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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

Regarding the Walter , Drake vs. Portuondo article

It was earlier this year, which in court proceedings is quite short. Could you possibly reconsideer? Thank you, Bippo

Question on Reverts

Hi again, Doldroms! An IP number had vandalized PJV59's page I noticed, and I reverted it back at 11:14EST. I noticed that you also seemed to revert it back at 11:19EST. Did I do the revert wrong? Just making sure I'm not screwing things up. Thanks!  :-)

Richard 'Doc' Kinne 16:26, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

Question on Article Saving

Thanks for the welcome, Doldroms. I was shocked and very proud that my small article on the tsunami watch being lifted is at the top of the main page in "breaking news." I attribute this to the luck of timing since I really don't think that Edward R. Murrow has anything to worry about with regard to me!  :-)

I did have one question, sometimes - not always - I notice that when I go to save a page the site asks me to solve an arithmetic problem in order to prove I'm not a bot. While there is certainly nothing wrong with this, is there a way to stop it? I'm assuming I have to go through an account verification process, but looking around the site files I can't see any details regarding what such a process might be.

Richard 'Doc' Kinne 15:08, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

RAWA report

Dear, what kind of copyright confirmation is needed for the report [11-year-old girl is abducted and raped by Afghan criminals] in which you have put copyrights tag. As you see RAWA [1] is the copyright holder and also it is posted by [User:RAWA] here so where are the violations?? RAWA 08:30, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

I want to know the reason why you removed the photo? RAWA 13:12, 9 November 2006 (UTC)


Okay, thanks for the comments on WN:FAC. That was the first think I really coded by myself, so it took me a couple tries. Sure, I'll make the changes you want when I get home. I'm at school right now. Thunderhead unlogged @ school (talk)

Little Q


don't know where you're from, but is this story getting a lot of attention you know of? I'm not in the US but I think it could be 2nd lead...

Bush signs law to build fence at US-Mexico border

If you agree please put it there or contact me, I'm not sure. Oh and it could use a copy-edit. Thanks in advance.

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 15:44, 27 October 2006 (UTC)


why arnt wikinewsians expanding articles? asap and for steven

Oakland renters displaced by Hope VI project

Dear Doldrums

My above mentioned story slightly differs from the one you mentioned that is posted on Indy Media, making the one I wrote for Wikinews an original.

Regerdless, if you do not see the distinction between the 2 stories, including the difference in titles, I release the story for publication by Wikinews.


Lynda Carson

Wikinews Trophy

Probably long overdue, but here you go! Definitely a worthy recipient. --Skenmy(tcwi) 13:30, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

I hereby award Doldrums the Wikinews Trophy for his crazy editing, admin, and cleanup skills, and his overall efficiency at keeping Wikinews so clean and tidy. Skenmy 13:30, 29 October 2006 (UTC)


.. on your shiny new trophy. keep it clean. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) confirmed by Thunderhead

Pat your back. Well done. Pandoo 20:37, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Main Digest

Hello Doldrums, I need your help. Could you help me out the seek the purpose of differnt main digests, like India Main Digest available on WikiBureau India and many others. Regards, Shyam (T/C) 16:48, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for clarifications of the functionality about Digests. But I am unable to understand the difficulty associated with the maintainace of these Digests. I think all the portals are based on Dynamic Page List. Once we made all the links based on various categories there is no diificulty to maintain those as I think. May be, I am wrong. May I know about how many days of the publications of a news page, it is protected. Shyam (T/C) 07:43, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Top message on protected pages

The top message on the protected pages links to WN:ALERT. But there is no such kind of section (Protected pages). So please make the statement correct. Regards, Shyam (T/C) 08:58, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Read the message while you try to edit a protected page. The message is: This page has been locked to prevent editing; there are a number of reasons why this might be but it is most likely because the article has been archived. If you wish to request non-content changes like spelling fixes, please do so at WN:ALERT.

Why did you ban me?

Why the hell was I banned? what a fucking joke, are you Al Capone or something?? sheesh, the idiot that blocked me should be de-sysopped..--Neutralizer 09:09, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

preceding falsely signed comment was made by Rhantiron. — Doldrums(talk) 13:08, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Help much appreciated

Thanks for keeping a lookout and nursing my contribs. Fentonrobb 09:22, 30 October 2006 (UTC) More thanks - I've still not got the hang of this - apologies Fentonrobb 13:01, 5 November 2006 (UTC) Re questions in headlines and speculative reports - point taken - won't happen again. Thanks, Fentonrobb 18:20, 6 November 2006 (UTC) Corrections and cat much appreciated - please reconsider title - I think the significance of this report lies, not in the fact that a charity has made its first grant, but in two real novelties - that heart patients are the target and that its their own cells that are to beused. Fentonrobb 12:33, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Template:Second lead

is due for an update. one of the interviews might fit the bill.  — Doldrums(talk) 20:02, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

There's none that are especially good, IMO. I dunno. And the only ones I truely like are Brampton ones, and that could be perceived as favouring one candidate over another, technically. I dunno, which article do you think? -- Zanimum 20:04, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
i haven't really looked thro' them much, frankly (astonishing as it may seem, am not all interested in a municipal election half a world away :). if u think one of the articles reads better than others, i think u can go ahead and use it in a lead without worrying about "favouring". if i remember, each interview also listed other candidates and the template-thing links to the other interviews, that shld be good enough. i think original interviews shld be highlighted by putting (atleast some of) them on the lead.  — Doldrums(talk) 20:09, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
Really? You're not? ;-) I was more wondering if one ward had a prettier name that the rest, or if you had a favourite number. To be absolutely honest, I've not read most of the interviews myself, just skimmed them for obvious signs of libel, which luckily there was none. -- Zanimum 20:16, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Bombay Stock Exchange Sensex crosses 13,000 mark in morning trade

You have tagged the article with copyright violation which links to economic times. The article is not from this single source. Could the information be deleted which comes from this source and the article again get published? I think it is better to discuss with creater of the article with tagging copyright violation. Shyam (T/C) 20:17, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

It is quite understood to me. But it would be better if I was able to store the content on my personal computer before being deletion. Neways, I try to write the article once again if I get some time for it. But these types of cases de-promote to make contributions to an editor. Could you mail me the content of deleted page? Shyam (T/C) 20:36, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

South African rail police pilot successful, to be implemented nation wide

Thanks for the fix -- I must have lost my mind when I converted the currency. The billion was definitely wrong, but the 16 to 10 was just plain loony! Thanks again. :D --Chiacomo (talk) 06:22, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Some tea, sir?

☻ Someone has poured you tea
thanks, and right on tea time too.  :)  — Doldrums(talk) 10:36, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Three "Arab" men sought after serial rapes in Karmiel, Israel

Th Arab world disputes Israel's existence. This has been explained to you repeatedly, as has the fact that the Israeli existence issue must be resolved in articles that mention the Jewish state together with "Arabs". You clearly have some strong feelings about Israel's existence, so please do not start edit warring on this article. Thanks. PVJ(Talk)(Articles I have written) Flag of India.svg 14:00, 1 November 2006 (UTC)


Hi, hope I'm not pestering you, but you gave me most support on the Korean Interview article. I just wanted to say I was really amazed today when I saw that the article had been translated into Chinese and Japanese :D! Its like, people from around half the world (they were far closer not long ago of course:D) and completely strange to me picked up and translated this story, and I can't understand a word of what they've written *big grin*. That feels really great :). I'll be knocking together a "textbook" on putting together questionaires and conducting polls sometime (maybe on wikibooks? ), and I'll definetly tell you when its amounted to anything. Many kind regards, Sean Heron 19:38, 3 November 2006 (UTC) P.S. I'm still amazed at the ammount of effort you put into the article :)

Geneva Conventions

I liked that concluding sentence to U.S. military tribunal law faces first court challenge. -Edbrown05 08:29, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

My RfA

Smiley.png Doldrums, Thank you for participating in and supporting my recent RfA, which passed with a final tally of 6/2/2. This is a great achievement for me - and I cannot express what it means to me to become an administrator. If you need a helping hand with anything, don't hesitate to contact me! --Skenmy(tcwi) 16:22, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Accredited reporter template

Thanks for letting me know about that. I was not aware of it. Sorry for this. Shyam (T/C) 20:01, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Delta Blues wins 2006 Melbourne Cup

I've fixed up the references to source as requested and took the liberty of removing the clean up tag. Gnangarra 07:58, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Misconception about the statement

Hello Doldrums, Thanks for notifying me about the statement. It was my mistake to interpret the news correctly. It is corrected according to this source]. Shyam (T/C) 21:09, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Could not get the different source but by the line " Amid noisy scenes by the Opposition BJP" it is quite clear what is written. Shyam (T/C) 21:43, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks Doldrums, actually these statements were related to differnt issue. See Master Plan will take ground realities into account: L-G. I do not have time right now to update the article because I am going to sleep. If you have, please update accordingly. If not, then I would make changes tommorrow. Regards, Shyam (T/C) 22:09, 7 November 2006 (UTC)
I did not find any source which supports my initial statements. I really regret about that statement. I will try and word the statements carefully. Please help to correct the statement. Thanks, Shyam (T/C) 17:03, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing but if we could provide source in the correction template, it would be appericiable. Shyam (T/C) 19:25, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
No, it is not fixed correctly. I think the date of opposition by BJP was March 1 according to this source. Then MCD passed the resolution on March 13. Please correct the date. Providing the source could be more helpful. Shyam (T/C) 19:35, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
Yes, you are correct. The ref#5 dictates the opposition of proposal by BJP. Thanks, it is fixed now. Sorry for bothering you. Shyam (T/C) 19:39, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks Doldrums

I apprciate your advice about copyrighting. I thought I had been OK quoting what had been said in court verbatim - indeed, I had thought it would be wrong to do otherwise. And giving several quotes did make it look like a bit of a copy. It had several sources. The rewritten piece has now been shunted into 'articles' and I wonder what happens next? Sorry - I have looked at it again in the 'articles' section and see I should say its 'ready' - I suppose one gets used to how the thing works sooner or later!

Thanks again - Fentonrobb 21:19, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Sorry you cut reasons for Bolton being delayed 2005 - they seem important. But thanks for the cleanup anyway - I have pict form Common to insert and can't find a way of positioning it, can you help please? I can't find the method in the editing pages John Bolton State Dept.jpg Fentonrobb 14:07, 10 November 2006 (UTC) Miraculous - thank you!Fentonrobb 14:13, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Re: blocking

I think it's pretty clear that User:Como dis Jamakia and User:Jwiaaap arn't here to contribute to Wikinews. On a related note, you also blocked this user indefinite for some vandalism. FellowWikiNews (W) 19:11, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

dont hesitate

to contact me. 18:53, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Baghdad article

I do agree that the Castro article was a copyvio but this was one doesn't seem to be as much as a copyvio as the other one. The way I read it there are many paragraphs which aren't in the actul article. Sugarpine 16:06, 13 November 2006 (UTC)


For the {source} example. I will try to remember it. -- Geo Swan 04:32, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Help please - small problem

I have just published Al Jazeera English to go live 1200 GMT Wednesday November 15‎ but in the text, the date appears closed up to the first line of text. I have messed about quite a bit, even copied date from other articles but still the problem persists. Please can oy advise?Fentonrobb 20:34, 14 November 2006 (UTC) Thank you, Fentonrobb 22:10, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Appreciate it.

I'm just getting used to this. Appreciate the tips! --amiableamy 18:20, 15 November 2006 (UTC)


I know you're tired of fixing my sources. For some reason, I can't get it down.

Any ideas?

--amiableamy 15:59, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

First article

Thanks for your kind and speedy help in getting my first article to press. --Hrothulf 16:39, 16 November 2006 (UTC)


Glad you liked my idea! --InfantGorilla 08:59, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Kirby Chambliss wins 2006 Red Bull Air Race World Series

  • Is this the right times for the pilot of Red Bull Air Race World Series.

Image issue for

I am not sure whether I should interfere the statement you left on the User talk: The user has not uploaded the image. He is just adding some statements. I suppose many of them are worthless and could be deleted. Shyam (T/C) 10:50, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Adminship thanks

Hi there! I'd like to thank you for your support to become an admin, it's greatly appreciated! -- Zanimum 14:26, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks much!

Your comments are very much appreciated. And, tell ya' what... (that is, if you have no objection) mark-up is not my strong suit. As such, sometimes I've had a devil of a time getting it to "look pretty." Sometimes, I simply hope that someone else will find-n-fix it. While I am making some progress and improvements, I confess to needing some gentle help in that area. I'd very much appreciate your and others help in mark-up. Mink Butler Davenport 07:06, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

Europe suffers widespread power cuts

Portugal should be added in the article as the country was affected by the shortcut, it's a mistake to revert this correction.

==Intervention Request== "Jezebel of Jazz," Anita O'Day dead at 87

Hi again!

I am requesting your intercession on a feature length article which I composed, published and entitled ""Jezebel of Jazz," Anita O'Day dead at 87." (

Apparently, someone thought a headline with errors in grammar and verb tense use was more appropriate, and changed it.

Though I requested use of discussion, and posted on the discussion page, there was no response. I requested collaboration and remain open to the same. So, hearing none, I reverted it. Then, the un'fun' began.

And though I have written for numerous years, and have made contributions to Wikipedia and Wikinews, I have yet to be granted any administrative capability. Strange, yes?

At any rate, please examine my article and let me know your thoughts. Thanks much! Mink Butler Davenport 00:05, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Venezuelan Rally Photos

I received permission from the photographer, I'm sorry if I did not describe them correctly.

enjoy your break,

hoping you do all those things not gotten to, why am i thinking of catching a good photograph of a butterfly? because it's so almost impossible, that's why :) Edbrown05 08:54, 26 November 2006 (UTC)


☻ Someone has poured you tea

Revamp Main Page

I propose that the front page be revamped to display more articles at any one time and should displya categories like any news site. In order to sustain people's interest in the project, we need plenty of updates all the time and that featured main page stories be categorily arranged. Please check normal news sites such as googlenews for an idea on what I am saying. The revamp would include the following changed.

  • More stories on the homepage.
  • Bigger Picture for main story.
  • News Categories
  • Change title fonts back to Arial.
  • Change logo to resemble Wikipedia's main logo.

Please discuss this matter. TownCrier 01:24, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Wikinews Trophy

I, Brian New Zealand hereby award you this Wikinews Trophy for your excellent work on Judging the Courts: Wikinews interviews Prof. Lawrence_Douglas. Nice wikinews is getting some good OR Brian (Talk) New Zealand Portal 10:00, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

86 Trilobites

You blocked 86 Trilobites (talk · contribs) for 24 hours, I see. There's a couple of pages that need deletion (including a couple of user page redirects). See his contribs. Cheers, Daniel.Bryant 08:50, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

User:86 Trilobites

Thanks for nuking his contributions, it's hard to keep up on this piddly little connection, but thanks to sysops like yourself, well, the wiki survives again. :D MichaelBillington 08:53, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

recent edits

Thanks for the information about updating articles. (Oxen 09:57, 2 December 2006 (UTC))

Wire agencies

I noticed you made this comment to Wikineuser (talk · contribs).[2] The user proceeded to blank it with this edit summary,[3] then revert your edits (which haven't been reinstated).[4] Just thought you'd like to know... Daniel.Bryant 12:24, 2 December 2006 (UTC)


Hi, I've been seeing your edits to news items I was checking out and publishing. I just wanted to thank you for your efforts. Towsonu2003 06:13, 4 December 2006 (UTC)


In none of the five sources is written that it is the world largest helicopter but only of Russia. With the new link there are all the latest information written about the incident. --Wikiaccount1 11:24, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

In the original saved report I referred to an AJE live TV report, but this reference was edited out (presumably because it had no URL). It was the source of the statement that whatever was shot down was "the world's largest helicopter" noted in writing at the time. Fentonrobb 14:16, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Referencing a non-URL source?

Now I have a question - I have looked around but I can find no way of referencing the source of a report such as that above. How dos one do it? Please reply to my Talk page.Fentonrobb 14:16, 5 December 2006 (UTC)


Thanks - temptation to paraphrase very strong, must resist. Yes, I do enjoy this very much, but I must be giving many people much trouble. Fentonrobb 13:49, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Cats for briefs

Yes I was just looking for a way to avoid that problem... --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 18:46, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Should be fixed now.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 19:01, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Missing verb

Thanks I've changed the title, but it's not changed in all the categories. There's stuff about 'double redirects' which I don't understand at all - and the page that opens when this appears is too cryptic to be helpful. Sorry to be a bore. Fentonrobb 21:11, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for the warm welcome!

and the helpful links!

Davidf12 05:19, 13 December 2006 (UTC)