User talk:John Bockman
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Gabriela 22:26, August 30, 2006 (CDT)
Deletion of Gen. 6:1-4
Thanks for your recent contribution. I wanted to explain why I deleted it. First, the article you wrote included a copyright tag at the end attributing it to "John Johnson" and reserving all rights. If you are not "John Johnson" then you cannot reproduce his copyrighted work on OrthodoxWiki without his explicit permission.
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- John, I noticed your conversation with DcnDavid on his talk page. I know that he hasn't had a chance to respond yet and so I apologize for butting in. I'm not sure why he deleted your article (I noticed it recently and based on the length I figured it took you a long time). We all appreciate your contributions here. Please consider staying on and contributing more. As you probably know, much of the information we post here is subject to change and editing, I know that can be frustrating. Joe 2006-09-03
- A recent conversation with Fr John has yielded the information that a copyright-ed article can be placed on OW. This is currently a temporary measure - these articles will be moved to OrthodoxSource (dedicated to primary source material, and material with hosting permission given - such as your Genesis article) when that site is fully launched. As such, this article has been reinstated, with a transfer template placed on it.
- I will ask, however, that you change the copyright information ASAP - it is best that I do not, particularly since it is your article; but it does need to be changed so that you have copyright (rather than a fictitious John Johnson). — edited by Pιsτévο talk complaints at 01:48, September 3, 2006 (CDT)
- John, I'm sorry for the miscue on your article. It appeared to me that it had been cut and pasted wholesale; I wasn't familiar enough with our own copyright policies to note that "John Johnson" was the name on the form. Please forgive me. The beauty of the Wiki is that nothing is really ever lost. All edits (even overzealous deletions) can be undone.
- I agree with Pistevo that this your article is more appropriate for OrthodoxSource than OW.
- I hope you'll stay and continue to contribute to OW.
Just a cautionary note, which is that if you write your email address here in plain form, you WILL get lots of spam. That's why I've "confused" it a little bit. Of course, you're free to change it back if you want. Keep in mind that logged in users can already contact you via email through the "E-mail this user" link in the sidebar without then ever getting your email address, unless you choose to write them back. Just wanted you to know. God bless, — FrJohn (talk)