User talk:Govind

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If I leave you a message on your talk page, post your replies there. I will notice.
If you leave me a message on my talk page, I will reply here unless you specify otherwise.


So when did this site start? Can we use it for articles that got deleted for lacking notability on Wikipedia? Mathewignash 07:01, 3 July 2011 (MDT)

Yes, you can. We're a very new wiki; currently in the process of writing our policies and guidelines, and how they differ from Wikipedia's, but the general idea is that we do not have notability requirements and original research is not forbidden. If you have any further questions, feel free to reply below. Govind 11:10, 3 July 2011 (MDT)
Well, I wrote a bunch of articles about minor league fictional characters that got deleted on Wikipedia, and more are being nominated for deletion there, so if it's okay, I'll keep putting them here. Feel free to keep copying articles that are under deletion nomination on Wikipedia to here. Mathewignash 13:44, 3 July 2011 (MDT)
You are certainly welcome to preserve these articles on WikiAlpha. Govind 13:59, 3 July 2011 (MDT)

Licensing problems; discussion at Wikipedia regarding this site

There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia regarding licensing of Wikipedia content for this site. The exact issue is regarding the release of content on this site into the public domain, which is not an issue for non-Wikipedia content. However, Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL, which requires a "share-alike" agreement, meaning that all subsequent uses must also be licensed under the GFDL, even if the original content was deleted or otherwise altered (as the license is irrevocable once issued). The discussion can be found here, and I invite you, as one of the site administrators, to comment and participate there. I hope this can be resolved in a manner that is satisfactory to everyone. Cheers. Elektrik Shoos 12:01, 4 July 2011 (MDT)

An addendum: all written Wikipedia content is also licensed under a CC-BY-SA 3.0 license, and can be used under that as well. Elektrik Shoos 12:14, 4 July 2011 (MDT)
Hi, it appears that Richard is addressing the concerns on that discussion. Thank you for letting us know. Govind 23:21, 4 July 2011 (MDT)
Hi. :) I'm Maggie Dennis, aka Moonriddengirl, on English Wikipedia. I'm here to help with the attribution issues. I was looking for the articles actually on the Wiki, so I could put the attribution list on the talk pages of them, but I can't find them all. (10th Hole Productions, for instance, doesn't come up with a match, but Blue Bacchus does.) I'll see which ones I can find, and maybe you can help me with the other ones. :) --Moonriddengirl 01:33, 6 July 2011 (MSD)
Oh, most of these are not yet deleted on Wikipedia! That means that the history is still available for you guys. For example, for "Absolute FreeBSD", all you have to do is go into the history and copy & paste it to a stable place on your project (maybe the talk page of the article itself; that's what we do on Wikipedia when preserving content from a deleted article.) Let me see which ones are gone.... --Moonriddengirl 01:41, 6 July 2011 (MSD)
Ah, thanks for letting me know. :) I will take care of the rest of these myself. Govind 01:49, 6 July 2011 (MSD)
Happy, if I can help. :) I've got the histories for the four that have already been deleted (I figured out your "Deleted:" space. :D). The list of what is and isn't is visible at my talk page here. I hope you have a bot that can help you with this; much simpler. If it has to be done manually, it'll be a lot easier to work from [1]. I've created a collapsed box at the bottom of that section with direct wikilinks to the existing articles. If you run into any problems (like if any of them disappear before you can snag the history), please let me know. I'll be glad to help resurrect any histories that become inaccessible in the meantime. --Moonriddengirl 02:02, 6 July 2011 (MSD)

Do you take requests for deleted Wikipedia pages?

Would it be possible to start a page where users could place the name of a deleted Wikipedia article, and then a bot will recover it from Wikipedia and place it on WikiAplha? Mathewignash 17:42, 7 July 2011 (MSD)

Unfortunately, once an article is already deleted, it cannot be retrieved. Articles listed for deletion but which are yet to be deleted (or have their deletion nomination rejected) are automatically stored in the Deleted: namespace. Govind (talk) 05:45, 10 July 2011 (MSD)