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Hi there, good job on your first article! However, it should be noted that new articles generally aren't published immediately after being written — people prefer to look over the article first, and then make changes (if applicable) and publish. Just thought I'd let you know... —MESSEDROCKER (talk) 20:13, 10 December 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, I was...unsure...I think I'll do that in the future.
Articles of Speech & GrammarEdit
On the discussion page of the story ""Jezebel of Jazz," Anita O'Day dead at 87", which headline you so hastily, gleefully and improperly changed (no discussion & improper grammar), is a more thorough discussion of the proper use and tense of the English language.
You wrote in part that "The present tense of die is dies."
While there are numerous present tenses of 'die', (e.g. die, dies, am dying, is dying, have died, has died, have died, have been dying, has been dying - in the simple, third person singular, simple continuous -as personal pronoun & singular or plural subject- perfect present as personal pronoun, singular subject, plural subject, perfect continuous, as a personal pronoun or singular subject, etc.), the use 'dies' in the headline to which you changed, is wrong.
As I wrote on the article's discussion page, and share here with you now, "The present perfect of 'die' (base form) is 'died,' (past participle) NOT 'dies' (third person singular)."
A more fully detailed explanation the proper use of the English language as it pertains to the original headline, and defense of the same, may be found on the article's discussion page.
I wholeheartedly recommend you read it and consider the implications. Respectfully, Mink Butler Davenport 18:19, 25 November 2006 (UTC)
this is not a simple copyright violation. I source most of my articles directly from the Australian Assosiated Press. As my office pays for a subscriptoion to this website, the AAP supplies a feed of the ;latest stories. These are usually written by reuters or the AAP
this is all legal
Symode09 23:02, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
The Goings-on SelectionEdit
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I have spoken to my company lawyers and they essentially said that it was alright to publish stories as long as the company is paying a subscription however, to play it safe and to comply with some other overseas laws, the story should still be credited to the origional Journalist
Symode09 00:57, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for correcting the figure re: the Microsoft MP3 patent violation fine. Twenex 21:50, 4 March 2007 (UTC)