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Love and Mary

Hello.

Your Plot Summary at the article you created entitled Love and Mary is a flagrant copyright violation of THIS COPYRIGHTED PIECE by Mark Deming in the New York Times. Such extremely close paraphrases must be avoided. I have blanked the entire section as a copyright violation, do not restore it. If you are aware of similar instances of close paraphrase that you have inserted at Wikipedia, please remove that material immediately. Thank you. —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 04:13, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Second Copyright Violation Warning

Hi again.

The 2007-08 bullet-point section of your article Sanam Singh is a direct copy-and-paste copyright violation inserting material from THIS PIECE FROM COLLEGE TENNIS ONLINE. I have blanked the subsection as a copyright violation and will be further examining this piece. Do not restore this material. Please get busy fixing your copyright issues, which I suspect might be numerous. I will be contacting an administrator seeking removal of your Auto-Confirmed rights. Thanks. —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 04:27, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Third Copyright Violation Warning

Hi Bill.

I'm starting to pick through your new starts from the beginning. Your piece University School of Information Technology is probably a copyright violation from start to finish. Certainly the "Programs" section is a direct copy-and-paste from THIS. I have blanked this section as a copyright violation, do not restore it. Please take this one from the top, rewriting everything in a manner which does not violate copyright law. Thanks. —Tim //// Carrite (talk) 05:11, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Fourth Copyright Violation Warning

Dang, I'm getting to be a regular here.

Your article Education in Delhi opens with a massive copy-and-paste copyright violation from THIS. I did not look over the rest of the article, but I think it is highly likely that there is other offending material to be cleaned up. I have deleted the offending opening section as a copyright violation, do not restore this material. It is probably time for you to take a break from your other Wikipedia activities so that you may dedicate time to go through your entire contribution history, cleaning up copyright violations. Please drop me a line letting me know if you are aware of this problem. Thanks. —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 05:28, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

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AN/I

There is a thread at WP:AN/I (Administrator's Noticeboard/Incidents) in which you are mentioned, relating to Love and Mary. Best regards, —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 06:23, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

ArbCom

My edit summary associated with removal of your copyright violation in Love and Mary has drawn an unsolicited email from a certain Fred Bauder ((Redacted)), who did not identify his capacity at EnWP or WMF or specify his exact concerns in his message to me. He invited me to contact ArbCom by email (arbcom-l@lists.wikimedia.org) if I cared to comment, which I have done, and to make sure to notify you that I did that, which I am now doing. If that sounds mysterious, ambiguous, and befuddling, it is because that is the way Wikipedia's dysfunctional Cult of Anonymity would have it. Best regards, —Tim /// Carrite (talk) 17:30, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

I've redacted Fred's private email address as I've really no idea why you think he would want it posted publicly. --Demiurge1000 (talk) 18:05, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
We received a request for oversight about an edit comment made by Carrite which contained a link to Wikipediocracy.org. The problem was that the page contains personal information in addition to Carrite's complaint about your editing. The edit comment was deleted but can be viewed by administrators. User:Fred Bauder Talk 18:11, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. Carrite (talk) 19:14, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

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Copyright violations

Because of the above noted copyright violations, I have for now revoked your "autopatrolled" and "reviewer" rights, so that your new articles appear in the unpatrolled section of the new papes patrol, and that you can't review them. Please try to help with identifying and correcting your copyright violations. Note that any new copyright violations may get this account blocked. Fram (talk) 08:01, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

I have since noted that you are involved with Gibraltarpedia. Please note that my above actions have nothing to do with this, and were caused by Carrite's detections and his request at my talk page to look into this (also, as far as I can see, not motivated by any Gibraltarpedia-related history, but because we had both worked on a recent copyvio-related ArbCom case). I'll probably refrain from taking further admin actions related to you (certainly negative ones like taking away user rights), to avoid the impression that I am involved and did this for some ulterior motive. I didn't associate you with Gibraltarpedia (I only remember interacting with Prioryman, Gibmetal, LauraHale, and a few others) and don't recall any previous interaction with you (but there probably have been some, I have interacted with most active editors by now I presume). Fram (talk) 11:09, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
In what sense, if any, do you consider Laura to be associated with Gibraltarpedia, Fram? --Demiurge1000 (talk) 17:18, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
These are my first few creations, which I created during the time I was very new to project and knew nothing about copyrights or plagiarism. Since then I've created several articles and none of them has any trace of copyright infringement. Moreover, many of them are considered quality content. I accept that I should have cleaned-up them. What I'm unable to understand is why have I been penalised for my 'newbie' time contributions. With a few rare exceptions, every new user makes mistake. Now I'm a new page patroller with almost perfect CSD log. How can I not be trusted with new or pending changes? — Bill william comptonTalk 04:34, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
I have no means of knowing how long those copyvios continued, and as long as that isn't cleared out, some basic actions were taken. (Pending changes is hardly an issue, very few articles have it anyway). And it wouldn't be the first time that featured content turns out to be partially plagiariased, so while it gives some confidence to see your good article work, it doesn't necessarily mean that there are no problems with it. Fram (talk) 07:50, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
Hi Fram, did you miss my question? In what sense, if any, do you consider Laura to be associated with Gibraltarpedia? --Demiurge1000 (talk) 10:12, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
I'm open for any type of investigation. How can I have a clean slate against my name, once and for all!? — Bill william comptonTalk 12:56, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
If you could give (for a start) a cursory look at your older contributions, and indicate where approximately you believe that copyright violations are likely to have stopped, or from which date backwards on more checks are needed, then we can start checking this and make a more informed decision. At first glance, your recent article creations are copyvio-free, but I don't think we have an idea yet of how far this problem goes. For me personally, getting the impression that a) the problem no longer occurs, and b) you are helping to identify and/or remove older violations, is sufficient. Like I said, if you consider me to be involved and would like some other admin to take over here, just let me know. The outcome may be the same or not, no guarantees there. Fram (talk) 13:16, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
I've checked some articles with the duplicate detector and haven't found any problem. I'm confident that there are no copyvio problems after January 19, 2011. I'll look more closely later, but you are more than welcome to recheck. Thanks for bearing with me. I'll cooperate in any way you want. — Bill william comptonTalk 17:23, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

I took a look at your articles from February 2011, and the first one I checked, [1] from 25 February, seems to be a copyright violation from [2] from 24 February 2011 (probably the original source is something else, but that's not really the point). So it looks as if the copyright problems continued at least for a month more. Fram (talk) 08:15, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

I only checked articles created by me. Will give a thorough review to all contributions. — Bill william comptonTalk 02:09, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Another, smaller one here [3] from [4] and here [5]. It's just two sentences but both are copied verbatim.Volunteer Marek 19:07, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

I've started clean-up process. — Bill william comptonTalk 06:38, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
I don't immediately notice any remaining problems (spot-checking some of the larger contributions you made). Thanks for the clean-up. I'll restore your user rights (I guess that no one will object to this with "involved" claims ;-) ). Fram (talk) 13:47, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
Merci beaucoup! — Bill william comptonTalk 14:38, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of 2009 Mediterranean Games medal table

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2010 Asian Games Opening Ceremony

I decided to ask about this to you because I couldn't decide about to add the info or not. When I was watching 2010 Asian Games opening ceremony parade of nations, the song played during Indonesia parade is Garuda Pancasila (Indonesian patriotic song). Then, I started to think that the country's local famous song was played when each country paraded to the arena. Is this little info worth to add or not?

Here's the youtube link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h85zlL6y-a8 Griff88 (talk) 08:30, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Yes indeed it certainly is. But you have to provide a citation for this statement. — Bill william comptonTalk 12:07, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for 2009 Mediterranean Games medal table

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