User talk:Southern Forester

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June 2008[edit]

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That may be the case, and online-verifiable data does not exist regarding the areas not available for touring.

I can however state for a fact that the engine room is not available for visit. It is closed to visitors yet was once open for visit.

April 2009[edit]

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You can continue to remove my postings regarding the USS Alabama but that serves only to remove factual statements.

December 2010 - Babe (film)[edit]

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Problems with upload of File:Israelicz.jpg[edit]

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License tagging for File:Israelicz1.JPG[edit]

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File permission problem with File:Israelicz1.JPG[edit]

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I've been trying to jump through the hoops, I even provided the text. If you want me to remove it and so reduce knowledge, fine. If you would like to help me by showing me exactly the code I need to write, fine. Frankly, I'm tired of messing with this. I had permission in the form of a written message (a PM) from the photographer, but that was not good enough but no other help as to cut the red tape was offered. I would like it to be exactly correct (the Swiss CZ is mine and was correctly done). I have permission, which I am quoting below. If I cannot get help making this round peg fit the round hole, then so be it.

Message to Wayne Jerrod,

"I am updating Wikipedia and would like permission to include your photograph of your Massada (left side only, no serial numbers) as an example of Israeli use. Do I have permission to use it?"

His response to me was:

"Good morning, Davis.

You may use my pic with no serical numbers. Thanks for asking.

Wayne "

What other proof could I possibly provide? If this is good enough, how can I make it so that folks are happy with it? If not good enough, I'll just take it down and so reduce the body of knowledge. This information is available on other public forums.

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