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User talk:Doldrums archives

  1. from October 7, 2005 up to July 11, 2006
  2. up to September 5, 2006
  3. up to 26 October 2006
  4. up to 13 December 2006
  5. up to 4 February 2007
  6. up to 14 April 2007
  7. up to 9 January 2008

Re: overwriting

No big deal ;-) --Jambalaya 14:01, 11 July 2006 (UTC)


How are you. Pandoo 12:01, 12 July 2006 (UTC).

Hope you are doing fine. 14:52, 15 July 2006 (UTC)


Thanks Also how long does it take the news to appear on the main page of wikinews. Apart from that where in India are u from?

--Vishazz 12:22, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Hey Doldrums

Thanks for the welcome. Now all I have to do is figure what the heck I need to do in this place. It's a tad confusing. Thewolfstar 12:59, 12 July 20.06 (UTC)

I'm fine- except for the RfDA. What about you? Also, just out of curiosity, are you from India? PVJ(Talk)Flag of India.svg 11:56, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Why MSN?

See my question at Talk:Microsoft, Yahoo! finally link their instant messaging services, please. --Szajd 12:28, 13 July 2006 (UTC)


I the story: Commerce Commission fines BNZ $5 million why did you add two more sources. They were not used my me or you (not sure of R2b2). Isn't a source a place where you got information from, those two extra ones were not used. nzgabriel 08:32, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Light aircraft makes emergency landing in major industrial estate

Thanks for the message and your encouraging comment. This is my first article for WikiNews and as I only live about fifteen minutes away from the crash scene, I really needed to get the news out there and quickly ! My heart is still racing .... !!!

Good Stuff... seem to have at your sandbox.. well.. Pandoo 10:41, 20 July 2006 (UTC)


Let me keep my artcile theres nothing wrong with it --Kaopeeleonisaarsgaard 11:20, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

I did read it. I want to keep my article. Theres nothing bad about it. Stop ruining my life. --Kaopeeleonisaarsgaard 11:23, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

thank you

Thanks for being gentle with a newbie Gnangarra 16:45, 24 July 2006 (UTC)


I've got a small question. Would you accept a nomination for admin? --Deprifry|+T+ 16:58, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Great. :) Here you go. --Deprifry|+T+ 17:12, 24 July 2006 (UTC)


I really like it. Far superior to the current Newsroom. I haven't made up my mind yet on whether we should also abandon the Workspace and Article Collaboration. --Deprifry|+T+ 17:18, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

I kinda agree on the Workspace, it has zero relevance to my work whatsoever and I frankly only visit it when I forgot how it looked like. Article Collaboration has some potential though. From time to time, people post lengthy request there, which sadly get igonored most of the time, so having them in a small box like in your draft might not work. --Deprifry|+T+ 17:56, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

thanks & apologies

for fixing my DR edit. also, apologies for pushing new hezbollah article to lead position while it still apparently has unsourced content. Neutralizer 19:10, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Thank you

Thanks for your welcome with useful guides. An Apple of Newton talk 18:34, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Hey, Dude

Hey, thanks for the welcome and the improvements to my first contribution. :D

Albizu 20:24, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

You're now a sysop!

Congratulations, you have just been made a sysop! You have volunteered for boring housekeeping activities which normal users sadly cannot participate in. Sysops basically can't do anything: They cannot delete pages arbitarily (only obvious junk like "jklasdfl,öasdf JOSH IS GAY"), they cannot protect pages in an edit war they are involved in, they cannot ban users except in cases of obvious vandalism or excessive edit warring (24-hour "cool down" ban). What they can do is delete junk as it appears, ban vandals, remove pages that have been listed on Deletion requests for more than a week, protect pages when asked to by other members, and help keep the few protected pages there are up to date.

Note that almost everything you can do can be undone, so don't be too worried about making mistakes. You will find more information on Wikinews:Administrators, please take a look before experimenting with your new powers. Drop me a message if there are any questions or if you want to stop being a sysop (could it be?). You might also have a look at WN:BP. Please also keep an eye on WN:ALERT. Have fun! --Chiacomo (talk) 04:20, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Hooray! Congratulations :). --+Deprifry+ 09:05, 2 August 2006 (UTC)
Congrats. Keep up the good work. Pandoo 15:51, 3 August 2006 (UTC)


Hullo! Thanks for the info. I've actually been around for about 8 months now, but the gap between my first and present submissions has been rather long. :) My question though - is how do you determine which story needs to get publish vs develop? Cheers Viksit 04:52, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Changes to Wikinews:Browse

Essentially, I like the changes — while they allow things to be branched out in subpages, it allows basic categories to appear on the main page. With this new design, people will have to travel through less pages. However, I'd prefer if all the text on the page was centered, as well as slightly larger. Other than that, I vouch my support. —this is messedrocker (talk) 20:03, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

Swedish nuclear reactors shut down over safety concerns

Thanks for doing all the major work on my article and making it ready for publishing. Maybe it was not neutral enough in the beginning, because seeing the history I never believe a word of what officials say in such a case... Have a nice day :-) --Zeitlupe 15:22, 5 August 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the welcome. Could you please take a look at what I've done so far, modest as it is?Crimson 15:24, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Multiple sources

Thanks, will do that. Crimson 19:59, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Problem with an anonymous contrib removed my deletion request for his Liberal contestant Ignatieff's ex speaks out article. I think that is improper and that the article should be looked at again and dealt with. Crimson 14:58, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

New User


I am a new user. Please help me with wikipedia. You seem to be doing lot of edit. Please help.

Yours Faithfully, M. Thalayan. (signature)

are you there? 15:08, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Replied... 15:05, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Wikinews interviews

Wikinewsies are allowed to conduct their own interviews, as long as they supply sufficient reporting notes. While we do have an Interview of the Month system, that's just for Wikinews-wide interviews. —this is messedrocker (talk) 00:53, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

The IOTM as died off as of late Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 01:57, 13 August 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for your commment on the UN article. Crimson 14:53, 13 August 2006 (UTC)

Doldrums, why are you suppressing the TRUTH?

OK. No tell me how I can correct the wild and untrue spectulation about our tape search? People are even changing the original Sydney Morning Herald article, making it even more sensational. I am using my real name, contrary to most posters who hide behind fake screen names. Can I post another article that tells the true story?

Bill Wood Retired Apollo Systems Engineer Barstow, CA USA


Do you want to say why you dislike the BBC being critisied and why you do not undestand the significance of the web hosting. It seem that you not comptent to check the validity of the document as you do not understand ENglish. Do you want to confirm you location in the world. That you first languge is British English and who you work for.--Irate 10:26, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Apollo and the SSTV

Hi, I'm a Spanish editor of Wikipedia and, more recently, of Wikinews. I'm very interested in astronomy and the history of the Apollo missions to the Moon, and I've been following the controversy about the note published here on August 5 about the SSTV tapes.

I've added a notice above the Spanish version of the article, alerting about misleading content. But the editor who started the article, Tequendamia, who is a moon-hoax believer, keeps reverting my edit, even though I gave the reasons in the talk page. He deletes the notice every time I add it, and he even thought I had made up Wood's letter! I think he should be banned, but no other editor seems to be there to control his edits.

Also, I could ask for protection of the article, but I don't know if any other Spanish editor would take the time to read all the discussion - and then he could even decide to leave the article unprotected!

Could you please keep an eye on him, so that no one retires the alert notice about misleading content in the Spanish version? Of course, I could keep watch myself, but I fear I cannot do so in the next few days - I will surely be out of my city. ThinMan 15:25, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

wiretap story

I'm not making a connection to a specific incident in the case, as your talk page post suggests. (And it is near enough night-owl for me) Nice working with you on that story and best regards :) Edbrown05 06:27, 18 August 2006 (UTC)


You seem like quite the "welcoming" guy lately. FellowWikiNews (W) 16:02, 18 August 2006 (UTC)

SC attracting GOP hopefuls story

Thanks for the tips, Doldurms, re: the S.C. article I recently posted.

I have a question about sourcing my FEC campaign report research. I have sourced it in a note in the Talk section of the article, but is that sufficient? Or will I need to list all the contributions?

Go ahead.

this is messedrocker (talk) 18:40, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

If you're asking to do it yourself, you don't even have to ask! If you want me to do it on the other hand, I'll get to it (eventually). —this is messedrocker (talk) 04:41, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
Now, you did a lot of the work too! Let's split the barnstar in half. —this is messedrocker (talk) 05:11, 25 August 2006 (UTC)


--elliot_k 05:50, 21 August 2006 (UTC)


Isn't it ok to add related or external links until they are "saved" (no longer editable)? Should I go back and delete the links? Neutralizer 12:26, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

ok, sorry for the trouble, It's a 2 month old artcle but I thought it is an important external link for it's generally unknown information. Neutralizer 12:37, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Credentials request

Could you please consider my request for credentials at Wikinews:Accreditation requests? Thanks very much. Crimson 17:25, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Hi,I am new guy

Nice to meet you here, Can you help me to make my first wikinews published?It's here,2006 Moscow market bombing,and even I put {{Publish}} in this article,this news cann't be shown in the portal.Many thanksKsyrie 22:08, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Re: OR stuff

What about it? —this is messedrocker (talk) 08:06, 24 August 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for helping out with the archiving, I'm still trying to work out all the little things that end up getting done to articles, so you'll notice I added sorting the sources newest->oldest. I generally start reading an article, if I find a mistake I click edit and read in the edit box. It makes archiving a slow process but a good final polish before being locked in the vaults. Did you notice I lowered the age from 14 to 10 days and am following through what you've archived to see if I've missed any items from the checklist, please add anything you spot yourself. --Brian McNeil / talk 17:43, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Re: Category stuff

Very interesting. I have no idea. —this is messedrocker (talk) 05:36, 25 August 2006 (UTC)


Can you please take a look at Bodies of Afghan boy, Canadian soldier returned, there's a bit of a conflict on the talk page. Crimson 17:18, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

re: interested?

Please excuse my late reply, I must have promptly logged off yesterday after posting to PVJ59, and so I have now just read it. I think the link you sent me is interesting, and its implementation has precedent with the conditions for eligibility now placed on social welfare benefit recipients. Whether the 3 states that have so far begun adopting this approach is proper treatment for folks who are both poor, and less than healthy, is news.

I do better with writing news that has a specific event... this appears to be a U.S. bureaucratic<?> process that is unfolding. I would be amiss how to even write a lede for an article like that. Perhaps you already have, I'll check, regards. -Edbrown05 06:59, 26 August 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the advise. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Talk) 15:26, 27 August 2006 (UTC)


Thank you Doldrums Baris 05:47, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

Thacher article

I addressed some of your issues on the [[Talk:Historian Beckett names Thatcher & Atlee greatest Brit PMs tak page] / article, any further input or advice? --Tmorton166 10:05, 29 August 2006 (UTC)


Per my earlier request over on Wikipedia, the AutoWikiBrowser now supports wikinews. It is useful for grabbing all articles for a particular category, such as a day. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:05, 30 August 2006 (UTC)


Please leave articles I create alone. You do not seem to have anythng positive to say and to be honest seem rather biased. You should perhaps consider not editing at all--Irate 09:42, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Barbara Shack 18:20, 30 August 2006 (UTC)Have I put in too many links to Wikipedia in, Austrian teenager mourns captor's suicide?

Accreditation request


Thanks for supporting my accreditation request. It's just over a week old so I'm wondering if there's anything I need to do to bring it to a conclusion? I'm thinking of covering a political convention in a week's time so it would be helpful if I could arrange accreditation in the next few days.

Thanks.Crimson 22:29, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Ghana bans gay and lesbian conference

Hi, did you revert that article all the way back for a reason? or was it a mistake - I assume the latter as you didnt mention it in the edit summary. :D --Errant 17:22, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

FIgured as much, cheers :D --Errant 17:36, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Wikipress ID Card

Hi, Thanks for supporting my accreditation request. How do I get my Wikinews ID card? Crimson 17:47, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

CSS sugestion

Sorry, when I first read your sugestion I misread it. I'm not opposed to that, but theres a little problem in implementation of it. Two methods:

  1. background color:
#content {background: #EEF} //or #DDF for a stronger tinge

Problem with that is it looks strange with some templates made for a white background (could be fixed, but hard)

  1. -moz-opacity / opacity

Works great, except I didn't fix the tabs in opera properly so they cause problems (May fix that soon)

But you could put the first one in special:mypage/monobook.css and it'll work. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 00:52, 4 September 2006 (UTC)

Re:IP blocks.

We've been getting a fair bit of vandalism lately so I didn't bother to check whether or not this particular IP was static. I just went ahead and blocked it off indefinitely without giving much thought to it. Thanks. PVJ(Talk)Flag of India.svg 17:08, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

By the way, if this user continues vandalising, it might be helpful to contact the ISP. I'm not sure about we generally resort to that though. PVJ(Talk)Flag of India.svg 17:14, 5 September 2006 (UTC)