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Sorry but it's copyright. We could leave notes on the methods behind so an article can be written, but the content needs to go. NT (talk) 21:27, 18 September 2016 (BST)

Why do you say its copyright? As far as I am aware it was posted by someone who commissions short articles (presumably for SEO purposes, as a target for links back to sites they are promoting) and was posted with the authors permission.

Where do you get that Mary Sauer gave permission to post it here, and edit and distribute it under gnudfl? NT (talk) 14:34, 19 September 2016 (BST)

The initial contact:


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To which I replied:


Hi Ryan,

You are welcome to post articles on the UK DIY FAQ wiki, let me know if you would like me to create an account for you. (we don't allow anonymous edits due to the level of spam and page vandalism that used to occur). The site is non commercial and non profit, so we don't carry advertising, although you can include links to external sites.

Keep in mind that the site is UK focussed and there are many differences in building / construction practice compared to the US. Links to suppliers etc need to be ones that can deliver to the UK.

Note also that the type of articles that prove most popular tend to be very "hands on" and detailed - stuff that will be of practical use to people who want hard info on how stuff works and how to "do it yourself" rather than getting in contractors etc.

Some popular pages include:

Cheers, John


So that in mind, I am content that the info was commissioned for this site. (that and google does not find a copy of it elsewhere). If that's not the case and there is a complaint, then it can be taken down.

--John Rumm (talk) 18:11, 19 September 2016 (BST)

Now he tells us :) NT (talk) 17:32, 20 September 2016 (BST)