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This comic helpfully provides random quotes to be used by anyone as blurbs, online reviews, motivational quotes or similar short bits of text. Either the webcomic xkcd or its creator Randall Munroe may be quoted using any of the text bits.
Randall's helpfulness in providing these quotes, however, is overshadowed by the fact that they are utterly irrelevant to the work being reviewed and/or provide no useful information to the reader.
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- I was wondering how long it would take someone to do that. I was going to, but am using a borrowed computer and somehow haven't even got MS Paint. --Angel (talk) 12:18, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
- My take on the subject, formatted for facebook cover: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10210420725248312&set=a.2436502425804.2109193.1049013773&type=3&theater 188.8.131.52 12:29, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
- When reading this comic my first reaction was "I'm so doing that", followed by "Someone else probably already has", LOL! Colour me unsurprised it's even the first comment thread. Too bad Facebook's idiotic theater mode crashes my iPad, which is what I use to read XKCD. :) And Imgur doesn't work in the first place (but at least I have a workaround in place for Imgur). NiceGuy1 (talk) 07:57, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
- Thanks for the Facebook format, I have just used it, hope that was OK since it was published like that. Will only be for a few days ;-) --Kynde (talk) 17:05, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
- Steal away, that's why I linked it :) 184.108.40.206 22:22, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
To a lot of these, especially #7, this question applies. Fabian42 (talk) 09:25, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
The more I look at it, the more I want to put #6 ("I wrote this book...") on an actual book. But print books are sold for money, and one day might even make a profit. Not sure if the offer implied in "Here are some for general use" is intended to override the 'no commercial use' restriction on xkcd in general. -- Angel (talk) 15:29, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
- Quotes can be used even in commercial works and without the autors contend. (With some restrictions depending on your jurisdiction.) But using a single of those quotes in a book should be fine almoste everywhere. 220.127.116.11 19:55, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
- Sorry, I have to, LOL!: *author's *consent *almost :) NiceGuy1 (talk) 07:57, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
My programmer mind really hates the missing quote mark in the title text... Reminds me of 859: (. Crap! Now that’s going to bother me for the rest of the day too! - 18.104.22.168 00:42, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
And we shouldn't forget: Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur! -- Hkmaly (talk) 01:31, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
Please never remove the "is a big jerk.""-part of the title text quote explanation. It's very cathartic. Maplestrip (talk) 09:25, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
- Yes I for once agree to such a joke in the explanation ;-) --Kynde (talk) 17:05, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
- <sigh> I was SO just about to remove that! 8^) Mr. I (talk) 02:09, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
- <sigh> It's been removed. Had to check the history. Whoever did it called it vandalism. I swear I saw part of it, that said "As you can see by the first four words", because I remember searching for the 4 words, LOL! I think it was better before. :) NiceGuy1 (talk) 05:59, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
“This quote is very false” —PotatoGod (talk) 18:25, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
Quote Goodbye Quote. (Carolyne Mas) 22.214.171.124 15:13, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
"This is not a quote" 126.96.36.199 15:27, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
Ironically, Randall is quoted the next day on the SpaceX facebook group. --Thomcat (talk) 21:34, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
It would be fun to attach that first quote to a work about how Hitler's regime was atrocious, making Randall seem like an anti-semite. Sensorfire (talk) 17:00, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
Note that the next quote mark in xkcd is in 1947: Night Sky. 188.8.131.52 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)