User talk:Contributingfactor

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Wikipedia Break[edit]

I will be taking a break from Wikipedia activities during August 2009 and will be unable to take on any article reviews, etc, during that time.

Thank you.

Contributingfactor (talk) 16:17, 9 August 2009 (UTC)


Brooks-Baxter War[edit]

Hi, I'm trying to get this article about Arkansas history reviewed for Good Article status and was wondering if you wouldn't mind taking a look at it. Thanks, --The_stuart (talk) 02:32, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for File:Easley High School Auditorium south and east elevations.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading or contributing to File:Easley High School Auditorium south and east elevations.jpg. I notice the file page specifies that the file is being used under fair use but there is not a suitable explanation or rationale as to why each specific use in Wikipedia constitutes fair use. Please go to the file description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale.

If you have uploaded other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on those pages too. You can find a list of 'file' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free media lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. J Milburn (talk) 00:13, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for File:Easley High School Auditorium south and east elevations.jpg
Thanks for your message about adding fair use rationale for this image. I've added that to the file description page but haven't deleted your tag. Please check to see if the rationale meets the requirements and, if so, delete the tag on the file description page. Contributingfactor (talk) 12:23, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
I'm not really seeing the need for it. We already have a picture of the building as it is now- non-free content should be used as an absolute last resort, and the article is quite short, it already contains multiple images. Also, while I'm here, File:Easley High School 1925.jpg is listed as published before 1923, but it was apparently taken in 1925? Could that be fixed? J Milburn (talk) 12:40, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
The article's current length isn't really germane to whether or not the photo should be included. The photo meets fair use rationale and clearly illustrates a section of the article about the historic site's restoration by showing how the building fell into disrepair. There's a photo of the building around the time of its construction while serving its original purpose and then one showing its present-day restored state, having been adapted for residential use (thus saving the building and site); this photo clearly shows the contrast and is, therefore, important to include. This is a very common issue in the world of historic preservation, particularly for NRHP properties. Use of this photo doesn't appear to be controversial or out of line with the scope of this article or other articles on historic structures, particularly those that have undergone adaptive reuse and restoration. Contributingfactor (talk) 13:21, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
Apart from the fact the image doesn't actually illustrate any section, as it's found off below the references. The only thing this seems to serve to illustrate is the line "The building had fallen into disrepair". That does not warrant the use of a non-free image. J Milburn (talk) 13:33, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
It's times like this when I wish Wikipedians could get on the telephone rather than do back and forth on talk pages! It would seem so much faster and clearer to resolve questions! But here we are... On my screen, the picture appears with the "Recent Restoration" section and not below the references as you state. That's where it's meant to be, at least, to illustrate that section. Perhaps it is not correctly anchored to that section and it would be helpful if you could provide information on how to do that. In any event, as a copyright holder myself in other venues, I fully appreciate the need for copyright protection and for fair use rationale. The text clearly states that this was one of South Carolina's most-endangered structures (that would be at the time of the photograph). Am I correct that your contention seems to be around the amount of text in the "Recent Restoration" section versus the image? Would expanding that section help or would altering the photo caption to strengthen that help? I do think it's vital to show the life-cycle of historic properties (as I stated above), particularly those that have been saved from ruin, and, in this case, since this was such an endangered building. Would you seek feedback on this from the NRHP WikiProject about this? Contributingfactor (talk) 14:07, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
I'm willing to drop my objection if you clean up the rationale/image page a little (this template may be useful) and expand the section to talk about the extent of disrepair. Once you've done that, feel free to remove the deletion notice. (Also, as I said, the other image will need to have its licensing fixed.) J Milburn (talk) 14:12, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Template:Rename media is what you want there. Remember that for the tag you used to be correct, the picture has to have been PUBLISHED before 1923, not just taken. J Milburn (talk) 21:24, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Contributingfactor! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 03:36, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Question about WikiProject South Carolina[edit]

Greetings, I have been watching WikiProject South Carolina for a while and it doesn't appear to be very active and I had a proposition for the members to consider. I would like to pull WPUS under WikiProject United States to some degree. I am not necessarily talking a full merger unless thats what the members of WPSC want but here is what I mean.

  1. The project would stay the way it is except for a couple things. I would like to replace {{WikiProject South Carolina}} with {{WikiProject United States}} and add WPSC to the list of Projects supported by WPUS. This would include replacing the WPSC template on the talk pages of the articles with WPUS/South Carolina (if you want to see an examply you camn look at Washington DC).
  2. I would also add it to the list of Projects supported by WPUS on the main WPUS landing page.

This would do a couple things that I think would benefit both projects.

  1. It would increase visibility of South Carolina and related articles to a much larger user base
  2. It would allow WPSC to more easily benefit from the Bots running for WPUS. This includes article alert bot that warns of Articles and Images for deletion or Promotion. This would ensure maximum visibility if an article relating to South Carolina was submitted for deletion or promotion.
  3. It would allow the South Carolina related articles to fall under the WPUS and South Carolina scope.
  4. It would somewhat reduce the maintenance required by consolidating the templates
  5. It would reduce the number of templates visibile on the articles
  6. In addition to the above, I typically cycle through all the articles in the WPUS scope every month or 2 fixing various things (sections, typos, persondata, categories, etc) and this would allow the South Carolina articles to fall under that much more easily.

Please let me know what thoughts or ideas you have about this and if the other members would be receptive to this. I also added a message to the talk page of WikiProject South Carolina. Thanks in advance. --Kumioko (talk) 20:26, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

September 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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--Kumioko (talk) 13:15, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Reply[edit]

You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at GoingBatty's talk page. GoingBatty (talk) 21:46, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

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File permission problem with File:Hard Hearted Hannah Sheet Music Cover.jpg[edit]

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December 2011 Newsletter for WikiProject United States[edit]

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--Kumioko (talk) 04:18, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

January 2012 Newsletter for WikiProject United States and supported projects[edit]

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Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location Seattle Public Library Meeting Room 1 on Level 4, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104
  • Event An editathon on Seattle-related Wikipedia articles with Wikipedia tutorials and Librarian assistance on hand.
  • Hashtag #wikiloveslib or #glamwiki.
  • Registration http://wll-seattle.eventbrite.com or use on-wiki regsistration.

Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 03:40, 1 December 2012 (UTC)