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For the not-so-brief stint where I was gone and then came back and then left again, you can check Archive 3. irid:t 02:43, 3 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Back, fo reals


I'm back again. I really do mean it, though. Thanks to Brian for welcoming me back. :) irid:t 02:43, 3 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Re: Back fo Reals


Welcome back to Wikinews =] Thunderhead - (talk) 02:57, 3 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

RE Bridge


No problem. I was up for nearly 24 hours updating and updating with a few other Wikinewsies. I am glad you are back. We all missed you and I hope that you stay this time. :) DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 03:10, 3 August 2007 (UTC)Reply



Thankyou for your advice, I startte with w:James Merlino though. Hooroo Enlil Ninlil 04:35, 3 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Hello if your still online, how do I put the article on the date and Politcs category on the front page of the Australian Portal. Thanks. Enlil Ninlil 08:58, 3 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thank you so much


ironiridis if i make a new one please format thank you cigarlover --Cigarlover 14:36, 3 August 2007 (UTC) wb --Cigarlover 14:59, 3 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Death toll up to six in Minneapolis bridge collapse


This article is not up to standards for a lead. But I made it a secondary off the lead. --SVTCobra 00:42, 4 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

I did not say "already" just that it is in the related news, but I guess I could have said it is "now" in related news. If I had said "already" then I agree that would have been a slight. --SVTCobra 01:15, 4 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
Already replied on your talk page. Sorry again, I read that wrong. Too many tabs open, brain too small. :) irid:t 01:16, 4 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Re: Pandas


Hey thanks, im looking into finding some recent pictures. The other article has pictures, but they seem too old.

Cheers. -- Jay H 03:45, 4 August 2007 (UTC)Reply



Wikilinks don't work in the Mediawiki namespace sometimes, that message is one of the no-wikilink ones. On the subject, HTML doesn't work in that one either, because it's part of a link. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Thunderhead (talkcontribs) August 4, 2007

Indeed so, Mediawiki namespace is wierd =P Thunderhead - (talk) 03:03, 5 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

where to say oops sorry


Hello I am new here and I accidentally changed a userspace without realising that it was a userspace. Where do I say sorry? The tabs at the top are different in Wikinews than in other places and now I've made a mistake I am a bit worried about where to put things.Open Research 08:32, 5 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

aww but that was th funny part!!


It was all I could do to not make some comment about christians thinking all rock music is the work of satan. lol

anyway, such a sentence wouldn't be out of place if the article got to a reasonable length, which is why I didn't hit publish.

must work.. must not edit.. wikinews bad.. :) Nyarlathotep 17:57, 6 August 2007 (UTC)Reply



Hey guys. I know I've all but vanished. I'm in Iowa right now on an emergency job. I'll be back Monday at the latest. I don't have internet access where I am, but I might be changing hotels over the weekend. I have some wikienergy to work out when I get back! ;) irid:t 23:44, 9 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

And, I'm back. Whee, good to be home. Let's write some articles. irid:t 00:23, 14 August 2007 (UTC)Reply



Nah, I just did, I was closing some windows to free up memory. --TUFKAAP 01:55, 14 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Murder at street parade


I am not keen on that template. (Not to mention that it seems to mix up Sweden and Switzerland). --SVTCobra 02:37, 14 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Use of such a template would have to decided by consensus. Your use of your own template tagged an article that is about an event in Switzerland, but written in German, as better suited for the Swedish Wikinews. That's not right by any means. I removed the template.
Besides, we do accept articles with foreign language sources. We just need to translate them (which is sometimes done by trusted Wikinews editors). We do not publish until it is verified however. --SVTCobra 02:52, 14 August 2007 (UTC)Reply
I can read some German. But only enough to make out that this article is not a piece of fiction. Also, the dates are right, so it is current news. In such cases we are unable to move forward, so we just leave the article in the development stage. There is no harm in that, either the language experts step forward, or this article goes away as abandoned. It happens all the time, such is the nature of Wikinews. Unless some publishes it, there is no reason to pick at it, unless obvious proof of a hoax or misleading. --SVTCobra 03:08, 14 August 2007 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for teh welcome! :) L337p4wn 05:11, 14 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Removed edit of other's userpage


Hiya Ironiridis, i reverted your edit of that user's userspace. It's not really wikiethical to edit another user's page. Have a great day, Thunderhead - (talk) 09:48, 14 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the comment.


Thanks very much for your help in getting me introduced to this system, and thanks for your motivating comment. I will continue to do my best. This community is very friendly and very skilled. Herb 00:22, 15 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Quick Question


Hey. Had a quick question about when to use {{ready}} and when to use {{publish}}. I know that you told me it is best to mark them ready first. But most of the articles I mark as ready never get approved until the next it is already "old news." Is it alright for me just to put publish after about 30 minutes so at least my stories are getting viewed? Herb 14:54, 15 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Now I Got It


Alright now I see the whole concept. Yeah, that is a good idea if it would allow articles to be reviewed in a timely manner. Alright, 30 minutes sounds like a good time frame to me. Thanks again for all of your help. Herb 11:23, 16 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Oh ok no problem


Oh sorry about that. Will do for next time Captainamerica 22:10, 16 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Hiroyasu Tomaru


What? you cant find anything on Ozegahara? What if you Google it? Like Search:Ozegahara? I see tons of stuff, including the abbreviation "Oze". However, I am not commenting on whether this user's contributions are news, but at least it seems the subject is rooted in something that people describe as a wetland/natural reserve.

I don't know how I can help ... make sure things are not published without sources. Officially, I am not even here. I am on break. --SVTCobra 03:28, 18 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

on the ball


man you are always on the ball. :).....yeah, that preview button is pretty useful now that I know about it!

Propose fast for freedom?


What happened to the article? I was approved by the administration and now I am gone. I thought that onl;y administration deleted...what did I do?Niacey 17:21, 24 August 2007 (UTC)NiaceyReply

If I may jump in here, Ironiridis. Yes, Niacey, it was deleted. It went through a deletion request vote and consensus was that it did not conform to article standards. Jcart1534 17:26, 24 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Re: Welcome back!


Well, I took a very long Wikibreak... now I am ready again to contribute! I can't wait to start writing again! FellowWiki Newsie 20:43, 24 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

RE: Beaumont Article


Unfortunately I didn't get your message as I have been away from the site :( - Cartman02au (Talk)(AU Portal) 00:39, 27 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

On the road again


This time, I'm heading down to w:St. Louis. Looking forward to 20 hours of driving in the next two days. Sorry to anyone who is looking for me to make contribs; I'll be back Tuesday (I dearly hope, anyway) and should be wiki-tastic then. Love you all.

Oh, if anyone here is in St. Louis, drop me a line here. :) I'd love to meet a newsie! irid:t 04:11, 27 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

ugh. I'm back again. I need a new job. Back in full force tomorrow. irid:t 00:53, 30 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the tip


As is apparent, I'm new to messing around with Wikimedia, so thanks for helping me out. Now, how do I leave some annoying, MySpace-esque picture...

Late edits


Thanks for volounteering to take care of any late edits I request - I do seem to do quite a lot of it! In future, all requests will be unceremoniously dumped here ;-) Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 16:38, 31 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

That goes for anyone else who needs a protected edit; just go ahead and drop it here. :) irid:t 16:40, 31 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Wikinews Bulletin: September 1, 2007


{{Wikinews:Wikinews Bulletin/2007-7}} shrunk irid:t 04:19, 6 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 23:05, 1 September 2007 (UTC)Reply



Hi I've added sources, does there have to be a online one? thanks. --Yegoyan 04:15, 4 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Does this help? [1] --Yegoyan 04:32, 4 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
The Asbarez one says it was published 2007-02-28 --Yegoyan 04:38, 4 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
I don't think so. --Yegoyan 04:46, 4 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thank u


Well, as I was saying, I think that some users of Wikinews, and who work on other Wikinews proyect, are acting as if the proyect belonged to themselves. They call as SPAM, the FREE AND CORRECT EDITING OF WELL REFERENCED INFORMATION AND NEWS. My real name is Ferran bono, am REALLY JOURNALIST, from the spanish newsletter El Pais, and I want to colaborate with german, english, spanis, catalanish Wikinews proyect, and I will require your help if such kind of people continuos critizing my texts and initiatives simply because they consider themselves the STARS of Wikipedia. Of course, I need some help, but I WILL NOT ACCEPT COMENTARIES AS SUCH OF DIVOL, THAT THE INFORMATION, WELL REFERENCED AND CREDITED, IS SIMPLE """SPAM""". I dont write spam. And other side there is a strong pression from news wich arrive from english or USA world: Wikipedia and Wikinews are a proyect without frontiers, so I WILL TRANSLATE THE NEWS I CONSIDER RIGHT INTO MORE THAN ONE LANGUAGE. And Im interested on cultural news. ANd: and want to become a CREDITED WIKIPEDIA JOURNALIST. hHOW? Thank u. Ill be for example at the Book Fair of London and of Frankfurt next month, and I want to publish original interviews nd matherial about. Maybe be we, YOU and ME, can collaborate. Team. Thanks.--Uma 14:52, 5 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Ok. Ill work to do good news. Forgetting other commentaries. Ill translate it as right as I can, and complete with more information, as far as I can arrive. Thank u very much. Sorry if i acted angry, but sometimes there is a problem with the real professional level of people who like to be journalist on his free time. (Another question: is it right if I answer you here, or would it better if I answer you on my discussion site?). --Uma 15:14, 5 September 2007 (UTC)Reply



Wow - you're fast. I worked out it can halve the amount of typing needed, and if substed, no-one even knows its there. Can you point me to the DR debate? TheFearow 21:36, 6 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

I do now! Why is that not documented anywhere obvious? Also note, the template doesnt make any major changes, see this diff. TheFearow 21:39, 6 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Making what go away? TheFearow 22:29, 6 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Found what you mean, anytime. You can remove the non-2 one, #faketalk was already taken for some reason. TheFearow 22:30, 6 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Also, could I get your opinion on this page? TheFearow 22:31, 6 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Usually I can just move the article there as it is, using built-in alaises for the namespaces and special pages. TheFearow 22:39, 6 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

IRC cloak request


I am ironiridis on freenode and I would like the cloak wikinews/ironiridis. Thanks. --irid:t 02:12, 7 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

I never have agreed with the following phrase:


that: "Familiarity breeds contempt." But I do believe it breeds a liscense to speak frankly. That may mean that my outlandish behavior is subject to your purveyance. So what? It cuts both ways.

An anon IP no more for you? Okay.

I'm not out to crack on people.

I think my idea of news runs counter to Wikimedia. And I don't like the idea of blogs. So if you got news and want to come here with it, you are going to have a hard time as a less than non-biased person with news trying to report it. Any bias does not necessarily make it 'not news'. That is just how it is.

Stale bores me, bias I understand. -Edbrown05 08:37, 11 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Neutral point of view bores me, because myself or other people will take care of that. Du u wanna hear about the police at WAWA in Hopewell VA fencing off the entrances to the parking lot at 2am in the morning when the ravers come out? Gee, dunno if I could write something acceptable here about that. Crowd control when the bars close, Whatcha gonna do? -Edbrown05 08:52, 11 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Kindly, 'as an issue of trust. I would like you irid to submit a list of all your sockpuppet accounts. -Edbrown05 04:55, 13 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Edbrown, watch where you tread, you were blocked for sockpuppets. Not ironiridis. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 04:57, 13 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
Blocking sockpupputs is done for a reason, Irid wants my pupputs. Okay I used them, I'm guilty... you already have them all. Irid is a piece of shit that will not admit to his/her own sockpuppetry. Quid quo pro, harummpppphhh. -Edbrown05 05:08, 13 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

WTF and Tasks


Yeah, I am a bit surprised with the stuff on WTF - I think the category should go, but the template seems fine. Although there are a few objections, so we'll see.

And of course i'd use Tasks, its a great template :) Makes it a lot easier to tag. TheFearow | userpage | contribs 00:24, 12 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

I changed my vote to Keep on the WTF DR (that sounds funny) after reading your comment :) TheFearow | userpage | contribs 00:24, 12 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Sorry, forgot 'de'


For the interwikis, sorry I forgot. [[de:Vorlage:Willkommen]]. Would you do me the favor? :) - Jurock (reply here) 03:45, 12 September 2007 (UTC)Reply



I suggest you should reconsider the statement you have made here with regard to the blocking of Edbrown05. Ed has recently become more and more disruptive on Wikinews and part of this is his abusive nature towards other editors. Ed should be blocked if he ignores simple policies regardless of your opinion as the victim of the abuse. Whilst you may not be offended by it, you, as an administrator, must be prepared to enforce policies to ensure that Wikinews does not become distracted by people not interested in furthering its aims.

You shouldn't let your personal opinions as to the severity of Ed's abuse get in the way of your role of protecting the wiki from such problems. Calling another user a "piece of shit" and allowing this to pass potentially damages the reputatation of Wikinews and could put off contributors. Ed does't need to be vandalising articles to impact on the work we are trying to do. Of course noone expects you to block users where you don't feel it to be appropriate but you shouldn't unblock them where another admin has considered it to be appropriate in situations where your objection to the block does not have any basis in policy. Adambro 08:22, 13 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

CC -Edbrown05 09:37, 14 September 2007 (UTC)Reply
I reckon I do owe an apology with an explanation... the explanation part I am too tired for tonight. So I owe you next time I stop by. -Edbrown05 08:55, 15 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thank you


Thank you for being so nice, but this is a tor proxy so I don't really care. 02:41, 14 September 2007 (UTC)Reply



I'll explain on IRC later. Thunderhead - (talk) 21:45, 17 September 2007 (UTC)Reply