User talk:Coren/Archives/2008/October

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Gentle Giant Moving Co wiki

I am trying to create a wiki for my company, Gentle Giant Moving Co., Inc. As an employee of this company, I have been given explicit permission to use information from our website on the wikipedia page, so long as it is encyclopedic and not spam. I am getting an error that CorenSearchBot is finding that some of the wiki has been plagarized from the Gentle Giant website. While I have used information from the website, I have been given explicit permission to do so from the creators and maintainers of the website. Please send me a message if this is a problem. Thanks. WillAllenatGG (talk) 15:57, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

My bonfire

Wow ... I didn't expect it to go well when HiDrNick nominated me, but I didn't expect it to go that badly. Thanks for getting the point. I'm just going to let this fire burn for the whole week, unless someone in charge of the process pulls the plug. I think it's interesting.—Kww(talk) 17:29, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Image permissions

Hi Coren. I have recently had permission to use some images from the Geological Survey of Canada website here and elsewhere made by scientists named Catherine Hickson and Melanie Kelman (which are copyrighted on the GSC website and elsewhere) and they said I can use them without a problem and I have permission to use them on Wikipedia. Anyway I just wanted to tell you this because on Commons it mentions you are one of the OTRS volunteers. Contact me for more infomation. Black Tusk (talk) 17:34, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

User:Tajik

Please see this. I don't understand why you unblocked Tajik, he has been insulting Afghans, Afghanistan, Pashtun, Pashto speakers, and spreading extreme Persian POVs, vandalising all Afghanistan related articles, and creating sockpuppets. Many of his sockpuppets were added as User:Beh-nam's socks because they both used the socks and shared passwords. Please indef ban him again because he will never stop his bad behaviour. Thanks!--Irozee (talk) 22:28, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Hi Nisarkand. Just for the record, Coren, Tajik has emailed me to say they're not his socks, FWIW - Alison 00:06, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

John J. McCusker

(History1898 (talk) 01:37, 6 October 2008 (UTC)) Portions of the John J. McCusker article have been re-written to avoid a copyright infringement with the Trinity U bio. However, it's possible the bot will still raise a red flag, due to the simple fact that many of his books have very long titles and listing them gives the appearance that material has been copied. Likewise with lists of schools or people.

GLBasic

Hello

I've received a message telling me about copyright violation in new GLBasic Article, as the bot detected it share a lot of text from http://wiki.gp2x.org/wiki/GLBASIC which is where I copied the article from before some editing.

That website articles are licensed under GNU Free Documentation License which permits using it this way. Hence I removed the tag. However, I left this note here following the bot message direction.

Regards Streamwave (talk) 01:48, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Mirrors

The bot didn't realize that moralnafirma.pl is a Wikimirror. DS (talk) 14:15, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

It's much too dumb to do so on its own. I've added it to the exclusion list. — Coren (talk) 14:18, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Blossom (functional)

I would advise the bot to check whether the website in question is a wikipedia mirror. I would suggest you to put cramster.com into the ignore list: I suspect it doesn't own any copyrights, just "crams" the work of others. Twri (talk) 00:25, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Unblocking PatPeter

May I ask why you unblocked PatPeter without even notifying the blocking admin, without waiting for some kind of consensus to form? I recall there being similar issues when you unblocked Kurt Weber recently. Just curious... Aunt Entropy (talk) 05:33, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Because blocks aren't punitive, they're preventative. In both cases, the immediate cause of the block was alleviated (Kurt chose to stay away from project space, PatPeter stated being willing to concentrate on mainspace and has stopped socking). All users need to be given the opportunity to return productively, or, in the alternative, be given enough rope to hang themselves— it takes little effort or time to see which it ends up being.
As for the blocking admin, both cases are completely unrelated: in one case the block was brought to community review immediately, and in the other case it was an appeal to a very old block from an admin who is nowadays mostly active on commons. — Coren (talk) 12:47, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Al Orthodoxiya

Good day,

Regarding AL Orthodoxiya Radio Station Article, I'm the one who created the srticcle on Orthodoxwiki,that's why you cannot consider the article as a violation to the copyrights.

The Article contains information about the 1st Arabic Orthodox Radio Station on the net in the World and I guess this information should be mentioned in the Wikipedia...

If you have any suggested amendments to the article I'll be more than happy to discuss.

Thank you

Orthodoxiya (talk) 11:46, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

All is for the best, in this, the best of all possible worlds

One of the advantages of not having many supporters at your RFA is that there are fewer people to thank at the end. Thanks for your support and your willingness to look at my complete record. I'm going to try to interpret this resounding defeat as a statement that I should choose my words more carefully in the future, and remember that every statement I make gets recorded forever, just waiting to get carefully transcribed onto my next RFA. I would go insane if I believed that it was repudiation of what I truly meant: that no editor should consciously and willfully ignore guidelines and policies, and editors that repeatedly do so should not be rewarded for or supported in doing so.

I'm sure I'll get back to full speed editing soon, because, after all, , every day, and in every way, I am getting better and better.—Kww(talk) 05:23, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Incorrect Item

Your page lists our page as possible copyright infringement. It is a page from our festival directory assembled from information provided to us by the festival itself.

SIYFF — http://www.filmfestivalworld.com/festival/Seoul_Intl_Youth_Film_Festival. Reported by CSBot at 09:08, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Please remove it from your list.

FilmFestivalWorld.com staff —Preceding unsigned comment added by 4.232.108.30 (talk) 10:23, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

bare bones international film festival - here is the descritption and it may seem similar to that in their website, it is perhaps a little similar but it is not the same nor a copy. thank you —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bdproduc (talkcontribs) 15:30, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Foot orienteering

Hi. Your bot tagged Foot orienteering. That page is a split from Orienteering, not a copyright vio. --Una Smith (talk) 16:55, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Article title mistake

article Giovanni Maria delle Piane is the correct title spelling. The duplicate article with the incorrect title spelling (dell) Piane, (dell) is the incorrect spelling, a mistake. Liguria (talk) 17:53, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

CorenSearchBot is in error

CorenSearchBot is in error regarding copyright infringement with Company Bio.

[Elided WHOIS information] — Coren (talk)

—Preceding unsigned comment added by Michaelaltieri (talkcontribs) 18:37, 9 October 2008 (UTC) 
Please read the guide to requesting and formalizing permission to use copyrighted works on Wikipedia. Note that, in addition to copyright requirements, the article must still comply with notability guidelines, advertising prohibition and avoid conflicts of interest. — Coren (talk) 18:41, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

CorenSearchBot makes a very interesting find - realtime mirroring

I just happened to see CorenSearchBot's message about Foot orienteering being a copy of http://www.ppgracing.pl/?title=Orienteering, and clicked on the link. It leads to what is apparently a live mirroring site, powered by something called "Wikipedia Reflection Script", located here. Seems the Foundation has been trying to shut this down for a while, based on the posting there. Will leave it to you to determine next steps. Best, Risker (talk) 19:38, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Faulkner ministry

Your bot tagged this article; this is the final part of a series of articles; although similar to the others, there are significant differences. Warofdreams talk 21:50, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

James Allen (Medal of Honor) (The bot just does not know)

Most of the information obtained is from the official citation from the Army, which can not be changed. Any other information may be different, but not the citation. And because this is from the Civil War years, there is not much info anywhere else but the official one from the archives of the army. Most websites have the same and in most cases, the only information about these soldiers. See my reference:Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients. Thanks
Cefaro (talk) 04:53, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt

I moved the former content of Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt to Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt (Die Flippers). In addition, I started the article on Goethe's poem Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, and created a disambiguation page. --Mikaelbook (talk) 05:54, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Gestura.org copyright infringiment and spam?

Gestura.org is an opensource project that is considered spam by this bot Gestura.org and I don't understand --Gattacax(talk) 06:37, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Bot request

Hi Coren. I left a reply at the bot request. But I'll put it here for your convinience as well. Would this be appropriate to add? Hope I can help! §hep¡Talk to me! 20:33, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Hehe, I've been forming the list of categories and the Foundation servers kicked me off twice now. Do you have access to the ToolServer? I was wondering if it would be possible to get a list of subcats from there. If not I'll figure out a way to get them, it just won't be pretty. hehe Thanks and sorry for the trouble. §hep¡Talk to me! 21:14, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
I have the access, but not the knowledge on how to extract that information. If you can point me in the direction of the appropriate doc, I'll go and pick the data off. — Coren (talk) 21:52, 12 October 2008 (UTC)
I looked and cound't find anything (crud). If you do pywiki stuff, catlib.py looks like it might work (I don't do pywiki). I'll keep trying, but I've been kicked off so many times I'm waiting to get a call from a dev. §hep¡Talk to me! 00:31, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Mario1987

Thanks for all the tips I'll use them to become a better editor. Mario1987 07:32, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Bots from the grave

Hi Coren, didn't you last March or so have a proposal for a bot that would sub-thread AN/ANI/etc. and tried it out for a while on BON? I've only read and commented quickly 'cause it's bedtime for me, but could you look at this RefDesk talk page - isn't SteveBaker's concept exactly what you designed the bot to do? If so, your comments on your experience with the proposal would be appreciated. Thanks! Franamax (talk) 08:56, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Copyright notice on Hawthorne (NYSW station)

I have since done a complete rewrite of said page. I am still a neophyte student of wiki regulations. My apologies! FullScale4Me (talk) 13:12, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Speedometors

(same message to three deleting admins) Hello all. Just letting you know that I have restored the article Speedometors which all three of you speedy deleted (two A7s and one A3). I don't object to submitting the article for deletion but clearly there was a claim of notability and 1970s bands that anyone still cares about probably is notable enough by the fairly generous standards of the en.wiki! I'll try to solidify the article with a few references. Pascal.Tesson (talk) 17:26, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Mo' power to you, Pascal. Saving the runt (articles) is a worthwhile endeavor; I wish I could help but I know something between zero and epsilon about punk, so I wouldn't even know where to look for sources. :-) — Coren (talk) 01:36, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Copyright issue

The problem seems to occur with the bands bio which appears on a forum posted by the band. I got the bio from their site (the same bio with the forum) and I got Bands permision for that. If necessary I can forward an email from the band.

byron.mnml (talk) 05:25, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Bot error

Just a report that your bot, CorenSearchBot, erroneously flagged Caging (direct mail) as a copyright violation. I created the article as a split from a combined article. See history of Caging (voter suppression). Dems on the move (talk) 12:54, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Copying text from another web page

Wiltshire Heritage Museum entry hs been created by the copyright owner! WiltshireHeritage (talk) 00:40, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Internet intelligence data application page describes my company writings at http://knowledge.oscc.org.my/solution-areas/application. So, it may contain part of the text from the writings. --Hlucky (talk) 03:00, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

The Wikipedia page of the Hermes Project contains part of text which also is on my Hermes home page http://spilka.math.unr.edu/projects/hermes2d/wiki/WikiStart at the University of Nevada, Reno. PavelSolin (talk) 17:37, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Sub-pages for the Wikipedia Reference Desks.

User:Franamax tells me that you have been thinking about how to make long discussion-type pages be implemented as a bunch of sub-pages. I'm thinking specifically that the Reference Desks would benefit from having each question that is asked be created in a sub-page instead of one gigantic stream - particularly in order that the people who ask questions will get watchlist notification that their question has elicited a response - rather than (as now) that some question somewhere has been answered. Anyway - I'd be interested to hear what you've been thinking...and if there are links to prior discussions on this kind of topic - that would be good too. Thanks in advance. SteveBaker (talk) 18:12, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

I've already got a working implementation, but when I suggested deploying it, there was no consensus. I can brush the cobwebs off and point it at the reference desks if you get consensus to do so. — Coren (talk) 12:22, 14 October 2008 (UTC)
Hi Coren, I've searched around and tried to summarize your bot function and the related discussions - see here. I'm not sure if I caught all the relevant threads. I hope there isn't a standoff here: you want consensus before brushing the cobwebs off; we will want more information before giving consensus. All I can do is cheerlead and try to help on the technical issues, but we will need your engagement to get this working.
BTW, why did you stop operating the bot at WT:BON? Franamax (talk) 06:52, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Out Where the West Begins

The poem was published in 1917 and the song in 1920, so all words are in the public domain. TakeTheTable (talk) 15:25, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

CorenBot

Your bot has been tagging a lot of stub articles I've written as being copyvios. They're one-line stubs - there isn't enough on them to be copyvio. Any way you can fix this? It's messing with the project I'm working on right now. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 04:28, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Navarini

Hello Corin,

Just wanted to let you that both the Florida Wing website (www.flwg.us) and the Pembroke Pines Composite Squadron website www.pinesCAP.flwg.us) are NOT copywrited sites, and as sites of subordinate units in the Air Force Auxiliary, are in the public domain.

Please feel free to use this information without legal ramifications.

Colonel Navarini is a great man and leader in our community, actualy across Florida. I would not be surpriced if we see him as Wing (state) Commander in a few years. He is also very involved with the Red Cross, St Vincent de Paul (feeding poor people) and that knight stuff I don't understand, so you should include him in Wilkapedia. You can also pull his picture and add it to the article. You can find it on both websites. In the Wing website, he's in the Public Affairs" section, and on the Squadron site, he's the commander, but you would know that if you read my article.

Thanks

PinesCAP (talk) 22:04, 15 October 2008 (UTC)Chris

Test Track

Can you fire the bot up for Wikipedia:Reference desk/Testing? Let's see how well we can break it. Let me know when it's operational or do so yourself at Talk:RefDesk (I'm ducking out for a few hrs pretty soon). Also - what is the page name for the "related changes" updates? Thanks! Franamax (talk) 01:09, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Dulcem Melodies

You tagged this new article as a possible copyvio. It is not. I am sitting here in the Columbus, Ohio, airport and just wrote the brief article while looking at the album cover (as well as two other of the band's CDs that I brought with me on this trip. I removed the tag. Scott Mingus (talk) 23:33, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Mark Nathan Cohen

I removed the box with the following justification: I believe this is a case of "public domain status", as indicated in the box. This article so far consists in basic biographical notes taken from the faculty member webpage. Maziotis (talk) 11:44, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Copying text from another web page

A bot apparently thought that the page http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Elasticity_Coefficient&action=edit&redlink=1 was a copy of http://www.chemie.de/lexikon/e/Metabolic_control_analysis/. This is not true, I wrote most of this material and the chemie.de site has actually copied it. I am therefore going to recreate the page that was apparently deleted by the bot. Hsauro (talk) 04:08, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Reply

should be in your inbox. :) Ncmvocalist (talk) 16:57, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Daggatun and CorenSearchBot

Look in the bot's code perhaps to remove false positives from wikisource.org and also material from the PD Jewish Encyclopedia? Best, feydey (talk) 17:39, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Speech Technology

The Coren Search Bot noted this page as being similar to another page,Speech technology - this is because I was separating the content of these two pages, and have now deleted the duplicate material on the other page, and expanded it. Perhaps I should have deleted first? Or maybe moved the page and then altered the old page? Hmm. I'll consider that another time. Robina Fox (talk) 19:24, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Either or; or simply do as you did and remove the tag: CSBot is nowhere near intelligent enough to know when a split is occurring as opposed to a simple cut-and-paste attempts to move. — Coren (talk) 22:11, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Mitterand and the far right

this page name contains a typing error so i uploaded a new page correctly spelt Mitterrand and the far right and marked the old page as a bad nameMjchesnel (talk) 08:27, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Suggestion for a new function for CorenSearchBot

Would it be possible for CorenSearchBot to assist us in telling the difference between a potential WP:PNT candidate and a speedy A2 candidate? -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 01:56, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Not trivially; CSBot relies on search engine ranking to find likely candidates for source material, and the Wikipedias in languages other than a handful (English, French and German) tend to pop up rarely, if ever, on those searches. It might be possible to do so by tweaking what search queries are made, but I'd need a sample set to do so; do you have a few examples I can examine? — Coren (talk) 12:25, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

You could take a look at the current nominees at WP:PNT. Sometimes an editor will copy and paste something from a foreign-language Wikipedia and translate only the title, expecting us to do the rest. Sometimes, they won't even bother to translate the title either. A common occurrence is an article with a title written in the Latin alphabet, leaving no doubt that the article is biographical, yet the rest is written in a foreign writing system (most commonly Arabic or Chinese). It should be noted that about half of the pages that get listed on PNT end up being speedied on grounds other than A2. One current nomination, for an article in Hebrew, contains a note that an article with the same title has been deleted twice from the Hebrew Wikipedia, though because we don't understand the language we cannot tell whether this was a speedy or some other process. -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 00:34, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

Another false positive

I wish you'd fix this bot. It mistakenly tagged Kid Glove Killer. This is the third article of mine it's done this to. Clarityfiend (talk) 02:14, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Redirect

I was in the middle of making a redirect and transferring things to new pages, sorry. Saudade7 00:04, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

Colorado Amendment 58

It mistakenly claimed I copied it. Well, I was quoting the Colorado Blue Book (which is from a .gov), not the whatever website it found.

It might also end up saying I copied Amendment 48's stuff, which was the legal definition.

So...yeah.


--Heero Kirashami (talk) 01:07, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

IFD

I haven't got a problem with people giving reasoned ideas to keep the image (see my reply to MivkMacNee, who I've had lots of run-ins with in the past) but I do have a serious problem with an admin who is closely involved with those articles trying to dismiss policy purely for that reason - I know NFCC is disputed, but some parts of it are solid and this image fails them. I can't make any apologies for being aggressive here - if this IFD results in a Keep, we might as well throw our image policies in the bin, because every time fair-use overuse is challenged, people will point to this IFD as precedent. It really is that important. Black Kite 12:53, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Just to make sure I understand you, are you saying I did not apply reasoning when I argued to keep the image, or under the impression that I'm "closely involved" in Dr. Who articles? — Coren (talk) 17:25, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
Er, neither. I have no problem with your reasoning on the issue (though I disagree with you), and the admin I'm talking about is User:Edokter, not you. Black Kite 19:25, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
My mistake then, I was under the impression that part of that ire was directed at me. — Coren (talk) 20:07, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

invitation

Actually, the invitation was quite sincere. It was just that after I saw your follow on comment, I realized it was extremely unlikely you would ever consider doing that. Further, I'm not interested in arguing, with yet another user, why fair use must be limited per Foundation dictum. It's just not worth time and effort, because all it has yielded is an extremely polarized community between those who get it (like User:Angr) and those who don't. I'm not saying you don't per se, just that we disagree on level. The simple fact is, the goal of being a free content encyclopedia has been lost. With the possible exception of Flickr, we are the world's largest repository of non-free content. Certainly we are the world's largest if we ignore sites that have no focus on their content (i.e., random content throughout, like Flickr). That we have lost doesn't motivate me to jump on the fair-use-is-legal-therefore-its-ok bandwagon, and start pumping my fist in the air every time someone uploads yet another fair use image. I can and will fight to the maximum of my time and ability the continued erosion of the free content status of this resource.

My invitation was sincere, I can assure you. I would love nothing more than to work with a group of fair use loving users to produce a well thought out proposal to be put forth to the Foundation as to why their incredibly inclusive stance on fair use is the proper method of making a truly great encyclopedia. The Foundation will no doubt rather loudly and firmly tell them they are in error. Maybe then this dispute will finally end. As it stands now, I stand strongly by the stance voiced in the second userbox from the top on my userpage.

It's not necessary for you to respond. I know you firmly disagree with my stance as to level of fair use acceptance. To be frank, there's no way in hell you can change my stance on inclusiveness of fair use above Foundation standards. And no, I'm sorry, I don't by the gibberish people (not saying you) frequently spout that it's all open to interpretation and therefore everyone is right. But, if you are willing to put together a work group to make a proposal to the Foundation to liberally allow fair use, feel free to contact me. I would be a willing and genuine participant in such a proposal. --Hammersoft (talk) 21:51, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

The problem with your position is that, in fact, the foundation does allow fair use. It would have been trivial for them to emit a directive that none should be used whatsoever, and it would be a tenable philosophical position, but they explicitly chose not to go that way. — Coren (talk) 22:48, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
  • You'll note of course that I did not say the Foundation said no fair use. --Hammersoft (talk) 22:50, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
No, but you do keep saying "[use of fair use] above foundation standards" and the fact is, how much "too much" is has been left unspecified and vague, leaving it to the individual (or collective) appreciation. My own criterion are (obviously) more liberal than yours, but they are no more "above Foundation standards" than yours are— barring a statement from the Foundation about what, exactly, they meant to allow. — Coren (talk) 00:12, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
  • See my above comments regarding "it's all open to interpretation". So we're back to square one, and hey let's let as much fair use as individual opinion says is ok since it's all open to interpretation and nobody is any more right than anyone else. Onwards fair use believers! --Hammersoft (talk) 02:11, 25 October 2008 (UTC)
That means that you were correct, even if you would rather not have been really.  :-) I don't disagree that getting the foundation to quantify how much would be a Good Thing™. — Coren (talk) 02:57, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

White list

Hi Coren. I thought I was on the white list which meant your bot wouldn't pick me up? I've been creating some articles on Mexican municipalities but it keeps tagging them. Could you sort it? Cheers Dr. Blofeld (talk) 21:27, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

You were, but under the name User:Blofeld of SPECTRE. Changed accordingly. — Coren (talk) 23:39, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Lyrics

I was coppying the lyrics too a song, which i sighted, lyrics cannot be accuartly paraphrased for obvious reasons.-- Sonarpulse | Talk 04:06, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes, but they are also copyrighted and cannot be brought to Wikipedia unless they are demonstrably in the public domain. — Coren (talk) 16:11, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Fontas River blockquote

BCGNIS information is not copyrighted unless otherwise stated on individual quotes; in the case of the passage in question - even if it were copyrighted - crown copyright expires after 50 years in Canada; the passage is from a (non-copyrighted) government report in 1914; if it had been copyrighted, that would have expired in 1964.....I blockquoted the information rather than fuss with re-syntaxing it as it's in simple language that woudl require more complicated language to un-duplicate...most BCGNIS fields are private communiation or internal government reports - "name cards"; sometimes from published works, which are separately citable/quoted...so please when you see a BCGNIS quotation beaer these factors in mind.....Skookum1 (talk) 16:08, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

template needed

Hello,

I see on your user page that you are a WikiElf.

As you can see in a current peer-review, articles with hundreds of overwikified words need a handy de-wikify template in order to show, as a hatnote tag, that there's a problem with an article.

I wonder if there's a plan to create a "de-wikify" template?

Cesar Tort 21:03, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

If I understand you correctly, you're looking for a maintenance template that states something like "too many wikilinks; please fix"? You probably want {{overlinked}}, then.  :-) — Coren (talk) 01:05, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
Yeap! I didn't know that the template existed. (I already tagged it.) Thanks! —Cesar Tort 01:10, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

about asad zaidi

sorry, i have copied that article, but now i have replaced with my original work. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Viplovecomm (talkcontribs) 06:32, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Green Valley Chamber Music Festival

I am the author of the text found at http://www.greenvalleychambermusic.org/welcome.html and I authorize the use of the text for the article on this particular festival, on Wikipedia. Please, let me know if there is anything wrong about that. Thanks. Enrdgl (talk) 02:16, 28 October 2008 (UTC) Enrico Elisi

Schultz v. Wheaton Glass Co.

Schultz v. Wheaton Glass Co. is ready to have its tag removed; I'll see to that. Thanks. Moderate2008 (talk) 03:02, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

FA Cup 1928-29

The bot just tagged the above article for being a copy of a page [1]. I can't check the nature of this page due to my work's internet filter, but it seems to be either a proxy or nothing to do with the page I made. Cheers. El Pollo Diablo (Talk) 12:13, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Daniel B. Poneman

Coren, I have reposted the "Daniel B. Poneman" article with quotes and citations for the text which is taken directly from The Scowcroft Group website, where I work. Being new to Wikipedia, I am unsure what else to do. Does citing the source of the text not make it clear where it originated? 38.112.25.114 (talk) 15:10, 28 October 2008 (UTC) Peter Neville PeterNeville@scowcroft.com

Please read the guide to requesting and formalizing permission to use copyrighted works on Wikipedia. Note that, in addition to copyright requirements, the article must still comply with notability guidelines, advertising prohibition and avoid conflicts of interest. — Coren (talk) 16:17, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Kantamani marked as similar to Yagapriya

These are musical scales in Carnatic music. These are parent scales (melakarta per Carnatic music terminology) which are superficially similar, including in scientific notation, but are quite different in the musical aspect. They are quite important in this music and warrant separate pages which will be expanded further in due course of time. When further information is added to Kantamani and Yagapriya this will be more apparent. VasuVR (talk, contribs) 16:25, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Jack Cook Jangala

Hi, I own the website www.aboriginal-art.co.uk and permit the use of any data from that site under and permit its use under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. Jack Cook is referenceds in several books, however, the data that I have included was written by me based on first hand knowledge and was taken from my website. Trust this will prevent deletion on the grounds of copyright infringement.--Ozartmark (talk) 12:23, 29 October 2008 (UTC)ozartmark 29/10/08

Green Kenue

I am the author of the text found at http://chc.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/Numerical/Downloads/Green_Kenue_e.html and wish to make this information freely avaliable on Wikipedia. Thanks... Martin.Serrer@nrc.ca —Preceding unsigned comment added by Serrer (talkcontribs) 14:22, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

I replied at User talk:Serrer Toddst1 (talk) 16:33, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

Hammersoft claiming to speak for you

In User talk:Kww#Montage images as navigational elements, Hammersoft claims that he knows your opinion on Image:CheetahGirlsDiscography.jpg, which is being discussed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion/2008 October_29#Image:CheetahGirlsDiscography.jpg.E2.80.8E. Please let me know if he represented your views accurately.—Kww(talk) 18:26, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

I kind of wish you hadn't honored the speedy. It'd be handy to be able to just slap "db-repost" on it any time he felt like doing this again.—Kww(talk) 22:45, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
Meh, not like he wouldn't know to change the album list or something. Just closing this pointless "discussion" soon was my objective. — Coren (talk) 03:55, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
True enough. Since you're up, could you do me a favor and look at this? It's been sitting there a while.—Kww(talk) 04:07, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

block aftermath

Although I feel miffed that FP managed to get me blocked yet again... there was no point further appealing the block. I've been here long enough to realize in most situations admins unaware of our "history" are going to take the easiest course to resolution.

I just want to state for the record in case I am the target of attack on the noticeboard by FP again (who incidentally yet again found a reason to squeeze my name in... for an incident on my talkpage that I had absolutely nothing to do with)... I still believe my comments with regards to FP being in a COI (on several fronts). Again... he made no attempt to disclose a possible COI to noticeboard... no mention of our history... no mention of my prior discussions with other admins.

btw -I harbor no bad feelings that you stuck by your block. You diffs seem to show you're a reasonable fellow so I'll just have to learn from the experience. --Crossthets (talk) 01:08, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

P-Cat: Life Cycle

It appears you have said i copied text, which is true. But this is a poem from Bruce Dawe, so go home you fucked up fat cunt. Go suck some balls cos i dont like this mutherfucking system. Sorry! Regards, The little maestro, P-Cat

  • Dear P-Cat: Your tone here is unnecessarily harsh and uncalled for. Please see WP:CIVIL and WP:NPA. Politeness goes a long way here, and screaming profanities just doesn't go over very well. ⇔ ÆS dt @ 02:24, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Cusco pages

Hi there. Many of the pages for Cusco albums have been created long ago under various longwinded or inaccurate titles. Rather than simply deleting out all the old entries, I created redirects to the new pages. I could possibly just delete the unnecessary pages by now, but there are still links to be found which lead to these, and it seems to me that a redirect is better than leaving the surfer stranded. Thanks!

MXVN (talk) 09:36, 31 October 2008 (UTC)


Steve Green (science fiction activist)

I've replaced this entry with Steve Green (journalist), which is the way he describes himself. (What is a "science fiction" activist"?). If you can place a redirect on the redundant page, that would be great.

It's also odd that anyone called "Steve Green", other than the singer, is placed in a list under "Stephen Green". This guy's "Steve" is short for "Steven". GeorgeLloyd (talk) 16:36, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

That's probably because you are American.  :-) The given name "Stephen" is traditionally pronounced [stɪvən], just like "Steven". I think the [stəfən] pronounciation is strictly US-centered. — Coren (talk) 18:22, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

OTRS ticket (2007122210004268 - trademark guy)

Woops, good thing I refreshed the ticket, I almost sent a duplicate email of yours. I thought I had the ticket locked oO. I was crafting an email to Mike Godwin, do you think it's still needed? -- lucasbfr talk 20:34, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Heh. No, I just chatted with the guy to clarify things; I'll be giving a quick summary on the AN/I thread, it turns out that we probably don't want that logo.  :-) — Coren (talk) 20:42, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Now I'm interested :D -- lucasbfr talk 20:45, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Just want to make sure I understand, there isn't an OSS logo at all? - NeutralHomerTalk • October 30, 2008 @ 21:02
Not while the OSS existed as such, no, is my understanding. The logo was created by vets after the OSS was replaced. — Coren (talk) 21:34, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Okie Dokie...that clears up MUCH confusion. Also, it puts us on the same page as well. Sorry about the initial confusion with the image. Take Care...NeutralHomerTalk • October 30, 2008 @ 21:38

Hello - I have amended the offending lines of text on the Christian Brethren ArchiveMany thanks Gregory Morris, St Deiniol's Library, Hawarden (talk) 22:56, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Bot notification

Gameplay of Final Fantasy is the product of a split (that was in progress), and is not actually duplicated content. Randomran (talk) 16:32, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

East of Eden

Hi. The summary of the East of Eden story is edited by me. It may have lttle similarities. But, I edited myselve. Can the story be accepted? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nisha 05 31 (talkcontribs) 19:14, 31 October 2008 (UTC)