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Allan D. Cruickshank wiki deletedEdit

What a shame to see that this page was deleted before I had the chance to change the wording. I really don't know what was copywrite infringement. He seemed like a really impressive person and I was surprised when I wrote the page that he didn't have one already. Now that it's been deleted, what do I do to get him the wiki that I believe he deserves? Is there an archive where I can see the deleted wiki so that I can reword it and start again? I appreciate your help! Fonduechocolatelove (talk) 05:26, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi Fonduechocolatelove - one of Lefcentreright's talk page stalkers here - I didn't see the article, so I can't offer any specific advice on what about it was copyvio, but generally speaking not only can you not copy/paste from websites, you also can't just take the text and change a few words here and there - your writing needs to be entirely different. The log said it was copied from this site - I assume from the 'Award History' tab, which gives the subject a brief biography, so make sure your new text doesn't resemble anything there.
You can't view deleted pages directly (only admins can do that), but you can approach the deleting administrator - RHaworth - and ask him whether he'd be willing to e-mail you a copy of the text for you to work on offline. Make sure you give him a link to the page, like this: Allan D. Cruickshank. Cheers GirthSummit (blether) 17:32, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
@Girth Summit: Thanks so much for your reply and assistance! I really appreciate when other editors are so helpful! I'm going to try to redo the page and keep it very simple (and obviously avoid the language that may have been a problem). Thanks! Fonduechocolatelove (talk) 06:06, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
No problem, Fonduechocolatelove. I'd suggest writing it up as a draft, I'd be happy to take a look before you publish it if you want a second pair of eyes. GirthSummit (blether) 09:21, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

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Create my pageEdit

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I am Previn Vedan, the youngest elected Ward councillor in Ethekwini Municipality.

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pvedan@gmail.com 0794609702 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 105.225.186.133 (talk) 23:42, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

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@Isaacl: Thank you for enlightening me about this policy. I shall change it soon. South Africa Lefcentreright (talk) 14:15, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

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