User talk:Emperor NortonXXIII

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Welcome[edit]

Emperor NortonXXIII, 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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By the way, you can sign your name on Talk pages using four tildes (~~~~), which produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, you can ask them at the water cooler or to anyone on the Welcommittee, or ask me on my Talk page. Again, welcome! Asher Heimermann 01:23, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

beat me to it. Bawolff 01:26, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Your Comment[edit]

Please see my talk page for my reply. Thanks. Asher Heimermann 01:51, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Images from Commons[edit]

Plinston Hall.jpg

You can use images from commons by just using them as if they were normal images, for instance, the image to the right is from commons - if you look at the source you'll see it's just a normal image tag. --Skenmy(tcwi) 08:18, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Just a FYI, I changed from the infobox to the picture due to the huge amount of space caused by the infobox interfering with the comment box. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:24, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

New articles[edit]

Special:Newpages may be what you're looking for. –Doldrums(talk) 04:56, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

'SiCKO' story[edit]

I don't know how I missed that sentence in the fox story about the sell-outs. I will gladly add that back. However, the Weinstein press release [1] was not and is not in the sources of the article. It would be of questionable to add additional sources at this point. And how important is it to the story that it beat NRG (Nielsen) estimates? The crux of the story is still there. --SVTCobra 23:05, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Feel free to vet the question with other editors, if you feel strongly about it. I am not the ultimate authority on anything here. I do want to comment that the source in this case is prnewswire via yahoo. Prnewswire is an endless stream of self-promoting press-releases. --SVTCobra 23:26, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Biden/Libby suggestion[edit]

A good one, but be prepared for a ton of work. See also my reply at Talk:Biden questions Bush's "special treatment" of "Scooter" Libby. --SVTCobra 23:16, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

'Mens News Daily' and other outlets[edit]

I hope you realized the "nature of the beast" when you got into Wikinews. Wikinews is CC-BY-2.5 meaning anyone can use our content for whatever purpose they want, as long as they say they got it from Wikinews. The reason I was concerned was that other outlets had already picked up our article, which at the time was not properly sourced, meaning we could possibly have been spreading inaccurate news. That is disconcerting. --SVTCobra 02:05, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Other outlets can pick it up as soon as we put the "publish" tag on the story. It is our fault for not verifying the sources before we published. It turns out that the story was fine it was just a sloppy editor that put the sources section together. --SVTCobra 12:38, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

It is imperative to be specific[edit]

If you cannot be specific, I will not leave sentences that make statements that leave questions unanswered. Answer the assertion that accompanies a quote. If it is unaswerable, the assertion should not be made. -Edbrown05 08:13, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

You cannot ascribe a quote by Ellison to refer to the handing of documents sought by National Archives while media is painting a bigger picture of secrets in the Bush administration delegated to Cheney. It is more complex than that. -Edbrown05 08:29, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
We report the news not analyze it, nor take sides. I changed it to "Over Vice President Cheney's recalcitrance" If Ellison slammed Cheney for being a 'three headed monster' we would report that, even though he might be the only person on earth who believes that Cheney is a three headed monster. You might also consider deleting much of your userpage. Polemics like your personal opinions regarding 'Plamegate' are strongly discouraged on WikiEN. It seems odd to broadcast your strongly-held political positions if you're committed to the NPOV which Wikinews demands. Good night. fnordEmperor NortonXXIII 08:44, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
Wikinews does not slant the news. Sorry if your factual error made you mad. You have no reason to ascribe the Ellison remark(s) to the Cheney 'National Archives' flap. -Edbrown05 08:55, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
I wasn't mad. I was in error when I wrote 'testify'. Why didn't you add the correct information to provide context to Ellison calling Cheney 'Totalitarian' instead of just deleting the context?fnordEmperor NortonXXIII 21:11, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Ellison correction[edit]

Steven added the correction template, so take a look at it and how it is used. However, you'll have to check the history to see it, since Ed has removed it already. Changing subjects a bit, I believe the date of this article should have been July 16 all along. --SVTCobra 13:07, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Delete my article?[edit]

I was developing an article on the Brazilian crash, and then one appeared. Can you delete mine? Is there a place you can check for 'articles in developement? Thanks fnordEmperor NortonXXIII 01:22, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Done --SVTCobra 01:28, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
Yes, check the WN:Newsroom. Hit the "purge" link to see the latest developments. --SVTCobra 01:28, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Bush mentions al Qaeda 93 times[edit]

... and you managed to mention al Qaeda three times in one sentence. Smile.png --SVTCobra 11:27, 25 July 2007 (UTC)