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Welcome to Wikipedia, Loweredtone! Thank you for your contributions. I am Marek69 and I have been editing Wikipedia for some time, so if you have any questions feel free to leave me a message on my talk page. You can also check out Wikipedia:Questions or type {{help me}} at the bottom of this page. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Hi Marek (Marek69), thanks for the welcome! I've been starting out by making small edits and fixing links. One thing that I wasn't sure about was which web pages are suitable to make reference links to (i.e. which ones are reliable enough). I'll read up on those links you sent and hopefully that'll help me.

Tone Loweredtone (talk) 17:24, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

Adding poem to page[edit]

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Hi, I recently made some small additions to an article on the Nigerian food Ukodo. I added an embedded poem to the article which I thought worked well at describing the ingredients and process of the dish but I wasn't sure if that was the right thing to do or not? I'm new to Wikipedia so I didn't know if a link to the poem would suffice. Any pointers would be appreciated! Loweredtone (talk) 13:24, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

Hello. You should use {{quote}} not {{quotebox}}. They way you cited the poem is enough in my opinion. —Hexafluoride Ping me if you need help, or post on my talk 14:39, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

Template:Reply to:Hexafluoride Thanks for the help, I'll change that over to a quote for now and consider just removing the embedded poem altogether. Loweredtone (talk) 15:02, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

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File:Mishima-Ushi(Bos taurus).jpg listed for discussion[edit]


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Hi! Thanks so much for getting this image! However, we need to sort out the permission. Can you clarify how you got the image, and if there was a clear release statement in the email you have (I think) received? If so, it could perhaps be enough to forward that email to OTRS (I could handle it from there). If not, we'll need to ask the university for a proper release. It'd be great if we could get an image of the Kuchinoshima breed from them at the same time. I'm happy to work on this. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 13:17, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

@Justlettersandnumbers: Hi there - I requested the image via email (to the head of the research center - his name is Shunsuke Yajima). I requested it using a rough template (Creative commons sharealike license), I've forwarded that email conversation onto the OTRS as you requested. Can you view it from there or should I send it somewhere else? I'm fairly new to Wikipedia so I'm not sure if the permission he gave is exactly what you require. The original image I requested had a farmer in it but he gave me another one with just the cattle. Loweredtone (talk) 13:25, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

p.s. Do I need to use 'reply to' to notify you I'm adding to this conversation? I wasn't sure of the correct way to chat on the talk pages

Hi again! Last question first: I have this page on my watchlist now, so I should see if you post here; but in general, pinging as you did is a good plan. I use {{u|Username}} to do that, quick to type. BUT: it only works if you add your signature in the same edit.
About the image: if you emailed OTRS you should (I think) have received an automated reply, with a long number in the subject field. If you tell me that number I can look at the ticket. Otherwise I can try searching for it.
Sorry, but I had to remove the poem from Ukodo. Perhaps Hexafluoride had not realised that the work is still in copyright, so not eligible for hosting here. Regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 17:05, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
JustlettersandnumbersNo problem, I usually just add existing wikicommon images or add referenced material to articles - I should probably just stick to that for now until I get a bit more used to things! Thanks for the reply-to info too, I'll try that out now. The number from OTRS was 2017012510011069 - hopefully that will help. Loweredtone (talk) 17:21, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
Justlettersandnumbers Please refresh my memory. I don't remember dealing with this file, and I can't find my username in the history or logs.Hexafluoride Ping me if you need help, or post on my talk 19:47, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
Justlettersandnumbers Right. I see now that Loweredtone requested help using {{help me}} and I replied. I didn't look at the content, I just gave technical advice on how to format it. I hope this clarifies it. —Hexafluoride Ping me if you need help, or post on my talk 19:51, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
Of course, Hexafluoride, that's what I assumed had happened. Regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 19:56, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Du Pen Fountain[edit]

There are two fountains with the same name. One is in Seattle and the other is in Olympia. You added one's image to the other's article so I had to remove it. Sorry. - Brianhe (talk) 15:06, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

Brianhe Ah, sorry about that - I actually checked but just saw Washington and made the assumption there would only be one by that person. There seems to be a lack of images of the Olympia one anywhere although I did find this one: I'll contact them and see if they would be willing to put it under the creative commons license - unlikely but worth a go. Loweredtone (talk) 15:39, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
The state employees don't always understand copyright law and/or the CC-BY requirements for Wikimedia Commons, so be careful. The best way to keep yourself out of it is to make the request that they upload the images to Commons, along with appropriate documentation, releases or whatnot. - Brianhe (talk) 16:04, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I think you're right - I've received permission in the past for another image but it was just verbal and they usually don't want to go through the licensing process. I'll just ask them to upload the image to Wikimedia Commons directly. Loweredtone (talk) 16:13, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

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Plural of "ABS" is the same as the plural of "ATM" ("ATMs"), etc.[edit]

I started a discussion about pluralizing "ABS" as "ABSs"--that is, "anti-lock braking systemS" the same way as we pluralize "ATM" as "ATMs," etc. Will you please show this other editor why that's correct with me?

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