I've started making the quotes of the days for the main page in advance so the blank template isn't there. I would appreciate if someone would help me in this effort. --Protocol Red 02:30, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
- 24 Administration was doing a good job keeping ahead, but he seems to have disappeared again. --Proudhug 02:44, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
I've taken care of all the Quote of the Days in June.--Protocol Red 15:36, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
- Good work, dude! I have a question. Am I to assume that we'll be changing all the quotes each year, or will some of them remain the same? Obviously the "On this day..." feature will remain the same other than new items being added, but the QotD is more the like a Featured Article thing. --Proudhug 15:49, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
- (1) Come season 7, we could use a week's worth of quotes from the most recent episode, spanning from the Tuesday after the airing until the Monday night prior to the subsequent airing. This method seems too excessive to me, as finding 7 good and memorable quotes from a single episode seems rather difficult. Also, from January to May, quotes from previous seasons will never be refered to using this strategy, and, therefore, the constituents reading" Quote of the Day" as a way to flashback to the "good ole days" will be screwed. I don't know whether to think that's a good or bad thing, but I'm just throwing it out there.
- (2) Keep everything we got so far, but have users nominate a weekly "Featured Quote." Same rules "Featured Article" nominations apply, and since it's heck of a lot easier than writing a featured article (since the quotes are basically superpartial transcripts of an episode), it may also generate more user participation, citing the 20 edit prereq for voting.
- (3) Somewhat of a tangent from the rest of the topic, but we could also ensure that the "On This Day" feature is working in conjunction with "Quote of the Day." For example, on May 18, require the quote to be from the episode that aired that day (Day 3 11:00am-12:00pm). That will actually make the "Quote of the Day" a literal term.
- Combine the options, reject one/some of them, whatever. --Deege515 17:02, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
- Unfortunately, I don't think any of your suggestions would work. As you said, the first suggestion excludes previous episodes, not to mention all of the comics, novels and games which have many memorable quotes. The voting thing wouldn't work, since the other six quotes that week can be merely added by anyone without voting. And as for correlating OTD and QOTD, I don't see how it'd be even possible. The majority of the days of the year don't have episodes, or even EU material released that day. Additionally, some days have multiple releases. Five different episodes have aired on January 15th, for example. --Proudhug 17:40, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
- In option 2, I'm talking about having the users vote on the quote, on top of the unilaterally-decided daily quote. I'm going for legitimacy here: more people agreeing on the quote means, well, it is indeed a "memorable quote." That quote outranks the other quotes that were decided by a single person. The process is exactly like the featured article/regular article process. Any one person can write any article, but it takes several people to agree upon whether that writing is actually good. (Eh, whatever, I don't exactly buy it myself. Just arguing theoretically.)
- As for the third option, I'm fully aware that not all 365 days have episodes that go along with it. I'm just saying that for the days that do have episodes that aired with them, make it so the quote of the day comes from an episode-- any episode-- airing on that day. I just thought it would be neat to know or be reminded that on this (theoretical) day, 2 years ago, Jack Bauer said, "We're running out of time!" There shouldn't be a problem with that. --Deege515 19:10, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
I think that maybe we should have, say, George Mason week, with all George Mason quotes on the week of the anniversary of his death, and Hell Gate week on the anniversary of its publication. Any comments? --Protocol Red 21:36, 20 June 2007 (UTC)