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On each of my articles' pages I have a "Additional Resources" and "Source of this Article" section. Should I ONLY include "Additional Resources" to those websites I ask if they'd like to exchange links or any relevant additional resource?
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Hi Donald,

I would say it would be good to add links to outside sites that you feel would be beneficial to your site visitors as well as those sites that you do a link exchange with.

Emmy
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ok, I do add generally 0 to 5 links on each page that are relevant. Especially if there's an organization that deals with a particular topic. Like on my aerobiology page I link to the Pan American Aerobiology certification Board (PAACB). m also learning a lot myself.
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Hey Donald great site you have there. It looks like you are having a blast...

One thing that I will point out though after looking at your site is that while it's great you have in fact included the "All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License." disclosure but when one takes verbatim from Wikipedia (which is completely legal) one must include additional disclosure information.

The following it taken from their Terms of service page...

Reusers' rights and obligations

If you want to use Wikipedia materials in your own books/articles/websites or other publications, you can do so -- but only in compliance with the GFDL. If you are simply duplicating the Wikipedia article, you must follow section two of the GFDL on verbatim copying, as discussed at Wikipedia:Verbatim copying.

If you create a derivative version by changing or adding content, this entails the following:

* your materials in turn have to be licensed under GFDL,
* you must acknowledge the authorship of the article (section 4B), and
* you must provide access to the "transparent copy" of the material (section 4J). (The "transparent copy" of a Wikipedia article is any of a number of formats available from us, including the wiki text, the html web pages, xml feed, etc.)

You may be able to partially fulfill the latter two obligations by providing a conspicuous direct link back to the Wikipedia article hosted on this website. You also need to provide access to a transparent copy of the new text. However, please note that the Wikimedia Foundation makes no guarantee to retain authorship information and a transparent copy of articles. Therefore, you are encouraged to provide this authorship information and a transparent copy with your derived works.

Example notice

An example notice, for an article that uses the Wikipedia article Algorithm variable might read as follows:

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License It uses material from the
Wikipedia article "Algorithm variable".

("Algorithm variable" and the URLs enclosed in the above must of course be substituted as necessary.)

Alternatively you can distribute your copy of "Algorithm variable" and list at least five (or all if fewer than five) principal authors on the title page (or top of the document), as explained in the text of the GFDL license. The external Page History Stats tool can help you identify the principal authors. All (re-)distributed documents need to include a copy of the GFDL license text.

I have heard of individual sites getting notices to comply from not following these rules and wish you to be safe and protected early on in your site building...

I see that you have used the word "Sources" and a link to the article on the full description page which is VERY good but I think that to be full protected you should try and use the full disclosure on both the concise page as well as the full detailed description page. This way if anyone has any legal claim on the content then you can from your page show exactly and in the terms that are very clear where you got it from.

Other than that keep up the great work my friend and happy site building.
Ed
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have you scrolled down to the bottom of the articles? As far as I know EVERY article has a "source of this article". Do I need more than that?
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I don't really change up the materials content... I simply change the format, nothing is different about what the text says.