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The Mayflower[edit]

Hi Dianna,

You wrote me regarding the use of copyright material regrding the edition to Mayflower Pilgrim Susanna White Winslow.I hold the copyright to the material added as I am Sue Allan the historian mentioned in the article and whose researh, with my collaborator Caleb Johnson, discovered the roots of this Pilgrim which has been verified by The American Genealogist. The words quoted from the Mayflower History .com website were prodiced in part my me and so I hold copyright. So I am dismayed that you choose to ignore/delete my edits in favour of leaving these mis truths and misinformation on your site.Please Google the subject and check this out for yourself. Kind regards Sue Allan Mayflower Maid — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mayflowermaid (talkcontribs) 14:22, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

@Mayflowermaid: We need to have documentation that shows the copyright holders have given permission for the material to be copied to this website. Wikipedia has procedures in place for this purpose. Please see WP:Donating copyrighted materials for an explanation of how to do it. There's a sample permission email at WP:Consent. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 17:00, 6 October 2018 (UTC)

22nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment[edit]

Ignoring the obvious formatting issues, this article has a significant portion copied from this book.

1. As the book was published in 1908 is it safe to assume it's in the public domain? 2. I remember from years back a template that is a warning to other articles that it uses material from public domain within the article.

Thanks for helping out with the copyright issues on here.--intelatitalk 19:18, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

A book published in the USA in 1908 is in the public domain. The template you're looking for is {{PD-notice}}. But for Dyer, we have a special template: {{CWR}}. I will add one of these at the bottom of the article. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 19:43, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanksintelatitalk 19:48, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Proposed edit[edit]

I'd like to draw your attention (as well as those of any TPW) to my proposed edit here:MediaWiki_talk:Revdelete-reason-dropdown#Proposed_edit

(In a nutshell, I want to change the text in the revision deletion drop-down for RD1 from "copyright violation" to "violation of copyright policy")--S Philbrick(Talk) 21:04, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

I made the change--S Philbrick(Talk) 13:00, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
OK good. Thank you. I have made corresponding changes at official pages Wikipedia:Revision deletion and Template:Uw-copyright as well as my custom blurbs User:Diannaa/Copyright and User:Ninja Diannaa/sandbox. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 13:27, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Contoversial article and accusations of antisemitism for submitting fully sourced data / historical facts[edit]

Hi Diannaa! Lately I have a problem with editing the article named Żydokomuna. After adding some crucial information about the term, like the real origin and reason why it gained popularity among Polish people, I became the target of accusations of antisemitism, and those who accused me, revert my submission without even investigating the sources. Some of the sources given by me are official, like eg. the statements of the Institute of National Remembrance. I am Polish myself, and I love history, so I have the best first-hand knowledge about my country's history, however on Wikipedia I try to use only knowledge based on reliable sources. This is the submission which is being reverted: [1] The article in its earlier form was harshly biased against Polish people and there was no real reason for this term coming into being. Can you somehow help me in that, or tell me what do you? Thanks! Yatzhek (talk) 14:09, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

(ec) Step one is to visit the talk page and make a case for why the content should be included. If you make the once or twice and it keeps getting removed, that has to be your next step. The talk page hasn't been used since July. If I can't gain a consensus that way I typically open a request for comment to attract other interested editors to the page. There's also other dispute resolution venues as listed at WP:DR but I find a WP:RFC usually resolves the issue one way or the other. If multiple people are reverting you (like in this case), it's probably best to drop it and find some other way to contribute before you find yourself blocked for edit warring. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 14:20, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
Good advice. Puzzling that this editor has accused me of editing the page (I never heard of the subject until the accusation) and is blanking sourced material in Racism in the United States saying it's unsourced (and also accusing me of deleting his edit in that article although my only edits there since 2014 were to restore twice his removal of text. Doug Weller talk 14:41, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Thanks Diannaa. I will do just that. Yatzhek (talk) 19:00, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

And so, I made a new topic on the article's talk page: [2]. I invite you to read it. Once again thanks for the suggestion. Yatzhek (talk) 20:06, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Stargate School[edit]

Hi Diannaa, I removed content from this article for several reasons--in the edit summary I forgot to mention that some of the content had been copied directly from its source. When you have time can you take a look and rev/delete as needed? Thanks, 2601:188:180:1481:65F5:930C:B0B2:CD63 (talk) 15:32, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

We also need to protect the identity of the minor whose parent is named in the unsourced post so I will contact the oversight team for the necessary redaction. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 15:42, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
Yes. Thank you. 2601:188:180:1481:65F5:930C:B0B2:CD63 (talk) 15:45, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Copying without attribution[edit]

@E-960: copied a whole bunch of text from Blue Army (Poland) (pre-blanking) to the newly created Anti-Jewish violence in Eastern Galicia involving soldiers of the Blue Army, without attribution, which I am fairly sure is against copyright/licensing policy. Fair notice I am involved in a content dispute with E-960 on Blue Army (Poland). Could you please weigh in on how to rectify the attribution issue ? Icewhiz (talk) 19:21, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

My apologies, I did not realize that moving content across Wikipedia article needs to include an attribution. I can go ahead and make the proper reference to correct the discrepancy. --E-960 (talk) 20:01, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
I have added the required attribution: here. As you probably know, the source article is currently full-protected by another admin. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 23:15, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

HMCS Hunter[edit]

Hello Dianna, thanks for helping edit the HMCS Hunter page. How can I see the previous page before you edited it so that I can make adjustments and not use what was verbatim? I put it there as a placeholder until I could go in and edit it fully. Right now I have to go back and do all the research and it took quite a bit of time. I'm new to the Wikipedia game. Also, the authour of the CROSSBOW sent me an email saying it was ok to use the photo he took of CROSSBOW off Scarborough Bluffs. HamOnt (talk)

I've sent you a copy via email.
Please don't add copyright content to Wikipedia, not even temporarily for editing. Please do your amendments before you save the page, or use an external editor. You will have to sort out your problems with images on the Commons, which is a separate wiki. However I can tell you that there's procedures in place for exstablishing that you have permission to use other people's photos. On the Commons, this is done by sending a declaration of consent to There's full instructions at Commons:OTRS. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 16:06, 10 October 2018 (UTC)


Hello Dianaa I received an email from you. The draft I created for Dora Decca was an original article in French that was already inline. I simply translated it to English. I don’t understand why you write the comments on copyright from sources. Please clarify. This is because i followed the original French article and just translated it to English. Waiting for your reply . Thanks I am so worried because since I started contributing to Wikipedia all my drafts have been declined. This is the third already 😢 Awah Nadege (talk) 15:44, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Sorry you are off to a rough start. Much of the content you added was the same as in this page, which was created in 2012. The corresponding article on the French Wikipedia was not created until 2016, so it too is likely a copyright violation. Sorry, — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 15:59, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Nazi Germany article redux[edit]

D - are you still going to obtain and check the Tooze book for info.? I do not have that book and cannot easily obtain it for review. Kierzek (talk) 17:51, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Yes; the book has been shipped from the sending library and it should arrive at my home library soon. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 17:55, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Carol Howe[edit]

Hello, Diannaa.

First off, I want to apologize if I have violated Wikipedia's copyright laws with some of the images I have uploaded.

This was unintentional, and a mistake on my part for filling out the copyright status of the image which I had thought was correct.

But I wanted to give you, and Wikipedia, an explanation for some of this missing or incorrect copyright information which pertain to the said images. I'm not sure if you are familiar with the backstory to the articles in which these were used, so I thought I would provide you with a short background.

Basically, the photos are not only difficult to find, but not many of them exist of the subject. Due to this obstacle, I had no choice but to work with what I was given. The (very few) sources I had accessed weren't clear as to the information of the image(s).

Please understand that I had no intention of violating copyright and avoiding to abide by the guidelines of Wikipedia. I am relatively new to the site.

Will I be punished or blocked from editing? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wonderland ave (talkcontribs) 00:04, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Hello Wonderland ave. Please follow our copyright rules in the future to avoid being blocked. Write the prose yourself, and don't upload photos unless you yourself took the picture, and you'll be fine. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 11:00, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Conflit de modification[edit]

Dear Dianna you have just modified the page I intend to create. I sometimes copy and paste into my draft materials which I then work on and fully reference if used. Modifying someone's else UNSUBMITED DRAFT for a NEW PAGE concerning a topic that is FOREIGN to you is beyond COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE and truly discourages users to contribute when they spend hours on a page. Please only alter the work of someone that is DONE writing, referencing and has submitted his/her work and not mess with pages that are not even created yet! I would be intrinsically grateful if you could let me write this page without further disturbance. If a configuration stopping users interfering until submission exists, please tell me about it. Thank you ever so much in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 4HcxdV9x (talkcontribs) 12:19, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Please don't add copyright content to Wikipedia, not even temporarily for editing, not even in sandboxes or drafts. Please do your amendments before you save the page, or use an external editor. Thanks, — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 12:22, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Dear Dianna, I understand thank you, I will not do it anymore but then it should not be called a DRAFT a it isn't at all. Could you please put back on what you deleted for few minutes in order for me to save it in an external editor? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 4HcxdV9x (talkcontribs) 12:19, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

I can send you the material via email, but you will have to activate your Wikipedia email first. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 13:09, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Nationalism Dispute[edit]

Hi Diannaa,

After you reversed my edits on the nationalism page, I was wondering how best to go about not repeating the same mistake twice. I did not copy/paste word for word from the source, but used some of their material/phrasing as I feel it accurately described the ideological strand that I was adding to the page. If you desire, I can add quotation marks around the offending material, but I will need to be able to view the paragraph that I submitted. Could you please allow me to view my edits/submissions so I can correct the offending material and not start from scratch.

Prawnpringles — Preceding unsigned comment added by Prawnpringles (talkcontribs) 13:33, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Some of the material was identical to the sources and some was almost identical, being only superficially paraphrased. I can send you the removed material via email, but you'll have to activate your Wikipedia email first. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 13:45, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Prawnpringles, (talk page watcher) it is a common misconception that you can start with copyrighted material and change some of the words so that it is not an exact copy to avoid the copyright problem. However this is called close paraphrasing, and, as a link explains, is still a violation of our copyright policy. Best practices include identifying multiple sources (if possible), reading the sources, putting them aside, then summarizing in your own words the relevant material. S Philbrick(Talk) 14:16, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Soundcloud query[edit]

I've dealt with copyright issues involving soundcloud before, but I'm missing something in the following cases:

Typically, when I go to the site, I look in the upper right and there is some material, typically collapsed but if I open it there is usually a block of text which has been copied. I don't see it in this case. Am I missing something?--S Philbrick(Talk) 14:11, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

I always have trouble with that site :(. It's possible the content was taken down. However a copy of the bio is present hereDiannaa 🍁 (talk) 14:16, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Diannaa, Thanks S Philbrick(Talk) 15:12, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
@Sphilbrick: forgot to say, if all else fails, remove the content regardless of the fact that the content is no longer actively online and was never archived. The prose still enjoys copyright protection. I just use an edit summary that mentions the corresponding iThenticate report, so as to leave a checkable audit trail as it were. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 00:02, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Discography and track listings[edit]

I've generally tried to steer clear of debates about discography or track listings, because they are inherently lists, and copyright status of lists can be tricky. I learned everything I know about lists from Moonriddengirl, who happened to hate them, so maybe my reaction is homage to her.I think I know that completely unoriginal lists, such as a list of US states, cannot be subject to copyright, while fully original lists, such as the top songs of all time according to some publication are fully subject to copyright. I think discography and track listings are closer to unoriginal but I'd be interested in your reaction as well as that of any (talk page watcher).--S Philbrick(Talk) 18:46, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

My opinion is that discography and track listings don't meet the threshold of originality to enjoy copyright protection. If I recall correctly there's been some debate over "selected" discography listings or biography listings, but (in my opinion) unless there's a value judgement of some kind attached to the selection (e.g., "these are the artist's best works"), partial lists don't enjoy copyright protection either. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 23:46, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, that sounds reasonable, and your caveat makes sense.--S Philbrick(Talk) 01:50, 12 October 2018 (UTC)


Can you explain more to me about attribution. I may have forgotten how it works. Thanks! The Optimistic One (talk) 22:35, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Sure. The idea of attribution is to credit the original authors of the material when copying from public domain works or compatibly licensed works. For public domain works, we don't want the reader to think they're reading prose written by Wikipedians, and we want to properly credit the actual authors. For copying within Wikipedia, we are required under the terms of our CC-by license to provide attribution (it's the "attribution" part of the Creative Commons Attribution license).
How is attribution provided? For public domain material, you can use the {{PD-notice}} template. Include it as part of your citation, like I did here. For copying within Wikipedia, mention in your edit summary at the time you add the content what the source article was, like I did here. If you copy material from Wikia or UK government websites or journal articles released under a compatible license, include the licensing data as part of your citation, like I did here, or use the {{CC-notice}} if you can figure out how to use it. I prefer the hand-made version. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 23:58, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Liverpool Salvage Corps[edit]

Hi Dianna. My Grandfather was Cheif of Liverpool Salvage corp 1952-63. He was also seconded to Bombay following the Bombay explosion 1945 and in the Salvage headquarters during the May blitz when the building was hit by a 1000kg bomb. The text that I wrote yesterday did not infringe copyright but was from his own hand. Please can you help me? Can I put this back on? This is my first effort and it is to remember my Grandfather. Thank you for reading this. Stephen Steyvecatt (talk) 16:45, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

The content you added was identical to that found on this website. We need to have documentation that shows the copyright holders have given permission for the material to be copied to this website. Wikipedia has procedures in place for this purpose. Please see WP:Donating copyrighted materials for an explanation of how to do it. There's a sample permission email at WP:Consent. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 16:51, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Vivienne Goonewardena[edit]

Hi Diannaa- Thanks for that knowledge, I didn't know that before, Does it still count if you've recieved permission from the published? If so, I'll take a couple of days, but will rewrite the offending paragraph, also, how come all of the text is not visible if it was only some that had the issue? Another quick question- the family photo of Vivienne Goonewardena was deleted for not being licensed, but it was originally a family photo which was authourised to be used by this website- Could you pls help me get it back? Thanks!- — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hamsandwitch (talkcontribs) 20:26, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Sorry but almost all of the prose was copied from that website, except for the part that is still exposed. The article will have to be completely re-written. If the copyright holder (B. Skanthakumar) wishes to release the material to Wikipedia under a compatible license, they need to contact us using the instructions at WP:Donating copyrighted materials. The photo (which was hosted on the Commons, which is a separate wiki) was found to have been previously published in the Daily News in 2015, and was deleted for that reason. If the copyright holder of the photo wants to release it to us under license, they need to send a permission email to There's full instructions at Commons:OTRS. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 02:37, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi again Diannaa- the article has been completely rewritten and I have added multiple sources (the new page is visible at How should I go to add this back to the main page? Should I remove the copyright badge and add in all of the new text or can that only be done by an administrator? What steps should I take? Thanks sooooo much for your help- — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hamsandwitch (talkcontribs) 23:21, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Please don't remove the copyright badge or do anything to the article; an administrator or clerk will assess your draft soon.The WP:CP page is backlogged right now, so please be patient. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 01:05, 21 October 2018 (UTC)
I will try to make time for this tomorrow. I am sorry but I am very tired and can't make any guarantees. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 01:28, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hamsandwitch (talkcontribs) 08:40, 21 October 2018 (UTC)


Hi, another copy/paste job at Sengunthar, as noted in this request for page protection. - Sitush (talk) 08:14, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi Sitush. The content appears to be copied from a 1905 document by Edgar Thurston. A copy is available here. So it's plagiarism, but not copyvio per se, as the material is PD. Some of the previous copypasting was from this source but some was not, so I am going to leave the previous revision deletion alone and not undo any of it. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 12:18, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Re: David Dafinone[edit]

Hi Diannaa Hope you are well, You informed me that some of my contributions were cited from copyright sources, which was made without the copyright holders consent, I do agree that permission was not sought, however I would like to draw you attention to the fact that the source I cited has already been used on this page namely

Ndujihe, Clifford (3 January 2016). "Dafinone: The accomplished accountant, politician, administrator".

I just did not know how to link the quotes to the same reference Regards H — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hezikiahbartholomew (talkcontribs) 08:56, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi Hezikiahbartholomew. The problem is that some of the prose was copied directly from that source, which is a violation of our copyright policy. Everything you add here needs to be written in your own words please. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 12:04, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

HMS Dartmouth (1655)[edit]

Could you do the revdel please Diannaa. I've put the sources in the restore previous version. Lyndaship (talk) 18:14, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Done. Thank you for reporting. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 18:45, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

User talk:Diannaa[edit]

Dishayen article plot is copied from take care.its copyright content.i think this article has no development.

  • please delete this article. there is no contribution .
  • bcoz any body see this they will blame that this article is copied from other website.
  • so take care was the first site to deliver this information.copying leads to additional problem.
  • its what teachers practise kids to stay away from copying,then if we strictly only follow that what has been cultivated before,that alone will be good.why we should copy ????no thats bad.
  • please fix the problem.. thankyou--Padmakalki (talk) 07:37, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
@Padmakalki: You've brought no actual evidence that the content was copied from Nettv4u is a content scraper. They don't generate content of their own, they merely copy it from other sources. Thus, it is far more likely that they copied the content from Wikipedia.
  • Note that nettv4u link has no publication date.
  • Note that 2015 archive of the nettv4u link you provided has no plot summary.
  • Note that the next archive from May 2017 has a plot summary.
  • Note also that the content in the link is formatted similarly to Wikipedia, with wikilinks generated off the names of the actors.
  • Note this July 2010 version of Dishayen, where we have a basic, incomplete version of the plot.
  • Note here where it is expanded in November 2010.
  • And here where it is further expanded and reworded.
  • And here where it evolves some more
  • And here where ampersands are replaced with "and". If this were copied from, you'd expect to see ampersands in their prose, which we do not.
  • Note also that the plot summary was severely truncated and heavily reworded by me, and I do not copy.
Anyway, short story: The plot doesn't appear to have been copied from
Diannaa, for background, this article is about a 2001 Hindi-language TV series. For a while it appeared that Padmakalki was improving it, until he started doing weird stuff like turning it into a disambiguation page, then shifting the focus entirely to a web series on career development. Assuming good faith, I tried to offer help, tried to clarify my offer of help, but the obvious language barrier, and perhaps his focused agenda to change that article devolved into confusion and accusations that I must work for the show. Lol. Enjoy the drama! Cyphoidbomb (talk) 14:54, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Apparently Padmakalki didn't like being disproven. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 16:15, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Newspaper article[edit]

Hi Diannaa. I thought maybe I should bring this to your notice. I asked a Japanese editor to quote me a sentence from a Wall Street Journal article. He misunderstood me and reproduced the entire article. I deleted it, but I thought it might need more than that. Thanks. Scolaire (talk) 14:09, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

I have done some revision deletion. Thanks, — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 14:31, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

El Evangelio Cambia Draft[edit]

Hi Diannaa, I need to see the previous revision of this page to continue with the editing. Could you please enable it again? Thanks--Edugraph (talk) 15:36, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi Diannaa, sorry for copy paste. I understand that what I did is a copyright infringement, I really thought that being Draft was not a problem. I was in touch with Edugraph to change it later. I really apologize and it will not happen again. - Abrahamigs27 (talk) 19:04, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Edugraph: I have sent you a copy via email. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 00:37, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
Diannaa: I'm sorry to bother, but I need more the history logs code. I made some editing that I will like to recover too. Thanks,--Edugraph (talk) 09:47, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
Hi Diannaa you don't need to send me anything else, I figured out how to get the parts that I needed. Somehow what you did, did not delete what I did. Be well. --Edugraph (talk) 10:19, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Aquinas College, Southport[edit]

Hi Dianna,

You left a message for me about the editing I did on the Aquinas College page. Everything I included was not copyright as I am the son of the Principal and had College approval to use the information in the article - it is all written from my dad and on their website. Are you able to add it all back?

Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Antipop91 (talkcontribs) 23:51, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

We need to have documentation that shows the copyright holders have given permission for the material to be copied to this website. Wikipedia has procedures in place for this purpose. Please see WP:Donating copyrighted materials for an explanation of how to do it. There's a sample permission email at WP:Consent. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 00:37, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Good news[edit]

DEEPAK KUMAR Diennee (talk) 00:40, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

I've reported this one to WP:UAA D. MarnetteD|Talk 00:54, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Tehmina Durrani copyright[edit]

Hi Dianna, Most of my edits were removed by you because of copyright violations. I have no issues with, however; in order to add content back in the proper paraphrased version and correct way of citing work, I need my previous content to be available. There is no previous version that is viewable on the View History tab. It took me several days of work to put this content together that's why it was very disappointing and aggravating to lose is in a single wipe. I would appreciate if you would make sure you either retain the older versions or make sure you have it available for authors so that they just don't lose all their work. So - can you please send me my previous version so I can then follow all your rules for copyright, and learn in the process for future, but I need the previous content. Please.

Also, in one edit comment you have written, "remove copyright content copied from ; see the iThenticate report", I did NOT add this link as a citation, it existed before my edit, and more importantly IT DOESN'T EXIST. Therefore it's a dead link, so how do you know that the contents from this website were copied? Interesting.

Anyway, please send me my version prior to your deletion. Appreciate it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vinita pande (talkcontribs) 04:42, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Your addition was flagged by a bot as a potential copyright issue and was assessed by myself. Here is a link to the bot report. Click on the iThenticate link to view the overlap. This tool can detect copying from web pages that no longer exist, even if they were never archived by the Wayback machine. I have sent you a copy of the removed material via email. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 14:10, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
The content is also very close to this web page. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 14:14, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

More violations in MEK[edit]

Hey, following your warning, could you please address edits [3] and [4] ? --Mhhossein talk 17:13, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Mhhossein - Fixed the first one, the second one I don't think needs fixing. If you have any further copy-right concerns feel free to ping me or address them on the article's Talk page. Also, having a look at WP:GF may be helpful. Stefka Bulgaria (talk) 18:06, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
You were expected to be more careful after the warning. Additionally, my copyvio realted activities is not restricted to MEK and I address the issues of other articles whenever I can. By the way, Don't link to WP:AGF. --Mhhossein talk 18:39, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
Stefka Bulgaria, please ensure all content you add is written in your own words in the future. Thanks, — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 18:55, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Jack Letts[edit]


I tried to compare my version with your revision, but my edit on the History page has been crossed out (something I've never seen before). The text of your edit runs essentially as I remember my text running, and of course in any case the great majority of it is direct quotes from Scheer and from John Letts' letter. Can you explain what exactly you thought plagiaristic? Mikalra (talk) 21:37, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

CBC says:
In his letter, Letts claims the family has evidence about his son's activities in Syria — information that would exonerate him — that they wanted to present to Canadian security officials last spring. He and his lawyer, Clive Stafford-Smith, tried for a meeting with the RCMP and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, but were rebuffed.
Your edit says:
Letts went on to say that his family has exonerating evidence about his son's activities in Syria, which he had attempted to present to the RCMP and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) the previous spring, but that they had been rebuffed
Overlapping content is marked in bold. My version: "The letter states that the family tried to present proof of their son's innocence to the RCMP and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), but their attempts to arrange a meeting were declined.". — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 21:48, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
Hm. OK, fair cop. Thanks for reworking it.Mikalra (talk) 22:10, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Octavia and Cicero's Epistilae ad Familiae_[edit]

What is this about? I've been writing on Wikipedia for more than ten years and I have always fully complied with matters concerning copyright and plagiarism, and I've never copied anything which isn't demonstrably in the public domain - I've created literally hundreds of articles using these sources. Further, all of the pre-War Loeb editions of the Greek and Latin writer are out-of-copyright, there is no copyright violation involved at all here. And yet instead of asking me about this you've accused me of outright copyright violation on this 1927 text on (currently still in the external links on Epistulae ad Familiares), and then told me that another 110-year-old text I used on Octavia (play) is "plagiarism". I am genuinely very confused by this now. Pasicles (talk) 23:42, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi Pasicles. A book published in 1927 still enjoys copyright protection unless proven otherwise. The cutoff is 1923. Regarding Octavia, if you copy material from a public domain source, you need to state that it's been copied; otherwise the reader will assume that you wrote it yourself, which you did not. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 01:02, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

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NPR Newsletter No.14 21 October 2018[edit]

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

Hello Diannaa, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!


As of 21 October 2018, there are 3650 unreviewed articles and the backlog now stretches back 51 days.

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  • There are now tools being tested to automatically detect copyright violations in the feed. This detector may not be accurate all the time, though, so it shouldn't be relied on 100% and will only start working on new revisions to pages, not older pages in the backlog.
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Software Diversity[edit]

Hi Diannaa, I'm writing to answer to User_talk:Martin.monperrus#Wikipedia_and_copyright_(22_October_2018). I am aware of the copyright rules, and I hold the copyright for this text. How to proceed to declare it and get Software Diversity online? Thanks! Martin.monperrus (talk) 15:21, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

We need to have documentation that shows the copyright holders have given permission for the material to be copied to this website. Wikipedia has procedures in place for this purpose. Please see WP:Donating copyrighted materials for an explanation of how to do it. There's a sample permission email at WP:Consent. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 18:50, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Asian Sailing Federation[edit]

Hi Diannaa, this needs some rev/deletion for persistent copyright violations. Also, given the promotional intent by several accounts, this could be block evasion. Thanks, 2601:188:180:1481:E08B:61B7:5650:EA7E (talk) 15:19, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

User named "Asiansailing" was soft-blocked and told to create a new account. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 18:53, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Thank you for tipping me off to the need for proper photo permissions. As a rookie editor, I need guidance. It's appreciated. HJHphilly (talk) 21:20, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-43[edit]

23:11, 22 October 2018 (UTC)