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Thank you very much for your comments. I have now placed in my sandbox the first draft of my article on modeloids. I would appreciate very much additional comments and suggestions. Miro Benda, Seattle. --Mirobenda (talk) 07:25, 21 December 2018 (UTC) Mirobenda (talk) 07:25, 21 December 2018 (UTC)


Dear Colin, I just wanted to thank you for your vote and constructive comments regarding the article IPA2. I wish you success and all the best. -DrMoslehi 22 September 2006, 03:47 (UTC+3:30)

Dear Colin,
I really did not get the impression you had wanted to keep my article and soothe my feeling, etc. I just thanked for the time you spent giving your opinion (to contribute to Wikipedia) and the instructions you gave (to guide others how to contribute). In case of Shashank, I just thanked to be grateful and when I used 'fan-style' I used the exact description. I did not give my opinion on whether showing fan-style support is good or bad (although you might think it as a kind of confirmation which in this case I really did not mean). -DrMoslehi 26 September 2006, 04:08 (UTC+3:30)

Dear Colin,

Many thanks for your prompt reply to my Wikipedia query, made earlier today!

Yours sincerely,

John L Bell

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Many thanks, Colin…[edit]

Just as well that I was sitting down with my breakfast coffee when I checked my emails for Tue. 19 Feb… I'm quite shaken by these revelations about the use of images on my proposed page/s for List of South African women artists! Feel I've been conned by Creative Commons to part with US$15; and, after some prodding, to extract a sliver of info from them—and then that turns out to be incorrect! OBVIOUSLY I'm no lawyer, and so all the legal jargon about licenses is gobbledegook to me… David in Adelaide, South Australia ```` — Preceding unsigned comment added by David Desmond (talkcontribs) 23:00, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Hello, David. I'm sorry you've had a problem. I've never heard of anybody paying Creative Commons before - in fact, I didn't even realise that it was an organisation (though I suppose I'd have realised if I had thought about it). In keeping with the principle for which they exist, anybody can copy their licences at no charge (for example, I've used them on my songs: But they can't enable you to grant a licence on something to which you have no rights, I'm afraid. --ColinFine (talk) 23:35, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Colin, I didn't pay Creative Commons as such; rather it was a donation—an orange box with $15 reversed out in white; i.e. a 'suggested' donation… Incidentally, re my comment on 'legal jargon about licenses'. I was alluding to the various types of licenses being 'gobbledegook to me'. I meant 'to a high school dropout like me'! David Desmond (talk) 00:20, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

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