User talk:Vicktor Blueridge


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Again, welcome to Sarna's BattleTechWiki!

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Hiya, welcome to Sarna! I appreciate you jumping in and finally doing the writeup for the Huntress (BattleMech), something I meant to do but didn't for several years. Your contribution is very welcome. You made make some minor mistakes; don't let the corrections we did discourage you. For example, we don't include the alphanumerical code in the name of 'Mech articles, to differentiate we add the "(BattleMech)" suffix instead where there are other articles with the same name.

However, there is one problem I have to adress: You may not upload copyrighted content here like you did. In particular, it is not permissible to quote sources verbatim - any text you enter into a wiki has to be your own writing. (Exceptions exist, but the aforementioned is a good general rule.) I therefore had to rewrite the entire text.

For the same reasoning I had to delete the BattleTechnology pages you uploaded. Even though the magazine is some two decades out of print, it is and remains copyrighted material. We believe that the "fair use" doctrine does permit us to lift certain original copyrighted material such as (in particular) artwork. But entire magazine pages aren't covered under fair use.

Please do not take these comments as a reprimand. They're not meant to be. They should be guidelines and help for you when you do your next article! :) Frabby (talk) 08:25, 13 March 2014 (PDT)