User talk:DizietSma

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Hello DizietSma, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you have any questions, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome!  Fawcett5 13:12, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

I'd like to welcome you to Wikipedia also; this welcome, however, does not extend to Skaffen-Amtiskaw (because it makes me nervous; sorry). DS 13:15, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

Basis In Fact[edit]

Here you go. I'll add template message below too, in the spirit of WP:BITE, just in case you are not Hendo. I'd also suggest reading WP:SOCK for more information.

Welcome, DizietSma! I noticed that you placed a vote on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jagism. Participation in the community is encouraged, of course, but your status as a brand new user means that your vote might not be counted. Please understand that this is a common practice on Wikipedia, and that it is necessary to prevent deliberate misuse of our voting systems. Straw polls on Wikipedia are meant to measure community consensus, and should not necessarily be taken as literal one-member one-vote voting. However, please do make further contributions to Wikipedia, and express your opinion on policy matters.

Karmafist 21:54, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

No problem, sorry if I jumped the gun there. I just saw that guy ranting on, and you as a new screen name support and I had to assume the worst from my prior experiences. Karmafist 16:16, 25 October 2005 (UTC)


Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! We welcome and appreciate your contributions, such as Hebburn, but we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from either web sites or printed material. Perhaps you would like to rewrite the article in your own words. For more information about Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, take a look at our Five Pillars. Happy editing! Johnwalton 11:25, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Hi. The Hebburn article is fine (copyright-wise) as it is now. The problem previously was that there was a large amount of unsourced copyrighted material. You'll notice from the edit history that the conflicting edits have now been removed. Because the material was copyrighted, an administrator has completely deleted it from the Wikipedia servers, making it unrecoverable. This is done for legal reasons. Feel free to re-add some of the information, but please cite your sources where applicable. I believe a lot of the information came from, so if you're planning on using that as a source, please bare in mind that information shouldn't just be copied and pasted from other websites. Thanks Johnwalton 17:51, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
James - It really comes down to whether or not the South Tyneside Libraries information is in the public domain and/or is copyrighted. If the work is in the public domain, it must be explicitly labelled as not being copyrighted before it is suitable for Wikipedia. The absence of a copyright notice does not mean that a work may be freely used. You might want to check out the Copyright FAQs before deciding whether or not to re-add some of the information. If you are going to use any of the other sources (eg The History of Hebburn 1894-1994) to any great length, you will need to reword the content and list the source(s) in a Reference section. Examples of how to cite correctly in Wikipedia are available. Does that clear things up? Johnwalton 16:11, 6 April 2006 (UTC)