User talk:Cartman02au

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Wikimedians to the Games[edit]

Hi. :) As you're an Australian contributor, I thought you might be interested in Wikimedians to the Games, which is an opportunity to cover the Paralympic Games as a member of the press. As you've experience writing Wikinews articles, this should give you a leg up. :) LauraHale (talk) 08:49, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Edits to published articles[edit]

Hi. Just a reminder, some time back we turned off autosight, so that edits to published articles by reviewers would not be automatically self-published. To submit an edit to a published article for review, just make the edit. Don't touch the {{publish}} tag. Thanks. --Pi zero (talk) 21:54, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

privs[edit]

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

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Wikinews Writing contest 2013 is here. :) Please sign up to participate?[edit]

We've created the Wikinews:Writing contest 2013, which will start on April 1 and end on June 1. It is modeled on the successful 2010 contest. It would be a really great time for you, as a Wikinews accredited reporter, to do some original reporting and conduct interviews. People should be around to interview to prevent a backlog, and several reviewers have access to scoop to make it easier to review any original reporting you do. If you are interested in signing up, please do so on Wikinews:Writing contest 2013/entrants. There is at least one prize on offer for the winner along with the opportunity to earn some barn stars as a way of thanking you for your participation. :D --LauraHale (talk) 10:18, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikinews:Inactive Policy[edit]

Per the proposed inactive policy, yopur account has been nominated to have its privileges reduced. --

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 09:56, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Death of Lou Reed[edit]

I've left duplicate comments on the pages of the University of Wollongong students who tried to cover this. Your copyedits look fine, but I think even the one you touched is heading towards stale. --Brian McNeil / talk 10:29, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

I agree and that seems to be alot of the problem with stories floating around the site. There are plenty that are newsworthy on context but many are going stale - Cartman02au (Talk)(AU Portal) 02:28, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Students@last-minute dot edu ;) We can't bite them too-hard for that, we've probably all left assignments a little late.
Output is way down from Wikinews' peak, but published article quality has gone up a good-deal. --Brian McNeil / talk 07:07, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
I often leave my assignments late and I'm now a postgrad student, you would of thought I would have learned the first time around :) - Cartman02au (Talk)(AU Portal) 11:24, 31 October 2013 (UTC)