User talk:PoeticX

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Welcome to my talkpage! Please leave a message for me here. I will most likely reply either on your talkpage or both your talkpage and my own, unless otherwise asked by you. Please don't leave insults, only healthy criticism. I still haven't received a message from the welcoming comittee... hmmm.... --PoeticXcontribs 02:07, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

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Please check what the article says before reverting in future, my edit was removing a large quantity of text that was vandalism. Thanks. One Night In Hackney303 01:58, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

<My response located here> PoeticXcontribs 21:56, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
No problem. Thanks. One Night In Hackney303 01:58, 7 March 2007 (UTC)


<My initial post located here> PoeticXcontribs 21:58, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi PoeticX,
Thank you for your message and thanks for started the articles. Happy :Wiki. Regards --Stavenn 12:40, 9 March 2007 (UTC)


I apologize for my comment on Simtropolis.  Jonjonbt 22:40, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Yeah same, i'm sorry for blanking the article. I am new to all this... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

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--GorexxxKid 20:21, 22 November 2007 (UTC)


If I thought the images were being used fairly, or that I could write a fair use rationale that supported them, I would do so. Look at my edit history and you will see that I have tried to save more images than anything else, and I have added rationales for a number of images. I'm not psychic however, and I don't know what the person who uploaded these images intended. They don't qualify as fair use - galleries are not permitted and unfree images are to be used sparingly and in conjunction with text. If you look at other game articles you may find some examples where the images have been used correctly, and you could use them as a guide. I notified the uploader so that an attempt could be made to rationalise and save the images, but that may not be possible. You say you don't understand about fair use etc, and you certainly demonstrated that by the message you left me. I'm happy to help anyone that asks for help, but leaving an angry message on my talk page is not the right tactic. If you want to use or defend the use of unfree images, you need to take the time to read Wikipedia's policies on them, so that you know what is required instead of going on the attack. The tag on the image pages and on the messages on the uploaders talk page will point you in the right direction, if you care to read further. Thanks Rossrs (talk) 07:22, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

No problem. I'm sorry if I sounded hostile too. OK, I'll remove the tags from the images to give a chance to look at them closer. I'm not sure what to do and I'm a bit busy over the next couple of days. But I will have a close look at the article. Rossrs (talk) 22:25, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Hi again. I've had a look at Sim City 4 and the sourcing and fair use rationales look fine. A bit generic but it's a good starting point. Just a tip. If you add a fair use rationale to any image page you should change the {{Non-free promotional}} tag, to {{Non-free promotional|image_has_rationale=yes}} and this will take it out of the Category:Publicity photographs with missing fair-use rationale list. The image in the infobox is easy enough to fix, and a lower resolution image will be a good idea. Problem with the screenshots is that it is OK to use only a limited number. It's a short article and you could really only use more than one if you can justify that each image shows something unique and essential to understanding the article. Each image shows the style and artwork of the game, but each image shows the same style. I think you could justify one quite easily, but not more. Sim City 4 has way too many images, and I think only a couple of them are needed, but I not going to look at them too closely. A better example you could look at is Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express. It's not perfect, but it's the best one I could find. It's a featured article and has even appeared on the main page, so a lot of people have looked at it. The fair use rationales for the images there are very generic and I don't think they're particularly strong, but you'll notice that there are only two images taken from the game. It's quite a long article, but those two images are satisfactory in giving people an idea of what it looks like. I hope this helps. I'm sorry that my reply to you was angrier than I would have wished. You caught me at the end of a crappy day, and yes I was a little annoyed by your message, but I respect your attitude and the good intentions in your last message, so thank you for making contact. Cheers Rossrs (talk) 13:22, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

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