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Help with University page[edit]

Hi Diana, can you please help me while we address updating the page for Christine Riordan? I am a librarian working to update, can you revert the page prior to my edits today and I can clear up copyright with you?

Thanks! Krherold (talk) 16:59, 15 January 2020 (UTC)krherold

Krherold, we need to have documentation that shows the copyright holders have given permission for the material to be copied to this website. Wikipedia has procedures in place for this purpose. Please see WP:Donating copyrighted materials for an explanation of how to do it. There's a sample permission email at WP:Consent. Regardless of the copyright issue, material that has a promotional tone is not suitable for inclusion. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 17:11, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for the clarification. I will remove the outside URLs and the promotional text. Am I clear to proceed with today's work? Krherold (talk) 17:26, 15 January 2020 (UTC)krherold

You don't need to "remove the outside URLs" whatever that means. Independent third-party sources are what's needed. Don't add any promotional content; don't add any copyright content. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 19:03, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
Unlike a resumé, the material should be in chronological order.— Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 19:08, 15 January 2020 (UTC)

Third party trying to give multiple permissions for others[edit]

Hi Diannaa, These two additions look like a possibly-authorized third party trying to give multiple permissions for others but I have a feeling that they may need to use OTRS to sort this.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 01:23, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Both photos were previously published online, so yeah, OTRS is the way to go. I've nominated for deletion on the Commons. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 01:47, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Happy holidays and giving information[edit]

Hi, I hope you have had good holidays! I just wanted you to know that when I have been adding people to lists like The List of fugitives from justice who disappeared I have been rewording it, just like you have asked me to. Take care. Davidgoodheart (talk) 05:44, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

can you stop editing?[edit]

I am doing assignment using wikipedia. if you and citation bot working every second, I don't know how can I keep doing my work. I got it what you mean, so please don't touch it when I am checking. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hejrim (talkcontribs) 19:31, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

Hejrim Don't add copyright material to Wikipedia, not even temporarily for editing, and not even in sandboxes or drafts. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 20:52, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

RT (TV network)[edit]

Hi Diannaa,

Just a quick question about the content you removed. Can I assume that the other content recently introduced by this SPA is not COPYVIO? I'm slowly responding to a bunch of discussions they've opened on the talk page, largely attempts to justify the removal of content. I was leaning toward reverting everything they have done, but there are a few additions (including the COPYVIO) I thought not to be hugely problematic. I haven't got around checking all the sourcing yet. All the best. TiB chat 16:39, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

I have now checked, and I'm not seeing any other issues with their additions. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 17:58, 17 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Have a good weekend! TiB chat 18:11, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

Tapered double-clad fiber[edit]

Hi Diannaa, I am trying to respond to your message to me Neil at PULSE Project (talk) 17:52, 19 January 2020 (UTC) , regaring Tapered double-clad fibernot sure this the correct way to do it? I have read through the sectoins you sent, still not sure how to actually aquire a CC license. Also I googled the various sections and while there are hits which omce up that use fimilar terms and units, they are generally either the journal articles referenced in the page or about fiber amplifiers but not tapered fiber amplifiers - am I missing something? The wikipedia page is put together by me with inputs from collaborators who are also authors of many of the cited publications. Also, there was a comment about the page being to technical which I edited to make a more accessible, I have been anable to upload images which would also significantly help make the technical information more accesible. The message when uploading original images is there is insufficient information to ensure it is appropriately licenced. I have followed the links but there is no advice on what the actual file requirements are, only accpetable file types (jpeg etc.) and what you can't use. As you will have gathered I am new to Wikipedia and am a more of a scientist that a libriarian or copyright expert. Neil at PULSE Project (talk) 17:52, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Neil at PULSE Project : There's instructions for how to go about requesting that a copyright holder release material under a compatible license at WP:Donating copyrighted materials. For a paper like this one, all six authors of the paper would need to consent to releasing their work irrevocably under a compatible license. So a better option would be for you to re-write the material in your own words.
The Wikimedia Commons is our image repository. Here's some detailed information on what is acceptable : Special:Upload or the simple instructions at Special:UploadWizard. In a nutshell, please don't upload any images unless you are the copyright holder. — Diannaa (talk) 19:15, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Sorry, but a little help at Judith Curry?[edit]

Sorry for the copyright issue, but with this edit, the entire quote was removed.[1] Could you help out? Thanks. -- Yae4 (talk) 18:50, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Two different editors have removed the quote, stating the source is not a reliable one. I can't find it in the other 6 citations you provided either. Two of these were audio of a Corbett Report interview. Does she say the quoted remark in the interview? If so, where exactly?— Diannaa (talk) 19:04, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

User:Mark Sublette[edit]

Hi, I'm seeing edits like [2] and then later [3] (almost the same as the other diff but this time with no quotes!) from this editor. I see that you have given them several warnings in the past for copyright. Could you please review? In my mind there's no way they should be a PC reviewer and if this is how they contribute (since 2005!), they should be indef-ed and a CCI started. --Rschen7754 23:44, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

That second diff, where he adds it without quotation marks, is a copyright violation. I have said so on his talk page and issued a final warning. I think his autopatrolled should be removed. Alternatively, I could monitor his contribs. Or we could do both. — Diannaa (talk) 00:30, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
I guess I'm worried that the problem could be more pervasive. For example this has unnecessary quotes. Compare Thomas P. Magruder with [4] - the text is awfully close in areas. I let my subscription lapse but I suspect that diffs like [5][6][7] might be really close to the source. --Rschen7754 06:17, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
WP:CCI calls for 5 clear examples of copyvio and a case can be opened. Please go ahead and do that if you've got 5 clear examples. — Diannaa (talk) 15:03, 20 January 2020 (UTC)


Dear Diannaa: can I get your opinion on the Finns and Sami section at the talk:Mongoloid talk page? DerekHistorian is accusing respectable editors like Ermeneich of bias and reverting to the horrible original research section of that article. Also, please see my request for page protection:

Cheers, Hunan201p (talk) 18:07, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't have time to help with this. — Diannaa (talk) 23:09, 20 January 2020 (UTC)


Gianluigi Gelmetti

Dear Sir: Be patient, this is the first time that I'm publishing on wik. There was no need of destroying in a wink the result of painful hours of work. I have acted in good faith and have referenced all the assertions I have made in the article. The © source that you quote from a Spanish institution, has been directly supplied to them by the undersigned. Nevertheless I added it to the refs: cfr. Anyhow, if something that I published is infringing a copyright I'll be glad to remove it. Kindly let me know what precisely it is so I may proceed. have a Good Day. Thanks. Albul53 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Albul53 (talkcontribs) 12:40, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for your interest in working on Wikipedia. There are a couple of problems with your submission. You cannot post copyright material on Wikipedia even if the copyright holder has given permission, unless special licensing permissions are in place. That is because Wikipedia aims to be freely distributable and copyable by anyone, and all content must have the appropriate documentation in place before that can happen. Please see Wikipedia:donating copyrighted materials which explains how it works.
The second problem is conflict of interest. Writing an article about yourself or a client or your employer is strongly discouraged, as it is difficult to maintain the required neutral point of view. According to our terms of use, paid editors and people editing on behalf of their employer are required to disclose their conflict of interest by posting a notice on their user page or talk page. I have placed some information about conflict of interest on your user talk page.— Diannaa (talk) 12:47, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Chipita Wiki page[edit]

Hi Dianna,

I am trying to publish some new descriptions on the wiki page of Chipita. Can you please tell me what is going wrong and you change them? Thank you very much. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:587:110D:DDC3:86D:13E3:BD3:AE9B (talk) 23:02, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

The content was copied from the company's website, which is protected by copyright. Sorry but it's not okay to copy from that website to Wikipedia.— Diannaa (talk) 00:04, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Abdellatief Abouheif[edit]

Hi Diannaa, the bulk of this--the achievements section--looks like it was copied from its source and added in one swoop. Perhaps you can confirm and rev/delete is necessary. Thank you, 2601:188:180:B8E0:7D4C:D166:7CE0:B850 (talk) 01:52, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Cleaned. Thank you,— Diannaa (talk) 15:11, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Seven Ranges[edit]

Sorry to add this as well--it looks like the content I just removed was copied, too. Thanks again, 2601:188:180:B8E0:7D4C:D166:7CE0:B850 (talk) 03:10, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

It was copied from Buckeye CouncilDiannaa (talk) 15:10, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Repeat reversals by previously warned user[edit]

Hi User:Diannaa The same user you’ve warned previously as per below, continues to engage in reverting all my edits (factual, relevant, accurate and not “repetitive” or “disproportionate”) on this page: They may also be violating the guidelines with their disruptive conduct: {{style-guideline|MOS:LEAD|WP:MOSLEAD}} Previous TW have had no effect. Any ways to have a neutral party/Administrator deal with this and resolve the endless reverts? Many thanks 🙏 Melroross (talk) 19:21, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Please see Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Harassment/Personal attacks belligerent and disruptive continued conduct by user:NormanGearDiannaa 🍁 (talk) 00:14, 15 January 2020 (UTC)”

Melroross (talk) 19:31, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Sorry all I did was notify them that there was a post about them at ANI. Twas not a warning per se. Admins don't adjudicate content disputes. Please see WP:DR for dispute resolution options. — Diannaa (talk) 19:44, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Social justice[edit]

Oh, you know. Thank you for the rev/deletion in advance. 2601:188:180:B8E0:65F5:930C:B0B2:CD63 (talk) 14:24, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

If you are not busy[edit]

Hi Dianna. We have a copyvio pararagraph at Katerina Sakellaropoulou (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) introduced here. I have removed it since but not in one shot since I did not recognise it immediately in its totality. If you think it is important enough, and it's not much trouble to remove, you can clean it up. Thank you, as always, and Happy New Year! Dr. K. 19:26, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Hi Dr K. I have done the revision deletion. Thanks for your interest in copyright cleanup.— Diannaa (talk) 19:34, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks are reciprocated, along with the observation that this was a lightning-fast copyvio suppression. Your tireless work, not to mention speed, is greatly appreciated. Take care Dianna. Dr. K. 19:41, 25 January 2020 (UTC)

Copyright issue for ICRP 103[edit]

Dianna, you recently removed some content from the page "Relative Biological Effectiveness". I will try to rewrite it or perhaps quote them directly, however I was working on a couple sections and I can't seem to see exactly what I had written before you removed it. Can you show me the offending sentences? I'm worried that the information will be lost. Ajnosek (talk) 18:27, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Your addition was flagged by a bot as a potential copyright issue and was assessed by myself. Here is a link to the bot report. Click on the iThenticate link to view the overlap. — Diannaa (talk) 22:41, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 January 2020[edit]


Dear Diannaa, You deleted the page "Draft:Emperor Penguins Colony algorithm" because the page appeared to be an unambiguous copyright infringement. Can you give me a chance to edit the page for dispelling your concerns? WikiEPC (talk) 17:20, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

I can send you a copy via email if you like, but you will have to activate your Wikipedia email first. Note too that the draft was already declined once, for reasons other than copyright. — Diannaa (talk) 20:16, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, my email is activated now. WikiEPC (talk) 10:51, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
You've got mail. — Diannaa (talk) 12:59, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
Thank you dear Dianna for this chance. I edited the draft and I fixed the copyright infringement concern. I hope the draft has no other problem. I should point out that the reason for the earlier declined was for the reference which was resolved. Regards WikiEPC (talk) 15:41, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Amor fati. Copyright ?[edit]

Dear Diannaa

Can you tell which part is covered under copyright?

Most of what I edited ---- was written by the copyright author --- Daniel Fidel Ferrer.


Sincerely yours,

Daniel Fidel Ferrer. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DanielFidelFerrer20 (talkcontribs) 02:04, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Copied from this paper, you added 10 quotations from Nietzsche and translations of same. The work by Nietzsche is in the public domain, but the translations generate a new copyright.— Diannaa (talk) 13:04, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Hey, Diannaa[edit]

Cushitic peoples

You removed a source I posted and the text attached to it, apparently since it’s under copyright. I am sort of new to editing and haven’t made all too many and would like the understand what exactly I did wrong so I can avoid it in the future. I quoted the abstract of this article in the Journal of African history

Was the problem that I directly quoted the abstract? Is it simply because it’s copyrighted and that’s that or because the full version is more or less behind a paywall? Would there be some way of being able to use the source?

Thanks in advance if you find the time to answer. MusIbr (talk) 18:49, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

It's not obvious you intended it to be a quotation, since you did not use quotation marks. Regardless of the copyright issue, Wikipedia articles are constructed using prose we write ourselves, not by stringing together a bunch of quotes. The source is okay to use, but please completely rewrite the material using your own words if you intend to re-introduce it.— Diannaa (talk) 19:52, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
Got it, thanks. I’ll keep this in mind going forward. MusIbr (talk) 03:56, 29 January 2020 (UTC)