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I have had to delete the recipe you added as it was copied from another website that has a copyright notice. You will need to prove you own the copyright in order to add it to Wikibooks. Thanks QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 09:04, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

now, THIS was my own recipe. I uploaded it to but alas it will not be kitchen approved due to my user name and nobody can bring it up. I then uploaded it to who then added some nutritional information I don't care about. I then added some pictures to my recipe that I took myself with my tablet. I then added it to wikibooks by using the recipe template. I came back and found this idiot can't even READ the name of the submitter here and at and notice it is in fact the same person.

I cannot find it in discussions or in any log entries.

It is raisin-cinnamon yeast raised doughnuts. I may not have had "yeast raised" in the title. It also fixes problems that most folks have with ingredients killing yeast. odd that a recipe that was donated to the public domain by me has been deleted because there's some stupid copyright notice someplace. the copyright is on the collection of recipes not individual ones and they also hold the copyright of the nutritional information which I did NOT provide here. Robert Dell (discusscontribs) 00:48, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

As apparently I am an "idiot" I decline to act on this request - another administrator will consider it. I will note however that having a username on one website that is the same as the username on another website is zero evidence that you are in fact (a) the same user and (b) actually the copyright holder. Or are you implying that you are the one and only Robert Dell in the whole world? There are specific instructions on how to provide evidence of ownership and I suggest to the closing administrator that they ensure you follow those before undeleting. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 09:14, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Symbol comment vote.svg Comment The user would need to prove they have the legal right to publish the recipe here. It seems the user either failed to realize the difficulty of determining identity across the internet, or the user is pretending not to realize; we have, of course, no way to distinguish between these eminently plausible hypotheses without the aforementioned proof (or, improbably, proof to the contrary). --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 14:52, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
"There are specific instructions on how to provide evidence of ownership" where? the internet is a very big place and so is wikipedia and wikibooks. you say there are specific instructions, let me see them.

by the way, read the note on the recipe and you'll see something else added that only the original recipe submitter could add which is "I also hereby grant myself permission to post this recipe to wikibooks as I already donated it to the public domain." Robert Dell (discusscontribs) 16:15, 25 September 2014 (UTC)


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US History/Vikings[edit]

Erik the Red and Leif Erikson are discussed in the section on European history. Erik's other children, and Snorri Sturluson, seem irrelevant. Pittsburgh Poet (discusscontribs) 22:45, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Are you nominating the whole page, or just two sections for deletion? Normally what to include or not in a book is decided through consensus by the book contributors on the book's or page's discussion page. --darklama 01:41, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

I am nominating the orphaned chapter US History/Vikings under the section Orphans in "Discussion." I'll go to the book's discussion page, then. Thank you. Pittsburgh Poet (discusscontribs) 10:56, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

It's almost 4 years since the last contribution to that page (not sure how active other pages of the book are though) so you could make the edits as you see fit provided you explain your rationale in the Edit Summary. The fact that the information is already included elsewhere in the book seems a good enough reason.--ЗAНИA Flag of Estonia.svgtalk 20:29, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Cookbook:Recipes/Print version 0 to L[edit]

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Cookbook:Recipes/Print version M to Z[edit]

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Corset/Popular culture[edit]

A virtually random and pointless list of women wearing a particular garment. What educational purpose could this serve? —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:35, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Keep - The list is on topic and serves a purpose inside the work it belong to, this is not Wikipedia. --Panic (discusscontribs) 22:46, 1 September 2014 (UTC)