User talk:Hchc2009

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Your GA nomination of Jewel Tower[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Jewel Tower you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jonas Vinther -- Jonas Vinther (talk) 15:21, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Jewel Tower[edit]

The article Jewel Tower you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Jewel Tower for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jonas Vinther -- Jonas Vinther (talk) 18:03, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Jonas! - will address the comments hopefully tomorrow morning. Hchc2009 (talk) 13:18, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

July to September 2014 MilHist reviews[edit]

Wiki-stripe2.svg Military history reviewers' award
By order of the Military History WikiProject coordinators, for your work on the WikiProject's Peer, Good Article, A-Class and Featured Article Candidate reviews for the period July to September 2014, I am delighted to award you these Wikistripes. During this period you undertook four reviews. Without reviewers like you it would be very difficult for our writers to achieve their goals of creating high quality content, so your efforts are greatly appreciated. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 14:21, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks very much Ian, much appreciated. Hchc2009 (talk) 14:03, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Dunstanburgh Castle[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Dunstanburgh Castle you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jonas Vinther -- Jonas Vinther (talk) 11:40, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Dunstanburgh Castle[edit]

The article Dunstanburgh Castle you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Dunstanburgh Castle for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Jonas Vinther -- Jonas Vinther (talk) 12:42, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Giles Downes for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Giles Downes is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Giles Downes until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Sionk (talk) 01:44, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Scottish religion in the 17th century[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:04, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Little Big Inch deletion question[edit]

I apologize for the trouble. I'm still learning. My posting today on the Big Inch article was intended to add what I thought was an interesting detail. I quoted directly from my article (written with assistance of volunteers) posted on my website. I will further study how to use Wikipedia before posting again. Should I have used my name in the citation to prevent the deletion? I do not want to appear self-serving, but my AOGHS.org website has many interesting and carefully researched articles. Perhaps not up the standards of your excellent work on Medieval castles, but fair. Thank you for your consideration. PetroleumAge (talk) 16:52, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

PetroleumAge, hi! I thought the bit about the balls was interesting as well (although it wasn't clear from the original article if they were actually used during the war or not, or where the original source of the information was, which is important if an article is self-published).
The key issue was the copyright of the original text... Material added to the wiki is released for others to use under a Creative Commons license, which gives very wide rights for its use and reuse. The addition was copied almost word from word from a webpage copyrighted by Bruce A. Wells, and you can't add copyrighted material onto the wiki without the copyright holder's explicit permission (and, if an article was produced with the assistance of other writers, they may have rights as well that need to be factored in, unless they have also given permission for their material to be used).
The trick is usually to paraphrase - rewriting the material in your own words, rather than cut and pasting. How could you add in the key information, ideally referring back to the original sources, without re-using the copyrighted text? Hchc2009 (talk) 17:16, 23 October 2014 (UTC)