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RE:  Cromwell Nottinghamshire Wiki Article

A Kind Reminder: Copyright site material

It is my understanding that British History Online is a site claiming copyright which Cromwell Nottinghamshire moderators have objected to. May I refer both parties to the FamilySearch Wiki:Policies containing Copyright and Etiquette Guidlines.

If information is gathered and re-worded from the main source of the origional material:

  • Credit must be given as to the source and permission needs to be addressed
  • In most cases of mutual interest, where information is used to find out about ancestors and family, it is for the greater good of both parties.
  • My suggestion is to have a dialogue as a group online or phone and reach an agreement for your goals and what information you would or would not like shared.  Citations and Permission are critical.

Hope this helps!  Thank you for all that you are doing. You are awesome people.

joy Wyzer17 15:40, 3 November 2011 (UTC)




M Ritchie "We do need to be careful about plagiarizing the very wording that other sites use to present that information. We should not steal direct quotes. If we need direct quotes (and in this case, we don't), we must attribute them."
See Copyright issue thread Forums:FamilySearch Wiki Contributors Corner dated 26 May 2011

British History Online has copyright on all text on their site; it is possible to add a link to the relevant material but the text should not be pasted into the page. The copyright question was identified by a moderator earlier this year who removed all material from the relevant page. The Gazetteer entries being added are a secondary source of parish history and whilst they can be linked to the page to allow reader to explore if they wish, pasting Text is we note not felt to be appropriate as the single content of the parish history.

The issue about re-instating image captions which have been removed is simply that to do this is diverting time from adding new material. If the edit is a whole page edit it will remove the image caption; unless re-instated there and then it needs re-instatement by the team. To avoid this simply edit on the relevant paragraph; this does not disturb the embedded image. If you know of a reliable template to protect image captions please pass on to contributors; we believe you have an unresolved technical issue which has already been raised.

Whilst neither issue is insuperable since we work as a group to add layers of information it is time consuming to fix both issues. I hope this clarifies the issues for you and I and others did use the discussion tab for the contributor concerned and we have now fixed over 50 pages in the last few days. We did not use the discussion page for each page, but raised the issue on the contributors User Talk page. Royalsarah


Hi Royalsarah,
We at the Research Wiki are not seeing the complete conflict of the Cromwell Nottinghamshire page. Where are your discussions taking place?

A. What process have you used to deal with the copyright issue?
B. What process is used in getting assistance on this page from the community?
C. Again, where are your discussions taking place?

Have the Images been changed to non-copyright images?

Any discussion on any page in the Wiki should take place on the Article page – Cromwell Nottinghamshire page. This way anyone who is editing, contributing and reading can see the discussion and be aware of what is going on – and will be able to follow the changes and know the whys of the changes. This is the page that all concerned are aware of conflicts and changes.

To access the Discussion Tab on the Cromwell Nottinghamshire page or any article of interest page:
Go to the very top of the discussion page – you will find four tabs: Page (which you are on) Edit, Discussion, and History. Click on the discussion tab – that’s where any verbiage needs to be so that everyone can see the discussions.

Copyrights: Click on the image or open the image. Look at the Thumbnail under the larger photo and the far right is a comment box. This box is where the copyright information should be typed.
We in the Research Wiki will consider clarifying “Copyright” information. However, in the Research Wiki there are many articles on “Copyright rules” – in the” Search Learning & How –To’s” ---- type in “Copying Sources.” It is very informational.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Again, it is very important to complete your user page and hold all discussions on the Article page – Cromwell Nottinghamshire page.

Please create YOUR USER page:
A quick way to get to YOUR USER page is to click on the right side bar of the main page:
1. “Personal tools” (toward the last part of the list)
2. Click on “your name”
3. Complete your bio and SAVE at the bottom

Hope this has helped!
joy

Hi Royalsarah

Thank you for your edits and contributions on theWiki FamilySearch Cossall, Nottinghamshire page. We invite you to continue to edit and contribute to this page as well as other pages of interest as you accrue additional information. You are so appreciated!
Bo

YOUR USER PAGE
You are invited to click on the "User Page" tab at the top of this page just under the "FamilySearch" tree. Here you are given the opportunity to tell about yourself, your interests and desires as far as genealogy is concerned.  Thank you in advance for taking the time to allow the Wiki readers a chance to get to know you.

Welcome, Royalsarah,

We are happy that you have joined the research community of FamilySearch Research Wiki. We want to help you enjoy your involvement in this wiki community.

You are not alone. I am one of several people on the Welcoming Committee for FamilySearch Wiki. Each of us wants to make your time on the Wiki a fulfilling, and worthwhile experience.

As a new contributor, you may feel a little overwhelmed at the scope of the Wiki. If and when you need help please contact me (Gbo17) for assistance. If I don’t know the answer, I will find someone who does.

You are NEEDED and WANTED
Review the Wiki Tour to get you started and help

Thanks again and welcome aboard,
Gbo17 13:38, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

Bo

In response to you note:

Thank you for your note.  Would you like me to delete the photos?  I would be more than happy to do as you have asked.  Please let me know:)

joy

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