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This image [1] requires a source. If a source is not located, it will be deleted. It may also be copyvio. DragonFire1024 20:08, 24 February 2007 (UTC)Reply
Fixed, sorry bout that --Dark Squall 20:13, 24 February 2007 (UTC)Reply

Unfortunately the image had to be deleted becuase it is copyvio and cannot be used without written permission from the site.

Here is their rules for images. Read Section 4:

"4.1 All copyright, trade marks and all other intellectual property rights in all material or content supplied as part of the Sky Site shall remain at all times vested in Us or Our licensors. You are permitted to use this material or content only as expressly authorised in writing by Us or Our licensors. You will not, and You will not assist or facilitate any third party to, copy, reproduce, transmit, distribute, frame, commercially exploit or create derivative works of such material or content. MSN and the MSN Logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries and are used under license from Microsoft." DragonFire1024 20:19, 24 February 2007 (UTC)Reply

All right, fair enough. I figured it might not be allowed, as they are a news competor, but what better way to find out than trying. If i find a picture which is free for download (i.e a wallpaper) and i edit it for here, would i be allowed to do that without infringing on copyright laws? otherwise i can think of no other way of getting soccer pictures, as i live way too far away to take them myself. Also, are team logos allowed to be used?Dark Squall 02:36, 25 February 2007 (UTC)Reply

If the images are from a News Site you have to check their privacy policies or rules etc usually at the bottom of the pages. If the image is copyright, then NO you cannot alter, change or make and differences to any copyrighted image. The best way to tell if an image can be used on Wikinews is to check the copyright. Images from Flikr are usually published with a Creative Commons License which allow them to be used in some cases, on Wikinews as long as the source and or author of the image is mentioned. Team logos, and as well as company logos ARE allowed on Wikinews, but only Wikinews. The logos MUST come from the main site of the team or the company and those also CANNOT be altered. If you want to use a logo you can use the {{logo}} template when uploading. DragonFire1024 18:35, 28 February 2007 (UTC)Reply

Soccer/Football/whatever you want to call it portal

That's great. Basically what needs to be done there (besides the obvious writing of stories) is the current matches needs to be updated.The current matches need to be on Portal:Football/Fixtures/2007/February/24 which will be automaticlly included in the portal (replace with whatever day the match is on) On a day with no games, that page should look like Portal:Football/Fixtures/2006/February/24 (It should automatically do that now), and on a day with matches it should look like Portal:Football/Fixtures/2006/February/12. Note none of this is set in stone, so if you think it would be better some other way, feel free to experiment. Bawolff 20:50, 24 February 2007 (UTC)Reply
I saw the new one you created. Looks great, a couple things though:
  • Its currently 2007 not 2006
  • for subsections should use descending header levels (four equal signs)
  • Should use link in date title thing (See the change I made) This makes it easier if your going through the archives.

Bawolff 05:33, 25 February 2007 (UTC)Reply

Alright, thanks for the heads up, ill make sure i follow those guidlines. I did todays, theres no games, but all the outlines have been followed.Dark Squall 15:59, 26 February 2007 (UTC)Reply

{{foo}} means to include stuff from other pages. So to edit the lead, edit Template:Football main leads. Happy editing Bawolff 00:44, 3 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thank you so much, this will make life so much more enjoyable :P Dark Squall 04:13, 3 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

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Just a reminder that you have to add the url where you got the image from. (See Wikinews:Fair use and Wikinews:Image use policy for the long version of this message.) Bawolff 06:41, 3 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

Sorry to keep bothering you with image stuff (I'm like a real live version of orphanbot on 'pedia ), could yopu put an image copyright tag on Image:Football Portal Banner.jpg? (like {{pd image}}). Thanks Bawolff 05:22, 11 March 2007 (UTC)Reply
Also don't forget to click on an image on wikipedia, to go to the image page, as they are usually scaled down on the article. (example: 1 vs 2) Bawolff 05:30, 11 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

Ok, ill take care of that stuff. I didnt grab the big images because i didnt feel id need something that large, but it makes sense just in case others need the big ones.—Dark Squall 01:11, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply


I, Thunderhead hereby award Dark Squall a barnstar for achievements in sports articles. Keep up the wonderful work. Thunderhead - (talk) 01:49, 4 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thank you! jeeze ive only been here like a week :D thanks alot for the recognition, it means alot.Dark Squall 01:50, 4 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

You deserve it! Please keep up the good work. --Thunderhead - (talk) 01:54, 4 March 2007 (UTC)Reply
  • I'm with Thunderhead on this one. He may be one of our younger contributors, but he's got a good eye. Contributions to sports are very much appreciated and you should ignore the odd trolling that suggests we change the site name to wikifootball. However, interact a bit more with the community. I know your articles turn up on the front page but is there a link to the Sports portal - a section of the wiki you could effectively adopt? We seem to have a few sports contributors at the moment with NHL articles as well as soccer, if all these budding sports writers can coordinate we'll get mirrored by somewhere that is listed in Google news.
So, keep up the good work and talk to more people who do sports stuff, I think you guys could make that one of the best parts of the wiki. --Brian McNeil / talk 00:02, 10 March 2007 (UTC)Reply
Sounds great, i'll definately look at coordinating with others to make the sports area of Wikipedia as great as possible :)Dark Squall 15:51, 10 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

you've been doing an excellent job so far. Bawolff 05:33, 11 March 2007 (UTC)Reply
  • Watch out for things like the NHL articles and try and get the contributors to work together on Portal:Sports to set up match reports and fixtures listings. You can use the dynamic boxes like for old news on the main page. I believe we have some contributors who also do cricket articles. If you need help from any of us non-sports writers then just ask on the water cooler.
As to Belgium, I've been here about 10 or so years, I'm halfway between Brussels and Leuven in the Flemish part of the country and it is a nice place. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:44, 11 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

Sport v Sports


The cats system uses sports rather than sport. Could you add sports in future I know it grates as an uneeded plural but...--Irate 12:42, 11 March 2007 (UTC) Yeah, i have to remember to do that. I never actually add categories to anything, i simply copy and paste. Someone put "Sport" one of my articles and since i keep copying and pasting i forget to change it. Anyways, ill make sure i look for that, thanksDark Squall 20:22, 11 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

article sources


hi Dark Squall, that's a lot of work you've done on Wikinews in your first month here. i hope to see much more to come :)

regarding the Afghan bombing article, i just wanted to note that using copies of a single wire report published by different publishers does not meet the multiple sources requirement very well. much better to use independently sourced reports. i've since then added another source to the article. best –Doldrums(talk) 04:40, 13 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

Wikinews:Sports coverage


I've added a project page, Wikinews:Sports coverage. Feel free to expand and adopt it, I'd like to have a place where our (excellent) sports contributors can coordinate. When MrMiscellaneous did this and got accreditation he got free access to hockey matches - something to shoot for. :) --Brian McNeil / talk 19:48, 13 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

Good idea, i posted my name up there. I would love to help with the overall sports coverage on this sight, but for now i am focusing completely on the football portal. Once im done the project i am currently working on, updating will be easy for me, so I'll be able to help with other things.—Dark Squall 20:01, 13 March 2007 (UTC)Reply
I was thinking that your experience with doing the Football portal would transfer well to the sports portal. A little cooperation and coordination will see other people helping you with stuff and vice-versa. I know you can't do everything at once, but putting up that you're doing the Football portal will be encouraging to other sports writers, they'll see their coverage is welcome and be able to learn from your experiences. I'm off to see if I can find more people to sign up on the page,--Brian McNeil / talk 20:16, 13 March 2007 (UTC)Reply




I note you are associated with the Football and devloping sports

portal here.

Would you be willing to consider doing a football (soccer) related podcast or programme for 'WikiCast - The free content broadcast' at some point?

In addition, if WikiCast could get someone to do actual on the ground coverage of non-leauge football (like AFC Wimbledon) with commentaries even better.

WikiCast being free content can't obviously do 'live' coverage of the FA Divisons or Premership sadly, but presumably Wikinews style reporting is possible..

Does a podcast entitled 'Two Halves' sound like something you would be interested in?

ShakespeareFan00 21:17, 13 March 2007 (UTC) Reply

Are you fricken serious!? that sounds so cool! lol, sorry, i did not even know this was possible. I would love to do this, but unfortunately i have no recording equipment at this time. In the future, i will definately think about it however, and I thank you for asking me.—Dark Squall 21:51, 13 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

RE: Category bar


If I understand what you mean, there has to be at least the date category and the published category for the story to appear on the main page, and Mediawiki does not allow that to be hidden, as unfortunante as that is =P.  Thunderhead  ►  01:07, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

Darn, oh well, what im making are subpages in the Football portal. The portal itself does not have the category bar, but the new page does, and it really takes away from the page. But if nothing can be done, then nothing can be done and ill leave it—Dark Squall 01:09, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply
Oh wait, now i know what your talking about. Short answer, no unless you want it just for you personally, long answer, maybe but you'd have to have a really good reason. Bawolff 01:17, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply
Actually now i'm not sure if this is something different then what you were talking to me about on my talk page. Did you mean ToC here, or the bar at the bottom that lists categories the page is in. Bawolff 01:44, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

Yes, i meant table of contents, but not on this page. the thing you suggested worked, it is in the football portal. Thank you for your help—Dark Squall 01:45, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

If it's the ToC, you can type __NOTOC__ to remove it.  Thunderhead  ►  01:54, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thanks guys, and sorry for confusing both of you, i'm not familiar with all the lingo yet, gettin used to it though. If you guys havent checked out what im doing with the football portal, please do n tell me what you think, thanks—Dark Squall 01:55, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

I think it looks very good. Only problem i possibly see so far is we might have a copyright issue with using logo's in the header. (I'm unsure about that though, so I could be wrong). Bawolff 02:26, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply
I'll look into it.  Thunderhead  ►  02:27, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

I hope its ok, the logos arent altered themselves, they are just put in another image, but who knows with crazy copyright stuff. Otherwise i could use the regular banner and just add logos above the top stories area.Dark Squall 02:30, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

Now that i think of it, I think its okay. I'm probably just getting parinoid. I know its against policy on wikipedia, but i think that we're allowed to if we want to. Bawolff 02:33, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply
Yep. Wikinews is indeed allowed to.  Thunderhead  ►  02:34, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply
Out of curiosity, where did you look that up? Bawolff 02:39, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

woot! you guys are great, thanks for looking it up. but, time for bed for me, gnight to you both.Dark Squall 02:35, 14 March 2007 (UTC)Reply


No problem. Thanks. That is much easier. Don't know why I didn't think of that...--wjmoore 15:06, 27 March 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for publishing my creation


Thanks for finishing up my article, NHL: Avalanche defeat Wild 2-1. That's my second creation I didn't finish! --Canadianshoper 23:13, 1 April 2007 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for finishing up that article, NHL: Penguins rally, fall to Leafs in OT. I didn't get time to finish and publish it. And then you went ahead and added it to what I've written. That's nice. Thanks for the help. --wjmoore 16:55, 3 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for putting the NHL Standings into a table. I'd have done it myself, I just didn't know how to. I didn't like it the way I had it set up. Looks much better now. Thanks again. --wjmoore 03:23, 6 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

OK, I'll be sure to steal a few tables now and then. Thanks for the info. --wjmoore 03:32, 6 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

NHL Hockey


Buffalo Sabres 4, Boston Bruins 2 ;) DragonFire1024 04:00, 6 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

It was tonights NHL Hockey games between the Buffalo, New York Sabres and the Boston Massachusetts Bruins...the score Buffalo 4, Bruins was a joke actually because we were talking about how we are enjoying the fact we have a few actual sports articles and people who like doing them...I said I would allow the articles as long as the report on the Buffalo Sabres ;) It was a don't have to...Sorry I thought you saw it on the Water cooler under Misc. DragonFire1024 04:37, 6 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

Please see WN:A


I've nominated you for cabal admin. Please accept. --Brian McNeil / talk 10:10, 6 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

Re: Terms not released?


Hello Dark Squall. Thanks for that! I added a source for the terms of contract. Cheers, Jcart1534 14:45, 7 April 2007 (UTC)Reply



Do you update that manually? Looks simple enough to implement on my auto-updater. —Zachary talk 05:24, 8 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

Well all I really need to know is where to find the information. The rest is just extracting the necessary stats and formatting it into a wikitable. —Zachary talk 05:33, 8 April 2007 (UTC)Reply
All done! After some more runs on my test wiki, I'll update the tables here. —Zachary talk 10:48, 8 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

Your vote in Wikinews:Administrators#Zachary . . .


Was changed by Thunderhead. Just an FYI, --SVTCobra 00:15, 11 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

You are welcome. I thought it was by mistake, too, and I sent Thunder a message straightaway and waited 10 or so minutes, but Thunder must have logged off, so I sent you a message. --SVTCobra 00:27, 11 April 2007 (UTC)Reply
Extremley sorry about that. I accidentally misclicked when I was erasing my vote. My apologies.  Thunderhead  ►  00:30, 11 April 2007 (UTC)Reply
Still, I should have looked. Thanks for accepting my apology.  Thunderhead  ►  00:33, 11 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

NHL Playoffs


No problem. I've been using the same template for all the games (If you couldn't notice) and I must have forgot to throw sports in with the others and so I missed it on all of them. My mistake. I'll make sure I get it in there. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. --wjmoore 02:40, 13 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

Oh.. oops!


Oh, I'm sorry. I feel so stupid. I knew you did soccer/football. I get cricket and soccer/football mixed up, seeing as I don't really follow either. Either way, you still do a ton of work on here. My mistake. --wjmoore 03:10, 13 April 2007 (UTC)Reply


I, Thunderhead hereby award Dark Squall a(nother) barnstar for (more) achievements in sports articles, and in running bots on Wikinews. Keep up the wonderful work. Thunderhead - (talk)

RE: ...


Glad you liked it. You're an admin, but you have to wait for a bureaucrat to update your tools. I'll contact someone on IRC now.  Thunderhead  ►  22:16, 17 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

He's been pinged.  Thunderhead  ►  22:18, 17 April 2007 (UTC)Reply
Protect means to stop a large group of users from editing.  Thunderhead  ►  00:02, 18 April 2007 (UTC)Reply

Wikinews:Policies and guidelines tell you what admins can, cannot should and should not do see in particular the Wikinews:Protection policy, Wikinews:Blocking policy and Wikinews:Deletion guidelines.

Wikipedia:Administrators' reading list has lots of info about how to do these things, and also about Wikipedia's policies, many of which (not all!) closely match the spirit of ours. if you have any doubts, feel free to ask me or post to WN:AAA. –Doldrums(talk) 09:55, 5 May 2007 (UTC)Reply

possible crosswiki impersonation


an account with your username has been created at wikiquote, looks like it is part of an attempt at cross-wiki impersonation. assuming this account was not created by you, you shouldnotify the Wikiquote admins to either block the account or turn it over to you. best, –Doldrums(talk) 22:43, 5 May 2007 (UTC)Reply



I joined today with the vision that we update Portal:Football ASAP!

I've seen your layout and your league tables/top scorer tables. These are great. I've added some news and am updating the whole section and minisections.

I wondered if you'd help me.

Comments to me! Celticfan383 01:04, 29 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Welcome back


Long time no see ... --SVTCobra 16:11, 2 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Matchday reports


You should really do the game templates. They give a good summary of in-match details. Kingjeff - (talk) 03:15, 11 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Image:PFA UK logo.png and others


Please do not upload images and specify their source as being Wikipedia or another WMF project, from a copyright point of view this isn't satisfactory. Please locate the exact source of the image as should be included in the Wikipedia image page description. Adambro - (talk) 16:50, 11 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Inter-Wiki Project for Match reports


I'm trying to get a Inter-Wiki project started for all UEFA competitions. Would you be interested to help with this massive project? Kingjeff - (talk) 15:25, 26 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

2007/08 FA Cup: Cardiff joins Portsmouth in Cup final


Would it be possible for you to utilize 2 or more sources for these types of reports from now on, instead of just one? Cirt - (talk) 23:55, 29 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

In that case you could note the games watched/time/channel etc. on the article(s) talk page, and add the {{original reporting}} tag to the sources section. Cirt - (talk) 03:14, 1 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Can you help on working on the table? This is a massive table and a lot of people need to work on it. Kingjeff (talk) 01:21, 19 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Football (Soccer) articles


Hi, can go here to sign-up for a team of your choice. This is more for organization more then anything. If a league you want isn't there, just add it to the bottom. Kingjeff (talk) 23:38, 31 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

You have been put up for desysoping due to inactivity


You have been put up for desysoping due to inactivity


Hi Dark Squall, just as a heads-up, you have been put up for deadminship based on your recent inactivity. If you wish to comment on this, please leave a message here. Thanks, Tempodivalse [talk] 01:55, 21 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

Inactivity - Permissions removed


Since you were inactive on Wikinews, we removed your account bits (Administrator, Reviewer). If you become re-active and would like your bits back, simply ask as 'Crat. Thank you. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 18:14, 23 June 2010 (UTC)Reply