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Copyright issue with Seminonparametric[edit]

Hello. Concerning your contribution, Seminonparametric, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from either web sites or printed material. This article or image appears to be a direct copy from As a copyright violation, Seminonparametric appears to qualify for speedy deletion under the speedy deletion criteria. Seminonparametric has been tagged for deletion, and may have been deleted by the time you see this message. For text material, please consider rewriting the content and citing the source, provided that it is credible.

If you believe that the article or image is not a copyright violation or if you have permission from the copyright holder to release the content freely under the GFDL, you can comment to that effect on Talk:Seminonparametric. If the article or image has already been deleted, but you have a proper release, you can reenter the content at Seminonparametric, after describing the release on the talk page. However, for text content, you may want to consider rewriting the content in your own words. Thank you, and please feel free to continue contributing to Wikipedia. Butseriouslyfolks 22:56, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Please stop removing speedy deletion notices from articles that you have created yourself. If you do not believe the article deserves to be deleted, then please do the following:
  1. Place {{hangon}} on the page. Please do not remove any existing speedy deletion notice(s)
  2. Make your case on the article's talk page.

Administrators will look at your reasoning before deciding what to do with the article. Thank you. JuJube 01:56, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Hi -- Replying to the msg on my talk page, I see from the source page that the software is GNU licensed, but it doesn't indicate that the words on that page are so licensed. In any event, if you cut and paste from another page pursuant to a license granted on that page or a related page, the best practice is to leave an explanation on the article's discussion page so it doesn't get picked up as a copyvio. Nobody wants to delete a good article, but it's sometimes hard to tell without a hint. Thanks! -- Butseriouslyfolks 02:43, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
I just took a look at the pdf guide. Like the webpage, the guide indicates that the software is GNU licensed but does not grant a similar license with regard to the guide. To the contrary, the guide has a rather prominent copyright notice. -- Butseriouslyfolks 02:50, 19 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Hello again. First of all, I didn't delete the article. I am not an admin, so I do not have that ability. Secondly, if you take a look at the deletion log, it says "08:45, 19 February 2007 Mailer diablo (Talk | contribs) deleted "Seminonparametric" (WP:CSD#G11)". G11 is shorthand for blatant advertising. Note that I did not originally tag the page as advertising. I did not even think it was advertising. Finally, we cannnot be too zealous in protecting Wikipedia from copyright violations, in light of what has happened to other internet resources (such as Youtube) recently. -- Butseriouslyfolks 21:27, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

January 2013[edit]

Hello, I'm FrankDev. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to Arlin Godwin because it didn't appear constructive. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. FrankDev (talk) 01:18, 15 January 2013 (UTC)