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I'm not sure how to go about specifying my notes. Wisekwai 05:08, 6 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hold on, now I think I know what you need. Will fix that up, and add a few sources as well. Wisekwai 05:20, 6 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Basically Anything with an OR tag has to have notes describing exactly what is and what isn't OR. See WN:OR for details. Bawolff 06:35, 6 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ok[edit] That's the link thanx alot man I appreciate it. I have no idea how to add pictures that will be allowed. The 13th 4postle 00:07, 7 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OK, I'll look into them. I may need to ask the authors okay, so it might take a couple days. Bawolff 00:19, 7 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If this is about adding images to Venezuelan protests continue over closure of RCTV, I don't think we can do so to an article that has aged this much. You can find a related discussion at Talk:Pro-secular Turks rally against Erdogan's possible presidential candidacy (last topic), which was an article that also was about a protest. --SVTCobra 00:33, 7 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It is about restoring images deleted by commons delinker from Students protest closing of Venezuelan Channel RCTV Bawolff 00:37, 7 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Permission request email has been sent. Bawolff 22:45, 9 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've just been informed that the photographs come from a competing news source (reuters), and therefor we can't use them. Sorry. Bawolff 23:05, 14 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

location map templates[edit]

Hi Bawolff, I noticed you are adding a bunch of location map templates. How do I use them in an article? Are these going to part of the infobox location map? Or do I have to add something else to use them? --SVTCobra 02:22, 19 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

May be that link is helpful? Obersachse 14:44, 19 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
They can be used however they are useful (which has yet to be determined). Basically, if say a bomb goes off somewhere, instead of finding a map with a dot on it indicating where it happened, we can just use this template to create one on the fly. Bawolff 22:17, 19 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Licence changed. Should be ok now. {{self|GFDL|cc-by-2.5}} Regards, Hiuppo

All I need is your permission to use your edits to w:template:Location map Poland under the cc-by-2.5 license. I do not need anything to do with the image. Thanks, Bawolff 22:28, 19 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OK. But where I should place this licence? In source code of this template? Hiuppo

You don't have to place a license anywhere. All you have to do is say yes on my talk page. Bawolff 21:10, 20 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Soooo... Yes ;) Hiuppo

Thanks . Bawolff 20:03, 22 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi. Thanks for your consideration but it's completely useless since it violates a series of politics such as Neutral Point, Content guide, etc. as it isn't neither written formally nor neutral (and is somewhat anti-capitalist). So you may erase it here at en: . Anyway, thanks again for your consideration. Regards - es:user:Jurock 01:15, 20 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ok, will do. Just wanted to make sure i wasn't deleting something potentially useful. Bawolff 04:00, 20 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello I'am Hyrax a news person would you like to edit my articles please asap if you can thank you. --Hyrax 23:39, 23 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi. Which article do you want me to edit? Bawolff 20:41, 24 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

All of them please. --Hyrax 23:34, 24 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, thanks for your message, I have replied on my talk page. Regards. Adambro 10:22, 26 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In what way does the length of time the image has been uploaded effect whether it falls under the speedy deletion criteria? Regards. Adambro 22:26, 26 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

At the time of the upload it was under an acceptable but discouraged license. Under current policy it will not be deleted until March 23, 2008 (To give time to try to get a new license for it). This applies to any image uploaded before March 23, 2007. Bawolff 22:29, 26 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
At a time when people are talking about keeping "fair use" images, aren't you pushing the envelope by tagging "Cc-by-nc-nd-2.5" images for deletion? Aren't they more "free" than "fair use"? --SVTCobra 23:33, 26 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That depends on your perspective, but well, not really. Most people feel fair use is way better then cc-by-nc-nd. Also I haven't tagged any of them for deletion. they were all tagged a while ago, and one image was mistagged. Bawolff 23:36, 26 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dang Bawollf[edit]

You can write a 1st lead synopsis :) Thanks for... all the hard coding and keeping us tuned. -Edbrown05 07:46, 29 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

your welcome. Bawolff

away message[edit]

I hope I catch you, but you might want to fix the date on your away message (on the talk page). --SVTCobra 01:15, 30 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thats okay, acording to that date, I already came back a month ago :). On a serious note, I'm going to be leaving tomorrow, so I'm still here for a little bit. Thanks for catching that. Bawolff 01:17, 30 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
NP. Well, happy travels or whatever you are doing. I hope it is something you want to be doing. --SVTCobra 02:19, 30 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yep it is. Thanks. Bawolff 02:19, 30 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hey Bawolff, good to see ya. Hope you are enjoying your break! Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 07:35, 29 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ran across this posting by you, and replied there. I could not find an inbound from her for those images. Hope that helps. ++Lar: t/c 18:20, 3 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What's a crap error?[edit]

=) Thunderhead - (talk) 02:18, 7 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There are two requests in relation to CheckUser and oversight which require the approval of the Arbitration Committee before they are presented to Wikimedia stewards for action to be taken. I would ask you to review these two requests:

  1. User:Brianmc has recently been elected to the committee and requests CheckUser and oversight
  2. User:Chiacomo hasn't been re-elected and has been inactive on the project since March, User:Adambro has suggested his privileges are revoked.

I would appreciate your input, as a member of ARBCOM which I understand has the final say on whether a user has these rights, on these two requests. Adambro 14:12, 13 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Welcome back![edit]

Nice to see you on Wikinews again! FellowWiki Newsie 23:46, 5 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

thanks. Bawolff 00:03, 6 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's original reporting, I put a link to the spanish vertion. :) Regards, Loco085 22:24, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ok good. Sorry for jumping on you so fast. Thanks for translating. Bawolff 22:25, 8 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: Image Information[edit]

Alright don't use commons that often but now I know the proper use. Thanks for your help. Herb 14:41, 9 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No problem, glad to be of help. Bawolff 05:28, 10 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Noticing that you're a Canadian WN editor, I was wondering if I could ask specifically which city - so that I can smack people on their talk pages if there's an upcoming event I'd love to see covered as per Wikinews:Happenings/Ontario and similar. On an unrelated note, seeing your talk page, we really do need to do something about the lack of public domain stories on WN - I see no reason why a story shouldn't be able to be put into the PD by its creator with a template announcing its status, and that all further edits are PD by default :( It's sad to see that we our knowledge and information is not as widely dessiminated as it could be, simply because a bunch of people dream of seeing CNN quote WikiNews. :\ Sherurcij refusing to add Original Reporting until PD Articles are allowed 21:02, 14 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well I'm in alberta, but i'm not very much of a writer. As for PD, well I personally put all my edits under PD, I don't think it really makes too much of difference for people copying us. After the switch we yelled at all the people mirroring us who weren't crediting us, and most of them (bear in mind there were very few of them who actually mirrored us, and thoose that did ussually said something along the lines from wikinews etc) added a linkback line, I remember one that stopped mirroring us, but they weren't exactly doing a good job mirroring us anyhow (e.g. they displayed the wikicode for the article). The cc-by really requires not very much for the person copying us, and the amount of people copying us depends on our quality of content way more than pd vs cc-by in my opinion. Bawolff 20:21, 15 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Difference between images[edit]

The country we are looking for the World News Quiz isn't mentioned in the title of the image I uploaded. I've also uploaded duplicates for previous quizzes. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 09:09, 16 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ok. Bawolff 18:13, 16 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the compliment - that felt good! I need to take a break from writing the article and I think it would benefit from other eyes an hands. Plus, I have my interview with Tom Tancredo tomorrow at 1:15 and I need to bone up for that. Have at it guys. --David Shankbone 02:49, 25 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your welcome. I fixed a few miscatergorations, but other then that, you write much much better then me, and there is really nothing I can add. Excellent article, Happy editing. Bawolff 03:24, 25 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks again :-) I actually wrote it kind of rushed. But at least that $120,000 I spent on law school did some good. --David Shankbone 12:43, 25 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RE 6%[edit]

No kidding! thats really'd you figure that? just curious :) DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 05:01, 27 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

10281/568 = 0.0552475... * 100% = ~6%

Bawolff 05:04, 27 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

LOL...good call on some easy math...I am impressed :) DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 05:05, 27 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

PD and that stuff[edit]

Ok, I actually really knew that... My real question is: "Why are PD articles allowed here when WMF stated licence for WN is CC-BY 2.5?". And I don't mean to be rude, but I think the real "issue" (to name it somehow) has been a little distorted. My question is still the same: Wikinews:Copyright (policy here in WN) states license of submitted work here is CC-by 2.5, so why are PD articles allowed nonetheless? - Jurock (reply here) 20:03, 1 October 2007 (UTC) (PS: BTW, I also share your view that GFDL is not a great license)Reply[reply]

Wait a sec! That you wrote in my talk wasn't really for me, was it? It was for the person who posted above you? Then sorry =P. But in es:wikinews we don't usually answer other people in third party's usertalks... - Jurock (reply here) 20:08, 1 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Yeah, I'm familiar. Thanks for welcoming me :) Spebi 07:37, 4 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: Calbot and protected date pages[edit]

Can't see a problem with that, as CalendarBot is an admin and would be able to edit anyways..

But thanks for letting me know none the less :D —Zachary talk 00:55, 8 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Bawolff... I was wondering, is there any way at all to introduce your code for oppinion tabs to es.wikinews? I mean, I read the sort of "warning" that it wouldn't work for other languages, and since I have almost 0 .js knowledge, I'd like to know if there is a little chance... Byes! - Jurock (reply here) 17:35, 22 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ok. Thing is, I had tried already but failed (maybe some variables I didn't know from?). Anyway, comments in Spanish is "Comentarios"... - Jurock (reply) 23:24, 22 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(I must surely be rather annoying...) Well, just to tell you I have been experimenting in es:MediaWiki:Comments.js and have almost done it... All I'm missing is the tab to appear in the main article (it appears in the talk page, however, and it links back wonderfully now...). Anyway, if you wish to use it in your own monobook, just add includePage ( 'MediaWiki:Comments.js' ). Thanks! - Jurock (reply) 21:59, 23 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Don't worry about being annoying, I like doing stuff with javascript. Bawolff 22:07, 23 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comments tab[edit]

There's a problem with the comments tab. Please see admin alerts page. FellowWiki Newsie 17:12, 29 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

crap that was my fault. Bawolff 00:10, 31 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bryan Habana tackled for Webb Ellis Cup

Ellis Cup[edit]

Hi there

I just did an post in my blog about the Web ellis cup which was almost stolen in South Africa yesterday. See my post here and maybe you can ad it to wikinews.


simon - South Africa 08:11, 30 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done Rugby player Bryan Habana tackled by fan. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 09:45, 30 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


(well, that's in Spanish... the equivalent for hahaha!). Just laughing at those quotes... xD Thanks, you gave me a good laugh... - Jurock (reply) 22:50, 3 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bawolff 22:03, 4 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


For a short while the first tab on articles was listed as "Page" instead of "Article". Do you know why that was? Is someone toying with the "code"? I know next to nothing about these aspects of Wikinews, but I remember the problem with the commentary section. Is this something to be concerned about? --SVTCobra 01:05, 17 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It was (Me and Thunderhead are assuming at least) a developer who made a difference in the server-side code to the site changing the default name for the main namespace tab from Article to Page. It has now been changed back to Article. It can be controlled by mediawiki:nstab-main. (If the page does not exist, it uses default). Bawolff 07:37, 17 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


hi bawolff, i saw ur msg in portuguese wikipedia. feel free. someone can try to understand what u said. thankyou. alex Abmac 11:44, 17 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fixing problems[edit]

Hello Bawolff:

I'm Brunoy Anastasiya Seryozhenko one contribuitor of lusophon Wikinews; I see your messenger here, and I said the problem in that page; We will fix that in a few time, and I thank you for see this problem, and if you have more problems from Lusophon Wikinews to talk (which you said), you can contact me in my talk page of lusophon Wikipedia, or my talk page on Wikinews.

Thanks. Brunoy Anastasiya Seryozhenko 14:12, 17 November 2007 (UTC)

Bawolff's bot[edit]

Any chance of getting it running on Template:Popular articles/recent? --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 11:03, 23 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Very soon. I just have to fix a thing with commas I just discovered. Bawolff 20:17, 23 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Weirdness with calendar[edit]

Hi Bawolff. I figured you might be able to sort this out. Have a look at the calendar at the top right of this page. The "November" link is red and seems to be trying to access 2008, rather than 2007. Cheers, Jcart1534 21:24, 2 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done Somebody made a mistake in typing a year. Bawolff 00:06, 3 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bot's comment[edit]

Sorry for delay... I am back in Belgrade, but I realized that I have problems with Internet connection (ADSL modem died) which should be fixed today evening. As I am able to access normally to Toolserver only from my personal computer and it is possible to make changes only if something is urgent. (Resetting my key for SSH or asking some admin to shut down the bot.) If everything goes normally, I'll fix subject tomorrow around UTC noon. --millosh (talk (sr:)) 17:51, 4 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. If you want to change text in table, you may change meta:User:Millbot/ and I'll include it ASAP. Don't touch left side, but only right side of the configuration file. --millosh (talk (sr:)) 13:00, 5 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sounds good. Bawolff 23:15, 5 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is it possible that this list will be getting shorter and shorter the longer this tool keeps track of articles? Because it will become harder for new articles to beat articles that have been viewed a lot more because they are much older... --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 22:26, 7 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Theoretically the list should reset itself once a month (I think). However I'm not sure if it did that or not. Anyways, I've increased the size of the list the bot uses from the toolserver from 200 to 300 of the most popular articles. Bawolff 20:52, 8 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It was for a story about myself which has now been canned feel free to delete it.--Irate 12:28, 9 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi bawolff,

as you read here: User_talk:Nzgabriel#Looking_for_help_on_Video_Interview, I'm now behind a firewall and I can't get the video and upload it to Commons, if you have time could you do that for me and put cc-by-2.0 with OTRS pending (I'll forward permission once I know the filename)? I'm feeling really stupid because I've just moved to a new job and I can't freely access anything here, so now I can't finish this article which I'd really like to publish now...

Thanks a million for all your help! (also with bawolff bot etc.)

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 18:22, 3 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sorry, I just read this now. I'm currently downloading the video (all 153 megabytes), assuming all goes well with converting it (I hope it does, I find converting videos only seems to work about 50% of the time for me), I'll upload it to commons soon. Bawolff 20:50, 8 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for your help, I agree it might be better to have a few parts and make the video bigger about 300px, maybe even 3 parts I don't know. Problem is I'm on a hospital IT network where I can't even view videos or download anything so I really depend on others to publish this. If you have time please increase the size and create partitions and then publish the story. Thanks for all your help bawolff. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 15:44, 9 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I will, but I can't right now, I just logged in to check my messages. I'll try to do that soon. 03:32, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
That's allright just whenever you have time, just let me know if you think it will be >2weeks or something then I'll try to find someone else to help out but otherwise that's quite allright you've been incredibly helpful already! Thanks, --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 21:38, 10 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Its uploaded. Bawolff 00:41, 13 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for your incredible help Bawolff, Fellowikinews and SVTCobra have been writing the transcript so this is slowly but surely getting there, I hope you found the video interesting (I haven't seen it myself but I've read the transcript). I understand the sound quality is poor... Do you think the article can be published without the full transcript (I can't finish it myself so then I'll ask a few other people to help out...)? --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 22:51, 13 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As to sound quality: The main problem (I think) is the questioners voice is very hard to hear. Reggie's voice is loud and clear to me. I'm not sure if the questioners voice could be somehow edited into betterness, or perhaps recordered over, thats definitly over my know how. I think publishing the unfinished version is fine, as long as it gets finished soon. Bawolff 00:35, 14 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Interview templates[edit]

I took your template for responses - and made {{WNIQ}}. The idea with this is for a one-on-one interview the interviewer can use their name and initials. The templates I did can be used for group interviews done on IRC or by email. HOWEVER, the rendering in MSIE is WYSIWTF. The left and right of the letters are cropped.

Anyway, use would be

((Interviewee Name)) This is the first question.

((IN)) Second and subsequent.

For responses I think it would be overkill to decorate beyond bolding initials. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:30, 11 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I like the black ionstead of the aqua better too. Aqua was too much blue. I modified the templates to be less squished to the image, as that was what is causing the IE weirdness (transparent png support = not in IE).Another thought: When we're doing wikinews, I think that perhaps we should abbreviate to WN, not just W, as W in my mind equals wikipedia. Bawolff 00:40, 13 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sure am serious[edit]

Yeah, I'm deadly serious. But, yeah, seriously, thanks for making the effort to do that - I'm told it can be a pain to adapt things to work properly in IE! Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 07:42, 12 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No problem. IE is annoying (or depending on your perspective, the rest of the world is annoying), but that was a very short script and was quite painless to adapt. Bawolff 07:48, 12 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The least you could have done was include a congrats on the new photo. I saw it earlier, but I don't know NGerda, so it would probably have been weird. lol, cheers, --SVTCobra 00:40, 13 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Can you come back to IRC? I have something important to discuss and nobody is there to discuss it with me. TheCustomOfLife 01:41, 15 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Actually, don't worry about it, just go to the final section on the collaboration page of the WMF article and comment. TheCustomOfLife 01:56, 15 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dear Bawolff! Thanks for the note at my user talk page. However I want to let you know that the « Instructions » at project:Changing username#Instructions where before I copied a minimum of required templates useless as template:Renameuser is a nested template copied from w:en:template:Renameuser. So either the instructions should be changed or the templates need to be adapted. If you want I can assit you. you can reach me at #kavehoyz or via Skype:irelgnag. Best regards
‫·‏לערי ריינהארט‏·‏T‏·‏m‏:‏Th‏·‏T‏·‏email me‏·‏‬ 09:13, 17 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi! template:Listuser is one of the nested templates required for template:Renameuser see special:Whatlinkshere/template:Listuser. Best regards
‫·‏לערי ריינהארט‏·‏T‏·‏m‏:‏Th‏·‏T‏·‏email me‏·‏‬ 07:29, 18 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dual License[edit]

Well done for Dual Licensing your edits (PD/CC-BY). You are the first Wikinews user I have seen (except me) who uses dual licensing (despite it being relitavely common on Wikipedia. The problem is it iis virtually useless unless other users do the same. --User:Anonymous101 19:47, 19 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well the difference, is here the licensing is quite liberal. The GFDL on the other hand is just bleh, so there is much more incentive to dual license on 'pedia. There was only one other user who pd'd there edits here that I'm aware of (Sherurcij (talk · contribs)) but he is not very active (excluding the obvious before September 25, 2005).
Personally I've tried to import templates and such from wikipedia, and found that copyright even when copyleft is still an absolute royal pain :). Its especially annoying as most users don't care if you want to copy it as long as you're not a jerk about it, but you have to jump through hoops anyways. Bawolff 23:24, 19 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

re perth temps[edit]

i'll give a couple of hours and see what comes along Gnangarra 07:50, 26 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

thanks for your help Gnangarra 07:50, 26 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
glad to help. Bawolff 07:53, 26 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

When I tried the new quiz feature it worked but it put your sig with the date and time that you added it toMediaWiki:Gadget-quizScorePost.js instead of mine with the current date and time. FellowWiki Newsie 19:24, 26 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can't believe i did that . fixed (may have to do hard refresh). Bawolff 03:51, 27 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I tested again but now there is no box showing. I did a couple hard refreshes. FellowWiki Newsie 18:39, 28 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thats weird. I think i fixed it, but i have no idea wht it did that so I'm going to have to look into it more later. It should work now. Bawolff 19:34, 28 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok, it works now. FellowWiki Newsie 19:36, 28 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My userpage[edit]

Yeah, the aesthetic sacrifices one has to make, huh? ;-) Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 12:53, 27 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My RfA[edit]

I dunno if you do RfA thanks here, or if it's just a Wikipedia thing. If not, I reckon the trend needs broken. Many thanks for participating in my RfA, which, as you've already congratulated me for, was successful. Unfortunatly, I can't use the excuse of testing my shiny new buttons to see what they do as I have them on Wikipedia ;). So, I guess that rules out any rogue-adminish behaivour ;-). Seriously, though, cheers, and see you around on-wiki! Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 15:24, 2 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your welcome. Bawolff 05:27, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Weirdness with calendar, part 2[edit]

Hi Bawolff. Can you have a look at this month's article listing page? There is usually a calendar at the top right. You sorted out a previous problem with this, so I am hoping you can fix up this as well? Cheers, --Jcart1534 00:50, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Zachary is looking into it. Bawolff 05:28, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

News brief recording[edit]

Just wanted to say I listened to your news brief and it sounded great. Happy editing (and recording). Bawolff 10:37, 3 January 2008 (UTC) p.s. Theres a discrepancy between the license you say the recording is under in the recording (CC-By 2.5), and the license you say on the commons page (CC-BY-SA). I believe CC-By 2.5 is the correct one as that is what the rest of the site is under, and what other audio things have been under. Bawolff 10:51, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dear Bawolff: Thank you so much, I'm honoured that you thought it up to the necessary standard. The most recent issue that I recorded is much more professional actually, as I'm getting more practiced I think at the newsreading/scriptwriting process. Stay tuned for future briefs! Thank you also for letting me know about the tagging mistake which I've now fixed. If there's anything you think could be done better in my News Briefs recordings, or something which you think I should add to them, please do let me know. All the best, --NicholasTurnbull 21:48, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DPL: Select articles based on REVISION dates?[edit]

There doesn't seem to be much action there. Do you care to comment on Select articles based on REVISION dates? Thanks. RichardF 19:19, 15 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Basically we use a very old version of dpl (efficency reasons i think, don't quote me on that though). Anyways, see mw:Extension:DynamicPageList/old is the extention page for the version we use. (/me whishes for DPL2, it looks awesome). Bawolff 06:42, 16 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Wikinews:Arbitration_Committee/Elections_January_2008#User:Bawolff . --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 22:13, 15 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you. Bawolff 06:43, 16 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dear Bawolff! Thanks for all what you have done so far to get « project:IRC » running. For the « clones » at m:s:yi:project:IRC, w:yi:project:IRC and w:ps:project:IRC it would be best to ask for a temporary sysopship. I was absent during the last days as well but I hope to be more time online during the next days. Best regards
‫·‏לערי ריינהארט‏·‏T‏·‏m‏:‏Th‏·‏T‏·‏email me‏·‏‬ 22:44, 17 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Script update[edit]

Hello Bawolff. I updated a script in your JavaScript file to fix a problem with new restrictions in MediaWiki. Unfortunately, another MediaWiki change has temporarily broken refreshing; if you want to use it after it breaks, you'll need to try one of these options:

  • Wait a few days or weeks; the server and browser caches will eventually time out.
  • Repeatedly hard-refresh your browser while viewing an edit page on Wikinews.
  • In your preferences under the "Misc" section, add a check mark next to "disable page caching". Next, view the raw JavaScript code, and hard-refresh your browser. You might want to re-enable page caching after that to avoid slow page loading times.

If you're curious, developers recently restricted the use of the URL parameter "&action=raw" to the primary script access point— this means that it can no longer be used with simplified URLs. Pathoschild 05:29, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Strangeness for editing[edit]

Currently the clickable link below the edit box looks wrong and inserts *[[:Template:Source]]. I'm not sure where this is buried. --Brian McNeil / talk 18:51, 20 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I believe it relates to Zach's recent edits to mediawiki:Edittools (and various js files). Looks like its all fixed now. Bawolff 04:14, 22 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

tabbed navigation[edit]

what's the likelihood of setting up tabbed navigation (such as [1])? –Doldrums(talk) 15:17, 22 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Quite easy. I believe user:Darklama has code for something similiar on wikibooks (I'll look into that). Alternatively we could probably easily adapt the link you provided as well. Bawolff 22:19, 22 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

thanks for setting it up :) saved me from figuring out why

function bar( t ) {
	tabs = t.parentNode.nextSibling.nextSibling.cells;
	for (i = 0; i < tabs.length; i++){
		if (tabs[i].style.display != 'none' ){
		tabs[i].style.display = 'none';
	tabs[t.cellIndex].style.display = 'block';

is broken on IE (first row of a table has the tab names, second row has the tab contents and bar(this) is called on click). and this is why i wanted the tabs. thanks again, –Doldrums(talk) 17:53, 28 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


its not an an opinion? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Elfhmar (talkcontribs) 08:01, 28 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

--are you the author of yes... i am the author. anyway, its ok..i will remove the 'article'. :-) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Elfhmar (talkcontribs) 08:26, 28 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


thanks for responding, man :) i found this is one of the policies: "Closeness to a subject does not mean you're incapable of being neutral"

i'm not trying to fight against everyone. it's just in my article - i was writing about what happened. and yeah it did happen to me, but that doesn't in this case that it jeapordizes the professionalsim of wikinews, because it WAS written from a neutral point of view. I mean, if it is really that big of an issue, I could give both my own statement and the police report at a later date, and let someone else edit it. But I contend that it is something that is newsworthy, and it is written from a neutral point of view.

Again, thank you. And yes I would appreciate it if it was "un-deleted" lol. thanks :p - Brian Best 07:52, 8 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I'm new to wikinews and I want to create a lacrosse portal in the sports section. how can i do this? (Twiggslaxfpc 08:03, 10 February 2008 (UTC))Reply[reply]

I also have a question about tables. how can i create one for the different teams in the various lacrosse leagues? Also, where is a good place to spread the news about the new lacrosse portal? (Twiggslaxfpc 15:05, 10 February 2008 (UTC))Reply[reply]

rss feeds[edit]

not sure if this is useful to your rss template, but you can make text rssy (or at least the old style of rssy icon) by putting stuff in the class rss. For example RSS or XML. Bawolff 06:49, 16 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Don't think its useful for my template at the moment but thank anyway. --Anonymous101 Talk 06:56, 16 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
ok. p.s. I changed the variable from {{PAGENAME}} to {{PAGENAMEE}} so that it works with usernames with spaces in them. Cheers. Bawolff 07:00, 16 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. --Anonymous101 Talk 07:02, 16 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I see that you know what you are doing for RSS feeds. Is there any chance you can teach me how you create one on a wiki?- Kristinpedia (talk) 17:37, 12 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If you could tell me how to step by step create an rss feed on a wiki I'd really appreciate it. Or even a link to an article that describes how your guys did it.Kristinpedia (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 21:37, 13 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Does the community on this website not respect it's own policies?[edit]

This is not a retorical question, bawolf. It's real. And I sort of wouldn't mind getting an answer to my question; you can give me a suggestion to act differently or some personality critisicism as well, but please, i'm humbly asking that you answer the question in the topic heading.

You should know why I ask that, deep down. But it's because the article I wrote is subjected to deletion and it seems like nobody has read the policies. They furthermore ignore my quoted statements, fail to answer or to try to find any answer to my questions in the polices.

I would very much like to get along well with everyone here. I don't know if I should just not expect people to respect the policies on the website they are using, or if I should. I guess I am sort of mad, because people ignored me completely, and were acting as if I wasn't important, or maybe as if I wasn't going to read what they wrote. So I don't know. Brian Best - (talk) 00:43, 17 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Policy is only the writing down of common practices. Sometimes thoose practices change, but policy does not get updated (however i do not believe that is happening here). While you do point out that closeness to something doesn't necessarily mean that you can't be neutral, there is a point where someone can be so close to the issue that we don't think they can. In addition, don't take this the wrong way, but you are a new user, and we have very little to go on if we should trust you. Combined with the fact that it is very hard to verify your story, we have no way of knowing if for some reason you could be somebody who is just lieing through your teeth and the vent did not happen. (not that we think you are, but the possibility always remains).
Basically what it boils down to is that we don't trust that you are neutral, and we can't prove that you are neutral. If many of us were in the same place as you were, we don't think we would be able to be neutral, so how can we know if you are actually neutral. Bawolff 01:14, 17 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Main page design[edit]

Been playing in your sandbox.

How do I make tabs work for me? Can't get it working on my sandbox. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:39, 18 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Add the following:
importScript("User:Bawolff/tabber.js"); //the tabber code that Deprify suggested <div class="tabber">stuff
importScript("MediaWiki:NavigationTabs.js"); //Darklama's script <div class="navtab">stuff

To either user:Brianmc/monobook.js (or your skin you use). Which will make it work on all pages you visit. (be warned importScript("MediaWiki:NavigationTabs.js"); doesn't behave well on long pages and with some skins). Or you can add it to [[mediawiki:common.js/User:Brianmc/<name of your sandbx here>]] which will make it work for anybody who visits that page. Bawolff 03:34, 19 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Custom Skin[edit]

Hello, Bavolff ! - Just found your comment of a couple a days ago about the cool skin of Noclip and your ongoing design / server test. How is it working ?? - I look for such an amazing "look & feel" for my own wiki, which is set up on MediaWiki 1.11.1 (January 2008 version inclusive all new security patches). Does it work with this version ?? - Nice weekend / Hearing from you... --ElJay Arem - (talk) 16:08, 23 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

While i havn't really actually done that much to it, and i'm still very new to php, but i see no reason why it should not work on the latest version of mediawiki. The version i'm testing on is 1.11.0rc1. Bawolff 21:34, 23 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ping! --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 23:06, 29 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm aware of the issue. Basically Leon's tool which my bot got the data from has not been maintained for quite a while. Recently the toolserver folks rearranged stuff, and no one has fixed leon's tool. On the bright side, Wikipedia currently has real stats coming from wikimedia servers, which might spread to us at some point, but in the mean while we do not have any data source for statistics. (come on irc if you have questions) Bawolff 23:11, 29 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Could you explain to me what can I do, I'm recently new to wikinews. I don't want to create news articles but is there any maintenance tasks which I can do, my userpage & subpages have all been fully set-up but I wouldn't mind helping out if possible. Terra What do you want? 10:09, 7 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Responded on your talk. Bawolff 23:45, 9 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That page seems to imply you're checking them all by hand. Thats really something that should be done by a computer as doing it by hand must get rather boring. Bawolff 22:39, 11 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm not checking them all in one day. I'm not checking them as there is a dpl to check them. I am just marking them --Anonymous101 (talk · contribs) 06:03, 12 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your user page[edit]

The spider man image that was on your user page has been deleted (it was a copyvio apparently). Therefore, I suggest the you take the image of your user page. --Anonymous101 (talk · contribs) 16:25, 13 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hmm, geuss that had to happen sometime :(. Oh well. Bawolff 02:56, 20 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Any idea on when we could get an update on this? Cirt - (talk) 09:01, 27 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Midnight of never. The page was updated based on a tool on the toolserver. Since that has disappeared, it can't be updated as it has no info. If you know of any places with such info available, please let me know. Bawolff 14:25, 8 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To Bawolff[edit]

Hey Bawolff i know your probably very busy at the moment so please don't rush to answer this i just wanted to know if my articles are okay? ty --Newshybrid059 - (talk) 01:20, 10 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]


Hi Bawolff! You know that I'm most active in it.wikinews, but I'm so 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. Thanks for your help :-) --Stef Mec (talk) 08:52, 1 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Generally it is harder as accreditation is essentially the comunity saying, that you are a) a good person, and b) not going to do anything stupid. While you probably meet thoose criteria, it is much harder to judge if you are not an active member of the en community, as people here don't interact with you as much. Bawolff 02:06, 6 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re Questions[edit]

Found the MUFON reports on Stephenville, Texas. Can you fix that article? 07:32, 14 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I can try. but you have to bear in mind that i am not overall that familiar with the actual writing side of this site, so it may need someone else to help it a long. (like for example, I'm not sure if the ufo sources are considered sufficiently different) Bawolff 07:44, 14 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Audio wikinews RSS feed[edit]

I just got your message on my talk. Still need help? terinjokes | Talk 17:52, 12 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We discussed that over email a while back. Don't really remember what happened with it, but i don't need help with it anymore. Thanks for asking. Bawolff 23:00, 12 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I thought we did... with us looking like we'll get native RSS feeds, shouldn't be much of a problem anymore. terinjokes | Talk 04:06, 13 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thanks for experimenting with Wikinews. Your test worked, and has now been reverted or removed. Please use Wikinews:Sandbox for any other tests you want to do, since testing in articles may disrupt the site's working and will be reverted quickly.

Bawolff/archives/4, welcome to Wikinews! Please refrain from using content pages for testing. Here are a few good links for newcomers on how to edit Wikinews:

Our key policies - if you read anything, read these!

Here a few pointers to help you get to know Wikinews:

There are always things to do on Wikinews:

By the way, you can sign your name on Talk pages using four tildes (~~~~), which produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, you can ask them at the water cooler or to anyone on the Welcommittee, or ask me on my Talk page. Again, welcome! terinjokes | Talk 14:36, 9 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wow, you mean to say I can like edit this thing? Awesome!!!!11111. Bawolff 14:44, 9 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Can we kill that template. It asked for more than one source. Found three of them. Thanks for the assisstance. 08:14, 14 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To tell you the truth, I'm not all that familiar with article writing. We could probably kill the template, but we should only change its status to {{ready}} so that someone else who knows what they are doing can give it a once over. Bawolff 08:27, 14 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Someone claimed the article is not ready. 22:02, 14 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
hmm, sorry, but i really am not all that good at the article side of this site. I'm sure the people who commented on the talk page of the article would be able to help you much more than i can. Bawolff 06:01, 15 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


WOW we get almost 22k hits a DAY?!?!?! No way! That's insane. I didn't think anyone read this damn page. Well I'm back in action with Audio Wikinews. .:*:*:DAVUMAYA:*:*:. (talk) 08:13, 15 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

lol. yeah, the statistical stuff surprised me to. bear in mind that the stats include google bot, botnets, etc, but still. Bawolff 08:17, 15 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think the problem in the past is we have had to rely on Alexa. This gathers statistics from people who install a toolbar which I believe is Internet Explorer only. As I think they're also selling statistical information, the level of detail we can get from them for free just doesn't cut it. In any case, even if 10% of our traffic is software agents such as Googlebot, the figures are pretty good. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:19, 15 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
On top of that, many anti-spyware packages identify the alexa toolbar as spyware and remove it, so their ability to track people is most likely falling. Alexa really only tells you useful stuff if your big enough everyone uses you (like wikipedia). But it should be noted there are many lines in thee statistic file (I assume) trying to use us as an open proxy (although generally its not very much, so it shouldn't throw off hit number. 50 starting with [hH]ttp:// occurred on July 14 2008 between 14:00-15:00):
en.n 1 1021
en.n'_Times_Sake 1 1044
en.n'Donnell 1 1025
en.n ../../../../../etc/passwd 1 1025

As well as some interlanguage interwiki linking (if you link [[n:zh:some page in chinese]] from the english wikipedia, the link first goes to us (and gets counted as a hit, I believe) and then goes to the apropriate page on zh). However linking from the zh wikipedia directly to zh wikinews does nott have this affect (96 hits of this type occurred on July 14 2008 between 14:00-15:00)

en.n nl:Gebruiker:Stevenfruitsmaak 1 986
en.n nl:Special:Search/%C4%82_%C4%86%E2%80%99%C4%82%CB%98%C3%A2%E2%80%9A%C2%AC%C3%82%C2%B0ditions_Privat 1 1061
en.n nl:Special:Search/18._%C3%A5rhundrede 1 994
en.n nl:Special:Search/ 1 1004
en.n de:Kategorie:Franz%C3%B6sisch-Polynesien 1 997
en.n de:Kategorie:Liberia 1 977
en.n de:Kategorie:Marokko 1 1167

So then that just leaves googlebot/other spiders, which we can't really take into account (next we need user-agent stats). But yes, I believe the statistics print a pretty picture :). Bawolff 09:32, 15 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Popular articles[edit]

Seems that the list stopped updating. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 14:47, 19 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes I know, I am currently away, and can't update it. Instructions on how its done is on the bots userpage if someone wants to take over for the summer. Bawolff 23:44, 6 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Bawolff, will you run your bot continuously or just for today? Would you allow me to make some small changes to your script in future? 1. "this">"last" and 2. adding a link to further daily/monthly sum-up (when having fetched up August; maybe just as noinclude)? --- Best regards, Melancholie (talk) 23:26, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just for the next couple of days. It basically runs when my computer is on, and i will be away again for another month after a couple of days. As far as changes go: certainly. Code is meant to be modified. (as in I'll change it as soon as i have a moment. I'm a little busy at this particular moment) Bawolff 23:44, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done, see diff. By the way: If it is really desired by the community to have an hourly top list on maybe the Main_Page or so (see Wikinews:Bots#user:Bawolff_bot), I could update those stats as long as you are away. But currently the list doesn't seem to be used very much. --- Best regards, Melancholie (talk) 00:11, 8 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
After rewriting my scripts for this hourly task, my bot now updates the template. I hope this is useful. --- Best regards, Melancholie (talk) 17:35, 8 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Alright. I think its useful. One of my eventual plans to make it more useful (which i never did do) was to add magic template code so it could be called as {{popular articles|count=5|noshowhitcount=true}} to customize the list, but i never got around to doing that. I'll disable my bot now, and let yours take over. Make sure you get your bot approved if you havn't already done so. Cheers. Bawolff 23:16, 8 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Like you might have seen, the current way of use is {{popular articles|top=5|nohits=true}}. I think it is better to say "show me 10 items" instead of "show me those with more hits than", as hits vary too much. Bot request filed, now. --- Best regards, Melancholie (talk) 23:21, 9 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


If you have not already seen this, please look, comment, and vote both here and on bugzilla. Further assistance such as contact information for Google would be a very useful detail to share and help in petitioning for a listing in their news index. --Brian McNeil / talk 14:54, 5 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikinews:Bots protection[edit]

Good point, my mistake. Cirt (talk) 04:05, 9 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Error Message[edit]

Here is the error message:

Line: 341
Char: 32
Error: Expected indeifier
Code: 0

Anonymous101talk 08:23, 12 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My bot[edit]

Sorry about those mistakes. Still ironing out some problems. The bot's intended usage is to flag pages for speedy deletion, or to find copyright violations. It should take about 3 - 4 days to fix it then. Apologies if my comments seem rushed, I'm on a public computer now. --Kalspring (talk) 12:39, 12 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DPL help[edit]

If you can, please help out with Wikinews:Water_cooler/technical#How_to_get_2_categories_to_output_in_the_same_DPL.3F. Thanks, Cirt (talk) 05:36, 8 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See [2] and then: Error: Too many categories! -- Any idea what went wrong? Any help would be appreciated. Cheers, Cirt (talk) 20:40, 12 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
DPL has a limit on how many categories/notcatagory clauses (~6 or something) for what I would assume be performance reasons. There's really no way around it. (guess that makes recatergorizing things the only option) Bawolff 06:53, 15 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ticker at wikilusa[edit]

Hello Bawolff i was lookink for a ticker news and i found you :). Could you please help to try on this new project? Its wikilusa .com thanks ;) 09:24, 20 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Certainly. I'm a little busy at the moment, so it might take me a while to respond, but I'll help the best i can. What specifically do you need help with? Bawolff 05:43, 21 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello Bawolff thank you for your attention. We are talking about a new portuguese wiki and we would like to put your ticker in it, but we have the technical issue... you know. ;). If possible we would like to show also portuguese news. We have one user to do translations so if you have some time to spend with this project we would be much apreciated. Congratulations for your work also in Portuguese 250 millions of native talking people ;))) PTorg (talk) 13:15, 21 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Message from WN User Iceflow[edit]

Hi. I have been advised to leave you a message - We have a wikinews user who has imported an antivandal javascript into WN from Wikipedia - its not intended for use here and I am worried that it may cause damage if he attempts to use it. I was asked to leave this message by Amgine - AutisticPsycho is deleting the javascript, and the user who did this is Flewis. He's only been here since 30/Sept. Figured you needed to know. Thanks! Iceflow (talk) 02:52, 2 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I left said user a message. Thanks for letting me know. Bawolff 03:13, 2 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank You[edit]

Thanks you so much for writing some quiz questions. I will try and add some tomorrow if you don't finish. Anonymous101talk 20:19, 5 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To be honest, I doubt I'll have time to do much more at the moment. Thanks for the thanks though. 22:46, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

audio box[edit]

I uploaded what I see at Template talk:Audio box. Cheers, --SVTCobra 00:14, 10 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ok. Bawolff 00:18, 10 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think you did fix it. Sorry, I purged the main page cache instead. --SVTCobra 00:19, 10 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
no problem. Glad its working. Bawolff 00:22, 10 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Does en.wn have an equivalent of wikt:Template:pedialite, a small li one-line link to a wikipedia article? if not, it'd be a really cool addition, as long as it wasn't so complex that people can't understand how it works. Better for sourcing when one is referencing a half-dozen wp articles. - Amgine | t 19:21, 12 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not to my knowladge. really we only have {{wikipedia}}. Why not just make a normal link though:
  • Look up foo on wikipedia
  • Look up foo

Bawolff 03:06, 16 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Horizontal infoboxes[edit]

Per your request, see my mockup. Obviously there would be background colouring and things like that, but this is mainly to illustrate the layout/content. Re-read the spec I wrote then look at what I've done as a graphic and it'll probably all make sense. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:06, 18 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

please? :)[edit]

Hey Bawolff! Could I ask you to help me introduce the ticker in es.wikinews? I'm really js=0 :(. Would you mind? Pretty pleaseeeee? :P - Julián (reply) 23:50, 24 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'd love to help, but I can't today. but i will help you with it when i have time Bawolff 00:15, 25 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sure, there's no rush. Thanks - Julián (reply) 00:51, 25 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

typos in interviews[edit]

IMO its pretty obv that he meant to type technical. had it been something that may have meant another thing or was out of context i would have left it. im open to [sic]'s though, but didnt think it merited it. regards --MarkTalk to me 03:58, 26 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ok, its probably fine as you edited it. Bawolff 04:52, 26 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oops, I deleted my comment? I accidently posted the comment twice so I meant to remove one copy but I removed both. Stupid me. I'm doing well at making stupid errors like this atm, in the last day I have used the name George Washington when creating an article on John Adams at sco.wp, reverted a reversion of vandalism as it looked like vandalism to me, and made this stupid commenting error. I need more sleep. Anonymous101talk 19:29, 27 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Don't worry, I've done my share of stupid things too ;). Bawolff 04:20, 29 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

JS Skills[edit]

Hey bawolff. to save me some anger, was just trying to adapt the UTC clock gadget code so it could be embedded into a page. You able to code that up by any chance. If not ill have to get my hammer out and start hitting the pc :p cheers --MarkTalk to me 22:50, 4 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well we can't have you beating an innocent PC now can we. I'll look at the code. Bawolff 23:11, 4 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
cheers :)--MarkTalk to me 23:29, 4 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
yes thats excellent :D my plan was to add it to the election article, dont know if i left it too late to ask, but im sure it would look good on the main page too. cheers --MarkTalk to me 01:07, 5 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Let the groveling begin![edit]

You dear, kind, handsome man; I have traveled these long wikilands in search of your guidance, because the good people of IRCdom informed me of your generous genius (and affinity for assertive alliteration?) (additional assonance in aforementioned asking?).

In short, I was trying to copy over {{Howdy}} to Wikisource, but ran into some JS troubles at s:Template:Welcome2 and hoped you might show me what I'm doing wrong, to get the tabs to work properly. It's probably something basic and simple, I'm just a dunce :) Sherurcij 23:07, 5 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User RadioUK[edit]

Just like WikiNews is a free news site, I operate RadioUK, a free radio. So, yes to your inquery. RadioUK (talk) 06:07, 9 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User Preferences[edit]

I don't know if you're the one to talk to about this, but I ran into a little problem with the User Preferences page. I made several changes to my preferences, and each time it wouldn't let me save the changes unless I filled in the "New Password" boxes. It just kept giving me an error saying my password had to be at least 1 character long. Gopher65talk 03:59, 10 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Post-election spam[edit]

Thank you for supporting me for adminship. :) I'll try to make you glad you did it. So here's a Nadezhda "Harry S. Truman" Durova campaign song. All the best, Durova (talk) 00:27, 16 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cover page to the sheet music
I'm Just Wild About Harry
lol. Bawolff 02:01, 16 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Global bots[edit]

Did you mean to support the Wikinews:Global Bots policy or just comment on it? Your comment has been converted to a support vote while this might not be what you intended.

There is further discussion on the talk page of this proposed policy. --Brian McNeil / talk 19:52, 17 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

More meant as a voting is evil but i like the idea style comment, but feel free to reformat it in whatever way is useful. Bawolff 08:43, 18 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RE: {{Howdy-anon}}[edit]

Thanks. Anonymous101talk 07:55, 23 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Feeling Bored[edit]

You dont feeling bored while contributing to Wikinews again and again . Will you tell me if is there any kind of money or reward we gaining by contributing to this site or just waisting our time.-- 14:21, 25 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There is no monetary reward, however its not boredom (trust me, I have lots of things to do that are not-wikinews related, which i should probably do more of over wikinews). I personally find contributing very rewarding, And that is because i do things that I enjoy. You'll notice if you go through my contributions that most of what I do is not writing articles—I am personally not the greatest writer, and don't really enjoy that. However there are many things here that I do enjoy doing. There is also the reward of seeing something you do appreciated by others, and seeing what you do is seen by other people. For example, While we were publishing Chris Benoit mystery editor confesses: Claims "terrible coincidence", it was an extremely exciting time to be on #wikinews, as we could really tell that what we did affect the world in some small way. It may be rather insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but its cool to see something you helped create being talked about by a great many people around the world. [that paticular article was cited by many other news sources, including some major ones] Really its pretty similar to why be involved in any other wiki, or (I assume) open source type project. Bawolff 14:33, 25 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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Thanks so much. I just have the luxury of TIME that most of you who are employed do not have. Happy Holidays.--Florentino Floro (talk) 06:47, 28 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Toolserver is one really bureaucratic place (don't quote me publicly! ;) ). I forgot my ssh-key password and I still didn't get access there again (I sent new key). So, I'll make one server functional for Wikimedia purposes in the company where I am working; and I'll move my cron tools there. I hope that I'll finish everything in a week or two (including adding new Wikinews editions). --millosh (talk) 12:08, 16 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Also, I have new major version of statistics bot... I think that I'll turn it on instead of fixing the previous version. --millosh (talk) 12:09, 16 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thanks for your message. It is really headache for the peer viewer to see tons of sources. I had shared my mind and suggestions(put the tons of sources on the articles' talk pages instead if more than 5)[3] Cheers.--Florentino Floro (talk) 10:20, 18 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I need a bit of help[edit]

I'll be getting off for the night but I wanted to know if you could help me with some pages tommorow?(RIP Jeff)[[User:Gears of War|<font face="Lightning" size="2.0" color="#7D0008"> '''Gears'''</font>]][[User talk:Gears of War|<font face="Lightning" size="2.3" color="#7D0008"> '''of War'''</font>]] '''2''' (talk) 06:39, 20 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't know if I'll be online tommorow, but if I am here, I'll help however I can. Bawolff 06:50, 20 January 2009 (UTC) p.s. Please see w:Wikipedia:Fix your signatureReply[reply]

Thanks & some questions[edit]

Thanks for you help on some of my articles to date.....i must admit i question some people views but that is the wonder of such a public forum and community....maybe im just more used to writing editorial for commercial publications where the more one sides the better :)

Seriously....appreciate the help

I have an article in development / prepare that i want to delete....what is the magic command in wiki for "delete sesame"

[responded on user's talk]. Bawolff 06:18, 21 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thanks, I missed adding that one as well. Cirt (talk) 22:13, 30 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

no problem. Bawolff 22:16, 30 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]