User talk:Domestic Cat
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Hey, I'm not really the guy to talk to- I'm only a member of the project because I wrote the shark portal (so feel free to contact me if you get a shark article onto the main page with did you know, or if you get one TO good or featured status. If you're looking for help specifically with shark articles, Yzx (talk · contribs) may be a better person to contact. If you want help with Wikipedia generally, I'm happy to offer it, but I'm afraid I'm no expert on sharks! J Milburn (talk) 22:18, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
Both of those species were only described in 2008, so there won't be a lot of information available. Your main source will be the original papers in which they were described, from the CSIRO publication "Descriptions of new Australian Chondrichthyans". At least at one time it was available online so you could look. If you have academic access (or even if you don't) you should also try Google Scholar search. Also some notes in general: the policy of the Fishes WikiProjects is usually to put articles under the common name, so Orectolobus floridus should be moved to Floral banded wobbegong as that's the name listed in FishBase. You can also look at some other shark articles to see how the taxobox, sections, etc should be formatted. Hope this helps. -- Yzx (talk) 03:33, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
Welcome to Wikiproject cats. Although I am not really a main contributor to the project yet, I thought it'd be nice to welcome you.
Anyways, one thing you could do is help me create an article about the Canadian cat association. I started it on a subpage of my user page, and when its ready, I'm going to move it into the main space. you can help ewdit it if you like. Brambleclawx 00:11, 6 January 2010 (UTC)
Welcome to WikiProject Animals, and thank you for offering to help. Below is a monthly task list for the Wikiproject, which you may help with at your leisure. Please inform me if you would not like to receive the monthly task list.
Monthly Task List for January
- Expand: Junqueira cow, Muraenesox bagio, Nyctibatrachus minimus (also known as the night frog), Goldador.
- Recruit more members!
- Old Ephraim is a grizzly killed in 1911, not a species of megafauna (Source). I had misinterpreted the short description on the requests page, in my hurry to get the task list done. My mistake! If you need helpers, you can contact anyone on the participants list (though some may be inactive). I recommend User:ZooPro; he is the other coordinator and knows a lot about animals, but he is busy because he has another project (or two) to coordinate. If you wanted a DYK though, you should have created it in your userspace first. Thanks for your contributions! Intelligentsium 23:34, 6 January 2010 (UTC)
- Old Ephraim is now DYK quality. I have taken the liberty of nominating it, crediting you as the creator (here). Intelligentsium 01:14, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Good to have you back
Hey, Domestic Cat. I've been watching that Squirrel saga unfold, and when you decided to retire, I was really sad. The thing is, no matter where in life, there will always be some people whose opinions do not agree with yours, though I completely understand how you felt. I'd just like to let you know that I am really glad you decided to come back, and that if you have an issue, its always good to talk to an admin first. I'm not an admin myself, but people don't become admins for being mean.
- I appreciate your decision to stay. I think coordinator ZooPro and I agree in that any contributions, however small, are always valued at WikiProject Animals, and also in any other projects in which you may have been or may be involved. I concur with the sentiments expressed by User:Brambleclawx above; though not necessarily an admin (who have no special status), it is always good to discuss with a more experienced user when there is an issue. Intelligentsium 00:24, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
- I've only just noticed your now archived apology (for the statement about "harassment" you made), and I thought it would be right to apologise as well. Sorry for being a bit rude and blunt as far as the squirrel project matter went; I have no resentments to you or questions as to your contributions now, and I quite look forward to collaborating with you (as with any contributor) at WikiProject Mammals etc. Glad you decided to stay on. Note to Intelligentsium and Brambleclawx: ahem, ahem, as to the thing on admins; I know of at least two admins whose appointments caused people to stop editing entirely. —innotata (Talk • Contribs) 03:18, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
Hi. Thanks for working to address the copyright concerns, but I'm afraid that what you've produced here is far too close a paraphrase of the original source. Unless a source is public domain or otherwise licensed compatibly for our use, we must rewrite it completely or indicate that we are quoting from it with quotation marks. While some brief factual points may not be copyrightable, when they are completely devoid of creativity, the threshold for creativity in the US is quite low. Accordingly, text like this is much too close to the original:
These sheep are mostly white in colour, with a small proportion of brown. The body is white with brown spots on the face and tail.
With the first sentence, you've only altered the word "they", replacing it with "These sheep", and removed the percentages. You haven't changed the second sentence at all.
While facts are not copyrightable, creative elements of presentation - including both structure and language - are. So that it will not constitute a derivative work, I'll revise this text. But the essay Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing contains some suggestions for rewriting that may help avoid these issues in the future. The article Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2009-04-13/Dispatches, while about plagiarism rather than copyright concerns, also contains some suggestions for reusing material from sources that may be helpful, beginning under "Avoiding plagiarism".