User talk:Arunshank

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For completing the article on National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture. Cheers!

Aravind V R (talk) 09:55, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

September 2013[edit]

Hello Arunshank, and welcome to Wikipedia. Your addition to Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture has had to be removed, as it appears to have added copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. While we appreciate your contributing to Wikipedia, there are certain things you must keep in mind about using information from your sources to avoid copyright or plagiarism issues here.

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It's very important that contributors understand and follow these practices, as policy requires that people who persistently do not must be blocked from editing. If you have any questions about this, you are welcome to leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. —SpacemanSpiff 03:29, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Spamming and copyright problems[edit]

Hi, thanks for your interest in drought research; however there are three problems with your additions.

  • You posted the same paragraph in numerous articles. That's spam or something or other.
  • You pretty much pasted in the abstract from a professional paper. That's probably a copyright problem
  • It's in professional journal jargon, not integrated in simple english for an encyclopedia

Feel free to write some text in your own words based on that paragraph and try again, but try to pick the best article instead of spamming it everywhere. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 21:10, 18 January 2014 (UTC)