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Plagiarism[edit]

Copyright problems with Iron in microbiology[edit]

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Hello. Concerning your contribution, Iron in microbiology, please note that Wikipedia cannot accept copyrighted text or images obtained from other web sites or printed material, without the permission of the author(s). This article or image appears to be a direct copy from http://www.horizonpress.com/iron. As a copyright violation, Iron in microbiology appears to qualify for deletion under the speedy deletion criteria. Iron in microbiology has been tagged for deletion, and may have been deleted by the time you see this message.

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Yes, I have full permission from the copyright holder to place this info on Wiki Touchstone42 (talk) 16:21, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Polysaccharide encapsulated bacteria[edit]

You added a section about pseudomonas to the polysaccharide encapsulated bacteria article that appears to be a copyright violation (see: {diff}, copied from (blacklisted link).

I read your user page (User:Touchstone42) and am aware that you seek permission in all cases; however, I have no way of independently verifying this. In any case, I think the material is inappropriate for the polysaccharide encapsulated bacteria article. Also, I believe that an original contribution that is throughly referenced (with articles that are open access) is of more value.

While I do not know the true objective of your edit, I believe it could be mistaken as an advertisement for the book you reference. Wikipedia has policy about ads. If you're unfamiliar with it I think you should read it-- see: WP:ADS. Thanks, Nephron  T|C 19:39, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Many thanks for your comments regarding this matter. I am happy to say that the text in question is in fact available under the GFDL license and this has now been made clear on the original web page at (blacklisted link).
I always try to add source citations to any material I add to the Wikii site. This is in accordance with Wiki policy: "In general, the most reliable publications are peer-reviewed journals and books published in university presses; university-level textbooks; magazines, journals, and books published by respected publishing houses." See Wikipedia:Reliable_sources
Touchstone42 15:38, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Oral microbiology[edit]

Updated DYK query On 4 November, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Oral microbiology, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--GeeJo (t)(c) • 17:09, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Double-stranded RNA viruses (nom)[edit]

Hi. I've nominated Double-stranded RNA viruses, an article you worked on, for consideration to appear on the Main Page as part of Wikipedia:Did you know. You can see the hook for the article at Template talk:Did you know#Articles created.2Fexpanded on November 21, where you can improve it if you see fit. — Komusou talk @ 17:51, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Updated DYK query On 26 November, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article double-stranded RNA viruses, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Mrs.EasterBunny (talk) 18:01, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

saRNA[edit]

Hi. Your addition to RNA duplicates info, if you think the text that was already there is poorly written you should modify it instead of including the same thing twice. Also, I think if you want to write about saRNA (which seems like a synonym for siRNA/miRNA in a particular context, so not a word for summary-style sections and articles) it should be in the Upregulation of genes section (currently too short) in RNA interference rather than the lead - the lead is for summary. Oh, and consider editing small interfering RNA and microRNA, both could use a section about RNAa. Narayanese (talk) 15:59, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestions Narayanese, I will certainly make the changes you suggest. Touchstone42 (talk) 17:01, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Archaeocin[edit]

Updated DYK query On 22 March, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Archaeocin, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--BorgQueen (talk) 10:00, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Horizon Press[edit]

Hi, just to let you now that some of your recent edits are being discussed on ANI, here. Van helsing (talk) 13:11, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Conflict of interest[edit]

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Hi, many thanks for your comments about this matter. Sorry for any problems caused. As you suggested, I have read Wikipedia:Conflict_of_Interest and realise that there may be a COI as defined in these guidelines. I have access to selected scientific reviews published by Horizon Scientific Press and I have permission to make this material available on Wiki under the GFDL license. For purposes of Verifiability I understood that the correct citation would be the book that the material comes from. I do not have access to any other published material so the only references I cite are to Horizon Press books. In future I have three options:
  1. Stop adding content to Wiki
  2. Add content without references
  3. Add content with references to Horizon Press books
I welcome any help or suggestions and will take your advice seriously. Thanks again. Touchstone42 (talk) 09:56, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Cimb.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Cimb.jpg. You've indicated that the image is being used under a claim of fair use, but you have not provided an adequate explanation for why it meets Wikipedia's requirements for such images. In particular, for each page the image is used on, the image must have an explanation linking to that page which explains why it needs to be used on that page. Can you please check

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  • That every article it is used on is linked to from its description page.

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Fair use rationale added to Image:Cimb.jpg Touchstone42 (talk) 12:49, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Archaea[edit]

Hi there, might you have time to look this article over and see if you have any suggestions or can catch any mistakes? Tim Vickers (talk) 17:16, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

I will have a look at this page over the next week or so. Touchstone42 (talk) 16:37, 7 July 2008 (UTC)
Made changes to introduction to clarify classification history Touchstone42 (talk) 15:47, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
The introduction should be a very general summary of the article. I fear your additions are too much detail with too much technical jargon for a general summary. --EncycloPetey (talk) 17:02, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Invitation[edit]

Greetings from the MCB WikiProject![edit]

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Will help if I can Touchstone42 (talk) 08:56, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Environmental microbiology[edit]

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Thank you.

A tag has been placed on Environmental microbiology, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising that only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become an acceptable page. Please read the general criteria for speedy deletion, particularly item G11, as well as the guidelines on spam.

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Please disregard. The proposal for speedy deletion was rejected. CatPath (talk) 11:13, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
Nonetheless, it has been suggested that some of the text may be infringing on copyrighted material. If you're affliated with the publisher, and they want to licence the content appropriately, there's information here. But please be aware that if they want to licence the content appropriately, they almost certainly don't understand what they're doing, and are likely to be quite unhappy once they figure it out. It's always best to only use text written specifically for Wikipedia. WilyD 11:17, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
I also noticed that you've added external links to the Caister/Horizon Press web site in a number of articles. This could be considered spamming. I deleted some of those links but I suspect there are others I missed. CatPath (talk) 17:48, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Iron in microbiology[edit]

Hi Touchstone42. The article you created, Iron in microbiology, on 8 September 2010‎ has recently been tagged (14 August 2012‎) for maintenance. Several issues appear to remain unresolved, including the submission of copyright permission through the proper channels. With the exception of very minor edits and the addition of the templates themselves, you appear to have provided the entire text of the article; could you please therefore consider returning to the article and addressing these problems, otherwise I may decide to reduce it to a one-line stub pending the outcome. Thanks in advance for your attention. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 00:50, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Iron in microbiology[edit]

It is clear that at least some of the sections of Iron in microbiology are copied directly from the source. Even though they are properly cited, we discourage direct copying, except in limited circumstances, and in those cases, the material should be identified as a quote. Even in those cases, permission to use the material must be on file.

I see your note on the talk page that you have permission, but we must have the formal permission on file.

See Donating copyrighted materials or contact me for more information. Until such permission is arranged, I will be deleting the article.--SPhilbrick(Talk) 19:59, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Because of the various comments (see above), I have decided that contributing to Wikipedia is far too much trouble and all I get is hassle from people like you. I resign! I will no longer contribute to Wikipedia or support it in any way. Touchstone42 (talk) 18:05, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Copyright problem: Industrial microbiology[edit]

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I'm afraid we need documentation of permission to retain Animal virology as well. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 18:44, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Copyright problems with Environmental microbiology[edit]

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Copyright problem: Microbial phylogenetics[edit]

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There is a copyright issue with Sulfur metabolism and Environmental microbiology as well. CatPath (talk) 18:11, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Systems microbiology[edit]

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The article Systems microbiology has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Copyvio. The whole article is adspam for a publisher who has not given CC-BY-SA permission. No content left worth merging into Systems biology which is where it would belong.

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