User talk:FellowWikiNews/Archive 2

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Trillium article

I taged it for fact check, as The progressive conservitave party no longer exsists, so I find it strange that they'd comment. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 21:39, 29 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

are you sure its the federal liberals not the Ontario Liberal Party (which are two diferent entities). To me the article seems like it should be ontario liberals, but is unclear. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 21:58, 29 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, thats right. I changed it to the Ontario Liberal Party. It's not unclear. It says in the Toronto Star that it's the Ontario Liberal Party. I could be still wrong. I also changed the Progressive Conservative party to PC Party of Ontario. FellowWikiNews 22:15, 29 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]
This article is on another website [1]. FellowWikiNews 22:21, 30 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Stop mislabeling images


you've uploaded several images which are clearly non-free, and labeled them as "public domain" or "copyrighted free use." Wikimedia Commons can only accept free images as per Commons:Licensing. The only images which are free by default are photos created by employees of the US federal government in their official function, or pictures whose copyright has expired (very old). Other material has to be explicitly licensed as per our licensing policy.

I've deleted the above images. FellowWikipedian, if you do not follow this advice, I will have to block you from uploading further images. Please be more careful, and make sure all your images are labeled correctly.--Eloquence 21:51, 29 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

  • Again, please do not upload imagse that constitute a copyright violation, as you did with File:Canadian PM with Pres. Bush.jpg. Photos from competing news organisations, including but not limited to TV stations, newspapers, news agencies, news websites, photo agencies, are a big no. Check our image use policy for details. And if you got news that involves the U.S. President, almost always has public domain images we can use. --Deprifry|+T+ 23:10, 6 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry. Next time I will try FellowWikiNews (W) 23:11, 6 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Canada portal

Just want to say I'm glad your working on the Canadian Portal stuff. I always wanted to fix it up, but I never got around to it/kept forgetting. Also of intreast is that Category:Canada and portal:Canada have two very different displays. I have no idea if they should be merged or stay that way or what(Some people also feel that cats should only link to portals (notably Amgine feels that way) some people feel they should transclude the portal in the category (Me, And a couple others. I think DragonFire agrees with that idea) others think they should redirect to the portal (Dan100, however that method is very annoying, and is not in use really. redirects with cats are handaled beter now then they used to be though so it may come back in style, but I wouldn't recomend it). Happy editing and thanks. user:Bawolff

Thanks! There are lots of users contributing to Portal:New Zealand etc. So I thought that I could help with this. We need more Canadian news. FellowWikiNews 13:44, 30 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Images without source

Thanks for uploading images, However images without sources will be deleted. (see WN:IUP & WN:FU). Please source: Image:To-trillium-new.jpg, Image:TOTP Logo.jpg, Image:Taylorhicks wins 1.jpg. Thanks. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 19:52, 30 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Done. But, Image:To-trillium-new.jpg is on a couple websites. I'm not sure if it's originaly from CBC. FellowWikiNews 22:41, 30 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Only positive comments allowed here

The project needs more constructive input and less complaints/why did you delete something etc. Only positive/constructive comments will remain on my talk page. I have the right to delete your comments if I don't like them. That apply's to everyone. Everything else will be read and then sent to an archive or deleted. No offense meant to anyone and happy editing to everyone. FellowWikiNews 13:10, 1 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]


What do you mean by How does this magic work?? Please respond on my talk page. FellowWikiNews 13:46, 1 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Hello; I meant the DynamicPageList extension - very cool thing. I was testing its parameters. I'm thinking how we can use it on Wiktionary. Cheers! Vildricianus 13:49, 1 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Esperanza elections

You need to go to Wikipedia for the Esperanza elections! We need all members of ESP to vote so that we can see what the majority wants. Vote here. I'm not "campaigning" either. GangstaEB (W) 00:14, 3 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Yes I will vote! FellowWikiNews (W) 13:39, 3 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Canada Day celebrated at Parliament Hill

But Canada Day was July 1st, why is this story dated for the 2nd? -Salami 22:16, 2 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

That's because I created it the day after. FellowWikiNews (W) 13:41, 3 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]


IM FLABBERGASSTED!! YOU SWARING ON WIKINEWS??? Thenewsman 20:46, 6 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Eh, pay no attention to him. He knows not of what he speaks. —this is messedr͏̈ocker (talk) 20:47, 6 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]


See User:FeIlowWikiNews. —this is messedr͏̈ocker (talk) 22:15, 6 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Because I made a mistake. Give me a moment and I'll link you to the REAL doppelganger. —this is messedr͏̈ocker (talk) 22:17, 6 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

See User:FeIlowWikiNews. —this is messedr͏̈ocker (talk) 22:18, 6 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Copying my material

You can copy ANY of my stuff and I won't say a thing about claiming rights. Just don't claim it though! (Like you would :-) ) GangstaEB (W) 01:36, 7 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]


Should I change my username? GangstaEB (W) 14:24, 7 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

welcome messages

I don't think welcome messages should be used to solicit votes. If you feel that you need more support for your vote, try to get it from more seasoned members. Just my opinion. --vonbergm 00:41, 10 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

The vote link is part of my signature. I'm not doing that to solicit votes. FellowWikiNews (W) (Vote!) 00:44, 10 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]
And welcome messages is pretty much all you have done since you changed your signature. I am not saying this happened on purpose. I like your contributions in general, but this bothers me a little. Anyway, this is not serious enough to get into an argument about, so let's focus on writing articles! --vonbergm 05:00, 10 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Can you stop issuing welcome messages to people before they've made any contributions? You just don't know if it is someone creating an account for later use in vandalism. Best to wait for a first edit. I used to do all newly created users until one - who was from wikipedia - pointed out he could have been a vandal. --Brian McNeil / talk 20:43, 3 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

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) 00:35, 15 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

You've been adminated! Congratulerations! —this is messedr͏ocker (talk) 04:48, 15 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! FellowWikiNews (W) 16:39, 15 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]


Congrats on your adminship! MyName 01:12, 15 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Oh ya, don't forget to vote on mine :)

RfA :(

Thanks for voting on my RfA. Unfortunately a consensus was not reached. Anyway, thanks for voting. MyName 01:14, 24 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

BTW, this message is the same for everyone :)

block of

i see no vandalism by User: and no reason for blocking her. her concerns of copyright violations are well-founded, and she did *not* vandalise the page by tagging, nor did she violate 3RR. i strongly suggest that u unblock the user or atleast consult other admins over this. Doldrums 14:25, 25 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

i've listed this block for review at Wikinews:Admin action alerts. Doldrums 15:07, 25 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]
15:48, July 25, 2006 FellowWikiNews (Talk | contribs | block) unblocked (contribs). He is now unblocked. FellowWikiNews (W) 15:51, 25 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I am reviewing this article and events. You have removed copyvio tags at least 4 times within the past 24 hours. You have removed the original source article from the article's sources. This article is still predominately copy and paste of the Forbes article. I will give you a brief period of time to correct your recent actions regarding this article, or I will do so. I would suggest an apology, and a rewrite of all non-quote text. - Amgine | talk en.WN 15:56, 25 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Warning: Publishing Pope calls for Middle East peace

This is a warning regarding copyright violations you are attempting to publish. You have been told repeatedly that this article contains copyright violation. Re-organizing the text does not remove the fact the text is copied from another news source's article. Please do not publish this article until it is actually rewritten. - Amgine | talk en.WN 18:31, 25 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

You are blocked

You are blocked for 24 hours for repeated publication of a disputed article which contains copyright violations. If you would like to contact me reagrding this block, I can be reached via IRC, via e-mail, or you can wait until the expiration of your block and contact me on my talk page. - Amgine | talk en.WN 18:36, 25 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]


Thanks for helping out with the Floyd Landis article. It's the first article I started, that made the cover slot, so I’m pretty happy. MyName 18:05, 28 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

It's a good article so far. FellowWikiNews (W) 18:07, 28 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! One other thing, I see on your user page, you have an "E-mail this user" button.” However, your email is not enabled for other users to use. Now that you are an admin you should enable it so blocked users can contact you. MyName 18:14, 28 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]


I see you made this revert [2]. I see this user's efforts as clear spamming. They violated Wikinews:Sockpuppet by creating a new user to continue advertising their product after another "User" made an article about the product and it was deleted [3]. Also, they posted their "idea" in both the policy section and proposals section of the water cooler. MyName 21:42, 28 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Do you want me to block him? FellowWikiNews (W) 21:44, 28 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I would just let it go for now. If the advertising continues, though, I would block him for spamming/sockpuppetry. MyName 22:10, 28 July 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the welcome =)

Hi and thanks =) Now I see some basic rules at Wikinews... I didn't source the article becuase I watched it on TV... But well, nevermind.

Thanks again, and I'll try to register when I have time

Regards, 01:48, 1 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]


I see you got the hang of archiving articles, I had to go out part-way through doing a batch. There's various other things I do whilst archiving:

  • Read and look out for obvious blunders.
  • If anything apparent, or a particularly lengthy article I edit and use the Google toolbar's spellchecker.
  • Watch out for quotes that have been pasted from Microsoft word, they're slanted, the only valid quote characters in articles should be " and '.
  • Make sure the various sections for related news, sources, and external links are correctly labelled and sorted. (newest stuff goes first in each section, links to wikimedia projects are given preference so related news usually comes first).
  • Look out for incorrectly formatted dates, it should be month day, year in the {{date}}, {{wikinews}} and {{source}} template.
  • Remove inline links to sources, links to an external source at an interesting point in the article encourage people to leave the site.
  • Categories. Make sure there's at least one location and topic category on every article, remove redlink categories unless you think they should be created. Beware of the encyclopedic.

HTH --Brian McNeil / talk 19:07, 7 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the tips. FellowWikiNews (W) 19:41, 7 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]


Hi, How do I link Wikinews with an image that was not uploaded to the Commons but to Wikipedia? E.g. TVNZ Logo hosted at Wikipedia nzgabriel 07:26, 8 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

You can't link Wikinews with an image that was uploaded to Wikipedia. I suggest that you upload it here or at commons. I hope this helps. FellowWikiNews (W) 12:56, 8 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Re:Liverpool Cabal blog

Hello. When you moved an article on the Liverpool cabal blog to " made website called Liverpool Evil Cabal," did you really mean that was involved in the creation of the website?

After reading the sources cited and some part of the blog, I found no ground to support the statement, so I assumed it was just a confusing title or you misunderstood the company's role in this.

The page is now moved to another title, and the " made..." page is now listed for Deletion. There is also a request for a review on the change in page title Wikinews:Water cooler/policy#request for review.

In case you find my judgment wrong, or have other comments or opinions, I thought I should let you know. Tomos 17:06, 11 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Your message

Will do, thanks. I'm interested in becoming an accredited reporter at some point so this would be a start. Crimson 06:36, 16 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Image:Lotto 649 Winners.jpg

The Wikinews fair use policy points out that Wikinews cannot use images from other news sources.

The Fair Use is a legal defense, and allows infringement of copyright only under very specific circumstances, such as using a copyrighted item in a completely different and non-competitive manner. Clearly using an image from another news source to illustrate a news article is not completely different or non-competitive.

Please do not upload such images. - Amgine | talk en.WN 19:45, 16 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

The same goes for Image:Montreal Smoke.jpg. --+Deprifry+ 19:54, 16 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
<Sighs> FellowWikiNews (W) 20:04, 16 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]


Could you please consider my request for credentials at Wikinews:Accreditation requests? Thanks very much. Crimson 17:24, 22 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]


Just a headsup - we should try to keep the lead items in Portal:Canada regularly updated. I started trying to do that a few days ago but we should all be keeping an eye on the page - it hadn't been updated for about six months before this week!Crimson 03:13, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I'll try my best to keep things updated. Thanks. FellowWikiNews (W) 14:03, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Canada Day

Happy (belated) Canada Day too. Thanks for the Message. Happy editing Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 05:22, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]


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 17:17, 25 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Paraguayo unblock

I have reversed your reduction of this block. It does not appear to me you have followed up with the blocking admin/checkuser to justify removing the block. - Amgine | m | en.WN 01:32, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]


I am very disappointed you chose to shorten Paraguayo's block. Paraguayo/-chileno have submitted several hoax articles before, and have attacked several users before. These actions are some of the most harmful to Wikinews's creditablity and the community. I believe those who intentionally try to harm Wikinews, should not be welcome on Wikinews. Paraguayo has used sockpuppets and is yet to contribute anything of value to Wikinews. I ask that you reinstate his ban. NM Amgine has done it already --Cspurrier 01:34, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

P.S. It is considered good practice to contact the admin before undoing xyr action. Often there will be more information then is available in the block log. If you ever need to contact me, I am in IRC most of the time (just say my name and it will ping me) or via the other ways listed on my user page --Cspurrier 01:34, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

I'm sorry for everything. FellowWikiNews (W) 01:48, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Leaving Wikinews!?

"I'm sorry for everything that I've done wrong. I am now considering leaving the project." Leaving Wikinews because you made a mistake? If every admin left after making a mistake, we would have no admins. Yes, you have made mistakes, and you have been forgiven. Don't worry about the mistake — at least you haven't been a dick about it! Please stay. —this is messedrocker (talk) 02:19, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Has anyone ever made the same mistake like I did? FellowWikiNews (W) 02:21, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I have attempted to unilaterally create an arbitration committee without discussion, not realizing that such a thing requires extensive discussion and approval by the Board of Trustees. Additionally, I've declared deletion policy without discussion and I defended DragonFire1024 when he RfdAed every single administrator. All of that while I was an administrator. Trust me, there are worse things you can do. —this is messedrocker (talk) 02:24, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Addendum: In fact, it was great that you assumed good faith. Unfortunately, it was disagreeable, but that doesn't change that you believed that the user was going to clean up their act. —this is messedrocker (talk) 02:25, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for being thoughtful. It was stressing me out after I got a message from Amgine and Cspurrier. I guess I wont leave. FellowWikiNews (W) 02:31, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
From your IRC question: yes, I did read my talk page. Thank you for staying. —this is messedrocker (talk) 02:41, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]


A citation has been added to my article. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nikishka (talkcontribs) 06:22, 26 August 2006

Responded at Talk:Bloc Quebecois says no to reversing gay marriage. FellowWikiNews (W) 16:23, 26 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]


☻ Someone has poured you tea


I'm an equal opportunity editor... or something like that... 00:43, 27 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

cats on ur user page

can u please remove theCategory:Wikipedian Conservatives (Canada) on ur user page User:FellowWikiNews/userboxes, in accordance with current conventions on the use of categories for user related info. thanks, Doldrums 09:21, 29 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Done. FellowWikiNews (W) 13:08, 29 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
thanks. forgot to mention it, but this request follows from this discussion. Doldrums 16:28, 29 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]
I read that earlier. FellowWikiNews (W) 16:28, 29 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Re:Not bad.

Thanks. By the way, I protected User talk:Paraguayo, to prevent him from using it for trolling. Hope it's O.K with you. Cheers. PVJ(Talk)Flag of India.svg 05:00, 30 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Yes. I think Paraguayo has trolled enough. I was going to protect his talk page but you beat me to it! FellowWikiNews (W) 13:42, 30 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Annan demands Hezbollah free abducted soldiers & Israel lift blockade

I have made a proposal here (which I've since implemented) in regards to how to handle the cause/effect situation in regards to kidnapping. Would you like to comment on it? —this is messedrocker (talk) 17:43, 30 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]


CGI-IRC sucks. Get a real client. If you're using Windows, may I suggest mIRC? —this is messedrocker (talk) 17:58, 30 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Ok. FellowWikiNews (W) 17:59, 30 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Re: Deletion request

Local news doesn't include all of Canada. I can't believe you reverted my proposal for deletion not 20 minutes after I added it without giving any time for discussion. I feel like I've been discriminated against just because I don't have an account. Others on the article's talk page expressed similar doubts as to the article's legitimacy as news. 06:47, 1 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]