User talk:98.155.80.248

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Welcome to Wikipedia![edit]

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April 2013[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. We welcome and appreciate your contributions, including your edits to Jeff Moorad, but we cannot accept original research. Original research also encompasses combining published sources in a way to imply something that none of them explicitly say. Please be prepared to cite a reliable source for all of your contributions. Thank you. —Bagumba (talk) 17:19, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

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Hello, 98.155.80.248. We welcome your contributions to Wikipedia, but if you are affiliated with some of the people, places or things you have written about in the article Jeff Moorad, you may have a conflict of interest or close connection to the subject.

All editors are required to comply with Wikipedia's neutral point of view content policy. People who are very close to a subject often have a distorted view of it, which may cause them to inadvertently edit in ways that make the article either too flattering or too disparaging. People with a close connection to a subject are not absolutely prohibited from editing about that subject, but they need to be especially careful about ensuring their edits are verified by reliable sources and writing with as little bias as possible.

If you are very close to a subject, here are some ways you can reduce the risk of problems:

  • Avoid or exercise great caution when editing or creating articles related to you, your organization, or its competitors, as well as projects and products they are involved with.
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  • Avoid linking to the Wikipedia article or website of your organization in other articles (see Wikipedia:Spam).
  • Exercise great caution so that you do not accidentally breach Wikipedia's content policies.

Please familiarize yourself with relevant content policies and guidelines, especially those pertaining to neutral point of view, verifiability of information, and autobiographies.

For information on how to contribute to Wikipedia when you have a conflict of interest, please see our frequently asked questions for organizations. Thank you. —Bagumba (talk) 22:27, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

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Your recent edits[edit]

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Thank you. --SineBot (talk) 04:30, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia. However, talk pages are meant to be a record of a discussion; deleting or editing legitimate comments, as you did at User talk:Bagumba, is considered bad practice, even if you meant well. Even making spelling and grammatical corrections in others' comments is generally frowned upon, as it tends to irritate the users whose comments you are correcting. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. In your specific case, WP:REDACT covers deletion of one's own comments. If you would like them removed, please inform me (or other editors in the future) of your intention. Note that all edits are visible under "History", regardless if they are deleted. Thanks.Bagumba (talk) 15:51, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

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As a reminder, please do not delete other's comments as you did recently here.—Bagumba (talk) 23:06, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia. It might not have been your intention, but your recent edit removed maintenance templates from Jeff Moorad. When removing maintenance templates, please be sure to either resolve the problem that the template refers to, or give a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. If this was a mistake, don't worry, as your removal of this template has been reverted. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia, and if you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you. For your reference, this is the edit in question.Bagumba (talk) 16:12, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

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Image licensing[edit]

Regarding your edit summary comment that "copyright approval was granted by Krasovic", you can follow the procedure for granting license of published works if the owner has granted permission. The problem is that it is dubious when an editor uploads a photo and claims it is their own work when that same image is already on the web. It may seem tedious, but following the procedure linked above ensures that photo owners' rights are protected while allowing for cases where permission is legitimately granted.—Bagumba (talk) 16:29, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Long edit summaries in Jeff Moorad[edit]

In lieu of long edit summaries on Jeff Moorad, and in light of your stated connection with Moorad, I invite you to instead provide your edit explanations on the appropriate discussion threads at Talk:Jeff Moorad. Furthermore, in the event you are a paid advocate, the guideline strongly discourages "direct article editing, and should instead propose changes on the talk page of the article in question, or on a noticeboard such as WP:COIN." In any event, I would recommend limiting your editing to non-controversial changes of Moorad's article and raising remaining issues on the talk page. The article certainly would benefit from your continued involvement.—Bagumba (talk) 16:53, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, 98.155.80.248. You have new messages at Bagumba's talk page.
Message added 23:04, 16 April 2013 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Bagumba (talk) 23:04, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Hello 98.155.80.248, and welcome to Wikipedia. While we appreciate your contributing to Wikipedia, there are certain things you must keep in mind about using information from your sources to avoid copyright or plagiarism issues here.

  • You can only copy/translate a small amount of a source, and you must mark what you take as a direct quotation with double quotation marks (") and a cited source. You can read about this at Wikipedia:Non-free content in the sections on "text". See also Wikipedia:Referencing for beginners, for how to cite sources here.
  • Aside from limited quotation, you must put all information in your own words and structure, in proper paraphrase. Following the source's words too closely can create copyright problems, so it is not permitted here; see Wikipedia:Close paraphrasing. (There is a college level introduction to paraphrase, with examples, hosted by the Online Writing Lab of Purdue.) Even when using your own words, you are still, however, asked to cite your sources to verify information and to demonstrate that the content is not original research.
  • Our primary policy on using copyrighted content is Wikipedia:Copyrights. You may also want to review Wikipedia:Copy-paste.
  • In very rare cases (that is, for sources that are public domain or compatibly licensed), it may be possible to include greater portions of a source text. However, please seek help at the help desk before adding such content to the article. 99.9% of sources may not be added in this way, so it is necessary to seek confirmation first. If you do confirm that a source is public domain or compatibly licensed, you will still need to provide full attribution; see Wikipedia:Plagiarism for the steps you need to follow.
  • Also note that Wikipedia articles may not be copied without attribution. If you want to copy from another Wikipedia project or article, you can, but please follow the steps in Wikipedia:Copying within Wikipedia.

It's very important that contributors understand and follow these practices, as policy requires that people who persistently do not must be blocked from editing. If you have any questions about this, you are welcome to leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. —Bagumba (talk) 16:09, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

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Second warning on deleting your own comments[edit]

Another warning to follow WP:REDACT. Do not delete your own comments as you did here. Other's will not be able to follow the conversation if they do not know the context of the response. Strikethroughs are more appropriate. All edits are available in the page's history, so there is no true deletion of comments anyways.—Bagumba (talk) 01:22, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, mistake. i thought it was only on your talk page that I had to do the strikethroughs.