User talk:Bastique

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Welcome[edit]

Bastique, 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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Damn Craig beat me to it! Welcome to wikinews Bastique; I've seen you work so hard at wikipedia... so im looking forward to your efforts here! If you want any help, just ask me (or Amgine). → CGorman (Talk) 14:23, 27 May 2005 (UTC)

Accreditation[edit]

Congratulations, you are now an accredited Wikinews user. If you have any questions let me know.--Cspurrier 01:03, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

Your RfA has passed with unanimous support. You now have the adminmobile. Oh, and the tools that go along with it.

The Adminmoblie is currently in my driveway.

Thunderhead 11:41, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Remember, TINC, nor is there an admin mobile (per ruling of the Wikinews Cabal, last meeting 13:07 UTC, August 9, 2008 — burger king). Bawolff 12:11, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

California WikiBureau[edit]

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Hello Bastique!
Are you from California? You should join the newly revived WikiBureau California! What is the Bureau for? It is there to help bring editors together to work together on writing similar articles. I hope you'll stop by, take a look around, and hopefully sign up (It costs nothing, just put your name down on the page). Thanks! The Wikinewsies of California --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 05:49, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

question[edit]

will all articles need the date in the title now? 72.87.59.221 02:02, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

See my edit summaries on the move. If we want to have articles spidered on Google news, yes, or we have to find another way. I'm just proposing this temporarily... Cary Bass (talk) 02:04, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
No...this is just a test. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 02:04, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
ok thanks for the clearing up. --72.87.59.221 02:05, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi, Bass. I am doing a survey of wikinewies. Would you like to help me answer several questions? Thank you! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ffgao9 (talkcontribs) 18:53, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Re: Decline of image deletion request: new section[edit]

Hi Bastique! I wonder if you would be kind enough to explain the reason for declining my image deletion request of the G8 logo for Gleneagles 2005 please? After reviewing the templates on the page, i concluded that as it still hadn't got a fair usage rationale, despite one being requested, it was, as per the 3rd template down, eligible for speedy deletion. This is the text I based that assumption on:

"This non-free image is claimed to be used under fair use but has no explanation on why it is permitted under our fair use policy. Non-free images are not permitted on Wikimedia Foundation projects without fair use rationales. Please supply a detailed rationale for each use of this image in all of the articles that it is used in, and remove this template when that has been done. Images without valid rationales are eligible for speedy deletion."

Could you please explain the correct procedure (which I thought I had followed)? I would appreciate it! Cheers! Iceflow (talk) 01:01, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Post-election spam[edit]

Thank you for supporting me for adminship. :) I'll try to make you glad you did it. So here's a Nadezhda "Harry S. Truman" Durova campaign song. All the best, Durova (talk) 00:30, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Cover page to the sheet music
I'm Just Wild About Harry

Thank you for archiving[edit]

Thanks for tackling the the archiving backlog. However, I wouldn't have let a sentence that started "On the opposite way of two weekends" go by. What does that even mean? (from 2007 Taipei IT Month exposed problems on traffic jams). Even the title is bad English. Cheers, --SVTCobra 03:04, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

The issue is that it was already published that way. Please feel free to correct it! Cary Bass (talk) 03:05, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
OK, but then we might as well let a bot do the archiving, which incidentally has been suggested numerous times and always rejected. Have you talked to Brianmc about this? He pretty much wrote WN:ARCHIVE. Cheers,--SVTCobra 03:17, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Thousands protest PM Harper in Toronto[edit]

Wow, that's quite interesting, that a former CBCer is now a contributor to Wikinews. Did you get in contact with her thru Sue, or did she email it to OTRS? Quite curious about this good news. -- Zanimum (talk) 18:21, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

I met her at a conference Networked Politics recently and talked Wikinews up. I wanted to show her how we are doing with citizen journalism. Let's hope that she (or her compatriots) decide to continue to use us! (We had a lot of hits with this article, incidentally :) ) Cary Bass (talk) 04:19, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
Very cool. It would be good if word spread among the journo community. -- Zanimum (talk) 17:05, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks and Best of Luck this 2009[edit]

I, User:Florentino Floro, share and bestow upon Administrator Bastique this Wiki Dwarf red buckeye "Good Luck" for consistently writing excellent articles on Wikinews

User:Florentino Florotalk has given you a Wiki Dwarf red buckeye "good luck"! "Good Luck" promotes WikiLuck and hopefully this one has made your day better. Spread the WikiLuck by giving someone else a Good Luck, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend. Happy Lunar New Year, January 26!
Spread the goodness of New Year Lucks by adding this Dwarf Luck to their talk page with a friendly message. --Florentino Floro (talk) 06:38, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Paranoia on safety vis-a-vis dire attempts on Obama[edit]

Thanks, Sir. I deeply understand that too many sources do have review disadvantages for the Wiki peer reviewer. But, I just want to be sure, that, a particular important fact or detail has back up. This article is not a legal but motoring news article and is highly technical. In the past, when I had created articles on disasters and accidents, I could'nt find just 2 or 3 articles which contain all critical facts. So, I had to have tons of sources. Further, in one or 2 difficult articles I wrote, an editor marked these as Failed and I asked for another review after putting updated back-ups. Talk:Cadillac unveils Obama's 'Beast', the 2009 Presidential State Car
So, sir, this is the marked difference between my Wiki created news articles and ordinary news reports we find in Google or BBC: my created article is SYNTHESIS of almost all past and updated reports, such that the reader will find all chunks like in a delicious hamburger. I know that Wiki editors might have some fear seeing tons of sources, but it is good for reliability. The reader must be safe with sure sources. And thanks for the comment; please feel free to delete, revise, modify etc. this, due to our COLLABORATION, I just being the CREATOR. A final WARNING though: PARANOIA - this truck car which is ASTEROID free, is built due to DIRE PROPHECIES about OBAMA's not finishing his term. Remember 2 articles in Wikipedia about 2 assassination attempts on Obama plus many DIRE omen. So, I want this article to be PARANOID too like in the car with sure sources. Just sayin. This car is eerie.--Florentino Floro (talk) 06:38, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Reporter ID stuff[edit]

Can you take a look at this, and give a non-official-but-from-someone-in-the-know response/comments? --Brian McNeil / talk 07:44, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

oversight (again?[edit]

If you have a spare minute, could you please talk at look at this. I am just wondering if you have any feedback, and your views. Thanks :) Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 03:51, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

A penny for your thoughts[edit]

Okay, not really, but I am requesting your participation in the following Water Cooler Discussion: OR and Broadcast report. The discussion involves the need for specific policy concerning how Original Reporting relates to information recieved from a broadcast report of an event. This can include both news-style reports and non-news reports, such as a sporting event. Thanks and again, please share your thoughts on this so we can get as many people involved as possible, especially since this relates to an important topic such as OR. —Calebrw (talk) 05:10, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

FAC nom[edit]

I have nominated an article you significantly contributed to, Over 100 people protest exclusion of gender identity protection in ENDA outside HRC dinner, for Featured Article consideration. Please see WN:FAC. Cirt (talk) 23:16, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Your support for my RFA[edit]

I would like to thank you for supporting my successful RFA and for your confidence in me. I look forward to serving further the English Wikinews community in this new capacity. I shall take the new tasks required of an administrator on board step by step and will make the utmost effort to fulfil the role to the best of my abilities. Kind regards Александр Дмитрий (Alexandr Dmitri) (talk) 12:44, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

OR opportunity at UC Berkeley[edit]

Hi Bastique, I am pinging you and Shakataganai about an interesting health/human rights interview opportunity today or tomorrow in the Bay area. A user registered today to post a press release, and in conversation on their talk page, offered interviews with his colleagues. Follow up at Wikinews:Request an interview#11th genital mutilation symposium as you wish. --InfantGorilla (talk) 17:42, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Ouch, sorry I missed this, but it's always better to EmailUser me or leave a message on my meta talk page! Cary Bass (talk) 22:43, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Question for a Wikinews Administrator[edit]

Dear Bastique: I know that you're an admin on WP, so I figure you can route this correctly to someone at WMF. If you look carefully at this site, I believe they are using the Wikinews mark next to the words "Special Report." Even though I know it's ad-spam, and came up on my machine quite unexpectedly, if I were Wikinews, I'd want to know about this because unauthorize use of the mark could dilute it. Best regards, Saebvn. Please, if additional information is needed, contact me at my WP:EN talk page, user name "Saebvn." Thanks. Saebvn (talk) 19:13, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Interesting. This warrants investigation. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 19:16, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Shaka, light a fire under whoever is replacing Herr Godwin; they've still done sweet FA about wikinews.com. With no registered challenge the marque is worthless and anyone can abuse it. --Brian McNeil / talk 19:22, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
I've already emailed legal. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 19:32, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
I totally need to set Wikinews up to email me. Cary Bass (talk) 01:39, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Still around??[edit]

You still around these parts? --Bddpaux (talk) 01:36, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Not really. --Cary Bass (talk) 01:38, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

privs[edit]

Busy elsewhere? We understand, but this is a notice of privilege expiry!

Note! Your privileges on English Wikinews have been reduced.

Under the Privilege expiry policy (enacted October 13, 2012) the rights held by your user account have been reduced due to inactivity, or lack of privilege use. You can view your user rights log here.
Point 4 of the Privilege expiry policy provides for fast-tracking reacquisition of privileges. We all understand that real-life commitments can severely curtail the level of commitment you can give to Wikinews; the privilege reduction is in no way intended as a reflection on your past work, or to imply you are unwelcome. The aim in curtailing privileges is to address security risks, and concern that a long period of inactivity means you may not be up-to-date with current policy and practices.

Wikinews:Inactive Policy[edit]

Per the proposed inactive policy, yopur account has been nominated to have its privileges reduced. --Brian McNeil / talk 15:19, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

How is it I still have privileges here? Cary Bass (talk) 15:51, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Privileges[edit]

Busy elsewhere? We understand, but this is a notice of privilege expiry!

Note! Your privileges on English Wikinews have been reduced.

Under the Privilege expiry policy (enacted October 13, 2012) the rights held by your user account have been reduced due to inactivity, or lack of privilege use. You can view your user rights log here.
Point 4 of the Privilege expiry policy provides for fast-tracking reacquisition of privileges. We all understand that real-life commitments can severely curtail the level of commitment you can give to Wikinews; the privilege reduction is in no way intended as a reflection on your past work, or to imply you are unwelcome. The aim in curtailing privileges is to address security risks, and concern that a long period of inactivity means you may not be up-to-date with current policy and practices.
Per this version of WN:RfP, you may review the public announcement of this change. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:53, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
Formalities... Cary Bass (talk) 18:49, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
Sure. :-)  --Pi zero (talk) 19:13, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Being bothered by User:Pi zero[edit]

He is bothering me with rubbish each edit. He is never contributing. He deletes articles comments sites here, although the article is existing. Articles under development are clean up articles. I might not write about RB Leipzig. My started articles have interest and he says that other archived articles are which from amateur clubs, university clubs or something else. He wants to rename my name here and is not rename me. My articles are written after the style such as about other proven football match reports. He is psychic unable to name reasons. Please remove him from the board! He neither productive nor socially competent or educated, for a globally representative on public free sites. --Nikebrand (talk) 21:40, 6 October 2014 (UTC)