User talk:Jack Phoenix

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A couple questions[edit]

Greetings Jack, I just had a couple questions to run by you before starting.

  1. First whats the policy on using content from Wikipedia? I know they use a lot of extra and unnecessary templates, but the information is freely distributable.
  2. The scope of Wikipedia is fairly narrow making a lot of topics, such as Iraq war operations, non notable. What is the notability standard here?

Thanks and maybe I'll start editing over here. 03:10, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi there and thank you for the good questions!
Using content from Wikipedia is totally fair as long as you abide by the license terms. Both WarWiki and Wikipedia use the same license, so this is rather easy to do in practise — just remember to slap {{Wikipedia|Name of the Wikipedia page that you copied information from}} to the bottom of the page. See the Dwight D. Eisenhower article for a live example (scroll down all the way to the External links section).
Given that WarWiki is small and its community has historically consisted of no more than ten people at a given time, there are no estabilished policies on what we consider notable and what we don't. Personally I'd say that "if it has something to do with warfare, it belongs here". Wikipedia — especially the English-language one — is known for its strict policies on notability of the subjects, and personally I feel that the policies are sometimes even a tad bit too restricting.
I hope that you choose to create an account and become a member of the WarWiki community and help us grow! Please let me know if you have any other questions and I'll try to address them to the best extent of my abilities. --Jack PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 13:21, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Great, thanks for the quick reply. I'll probably create an account a little later. I can't do a mass import because that requires admin rights, but I'll start with a few and go from there. 18:45, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
PS, [[When James Bond and Séverine imbibe the suave secret agent s drink of choice rather than an alluring vodka martini reaching their lips a cold one of the pale ale Heineken brand does the trick|this]] probably should be deleted. :-) 18:51, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Splendid! And thanks for pointing out that spam page, I've now deleted it. Every now and then one or two of those slip past the radars and go unnoticed...thankfully that doesn't happen too often! --Jack PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 21:13, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Greetings Jack I created an account and created a couple new articles as well as a couple categories and couple templates. As I mentioned before I'm still learning the rules here so if I do something that isn't allowed just let me know. Some of the templates I added were based on corresponding ones in Wikipedia, but several I changed. If I need to add the {{Wikipedia}} template just let me know. Reguyla (talk) 22:56, 25 November 2014 (UTC)