User talk:Benji Franklyn

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Welcome[edit]

Hello, welcome to Wikipedia.

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Hi Benji, I just wanted to thank you for creating the Grand Trunk Railroad article. I think all of the people who have been working on Canadian history articles have been meaning to write that, but none of us ever got around to it. So it's nice to see that someone finally wrote it! :) Adam Bishop 20:07, 26 Jan 2004 (UTC)


Hey-now, BF. I especially enjoyed seeing your "nick" since i'm in the midst of reading Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver, which uses a lot of unfamiliar spelling and includes a character who is probably another BF.

Thanks for the additional Baden-Powells. In case you haven't picked up on the fact, you can use Show preview to see your draft as it will appear on the page, without adding an entry to the Page history each time.

You almost certainly have noted how many within-the-site links we set up: so much so that any link other than an external one is almost always just called a link without qualification. In fact, you summarized several of your edits within the List of people by name structure referring to internal links. That structure has many within-the-tree links, and many of the pages of it have multiple within-the-page links; i stared at your contribution for a while, trying to see where you had created within-the-page links! That was eventually good for a laugh at my own expense -- perhaps the best kind, eh?, especially since i am so uncommonly generous in forgiving myself for laughing at me.

I could see, from the multiple edits that you did on that page, that you've been quickly picking up how this thing works, pretty much in the same way that i think most of of us have. I hope your interest holds up, and look forward to having you as a colleague.

Oh, here's a trick i just finally learned, after puzzling for months over how User:Jiang, User:Angela, and others were customizing their sigs with an extra link, without having to type the timestamp portion by hand. Can you deduce the string i typed into the

Your nickname (for signatures):

pane on my Preferences page? Don't be embarrassed to ask, if the puzzle eventually loses its charm.

Thanks, and keep up the good work. [smile] --Jerzy(t) 08:12, 2004 Mar 2 (UTC)


You seem to have created a number of articles based on copyrighted material, such as Grand Trunk Railroad, Niagara Parks Commission, and Laurier House. Please do not do this. These articles now all have to be deleted. If you have submited any other articles based on material copied from websites please list them on Wikipedia:Possible copyright infringements. - SimonP 04:07, Mar 13, 2004 (UTC)


Thanks for the article on Montmorency Falls! Brian Rock 04:57, Mar 21, 2004 (UTC)


Nice work on Battle of Kapyong. You have a way with words. --Uncle Ed 13:27, 2 Apr 2004 (UTC)


Hi, I have listed Bora Laskin on Bora Laskin as you have said the text is only to be used non-commercially. This is not compatible with the terms of the GFDL. Angela. 22:55, Apr 6, 2004 (UTC)


The Bora Laskin information on the Supreme Court of Canada website may be reproduced without premission for public non-commercial purposes. My understanding is that the Wikipedia is both public and non-commercial. If I am wrong about this please let me know. Basically the SCC does not require anyone to obtain permission to use the material for public non-commercial purposes.Benji Franklyn 23:39, 6 Apr 2004 (UTC)

No, text inserted in Wikipedia needs to be suitable for commercial use. Under the terms of the GFDL, anyone can re-use articles here, commercially if they want to. It is quite feasible that someone could sell the Bora Laskin if they wanted to, so this would violate the terms of use of the SCC. Angela. 08:19, Apr 7, 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 1000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

OR

Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:
{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)


Unverified images[edit]

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I notice they currently don't have image copyright tags. Could you add some to let us know their copyright status? (You can use {{gfdl}} if you release them under the GNU Free Documentation License, {{fairuse}} if you claim fair use, etc.) If you don't know what any of this means, just let me know at my talk page where you got the images and I'll tag them for you. Thanks so much. [[User:Poccil|Peter O. (Talk, automation script)]] 21:58, Dec 10, 2004 (UTC)

P.S. You can help tag other images at User:Yann/Untagged_Images. Thanks again.

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Image Tagging for Image:Athabaskan_G_07.jpg[edit]

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Image copyright problem with Image:Athabaskan_R79.jpg[edit]

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Unspecified source for Image:International Joint Commission.jpg[edit]

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Replaceable fair use Image:Athabaskan DDH 282.jpg[edit]

I absouloutley love the bit on lethbridge viaduct can I have ur number my name is dillon thoms

Replaceable fair use

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File source problem with File:Lethbridge Viaduct Crane.jpg[edit]

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Proposed deletion of CSTC HMCS Quebec[edit]

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