User:DragonFire1024/archive April - July 08

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MT duo & Robot Taiwan 2008: Vast opportunities for machinery industry[edit]

Did it occur to you to do some copy-editing first, before publishing? The entire first paragraph is one gigantic run-on sentence. --SVTCobra 13:45, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

And I see you did it here too [1], even removing a cleanup tag from another admin, and publishing without doing any copy-editing. That's swell. --SVTCobra 13:57, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

RoboScooter[edit]

Official Release here, check it up if necessary for C/Eing..... Brock contact... 06:43, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

WN:TO-DO[edit]

I have started WN:TO-DO as a place to list what should be daily or weekly points to check for regular contributors. Some parts are admin-only (e.g. Archiving) but others are things that anyone can get involved with. Feel free to add additional points and spread the word about this shortcut to get people helping do Wikignome tasks. --Brian McNeil / talk 15:52, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar for 'Suspicious package' causes closure of busy street in Buffalo, New York[edit]

I hereby award you the Original Reporting Barnstar for 'Suspicious package' causes closure of busy street in Buffalo, New York. It is excellent OR with photos and it is well written. User:Anonymous101 :) 16:23, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
Indeed, looks good Jason, not too keen on the date stamps on the images though. Adambro - (talk) 16:26, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah I only noticed the date after I took the pics :( that problem is fixed though. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 18:10, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Al Qaeda leader in Iraq arrested article[edit]

Hey! Thanks for your quick work in editing and publishing my breaking news article. I had one question about it though, where did you get the photo? I saw it on Wikipedia but I was under the impression that we couldn't implement an image unless it was on Wikimedia? Thanks again. Herb - (talk) 22:08, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Fatal Explosion in Harrow[edit]

Please see WN:PD#Criteria: "Abandoned articles - Unpublished articles that have not been edited for four days should be marked with {{abandoned}} and deleted two days later, permitting that no other edits have been made since then."

I don't think an article that hasn't been editing in six hours should be considered abandoned. Adambro - (talk) 09:41, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Commentary namespace[edit]

I don't think we need a "reason to keep" these comments, rather we need a "reason to delete". If you think using "stupid" is a reason for deleting a comment, then we should get rid of the name-space for comments. --SVTCobra 01:42, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

I never said stupid. I said that his intentions, based on his edit history, and blanking the previous comments to tell the author to fuck off, were trolling. And still think it is. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 01:44, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
The offensive edit was the first ever, and after Pilotguy removed it, the anon restated in less offensive terms (anon used "stupid" not you). This new rewriting should stand, imo. --SVTCobra 01:49, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

My RFA[edit]

I am, once again, putting myself up for Rfa. I would appriciate it if you could stop by My RFA and vote. Wheter support or oppose I would appriciate your vote to avoid another situation of having too few votes.-Ryan524 (talk) 23:12, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

Thought you'd want to be made aware of that. Cirt (talk) 18:13, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikibreak[edit]

Short can be removed from {{Wikibreak}} by adding somethink like {{Wikibreak|type=long}} Anonymous101 :) 20:25, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Email[edit]

FYI, sent you an email. JoshuaZ (talk) 00:13, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

If you are still up ...[edit]

... the review these contributions and see if we can't remove the section at the water cooler. You are more in tune with "Wikipedia Review" and other such sites. I am pretty sure it was just a troll, but if you have the time. --SVTCobra 04:25, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

I got an e-mail that says its not a troll...but I am not sure how to get rid of it either. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 04:31, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin[edit]

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Issue X - May 17, 2008
Administrators and Accredidations
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  • No one has became an accredited reporter on Wikinews. There are no requests you can currently vote or comment on, although there are lots of De-adminship Requests.
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Strega Winning the Gold Ulimited at RAR2009.jpg
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Strega crossing the finish line to win the Gold Unlimited class at the Reno Air Races 2009
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In the last few months activity on Wikinews has continued to decrease to an incredibly low level. There are hardly any new contributers joining and one of our best users, DragonFire1024 (talk · contribs) has gone on Wikibreak. However, some excellent articles are continuing to be written. Anonymous101 :) 12:09, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

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Anonymous101 :) 12:18, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Welcoming new users[edit]

There is no policy stopping one from welcome non-contributing new users is there? --Remi (talk) 00:03, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Hmm, okay. I will do my best. I've found that qualitatively, it seems when we do welcome all users over a period of time on Wikiversity it seems we have the amount of users created bump up. I could be totally wrong... but just something to ponder, maybe. :) --Remi (talk) 09:20, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

thanks[edit]

Wanted to drop in and thank you for reverting that vandal earlier; I should be on more often once school lets out :) Thunderhead 01:13, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Re: Hockey[edit]

Thanks for the feedback on the hockey articles. My time does not always permit articles, or sometimes fully-expanded items, but perhaps that's where other editors should fill in. Generally we need more editors to work on things at WN; recruitment should be made a big discussion for the Water Cooler. Meanwhile, enjoy the new Detroit-Dallas item just posted. DL+1613 (talk) 02:53, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Scribble Wiki[edit]

Why did you delete my page? It was under construction. Christopher140691 (talk) 20:05, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

University hosting panel continues discussion on Wikipedia ethics without Wikimedia[edit]

"People engaged in public policy and Internet stuff have always found their way here," said Michael Godwin, general counsel for the Wikimedia Foundation.

Thought that in light of this article you had written, you'd be interested to know of Godwin's role in representing the Wikimedia Foundation at a tech conference 9 days later. Cirt (talk) 23:46, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Iceland earthquake[edit]

Please substantiate you claims of copyvio. --SVTCobra 23:15, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Your edit was almost exactly the same as Reuters. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 23:16, 29 May 2008 (UTC)
I dispute this claim ... yes the changes were mostly all facts from Reuters, which was the source I just added — so I was adding facts from this source — which seemed to be the latest news. However, I vehemently deny that I was violating their copyright. --SVTCobra 23:25, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Accreditation[edit]

Hi Jason! I'm most active in it.wikinews, but I'm interesting to accreditation. Because of Italian law we have many problems to have accreditation, so, I decided to ask you if I can request it on en.wikinews. I understand almost the entire policy, and the request seems quite easy, but I wanted to ask you if it were difficult to obtain because I am more active on another project. I decided to ask you because I've already ask to Bawolff, but seems no active. Thanks for your help :-) --Stef Mec (talk) 17:45, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

My contributions on the Italian or English version of Wikinews? In it.wn I've more than 3.000 edit --Stef Mec (talk) 17:55, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
That's a good hope, but the Italian system of journalism it's good like...uhm, a dump?! ;) You believe that I can obtain easily (or at least with a few problems) the accreditation? It could be an additional means to contribute both in the Italian version and here. --Stef Mec (talk) 18:54, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Publication date[edit]

Thanks for the tip; I'll remember it :) b2xiao (talk) 21:26, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

One quick question: is {{haveyoursay}} added to every news article? b2xiao (talk) 21:33, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

User:DragonFire1024/Articles[edit]

Please remove the fair use images used on this page within the user namespace. Adambro (talk) 19:42, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

Heads up [2]. Interesting development. Cirt (talk) 09:29, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Hillary Clinton: I am 'open to being' US Vice President[edit]

It might be better to merge this article with Barack Obama effectively clinches Democratic nomination instead of creating a new article. Anonymous101 :) 19:45, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

I thought about that, but disagree as its an entirely different story. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 19:48, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar for all your recent OR[edit]

I hereby award you the Original Reporting Barnstar for all your recent OR Anonymous101 (talk) 21:00, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Calenders[edit]

Do you know how to create calenders on Wikinews? Kingjeff (talk) 19:14, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Nope...but ask Zach...he might know how. He has a 'calendarbot'. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 19:24, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
What's his username? Kingjeff (talk) 21:44, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikinews Interview: Experts in IT industry comment about security of WiMAX[edit]

Hello, You forgot to do the Date dump.... Brock contact... 06:18, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Was already published if I recall. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 06:18, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
Please add zh:WiMAX未來怎麼演變 資安、網路業者雙贏, interlanguage link.... Brock contact... 06:20, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
Done :-) DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 06:31, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

real life?[edit]

you used to be so active writing articles what happened are you busy in real life now? --72.87.58.65 02:57, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Work a lot and I like to focus more on original Reporting. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 03:31, 13 July 2008 (UTC)
ok makes sense just was wondering thanks for the reply. --72.87.58.65 03:32, 13 July 2008 (UTC)
No problem. Though I still try to write as much as possible, and as much as I am able :-} DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 03:32, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikinews:Proposal for Embargoed wiki[edit]

Nice job on all of your improvements there, things are beginning to look like they have some semblance of reality/usefulness - I was just curious if you have been, or anyone else from Wikinews has yet to network/communicate with the WMF technical folks about setup and logistics and how this would all work? Cirt (talk) 21:48, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Ah, great - well please do keep me updated on any developments along that angle. Cirt (talk) 01:17, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Can you edit UK minor faces charges for calling Scientology 'cult' at protest?[edit]

Hi DragonFire1024. I wanted to edit this article, but it's protected. Can you edit it for me?

Here is what I need done:

Since it has been voted that this should be a featured article, could you add the "FA" tag to it?


Thanks. WNewsReporter (talk) 08:40, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Can you edit Wikinews interviews team behind the 2,000th featured Wikipedia article?[edit]

Hi DragonFire1024. I wanted to edit this article, but it's protected. Can you edit it for me?

Here is what I need done:

Since this has been voted a featured article, could you add the "FA" tag to it?


Thanks. WNewsReporter (talk) 08:43, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Can you edit Pope Benedict XVI visit to the United States begins?[edit]

Hi DragonFire1024. I wanted to edit this article, but it's protected. Can you edit it for me?

Here is what I need done:

Since this has been narrowly voted a featured article, could you add an "FA" tag to it?


Thanks. WNewsReporter (talk) 08:46, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Done...all of them :) DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 10:41, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. --WNewsReporter (talk) 16:33, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Interesting story[edit]

Indeed. I will take a look at this in more depth shortly. Cirt (talk) 21:03, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin delivery[edit]

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Issue XI - May 17, 2008
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2008 G8 Summit Antiglobalist Demonstration March
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Although the 34th G8 Summit had ended, the demonstration of anti-globalists exposed a critical issue on poverty, etc.  » Full story
Original reporting

Since our last edition, many articles have claimed original reporting. Here are the most recent:

Several others wrote stories based on television sources. The Wikinews Reports blog activity was mostly related to some of these stories. You can ask any of the blog authors if you want to help out on the blog.

Editor's note

In the last few months activity on Wikinews has started to increase again, and discussion has restarted on the embargoed wiki. Anonymous101 (talk) 11:50, 19 July 2008 (UTC)


Site activity
  • Wikinews supports the universal edit button firefox extention
  • Move Wikinews:Story preperation into its own namespace (prepared:)?
  • New rss feed extension prosed to be installed (see WC + Mailing list)
  • Arbcom elections are now in progress.
  • Discussion about flagged revisions is ongoing and in many places. This could be the biggest change to the Wikinews method since we abandoned the original article review system
  • Brian proposes a new contest, and challenges everyone to get involved, donate something, or join!
  • Try testing CSpurrier's new feed thingy. this may become the main wikinews feed at some point.
  • Zach's new tool: Per category rss feed. Do a hard refresh, goto a category and click on the rss icon in your browser. (Now linked from most portals and categories via templates)
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Note[edit]

With all due respect to the Golden Girl, I believe it would be more newsworthy to promote this article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.127.253.51 (talk) 16:34, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

At the time I wrote that story, this story you speak of, was not published but if it was, I would agree with you 100%. Also anyone can update the main lead, provided you have a registered account for at least, if I recall, 2 days. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 22:11, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for expanding the Qantas flight article![edit]

Hi there. I just want to take the time to thank you for improving, polishing and expanding the article about Qantas flight 30 making an emergency landing that I created. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jam01 (talkcontribs) 11:47, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Quality imrpovement[edit]

I'd like you to take a look at User:Brianmc/Wikinews workflow. Read the whole page carefully then go look at the talk and comment where you see fit. I am disappointed and irked that some people want to argue that what we have right now is good enough. I do not believe it is, and am strongly arguing the case that we need to change. --Brian McNeil / talk 13:32, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Breaking news[edit]

This article Two dead, seven others wounded in church by gunfire in Tennessee, United States is breaking news and has been renamed alot. I was wondering if we could get rid of these two redirects in particular with there associated talk pages, because they aren't linked to anything, plus they were changed because of a typo. Seven people in church wounded by gunfire in Tennesee, United States and One dead, six others wounded in church by gunfire in Tennesee, United States, and also deleting there comment pages. No sense have 2 unneccessary redirects. Thanks, The Mind's Eye (talk) 02:01, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Scratch that whole thing. The Mind's Eye (talk) 15:21, 28 July 2008 (UTC)