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August 2, 2005
I noticed you added new content to the article, Security alerts in central London, which is more than 24 hours old. Thanks for taking an active role in improving the content on this site. People like you who take an active role make Wikinews better for all of us — readers and writers alike.
One thing to note, though, is that Wikinews articles are not works in progress. Articles are considered historical documents reflecting the knowledge and understanding of the event at the time of publishing. Once published for more than a day or so, they should not be continually updated or modified, except to fix minor style issues (e.g. spelling mistakes).
To report on new developments in an ongoing story, you can create a new article instead of just adding content to an already published, out of date article. That way your work will be seen by more people since readers tend not to revisit old news articles looking for updates.
Again, thanks for helping improve this site.
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May 22, 2013 12:07 UTC
Abuse of Admin powers 
Hello. After having read your posts on the Watercooler, may I suggest a few things?
- Admin abuse is a serious offense. If you believe that an admin is abusing his or her powers, it may be more effective to address this issue on the Wikinews:Administrators page, since more admins read changes to that page more often than they read the Watercooler. There you can:
- under the Admin action required portion, ask for an admin action to be reverted by another admin.
- start a Requests for de-adminship vote to remove the person's admin status.
- Disputes with admins. Being human, Wikinews admins will make mistakes. It may be more fruitful if you use their User talk:Xxxxx page to address an issue before going to the community for resolution. This may:
- allow an admin to justify his or her actions, citing wikiproject policy.
- additionally it may provide a more speedy resolution to your problem, and/or;
- avoid hurting feelings/causing unneeded animosity in the community, and/or;
- show the community that you took a constructive or collaborative approach to resolve an issue before resulting to a more drastic action. It may improve your credibility among folks who don't know know you well by helping you not appear to be rash in your actions if and when you ask the community for disciplinary action.
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My talk page
I'm both a Wikinews and Wikipedia admin as an avocation. It is important to remember that administrators are not any more important than any other user. We are basically janitors who clean up accidental (and sometimes vandalous) messes as requested by the community.
In the real world, I have been a professional journalist for about 18 years... for what it's worth. I have recently become burned out in traditional media as most of the companies I worked for were acquired by marketing firms or conglomerates who saw news product as a necessary (or unnecessary) evil needed to market their advertising.
In 2004, I entered semi-journalistic retirement and started studying law with plans to become a lawyer within the next 5 years.
Wiki involvement 
I have been involved in Wikinews since a few weeks after it officially launched. I I have been a Wikipedian since November 2003 and an administrator there for about a year. I also have written for Wikibooks. Currently, I contribute mostly to the Wikinews and do film updates at Wikipedia.