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Chinese mine blast location[edit]

Hi Ilya,

I expanded the dateline for the recent Chinese mining accident to indicate that the accident happened in Fuxin.

Thanks for looking for a way to use a photo from Shenyang, but according to my highway map of Liaoning, Fuxin is 205km northwest on the highway from Shenyang, so it's a bit of a stretch to use a picture from my favorite Chinese city in this story.

Regards,

DV 04:50, 20 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the Welcome[edit]

Much appreciated. I hope I can ask some questions about the community sometime if you don't mind ;-)

Xamian 03:52, 2 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Let's scrap deletion requests[edit]

I'm proposing that we scrap deletion requests, and I'd appreciate your input! Dan100 (Talk) 11:33, 13 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Thanks — I missed that. I replied with my opinion, there. -- IlyaHaykinson 19:29, 13 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Main Page: Mar 15 not shown![edit]

The category for todays news March 15 does not appear on my browser!! Is there a problem? Edbrown05 03:57, 15 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Fixed by User:Amgine. If a day is missing at some point in the future, add it like so (this is currently done manually, basically) -- IlyaHaykinson 04:02, 15 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Wikinews writing contest launched[edit]

Dear IlyaHaykinson,

thanks for registering for the Wikinews writing contest! It now begins officially. Every day, I will try to make a tally of who has and who has not managed to fulfill their story/day requirements. If you do, however, believe I am missing something, please do not hesitate to contact me. Best of luck in the contest!--Eloquence 06:20, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC)

date <chuckle>[edit]

Oh, *suuure*, add in the year... <laughing> Join IRC? - Amgine 18:48, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Can't, sorry, running out now, will be out till tomorrow after this time. -- IlyaHaykinson 18:50, 21 Mar 2005 (UTC)

DeLorean[edit]

I had forgotten what an interesting life that man led. Thanks for the refresher! -edw 01:34, 22 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Market data bot[edit]

Can't wait till it's up and running! Are you going to be able to use the arrows like i've being using on the Economy and business page lately? CGorman 23:02, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Not out of the box. However you could then edit the Template:Index-display to add the right arrow graphic the changecolor parameter will be either green, red, or black. So it could be used to make an image like [[Image:arrow-{{{changecolor}}}.png]] instead of setting the table cell font color as I was doing now. I can't seem to be able to log into my computer at home right now to get it pointed at wikinews rather than my test wiki, so it'll have to happen later tonight (my time — at about 7:00 UTC or so) -- IlyaHaykinson 23:08, 23 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Stox Box[edit]

Great job! I have a question: couold you make a major index box that is a little less wide so we can put it in the right-hand column with the little weather map? Something like this:

Index Description Last Change
^DJI Dow Jones Industrials (USA) 10456.02 -14.49
^NYA NYSE Composite (USA) 7127.18 -31.79
^IXIC NASDAQ Composite (USA) 1990.22 0.88
^AORD All Ordinaries (Australia) 4121.800 -42.800
^FTSE FTSE 100 (United Kingdom) 4910.40 -26.90
As of: March 24, 2005 02:22 UTC
more indices

That way it won;t be hidden at the bottom and can take up some of the deadspace in that column. -- Davodd | Talk 02:50, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Well, it's actually a little difficult. The index-display template is used (indirectly) on the Market Data page where it makes sense to show the date on a per-index basis (since some indices will not be updated some of the days, like weekends or holidays in their respective countries). But the index-display template is also indirectly used on the homepage. I don't know what I could do other than generating two templates for each index — say, index-display and index-display-nodate. And also of course updating a template with the last-retrieved timestamp. What do you think? -- IlyaHaykinson 03:00, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)
I think that I don't want you to do a bunch of work for nothng, but I really like the look of something like this: User:Davodd/sandbox2 . -- Davodd | Talk 03:09, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Nice, I like that. I'll try to update the bot tonight or tomorrow to output the second template, then. -- IlyaHaykinson 03:40, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Woman finds human finger in bowl of chili at Wendy's restaurant[edit]

I followed up with original reporting and photography from the scene.

The incident is receiving international coverage, but nothing on Google for our version of the story just yet.

Thanks for filing the first draft.

I started the California and San Jose categories. I'm looking forward to our next local story.

DV 12:17, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

money makes the world go round[edit]

hey, would it be possible to make a template for the markets that doesnt have the date or the abriviation (instead the full name was linked), so that i could fit it into the right column of my new design for the mainpage (as requested by DV). Thanks. The bellman 13:21, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Well, I kind of wanted to control the number of edits the bot makes every time. To make it fully configurable, I'd have to break up each little part into a separate page, to be inserted as a template. But that seems like it'll mean 3 additional edits for every index... I'll play with it, but I can't guarantee any change for another day or so. -- IlyaHaykinson 18:26, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC)
cool, thanks heaps. The bellman 02:49, 25 Mar 2005 (UTC)

ping![edit]

Xirzon reports you haven't done an article for 25? He's out of electricity, so I'm doing his pinging. - Amgine 01:27, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Out of electricity! Good heavens! :-) I'll get my story in, but I havent' started yet. -- IlyaHaykinson 01:29, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Justification[edit]

In explanation of why I removed the justification from the lead story:

One of the first things I learned in web design & layout seminars (after no blinking or non-hyperlink underlining of text) -- is not to use justified text for body text.

Online publications do not justify since it is harder to read. The technique was developed for print newspaper to save space on the pronted page. Justififaction allowe printers to get as many characters on a siungle typeset line as possible. To do so, they split long words with hyphens. Since Wikinews is not paper and since we do not split long words with hypens, justification looks bizarre on some screen resolutions. (try 800 x 600) In fact, while looking for axamples ... I could not find one online news source except for Wikinews that uses justified text. -- Davodd | Talk 06:14, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Bureaucrat nomination[edit]

Hi Ilya,

I've nominated you as a bureaucrat on Wikinews:Administrators. I hope you accept the nomination; I'm not always there to process new admins, and I don't like being a bottleneck. All best, and happy Easter.--Eloquence 09:58, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Market data table presentation[edit]

How hard would it be to output the market data table with alternating light and dark shading on every other row, as follows:

Alexa traffic ranking
for Wikinews.org (1 week average)
Date Rank Daily Notes
March 14, 2005 25,265 -
March 17, 2005 22,668 -
March 21, 2005 28,198 -
March 24, 2005 23,426 10,098 Writing Contest is working!
March 26, 2005 23,066 47,609 We need another Wendy's story!
Anyone have a spare finger? :)

This makes it easier to follow the data as one reads across from left to right.

I looked at the page and it appeared that the bot would wipe out any changes I made to the table, so I am guessing alternating shading would need to go in a config file or even in the code? — DV 19:23, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Currently, it'd be difficult. However I am working on changes to let anyone build any set of templates they want to (via individual field templates, per index). -- IlyaHaykinson 03:22, 27 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Personal Request[edit]

If you're playing around with the market bot some day, could you please include the ISEQ index of Irish shares in it? It's a fairly large stockmarket and one of the most successful over the last few years (in shareholder returns). As far as I remember it is tracked by yahoo. I know it may not be possible, but hey theres no harm in asking! → CGorman (Talk) 15:16, 27 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Laura Bush story timing[edit]

Ilya, are you sure you want to list your story under March 29? That puts it below another six stories that were actually written before yours, but were listed on March 30. I know you feel editors should use their local timezone but most other editors (Davodd being the only exception I can think of) seem happy for new days to start using UTC. Really I wouldn't mind if we used EST or something as long as we're consistent. It's a shame stories such as yours are lost below older stories. Dan100 (Talk) 09:20, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I think editors generally use whatever timezone they're in — it's just that many happen to be 9 hours or more ahead of me. I believe that DV is the only one in the U.S. actively using UTC. I know that stories filed at 11:55pm local time could easily be moved forward, but I think it's important to keep stories rooted to the day they were written in. This way, an event that occurs on a Tuesday and that was written about by a local author on a Tuesday stays listed on a Tuesday. (my example before was -- if the Sept 11 2001 attacks were written about by a US author, you wouldn't expect them to be listed on Sept 12th, against all other local media?) Stories should try to be as local as possible, and that includes dates. If the date is already something else in another part of the world, so be it.
So I guess the short answer is: I understand now where you're coming from (i.e. wanting to maintain a "most recently written" ordering on the homepage), but feel that the need to be rooted locally in dates is even more important. -- IlyaHaykinson 09:26, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)
I guess thinking about our editors are quite spread out around the globe. I think the majority are in North America though; a few in Europe and one or two in Australia.
We'll have to agree to disagree. I don't think the dating of articles is hugely significant myself. I would like to see articles go up in order of publishing, but I guess if authors don't mind their articles being lost below older ones that's up to them.
We do need to consider the readers here too - they greatly outnumber editors and I think we should be foucusing on providing a good service; listing articles out-of-order isn't great from the point of view of someone who's only browsing.
(I wouldn't mind if the site was moved to a US timezone if that's where the majority of users are; I just believe consistency is important.)
I do however think it's worth noting that, as I understand it, the servers use UTC so all the 'edit todays articles' type links change days at midnight UTC. Dan100 (Talk) 19:18, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)

That time of the year again[edit]

This is a form letter that I am putting on the talk page of every admin: As you may know, we are approaching April 1. In many cultures, this is a time for pranksters to pull w:April Fools jokes on others. Because of the ease of editing, wiki projects tend to fall prey to these types of pranks rather easily. Let this be a reminder to us all to keep a special lookout for hoaxes, rampant fiction and other random acts of content vandalism between now and April 2. Good luck, and hopefully not too much damage will be done. -- Davodd | Talk 07:00, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC)

it.wikinews[edit]

Can you setup your bot for it.wikinews, too? Excuse me for the Engish, but I am Italian. --it:Utente:Thom

Ilya, I added the Italian Wikinews for the WeatherBot this evening. (I also found the bug that was preventing es.wikinews from updating! It was a copy-and-paste bug.) So if you add MarketBot they will have both services.
While I was tracking the es.wikinews bug down, I went ahead and added a new Southeast Asian region. We're up to 150 cities being tracked by WeatherChecker!
Cheers,
DV 12:26, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Thanks DV. I will hold off running MarketDataBot anywhere else, since I'm having small problems with it (it's not running consistently, I need to debug it some more). -- IlyaHaykinson 19:15, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Bureaucrat status granted[edit]

Hi,

since you have full support from the community, I have made you a bureaucrat. Congratulations, yet another boring task to help out with :-). You should now be able to turn other users into sysops using Special:Makesysop. Note that only stewards can perform the reverse operation.--Eloquence 11:23, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Thanks Eloquence, and everyone else who voted. Feel free to tell me if I'm screwing up, somehow. I try to take criticism well. -- IlyaHaykinson 19:16, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Wikinews:Story preparation[edit]

Seeing how well preparations have gone for the Pope story, i've created Wikinews:Story preparation. Instead of users preparing stories on their own computers and saving them on their own hard drives, they can place them here to allow other writers to add to them before the event. This will help eliminate duel coverage of the same story - Teeks99 had spent some time yesterday evening writing a Pope story - but did'nt load it onto wikinews resulting in his version being made redundent. Hopefully by allowing users to collaborate on a story from an earlier date, our article quality will be dramatically improved. → CGorman (Talk) 15:11, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Good idea! I especially like the warning at the top :-) -- IlyaHaykinson 19:17, 2 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Categories[edit]

This message is being given to several people, so please forgive the formality.

I've created a list of categories that must be included in ALL articles to ensure the DPL system works correctly. Adding the revlevent categories from this list will ensure complete site-wide relevent article listing. It is located at User:CGorman/Categories and you can easily cut & paste out of it. I urge frequent writers to bookmark this page to help save themselves time with categorization. Thanks for your attention. → CGorman (Talk) 19:38, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Accreditation Docs, phone no. etc...[edit]

Greetings Ilya, I can bear any expenses, of course, but I have questions about confirmation--several of the items below that will be part of the NASA confirmation policy of checking press passes. Any ideas?

  1. Visit to a protected page listing community-accepted users with Wikinews credentials.[1]
  2. Voicemail message on a Wikinews phone line [2]
  3. Fax to a Wikinews fax line [3]
Thanks! --HiFlyer 15:51, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Alan — currently we don't have a template for the Wikinews press ID card yet. You might want to arrange your own, or see if someone else could make you one that you could print out (maybe David Vasquez? he's pretty good with design tools). The protected page is Wikinews:Credential verification. The phone number is on the same page. Currently there's no fax number, but if you think it will be needed we will set one up. -- IlyaHaykinson 17:26, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Thank you Ilya...That's all I will need. If NASA or other press offices need a fax I'll stay in touch.
I may seek DV's help if he has time. --HiFlyer 17:44, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Commonplace[edit]

Thanks for the great program! I have one small request - could you add an option to put the image page on your watchlist after uploading? --68.204.254.4 18:12, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC) (w:User:SPUI)

I think this can be done. The bot currently doesn't have this capability, however I'll make sure to make this a priority. I'll post a note on your page when that's done. -- IlyaHaykinson 18:20, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Hi Ilya. Nice work. Perhaps you could make the comment system a bit more flexible. It refuses to upload unless you complete every box. For example, when I was uploading my own photos - I didn't want to include a source - but just copy a chunk of text - which included my name as the author. For some reason it also inserted a backslash after the copyright tag (here's an example where I filled all the fields with "-" [4]). Perhaps you could have an alert ("Some fields are emtpy. Continue?"), and then if a field is empty, omit the whole line. Alternatively you could have a seprate "advanced" mode - in which you can enter in full text - as per the normal upload form (with perhaps a list of the copyright tags for reference). Many thanks. ed_g2stalk 22:30, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Text looks weird on high-res screens. - User:Omegatron

File:Commonplacetext.png

Simeon's changes[edit]

As you have probably noticed, Simeon is intent on competely re-writing almost all the Wikinews namespace articles. I object to this on a number of fronts: there's no consensus for such changes, the pages have existed as they were for a long time which I believe is a sign the community accepts them as they are; the existing pages have all been carefully written and constructed by several editors to be the best they can be; and Simeon's changes are to make them grossly longer and harder to read. And I must be honest - a couple of the pages were written by me. I obviously don't mind people altering them, but I do object to them being destroyed. Dan100 (Talk) 08:28, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I think Simeon is trying to address issues that have come up on the site, in IRC or just in his experience. I would disagree that there is no consensus for such changes: I for one think that Simeon's new version isn't worse than the old version, and is often better. Having a page around for a long time might signal that people accept the page, but it might also signal that people just don't bother changing it.
From what I've seen, Simeon's rewrites aren't factually incorrect (with regard to the Wikinews mission, style, content etc). I think you're right that perhaps a total rewrite isn't always the best policy, but instead of reverting the change wholesale, you might want to try taking the parts that you feel are now missing and copy them out of the old version into the new version.
I know that it can be frustrating to work on a set of pages for a while only to have them change completely. But I think it's part of the Wiki way: other contributors have a different perspective on what it takes to describe Wikinews to new contributors. I've seen that there's been some work on trying to re-balance the content guide — I think you should continue collaborating via talk pages and trying to constructively merge both your and Simeon's approaches into one page. -- IlyaHaykinson 15:58, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)

your DC trip[edit]

As a matter of fact yes! Can we do a late lunch (1pm) Wednesday? I was planning a trip for a photo shoot of some vicinities of the capital for upload to WikiCommons, and tomorrow should be partly cloudy --> better than rain! I would leave it to you to name the place. I would be coming in from Richmond, VA on I-95. You can email me -Edbrown05 19:55, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Well, actually more realistically I'm busy from the early morning and until about 4 or 5pm, and my flight out is at 9:30pm from Dulles. Which means that I can't be available until the early evening. If you're still around DC then, give me a call after 5pm at +1-310-666-7574. -- IlyaHaykinson 21:04, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)

==URGENT! Your attention and input is needed regarding a crucial issue facing wikinews.== Please go to the water cooler policy discussion at http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikinews:Water_cooler/policy#creating_.2F_deleting_dispute_flag_templates

Please participate in this discussion,regardless of your opinion. Paulrevere2005 13:01, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Re: Adminship[edit]

Thanks for making me an admin! I hope I'll do my bit well by helping Wikinews be a better place to contribute and read. I'm really confident about the direction that this project this taking, I don't think anyone expected such a good quality, dynamic news source, with so many customised features, only a few months after launch. Ronline 06:23, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

My pleasure. I've greatly enjoyed your contributions and I'm very glad that you're such an awesome Wikinewsie! -- IlyaHaykinson 06:38, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

Possibly better SQL for category intersections[edit]

Hi, I have unknowingly developed a category intersections page different from what you and Amgine put together, and after finding out and subsequently chatting with Amgine, I think my SQL might be faster. Amgine suggested I post it here:

$query ="SELECT cur.cur_title, Count(categorylinks.cl_from) AS 
numlinks, cur.cur_namespace FROM categorylinks LEFT JOIN cur ON categorylinks.cl_from = 
cur.cur_id WHERE (".$params." ) GROUP BY cur.cur_title HAVING 
(((Count(categorylinks.cl_from))=".$catcount.")) ORDER BY cur.cur_namespace, cur.cur_title";

$params is the list of categories; (categorylinks.cl_to)='$catary[$catcount]') OR...

My implementation is in draft on my development wiki, here: http://zdevwiki.wikidweb.com/wiki/Special:Intersections

The interface isn't perfect yet, and they way I'm doing results excluding certain categories is probably kind of clumsy, but the category and page results are pretty solid.

Look forward to talkiing with you about it - hope I have something to contribute.--Aerik 17:05, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

This does look pretty good — I'll have to look at the execution plan to see how it performs. But I like the ability to easily exclude categories. I'll look at it in more detail later today. -- IlyaHaykinson 17:40, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
Eek. Didn't get a chance to look at it. Will try to look this weekend. -- IlyaHaykinson 13:28, 6 May 2005 (UTC)


Please Help with your input[edit]

at the water cooler 1.8 DV and Hi-Flyer left + Administrative Abuse

[[5]] Paulrevere2005 12:43, 9 May 2005 (UTC

Bureaucrat attention[edit]

Please read the first sentence; the words "as a criminal" stick out. I hate to be the one to mention this; but I feel compelled to do so.

"Simeon edits from Australia, a continent populated entirely by criminals! And, as a criminal he would expect that we would not trust him, so obviously we cannot drink from the glass in front of us..."- Amgine/talk 03:54, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Talk:President_Bush_marks_end_of_WWII%3B_reports_circulate_his_Grandfather_helped_Hitler

Paulrevere2005 12:27, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

I think this was tongue-in-cheek, and a reference to w:The Princess Bride, perhaps. If not, it's up to Simeon to remove that and bring it up. That said, there are other issues about (Amgine and Simeon had a block war yesterday) that need steward attention. -- IlyaHaykinson 14:16, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

Commonplace and mono[edit]

Have you tried to run this under Mono? I run linux and would very much to play with this, but I am not a developer. Cheers. Burgundavia 07:19, 15 May 2005 (UTC)

I know that it compiled, last time I tried it. However the system required the Wine emulator which I didn't have installed on my Linux box, so I never ran the resulting binary successfully. -- IlyaHaykinson 15:50, 16 May 2005 (UTC)

Close Commonplace[edit]

Hi Ilya, I can't close your (really helpful!!) Commonplace tool after having uploaded files into the Wikimedia Commons... After having uploaded, the Commonplace window does not response any longer and I have to close it via Windows Task Manager (Windows XP). Is this a bug or am I just too stupid to use it?? --84.151.77.68 16:14, 16 May 2005 (UTC)/de:w:Benutzer:Rdb (You can answer me here (also in english...))

Responded on the de.wikipedia User page. -- IlyaHaykinson 16:22, 16 May 2005 (UTC)

Suggestion[edit]

Could you make it so that the commonplace program doesn't require a category for images. Not all images have a cat to go in. Just a thought. -BrokenSegue

I think Commons people insist that every image should be in a category... -- IlyaHaykinson 20:55, 19 May 2005 (UTC)
I'm an admin on commons. Every picture should be in a category or article. A category is optional. Also when I upload I might want to create the category afterwards. Nice program though works quite well.

Need your help[edit]

Hello Ilya,

I was wondering if you could help me (us) out with making the same kinds of templates on wikinews as they have it on wikipedia [w:Wikipedia:Babel|here]. Those are templates that users can put on their pages to denote which languages they speak. I could go and create each template one by one, but I am guessing a bot would do it better (there is a lot of them) :) But, I have no idea how to create&operate a bot :) If you have enough time to deal with it, would you please help us out? Thanks --Dcabrilo 22:01, 18 May 2005 (UTC)

This might be more easily done with the python bot framework rather than with mine. I would recommend asking someone in irc://irc.freenode.org/#mediawiki to help with this. They're generally nice helpful folk, especially helpful if they don't have a major server problem. -- IlyaHaykinson 22:59, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

Translation into Japanese of Commonplace[edit]

Hallo, I'm very glad to meet your soft. I'd like to inform it Japanese wikipedians more and more. Can I help you to translate into Japanese the soft and its site?-- 01:30, 20 May 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for using the software! I will make an effort to let people translate Commonplace versions in a future version. -- IlyaHaykinson 22:56, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
I see. I'm looking for it.-- 23:25, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
PS. Please contact here later.-- 09:27, 21 May 2005 (UTC)

Commonplace software[edit]

Absolutely wondeful, helpful software - thanks for the work. After entering a category in the "Categories:" box in the form "[[Category:xxx]]" I realised that the peripherals are added by the software: I need only type "xxx". However, I have not since figured out how to enter multiple categories? Perhaps I am being stupid, but a swift reply would be greatly appreciated. --OldakQuill 18:22, 20 May 2005 (UTC) PS. A few suggestions for your next release if you don't think this rude: being able to save image files and descriptions; and being able to insert {{name}} in bulk descriptions to taylor them to each image. Thanks again, Oldak.

You can separate multiple categories with a comma: xxx, yyy, zzz, etc. I'm not totally sure what you mean about being able to save image files and descriptions (you already have the images on your disk, I presume, if you're uploading them). As for being able to insert the name in descriptions, that's a good idea. I'll try to add this to the next version. -- IlyaHaykinson 22:56, 20 May 2005 (UTC)
Thanks. Sometimes, if I have loaded up 20 images in the software and have filled in half of the descriptions but am called out or have to restart the computer, I cannot save the ones I have already done, I either have to delete the images I haven't filled in or abandon it all together. By save, I mean save the work on descriptions I have already done. I have some more requests if you'd like to hear them ;). How about placing the file size and resolution (if picture) under the preview, as well as giving a link to preview the image in other software? Bulk editing only selected images? Creating your own fields (like the current Source and Description fields) and setting presentation of these fields (when you type the source in "Source:" is added before). Thanks agao, the software is really useful. --OldakQuill 19:17, 22 May 2005 (UTC)

A bugreport: It didn't notify me that I gave it worong password. Everything looked fine, just there were no files uploaded. Half an hour later when I found out what's wrong, I wanted to download it again with the correct password, it told me that all images are already uploaded! So now I'll have to open a new instance and paste it all there again :/ commons:user:helix84 23:29, 23 May 2005 (UTC)

Good catch! I'll see what I can do in the next version. -- IlyaHaykinson 01:51, 24 May 2005 (UTC)

Close Commonplace #2[edit]

Hi Ilya,
Sorry for the late answer but i didn't have the time to answer...
I think I just didn't use v1.1 of Commonplace; I downloaded your software another time and now it works fine... For v1.2, I have a proposal for a new button: It would be nice to have the possibility to add the newly uploaded images automatically to the watchlist, if that's possible... --84.151.105.168 12:43, 24 May 2005 (UTC)/w:de:Benutzer_Diskussion:Rdb

Oops, sorry, I didn't see the "options"-button...;) --84.151.105.168 12:57, 24 May 2005 (UTC)

Site status infobox[edit]


Wikinews Status
Articles: 21,416
Edits: 4,395,352
Users: 2,769,291

I've created the template, but I could you please code a bot that takes info from the statistics page and update the stats every 30 seconds or less for the infobox?

Every 30 seconds? That seems a bit frequent for a client-side program to make edits on a wikinews page! -- IlyaHaykinson 02:04, 25 May 2005 (UTC)
OK, fine, how about every hour? NGerda 18:45, Jun 20, 2005 (UTC)

Invitiation to join the Wikimedia Research Team[edit]

Hello Ilya!

I'd like to invite you to join the Wikimedia Research Team which I'm building on Meta with support from the Foundation Board of Trustees. Our goal is to work together to systematically analyze the needs of the projects, conduct research and collect empirical data, interview users, build relationships with outside developers, examine project proposals, and make recommendations to the Board for targeted software development. As newly appointed Chief Research Officer, I'm going to pay very close attention to the needs of Wikinews.

You have an excellent technical understanding, are pleasant to work with, and are keenly aware of the needs of Wikinews -- in short, it would be great to have you on board. I know you're currently very busy, but I don't expect any strong time commitment. It would be nice to see you at the meetings we're going to have soon and share some ideas about the present and future of the Wikimedia projects. If you're interested, just add yourself to the list of Current Members, and I will inform you about all future developments.--Eloquence 16:23, 26 May 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for the invite. Invitation accepted. IlyaHaykinson 17:59, 26 May 2005 (UTC)

User comments proposal[edit]

Hey Ilya, you suggested in response to my user comments proposal that it could be implemented by adding a namespace for user comments. I was curious if it is currently possible/easy to do this, and if so, if you have any suggestions on how to get the ball rolling on adding this feature. - TalkHard 06:59, 27 May 2005 (UTC)

Sr Wikinews[edit]

Hi can you add Serbian Wikinews to WeatherBot, to update weather to template http://sr.wikinews.org/wiki/Template:CurWeatherMapImage. Thanks --Sasa Stefanovic 14:59, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

admin[edit]

Not to be pushy or anything but voting for me is over and i got 100% support to become a sysop and the last two nights i've been dealing with vandals when no sysop is online to block the so i would like to get sysopped by tonight if possible in case the vandal comes back tonight, wich wouldn't surpirse me if he/she did. I also leaf this maeage on Eloquence's talk page too, thanks.--Ryan524 17:39, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Adminship[edit]

IlyaHaykinson, great job with the bots! you obviously have some great skills at this. I would greatly appreciate it if you would let me know if I received adminship. I have 6 Support votes and 2 Oppose votes (75% Support). Thank you very much. NGerda 22:57, Jun 2, 2005 (UTC)

DynamicPageLists[edit]

I'm attempting to ease the process of publishing a story by making Wikinews:2005/June/20 a DyanmicPageList. The only problem with this, however, is that images cannot be embedded within the text. Is there a way to do this? NGerda 18:44, Jun 20, 2005 (UTC)

Nope, no current way to do this by inserting into the list. :-( You could split the page into two columns (two floating columns, aligned left and right respectively) and stick the DPL into one and images into the other. But that's about the only option right now. -- IlyaHaykinson 19:39, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Ilya, can you take a look at this and give some input please? I'd also like to note that NGerda tried to remove the RSS feed from the front page earlier. Dan100 (Talk) 08:59, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Ilya, if you get the DPLs to list by time of category addition, I will love you forever, or something :-). That is the No.1 thing we need, imo. It would make all the DPL region and topic pages work properly, and I wouldn't object to it's use on the Main Page at all. Good luck! Dan100 (Talk) 14:05, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Wow, cool! NGerda 17:52, Jun 23, 2005 (UTC)
I spent some time last night trying to make it work. It appears that every time you edit a story, it removes the article from categories and then puts it back in. I haven't confirmed it yet, though, with MediaWiki folks. I have already added a few other DPL features (on my development wiki), but they're nowhere near as important as the list-by-category-add-time. -- IlyaHaykinson 16:43, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

It would be great if you could write it so the listing order is a user-definable feature. NGerda 17:52, Jun 23, 2005 (UTC)

I don't think I was clear. From trying to implement it, so far it does not seem possible, to me. I will keep trying, but no promises. It would of course be user-configurable if done. -- IlyaHaykinson 20:49, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Great! Keep up the good effort! NGerda 20:50, Jun 23, 2005 (UTC)

You Rock! Thanks, Ilya! Kevin Baastalk June 27, 2005 23:35 (UTC)

Thanks for your improvements :-) Dan100 (Talk) 28 June 2005 10:16 (UTC)

Thanks.[edit]

Good to be back - writing legal briefs 5 out of 7 days a week kinda killed my ability to write for WN. ;-) -- Davodd | Talk 03:22, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Commonplace for Mac / German translation[edit]

Hi Ilya,

I'd like to ask you if you could develop a Mac OS X version of Commonplace. It seems to be a very useful software and I (as well as any other Mac user on Commons) would really appreciate a Commonplace for Mac OS X.

Additionally, I'd be able to do a German translation of Commonplace. Let me know what you think about it on my Wikipedia user discussion page: w:User talk:CdaMVvWgS. Greetings -- 81.62.254.58 28 June 2005 09:29 (UTC)

vandal alert[edit]

for 65.40.123.217

Paulrevere2005 30 June 2005 14:08 (UTC)

Upload Issues[edit]

If it is important for uploads of audio material to go to commons, then the upload page should go there, or it should give some indication to do that. I'm willing to do whatever is reasonable to include material, but I think it is unreasonable and unfair to expect me to know that something is not going to the right place when nothing tells what is or should be done.

- Paul Robinson (Rfc1394 1 July 2005 22:32 (UTC))
It does. see Upload free media at the left. NGerda July 1, 2005 22:33 (UTC)
The instructions for the Special:Upload actually mention that content uploaded must match certain criteria. Please re-upload the audio to the Commons. Sorry for the confusion — we try to make it obvious. -- IlyaHaykinson 1 July 2005 22:37 (UTC)

Namespace filter for DPL[edit]

Now that I've freed up some of your time by coding the Inputbox extension, I hope you can hack a namespace filter into the DPL. That would keep templates out of the lists.--Eloquence 3 July 2005 02:50 (UTC)

Erik, you rule. Thanks! I will be working on namespace filter this weekend. -- IlyaHaykinson 3 July 2005 17:53 (UTC)

An invitation[edit]

I'm attempting to start up a new edition of Wikinews, one with a simpler user contributions system at m:Wikinews/Start a new edition#Open English. The goals of this project would be to simplify the process of submitting articles such that anyone with no knowledge of the Mediawiki software or the Wikimedia projects culture can easily understand and submit an article, and immediately see it on the main page developing articles section.

If you would be interested in supporting this project I would be pleased if you would sign up at the Meta page.

Adding more information to weather feeds[edit]

I was thinking given that the weather feed program takes up quite a bit of storage and bandwidth the images could be made more useful by also showing some wind, some isobars, and things like that, rather than just temperature. That way the images would be a more useful and informative storage of the world's weather. --203.26.206.130 7 July 2005 15:05 (UTC)

I do very little maintenance on the weather map generation front right now. However, your idea is very sound. Are you willing or able to pursue the code changes yourself? -- IlyaHaykinson 7 July 2005 15:56 (UTC)

DPL 1.5 for 1.4.6[edit]

I have one broken bit, but otherwise I have it working in 1.4.6 (for my own use, primarily, but...) DynamicPageList 1.5 for MW 1.4.6 is a link to the source on meta.

- Amgine/talk

Nifty — nice job! What's still broken? -- IlyaHaykinson 04:16, 10 July 2005 (UTC)
Can't get the combination of notcategory and namespace to work. Don't know why. - Amgine/talk 05:34, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

About the image use policy...[edit]

When I got permission from the board to open image hosting on Wikinews, it was with the clear understanding that only Fair Use images would be allowed. I thought I had made that clear to you as well, but I must not have done so. <shrug> I'm not sure what else to say about it, but see what happens next.

DynamicPageList Features[edit]

I have two questions about DynamicPageList features and future evolution of the extension.

  1. Is it possible search sub-categories so that there is no need to have a double categorization (eg. Category:Europe and Category:Norway which makes no sense) in order to make local informations appear on Europe DPL ?
  2. A very odd request : is it possible to put before the article title, its second and third category (sounds a little strange I know...) : looking like this :

Anyway, thank you for this extension, making everyone's job on wikinews easier ! Faager - «?» 15:43, 12 July 2005 (UTC)

Not sure if this is a "feature, per se, but something you might want to add for yourself:
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 23:54:50 +0000
From: ?var Arnfj?r? Bjarmason <avarab@gmail.com>
Subject: [Wikitech-l] Announcing $wgExtensionCredits
To: Wikimedia developers <wikitech-l@wikimedia.org>
Message-ID: <51dd1af80507121654337d5fe9@mail.gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1

Per the suggestion of Tim Starling I implemented a way for extensions
to display their credits on Special:Version ( see it live at
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Version ), to add your
credits to the page just include the following in your extension:

$wgExtensionCredits[$type][] = array(
        'name' => 'Example extension',
        'author' => 'Foo Barstein',
        'url' => 'http://wwww.example.com/Example%20Extension/',
);

Where $type is one of 'specialpage', 'parserhook', or 'other'.

Happy hacking.
So what can I do to implement this feature ? (sorry but I'm not really a php specalist :() Faager - «?» 09:46, 14 July 2005 (UTC)

Faager, unfortunately neither request is very easy to do... Category hierarchies aren't very easy to develop for in MediaWiki (for example, it's possible to have circular dependencies in categories, and that could easily kill any sort of a database query). As for the special output you're requesting, that might also be a bit more difficult. I will look at it, but I can't promise that I would be able to implement it any time soon. -- IlyaHaykinson 16:37, July 17, 2005 (UTC)

It was just a proposal, so thank you for looking for a solution, which is already a lot of work I presume. Faager - «?» 08:23, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

Suppressing caching[edit]

m:User:Algorithm/RandomSelection is an example of an extension that suppresses the cache. Though it uses the old table schema, the same principle could perhaps be applied to DPL.--Eloquence 22:26, 13 July 2005 (UTC)

Interesting idea, but preventing caching is probably a bad thing for the site: suppress the cache on too many pages, and the cache is useless. Instead, we should have a smart cache-clearing solution... -- IlyaHaykinson 23:39, July 13, 2005 (UTC)
Wikinews is relatively small -- I doubt it would make much of a difference at this point. It could be disabled for the Main Page, which is currently purged ourly by a cronjob, but for rarely edited DPL pages, it would make a big difference -- in those cases, an anon might otherwise get a page which is days out of date.--Eloquence 00:47, 14 July 2005 (UTC)
In that case, maybe. I'll research it during the weekend, if I have time. -- IlyaHaykinson 01:07, July 14, 2005 (UTC)

California meetup[edit]

I'll be over in Calif. for a few days -- perhaps a chance to meet? See Wikinews:Meetup/California.--Eloquence* 00:33, July 18, 2005 (UTC)

Portals/neighbourhoods[edit]

Thanks for your help on my proposal so far. I've done quite a lot of development on it now and it would be great if you could take a look - the technical side is still lacking! Thanks, ClareWhite 08:58, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

RingCentral[edit]

RC wants a username and pwd before I can download whatever it is waiting there... would you like to share? :-) Dan100 (Talk) 17:30, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

The messages should be attached to all emails sent to the list. I'm working to fix the archive to have the attachments as well. -- IlyaHaykinson 17:49, July 20, 2005 (UTC)

Question about maxcategories[edit]

Can it be bumped to 5 please? There is a possible need with the DPL test page. -- Amgine

I think you want to ask brion about that, actually. I don't have root access. -- IlyaHaykinson 22:55, July 20, 2005 (UTC)

Photo[edit]

Hi Ilya, it's probably too pedantic to bother with but i'm almost certain those Standard hoardings aren't reporting what happened today but their bloodthirsty 'Bombing victims special edition' - at least those were the hoardings I saw this afternoon. ClareWhite 14:57, 21 July 2005 (UTC)

Ah. Gotcha. I am removing it from the front page, and noting so on the article page. -- IlyaHaykinson 15:08, July 21, 2005 (UTC)

Stock market data bot[edit]

I can probably provide stock market data for most major world markets including NASDAQ, NYSE, LSE and EURONEXT to Wikinews, including charts. We would need some sort of bot to maintain the page though. Would you be interested in helping out with this in someway? Just throwing your source code at us would probably be enough :) Contact me at alex.stapleton@gmail.com if your interested please.

RfA[edit]

Please review my RfA when you get a chance. The vote went 11-0. --RossKoepkeTalk 05:01, 25 July 2005 (UTC)

More DPL... an error report[edit]

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:DynamicPageList - Amgine/talk 04:50, 26 July 2005 (UTC)

Good call. Responded. Oh, and... change your signature, please please? -- IlyaHaykinson 04:55, July 26, 2005 (UTC)

Global Voices blogging[edit]

Hi Ilya, some of the editors of the Global Voices blog are looking for someone to report on and link to wikinews stories that are unusual, or not covered well by the mainstream. Would you be interested? A good paragraphs about a story, giving a precis and explaining why it wasn't well-covered elsewhere (and linking to it!) would be fine. Sj 16:57, 26 July 2005 (UTC)

We also need to do more with the GV wiki, but that's another story. Sj

European Weather Maps[edit]

Hey, I just noticed on your European Weather map (e.g. Image:Eur C 26Jul2005at2201UTC.jpg) Minsk doesn't have a star by it, but it's the capital of Belarus and therefore should have one. I was also wondering if you had considered adding a city like Strasbourg or Frankfurt, that area is quite populated and important. Lastly, I would have thought that Edinburgh was more important than Aberdeen. I apologise if this is the wrong place to post these things! Regards, Joolz 23:08, 26 July 2005 (UTC)

Japanese edition IRC channel[edit]

Hi Ilya, now we registered a new channel to freenode as #wikinews-ja whose language code is not UTF-8 but ISO-2022-JP. Would you kindly support this channel on your WWW to IRC interface? Cheers, --Aphaia 05:52, 29 July 2005 (UTC)

I added #wikinews-ja to the list. I am not sure how to enable the ISO-2002-JP charset though. I'll research this further. -- IlyaHaykinson 02:31, August 2, 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for your work, I'll test it and report you if necessary. --Aphaia 05:14, 28 August 2005 (UTC)
Sadly, it doesn't work well at least now;
In setting /charset iso-2022-jp & browser encording in the same, I got the below on the browser
<britty> test                           (us-ascii)
<britty> ������������������   (テスト in iso-2022-jp)
If some other accesses from the ordinary irc client, he or she can read what I input in iso-2022-jp, but I would get the squares on the above.
If it can be fixed, it would be more helpful, though even now we can share this community channel more broadly by thank of you. ;-) Cheers, --Aphaia 05:33, 28 August 2005 (UTC)

Future talk 2[edit]

Hello, I would like to invite you to attend our second future talk, it will be held on Monday, August 1 at 21:00 UTC. It will be held on the Wikinews IRC channel #wikinews For more information please see the page on meta The main topics will be audio Wikinews, WNN and portals/neighborhoods It would be great if you will be able to attend. --Cspurrier 15:42, 30 July 2005 (UTC)

Old news not allowed?[edit]

Does it matter how old the news are? I founded extreamly intresseting old news, so may others as well. So actually it does not matter how old the news are, or we must in a year delate all out-dated news articles in Wikinews, so for that reason it would not be wise to delate old news and they will remain in the Wikinews according to policy. --L'Houngan 02:36, 2 August 2005 (UTC)

I think that a story from nearly a hundred years ago is definitely out of date and isn't "new"s, at the moment. In addition, it was written with a strong POV and wasn't news in the traditional sense of the word (more of a profile of a person). Plus it had statements like "The Albanians are the most beautiful people" which would never pass NPOV muster.
I liked the story, I just think it's more of an essay or an opinion piece, and not much of a news story. I'm sorry. -- IlyaHaykinson 04:49, August 2, 2005 (UTC)
Okay. One question, can I submit this story? And if not, Why? Many thanks in advance!


SCUTARI, Albania, June 12. 1885. -- A terrible
tragedy recently occurred in the family of
Prenk Doda, Prince of the Mirdites. The
Prince is detained as a hostage at Constantino-
ople. From there he sent a message to his
mother, who resides at Scutari, saying that he
suspected that his cousin was playing the part
of a spy for the Turkish Government. The
cousin, soon afterward visiting the residence of
Prenk Doda, was shot dead. The arrest of the
mother and sister of Prenk Doda was immedi-
ately ordered. They escaped by seeking and se-
curing refuge in the French Consulate. The
Porte now demands the surrender by the
French authorities of the mother and sister of
Prenk Doda, claiming that they are accomplices
in the murder.

--L'Houngan 12:30, 2 August 2005 (UTC)

I personally don't think that it should be OK: for one, our datelines are for the date the article was published and not for the time of the news. In the text you can say "120 years and 2 months ago,...". It really becomes more of an encyclopedic article and not a news article, though, if you cover events that old.
All that said, I don't want to turn you off writing articles about old events just based on my feedback. I feel that you should put this article as a subpage in your user namespace, and then post on the watercooler asking for community feedback on this kind of a project (i.e. a project of covering old news stories). -- IlyaHaykinson 21:22, August 2, 2005 (UTC)
Okay, you wan't topical news? What do you think about THIS? L'Houngan 04:37, 3 August 2005 (UTC)

RfA[edit]

Hey, I hate to bother you, but if you have some time in the near future could you please check out my RfA page? The vote went 8-1. Thanks, Mrmiscellanious 03:27, 2 August 2005 (UTC)

Done. MrM is now an admin ;) -- IlyaHaykinson 04:56, August 2, 2005 (UTC)

adding stuff[edit]

I have the alphabetic ordermethod working on the 1.4.x version of the DPL, but I cannot get the DPL to work at all with 1.5beta4 so I can't test it.

I've also figured out how to uncache the page, which is also in the 1.4.x version. If you can get them to work with the 1.5x version and test it... <quite frustrated that I can't get 1.5 to work> - Amgine 05:56, 10 August 2005 (UTC)~

User names[edit]

I'd like to take this matter to the entire community. I do not like the way this is being dealt with and I also do not think there is anything "confusing" about my user name. NPOV 03:16, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

I assume I have the right to change the rules back to what they were before. If not,please lmk. NPOV 03:16, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

Contributing Reporter Award[edit]

This award is presented to Wikinews reporters upon their 11th published news article.

A little late - but congrats, anyway! -- Davodd | Talk 05:27, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

Hotline[edit]

I seem to recall you saying that if wasn't used over a period of a few months, it could be removed from the main page. Well, I think it's closer to a month and it hasn't received a single call :-). Considering, in addition, that our main page is very "full", can I remove it now? Dan100 (Talk) 09:59, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

You can; but I'd really appreciate it if you didn't. I am still hoping that folks start calling it, but for that we have to promote the number. I was going to try this within a week or so: perhaps you can leave it up on the main page for another couple of weeks? After that, if we're still with no calls, we'll call this experiment closed. -- IlyaHaykinson 16:49, August 16, 2005 (UTC)

Well it's been there a month to the day, with no calls, so I'm taking it out. I'd suggest you try and ascertain who will actually monitor the line first. If you can get several people to say they will (although saying is one thing, doing is another), then it might be worthwhile promoting - there's no point doing that if no-one's going to check up on it. If you do get to that stage, then it could be added back to the page (it doesn't have to be there for you to promote it, though). Dan100 (Talk) 08:44, August 20, 2005 (UTC)

Commonplace Category separations[edit]

Hello, thanks for this soft, i use it a lot. But the separation between ctegories is a problem. The "," is not good because lots of categories use it, for exemple : Atlanta, Georgia. A "+" will be better. Best regards. Petrusbarbygere

Portals[edit]

Hi Ilya! I'm trying to move forward on the portals thing though I know everyone's said a lot about it already... I wondered whether you still objected to the system if redirects are put into place to make them easy to find, or would you support it now? ClareWhite 08:51, 26 August 2005 (UTC)

At this point we've argued back and forth on this issue for far too long. I agree with your proposal and drop my objections. -- IlyaHaykinson 16:33, August 26, 2005 (UTC)
Thank you very much Ilya. I greatly appreciate it. -- NGerda 16:48, August 26, 2005 (UTC)

Promotion to adminship?[edit]

Hey Ilya, on WN:A, my nomination for adminship seems to be in my favor. It's been a week since I have been nominated, so may I please be promoted to administrator? (Sorry if I worded this in a bad way.) —MESSEDROCKER (talk) 17:20, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

Never mind. —MESSEDROCKER (talk) 18:28, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

Hope you will help me if this happens[edit]

An anon put this on my talk page today; "== Warning == theres a plot to perman. ban you. see: [[6]]"

Neutralizer 20:32, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

WeatherChecker Source Code[edit]

Hi, I downloaded the WeatherChecker Source and tried to compile it in Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express (Beta 2), and it was complaining about missing components, specifically 'WeatherParser' and 'WikiNewsBot'. Is there anywhere I can find these components? — Ilγαηερ (Tαlκ) 21:41, 31 October 2005 (UTC)

I'm actually not sure if the code will correctly compile with VS 2005, yet. The parser classes should just be part of the projects you downloaded; make sure you downloaded the entire set of code that came with WeatherChecker. You can find more info on the bot framework at http://www.tiredbrain.com/wikinews/wikinewsbot/ — please let me know if that doesn't help. You may also get in touch with User:David_Vasquez. He's not active on Wikinews anymore, but he used to run the Weather bot in production and likely has the latest code for it, too. I'm sure he'll get back to you if you email him. -- IlyaHaykinson 14:30, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
I think the problem was that I downloaded a tarball of only /weatherchecker instead of the one that includes /weatherparser and /wikinewsbot as well. — Ilγαηερ (Tαlκ) 21:10, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
Yep, I got the entire tarball, and the project even compiler in VS 2005. Now as for getting reports, I may be missing something as to how the program works. It also does a little bit of complaining about obsolete elements, but it runs. — Ilγαηερ (Tαlκ) 03:01, 2 November 2005 (UTC)
Well, it should be downloading the reports from the US METAR service, provided by the w:NOAA. I will have to check this weekend if this still works. -- IlyaHaykinson 04:59, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

Stewards need to see this,imo, using Wikinews to recruit and get donations for a personal project[edit]

[7] [8] Neutralizer 00:13, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

Conference call[edit]

We're going to be interviewing JWales on Monday; there will be two interviewers at least, so we're trying to figure out a way to record/take notes and have the several people involved. See the water cooler to add questions for consideration. (I think it's there, at least) - Amgine | talk 20:38, 30 November 2005 (UTC)

Rfda on Amgine[edit]

Hi Ilya,

MrM deleted my Rfda on Amgine although the previous Rfda on Amgine has been withdrawn. I have a health situation that allows me online rarely; I trust you will replace the Rfda I just put on; as I do not have the energy for an edit war with those 2. Paulrevere2005 02:03, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

It appears to have been restored by someone. However, it seems to be more of an extended comment together with a vote supporting the rfda. -- IlyaHaykinson 06:16, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Ubern00b[edit]

Howdy, friend - I'm a noob around wikinews (experienced on wikipedia) and I want to contribute a video news segment concerning the upcoming NYC transit strike...I left a comment on the Wikinews main discussion page, take a look and if you can help me out let me know. Thanks PaulHanson 06:15, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

Responded on user's talk page. -- IlyaHaykinson 07:14, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

green[edit]

Me likes green Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 11:48, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

So much for green. Oh well, its all good. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 11:50, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

I like the infobox[edit]

Wikinews Today. Great Idea. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 06:15, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks -- IlyaHaykinson 06:21, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Did you know about this template it makes adding stuff to that page way easier. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 06:22, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Heh, no, I didn't know. Thanks for the tip. Next time I know. -- IlyaHaykinson 06:27, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Commonplace[edit]

I was wondering if you'd managed to do any work on Commonplace? It hasn't worked in quite a while, not for me at least, and I saw a comment on your Commons talk page dating from November voicing similar problems. It's a great program. Thaks! If possible, please respond on my en.wikipedia talk page.--Golbez 08:44, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

Amgine's RfdA[edit]

I hope you are not angry that I put it back up. I will not put it up again but Paul really put some time into the information he provided, I imagine, and that info never was really considered in an RfdA before. Much of it was submitted during the last RfDa on Amgine but after he saw that one was going ahead, he withdrew all of his work before even half the votes were made. Even if Amgine is not RfdAed I think it is good and important for the community to consider that information rather than sweeping it under the rug. However, I will not be engaging in any edit wars at all; just as I promised you after the mediation. Neutralizer 03:00, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

Neutralizer, I think that if you want the community to consider this new information, you can put it up in other places. Admin action alerts if it's truly admin-related things, or your user page, come to mind. But starting another vote on this subject is unnecessary, and given your personal conflict with Amgine perhaps less than best to come from you.
As for standing by your commitment in the mediation results: thank you. I appreciate the commitment to the process. -- IlyaHaykinson 03:07, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

help, eurocentrism[edit]

A user is attempting to change the name of Rape suspects in Ciudad Juárez arrested to a eurocentric title that includes country name. Remember from our conversation the other night that we concluded that country names are unnecessary and you said you would back me up on this. --MateoP 19:54, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

While I disagree with your terminology (I don't think it's "eurocentrism" per se), I continue to maintain that country names aren't required, and renamed the article. -- IlyaHaykinson 03:11, 4 January 2006 (UTC)

Wikimedia Commonplace[edit]

Hi, I'm using the latest version of the software, and have been trying to upload a number of images with it. In the beginning it worked fine, but later the images simply won't upload. I have the correct user name and password, and the status bar progresses, but the images simply aren't uploaded... Is the software buggy or am I doing something wrong? /130.235.57.231 14:14, 6 January 2006 (UTC) (commons:User:Grillo)

the same for me. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benutzer:Denisoliver 11:30, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

ArbCom nomination[edit]

Hello Ilya,

I've nominated you as part of the Wikinews:Arbitration Committee elections 2006. Please indicate whether you accept the nomination. Thanks,--Eloquence 04:58, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks Erik. I accept. -- IlyaHaykinson 17:38, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Weather[edit]

I am very interested in bringing weather back. I think we should have a small featured article size section on the front and a separate portal/area to go to for weather. I would be interested in maintaining that section. Jason Safoutin 20:46, 24 January 2006 (UTC)

MarketDataBot[edit]

Hey! Can you write a bot that will erase all the stale images that MarketDataBot created in Commons! Thanks! :) Bastique Bastique 17:40, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

The Arbcom selection process is completed, and you have been chosen by the community to serve in this role. Hopefully you won't have anything to do but twiddle your thumbs, but good on you anyway! - Amgine | talk en.WN 23:35, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Yes, Congrats. Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 23:44, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
Congrats. You place first overall‼ Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 23:48, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, everyone! *twiddles thumbs*. -- IlyaHaykinson 00:32, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Request for Arbitration[edit]

Please enter your opinion as to whether the ArbCom should accept a request for arbitration in User:172.150.5.17 vs. User:Amgine. --Chiacomo (talk) 00:32, 25 February 2006 (UTC)


Please enter your opinion as to whether the ArbCom should accept a request for arbitration in User:Brian New Zealand v User:Amgine --Chiacomo (talk) 05:28, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

Arbcom Mailing List[edit]

I have created an ArbCom mailing list on Google Groups (I didn't get a response when asking in #wikimedia-tech). Please send me a message from the address to which you wish to receive arbcom message. --Chiacomo (talk) 05:16, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Done. -- IlyaHaykinson 05:43, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

RfAr[edit]

Can you please take a look at WN:RfAr and make your comment on whether or not to accept the matter for arbitration - Cartman02au (Talk)(AU Portal) 04:27, 15 March 2006 (UTC)


Wikinewsbot & Commonplace[edit]

Hi Ilya, I tried to access the sources of the two tools but I couln'd find any file on your server. I've got the sources of commonplace from qwicky, but they haven't got the sources for the Wikinewsbot. It would be nice if you could upload them again. Thanks, H.Süpfle

message[edit]

Hi I post you a message in your Commons talk page. Bye