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Mussolini's Death[edit]

Hi, could you tell me why you deleted my correction in the article, regards --Gian piero milanetti (talk) 16:14, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Hi, as I said in my edit summary because it was unsourced. That paragraph was sourced to Bosworth, who doesn’t say what you said. If you want to add the points you made (or change the existing text) then it would be best to clarify where you are sourcing it from and add a citation. Otherwise it would get quite confusing because it looks like your points are sourced to Bosworth and anyone checking the Bosworth citation would see a discrepancy. DeCausa (talk) 18:19, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Backwards Copy on Greece article[edit]

Hello, I've stumbled into a Routledge book that appears to WP:BACKWARDSCOPY something I wrote, as well as something you contributed. I'm trying to understand if this is something I/we did wrong, or if this is a genuine case of our work being copied by the book. The book in question is this. It was first published by Routledge in April 2017. The passages in question relate to Greece, where large parts of the History section are almost word-for-word reproduced in the book. The issue with this is that the wikipedia content predates the book by 5 years. Most of the text was inserted by me, so I began to panic. However, further research indicates that something which you contributed to the article is also replicated almost word-for-word. I am referring to your addition of The Roman Empire in the east, following the fall of the Empire in the West, is known to history as the Byzantine Empire. It existed for more than a thousand years, from the 4th century to 1453, compared to what the book contains: The Roman Empire in the east, following the fall of the Empire in the west in the fifth century, is known as the Byzantine Empire and lasted until 1453. The current rendition in the Greece article, entered in November 2012 by a third user who appears to now be inactive, is The Roman Empire in the east, following the fall of the Empire in the west in the 5th century, is conventionally known as the Byzantine Empire (but was simply called "Roman Empire" in its own time) and lasted until 1453, almost identical to what the book contains if you remove the contents of the parenthesis. I'm not sure how far this goes, but I would appreciate your help. I have started a copy-vio case at Wikipedia:Copyright_problems. --Michail (blah) 18:09, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Since writing this, I found that this entry from a fourth user on 25 March 2013 is also present in the book word-for-word. --Michail (blah) 18:53, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
The date of publication of the book being 5 years after the edits is strong evidence that the text was copied by the book from the article rather than vice versa. Even without that, it’s highly unlikely that the four of us independently plagiarised from the same book. Not sure what’s to be done other than stating this on the talk page so that if this comes up in the future there’s an explanation given. DeCausa (talk) 19:45, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

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