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Eighth Grade (film)[edit]

Holy God! Before taking such a drastic step, did you check talk? I had a copyright violation investigation for this article and it was determined the plot was copied to, not from, IMDb. Do you have evidence that refutes this conclusion? Ribbet32 (talk) 00:51, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Hello Ribbet32. I did not look at the talk page. I have undone the removal; sorry for the mistake. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 00:57, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
Bachwiz18 here, Ribbet32 is correct, I created the plot summary from memory myself after seeing the film in theaters. It appears the IMDb was updated used my Wikipedia summary. Sorry for any confusion.

City of London Special Constabulary[edit]

I've undone this edit of yours and its accompanying rev-deletion. This appears to be a good-faith attempt at an article split by a new user, rather than a copyvio; the offending text has been moved from Honourable Artillery Company, and was in that article in 2011 so can't have been plagiarised from the claimed website which is dated 2012. ‑ Iridescent 08:22, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Ok thank you. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 11:24, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Oregon Bottle Bill[edit] I am wondering what it is that was deleted. Was it something I put in? I'm always conscious so I'm curious what was going on there. Graywalls (talk) 15:04, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Yeah, you copied something and then removed it yourself with your very next edit. That's why you weren't notified by me - you caught the error yourself. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 20:22, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
How do things that was quickly caught and removed end up flagged anyhow? Mike 171 contains several sentences of word for word from and SJK 171 contained several sentences in the same manner (which I've removed) but I don't see the original copyright infringement contents struck out. Graywalls (talk) 17:22, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
Okay you've got 4 questions here. (1) Your edit was noticed by a bot, and a report was filed by that bot at (2) Content on Mike 171 has been here since 2008, and the bot was not created until 2016. It's extremely difficult to prove copyvio on content that's been here for eleven years. (3) Can you please specify which edit of yours at SJK 171 removed copyvio ? I'm not seeing that in any of your edit summaries. (4) Infringing content can be struck out by an administrator once it is reported - an admin will do revision deletion to strike it out. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 18:26, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
Oh gotcha. The bot explanation answers what I was wondering. I started changing things around on SJK 171 not because of copyright, but promotional peacock. I didn't bother visiting the author's website until way later and realized there's much verbatim copy/paste going on. Here's the version before I worked on the article. Here's the source of rather significant word-for-word copying: . When I do see things like this, what's the proper tag or summary to use to get it patrolled? Generally, I've just been editing it out without any additional process. Graywalls (talk) 20:34, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
Again, that content has been here since 2008, so it's pretty impossible to prove a copyright violation at this point, so I won't be doing revision deletion on that. If you want to request revision deletion, you can use the template {{Copyvio-revdel}}. There's a script available to automate and speed up that task: User:Enterprisey/cv-revdel. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 20:57, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

Usage of CC 4.0 text[edit]

Hi Diannaa! I have tried to use verbatim some portion of an academic text published under CC 4.0 here [1]. The source is here, where the license is also described: [2]. Can you confirm that this is OK, and is there anything I should do differently? Thank you! पाटलिपुत्र (talk) 16:13, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

You do want to provide attribution. There's a couple of ways to do it: Add a blurb as part of your citation, like I did here, or use a template from Template:CC-notice. I find the templates kinda awkward to use, hence the handmade attribution is my usual method. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 20:26, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
Great! Thank you Diannaa!! पाटलिपुत्र (talk) 20:34, 10 May 2019 (UTC)


user:IisabellaA seems like a vandalism-only account. CLCStudent (talk) 21:01, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Yeah maybe. There's been no further edits though, since your last warning. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 21:02, 10 May 2019 (UTC)


Hi Diannaa, could you take a look at the copyvio tag on Boeing X-53 Active Aeroelastic Wing? I'm not sure of the best way to handle it. Thanks. - BilCat (talk) 02:39, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

Earwig's tool found an even bigger overlap with this document which is dated November 2009. License is an Attribution Non-Commercial (BY-NC) license. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 11:47, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
Thank you again. - BilCat (talk) 23:23, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

Richard Haine[edit]

There are quotations (which are attributed and are fair use), but I think that I have edited out any copyright problem. Can't do anything about proper names. Please take a look. Thank you. 7&6=thirteen () 14:18, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

Earwig for Richard Haine 7&6=thirteen () 14:21, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
All done. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 14:58, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
TY. 7&6=thirteen () 15:16, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your intervention. Keep Calm and Carry On. 7&6=thirteen () 15:17, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

Copyright violations[edit]

Hi. I noticed you recently deleted a copyright violation from Bird Box (film) by (talk · contribs · WHOIS). The user appears to now be adding the same information under the username Movielover3. Below are the three copyright violations I found in their contributions.

Wallyfromdilbert (talk) 19:11, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

I am working on it now. No need to add more - I can see all — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 19:21, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
Activity has stopped, at least for now. I have to go do yard work for a while and will check back later. Thanks for the report. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 19:27, 11 May 2019 (UTC)


Hi Diannaa, I've reworded some of the text in Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Auckland to make it pass any copyvio with Earwig. Was wondering if you wanted to strike out any previous revisions. Cheers. Hughesdarren (talk) 08:51, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

Done. Thank you, — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 11:13, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

Citation needed Richard Haine[edit]

In 1965, he was a participant in the funeral for Winston Churchill.[citation needed] This was in the article before with a citation. Someone deleted it. And now because of the alleged copyright violation (corrected now), the prior iterations have been REVDELd, making it unrecoverable. I've tried finding this again, but it isn't coming up. Any help would be appreciated. 7&6=thirteen () 12:53, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

 Done Fixed Face-smile.svg Thank you 7&6=thirteen () 13:47, 12 May 2019 (UTC)


You completely deleted this page I created. It was for a class assignment, but thank you. Plewi003

It was just a copy of DacryphiliaDiannaa 🍁 (talk) 22:12, 12 May 2019 (UTC)


Hi Diannaa--Thanks for flagging the copied sections in Biking in New York City, I appreciate your carefulness. I should have stated why I included the pasted sections. The catalogue copyright page states that "Curators of Why I Ride will retain the right to reprint the catalogue materials for publicity of catalogue and for future publication." I was a curator and give permission to reuse the content of this collaborative timeline, the purpose of which was to educate and advocate for bikes as is taking place here. If this makes it acceptable to Wikipedia the content may be restored. (I read the section about "donating" work, and it's okay to use the text and to change it.)

Separately, I appreciate the other edits and noticed a couple of errors in dates, including in the NYC timeline--the bike lanes were removed in 1981, not 1980--which I'll correct. Thanks again, MadeineMadeine (talk) 07:10, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

We can't host copyright content unless we have documentation in place that shows the copyright holders have given permission for the material to be copied to this website. Wikipedia has procedures 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. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 10:01, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Treaty of Balta Liman[edit]

Please explain why it is not possible to quote Zeynep Çelik according to you, "The remaking of Istambul. University of California Press. Berkely. Los Angeles. London. 1986"? This book is in open electronic access. Let me remind you that I did not write the whole book, but only quoted a small fragment in the theme of tanzimat. My opinion is that you are exceeding your authority. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Copying material directly from your source is not okay when the material can easily re-worded. Besides, you've not indicated that the material is a quotation; there's no quotation marks, and nothing to indicate that the material is not your own words. That's not okay. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 10:37, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Reference to the citation and the full name of the book with the author, year of publication and the number of the cited page were specified by me. I did not Express my opinion at all, it was only quoting. I dare say you were inattentive.

Your source material should be used as a source of information, not a source of prose. Short quotations are allowed, but there's a couple things: (1) While you did include a citation, you didn't use quotation marks. That's a problem and a violation of our copyright policy, because the reader has no way of knowing that you've copied the material rather than written it yourself. (2) There's reason to use a quotation at all if the material can easily be re-written in your own words. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 10:53, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

The available text contains information in its most General form, but there is no essential indication of the reason why economic policy has been unsuccessful. Therefore, I quoted the Turkish historian with his clear indication of the reason.

Ashburton Playing Fields[edit]

Hello, this page is a direct lift from Winterman, M.A. (1988). Croydon's Parks: An illustrated history. London Borough of Croydon, Parks and Recreation Department. p. 11. ISBN 0951348108., and this page, as well as the Council website (in ext links: just fixed the deadlink). It is word for word a lift from the PDF and book with a few minor tweaks. Both the PDF and book are published by the council so they are in effect one entity. Am I missing something here though? Is there something about Local Govt. published items being 'public domain' or am I hallucinating again! Cheers. Eagleash (talk) 10:40, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Also similar problem at Ashburton Park (page nine in the book); haven't yet found the PDF but I will later, when I have time to do a proper search. Thanks; please shout if you need any further information. Eagleash (talk) 10:47, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

I've done what I can to clean both of these. Thank you for the report. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 11:15, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
Many thanks. I've looked at some other, related articles created by the same editor but haven't found more problems. Cheers. Eagleash (talk) 14:42, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Copying within Wikipedia requires attribution feedback[edit]

Thank you for your notice about the copy rule of wiki , I have already rewrite it to new world and also mention there wiki link and original resource to me reference part.

Brunhilde Pomsel[edit]

Hi, I am operating with half of a laptop screen fuzzed up at the moment but it looks to me as if the Biography section of Brunhilde Pomsel is substantially a copy of this New York Times piece, which is also cited for some of it. - Sitush (talk) 11:11, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

All done. Thanks for the tip. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 13:35, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I am back with a full screen now :) - Sitush (talk) 05:29, 17 May 2019 (UTC)


Please check Talk:Hindupur.--Vin09(talk) 03:43, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Cleaned. Thank you for the report. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 12:30, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

Hello, Diannaa. Please check your email; you've got mail!
Message added 19:45, 16 May 2019 (UTC). It may take a few minutes from the time the email is sent for it to show up in your inbox. You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{You've got mail}} or {{ygm}} template.

BilCat (talk) 19:45, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! - BilCat (talk) 05:45, 17 May 2019 (UTC)


Hello, Diannaa. A newbie editor added a lot of copyvio content, which seems to be taken from the book cited by them, although I am not sure regarding the copyright status of the book. Here's the copyvio report: [3]. - NitinMlk (talk) 22:23, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

They have again added a large amount of copyrighted material from the same book – this time with quotation marks. - NitinMlk (talk) 20:51, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
It's framed as a quotation, so it doesn't qualify as a violation of your copyright policy, so no revision deletion. You were right to remove it though — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 21:00, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. - NitinMlk (talk) 21:04, 17 May 2019 (UTC)


Hello Diannaa. Thanks for your feedback. The content I added to the Deaconess page is a copy of a portion of the original content I wrote on the form nominating the Presbyterian Deaconess Collection to UNESCO MoW NZ. My name clearly appears on the form as the author and the form appears in its original format on the UNESCO page rather than re-formatted by them so I don't believe that they own the Copyright. I will paraphrase or reword and resubmit the entry, but seems a bit of overkill. Janemthomsen (talk) 23:15, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

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. Re-wording is also a good option. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 23:21, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Author and book details are mixed (Redirection error)[edit]

It is to inform you all that 'Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah' is the name of the book not any personality. Here the page is wrongly redirected. Here the details of author (i.e. Ibn Khuzaymah) is given while his book name is redirected to same page too. Please make the author biography separate from his book title. Another page of his book has already been made by name of Saheeh ibn Kuzaima. Please redirect Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah page to this new page which explains his book not the author himself (i.e. Saheeh ibn Kuzaima}.

It looks like this has already been done— Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 21:03, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Copyright problem on TCDD TVS2000: how to donate content?[edit]

Hi I copied a piece of original text from my personal website over to Wikipedia. I am the original author of the text. I do this copy because I want to wind down my site. I wanted to donate the content to Wikipedia instead of delete it. However, the copy was undone for the very reason it is copy. How then can I donate content? --De24000 (talk) 11:50, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

That's a good question. 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. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 12:38, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Carolyn Jones (filmmaker) edits[edit]

Dear Diannaa, thank you for your help, I work with Carolyn Jones so I was trying to help her with updates to her Wikipedia page. I copied and pasted text that I had written for her website She is more than willing to provide copyright permission to use the text and updates, however I'm not sure how to go about that. Can you please advise? Thank you so much for your help! Lisafrank16 (talk) 13:38, 17 May 2019 (UTC)Lisafrank16

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. However the material I removed was published in so their permission would be required. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 14:31, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

CCI clerk[edit]

Hello Diannaa! I'm very sorry to bug you, but do you know how I could get people to see my request for clerkship at CCI? I pinged you and some others about a week ago, but no one responded. Again, sorry to bug you.💵Money💵emoji💵💸 14:19, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Hi Money emoji. Activity at CCI is very low, almost negligible, so the need for clerks is correspondingly low. That's prolly why no one has replied. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 14:32, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the response; since thats the case, should I just add myself to the clerk list and archive cases myself?💵Money💵emoji💵💸 14:47, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
No you should not. That would be an inappropriate thing do do, so sorry. If you're looking for useful maintenance tasks to do, please consider participating in one of the tasks mentioned at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Discouraged about backlogsDiannaa 🍁 (talk) 16:50, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
Diannaa, To Diannaa As an aside some time ago we had a brief conversation about encouraging more activity at Copy Patrol — Money is the person I encouraged and they been contributing
To Money I have been active, on-and-off, at CCI over the years and I didn't even realize there was such a concept as a CCI clerk--S Philbrick(Talk) 17:30, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the info; I was not aware of that. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 17:56, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Temple[edit]

Please check Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Temple as per [4].--Vin09(talk) 05:48, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Fixed. Thank you — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 12:11, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Warning Message[edit]

STOP REMOVING NATIONAL ANTHEM LYRICS. I need them. I can't find on other web-site. Again, this is a warning. But if you repeat this again, you will be blocked.--CuteDolphin712 (talk) 18:26, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Many national anthems have lyrics that are still under copyright. This means that per our copyright policy, we're not allowed to include them. Sorry, — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 18:33, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Mikhail Murad[edit]


after your edit I worte the paragraph in my own words. I hope its setisfying. --Midrashah (talk) 19:45, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Yes, much better. Thank you for taking the time to do that. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 19:53, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

2020 PGA Championship[edit]

When we make a new golf page, we tend to use the versions of previous years as a standard when we make a new one. So, it's okay. Thanks for your concern, though. Johnsmith2116 (talk) 14:15, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Attribution is required under the terms of our CC-by license, so it's required that you state where you copied the material from. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 14:21, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

PENLAB software page[edit]

Hi Dianaa,

The IEEE website you are citing (from which I supposedly copy-pasted the content) is an IEEE Newsletter publishing my contribution – information about the availability of our software PENLAB (as you can see from the signatures there). So there is no copyright violation whatsoever.

Thanks, Michal

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. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 18:15, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Dianaa, The same sentence is on my website . They (IEEE) are not the copyright holders, again, it is a newsletter that simply collects contribution submitted to them electronically by anyone. This is completely normal in mathematics, see e.g. Moreover, we are speaking of a single sentence "Penlab is an open source software for nonlinear semidefinite programming", how can this be copyrighted? Would you like me to rephrase it? Thanks, Michal
Diannaa, See: User talk:Mkocvara. This user has a massive COI. The entire series of their created articles appears to be a promotion for the software they developed themself. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 02:47, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Kudpung: Well, would you please like to tell me why other optimization software (IPOPT, MOSEK, Midaco, Baron, etc, etc) are allowed to have Wiki pages? Would you like me to cheat and simply ask my colleague to publish that single sentence for every code? You are speaking of a "massive COI" - I repeat, I merely published an information about a code that is being used by hundreds of academic users (please check the citations on Yes, I developed it myself (with my students) but who do you think published information about Midaco, WARPH, IPOPT, etc, other then their developers or their colleagues? Who can update the information about the latest version (as in the mentioned software) other then the developers? Thanks, Michal
Regarding the copyright issue, since the material was previously published elsewhere online, we can't take your word for it that you are the copyright holder. Proof would be provided using the method I already talked about above. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 11:58, 20 May 2019 (UTC)


This revision seems to be similar with This website.--Vin09(talk) 02:43, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Cleaned. Thank you, — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 11:43, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Please watch list the page.--Vin09(talk) 12:13, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Distortions (album)[edit]

Not sure about this one. It produces this copyvio result, but I can't figure out what the link is. Is it a mirror site? Thanks. Onel5969 TT me 03:36, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

It looks like a text dump-Wikipedia mirror, There's snippets of old versions of other articles present as well. Not to worry :) — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 13:27, 22 May 2019 (UTC)


Please explain,_New_York&diff=898311454&oldid=898197035

The quotes are long out of copyright, if that's what you're concerned about. I think it's more helpful and accurate here to actually quote instead of paraphrase. deisenbe (talk) 22:35, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia articles are typically written by Wikipedians, rather than consisting of a series of quotations, especially unattributed quotations. It's not very engaging prose, and makes for a low quality article. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 22:37, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Scott Snibbe[edit]

I had the website owner place the copy's source under Wikipedia appropriate license. Could you please revert the changes you deleted? Thank you! Moholynage (talk) 01:19, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

I have removed the revision-deletion but I am not going to restore the content, because adding material copied from the subject's own website is not appropriate whether it's released under license or not. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 02:28, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Question abt Copy[edit]

Recently had an update to Richard M. Myers reverted. Much of the info was adapted from his publicly available CV, which was done to keep from misrepresenting complex science involved. Just checking to see if that was the overlapping copy and reason for removal. Can fix that, but wanted to make sure I was looking at the right information. Also wondering if there's a way to get copy preapproved? Even changing sentence structure, many of the words in a given sentence remain the same, given the lack of synonyms for specific genetics terms. Thanks

The material was removed because it was copied directly from, which is a copyright document. Copypasting from copyright webpages is a violation of Wikipedia's copyright policy. We don't have a system in place to pre-approve material for publication; editors are expected to make themselves familiar with our policies and comply with them. I am aware that it's not possible or necessary to paraphrase things like job titles or names of employers. Regardless of the copyright issue, adding material copied from the subject's own CV is not appropriate whether it's released under license or not. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 22:24, 23 May 2019 (UTC)


Hi Diannaa, I've just removed some large chunks of text from Blockade (2016 film) which were almost direct cut and paste from different websites. Could you please take a peek and strike out the initial edits please? Regards. Hughesdarren (talk) 09:48, 25 May 2019 (UTC)