User talk:Peace

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Deleting text from an article without explanation is frowned upon and is likely to be reverted. If you are the person the article is about, we have policies that allow a person to have the article about them blanked, or under their personal control. Please see the section of WikiFur:Personal information entitled A compromise: Privately editable pages about people if you wish to exercise this option. --mwalimu 03:35, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

M'dear,

This is my page, so I'd guess I can delete it if I want to? -:)

  • Perhaps I am using the wrong lingo here. But seeing as I own copyright to this page (if I am using the term correctly) I can delete it/do whatever I wish with it. I have tried out Wikifur for a bit and have found it to be a tad literal-minded, which doesn't jibe with my personal views. Perhaps, in a few months, if things have changed, I might write more about my article, but in the meantime, no. Thank you for your concern m'dear -:)
Your page is User:Peace. Peace Chanticleer is an article about you. There's a difference. ;) Spaz Kitty 20:50, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
  • chucklechuff* Ah well then. The article, though, isn't about me m'dear. That is what some of you have *assumed*. It is about my character. Please, I do not wish to get caught up in some strange on-line tangled social game, as I know can happen in this instant-gratification, on-line world. If I am ready to write about myself, I will, in the appropriate area (could you point me toward where I could do that?)
You would edit Peace or Whatevernameyouwant. Spaz Kitty 20:56, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Actually, you don't own the copyright on the page. If you take a look at the bottom of the editing box, contributions are considered to be released under the GNU Free Documentation License. For further reading, I highly recommend visiting https://www.eff.org/legal/CyberLaw_Course/ which does a good job of explaining copyright issues in general.
That being said, we do allow people to be excluded from WikiFur as explained in our Personal exclusion policy, and your situation certainly qualifies. I removed the contents of Peace Chanticleer and put a note on the page stating that you wish to be excluded, which should resolve this situation. Please let us know if you have any additional concerns. Thanks! --Douglas Muth 20:55, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
Even more technically, people retain the copyright on content that they submit, but grant a non-exclusive license to others to distribute and modify it under the terms of the GFDL. Other policies cover this particular situation (and would do whoever submitted the material), but in general information once added is not removable even if the original author decides they don't want it around anymore - unless, of course, other people agree with its removal.
Note that you are also welcome to have a more informal page about you as a user at User:Peace if you don't want it to be quite so mercilessly edited in terms of style and content. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 07:05, 9 August 2006 (UTC)