User talk:Mdennis (WMF)

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An edit to WP:MOS[edit]

Hi Maggie. I'd like to get your opinion on these 3 successive edits to WP:MOS from 6 days ago ... it hasn't been reverted, and looking quickly, I don't see a discussion. Among other things, it says that in some cases, it's preferable not to use quote marks when you're directly quoting a single word (or maybe more than one word, I'm not sure). It's certainly not an uncommon practice, but I'm wondering if there are slippery slope issues here with omitting quote marks. (watching here, of course) - Dank (push to talk) 03:37, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Dan. :) Speaking based on my own understanding (I can ask the attorneys if you like), I believe that this is an editorial choice. From a copyright standpoint, from the U.S. perspective, I believe that the quotation marks don't matter in the context set out there. In my opinion, the in-text attribution and extremely limited taking eliminates any plagiarism concern as well. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 10:23, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks much. I think it's likely the question will come up, and it's good to have your opinion on this. - Dank (push to talk) 12:14, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
P.S. No don't ask the lawyers :) - Dank (push to talk) 20:40, 22 April 2015 (UTC)