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Article about June Anne Devaney

Hello again! i have written the article about the Murder Of this poor child and submitted it for inclusion. I would appreciate your feedback, and also, if you could possibly either explain to me how to import photographs from another site for inclusion, or if it is easier for you, would you possably be able to do it for me? there are pictures that come up on google showing the ward where she was taken from and the rows of fingerprints. If you could insert what you think would work best, i would really appreciate it. many thanks Markdarrly (talk) 01:46, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Hey Mark. About images, the image use policy says you can use images if they are
  • Own work: You own all rights to the image, usually meaning that you created it entirely yourself.
  • Freely licensed: You can prove that the copyright holder has released the image under an acceptable free license. Note that images that are licensed for use only on Wikipedia, or only for non-commercial or educational use, or under a license that doesn't allow for the creation of modified/derived works, are unsuitable.
  • Public domain: You can prove that the image is in the public domain, i.e. free of all copyrights.
  • Fair use: You believe that the image meets the special conditions for non-free content, which exceptionally allow the use of unlicensed material, and you can provide an explicit non-free use rationale explaining why and how you intend to use it.
If the photos were created by the UK government, I guess they are probably OK to use (see WP:Crown copyright). You can upload them to Wikimedia Commons using the upload wizard. If you're not sure about the license, you can post questions to Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. Can you send me a link to the images you had in mind?
As for the the draft article, I'd be happy to take a look. If I can find some more sources, would you mind if I added them to the reference section? I want to make sure it's OK with you before I go editing pages in your userspace. Cheers. Braincricket (talk) 16:45, 22 September 2012 (UTC)
hi there! I would not mind at all if you added your "magic!" to the page i wrote. With it being the first article I have written I am sure I would have fallen foul of one or the other parameters required for wiki!. The pictures the ones that appear on the google results page after "june anne devaney" has been searched for. I have put 5 referances in, but this tale is allover the internet so there is no shortage of refs. Whatever you think best, il leave to you, after all, input from other people is what this is all about?! In advance, many thanks.Markdarrly (talk) 16:57, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for mopping up the mistakes I made on June Anne Devaney, I think the article would be better with a picture of Either the ward of Griffiths or maybe even both. I would appreciate it if you could place a picture in the article whenever you get chance, many thanksMarkdarrly (talk) 11:40, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Oh, it was my pleasure. Congratulations on your first article! I did search for free pictures, but wasn't able to find any. The Cottontown source has some sweet pictures, but the author doesn't give credit (so I can't find their original source) and I don't think we can use them as-is. Braincricket (talk) 01:36, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

DYK for C/2012 S1

Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:03, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Death of June Anne Devaney

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:03, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the nomination BC!! I never thought the first article that I wrote would provide a fact for DYK, once again, thank you.Markdarrly (talk) 10:21, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

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Re: Why Does Love Do This to Me: The Exponents Greatest Hits

There are a number of sources for track listing for Why Does Love Do This to Me: The Exponents Greatest Hits e.g.Amplifier Marbecks or iTunes as well as the actual CD, so not sure if they needed to be cited per se.

Thanks for the links. I added the Amplifier reference because it also supports the sentence about the track "It's Rugby". Maybe I was being a little anal about the track listing thing. Braincricket (talk) 23:54, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

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Blacklisted references

When removing <ref>s using blacklisted links, as you did in this edit and this edit and this edit, please be sure not to leave orphaned refs behind (e.g. these and these). An easy way to check is to see if the page ends up in the hidden category Category:Pages with broken reference names after your edit. Thanks! Anomie 16:23, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Hey Anomie! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. That was the first time I'd removed blacklisted references en masse, and it it totally slipped my mind to look for other named references in the articles. Thanks for cleaning up my mess. I'll be more thorough in the future. See you around! Braincricket (talk) 17:35, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

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Before I undo your deletion

Is there a problem w/"panic Sex" and/or the citation I added and you deleted being included as Survivalist terminology?24.0.133.234 (talk) 18:47, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

It looks like spam to me. From the reference: "DISCLAIMER: This site is for entertainment purposes only." Also, I'm not convinced that "panic sex" is even germane to the article. At any rate, a blurb about it needs a source that is more reliable than panicsex.com. Braincricket (talk) 18:59, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks-I'll look for a better ref. Panic Sex is a pretty big warning term in Survival lingo ("Is it panic-sex time yet?") and I didn't want to link to forums or message-board resources. I think that I can find a better non-spammy citation24.0.133.234 (talk) 19:15, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

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