User talk:Evan/Oct 2004
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Re: GFDL, yes that's what I figured. How annoying considering I was the (only) writer of the Wikipedia article on Tioman, and now I have to refactor my own words to make it usable here. Oh well, maybe someday I'll get around to doing that, but it's hard to get excited about "rephrasing" so it will have to wait. I understand the necessity of doing the legal thing, I really do, but my eyes glaze over with complete boredom at this kind of stuff, so I'll keep pitching in on more interesting stuff. Thanks. Fuzheado 04:43, 1 Feb 2004 (EST)
Thanks for the clarification re: copyright and content for Tioman. Fuzheado 23:35, 2 Feb 2004 (EST)
Dear Mighty Silverback,
I'm working on a python script that will suck in the TIGERLine data and spit out SVG that people then can manipulate in whatever way. This will be cool because then we will be able to do most US city maps fairly easily (I hope.)
So when I'm done with this tool I don't want it just published on my site, because if my box disappears or I buy the farm it may disappear forever. Is there a way to make it part of the Wiki easily, and how would I do this? Just make a new node and paste it in? Or is there a better magical way?
-- Yosemite 01:54, 3 Feb 2004 (EST)
-- Yosemite 21:14, 3 Feb 2004 (EST)
Buying / renting
Evan, it was never my intention to blank the page. I must have done it by mistake. I looked at it afterwards and when I didn't see anything I thought it had to be something with my browser or Wikitravel itself. Never thought it could actually be *me* :-( Sorry, but as you know I've got lots of work and I *am* pretty tired. I wish I could do more for Wikitravel, but alas... DhDh 16:36, 3 Feb 2004 (EST)
Evan, no sweat. I've added language certifying that I took the photos and give Wikitravel my blessing to use them. Let me know if you need anything more than that. Fuzheado 00:31, 5 Feb 2004 (EST)
Evan, there is definitely something wrong with my browser. I just posted a comment on the traveller's pub and most of the page was gone! What's worse: I'm unable to revert it. This time I know I didn't do anything wrong. I'll have a look at it this weekend. Could you fix the page for me? Thanks a lot! DhDh 12:32, 5 Feb 2004 (EST)
Oh man!!!! I should sink in the ground of shame!!!!! :-((((( DhDh 12:34, 5 Feb 2004 (EST)
Meeting in London
I left a note on Maj's page too... Are you guys interested in meeting up while you're in London? Is there a meet with London Wikipedians already organised? - MykReeve 17:18, 9 Feb 2004 (EST)
Evan, I've seen that same map repurposed often here in Seattle, and there is no copyright claim on the web page it comes from (though, admittedly there is for some other content on the site). I am certain that the last thing the city would want to do, even if copyright exists, is enforce it against a web site that promotes tourism to their city.
Having dealt with the city gov't here, including their webmasters, it would be incredibly tedious to get explicit permission to use it, and I'm not going to pursue that wild goose chase.
If you actually think this is a problem, ping me again, and I will create a (probably slightly less topographically accurate) map from scratch. We really do need something, though, because these neighborhoods are how everyone in Seattle talks about where anything is. -- Jmabel 19:32, 9 Feb 2004 (EST)