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Thanks for your entries. Welcome. We need to shut off general editing for the night but I hope to see you early Wednesday morning, and then please tell me where you are getting your entries from. Thanks and Merry Christmas.--Aschlafly 23:59, 25 December 2007 (EST)


All of your entries look like they are copy/pasted from We do not allow copy/pasting from copyrighted sites such as these. HelpJazz 19:31, 27 December 2007 (EST)

Hello? If you can't explain why you are creating copyrighted entries I'm going to have to mark them for deletion and block you for violating our policies. HelpJazz 14:12, 28 December 2007 (EST)

Last chance

Last chance before you are blocked: explain the source of your entries. Thanks and Godspeed.--Aschlafly 18:35, 28 December 2007 (EST)

Greetings Aschlafly,

I'm not sure this is where you expect me to "explain myself"...but here goes....

I must admit posting any information on Conservapetia is perhaps more than I know how to do. I was excited in learning of Conservapedia, but shocked at the lack of information on the site. So, as a life long radio broadcasters of legendary status I first began by posting some information on myself. Only to find it has not been accepted.

As the creator and owner of the Hit Parade Hall of Fame, I assumed adding bio's on the artists that I wrote myself and use on that site, would be helpful to Conservapedia visitors since the information on most all of the nominees and inductees of the Hit Parade Hall of Fame are not posted here.

I'm wrong again, since you now inform me of my last chance to explain myself before I'm blocked.

Look, I'm trying to be of help. If you don't what to take advantage of my vast knowledge and personal experiences with many, many celebrities in both radio and recorded music. Then so be it. Block me if you want. If you instead understand that I personally have written everything I have posted here and decide that it is of value to visitors to this site, then let me know.

Username - Jay Hare

John Rook

Thank you for the clarification. Your pages are being restored. DanH 23:49, 28 December 2007 (EST)
Thanks for explaining. Of course your own work is welcome here, and you might understand our policy against copying others' work. Sorry for the misunderstanding.--Aschlafly 00:14, 29 December 2007 (EST)
Please don't take offense for being questioned. In a perfect world it wouldn't happen, but most people copying information and not replying aren't doing it to help our site, but to hinder our efforts. I hope you understand it's not personal and your positive contributions are always welcome. Learn together 05:09, 29 December 2007 (EST)
In order to avoid this sort of issue (which could arise again in the future if someone hasn't seen this conversation yet realises that your articles are copied from elsewhere), you need to put a notice on the talk page of such articles. I created the {{Copied from}} template for this just recently. Just put {{Copied from||user=~~~~|site user=John Rook}} on the talk page of each article. (At least that's what I think you should put, from reading your post above.) That template was designed with other Wikis in mind (hence the name you use on the other site). We can modify it if necessary. I hope that's all clear; feel free to ask for clarification if not.
And of course even though you've copied your own work here, others are free to add to it, amend it, etc., just like any other article here.
Philip J. Rayment 05:54, 29 December 2007 (EST)


Oh, I nearly forgot...


Hello, Usmale, and welcome to Conservapedia!

We're glad you are here to edit. We ask that you read our Editor's Guide before you edit.

At the right are some useful links for you. You can include these links on your user page by putting "{{Useful links}}" on the page. Any questions--ask!

Thanks for reading, Usmale!

Philip J. Rayment 06:53, 29 December 2007 (EST)
Heh :) Hi John File:User Fox.png Fox (talk|contribs) 09:18, 29 December 2007 (EST)

Logo request

I'd like to create a link to Conservapedia on my websites. Can you provide a jpg of your logo?

Thank You

John Rook

Permission to copy

It would help admins like me, if you would include on your website a notice giving permission for Conservapedia to copy your writing. I just deleted an article, thinking "we" had violated "their" copyright. --Ed Poor Talk 15:15, 30 December 2007 (EST)

It would be helpful for me if I knew which of my contributions you deleted.
I'll have my webmaster do as you suggest upon his return to work following the New Years holidays.
I would very much like to have a a jpg logo of Conservapedia with the words "The Trustworthy encyclopedia" included.
Upon its receipt it will be noted on the Hit Parade Hall of Fame website along with a link to it.
Thank you
John Rook
I gather that Ed Poor has undeleted them, so you should be right there. Philip J. Rayment 05:12, 31 December 2007 (EST)

Wiki editing

It's obvious that you are new to Wiki editing, and we don't expect new editors to become experts on it before they edit, but there are some things that you are doing wrong that I'd like to sort out straight away.

  • Do not start a new post with a line of equals signs (============). Equals signs at the start of a line indicate a heading in Wiki software, and the software automatically uses these headings to create a table of contents (once there is at least three such headings). A line of equals signs shows up poorly in the Contents.
  • If you are starting a new section, use two equals signs each end of some text that will be the heading for the section. If you click on the 'Edit' link to the right of the heading of this section, you will see how I put in the "Wiki editing" heading. (A sub-heading under and existing heading has three equals signs each end, and so on.)
  • In having conversations on talk pages (such as right here), it's normal to indent your message from the previous one by starting each line with a colon, or with one extra colon than the previous post. For example (click the edit button again to see how I did this):
This line is indented.
This line is indented further.
  • It's good practice to "sign" your messages with four tildes (~~~~), or by using the signature button on the editing toolbar (which does pretty much the same thing). You can alter the content of that signature on your user preferences page. If you want help with that, please ask.
  • If you are starting a new conversation on a talk page, it should go at the end of the talk page. A simple way to do this is to click the "+" tab at the top of the talk page. In this case, you don't need to put the equals signs around the heading; the software will do it for you.

Anyway, I've hit you with enough for now. happy editing.

Philip J. Rayment 05:45, 31 December 2007 (EST)

Ugh :P

Could you please bold the title names (whatever they're called) in your articles? I've boldened a few, but wow you have so many. Also, people have the (xxxx-xxxx) birth and death date next to their names in most articles here, but I didn't want to disrupt or move around your text. Just a heads up I suppose. :D

Sadly, I don't know any of those names in the articles, not even the bands. lol LardoBolger 13:00, 31 December 2007 (EST)

WOW, Thank you so much for the lesson on using these pages.

As a senior, senior, past the retirement age but unwilling to do so, I'm attempting to do what others have done for me throughout my years of being a business executive.

I've printed out your directions to study and hopefully follow in future postings.

Now, I'll save this and check to see if it appears I'm on the right track.

Happy New Year !

--Usmale 13:23, 31 December 2007 (EST)