Copyright policy advisement regarding articles
Dear Surfer7315, regarding your contributionto Sidney George Fisher, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from web sites or printed material without the express permission of the author or copyright holder. This article appears to be a direct copy from Puritan Boston & Quaker Philadelphia by Edward Digby Baltzell, as demonstrated here and here. As a copyright violation, the article has been deleted under the speedy deletion criteria.
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the rewritten article
Reads like an essay, which apparently it is, based on . That isn't what works for an encyclopedia. See WP:FIRST--what's need its to write it in a much briefer style, more concise, more informative, less rhetorical. duller, in fact. Look at some other bios here. Include a reference to the DNB entry, because that is what is taken here as proving notability. DGG (talk) 20:33, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
- Hi. I see you've addressed the copyright concerns. :) As DGG notes above, though, the article does need to be revised to keep in the tone of Wikipedia (see Wikipedia:TONE#Tone). What you have is a bit colorful and has some language problematic with regards to our neutral point of view policy and our original research policy. For just a couple of examples, you mention that your subject had "the refined manners of a proper gentleman" and "a distinguished family name". Elsewhere, you refer to somebody's "beautifully written book". Whose judgments are these? It's not the place of Wikipedia editors to make such judgments; though we can certainly cite them if somebody else said so, our job is to provide an overview of other research. As DGG says, it might be helpful for you to look at other articles, like Thomas Rowley (poet), to get an idea how these are usually handled. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 22:15, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Image copyright problem with Image:Speakerroberts.jpg
We thank you for uploading Image:Speakerroberts.jpg, but there is a problem. Your image is currently missing information on its copyright status. Wikipedia takes copyright very seriously. Unless you can help by adding a copyright tag, it may be deleted by an Administrator. If you know this information, then we urge you to add a copyright tag to the image description page. We apologize for this, but all images must confirm to policy on Wikipedia.
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This message is from a robot. --John Bot III (talk) 14:42, 25 April 2008 (UTC)