User talk:James Pain

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Spoken Wikinews[edit]

Great job on the recordings. Cheers, --SVTCobra 23:25, 2 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Can I suggest you add {{Spoken Wikinews In Progress}} to the takl page not the article. Thanks, Anonymous101talk 20:10, 3 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikinews Trophy[edit]

I, Anonymous101talk, hereby award James Pain the Wikinews Trophy for your excellent audio recordings.

Just as an FYI. You had a double of the first sentence of the article, in the audio. I've clipped it out and uploaded a new version. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 06:15, 5 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Another barnstar![edit]

I, Tempodivalse, hereby award you the Wikinews Audio Barnstar for your many audio recordings of our articles. Great job! Tempodivalse [talk] 19:16, 19 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yeah I saw them, great work, I can't listen to them at the moment, but keep it up! Dotty••| 19:25, 19 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Ha, like your userpage! Dotty••| 14:52, 20 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hehe, I've mentioned you at the bottom left. I almost had the ability to be creative but then I saw your page and thought feck it and just copyed and pasted. --James Pain (talk) 15:55, 20 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Lol, it said you awesomified it & then I saw it! Anyways, it's not my original design, so all good. The beauties of copyleft. :,) See you around. Dotty••| 16:01, 20 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I award you the Voice Barnstar for your great voice and the fact you let the whole world hear it by contributing it to many articles :D Irunongames play 18:44, 20 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yup, really good work on the audio. I'll have to do another Thailand story to give you some tongue-twister names. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:27, 22 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Please see Wikinews_talk:Audio_Wikinews#iTunes & let me know your thoughts! Good work. Dotty••| 10:41, 22 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh, and here as well-Talk:Main_Page#Top_bit! Dotty••| 10:54, 22 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Uhm hi Queen Thando (talk) 21:06, 21 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

news brief pages[edit]

Great work with the audio stuff. I was just wondering if you could add <noinclude>[[Category:Brief|<whatever the date is>]]</noinclude> To the bottom of each News Brief: date page you make. That way they aren't mis-identified as developing stories in Wikinews:Newsroom. Cheers. Bawolff 21:59, 23 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

p.s. I made some changes to the date category code, so that the categories recognize news briefs with names of [[News briefs:<date>]] (lowercase b and no space after the colon) as well as [[News Briefs: <date>]] (upercase B and space after colon). Hopefully that will make the categories work more like they should. Cheers. Bawolff 21:59, 23 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Nice one, thank you very much. Edit the code in the news briefs as much as you want, what I do each day is just copy and paste it into the next days page, replace the script text and changing the dates. Again thanks --James Pain (talk) 22:03, 23 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hows it going?[edit]

Hi James, Just wondering whether you think you're going to be able to keep up with the audio?   Tris  

I will, I've just cleared up college and I was planning on restarting any time from tonight and friday. Down side is that I'll be away for a week (next week) so there'll be another gap in audio. --James Pain (talk) 20:07, 6 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem, just wondering! I would help if I had a microphone-maybe one day!   Tris   20:52, 6 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Audio News[edit]

I can help while you are away (I did this before) but I never found out how you can make it so when you post a new audio file the previous file will show in the archive list. How do you do this? Do you do it manually or what? Thanks. 14:20, 14 July 2009 (UTC)Andimahony —Preceding unsigned comment added by Andimahony (talkcontribs)

Recent articles with dual audio templates[edit]

Hi James Pain. Some articles that you have recently edited for audio have both the {{Article-audiobrief}} and {{Audio box 2}} templates. I believe they should have one or the other, not both. Cheers, --SVTCobra 01:34, 22 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Here are some examples: Workers at England wind turbine plant stage occupation and Black spot on Jupiter is impact site, says NASA. Cheers, --SVTCobra 01:37, 22 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Congratulations, your RFA was successful. Enjoy your new power :). If you have questions about adminship let me know. --Cspurrier (talk) 18:07, 1 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New news reader[edit]

Hi James, I would really love to be part of the audio news, reading that is, how can I get involved? Please email at Hope to hear from you soon. Cheers —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ajwatson82 (talkcontribs)

Your support for my RFA[edit]

I would like to thank you for supporting my successful RFA and for your confidence in me. I look forward to serving further the English Wikinews community in this new capacity. I shall take the new tasks required of an administrator on board step by step and will make the utmost effort to fulfil the role to the best of my abilities. Kind regards Александр Дмитрий (Alexandr Dmitri) (talk) 12:44, 30 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Regarding IRC[edit]

While I was eating, and when I came back, everyone but me was kicked out. Is this just me or did it happen to you? ConCompS (talk) 01:17, 5 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Standard netsplit, all is resolved. --James Pain (talk) 01:46, 5 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to start Wikinews audio in another language[edit]

Hai James Pain, I want to ask you, how do I start this audio to Wikinews in Malay?

Smim90 (talk) 13:24, 15 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Replied to on your talk page. --James Pain (talk) 14:41, 16 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Have you had any progess on the Wikivoices episode from just before Christmas? No worries if not, just interested to listen!   Tris   20:51, 2 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh crap, I didn't realise people were still waiting on that. I'll upload it somewhere this week. --James Pain (talk) 21:01, 2 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Awesome. Can you ping me when you do in case I don't notice. Thanks!   Tris   12:27, 3 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Canadian track and field coach Charlie Francis dies at age 61[edit]

Thank you for reviewing the article. Just to let you know that i have edited the article about the athletes trained and the first source (The Guardian) does mention the cause of death being announced by his family.

Regards, Chandlerjoeyross (talk) 14:00, 13 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That Guardian fact must have slipped by me. Put it up for review again and I'll give it another look through. --James Pain (talk) 14:04, 13 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey, thanks for your review. If you have a moment, I wonder if you'd take a look at my comments and share your thoughts. Much obliged, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 15:35, 13 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done--James Pain (talk) 17:11, 13 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks a lot for your help! It's much appreciated. Now... back to those pesky vandals! :) HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 18:48, 13 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Heh, no problem. Keep up the good work --James Pain (talk) 18:49, 13 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hey, just wondering what the practice is here with copyright violations. I'm still getting used to a lot of things here- on WP I would have zapped "Internationally recognized educational journals restricted in Russia" on sight. Thanks in advance, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:56, 15 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Just add {{copyvio|1=}} :) --Diego Grez return fire 19:58, 15 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What he said ^^^. There are numerous pages on how we handle stuff, if you dig around enough, you'll find what you need to know. --James Pain (talk) 11:03, 23 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We do also have the option to zap copyvios straight off. I did it yesterday because the story in question (Air India disaster) was obviously likely to get a ful write-up without any need to keep the copyvio hanging around. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 11:18, 23 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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

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Welcome back, James Pain :-)[edit]

Seeing you back is unbelievably encouraging. Thanks!

I am in a former British colony, now keen to learn about brexit developments from you. I didn't know there is a possibility of another vote.. --Gryllida (talk) 02:59, 6 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've added a couple notes to the talk page, including link to a page with heaps of photos about it at Commons. --Gryllida (talk) 22:35, 7 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Very grateful. Thank you! --James Pain (talk) 22:45, 7 December 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello Mr Pain, I'm greeting you as a fellow user. I am new here. Do you have any advice for me? That would be great. You can find me on my user page PASTOR11.

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