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China story[edit]

Thank you for your contribution.

Unfortunately, the submitted froty on Quinn visiting China does not meet project standards on numerous points. Can you please review the template added to the article, refer to the links in the above welcome template for more information on company policies and standards for publication; then resubmit for review?

Incidentally, as such a small project we are in a position where most articles are taken to ready-for review, or close to, through the effort of a single individual.

Thanks! --Brian McNeil / talk 13:50, 10 June 2010 (UTC)


question: how do you change the title to be more "internationally friendly"?

H.R.H Sovereign King Bradley The Great, Autocrat of All Australia 08:25, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

"Interwiki" links[edit]

Hi there. Just to let you know, you are currently linking to English Wikipedia like this: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana Banana]. You can reach the same effect by typing [[w:Banana|]]. This results in a nicer looking article (compare Banana with Banana. Please try not to use external links (those are the ones with the Icon External Link.png icon) in your article writing. For more information, and how to link to other projects (such as French Wikinews, or English Wiktionary) see Help:Interwiki linking. Regards, — μ 08:56, June 11 2010 (UTC)

Mikemoral♪♫ 03:29, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

NSW Fire Brigade Story[edit]

I'm not sure what you are referring to when you mention: "applying a template to the article itself". Please clarify and I will do my best to assist you. Thanks, Calebrw (talk) 07:34, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

the message pretaining to why the story hasn't been published states to firt article to a template...i have no idea... H.R.H Sovereign King Bradley The Great, Autocrat of All Australia (talk)BKCW8 (talk) 07:26, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Editorialising[edit]

Wikinews does not accept editorials. Please review the above links to project policy. It was on the basis that you submitted editorialising stories that they have been considerably edited to remove bias. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:55, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

"Excuse me?" Amgine said in an annoyingly high pitched voice[edit]

Your edits did not address any of the issues raised in the previous review. - Amgine | t 02:52, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

My Bad...It did address the speculation i.e "he obviously did not want to speak to reporters" =D, I also added another source H.R.H Sovereign King Bradley The Great, Autocrat of All Australia talk 03:51, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

  • I have to followup to Amgine's critique with a bit of a whinge myself. I do appreciate you are trying to contribute to the project, but... It may, and does to me, seem like a tired old record - This is not Wikipedia. What makes the real difference, and sees stuff reviewed, is writing to the policies and standards. Yes, those are high standards - higher than those of Wikipedia. I did what I could to copyedit your contribution, align it with the style guide, and get the article a step or two closer to publication. Then, when you requested, I labelled it for an urgent review. For project integrity, and continued listing in Google News, that must be done by someone independent. It failed, and I wish I could have spent more time on it, but have to actually do what my employer pays me for. I do not see that you learned anything from the edits I made; and, there is where I shake my head. I deliberately fixed multiple items in individual edits to give a timeline of moving the article from unpublishable to close to. I don't see any evidence you looked at how, although not particularly obvious, I tried to help.
Unfortunately, as it seems the article is now passed review by someone else, I see one point I'll have to go and roast their ass off that is fundamental in conforming to the project's style guide. That would be date formatting.
I'll put it like this, and you can spontaneously combust in whatever manner you choose; you do pick stories people would want to read on Wikinews; you do not put them together in line with the project's publication standards. Had we about 50+ more contributors, it would not be a problem. That's not the case, sorry. As I alluded to regarding your query regarding interviews, you seriously have to up your aptitude with what - I assume - is your native language. If you think of it as "Wikinews will kill less-than-GA", you might make it. If you want to dramatically improve your English, and news presentation, people will help where they see effort put in. --Brian McNeil / talk 22:31, 18 June 2010 (UTC)


I thank you for your whinge =)H.R.H Sovereign King Bradley The Great, Autocrat of All Australia talk 08:06, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

Australian Foreign Minister Condemns Fiji's Press Crackdown[edit]

Hello, Please remember to source all information in your articles. Ideally it should be done with the sources template (details are below the edit box). Articles that remain unsourced will eventually be deleted. Let me know if you have any questions. --Cspurrier (talk) 14:50, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

I got distracted and the run time ran out...i'll put up my sources... H.R.H Sovereign King Bradley The Great, Autocrat of All Australia talk

Please change your signature to something more serious[edit]

Thank you, fetch·comms 01:00, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Yes, please do. Your userpage seems too... unprofessional by the way. --Diego Grez return fire 01:01, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
Please be serious, Wikinews is not 4chan, or your MySpace, or Wikipedia. Do not attempt to do that anymore, and further 'trolling' will provoke a block on your account. Thanks, --Diego Grez return fire 01:08, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
If you would act more mature, we wouldn't need to bother you. Thanks, fetch·comms 01:10, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Please refer to my contributions page, my actions are primarily mature. My only mistake is adding a bit of humour to my posts and of course thinking that MY username was a personal choice to be made by me, not a council of elders. H.R.H Sovereign King Bradley The Great, Autocrat of All Australia talk

  • Your Etch-A-Sketch is defective. Please place it in the original packaging and return it to the manufacturer. --89.242.180.116 (talk) 01:24, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Big Brave Man Commenting Annomynously...and Im the immature one. H.R.H Sovereign King Bradley The Great, Autocrat of All Australia talk 01:26, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Your username doesn't have to be serious, but it shouldn't be offensive. I *dare* you to walk into a random bar in Australia and inform the patrons that you are their absolute ruler. Tell them, in all seriousness, to kneel before you or face the consequences. Get right up in their face and inform them of this "fact". Then, a month later when you've been released from the ICU into observation and can access a computer again, please come back on here and tell me how they took the news that they are your slaves. That they are less than you in every way. That they are beneath you due to your appointment as their Sovereign King by God. Because that is what it means to be an autocrat.
Now, explain to me how your signature isn't offensive again, oh god appointed racial-master of all Australia? Gopher65talk 01:39, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

I am Australian =) and the name is in jest and its waisted on you. Your name however is quite literally beneath the earth =) shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! H.R.H Sovereign King Bradley The Great, Autocrat of All Australia talk

P.S. Where does race come into this!? Fun fact: I am an indigenous Australian so I am especially sensitive to matters of race and if I have been racist please by all means let me know- that doesn't however include political incorrectness - but full blown racism H.R.H Sovereign King Bradley The Great, Autocrat of All Australia talk 01:58, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Don't type in all caps, it's annoying. —Mikemoral♪♫ 02:14, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

I completely agree with you Mikemoral, and I am sorryH.R.H Sovereign King Bradley The Great, Autocrat of All Australia talk 02:24, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Kingship usually involves both the racial and religious domination of a nation. If you are claiming to be a king, then you are claiming that you have been appointed by god to be the racial and spiritual leader of Australia. Example: Queen Elizabeth II is the head of the Church of England (supposedly) Appointed by God, and thus the spiritual dominator of all British subjects. You are claiming similar domination over your people. As Dominar of Australia, all and any of your subjects may be your slaves — and they most often are, when an outbreak of autocracy occurs somewhere in the world. Slaves are most often chosen from racial or religious groups that differ from those of the current monarch.
I understand that you mean this as a joke, I just don't think you've thought through the full meaning of your (joking) claim to be the king of Australia. I don't think you understand what kingship truly is; you think that it means that you get to wear a crown and hold a sceptre, while the reality of kingship or emperorhood is far more disturbing, bloody, and gruesome. Gopher65talk 02:31, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
No, seriously, don't type in all caps. —Mikemoral♪♫ 02:34, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Not all instutitions are the same, Mine and I have not committed such atrocities nor has slavery or rampant islamic extremism been apart of Australia's history. I cant help but feel this is a little much, but for your information, The State of All Australia has a strict separation of church and state and The Autocrat of All Australia is not so 'BY THE GRACE OF GOD' as stipulated in the Constitution, check it out The State of All Australia. I, however am done with this conversation, thanks for your thoughts but my name will not be changed. H.R.H Sovereign King Bradley The Great, Autocrat of All Australia talk 02:55, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Look at it this way, you are not a monarch as you claim to be. The joke's over. Fix the signature. —Mikemoral♪♫ 03:03, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

The Change[edit]

Hi. your signature as it is quite long, which is a tad annoying during discussion. As a compromise would you be willing to change it to "King Bradley". This would be much shorter and not get in the way during conversations. (and/or changing it to be just BKCW8 would probably appease some of the other folks here a lot). Cheers. Bawolff 03:19, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

The folks here are rude, but as you seem to be friendly and accomadating, what kind of backlash would I expect, if i dont change itH.R.H Sovereign King Bradley The Great, Autocrat of All Australia talk 03:22, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Its somewhat under debate right now, but you might eventually get blocked. Bawolff 03:24, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
(edit conflict)(edit conflict)You really deserve this. Just change your signature to something shorter, please. Thanks. --Diego Grez return fire 03:26, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
(edit conflict) A block for disruption. Just change the sig and get over it. —Mikemoral♪♫ 03:25, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

=D BKCW8 talk 03:27, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Yay! thanks. Bawolff 03:28, 6 July 2010 (UTC) <--------O
Yup. Thanks! Diego Grez return fire 03:29, 6 July 2010 (UTC) <----X
Thank you. —Mikemoral♪♫ 03:29, 6 July 2010 (UTC) <----X

I have had that name since I started here, so which is it slow or vindictive? Good Job BTW BKCW8 talk 03:35, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Laziness. You havn't edited that many talk pages where you would use your signature. Anyone who noticed and cares was too lazy to bring it up. Bawolff 03:40, 6 July 2010 (UTC)


LOL...oustanding, can I quote you on that =D BKCW8 talk 03:42, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

sure if you want. Bawolff 03:46, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

WN:SG[edit]

Per the style guide, please format all dates in the Month Day, Year format (so instead of 8/7/2010, please use July 8, 2010). You might want to peruse the style guide for future reference, though it is a bit of a long and dreary read. fetch·comms 03:32, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

MY bad....your signature however was in Day Month Year Format...so whats a guy to think =) BKCW8 talk 05:53, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Again, not July 12th, 2010, just July 12, 2010. The signature is in the system default, but all news stories should be written according the style guide. fetch·comms 18:34, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

my bad again...BKCW8 talk 23:08, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Dog's Throat cut in Cairns, Australia[edit]

I am afraid your article is still not ready for review, as the source you added is not independent (AAP again.) --InfantGorilla (talk) 09:27, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

ArbCom nomination[edit]

Thank you kindly for your nomination. It will probably go to my head. I may not accept, sadly: see User talk:InfantGorilla#ArbCom. --InfantGorilla (talk) 13:43, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

If you are going to ask questions to ArbCom nominees, do it seriously. Your last round of questions were unhelpful and bordering on trolling. Cabals themselves are serious. Asking people to make you governor general is not. Please try to act more maturely in a situation as serious as ArbCom. fetch·comms 20:56, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Well I see it as, anyone who wants me as Governor-General doesn't deserve to be on the ArbCom... but I get ya, I'll be more mature-ish... BKCW8 talk 03:42, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

P.s 3/4 questions were serious, who monitors the ArbCom was what I was getting at... BKCW8 talk 11:27, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

A tip[edit]

You said that you have had mostly bad experience with wmf wikis. However, I know one project which will be more than glad to have you: Wikiversity. Wikiversity does not have nit-picking rules on notability, points of view, or verifiability. You could even base some of your doggie-based research there as long as you're not just advertising your organisation and follow their research guidelines. Do you think you will be interested to take a peek? Kayau (talk · contribs) 12:38, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Who the hello-kitty do you think you are coming onto my page and giving me that tripe. I love wikinews and Wikipedia, just because we have creative differences doesn't mean I cant help build the two sites. Go to the Australia portal, most of the recent articles were started by me...and please feel very free too blow it well and truly out your asbestos cement sheeting BKCW8 talk 12:57, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

p.s Wikiversity looks good too =)

A caution[edit]

Bradley, you have a serious conflict of interest. You should take pains to avoid reporting in areas where you are an activist. --Brian McNeil / talk 22:22, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Where do I have a conflict of interest? Besides being an informant for Communist China and actively persecuting anyone who believes in dinosaurs - here's a caution, defemation of character is a very real thing. BKCW8 talk 05:06, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

p.s please either address me as BKCW8 or H.R.H Sovereign King Bradley The Great, Autocrat of All Australia...

Brian is presumably referring to this, which I'm surprised he neglected to inform you about before. the wub "?!" 13:40, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

=( I dont wanna be blocked...I like this site BKCW8 talk 10:54, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Use of {{Review}}[edit]

Please do not apply the review template to articles which are still under development. - Amgine | t 07:12, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

>:-S BKCW8 talk 07:14, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

http://xkcd.com/357/ - Amgine | t 15:38, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

LOL BKCW8 talk 02:06, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

new message[edit]

At my talk. Very sorry that my first 'trib was to throw a tantrum. Regards, Sonia (talk) 09:46, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Between you and me and the spies that read everything on here, If someone annoys you, you are fully able to have a go back - just do it with a smileBKCW8 talk 09:52, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Don't be discouraged[edit]

I will probably be cursed for this, but I will say it anyway.

  1. Stop sparring with Diego Grez. The way you both behaved is getting in the way of everyone gathering news.
    What? To jock around a bit with this guy is "disruption". Juas. Diego Grez return fire 02:08, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
  2. Do you now understand the seriousness of a close paraphrase? When you do, future articles will come a lot more easily.
  3. I had the major hand in getting your article about the climate change speech deleted. It is clear to me that you have talent and a lot of potential and that you put a lot of work into the article, and I was sorry to see that work wasted. If you are still unsure why it had to be done, contact me or other more experienced writers/editors.
  4. When someone is listed as a former CEO, but our article says he is the CEO, that person is entitled to be disappointed in us.
  5. Keep up the good work on the shorter and less controversial topics. Your skills to tackle more challenging assignments will come.

--InfantGorilla (talk) 14:24, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

UFO[edit]

BKCW8, please see User talk:DragonFire1024#UFO. Not your finest hour, in my opinion, but perhaps something you can learn from. --InfantGorilla (talk) 06:14, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

I think the misinterpretation arose from the way some mainstream news uses an idea as a hook to draw in the reader (Wikinewsies do it too, sometimes.) The Australian and Mail headlines made the Churchill/Eisenhower thing appear to be a bigger deal than it was, while the real story was the massive release of declassified documents, along with a bundle of interesting nuggets that journalists have gleaned from them so far. I think you ended up writing the Wikinews article based on the hook, rather than the meat of the story, which could have led you in the wrong direction. --InfantGorilla (talk) 12:05, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Here is a website that seems to have made an exaggeration similar to the one at Wikinews.

No sign of a retraction there yet.

--InfantGorilla (talk) 12:20, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Some gorillas ain't that smart[edit]

I don't keep score, but if you do, here is one to count against me. I want one of Diego's sarcastic barnstars, for this episode of not paying attention to the blindingly obvious. --InfantGorilla (talk) 12:05, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

I dont know how to give people barnstars...but if I did That Diego would have the Bellendington Barnstar for Excellence in Nobbery... BKCW8 talk 05:04, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Double redirects[edit]

When you rename a published article, please check for and fix double redirects (like this and this. The reason is that a redirect to a redirect doesn't work.) Also, don't forget to move the comments/opinions page. --InfantGorilla (talk) 09:56, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

That made complete sense =) BKCW8 talk 10:05, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

No problem (you weren't being sarcastic, were you?). It doesn't happen very often that we move a published article twice, which is usually when this becomes an issue. --InfantGorilla (talk) 10:11, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

I kinda dont know how to do anything of what you just said... BKCW8 talk yes it was sarcastic =P

OK, I get your meaning now. It is a little exotic. Next time you rename a page, the software will show you a list of double redirects (if any). If you see any and you don't know how to fix them, please post a request for assistance at the Water Cooler.
There is an article at w:Wikipedia:Double redirects, but I don't know if that will help.
--InfantGorilla (talk) 10:44, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

LOL thanks BKCW8 talk 10:48, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

UFOs[edit]

It was a dark and stormy night on Hong Kong yesterday and the observatory received ten UFO reports. Perhaps you might want to write about that? Kayau (talk · contribs) 12:04, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

"It was a dark and stormy night *IN* Hong Kong"...enough said =) BKCW8 talk 23:51, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Whoops. :) It's a typo; the i is just next to the o... Kayau (talk · contribs) 11:59, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Please do not {publish} until the article is completed[edit]

You've probably made extensive changes to the article since the version I reviewed and failed. That wastes your time and mine, since I could not possibly have known you were continuing to edit the article while I was reviewing it. In the future, please do not add the publish template until you are fairly sure the article is completed, and publishable. - Amgine | t 03:21, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

Will do. Now if you can do me and everyone else a favour - be less abrasive =) BKCW8 talk 03:24, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

No. - Amgine | t 03:42, 25 September 2010 (UTC)