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Hugh, oddly enough I had just scanned in my own copy of ELH's wanted poster, after procrastinating for ages, when I noticed you had added an image yourself. However, mine is higher resolution, as I scanned it directly from the poster, so I hope you don't mind me replacing it. Regards, ProhibitOnions (T) 10:19, 9 July 2007 (UTC)


Image copyright problem with Image:Mark Schneider Peace CorpsDirector.jpg[edit]

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Paul Coverdell[edit]

You're welcome! I learn all kinds of things just by seeing what other editors do. It was interesting to fix up, and an interesting article to read, too. (Can you believe I was only there because I clicked "Random Article" ?!?) Salamurai 18:41, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

J. G. McCaskey[edit]

I agree with you. J. G. McCaskey did not live in Ponca City. His office was in Pittsburgh till he moved to Fort Worth @1917. jcm (McCaskey's grandson). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jcmcapital (talkcontribs) 01:17, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Coverdell[edit]

Hey there. I took a picture of Senator Coverdell's statue at "The Park at Tower Place" in Atlanta(also know as "Coverdell park"). Tonight I'm going to upload it to wikipedia and put it under the Legacy section of his page. Hope ir helps.--Dr who1975 21:13, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks that will be great. If you can also provide a caption for the photo with the occassion and the date the photo was taken (even approximate), that would be even better.Reservoirhill 22:02, 18 October 2007 (UTC)
I put in a caption in but I was more concerned with the location than anything else. I took it today, 10/18/07. The occasion was that I remembered to bring my camera to work.--Dr who1975 01:24, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
nice photo. thanks.Reservoirhill 01:57, 19 October 2007 (UTC)


Barnstar for your work on Peace Corps[edit]

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Because of your amazing work in improving the Peace Corps article, a subject near and dear to all RPCV Wikipedians, I hereby award you this original barnstar.Alabamaboy 22:16, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
Thank you. I'd like to see a really first class article on Peace Corps and plan to do some work on other sections in the article soon. Reservoirhill 15:13, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Nice blog piece[edit]

on photos of artists :-) - David Gerard 11:28, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. It was a lot of fun to get the photos of Zap Mama. Reservoirhill 15:15, 4 November 2007 (UTC)


Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Marsha Hunt.jpg[edit]

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The Fair Use justification has been provided for Image:Marsha Hunt.jpg Reservoirhill (talk) 15:12, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Regarding edits to Danica McKellar[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for Image:Marsha Hunt.jpg[edit]

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T boones pickens[edit]

I have made a reply here. 69.148.158.112 (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 06:16, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Imani Coppola[edit]

I undid this edit to the Imani Coppola article. You said in your edit summary: (Little Jackie's Myspace site) does not say anything about Steve Greenberg or about an album in June, 2008.). The citation I put was for the album being issued in June of 2008 and her project partner being Adam Pallin, as well her being on the label with S-Curve Records. Which is clearly stated on Little Jackie's Myspace site. As for Steve Greenberg, he has an article here on Wikiepdia explaining his ownership of S Curve, that is why it was wikified (internally linked).--Sugarcubez (talk) 09:30, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Your reference you have cited on MySpace says that the release date is July 8, 2008 not June 2008. Glad to see you have made the correction. That's what happens when you look up an uncited reference. You find out what the real facts are.
Best Regards,


Reservoirhill (talk) 13:49, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Peace Corps Directors[edit]

hey thanks for fixing those, i had incorrectly tagged them as Military offices. my mistake!

Imani Coppola and Little Jackie (band)[edit]

I've been looking at the two articles listed above (the second of which has recently been split out from the first). Seems to me that in the articles long chunks of copyright material are being stitching together with minimal additional input. You appear to be the editor responsible for this.

This, for me, quite clearly violates our policy on copyright violation - see Wikipedia:Non-free content, for instance. I think you need to do very substantial edits to the articles to remove the quotes; or else face the very real prospect of seeing both of them deleted as salvageable copyright violations, or made into simple stubs. I have raised the problems I perceive them to have at Wikipedia talk:Copyright problems#Articles composed of multiple copyvios?; depending on the outcome of debate there, and whether or not you act to remove the quotes, they'll be listed at Wikipedia:Copyright problems for deletion.

Let me give you one example. In Little Jackie (band), perhaps 90% of the paragraph starting "Coppola says that she didn't plan to return to pop" is composed of cut & paste from the cited source. Neither citing a source, nor using quotation marks, gives you the right to lift this much content. And the problem is, both articles are riddled with this technique, such that it is difficult at times to see where the original input is.

I don't have time to sort this mess out. You clearly have an interest in the subject matter, so now it's down to you: remove the quotes - by and large, all of them - or lose the articles entirely. --Tagishsimon (talk) 20:38, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

I note that you've used this technique on a number of other articles. They will, therefore have exactly the same problems. I'm not an expert in the area of what is & is not permissible fair use, though I am happy that the two examples I;ve looked at so far are way way over the line. Thus I direct you again to the Wikipedia talk:Copyright problems#Articles composed of multiple copyvios?, this time as the best way to get some more experienced input on the issue. --Tagishsimon (talk) 21:55, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Copyright concerns, Imani Coppola[edit]

I have blanked this article pending further investigation of copyright concerns. While it's quite obvious that your additions to this article were made in good faith and you have scrupulously identified your sources, I'm afraid that the amount and substantiality of the material that you've copied from at least some of the sources is extensive enough to consitute infringement. The non-free content guidelines provide some guidance on how and when we may use "brief" quotations. If we incorporate too many quotations from a single source, then we exceed fair use. Extensive quotation of copyrighted text is prohibited. This article, at least, needs to be revised to remove these extensive copyright violations. I am watching your page as well as the talk page of the article if you would like to discuss the matter further. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 22:38, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi. I just wanted to note here as well as at Talk:Marsha Hunt (singer and novelist) that I have addressed some over-quotation concerns in that article, for the same reason. I also wanted to commend you for your amazing research at that article! Ms. Hunt would certainly have no room to complain of its accuracy now. :) --Moonriddengirl (talk) 15:05, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for Bringing the Marsha Hunt Article into Conformance with Wikipedia Standards[edit]

Dear Moonriddengirl,

I really like what you have done with the Marsha Hunt article. It looks very good. I hope you'll take a look at some of the other articles I have contributed to on Wikipedia and do the same thing.

Best Regards,


Reservoirhill (talk) 14:31, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, and it was my pleasure. As I said, I do appreciate the time and work you put into that article. :) I'll take a look at the other articles today, including Imani Coppola, to see how best to address the quotation question. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 11:01, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank You, Keep in mind that many of the quotations in the Biographies of Peace Corps Directors are not subject to Fair Use Restrictions[edit]

I appreciate you looking at the articles. I am good at researching subjects and organizing the material - but editing them down is not my strong point.

One thing you will want to keep in mind as you look at the biographies of Peace Corps Directors that I worked on, is that many of the quotations are not going to have a Fair Use restriction because the quotations are taken from sources which were produced by the US Federal Government and so are in the public domain. This especially applies to quotations that were taken from the Peace Corps Volunteer magazine which was produced by the US Peace Corps which is an agency of the US government. I believe this would also apply to speeches made by officials of the US Federal government and testimony made before Congress.

If you just want to ignore this issue for the moment, I can go in afterwards and add back in material that is in the public domain.

Thanks again.

Best Regards,


Reservoirhill (talk) 12:35, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Yes, thanks. :) I have addressed Imani Coppola, which is now a bit sprawling. As you probably noticed, some of the material had already been split to Little Jackie. I placed some of the material at Chupacabra (album). I created a new article with some of the material at The Stoop (album). I believe I may also be able to help with the use of quotations at Daniel Alomía Robles and Tania Libertad (problematic, too, because material in our articles should be in English) and Charles Murray (author). (If we use a non-English quote, we translate in the article and provide the original in a footnote. See Wikipedia:Verifiability#Non-English_sources.) Quotations should be used sparingly in Wikipedia articles, although there are some cases where they are obviously essential. If you're talking about album reviews, brief quotes are entirely appropriate. But most of the time we need to reformulate material into our own words. It seems to me that at some points you may have been using quotes to verify your text, but this isn't necessary. The citation allows readers to check your accuracy for themselves, especially in those cases when the source is online. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 13:16, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Philip Goldberg[edit]

Updated DYK query On 27 September, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Philip Goldberg, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--BorgQueen (talk) 11:46, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for selecting the story for Wikipedia's front page[edit]

Thank you for putting my article about Philip Goldberg on Wikipedia's front page. It is an interesting story. I have a lot of interest in America's relations with Latin America having served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru almost 40 years ago and I have been following Goldberg's tenure as ambassador for quite some time now. One didn't have to be particularly prescient after the Peace Corps "spying" incident at the US Embassy in Bolivia in February 2008 to see that Goldberg's tenure in Bolivia was going to end badly.

The article is interesting because it is practically a showpiece on how diplomacy should not be done. Diplomacy to my mind is the art of being able to "disagree without being disagreeable" and this is something that Goldberg obviously failed at. Time will tell if the United States' neglect of our relations with Latin America can be salvaged by a future administration. For a good example of what the right ambassador can do in a difficult situation, read the article about Peace Corps Director Jack Vaughn that I wrote a few months ago and Vaughn's success in defusing tensions after he was sent as Ambassador to Panama after the anti-American riots in that country in 1964.

If you would like some more background on Goldberg article you can find it here: "Turmoil began in Bolivia three weeks ago sparked by President Evo Morales' pledge to redistribute wealth from the east to the country's poorer highlands. Peace Corps has withdrawn all volunteers from the country because of "growing instability." Morales has thrown out US Ambassador Philip Goldberg accusing the American government of inciting the violence. This is not the first controversy surrounding Goldberg's tenure as US ambassador to Bolivia."

Best regards and thanks again for giving the Goldberg article greater exposure.


Reservoirhill (talk) 17:55, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Esperanza Spalding[edit]

Hi. Please see my note at Talk:Esperanza Spalding. I appreciate your hard work and that you've provided citations for everything, but we can't quote too many sentences from any one source or it constitutes copyright infringement. Thanks. Coppertwig(talk) 22:04, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

I've blanked another couple of your articles - Philip Goldberg & Rick Benjamin (conductor) - for the same reasons. I've looked at some of your preceding contributions and find some to be borderline. Bluntly, I appeal to you to stop using quotes in articles if at all possible. More generally, I'm not yet convinced that (what I take to be) your technique of stitching articles together from sources oft-times in the popular press makes for a good article. The tone of many of the articles I've reviewed seems breathless and tabloid, not encyclopedic. Take the Personal Life section in Esperanza Spalding. In my view, only one sentence in that whole section is worthy of note in an encyclopedia article. Clearly wikipedia is a broad church and you are entitled to disagree, but I hope you'll give due thought, first to the repeated copyright concerns you are raising, and secondly to questions of tone and the appropriateness of content. I will, as time permits, look back through the rest of your work and raise such concerns as I find. I hope you will take the opportunity to revisit your work and recheck for possible copyright violations, and for tone and content. Finally, I know that concerns about copyright violations in relation to the use of quotations has already been brought to your attention. I am, therefore, very sorry indeed to see that you have have not heeded the concerns raised. --Tagishsimon (talk) 22:52, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

I removed a few quotes from Mae Jemison so that there wouldn't be too many quotes from any one article. I agree with Tagishsimon: Wikipedia's style tends to be more brief and factual and less human-interest. There might be a different wiki or website that would be more open to the type of article you want to write. When writing Wikipedia articles, I suggest making them shorter and sticking to only the bare facts. Someone might come along later and delete large parts of your articles as being unencyclopedic and including unnecessary detail. Wikipedia is supposed to be a summary, not to include every detail. Sorry about that! As Tagishsimon says, there's some difference of opinion about exactly where to draw the line. Coppertwig(talk) 23:45, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your note. It went to very great lengths setting out why there was not a copyright problem, and but fatally undercut by Moonriddengirl finding obvious copyright violations in the main text, let alone the quote. I note too that you've studiously avoided commenting on the rest of your copyvios and on the matter of your very tabloid style. All somewhat self exculpating. The bottom line for me is that these are very serious issues; I urge you to consider them and then address them, since you clearly have the ability, but to my way of thinking are misdirecting yourself. --Tagishsimon (talk) 21:38, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Responses[edit]

You have new messages Hello, Reservoirhill. You have new messages at moonriddengirl's talk page.
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And again. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 16:51, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

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