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[edit] Category:Banned Users

Know that it technically shouldn't be in the banned users category through normal logic, but the content of the article reads "Note that if a Template is in a category, the page it is on also joins the category. So as you can see because this template above is here, this page is now on the Category:Banned Users page and that category is shown at the bottom of this page."

So while I'm not going to alter an admin's decision on the matter, I think it should probably stay as it's illustrating functionality or there should be some change to that section. - DataBank 03:13, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

You're right about that :) I forgot to edit the page text when I subst'd the template >_< -- DeVandalizer 03:39, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Template:Musical Artist

There are alot of furry musical artists, and it'd be good to have a template for them, should they ever have a WikiFur page. It doesn't even have to be anything big, just a (really) simple version of Wikipedia's Musical Artist Template. --ToyoWolf 17:39, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Some do. You're welcome to copy the template over, if you wish to add it to any of their pages. --GreenReaper(talk) 18:06, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Okay, I copied the entire source of the Wikipedia template, but I think something's wrong... --ToyoWolf 04:40, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Two new templates

I took the {{Contributor|username}} template and produced a couple of variations. These are for situations where a person has more than one character and/or the character name differs from the person's name. Template:CharacterOwner This box goes on the character's page to point back to the person who plays it. Usage: {{CharacterOwner|person_name}}



See character_name for this user's character. WikiFur User

This box can go on the person page or user page, and points to the character played by them. Usage: {{UserCharacters|character_name}}

If these seem generally useful, perhaps they could be added to the template list page and protected against casual mischief? --GingerM (Leave me a message) 02:36, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

We commonly merge articles that are in this situation - depending on the person, either we have an article about the person with a section about their character, or an article about the person-as-character with a section about their RL identity. This isn't the best solution in every situation, though (fursuiters in particular), and such templates might be useful in these circumstances. (Sometimes we also have people who keep one character secret, but of course they'd prefer we didn't 'out' them . . .) --GreenReaper(talk) 02:43, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Image license query/proposal

I've uploaded 2 images so far that are snapshots in Second Life. At the moment I've used the {{screenshot}} template, but reading through the Linden Labs TOS and their snapshot and machinima policy, I wonder if it might not be a good idea to create a specific license for SL images? The terms of their license seem very open and liberal, whereas I understand games such as Everquest and World of Warcraft have rather more restrictive policies, if they allow it at all. Anyway, just tossing it out there for consideration. --GingerM (Leave me a message) 03:39, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

If you want to make one that covers that specific game, you are welcome to, since we do have quite a few people making such screenshots; any admin can add the resulting license to MediaWiki:Licenses. --GreenReaper(talk) 04:01, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
Okay, I'll see how good my template-fu is! For reference - in case the question arises, here are what I believe are the relevant parts from the Linden Labs TOS, with links:
Linden Labs TOS - Content Licenses and Intellectual Property Rights para 7.4 (as of 15 Dec 2010):
"You also grant Linden Lab and other users of Second Life a license to use in snapshots and machinima your Content that is displayed In-World in publicly accessible areas of the Service.
You agree that by uploading, publishing, or submitting any Content to or through the Servers for display In-World in any publicly accessible area of the Service, you hereby grant each user of Second Life and Linden Lab a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to photograph, capture an image of, film, and record a video of the Content, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the resulting photograph, image, film, or video in any current or future media as provided in and subject to the restrictions and requirements of our Snapshot and Machinima Policy. The foregoing license is referred to as the "Snapshot and Machinima Content License."
If you do not wish to grant users of Second Life a Snapshot and Machinima Content License, you agree that it is your obligation to avoid displaying or making available your Content to other users. For example, you may use Virtual Land tools to limit or restrict other users' access to your Virtual Land and thus the Content on your Virtual Land."
Linden Labs Terms of Service - Additional Terms and Policies lists and links to the other polices, including the Snapshot and Machinima Policy, and states that they are included in the TOS by reference.
Snapshot and machinima policy - I won't quote the entire thing, but here's what I see as being the key elements:
1. Copyright Licenses specifically grants Second Life users permission to take snapshots and make machinima, and to "use, reproduce, distribute, modify, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform" those snapshots and machinima both within and outside of Second Life; the license is world-wide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferrable and sub-licensable.
2. License Conditions specifically states that land owner consent (for pictures not on the user's own land) can be specifically forbidden in the land covenant, but if it's not, users may assume permission is granted. This section also deals with avatar permission and states that consent of other avatars is not required for snapshots.
3. Legal Provision states that there are no limitations on fair use or use of public domain works.
I know this is an awfully big chunk to incorporate in this talk page, and it might be better put somewhere else - if so, please just let me know where it should go and I'll link-n-move. I'll prepare a template for SL snapshots based on this information, and the template will include links to LL's TOS so people can read up on this for themselves if they choose. --GingerM (Leave me a message) 01:46, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
(Update) And here is the template: {{Template:ScreenshotSL}}. I have left a note on Yiffy Yaffle's page to ask permission to use the Second Life furries logo in the template as well.
Copyrighted
Second Life Furry
This is a Second Life snapshot as defined by Linden Labs, the owners and operators of Second Life. It is believed that Second Life snapshots may be exhibited on WikiFur in accordance with the relevant portion of the Linden Labs Terms of Service regarding snapshots (7.4) and Linden Labs' Snapshots and Machinima Policy, which is incorporated in the Linden Labs TOS by reference.
--GingerM (Leave me a message) 02:39, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
That looks pretty good to me. If people really want to know more, they can read the actual license. --GreenReaper(talk) 02:53, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
I got a reply from Yiffy aka Wolfee and he's given me permission to use the SL Furries logo as part of the template. I can fwd the email if necessary; otherwise, if an admin would like to add this license template...? --GingerM (Leave me a message) 05:37, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
I've added the template to the WikiFur:Template page and the Image templates sub-page, but I don't know how to add it to the drop-down list of image licences as an available template on the image upload page. In fact, I don't think I can. Help? --GingerM (Leave me a message) 09:28, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
I've made the appropriate edit. Thanks for your work! --GreenReaper(talk) 20:13, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
You're very welcome! I'm coming to like Wikifur a lot. --GingerM (Leave me a message) 04:02, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Template:Nolicense

{{Nolicense}}

This image requires licensing information, or was uploaded by a user who did not select a license. Please refer to WikiFur:Image use policy. Images without appropriate licensing information may be deleted.

Having come across a couple of images with no license attributes at all, I created this template to put on them. If I did it right, it should also add the image to Category:Images_with_unknown_copyright_status. I've also added it to the template summary page and the 'all templates' page. --GingerM (Leave me a message) 21:41, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

[edit] New templates

I've created two new templates for SoFurry users. I thought at first about changing the Yiffstar ones, but it seems to me that people who joined Yiffstar when it was Yiffstar might want to keep the distinction. I've also created the category page with a brief intro; same format as for the FA Wikifurries category page; also added templates to the template page. --GingerM (Leave me a message) 04:00, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

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