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Does anyone else feel like 380 should be deleted? I'm not sure what the rules are for filtering/moderation of this page, but it seems to me that one isn't all that funny or dwarfy TrevorBOB9 (talk) 03:14, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

You mean the "dwarf outmatched a troll with a cunning plan" one? That's a reference to missions by the wording of it, probably taken straight from the game. OluapPlayer (talk) 12:54, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

Turns out the Zicab/Present Hall things are not individual quotes, but the kind of things that would be better off incorporated IMHO. Anyone else? (ctrl-f is your friend: Silverwing235 (talk) 14:16, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Sorry; your edit comment ("Screw it, revision time.") didn't lead me to suspect that there was a discussion here. As to the quotes, they are related by proximity alone. Combining them creates one confusing quote with no apparent central idea. For a comparison, perhaps you've heard the Shakespeare quotes "Neither a borrower nor a lender be" and "to thine own self be true". What you might not realize is that they come from the exact same dialogue in Hamlet. Have you ever seen the quote "Neither a borrower nor a lender thine own self be true"?--Loci (talk) 17:10, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

Prepare yourself:

1: (The next year, Zicab met the high priest Rozmo of the Pungent Coven, worshipper of Pastro, goddess of misery and torture, and they were married before long. After producing three notable poems, Zicab was murdered by a goblin armorer in the pits (who was later devoured by a giant lion, so that has a happy ending.)

After some analysis, you'd be correct on that one. But wait!

2:(A human trading company called the Present Hall was wildly successful trading various leathers and bones for crafting, and eventually had enough clout to open a branch warehouse inside a dwarf fortress for the first time. Can't resist that draltha leather. This turned out to be a strategic error, as two short years later, a forgotten beast obliterated the fortress, the warehouse, and killed everyone inside. So, what's the correct response? Close the destroyed branch? No, no, you stimulate the (non-existent) economy by hiring local. Forgotten beast, you're the new (ruined) warehouse administrator, congratulations!)

My point does apparently stand on the second of these two examples, at least. Silverwing235 (talk) 19:23, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

I was the one who added these quotes to the page and I left them separated on purpose for a single reason: the whole text is too large and would stretch up the Main Page too much. I think it'd be better to maintain the aesthetic appearance of the Main Page rather than risk it being stretched out weirdly. Granted, there are so many quotes in that list the chance for it to appear is minimal... You could argue it could use some trimming. OluapPlayer (talk) 20:39, 29 September 2019 (UTC)