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Food Safety Guide[edit]

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This book is just a collection of phrases translated into Hanzi. This book should be scrapped and a new one started, and covers topics like food, how is your day, actions, etc. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 01:26, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Examples from English-Hanzi[edit]


  • English-Hanzi/Train: A train is a vehicle with a series of carriages. It runs on a railway. A train can carry a lot of passengers or cargoes.
This is not a page of copyright violation. --Efex3 (discusscontribs) 22:01, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
@Efex3: I did not list it here because it is a copy violation. I listed it here to show that it is a collection of sentences. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 16:11, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Trump 'looks forward to visiting China[edit]

For this example, I found this article on the BBC. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 18:46, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
This is wrong. This is from the policy:
Although we do not permit verbatim copies of pre-existing works, we do permit annotated texts, which are a kind of text that includes an original text within it and serves as a guide to reading or studying that text. Annotated editions of previously published source texts may only be written if the source text is compatible with the project's license.
BBC has a non-Creative Commons copyright license. The text is incompatible. Also, even if it were correctly licensed, this is not a guide to reading or studying that text. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 04:02, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
There are guides below the text helps to read and understand.--Efex3 (discusscontribs) 04:22, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
@Efex3: While that may be true, the text is still copyrighted. And also, here is the English guide:
US/ state secretary/ Rex Tillerson/ told/ China/ state chairman/ Xi Jinping, Ronald Trump/ president/ looking forward to/ visiting/ China, to enhance/ between both countries/ 's/ understanding.
Your book has not been verified, as you are using a translator. First of all, it is Donald Trump, not Ronald Trump. A native Hanzi speaker needs to check over the book. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 13:46, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Discussion of English-Hanzi[edit]

This book is a series of English-Chinese materials for language learning, but not a book of food, how is your day, actions, etc.--Efex3 (discusscontribs) 03:22, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

@Efex3: So is this book a collection of statements? If so, then should there not be another book that teaches individual words and phrases? PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 03:30, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
This book contains a variety of materials used for language learning. It is better to have a method to search for related topics. As you are a software specialist, could you help create a method for searching related topics of this book?--Efex3 (discusscontribs) 04:02, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
What about {{Book search}}? JackPotte (discusscontribs) 08:16, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete I thought we had an ongoing discussion about deleting this book, in which the primary issue was copyright; a legal issue, not to be dismissed lightly. I find, though, that as part of some bookkeeping tasks that tbh I failed to check as closely as I presumably should have, that discussion was closed — in a nothing-more-to-be-done sort of way — and archived (at Wikibooks:Requests for deletion/English-Hanzi) despite what looks to me like a gradually forming consensus for deletion. It looks as if the most recent votes were by me and User:Dan Polansky, both for deletion. Did I misunderstand how all that ended? --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 14:01, 22 September 2017 (UTC)
The original discussion should not have been closed. On a related note, I'm also not sure why non-admins have been closing RFD's and RFPs anyways as they generally should get reviewed by an admin before that process happens. --Az1568 (discusscontribs) 18:50, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

You should delete the pages which are copyright violated, but should not to delete the whole book.--Efex3 (discusscontribs) 21:25, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

This was Efex3's response to copyright concerns in the previous discussion, as well. Dan Polansky's remarks there had already articulated the counterargument before the response. The key phrase in Dan Polansky's remarks was:
While not every page in the category suffers from this problem, it seems to be best to deal with the pages on a summary level, seeing that the approach taken by the author was reckless toward copyright. This should be deleted ASAP.
--Pi zero (discusscontribs) 13:00, 28 October 2017 (UTC)
The fact is that some of "copyright violated" examples are not true. Please see the previous discussion here--Efex3 (discusscontribs) 21:58, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
It is only a historical problem even though there is copyright problem in some pages.--Efex3 (discusscontribs) 14:13, 28 October 2017 (UTC)
We should act preemptively in regards to protecting the project from copyright infringement issues but on acting on our own guidance we should also refrain being too aggressive in our policing, and act only on what is a clear infringement resorting to more deep erasures if the copyright owner asks for a pull-down. There are logic reasons to act this way... --Panic (discusscontribs) 16:42, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Previous discussion of English-Hanzi[edit]

Comment I am transcluding the last discussion here. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 18:39, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

I have removed the transclusion of Wikibooks:Requests_for_deletion/English-Hanzi since that is very confusing. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 19:57, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
To remind, the previous discussion is at Wikibooks:Requests for deletion/English-Hanzi. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 13:06, 28 October 2017 (UTC)
*Please see the previous discussion here--Efex3 (discusscontribs) 17:22, 30 October 2017 (UTC)


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The new creations of PokestarFanBot[edit]

Today this unapproved bot has created a group of pages to be reviewed (but I don't want to), sometimes under its owner account, consisting in some static lists of the books pages. However, there wasn't any previous discussion about these new subpages whose books authors didn't need, and they are redundant of the categories, the TOC and Special:PrefixIndex. So I think that it's just an experiment to keep in the PokestarFan's PC files or user subpages. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 17:07, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

  • Delete JackPotte (discusscontribs) 17:07, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete Doesn't see a purpose to compensate for the overhead of these pages. Seems like a sort of thing to discuss extensively with the community before perhaps acting. The unapproved bot aspect is also not good. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 18:01, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
So just delete all of the bot's pages? EDIT: I've gone ahead and blocked the bot as "Unapproved bot". Please leave me a msg on my page if this is incorrect. Thanks. Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 19:08, 23 September 2017 (UTC)
@Atcovi: The block seems reasonable to me. The behavior of the bot has been problematic at best, and I seem to recall JackPotte talking about blocking any account running that bot other than for a pre-approved limited test run (don't recall if they said they would, or merely said they were considering it). At any rate, I do think the bot has been run too casually. We don't usually get to the point of blocking bot accounts, because usually their operators are very conservative about running them prior to community approval.

At some point, presumably, creating a really massive number of these pages even in a userspace would become a problem. --Pi zero (discusscontribs)

+1. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 13:47, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Delete , obviously. I am glad the bot was blocked, and I would be happy to see the operator blocked as well. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 09:51, 5 November 2017 (UTC)


Wikijunior:How_Things_Work/Binary is a duplicate of Wikijunior:How_Things_Work/Binary_Numbers. The second of those two articles is better developed and has much more content. GKFXtalk 14:11, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

  • Merge.--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 02:58, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Merge JackPotte (discusscontribs) 07:10, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
    • There's not very much content in the deletion candidate that doesn't exist in some form in Binary Numbers, so while a merge is obviously the correct policy thing to do, in practice there won't be very much merging to do. GKFXtalk 08:15, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
  • Merge. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 19:08, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

If nobody opposes this, I will mark this RfD Merge in 7 days. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 22:33, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

@PokestarFan: Don't, please. You've been asked not to close RFDs. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 01:46, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Windows Command Prompt Commands[edit]

Could be possibly speedy. 1) It is redundant to Windows Batch Scripting; 2) contains copyvio by pasting output of Windows cmd.exe command helps, e.g. in Windows Command Prompt Commands/mkdir; you have to click on "[Expand]" in the page to see the content. Please don't merge anything into Windows Batch Scripting. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 09:50, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

  1. Delete Even if this text is spread over the Internet, its original copyright is not compatible with ours. Moreover its original author had announced that he won't finish the book, so there won't be any relevant content in the medium term. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 18:15, 9 November 2017 (UTC)