- 1 Hitchhiking
- 2 Hi
- 3 WP:U and real names
- 4 Update cycle
- 5 Rollback
- 6 Copyright problem: Latham appliance
- 7 Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference
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- 9 Articles without clear national ties
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Hi, messages should be put on Talk pages, not in the article body, I've reverted your contribution, please consider readding it to the Talk page. - FrancisTyers 18:02, 22 December 2005 (UTC)
- People who are watching the hitchhiking page will also be watching the talk page. If you click on the watch link at the top, then on "my watchlist" you can see that it doesn't matter if an article or talk page is changed it will appear on your watchlist. Comments, requests etc. should be added to talk pages, you could also suggest an alternative sentence that removes the ambiguity... - FrancisTyers 18:20, 22 December 2005 (UTC)
To undo multiple edits, go to the history tab, select which revision you want to revert to, edit and save. There is no way to revert multiple edits with an automated summary that I know of. If you are concerned about an unencyclopaedic section, the first thing to do is mention it on the talk page. I will add the page to my watchlist so I can discuss with you (and any other participants) there. WP:V is an important policy to read on this matter. Glad to see you around Wikipedia again :) - Francis Tyers · 11:41, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
I wouldn't worry about changing your name to your real name, since you have already revealed what your real name is, it's not like it's going to make a big difference. If someone is interested in harassing you they already have the ammunition. Mangojuicetalk 16:48, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
Copyright problem: Latham appliance
Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! We welcome and appreciate your contributions, such as Latham appliance, but we regretfully cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from either web sites or printed material. This article appears to be a copy from , and therefore a copyright violation. The copyrighted text has been or will soon be deleted. While we appreciate contributions, we must require all contributors to understand and comply with our copyright policy. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously, and persistent violators are liable to be blocked from editing.
If you believe that the article is not a copyright violation, or if you have permission from the copyright holder to release the content freely under license allowed by Wikipedia, then you should do one of the following:
- If you have permission from the author to release the text under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (CC-BY-SA), leave a message explaining the details at Talk:Latham appliance and send an email with confirmation of permission to "permissions-en (at) wikimedia (dot) org". Make sure you quote the exact page name, Latham appliance, in your email. See Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission for instructions.
- If a note on the original website states that re-use is permitted "under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (CC-BY-SA), version 3.0, or that the material is released into the public domain leave a note at Talk:Latham appliance with a link to where we can find that note.
- If you own the copyright to the material: send an e-mail from an address associated with the original publication to permissions-en(at)wikimedia(dot)org or a postal message to the Wikimedia Foundation permitting re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License and GNU Free Documentation License, and note that you have done so on Talk:Latham appliance. See Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials for instructions.
It may also be necessary for the text be modified to have an encyclopedic tone and to follow Wikipedia article layout. For more information on Wikipedia's policies, see Wikipedia's policies and guidelines.
If you would like to begin working on a new version of the article you may do so at this temporary page. Leave a note at Talk:Latham appliance saying you have done so and an administrator will move the new article into place once the issue is resolved. Thank you, and please feel welcome to continue contributing to Wikipedia. Happy editing! BelovedFreak 00:09, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
- It seems likelier to me that the non-Wikipedia page (http://hubpages.com/hub/about_cleft_palate) was plagiarized from Wikipedia. Another article (http://hubpages.com/hub/Eiffel_Tower) published three years ago by the same author contains text appearing in Wikipedia four years ago.
- FWIW, the text in the Latham appliance article came from Cleft_lip_and_palate#Cleft_palate_treatment, so if Wikipedia was the plagiarist then that article requires scrutiny. —Christian Campbell 02:44, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
- Thanks for that. I couldn't really tell, which is why I listed the page art WP:CP rather than asked for deletion straight away. I didn't notice that it had been split from the other article. Looking at that, it looks like the text on Wikipedia pre-dates that from hubspages. As you say, it looks like the same author is just taking stuff from Wikipedia. I've added this detail to the listing at Wikipedia:Copyright problems/2010 September 1 and asked a more experienced editor to take a look. It may be that Latham appliance will need to be deleted & recreated to give attribution to the article it came from. Anyway, thanks for letting me know.--BelovedFreak 09:47, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
- You'll see the issue has now been sorted. Thanks for your help! --BelovedFreak 08:37, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
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