Talk:Submissions/Quo vadis, Wikiquote?

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Hi! Thanks for submitting your proposal. I just wanted to make a comment - I am happy to see a Wikiquote proposal! I have to say - it's only for Wikiquoters. I'd love to be able to participate, but, I haven't edited Wikiquote despite being a 7+ year Wikipedian. I'd love to know how non-wikiquoters could be come that. So, I encourage you also consider inclusivity and improving diversity on WikiQuote! It'd be so nice to learn how I can get involved, without messing the whole thing up :) SarahStierch (talk) 02:36, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi Sarah, thank you for your comment. You're absolutely right - such a submission would be a great idea, too. Unfortunately, the submission deadline has elapsed. As far I can see this is again the only submission regarding Wikiquote - I've submitted this already in a similar form last year, but it was rejected. So I have the hope that this year will be the (maybe very first) chance to discuss problems concerning this project with other active users.
Of course new editors in the Wikiquote projects are urgently needed, but I think one of the most dissuasive points is the lack of the usability. If this submission will be accepted, I will translate the description of this problem into English, at current there is only a short German description within an old project application. Maybe I will translate it anyway. :-)
So, as a conclusion: I would love to have such a proposal at next Wikimania, but since the submissions are closed I'm afraid that this is not possible anymore. :-( Stepro (talk) 15:58, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
Nice to see a submission about Wikiquote; you should tell Wikiquote-l about it. I think you're still allowed to tweak the description, aren't you? A clearer description would help you make the submission more focused and more interesting to a wider audience. It's not clear of what sort of inconsistency you're talking about here, is your submission about something like m:Wikidata/Notes/Future#Wikiquote?
The Italian Wikiquote (second-third "biggest" Wikiquote) has a simple solution: all quotations are on authors' or works' pages, while theme pages contain only a subset of them and link back for details like sources (which are mandatory). French Wikiquote probably has no inconsistencies at all because they use templates. English Wikiquote is very chaotic. --Nemo 08:23, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, but that would be a wasted effort.
I'm honestly pretty disappointed that this year again not a single contribution to this sister project will take place. Let's make no mistake about it: "on the waitlist" means rejected. An other submission regading Wikiquote doesn't exist. --Stepro (talk) 00:01, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure what the criteria are, but if you managed to get more interested attendees it wouldn't harm I think. :) --Nemo 04:46, 17 May 2013 (UTC)