User talk:Malcolm77

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Welcome to Wikipedia. I deleted the long list of unreferenced examples to the article on allegory because it has no place there. It is random, uncited, based on the personal opinion of editors and formed about half article. I had floated this move on the article talk page and nobody queried this decision. If you wish to take issue with the edit, please discuss it on the article talk page. Thank you Span (talk) 15:48, 19 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for contacting me. I think the deletion goes alright. I was also thinking about the sense of this list, and actually tried to make it a bit more systematic, but probably the subject is much too broad for that indeed. --Malcolm77 (talk) 15:35, 21 May 2013 (UTC)


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Wikipedia:WikiProject Opera/Members and editing opera articles[edit]

I don't see your name on the list of WP Opera members, but maybe you'd like to consider joining and help improve them based on established guidelines agreed to by consensus?

In that regard, you might like to refer to Wikipedia:WikiProject Opera/Article styles and formats. Viva-Verdi (talk) 22:48, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

March 2014[edit]

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Fair use rationale[edit]

Hi! I've noticed your recent edits on the Ingmar Bergman article. I find them useful, but I just want to point up one issue. You inserted into the article four images (movie posters) that are copyrighted ([1], [2]), but have no wp:fair use rationale for use in that article. Wikipedia's wp:Non-free content policy dictates that non-free media has to have a fair use rationale for every article. Since those images you've inserted do not have written fair use rationale for use in the Ingmar Bergman article, their inclusion in the article constitutes a copyrights violation, and I removed them ([3]).

Wikipedia's Non-free content policy states that copyrighted content may be used only in certain circumstances. One of the conditions that has to be met is the so-called contextual significance: non-free images may be included into the article only if their inclusion is absolutely necessary to understand the article. And, the movie posters are certainly not necessary to understand the article about the movie director. So, the problem is not the lack of the fair use rationale, but the lack of the fair use itself. Vanjagenije (talk) 09:17, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the information. I had no idea, and just thought that – the posters being free in some context – that would be so for all of the English Wikipedia. --Malcolm77 (talk) 13:02, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

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