User talk:Calebrw/Archive2

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Request for removal of your editor status

Hallo, I just wanted to inform you that Brianmc (talk · contribs) has requested the removal of your editor status. Please reply at WN:FR/RFP. Thanks, tempodivalse 16:37, 7 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]

I responded to your comment. No worries. Smile.png tempodivalse 17:35, 7 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Just to let you know that I closed the discussion. There was no level of support for removal of your status. --PatrickFlaherty (talk) 04:36, 10 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Sports articles

You recently wrote two new sports articles, and did some good copy editing and also some OR on them. I, or the family quite often have sports on, but unfortunately different ones this time around so I can't confirm the OR bits. The soccer one I can confirm everything but not the minutes, and it would be nice to see how it fares for viewers of WN before the next week-end's events are underway. If you could do a quick re-write with no minutes for when the goals were scored or else a citation for them, I think that one could be good to go, you seemed to do a good summary from the various events for a round up, IMHO. SriMesh | talk 22:25, 14 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Re: {{publish}} was missing

No problem. Thanks for your quick review! tempodivalse 00:46, 25 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Hm, I don't recall typing that phrase in. Someone else must have changed it. I rephrased it, does it sound better now? tempodivalse 00:52, 25 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]


I've updated it. Computerjoe (talk) 19:21, 25 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Professor sought after three die in Georgia shooting

No problem - you found an excellent source! What a tragedy for those folks. Kind Regards SriMesh | talk 01:29, 26 April 2009 (UTC) The AP one changes so fast! I have never seen that before from a news source that wasn't wikinews :-) SriMesh | talk 02:20, 26 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Re:Broadcast report as OR

Well, I took a look through WN:OR, and there's really no policy on this. However, my idea of original reporting are things like interviews, attending an event, talking to sources, etc. "I watched TV/radio" doesn't really seem like true original reporting to me, because it's basically citing what another news agency said, not obtaining the information first-hand yourself, which is what OR is about. I don't know, though, perhaps I'm wrong, but that's just my view on it. Revert my edit if you disagree, I won't object. Cheers. tempodivalse 23:29, 26 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]

I responded at the policy WC. tempodivalse 00:48, 27 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Replied to your reply. Smile.png tempodivalse 01:08, 27 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Hi, Calebrw. Would you be interested if I nominated you for an administrator at WN:RFP? We always could do with more admins, and I think you'd be the best user for the job. Let me know if you want me to nominate you. Cheers, Tempodivalse [talk] 18:47, 14 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]

You've been nominated: see WN:RFP. Don't forget to accept the nomination. Good luck! Tempodivalse [talk] 19:10, 14 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]

re RFP Question

No worries. Cirt (talk) 19:54, 15 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Can these wait until you get Sysop privileges? That would be a lot less work for everyone involved. Cheers, --SVTCobra 00:58, 21 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Oops, didn't get this until now. Well they could indeed, but I want to know what articles I'll be checking for typos as part of my personal goal to get ManUtd articles up to scratch. I day late and a dollar short, but I'm done now. Also, eventually I will have to replace Category:Manchester United with Category:Manchester United F.C.. Calebrw (talk) 01:01, 21 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]
I am sorry if I misunderstood ... but it seems you are making Tempo make a bunch of edits to the archive that you are soon going to redo. How does that make sense? --SVTCobra 01:08, 21 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Per IRC. Calebrw (talk) 01:13, 21 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Congratulations, you are now an admin. Enjoy your new found powers :). If you have any qustions about them let me or one of the other admins know.--Cspurrier (talk) 17:44, 22 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Congratulations! Smile.png Welcome to the admin cabal room. Tempodivalse [talk] 17:45, 22 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]
I found this, not very good mileage but admins have to drive round in style. --Brian McNeil / talk 18:11, 22 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks guys. Calebrw (talk) 18:13, 22 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Automating changes

Do you know about w:WP:AWB? This is a very, very useful tool for doing repeat changes like fixing old articles for the Man U. FC cat. --Brian McNeil / talk 18:41, 22 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Use of "/" in page titles

I saw you editing a couple of football articles that use "2008/09" type notation for the season. The "/" should be avoided in article titles because it makes the article page a sub-page. If you spot anyone making these types of titles change to "2008-09". --Brian McNeil / talk 09:09, 24 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Please see this discussion

... about football Wikinews:Water_cooler/policy#Football_category_renamed_without_consensus. Cheers, --SVTCobra 00:03, 27 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Thank you for clarifying the publisher-author, will refer to talk page for any further articles. SriMesh | talk 00:25, 27 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Please also see this discussion

Here. I was hoping you could justify your reversions of my edits. -- (talk) 21:41, 30 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]


Answered. If you'd like longer answers just ask. --Killing Vector (talk) 22:35, 1 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

RE:Talk page

Thanks for that. It is amazing that the applications and templates used in Wikinews are far much better compared to WP. Diagramma Della Verita (talk) 09:57, 11 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

NASA launches space shuttle Endeavour

I kept waffling, should it be a prepared story to be published as of the launch, or should it be story about the upcoming launch, to let folks know beforehand. I first wrote it as a prepared, then when sources fell into place more than I though they would beforehand, I thought that filled out the article, and maybe it should be published before Saturday's launch...even though the majority of WN articles are published on launch date...It sounds like I am still waffling, my goodness ;-) So I re-wrote text to be a prepared story after all, just need to confirm that launch goes as planned on Saturday now...SriMesh | talk 18:45, 11 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Fixed the problem

Thanks for notifying me of the date formatting issue. I have corrected the date formats, per the style you noted on my talk page, in the most recent article I wrote. Is there anything else I can do for you? 02:23, 13 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

About the double spacing. I understand 100% how MediaWiki works with regards to sentence spacing. I have been working at Wikipedia for some time. Yes, I know it eliminates the extra space. However, I have been typing for many years now, and its not an easy habit to break. Since the end product looks the same, its probably not worth it for me to go through all of the things I have written here to remove the extraneous space. 02:30, 13 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Citing unpublished articles

Sorry, but why should I not cite unpublished articles? Won't that make it harder to find the citations when it's later published? I suppose I could put them on the talk page, but that just seems a pointless indirection. Superm401 | Talk 02:56, 13 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

"Condi" effigy burned at Lewes Bonfire night

Hey, this edit [1] seems to have pushed this story back into the recent ones on Template:United Kingdom. Please could you take a look and fix it? I don't know how! (can it be unsighted?).Computerjoe's talk 23:11, 13 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

It appears that editing an article bumps it back to the top of the list for some reason. I've altered the DPL now to stop this from happening, it should be okay. Tempodivalse [talk] 23:16, 13 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]
hm, I seem to have only made it worse (I'm no good with wiki-markup). Now it shows several articles from 2007. I think this would be something to mention at the water cooler, maybe someone with a better knowledge of DPLs could fix this. Tempodivalse [talk] 23:18, 13 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]
This should be how you fix it. I see Tempo has done that and it didn't work per this. However these were Auto Archived articles, so these diffs included code that made this work. Calebrw (talk) 23:41, 13 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Ah, makes sense, thanks. Smile.png Tempodivalse [talk] 23:44, 13 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]
I thought so too. Went ahead and changed the Main Page so that this doesn't happen there either. Calebrw (talk) 23:45, 13 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Couldnt actually see your main page edit, but I added it in as it should indeed fix the issue. Regards --MarkTalk to me 09:53, 15 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Scandal erupts after U.S. President Barack Obama fires Inspector General Gerald Walpin


Would you mind doing a peer review for the article above?

Thanks. --WNewsReporter (talk) 17:32, 18 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Former U.S. Inspector General Gerald Walpin requests congressional hearings on his firing; conservatives rally in support


Would you mind doing a peer review for the article above?

Thanks. --WNewsReporter (talk) 23:08, 19 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the review. I fixed the date issues. Everything should be okay now. I'm switching the article status back to "Review". --WNewsReporter (talk) 23:50, 19 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Wikinews interviews former Republican U.S. Senator Bob Smith on his latest run for office


Would you mind doing a peer review for the article above?

Thanks. --WNewsReporter (talk) 05:59, 21 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

On that note, replied to you on my talk page. Computerjoe's talk 16:30, 21 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]