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Better source request for Image:MSU_Libraries_Special_Collections.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:MSU_Libraries_Special_Collections.jpg. You provided a source, but it is difficult for other users to examine the copyright status of the image because the source is incomplete. Please consider clarifying the exact source so that the copyright status may be checked more easily. It is best to specify the exact web page where you found the image, rather than only giving the source domain or the URL of the image file itself. Please update the image description with a URL that will be more helpful to other users in determining the copyright status.

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DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 2 April, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Red Forest, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

-- ALoan (Talk) 20:59, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Apologies for the mixup - I have copied the "creator" notification here from User talk:KNM and swapped it there for a "nominator" one. -- ALoan (Talk) 19:31, 3 April 2007 (UTC)


DYK[edit]

Updated DYK query On 22 April, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Michigan State University Libraries, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the "Did you know?" talk page.

--Carabinieri 13:50, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Brain Trust[edit]

Haha... how do you know I'm an atheist? ;) — BRIAN0918 • 2007-04-23 17:04Z

re: MSU comic book library[edit]

Nice section... but...

Cite format consistency: The in-line web link (#13 atm) should be moved to the reference section as the other cites in the section are (#17-#20 atm).

Content: All three paragraphs seem to be either complete or substantial direct lifts from the cited sources. Since the article is up for GA status, this needs to be addressed. While the numbers and types of items in the collection are hard facts, the presentation needs to be re-worded.

Numbers: This is related to content. Each of the three paragraphs give a different size for the size of the collection. What may be need is to put them in historical context. For example cite #18 appears to be a doc that was prepared in 1998, so the "100,000 items" is out of date. It may be useful though to show how the collection has grown over the past 9 years. Also, with the rewording mentioned above, the current numbers should be grouped together for clarity. On the side: It would be nice to have the size of the initial collection.

Questionable cite: #17 (current number) seems out of place. It links to what looks like the entry page to the on-line catalogue, but it doesn't contain any information.

Hope this helps.

- J Greb 17:18, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Jerusalem FAC[edit]

The featured article candidate discussion of Jerusalem (archived here) has been restarted. Please check if the current version of the article has addressed your concerns, if any, and voice your opinion on the FAC at the current nomination. nadav 19:02, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Michigan State University student housing[edit]

I have added a "{{prod}}" template to the article Michigan State University student housing, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but I don't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and I've explained why in the deletion notice (see also "What Wikipedia is not" and Wikipedia's deletion policy). You may contest the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why you disagree with the proposed deletion in your edit summary or on its talk page. Also, please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Even though removing the deletion notice will prevent deletion through the proposed deletion process, the article may still be deleted if it matches any of the speedy deletion criteria or it can be sent to Articles for Deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. Philippe 04:15, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (Image:Ubuntu 7.04 Screenshot.png)[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Ubuntu 7.04 Screenshot.png. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

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Image licenses[edit]

I've just marked Image:Waterloo Vase.jpg for deletion; you had uploaded it as cc-by, but the source said nothing of the sort - it explicitly stated it was copyright to the V&A.

Looking through your other uploads, the same can be said for Image:MSU Libraries Special Collections.jpg (no license quoted), Image:Michigan State University Libraries Main Building.JPG ("© 2007 Michigan State University Board of Trustees"), Image:Hidden lake Gardens logo (2).jpg (no license given at source), Image:The Cold War UofM v.s MSU.jpg (no license quoted), and Image:Entrouage 3.jpg (so blatantly a copyright-reserved image). There are more, at least as many again...

Is there some reason you're uploading these and claiming them as released under a license, when you're clearly not the rightsholder? Shimgray | talk | 18:14, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Just remember the simple rule: do you own the rights to the image? Unless the answer is "yes", you can't say they're licensed under any terms not explicitly quoted from the place you obtained it... Shimgray | talk | 00:55, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Notability of Raymar Morgan[edit]

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Active user verification[edit]

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Unspecified source for Image:Hiromi_Oshima.jpg[edit]

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Copyright Issues on Michigan State University Libraries[edit]

I've found that several of your additions to the article on Michigan State University Libraries are direct word-for-word duplications of text from the MSU website (e.g. your edit here seems a copy and paste from here).

I am assuming that the copyright to all text on the MSU site is reserved by Michigan State, and therefore cannot be duplicated elsewhere without their express permission (a citation is not enough). All phrases and sentences on Wikipedia must be original and unique per WP:COPYVIO. If I have in some way misunderstood your additions please feel free to let me know either here or on my talk page, but until then a great deal of the subject article may need to be deleted, even beyond those sections I have already removed. -Markeer 14:45, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

WP:CVU status[edit]

The Wikipedia:Counter-Vandalism Unit project is under consideration to be moved to {{inactive}} and/or {{historical}} status. Another proposal is to delete or redirect the project. You have been identified as a project member and your input as to this matter would be welcomed at WT:CVU#Inactive.3F and at the deletion debate. Thank you! Delivered on behalf of xaosflux 16:11, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Image[edit]

Hi. I noticed you uploaded the image Image:Michigan State Police Logo.jpg but didn't provide any Fair-Use rationale, so I took the liberty of adding it for you. Without this information, images are likely to be deleted. Just thought I would let you know. - Rjd0060 03:33, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

No problem. I hate to see useful images (such as that) get deleted because they are lacking a fu rationale. Anytime! - Rjd0060 15:06, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Michigan State Police Logo.jpg)[edit]

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Copyright problems[edit]

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Chris Martin[edit]

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The YouTube video link you added. Its copyrighted material and shouldn't be in any article. In this case, you added one to Chris Martins' article. The "block" thing is if you continue to add the link into the article. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 23:26, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
From my POV you didn't "vandalize", you just inserted material that Wikipedia doesn't go with. --  ThinkBlue  (Hit BLUE) 23:46, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Michigan State University Gleeclub logo.gif[edit]

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MSU Men's Glee Club[edit]

For the template answer for why Michigan State University Men's Glee Club was removed, check out the section "Copyright Problems" above. You took the content of the page word-for-word from the glee club's own site (including the typo of "Singing Statesman"), but that site is copyrighted and therefore not eligible for inclusion on Wikipedia. I notice you've done the same in the past with the MSU Library, and have also claimed more than one copyrighted image as your own when it was not. If I were one of your professors at State and this was a class assignment, I'd have to grade it an F and then ask you to visit me during office hours so we could discuss the concept of plagiarism. I sincerely hope you recreate the glee club page — with original content. Kevin Forsyth 13:23, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (Image:Michigan State University Gleeclub logo.gif)[edit]

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Image:Ruins-Botiza.JPG[edit]

Hi. I suppose you're also Grosscha on Commons. Could you answer that question? I didn't really understand what your problem was about this picture... Thanks. Regards. --86.67.47.199 (talk) 12:17, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Choncordia[edit]

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Fair use rationale for Image:Tom Izzo at Midnight madness.jpg[edit]

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Speedy deletion of Image:Sparty Icehocky.jpg[edit]

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Image:The Cold War UofM v.s MSU.jpg[edit]

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Replaceable fair use Image:Tom_Izzo_at_Midnight_madness.jpg[edit]

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GA Pass[edit]

Thanks for the props. I have already added the credit in a half dozen places (most importantly at WP:CHIFTD and WP:CHIGA, but also on several places in my user space). I still have to add it at my articles by project page, but I will get to it soon. If you like my work I am accepting tigers in a gallery on my user page. Thanks for the review. I still have a lot of work to do on the page to make WP:FA for the WP:FT drive. I have about 10 Time articles and about 50 or 60 New York Times articles to get to plus a 400 page book on the park. I have got one more possible Michigan GA up my sleeve. My current to do list is WP:CHIFTD, Jon Corzine, Jon Burge (GA attempt #4) and Michigan Wolverines men's basketball, which is a redirect.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 16:42, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Cool Tiger.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 18:10, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
When I go to WP:GA, I do not see the article listed. Did you finish passing the article?--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 18:35, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

GA Thanks[edit]

Thanks for your efforts:

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--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 18:36, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

GA Reassessment of Michigan State University Libraries[edit]

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Articles for deletion nomination of Raymar Morgan[edit]

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