User talk:RobThinks

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Hello, RobThinks! Welcome to Wikivoyage.

To help get you started contributing, we've created a tips for new contributors page, full of helpful links about policies and guidelines and style, as well as some important information on copyleft and basic stuff like how to edit a page. If you need help, check out Help, or post a message in the travellers' pub. New users are also welcome to post any questions or concerns to the arrivals lounge. If you are familiar with Wikipedia, take a look over some of the differences here. If you want to contribute with information about the place where you live, see Wikivoyage:Welcome, locals.

Thanks for contributing to articles around the Hertfordshire area!

FYI on Wikivoyage the prefix "Wikivoyage:" is used only for "official" policy pages, and therefore the original title of the article you created, Brookmans Park is correct. If you want to add more to the article, add it to that page rather than Wikivoyage:Brookmans Park. I would also advise merging all content into the Brookmans Park article since the other pagename might be deleted.

Thanks for contributing, and keep up the good work!

All the best,

--Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 00:58, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

Copying content from elsewhere[edit]

Hello, RobThinks. Thanks very much for your edits. I was just looking at your additions to Farnham, and I can see that you copied some of the descriptive content from the pubs' websites. This is something to avoid for two reasons:

  1. Wikivoyage is written primarily by travellers, for travellers. Therefore we write from the perspective of our readers for their benefit, not from the perspective of business owners, who all too often only wish to tout on behalf of their own narrow interests.
  2. Wikivoyage has a creative commons licence which guarantees that all our content is free to be copied and adapted by anyone for any purpose. That means we cannot ourselves reuse content from copyrighted sources such as pub websites, lest we be breaking the law.

What you can do instead of copying and pasting, is read what a pub's website says and rewrite the relevant information in your own words.

I hope this makes sense; please ask if you have any questions. All the best, ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 12:39, 24 September 2020 (UTC)