User talk:IlyaHaykinson

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Wikinews:Arbitration Committee/CheckUser and oversight requests[edit]

There are two requests in relation to CheckUser and oversight which require the approval of the Arbitration Committee before they are presented to Wikimedia stewards for action to be taken. I would ask you to review these two requests:

  1. User:Brianmc has recently been elected to the committee and requests CheckUser and oversight
  2. User:Chiacomo hasn't been re-elected and has been inactive on the project since March, User:Adambro has suggested his privileges are revoked.

I would appreciate your input, as a member of ARBCOM which I understand has the final say on whether a user has these rights, on these two requests. Adambro 14:12, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Input provided. Thanks for calling this to my attention, Adambro! -- IlyaHaykinson 23:59, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Former Timberwolf Eddie Griffin dies at 25[edit]

Thanks for your help. I'm sure this is probably random, but that was my first attempt at expanding an article here. 6,000+ edits on the English Wikipedia, but I'm a newb here and feel like one. Anyway, thanks. LaraLove 04:49, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Image credit on Template:Lead article with large image[edit]

Hi,

As the template utilises the image, it needs to provide a direct link to some form of attribution (per the CC and GFDL licences which is has been placed under). Having the user go to the subject of the template in order to click on something else is not acceptable - and indeed the whole prospect of attribution can be missed if the user follows the link to the Apple Portal. The attribution doesn't need to be in the form I placed it - some <small></small> text could be placed under it linking to the image page, but having no attribution is not an option. Thanks, Martinp23 21:30, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

I, Martinp23, award you this shiny device as some sort of recognition for your initiative and work on Template:Lead article with large image. Thanks! 21:40, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the barnstar. I'll open a discussion about the attribution question somewhere appropriate — I feel that use of the image does not have always include attribution in exactly the same place as where the image is used, as long as it's findable. For the time being I'll enable to default imagemap "blue-i" feature which places the information link in the corner of the image automatically. -- IlyaHaykinson 22:03, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
Actually, I liked your approach. -- IlyaHaykinson 22:13, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for doing that - looks a lot better than my version! As far as I know from my reading of the CC licences, attribution needs to be obvious wherever the image is displayed. The rules may be different for GFDL. However, IANAL, but better safe than sorry :) Martinp23 23:42, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
Just a note that the image as it is laid out at this moment, has a quirk. The last word, "Greece" overruns the image and spills out into the white space just a little on the right-hand side. I am using Firefox, if that helps. --Jcart1534 23:15, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
Interesting... what computer platform are you on (OS and browser)? What's your screen resolution? I'll decrease the font size to fix the problem, in the meanwhile. -- IlyaHaykinson 23:19, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
I am using Ubuntu Linux 6.10, Firefox 2.0.0.6, and have a screen resolution of 1400x1050. I should mention too that the phrase "More from Greece" is broken into 2 lines. "More from" on a line above the word "Greece", which is on a new line. On my Windows box with IE it looks fine. By the way, the title "Forest fires burn in Greece" looks fine now. The change you made worked. All the words fit within the image. Cheers, --Jcart1534 23:31, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. I made the div for More from Greece a bit wider. I'll get myself a VM with Ubuntu installed so I can check a few of these out... I think the moral of the story is "always assume you'll need more space than you think you need to make it fit". -- IlyaHaykinson 23:37, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
Looks great now! --Jcart1534 23:44, 25 August 2007 (UTC)


Greek Fires[edit]

5 arrested 63 dead--ZaDiak

Ticker[edit]

Thanks :) At the moment, it's customisable in your monobook.css, but that's all. I'm just going to arrive at a method that looks good. Any suggestions? TheFearow 00:44, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Also, you can see what it would look like on the mainpage at User:TheFearow/MP. Feel free to change. TheFearow 00:47, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
I'll try that - right now it waits 5 seconds after typing it out - i'm considering putting that up to about 7. Also, please purge your cache, i've done some bigger updates to make it look MUCH better on the main page :) TheFearow 00:55, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
Hmmm, what exactly is broken? Can you click the javascript error button (bottom left in statusbar on IE6) and tell me what the error is? TheFearow 01:15, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
I think I know what it is - AJAX is horribly in IE. Does it display the "Recent stories" text or does it display nothing at all? TheFearow 01:16, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
Yep, it's the AJAX issue I thought it was. Sadly, it's unavoidable, but at least it works reliably for Firefox and most other non-IE browsers. TheFearow 01:23, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

I'm considering getting this implemented; the version on User:TheFearow/MP looks great, and the major issues have been resolved. Who is best to ask to implement? Also, do you think using importScript (loading from my userspace) is possible, so I can update the script if necessary? Thanks! TheFearow 01:44, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

I'll stop the error coming up for IE. Just note this will NOT work in IE - the bug is in IE, not my script. I'll just disable the entire thing for IE, so no errors come up. TheFearow 02:51, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
IE's AJAX doesn't allow forcing a MIME type, making the received content unusable. It also requires all sorts of other stuff to be changed. TheFearow 02:55, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
Lastly, would you object to having it use importScript to load from my userspace? It allows me to update the script with bugpatches etc. TheFearow 02:56, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
In that case, could you implement it? All that needs doing is renaming it to User:TheFearow/public/ticker.js, importing it in MediaWiki:Common.js, adding to mainpage, and deleting the old redirect from User:TheFearow/ticker.js. TheFearow 03:05, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

And it looks great :) I'm going to put the speed of the typing up a little bit, but no other big changes. TheFearow 03:17, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Ahh :) I better fix that, will do now. TheFearow 10:02, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

I have programmed custom tickers, which can be seen at Wikinews:Newsroom and Portal:Football. I will implement any new ones on request. TheFearow 04:32, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Portal:Football[edit]

I registered today because I saw that Portal:Football was very out of date. I have written a few articles so far today and will do every day to keep this updated. I was thinking of an idea though but I wanted to ask a sysop first.

Could we 'employ' users to be football writers for their team. So if this goes ahead there would be a group of users per team who will write up the latest news and match reports for Wikinews. The team links would be Portal:Football/LeagueName/ClubName. So for Celtic it'd be Portal:Football/SPL/Celtic. If you go to Portal:Football you will see that the fixture list has been updated, the featured results has been updated and that I am going to start a major revamp of Portal:Football. I am going to ask Dark Squall to help me as most of his contributions are football related topics.

Thanks. Please send your comments to me ASAP. Celticfan383 01:05, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your very quick reply. I am just making minor changes currently. I agree with the only make a team page if it'll be updated rule. I was thinking of a great idea just currently which I will demonstrate on the Celtic page soon. Thanks for supporting my ideas! Celticfan383 01:17, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Page moving[edit]

When moving pages please check for double re-directs esp when moving the lead article as it caused the main lead links to break - not good. Please remember if you move it, you fix it. --MarkTalk to me 12:36, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Oops. I thought I did check for double redirects; I may have screwed up. :-) -- IlyaHaykinson 17:06, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
ok no worries, we all do!! --MarkTalk to me 20:21, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Breaking news overlay[edit]

Ilya, the Breaking News overlay on the Lead article with large image template looks great! Jcart1534 00:57, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! -- IlyaHaykinson 00:58, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

這個編輯是不是破壞。謝謝你的耐心。[edit]

攻擊結束。返回代理開放以後。

God[edit]

Oh give me a break. Chambers admits that his lawsuit is complete nonsense. With him admitting that, I see no reason why we cannot have as much fun as he is. Besides, if someone wants to be technical, see NPOV. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 09:36, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

We are reporting the news. If the Associated Press has tried to contact God and did not get an answer, please feel absolutely free to report it. However, Wikinews is not a humor site. -- IlyaHaykinson 09:39, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
Done. See Wired News. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 09:53, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
I still don't like it much, but I'm much happier with attributing this nonsense to others than to ourselves. -- IlyaHaykinson 09:55, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
I agree with your edits. But if the Senator did not admit the fact that he has no basis for his lawsuit I just decided to elaborate on his humor. Had he actually been serious, I never would have thought to be so humorous. No hard feelings. :-) DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 10:06, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

DPL mode[edit]

Hi. I was wondering if you could help be a bit at the Icelandic Wikiquote. I'm trying to make this look like this exeapt by using DynamicPageList. Do you have any idea how to do this? --Steinninn 02:37, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Russian opposition presents alleged evidence of election fraud[edit]

I cannot believe you are publishing this. I can't even find a single reference to this so-called opposition group, Smena. All it is a video of a woman feed paper into a machine. We have no evidence of anything about it or even when it was made. --SVTCobra 04:20, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

I left a comment on the talk page. The group is legit in that it is mentioned by major newspapers as a "youth opposition movement". I did a search in Russian for "движение СМЕНА", which means "movement SMENA" and got a number of hits including one from kommersant.ru — which is a major newspaper in Saint Petersburg. -- IlyaHaykinson 04:23, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

לערי ריינהארט[edit]

Hi Ilya! You are a « bureaucrat» at « Wikinews:en: » . Can you please rename my account clicking here. Thanks in advance! Best regards Gangleri
‫·‏לערי ריינהארט‏·‏T‏·‏m‏:‏Th‏·‏T‏·‏email me‏·‏‬ 16:51, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Request[edit]

I have requested a user name change, at Wikinews:Changing username. Wilhelm 22:28, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

B'crat[edit]

I've emailed your cited address about getting made up to 'crat. IIRC it was FellowWikinews who archived my 'crat vote before I was given the privilege bit. With the time this is taking I think we really do need more 'crats. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:55, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Looks like Cspurrier beat me to it. Congratulations! -- IlyaHaykinson 01:06, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

tag parser function hook[edit]

can we have the tag parser function hook installed, for use in the fancy-image leads. –Doldrums(talk) 22:07, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

For your contributions to Wikinews international report: "Anonymous" holds anti-Scientology protests worldwide[edit]

I hereby award you the Original Reporting Barnstar for your contributions to Wikinews international report: "Anonymous" holds anti-Scientology protests worldwide Skenmy(tcw) 13:20, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Anonymous Protests (March 15)[edit]

Hi,
I noticed you attended the previous “anonymous” protests for Wikinews. Will you be able to cover the March 15 protests? Please be aware that preparation for the March 10 protest is being coordinated at this page. If you think you could report on the article for Wikinews add your name to the list.
Anonymous101 Talk 18:16, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

No, probably not going to be able to — I've got a major project coming due at work and will be busy that weekend. -- IlyaHaykinson - (talk) 17:44, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Newsroom DynamicPageList[edit]

Can you have a look at "Articles in development" in the newsroom? It is including about 10 older articles. Bjweeks - (talk) 15:29, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

I'm not sure what your question is. It's including all articles in development, not limited to 10. -- IlyaHaykinson - (talk) 22:58, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
It seems to be resolved, possibly a category bug but before it was showing about 10 articles that were published and archived over a year ago. Bjweeks - (talk) 06:19, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Help[edit]

Can you help me? --Humberto 2 - (talk) 00:52, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:Matt Hanson.jpg[edit]

Good work getting this image released under a free license. I've now uploaded it to Commons with the same name and nominated it for deletion here. Regards. Adambro (talk) 11:53, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks -- IlyaHaykinson (talk) 10:18, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

2008 Arbitration Committee elections[edit]

I have nominated you for the Arbitration Committee. Please see Wikinews:Arbitration Committee/Elections July 2008 and if you wish to, accept the nomination and then provide a brief statement. Thank you, Cirt (talk) 21:22, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the nomination. I wasn't actually planning to run, and thus decline — though I feel honored by your thought to nominate me. -- IlyaHaykinson (talk) 18:10, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

intersection extension[edit]

Hi, I am a sysop on italian wikibooks. I saw you are the author of the intersection extension; this extension is very good but as now it cannot show an alphabetical list of pages, that can only be ordered by lastedit or categoryadd mode.

I was interested in having alphabetical order mode so I have developed it in the extensions by adding this two three code lines at line 196:

	case 'alphabetical':
		$sOrderMethod = 'alphabetical';
		break;

and this code at line 340 (343 if you have added the lines above):

	else if ('alphabetical' == $sOrderMethod)
		$sSqlWhere .= ' ORDER BY page_title ';

I tried the code and it seems to work well. Do you think it is possible add this code to the stable revision? Thank you :-) --Ramac (talk) 14:59, 23 July 2008 (UTC)


Please help to document the extension, for my purposes its usage (and compatibility) is completely undocumented, see [1]. Many thanks for programming this, but at the moment no non-insider can use it. --Vigilius 05:56, 29 July 2008 (UTC)


Hi guys; I haven't worked on that extension for many years. The Intersection (i.e. original dynamic page list) extension has been completely supplanted by the DynamicPageList extension everywhere except for maybe here on Wikinews. I recommend trying to use the new extension which is a lot more flexible and is well-documented. -- IlyaHaykinson (talk) 07:26, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Name changes[edit]

Hello. There haven't been any beuros on WN:CHU since 6 July. Could you check it? --Mephiles (talk) 11:09, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Done, sorry for the delay. -- IlyaHaykinson (talk) 07:16, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

FlaggedRevs[edit]

If you have not already seen this, please look, comment, and vote both here and on bugzilla. Further assistance such as contact information for Google would be a very useful detail to share and help in petitioning for a listing in their news index. --Brian McNeil / talk 14:57, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Left my thoughts on a policy there, though I do not think that we should contact Google at all until our FlaggedRevs operation is super-smooth (i.e. maybe another few weeks or a month or so, when all the kinks are worked out). -- IlyaHaykinson (talk) 07:23, 6 August 2008 (UTC)
Agree totally on contacting Google. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:14, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Bugzilla feedback request[edit]

Hi. In bugzilla:14971, alphabetical order method for DynamicPageList, a patch is proposed. As you are listed as one of the extension authors, please provide feedback. If the patch gets your OK, I will commit it. Cheers! Siebrand (talk) 08:08, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Responded on the bug page. -- IlyaHaykinson (talk) 01:50, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

SUL request[edit]

Dear bureaucrat. This is joseph from Turkish Wikipedia. I want to usurp the account named locally as "joseph" for SUL merge. Here is confirmation Thanks. (any message here please) --88.227.206.227 17:21, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Main page leads[edit]

Could you update lead 3 to use this article School shooting leaves one dead in Tennessee, United States, and lead 4 to use US Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones dies at age 58. Thanks, The Mind's Eye (talk) 18:33, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Looks like someone got there before me :-) -- IlyaHaykinson (talk) 21:19, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Arctic Portal[edit]

Thank you for your comment, will put together a wikinews arctic portal then shortly, the wikipedia arctic portal has already a good base, and some tweaks and a few moreadditions. 70.64.162.23 02:15, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Ok, I tagged the article you requested with Category:Arctic; please feel free to tag other articles. -- IlyaHaykinson (talk) 18:30, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

SUL[edit]

Hello ;). There is a new request here. Thanks in advance ;). --Lucas 08:43, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Please rename me[edit]

Hi, I have changed my username at my homewiki and want to to it here to. Please rename me to Calandrella. Here is confirmation. Thanks, Leo Johannes (talk) 19:20, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Skenmy's RfB[edit]

It has been over 7 days since this RfB discussion started, and it has a majority of support consensus. I think it can be closed as successful and the candidate promoted. Cirt (talk) 04:47, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Nevermind, Chiacomo (talk · contribs) took care of it, thanks. Cirt (talk) 06:25, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Email[edit]

Hi,

I have send a while ago an Email about downloading for bulk with: Wikimedia Commonplace

Its not working!

Can you help me?

I can not login! I have every where the same acc. but it's not working for Wikimedia Commonplace.....

Karel J. Labberté

--Labberté K.J. (talk) 13:04, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

I'll take a look at this problem this coming weekend, and will let you know. -- IlyaHaykinson (talk) 04:58, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

RfB ready to be closed ?[edit]

Hello, you are one of the bureaucrats that did not vote in the RfB for TUFKAAP (talk · contribs) (see WN:RFP). I made a comment that I think it is ready to be closed as promote - could you take a look? Thank you, Cirt (talk) 18:09, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Done, by Brian (talk · contribs). Cirt (talk) 07:52, 7 February 2009 (UTC)


Intersection[edit]

Sorry for bothering you here, but I need your assistance in a small problem with your extension.

I installed the extension on a private wiki according to the notes on the page (#include("$IP/extensions/intersection/DynamicPageList.php");), but it doesn't work. When I disable (commenting out) the extension in the localsettings.php, I can see the page. If I enable the extension I only get a white page displayed on pages with Error: You need to include at least one category, or specify a namespace!, all other pages can be edited and shown. (Setup: Mediawiki 1.13.2, Php 5.1.2 (apache2handler), MySql 5.0.26 and the following extensions

  • ExpandTemplates (Version 2008-01-09)
  • BugzillaReports (Version 0.9.8)
  • Cite
  • DynamicPageList
  • Inputbox
  • LabeledSectionTransclusion
  • ParserFunctions (Version 1.1.1)
  • SimpleSecurity (Version 4.2.14, 2008-09-12)
  • SyntaxHighlight (Version r37495)

Thanks for helping --Joergens.mi 11:01, 6 February 2009 (UTC) my main user page is user talk joergens.mi at german language wikisource -- Joergens.mi (talk) 10:29, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Commonplace (417)[edit]

Hi. I confirm defect report issued as #18: "Remote server returned Error 417". I have a Windows XP SP2 and .NET 2.0 on a regular local PC. I have capitals, numbers and accented letters in my password, but logging in on the common way makes no problems. The error details message has not significant differences to the issued one. It's a pity, I would like to use this too very much. Maybe later. -- hu:Orion 8 (talk) 16:17, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

You have a message[edit]

I have left you a message at the Wikimedia forum on Meta-wiki. Best wishes. Immunize (talk) 19:52, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

I have retired from editing wikinews, if you wish to contact me, see my English Wikipedia or Meta-wiki talk pages. Immunize (talk) 18:54, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Japanese nuclear plant operators ordered to compensate affected families amid calls for prime minister to resign[edit]

Hi. That edit really shouldn't have been self-sighted; just make the edit and leave it for someone else to peer-review. Policy in place since early 2010 prohibits self-sighting of substantive edits to published articles; it's self-publication. This specific edit both tinkered with the meaning, so would have benefited from a second set of eyeballs for safety's sake, and was, as you pointed out in the edit summary, unusual in that it was far past the horizon for substantive changes (now 24 hours after publication btw), so that leaving it for someone else to sight would have insulated you by distributing the judgment call between two people. (I actually did peer-review it myself, after the fact, and it passed. :-) --Pi zero (talk) 12:02, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

DPL thanks and proposals[edit]

Dear IlyaHaykinson, first I would like to thank You very much for the excellent tool of DynamicPageList for Wikimedia. In Czech Wikinews we use it and after we had solved few issues we are very satisfied. I am not a fan of technical tools, anyway I think this is one of the few that are really useful. So thanks a lot.

And now a thing that I write for, but in fact - as I write it now, I believe it is less important than the thanks before: I would propose two small(?) enhancements of the DPL. First is a possibility to select and sort the articles randomly, second is a possibility to add the category sortkey to the list - as can be the date added through addfirstcategorydate. What do You think about such idea? And how should I propose it - through the buglist?

Once again thanks for Your work and also for Your possible answer. Okino (talk) 12:55, 6 January 2012 (UTC) (on cs.wn

privs[edit]

Busy elsewhere? We understand, but this is a notice of privilege expiry!

Note! Your privileges on English Wikinews have been reduced.

Under the Privilege expiry policy (enacted October 13, 2012) the rights held by your user account have been reduced due to inactivity, or lack of privilege use. You can view your user rights log here.
Point 4 of the Privilege expiry policy provides for fast-tracking reacquisition of privileges. We all understand that real-life commitments can severely curtail the level of commitment you can give to Wikinews; the privilege reduction is in no way intended as a reflection on your past work, or to imply you are unwelcome. The aim in curtailing privileges is to address security risks, and concern that a long period of inactivity means you may not be up-to-date with current policy and practices.

--Pi zero (talk) 21:16, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Bureaucrat Flag[edit]

Here's the request for the removal of your bcrat flag over at Meta. --Skenmy talk 17:01, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

No worries. Clearly, I'm not an active contributor anymore. I don't think it made sense for me to have these privileges. -- IlyaHaykinson (talk) 16:27, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Being bothered by User:Pi zero[edit]

He is bothering me with rubbish each edit. He is never contributing. He deletes articles comments sites here, although the article is existing. Articles under development are clean up articles. I might not write about RB Leipzig. My started articles have interest and he says that other archived articles are which from amateur clubs, university clubs or something else. He wants to rename my name here and is not rename me. My articles are written after the style such as about other proven football match reports. He is psychic unable to name reasons. Please remove him from the board! He neither productive nor socially competent or educated, for a globally representative on public free sites. --Nikebrand (talk) 21:45, 6 October 2014 (UTC)