Forum:Oscar Wilde: wit, scholar and meme

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I've been deleting a few of those crap Oscar Wilde quotes at the top of various articles. Is there any purpose to them? Do they add to the article or get in the way? An Admin told me to come here. Discuss. Thanks. Totnesmartin 20:30, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

In my opinion, most quotes of any kind, be they Kanye, Oscar or Noel, are just a nuisance. They hardly ever add humor value to articles. Of course there are definitely exceptions, but for the most part they're mediocre one-liners that break continuity with the articles, and Uncyc could definitely do with more de-quotifying. —rc (t) 22:05, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

“Rcmurphy doesn't want my notability diluted, and I respect that.”
~ Oscar Wilde on Notability and rcmurphy
--Ж Kalir, Wandering Hippie Salesman 22:10, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

I like a few quotes - they're an appetiser before the succulent juiciness of the main article, or just a snack to munch on as you navigate around pages looking for a fun subject to get your teeth into [goes to make a sandwich]. Of course, some are stale and need throwing away, like this sandwich. Dammit. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 00:53, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

The Oscar quote IMO is a place for tidbits to go when they A) don't fit into the article, B) go against the tone of the article C) Are still funny, and D) You have no one else who could deliver the quote. Mr. Briggs Inc. 00:56, 22 February 2007 (UTC) Eh?

“There is always someone else who could deliver the quote.”
~ UPS on delivering quotes
Well, usually, anyway. Oscar Wilde always seems a bit of a lazy way out to me. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 01:03, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
“Hi, Strange but untrue. Welcome to Uncyclopedia; taking the lazy way out since 2005”
~ Modusoperandi on whatever it is that we're talking about

I kept a few funny ones, but most are just crap. One or two are hilarious. I saw an article about computer games that was full of quotes, but I know nothing about computer games so I didn't touch it. I think one or two relevant ones is fine, but that's it. There's a lot of mental laziness in those things. Totnesmartin 12:17, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

Also worth bearing in mind that one country's meme is another country's comedy gold; for example, I have no idea who Stephen Colbert is beyond the fact that he's a hugely popular American comedian. By the same token, I expect most Americans know nothing of Del Boy or Edmund Blackadder either. -- Sir Codeine K·H·P·B·M·N·C·U·Bu. · (Harangue) 12:28, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
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