User talk:Facehead

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Hello Facehead. I see that you now own the country Chastechek.

That's good, and I hope you enjoy mapping there. Note that this doesn't mean that you own or can use the wiki content created by the previous user unless you can show you have specific permission to do this or if admin has agreed to it. Since the name of the country was suggested by Luciano rather than the country's original owner, I think you can probably keep the name - see However, you should blank the Chastechek country page and all other pages created by the original owner and start afresh. If you don't do this it could be a potential infringement of the original creator's rights. Any content you add to these pages may be deleted.--Udilugbuldigu (talk) 01:37, 16 October 2018 (CEST)

Thanks. I did not even consider that Facehead (talk) 21:53, 17 October 2018 (CEST)
Is there really any rule like that? Would also mean that the map has to blanked.--Mstr (talk) 23:02, 17 October 2018 (CEST)
It's rather a good habit derived from "be original" rule than a rule itself. Both map and Wiki articles are published under CC-BY-SA license (or other Creative Commons). That means the content is free to reuse but all authors must be mentioned. This requirement is fulfilled due to presence of "edit history" button. --Rüstem Paşa Discussion 23:33, 17 October 2018 (CEST)
This is true Rustem. But its certainly more ethically sound to start afresh, and there is the issue of what might potentially happen if the original creator came back to OGF and decided that they wanted to remove or rework the content they'd created in the past. Thanks for taking action Facehead, I think starting from scratch is the best option.--Udilugbuldigu (talk) 00:31, 18 October 2018 (CEST)
Indeed, I think it is the best solution to start from scratch! I just wanted to know if there's such a rule I've never heard about or not... Thanks!--Mstr (talk) 00:35, 18 October 2018 (CEST)
I disagree. As Rustem said, the content on OGF is published under a CC license. Let me also add that the decision to require CC-licensing was made with exactly this situation in mind, in order to allow OGF contributors some degree of freedom about what to do with abandoned content. Thilo (talk) 01:35, 18 October 2018 (CEST)
Should I also delete some of the infrastructure and/or rename provinces? Facehead (talk) 17:33, 18 October 2018 (CEST)
After Thilo's answer: if you like, you can delete mapping and blank wiki articles, but you don't have to remove it, it's your decision! --Mstr (talk) 17:50, 18 October 2018 (CEST)

As Thilo says: It is a wiki. As I take over Cascande the wiki-article was changed by me. Neverthelesse the structure before my changings are to see in the history. If the mapped area is not blanked, parts of the wiki-articles may always be consistent to the mapping - why blance them? Everybody may handle it at the concrete situation. --Histor (talk) 23:37, 18 October 2018 (CEST)

This is true, and it allows things to be built on and elaborated. I wrote the above based on the points on OGF:About OpenGeofiction page and the FAQ page. Here it says "Be original: All wiki text must be your own writing." and "Generally, you should create/edit only articles about objects that you have mapped yourself." Perhaps these could be rephrased or added to, to show that text written by OGF contributors can be used and elaborated in some circumstances.--Udilugbuldigu (talk) 17:11, 19 October 2018 (CEST)