User talk:Geomet

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Copyright problems[edit]

Hello. Concerning your contribution, Geometallurgy, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from either web sites or printed material without the permission of the author. This article or image appears to be a direct copy from As a copyright violation, Geometallurgy appears to qualify for deletion under the speedy deletion criteria. Geometallurgy has been tagged for deletion, and may have been deleted by the time you see this message. For text material, please consider rewriting the content and citing the source, provided that it is credible.

If you believe that the article or image is not a copyright violation, or if you have permission from the copyright holder to release the content freely under the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) then you should do one of the following:

  • If you have permission from the author, leave a message explaining the details at Talk:Geometallurgy and send an email with the message to "permissions-en (at) wikimedia (dot) org". See Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission for instructions.
  • If a note on the original website states that re-use is permitted under the GFDL or released into the public domain leave a note at Talk:Geometallurgy 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 GFDL, and note that you have done so on Talk:Geometallurgy.

However, for text content, you may want to consider rewriting the content in your own words. Thank you, and please feel free to continue contributing to Wikipedia. —Caesura(t) 14:58, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Hi. I've undeleted it as you requested as you claim ownership of the copyright, but please bear in mind the caveats above and remember that material published on here is published under the GFDL; publishing your copyright material here means that you are re-licensing it under the GFDL.

On an unrelated note, please sign your contributions on talkpages (but not encyclopaedia pages) by adding ~~~~ atthe end; this adds your username and the date/time.

AND PLEASE DON'T SHOUT ☺ Tonywalton Talk 19:09, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Tell you what I'll do - to avoid deleting/undeleting repeatedly I'll move the article out of "mainspace" and into your userspace, where it'll be User:Geomet/Geometallurgy. You're at liberty to work on it there, but it gets material with what, until you confirm it, has a non-GFDL copyright status out of mainspace. When you're ready to release into mainspace either give me a shout or use the "Move" tab at the top of the window yourself. One thing the article does need is references to back up assertions like "Geometallurgy is a cost-effective approach". I'm not saying it isn't, but one of the Five Pillars of Wikipedia is that material in articles must be verifiable and backed by reliable sources. I'll do the move now. Tonywalton Talk 19:40, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Still no GFDL confirmation[edit]

As far as I can see there's still no confirmation that the material from your Website is licensed under the GFDL. Unless this is forthcoming soon, the page will be deleted as a copyright violation (note that I placed it in your userspace as a courtesy and in the expectation you'd clear up the copyright issue; all material on Wikipedia, including material in userspaces must have a GFDL-compatible license). Tonywalton Talk 17:47, 7 December 2007 (UTC)


Hello, Geomet, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question and then place {{helpme}} before the question on your talk page. Again, welcome! Deb (talk) 21:53, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Geometallurgy[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Geometallurgy requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G12 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be a blatant copyright infringement. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted. You may use external websites as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. This part is crucial: say it in your own words.

If the external website belongs to you, and you want to allow Wikipedia to use the text — which means allowing other people to modify it — then you must include on the external site the statement "I, (name), am the author of this article, (article name), and I release its content under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 and later." You might want to look at Wikipedia's policies and guidelines for more details, or ask a question here.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the article (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the article's talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. —Caesura(t) 22:08, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

I still haven't seen any confirmation that the content has been licensed under GFDL. In fact, the Web site from which you got the material still explicitly asserts copyright ("©1997-2007 SGS SA"). If that Web site is yours, then you should be able to remove that copyright assertion and replace it with a license statement indicating that the material on that page is licensed under the GFDL. That should satisfy the licensing requirement, and then you can request that the article you wrote be restored. —Caesura(t) 13:57, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

The easiest thing to do is to replace the copyright statement "©1997-2007 SGS SA" on your Web site with a license statement indicating that the material is licensed under the GFDL. I believe that should satisfy the requirement. —Caesura(t) 14:15, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

OK. If you've sent Tonywalton an e-mail message from your SGS address, and he approved it, you can re-create the article. It is still preserved at User:Geomet/Geometallurgy, so you may copy and paste the text from here to Geometallurgy. To discourage others like me from nominating it for deletion yet again, you should write a short message at Talk:Geometallurgy with content similar to the following:
I, User:Geomet, have been authorized by my employer, SGS, to release this material under the GNU Free Documentation License. To confirm my employment status, I have sent a message from my SGS account to User:Tonywalton, an administrator, who will vouch for this.
You may copy and paste that to Talk:Geometallurgy, if you like, or put it in your own words. I think that should do the trick. —Caesura(t) 14:54, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

No, Oxymoron83 was the administrator who last deleted the Geometallurgy page (when I tagged it before). You haven't re-created it since then. Check the deletion date—Oxyxmoron83 deleted it at 11:26 UTC, which was over five hours ago. You just pasted the article onto my talk page at User talk:Caesura. You need to paste it at Geometallurgy. —Caesura(t) 16:58, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

It's actually showing up fine now at Geometallurgy. (If it's not showing up for you, you probably need to bypass your browser cache or something.) Let me know if you're still having trouble.
By the way, you may also want to send your statement of permission to, using text similar to the sample text at Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission#Declaration of consent for all enquiries. This is technically where GFDL licensing permissions are supposed to be sent. Then the public relations folks can tag the article officially. —Caesura(t) 17:49, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Odd, Perhaps a spam-filter somewhere along the way ate it, but I never saw any email. Tonywalton Talk 14:22, 13 December 2007 (UTC)