User talk:Littlemslawandorder

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Welcome to wikipedia! I left you a note at request for feedback. Contact me if you need help or have any questions (by clicking on "talk" in my signature).--Physics is all gnomes (talk) 21:41, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Mystery solved, see request for feedback :) --Physics is all gnomes (talk) 22:16, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi again, Just saw your message on the request for feedback board. I moved your article to U.S. Ordnance as that fits the naming conventions and seems to be the most widely used. Your original title, and US Ordnance, now redirect there. If you know of any other commonly used alternative names, you can turn them into redirects by creating that page and adding just the text #REDIRECT [[U.S. Ordnance]]. (see Wikipedia:Redirect for details). --Physics is all gnomes (talk) 19:11, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! That is much better. The only other ones are usord, usordnance maybe. But less important I think. Thank you for the tips and help though. Littlemslawandorder (talk) 20:24, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Mk43 machine gun article[edit]

I left some comments on the Request for Feedback page. I always find these articles interesting and useful additions to an encyclopedia. That article needs, like you say, some more sources and a little editing, but its a great start. Tkotc (talk) 05:35, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Mk43 Machine Gun for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Mk43 Machine Gun is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mk43 Machine Gun until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. -- Uzma Gamal (talk) 12:10, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:MK43Editorial.pdf[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:MK43Editorial.pdf, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the file's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the file description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. bahamut0013wordsdeeds 15:28, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Copyright problem: Mk43 Machine Gun[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! We welcome and appreciate your contributions, such as Mk43 Machine Gun, but we regretfully cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from either web sites or printed material. This article appears to contain material copied from Spring 2009 issue of Small Arms Defense Journal, copywritten by Chipotle Publishing, LLC (uploaded at File:MK43Editorial.pdf, also a clear copyright violation), and therefore to constitute a violation of Wikipedia's copyright policies. The copyrighted text has been or will soon be deleted. While we appreciate contributions, we must require all contributors to understand and comply with our copyright policy. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously, and persistent violators are liable to be blocked from editing.

If you believe that the article is not a copyright violation, or if you have permission from the copyright holder to release the content freely under license allowed by Wikipedia, then you should do one of the following:

It may also be necessary for the text be modified to have an encyclopedic tone and to follow Wikipedia article layout. For more information on Wikipedia's policies, see Wikipedia's policies and guidelines.

If you would like to begin working on a new version of the article you may do so at this temporary page. Leave a note at Talk:Mk43 Machine Gun saying you have done so and an administrator will move the new article into place once the issue is resolved. Thank you, and please feel welcome to continue contributing to Wikipedia. Happy editing! bahamut0013wordsdeeds 15:53, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

PS. Can't you just help me make it a better article instead of just nominating the entire page for deletion? Wikipedia is extremely difficult to use and I am very computer savvy. I want to learn how to do it right. Littlemslawandorder (talk) 19:31, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Mk 48 machine gun isn't really a good "role model" to work of off. It could use some work (such as referencing, as you noted), and really ought to be merged to the M249 article anyway. There was a suggestion on the talk page to do that a couple of years ago, but it was never followed up on (if you feel like it, you can take that project on, see WP:MERGE). You shouldn't assume that simply because it exists on Wikipedia means that it's good; problems go unnoticed for a long time on occasion (for a good example, see the Seigenthaler incident). If you're anxious to get editing before the AfD is closed, the best place to do so would be at M60 machine gun, which we both agree could use work. bahamut0013wordsdeeds 20:24, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

How to attribute public domain text[edit]

Hi. :) The copyright concerns with the article above have been addressed, and our copyright policies have been explained to you. I'm just dropping by because I think based on your ntoes that part of the article is also copied from U.S. Ordnance Spec Sheets. This is not a copyright problem, because although many nations retain copyright in federal works, the United States does not. (See Wikipedia:Public domain.) We can use that content, but if you have copied from it directly it's not enough to just cite your source, you have to acknowledge that direct copying. This keeps us compliant with the guideline at Wikipedia:Plagiarism.

The easiest way to do this is to use the proper attribution template from Category:Attribution templates. There are a bunch of them related to the U.S. government (Category:United States government attribution templates) because there are so many departments. It can be difficult to find the precise one you need since currently half of them have obscure initials. I'm slowly converting them all to human-understandable names. :D If you can't find anything better, Template:US government works. If that doesn't work for some reason, you can come up with your own using that as a basis.

I would ordinarily help out here by tagging, but I can't find the source online so I'm not entirely sure that the section is copied. If it is, and you want help placing that attribution template, please leave me a note here and just give me a nudge at my talk page to make sure I don't overlook it. I'll be happy to give you a hand.

(Just FYI, Wikipedia:Copy-paste briefly summarizes various points about reusing previously published text. It's a good kind of primer, which includes links to various policies and guidelines.)

Thanks. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 12:23, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for the information. I have just received permission from the publisher of the article, so I can at least upload it now correct? Littlemslawandorder (talk) 18:07, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

It depends on where the permission is. If it is placed on their website, then, yes, we can. If they sent it via e-mail, it has to be forwarded to the Wikimedia Foundation at the address in the notice above. :) --Moonriddengirl (talk) 18:15, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

July 2014[edit]

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File permission problem with File:M2HBEditorial.pdf[edit]

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I don't understand, it has been up for years and I got permission from the editor. Can I just email her and get a broader release? Why is Wikipedia so difficult to use?! Littlemslawandorder (talk) 17:29, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:NNBW USO.pdf[edit]

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