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Thanks[edit]

Thanks for improving the Rainbow Row article. As the creator of the article, I have been very disappointed with its development, but I am glad to see that you have managed to flesh out the article! Keep up the good work! Based on your editing, you might also be interested in improving the following article - [[1]] (which needs a lot of help). Remember (talk) 17:47, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

You're Welcome[edit]

While it's been more years than I care to admit since I've been to Charleston, I love the research (and history in general) so I'm quite glad you've been adding these. And a million thanks for having the photos for these - it makes it SO much easier to have a color photo to find the coordinates for them! Ultraviolet (talk) 18:14, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Marion Marsh[edit]

Do you get up to Charlotte, North Carolina? Your help would be most welcome on this article. Thanks. Candleabracadabra (talk) 12:27, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

I understand. If I come across anything Charlotte, S.C. related I will ping you. Have a great week. Candleabracadabra (talk) 02:05, 18 November 2013 (UTC)
If you have any interest in going through these lists county by county and making articles out of the redlinks I would be happy to help. Photo additions would also be welcome. For example National Register of Historical Places listings in Rock Hill, South Carolina has numerous redlinks. Typically the architects of the buildings can also be covered. Also National Register of Historic Places listings in Charleston County, South Carolina and lots National Register of Historic Places listings in York County, South Carolina. Not sure which counties might be near you? Take care. Candleabracadabra (talk) 02:15, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

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Copyright issues[edit]

I recently encountered Bleak Hall Plantation Outbuildings, which you created about a year ago. Unfortunately, the article had a fairly serious copyright problem: it included 11 consecutive sentences taken verbatim from this SCDAH website. Although you'd added citations to the SCDAH page, this goes far beyond the bounds of fair use.

It's true that the SCDAH page linked to a statement on use and reproduction that granted permission for their content to be used "in research, teaching, and private study". This would seem to be the case for Wikipedia. However, WP policy, described at WP:NFC, states that WP content must be freely usable "for any purpose in any medium, even commercially". The restrictions SCDAH placed on use of its content preclude this.

You created the article about a year ago, and it's not at all unlikely that you've been told this before or that you've figured it out yourself. However, in case you created any other articles in a similar fashion, you might want to revisit them and clean up any copyright issues. Thanks. Ammodramus (talk) 17:51, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the work on that stub. South Carolina, by our Freedom of Information Act, permits the free distribution and republication of public documents other than when the republication is for commercial purposes. (There are a few exceptions for things like Social Security numbers in public records and things like that.) That's why, for example, the text of a state regulation or statute can be freely republished by individuals for all sorts of reasons but a commercial publisher might have to pay a licensing fee before printing the South Carolina Code in its entirety. The SCDAH just pastes some generic language onto its page, but there is actually no basis for its self-imposed restriction. It's an interesting issue that I've come across only a few times in my law practice, but I agree that it is easier just to avoid the misunderstanding by changing things around.ProfReader (talk) 19:30, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. I'm afraid that the copyright issue seems to be a real one, as long as the state restricts use for commercial purposes. The problem is not that the text is copied verbatim into Wikipedia, which is a legitimate educational non-commercial use; but that re-use of Wikipedia text is supposed to be absolutely free, with no restrictions on commercial or any other kind of use. Since that's not the case with the SCDAH text, it shouldn't be incorporated into WP articles.
I see that the Bleak Hall article isn't the only one into which you copied long passages from SCDAH websites; a spot-check of NRHP sites in Charleston County almost immediately turned up Bailey's Store, and Cook's Old Field Cemetery is questionable. There are probably others: could I urge you to return to the articles you've created and check to make sure that they're compliant with Wikipolicy on this? Thanks. Ammodramus (talk) 15:55, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Charles Macbeth[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your many nicely done South Carolina legal biography stubs and your good work in the field of history generally, I award you the original barnstar. May your labors continue to do you credit. BusterD (talk) 00:06, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Samuel McGowan (jurist)[edit]

There appears to already be an article on this subject at Samuel McGowan (general). I have redirected the page, but I think there is some content that you could merge.

I myself have made this mistake, it is always annoying when you figure it out. Antrocent (♫♬) 00:51, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Rats. I searched and only saw the article for a different guy with the same name who lived a few decades later.ProfReader (talk) 00:53, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Joseph Rodney Moss[edit]

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December 2014[edit]

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