- 1 Uiscfd, you are invited to the Teahouse!
- 2 Talkback
- 3 April 2018
- 4 Wikipedia and copyright
- 5 Your submission at Articles for creation: Template:Basketball in the United States has been accepted
- 6 April 2018
- 7 Your submission at Articles for creation: FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup winners (May 8)
- 8 Your recent edits appear to be troubling
- 9 Disruptive Editing
- 10 Your draft article, Draft:FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup winners
Uiscfd, you are invited to the Teahouse!
Hello, I'm I dream of horses. I noticed that in to United States men's national basketball team, you removed content without adequately explaining why. In the future, it would be helpful to others if you described your changes to Wikipedia with an edit summary. If this was a mistake, don't worry, the removed content has been restored. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. (talk to me) (My edits) @ 20:53, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Wikipedia and copyright
Hello Uiscfd, and welcome to Wikipedia. All or some of your addition(s) to 2016 United States men's Olympic basketball team and United States men's national basketball team have been removed, as they appear to have added copyrighted material without evidence of permission from the copyright holder. While we appreciate your contributions to Wikipedia, there are certain things you must keep in mind about using information from sources to avoid copyright and plagiarism issues here.
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Your submission at Articles for creation: Template:Basketball in the United States has been accepted
Hello, I'm KAP03. I wanted to let you know that one or more of your recent contributions to List of results of the United States men's basketball team at the Olympics have been undone because they did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you have any questions, you can ask for assistance at the Help Desk. Thanks. -KAP03(Talk • Contributions • Email) 14:56, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
Hello. I'm a bit confused by your message. I provided a link to an article about the 1972 Olympic Final (and it seems reasonable as it describes the events of that game), and you replaced it with a link to a generic U.S. national team page. Why? Uiscfd (talk) 15:04, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
Your submission at Articles for creation: FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup winners (May 8)
Your recent edits appear to be troubling
Hi. An editor has opened an discussion about disruptive editing by you. The discussion is being held at Disruptive Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Uiscfd. Please make sure you make yourself familiar with the guide to responding to the discussion, and then feel free to offer your own evidence or to submit comments that you wish to be considered by the people who control the discussion. This is taken very seriously by the Wikipedia community.
Your draft article, Draft:FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup winners
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