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Restoring ConfirmationOTRS on Talk:Renaissance CommunityEdit

Dbrown1793 removed {{ConfirmationOTRS}} from Talk:Renaissance Community with this edit. I would like to see it restored.

I recently started to see if some of the problems with the article, such as lack of citations, could be resolved. I happened to take the initial step of seeing if there were copyright violations & I saw this:

The URL in the OTRS confirmation is now a dead URL. Here is a citation with the archive link:

  • Brown, Daniel A. "UMass Amherst W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Special Collections and University Dan Brown (Brotherhood of the Spirit) Collection". Archived from the original on 2010-01-18.

Although the archive date is 2010-01-18, there is a "© 2004 University of Massachusetts Amherst" at the bottom of the page, & the last event mentioned is in 2003. I believe that the archived page represents the original work, & that Daniel A. Brown later copied it to Here is the full citation:

Although I want to challenge the notability of the article based on the lack of citations, I do not want to needlessly discuss copyright violations & involve the Volunteer Response Team if the matter has already been handled. Since I do not have the vrt-permissions user right, I cannot re-insert the {{ConfirmationOTRS}} template. I am hoping that someone responding here can do that.

P.S. Is it possible to put the full citation from with the archive parameters into the |source= parameter? Peaceray (talk) 04:33, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Could someone clear this category please? There are several unresolved entries dating as far back as August 2022. * Pppery * it has begun... 22:48, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]