User talk:Jeroenro

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Jeroenro, you are invited to the Teahouse[edit]

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Hi Jeroenro! Thanks for contributing to Wikipedia.
Be our guest at the Teahouse! The Teahouse is a friendly space where new editors can ask questions about contributing to Wikipedia and get help from peers and experienced editors. I hope to see you there! TheOriginalSoni (I'm a Teahouse host)

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January 2014[edit]

Hello Jeroenro, and welcome to Wikipedia. Your addition to Invasion of Normandy has had to be removed, as it appears to have added copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. While we appreciate your contributing to Wikipedia, there are certain things you must keep in mind about using information from your sources to avoid copyright or plagiarism issues here.

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It's very important that contributors understand and follow these practices, as policy requires that people who persistently do not must be blocked from editing. If you have any questions about this, you are welcome to leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 15:58, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Addition to the battle of Normandy[edit]

Hi, I have reverted your recent contributions to Invasion of Normandy because it places WP:Undue emphasis on a small part of the Invasions history, when much of that information is already covered in other contexts (such Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Bayeux Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery and other individual grave articles). The best practice, when writing content related to a topic, but not part of it's central focus is to expand secondary articles, and add a links to the main page. I have move the content you created to User:Jeroenro/Sandbox, if you want to refer to it. Best of luck editing, and I would recommend stopping in an the Teahouse, linked above, if you need further help, Sadads (talk) 16:02, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

@Sadads: the message I left above was following your removal as we both looked into this at the same time. That content is copied verbatim (albeit piecemeal from individual searches) from their website and it is a copyright violation. You can verify that by searching for the various cemeteries here to see that the text has been copied. I believe that it would be best to delete the material. Cheers,
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 16:30, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
@Berean Hunter:: Thanks for the heads up, I have deleted the draft I created, Sadads (talk) 21:00, 22 January 2014 (UTC)