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Wikilinking[edit]

Hi, and thanks for your work on the English Wikipedia.

I noticed you worked on this article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Paul_Haefliger&diff=599705614&oldid=598202722

Just a short note to point out that we don’t normally link:

  • dates
  • years
  • commonly known geographical terms (including well-known country-names), and
  • common terms you’d look up in a dictionary (unless significantly technical).

(This even applies for infoboxes.)

Thanks and my best wishes.

Tony (talk) 10:47, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

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April 2014[edit]

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David Edgar Strachan[edit]

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Close paraphrasing[edit]

Hi, User:Usfa. While I appreciate your re-working it, I'm afraid the David Edgar Strachan article you contributed to still has parts which are very closely paraphrased from [1]. This can be a problem under both our copyright policies and our guideline on plagiarism.

While facts are not copyrightable, creative elements of presentation – including both structure and language – are. For an example of close paraphrasing, consider the following: The source says:

Strachan continued to exhibit in Australia and maintained a lively social life with Australian friends

The article says:

However, Strachan continued to exhibit in Australia and maintained a lively social life with Australian friends

The source says:

Strachan died from injuries received in a motorcar accident on 23 November 1970 on the Hume Highway near Yass and was cremated.

The article says:

Strachan died from injuries received in a motorcar accident on 23 November 1970 near Yass, New South Wales

The last sentence is particularly problematic under the plagiarism guideline, as it no longer cites that source, although it did when the article was created and clearly is taken from the source.

As a website that is widely read and reused, Wikipedia is conservative with copyright to protect the interests of the holders of copyright as well as those of the Wikimedia Foundation and our reusers. Wikipedia's copyright policies require that the content we take from non-free sources, aside from brief and clearly marked quotations, be rewritten from scratch. So that we can be sure it does not constitute a derivative work, this article should be a bit further revised to separate it further from its source. The essay Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing contains some suggestions for rewriting that may help avoid these issues. In the meantime, it has been tagged with the "close paraphrasing" tag to try to draw assistance with this.

The article Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2009-04-13/Dispatches also contains some suggestions for reusing material from sources that may be helpful, beginning under "Avoiding plagiarism".

Please let me know if you have questions about this. You can leave a note at my talk page or draw my attention here by placing {{re|Moonriddengirl}} (curly brackets and all) in your response. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 13:21, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

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