User talk:Evrik

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MyName 16:32, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Nutter article[edit]

I've made a start on converting the reference links over to meet what our style guide prefers. Sorry if the tagging came across as a little hostile, it was the refs that made me tag rather than fix (i.e. work - and I'm lazy). I think you got all the grammar/typo stuff (which we all do), I'll see if I can finish off the ref conversion and publish. --Brian McNeil / talk 21:13, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

I ended up enjoying getting all the little details sorted out on that article, glad you were pleased to see how your work ended up. --Brian McNeil / talk 15:13, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Speedy Deletion[edit]

Hello Evrik. An anonymous user put this page of your's up for Speedy Deletion. I thought I should ask before deleting, since it wasn't you who requested it (or you weren't signed in at the time). Cheers, --Jcart1534 19:01, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi. Just here to say the same thing. If you are requesting this deletion, please do so while logged in. --SVTCobra 21:32, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks. The computer must have logged out ... --Evrik 14:04, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Original reporting[edit]

hope you don't mind a talk page reply. the Wikinews guidelines on OR are here. you can describe what OR you did - "went there, saw this, interviewed so-and-so, person said such" ...etc on the talk page. e-mail correspondence can also be posted. private information can be e-mailed to a trusted user (an accredited user, administrator or other reliable, experienced user), and of course should not be posted on the publicly visible talk page. the point of doing all this is to lend credence to the article and document actions for verification or follow-up. checking out the notes on other original reports may also give you an idea of what is expected. hope this answers your doubts, feel free to ask me or at the water cooler for any further clarifications. hoep to see more such contributions from you. best, –Doldrums(talk) 15:05, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

also, if you are in anyway associated with people or organisations being reported on, you need to disclose the same on the article talk page at the very least, and make an extra effort to ensure the reporting is wn:npov (describing such an effort is also a good idea) and try to involve other editors in writing the article. it there is a reasonable grounds to believe that there is a conflict of interest between a contributor's affiliations and her reporting, she can request an interview instead. –Doldrums(talk) 15:14, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Philadelphia to become largest city in U.S. without Boy Scout building[edit]

I noticed you added new content to the article, Philadelphia to become largest city in U.S. without Boy Scout building, which is more than 24 hours old. Thanks for taking an active role in improving the content on this site. People like you who take an active role make Wikinews better for all of us — readers and writers alike.

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X performs at the TLA in Philadelphia[edit]

Evrik, the article looks good. I assume that it contains a good deal of original reporting, so please add some notes at Talk:X performs at the TLA in Philadelphia. Cheers, --SVTCobra 21:55, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

The first sentence of the fourth paragraph reads: "No material from their last two studio albums was played, with some citing the strong preferences of guitarist Billy Zoom for the earlier work." Who are the "some" referred to? It should be explicitly stated. Cheers, --SVTCobra 22:06, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
For an article such as this the notes can be pretty simple. You can see my notes at Ben Folds performs .... If you included quotes or statements from other people, you should have detailed notes on who they are etc. For this you can see WN:OR. Don't forget to clarify the Zoom preference claim cited above. Cheers, --SVTCobra 21:09, 2 June 2008 (UTC)