User talk:Hipeople1231

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Hi if i have left you a message on your talk page can you reply there and then copy and paste your reply under a suitable heading on mt talk page, thanks. Hipeople1231 (talk) 08:44, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Hey there, just wanted to drop you a welcome! If you're looking for more info, check out our welcome page, or the links on this template. Happy editing, and do feel free to ask me if you ever have any questions! sonia 08:50, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! <3 Hipeople1231 (talk) 08:52, 28 April 2011 (UTC)


I saw your questions on the user talk pages of Δ, and Sonia and I thought that I could give your more legal background. Wikipedia's servers are in the United States and are governed by US copyright laws. In addition Wikipedia tries to comply with foreign laws as well. If that were not sufficiently difficult, Wikipedia also tries to make its content freely reusable by other websites. If you have an image that you created, it can be uploaded to Commons with the understanding that you are licensing it to be freely reusable by anyone anywhere. However, most images are not licensed on that basis, and are called "non-free images." Such images are not eligible to be uploaded to Commons, but may be uploaded to just the English Wikipedia with either a license or a fair use rationale to explain why a copyrighted photo can be included in an article without violating the law. The problem is that a fair use rationale is specific to a particular article. In theory, you could put a non-free image on your user page and include a fair use rationale on the image page. However, the community found that this was too much work and confusion, so they adopted a rule that limits non-free images to just article pages. There is no rule against including images on your user page, rather there is a rule against including non-free images on your user page. I hope that this helps you. Thank you for all that you do for Wikipedia. Racepacket (talk) 13:06, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

thankyouHipeople1231 (talk) 13:33, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

May 2011[edit]

You have been blocked indefinitely from editing for disruptive comments and harassing another user. Your ability to edit this talk page has also been revoked. If you would like to be unblocked, you should read the guide to appealing blocks, then contact the Arbitration Committee at . Courcelles 06:00, 7 May 2011 (UTC)