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Cokodeal references challenge[edit]

Thank you sir for the review on the Cokodeal draft.

Please sir, the organization is a start-up organization and does not yet have enough review in independent reliable sources. With time, i hope that there would be reviews in independent journals and articles. Is there a way to get around this for now, and still make the article accepted?

Ewan McLennan's Page[edit]

Hi Matthew,

All seems to have gone quiet with this submission. If it's in the queue for review and hasn't been looked at yet, then that's fine. However, if it's waiting for something from me, I don't know what it is. Ewan has emailed to say the pictures I uploaded could be used, and as 3 of them were album covers they should be fine anyway.

Is anything waiting for me, or is it just queued up?

Thanks, Naganata

Naganata (talk) 13:53, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Hello Naganata, you are still in queue, we're just really backed up. In the meantime, just carefully measure your draft up against WP:Notability (music) to ensure your subject clearly meets the standards.
Regarding images: whoa, hold up. Wikipedia takes copyright very seriously, as we use WP:Creative Commons licensing. So "sure, go ahead and use X" is not at all sufficient, would get an image deleted immediately. To be able to use the artist's photo or album cover, he would need to fill out a WP:OTRS for explicitly releasing the images to Creative Commons. However, clearly he doesn't want to do that for his copyrighted album covers, making them nearly Public Domain. And before you ask the common question, no "sure you guys can use it, but only for Wikipedia, not for anyone else" is not a legit licensing option, that's not how WP works.
Unless explicitly expired copyright or released in the public domain, album covers can only be used under very strict WP:Fair use criteria, such as a small, low-res image only on the specific article for that specific album (not a sub-section like yours). Put album covers out of your mind for now, focus on getting the draft published. If the draft publishes, then you can solicit photos of the artist, from photo creators/owners willing to release them under WP:OTRS. So yeah, really strict photo policy because we respect copyrights so don't want millions of people using an image that the owner hasn't explicitly released. Hope this helps! MatthewVanitas (talk) 15:24, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Matthew,

I've tweaked the article a little. When I said Ewan had granted permission for the album covers, he did it via an email to the address specified in the Consent page. No problem though, as you say, we'll worry about that once the article is published.

Thanks again, Dave

Hi Matthew,

The article about Ewan McLennan has been rejected owing to copyright issues. Where did I go wrong? I'm ok with the photo and album covers not being there from the start, and all of the links are to other web sites reviewing his albums and concerts.

Any advice would be appreciated, as it's a shame that Ewan doesn't have an entry when he clearly passes the 'Notability' test you have.

Thanks, Dave Naganata (talk) 11:47, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Naganata (talk) 00:31, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Erno Polgar again[edit]

--Györgyné Pruzsinszki (talk) 16:18, 5 December 2014 (UTC)Dear Mathew! Erno Polgar literary side when it will be final? Thanks for the help! György PruzsinszkiGyörgyné Pruzsinszki (talk) 16:18, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

--Györgyné Pruzsinszki (talk) 18:33, 5 December 2014 (UTC)Dear Mathew! Erno Polgar of Hungary's best-known writers. Please help with the side to be public? The reference are on the site. I am wating for your helps. Best regards: Gyorgyne PruzsinszkiGyörgyné Pruzsinszki (talk) 18:33, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Hello Györgyné Pruzsinszki, I've requested help from WikiProject Hungary in reviewing your article. My request to them is posted here: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Hungary#Notability_check_at_Draft:Erno_Polgar. MatthewVanitas (talk) 03:36, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

--Györgyné Pruzsinszki (talk) 19:45, 8 December 2014 (UTC)Dear Mathew, there are some comments for your question about Erno Polgar. Now You can help us? Regards Gyorgyne PruzsinszkiGyörgyné Pruzsinszki (talk) 19:45, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

--Györgyné Pruzsinszki (talk) 17:43, 11 December 2014 (UTC) Dear Mathew, Mr. Erno Polgar did a new version of the draft, as You can see it. He got the highest hungarian Prize: Magyar Koztarsasagi Erdemrend Lovagkereszt. What is Your decision now? Can You accept his article? Regards Gyorgyne Pruzsinszki Györgyné Pruzsinszki (talk) 17:43, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Györgyné Pruzsinszki, your draft was not in line to be reviewed, so I have put it back in line for review, and will neaten it up some, but I will not be the one giving it the next review, I want someone new to look at it for new perspective. Regarding WikiProject Hungary, there are some comments for your question about Erno Polgar, no those are not credible in the slightest. Having friends and colleagues who know nothing about Wikipedia drop in to insist Notability is not helpful to your cause, especially as they don't even know basic Wikipedia things like how to start a new paragraph.
Please work within the process instead of loudly proclaiming that he needs an article. Trying to sneak past the process is just going to annoy editors, so instead please just write your draft, click Submit so it will actually be in line for review and make any corrections based on feedback from reviewers. MatthewVanitas (talk)

--Györgyné Pruzsinszki (talk) 08:13, 13 December 2014 (UTC) Dear Mathew! We worked hard. Erno Polgár and me. We respectfully ask for your editorial colleagues to publish the article. We wish you a Merry Christmas! Sincerely, - in the name of Erno Polgár - Györgyné PruzsinszkiGyörgyné Pruzsinszki (talk) 08:13, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Joseph Vaudan[edit]

Dear Matthew:

The Super Title to my article, the one that's used at wikipedia to search for the article, is misspelled and I don't know how to get it fixed. The article is about Joseph Vaudan. The super title reads J-O-E-S-P-H Vaudan. Who can correct that?

I'm in contact with the librarian at Gran San Bernardo monastery now. So, more attributions will be added to make the article better!

Slshochat (talk) 02:23, 11 December 2014 (UTC)slshochat

Slshochat, I fixed the title for you. One comment: do not include links to outside websites in the body of the article (such as to the Order's website, or the wine association). Only wikilinks to other Wikipedia articles are allowed in the main body of the article. MatthewVanitas (talk) 05:11, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Erno Polgar hungarian jewish writer - Edited by Erno Polgar[edit]

Dear Mathew, I am Mr. Erno Polgar and I did a new version of the draft, as You can see it. I got in 2007 the highest hungarian Prize: Magyar Koztarsasagi Erdemrend Lovagkereszt (Knight´Cross of Hungary Republic).

What is Your decision now? Can You accept my article?
I edited some reccomandation too.

Regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:10, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Professor Stefan Winter states in his book The Shiite Emirates of Ottoman Syria (MID 17th –MID 18th Century),page 236:

“The abrupt disappearance of the Harfush emirate left the shiite community of baalbek bereft of any anciently – rooted , indigenous social leadership , making it that much more of likely venue for the rise of foreign-inspired ideological mass movements such as communism, Nasirism ext…in Lebanon’s tumultuous 20th century” I kindly advice you to read the above mentioned book, where I’m sure that this book will change all the miss concept of the history of the Ottoman in Baalback and Bekaa Families, bearing in mind that Harfush’s family ruled Baalback and Bekaa for 350 years.

--Mharfouche (talk) 08:22, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

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Mharfouche (talk) 08:35, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Drifting Sun[edit]

Hi Matthew

I have just noticed that my article has been refused. I don't really understand why, this is an article about a genuine music band (mine), presenting original music (mine), which has been written, record, produced, released, and copyright lawfully. I have not stolen any of it, nor have I infringed any copyright laws, and the sources I cited as to genuine and independant reviews and articles etc from magazines etc talking about my music are all verifiable.

Could you then explain on what basis my article has been refused? — Preceding unsigned comment added by DriftingSunWeb (talkcontribs) 21:37, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Hello DriftingSunWeb, a couple problems, but first and largest: like as explicitly stated on your Talk page, the exact reason your draft was deleted was because it appears to be copied from That right there is 100% a reason we have to delete something. As far as we're concerned, you're just "some guy" and appear to be ripping off Drifting Sun's presumably-copyrighted website. Now, if you happen to be the author/owner of that site, and want to use those materials, you would have to explicitly donate them, not just by saying "I donate" buy by actually filling out a form at WP:OTRS which proves you're the copyright holder and release those materials under WP:Creative Commons.
That said, don't bother donating the materials, since a proper article is way different than an "About Us!!!" website, so there's no point submitting that writeup anyway. A proper band article is based on third-party sources like news reports, formal reviews, etc. Frankly, we don't care in the slightest what the band puts on its website, since anyone can make up anything for their website. What we do care is the facts as verified by, say, the LA Times, A Brief History of Rock (or some such published book), Spin Magazine, Pitchfork, the BBC, etc. We can only accept facts verified by outside authorities. Your personal knowledge of the band is totally inadmissible, because again a band member could just make up whatever facts.
Further, I'd really suggest not writing about your own band, because as you see it's very hard to write about yourself objectively, and non-objective articles are deleted on sight. Also, to be frank, if your band is famous and significant, why is nobody else writing an article about it? The Rolling Stones didn't write their own article, see what I mean? In any case, you're not 100% banned from writing about your own band, just discouraged, and also experience has shown us reviewers that most musicians are literally incapable of writing an article that is not obviously a promo. But if you want to give a shot at writing an objective article that actually passes scrutiny, see WP:Notability (music) for the ironclad sourcing requirements. I mean, literally, seriously, read that guideline carefully because I can about guarantee you that anyone Declining your draft is doing so based on a close reading/knowledge of that exact guideline. Hope this answers your question! MatthewVanitas (talk) 22:00, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi Matthew

Ok, well yes it is my own band, I own all the copyrights to the material I have mentioned in the article, and yes I can prove the ownership of my own material, through copyright references etc. I have also submitted genuine and independant reviews from magazines who have written articles about my albums (refer to the links I have included in my draft). What else can I provide to prove that this is a genuine article and that people are writing about the band? — Preceding unsigned comment added by DriftingSunWeb (talkcontribs) 22:12, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

afc qy[edit]

For pages like this wouldn't it be simpler to just delete or list for deletion as a test page? DGG ( talk ) 22:30, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Review of AFC[edit]

Greetings Matthew Vanitas, this AFC was created long before but still in Review Waiting mode, kindly review the article soon,

Thank you, Social Informer (talk) 06:47, 15 December 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Social Informer (talkcontribs) 02:01, 14 December 2014 (UTC)


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Chemnitzer concertina[edit]

External links should not link to copyrighted material. This would be in violation of wikipedia policy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shiedlfreu (talkcontribs) 20:46, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Links concerning the description, Chemnitzer concertina:

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The links contained copyrighted material. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shiedlfreu (talkcontribs) 20:55, 16 December 2014 (UTC)


Wikipedia description: Chemnitzer concertina

It is Wikipedia policy to not have external links that violate the copyrights of others.

In analysis, each of the previous links contained copyrighted material. All of them should not have been linked. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shiedlfreu (talkcontribs) 20:59, 16 December 2014 (UTC)


External links that contain copyrighted material, violate the rights of others.

Each of the previous external links contained copyrighted material. This is in violation of wikipedia policy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shiedlfreu (talkcontribs) 21:07, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

The music shown on both web sites have copyrighted material. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shiedlfreu (talkcontribs) 21:24, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Draft: Chaheru[edit]

Hi Mathew, were you able to get this article? I had sent an e-mail with questions etc. but have not heard back. Any feedback would be useful to improve the article and have it accepted.

Many thanks, in advance. kinder deo (talk) 06:30, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Hello kinder deo, I don't accept emails for an issue that can be dealt with publicly on a Talk page instead, so if you have questions, unless they're extremely sensitive for personal reasons, please just post questions here on my Talk page. MatthewVanitas (talk) 15:41, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Draft: Chaheru[edit]

Hi Mathew,

I created a new article and have submitted it for a review. I do not know if it complies with all the guidelines and would like to improve the article and have it accepted. I would like to have someone look at the article and advise. This is the first article on the Chaheru village and not much has been recorded and there are very few references available. The content came from a retired teacher of the same village.

My concerns are Grammer, References, chronolgy, and general content: In the article;
1.Reference 5 and 6 deliver the same point. Ref 5 is the actual page from a book, and ref 6 is the book. How should this be stated? Do I need ref 6 at all?
2.Reference 8 is a page out of a book, but the book has not been listed. Should the book be listed as a reference?
3.Reference 10 is the actual report and ref 11 is the url for a government site to deliver the report. The report is in "Punjabi" language and justifies my point. Is this o.k.? Do I need to have the url reference at all?
4. Under the section: Migration to Other Countries. Previously nothing has been recorded and the year of migration, which came from a Villager, can not be justified. How should this be handled? Would the indication of timing in the form of decades e.g. early/mid 1950's, work? Would a general reference of timing from countries like USA, Canada work, as to when a religious sect migrated.
5. Under the section: Famous viewpoints, I reference "Lovely University...". This is a private university with 25k students. Reference 17 is the URL for the university. Should the url be included in the article?
6. Are there any references missing? Should a section be removed if there are no references?
7. Are there any grammatical errors in the article that I should correct? 
8. Any other suggestions to improve the article? 
I would really appreciate if you can assist in this regard.  
Thanks. Kinder Deo.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:20, 18 December 2014 (UTC) 

kinder deo (talk) 21:14, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

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Request on 02:41:42, 21 December 2014 for assistance on AfC submission by Tabangado[edit]

Hi MV, thanks for your timely action on my submission. I guessed that it would be rejected as soon as I saw another user had submitted the article. At this point what I need to know what the accepted protocol is for integrating the information I found into the prior article. Do I need to contact the original user or do I simply hit "edit" and let the process take care of itself? Thanks for your help, 'ppreciate it mucho.Tabangado (talk) 02:41, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

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