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File permission problem with File:Sangoma Dancing in Celebration of his Ancestors.jpg[edit]

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Sangoma[edit]

Fine job there - keep it up. Wizzy 07:23, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Sangoma for GA?[edit]

Congrats on your great work on the sangoma article. It's great to see African topics get more detailed treatment. Would you consider nominating it for Good Article status? I'd be happy to review it, and I think it could meet the standards with a few minor tweaks. Cheers, Lemurbaby (talk) 05:54, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

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Traditional Healers of South Africa[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Traditional healers of South Africa[edit]

Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself and let you know I am glad to be reviewing the article Traditional healers of South Africa you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Viriditas (talk) 00:17, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Traditional healers of South Africa[edit]

The article Traditional healers of South Africa you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Traditional healers of South Africa for things which need to be addressed. Viriditas (talk) 08:03, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for addressing the issues I raised. I hope to have this finished by Monday night HST at the latest. I may have some additional questions. Viriditas (talk) 03:49, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
Well, it's not going to happen. Let's try tomorrow. Viriditas (talk) 11:37, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Explaining close paraphrasing[edit]

Hi. I'm afraid the Traditional healers of South Africa article you contributed to has parts which are very closely paraphrased from "Collaboration with traditional healers in HIV/AIDS prevention and care in sub-Saharan Africa - A literature review". This can be a problem under both our copyright policies and our guideline on plagiarism.

While facts are not copyrightable, creative elements of presentation – including both structure and language – are. For an example of close paraphrasing, consider the following: The source says:

In 1994, the WHO offered further observations and direction regarding traditional healers, suggesting that upgrading their skills made more sense than training new groups of health workers, such as village health workers.

The article says:

In 1994, the World Health Organisation (WHO) offered a number of observations and guidelines regarding biomedical health providers collaborating with traditional healers, suggesting that upgrading the traditional healers skills made more sense than training new groups of health workers.

This is an example; there are other passages that similarly follow quite closely.

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Please let me know if you have questions about this. --Viriditas (talk) 09:27, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

Notice of Conflict of interest noticeboard discussion[edit]

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Conflict of interest/Noticeboard regarding a possible conflict of interest incident in which you may be involved. Thank you. Viriditas (talk) 02:33, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

March 2014[edit]

Information icon Please do not attack other editors, as you did on Talk:John_Lockley. Comment on content, not on contributors. Personal attacks damage the community and deter users. Please stay cool and keep this in mind while editing. Specifically, posting personally identifiable information of others in an attempt to gain leverage in a discussion is a violation of our policy on harassment. Do not repost that content. LFaraone 20:43, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Faraone, I really hope you give the same caution to CorbieVreccan who has accused Mycelium101 of bias, even after Mycelium101 has clearly stated on the article talk page that they have no conflict of interest in this regard ([1] [2]). HelenOnline 07:15, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Eish ! ;-) Mycelium101 (talk) 08:31, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 6 September 2016[edit]

September 2016[edit]

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You have been blocked indefinitely from editing for making personal attacks towards other editors. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block by first reading the guide to appealing blocks, then adding the following text to the bottom of your talk page: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}.  - CorbieV 21:39, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Note to other administrators: I have emailed oversight for a block review. - CorbieV 21:40, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

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Request reason:

Blocking admin might be too personally involved and not acting objectively Mycelium101 (talk) 22:04, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Decline reason:

This may or may not be true, but you have to explain why your block is inappropriate. Yamla (talk) 22:09, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

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Request reason:

Blocking admin might be too personally involved and not acting objectively Mycelium101 (talk) 22:04, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Decline reason:

The rationale for the block stands to examination. Personal attacks are a valid reason for the block. You've been warned before about this. [3] Pigman☿/talk 22:54, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

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I've taken over this block. As Pigman mentioned, you were previously warned for posting the exact same links. Posting previously-suppressed content is explicitly forbidden by WP:OUTING. LFaraone 03:24, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Thankyou LFaraone - I have emailed you privately. Can you please let me know if you are not in receipt of my email. Mycelium101 (talk) 04:26, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
Received and replied. LFaraone 05:31, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
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Request reason:

I understand the reason for the block and where I violated this policy. The content that I posted will not be posted publicly again. In future, I will err on the side of caution when it comes to matters like this. Apologies for the disruption. Mycelium101 (talk) 10:32, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Decline reason:

No response from editor in over a week. SQLQuery me! 05:50, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

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@LFaraone: As the allegedly inappropriate material have been oversighted, and communication between this editor and yourself has been via e-mail, what would you recommend as a response to the latest unblock request?--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 11:14, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Adding my 2 cents here, I think this editor needs to avoid interaction with CorbieV in the future. Doug Weller talk 18:54, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
@Anthony.bradbury: I think I'd agree with Doug Weller. Aside from that, the email discussion provided a plausible explanation as to why this reoccurred; I possibly could've been more clear (or followed up by email) in my 2014 note as to what content I was referring to. LFaraone 04:31, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
My interest on editing as an SME is solely on providing a more balanced, educational and informative understanding of African Spirituality and how it has developed and evolved in contemporary culture, in particular to Southern Africa. My edits are neutral and almost entirely referenced, if not entirely referenced. Aside from the odd dabbling in music genres that influenced me heavily growing up in apartheid South Africa [4], I am quite content to stay in the framework of editing articles that relate to African Spirituality and traditional healing. CorbieV's interests seem to be primarily in Native American, Celtic traditions & US related issues, which I don't have any interest in editing, so if we can respect each others boundaries and fields of expertise, I am sure we both can avoid interacting and future clashes. Mycelium101 (talk) 11:17, 14 September 2016 (UTC)
This isn't a two-way street. Only your behaviour has been inappropriate, only you are being asked to avoid interaction at this time. --Yamla (talk) 12:15, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

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