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We thank the Lord for your willingness to serve Him by participating in the development of this educational resource. The CreationWiki is a collaborative effort and your help is needed. Our hope is that by working together we can build an archive of knowledge that will spread the truth of His creation throughout the world.
Please note that only creationists are permitted to edit articles. New editors are encouraged to visit the community portal to find ways of getting involved. It is also important to familiarize yourself with policy, such as the requirements for uploading images. The CreationWiki has been equipped with numerous help files that are essential for people unfamiliar with editing using the Mediawiki software.
- Policy - We now ask that editors provide references to support all article content.
- Creating a new page - Simply enter a title for your new article and click "Create page".
- Editing Help - Authoring within the CreationWiki may require a little education.
- Formatting Help - Formatting pictures and creating tables will help make your pages professional.
Image copyright status
You uploaded the following two pictures with a copyright status of "public domain". If they are indeed in the public domain, please provide the reason or a verification of this claim (i.e. expired copyright + date of publication), inelligible for copyrights, etc.). One of the sources contain an explicit copyright statement © 2010 photobucket inc. all rights reserved - although no such statement is required for works to be protected by US copyright law.
- Please Note: Strict policy exists for uploaded files. All files must be free of copyright restrictions. Browse a list of sites to find public domain or Creative Commons Licensed media. Formatting help can be found at: Image help.
p.s. I did a search and found an image here: that is stained for laminin, although I cant be sure what color is representing that protein. To use it, you should include the link to the Creative Commons License for that image under copyright status. Its also best to include a full description in the summary field during upload.
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However, the term "public domain" should be removed from the copyright status. Its a legal term that basically means the copyright holder has released all rights. Only the author of the work can do that, and apparently their use is restricted to non-commercial. The problem with such sites (like flickr also) is that people upload images they dont own the rights to..
You can claim "Fair Use - education purpose" for the copyright status of the other image. We typically avoid "Fair Use" claims because of the legal restrictions on their use. But given the difficulty you may have in finding supporting images for that topic, one "fair use" image is certainly OK.
I looked on the Flickr website and found the very same image (laminin3) I was going to use from photobucket.com. Does this make a difference? There's no copyright notice on the site forbidding use of the image but I'll leave it up to you.
It might not be obvious, but it is there. Look on the lower right portion of the page and you will see a notice that says. "Additional Information: © All rights reserved".
Through flickr - you can search for "Creative Commons License" images, which is a method for copyright holders to give restricted permission for use of materials. Search using the advanced search page for CC photos and if you find one, include the link to the CC license - which can be found at the same location on the page except the text says "Some rights reserved".
I'm having some difficulty separating some text blocks with headings on my wiki page. I've tried the usual formatting over and over and it all comes out as solid text in the third section of the page. What am I doing wrong here?
You have (<nowiki>) tags scattered around your page, which tells the software not to treat what follows as wikimedia content - meaning not to apply code. Its really only used for tutorial pages and such where you want the wikimedia code displayed on the page rather than applied.
I removed them and your heading are now visible.
p.s. we encourage users to use the "footnote" system for references. See Help:Footnote for help in setting that up.