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Currently, Memory Alpha's copyright infringement policy is an effective duplicate of Wikipedia's policy. I've made some tentative changes to the policy. The reason I've done this is because it seems like we have been encountering many more clear-cut examples of copyright infringement (and plagiarism) than Wikipedia seems to find. My question is: should we create an exception to the rule to allow admins to immediately delete plagiarized text? This would be a lot quicker and cleaner, but might end up creating too much of a "shoot first, ask questions later" mentality that might unfairly delete some validly contributed work. Some other opinions on this would be appreciated. -- Dan Carlson 02:02, 29 Jun 2004 (CEST)
- Immediately might be too soon, but waiting seven days is often too slow. How about the following rule:
- Articles listed here may be deleted after at least two additional votes for deletion have been cast, or alternatively after a waiting period of seven days.
- That way, we could delete pages sooner if at least three of use think that it is indeed a copyvio. The number of necessary pro-votes could be increased later, if necessary. -- Cid Highwind 14:52, 2 Jul 2004 (CEST)
Good idea, Cid! I like that! -- Dan Carlson 15:21, 2 Jul 2004 (CEST)