User talk:Crow

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Welcome to my talk page! I prefer to reply to messages in the same place they're started, to keep things easy for others to follow.

MCQ post[edit]

Just a quick constructive comment about one of your posts. Your statement that if the author is not willing to do so, then the image can only be used here under Fair Use ... is not entirely correct. We do not accept fair use as an alternative but apply a much stricter non-free criteria, and if an image is not released freely it cannot just be claimed as fair use. It must comply with all 10 non-free content policy guidelines which is not exactly what you told the poster. It is best to be very specific about the rules especially as many editors questioning on WP:MCQ are newbies or not familiar with copyright. Good luck ww2censor (talk) 23:42, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

  • Actually Ww2censor, that is precisely what I said to the OP: If the author is not willing to do so, then the image can only be used here under Fair Use, assuming no free equivalent version exists or can reasonably be created, and the other criteria are met. I even linked to the NFCC page for their easy perusal of the required criteria! CrowCaw 23:49, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
To me your phraseology imples that fair use could be an alternate, which is of course not the case, but the impression for newbies reading it could IMHO that fair use can be claimed if they can't find a free image. Beside that I always feel one must clearly make the distintion, especially when a poster mentions it, that we do not allow fair-use but use a much stricter criteria based on the NFCC policy. To me it was just matter of perception. That's all. Thanks for your good work. ww2censor (talk) 15:42, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Point taken. Perception is reality after all. I suppose I should have put the conditional at the start so as not to garden-path the OP: "The image can be used as fair use... <stops reading> OK then, that's what I'll do!" I appreciate the feedback! CrowCaw 21:27, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks ww2censor (talk) 23:05, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Copyright Issues[edit]


I hereby affirm that I, StudioM NYC, am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of I agree to publish the above-mentioned content under the free license: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported and GNU Free Documentation License (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts). I acknowledge that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work in a commercial product or otherwise, and to modify it according to their needs, provided that they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws. I am aware that this agreement is not limited to Wikipedia or related sites. I am aware that I always retain copyright of my work, and retain the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be claimed to have been made by me. I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project. Minako Yoshino Content Creator and Copyright Owner of StudioM NYC and of content. Wednesday, March 18, 2015

(Redacted) (talk) 00:58, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Mrdullins returns[edit]

I've finally had a chance to re-work the page you and I discussed back in September 2014. (That discussion is in your Archive 2, but I couldn't figure out how to add to that string so I started a new conversation here.)

Your original concerns related to copyright issues and the possibility that the website I had created about our school might be seen as a sales nature. I have removed comments related to our course offerings, how to contact the school (except for a link to our website), etc. to try to avoid the sales "feel." And the content itself has been totally re-written and quotes cited where they occur so we can avoid the copyright questions.

Before I submit for review, however, I'd like to add links to the appropriate categories as I have seen done in other articles, but I'm not certain how to LOCATE those categories in the first place. I know that seems very elementary, but when I search for what might be a category name, I get specific articles instead. Is there any way to see which categories exist out there without merely browsing through the category list?

Thanks so much. Mrdullins (talk) 18:29, 28 March 2015 (UTC)Mrdullins

  • Hi Mrdullins, and good to see you back! I'm glad you weren't put off by some of the quirks in policy here. I've looked over the new version and I think you're ok from a copyright perspective, and mostly ok from a promotional perspective. There are still 1 or 2 small bits, but nothing that should be problematic (see my edit to the lead section for the kind of thing I mean). It is not exclusively promotional, which is the red flag for that. I like the history section as well.
  • As far as Categories go, those don't get applied until the draft is accepted and promoted. This is just so a draft doesn't show up in the live category list which could draw readers to an incomplete article. Finding the right category though, to your question, is an art unto itself. One way is to start typing in the search field in the upper-right of the page, stating with "Category:". As you type, categories that match will appear in the list. For example, if you start typing Category: Private schools in D, you'll see that Category:Private Schools in Dallas Texas appears as one of the options, and would be a likely one to use here. Another method to identify appropriate categories is to find an existing article about a similar institution and see what categories it uses.
  • I hope this helps. Feel free to leave me a note if I can be of further assistance. CrowCaw 22:24, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

GOCE March 2015 drive[edit]

Minor Barnstar.png The Minor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Crow for copy edits totaling between 1 and 3,999 words during the GOCE March 2015 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 13:08, 3 April 2015 (UTC)