User talk:Sergie Marienhof

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Hello, Sergie Marienhof, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few links to pages you might find helpful:

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March 2017[edit]

Copyright problem icon Your addition to User:Sergie Marienhof/f 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. This is simply copied, in bits and pieces from [apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/39323/1/9241561246_eng.pdf this WHO document], copyrighted in 1988. Drmies (talk) 16:05, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

  • I deleted User:Sergie Marienhof/w for the same reason; content was cribbed from http://www.who.int/choice/cost-effectiveness/generalized/en/ (first major edit), with subsequent content lifted from www.who.int/choice/publications/p_2003_generalised_cea.pdf and www.who.int/choice/publications/p_2003_cea_nationallevel.pdf. This is serious: any future edits that infringe on copyright should lead to an immediate indefinite block, and it would be a good idea to explain yourself here, and to indicate that you are studying our copyright policies and are going to abide by it. Drmies (talk) 16:18, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

@Drmies: headed out the door, but did you happen to check if the C&P moves at User:Vipul/WHO-CHOICE and WHO-CHOICE have the same issues? VQuakr (talk) 16:04, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

  • Ugh, thanks a lot VQuakr. Yes, same issue, but minor difference: attribution was given to the sandbox. I merged them anyway. No doubt we'll see more of these--I have the feeling a boilerplate was used to write those articles. Drmies (talk) 16:40, 17 March 2017 (UTC)


@Drmies: @VQuakr: Hi, folks! Yeah, I'm sorry, I'm a Wikipedia newbie, so I didn't really understand copyright laws until now. I hope that deleted article is still accessible though. I put some effort into it. I sent a request to WHO for using those copyrighted materials on Wikipedia. Waiting for their response. Sergie Marienhof (talk) 20:55, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of User:Sergie Marienhof/form1120[edit]

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