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Due to a recent change in guidelines, all articles must be reviewed by an independent user before publication. To ask for this review please tag your articles with {{review}}. I have reviewed your articles from today, this is just a note to ask you to follow this when writing article in the uture. Thanks, Anonymous101talk 16:25, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Professional wrestler Walter "Killer" Kowalski dies at age 81[edit]

Where did you get the info for this article? The cited sources do not back up virtually any of the info in the article itself. Cirt (talk) 23:41, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

If that is the case that you got info from the Wikipedia article, you did not cite the Wikipedia article as a source. I went through the article and the secondary sources listed when I did the review and literally none of the sources listed corroborated with any of the info in the article - so were those secondary sources not used at all and the Wikipedia article was the only source? Even if the Wikipedia article were cited at that time, it really is best to rely more on other secondary sources instead. Cirt (talk) 19:50, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Article tags[edit]

please remember, when creating articles, to add {{develop}} or {{review}} to them so they can be found in the newsroom. If no tags are present, then the article can only be noticed in recent changes. If no one notices it, then it could be come orphaned and buried in Wikinews, only to be found much later. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 17:00, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Please try to remember to add proper tags to articles you create/review/publish :-P DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 16:19, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Contributing Reporter Award[edit]

This award is presented to Wikinews reporters upon their 11th published news article.

Please note you shouldn't add yourself to the list of people with these awards until someone actually gives you it. Liked the Newman one, but keep looking at what changes get made after you've started an article to improve your wikinews-foo. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:45, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

File:R Venkataraman.jpg[edit]

Can you please add a source and a fair use rational for this image? Thanks :-} DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 19:23, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

File:Heartbeat title card.jpg[edit]

This non-free image is claimed to be used under fair use but has no explanation on why it is permitted under our fair use policy. Non-free images are not permitted on Wikimedia Foundation projects without fair use rationales. Please supply a detailed rationale for each use of this image in all of the articles that it is used in, and remove this template when that has been done. Images without valid rationales are eligible for speedy deletion. --SVTCobra 22:26, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

If you do not address these issues the image will be deleted. --SVTCobra 11:25, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Self publish[edit]

Due to policy changes at Wikinews articles should now never be self-published. All articles must be labelled {{review}} and independently reviewed. This is controlled by FlaggedRevisions and adding {{publish}} will not put an article on the front page. It is more likely to get lost if tagged as such without review. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:28, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

"Strange" quote mark characters[edit]

Please do not prepare stories off-wiki with an editor that uses non-standard quote characters. The acceptable quote characters are " and ' which should replace any quote marks such as those a word processor inserts. The recent obituary you submitted had this problem and was put up for review with attempted links to Wikipedia using these irregular quote marks. Wikipedia does not use them either so the wikilink gave an error when you clicked on it. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:46, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

James Pain (talk) 14:04, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

James Pain (talk) 14:12, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

James Pain (talk) 17:10, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

James Pain (talk) 19:33, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan dies in car accident aged 50[edit]

The image you stuck on Commons for this article has been deleted.

Can you sort this out ASAP? And, please figure out what has caused this problem. --Brian McNeil / talk 00:03, 19 August 2010 (UTC)


I've been operating under the misapprehension that a 'minuete' was either a dance, or a tower of the folly variety. ;-) --Brian McNeil / talk 18:17, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

-), Sorry. My Bad. Chandlerjoeyross (talk) 18
20, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Will do[edit]

Will do, thanks :) Wackywacedictaphone 18:44, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Labour Party announces Ed Miliband as new leader[edit]

Hi. I don't wanna cause an edit conflict, so can you move this to UK Labour Party announces Ed Miliband as new leader when you get a chance? There's a few Labour Parties around - Australia's another place with one. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 15:57, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

Close paraphrase[edit]

I'm uneasy about the Slovenian cyclist obit on a number of levels. Key among those is how close your wording it to both sources. That being said, I suspect the chosen two are both derived from the same wire report - because they have the same issue as your copy has in relation to theirs. --Brian McNeil / talk 01:17, 26 September 2010 (UTC)


I'm puzzled. It seems you're making odd modifications to a bunch of categories (odd to me, that is, hence my inquiry here). One I just noticed was removing the {{Countrycategory}} template, and thus the associated description, format, DPL, etc. from Category:Serbia and Montenegro. Generally (and including that one) these were introducing glitches into the category hierarchy, though certainly in some cases there were also pre-existing glitches to keep them company.

Why the changes? --Pi zero (talk) 17:03, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Former professional wrestler Giant González dies aged 44[edit]

It would speed up the reviewing time if you proofread/copyedited the article for a minute after finishing and complied with the style guide. While I feel generally confident about copyediting, I don't know much about wrestling, so it was a bit harder for me to go about identifying some things that needed to be fixed. fetch·comms 18:02, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Oh, and other than the story being stale (he died on 22 September), HuffPo isn't the most reliable source. Perhaps this would have worked out better? fetch·comms 18:07, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Former Prime Minister of Russia Viktor Chernomyrdin dies aged 72[edit]

Hello there! Your article Former Prime Minister of Russia Viktor Chernomyrdin dies aged 72 has become very old. You must take action to refresh it with new headlines and following the useful tips given by Brian McNeil at the article's talk page, which is also selected for the community's attention. If you don't the article may be deleted very quickly as it has become old. I hope you'll have my suggestions. Thanks,--Sainsf :) (talk) 14:05, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Dominican comedian Freddy Beras-Goico dies aged 69[edit]

Hello there. Please think about expanding your article, Dominican comedian Freddy Beras-Goico dies aged 69, a couple of sentences by adding the points I have written on the talk page. Regards, — μ 19:07, November 18 2010 (UTC)

FIFA announce Name of country to host 2018 World Cup; Name of country to host 2022 World Cup[edit]

Fancy collaborating on this? wackywace 15:00, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Yup, am watching on TV now. wackywace 15:09, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
Absolutely no idea :-) You? wackywace 15:12, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
Interesting... wackywace 15:15, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
Cheers! Thanks for your invaluable help on the article—nice job finding the reaction from the countries which lost. Regards, wackywace 07:24, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

Schneeflocken in Deutschland - 20100102.jpg
May your family have
a joyous holiday season
and a new year blessed
with hope and happiness.

fetch·comms 22:54, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

File:BAD NEWS NAKED EYE.jpg[edit]

Just to let you know, as this image was GFDL'd, you should have uploaded to Commons under the free licence, rather than to upload it locally under a restrictive copyright. (You also didn't comply with the GFDL licence, as you didn't attribute the author on the image page itself). I have reuploaded the image to Commons & deleted the local file in this instance; please do so yourself in future. Regards, — μ 19:39, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Great, thank you. I had a feeling I have done something wrong but was not sure. Will follow it correctly next time. Chandlerjoeyross (talk) 19:45, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
You appear to have uploaded locally another file that should have been uploaded to commons: File:2LT Leonard Lomell.jpg. It's clearly tagged as "public domain", so it does not require attribution nor a fair use tag. Please upload such images to Commons, not locally, in future — I don't particularly like messing with the toolserver for things like this: please do it yourself in future. — μ 21:44, 3 March 2011 (UTC)


Diego Grez return fire 23:33, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Guatemalan football executive shot dead after team meeting[edit]

Sorry about the edits! I had difficulty understanding the story, not being a footballer or from Guatemala! So I was confused. My apologies! Mattisse (talk) 22:25, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Decorated US soldier Leonard Lomell dies aged 91[edit]

Very nice article. Clear and concise! Mattisse (talk) 00:06, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

Article renames[edit]

Please do not move articles after publication unless absolutely vital. Renaming published articles creates duplicate entries in Google News, on our Twitter feed etc. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 16:17, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I was unaware that they article had been published. Chandlerjoeyross (talk) 16:29, 13 March 2011 (UTC)
No worries! :) Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 16:30, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for this![edit]

Blues musician Pinetop Perkins dies at age 97‎ - One of my favorites. I never would have known without your article. Mattisse (talk) 00:12, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Review notes[edit]

Please read the review notes of for this article Talk:At least fourteen dead after eating toxic fish in Madagascar, thanks. Gopher65talk 21:58, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the help, will look a lot closer next time :) Chandlerjoeyross (talk) 22:13, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

I am soliciting your input please![edit]

I am attempting a Dispute resolution at Wikinews:Dispute resolution/Brian McNeil and Mattisse and I am soliciting your input as to the problem. I urge you to give feedback. Soliciting input is the next step in the Dispute resolution process. Please do! Regards, Mattisse (talk) 23:57, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Small favor to ask[edit]

Please do a quick copyedit on your articles before submitting them for review, which speeds up reviewing times. Most of the typos and errors in Man commits suicide by jumping from Burj Khalifa could have been corrected in ~15 seconds.

Just trying to help make reviewing faster :) fetch·comms 04:05, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Please? Can't you even use Firefox or another browser with spellcheck? Or please, just proofread for thirty seconds. Please. fetch·comms 19:20, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, must apologies. I admitt that was my bad.. Was in a hurry. Will take more care and effort next time. Regards Chandlerjoeyross (talk) 20:13, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

A question[edit]

In Bahamas become forth country to ban shark fishing, don't you mean "fourth"? I didn't want to change it and cause an edit conflict with you. Regards, Mattisse (talk) 21:17, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

 :) Yes I do mean fourth........ Thanks for that. Chandlerjoeyross (talk) 21:19, 6 July 2011 (UTC)


Wikinews now links to wikipedia using {{w|link}} rather than [[w:link|link]].--William S. Saturn (talk) 21:22, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Noted :) Chandlerjoeyross (talk) 21:25, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Colombian politician Luis Fernando Jaramillo Correa dies aged 76[edit]

Hi. I left a comment on the article talk, about the Spanish sources. Not sure there's a way around the problem, though I note this difficulty with non-English sources is something we've done a fair amount of brainstorming on, over time. --Pi zero (talk) 03:55, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

Polish footballer Włodzimierz Smolarek dies aged 54[edit]

Published. See review comments and history of edits during review. --Pi zero (talk) 18:06, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Flagged Revisions[edit]

  • Please do not mark revisions of developing stories! You did so on the unpublished Azerbaijan obit and gave me a bit of a scare.
Checking/flagging revisions should be done via the EzPeerReview tool at publication, with edits following that being flagged if: spelling/grammatical, or within a 24-48 hr timeframe not pulling in sources after the article's publication date and checked/verified by someone independent of the actual contributing editor. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:48, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
24 hr timeframe, as we settled on that figure after noting we'd several different ones in different places. :-)  --Pi zero (talk) 13:06, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

AFCON 2013: Hosts South Africa draw 0-0 with Cape Verde Islands[edit]

Published. See detailed history of edits during review. --Pi zero (talk) 19:02, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Request for reviewing and other assistance[edit]

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Wikinews Writing contest 2013 is here. :) Please sign up to participate?[edit]

We've created the Wikinews:Writing contest 2013, which will start on April 1 and end on June 1. It is modeled on the successful 2010 contest. Unlike the previous version, points are available for people who conduct reviews. (With a University of Wollongong class currently contributing articles, extra assistance is appreciated at this time.) It presents a great incentive for you to renew your reviewing chops, contribute some original reporting not being done by the main stream media, and write some synthesis articles on topics that could use more attention. People should be around to review to prevent a backlog if you just want to write, and several reviewers have access to scoop to make it easier to review any original reporting you do. If you are interested in signing up, please do so on Wikinews:Writing contest 2013/entrants. There is at least one prize on offer for the winner along with the opportunity to earn some barn stars as a way of thanking you for your participation. :D --LauraHale (talk) 10:35, 25 March 2013 (UTC)