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similarity and radio stations

Radio stations may look very similar due to common callsigns but AM and FM stations are different and should have different articles. Your bot should take this into consideration.--Rtphokie (talk) 02:01, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Articles Re-edited

Hi Corin

Since I was only creating an short information page for people to view manga titles I enjoyed reading, I thought it would be alright to copy the public sypnopsis provided on the publisher's website. However, I guess I was wrong and have rewritten the contents for the two pages "Seduce Me After the Show" and "Nephilim" in my own words so please scan over them again and let me know if there are still problems.

Also, regarding those Walkin Butterfly pictures, please delete as I have tried, but could not find a way to do. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fujoshi sisters (talkcontribs) 09:44, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Sheppard Nunatak and Sheppard Crater

Hi Coren. Yesterday afternoon your bot tagged the articles Sheppard Nunatak and Sheppard Crater as copyright from an external website. However, although I did copy them, I did so from within Wikipedia at Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/Antarctica/S3 where the text has been available for some time. I've therefore removed the copyright template from the relevant pages, but please accept my apologies if this is not the right thing to do. Thanks Egdirf (talk) 11:51, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Also Mount Shirshov. Egdirf (talk) 12:29, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

William Douglas Allen & CorenSearchBot.

it would be appreciated if you could drop a note on the maintainer's talk page.
I'm not sure if this is what you're after, but this is a quick note to tell you that while I was developing the article, it did contain some blocks of text that I was using as reference material, and your bot spotted a chunk (within 1 minute of me hitting the save button!!). But I have now further developed the article and removed those blocks of text, and removed the tag left by the bot. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 15:29, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Ix (Oz) and Noland (Oz)

Added more detail to distinguish these. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Goustien (talkcontribs) 05:57, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Leon Caffie biography

The biography I submitted on Command Sergeant Major Leon Caffie, U.S. Army Reserve, was produced by the U.S. government and is therfor not copyrighted. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ejutte (talkcontribs) 06:32, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Holiday in the Sun (film)

Hi, as you notice, I'm just here to move the article. Originally, it was called Holiday in the Sun (film), so send this to the person who made the article, not me. I had nothing to do with it it. --DylanD2000 (talk) 11:41, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Sagar world

Pvsamrat (talk) 11:35, 5 February 2008 (UTC) i just collected the topic from sagar world

Frankie Kennedy Winter School

There absolutely no copying from any site, except the official site of the school, where I only obtained information, did NOT copy.

--MaxPride (talk) 12:02, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Ursu River

Ursu River (Ilişoara) and Ursu River (Schitu) are different rivers.00:48, 7 February 2008 (UTC)


asshole Madblast (talk) 09:40, 7 February 2008 (UTC)


Hi On Jan 30th 2008, I created a page for Buissy-les-Daours, a commune of the Somme, France Today, Feb 7th, I created another page, for Daours, another commune of the Somme, France Your bot has redirected the new one (Daours) to the other village , which isn't the same place unfortunately. I've saved the original and will replace the redirect tomorrow. Thanks Dickie (talk) 15:04, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Re: Bhobia

Hi, Article Bhobia was created from contents from Jatland Wiki, which is licensed under GFDL, There is due attribution recorded as under:

Attribution - The original text of this article is taken from, which is licensed under GFDL

Hence article Bhobia may not be deleted. These is no copyright violation. burdak (talk) 07:38, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Misplaced comment

Note to editor. you have Deleted Peak Studios. It is our company name. The text placed there wasused with my permission. As the owner of Peak Studios I granted that permission. Could you please place my text back up there. Also the guy deleting the post is not from the US nor has any knowledge of my company since he is in a country we don't service at this time. —Preceding unsigned comment added by QuinceWyss (talkcontribs) 17:46, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

please tell your bot about Template:NIST-PD

It was used in Yates Analysis but was flagged anyway. Thanks Btyner (talk) 17:21, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

2008 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship

Hi, this information is not copied from the given website. As the tournament has not yet taken place, the only information included will be dates, prize fund, and location. These details are bound to be found on many other websites. Eddie6705 (talk) 18:22, 9 February 2008 (UTC)


The text used in this article is in the public domain -- it was written by me for a free and non-copyrighted brochure put out by the centre. Oawoaw (talk) 20:37, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Too complicated

I created the page, Drake Landing, because the requested articles page said it was requested. I created, and your bot tagged it for copyright stuff. I then find out that there is the original page Drake Landing Solar Community, and suggested to it's creator a merge of my info, and his. He is on a wikibreak, and my page will be gone soon. It's just too complicated... Basketball110 the pages I've messed up completely 01:00, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

Searching for Dragons (film)

Howdy! I split this text off from an article which was mostly about a novel. If the copy is indeed in violation, I am not the perpetrator and I will happily tag it accordingly. Just clearing my name. Her Pegship (tis herself) 04:54, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

RFA thanks

Search bot

For some reason your bot tagged a couple of my French commune stubs as copyvios from some hotel website - I looked and honestly don't see any resemblance. The articles are Jouy-aux-Arches and Vahl-Ebersing. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 21:27, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

And again, at Puttelange-lès-Thionville. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 21:34, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
And again...couple more. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 21:55, 10 February 2008 (UTC)
I too do not see any resemblance; I've removed the tags. Korg (talk) 00:24, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

False positive

Re this, I was reusing text from the Bowness-on-Solway article and it seems your bot flagged it due to a similarity with an article which advertises itself as being a Wikipedia mirror. Best wishes, --John (talk) 19:42, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Mazda T Platform

Your "bot" caused a "false positive" message to be displayed on this article. The information was copied from an independent website that sites WIKIPEDIA as a source of their information. This message is in error. This information copied from this independent website was deleted from WIKIPEDIA and I find myself replacing the deleted information. (Dddike (talk) 23:38, 11 February 2008 (UTC))

Das Dreimäderlhaus

I see what you mean, but the version you selected is even worse - it is an early version that contains language directly from the website. After careful investigation, I have rewritten/deleted the information that is too similar to the copyrighted website information. Please take a look and see if you see anything of concern remaining. -- Ssilvers (talk) 05:50, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Indeed, while trying to find a version that did not contain one part of the text I was looking at, I reverted to one that had a verbatim copy of some other section of text. :-) Thanks for the refactoring— as far as I can tell this version should not pose a difficulty for the website's author. And it reads better to boot. Thanks for bringing your quick attention to this. — Coren (talk) 17:10, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

I'm sorry that I was not more careful the first time around. Best regards, -- Ssilvers (talk) 17:16, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Your bot a little quick on the draw. I have altered the sentences from the original already (only using definitions anyway) and am interrupted from synthesizing the second and third source. I'd appreciate if the bot was a little less picky and hurried. Thanks. ClaudeReigns (talk) 06:55, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

John W. Howe (Episcopal Bishop)

Hi, I am the communications officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida. I created the page for our bishop, John W. Howe.

The material we used is from our Web site. We intentionally make this information available to anyone who cares to copy/disseminate it.

I have included the following on the Web site's opening page and on the page that contains the bishop's biographical material:

This information is from the Web site of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida. Copyright (c) 2008 Diocese of Central Florida. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License". —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jthoma3 (talkcontribs) 14:13, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Darfur Peace Agreement

Your bot told me that the content might be copyrighted; it's not, it's from the US Government State Department. Anyways, I'm modifying the text now; I just copied and pasted the content into a new article first. Gary King (talk) 05:42, 17 February 2008 (UTC)


I apologize for the copy, I had put it there quickly and wanted to jump back to it in order to revise it.AP1929 (talk) 09:16, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Changes on the article rasovi have been completed, sorry for the troubles. AP1929 (talk) 09:24, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Aeolidia papillosa

"This is an automated message from CorenSearchBot. I have performed a web search with the contents of Aeolidia papillosa, 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 (talk) 17:10, 17 February 2008 (UTC)"

I had just started the article with one short sentence, and CSB found it almost immediately within a couple of minutes. However, there was no real resemblance at all between what I wrote and the slug site piece, but it probably contained some of the same scientific terms, maybe that is what confused the bot? Invertzoo (talk) 15:01, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

I6NET why delete ?

Why did you delete my page I6NET,the text of my article is the original that belongs exclusively to I6NET by this way, please restore that errror, indiscriminately? I hope, allow me again to reissue this article.Thanks BSixt (talk) 17:12, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

List of the public meetings held in Lower Canada between May and November 1837

Congratulation on the most efficient bot I have ever seen.

I wrote the article at:

and I also own the domain I have added a GFDL tag on my original article to make it clear that Wikipedia can legally borrow its content. -- Mathieugp (talk) 16:56, 19 February 2008 (UTC)


Your bot must have been mistaken. Alæxis¿question? 20:45, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Prison population of England and Wales

Hi there - I tried to start an article on Prison population of England and Wales using material from Prison population of the United Kingdom. That has led to me getting a message! I assume what I've done is ok - please tell me if not! Thanks Fishiehelper2 (talk) 01:29, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Hi Coren

I have just seen a note on our topic of Power Plate that it includes information copied from another external website. We are the products distributor and the information listed is a direct copy of the original information listed on our website at under our technology and scientific research pages. The information has been copied from us and onto the external website that your bot has listed. If there are any problems or something we need to correct please let me know. hanks for your time, we appreciate it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by HFIOnline (talkcontribs) 02:04, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Request for input on Cheeser1

Hi Coren. I noticed you have had prior experience with User:Cheeser1. I was hoping that since you know at least something about the user and may be familiar and/or wiki-acquaintances with him relating to his previous history of edit warring, that you might lend a hand at the thread on the WP:ANI regarding the Firefly article. His response might be more positive if an administrator, particularly one he's familiar with, were to respond. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Netkinetic (talkcontribs) 03:17, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Anat Bilezki article

I have created this article from material sent me a by a friend, which has been circulating in Israeli Peace Movement email lists. I thought it would be useful to make an article of it, since Bilzki clearly meets the criteria for a Wikipedia page, and did not konw it derived from a copyrighted source. Sorry! I have now made the article into a stub, with external link to the original source and to another source I found on the net. I hope this is OK. I will later try to locate a non-copyrited source for expanding it. Adam Keller 15:59, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Getting rid of stuff on Prisontalk.

The bot already claimed I took stuff off a site Prisontalk, when I was editing from material that was from the State website. Not true! But go ahead and delete whole article if you want.--Steve (talk) 03:30, 22 February 2008 (UTC)


Your bot is observant, but the "warning" message is not necessary. I am in the middle of splitting the Scadoxus puniceus article, pulling out the information about the genus from the species page where it was put mistakenly. --EncycloPetey (talk) 08:20, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

The bot is at it again

Tagging Malagasy commune articles this time - it's pegged five or six, that I've noticed. --User:AlbertHerring Io son l'orecchio e tu la bocca: parla! 17:11, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Actually 17[1]... the articles are very similar to each other, though. Basically I'm generating them from commune census data with a little program, so the "prose" is certainly very repetitive. I still have 1,000+ Malagasy communes to create, so would there be an easy fix for this? I would rather not have 1,000 copyvio warnings on my talk page :) Cheers, Sadalmelik (talk) 17:46, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
Easiest thing to do is to simply whitelist you, so that the bot ignores what you do. I have just done so. — Coren (talk) 15:38, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! It will make my Malagasy project a bit more pleasant to do. – Sadalmelik (talk) 18:55, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

The Official Album of Disneyland/Walt Disney World (1980)

This is not a copy of a webpage. It is a album and of course will have a similar listing to what is on some website. I am removing the warning. --blm07 23:07, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

RE:User:The Community

I agree with your block completely, but I was wondering if the User page should be deleted or at least blanked as it is obviously misleading to (excuse the pun) the community. :-) « Gonzo fan2007 talkcontribs 04:01, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

I've added a disclaimer to the user page to make clear that the account is blocked and has no authority, but the actual text serves to illustrate the intent should discussion continue. — Coren (talk) 04:13, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
Good call. « Gonzo fan2007 talkcontribs 04:20, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

History of the Jews in Vietnam

The Coren Search Bot tagged History of the Jews in Vietnam as a copyvio. The problem is that the site it listed as possibly having been copied from is a copyvio Wikipedia fork which siphons Wikipedia content live, so it got the data from the Wikipedia article as soon as it was posted here. Corvus cornixtalk 05:15, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

That is immensely odd, because even if the fork siphoned in real time, how could it possibly have been indexed by Yahoo instantly? Usually, when that happens there is an older, deleted version of the article which was the original source. Doesn't appear to be the case this time— can you guess how the web search found it so fast? — Coren (talk) 05:20, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
I have no clue. These things are a mystery. :) Corvus cornixtalk 05:36, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
I had thought that it might be a copy of a previous version that had been deleted, but there doesn't appear to be an earlier version in the deletion log. Corvus cornixtalk 05:36, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
I've definitely had my articles indexed within five minutes or so by Google. (Though I've never tried to google them sooner than that.) The search engine crawlers pick wiki stuff real fast. Mangostar (talk) 07:45, 25 February 2008 (UTC)


Can you have it not search when hunting for copyvios? This is a mirror of public domain Library of Congress information. Mangostar (talk) 07:36, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Shaunwhim2 sorry:( —Preceding unsigned comment added by Shaunwhim2 (talkcontribs) 09:19, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

CorenSearchBot finds similarities between the as-yet-empty Meanings of asteroid names subpages (i.e. Meanings of asteroid names (176001-177000), Meanings of asteroid names (177001-178000), and Meanings of asteroid names (178001-179000)). The pages are similar but not identical: the numberings change. The bot's threshold should be set higher for those particular pages. Ta! Urhixidur (talk) 04:35, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
Probably. It tends to get a little confused by the verbiage in typical infoboxes, but short of implementing an actual wikimarkup parser that would know how to discount transclusion (and that would be rather expensive) there isn't much that can be done. If you're making a lot of very similar stubby articles, I can whitelist you however so that it trusts what you write isn't a copy. — Coren (talk) 05:06, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Digital Media Academy

Digital Media Academy has been updated. —Preceding unsigned comment added by DigitalMediaAcademy (talkcontribs) 22:46, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

up in smoke csi

i went onto this page and read it but then when i clicked on it again it statd it hadnt been written yet. so i pressed back and copied the old pages contents and duplicated what used to be there. probably my bad but i thought someone had deleted the article by mistake so i just re-did it as it was before sorryBlack6989 (talk) 00:24, 27 February 2008 (UTC)Black6989

CorenSearchBot message for Rajesh Vivek

Hi! The bot gave a message that this article Rajesh Vivek includes a substantial copy of Indeed, it has. The filmography portion of this actor was obviously taken from the IMDb page.But it cannot be helped. So I am taking the liberty of removing the tag from the article.

I did not know such a great bot existed. It's absolutely great. Regards.--Dwaipayan (talk) 05:58, 27 February 2008 (UTC)


there is only one Siege of Sardis (546 BC), and the Siege of Sardis, which i created does not have the previous info on it so i redirected it to the article with the date on it, and its okay. Also by putting the date it verifies when it happened. check it out!--Ariobarza (talk) 13:05, 27 February 2008 (UTC)Ariobarza talk


I saw your comments on the above users talk page and felt they were a little on the hash side. From what I recall the user page was a bit OTT and needed heavy editing or deletion but the user seem more to be unfamiliar with wiki policy then anything else. Also that he took time to explain himself and ask for help (see my talk page) would indicate he could be a good editor and would deserve the benefit of the doubt. Thanks for you time, --Nate1481(t/c) 15:01, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

User:Gary King

he has vandalised the list of entourage episodes, by unneccesarly moved them into sublinks on the list of entourage page. I feel this is should undone. But i am afraid if i undo it, he may start an edit war. Tj21 (talk) 20:52, 27 February 2008 (UTC)


You need to have a heart to heart talk with your bot. Of course the content of CPrize and the article we are creating for it will have considerable similarities. How can if be any different? We created both. A paranoid bot is hardly an asset. It wastes your time and ours. PacificWay (talk) 03:43, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

SearchBot bug

Check out History of the Jews in South Korea. Searchbot found a live mirror of the page and tagged it as a copyvio. Is there any way to have the bot recognize mirrors and exempt them? Cheers, Master of Puppets Call me MoP! 04:26, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Another False positive

Your bot wrote:

This is an automated message from CorenSearchBot. I have performed a web search with the contents of Alberta Highway 814, 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.

The site in question appears to be mirroring Wikipedia content for ad revenue or something. Strange, as I had just created the page *seconds* before I got this message. Bulliver (talk) 22:47, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

That is impressively fast. Usually, when that seems to happen, I find out that the mirror snarfed some earlier version of the article that was since deleted— not so in this case. Oddness. — Coren (talk) 00:01, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Other false positives

Thank you for your help

Thank you very much indeed for your comments and suggestions about the Avanti Construction entry. I have now addressed all the concerns raised and I shall look forward to the outcome of the review.

I very much appreciate your advice.

Kind regards

--Machiavelli2008 (talk) 13:23, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Johann Franck

My new artilcle about Johann Franck is from Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, 1914, which is in the public domain. (Terot (talk) 14:53, 29 February 2008 (UTC))

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