, suggestion. ~AH1 (discuss!) 01:49, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - If we are going to let the first half be negative, I prefer mine. With the very last line, while I like it, I don't think we should break the one link per line thing, if the other three will be that way. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 02:05, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

recycle Reopened - not enough discussion. Simply south...... unintentionally misspelling fr 5 years 20:41, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined - no consensus, which is a shame. Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 18:46, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I COULD MURDER A CURRY.

A great Discworld quote. The capitals are in the original. Mr. Stradivarius 15:22, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose What does the quote mean? How can you murder a curry? --Tyw7  (☎ Contact me! • Contributions) 15:23, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose lonk doesn't really fit the quote. And in reply to Tyw7, murdering a curry basically means that whoever really wants to have a curry. Simply south...... trying to improve for 5 years 17:43, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
You mean eating it ;) --Tyw7  (☎ Contact me! • Contributions) 17:51, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I COULD MURDER A CURRY.

edit 1. Simply south...... unintentionally misspelling fr 5 years 17:22, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - I'm afraid I don't really see how relevant the link is, and it's a bit too specialised a quote. Smaug123 (talk) 15:22, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
    • Ignore death, but think, whoever is addicted to curry is analogous to someone being addicted to Wikipedia. Simply south...... unintentionally misspelling fr 5 years
      • Hmm... I think it's a slightly odd quote to use as a WP:HOLIC link, then, rather than a slightly odd link for the quote :) Smaug123 (talk) 11:49, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I don't get it at all. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 19:44, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

 Declined per WP:SNOW. Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 18:46, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Roll up! Roll up for the mystery tour!

Inspired by Simply South. Mr. Stradivarius 03:40, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Approved per consensus. Simply south...... eating shoes for 5 years 18:46, 5 June 2011 (UTC)