Talk:Lebanon (Tennessee)

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Most if not all of the newly added content is copyvio


I don't have time at the moment to check the whole article, but three out of three of the newly added listings I've checked were copy-pasted from other websites - the blurb for Fiddlers Grove Historic Village comes from here, the one for Don Fox Park from the City of Lebanon's official website, and the one for Cedars of Lebanon State Park from the Tennessee State Parks website. IMO all edits from the IP user should be considered suspect.

Pinging Ikan, who's had his eye on this user longer than I have.

-- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 02:44, 6 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

Alright, I'm not very surprised. So far, I've gotten no reply from the IP user adding the content, but I'll give the user about 24 hours to reply. Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:17, 6 May 2017 (UTC)Reply



Hey, I'm trying here, I've not coping anything at all now(I didn't realize that Wikipedia and wiki voyage weren't one in the same) and trying to make sure my wording doesn't even remotely resemble anything at all that I can find anywhere (book, internet or otherwise). Tell me what it is that I'm doing wrong because I didn't realize that average yearly rainfall was a copyright violation, there's only so many ways you can list that kind of information. —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Pinging Ikan Kekek. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:10, 13 May 2017 (UTC)Reply, thanks for posting here. I now understand the confusion.
So the thing is, it would be OK to copy and paste rainfall information, as long as you mention in an edit summary (which you type in the box marked "Summary" below your edit screen) that you got it from the Wikipedia article. However, you also substituted a sentence from Wikipedia for what was in "Understand".
But let's focus on the most important issue: Under Copyleft licensing, you can copy stuff from Wikipedia; however, you must credit it, such as by mentioning "added text from w:Lebanon, Tennessee" in an edit summary.
It's also true that it's not always a great idea to copy large amounts of text from Wikipedia, because of the different style and goals of the two sites. However, that's a less important issue than the need to give credit to your source.
So go ahead and add information — summarized and paraphrased, quoting directly only when necessary — from Wikipedia, but always make sure to credit your source in your edit summary.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:06, 13 May 2017 (UTC)Reply