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YouTube linking[edit]

Hi. If you believe there is a justification for adding links to YouTube videos in an article, it is a good idea to - at a bare minimum - ask first on the talk page, and give an explanation that includes evidence that the link does not run contrary to the WP:COPYVIOCITE policy (e.g., show that YOU are the person who produced the video, and hold copyright yourself, or some notice within the video that says it is not copyrighted material); WP policy specifically warns editors against adding links to YouTube. If everything checks out, and other editors support the inclusion, that's when you should go ahead - but not before. Peace,

April editathons at Women in Red[edit]


It is not a good idea to move drafts to mainspace outside the AfCH method; though it is possible to do it technically, this does not clear up the previous versions the way the AfCH macro does. It leaves the original draft still in draftspace, where it will get reviewed as if it had not been moved, and confuse the reviewers--I tried to accept it, but could not because of the matching names, and reviewer declined to accept it, because it appeared a duplicate.

Worse: when you moved Stefan Kaiser (German sculptor), you apparently did so in a copy-past move, that also destroyed the attribution necessary when moving things in WP. The article after you moved it appeared in the page history as your work, but it was not entirely or even principally your own work, but that of another editor, AlmaMaK. This is a copyvio violation, and to correct it, it is now necessary to merge the page histories, which is a surprisingly complicated business, that I may need to get help with if I can not find some simple workaround.

It is very true, that the previous review by a new reviewer was not a correct review (and I shall try to explain it to that editor) .. But the proper remedy is to resubmit it, when it will normally get another review which is likely to be more perceptive, or to ask for help with it. I am

I am not particularly patient with some of the WP over-technical procedures myself, any more than I am prepared to tolerate low quality reviewing that keeps out good articles, and will sometimes use a shortcut. But when I do, I know to clean up after myself and how to keep the edit history.

And, btw, according tot WP:MOS, the name for this article should be Stefan Kaiser (sculptor). -- and it is also necessary to disambiguate the two people with the appropriate hatnote. .

I'll take responsibility for cleaning this all up. DGG ( talk ) 00:07, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi @DGG:, I'm sorry this has caused issues, I was not aware that it would make problems. It would be extremely helpful if these issues were documented somewhere visible so that people who are trying help don't make things difficult for others. Where do you think this could be done and what do you think it should say? Thanks again
John Cummings (talk) 17:33, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
this summer there is likely to be for some substantial rewriting of the afch macro and associated procedures. But I will summarize this now on the AfC talk p. And perhaps ask me a question about this on my own talk. Many of the active afc people will see it . DGG ( talk ) 18:52, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
Sounds sensible, thanks a lot. John Cummings (talk) 20:02, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

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