User talk:Poe Joe

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Revisions[edit]

The whole revisions thing has to deal with a system called flagged revisions. All it does is allow certain people to "sight" a revision and allow it that revision to be viewed. At this point basically anyone admins feel have enough experience are made "editors," people who can sight the revisions. Hope that helps. The Mind's Eye (talk) 00:52, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Editor status[edit]

I have nominated you over at WN:FRRFP to gain editor status so that your changes don't need independantly checked. You could also review articles others had written if you wanted to. If you're up for that, then I'm sure there'd be no issues - it's designed to be easy come, easy go. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 16:13, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Editor[edit]

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

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Tempodivalse [talk] 12:53, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

US President Obama[edit]

Obama is not "President". Such implies that he is President to anyone who reads that article; he is not. Obama is US President (well, he has a fuller title, but yeah). That is my point. Call him US President or President of the United States if you must; or do as this article does, already establishing the country in question as the US before describing Obama as President. We write for an international audience; calling Obama "President" is inaccurate and offensive unless qualified. It is something many people do not think about, but it is important nonetheless if we aim for the highest standards possible - which we do. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 16:14, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Oh, no. I agree. The phrase "US President" is much better than "President." I was merely responding to your quip that "if we really must assume the reader doesn't know who Obama is..." -- Poe Joe (talk) 18:14, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Forgive me that one; my misinterpretation is obvious, but how I reached that is something I can't answer :/. What can I say... It made sense to me when I wrote it. Sorry. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 19:14, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

privs[edit]

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

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--Pi zero (talk) 00:48, 20 December 2012 (UTC)