User talk:PatrickCarbone

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February 2012[edit]

Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Regarding your edits to Malware, it is recommended that you use the preview button before you save; this helps you find any errors you have made, reduces edit conflicts, and prevents clogging up recent changes and the page history. Thank you. Dawnseeker2000 18:20, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Replaceable fair use File:Replica of Sikorsky's S-16 plane.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Replica of Sikorsky's S-16 plane.jpg. I noticed the description page specifies that the media is being used under a claim of fair use, but its use in Wikipedia articles fails the first non-free content criterion in that it illustrates a subject for which a freely licensed media could be found or created that provides substantially the same information or which could be adequately covered with text alone. If you believe this media is not replaceable, please:

  1. Go to the media description page and edit it to add {{di-replaceable fair use disputed}}, without deleting the original replaceable fair use template.
  2. On the image discussion page, write the reason why this image is not replaceable at all.

Alternatively, you can also choose to replace this non-free media by finding freely licensed media of the same subject, requesting that the copyright holder release this (or similar) media under a free license, or by taking a picture of it yourself.

If you have uploaded other non-free media, consider checking that you have specified how these images fully satisfy our non-free content criteria. You can find a list of description pages you have edited by clicking on this link. Note that even if you follow steps 1 and 2 above, non-free media which could be replaced by freely licensed alternatives will be deleted 2 days after this notification (7 days if uploaded before 13 July 2006), per the non-free content policy. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 22:27, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

I just read through the Non-free criteria you referenced and am not sure how this image does not apply. I took the photo myself at the museum where the plane resides. PatrickCarbone (talk) 22:37, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
Hello, sorry about the trouble with this image. If this is your own photograph, could you please just put a free license tag on it (e.g. {{cc-by-sa}})? I don't think the aircraft model pictured in it would qualify as a "copyrighted artwork", so we probably don't need to bother with the non-free issues at all here. Fut.Perf. 06:24, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
Hi, I did some searches for the free license tag you described, but I am not sure where to add it. Do I add it somewhere on the photo's page? I have not uploaded many photos before so I am not sure the right way of tagging them yet. Thanks!! PatrickCarbone (talk) 15:11, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
Sorry I didn't see your question earlier. Technically, yes, you simply add the template code {{cc-by-sa}} to the image page, in the place of the {{Non-free ...}} tag there was first. It will expand to the licensing box seen at Template:cc-by-sa. I see the file has been deleted in the meantime, based on the old tagging, but if you want to license it as your own work, I can still undelete it for you. Just let me know if you want me to do that. Fut.Perf. 21:59, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
No problem - thanks for getting back to me! I found the Help section yesterday, after it was deleted haha. If you can undelete it, that would be great, and I'll just add the tag in. Thanks! PatrickCarbone (talk) 12:21, 25 June 2012 (UTC)
Okay, done. And thanks for the nice photo. Fut.Perf. 15:38, 25 June 2012 (UTC)


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 RexRowan  Talk  09:31, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of PatrickCarbone[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. This is a notice that the page that you created was tagged as a test page and has been or soon may be deleted. Please use the sandbox for any other tests you want to do. Take a look at the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia.

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Something looks to have gone a bit wrong when you created the page above. I have moved it to User:Adam_mugliston/Adopt/Entry/PatrickCarbone which is where I think you intended it to be. SmartSE (talk) 22:24, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Regarding adoption[edit]

Hi PatrickCarbone. I notice you've put a "request for adoption" template on your userpage. Given the number of users starting on the encyclopedia each day and the number who look for adoption, there can often be a backlog when just displaying the request. You are much more likely to find an adopter if you are pro-active about it, perhaps asking an editor or two from the list of adopters if they would consider adopting you? Good luck in finding someone to help out. WormTT(talk) 10:02, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Malware good article nomination[edit]

  • I have done a lot of work on the Malware, Computer virus, Antivirus software and related articles, and have reorganized them (because they used to have a lot of irrelevant and out-of-date information near the top). I'm flattered that you think that Malware is a good article; even after the work I've done on it, I still think it contains a lot of material that is of little usefulness or relevance ;-). On the Talk page it's still rated as Important but C class by several projects (though these projects seem to be fairly inactive, and lacking active reviewers). If you look at Pageviews on the History tab, you'll see that the Computer virus article is more popular, and has seen a big increase in pageviews since I started working on it. (Note that some of Wikipedia's pageview numbers have huge spikes, apparently due to a bug in the software). Although "malware" is historically the correct word, "computer virus" has taken on the same meaning, and has even become a more popular way of describing what is technically "malware".
  • Few people are working in this field on Wikipedia. I notice that you are looking for an adopter. Please feel free to ask me any questions that you have. Best regards.  LittleBen (talk) 03:11, 5 March 2013 (UTC)