Talk:Acorn

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Had to get an article on this radical left wing organization steeped in voter fraud started. Please feel free to beef up with info.


Great start but it is word for word Wikipedia. Unfortunately, it will have to be removed. It is against CP policy rightfully so. --Jpatt 20:50, 8 October 2008 (EDT)

(edit conflict)You can't copy/paste articles to here from Wikipedia. Even if you could, that article belongs at Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Samd 20:51, 8 October 2008 (EDT)

Wikipedia is not copyrighted. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Copyrights which says, "The Wikimedia Foundation does not own copyright on Wikipedia article texts and illustrations. It is therefore useless to email our contact addresses asking for permission to reproduce content. Permission to reproduce content under the license and technical conditions applicable to Wikipedia (see below and Wikipedia:Mirrors and forks) has already been granted to everyone without request..."

And, from Wikipedia's article on Conservapedia: "Wikipedia's co-creator Jimmy Wales said about Conservapedia that "free culture knows no bounds" and "the reuse of our work to build variants [is] directly in line with our mission."[56]"

Is there still a problem? Conservapedia MUST have an article on ACORN.

It's againt the rules of CP. I will help you create from scratch. I agree it is overdo and needed.--Jpatt 21:00, 8 October 2008 (EDT)
It has to do with the copyright policies on Wikipedia and Conservapedia. I don't understand the legalese, but they are incompatible. Regardless, Jpatt is right; it is policy that we right our own articles. (Otherwise we would just copy/paste all of Wikipedia, remove the bias and be done with it). You can use Wikipedia entries only if you were the only author and no other authors made changes to it. HelpJazz 21:03, 8 October 2008 (EDT)
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Copyrights#Reusers.27_rights_and_obligations, all text on Wikipedia is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. The license basically says that you can do whatever you want with it, but you have to distribute it under the GFDL. The GFDL is not compatible with Conservapedia's license, most notably that Conservapedia is allowed to revoke the license if necessary. The GFDL is not legally revocable. Samd 21:05, 8 October 2008 (EDT)

Wrong article

This one is supposed to be about seeds from a tree; try Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and fill it in. Karajou 21:56, 8 October 2008 (EDT)