User talk:Bkobres

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Welcome to the Wikipedia[edit]

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[[User:Sam Spade|Sam Spade Wants you to vote!]] 21:05, 4 Dec 2004 (UTC)


Swastika[edit]

It seems the text you have taken from that website was clearly a copyright violation (unless you are the author, of course). I have removed the verbatim quote for now, but feel free to summarize the information in you own words! [[User:Dbachmann|dab (T) ]] 22:04, 4 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I am the author--Bob Kobres--and both of the images were created by me. The Han silk image is a very degraded bitonal of a portion of the artifact (academic fair use) and has been on my website for years--the other image is entirely my creation. http://abob.libs.uga.edu/bobk/bronze.html

fine. In this case, of course, we are not dealing with copyright violation. I hope, however, that you realize that your text will be "edited mercilessly and redistributed at will"; i. e. it will have to be wikified, and also rephrased to fit in the flow of the article, seeing that your article does not primarily deal with the swastika. I encourage you, however, to put the entire text on a new article, Comets and the Bronze Age Collapse, to which we could link from Swastkia. regards, [[User:Dbachmann|dab (T) ]] 15:39, 5 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Hi, I wonder if you have any comments to add to the discussion about your recent additions to this page. I for one think there is now too much bird-foot theory. Perhaps it could go in a spin-off article. The images from Schliemann are very useful and it might be desirable to discuss his reading of them as "swastikas" in realition to other possible accounts, but there's always been a tendency for this article to go off on tangents, and we have to keep that under control. Paul B 16:15, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

External links[edit]

I note you are adding a large number of external links to the University of Georgia's archives. In general, this is very useful. However, there are a few things you should take into consideration:

  1. The customary heading for the section is ==External links==
  2. "Java" is not an acronym, it's a proper noun, so only the first letter should be capitalized.
  3. Be careful about what articles you add the links to: for example, you added a link to a collection of WWI and WWII posters to the World War article. However, the article was about large-scale wars in general, so such a specific link was out of place. I've moved it to the article on Propaganda.

Thanks --Carnildo 23:20, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Image source[edit]

Thank you for uploading Image:Bearbirdcomet.gif. Its copyright status is unclear, so it may have to be deleted. Please leave a note on the image page about the source of the image. Thank you. --Ellmist 05:09, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC)

This image was created by me (Bob Kobres) as an illustration for this online article.


Image:Bearbirdcomet.gif[edit]

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Copyright at Consumers' cooperative question[edit]

Please tag the long extract from Co-operation with a footnote explaining why you think it is public domain. I am concerned it may still be copyright its original author, as it is around 72 years old. --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 15:35, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Consumers' Cooperative[edit]

Hi there. I was discouraged by your recent reversion of my edits on consumers' cooperative. I made a series of edits, some correcting spelling and grammar, others clarifying meaning, and others still deleting content I thought unnecessary. I placed a note on the talk page asking for some explanation beyond your edit summary - "reverted article to content that has, for the most part, been in place for over a year". Could you please give me some constructive feedback on my edits or explain what it was you didn't like specifically? Thanks, Gobonobo T C 23:50, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

I agree that the article had become sloppy but I think that piece from the 1934 periodical is important in that it rather succinctly distinguishes consumers' from producers' cooperatives as well as brings out the progressive democratic social values of consumer owned free (not state controlled or run) enterprise. In particular I think that it is important to emphasize that consumers' cooperatives are a form of free enterprise (a term you omitted from the first paragraph). Thanks for the feedback. Bkobres 01:32, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Comets and the swastika motif at WP:COIN[edit]

Hello Bkobres. An article that you have contributed to is being discussed here. You are welcome to join the discussion. EdJohnston 05:03, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Hello again. Thank you for joining the discussion at COIN. Can I ask you to consider reverting your own contribution, which greatly exceeds the 200-word limit? Please consider replacing it with a statement that fits within 200 words. See the top of the page for the rules. EdJohnston 22:53, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

It seems that you have boxed up my reply. I have no problem with moving the discussion to the discussion page of the article in question. What I was trying to convey is that the article, which was originally added to the swastika article in December of 2004, is not only about the relation of the swastika to the foot of a bird and should not be deleted due to the quality of the SIS publication. I've also negated the OR aspect of the piece by providing earlier contentions that the swastika was associated with the foot of a bird as well as the Astika parva in Mahabharata. Bkobres 16:00, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Russell L. Ackoff[edit]

Thank you very much for uploading the very nice image of Russell L. Ackoff. I moved the image from Wikipedia to Wikicommons right away, so I could introduced the image in the Russian and Dutch article on Ackoff. Thanks again for making this possible. -- Marcel Douwe Dekker (talk) 22:40, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

DjVu[edit]

Hello there! I have removed the external links from the DjVu article. Wikipedia's guidelines on external links, which can be found at WP:SPAM, say that "Adding external links to an article or user page for the purpose of promoting a website or a product is not allowed, and is considered to be spam." Leaving a link to a site that offers a service with the intention that people use that service is an attempt to promote that site and is a conflict of interest. The links I removed were not to sites which aid the explanation of the subject matter; they were to websites offering services. The fact that these links have remained un-noticed for a long period of time does not justify their inclusion. Please read WP:SPAM and WP:COI, and if you have any further questions then please don't hesitate to contact me. It is possible that some of the links justify inclusion; but if you add any, then do please make sure that they comply with WP:SPAM and WP:COI. Thank you. Fly by Night (talk) 19:27, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:1947 co-op magazine poster.jpg[edit]

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December 2012[edit]

Please stop attacking other editors, as you did on Younger Dryas impact hypothesis. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Your edit summary was uncivil. Stop it. SkepticalRaptor (talk) 18:44, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

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Dryas[edit]

Pursuant to the ongoing nonsense at that article, note that Gaba has accused you of edit-warring (as he did me recently, with an admin then swooping in to deliver a 24hr block without warning under curious circumstances). I've reported him here. As you could be the recipient of the next unfounded block, you might wish to defend yourself ahead of time.--Froglich (talk) 11:27, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

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Managing a conflict of interest[edit]

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File:Boeotianhcrs.jpg listed for discussion[edit]

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May 2016[edit]

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If the material is available on a different site that satisfies one of the above conditions, link to that site instead. The YouTube link is an obvious copyright violation, and the article itself doesn't mention the Solutrean so we can't use it do discuss the Solutrean hypothesis Doug Weller talk 20:49, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

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