User talk:Mikemoral/Archive 2009

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tempodivalse 00:11, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome. Smile.png

tempodivalse 00:14, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Certainly. Basically, whenever a person

without the flagged revisions tool (which we call "editor" status here) makes a change to an article that has been "sighted", then the change appears in a separate version of the page, called the "draft", that can be accessed by a tab at the top of the page. There is another page, the "stable page", that shows the last sighted version of the page. The draft and stable pages are merged when an "editor" approves the edit. By default, all anonymous users see the stable page by default. This way, there is far less chance of a casual reader seeing vandalism, because the vandalism will remain only on the draft page as it wasn't approved. See WN:FR for more info. Hope this helped! tempodivalse 00:25, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. --The New Mikemoral (talk) 00:27, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Links to Wikipedia

Hi. Just wanted to tell you you've been doing a good job with wikifying. One note, though, you might not want to link really basic words, such as "telephone calls" and the like, that the reader can probably be relied on to already understand. Other than that, nice work. Cheers, tempodivalse 03:14, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Ack, sorry still WP in mind. Okay, I'll

remember that. And I brought over my WP sig on a brief note... --The New Mikemoral ♪♫ 03:16, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Yep... we have {{Replied}} (or {{Talkback}},

that's the same thing). tempodivalse 03:19, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Okay, thanks. --[[User:The New

Mikemoral|The New]] Mikemoral ♪♫ 03:20, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome. tempo[[User

talk:Tempodivalse|divalse]] 03:29, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Re:question

Yes, all countries have their own local links to portals. Some major organisations, such as the United Nations, European Union etc. also have local links. When wikifying an article, you should check to make sure there's not a local link first before linking to WP. tempodivalse 03:59, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Okay, thank. --[[User:The New

Mikemoral|The New]] Mikemoral ♪♫ 05:08, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Don't worry, it can get a little disorientating

transitioning to Wikinews, but you'll quickly get the hang of it. General idea is - at least the way I put it - to keep people reading news on the site. So, if you have "UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown said..." you'd wikilink UK to United Kingdom (local) and same, Gordon Brown (local) for the first instance. You don't have to wikilink the second occurrence to WP, but you can and sometimes that's good.

Oh, sighted a few of your edits this AM, suspect we'll be

giving you editor status once you've had a week or so to get more practice here. Might want to look at the {{peer review}} template and the policies you're supposed to be checking on that. So, welcome, dig in, and have fun! --Brian McNeil / talk 08:07, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Re:My advice

That's nice to hear! Our current contributor base is not large, so any and all help you can give us, preferably in the form of articles, will be greatly appreciated. Smile.png Cheers. tempodivalse 23:59, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Looks good! You're getting into the "news"

writing style rather quickly. Don't forget to add {{review}} when you're ready for the article to be published. tempodivalse 00:19, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Honestly, I wrote the way I naturally write

and was planning to fix it later... --[[User:The New Mikemoral|The New]] Mikemoral ♪♫ 00:33, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Editor

Good job! Keep it up —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 09akoguc (talkcontribs)

Wikinews Shorts: May 2, 2009

Hi. Good job with the shorts. However, there are some formatting problems that need to be fixed in your article before it can be published (don't worry, it's nothing big). I've listed some concerns on the article page. Other than that, the shorts look great. Cheers, tempodivalse 20:31, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Working on it right now. --[[User:The

New Mikemoral|The New]] Mikemoral ♪♫ 20:32, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

There's

no set rule on how many briefs the shorts should have, but two is generally considered the absolute minimum. Three or more is preferred. Tempodivalse [[User talk:Tempodivalse#top|[talk]]] 00:35, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Okay, thanks. --[[User:The

New Mikemoral|The New]] Mikemoral ♪♫ 00:36, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

I've

published the article. Nice job! Tempodivalse [[User talk:Tempodivalse#top|[talk]]] 03:25, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

(<--) Thanks, and nice sig. --The New Mikemoral ♪♫ 03:26, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

I

don't see why not, as long as the shorts aren't actually published until the next day arrives. Sometimes, though, it might be better to simply add on to the existing shorts, if it's still a long time to go until midnight UTC. There's really no written "rule" to how to write the shorts, but that's just been my experience with it. Tempodivalse [[User talk:Tempodivalse#top|[talk]]] 23:20, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

You've been granted Editor status

I have promoted you to the Wikinews:Editor class, as I feel you can be trusted to mark revisions of articles as sighted (review). Take a moment to read:

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask for help on my talk page, and thank you for contributing to Wikinews! Tempodivalse [[User talk:Tempodivalse#top|[talk]]] 03:05, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

talkback @Tempo's talk

Tempodivalse [[User talk:Tempodivalse#top|[talk]]] 20:35, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

My running for editor

You just reverted a revision on my request for editor tools [http://en.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=Wikinews:Flagged_revisions/Requests_for_permissions&curid=111211&diff=906193&oldid=906191 here]. I understand that you mistook it for an edit to an archive. Could you please undo it? Thank you, Marx01 Tell me about it 04:12, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Never mind, it was already undone. Happy

writing! Marx01 Tell me about it 04:15, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

[http://www.beliefnet.com/Entertainment/Quizzes/BeliefOMatic.aspx

Here is the link to the religion test!] I found it very interesting (and a great time-killer). Thanks for replying and apologizing! Happy writing! Marx01 Tell me about it 04:32, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Emails to scoop@wikinewsie.org

Howdy, just saw your [http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Talk:Wikinews_interviews_the_CDC_on_the_swine_flu_pandemic 'interview'] email. Please forward the emails in this case, and for any future email interview to scoop@wikinewsie.org . That way we can verify them. Thanks. --ShakataGaNai [[User Talk:ShakataGaNai|^_^]] 18:45, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Sent.

--The New Mikemoral ♪♫ 18:57, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Wikinews Audio

I would be very interested in seeing what plans you have to try and do some work to revive Audio.

I've taken interest in this in the past (done a couple of spoken articles myself) and pushed a general idea of Wikimedia Radio as a broader concept. One person summing up my concept for WMF radio called it "The Free Radio 4" (BBC Radio 4, that is). There is a lot of free audio content, including Spoken Wikipedia articles and music on archive.org.

I've sort-of come full-circle on the idea as I moved almost totally to Ubuntu on my PC. I know quite a number of musicians so was very interested in the audio recording, mixing, and production tools available; looks like I can move at least one person off Windows with this - and make them more productive. I also found IDJC (Internet DJ Console) which — once rebuilt from source — supports both Shoutcast and Icecast broadcasting, in mp3 or ogg.

I'm doing my first test broadcast with http://1radio.org on Monday (0200 - 0400 UTC). This is mostly to test the technology and take advantage of a free chance to do so. Their server streams at 64kbps so is not-good quality; but, if you don't hate The Grateful Dead, tune in and give a post-mortem report. I'd like to think there is an opportunity here for Wikinews to provide 1radio.org with a 5-10 minute news roundup 2 or 3 times a day. --Brian McNeil / talk 13:55, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

What I'm planning is something similar

to what is now, but more podcast-like. I can only produce one show a day at most, being only 15 minutes maximum. I'm actually interested to see if these musicians you know could make a new theme for Wikinews Podcast (not such a good name...). I'm planning on basing the new Audio Wikinews on a few podcast I listen to, wihtout the commentary. 1radio seems good. I probably won't broadcast live, but I could make pre-recorded shows. If you want, I'm writing up plans for a show format (the current one is too meh) so keep an eye on the water cooler. I won't be able to listen to your broadcast, but feel free to send it to me. I'd like to hear it. I will take a look at the internet Archive so I can get some music for Audio Wikinews.--[[User:The New Mikemoral|The New]] Mikemoral ♪♫ 01:27, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

  • Podcast-style has been done before. Like the now-deceased

print edition it should be possible to get it available on iTunes. --Brian McNeil / [[User talk:Brian McNeil|talk]] 01:39, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Has

it? Well, I this is planned for January. There's plenty of time. I like the idea of broadcasting this on 1radio, A few changes then. Maybe switch to once weekly, summing the whole week. I think there already is something similar, correct? --The New [[User talk:The New Mikemoral|Mikemoral]] [[Special:Contributions/The New Mikemoral|♪♫]] 01:45, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Competition signup

Hi Mikemoral! Just to note, i [http://en.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=Wikinews_talk%3AWriting_contest_2010%2Fentrants&action=historysubmit&diff=919236&oldid=919230 moved] your name to the "established" list, since the instructions say that you should "sign up in the established category if ANY of the below apply", not if two or all three apply. Cheers and happy editing, Tempodivalse [[User talk:Tempodivalse#top|[talk]]] 01:04, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Oops, misread that. Thanks,

Tempo. --The New [[User talk:The New Mikemoral|Mikemoral]] ♪♫ 01:06, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

wiktionary lookup gadget

By the way, you do realize that on wikinews, you can enable the script in special:preferences (under gadgets), and you don't have to mess arround with special:mypage/vector.js (unless of course if you want to use a custom configuration). Bawolff [[user talk:Bawolff|☺]] 21:39, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

I like to use the monobook.js (I guess here it is vector.js...) just out of old habit when many Wikipedia scripts were not Gadgets such as Twinkle and FurMe. --The New [[User talk:The New Mikemoral|Mikemoral]] [[Special:Contributions/The New Mikemoral|♪♫]] 23:55, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

re: my edit


Climate contrarians in Copenhagen

Please join the discussion, if you can do it attentively, if you have some free 30 minutes?

I'm just afraid that this novice user Wikiwide, the author of the article, being probably a scientist (you just look at [http://en.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=Climate_contrarians_in_Copenhagen&oldid=920889 the first version] of this article), has a very little understanding of what Wikinews is. And probably has lots of other work to do, is not interested, etc. Even the topic of climate contrarians near UNCCC sounds scientific, doesn't it? I think that if you revive this article, it will be very good

  • for Wikinews,
  • for this user, and
  • for the environment
    • (as some of the "skeptics" or
    • just common diesel car drivers can find this article realistic)

Please be informed that only an experienced Wikinews user can manage with such significant and responsible task. [[User talk:Q0k|Q]]/0/k 04:12, 16 December 2009 (UTC)