User talk:Koavf

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Wikimedia Foundation receives copyright infringement claim from Mormon Church[edit]

From w:The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, widely known as the LDS Church or the Mormon Church..." I went with "Mormon Church" because this is a "widely known" name as well, and to use the entire "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" is very very long in the headline of an article. I hope you do not mind if I move it back. Cirt (talk) 04:58, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your response. I respect your opinion, though I also respectfully disagree, as a perusal of similar types of news stories about this organization seems to hold that "Mormon Church", is used more frequently than "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints". Thanks for the polite response. Cheers, Cirt (talk) 19:07, 14 May 2008 (UTC)


Thank you for taking the time to point out the transcription error in this article about Noam Chomsky. I had to listen to it several times before I was sure exactly what he said. Good ears;). Gopher65talk 23:13, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Moving images to Commons[edit]

Hi. Just wanted to explain a bit why I rv'd your seemingly perfectly reasonable edit on the image. I don't particularly dispute the point about it being ineligible for copyright. The thing is, though, there's a long and tragic history of Commons dissing Wikinews by deleting stuff (with neither warning nor notification) we are using and cannot replace, but which we could almost always upload locally under fair use if we knew it was about to happen. There's probably... usually... no malice at all involved, either, but one can't help thinking if Commons cared to it could easily set up an infrastructure to check whether a pending deletion would cause problems for a sister project that allows local uploads, and either notify them or even automatically do a local upload with some sort of copyright-justification-needed-within-x-amount-of-time tag. The worst incident I've seen was a Wikinews article we published with an image that had been sitting happily on Commons for something like six or seven years, and then a little more than a day after we published our article, while it was the number one lead on our main page so that this image was the single most prominent image displayed on our entire site, Commons deleted it. The icing on the cake was, this was just after the article was more than 24 hours post-publication, so that our archive policy had kicked in (the reason we can't replace most images that get deleted out from under us). So, once we've uploaded something locally, we're not likely to voluntarily delete it in favor of moving to Commons, making ourselves more vulnerable to the mishap of Commons deletion. --Pi zero (talk) 14:05, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

Okay But if it gets deleted there, you can undelete it here. —Justin (koavf)TCM 08:47, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
Hm. An interesting thought, except that we don't know when an image we use here is deleted there. --Pi zero (talk) 13:42, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
Files You could have a tracking category like Articles_with_missing_files. —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:03, 11 December 2012 (UTC)
There are about... I think it's around 450 articles in our archives with missing images. Two and a fraction percent of our entire archive. Only earlier this year I created a template {{missing image}} to try to at least neatify the articles involved. Small as Wikinews is, we need less stuff to keep track of, rather than more.
In the specific instance, though, I concede that if the image were ever deleted from Commons, sooner or later we would presumably notice and would then find it especially easy to fix. --Pi zero (talk) 20:32, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

Category:Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama[edit]

I hope this was an error here, I can't possibly see how anyone could argue the D.L. is not a Theologian. --Brian McNeil / talk 23:24, 5 June 2013 (UTC)


Was that edit at the user's request? It's hard to follow what's going on here, locally. The impression I get hunting around is that Sarah's position at the WMF is over, is that correct? BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 14:22, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes. Microchip08 (talk) 14:25, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
Blood Red Sandman I notified her on en.voy. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:55, 15 April 2014 (UTC)