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Potential backward copy issue in U.S. Route 66[edit]

Large parts of the text of U.S. Route 66 are verbatim with this and this source. I suspect (hopefully) that these sources copied from wikipedia (Backwards copy) and not the other way around, but then why cite them? I'm not very sure how to find out for sure and what steps to take. Asking for feedback here and in the article's talk page. --Alan Islas (talk) 22:55, 23 August 2020 (UTC)

Gilmore Girls copyvio claim[edit]

This doesn't look like a copyvio to me - girlsgilmore appears to be a site that allows people to illegally view episodes of the show and was only registered in August 2020. Wikipedia's text has been there since at least 2017. I very much hope this is a mistake by @Opalzukor: and not an attempt to promote an illegal streaming site Cavie78 (talk) 20:38, 30 September 2020 (UTC)Cavie78 (talk) 20:36, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

@Cavie78: Thank you very much for checking the link. I was just reverting vandalism and I thought I might, per chance, run a toolforge copyvio check. The check came up with a high accuaracy, so I was rash and added the template. I will try and avoid this in the future. Do you have any advice on how to proceed from here? Opalzukor (talk) 06:52, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
No probs @Opalzukor:, thought you were probably just trying to do the right thing :) I'd say that it's important to remember the copyvio tool is automated and will always require a human check. The GG website fooled me at first, but spending a few minutes looking round it soon became clear it wasn't an official site Cavie78 (talk) 08:41, 1 October 2020 (UTC)

Forgotten copyright issue[edit]

Hello, you forgot about the article Real estate business. Cheers, Komischn (talk) 13:50, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

The important step of listing the case at WP:CP was missed, and hence the matter was never reviewed. I have done so now. It's a false positive, as the material was moved to Real estate business from Real estate on December 27, 2019. — Diannaa (talk) 20:17, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

What is going on here?[edit]

Operations_management_for_services#Service_design inserted around 2017, looks like its out of a book and it's sparsely cited. http://books.google.com/books?id=leHuDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA122 this book published in 2020. It looks like the book could have copied and pasted from Wikipedia but the book doesn't attribute to that article. However, there are plenty of book that do not even offer "search inside" option on Google and it's possible that page of the book is based on the publisher's older books that doesn't offer preview/search on Google books. Graywalls (talk) 13:39, 16 October 2020 (UTC)

Wilmslow Hockey Club[edit]

Hello -- Could someone take a look at this -- the text reads as if it were a copyvio (I removed a chunk as uncited) but it has been in place since 2005. The source I've found for most of it ([1]) has a copyright date of 2013, so conceivably it could have copied from Wikipedia, but more likely it's come from somewhere older, now offline, that the 2013 page also draws from. Not sure what to do here! Espresso Addict (talk) 09:09, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

  • @Espresso Addict: the earliest version was a copyvio of [2] (which was linked shortly afterwards). I haven't got time to fix it now though. Hut 8.5 13:44, 16 November 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, Hut 8.5 -- I've deleted and recreated a clean stub. Cheers, Espresso Addict (talk) 03:08, 17 November 2020 (UTC)