User talk:Darkwind

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Rename account for Venustar84?[edit]

Hi, I am a mentor for Venustar84, who prefers to be called by Kristine rather than her username. I saw your posting on User_talk:Venustar84#Use of multiple accounts and understand that she can just have one account due to sockpuppet accounts.

Is it possible / allowed, though in this circumstance, for her to rename her account to User:KristineVenustar, assuming Venustar is not part of her surname, or something else that might have "Kristine" in it?--CaroleHenson (talk) 19:10, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

@CaroleHenson: Sorry for taking so long to get back to you; I haven't been very active on the project lately. I don't see a problem with going through the standard rename process, following the guidelines at WP:CHU. —Darkwind (talk) 05:21, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 12 November 2014[edit]

Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

Hello Darkwind. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

If you do find a copyright violation, please do not decline the draft on that basis. Copyright violations need to be dealt with immediately as they may harm those whose content is being used and expose Wikipedia to potential legal liability. If the draft is substantially a copyvio, and there's no non-infringing version to revert to, please mark the page for speedy deletion right away using {{db-g12|url=URL of source}}. If there is an assertion of permission, please replace the draft article's content with {{subst:copyvio|url=URL of source}}.

Some of the more obvious indicia of a copyvio are use of the first person ("we/our/us..."), phrases like "this site", or apparent artifacts of content written for somewhere else ("top", "go to top", "next page", "click here", use of smartquotes, etc.); inappropriate tone of voice, such as an overly informal tone or a very slanted marketing voice with weasel words; including intellectual property symbols (™,®); and blocks of text being added all at once in a finished form with no misspellings or other errors.

I hope this message finds you well and thanks again you for your efforts in this area. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC).

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Please comment on Category talk:Chronological summaries of the Olympics[edit]

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User:HBC AIV helperbot11[edit]

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