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Tempodivalse [talk] 23:31, 9 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, do you have a second source for your article please? Durova (talk) 05:35, 10 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi! Just as a heads-up, in case you didn't notice, I replied to your question on my talk page. Cheers. Tempodivalse [talk] 03:47, 11 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Regarding {{date}}[edit]

Hi! Just wanted to say that i reverted your edit here: generally, the date of publication, and not the date the article was written on, is put into {{date}}. Oh, and thanks for writing such a good article. :-) Cheers, Tempodivalse [talk] 16:42, 14 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Editor status granted! :-)[edit]

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Tempodivalse [talk] 01:58, 3 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What do you think of this proposal to prevent this article from being publsihed? Maybe you think it is OK to remove the breaking review template? See the User:Mrchris page for the work that could be left unpublished if that template is not removed. Q/0/k 03:35, 8 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • I disagree. All four articles are capable of eventually being published independently, in my opinion. Benny the mascot (talk) 03:41, 8 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To keep discussions un-fragmented, please continue the discussion where it started, and use the Template:Talkback. Thank you for the answer. Q/0/k 03:47, 8 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This conversation should have been on the talk page Mrchris (talk) 03:48, 8 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

However, this news is time-sensitive - please finalize it soon. Q/0/k 03:55, 8 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is ready to publish if someone whats to review it, it isn't perfect. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mrchris (talkcontribs) 04:01, 8 December 2009

Your edit[edit]

You added you signature in an edit to a lead articles. Thought you'd like to know. --The New Mikemoral ♪♫ 01:37, 10 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hmmm...that wasn't supposed to happen! Sorry about that. Benny the mascot (talk) 01:39, 10 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comp entry[edit]

So far (perhaps sadly) we've only a couple of prizes up. The mugs ones from NewsTrust looks likely, plus CA$ 10 from Bawolff. Both too small to need a tax declaration.

If you wish to ask family if it's okay (for the NewsTrust one they might want your real name, I think it'd just be name, age, country - a minor winning would be great PR for them) then you could could put it as "I want to enter a competition to write and publish neutral news articles, trying to write to a standard high enough for publication on the BBC". --Brian McNeil / talk 14:57, 15 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't want to give anyone my personal information, so that's why I can't accept the award if I win it. Benny the mascot (talk) 22:11, 15 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Benny, just wanted to drop a quick note to say thanks for your support in my successful request for adminship. the wub "?!" 23:44, 15 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No problem! Benny the mascot (talk) 00:35, 16 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thought you'd like knowing you can move the TOC.

Can I ask you for a review on my article that's up? The "Payment Pending" one. A couple of people have NPOV concerns which I think are addressed and I've been spamming mails for this around for ages. --Brian McNeil / talk 03:29, 16 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's a bit long for the limited time I have, but I'll see what I can do. Benny the mascot (talk) 03:35, 16 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please join the discussion, if you can do it attentively, if you have some free 30 minutes?

I'm just afraid that this novice user Wikiwide, the author of the article, being probably a scientist (you just look at the first version of this article), has a very little understanding of what Wikinews is. And probably has lots of other work to do, is not interested, etc. Even the topic of climate contrarians near UNCCC sounds scientific, doesn't it? I think that if you revive this article, it will be very good

  • for Wikinews,
  • for this user, and
  • for the environment
    • (as some of the "skeptics" or
    • just common diesel car drivers can find this article realistic)

Please be informed that only an experienced Wikinews user can manage with such significant and responsible task. Q/0/k 04:13, 16 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Isn't that where the politician that's trying to sue the Wikimedia Foundation comes from? His filings with the court won't be in PACER yet; do you know anyone who could get copies? --Brian McNeil / talk 03:17, 19 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't know. Do you know the name of this guy? Benny the mascot (talk) 03:21, 19 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

breaking review on school article[edit]

I changed it from {{breaking review}} to {{review}} before reading your edit summary. After reading your edit summary, breaking review might be justified (I'm not sure, i still think its stretching it a little bit). Anyways, feel free to revert me if you disagree with that edit. Bawolff 05:27, 19 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This event just happened today, so I think it can be considered as breaking news on those grounds as well. I hope you don't mind, but I reverted your edit. Benny the mascot (talk) 05:33, 19 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think that you should place your name here and in the appropriate category. Your rank is Intern which, to be honest, won't be for much longer! --Rayboy8 (my talk) (my contributions) 17:44, 24 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks, but I think I'll just wait for my eleventh article to get published. :) Benny the mascot (talk) 17:46, 24 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your support for my RFA[edit]

I would like to thank you for supporting my successful RFA and for your confidence in me. I look forward to serving further the English Wikinews community in this new capacity. I shall take the new tasks required of an administrator on board step by step and will make the utmost effort to fulfil the role to the best of my abilities. Kind regards Александр Дмитрий (Alexandr Dmitri) (talk) 12:43, 30 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Encouraging trolls[edit]

Did you actually review the contributions of that muppet IP address that you apologised to because I deleted his trolling insults? Unbelievable!

I was on the Internet before there was a World Wide Web, I've seen trolls-a-plenty, I know how to deal with them. The "drama" caused by asking for that comments page to be undeleted is exactly what they thrive on.

Comments is right on the edge of policy. The WMF could, at any point, tell us to remove the entire namespace and delete every page in it. I used my discretion to delete the only version of that page which contained an insult directed at me. It's likely that would have been the last we saw of this particular troll. Then you say "sorry Brian deleted your trolling". I suggest you look up the meaning of the word censorship before you use it again. --Brian McNeil / talk 11:47, 1 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merriam-Webster definition of censor: "to examine in order to suppress or delete anything considered objectionable; to suppress or delete as objectionable"
Deleting offensive comments seems to fit that definition of censorship. Please note that I'm not a troll-loving or admin-hating contributor; I just believe that administrators' and bureaucrats' actions need to be revewed from time to time. Benny the mascot (talk) 16:28, 1 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I don't disagree with admin actions being reviewed; I disagree with the way in which you did so - effectively forcing someone to post the trolling comment I removed to satisfy your curiosity. Yes, they didn't restore it, but they posted a copy on the undelete request. Do you know what would be required to delete all the versions containing it? This is the point; if you don't trust other admins to review what one of us does then the troll is winning by disrupting the community and forcing them to pore over things like this. --Brian McNeil / talk 17:04, 1 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I didn't force Tempodivalse to post the trolling comment; that was his or her decision alone. Your deletion summary provided enough information to infer what happened anyway, since it provided a link to your passport photo. I wasn't trying to feed a troll; I was only trying to point out something that seemed extralegal. Apparently the community doesn't agree...but you ironically did support undeletion ;) Benny the mascot (talk) 05:57, 2 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Yes, I did - to make the point that people have admin privileges because they're trusted. Questioning it can have consequences you do not intend. Perhaps now you see why there are better ways than drama and wikilawyering on the deletion requests page. Wikinews doesn't set the bar for adminship particularly high, you'll likely get it in a reasonable time; you, then, wouldn't want the same done to you. --Brian McNeil / talk 11:04, 2 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry if my reposting the deleted post was inappropriate. I thought it would be easier for non-admins to decide which way to vote if they knew what exactly they were voting on. Although I'm not sure why we went through the hassle of oversighting said post, that seemed to have been giving the troll more attention than he deserved (and it's not like there was anything actionable/super offensive on it). Tempodivalse [talk] 02:29, 3 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm sorry, but I do not seem to understand your comments on your review of the article. Could you please elaborate? Thank you in advance, the.weatherman. 03:03, 12 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

lol...That probably was a miscommunication on my part. Sorry about that! I have explained on the talk page. Benny the mascot (talk) 03:23, 12 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem and thanks for the barnstar! Looking forward to working with you. the.weatherman. 03:35, 12 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sports report[edit]

In a sports report, as asked at Wikinews:Water_cooler/assistance#Sports_records, the format (x-y, a-b) generally notates overall record and conference record, where x is the number of overall wins, y is the number of overall losses, a is the number of in-conferences wins and b is the number of in-conference losses. I believe this format is generally used in the United States more than any other place. Hope this helps. Calebrw (talk) 06:45, 13 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


[1] . Bawolff 15:17, 13 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Deleting user sub-pages[edit]

You can have your user sub-pages speedily deleted by adding {{delete}} to them. There is no need for a whole deletion vote. Cheers, --SVTCobra 23:14, 4 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Writing contest newsletter: week 2[edit]

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undeletion request[edit]

I put it in your userspace - User:Benny the mascot/Victory over St. Patrick High School, Illinois keeps Benet Academy undefeated in conference. Cheers. Bawolff 12:46, 12 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks! Benny the mascot (talk) 22:46, 12 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please see the talk page. Calebrw (talk) 14:29, 12 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Metra considers selling naming rights or train lines, stations[edit]

Please see the the talk page. Calebrw (talk) 06:01, 14 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Contest newsletter: weeks 3-4[edit]

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Please see[edit]

[2] Just a ping :-) I replied to your failed review comment. Tempodivalse [talk] 15:37, 3 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Contest newsletter[edit]

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Thanks, I am new to WikiNews and was looking around at the help files to figure out if that was the proper procedure. Thanks for the info --Captain-tucker (talk) 14:49, 30 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks again for the additional fix, you learn something new with every article. --Captain-tucker (talk) 15:44, 30 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sure, no problem. Benny the mascot (talk) 15:45, 30 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikinews Writing Contest Newsletter[edit]

Thanks for your help[edit],_Western_Australia - thanks for your help and process - will get the hang of it yet :) SatuSuro (talk) 03:59, 20 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thanks for reviewing my Oscar Garcés article, I thought it was never going to be reviewed per {{celebrity "news"}} ... lol. By the way, could you take a look at 6.2 magnitude aftershock provokes panic in southern Chile. Thanks and sorry to bother you :-) --Diego Grez let's talk 22:30, 23 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sure, no problem. I'll work on that shortly. Benny the mascot (talk) 22:37, 23 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! And congrats on your RfA, it's going to be closed shortly and obviously the flag will be granted ! :-D --Diego Grez let's talk 23:07, 23 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Benny, I've made you an admin per your successful request for adminship. If you need any help with your new tools, please don't hesitate to drop me a line at my user talkpage. Smile.png I'm sure you'll do great. Cheers, Tempodivalse [talk] 01:06, 25 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks! Benny the mascot (talk) 01:12, 25 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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Congratulations! This cake is for you!

Hey, congratulations on your successful RFA!. You are a great user and you'll use the tools correctly. Cheers :-D --Diego Grez let's talk 01:06, 25 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks! Benny the mascot (talk) 01:12, 25 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Congrats. Bawolff 01:38, 25 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
p.s. before i forget, i also responded to your question on my talk page. Bawolff 01:38, 25 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]