User talk:Henry995

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Thank you Henry 995 for your recent edits.  Keep up the great work and please contribute when you have information.  You are needed and appreciated.

joy  Wyzer17 16:59, 31 May 2011 (UTC)


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Again, welcome! Vlfunk 17:31, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Henry995 Thank you for the welcome  as a contributor since 2009 it is appreciated.

Lincolnshire Archive

Thanks so much for the wonderful pages but have found the lincs to the past does not work and have replaced with the following.Sandralpond 13:23, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
http://www.linkstothepast.com/

This is incorrect website! Lincs to the past is the Lincolnshire Archive site. this link is for an American Site http://www.lincstothepast.com/ works fine and all of the parishes can be accessed using the ecclesisatical Parish names used on the CALM/Lincs to the Past site. Please remove any changed links and ensure that the correct link is reinstated.

Hi, I notice this exchange and I think I can see what happened. The links that Sandra changed were not working as the URL was http://www.lincstothepast.com/+ the error being the + on the end not the c in the middle. --Steve 15:41, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Grantham0 Mea culpa if the link offered to you introduced anything which appears to not work. Lincs to the past has a feature which allows you to return to home page in order to use advanced search so all is not lost if for any reason in the site development a link appears not to work. As the Lincolnshire contributors are introducing links to the Family History Library Catalogue in the church records paragraphs this amendment can be made at the same time. Please be patient  as the diocese is large and our data base assignments will take until the end of the month to complete. We hope as the DOVE initiative develops that additional parishes will have digital images added and that in future other records from the archives might feature.

Images from Geograph.org.uk

Hi Henry, I hope you don't mind me making this observation. It's great that you are using the {{information}} template to explain where an image has come from and to give credit to the original author. Since the wiki was started and until fairly recently many of images that were uploaded didn't include any of this information, although this has been improved on lately. It's a credit to you that you do include this information.

My reason for writing is to suggest a way to further improve the information being provided. For example many of the images from Geograph.org.uk are cited as being used under the terms of a Creative Commons License, but do not mention which specific one.

One of the terms of using a CC license is to link to the text of the particular license. A link is provided on the Geography site, but this is not being reference in the Research Wiki. Quote from the CC-BY-2.0 license Notice — For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to this web page.

For this purpose a range of templates have been created to be used on the image description page, which is added depends on the particular license under which the image is being used. (see Help:License templates).

Also as many good images for the Research Wiki are being used from Geograph, I have created a custom version of the information template to be used with these images {{Geograph}}. This template will also encourage the good practise of making the source citation a link to the source. The documentation for the template provides an example code and also explains the purpose for each parameter. If you would like how I have used this for an image take a look at File:St James the Greater, Pokesdown.jpg. --Steve (talk | contribs) 13:36, 25 August 2011 (UTC)