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colonialmeetinghouses.orgEdit

Is it appropriate to include the url to the website of the originator of this article? This seems to be a WP:COI. -- 208.81.184.4 (talk) 22:46, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

More about including the external referenceEdit

As the owner of the colonialmeetingohuse.org web site, and the original author of this page, I would like to address both the issue of Copyrights that some people have raised, and the above question about whether it is appropriate to include the external reference on the Wiki page.

First the Copyright issue: As the originator of the Wikipedia page, I found it easiest to re-use my own words from my web site when creating the Wikipedia page. I was unaware of the need to send e-mail to permissions-en@wikimedia.org. I have now recently done this. Firthermore, because of the editing of others (Thanks, everyone!), the text is now substantially different. For these reasons, I do not think there is any more issues surrounding Copyrights.

As for the external reference, I think it is appropriate to leave it in place. As mentioned, the Wikipedia page is now substantially shortened, and the web page contains more information that does not appear on the Wiki page. Furthermore, there are additional photographs that are not included in the Wikipedia page. For these reasons, I feel it is appropriate to leave the reference.

I welcome further discussion, but ask contribitors to alert me to new material by sending e-mail directly to me at: paul@paulwainwrightphotography.com - I do not regularly log on to Wikipedia, and may not otherwise see your comments in a timely manner.

Thanks! Paul wainwright photography (talk) 16:55, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

overall concernsEdit

Ummm..."In colonial New England, there was little distinction between faith and community." ?Source?? This is a pretty broad generalization and one I can't support from my research. The rest of the article seems to be in the same vein. This needs a lot more backup and references beyond the author's self-referential material. I know these books and I wouldn't say they all say what this article is trying to say. Furthermore, the writer doesn't 'own' the article and there is a system for changes within the wiki structure, not the use of an email which suggests the writer will only make changes they like. Not in line with the framework of this organization as I understand it, and it also explains the inbred sense of the article itself. Add a "watch this page" if you want, but don't expect people to write to you. Dellaroux (talk) 02:24, 16 February 2010 (UTC)