Talk:Project AWARE

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I am currently attempting to get permission from AWARE to use its logo on the page. Superclear 20:20, 22 November 2005 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Projectaware.gif[edit]

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Image:Projectaware.gif is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

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If there is other other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on the other images used on this page. Note that any fair use images uploaded after 4 May, 2006, and lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.BetacommandBot 04:31, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Added a fair use rationale to the Image page. - Fordan (talk) 13:52, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Copyright violation[edit]

The entire article as it now exists is almost certainly a copy and paste copyright violation as follows:

I discovered the above when trying to create references for this article. I have completed the referencing to help save the article, but unless the text is donated under CC-by-SA licence, or completely re-written in the author's own words, I fear it will be deleted as a copyvio. --RexxS (talk) 18:02, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

For the moment, I've reverted the article to the version as of 17 May 2007 as the next edit introduced copyright violations. This is as instructed at WP:COPYVIO#Dealing with copyright violations: "If all of the content of a page appears to be a copyright infringement, check the page history; if an older non-infringing version of the page exists, you should revert the page to that version." --RexxS (talk) 18:15, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Page updated as of 22 October 2009, by a member of the Project AWARE Foundation staff. Previous article was not entirely correct as it was referring to old information. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wiskerson (talkcontribs) 23:51, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
Unfortunately, the latest update is still a copy & paste of http://www.projectaware.org/english/default_international.aspx http://www.projectaware.org/english/about_us/our_history.aspx and http://www.projectaware.org/english/about_us/our_accomplishments.aspx - all of which is "© Project AWARE Foundation 2008. All Rights Reserved" and therefore not usable in Wikipedia as I explained above. I have reluctantly had to revert the update. --RexxS (talk) 00:37, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Update to entry[edit]

I'm associated with Project AWARE, and would like changes to this entry. As of June, 2011, the organization is focused on two programs = shark conservation and marine debris (there's more information here: http://www.projectaware.org/issues). Project AWARE empowers divers to take action for ocean protection. Visit projectaware.org for the lates informarion on programs and volunteer opportunities.

Is it OK to remove links to WikiProject Fisheries and Fishing?[edit]

Hi, is it OK to remove the template at the head of this article re WikiProject Fisheries and Fishing? I looked at the WikiProject Fisheries and Fishing homepage and found nothing about the areas of conservation that Project AWARE has historically and is currently involved with. Any thoughts? Cowdy001 (talk) 20:18, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Can I have a bit more time to work on this? I just managed to get enough there to feel comfortable removing the "proposed deletion" tag yesterday. Project AWARE does fund projects that impact that area (example) so I really don't see a problem with their interest. More eyes on something never hurts in my mind. Thanks! --Gene Hobbs (talk) 20:28, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi Gene Hobbs, my question was directed to everyone, not just to you (BTW, thanks for saving the article from deletion). Firstly, my personal experience with Project AWARE was being part of a recreational diving community environmental monitoring project which was successful in 2002 or 2003 in obtaining Project AWARE funding. I am not aware (no pun intended) of Project AWARE funding projects concerned with fishing activity. Secondly, I do see a problem with 'their interest' because editors associated with WikiProject Fisheries and Fishing will be obliged to rate an article which may be outside of their sphere of interest. I looked at articles on WP about organisations with similar interests and areas of activity to find that most were linked to WikiProject Environment. I did not notice any affiliation to WikiProject Fisheries and Fishing apart from Project AWARE.Cowdy001 (talk) 02:50, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
It was taking longer than I thought it would to pull together info on the projects they funded in fisheries science. If you feel this strongly, take it off. Not sure when I'll have time to get back to it. --Gene Hobbs (talk) 03:21, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
My advice would be to leave the banner. It was added in 2008 by Epipelagic, who is an active editor and a member of several related Wikiprojects (like Ecology). As long as somebody in a Wikiproject is interested in an article (even if only tangentially related), it's reasonable for that WikiProject to add its banner. Remember that rating an article is mainly for the benefit of a WikiProject - to help them prioritise work and measure progress. To put it into context, it wasn't until September 2009 that WikiProject Scuba had a rating system. --RexxS (talk) 17:23, 25 March 2014 (UTC)