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Good luck, and have fun. SFriendly.gif -- --♪♫ ĽąĦĩŘǔ ♫♪ walkie-talkie 19:02, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Chanaka.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Chanaka.jpg. The image has been identified as not specifying the copyright status of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. If you don't indicate the copyright status of the image on the image's description page, using an appropriate copyright tag, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided copyright information for them as well.

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This is an automated notice by OrphanBot. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. 07:14, 16 February 2007 (UTC)

License tagging for Image:Rajiva.jpg[edit]

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This is an automated notice by OrphanBot. If you need help on selecting a tag to use, or in adding the tag to the image description, feel free to post a message at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. 22:10, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Chanaka01.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Chanaka01.jpg. The image has been identified as not specifying the copyright status of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. If you don't indicate the copyright status of the image on the image's description page, using an appropriate copyright tag, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided copyright information for them as well.

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This is an automated notice by OrphanBot. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. 07:38, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Rajiva01.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Rajiva01.jpg. The image has been identified as not specifying the copyright status of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. If you don't indicate the copyright status of the image on the image's description page, using an appropriate copyright tag, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided copyright information for them as well.

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This is an automated notice by OrphanBot. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. 09:20, 7 March 2007 (UTC) Thank you for experimenting with Wikipedia by creating the page Political Principles and their Practice in Sri Lanka, 2005. Your test worked, and the page that you created has been or soon will 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. —Pilotguy (go around) 23:44, 24 March 2007 (UTC)


A tag has been placed on Days of Despair,1989, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a very short article providing little or no context to the reader. Please see Wikipedia:Stub for our minimum information standards for short articles. Also please note that articles must be on notable subjects and should provide references to reliable sources that verify their content.

Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself. If you plan to expand the article, you can request that administrators wait a while for you to add contextual material. To do this, affix the template {{hangon}} to the page and state your intention on the article's talk page. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Steve (Stephen) talk 23:09, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Image tagging for Image:Days of Despair.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Days of Despair.jpg. The image has been identified as not specifying the source and creator of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. If you don't indicate the source and creator of the image on the image's description page, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided source information for them as well.

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This is an automated notice by OrphanBot. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. 00:07, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Image tagging for Image:Electra.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Electra.jpg. The image has been identified as not specifying the source and creator of the image, which is required by Wikipedia's policy on images. If you don't indicate the source and creator of the image on the image's description page, it may be deleted some time in the next seven days. If you have uploaded other images, please verify that you have provided source information for them as well.

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This is an automated notice by OrphanBot. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. 07:50, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

Notability of V. K. Samaranayake[edit]

A tag has been placed on V. K. Samaranayake, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done because the article appears to be about a person, group of people, band, club, company, or web content, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is notable: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not assert the subject's importance or significance may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable.

If you think that you can assert the notability of the subject, you may contest the deletion. To do this, add {{hangon}} on the top of the page (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag) and leave a note on the article's talk page explaining your position. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would confirm the subject's notability under Wikipedia guidelines.

For guidelines on specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for bands, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Rehnn83 Talk 11:20, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Possibly unfree Image:Rajiva01.jpg[edit]

An image that you uploaded or altered, Image:Rajiva01.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images because its copyright status is disputed. If the image's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the image description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Sherool (talk) 12:48, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Unspecified source for Image:Profvks.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Profvks.jpg. I noticed that the file's description page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you did not create this file yourself, then you will need to specify the owner of the copyright. If you obtained it from a website, then a link to the website from which it was taken, together with a restatement of that website's terms of use of its content, is usually sufficient information. However, if the copyright holder is different from the website's publisher, then their copyright should also be acknowledged.

As well as adding the source, please add a proper copyright licensing tag if the file doesn't have one already. If you created/took the picture, audio, or video then the {{GFDL-self}} tag can be used to release it under the GFDL. If you believe the media meets the criteria at Wikipedia:Fair use, use a tag such as {{non-free fair use in|article name}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:Image copyright tags#Fair use. See Wikipedia:Image copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have specified their source and tagged them, too. You can find a list of files you have uploaded by following this link. Unsourced and untagged images may be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If the image is copyrighted under a non-free license (per Wikipedia:Fair use) then the image will be deleted 48 hours after 12:52, 12 June 2007 (UTC). If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Sherool (talk) 12:52, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Image uploads[edit]

You have uploaded a lot of images with no or questionable information on source and licensing status. Please stop, if you keep doing this you'll end up getting blocked. Please read Wikipedia:Copyright, Wikipedia:Image use policy and Wikipedia:Non-free content and if you still have any questions try asking on Wikipedia:Media copyright questions before you upload any more images. --Sherool (talk) 12:58, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Rajiva01.jpg[edit]

I have posted a reply to the message you left on the talk page of Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images under the entry of the image itself - as this is where the discussion of an image's status takes place. But I thought I'd leave a message here as well. All images claiming copyright holder's permission (where the copyright holder is not the uploader) need to have permission sent to wikipedia. Details on how this works are at Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission.

Also it would help if you always signed your contributions on talk pages and project pages (not articles) with "~~~" so people know who has left the comment and when it was left.

Best wishes. Madmedea 08:58, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Ronnie Hilton[edit]

Thank you for your input to the Ronnie Hilton article. It is close to my heart as I am both a son of Hull, and the original writer of the Hilton page. Have you any citations/references to add to your input ? I found this aspect almost difficult / impossible to find initially ! Best regards,

Derek R Bullamore 20:36, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

July 2007[edit]

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File:Rajiva2007.jpg missing description details[edit]

Dear uploader: The media file you uploaded as File:Rajiva2007.jpg is missing a description and/or other details on its image description page. If possible, please add this information. This will help other editors to make better use of the image, and it will be more informative for readers.

If the information is not provided, the image may eventually be proposed for deletion, a situation which is not desirable, and which can easily be avoided.

If you have any questions please see Help:Image page. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 12:23, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Chanaka01.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading File:Chanaka01.jpg. I noticed that while you provided a valid copyright licensing tag, there is no proof that the creator of the file has agreed to release it under the given license.

If you created this media entirely yourself but have previously published it elsewhere (especially online), please either

  • make a note permitting reuse under the CC-BY-SA or another acceptable free license (see this list) at the site of the original publication; or
  • Send an email from an address associated with the original publication to permissions-en@wikimedia.org, stating your ownership of the material and your intention to publish it under a free license. You can find a sample permission letter here. If you take this step, add {{OTRS pending}} to the file description page to prevent premature deletion.

If you did not create it entirely yourself, please ask the person who created the file to take one of the two steps listed above, or if the owner of the file has already given their permission to you via email, please forward that email to permissions-en@wikimedia.org.

If you believe the media meets the criteria at Wikipedia:Non-free content, use a tag such as {{non-free fair use}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:File copyright tags#Fair use, and add a rationale justifying the file's use on the article or articles where it is included. See Wikipedia:File copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have provided evidence that their copyright owners have agreed to license their works under the tags you supplied, too. You can find a list of files you have created in your upload log. Files lacking evidence of permission may be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. You may wish to read the Wikipedia's image use policy. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Kelly hi! 03:40, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Ministry of Disaster Management[edit]

If this is the first article that you have created, you may want to read the guide to writing your first article.

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A tag has been placed on Ministry of Disaster Management requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G12 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article or image appears to be a clear copyright infringement. This article or image appears to be a direct copy from http://saarc-sadkn.org/countries/srilanka/govt.aspx. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted. You may use external websites as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. This part is crucial: say it in your own words. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.

If the external website or image belongs to you, and you want to allow Wikipedia to use the text or image — which means allowing other people to modify it — then you must verify that externally by one of the processes explained at Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials. If you are not the owner of the external website or image but have permission from that owner, see Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission. You might want to look at Wikipedia's policies and guidelines for more details, or ask a question here.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. TheGGoose (talk) 14:52, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
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