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User:TenPoundHammer and his romp of Wikipedia-editing otters thank you for participating in Hammer's failed request for adminship, and for the helpful tips given to Hammer for his and his otters' next run at gaining the key. Also, Hammer has talked to the otters, and from now on they promise not to leave fish guts and clamshells on the Articles for Deletion pages anymore. Ten Pound Hammer(((Broken clamshellsOtter chirps))) 17:00, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

RfA (response)Edit

Welcome :)

If it helps, following that post, I was drawn to try and sum up my own views on RfA, for anyone else in future who wanted to know. So here they are: User:FT2/RfA. Enjoy!

FT2 (Talk | email) 02:34, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Your RfA was unsuccessfulEdit

I have closed your RfA. I am afraid there was no consensus to promote you. Please address the concerns raised, and feel free to reapply in the future. Good luck. --Deskana (banana) 13:47, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Sorry it did not !pass. Politics rule 17:48, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Allremodel com Tips 05:45, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Pro-Gravity and its LikeEdit

I'm confused about the deletion of these articles. First, when did newspapers become unreliable sources? Second, why was the 200 North article deleted when a member of the band verifiably went on to join two undeniably notable bands? Third,I thought there had to be consensus (an article, by the way, that merely gets tagged for siting no references, a common practice it seems on Wikipedia, while these articles were deleted for having what I feel has unfairly defined as unreliable sources), meaning "1. majority of opinion" or "2. general agreement or concord; harmony," neither of which are true in this situation.

Your insight would be very much appreciated.

CDA 15:16, 4 August 2007 (UTC)


— Coren (talk) 04:12, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

I don't know just how you managed to shoot yourself in the foot with your own bot, but I've deleted the page as requested. :) DGG (talk) 04:23, 5 August 2007 (UTC)


It might, but I believe you need to wait the 4 days before your account is autoconfirmed. It also helps to emailconfirm it. So you might have to wait. Matt/TheFearow (Talk) (Contribs) (Bot) 21:52, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

That seems like the best option. It shouldnt affect it too much. Matt/TheFearow (Talk) (Contribs) (Bot) 21:58, 5 August 2007 (UTC)
For the purpose of the trial, use CorenGoogleBot account. Link to the diff of me leaving this comment in the request, saying I gave permission as a member of bag for the trial only. Matt/TheFearow (Talk) (Contribs) (Bot) 22:03, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

Automated message for new articleEdit

When creating the article Rose of England, I received an automated response from your bot about possible copyright infringement on an external link. I had used that same page to check the lyrics to the song, is this allowed? I removed the content I pasted from that other site until you get back to me. FusionWarrior 04:28, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your prompt response. I've removed all lyrics now, and I'll do some more research on it shortly. FusionWarrior 04:49, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

August 10, 2007Edit

Your search bot perfomed a web search with the contents of 2007 Colorado Rapids season stating that there appears to be a substantial copy of I have revised the site and originally the site borrows the information from Wikipedia. -Greatness 21

Saddle HillEdit

is a distinct topic from Kempstone Hill. both share some of the same area features and references, but your bot has suggested they are the same article, which they are not. Kirriemuir 15:42, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Bernard DeaconEdit

Your bot has deleted my work. The source for this work is reliable but I have cut 'n pasted without, as I intended, editing down the article, as I was interrupted. I believe that I have failed to add the references/ tag.

Please could you restore the article, so that I may edit the text and add more (non-copyright) material. The message that the bot sent did not imply deletion, just a placement of a tag on the artice.===Vernon White - T A L K . . . to me. 22:07, 6 August 2007 (UTC)


Hi, could you have the CSB add new copyvios to the bottom of the list at WP:SCV? That's how Wherebot does it. Thanks lots!! -- But|seriously|folks  18:39, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Ah, just noticed it's transcluded in. I assume that's temporary until it has a bit of a track record. It's easier to work with WP:SCV if the entries are chronological and all written to the same page. But that can wait until the bot is fully tested. -- But|seriously|folks  18:41, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
Coren, it did a really great job! Wherebot flags PD articles from .mil as well, so that's no problem. The tagging feature is great, because it gives the author an opportunity to rectify the situation before someone from WP:SCV even gets to it. I'm very impressed so far. Great job!! -- But|seriously|folks  21:04, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
Oh ok you scared me for a sec ;). I was not around during the tests, I'm impressed by the tagging feature! Keep up the good work, I'm gonna strike that part of my comment. -- lucasbfr talk 23:23, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
Excellent! Well done. -- But|seriously|folks  01:22, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

The hard wayEdit

Yes, I just do it manually... not clever enough to do anything else! But I think your bot is doing great. I was a bit confused about what to do when the Corenbot has tagged something, so I'm glad you have been in touch. It didn't seem to put them into the CSD category and so I just decided put my own tag on too to do the deed. Maybe it is not necessary though??? --Slp1 02:14, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Merci, Coren. Je vois que tu es Québécois! Moi aussi!--Slp1 02:24, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Xena, SaskatchewanEdit

Just added the under construction template to the article. Using a substitution template. All will be well shortly. Thank you for the note. SriMesh | talk 03:22, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

List of Country performers by eraEdit

Interesting that your bot "perfomed a web search with the contents of List of Country performers by era, and it appears to be a substantial copy of" That web page is actually a rip off of the Country music page on Wikipedia!! Tiles 04:19, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Sometimes happen with circular copies; wikipedia and its (known) mirrors are excluded, but sometimes it misses some. — Coren (talk) 04:20, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
Just as a side note, circular copies can help finding cut and paste moves, so perhaps you'd want not tagging the article but listing them with a comment when you find one. -- lucasbfr talk 13:09, 7 August 2007 (UTC)


Could you explain why you need this page deleted? [1] (e.g. A history merge, etc) « ANIMUM » 19:15, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

 Y Done « ANIMUM » 19:20, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Kato AseaEdit

Remove the tag, the article is not a duplicate form of Kato Asea, with its population and other info makes it a separate article from Marmaria, Arcadia, thank you. Pumpie 23:55, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

False positiveEdit

I believe the other sources were actually sourced from this article for sexual slang. IRMacGuyver 02:24, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Black Knight 2000Edit

I know that this is a cut-and-paste from a PinWiki page (that I created a while back using my pen name), but because I'm short on time, I'm going to rewrite the article later. Duo02 *dilly-dally shilly-shally** 00:02, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Successful bot testEdit

Nice bot[2][3].

I know you can't see the undelete, but it's spot on. Keegantalk 03:49, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Making a bot is terribleEdit

Making a bot is terrible, in my view, as it has the potential to be misused. I think that it should done away with. - (Numismaticman 08:07, 8 August 2007 (UTC))

A bot is just tool. If some deletionist is chasing up the bot's actions and speedily and thoughlessly deleting articles, this is terrible. Could the bot finding copyright violations just inform the founding editor of the article, suggesting
  • use various sources.
  • acknowledge quotations (Use Blockquote).
  • paraphrase rather than copy, using "encyclopaedic tone of voice".
  • anything else that reduces the risk of accusations of plagiarism or legal claims.
if no improvement after, say 48 hours, then place a warning tag. It would be terrible if WP gained a reputation for loosing copyright legal challenges!
===Vernon White - T A L K . . . to me. 12:28, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Citizendium is actually very similar to Wikipedia in many respects. In fact, it was originally a fork from here, as it has been importing articles from here, & then changing them, including updating information as well. - (Numismaticman 23:46, 8 August 2007 (UTC))

Prime Prime Numbers articalEdit

With many many respects sirs, you are not a mathematician with a Phd in Modern Numerology from Oxford(London, England) University. Where as I am here writing the article for many many others to read and comment on. As part of a paper I have written many many many theories on Prime Prime numbers and their significance within many many modern television and radio patternations.

Dear Sirs do not follow in the many many misguided guidances of such people as Sir Arther Conan Doyle and W.G. Wells. Who follow the interpreted beliefs of Issac Newtons third theory of prime number machination's.

I thank you with many many thanks

Susan Peter Steely (Dr)

"Modern Numerolgy"? Heh. Regardless, "Doctor", original research is not appropriate for Wikipedia either. — Coren (talk) 16:19, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Content's copyrightEdit

When I've uploaded some information, I received a note from the administrator saying that that same text was found in an external website. The thing is that I was the one who provided that information to this external website too. Please advise on how to get this text approved. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Emcinc (talkcontribs) 19:21, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

List of Airports in Baja California SurEdit

About the "similarities" between this newly created page and the "List of airports in Puerto Rico", i have to inform that Baja California Sur is a mexican state, not puertorican, thus the cities and the airports are different. As an example of this statement, the airports of Los Cabos, La Paz and Loreto are south californian airports, while San Juan is a city in Puerto Rico, far far away from this North Western mexican state. --Omar1976 19:33, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Fatty acid-binding proteinEdit

CorenSearchBot identified fatty acid-binding protein as a potential copy of [4]. Both contain a list of the family members, but the content of both differ substantially (the wiki article emphasizes genes where SCOP emphasis is on structure). Therefore I have deleted the warning from the article. Cheers. Boghog2 11:44, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Sound Shore ParkwayEdit

I think you should know that despite the fact that you tagged my article before I could even add a talk page for discussion, I wrote my own version on the same subject. I suggest that it examine the NYC link more carefully for the differences. Besides that, I've actually had contact with the webmaster of that site on numerous road-related issues, including this one. ---- DanTD 12:44, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Grant LlewellynEdit

I rewrote the article, changing it significantly from the web site that caused it to be tagged. Mugregg 14:49, 9 August 2007 (UTC) User:Mugregg 10:48, 9 August 2007

One Nine Nine FourEdit

Your bot flagged one of my articles as a duplicate. I removed the tag and left a note here, since the duplicate was the same version of the article that I was working on in my sandbox. --Huper Phuff talk 22:11, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

19th Division (German Empire)Edit

Your bot flagged this article as similar to the page 10th Division (German Empire). They are different pages, but I am using similar templates to build each of the division pages, so they will often be similar to each other in structure, differing only in specific campaigns, subordinate units, and the like. I have removed the tag. Regards, Airbornelawyer 22:48, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Again. Your bot flagged 20th Division (German Empire) as also being similar to 10th Division (German Empire). If anything, since they were both part of the same corps and recruited from the same part of Germany, the 20th Division article is far more similar to the 19th Division article than either are to the 10th Division article. I don't know why your bot is flagging these, but not the other 30-40 articles I've written using essentially the same division template. Airbornelawyer 02:44, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
This is getting ridiculous. Now I get the same message for 21st Division (German Empire). This is the 46th article I have created or revised based on the same template for German divisions. Why all of the sudden is your bot bothering me? There will be approximately 251 Imperial German divisions following the template, with minor variations. I do not want to go through this annoyance 200 more times. Airbornelawyer 03:51, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
Responded on your talk page. — Coren (talk) 04:10, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Airbornelawyer 04:12, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Shakespeare's SonnetsEdit

Hello. I was notified that two of the articles I was adding were infringing on the copyright regulations. The notice also mentioned that this may be due to coincidence, of which, this is the case. The two articles are Sonnet 118 and Sonnet 120. How can I remove these tags from the articles? Thank you- --Buey36 06:39, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Black Easter and The Day After Judgment are distinct pagesEdit

Just for the record, I am working on building a page for The Day After Judgment. This page currently shares a lot of the text from Black Easter because it is the sequel novel to that book. Right now, Black Easter has the synopsis for both books, and I thought it was useful to have essentially the same information on the other page because the two books are extremely closely related, and sometimes even published together.

However, there is an IMPORTANT difference. Each book cites a different set of Grimoires, and as Blish makes a big deal about the authenticity of these books, I wanted to create complete, accurate, and DISTINCT lists of these books. If there are other important ways to distinguish these pages, I hope you can help me to find them. For my purposes, preserving the lists seperately is very important. Trimalchio 12:08, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Coren, the Citizendium actually uses the same software as Wikipedia. In fact, Larry Sanger, who was a co-founder of Wikipedia is also the founder of the Citizendium. I assumed that both Wikipedia and the Citizendium both use the same type of licence allowing the free exchange of information between both projects. Someone should remove the Copyright Infringement notice from the Banknotes of South West Africa article. - (Numismaticman 13:13, 10 August 2007 (UTC))

CorenSearchBot problemEdit

The bot has just notified User:Huperphuff of a possible copyvio because an article created matches content in: one of Huperphuff's sandboxes! Thought you'd want to know. --Orange Mike 14:40, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Yup. That's a problem. Will fix! — Coren (talk) 14:46, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

The Aldridge FoundationEdit

I have just created an entry for The Aldridge Foundation and it appears that it has been flagged up for being very similar to that on the Foundation's website. i work for the Foundation and therefore this is not a problem. I am contactable via the Foundation website through the enquiry form.

Huttdaniel 15:55, 10 August 2007 (UTC) huttdaniel

Valea MareEdit

Valea Mare River (Bârzava) and Valea Mare River (Reteag) are different rivers. They are both in Romania, but in diffent counties and in different river basins. The tag has been removed.Afil 16:19, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


It's amazing how much content is just copy-pasted off the web. The bot is picking up a lot of stuff. Voice-of-All 16:35, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Hi Coren. May I not use text from other sources even if I have the permission of the source?

Read Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission for instructions on how to do so. --Orange Mike 17:39, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Coren Search Bot ProblemEdit

The bot tagged the Yitzhak Gitterman entry. This entry, however, has been uploaded by the USHMM and was given permission to do so by wikipedia. Please see ticket OTRS ticket ticket #2007071910012533 or contact Phil Sandifer with questions Thanks--USHMMwestheim 17:48, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

The Holocaust museum has given permission for these to be uploaded as is by USHMMwestheim. Is it possible to tweak your bot so that it doesn't tag them? Just a thought. --Slp1 17:54, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
They are all from --Slp1 18:54, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
Merci beaucoup!--Slp1 19:04, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Râul TârguluiEdit

Different rivers. Tag removed.Afil 19:27, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Bot behavior when splitting off materialEdit

Hi. I was doing disambiguation cleanup work on the disambiguation page Locality and had to split off material to a new wiki article (Locality (statistics)) because it had gotten too long and detailed for a dab page. It then took a few more moments to clean up the rest of the dab page when your bot had already alerted me that Locality (statistics) is almost identical to the current (not yet saved) Locality. Could your program your bot to wait a few minutes before it notifies users of similiar wikipedia articles (in the case that there is splitting off going on)? Thanks (or at least you know of the problem now). :-) – sgeureka t•c 20:57, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

I've responded with a few hints on your talk page. — Coren (talk) 22:25, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Ronson Lighters PageEdit

--Ronson expert 23:20, 10 August 2007 (UTC) I have been trying to correct and improve the Ronson's Lighters page which incorrectly documents the Ronson lighter Company name. Discussion of the page has suggested a new page be dedicated to Ronson USA and I am attempting to create same. I am new to your website and am doing my best to navigate your system. I am the author of a good portion of the history as seen on the Ronson's page and I thought it would be best to create a new page utilizing the information I provided previously.

PK's age todayEdit

I am now ten years old, I will turn 11 years old next year.

Huh, what? — Coren (talk) 23:27, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Muncelu RiverEdit

They are separate rivers. There is something wrong with the Robot. It would be advisable to redesign the robot.Afil 23:49, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

9th Legislative Assembly of OntarioEdit

Bad bot! --Big_iron 22:27, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

The comment was a bit tongue-in-cheek ... it is very similar to the other page. I like the idea of spotting content that appear to be cut-and-paste from somewhere else, especially from pages outside of Wikipedia. --Big_iron 10:26, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Portsmouth Council electionsEdit

Your bot flagged the 2006 election as being the same as the 2004 election so have removed the tag. Davewild 09:43, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

greenwich admirals basketball clubEdit

Never used wikipedia to edit before, but i tried to make a page today for my basketball club, greenwich admirals and copy and pasted the text from the site i own and design. It now says that i have breached copyright, which is right.. but it's my material and i wrote it and own it anyway!

Help!? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jubigala (talkcontribs)

Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission contains all you need to know about making sure that the copyrights are cleared to include contents in Wikipedia; but you might want to make sure you also read the guidelines on notability and conflict of interest before you create the article again. — Coren (talk) 20:51, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Margaret GowingEdit

I have removed your bot's copyvio re Lorna Arnold. The Lorna Arnold article already exists and Lorna Arnold was an acknowledged assistant of Margaret Arnold in the early 1970s. It was easier to start by doing a copy and paste onto an empty page, from Lorna Arnold, and other pages, and then to copy edit.Pyrotec 18:10, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Putna RiverEdit

Wrong again.Afil 00:16, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

CorenSearchBot and Smirnov (surname)Edit

A similar situation to Sgeureka's split of Locality (statistics). No problem, I understand. I am doing a huge amount of these, moving lists of people off disambig pages to their own surname or given name articles. You may want to consider informing the bot that Sgeureka and I are experienced disambig-page-splitters, and have it disregard changes made by us, at least if the apparent duplicate is within Wikipedia. As for your suggestion to save the split-from page first, I prefer to save the split-to page first, as I would rather have to remove a tag than have a reader find a red link where the new article's blue link should be. Cheers! Chris the speller 01:43, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

  Fixed Excellent idea; that feature has now been implemented. — Coren (talk) 01:56, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Lewis J. MartinEdit

The above-named article was tagged by your bot as a copyright violation, but was created from the non-copyrightable Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Alansohn 02:32, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

William WestgarthEdit

The bot picked up a match with but both of these have used the Dictionary of Australian Biography which is in the public domain. — Diverman 07:06, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

reading shared quotes as copyright infringement of other quoterEdit

I created a mini-stub on activist Lilla Watson, much of which consisted of a famous quote attributed to her. I immediately received a bot message warning me that my stub might be deleted fro violating the copyright of this forum post asking for a citation for the same quote.

It's not the end of the world as long as the bot doesn't do anything without human review, but it seems like a waste of energy for a human to have to review such an obvious mistake.


Dybryd 07:17, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Şipotu RiverEdit

Bad bot! Wrong againAfil 18:58, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Anas AttiaEdit

The article being created for 'Anas Attia' has the biography on other websites that were originally lent to them by us (Anas Attia & Associates), Please do not mistakenly erase the page thinking the information was copy/pasted without acknowledgment as we are the original authors of the work. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by MasihF (talkcontribs)

Please read the guide to requesting and formalizing permission to use copyrighted works on Wikipedia. Note that, in addition to copyright requirements, the article must still comply with notability guidelines, advertising prohibition and avoid conflicts of interest. — Coren (talk) 22:08, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Reuben Davis (representative)Edit

I just added an article on a former Congressman named Reuben Davis (representative). It is based entirely on public domain text from I did not need permission to copy a public domain source and it is not a copyright infringment. Why was this article flagged by the bot? LarryQ 00:34, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Oswald Watt Gold MedalEdit

The bot recorded a match on this article and one I used as a reference. The main match would have been the list of names that have recieved the award (which I don't believe can be copyrighted anyway). Regardless, I have now expanded the list of names from other resources, keeping as one of the references. — Diverman 01:21, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Irish exile banknotesEdit

I don't even know how to copy and paste articles from one source to another. It was annoying trying to link the other website as an external link. I hate it when you get messages saying that there's a fault for one reason or another. It is a major headache, especially for someone who has limited technical experience. - (Numismaticman 03:07, 13 August 2007 (UTC))

I was hoping that someone would have one of these banknotes to illustrate the article. As for citing where the catalogue numbers come from.I did mention that they are from the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Specialised Issues. That is not mentioned on the Banknote Wiki website. - (Numismaticman 03:36, 13 August 2007 (UTC))

Operation Phantom StrikeEdit

The article I added uses info from a military website where the copyright law doesnot apply.--Kumioko 11:21, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Actually the website you are looking at copied the article from the Multi National Force website. Here is the link. Multi National Force Iraq. --Kumioko 12:43, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of AmericaEdit

I just posted a new page on Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America. My name is Rick Dronsky, and I am the Founder of that non-profit organization.

I posted the history of the organization to Wikipedia, which I personally drafted, and posted to the Mosaic website. The wikipedia version was updated as of today. The Coren bot tagged my entry as similar to the version on the Mosaic website, and disallowed it as copyrighted material. I am the author of both the version on the website and the Wikipedia version.

This is my first attempt at posting to Wikipedia, and I am not familiar with how to remove the tag. Can you please assist? Thanks.

Rick Dronsky MosaicRick 12:00, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

GDFL-compatible materialEdit

Hi. What a great bot! I hadn't encountered it before. However, I have one suggestion. When I brought the content for Joseph A. Dandurand over from, I mentioned in my edit summary that it was under the GDFL, thus obviating the need for the bot's notice. It might be an idea to hve the bot look for "GDFL" in edit summaries, and ignore copied pages where this applies? Vizjim 14:14, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

  • Of course, it might help if I called it by its real name, GFDL. D'oh! Vizjim 20:24, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Copyvio bot (false positive)Edit

Hi Coren.

This report made on the talk page of User:Inge is a false positive. If you check the page, the "source" page[5] is a mirror of Wikipedia, so I don't see any problems here. Regards. Valentinian T / C 14:38, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Your botEdit

List of state visits made by King Olav V of Norway is not a copyright enfringement. List of state visits made by King Olav V of Norway, List of state visits made by King Harald V of Norway and List of state visits made by King Haakon VII of Norway are all original articles written by me based on information found on . Mirrors of wikipedia should not be included on the copyvio search. Please correct your bot to this effect.Inge 15:02, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Copyvio false positiveEdit

Just to let you know your bot registered a false positive with me, telling me Alexei Markov was the same as User:Severo/sandbox/biographies/Alexei Markov, my sandbox page. I've removed the tag (and requested speedily deletion of my sandbox page), so it's no deal, just to let you know. SeveroTC 16:04, 13 August 2007

PPARG deletion incorrectEdit

PPARG was incorrectly deleted due to suspected copyright violation. Both the content added to the WP page and the "conflicting page" your bot found got their data from a public domain source. (Despite removing the tag and adding a "hangon" template, the page was still deleted. Still trying to follow up with the administrator on that one...) AndrewGNF 16:05, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

State Security CouncilEdit

You have incorrectly tagged this article as an alleged copyvio. The BBC report is itself based upon the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report which the SSC article quotes extensively. I have removed the tag.Phase4 16:29, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for CorenSearchBotEdit

Hi! I'd just like to thank you for the excellent work you have done on your bot! It immediately noticed a copyvio I had missed on an WP:AFC article. It's great! henriktalk 20:36, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Daniel E. SomesEdit

Hello: Thanks for the note regarding the above mentioned bio and possible copyright issues. The article was captured from the Congressional Biographies from the US House of Representatives which are not copyright restricted. It seems Infoplease is doing something similar Pmeleski 01:08, 14 August 2007 (UTC)


I am sourcing from a page that I wrote, I am linking to the recipe, the content is going to be same as the recipe can't change. 00:55, 14 August 2007 (hist) (diff) Tiradito (←Created page with 'Tiradito, is a relative of ceviche (also known as Cebiche). Its origins can be found in Peru where Japanese and Italian immigration converged, relating this dish to...' Spashley7 01:10, 14 August 2007 (UTC)Spashley7


(Barnstar moved to my user page)

*blush* Thanks. — Coren (talk) 03:07, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Marjorie FranklinEdit

I've removed the copyvio tag from the Marjorie Franklin article and I've explained why on the talk page. The article makes a few simple statements of fact which cannot be copyrighted. It's difficult to imagine these simple facts being presented with very great differences of sentence construction. I've chaged them as much as possible but facts are facts and will always be similar when stated in biographies. --wayland 04:53, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Schwankovsky BuildingEdit

Your bot labelled my hard work as a copyright infringement. I used the article in question, cited it accordingly, paraphrased 2 other sources and employed my own copyrighted pictures. hense I removed the bot tag.--Mikerussell 05:01, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

List of Darker than Black charactersEdit

If this bot is incapable of filtering mirrors of wikipedia (it may also be a simple copy of what i and others have written/copy-edited here over time), than it shouldn't be tagging pages. I know because I've been with this article since the main series article since the beginning. This is the second time i've seen this, the first being on Schneizel El Britannia. This is more of a nuisance than a help. -Biokinetica 07:08, 14 August 2007 (UTC)


sorry for pasting info from bleepingcomputers forum. i had thought their content is reproducable (actually earlier start on the article was speedy deleted quoting notability so i had just copy pasted from source) but i dont want to take chances, i have rewritten the article (too simple one liner now) and re done it, removed the tag. Rajeshontheweb 07:28, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Bot activityEdit

Would you just stop the bot? It's just, well, plain stupid. It makes too many false positives. It's very annoying. -- Taku 07:29, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Kakarla Subba Rao correctedEdit

Please have a look at this article for any resemblances or possible copyright violations as reported by your bot. As far as I know I have sourced the sentences myself only taking the content from other sites. --AltruismT a l k - Contribs. 09:43, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Indian National Pledge I placed this content within an already established framework. I got a possible copyright violation mesaage (pasted below). The pledge is in the public domain and as such can be freely quoted.

This is an automated message from CorenSearchBot. I have perfomed a web search with the contents of Indian National Pledge, and it appears to be a substantial copy of For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material; such additions will be deleted. You may use external websites as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences.

This message was placed automatically, and it is possible that the bot is confused and found similarity where none actually exists. If that is the case, you can remove the tag from the article and it would be appreciated if you could drop a note on the maintainer's talk page. CorenSearchBot 09:58, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Nils JernslettenEdit

Could you add some code to your bot to have it not register flase positives about articles translated from other Wikipedias? This is highly annoying as copying other people's work goes against everything I stand for. -Yupik 12:17, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! -Yupik 18:57, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Your botEdit

Hi. I just blocked your bot (no offense!) because it had started tagging my own bot's creations as copyvios, and I knew it would continue doing so for a long time unless I stopped him. :-) My bot (User:Polbot) gets info from the Congressional Bioguide, a public domain source. Infoplease also gets information from this same PD source. So Polbot's copy isn't a copyvio. Could you modify the bot to ignore edits made by trusted bots? (Polbot has an approved bot flag.) Let me know when you get this message, and I'll promptly unblock your bot. – Quadell (talk) (random) 17:31, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Oh. I should have checked here first before posting here and at ANI. Oops. Carcharoth 17:33, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Cool. Your bot is now unblocked. – Quadell (talk) (random) 18:30, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Your Loving Arms (2nd Issue)Edit

I am confused. Why exactly was the page deleted? How was it deemed copyright infringement, when it was dictated directly from the song? How do YOU go about verifying that THEY are in fact not making a mistake? Way2rude 21:46, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Penn Valley Park and Penn Valley skateparkEdit

I was the one who originally added the penn valley skatepark portion to the penn valley park, but then decided that it wasnt neccessary to have them in the same catagory so I added a new page. SakuraAvalon86 21:58, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

HMS EgeriaEdit

I was content forking the content from this page to separate ship articles to make way for a dab page. Your bot caught it before i could delete it from the main article. I did say i was content forking in the edit summaries but i guess bots don't read this. Thanks Woodym555 23:00, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your reply. I understand what you are saying and will write a new summery all together to avoid any such hassle. Cheers.


Hi all my entries on the page Chris bosse were removed as a

my article "CHRIS BOSSE" has been deleted as an obvious copy of the text and the images are 100% owned by me so there is no reason to remove. pls reconsider.


 Y No further action taken. (old undated message) 00:00, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Untitled by Joe GattEdit

Yes, I confirm that I have made an error in creating the page, so much so that I blanketed it immediately after creation. I did not entirely delete the page because I am not an administrator. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Joe Gatt (talkcontribs) — Preceding undated comment added 10:09, 13 August 2007

Stade Gabésien PageEdit

I've created the new page as I was enable to correct the misspelling in the team name, later on the duplicate page was moved to the one I've created: "07:23, 18 August 2007 RockMFR (Talk | contribs) m (moved Stade gabesien to Stade Gabésien: correct name)"

I'll be correcting all the Tunisian Teams Names later on...If someone can help me by telling how to edit the main name of the existing page that will be great. BYF079 [Faïcel Ben Yedder] 08:21, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Here I Come AgainEdit

Whenever you get the chance, could you please change the title back the way it was? Thanks.

 N Page moved was done without consensus. — Coren (talk) 00:52, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Broadcast to the nationEdit

This was not copied from the stated website but from an article about Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain

Many thanks


 Y Copy of copy. No further action taken. — Coren (talk) 00:52, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Junior Balkan Olympiad in InformaticsEdit

This page was deleted because of copyright issues. I have to inform you that I am an author of and i wrote all the text on that page. There is no copyright for that text, it can be used freely. It's a competition for children organized by my company and many state institutions and sponsors, and i'm authorized to create page on Wikipedia about it, and use any text or images that are approriate.

Can you undelete that page? I don't have time to write it again and again. Thanks in advance —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mihailo (talkcontribs) — Preceding undated comment added 08:51, 13 August 2007

 N No action taken. — Coren (talk) 00:52, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Serial (radio and television)Edit

CorenSearchBot placed a message on my talk page about the page Serial (radio and television) and possible copyright infringement.

As requested by the bot, I'm leaving this note to inform you that I'm removing the tag. This new article is split from an older one on wikipedia, Serial. The linked webpage,, appears to be a copy of that original wikipedia article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by AdamBMorgan (talkcontribs) — Preceding undated comment added 13:48, 13 August 2007

 Y No further action taken. — Coren (talk) 00:52, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Flaming Knights MC & CopyrightEdit

The Flaming Knights MC is my motorcycle club and I as a member and webmaster of the New York Chapters website I have the permission needed to write this article. The bot states the info is copyrighted by this is my Mother Chapters website also if the bot searched properly it would have found numerous entries for this text in fact I copied it from my website the Flaming Knights New York Chapter website please approve this article as your bot is in error —Preceding unsigned comment added by SunRA FKMC (talkcontribs) — Preceding undated comment added 17:02, 14 August 2007

 Y Responded on user talk page. — Coren (talk) 00:52, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

The Method (film)Edit

Coren, the text was in fact written by Palm Pictures (as noted at the bottom of the Rotten Tomatoes link) and thus should be fine to print as it is the official synopsis for the film. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Blingrhames (talkcontribs) — Preceding undated comment added 21:09, 14 August 2007

 Y No further action required. — Coren (talk) 00:52, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Anas AttiaEdit

Thank you for your reply. I understand what you are saying and will write a new summery all together to avoid any such hassle. Cheers, MasihF —Preceding unsigned comment added by MasihF (talkcontribs) — Preceding undated comment added 23:03, 14 August 2007

 Y Resolved. — Coren (talk) 00:52, 22 August 2007 (UTC)


What's up for

Template remove to unbreak talk page

mean this page is scanned for dup ?

Indexed by search engine like Google or Yahoo?

Roded86400 16:21, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you mean exactly. Can you give me a diff or which page did you got that template on? This way I'll be able to find out what happened. — Coren (talk) 16:35, 15 August 2007 (UTC)


I created introduction page for Calgary & District Cricket League. The intoduction is not copyright to any one. Please remove the speedy Del notice. --Nadeem 16:28, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but I did not place a speedy deletion tag, nor did I delete the article. You may want to ask User:W.marsh who is the deleting admin? — Coren (talk) 16:38, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Catholic encyclopediaEdit

  • This work is in the public domain. -- SECisek 20:35, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Indeed, and although it seems not to be used in most cases, there exists a source-template Catholic

{{Catholic}} which explicitly mentions it being PD - as there are thousands of articles still to be created based on the CE, there are even lists created for this long-term purpose, it might be worthwile to train the bot not to attck those with the template Arcarius 22:49, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

  Fixed. CSBot now know about {{Catholic}} and will leave articles containing it alone. — Coren (talk) 23:05, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Dzordze ArsovEdit

You have incorrectly marked Dzordze Arsov biography as a copy. This an improved version of what is on the municipality page. Please delete the copyright tag. I'm his relative and this version is more correct.

I am trying to fulfill the suggestion to contact you since the search revealed that much of what I posted came from the web site. I am the founder of UnGraven Image, the owner of the site and any and all copyrights of the material there. I emailed much the same to Wikipedia just now. I give permission for my post, which describes the focus and basis of UnGraven Image. In the email sent I gave several ways to contact me, which includes the same address that is used on the web site itself, Thank you for checking on the copyright problem, Thank you, Judy Rey Wasserman, Founder & Artist, UnGraven Image

Please read the guide to requesting and formalizing permission to use copyrighted works on Wikipedia. Note that, in addition to copyright requirements, the article must still comply with notability guidelines, advertising prohibition and avoid conflicts of interest. — Coren (talk) 22:44, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Blood Brothers Mixtape deletedEdit

I see you notified creator of AFD. I was going to replace PROD with DB when it disappeared. Cheers, :) Dlohcierekim 01:41, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Indian Army Infantry RegimentsEdit


Your bot deleted the page because of copyvio, see User_talk:Ajay_ijn#Indian_Army_Infantry_Regiments. May I request that the contents be pasted to a user subpage of mine as I shall sort out the issues. While the cut & paste text will definitely be done away with, please note that the total number and names of Indian Army Infantry Regiments is definitive and any such list will be identical to the web site except perhaps for sequence.

Thanks in advance, AshLin 05:31, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Fincastle ResolutionsEdit

Your bot picked up similarities with a newspaper article I used as source material and a page I created. I had cut and paste the article into WikiPedia to use for editing and accidentally saved it before I was finished and had erased the article. I have modified the page so that there is now no similarity between the 1934 newspaper article and the WikiPedia article. I have removed the tag. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you still feel the tag is justified. Thanks. VirginiaProp 14:52, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

187 Ride ByEdit

The bot CorenSearchBot has tagged this article.

Please refer to the talk page of the article to discuss.--Tasco 0 17:17, 16 August 2007 (UTC)


Just saw it in action... fantastic idea.--Isotope23 talk 18:28, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Power of the DamagerEdit

CorenSearchBot placed a massage on my talk page & Power of the Damager of something that makes no sense as I have never been to that site. Skeeker [Talk] 00:42, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

unlclear tagging by bot at Electronic art musicEdit

Hi - I saw this note from the bot, but I think what it found was a blog that copied from Wikipedia and not the other way around. I'm not sure, but that's how it looks because the blog includes the Wikipedia link.

Also the bot went to History of Electronic Music but that was a new move of Electronic art music which has now been moved back over redirect.

Here's the info from the bot:

This is an automated message from CorenSearchBot. I have perfomed a web search with the contents of History of Electronic Music, and it appears to include a substantial copy of For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material; such additions will be deleted. You may use external websites as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences.
This message was placed automatically, and it is possible that the bot is confused and found similarity where none actually exists. If that is the case, you can remove the tag from the article and it would be appreciated if you could drop a note on the maintainer's talk page. CorenSearchBot 05:08, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

--Parsifal Hello 05:53, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Hi again - I also found the following on the talk page of that article that may be of interest to you:

Written permission for reposting the content


Initial discussion and copy of authorization.

Hope that helps. --Parsifal Hello 06:14, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Thriller Cebu articleEdit

I thank you for your alert note, and I will edit the Thriller Cebu article I made to conform to the Rules. Thanks and regards

--Florentino floro 07:43, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Edited to Conform to the RulesEdit

I took pains to forthwith edit my wrong paragraph, I made a mistake of not using instead my words due to negligence, I am a beginner and just learned computer last year. I am Florentino V. Floro and judges here in the philippines have little learning about computers. So, please check my work I want to learn this article is great, you know. Hope you can help me make it and expand it.


--Florentino floro 08:05, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

CSB exclusion behaviorEdit

What do you think about having an alternative version of the excluded domains list in addition to the current version where hits from those domains result in a message on the article's talk page and a note in a log but not the big copyvio template on the article itself? For example, I don't think it's OK to blanket exclude all .gov / .mil domains and sites that happen to copy PD content like historycentral, etc. Government websites often include information that was not created by the government and is not PD. Also, I believe I have seen blanket site permissions for sites where some content is itself copied from somewhere else and so the permission doesn't apply to those portions.

re USHMM specifically: I found several places where OTRS was mentioned but very little info on the permission given and the notices at the USHMM website are very restrictive. Maybe USHMMwestheim (talk · contribs) should be made an ally instead of excluding all of (incidentally, this term "exclusion" is tripping me up. how's whitelist sound?)

I may be out on a limb here but, I think the only sources that should be excluded completely would be those which self limit or are somehow legally limited to compatible content such as the Commons.

I think it would be best to have the sites on the new list hand checked to make sure the source page doesn't mention restrictions that are a problem, etc. Maybe have the user that checks the source modify the article talk page template to indicate their findings and then have the bot update it's subpage with the info. Anyway, just brainstorming... Let me know what you think :)

btw, I saw you were maintaining a list of mirrors there as well. I guess you prolly already saw this, but just in case: Wikipedia:Mirrors and forks --Jeremyb 20:10, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Good point. I'll remove the source site and add USHMMwestheim (talk · contribs) to the list of allies instead; probably better that way.
About the terminology— it's not an accident but a consequence of CSBot design: contents from the listed site isn't whitelisted per se, but those sides are specifically excluded from comparisons. Hence the name. I tought "whitelist" would have been more confusing.
Oh, and the mirrors that are tracked are the only ones, to date, that actually pop up in search results. The whole list would be... painful. :-)
As far the what an excluded site does, you've got something there. I can probably tweak the behavior if the best match is an excluded site; but that'd require that I do fetch and compare those, thus limiting the number of other sites I check (I limit the number of web fetches I perform per new article to constrain time and bandwidth). Perhaps this should be discussed on Wikipedia talk:Suspected copyright violations first? — Coren (talk) 01:52, 16 August 2007 (UTC)
re terminology: OK, that makes sense and it's not really a big deal for me (but I did have to fix it a few times :P)
re mirrors: hehe, just wanted to be sure you knew about the other list
re exclusion behavior: Well I don't know how the algorithm works now wrt to fetching page content for hits but I would guess you have to do that anyway in order to rate the degree of convergance. Which results of the set do you examine now (either fetched or just from the results) and how do you decide whether to fetch? just look at the top hit now?
Originally, I figured that wouldn't have to change:
  • If it would be marked as a match after excluding all exclusions then it's a match
  • if it wouldn't be marked as a match before considering exclusions then it's not a match
  • if it wouldn't be marked as a match after exclusions for sites on the absolute exclusion list than it's not a match
  • if it would be marked as a match after the absolute exclusions but not after the subjective exclusions then the new behavior comes into play: Put it on a special list of things that need attention but might be legit, leave a template on the talk page, leave the article itself alone, etc.
I don't think I've seen the messages it leaves yet (and it might already do this) but I think it would be useful for it to include the first few hits beyond a threshold of convergence for any human inspectors that might follow. I can often be found on IRC in WMF channels (nick=uname) if you want to chat and I'd be interested in seeing your code if you don't mind (but it's not a big deal). I'm game for any broader forum for discussion that you think is appropriate, but my time and internet access will both be limited until Monday. --Jeremyb 17:09, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
Meh, I guess I could coerce my code into doing that without too much difficulty. I don't mind showing the code if you don't mind ugly perl with no comments. :-) Lemme sanitize the passwords away and I'll post it somewhere. — Coren (talk) 22:25, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

At the Drop of Another HatEdit

The new article I just created is a stub that mostly consists of a listing of the songs in the show. The other article you found is a listing of songs on the LP, hence the match. It isn't a copyright violation so much as two separate listings of the same facts. Nat 07:13, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Mrs. Kamali Would Like to Speak to You About CloudEdit

Both my new article and the web-page you found drew on the book's cover blurb, hence the similarity. I've now deleted that material from the article, making it an even stubbier stub than it already was. Nat 07:33, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip. Best. Nat 16:15, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Debian Multimedia ProjectEdit

  • Material from is under suitable license, and it is attributed in the talk page. --Treekids 19:53, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Norwood School (Bethesda, Maryland)Edit

CorenSearchBot brought up message that this article is very similar to another. This was intentional and lasted for a few minutes as content was moved frpm Norwood School to Norwood School (Bethesda, Maryland) so that Norwood School could be home to a list of schools with the name Norwood School.Kwib 20:45, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for amending my error in the way in which I created the disambiguation. I completely neglected to consider the version history and I absolutely see the value in doing it in the way you have suggested. I will ensure that I do this in the future.Kwib 22:30, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Chili mixEdit

This page is a new page for one that was called 'Chili powder' which was confusing because there is also a 'chili powder', so I created 'chili mix', now it turns out someone copied the entire Wikipedia page from Chili powder' and put it on a website, but as you will notice it clearly says " Chili powder From, Wikipedia the free encyclopedia" so actually it is a copy of Wikipedia, it is not Wiki that is making the violation. The bot is confused so please read the webpage and it is clear. Also see the history of the old 'chili powder' page. Seth J. Frantzman 00:09, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

I have edited the Chili Mix page anyway so now it doesn't resemble the old page or the webpage. Seth J. Frantzman 00:21, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

public domain textEdit

the tags I know of are "Appletons" and "1911". Do you have a lits I can peak at? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talkcontribs) 02:22:55, August 19, 2007 (UTC).

'fraid not, unlike the excluded websites, the tags are hardcoded into the bot. Gotta fix that sometime. I'll add both of those to CSBot now. — Coren (talk) 02:26, 19 August 2007 (UTC)


You declined allopathic because you say that multiple editors are involved in the case. Since you're a participant at third opinion, I'm wondering if you have a suggestion for where the case might be brought next. RfC requires that multiple users have raised an issue on an editor's talk page and are willing to request an RfC, which I think is unlikely here. The Mediation Cabal states that they are unable to deal with content issues, which are involved in this dispute. I'm sort of stumped as to where to go next. Thanks for your input, Antelan talk 02:30, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Well, I would recommend formal mediation. This is the normal step when content disputes can no longer reach concensus, especially if interpretation of guidelines or policies is pivotal to the dispute. While mediation does require consent from all parties, it can then escalate to RfC or arbitration when you show that failed. — Coren (talk) 02:47, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
OK, sounds like I'll have to pursue that. One last question - the dispute is almost entirely, although with an exception from time to time, between two users. Are those exceptions always enough to exclude the possibility of getting a third opinion? I'm just hesitant to escalate this because I feel that it really could be handled at a level similar to third opinion. Antelan talk 02:51, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
Yes, because the point of TO is to act as a "tie breaker", if you will. Having other editors chime in, or weigh in, means that arguments about "more of US think X" remain alive and well, and experience has show that this then tends to degenerate into meat/sock puppet warring, canvassing and a war of numbers. At this point, what you need is someone to step in with some authority to settle the dispute, not simply one more voice to break a good faith dispute.
For what it's worth, and specifically not as a third opinion, I agree that "allopathic" is a loaded term used only to push a POV. I've never ever seen it used outside the circles of "alternative medicine". The problem is, the proponents of labeling real medicine with that term are doing so out of conviction and faith— that rarely is conductive to resolution simply by an external voice chiming in. — Coren (talk) 03:04, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
Your explanation of why you can't work with us in this case is helpful. Thanks for explaining your reasoning. Antelan talk 03:31, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Bot error The House of Bernarda Alba (play)Edit

See here for the circumstances. Easy mistake to make! --Old Moonraker 06:44, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Ācārya PujyapadaEdit

This is regarding message from the automated BOT that this article is copied from Website and it is copy rightable. Please note :

  • text on is non-copyrightable material
  • The author of is known to be and advised me to post it on wikipedia and
  • I have substantially changed the text. Thanks--Anish Shah 12:47, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

United We FearEdit

I think your bot made a mistake because I never copied any text from this website I took the tracklisting (this is an album page) from a completely seperate website which I didn't copy and paste. (Quetzal123 19:01, 19 August 2007 (UTC))

Praise for the botEdit

I keep running into it as I check new pages. Way cool. Cheers, :) Dlohcierekim 19:50, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! — Coren (talk) 20:10, 20 August 2007 (UTC)


Hello Coren, I have new text for the Cornelis Slenters article, philosophy of science. Cannot find the tagged (copyvio) version anymore. I am a newbe, what do I do next. Thank you, UGD —The preceding unsigned comment was added by UGD (talkcontribs) 20:03:25, August 19, 2007 (UTC).

 Y Resolved — Coren (talk) 20:10, 20 August 2007 (UTC)


Your bot erroneously tagged Abascantus as copyvio. Both the Wikipedia article and whatever similar article it found out in the aether are merely reprinting public domain text. Both pages have templates indicating the transclusion of the information from the public domain Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, from 1867. Just a heads up. Ford MF 21:04, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

 Y Resolved — Coren (talk) 20:10, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Tenney Fire HallEdit

Your bot found a similarity between the Tenney Fire Hall and Tenney, Minnesota articles, which is understandable because I wrote the Tenney article and then copied a large portion of the text for the Tenney Fire Hall article. I hope there's no ethical issue here. I'll remove any tags on the Fire Hall article - please contact me if this is an incorrect course of action. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Spottacus (talkcontribs) 02:33, August 20, 2007 (UTC).

 Y Resolved — Coren (talk) 20:10, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Charles Henderson (bishop)Edit

Hi! Please review for acceptability now. I made a lot of edits. Thanks. Linksjinx 14:59, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

 Y Resolved — Coren (talk) 20:10, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

My page was deleted for no reasonEdit

I received this message:

This is an automated message from CorenSearchBot. I have performed a web search with the contents of BiA Empire, and it appears to include a substantial copy of For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material; such additions will be deleted. You may use external websites as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences.

This message was placed automatically, and it is possible that the bot is confused and found similarity where none actually exists. If that is the case, you can remove the tag from the article and it would be appreciated if you could drop a note on the maintainer's talk page. CorenSearchBot 17:00, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

The website, or is of my own creation. I wanted to put a wiki up for it, because we have well over 1,000 members and I thought using wiki would be a good reference point, for us, and for alot of other HALO 2 clans that are out there.

I am sure that well over 1,000 members of a community would like it if we had information about BiA. Also, the other major clans out there could add references of their oun clans as well. There are alot of XBOX and XBOX 360 owners out there that are always asking the information that I am trying to get out there. I will edit more info as I go along, but there is no copyright infringement.

If you need any proof of my ownership to either, or, feel free to let me know. —Preceding unsigned comment added by BiA Ativan X1 (talkcontribs)

 Y Resolved — Coren (talk) 20:10, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Mangrove HeavenEdit

Yes, I copied some info off The Black Lagoon & pasted it onto a new article Mangrove Heaven, but have since edited it & will edit it further when I can get online again. Thank you. User:EricSpokane —The preceding signed but undated comment was added at 03:33, August 21, 2007 (UTC).

 Y no further action required. — Coren (talk) 21:52, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Paul B. KazarianEdit

I am the original author for Paul B. Kazarian on as well. Nothing is copyrighted. Please reconsider deletion. Thank you. nreineke —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pkazarian (talkcontribs)

 Y I've responded on your talk page. — Coren (talk) 21:52, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Bil JacksonEdit

I just removed the tag from the Bil Jackson entry as the information contained therein is common knowledge. Lightwc 20:06, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

 Y no further action required. — Coren (talk) 21:52, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Tide (Time) articleEdit

Hello, I seem to have fallen foul of using copyrighted material. I have done as suggested - removed some of it, rewritten some of it from scratch and found the same info from Wiki. Sorry about that. Rosser 21:04, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

 Y no further action required. — Coren (talk) 21:52, 21 August 2007 (UTC)


The bot seemed to have made an error in claiming a similarity to the website for the Oxford Lightweight Rowing Club. The facts are correct and the website was used as a source, but was not copied. I wrote it from my own knowledge as an OULRC member.

Wochee 12:32, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Ten Mile PointEdit

The bot caught me in the middle of transferring an article to a new title (from "Ten Mile Point" to "Ten Mile Point, British Columbia"), before I had finished creating the disambiguation page. Cheers, N921UBU 05:21, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

 Y No further actions required. — Coren (talk) 00:54, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Arattupuzha Velayudha Panicker & Arattapuzha Velayudha PanickerEdit

Arattupuzha Velayudha Panicker is the new article and the its redirected from wikipedia page: Arattapuzha Velayudha Panicker, as the name is wrong. Daya Anjali (talk / contribs) 05:39, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

 Y No further actions required. — Coren (talk) 00:54, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

840th Air Division supposed copyvioEdit

Please see comments on the talk page, please remove the template from the article. Thank you, - NDCompuGeek 10:30, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your speedy attention to this matter. Geez, it sounds like I'm a lawyer or something! In plain language, thanks for taking care of the template so fast. Your bot seems to be working overtime (which isn't altogether a bad thing).... :-)) - NDCompuGeek 14:36, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
 Y No further actions required. — Coren (talk) 00:54, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Josef Fessler supposed copyvioEdit

For the zillionh time, the Catholic Encyclopedia is PASSED COPYRIGHT by date, whatever any publisher or website claims. All previous simlar 'challenges' were duely abandoned, e.g. this month one on the Pneutatomachi. Arcarius 12:04, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

  Fixed Tag is not known to the bot. — Coren (talk) 00:54, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Confused botEdit


I've just received an automated message from your bot complaining the the text for The House of Bernarda Alba (play) is taken from another website. I've checked the site, and it gives a Wikipedia copyright notice at the bottom of the page - they have taken it from here. Perhaps this confusion has arisen because the text has been cut & pasted from the article's old page? Anyhow, it is legal and belongs here. Thanks,

DionysosProteus 20:25, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

I notice too that the web address includes the term 'wiki':

Is there not a way to exclude pages from other sites with that term in their address, as many sites cut and paste from wikipedia while the copyright remains here.

DionysosProteus 20:30, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

 N No change done to the bot: many wikis have non-GFDL licenses and a bot cannot guess that. — Coren (talk) 00:56, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Copyright free stuff tagged as copyright violationEdit

Hi, your bot is tagging stuff from as copyright violation. It is in fact, a wiki, which is copyright free. --MacRusgail 03:26, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Strictly speaking, it's GFDL'ed, not copyright free (which only applies to things that were put or lapsed into public domain). While such copies are allowed, they must be attributed and link back to the original article so that the requirements about preserving contribution history is met. — Coren (talk) 05:12, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Gray's anatomyEdit

Please whitelist content from It is a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy, published in 1918. --Arcadian 04:59, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

  Fixed {{Gray's}} attribution tag is now recognized. — Coren (talk) 05:10, 22 August 2007 (UTC)


I copied the following from Uyghur_language#Writing_system into Uyghur Latin Yéziqi.

ULY: Between November 2000 and July 2001, five conferences were held at Xinjiang University in Ürümchi to introduce a unified Latin-Script Uyghur alphabet (Uyghur Latin Yéziqi̡ -- ULY).
The ULY project was covered by the official XUAR media and on the internet to inform the public of the effort. The media, in particular, was very careful not to send the wrong signal of an incipient writing reform. Nevertheless, even today some people still hesitate to use the term ULY since they fear its potential association with an attempt to reform the common script. Others think it is important to have one-to-one correspondence (or a norm) between Latin-Script Uyghur and Arabic-Script Uyghur.
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I will try to paraphrase it but I thought "wt's good 4 th goose..." applied in taking text from 1 Wikipedia article to a closely related 1. Is the bot-edit or Uyghur language wrong perhaps? Thecurran 06:08, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Diocese of MendeEdit

I quote from higher up your Talk Page: "For the zillionth time, the Catholic Encyclopedia is PASSED COPYRIGHT by date, whatever any publisher or website claims. All previous simlar 'challenges' were duely abandoned, e.g. this month one on the Pneutatomachi. Arcarius 12:04, 15 August 2007 (UTC)" and refer you to your response. HeartofaDog 17:28, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

 Y Responding on your talk page. — Coren (talk) 17:33, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

USOC Coach of the YearEdit

That was fast. I've been notified by your bot that the article USOC Coach of the Year may be a copyright violation of the USOC's page on the same award, which is the (referenced) source for this article. I disagree. The content describing what the awards are and how they are selected has been rewritten, not copied. I cheerfully admit that the actual list of award winners was copied from the site, but, it's a list. There isn't any way to rewrite that sort of information. I'm removing the copyvio tag. Regards, - Eron Talk 17:41, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

 Y No further action needed. — Coren (talk) 17:42, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Mountain Meadow MassacreEdit

Ok, I have tried to edit the one on here, But kept getting reported So I made my own. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ LDS. And the information on here is not right! So, As a member I am able to use any of the Press Releases that are avalible. Please check it out. R3l3ntl3ss 00:44, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

 Y No further action required. — Coren (talk) 18:00, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Untitled by BreedsterEdit

Breed Street Gang is not a copyright article. In fact, the Breed Street Gang was first posted in the wikipedia several years back. Since, other websites have copied Wikipedia.

Please don't remove the Breed Street Gang posting in Wikipedia.

Best Regards, Breedster —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Breedster (talkcontribs) 23:20, August 22, 2007 (UTC).

 N Page was made into a redirect. — Coren (talk) 12:34, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Bot noteEdit

Hello, I started an article on Freedom's Watch that incude lots of quotes from the President. Those quotes appear in many articles. That is the reason the autobot thinks its a problem. They are quotes from him, not from an article. I will remove the template. ΞSMEDLEYΔBUTLERΞ 00:22, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

 Y No further action needed. — Coren (talk) 12:31, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Spelling error in message sent to users by CorenSearchBotEdit

In the second sentence, "I have perfomed a web search ...", "perfomed" should be "performed" with a second "r". Thanks, Graham87 06:23, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

  Fixed Nice catch. — Coren (talk) 12:29, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

CSB tagging: Chillout Sessions 7Edit

Just to notify, the bot tagged this article in error, assuming I had lifted the track list from the Ministry of Sound website. I've explained everything on the article's talk page, for anyone who's curious. --JB Adder | Talk 09:58, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

 Y No further actions needed. — Coren (talk) 12:31, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Public LedgerEdit

I, together with another editor, have removed "Philadelphia" as the first word of the name - a correction to the name. This also required that the article be MOVED. Now all's well.

Best wishes to you, --Ludvikus 14:06, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
 Y No further action required. — Coren (talk) 17:59, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Twin City SpeedwayEdit

This is a duplicate of an article on our Richfield Historical Society wiki site. However, I am part of the Richfield Historical Society board and as the board that is producing the book this is from and hold copyrights to, we have agreed to release the article on the Twin Cities Speedway to the public domain on Wikipedia. --Myotus 15:53, 23 August 2007 (UTC) (Joe Hoover, board member - Richfield Historical Society)

 Y Responded on the user's talk page. — Coren (talk) 17:38, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
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