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Copy-paste moves[edit]

Information icon Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. It appears that you copied or moved text from Travis Manawa into another page. While you are welcome to re-use Wikipedia's content, here or elsewhere, Wikipedia's licensing does require that you provide attribution to the original contributor(s). When copying within Wikipedia, this is supplied at minimum in an edit summary at the page into which you've copied content, disclosing the copying and linking to the copied page, e.g., copied content from [[page name]]; see that page's history for attribution. It is good practice, especially if copying is extensive, to also place a properly formatted {{copied}} template on the talk pages of the source and destination. The attribution has been provided for this situation, but if you have copied material between pages before, even if it was a long time ago, please provide attribution for that duplication. You can read more about the procedure and the reasons at Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia.

Hi, TOO. This isn't a warning at all, this is just a standard template that explains it a lot better than I could, with some extra by me. When moving a draft to the mainspace, it is greatly preferred to be moved via Wikipedia's Move function, not by copy-and-paste (unless you attribute it in the edit summary). For example, at Travis Manawa. The copy-paste didn't show any of Matt Campbell's edits in the history, that contributed towards the draft, and thus didn't attribute him at all. Now, after swapping the articles and their histories, it does. Hope that clears up my recent restoring/swaps of the article. -- AlexTW 08:06, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

I see you are still not adding the required attribution, as required under the terms of the CC-by-SA license. Please have a look at this edit summary as an example of how it is done. Please leave a message on my talk page if you still don't understand what to do or why we have to do it. Thanks, — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 19:15, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Please don't copy plot summaries from copyrighted sites...[edit]

Copyright problem icon Your addition to Good Out Here has been removed, as it appears to have added copyrighted material to Wikipedia without evidence of permission from the copyright holder. If you are the copyright holder, please read Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials for more information on uploading your material to Wikipedia. For legal reasons, Wikipedia cannot accept copyrighted material, including text or images from print publications or from other websites, without an appropriate and verifiable license. All such contributions will be deleted. You may use external websites or publications as a source of information, but not as a source of content, such as sentences or images—you must write using your own words. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing. See Wikipedia:Copying text from other sources for more information. --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 13:59, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

@Elmidae: It's on the season article. The Optimistic One (talk) 14:03, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
@Elmidae: I wrote that summary myself, along with pretty much all the episodes for the season article, so no it wasn't copied from somewhere else. I added the summary on May 3, and that website posted their podcast along with the summary on May 9; the summary on their website even includes the wikilink I have in my summary. This is just a case of websites copying from Wikipedia, which is fairly common. I am reinstating the summary. Drovethrughosts (talk) 14:11, 2 October 2018 (UTC)
@Drovethrughosts: That makes sense. A similar thing happened when I submitted a draft review for a season of Better Call Saul and it was rejected because it apparently copied information from another website. It turned out that the website copied Wikipedia. The Optimistic One (talk) 14:23, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

@Drovethrughosts: Sorry about that - I do check for circular copyvio, but in this case didn't realize that the summary was already on the season article and could thus have been copied earlier. --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 14:40, 2 October 2018 (UTC)

The Optimistic One: What you need to do is start adding the attribution (as required by Wikipedia's license). Then people can readily track where the material came from, and you will reduce or eliminate these false positive warnings about copyright issues. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 19:18, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

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