User talk:Bdushaw

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Your ANI request closed with action[edit]

Hi Bdushaw, I have closed your ANI request with action -- I have semi-protected the article and its Talk page for a week. Let me know if you need anything else. Happy editing! Zad68 18:21, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Chien-Shiung Wu[edit]

Trying to find a wording that will not confuse readers without getting into excessive detail... American readers will know that Congress restricted international in 1917, and that communists were not normally allowed to travel abroad, and that during the Cold War the McCarran Internal Security Act restricted international travel, but may not know that there were restrictions even on travelling to countries like Britain and France. This resulted in Kent v. Dulles (1958), the first of a series of rulings on the matter by the liberal Warren Court that reversed the former policy of restricting international travel on the basis of political affiliation, but in Zemel v. Rusk (1965) it upheld the restrictions on travel to Communist countries. In Haig v. Agee (1981) it also upheld arbitrary restrictions on travel based on vague national security concerns. As far as I know, that is where things stand today; the use of the past tense is for WP:CRYSTAL, covering possible future changes. It is not clear whether Wu was unable to travel to China solely because it was communist country or because there were national security concerns as well. Hawkeye7 (talk) 22:33, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

O.K. - thanks for the thoughtful reply. I was just concerned that the wording was overly broad; there are obviously dimensions to the issue which I am unaware... Bdushaw (talk) 23:29, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Neutron magnetic moment[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Neutron magnetic moment[edit]

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Wikitext status[edit]

Hello, Bdushaw! I've noticed you are one of the main editors to Discovery of the neutron and also the confused copyright status of the article at its beginings. I'll ask some questions also put to JbHunley, namely: Can this article be embedded in a, say, PhD thesis and in what conditions? Should it be cited as from Wikipedia or just the sources used in it without mentioning wikiarticle? Can allegations of plagiarism appear if this wikiarticle is included as is as a subchapter in a thesis?--5.2.200.163 (talk) 15:08, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

To my knowledge this article has been developed and written by wikipedians. Licences for using material from articles are rather liberal - I think you can use or quote whatever you like, just so long as the Wikipedia source is acknowledged. I am not an expert however, but I am sure there is a page on licensing/using wikipedia pages. We had problems of apparent copywrite violations, but that was just other web pages swiping the wikipedia page wholesale and not acknowledging that fact!!! Bdushaw (talk) (As for plagarism in a dissertaion...that would be a matter of checking university policies about whether that was ok or not.) Bdushaw (talk) 00:35, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
OK, thanks for your answer.--5.2.200.163 (talk) 16:42, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Edit description detail[edit]

Also about the article mentioned above Discovery of the neutron I see your edit from 10th of June, 19:32 with the description remove original research (?) and ambiguous reference). Can you specify what possible original research (?) is involved and how is the removed cited reference ambiguous?--5.2.200.163 (talk) 11:47, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

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Copying within Wikipedia requires proper attribution[edit]

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Thanks for the notification - I was unaware that there were procedures for copying between wikipedia articles. I will look into how to properly attribute. It seems to be not a generally known policy - I see copies between articles all the time! Bdushaw (talk) 18:14, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

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Copy-and-paste moves[edit]

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Thanks - that event was some time ago, and I recall now the merge/paste issue that caused. I had thought it was sorted out... That's the only page I did that sort of thing to, with the lesson learned. Happy Christmas! Bdushaw (talk) 14:35, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

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