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Page titles 
Please take time to familiarise yourself with WN:SG as to the standards used for page titles as some of your recent page moves haven't met this. For example, titles should use downstyle capitalisation. Regards. Adambro 22:51, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, Mr. Adambro. UnknownMan 22:53, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
Hi, I saw you added the cause of death. You will have to write a new article if you want to report that on Wikinews. Unlike Wikipedia, articles are not works-in-progress. Cheers, --SVTCobra 19:59, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. UnknownMan 20:02, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
Hi. I wonder if you could comment on some copyright-related questions regarding the article. Would you see the collaboration page for the article and comment? Thanks. I also noticed that you wrote some other obituaries. Did you produce them in a similar way that I imagined? Tomos 08:04, 24 December 2007 (UTC)
Archiving - Admin Action Alert 
Hello UnknownMan. Thank you for your listing of some articles that require archiving on the Admin Action Alert page. It is actually not necessary (even thought there is a spot for it). We have hundreds of such articles that require archiving and it is unnecessary, therefore, to list them one at a time. We are aware of the situation and are working towards getting caught up. Also, please don't add the "archived" tag to an article. An admin will do that in due course. If it is added but not protected, it may not show up on our "to do" list. Cheers, --Jcart1534 02:45, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, Jcart. UnknownMan 02:46, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
Hi. I am sorry to come here again with virtually the same issue. But it seems this article, too, is mostly made up of texts taken from Wikipedia article. Is this the case? If so, would you say this is a fair use (or would you rather have it deleted for potential copyright infringement)?
Please see the article's talk page and perhaps you could respond to some of the concerns I have. Talk:French writer Julien Gracq dies at 97 has others opinions that might be informative, in case you haven't read it.
And I wonder how many other articles are written in a similar manner.
Thanks, Tomos 13:41, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
:Wikinews:Story preparation/Former Archbishop Baron Carey of Clifton dies 
Thanks - Possibly useful to include something on his theological positions as Carey wasn't IIRC as liberal as the current incumbent . 188.8.131.52 12:41, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
No problem. UnknownMan 19:51, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
This story is not an obituary. An obituary attempts to gives an account of the texture and significance of the life of someone who has recently died. - Wikipedia. --SVTCobra 01:01, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
Oh. It was just an animal attack. Very sad that the boy died in the shark attack. Cheers. UnknownMan - (talk) 19:04, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
Recent Obits.. 
No Problemo. UnknownMan (talk) 20:36, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Story prep obit... 
Done. UnknownMan (talk) 22:38, 12 August 2008 (UTC)
Obits Page 
Any thoughts on where to source possible ones from?
Kim Jong Il 
Done. UnknownMan (talk) 20:53, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
Ray Moore 
I note from the (London) times, that Ray Moores's died, any chance of doing a Obit?
Wikinews:Story preparation/FBI agent Ray Moore Dies. Ray Moore was an FBI
Renaming articles 
Please avoid renaming articles post-publication unless absolutely necessary. Due to limitations in how Wikinews pushes content to Google News and various social networks, renaming post-publish causes duplicate postings. --Brian McNeil / talk 18:02, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
Bit removal 
This is bookkeeping, certainly nothing personal, and I'm not entirely sure you were even aware of the bit (which alarms me, because someone who doesn't understand site policies could seriously damage the project by using the bit — not unlike someone who accidentally received the admin bit). I'm putting it through a formal process, here. --Pi zero (talk) 16:33, 22 January 2012 (UTC)