User talk:Moonriddengirl

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If you are here with questions about an article I have deleted or a copyright concern, please consider first reading my personal policies with regards to deletion and copyright, as these may provide your answer.

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Merry Christmas from London[edit]

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May you have very Happy Christmas, Maggie...

and a New Year filled with peace, joy, and plenty!

A big Thank You too for everything you do here.

Best wishes, Voceditenore (talk) 18:37, 20 December 2014 (UTC)


MRG, could you peek in at Joan E. Strassmann, David C. Queller and this thread? I'd really appreciate it, as it has gotten quite awkward (copyvio issues complicated by COI tagging on article pages), and I'd rather bow out. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 02:20, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi, User:SandyGeorgia. It looks like the two bio pages you've flagged have been cleaned up by others, and I can see some of the close paraphrasing issues you find in Polistes canadensis. I see you've flagged it for review, so it will be seen in short order, I imagine - when it comes up at WP:CP. The editor in question seems to be gone now. I did remove a little information from Joan E. Strassmann per WP:BLPNAME. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 22:08, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
The awkward part is that, according to a poster at the talk page, the course prof wrote her own bio and her husband's, with copyvio, and now the course TA is editing them, and both claim to be checking the students' work for copyvio but evidence no understanding of copyvio. Dandy. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 01:53, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
Well, leaving aside the COI issue, the good news is that it's not a copyright infringement if the course prof wrote the content in the original source or had license. It's just unverified permission, which is equally unusable for us, but typically easily remedied. Of course, we don't often want such content, since it's biased. :) It's always interesting explaining to people that they can grant permission (as per Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials, but that even if they do the content will be assessed against our other policies. It's just not as clearcut as they often think.
Such COI editing is always unfortunate. :/ Newcomers really don't generally understand the way things work around here. I've seen so many confused emails since I first started OTRS, really, from article subjects asking, "Who is this person editing my article?" That the article is about them but doesn't belong to them just doesn't seem to register, perhaps because it's so contrary to the way things work on most online media. I've seen a number of letters show for our legal team asking that the articles about the correspondents (or more often their clients, as it's usually lawfirms) be deleted because they are unauthorized. </headshake> --Moonriddengirl (talk) 12:16, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Merry[edit]

To you and yours
FWiW Bzuk (talk) 15:24, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

A probable copy right violation case[edit]

Hey, Merry Christmas! Some days ago, I found some copy righted and copy-pasted material in Tatbir and requested it to be addressed. Fortunately, you did the job and thanks for your attention. Now, there's another case which should be checked. Ma malakat aymanukum contains some copy-pasted materials according to my findings. I only checked one sentence while there might be some other parts with the same problem. Thanks Mhhossein (talk) 04:11, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

This part also seems problematic. Mhhossein (talk) 04:15, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, Mhhossein, for identifying your concerns. :) I checked the origin of that phrase: [1]. The oldest source I have found for the material so far is this 2005 post, which indicates it is copied from Wikipedia itself. It seems the content was at some point spun out to Ma malakat aymanukum and sex and then restored in summary to this article. So, for us to demonstrate copyright issues there, we would need to determine that content was published on an external site before it appeared in our Wikipedia article. With that particular text, I cannot seem to find anything older. :) Now this edit is a copyright problem, as the content first appeared in the other article. The oldest external evidence I can find dates to 2007 (see), when it was copied from Islam and Slavery. This problem can be repaired with attribution, but I most certainly need to speak to the editor who placed it to be sure he understands the copyright requirements of taking content from one page to another. There may be additional attribution required. I'll look into this a little further. Thank you again for voicing your concerns, and Merry Christmas to you as well. :) --Moonriddengirl (talk) 11:53, 23 December 2014 (UTC)


Hi MRG, thanks for the reminder... --Bermicourt (talk) 14:49, 23 December 2014 (UTC)


Hi there. I just came across edits by which restored some content originally added by FreshCorp619. I've reverted these edits for now, and thought I'd bring them to your attention to determine whether they should be deleted, as you seem to be most involved in Wikipedia:Contributor copyright investigations/FreshCorp619. Mindmatrix 16:37, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

thanks, User:Mindmatrix. CU has determined that this is an open proxy, so it is now blocked. I'll revdelete. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 22:49, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Modesty? No![edit]

Hello, MRG, lease see User_talk:Mr._Stradivarius#admin_candidate, it was not actually a modesty. Regards. --TitoDutta 15:14, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 24 December 2014[edit]

Happy Holidays![edit]

Seasonal Greets![edit]

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