User talk:Dante3000

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Welcome!

Hello, Dante3000, and welcome to the ISFDB Wiki! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will insert your name and the date. If you need help, check out the community portal, or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! 01:36, 26 Jun 2007 (CDT)

Author notes and such

Regarding Bio:Edward Morris please be aware that ISFDB uses the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license. What it means is that what you post on the site becomes public domain. I suspect it's not a problem for you but I saw that much of the text was a copy/paste from your web page [1] which is copyright in your name.

Author:Edward Morris is more of a concern as it seems there are segments of text, much larger than "fair use", from web pages such as http://www.tangentonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1009&Itemid=260

An appropriate use of ISFDB's bibliographic notes pages would be to note that a review by Nader Elhefnawy of Journey to the Center of the Earth is available at ... Marc Kupper (talk) 01:36, 26 Jun 2007 (CDT)

Edward, thank you for your reply. I edited the Nader Elhefnawy review that was at the end of Author:Edward Morris to just have the first part and then a link to the main article. This should qualify as fair-use while also letting someone someone reading your page know that the story was reviewed. There other segments of text above this that probably need to be handled the same way. I suspect you know wiki-text well enough that when you have time you can do the edits.
You may need to log into ISFDB twice, or even three times (check the remember-me box each time). It has to do with that the same web site is available under both http://www.isfdb.org plus http://isfdb.tamu.edu and sometimes links cause people to switch from one site name to the other. When you log in, particularly with the ISFDB database login, use an upper-case first letter, as in Dante3000, for the user name. Once you are logged in things seem to run fine though every few months the house gremlins get out of their pen and system will spontaneously ask you to log in. ISFDB should be able to work with rather old versions of Explorer. I just fired up a Windows-98 machine I use for testing things, logged into ISFDB, and edited a page which worked other than the (save) of the edit kicked me from from www.isfdb.org to http://isfdb.tamu.edu meaning I'm no longer "logged in." I logged in again and now things are fine. ISFDB is painful to use on a 1024x768 display with large-font mode enabled and IE's text-size set to "Largest." Unfortunately, though it's win-98 have a fairly recent version of IE (ver 6). I have a machine with IE ver. 4 but that would need an hour of moving boxes, cables, etc. to set up for use. Marc Kupper (talk) 23:54, 2 Jul 2007 (CDT)

Marc's availability

Edward, you left a message for Marc Kupper, but then our Web site crashed and was down for the rest of the day. Just to let you know that Marc will be unavailable until July 1, but I am sure he will get back to you shortly thereafter. Thanks! Ahasuerus 11:25, 27 Jun 2007 (CDT)