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If Bordeaux red wines were carbonated, McDonald's would be a lot more interested in selling them.
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#cablegate links[edit]

From sundry places,....

Assange legal pursuit[edit]

Next WL target?[edit]

Notes and links[edit]

PCS Presser[edit]


Dennis Bratland[edit]

Do we have a wikinewsie email address for Dennis? diff --Pi zero (talk) 23:42, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

  • firstname dot lastname at wikinewsie dot org. ;)
I've not added him to the spam fest that is scoop; offered to, but didn't get a yes/no answer. --Brian McNeil / talk 11:05, 16 February 2016 (UTC)
I feel I used to know what to do with the reporter id field, but I definitely don't recall atm. diff. --Pi zero (talk) 03:27, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
  • User ID. Let me see if I can refresh my memory as to where that's found. --Brian McNeil / talk 10:00, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
I found mention, as I suspected, of this having been visible when viewing your preferences page. Alas, it is no longer displayed there. I don't know if that's related to CentralAuth, something else, or just removing a detail no other project actually had - even an obscure - use for. Looked through special pages, and similarly can't find anything. So, at a bit of a loss currently. --Brian McNeil / talk 10:17, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
Aha. Memory jogged, maybe mystery solved. I too had recalled a screen somewhere that had such a number (I'd really hoped to find it at Special:Contributions or maybe Special:UserRights), but the only such screen I found had a different number than shown for any given accredited reporter. On reflection, though, of course it's a different number. That whole part of the wiki software was completely overhauled, not so long ago, to give each user a single unified account for all sister projects. So it will have changed for every user; all the entries in the accredited reporter list will need updating. Found by following the SUL link on Special:Contributions (one would think there ought to be a way to get to it using the toollabs: prefix, but I'm not sure what it would be). E.g., for Brian, whose id is listed on the accreditation page as 4460, the new number is 1263. (I'd have guessed they'd all be huge now. Huh.) --Pi zero (talk) 11:52, 17 February 2016 (UTC)


In fact, since you mention it, we have two articles now that might still be pushed. The article published yesterday was an obit (the most recent development in it was a tribute on Friday, but an obit doesn't age quickly for this purpose I think); and the article published today is an event from yesterday. --Pi zero (talk) 22:47, 28 March 2016 (UTC)

Wikinewsie e-mail[edit]

My password appears to have stopped working for my Wikinewsie e-mail account. Is there currently a problem with the server or was it reset somehow? --William S. Saturn (talk) 19:47, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

The issue has been resolved. --William S. Saturn (talk) 06:51, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

Recent pings?[edit]

Wondering if my recent pings have gotten through. --Pi zero (talk) 21:06, 21 May 2016 (UTC)