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Refrain from eliminating others' contributions for "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America[edit]

Given your many contributions to Wikipedia, you probably understand that our work is collaborative, advanced though conversation and discussion. Therefore, I was dismayed to discover that you simply deleted my contributions to the entry above, thereby eliminating new and relevant references and replacing accurate grammatical constructs with sloppy ones. You provided no explanation.

If you have comments on others' contributions, please air them in the Talk section. Generally, treat others' work with the same respect that we treat yours.

Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jean-Marie.be (talkcontribs) 18:48, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Reminder: Undoing others' contributions in unacceptable. It can be regarded as vandalism and cause your suspension from Wikipedia. If you have comments on others' contributions, please air them in the Talk section. Always treat others' work with the same respect that we treat yours.

Jean-Marie.be (talk)

Do you have employment, financial or other relationship to PNAS? Possible Conflict of Interest[edit]

Please be advised that Wikipedia strongly discourages individuals from "contributing to Wikipedia about yourself,...employers, or your financial or other relationships." [1]

As per Wikipedia rules on conflict of interest: "Paid editors are required by the Wikimedia Foundation's terms of use to declare their conflict of interest, along with the name of their employer or client." [2]

It is in your best interest to clarify whether you have employment, financial or other relationship to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jean-Marie.be (talkcontribs) 01:27, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

PNAS[edit]

Please stop uploading PNAS covers to Wikimedia Commons with incorrect licensing claims. You have uploaded a number PNAS covers to Commons with various claims (some claiming that the work is in public domain, others claiming that you are its creator and have the right to release it), all of which are false.

First of all, multiple pictures of journal covers are not necessary for an encyclopedia article, and there is no need to keep updating the images at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences article unless the journal has a major style or layout change, there is no need to upload new images over and over again.

Secondly, these journal covers are not in public domain and not free for you to upload wherever you want. See PNAS -- Rights and Permissions. If a journal cover is to be included in the article, one (and only one) would have to be uploaded as fair use (see WP:Non-free content for Wikipedia's guidelines on fair-use images). Fair-use images are not allowed on Commons, so an image would have to be uploaded directly to English Wikipedia, and only used once. rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 21:18, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Here you added the non-free image again. Please do not continue doing this without discussion; if you wish to contest the removal of the image, leave a message here or at the article's talk page (Talk:Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences).
If you think an image should be included in the article, the steps to follow are very clear:
  1. Remove the image from Commons by adding {{speedydelete|User request to delete own image -- uploading at en-wiki instead as fair-use image}} to the image description page on Commons
  2. Upload the image at English Wikipedia, using Special:Upload
  3. Add a {{Non-free use rationale}} to the image description page
rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 21:23, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Yes, Wikipedia has several criteria for non-free content (a full list is available at WP:NFCC). One is significance, which means that non-free images can only be used if they make a difference for a reader's understanding of a subject (for periodicals and publications, it is generally accepted that an image of the cover is encyclopedic and meets the fair-use criterion of significance). Another criterion is minimal use, which means that the fewest number of images possible should be used: i.e., two images shouldn't be uploaded if one will do. A natural side effect of these criteria is that non-free images may only be uploaded if they are being used in articles; if an image is uploaded but not being displayed in any articles (see, for example, the "file links" section of the old image File:Pnas 106 12.cover.jpg, which shows that it is not used in any article), then it may be deleted. What this essentially means is that whenever you update the image, you need to have the old image deleted.
As for Wikimedia Commons, one of the rules there is that it is a repository only for free images that can be used anywhere. Thus, PNAS covers can't be uploaded there; they can only be uploaded to English Wikipedia specifically, and with a fair-use rationale.
I have tagged all the files on Commons to be deleted. If you would like to re-upload the latest cover image, you can do so on English Wikipedia (using Special:Upload), and make sure to fill out the source information as clearly as possible. You also have to add a detailed {{non-free use rationale}} to the page; the easiest way is to edit the image description page and add the text
{{Non-free use rationale
| Description       = 
| Source            = 
| Article           = 
| Portion           = 
| Low_resolution    = 
| Purpose           = 
| Replaceability    = 
| other_information = 
}}
to it, filling in all the fields; details on filling it out are available at Template:non-free use rationale. You can look at File:Bigissue.jpg for a good example of a periodical cover image that has a non-free use rationale in it.
To be honest, I don't see a need to update the image very often, but if PNAS has asked you to do so then it should be fine as long as you follow all the appropriate steps (specifically, uploading the image on English Wikipedia with an appropriate fair-use rationale, and deleting the old image whenever you upload a new one; the easiest way to have an old image is to add the text {{db-g7}} or {{db-author}} to the image description page, since that text will alert an administrator that you have requested the image be deleted).
Thank you, rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 21:48, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
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License tagging for File:Pnas 107 41 cover.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading File:Pnas 107 41 cover.jpg. You don't seem to have indicated the license status of the image. Wikipedia uses a set of image copyright tags to indicate this information; to add a tag to the image, select the appropriate tag from this list, click on this link, then click "Edit this page" and add the tag to the image's description. If there doesn't seem to be a suitable tag, the image is probably not appropriate for use on Wikipedia.

For help in choosing the correct tag, or for any other questions, leave a message on Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. Thank you for your cooperation. --ImageTaggingBot (talk) 22:06, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Updating PNAS images[edit]

In the future, whenever you want to update the image for the PNAS article, instead of uploading a brand new image with a new name (and in turn needing the old image to be deleted—you forgot to do that this time), you can just upload a new version of the current image. Specifically, here is what you need to do:

  1. Go to File:PNAS_cover.gif
  2. Scroll down to the link labelled "Upload a new version of this file"
  3. Upload the new file
  4. Go back to File:PNAS cover.gif and update the file description.

That's all that needs to be done. rʨanaɢ (talk) 22:38, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

"Classic" papers[edit]

As for your question about this removal: Wikipedia operates by consensus among editors, not by doing whatever PNAS staff tell Wikipedia to do. Articles are edited based on what Wikipedia users decide is best for the encyclopedia; they are not edited based on the demands of the article subject. Just saying "this content should be included because PNAS staff said so" is not enough; you need to present reasons why this content meets our inclusion criteria and see if consensus develops.

Be aware, though, that Wikipedia has strict guidelines about notability and the use of self-published information. With that list, you are essentially saying, "Here's a list of important papers PNAS published, so you can see how important PNAS is. Who says they're important? PNAS says they're important." That makes such a list unacceptable for inclusion here. If you find a third-party, reliable source that lists these papers as classic papers, then it might merit inclusion, although it would need to be done so in a way that maintains a neutral point of view and avoids puffery. rʨanaɢ (talk) 22:49, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

License tagging for File:Pnas 107 41 cover.gif[edit]

Thanks for uploading File:Pnas 107 41 cover.gif. You don't seem to have indicated the license status of the image. Wikipedia uses a set of image copyright tags to indicate this information; to add a tag to the image, select the appropriate tag from this list, click on this link, then click "Edit this page" and add the tag to the image's description. If there doesn't seem to be a suitable tag, the image is probably not appropriate for use on Wikipedia.

For help in choosing the correct tag, or for any other questions, leave a message on Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. Thank you for your cooperation. --ImageTaggingBot (talk) 23:08, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

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