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Urgent message for User:Okay95[edit]

ALL the content and images in the Gangwon article that you have contributed is about to be deleted. This is being done for copyright violation reasons. Some of the content appears to have copied from other website(s). This is unacceptable behaviour. Unless you can explain where the content originates from, and what right you have to copy it, ALL the content and images that you have contributed could be deleted without further warning. You need to discuss this now, before you make another edit. -- Huttite 03:44, 19 Jan 2006 (EST)

Copied content[edit]

Some of the florid prose ("sure to excite the most rabid aficionado"?) is almost certainly copied from somewhere else -- but where? Google can't find it. Jpatokal 00:59, 17 Jan 2006 (EST)

Yeah, that's what I was wondering, too. It seems to be copied in toto rather than edited and re-edited, but I can't find any clues. --Evan 01:00, 17 Jan 2006 (EST)
You're wondering where an extlink happy contributor gets his stuff? CLICK THE LINK LUKE! It's reworded, but it's still plagerism. -- Colin 02:50, 17 Jan 2006 (EST)
The link is -- Huttite 17:32, 17 Jan 2006 (EST)
User:Okay95 has posted on User talk:Okay95 a fax from the Gangwon Provincial Government. I am of the opinion that it permits the text of the website to be copied but NOT the images. Can others confirm this opinion? -- Huttite 07:06, 20 Jan 2006 (EST)
It says "pictures". --Evan 11:27, 20 Jan 2006 (EST)
And the fax is quite correct in stating that the GPG retains the copyright of the images. I think the bigger problem is that the fax gives Ms. Hong permission to use the content, without saying anything about the CC by-sa licensing. Jpatokal 02:33, 21 Jan 2006 (EST)
Fax Permission

Regions hierachy[edit]

Gangwon-do actually breaks down into a number of Si and gun (counties and cities?). From the provincial website dropdown box - (which is a very bad way of promoting your region because all the URL's are probably hidden from google and implies poor website design) I obtained this list of regions and their websites:

I am not sure if the Si or gun should be part of the region name. It would be useful to list these under the Region section in Gangwon and move a lot of the information in Gangwon into individual region and city articles. However there are probably still too many and it might need to be broken down further, like near the DMZ or North Gangwon and South Gangwon. However, I do not know enough to say what is best. Any thoughts? -- Huttite 18:07, 17 Jan 2006 (EST)

-si is city, -gun is literally village, although both in Korea and Japan gun usually denotes large rural areas with little population. They should never be used in article titles.
At any rate, I don't think further division into subregions is necessary. The -sis should go under Cities and the villages should be omitted. Jpatokal 22:20, 17 Jan 2006 (EST)
The Gangwon-do website has a map that indicates the -gun are counties (under road information). So I think the -guns should become regions. -- Huttite 23:05, 17 Jan 2006 (EST)
My bad, you seem to be correct — in Japan the gun is a historical relic but in Korea they are indeed still used as districts covering multiple towns and villages ([1]). However, note that the cities and counties are exclusive, so eg. Hoengseong-gun does not include Hoengseong-si. This sounds pretty prone to confusion as a region hierarchy if you ask me... Jpatokal 00:39, 18 Jan 2006 (EST)