DizzyStar, welcome to Wikinews! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:
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Please see Wikinews:Reviewing articles. Generally only editors/reviewers should review articles. But thanks for being quick about it :) DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 03:56, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
- Per IRC- Dragon's not out to get you - but by your own admission you are new here. I think Dragon just wants you to get a better feel for things before you start reviewing. Reviews are supposed to be our final line of defense to stop copyright violations, style problems, etc. You need to make sure you've read and understood the rules, policies, etc. Items like WN:SG for example. Another way you can think of it is in a print newspaper, the most senior/experienced member is the editor. So... We appreciate your eagerness, I saw you wrote an article too, and while that might not make it - keep up the good work. It is hard to get into these things, but with a little perseverance, you'll do just fine. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 06:02, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
Per your request.
Great work on the article. That was the first time I've collaborated with some one to write an article. The article made it the the main lead as well. Well done and I hope to maybe collaborate with you again. --RockerballAustralia (talk) 07:59, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
2009 AFL Grand Final
Lets do it. I'm happy to do a half each.
Also see my article Australian rules football: West Gippsland Latrobe Football League Grand Final for ideas --RockerballAustralia (talk) 23:06, 19 September 2009 (UTC)