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Thanks for experimenting with Wikipedia. Your test worked, and has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any other tests you want to do. Take a look at the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia. Thanks. SWAdair | Talk 07:18, 22 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I read the article you submitted on Marcel Gagne, and see that you have just copied it from [this website. That's not how thing should be done. First of all, most websites have copyrighted making the content owned by the site and/or the people who wrote the article. Second, the text isn't really written as an encyclopedia article at all. Things like

If you would like to read some of his work,, you can click on the links in the "Writings" menu.


What else? Oh yeah, ...

and so on, aren't encyclopedic in style or content at all. Maybe you can rewrite it to be more in compliment with Wikipedia:Manual of Style and also avoid Wikipedia getting in legal trouble for using copyrighted information without permission? Thanks! Shanes 23:54, 1 September 2005 (UTC)


Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! We welcome and appreciate your contributions, such as iMic, but we regretfully cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from either web sites or printed material. For more information about Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, take a look at our Five Pillars. Happy editing! If you're aware of any other pages that you created by copying from other websites, then please help us out and either list them for speedy deletion or mark them as copyright problems. Thanks, Bovlb 01:49:06, 2005-09-02 (UTC)

More copyright violations

Hi again. I'm afraid that I have listed another eight pages you created as potential copyright violations. See Wikipedia:Copyright problems#September 2 for details. I know this must be a discouraging experience for you, but I wonder if you could help us to sort thinga out. Is there anything else you have contributed from other websites without appropriate copyright permission?

Also, I see that you have uploaded a number of images, especially in the last day, but none of them have any copyright information on them. Could you please take a few moments to go through and tag them all appropriately on the image description page so we know we are allowed to use them?

Finally, do you have any suggestions on how Wikipedia's copyright policies could be made more obvious to contributors? I have a couple of ideas on the go (see Wikipedia talk:Copyright FAQ#Proposed improvement and Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Proposal) for improving things; I'd welcome your comments.

Cheers, Bovlb 07:51:03, 2005-09-02 (UTC)

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Hi. I had quick look through some of your most recent uploads.

I hope this points you in the right direction. Let me know if you'd like me to review further back. Bovlb 14:22:50, 2005-09-06 (UTC)

Everything is fixed. I am just tagging those images now. --Gary King 15:33, 6 September 2005 (UTC)
I took another quick look. You tagged Image:MarjoleinNov2004.gif as public domain and gave a source. Maybe I'm not looking at the right part of the page, but I can't see what you're using as the basis for the PD claim. Could you please be a little clearer about why you believe this picture is in the public domain? Thanks, Bovlb 19:22:38, 2005-09-06 (UTC)
Okay, done. Let me know if there is anything else.--Gary King 20:57, 6 September 2005 (UTC)
Image deletion warning The image Image:20010301-JayIngram.jpg has been listed at Wikipedia:Copyright problems because it is a suspected copyright violation. If you know that the image is legally usable on Wikipedia, please provide the necessary information.

--Wikiacc (talk) 20:10, September 8, 2005 (UTC)

The image may be deleted, since I cannot find any license information on it. --Gary King 20:42, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

Please see WP:WEB for guidelines on what makes websites suitable for inclusion in wikipedia. As a general rule, websites are not considered notable. Friday (talk) 21:17, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

Image deletion warning The image Image:1740594479.01. SCLZZZZZZZ .jpg has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images. If the image's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. If you have any information on the source or licensing of this image, please go to its page to provide the necessary information.


GaryKing, have you consulted someone before moving Java to Java (disambiguation) and #redirecting Java to Java programming language? I don't thing you argument that Java programming language is, by far, the most popular use for this term is necessarily valid nor sufficient to justify such a move.

The Java programming language was named after the Java_coffee, name as such for being original from the Java Island. And even in the context of computers Java more commonly reffers to the Java_platform, not the programming language alone.

As examples, see Nirvana or Nike. The articles refer to the original terms, not the most popular ones.

I believe we need to delete Java before moving Java (disambiguation) back there.

regards, Abu Badali 19:50, 14 September 2005 (UTC)

  • I also have the same question as Abu regarding consultation before the move. While I can perhaps agree with redirecting to Java (disambiguation), I do not agree with redirecting to Java programming language (even though I use it). The current redirect also makes it much more difficult to properly disambiguate "Java". In my history of disambiguating Java, I would tend to agree that the reference is more for the language but the island is also commonly referred to as well. RedWolf 19:26, 25 September 2005 (UTC)

Unsourced images

You have many images listed as being un-sourced. See User:Pearle/by-author-Category:Images_with_unknown_source.txt for a nice, wikified list of them. (Search for your name). If you do not add a source, they will probably all be deleted really soon(as in, people are deleting images in this category - RIGHT NOW). JesseW, the juggling janitor 09:20, 21 September 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for experimenting with Wikipedia. Your test worked, and has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any other tests you want to do. Take a look at the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia. Thanks. --.::Imdaking::. Bow | DOWN 21:50, 6 October 2005 (UTC)

Image:Bigred.jpg has been listed for deletion

An image or media file that you uploaded, Image:Bigred.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please look there to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you.


Your Odeo article was listed for speedy deletion, so I moved it to User:GaryKing/Odeo. Nobody will bother it there. Let me know if you have any questions. Friday (talk) 03:13, 17 November 2005 (UTC)

Commit Charge

Hej, Gary. Could you give a brief and general outline of what needs to be improved at the Commit Charge article in its respective Talk page? It will help others to be able to pinpoint where it might be best to improve the article. Thanks!


Thanks for the cat needed, I just think you might have it wrong  :) I'll let you check it, otherwise I'll be guilty of jumping the gun. Check for Mexico/Canada border joke.  :) vcxlor 01:39, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

P.MacUidhir (t) (c) 09:48, 11 December 2005 (UTC)