User talk:FellowWikiNews/Archive 4

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OK, it is time for your joking to end. You are potentially offending people, both here in the Wikinews community and the wider readership. What you are doing could be seen as vandalism and you could get blocked from editing Wikinews for it. Be careful and be serious from now on, especially on talk pages like this one.


Hi! Please go to User talk:FellowWikiNews/Archive 3 for past discussions. —FellowWikiNews (W) 18:13, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Ariel Sharon

That article on Ariel Sharon's death is realy in bad taste. That a news body must prepare for anythingin advance may be true, but it is sick how it apears on the main page of the newsroom, as a prepared article. I am not the only one whose found it sick, please do something about it. TownCrier 21:55, 26 November 2006 (UTC)


for sorting out my epidemic of }}} Fentonrobb 21:23, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

No problem. My job is to take care of things on WN. —FellowWikiNews (W) 21:28, 5 December 2006 (UTC)


If you are involved in an event that you consider newsworthy, you can request an interview with the Wikinews community.

terinjokes User Page / Talk 03:57, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Talk:Reactions to the Iraq Study Report

Thanks very much for advice about refreshing the page - I had been doing that for a long time but to no effect. Seems the lack of a verb was the problem. Yet another wikimystery. :-) Fentonrobb 21:22, 8 December 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the welcome. As you can probably tell I suck at html, took in college but forgot most if it. I hope I can contribute as much as possible. Free news written by YOU is the most amazing thing I have ever seen. I worked for a newspaper for a couple of years but got tired of reporting and moved to auto mechanics. Maybe wikinews can re-establish the old curiosity gene in me! First things first though. learn about this site. thanks again

Ericb 17:33, 10 December 2006 (UTC)ericb


I did already, please view Special:Recentchanges before posting on my talk page :D (I hope that didn't come out mean, I meant it to sound sarcastic) terinjokes User Page / Talk 22:17, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

No, that did not sound mean. I'm addicted to Recent changes anyways. FellowWikiNews (W) I am Canadien! 22:27, 11 December 2006 (UTC)


Ah FellowWikiNews! I'm sorry if I offended you... speaking I didn't use the official template, nor did I add the categories :D I drank to much carbonated soda a few hours ago, maybe whenever I open a soda, I get an automatic ban! Is that possible within MediaWiki? terinjokes User Page / Talk 22:58, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Drop A Line

Ello, FellowWikiNews! Thought I'd drop a line to see how you were doing. Haven't heard from you in a while. Hope to hear from you soon! Thunderhead(talk)(Check out my RFA test) 23:23, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

You'll have to excuse the slang, but talking on IRC sounds great! I'll be on more often, I hope, but midterms are coming up, and ... ugh. Thunderhead(talk)(Check out my RFA test) 02:00, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Terinjokes's Sincere Apology

Today, December 11th, 2006. I, Terinjokes made a few irrational decisions while sugar high. One of these decision resulted in offending a fellow wikinews user, FellowWikiNews.

After visiting FellowWikiNews's user talk to leave a comment in response to Wikinews:Administrators, i was informed that I had new messages, or so I thought. Turns out I, again, fell pray to FellowWikiNews's practical joke. In a rather dry response, I sarcastically nominated one of FellowWikiNews's user pages for speedy deletion. Despite not using the official template, and removing the categories, I still realise that I broke some Wikinews policies, and breaking the trust of FellowWikiNews. Its the latter that saddens me more.

It takes a long time to gain the trust of a community, and it hurts me to lose the trust of FellowWikiNews. My tasteless joke backfired, destroying the very thing I made the joke upon.

I hope FellowWikiNews excepts my apology, as I prepare for the long road of regaining his trust. I, after breaking policy and vandalising another user's userpage, deserve whatever consequences I've brought against myself. terinjokes User Page / Talk 23:35, 11 December 2006 (UTC)


I can understand possibly blocking the user but the user had zero prior warnings and you indef blocked and protected the user's page- was such an extreme measure necessary? (It might be that I'm just use to the 'pedias where that would be seen as very extreme behavior(I'm still learning the ropes over at wikinews). JoshuaZ 22:54, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

I think that its pretty clear that user:Language123 isn't here to contribute to Wikinews. He should stay blocked because he is a vandal. According to our username policy, inflammatory, deliberately confusing, and other inappropriate usernames are not allowed, and in certain circumstances, admins may block accounts with such usernames. FellowWikiNews (W) I am Canadien! 23:23, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

The Wikinews Religion (Wikiisim)

Taiwanese Bible Chim-gian 1933.jpg Wikiisim
For being a Wikiisim activist, I herby award you this award. "And the Founder shall resign, leaving another in his place..." - BOARD 12:14 Thunderhead - (talk) 03:37, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
I'll bet you anything some guy with nothing to do is going to write a Wikiisim Bible, and it'll be all my fault! Thunderhead - (talk) 03:45, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
At least you'll become famous for creating Wikiisim, the only faith dedicated to Wikiholics!!! FellowWikiNews (W) I am Canadien! 03:49, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
True, very true. Although these are just random things :P Thunderhead - (talk) 03:51, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
"And He shall profess a faith dedicated to Wikiholics, and deny his fame" Wikiisim 1,888:1,000 FellowWikiNews (W) I am Canadien! 03:55, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
Okay, man, you're getting a little insane now, Thunderhead - (talk) 05:47, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
Fellow, you had really 'ought to send the WikiBible to Jimmy, I'm sure he'd get a kick out of starting a religion! Unlogged comment by Thunderhead. To confirm, leave a message here.
Ok, I will send the Wikibible to Jimmy Wales, ASAP. Just kidding. FellowWikiNews (W) I am Canadien! 17:06, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
Sorry, but The really reformed church of wikipedia already exsists. - meta:Religion and Wikipedia. Bawolff 06:37, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Use of Canadian flag in signature

Do you realize using the flag in your sig makes making checking appropriate use of the flag more difficult? I'm sure there's other people I should be grumbling to about this for use of country flags, perhaps you could do it on my behalf. --Brian McNeil / talk 19:16, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Ok, so how about PVJ? He has the Indian flag in his signature and has used the flag in his from the start. Check out the links to Image:Flag_of_India.svg. FellowWikiNews (W) I am Canadien! 23:13, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
In general images in signatures aren't a good thing. The above mentioned issue is a problem but there are other considerations as well. Among a multitude of issues, they slow down talk page loading for people on slower connections, they add to server drain, they are potential targets of vandalism or denial of service attacks (by uploading a different image in place of the one you have in your signature). JoshuaZ 04:05, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Flag fun

When you've worked out a way to put the flag in a sig without messing up the "what links here" can you tell me (and PVJ) what his signature should be. I'll turn that into a search/replace for AWB and fix the problem there (his username/sigs).

Incidentally, you need to consider whether or not this is going to need stuff protected all over the place. What if someone vandalises the template? Won't a change to the template require the refreshing of hundreds of pages? Please have a think about the issues highlighted on Wikipedia's page about signatures, and if you think it should be a open discussion which Brion can be asked for an opinion on then stick it on the water cooler. (Brion would be involved if a template is going to be used in thousands of places and we needed to know what the impact on the servers would be). --Brian McNeil / talk 20:41, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

I will not have a flag in my signature. I can't work out a way to fix this problem. Also, will PVJ still be allowed to have a flag in his sig? FellowWikiNews 21:00, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
Brian, I see your point. Perhaps we need to protect Template:Archive? Thunderhead - (talk) Congrajulations to Kat! 21:34, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas, FellowWikiNews/Archive 4! I have really enjoyed working with you this year, and I am honestly looking forward to another year just like it. Wikinews is a great community, and I am really excited to be a part of it. Again, Merry Christmas! Thunderhead Wikinews-logo.svg
Thanks for the nice Christmas card. Merry Christmas to you too and all the best! FellowWikiNews (W) 18:07, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
And thank you for your Christmas card! Thunderhead - (talk) Congrajulations to Kat! 02:21, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
Merry Christmas to you too, and a Happy New Year! Zeest(Talk)(Newpages) 06:35, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!

File:Santa arrest.JPG
HO HO HO! These people got no presents from me this year.
FellowWikiNews is whishing thou a Merry very pegan Christmas , Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, or whatever thou calls it, and
realised they had purposefully forgotten about thou. This user is completely thoughtless, doesn't care about Season's Greetings,
and therefore DEMANDS you have yourself a Merry Christmas... NOW!

Failure to comply will result in going to jail with Santa. (Note: Santa is Satan spelt backwards)!

Christmas Story (Children Friendly):

So kids, is Santa Democrat or Republican??!

Often depicted as an obese man wearing a tasteless red, ermine trimmed suit, Santa Claus is a self-employed Caucasian male who's been married to the same woman for several centuries. It appears likely that he is a churchgoer, insofar as he is a Catholic saint and a former bishop. It has to be assumed here that Claus was released from his vows, or else he would not have been married.

Frequent arguments have erupted over the political affiliation of Claus. Ten years ago, Dick Cheney inadvertently dealt a savage blow to the morale of the Republican Party when he misidentified the political affiliation of Santa Claus in his best-selling book, Parliament of Whores. "Santa Claus," he said, "is a Democrat." However it is perfectly obvious from his demographic profile alone that Santa is in fact a Republican.

This assessment is often rebutted by Democrats with Anne-McCaffery counter-analysis: Santa Claus has no children. High-achieving professionals without children trend Democratic. While the Clausian canon does not specifically address the issue of Santa's children, numerous extra-canonical sources suggest that Claus did, in fact, reproduce. Numerous Christmas TV movie specials alone support this point.

Santa is renowned for an aggressive adherence to a binary naughty/nice list, which suggests an impatience for nuanced moral positions that betrays his Republican preferences. Santa's mere willingness to define individuals along a naughty/nice axis demonstrates his indifference to the philosophical stance of, say, The New York Times. And note that no canonical or extra-canonical Clausian text indicates that Santa ever attended college or, God forbid, graduate school.


FellowWikiNews approves of this story.

Merry Christmas!


Thank you for the card/amusing story, hope you have a good holiday season and a prosperous new year. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:46, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Merry Xmas

My personal message for you can be found here.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 16:27, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Merry Christmas from me too. Bawolff 21:29, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

P.S. Shouldn't santa live in the real noth Pole, not some fake city in the states thats not in the north pole. Bawolff 21:29, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

Ok, I will change it to the North Pole :) FellowWikiNews (W) 21:38, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, FWN. thanks for the neat card.  — Doldrums(talk) 06:48, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

RE: Merry Christmas

Thanks for your message. Merry CHristmas and a happy new year to you my friend - Cartman02au (Talk)(AU Portal) 08:36, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Merry Christamas

I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year for 2007 Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 23:32, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!

to you

Jacques Divol

Using wikipedia as a source for logos

You shouldn't use wikipedia as a source for [non-wikipedia] logo's as Wikipedia has a lot of users who don't know what there doing, and half the time the image won't be there tommorow. (Especially if there isn't a source on the image at wikipedia) Bawolff 03:08, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: Contest

If you can get hundreds of points in four days then be my guest. Basically, the contest has been over for quite a while, so I figured it'd be best to end it at least a *bit* early. MESSEDROCKER 02:23, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Re:Unauthorized Personel Only

You so stole that from me on WY :P Feel free to keep using it though, cause I stole it from someone on Wikipedia! Shhhh! Thunderhead - (talk) Congrajulations to Kat! 05:14, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Well, you stole my user template and my user talk template :P FellowWikiNews (W) 18:29, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
Point taken :) Thunderhead - (talk) Congrajulations to Kat! 20:07, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

User talk:FellowWikiNews

i don´t got fooled by this , which says everything about you [1]. You are very stupid. --Wikineuser 11:47, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: Reasons for Litvinenko's conversion to Islam revealed

I have received an email from the author of the article, saying that he wishes to dual-license the work. If you like, I can forward it to you. --Munchkinguy 16:59, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

I have put a notice on WN:AAA just to get other admins imput. FellowWikiNews (W) 17:06, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

editedSheboygan Teen Talk

Thanks for contacing me about editedSheboygan Teen Talk! Please go to and try one time. If it does not work, please email me with your first name and I will help you sign up. Thanks and nice hearing from you... editedAsher Heimermann 21:39, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: Image:Fallen arches.jpg

It's hardly neutral; it gave me the impression that we get a kick out of McDonalds misfortune.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 12:37, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

I don't like McDonalds anyways :P FellowWikiNews (W) 18:21, 31 December 2006 (UTC)


Whatever, you actually created the Portal:Vancouver, British Columbia after I created the Portal:Vancouver and just copied the content over. The Category wouldn't have made a difference since the Portal:Vancouver already imports from the category. Mkdw 03:31, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome and the patience with my newbieness

I appreciate it. :-) -Fsotrain09 20:07, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

No problem :-) I used to be a newbie too. FellowWikiNews (W) 20:53, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Happy January!

Happy January
Terinjokes is wishing FellowWikiNews/Archive 4 a Happy very American January ! Terinjokes hopes you enjoy Presidents day, along with Abe Licoln's birthdays, as well as George Washington's!

January Story (American Version):

So kids, is George Washington Democrat or Republican??!

aid that the data had accumulated over a 30 year period and that they were often reported to the Gendarmerie. aid that the data had accumulated over a 30 year period and that they were often reported to the Gendarmerie. pite the large crowd, police made only 58 arrests for offences including offensive conduct, stealing, assaulting police, goods in custody, assault, drink driving and affray many banks will be opened from 10:00 to 14:00 on both days, available only for one service: exchanging tolars to euros and larger euro banknotes into smaller units.

ate connected again with Brodell to put Iowa back in the lead, 21-20. Brodell led the Hawks in offence with 6 receptions for 159 yards. It probably came as a surprise to the entire Alamo Bowl record crowd of 65,875 as Iowa ran out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.Coach Ferentz immediately claimed the blame for the risky play call. "It's totally my fault. I'm sick over it," Ferentz said. "Guys competed that long and that hard and that put us in a bad situation." George Washington is on money. All banks are going to exchange tolars into euros at the official rate of 239.64 SIT per 1 EUR at no commission until March 1, 2007. After that date it will be possible to exchange tolar banknotes (unlimited) and coins (until 2016) only at the Bank of Slovenia.

The employees said that the UFO did not have any lights, and that after hovering over the airport's terminal, it went into the clouds and disappeared. The employees said they were frustrated that their bosses, the United Airlines, and the FAA were not taking their report seriously. n the video, those gathered to witness Hussein's execution could be heard chanting, "Muqtada! Muqtada! Muqtada!" for Muqtada Sadr, whose radical Shiite militia has been known to hunt down Sunni Arabs and kill them.

However do to more stress from school, coupled with lessening free time, Terinjokes's avaibility to projects he loved, like Audio Wikinews Newsbriefs and Audio Wikinews Newsline, disappeared. And with the sudden sign-off of Gumboyaya from Audio Wikinews Newsbriefs, the project had a slow and painful death. With almost 2 years of editing under his belt, Terinjokes knows Wikinews like the back of his hand, always find new and interesting templates.


Terinjokes approves of this story.

Happy (Gregorian) 2007!

Hi! Thanks... Amgine | sw 02:26, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

It's a big world, big ocean, big bay, and then there is Annapolis, Maryland. Go to Baltimore's Inner Harbour, more people and more lights. -Edbrown05 03:04, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Re:User:Troll King

Yes, I saw that article, but I am of the opinion that his name is a violation of WN:U. PVJ(Talk)(Newpages) 08:35, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

I'd appreciate your feedback...

...on my latest post on WN:AW.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 13:03, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you!--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 21:57, 3 January 2007 (UTC)


YES! Awesome! *Thunderhead breaks into a strange dance* Thunderhead - (talk) Congrajulations to Kat! 23:03, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

LOL. I have been impersonated three times on WN. It makes me feel flattered that someone acctually wants to impersonate me... FellowWikiNews (W) 00:27, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

"Jimbo Wales"

I'm not so sure, that was a talk-page post, not a national TV-show! "LOL" indeed 22:54, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

New idea for community goings-on

Hi, (I hope you don't mind this general message, I'm just randomly contacting people from my talk page)

I've had an idea after reading User:Kinnerc/WhereToWikinews? that might make people more aware of what's currently going on on this site, what discussions are being held, where help is needed etc. I've designed a little signpost-like box that I would like to introduce as a newsletter to post on user talk pages. Of course, the majority is copied from the Newsroom, which I think people don't visit often enough. Oh yeah, and the title should probably change :-D

I would appreciate some feedback on the idea, and also I'm interested to know if you would subscribe to such a newsletter. Please go to User_talk:Stevenfruitsmaak/Goings-on.

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 19:47, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

The Fruitsmaak Goings-on Selection

Wikinews community

Wikipedia news - Wikimedia news

edit this

Collaboration requests

Post new request

Flagged discussions

Adding content from Wikipedia

Oh, I forgot. How silly of me. --Munchkinguy 01:58, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

That's okay. I didn't know that until I asked User:Bawolff. He knows alot about copyrights, etc :) FellowWikiNews (W) 02:01, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
Any other changes you would like to make before the article is published? --Munchkinguy 02:05, 8 January 2007 (UTC)
I don't think it would hurt to publish. Interesting story... FellowWikiNews (W) 02:07, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

CBS blog criticizes stations' coverage of Tigger incident

BTW, thanks for "We are not allowed to change original quotes on Wikinews." That's hilarious. -- Zanimum 18:16, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

Huh? I don't understand. How is it hilarious? FellowWikiNews (W) 20:13, 12 January 2007 (UTC)
I just found it amusing that you were defending my transcription. I transcribed it from a video that, indeed, they did use lazy slang in. It's just interesting to see people defending my choice to quote them using the improper English they used. I don't know, it was just a half-second grin that I ended up posting about on your talk page. -- Zanimum 15:50, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
Ok. FellowWikiNews (W) 21:11, 13 January 2007 (UTC)