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Category:Missing persons[edit]

This had 28 articles in it this morning ;) BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 23:10, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Cool. :p
So... What keywords can redirect to there, to help guide new articles to populate it? --Pi zero (talk) 23:17, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
Missing person/missing persons, definitely. I'm tempted by simply 'missing' as well. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 13:42, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
I agree those should go to it, and have implemented such. However, there's significant evidence they will not help much in guiding new articles to populate the cat. Not a single article on the site has a {{w}} link to them; any such article would show up in Special:Whatlinkshere (in fact, it would show up in Special:Whatlinkshere even before the page was created). So "missing person" and "missing persons" aren't things people naturally think to link. (Though, "missing" wouldn't be linked anyway, because it was an existing redirect to a project page about the 2005 tsunami.) We've got about 20% of our articles {{w}}-ized, so the complete absence of article links seems rather more than a fluke.
How did you find the articles you put into the cat? --Pi zero (talk) 15:46, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
Special:Search/Missing -incategory:"Missing persons". I also had to refresh before changing pages until each page had no more relevant articles, since the constantly-updating search was removing articles as I added them. I guess vanish* and disap* might yield further useful results. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 20:47, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
Although {{w}} is gratifyingly effective at guiding cat population in a wide swath of cases, I've been thinking for some time there ought to be a way to semi-automate search-based population as well. One would have some standard place where one stashes a list of search criteria for any given cat, and then one would also need a way to track which candidates from the search(es) one had considered and rejected. The last bit makes it harder; it might seem rather extreme to have a hidden "considered and rejected" shadow category for each article category, but given a way to do that smoothly, I might go for it. That's the sort of expert task one would like an assistant for, though, and since I've clearly got a lot of ramping up to do with assistants, I figure I can just keep an eye on that possible application as something to hope to enable eventually. --Pi zero (talk) 21:30, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
Maybe a bot could list candidates, and you could trivially tell it which were rejected. (It could automatically tell which were accepted because they would be in the cat.) BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 23:25, 1 January 2015 (UTC)


there is no pages and news on cricket......where can i get live scores?

Wikinews focuses on accuracy and neutrality; live scores do not sit well with our strengths. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 01:51, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-03[edit]

16:47, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-04[edit]

18:12, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Breaking Now: Bunch of Problems on CNN Deltalina's Travel tips video[edit]

There are a bunch of Problems on the CNN Deltalina travel tips video and it very badly needs a reshoot by late 2015. "Deltalina's travel tips",

List of Problems[edit]

  • 1: There is a moderate line in the men's restroom.
  • 2: Why don't we see her inteviewing until 0:07 in the clip?
  • 3: Why is she holding a heavy jacket in her hand?
  • 4: Why did the cameraman look at her black pointy heels (Early 2005-Late 2012) (at 00:04 and 00:39) (sounding if it was a chick that twitted and got shot) instead looking at her body?
  • 5: Why don't she tell us her travel tips right away until 0:27 Into the clip?
  • 6: Why are there American/British flaglets and stickers on her baggage?
  • 7:Why is her voice sounded so squeaky again in the cnn video?, [spam link deleted.]
  • 8: And why is the plane a 777-200ER in the interior and a Crj-900 on the outside?


They need to reshoot this CNN video beacause it has been outdated since the fall of 2014 (she is not an instructor anymore) and needs to be deleted by June 19, 2015 , and this time in October 2015, With a Delta 737-900ER (N831DN), both inside and outside, get more serious tips and have lee wear her red uniform this time instead. (talk) 20:59, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

All well and good... But what does this have to do with ourselves? We are not CNN, after all. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 21:14, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Clever spammer that. Your suspicious nature asleep, BRS? --Brian McNeil / talk 08:38, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
Caught napping, yes. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 20:40, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-05[edit]

16:08, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia template Template:Wikinews has been suggested for deletion[edit]

[Note: Technically not a nomination, but a discussion. --Pi zero (talk) 20:16, 26 January 2015 (UTC)]

We hadn't heard much just lately from the anti-Wikinews loonies; well, they're still around.

w:Wikipedia:Templates for discussion/Log/2015 January 26

--Pi zero (talk) 20:05, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

  • My concern is: "Just how many places has the template been removed, before they've got round to making the nomination?" --Brian McNeil / talk 15:52, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Despite my grumpiness when I first saw this nomination, or suggestion, or whatever it is, I don't see any evidence that SilkTork did any removing along the way; it appears they played things strictly according to Hoyle, other than not informing Wikinews of the proposal — which could be nothing more than a parochial perception that Wikinewsies have no place in a discussion of whether to mass-delete sister links from Wikipedia to Wikinews.
"The result of the discussion was speedy keep, as it is clear that no one wants this template deleted, other than the nominator. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 15:56, 27 January 2015 (UTC)"
--Pi zero (talk) 17:13, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Weather in New England[edit]

Just to note, I'm located right in the path of the storm currently bearing down on New England. It's not impossible I could lose internet access, and if so, for as much as a week. --Pi zero (talk) 22:54, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Fortunately, no interruption during the storm. --Pi zero (talk) 12:31, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
\o/ BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 17:49, 28 January 2015 (UTC)