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{{wikipedia|page name}} where page name is the page on wikipedia the content was taken from. There must not be a space between the pipe symbol (|) and the article name.

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{{wikipedia|Janet Hardy}} on our page about her produces

This article on Janet Hardy incorporates text from Wikipedia

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I've added this template as I've found a number of pages have taken content from wikipedia without citing it as the source. Although all text on wikipedia is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, that license requires that attribution (credit) is given wherever it appears. This template provides that in an easy way. --VampWillow 11:22, 14 Jun 2005 (BST)


Should this template also include mention of the GFDL? I know Wipipedia:About already states that the whole site was under GFDL, but from Wikipedia's section on copyrights I got the impression that sites using Wikipedia material were supposed to indicate GFDL on every page. (Wikipedia acknowledges GFDL in the footer of every page, this site does not.) But IP law makes my head spin, and I could well be mistaken. --Calair 07:50, 21 February 2006 (GMT)
It is my impression that the GFDL need not be mentioned specifically. (Last time I was involved in a discussion on Wikipedia, it was revealed that the GFDL does not entirely cover every page, anyway!) I don't think sites which reproduce the Wikipedia entirely bother mentioning the GFDL on every page but if they do, then perhaps we should look into it.
Look at the Wikipedia page: Wikipeida:Forks and mirrors. You will find that one of the standards used for "full compliance" for sites that reuse wikipedia content is a local link to the GFDL on every such page, and another is a link back to the wikipedia article being used. Really it would be better if we put "content released under the GFDL unless otherwise noted" or soemthing of the sort in the footer of thsi site, IMO -- ther is pleanty of room. Mercy60a 16:20, 11 May 2006 (BST)
Wikipedia's license, the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) requires that any derivative of works from Wikipedia must be released under that same license, must state that it is released under that license, and reproduce a complete copy of the license in all copies of the work, and must acknowledge the main authors (which some claim can be accomplished with a link back to that article on Wikipedia).... The license does not apply to material in the public domain or that is used under fair use.
(Above quoted from the wikipedia Forks and Mirrors page. Mercy60a 17:01, 11 May 2006 (BST)

I'm considerng reforting the template to look like this:

Smallwikipedialogo.png This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Wikipedia. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with wipipedia.org, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

any objections? --Roguebfl (talk) 23:45, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

As long as you don't make too many spelling errors. :-) Speedoslover 15:35, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
I am OK with the blue box and logo, I am not so sure about the rest of the content. I think it is untidy and provdes too many unnecessary links. We should provide a link to the source article but all the other information they can get by linking from the source article itself. Keep it simple. Balzac 15:42, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
OK, will reduced it. It was based on Wikia's version. oh and Speedoslover, I will try, unfortunately it is a hazzerd the come with my dysgraphia 8) --Roguebfl (talk) 17:06, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Balzac, I know you think removed the GFDL liced "makes it niced", but the point it it actuall is nessary, to BE GFDL compliment. --Roguebfl (talk) 10:21, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

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