User talk:Maxim

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Not very active here anymore.

Welcome[edit]

Maxim, welcome to Wikinews! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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NHL news[edit]

Great job! Thanks a lot for your help in today's NHL news, as well as your occasional copy edits to the other dailies. Feel free to write them whenever you can/want to, if you want to write them on the weekends then that's fine with me.

By the way, there's a useful way for pre-generating most of the NHL news article. This site generates the entire page (aside from the game summaries). This started saving me a great deal of time; before, I had to fill out all the box scores first before I could even start writing the summaries. I think you'll find this useful.

Thanks again, (Zachary) 18:05, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

The Player of the Day is either a skater that has the most points of the day or a goaltender who had a shutout victory, but there are a number of different things to take into consideration. There's some more information at Wikinews talk:Sports coverage about some criteria that is taken into consideration for this. (Zachary) 20:41, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Re: Welcome[edit]

Thank you :) --Darth Kule - Comlink 11:11, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Bertha update[edit]

Hey! Saw after I finished linking and inserting new image that you issued a redirect. My article has new and important update info. Wasn't sure if I was supposed to update an older story or not? Not sure of the protocol here. Just trying to lend a hand. Herb (talk)

It's redundant to Bertha becomes first hurricane of 2008 Atlantic season. The only thing different, I believe, was newer numbers, which can be added to the existing article. Maxim(talk) 21:38, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Canadian football[edit]

Hello. I wanted to mention that the canadian football category was previously merged to North America football category per a deletion request(see wikinews:Deletion_requests/Archives/Deleted_Archive_11#Category:Football_.28Canadian.29 )With that being said, that was a long time ago, and no one who voted on that dr knew anything about Canadian Football (or any other type of football), so if you think there different enough for different category go right ahead, this message is in no way intended to put a damper on any enthusiasim, just thought its something you should be aware of. Happy editing. Bawolff 18:11, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Canadian Football League news: July 11, 2008[edit]

Hi Maxim, please note that even game summaries should cite multiple independent sources. Cheers, --SVTCobra 23:35, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Noted. I was modeling them after NHL game summaries Zachary and I did in the winter/spring (see my userpage for some examples), which only used the NHL.com website as a source. Maxim(talk) 00:45, 12 July 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I fixed one or two of those in the past. It is hard to keep up with it all. --SVTCobra 01:44, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Help![edit]

I saw your name around a lot, and I have a question. Is it okay to edit published articles? Thanks, The Mind's Eye (talk) 16:25, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

In case Maxim isn't around, of course it is, as long as you're improving them. Majorly (talk) 16:47, 23 July 2008 (UTC)
There are situations where you should not edit a published article. If recently published, not a problem. If the article is more than 24-36 hours old then only edit for spelling, grammar, and other non-content details. --Brian McNeil / talk 17:54, 23 July 2008 (UTC)