Talk:Multnomah County, Oregon

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US v. ALA[edit]

This county figures large in the 2003 US Supreme Court case of US v. ALA. I think that should be mentioned somehow. For people to make this determination, here is a link to the county library's CIPA page and a link to US v. ALA. --SafeLibraries 04:47, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

Can those who are edit warring over the paragraph about the above case, please explain why you think the paragraph should be removed here. Katr67 04:21, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
I'm not 100% sure of history but the paragraph has been in and rightfully so for a long time. Then I see an IP address with only 1 previous wiki edit removed the entire section without explanation. So I just put it back. I see that as what we are supposed to do, not edit warring. Are you saying edit warring is going on? I'll go look at the history.
I have seen a number of different articles being "cleaned up" by hardly used IP addresses never explaining what they are doing but systematicly removing information relating to books and libraries and the interests of the American Library Association, and the IP addresses trace back to Chicago and sometimes to the very network the American Library Association in Chicago uses. The ALA is based in Chicago. I suspect the self-arrogated censorship police are cutting out information they find inconvenient for them, but I have no way to prove this yet, other than the generalized pattern I have just reported. By the way, I was required to change my wiki name from SafeLibraries. --LegitimateAndEvenCompelling 04:51, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
Ah, I see what you mean. And 68.21.1.226 is from Dallas, the other location these anonymous people hit from. I wonder why just Dallas and Chicago keep cutting out information. --LegitimateAndEvenCompelling 04:55, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Adding information...[edit]

Well, I was reading this article, and it does not mention that as of June 2001, it does not offer extension services offered through Oregon State University. The extension service offered 5 different programs before being cut, which included 4-H and Master Gardener, just to name two well-known programs.--Rabbitdude 02:56, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Pop issue[edit]

Anyone know where the population info in the chart came from? The 2000 pop doesn't match what is in the lead or demo section for the same census. Aboutmovies (talk) 07:29, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

What is a convenience link[edit]

What is a convenience link? Will Beback just removed a "convenience link" to a web site that I run. So, warning, I have a COI here, See my Talk page for details. And I am not saying what Will Beback did is wrong. Rather, I am asking what is a convenience link? When I saw his removal of the link to my site, I agreed that was likely the right thing to do. However, he did not provide an alternate link, so I looked around and found none. Likely that's why he provided none either. So again, what is a convenience link? Is it a link that conveniently points somewhere where there may be other, better links, like from the actual publisher? Because here I cannot find a replacement link. Will Beback apparently didn't either. If that it the only link available, then it is not a matter of convenience, is it? Should that link to my web site be restored since it exists nowhere else and the publisher no longer hosts that article? --LegitimateAndEvenCompelling (talk) 01:29, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Do you, the webmaster, have permission from the copyright holder to post a complete copy of their work? If no then it's infringing on copyright and Wikipedia should not link to it. Links are not necessary for sources so long as the bibliographic information allows readers to identify the work.   Will Beback  talk  01:39, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
Only Fair Use permission, in this case. I do not, for example, make an archive of vast amounts of copyrighted work like Media Matters for America does that it uses to its own benefit. I only make a rare Fair Use copy. This is one of them. Sometimes I get written permission, but not in this case. I have previously obtained written permission for other articles on Oregon Live, but not this one. I'll assume, however, that Fair Use would not be sufficient for Wikipedia. So, whatever you think is best. --LegitimateAndEvenCompelling (talk) 02:06, 22 November 2010 (UTC)