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Iraq and the War on Terrorism[edit]

Wikipedia:WOT is up for vote now. Rangeley 23:43, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Musical Instruments[edit]

You recently expressed interest in forming Wikipedia:WikiProject Musical Instruments. At this critical time for the project we will need as much help as possible. If you are interested in joining please drop by. akuyumeTC 04:31, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Red link?[edit]

I was surprised that you indicated that the link at Portal:Music/Connections came up red for you. For me, it goes right to the Wikiversity page. I changed it back for now. Λυδαcιτγ 03:29, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

Barnstar of Music[edit]

Musicstar3.png The Barnstar of Music
I, Cricket02, would like to award Madder with the Music Barnstar for tirelessly helping to maintain the Music Portal. Cricket02 00:48, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Tux Racer[edit]

I'd like to help maintain Tux Racer. Are you still interested? Bluej100 19:08, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

If you aren't already aware, there is a forum for discussion of reviving PPRacer here: [1] Hope to see you there! StevenBell 20:55, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Little context in Tourism in Europe[edit]

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Book links in Music and mathematics[edit]

First, I don't agree with you that the link is proper per WP:EL. Second, this is part of a larger dispute which you might want to comment on: Wikipedia:Conflict_of_interest/Noticeboard#User:Bookuser. -- Ronz  20:03, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

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Non-free use disputed for Image:Entertaining-mr-sloane-poster.jpg[edit]

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news[edit]

Too bad you deleted the news about the Queen Elisabeth Competition. You describe the item as not newsworthy because the agencies haven't covered it. The fact that the major international agencies haven't covered it is strangely true... Astonishing.

But who decides what's newsworthy on WP? Commercial news agencies? I think you're terribly wrong on this news item. The queen elisabeth competition is probably the most important classical music competition in the world, so winning it deserves a news item, at least in the music portal. A red link can simply be removed by removing the brackets.

Cheers Dr. Friendly 17:20, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Re: Image:Beatles cropped.jpg deleted without a log entry[edit]

Hi, this image was apparently hosted at the Wikimedia Commons. It was deleted earlier today by commons:User:EPO because of some copyright violation. I don't know what the problem was, I recall that this image was properly sourced and so forth. The easiest way to find out is to ask EPO about it. ˉˉanetode╦╩ 14:10, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

It turns out that this was cropped from Image:Beatles.jpg, a photo deleted by commons:User:Tom because it was "Not a PD image; rights to pre-1991 UPI images are now owned by CORBIS: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/151_upi.html; confirmed in CORBIS database." This is technically true, many images from the New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection at the Library of Congress were copyrighted by United Press International, which folded in '91 (correction: bankrupt, sold of all assets, etc.). While Corbis bought out the whole lot of UPI images, the LoC does note that "In an attempt to determine if UPI registered any copyrights and if those copyrights were renewed, Specialists in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress searched the Copyright Office files. It was found that only a few images were registered for copyright and those copyrights were not renewed." If there is any proof that the copyright on that photograph was not renewed, we could prove that it is in the public domain. Don't expect Corbis to be cooperative though - they don't care whether they are claiming copyright on an expired image. ˉˉanetode╦╩ 14:17, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
US Copyright Office. There's still a vital problem, was the image taken prior to 1963? If it was taken later, the copyright would not have lapsed. ˉˉanetode╦╩ 14:24, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
According to the mirror, the photo was taken in 1964. I'm afraid that it is gone for good. :( ˉˉanetode╦╩ 14:27, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
You might be able to persuade Corbis to allow for a limited Wikipedia-exclusive license, but they would never agree to license it under the GFDL. The bigger concern becomes consideration for replaceability. Since procuring a free-license photo of the Beatles is next to impossible, I think this is a good case for a fair use claim under Wikipedia policy. If a fair use claim were made, almost any portrait of the Beatles would qualify. (There is a possibility that this photo is in the public domain, but it is difficult to verify.) ˉˉanetode╦╩ 14:43, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:450px-Mats_Söderlund1.JPG listed for deletion[edit]

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Kudos.[edit]

Thanks for pushing through on the effort; it was definitely a long time coming. Let me know if I can be of any further assistance in the future. Cheers, --Fljm 22:53, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Entertaining-mr-sloane-poster-1970.jpg[edit]

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WikiProject Musical Instruments roll call[edit]

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Smithfield Foods[edit]

Please stop adding one sided information when the newspaper reports have been refuted. Doing so breaches Wikipedia:Neutral point of view policy. 212.84.106.221 (talk) 19:34, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Music portal[edit]

Sorry my friend did not mean to make any work for you!!!!!...I am a bold editor..been here since the start..you are right i should have mentioned it !!!!.....I was upgrading the look to match some of the newer portals I have made:..Portal:Music of Canada, Portal:The Rolling Stones etc.... I have also gone to every Music portal that has a wiki-project and added info and links to the project...I have noticed that the Music wiki-projects are dieing..My guess as to why this is ..is because noone can find them with ease.. Pls let me know if there are some things i should change..i dont want to cause any work for anyone!..I normally just create articles like Paleo-Indians and Aboriginal peoples in Canada but after making the Portal:Aboriginal peoples in Canada i decided to relax and F@3k around with the old portals ....anyways sorry for causing you work!!! Buzzzsherman (talk) 20:00, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

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