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Citations, Newspapers.comEdit

Dmoore5556, nice work on the Tangerine Bowl articles. I have a couple comments about about your citations. First, wire service (AP, UPI, etc.) should be noted in the agency field, not the author field in Template:Cite news. Second, articles at Newspapers.com can be clipped so that they are viewable to everyone, even those without a subscription. Consider doing that as it increases the accessibility of the source material. See the citations as Cecil Coleman for an example regarding both issues. Thanks, Jweiss11 (talk) 03:47, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Good pointers, thanks! --Dmoore5556 (talk) 03:52, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

List of Major League Baseball players to hit for the cycleEdit

Hi, Dmoore. I've done a lot of work on list articles as a contributor and as a reviewer, and believe that a list's lead should be able to stand on its own merits, apart from the lead that the parent article happens to have. It's not a bad thing for the list to have a multiple-paragraph lead; in fact, the featured list criteria, which aids many editors in improving list standards, call for a lead to have good content on its own ("engaging" content, in that page's words). Regarding the main cycle article, one could argue that more content on the history of the accomplishment might be helpful, but that can be done without reducing the lead in the list. As for how the pages relate, I'd say the point of a list article in this situation is to avoid having a huge list overwhelm the main article (perhaps 2, if the Japan list was also there). There are cases where lists serve merely as content forks, but in this case splitting the lists into their own articles makes sense to me. They provide comprehensive information for interested readers, while those looking for more general concepts can read the main cycle page. If you're still concerned about how they interact, you could ask at WT:BASEBALL, as several editors active there have worked on these stat lists. Cheers. Giants2008 (Talk) 01:37, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Thanks much for the response and insight, quite helpful. Dmoore5556 (talk)

Non-free image useEdit

In general, Wikipedia's non-free content use policy does allow the use of logos (company, event, organizations, etc.) when they are used for the primary means of identification in the main infobox of stand-alone articles about the company, event, organization, etc. However, non-free use is typically restricted to the article about the parent entity per items 14 and 17 of WP:NFC#UUI. So, an non-free image of a football tournament logo is most likely OK when used for primary identification purposes in the main article about the tournament itself, but generally not OK when used in articles about individual occurances of the tournament unless the logo is specific to that particular event. If a season specifc logo for a particular occurance of an event does not exist, then using the primary logo is not automatic by default and typically only allowed for the first occurence where the logo is being used.

Another thing about non-free use is that each use of non-free content on any page of a Wikipedia article requires a seperate, specific non-free use rationale be provided which clearly explains how the particular use meets all ten non-free content use criteria. So, if you add a non-free image to an article, then it is also you're responsibility to provide the required rationale. Non-free files lacking the required rationale can be removed per WP:NFCCE so you need to make sure you at least add a rationale. A non-free use rationale does not automatically mean complaince with relevant policy per WP:JUSTONE, but it will at least give any one reviewing the file's use something to assess. You should try to be as specific as possible in the rationale (particulary with respect to WP:NFCC#8) and avoid simply using the boilerplate language of templates. If the file is not being used for primary identification purposes at the top of the article, then the rationale should not claim that it is. Not all non-free use is the same per WP:OTHERIMAGE, so you've got to try and be as specific as possible.

If you have any questions about any of this you can ask them here, or at WT:NFC if you want. Non-free content use can be tricky and mistakes are expected; if, however, you're going to be uploading or adding lots of non-free images to articles, you might want to start peaking at pages like WP:FFD, WP:MCQ or WT:NFC to see what types of issues are typically encountered and how they tend to be resolved. -- Marchjuly (talk) 06:48, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi - thanks for your comments; I will review and work to align with defined/established policies. Dmoore5556 (talk)

File:Evel Knievel monument in Twin Falls.jpgEdit

Can you provide any more information about this monument such as when it was created, who created it, etc.? This might be importent because photographs of 3D works of art located in the US, even those publically displayed, need to take into account the copyright status of the work itself per c:COM:FOP#United States. You as the photographer can create a derivative work by taking the photo and you can release it under a free license of your choosing, but you are not the copyright holder/creator of the work being photographed. This particular upload might need two copyright licenses: one for the photo and one for the monument. It's possible that the monument is old enough to fall within the public domain, but that should not always be assumed per m:Wikilegal/Copyright of Images of Memorials in the US. -- Marchjuly (talk) 07:15, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Hello - I personally took the photograph, and (I thought) released it under free license when I uploaded it. The monument itself was dedicated in September 1985 (more detail within the cited source in the article that the image appears in). Dmoore5556 (talk)
You can release the photo you took under a free license if you wish since it's your derivtive work, but the monument's copyright status also needs to be taken into account. Since you say it was installed in 1985, it is not eligible for {{PD-US-no notice}} or {{PD-US-not renewed}} and I believe that anything installed after 1977 is going to require OTRS verification that the scupltor/creator has agreed to release it under a free license. I tired searching for info here but found nothing. There's stuff about the monument online, but they appear to be mostly personal photos, reviews, etc, and not anything resembling an official website. Someone had to create it and that person likely holds the copyright on it, unless there was some kind of copyright transfer agreement or they released it into the public domain. -- Marchjuly (talk) 23:49, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Fair enough. The momument was created by a local monument company for the local Chamber of Commerce; if being a public work of art, created for a public agency, still has restrictions... I'll simply remove the photo from the article, and it will subsequently get deleted, due to being orphaned. Dmoore5556 (talk) 00:21, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
It might be better to ask for other opinions at WP:MCQ first. For example, works commissioned by the US government sometimes fall under {{PD-USGov}}, and a few states follow a similar practice like {{PD-NJGov}}, {{PD-FLGov}} and {{PD-CAGov}}. I'm not sure if Idaho or that local government does something similar. Even if it's not PD, maybe all that would be needed is OTRS verification saying that it's released under a free license per c:COM:OTRS#If you are NOT the copyright holder. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:51, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Massachusetts electionsEdit

As you add elections to the Massachusetts elections template(s), please also add them to List of elections in Massachusetts. Thanks!—GoldRingChip 14:00, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Will do, thanks. Dmoore5556 (talk) 23:25, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Phantom ballplayersEdit

Really nice work on the Phantom ballplayers page. Thanks. — Bbny-wiki-editor (talk) 19:34, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks much, it's been fun. I didn't know about the page until Muboshgu mentioned it on his talk page; quite an interesting topic. Dmoore5556 (talk) 20:34, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

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Sources needed for Days of the Year pagesEdit

I see you recently accepted a pending change to July 3. I looked for a reliable source for this date of birth in the linked biography that I could add to the DOY page and it was unsupported by any reliable source there either.

You're probably not aware of this change, but Days of the Year pages are no longer exempt from WP:V and direct sources are required for additions. For details see the WikiProject Days of the Year style guide. I've gone ahead and un-accepted this edit and backed it out.

As a pending changes patroller, please do not accept additions to day of year pages where no direct source has been provided on that day of year page. The burden to provide sources for additions to these pages is on the editor who adds or restores material to these pages. Thank you. Toddst1 (talk) 03:57, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Got it, thanks. Dmoore5556 (talk) 03:58, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
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