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Never Forget - 9/11/2001
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Gtk-go-forward-ltr.svg STOP! If your question regards things like Copyvio, License and Something-like-that, please read this!. Please also note that I'm using a Bot to put the messages in your talk page so excuse it if it makes errors. Usually, if you are the author of the picture it can be enough to add only {{PD-Self}} otherwise search the license here! And all will be ok. If the problem regards Bot-Problems (for example, if it's too fast or something like that..) or something else, don't be shy and notify me ASAP. Thanks and All the Best, --Mifter (talk) 01:57, 29 July 2008 (UTC)



Whose side are you on???

Welcome[edit]

(Note: This welcome message will not be archieved) Mifter (talk) 02:22, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Hello, Mifter! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! Polly (Parrot) 22:11, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
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(Note: This welcome message will not be archieved) Mifter (talk) 02:22, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

2007eaglez.png and goldeneaglez.png images[edit]

I really have no idea why you deleted these pictures, I made sure that the copyright said that these were my own images but still I was getting comments that they were not mine and I needed a copyright on them.



paarty30

Please leave my cover alone, I am the sole author of my own book, all copyright belongs to me. thanks istvan banyai author of Zoom.....

X'mas[edit]

AfC news[edit]

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Dear AfC participant,

  1. Msgj and Tnxman307 are organising the AfC challenge! It's a little competition to help improve some of the articles created through AfC and we are hoping that everyone will get involved. For level 1, you just need to bring a stub up to Start-class. Level 2 is improving a Start-class article to C-class. And so on. To get involved or for more information please see the competition page.
  2. Those of you who haven't reviewed an article recently might not have noticed the new process that was implemented this year. Reviewing articles is now more enjoyable than ever :) You might like to give it a try. All articles waiting for review are in Category:Pending Afc requests. (Please read the updated instructions.)
  3. Please consider adding {{AFC status}} to your userpage to keep track of the number of articles waiting for review. At the time of writing we are officially backlogged, so help is needed!
  4. There is currently a proposal to bring the Images for upload process under the umbrella of WikiProject Articles for creation. The rationale is that both processes are designed to allow unregistered users to take part more fully in Wikipedia, and partipants in each process can probably help each other.

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And to you as well. :)[edit]

That was fun. Thank you. Happy 1st day of Winter to you too!

Calling all active WP:Artemis Fowl members[edit]

Nomination for adminship[edit]

kevin wong beach volleyball wikipedia page[edit]

Mifter,

Hi. My name is Sherry Harper Wong. I'm Kevin's wife. I tried to update his Wikipedia page because there is information on there that was incorrect and it also doesn't tell his entire bio. I also unsuccessfully tried to upload photographs but have no idea how.

Please help me.

Thank you. Sherry

WikiCup Newsletter XXXVI[edit]

I am contesting a dispute about an image I uploaded.[edit]

I recently went into my account and found a note about an image I uploaded claiming a copyright dispute.

The image is Image:Pianist Jonathan Batiste by BenoitAubry of Ottawa.jpg

The message is as follows:"Thanks for uploading Image:Pianist Jonathan Batiste by BenoitAubry of Ottawa.jpg. The image has been identified as not specifying the copyright status of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. Even if you created the image yourself, you still need to release it so Wikipedia can use it. If you don't indicate the copyright status of the image on the image's description page, using an appropriate copyright tag, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you made this image yourself, you can use copyright tags like

(to release all rights), {{self}} (to require that you be credited), or any tag here - just go to the image, click edit, and add one of those. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided copyright information for them as well."

This was in error since I do own the copyriight of this image since it's a photograph I took. Please go to this link to confirm. http://benoitaubry.deviantart.com/art/Pianist-Jonathan-Batiste-91428616 [1] Feel free to visit the rest of my gallery on this site. Specifically, the "Music" folder.

Please rectify this error ASAP and return the entry as originally entered.

Benoit Aubry

The 3rd Great Wikipedia Dramaout[edit]

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WikiCup 2010 June newsletter[edit]

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We're half way through 2010, and the end of the WikiCup is in sight! Round 3 is over, and we're down to our final 16. Our pool winners were Australian Federation Flag.svg Ian Rose (submissions) (A), Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) (B, and the round's overall leader), Colombia ThinkBlue (submissions) (C) New South Wales Casliber (submissions) and New Orleans TonyTheTiger (submissions) (D, joint), but, with the scores reset, everything is to play for in our last pooled round. The pools will be up before midnight tonight, and have been selected randomly by J Milburn. This will be the toughest round yet, and so, as ever, anything you worry may not receive the necessary attention before the end of the round (such as outstanding GA or FA nominations) is welcome at Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews, and please remember to continue offering reviews yourself where possible. As always, the judges are available to contact via email, IRC or their talk pages, and general discussion about the Cup is welcome on the WikiCup talk page.

Though unaffiliated with the WikiCup, July sees the third Great Wikipedia Dramaout- a project with not dissimilar goals to the WikiCup. Everyone is welcome to take part and do their bit to contribute to the encyclopedia itself.

If you're interested in the scores for the last round of the Cup, please take a look at Wikipedia:WikiCup/History/2010/Round 3 and Wikipedia:WikiCup/History/2010/Full/Round 3. Our thanks go to Bavaria Stone (submissions) for compiling these. As was predicted, Group C ended up the "Group of Death", with 670 points required for second place, and, therefore, automatic promotion. This round will probably be even tougher- again, the top two from each of the two groups will make it through, while the twelve remaining participants will compete for four wildcard places- good luck everyone! If you wish to start receiving or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn, Fox and The ed17

Request for opinion[edit]

I would like to request your opinion here at WT:GAN#Request for vote by the community. Thanks and cheers. Jessy (talk) (contribs) • 01:03, April 1, 2011 (UTC)

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Articles for Creation Appeal[edit]

Articles for Creation urgently needs your help!
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Articles for Creation is desperately short of reviewers! We are looking for urgent help, from experienced editors, in reviewing submissions in the pending submissions queue. Currently there are 2707 submissions waiting to be reviewed.

Do you have what it takes?
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  5. Can you review submissions based on their individual merits?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then please read the reviewing instructions and donate a little of your time to helping tackle the backlog.

AFC Backlog[edit]

Articles for Creation urgently needs YOUR help!
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Articles for Creation is desperately short of reviewers! We are looking for urgent help, from experienced editors, in reviewing submissions in the pending submissions queue. Currently there are 2707 submissions waiting to be reviewed and many help requests at our Help Desk.

Do you have what it takes?
  1. Are you familiar with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines?
  2. Do you know what Wikipedia is and is not?
  3. Do you have a working knowledge of the Manual of Style, particularly article naming conventions?
  4. Are you autoconfirmed?
  5. Can you review submissions based on their individual merits?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then please read the reviewing instructions and donate a little of your time to helping tackle the backlog. You might wish to add {{AFC status}} or {{AfC Defcon}} to your userpage, which will alert you to the number of open submissions.

PS: we have a great AFC helper script at User:Timotheus Canens/afchelper4.js which helps in reviewing in just few edits easily!

We would greatly appreciate your help. Currently, only a small handful of users are reviewing articles. Any help, even if it's just 2 or 3 reviews, it would be extremely beneficial.
On behalf of the Articles for Creation project,
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AFC Backlog Drive[edit]

KunwarSarveshKumarSingh.jpg[edit]

Its is an image of public figure in our region and has been elected as Member of Parliament from Moradabad ans i Have taken copyright from him to upload his pic

Need help for undeletion of page[edit]

As requested here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Deletion_review/Log/2014_June_27

Regards.

Shri Dev Rameshwar Temple image copyright[edit]

I have released all my rights for this image as well as for another image named Shri Dev Rameshwar Temple Building. I have also added a copyright tag as

for both images. Still I got a message about speedy deletion of the page. The images taken from the blog solely belong to me and i intend to release it for public use. Please let me know how I can use other images from the blog for updating the page. Thank you. Abhishek Pujari (talk) 09:47, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

The Corralejo in 1920 photo[edit]

I don't understand how it can be considered "evil" showing a very interesting probably never seen before photo of MY town. MY TOWN!!! It's interesting to the people researching the town, and you baffle on about licence! Fine, if you think your clever, YOU put a licence on it, and show everyone how good you are! I re-inserted the photo. Let's see if you'll take it off AGAIN.

Woodywyatt (talk) 20:26, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Hello and welcome to Wikipedia! There are three things you should be aware of regarding your image. 1) I did not personally place any tag on your image, it was done by my automated robot which checks to ensure all images have an appropriate license tag per our image use policy. 2) Image License tags are critical to ensuring that images are allowable for use on Wikipedia and for those who would reuse images off Wikipedia so they may follow the terms of the appropriate license. And 3), at no point was your lack of a license called "evil" or any other negative adjective. My bot provided a simple notification that your image was missing a tag, nothing more or nothing less. Your hostility is unwarranted and violated our policy on No Personal Attacks, Civility, and assuming the best of intentions. I can understand your frustration (we were all new to Wikipedia at some point), but I cannot help you if you are attacking me and if you continue to do so you will likely be blocked for your attacks as our community cannot function if people are constantly insulting one another when they have issues. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me or at the helpdesk. Best, Mifter (talk) 23:08, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

About the Corralejo 1920 photo...[edit]

I'm truly sorry for my small outbreak earlier about the Corralejo photo I tried to upload. I'm just VERY proud of my hometown and can get easily offended sometimes. I got the photo from a friend of the family, so what do I put in the licence so I can keep this precious photo online? (How do I do it even? I'm new to Wikipedia)

Woodywyatt (talk) 23:33, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Bot broken[edit]

Your Bot is broken. It seems to put a no copyright and license tag warning on every photo that I upload even though they all have that information. Please fix it, as this is getting annoying. Sf46 (talk) 22:04, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Hello, I apologize for the briefness of this message, I am currently travelling and typing on my smartphone. I took a look at the images my bot tagged and it appears to be functioning normally. The reason it is tagging your images is because they do not have an image copyright template on them. As your images appear to be public domain due to age, simply adding {{pd-old}} should be enough as the image policy requires license tags on all images (which is what my Bot checks for). If you have any questions please don't hesitate to let me know. Best, Mifter Public (talk) 22:56, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014 August newsletter[edit]

The final of the 2014 WikiCup begins in a few short minutes! Our eight finalists are listed below, along with their placement in Round 4:

  1. Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions), a WikiCup newcomer, finished top of Pool A and was the round's highest scorer. Godot is a featured picture specialist, claiming large numbers of points due to high-quality scans of historical documents, especially banknotes.
  2. Scotland Casliber (submissions) is a WikiCup veteran, having been a finalist every year since 2010. In the semi-final, he was Pool B's highest scorer. Cas's points primarily come from articles on the natural sciences.
  3. Nepal Czar (submissions) was Pool A's runner-up. Czar's points come mostly from content related to independent video games, including both articles and topics.
  4. Oh, better far to live and die / Under the brave black flag I fly... Adam Cuerden (submissions) was Pool B's runner-up. Another featured picture specialist, many of Adam's points come from the restoration of historical media. He has been a WikiCup finalist twice before.
  5. Wales Cwmhiraeth (submissions) won the WikiCup in 2012 and 2013, and enters this final as the first wildcard. She focuses on biology-related articles, and has worked on several high-importance articles.
  6. Florida 12george1 (submissions) is the second wildcard. George's points come primarily from meteorology-related articles. This year and last year, George was the first person in the competition to score.
  7. Colorado Sturmvogel 66 (submissions), the third wildcard, was the 2010 champion and a finalist last year. His writes mostly on military history, especially naval history.
  8. Canada Bloom6132 (submissions), the fourth and final wildcard, has participated in previous WikiCups, but not reached any finals. Bloom's points are mostly thanks to did you knows, featured lists and good articles related to sport and national symbols.

We say goodbye to this year's semi-finalists. Herm Matty.007 (submissions), Ohio ThaddeusB (submissions), United States WikiRedactor (submissions), Idaho Figureskatingfan (submissions), Greece Yellow Evan (submissions), Portugal Prism (submissions) and Bartošovice v Orlických horách Cloudz679 (submissions) have all performed well to reach this stage of the competition, and we hope they will all be joining us again next year.

There are two upcoming competitions unrelated to the WikiCup which may be of interest to those who receive this newsletter. The Stub Contest will run through September, and revolves around expanding stub articles, especially high-importance or old stubs. In addition, a proposal has been made for a new competition, the GA Cup, which the organisers plan to run next year. This competition is based on the WikiCup and aims to reduce the good article review backlog.

There is now a thread for brainstorming on how next year's WikiCup competition should work. Please come along and share your thoughts- What works? What doesn't work? What needs changing? Signups for next year's competition will be open soon; we will be in touch. If, at this stage of the competition, you are keen to help the with the WikiCup, please do what you can to participate in review processes. Our finalists will find things much easier if the backlogs at good article candidates, featured article candidates, featured picture candidates and the rest are kept at a minimum. As ever, questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. J Milburn (talk · contribs) The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 22:09, 31 August 2014 (UTC)