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Paul Torrisi.jpg[edit]

Why are there other images around wikipedia that are fine and are screenshots of TV programmes. Yet I took this screen shot on Media Centre and yet I am being accused of copyright violation. I don't think I am being fairly treated. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Olz06 (talkcontribs)

Firstly, let me clarify things. I don't believe anybody has accused you of copyright violation - I certainly haven't. You uploaded an image as fair use, and I have said that since it could be replaced, it doesn't meet the terms of our policy, and should be deleted.
Secondly, there is nothing wrong with screenshots of television programmes per se. To illustrate an article on EastEnders, for example, it would be perfectly reasonable to include a screenshot of some of the cast. The point there is that that usage does not violate the terms of our criteria - that image could not be replaced by a free equivalent, since they are fictional characters, being portrayed on a set to which there is restricted access. The same could be said of a screenshot of a particular televised event, which has happened in the past, if it was being used to illustrate an article on the event in question. Because it is being listed as fair use it all comes down to usage... the same image could be perfectly justifiably used in some ways, and not in others. To be used to illustrate an article about Paul Torrisi we really need an image licensed under a free content license. That basically means that someone who has taken a photo of him (and thus owns the copyright to that photo) chooses to make such an image available under a free use license. If this is not possible, we could potentially use a copyrighted image (such as an image from a press pack, like this, or a screen shot of a television show like you've just uploaded) under a fair use rationale. However, to justify fair use, an image must meet our policy at Wikipedia:Fair use criteria. The problem with this image is that it fails the first criterion: a free equivalent could be created that would adequately give the same information (as I said above, that's not to say that creating an equivalent would be easy...). The same problem would be true of any other copyrighted image which you upload under a fair use rationale. To give a further illustration of the idea of "fair use", we could probably justify fair use of your screenshot to illustrate an article on Paul Torrisi's Breakfast Interview (if that was an important event, worthy of a Wikipedia article), but not to illustrate an article of the subject concerned. Similarly, we could justify using a copy of a magazine's front cover featuring Tony Blair to illustrate an article about "Blair in the media", but not to illustrate Blair himself (since a free alternative could be obtained...)
There may very well be similar images being used elsewhere on Wikipedia. There's currently quite a back log of such images which have been identified to be deleted (just look in all the subcategories of Category:Replaceable fair use images!) Unfortunately, the fact that there may be other images used incorrectly doesn't change my opinion of this image. If you come across any such images, I'd invite you to tag them for deletion, in accordance with our Fair Use policy.
I can assure you that my tagging of this image is in no way personal, and that you are being treated fairly an in accordance with our policies. If you dispute the policy itself, I'd advise discussing it at the talk page of our Fair Use policy, or asking questions at Media copyright questions page. I hope this clarifies things. Regards UkPaolo/talk 20:56, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Southampton[edit]

I don't think so that Polish community website is irrevelant for Southampton Wikimedia. We add that links do Culture and we promote that there becouse in Soton is abouth 30 thousent Polish people and we promote they culture ... Kind regards —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.44.239.52 (talkcontribs)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the help. I thought i'd broken wikipedia! Dalejenkins 18:38, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

The WikiProject Biography Newsletter: Issue II - April 2007[edit]

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Adoption[edit]

Seeing as your an administrator i'd thought i'd ask why, do you think, my user name is not on the list: Category:Wikipedians seeking to adopt in Adopt-a-user. I put the box on my user and talk page but it will not, for some reason appear on the list.... Please help!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by olz06 (talkcontribs)

Hi - it appears you are correctly listed on Category:Wikipedians seeking to adopt in Adopt-a-user... perhaps you were viewing a cached page? UkPaolo/talk 12:45, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Boldrewood[edit]

UkPaolo,

Why did you delete my edit to the Boldrewood page?

The Tunnel soc (with whom I am in no way affiliated) does exist, and campaign for the reopening of the tunnel. The University does not either confirm or deny the existence of the tunnel... (I personally don't believe there would be a foot tunnel between the campuses, but that is not relevant to a Wikipedia discussion) NC602 15:51, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi there, and welcome to Wikipedia. The reason I removed your addition to the Boldrewood article is that this is an encyclopedia, and as such content should be both notable and verifiable. I don't really consider mention of the tunnel to be either. I accept that there is a university society who claim there is a tunnel, but I don't consider that fact to be particularly noteworthy in a global encyclopedia. A previous article about that society was deleted by consensus, as not being important. You also failed to reference any reliable external source to back up the addition. If, for example, The Times ran an article on the society, or BBC South Today ran a story about it, I'd consider my views differently, but as it stands, I don't consider it worthy of inclusion. I do hope this won't put you off staying around and editing further. UkPaolo/talk 17:37, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

The Apprentice (UK)--re-nominate for featured article status?[edit]

After Bravedog's initial nomination, all/most of the needs specified have been completed. Do you think its worth re-nominating The Apprentice (UK) for FA or GA status? Dalejenkins 17:29, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Dale, since the previous FA nomination I do think the article has improved enormously, and that is a credit to yourself and other editors who have contributed. I do think work still needs to be carried out to ensure that all references follow the correct format (the easiest way to ensure consistency is to use the templates such as {{cite web}}). I did begin this, but there is a lot further to go.
After that, I'd suggest listing the article at Wikipedia:Peer review in order to generate further discussion about any more work which should be carried out prior to re-nomination for FA (or GA, which would probably be a sensible stepping-stone to aim for on the way to gaining FA status).
UkPaolo/talk 17:45, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Apprentice Screenshots[edit]

Hi there, seeing as you're an administrator I thought I'd ask you this question I have. On the page List of The Apprentice UK candidates, someone has added small screenshots of some of the series 3 candidates - are these images fair use? It would be nice to include them for all candidates for all series, but I'm hesitant to add them as I'm not too familiar with what would and wouldn't be fair use. Thanks! Seaserpent85 12:48, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

I have recently discovered that it's against Wikipedia policy to have more than x many screenshots on one article. That's why the Big Brother articles have removed all of the housemate pictures. Dalejenkins 18:38, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Kempshott, Basingstoke Hampshire[edit]

You have removed the link I placed on the Kempshott page. This link was to the largest community site that covers Kempshott, with support and details of almost all the community groups in Kempshott. You say that you Wikipedia is not for links to commercial websites, does that mean any websites that has paid adverts, even if their aim is to provide community information. The Kempshott page has links on it, 2 go to the same site which also has adverts on it. There are also many sites in Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester and Andover which have links many of which are not relevent or mentioned on the page or have adverts on them. I can understand the policy but it doesnt seem consistant currently. Phill 83.217.164.158 21:40, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

The Apprentice (UK) Peer Review[edit]

I've nominated it for peer review, now we'll have to just wait and see. Dalejenkins 18:40, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

re: 24dash.com[edit]

Hey there, after looking at the article and web site some more, you are definitely correct. I restored the article. I would rather an external source backing up its claim, but it should be a useful stub for the time being. Thanks for discussing it with me! --Spike Wilbury 16:30, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Many thanks UkPaolo/talk 16:56, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Happy first edit day[edit]

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The Editor's Barnstar[edit]

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Awarded due to your outstanding edits on The Apprentice (UK). GA/FA status, here we come! Dalejenkins 18:11, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Kate Moss article protection[edit]

The article of Kate Moss is being subjected to constant vandalism and I was wondering whether it would be worth partly protecting the page? It would be great if you could look into this being an administrator. Many thanks. Eagle Owl 18:37, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

fair point, I've semi protected the page for the time being, which should hopefully stop it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. UkPaolo/talk 19:34, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the semi protection on the article. Lets hope it will deter those vandals. Regards. Eagle Owl 13:09, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Italian?[edit]

Are you italian? (217.42.46.119 20:01, 21 May 2007 (UTC))

Help![edit]

There is a new editor taking an interest in the Jennifer Saunders article where lots of edits are below Wikipedia standards. The editor is constantly updating the article and some of it is absolute drivel and unsourced, whilst some is fairly good. The worrying thing is that it is going live on the internet and I'm struggling to keep up correcting and changing the article. I have left a message on the editor's talk page but what else can be done? Eagle Owl 14:43, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Semi-Protection of the "Candidates" article[edit]

As an admin, can you help here? Thanks. Dalejenkins 19:28, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Syed Ahmed ............... Again![edit]

I Mean hes been really sucessful why not??? Bobo6balde66 20:28, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

I think I made my reasoning pretty clear here. He may have been successful, but I personally don't believe he is sufficiently notable to merit an article here. Since previous deletion discussions have agreed with this, if you wish to discuss this matter further, I suggest posting to Wikipedia:Deletion review. UkPaolo/talk 22:32, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Semi protection for Sharon Osbourne[edit]

Hi, I'm here for help again. The article Sharon Osbourne is coming under really heavy vandalism by one of more vandals. Could you please consider this article for semi protection. Many thanks again. Eagle Owl 18:04, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Removal of Basingstoke Business Directory link[edit]

Dear UKPaulo,

Can you please explain why you removed the link to the basingstoke business directory that I added?

On the history notes, you say it was because the site is a commercial link. But after reading the external links guide, I can find no definitive rule within the WP:EL which specifically excludes commercial entries (the guidelines only say that commercial entries should be "avoided").

I think this particular site has relevant information which is not available in any of the other external links. This Business Directory is the largest of it's type that I've found to date and it also includes a local events calendar, a map of the arterial roads around Basingstoke and a handful of articles about Basingstoke. I think most people would therefore agree that this would make the external link relevant to the basingstoke wiki article.

80.0.82.71 10:04, 28 June 2007 (UTC)Frank Tanner

Frank, I'll confess to being somewhat confused by your message since I'm unsure exactly which edit you're talking about. From looking over the Basingstoke article history I can only assume you are referring to this, in which case your grievance is with User:Mighty Antar and not with myself. I would, however support his decision. basingbusiness.com appears to be a directory containing largely commercial links. The fact that it might be "the largest of it's type" as you say (and I would possibly dispute that, but it's by the by), is no reason for it to be included. Per Wikipedia:External links links should be kept to a minimum, and to my mind this doesn't appear to be a particularly useful one to add. I don't feel it really adds value, and doesn't directly relate to the article's subject (it doesn't really inform the reader about Basingstoke, more of businesses based in it). It's more of use to people living there, than people reading an encyclopedia entry about the place. UkPaolo/talk 21:20, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Non-free use disputed for Image:Ernie mark 1 console.jpg[edit]

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Christine Young[edit]

Someone is trying to delete Christine Young again. I know you voted to keep the article the first time. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Christine Young (2nd nomination) Jmm6f488 05:33, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Student Affairs[edit]

Hi! I noticed you have contributed greatly to some education-related articles and I was wondering if you'd like to join a WikiProject for Student Affairs that I'm trying to start. I tried this a few months ago but there was no interest, so now I'm trying to contact people directly that may have an interest. Let me know if you'd want to join such a WP so I can submit a request. Thanks! --Noetic Sage 23:07, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

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On Clipmate deletion[edit]

Hi!

Why did you delete the article on Clipmate? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.16.122.218 (talk) 11:24, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Erm, that was a while back! I deleted ClipMate under Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion A7: namely that there was no indication of importance/significance - basically, it didn't read like the application was significantly notable to merit an article on Wikipedia, since the article failed to give any indication to the contrary. If you'd like to discuss the matter further, I suggest you post to Wikipedia:Deletion review. UkPaolo/talk 19:00, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

ClipMate continued.[edit]

Have a look at this! ClipMate wins "Best Application" at the 2007 Shareware Industry Awards. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.16.122.218 (talk) 19:28, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

ClipMate continued.[edit]

Have a look at this! ClipMate wins "Best Application" at the 2007 Shareware Industry Awards. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.16.122.218 (talk) 19:28, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Well firstly, I don't believe that statement was in the article. Secondly, whilst I'd agree that is an assertion of notability, I still have concerns that it makes the software sufficiently notable to merit an article on an encyclopedia. However, I'd urge you, as I said previously, to start a discussion on this matter at Wikipedia:Deletion review. UkPaolo/talk 22:38, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

You are right. It was not in the article. I just wanted to see if you are biased or what... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.16.122.218 (talk) 22:12, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

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Mike McCracken[edit]

I do not understand why you requested my first aritcle for deletion under the reason that it was advertising? I am new to the site and only had tried to start the page. I am so far a slow editor learning the ropes, please allow time for me to gather information and references for what will be an informative and important article to contribute to the Wikipedia community. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nra4ever5585 (talkcontribs) 20:03, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

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Happy First Edit Day[edit]

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AfD nomination of 24dash.com[edit]

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Geodata[edit]

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AfD nomination of Attentatet i Pålsjö skog[edit]

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Articles for deletion nomination of Heaven (novel)[edit]

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Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

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File:Fairtrade.png listed for deletion[edit]

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Hint: See FUR at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Transfaircanada.png
I delisted it. It's good to use a template, but I think it's OK not to.--Elvey (talk) 20:45, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Baughurst[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 18:02, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Fairtrade.png[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:FestivalPlace-logo.PNG[edit]

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Strait A Students deletion[edit]

I see you are responsible for deleting the Wikipedia entry for the Bellingham, WA band Strait A Students. I would like to produce some evidence that the band is indeed at the very least regionally notable:

- Googling "strait a students" produces 32k results.

- The band's music is streaming on Pandora Radio:

 http://www.pandora.com/strait-students

- 27K connections on MySpace.

 http://www.myspace.com/straitastudents/friends

- Album available at Best Buy:

 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Pursuit+Of+Hopelessness+(Bb)+-+CD/9109136.p?id=1927812&skuId=9109136&st=strait%20a%20students&lp=1&cp=1

- Streaming on touchtunes digital jukeboxes across the country.

 http://www.mytouchtunes.com/artist/112721/strait-a-students.html

Thanks for your time. 173.160.208.46 (talk) 23:40, 2 May 2012 (UTC)Ryan

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FAR[edit]

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Happy Birthday[edit]

Talk:Basingstoke/GA1[edit]

Hi. I've opened a GAR on the Basingstoke article for which you are one of the main contributors. I have concerns that it does not quite meet current GA criteria regarding sourcing, prose, and several MoS issues, see Talk:Basingstoke/GA1 for more details. SilkTork ✔Tea time 16:24, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:EasyGroup.png[edit]

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