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User talk:Jcart1534 archives

  1. March 2, 2007 to November 20, 2007
  2. November 30, 2007 to September 22, 2008



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thanks for writing the article on the Kraft cookie recall, i think the article's very well written. particularly impressed as this seems to be ur second day "on the job". looking forward to more such articles from you.  — Doldrums(talk) 14:08, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Excellent work

Well done with the Canadian tax returns article - very well written. Well done!!--MarkieTalk 11:50, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Next time, diff sources

Just so you know for next time, we usually don't do the sources how you did them on Computer glitch delays online tax filing in Canada. We usually just list the sources, and don't reference them specifically, like Fijians in New Zealand urged to protest NZ's involvement in Fiji.

Good work though, and it was placed on this website: --Nzgabriel | Talk 03:05, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Research In Motion chairman resigns position

Nice work, welcome to the nuthouse. ;-) --Brian McNeil / talk 23:51, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

SA outbreak

Great story! You might want to think about starting a user page... Look forward to working with you here!--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 20:25, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Yes I noticed, looks great, keep up the good work and enjoy wiki!
--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 01:48, 11 March 2007 (UTC)
You did a great job on the NHL story as well, which is not easy for sports reporting. Good job!--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 12:27, 12 March 2007 (UTC)
Exceptional Newcomer Award
Jcart1534 has hit the ground running, with a whole bunch of excellent articles in his first fortnight here. –Doldrums(talk) 08:01, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

RE: Nice additions to article!

Thanks! I got the information from Wikipedia. You also did a great job on creating the article! Good work. FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 19:34, 20 March 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for the good Royal Navy sub article. I'm particularly pleased that you mentioned that the next of kin have been informed as per the MoD release, many other news sources haven't done that. Dan100 (Talk) 20:52, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Breaking news - Liberal minority government re-elected in Quebec

I have just created the article and I would like to know if you could help me with it. Thanks! FellowWikiNewsie (sign here!) 02:36, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Well, It would be great if you could help me write the article and add the results :) I seen the OLG article you created -well writen and reporting that Wikinews strives for! FellowWikiNewsie (sign here!) 02:54, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for your help. FellowWikiNewsie (sign here!) 19:36, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

re RSS feed is not updating

Fixed, I think--Cspurrier 18:25, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

Confirmed fixed.  Thunderhead  ►  18:32, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

UK naval crew describe their capture and detention by Iran

Nice work on this article. Thumbs up. --SVTCobra 22:03, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Your comments on the "Gates" article

I am really not in a position to reflect on your comments in the talk page of US Defense Secretary evaluates Iraq and the political climate as far as the budget details go. This is outside of what I was there to do, which was to resolve the NPOV (or is that POV) issue.

I suggest you re-post those comments or move them into a new sub-section of the page. I am afraid that otherwise they might go un-noticed. They might seem buried in my lengthy prose.

I am pleased that you felt the same way as I when you wrote UK naval crew describe their capture and detention by Iran.

--SVTCobra 02:22, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Terms not released?

Hey there, on your article about Pavel Datsyuk's (sp?) contract, i do believe the terms of his contract have been released. I was watching a show on TSN yesterday, and it announced that the deal averaged out to 6.5 million per year. I cannot remember if this is completely correct however, so if you see the terms anywhere please add them to the article, thank you. —Dark_Squall 14:22, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Nevermind, i found them myself, sorry to bother you :) —Dark_Squall 14:40, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Alright, thanks for adding the source :) —Dark_Squall 21:49, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Canadian govt. photos

have replied. best, –Doldrums(talk) 04:54, 20 April 2007 (UTC)


i think the time has come to nominate you for admin-ship. will you accept a nomination? –Doldrums(talk) 08:28, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Thank you, Doldrums! I appreciate the gesture and I would be happy to accept the nomination. Cheers, Jcart1534 16:00, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
great! here you go :) (u'll have to indicate ur acceptance there too, btw). –Doldrums(talk) 17:29, 29 April 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for your helpful edits to "SNP victory in Scotland". I am finding wikinews far harder to use than wikipedia, as I have just started. --MacRusgail 22:04, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

possible crosswiki impersonation

an account with your username has been created at wikiquote, looks like it is part of an attempt at cross-wiki impersonation. assuming this account was not created by you, you should notify the Wikiquote admins to either block the account or turn it over to you. best, –Doldrums(talk) 22:43, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, Doldrums. I contacted the admins. Hopefully they will fix it up for me. Jcart1534 23:28, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
Hello, Jcart1534. I am a Wikiquote sysop (q:User:Jeffq) and have blocked q:User:Jcart1534 at your request. (You can confirm both statements by checking the Wikiquote block list. If you don't know how to do this, go to Wikiquote, click on "Special pages" in the "toolbox" section in the left margin, then click on "List of blocked IP addresses and usernames". You should see my block of your hijacked name there.) If you wish, you can request that the name be reassigned to you by a Wikiquote bureaucrat. (Currently Kalki is our only one.) You might also want to register your name on any other prominent Wikimedia projects to avoid this problem in the future. I hope this helps. ~ Jeffq 01:30, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, Jeffq. I will contact Kalki and ask that q:User:Jcart1534 be reassigned to me. I am posting this request on my Wikinews talk page at the same time as I am contacting Kalki. Thanks again for your help. Jcart1534 11:35, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

I just reassigned this username at Wikiquote and have sent you an email with the password. ~ Kalki 12:55, 6 May 2007 (UTC)


Congratulations, you are now an admin. Use your new found powers wisely and have fun. :) If you have any questions let me know --Cspurrier 17:46, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

The admincycle is yours!

Congrats Jcart and welcome to the Admin Cabel. A room has been added for you at our five-star, full-furnished, wireless LAN, WikiMansion :) FellowWikiNewsie 18:06, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

congratulations! u've just earned urself a lo-ong spell of reading - WN:PG and Wikipedia:Administrators' reading list. :) –Doldrums(talk) 18:16, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Thank you all for supporting my nomination, and thank you Doldrums for nominating me. It looks like I do have a bit of reading to do. But first I'm going to take the admincycle for a spin over to the WikiMansion! Cheers, Jcart1534 22:13, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Wikinews Video


I see you have previously shown some interest in Wikinews Video Edition and, need your help. As you may already know, the projet is is need of assistance - we have finished all the graphics and need to start actually brainstorming ideas for the first news story. We will cover one news story and, will cover it with much depth - the story will go for 15-20 minutes. We are looking for something which is not of direct interest to the media (ie. tax increases or politics) but rather, a heartfelt or deep story. Could you please help to collaborate and brainstorm here.

thanx, USer:symode09

Your name

I'm sorry for any misunderstanding cause, this was produced as a proof/test - not serious. If you an admin, you might want to delete the page. All names are fake. Apologies, Symode09 12:58, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Re: David Hicks story

No problem at all! --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 10:59, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

China warns US on trade

I will look at it as soon as I can. It might be 3 to 5 hours from now. --SVTCobra 18:47, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

I am looking at it right now...will post concerns on talk page. FellowWikiNewsie 18:50, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
I have looked at it. I do not think the article is quite ready, although the tag has been removed. I have left my comments on the talk page. --SVTCobra 22:07, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

"I would like to keep on top of vandalism where I can."

The difference between a NPOV report, and POV report, is kind of like pornography: maybe you can't define it, but you know it when you see it. In a similar vein: the difference between removing vandalism, and sanitizing content, is something you know when you see it.

I don't believe any mandate exists here at Wikinews for "sanitizing" content like you did with the Comments page at the Big Pig story. Your own comment here deleted the previous comments content here.

Three weeks into your new admin tools and you are vaporizing Comment page content? -Edbrown05 06:28, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Please provide me with an explanation for your actions on that Comments page. -Edbrown05 07:22, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
WTF are you talking about, Ed? I was the first one to create a "Comment" page for that article. Before you shoot your mouth off (pun intended), why don't you have a look at the date/time stamp? I created the Comment page and added my comment at: Revision as of 23:54, 26 May 2007. All the other comments followed that date/time. Your comment clocked in on May 27!!! And one of the linked examples you "highlighted" for me shows that you deleted your own comment! I didn't sanitize squat. Your accusation against me is nonsensical and unfounded. I want an apology. Something else, if you look at the History of the actual article, something got buggered up with the history, probably on one of dozens of name changes, which had nothing to do with me. It shows the first entry as being from Doldrums at 07:37, 27 May 2007 (which is obviously not the start date of this article). Jcart1534 10:49, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
Alright, idiots played with this article, and I don't care what you say about the time table BeHE was IMO the first person to comment on the article, oh FU, you are full of shit too.... -Edbrown05 11:20, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
Actually, you are so full of shit I can't believe you have the audacity to lie like that. -Edbrown05 11:35, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
So, for that reason, I will refer you for de_admin. -Edbrown05 11:40, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
Refer me for de-admin because you are a moron? That is rich! Knock yourself out! lol. You say "in your humble opinion" that you are going to ignore the date/time stamp and believe BeHE was the first to comment!!! BeHE commented at 08:51, 27 May 2007. I commented at 23:54, 26 May 2007. And then another person commented. Then the page that we left the two comments on got replaced with a different Comments page. Maybe I should blame you for that? What are you smoking? Whatever you have got cooking in your brain has nothing to do with me. I had two edits on the Pig article. I added the image from Commons and I created a Comments page with a funny comment about how big the pig was. That is it. Period. Please take your conspiracy theories somewhere else. Accusing me of lying? For what!!!! I don't even know what you are talking about!!! Jcart1534 12:49, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

like most problems Ed discovers, i'm guessing this one will turn out a mare's nest too. in the meantime, i'd like to ask both Ed and Jcart to remain civil. there is no point escalating this non-dispute. –Doldrums(talk) 14:05, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

I owe you an apology Jcart, so here it is... I forgot that page renamining does not move 'Comment' pages by default, only 'Article' and 'Discussion' pages are moved automagically when a page is renamed. Maybe there is more to it than that but I don't care at the moment. Anyway, sorry, from my viewpoint nobody will know what they are talking about if history is get destroyed. That is why I became so... well, awful adjectives apply. -Edbrown05 08:20, 29 May 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for the apology, Ed. I really appreciate it. And I have to apologize as well for the language I ended up using. Not the best etiquette! Sorry. Jcart1534 10:29, 29 May 2007 (UTC)


Thank you for your comments about World's defense chiefs meet in Singapore. Wisekwai 04:24, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Template talk:Featured picture

Hi Jcart1534,

I'm looking for people who want to join on this project, and I was thinking of you since you just updated the other main page templates. Please have a look and if you're interested, add your name or add it to your watchlist!

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 12:49, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Done! Jcart1534 14:52, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

popemobile incident

I went ahead and made the links, if that is okay? Jcart1534 19:45, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

There shouldn't really be two articles. See the changes I made. --SVTCobra 23:19, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Too many sources

Thanks for your message about too many sources. Indeed, for a two paragraph brief, six sources was overkill, and redundant. They all said the same thing, and had the same quotes. I guess an argument I would make, though not necessarily for that particular brief about Thaksin, is that "extra" sources might encourage another editor to expand the article at some point. Also, links tend to go dead, so the redundancy isn't necessarily a bad thing. Still, your point is taken. I'll have a closer look at the policies. Thanks again! Wisekwai 19:37, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

I've always been a "more is better" kind of guy, but I can adapt. No worries on my end either. Thanks, as always, for the kind messages. Wisekwai 20:19, 12 June 2007 (UTC)


Right, promise to try. Half the problem is despite my time over on 'pedia I still have this idealistic view whereby all the common possibilities actualy do redirect where there meant to. Some chance, I guess. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 06:15, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Much thanks

Much thanks, I may not do many - but those events I cover, I do like to be exacting and perfectionist ;) On that note...I wonder if you happen to know how one reduces the deadspace between the photo caption and the Credit line. I used a simple html "sup" tag, but that didn't make much difference in reducing dead space. Any help would be great. Sherurcij 03:01, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Aung San Suu Kyi

Hi. I have made a request, on Commons, to delete commons:Image:AungSanSuuKyi.jpg, because I think the person who originally has uploaded it on WP-EN has made a mistake and did not have the right to release this image into the public domain.

I have added the commons:Template:idw on your Commons talk page, but have seen you seem to prefer contact here.

I'm afraid you will have to find any other image and, if you want to use it on Wikinews, with fair use. Hégésippe | ±Θ± 11:12, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

I've found that only beacause I was awaiting for a free image of ASSK (we can't work with fair use on French Wikinews, and I've already written two articles in the last weeks about ASSK). So, when I've seen in the Wikinews-RC on IRC, for a few hours, that a Commons image was available on Commons and added in Wikinews Shorts: June 23, 2007#Myanmar democracy party formally asks to see Suu Kyi, I couldn't make anything other that to have a look first on WN-EN, then on Commons... and be disappointed smiley. Hégésippe | ±Θ± 16:48, 23 June 2007 (UTC)
Sure, but as you see, CommonsDelinker has already tagged the description page, 20 minutes after your upload, as 'untagged file', and there is a big threat for a quick deletion after seven days...
I'm looking to the Wikinews:Fair use page and have some difficulties to understand how, on WN-EN, you can 'sail' between the reefs of 1°) Publicity photos (in the whitelist), 2°) photos produced by competing news organizations (which seem to be forbidden).
With those restrictions, for example, I think that the AP/Wide World photo seen on other Department of State article ( can't be used on Wikinews. And the fact that Ms Aung San never went out of Myanmar since more than twenty years makes problem to find any free images or images with few restrictions. The image used on DoS article about 'Address by Aung San Suu Kyi at the NGO Forum on Women, Beijing, China (1995)' presents no source or author and it's why I think there is a big threat ont it on Commons.
And hope that any possible Wikimedia user travelling in Myanmar would be allowed to see Ms Aung San during her house arrest (and then would be allowed to create a photograph with a right license) seems to be a dream...
It's possible that some images of Aung San Suu Kyi exist, with compatible licenses, but the problem is to search... and to find. Hégésippe | ±Θ± 04:25, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Fixed HaveYourSay

Hi. I changed the wording of HaveYourSay. Asher Heimermann|Talk 23:17, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Please do not add personal/external website links to a template, such as "haveyoursay". I have removed your link from the template. And thank you for tidying it up! Jcart1534 23:23, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

I invited Williamt to IRC

end of message. --SVTCobra 02:44, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

It looked like he logged in, but then nothing. The Cabal was silent. --SVTCobra 02:47, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
It was "dead" in there tonite. Earlier, I talked away about a different article, but eventually people start answering. But at this time it seemed like a desert. There's always someone logged in (it seems). People tend to put _aw at the end of their names when they are busy. ... I don't know what to tell you other than if you have an issue go there and see if someone answers. Usually, it is faster than leaving messages on user talk pages. --SVTCobra 03:02, 4 July 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for the comment, I'm going to keep the current article up to date for the moment unless something major happens and I will also use a a follow up article tomorrow if i need to. Williamt 12:14, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

IRC cloak request

I am Jcart1534 on freenode and I would like the cloak wikinews/Jcart1534. Thanks. --Jcart1534 19:38, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Tireless award

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif I award this Tireless Barnstar to Jcart1534 for the tireless efforts that this admin/user has put into archiving. --SVTCobra 02:35, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

ArbCom nomination

Thank you. You make me sound like a nice person. It was far nicer than what I wrote about myself. I'll probably live to regret being on the committee (if I win a seat). --SVTCobra 01:27, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Jcart, as the voting is well underway, I noticed that you hadn't voted yet. While I had told myself that I wouldn't actively solicit votes, the appearance of inactive users, like User:Nyarlathotep, who seems to stroll in here just to vote, made me change my mind. Since you nominated me, I hope I can count on your vote. I really don't care all that much, but I think the active users should vote more than those on other Wiki projects who happen to have creater a username here too. Please encourage other active users to vote (for whomever they like, but they should participate). Cheers, --SVTCobra 00:59, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
Hi SVTCobra. I do have every intention of voting. I was going to get to it on the weekend. And of course you can count on my vote! Cheers, Jcart1534 01:06, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Jcart,

thank you for considering me, I'm flattered but have to decline. Currently I'm still active but this might change when I start my practical training next week. I'll be abroad part of the year so I won't be available. So basically, I'm too busy but thanks anyway.

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 12:00, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Pic licensing

Hi JC. I see you're active at the moment. I left a question on Markie's page, as he changed the license on a pic I uploaded, but then noticed that he wrote he was going off line. Do you know why he changed the license, and could you point me to a page which explains Wiki News Image licenses? Thanks! ChampCarGuy 01:49, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Hello ChampCarGuy. I am not entirely sure why Markie changed the licence. You can wait for a reply from him on that. However, just looking at the wording, you indicated that you "took this photo and release this low rez version to public domain." So, I am guessing that he changed it to PD based on that statement. Images are best uploaded to [Commons]. You can get all the information on licencing there. Then the image can be used across all Wikimedia projects, including Wikinews. A user here, Adambro, is an expert on licencing requirements. You may wish to bounce some questions off him. Wikinews image use policy can be found here. Hope this helps. Cheers, --Jcart1534 02:11, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

ArbCom elections

Is there anyway I could possibly gain a vote from you? Answer me back, I want to prove myself to the Wikinews community? --TUFKAAP 19:48, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

I did vote for you TUFKAAP...yesterday! Cheers, --Jcart1534 20:34, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

UN Aid Convoys

Any reason you're not accredited? I looked at the UN aid convoys story and I think you should have been asking those questions from a address to have a bit more street cred.

Anyway, the main thing I wanted to ask about was can you follow up on this and perhaps get a couple of email addresses to interview WFP people who're on the ground in Darfur? Everyone knows there are problems in the region, and conflict, but getting an eye-witness report would make a great story. --Brian McNeil / talk 17:30, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Brian. I guess the short answer is that I haven't needed accrediation. I think I can get by without it for now. I'll check with my contact at WFP to see if I can get referrals to field staff, or if they other suggestions. They've been helpful with my requests so far. My sense is that they are frustrated with what is happening on the ground but can't point fingers - not wanting to jeopardize their access. I'll check in with you later to bounce some ideas around. Cheers, Jcart1534 13:57, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
fwiw, a contrary pov backgrounder.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Doldrums (talkcontribs) 15:22, 29 July 2007
Thanks, Doldrums. Interesting perspective...not sure I agree with all of their assertions, but it's good to hear the many points of view in what is obviously a very complicated issue. Jcart1534 16:11, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
no sweat. just thought it might serve up a few questions to ask. –Doldrums(talk) 17:14, 29 July 2007 (UTC)


I think you should do it if you think it is appropriate. I don't like to put my own stories in the main lead, and I think I only did it once when the lead was over two days old. I do think it would be right by virtue of the article dates. The Taliban/S Korea hostage situation is a volatile one and will likely spawn a new article today (UTC July 31) and may recapture the main lead (I sound like I am reporting on the Tour de France). --SVTCobra 01:30, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Done! I do think it is appropriate. Keeps it fresh. Check the image size for me. I am not always sure (too big...too small). Jcart1534 01:35, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin Delivery

The Wikinews Bulletin

August 1, 2007 The Wikinews Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 4

Editor's note Wikimania: 2 Wikinews editors will attend
Arbitration Committee election results announced Administrators and accreditations: June 27 - July 3
Blog activity: July 4 - July 19 Featured content: June 27 - July 3
Wikinews IRC Discussion Technical Issues
Wikinews: Mentions in the Mainstream Media

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IRC Discussion
  • This fortnight, not much happened on IRC. There was a debate among DragonFire1024 and Wikimedia Foundaton intern Mike H., but that was about it.
Wikimedia News (From Meta)
  • The Polish Wikipedia on DVD has finally been released and is available for purchase in shops in Poland as well as online. The release contains 239 000 articles, 59 000 images and the dedicated Java software WikiMiner. The DVD costs 39 PLN (~ 10 EUR, $14). Soon the 8 GB image of the DVD will be available for download as well.


Thanks for finishing off the redirects. Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 23:55, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Re: Robert Cailliau interview

Thanks very much, glad you enjoyed it. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 20:20, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

2007 World Deaf Swimming Championships Day 5: A fantastic ending Fouling Question

As you said, I added two important key time pictures at that article, please take a review if it's suitable or not. Brock contact... 05:17, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Peace Activists

I would like to say thank you for your input on the article for Peace activist proposing fast for freedom. I did realize the cinflict in the logo and the venue and discussed is with the logo designer and the founder....they are wanting to keep it. I also thought that the logo needed to be revised. I appreciate all your hard work and seeing the potential in the article and helping. This was my first article and being on the main page with Endevour returning is a great feat. Thank youNiacey 20:37, 21 August 2007 (UTC)Niacey

Well, I'm dumb. About Peace activists propose 'Fast for Freedom'

Sorry for flagging as copyright violation even though the page had a CC-BY license. I'm not too smart sometimes. Thanks for having a keen eye, though. irid:t 15:47, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Copyright error

Hey thanks for your help in pointing out my copyright violation in my Michael Vick article. I never knew the exact copyright laws until today when I did a little research. Although I know that is no excuse. I did my best to reword all the content and I have put it back in the newsroom. Thanks for your help and I apologize for adding to your workload. This has certainly changed how I will write all my future articles. Thanks again. :) Herb 19:14, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Oh, thanks!

I totally forgot. Thank you. irid:t 03:05, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Not a problem! Cheers, Jcart1534 03:07, 24 August 2007 (UTC)


Cheers for correcting the spelling mistake in the title Edinburgh Airport runway damage causes delays.

I have no idea how I missed it :) —Meekel 10:59, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Don't sweat it. It happens! Jcart1534 11:20, 24 August 2007 (UTC)


What happened?my page was approved by administration and then deleted?Niacey 17:17, 24 August 2007 (UTC)Niacey

Yes, Niacey, it was deleted. It went through a deletion request vote and consensus was that it did not conform to article standards. Jcart1534 17:22, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

But i wasnt the one that published it! Wikinews did! I set the article as ready and the administration published it..What now?Niacey 17:33, 24 August 2007 (UTC)Niacey

Yes we did publish it, but through user comments, and that from other admins, community input was sought on the appropriateness of the article as is. Hence the deletion request vote. I left a message on your user page, which should give you some ideas how to pursue the story. Cheers, Jcart1534 17:42, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
Okay, Thank you for your time. I was really excited that it stayed this long...I will take the venue of making it in local newspaper and will try again? Can I put the artcile back up and work on it aslong not -publish-?Niacey 17:50, 24 August 2007 (UTC)Niacey
Yes, do pursue it again. Luckily you have time as it is an event in the future. Also consider the interview option. It might work well with your type of story. All the best, Jcart1534 18:06, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
Yeah a whole year. haha Thank you! Have a great weekend. A pleasure to work with you.Niacey 18:15, 24 August 2007 (UTC)Niacey

iPhone Bid

Hi Jcart, Not sure what source you looked at but the ebay link is ebay auction and has now reach US$99,000,000.00 Boylo 00:25, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

lol. $99,000,000! That is ridiculous! You are right, though, BrassMonkey (Boylo) so I'll correct it. For the article, all facts have to be sourced. I referenced the listed source from Associated Press. If we are to use the ebay value, we need to have it listed. I'll go ahead and add it as an external link. Thanks! Jcart1534 00:35, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Yeah its hard to believe but thats what the auction states. Looks like he could become very wealthy if those bids turn out genuine Boylo 00:39, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

DR on Peace activists propose 'Fast for Freedom'

Hi Jcart, per the WN:DR#Peace activists propose 'Fast for Freedom' it seems that you closed the DR, but did you forget to delete the article? Cheers, --SVTCobra 00:30, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Hi SVTCobra. Nice to see you back! I did delete it as per the DR vote, but the user resurrected it. I think they are hoping to work it into an article that meets the requirements. I suggested they request an interview, as there aren't any real sources etc. However, they seem to have abandoned it... Cheers, Jcart1534 01:03, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
I am still on break. I just found a few hours to contribute. --SVTCobra 01:23, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
Well, it's still good to have you pop in when you can! Jcart1534 01:35, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
I was only gone for 4 days what is considered abanodoned??..I did not post it as ready either..TheFearow did 8/30/07. And Admin commented that it was old news b/c it happened 7/22...So now how do I tell the story...? The event dosent occur until 08/08/08..I am confused...I am not getting any feed back that is usefull anymore.Niacey 13:03, 30 August 2007 (UTC)Niacey
In terms of posting it as "ready", you don't need to worry. Anyone can see from the history who made the changes. What I have been patiently trying to tell you is this, "I think with your story, perhaps you might be best to request an inverview with an accredited wikinews reporter." Here is how things work. This is a wiki. Anyone can edit an article. However, the article must meet some standards. After consideration and some community consensus, the article was deemed not appropriate as a Wikinews article and was deleted. You chose to resurrect the same article. I have not commented on the resurrected version. Anyone else can comment on it, and may have a different take on it. I think some of the more veteran contributors are having difficulty with it at the moment because there are no true news sources for this. It comes across simply as an announcement for an event in the future that a couple of people have thought up. There is no news story there. That is why I have suggested you start over, not by resurrecting the same deleted article, but by requesting an interview through the proper channels. Even then, I am not sure that there is a story there. Maybe there is, but it is the only approach I can see when there are no hard facts or data to work with - more of a human story that needs to be developed as such. I have to say, also, that I don't appreciate you suggesting on TheFearow's talk page that I suggested you weren't "allowed to post anything." I said no such thing. Regards, Jcart1534 13:36, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
I apoligize for the "that I wasnt allowed to post anything?.?" Didnt come out right. It was suppose to be a question in regards to not being a an accredited journalist am I not allowed to post anything...But now I am understanding the concept. Rules are good,I see they can be VERY beneficial here...Keeps the trouble away and the News accurate. Jcart1534,thank you for your time and patience.Oh yeah and why does my name show twice?>>Niacey 11:57, 31 August 2007 (UTC)Niacey

You're fast!

Good eye on Aslam Sargeant. :) irid:t 01:06, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

No sweat. Just happened to be there! Cheers, Jcart1534 01:32, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Move Please...

Please may you move 2007/08 UEFA Champions League Qualification: Rangers, Copenhagen, Tampere United and Dinamo Zagreb advance to Third Qualifying Round to UEFA Champions League 2007/08: Rangers, Copenhagen, Tampere and Dinamo Zagreb advance to 3rd Qualifying Round.

Thanks. Celticfan383 23:37, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Done Jcart1534 03:25, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the move. When you protect the football pages, how can we re-format them whilst doing the revamp on all things football related and Portal:Football? Celticfan383 01:26, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
Not sure what you are talking about, Celticfan383. What reformatting and what revamping? Jcart1534 01:42, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
And vandalism, Tienthavorn... Celticfan383 01:30, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
Done Jcart1534 01:42, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin: September 1, 2007

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Issue VII - September 1, 2007
Administrators and Accredidations
Featured Articles and News In Pictures
Ségolène Royal during her meeting in Toulouse on April 19, 2007 for the 2007 French presidential elections.
Original reporting

Since our last edition, 18 articles have claimed original reporting. Some highlights:

Several others wrote stories based on television sources. The Wikinews Reports blog activity was mostly related to some of these stories. You can ask any of the blog authors if you want to help out on the blog.

Editor's note

Summer's over, and contributions seem to have increased a bit lately. I'd like to thank and welcome some of our newest community members for that: be sure to make Eric Wester, TheFearow, Theory, LaraLove, ISD and others feel most welcome! --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 22:32, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Site activity
  • Wikinews is approaching 10'000 articles. Spread the word!
  • A Wikinews:World News Quiz has been set up after the Quiz extension was added to our MediaWiki repertoire. Users who take the quiz are invited to post their scores on the talk page.
  • Substantial changes have been made to the main page recently. TheFearow has implemented a dynamic news ticker - see Wikinews:Ticker for information and the template at Template:Ticker. Currently only available for almost every browser that isn't IE. IlyaHaykinson added the Template:Lead article with large image to the main page, which is currently the subject of a poll. A complete main page redesign is also being discussed.
  • User:Cspurrier has kicked off an ongoing mailing list discussion on the topic of setting up some kind of official organisation to issue press cards and support our off-site activities, like a Wikinews Chapter.
IRC activity
  • Some of the IRC topics include slow server activity, tinyurl's, the nearing of the 10'000th article on Wikinews, ... (add more here if you know more...)
Wikimedia News
About the Wikinews Bulletin

The Wikinews Bulletin is a free internal newsletter for members of the Wikinews community. The newsletter is "staffed" by several editors, who produce the (more or less) fortnightly publication. Don't hesitate to join our team, or leave us a tip. The publication has produced seven issues.

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 23:06, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

RE: Image from Six killed in bridge collapse in Pakistan

Sorry about that, another admin actually told me to upload it under the Breaking News licensing. I was just following instructions! Eric Wester 15:52, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

Okay, thanks! Eric Wester 17:53, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

Romanian sergeant killed in Afghanistan by makeshift landmine

hello. I've just edited the article you have marked with "Editorial Cleanup"; changing "Two of them" to "two of the soldiers" Please tell me if this change settles the problem and makes the article ready to be published.

Regards, Olahus —Olahus 11:33, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

It looks good now, Olahus. Cheers, Jcart1534 13:08, 7 September 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for your help and your warm welcome! —Olahus 19:55, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Preliminary report sheds light on SAS landing gear incident

As someone who often finds he doesn't have time he thought he did, I can sympthise with you there. I'm in IE for a browser, and would certainly use such a feature had I ever seen it! Regords, Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 20:26, 14 September 2007 (UTC)

Finland scrambles fighter jet to respond to Russian aircraft

Many thanks on that one! Regards (without a typo in them this time ;-), Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 13:46, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Category:Archived football articles

I put it on DR as it seemed kind of pointless. Please comment. Bawolff 03:05, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

I don't have an opinion on it, Bawolff. User Celticfan383 asked me to add it to football articles that I archived. That is all I know about it. Delete away if you like! Cheers, Jcart1534 03:48, 16 September 2007 (UTC)
Ok. Bawolff 04:48, 16 September 2007 (UTC)


Hey, just curious if there was a reason why you removed this template while prepping for archive. irid:t 09:46, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

No, there is no reason Ironiridis. It was likely a mistake. I have been moving that template lower down, just below the text of the article (just above related or sources) and I probably forgot to "paste" it. That's all. Have a look at the other Larry Craig articles to see what I've done. Cheers, Jcart1534 10:53, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
I figured. :) Thanks for letting me know. irid:t 10:54, 19 September 2007 (UTC)


Jcart, you know how much I appreciate your archiving efforts. This one (Sub-prime lenders send jitters through global markets) slipped through your net it seems. I know I have the tools to do it myself, but you do it so well. Thanks, --SVTCobra 01:10, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Hi SVTCobra. I archived this one, but note that I have only done all the ones since July 1, 2007. There are, unfortunately, very many (hundreds?) older ones that haven't been archived properly. I just picked something manageable (current ones 1 or 2 weeks old) and am trying to keep up when I can. Jcart1534 01:39, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
Well, that was about the last thing I wanted to hear. I will touch base with you about this when I have time (probably in November). --SVTCobra 01:48, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
Actually, if you can help me to remember that'd help. I am old. --SVTCobra 01:52, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
Great, we're in the same boat! Check out the note below from Ironiridis. He's going to identify the non-archived articles. That is a good start. Cheers, Jcart1534 01:59, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Archive backlog

I'm coming up with a solution that, in a couple days, will list all articles either missing the archive tag or missing protection older than September 1st, 2007. Would that please the oh-so-great archiver? Then we can make it a community effort. :) irid:t 01:50, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

You bet! Sounds like a good plan. Maybe a month or two ago, someone had tried a bot to run through and archive a bunch automatically. Can't recall what came of that. I'd pop in to IRC, but have to head out for a bit. Jcart1534 02:02, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the edit/imagery work....

....on the article on the latest Canadian killed in Afghanistan. I'm still a bit of a rookie, so even though I can dig stuff up reasonably well, I'm still learning the "Wiki-Way". Take care... 00:54, 26 September 2007 (UTC)


Cheers for that - have now changed it. Thanks --MarkTalk to me 11:07, 27 September 2007 (UTC)


Old timer is one way to put it. In that deletion, no matter if I delete the text, it will show up in the edits if someone wants to go after it, unless something major has changed that I don't know about. Lyellin 04:03, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Yes, I suppose you are right about the edit history. Ah well. Cheers, Jcart1534 04:11, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Archiving Before September 8

See WN:AAA under "anything else" for where I left off on archiving. Since you are the most active at it, Anything BEFORE Sept. 8, 2007 needs to be checked and archived with a archive tag, if needed...I mean everything :) DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 14:44, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Yes, I saw that. I have everything done from July 1, 2007 to September 11, 2007. But there are hundreds (or more!) left to do from before July 1 now. It is a huge task! What I have been doing is to pick something manageable, which was to keep about a week + a day back from the current date. For instance, articles older than September 22 could and should be archived. Cheers, Jcart1534 15:34, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

With thanks!

Your trophy is gratefuly received, with many thanks! A very pleasant surprise. Big recognition, however, is also due to you and innumerable others who tirelessly rid my contributions of irksome typos! Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 22:07, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Dont leave us!!

Whats this then?? Hope your not leaving us!! :-( --MarkTalk to me 15:54, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Aww...why would you do that? I hope you are not going to leave Wikinews :( You are a great admin :) DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 15:52, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
hmmm please don't, you are a good admin and i havent seen anybody complain about you... hope to see you around still. --MarkTalk to me 15:54, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
Just seen this thread on RC - Woah! No way! I've never seen anything that could in any way be seen as a negative edit from you - in fact, you're one of the most valuable assets the project has! Please, please reconsider. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 16:26, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the kindness, guys. This is a great community and I really enjoyed working with you all. But I was rattled a bit by a run-in with a user, and it made me re-evaluate a lot of things. It is quite clear that I have to do this. I may pop in from time to time. It is a hard habit to shake! Anyway, happy editing. All the best, Jcart1534 20:55, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

If you listen to Edbrown or any of his alleged sock puppets or the stupid vandals that come around here, then yes they will bother you. But that is no reason to leave. Edbrown05 has issues, to which most of us do not understand, and refuses to talk, but instead just rants. Attacks are not allowed. PERIOD. And if that is what he is doing to you, let me or another Admin know ASAP. Please do not let him or the other vandals get to you. If I let that happen, I would have disappeared a few days after I joined Wikinews. So please reconsider. Don't let the non-productive users get to you. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 15:21, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
I absolutely support what has been said above and am VERY glad to this. You may only hear from one user who thinks that your contributions/work here is poor but many others of us have not said how good they are and i think that it's us at fault. So nice to see you'll think about it and thanks for all your contributions round here and hope to see you in the future. --MarkTalk to me 16:58, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, guys. I appreciate the support. Sorry for the drama, but the whole issue really got to me - more for how I behaved. I need to do a better job at communicating with users, especially new ones. And just so you know, I am quite certain it wasn't Ed. Thanks again. Jcart1534 17:10, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

IRC Cloak

Usually it should still be there - If not, no harm in applying again. Matt | userpage | contribs 05:21, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Just ask a staffer on irc:// to reset your cloak. If you have not logged into IRC within 60 days you nick and cloak will expire. Just ask a staffer there for help. I asked them for help when I had this problem. FellowWiki Newsie 16:22, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

BBC apologises to Queen Elizabeth II for misrepresentation in documentary

I see that you archived & protected this, however, the British Broadcasting Cooperation & wikilink should read Corporation Zir 21:01, 6 October 2007 (UTC)


to see you back in circulation! - One who isn't. much. 18:37, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

BDSM article

I don't see anything wrong with using a provocative image, and a little provocation isn't so bad for us. We also used a provocative image without incident last week for days. But I don't like the "Exclusive Interview" template and the front page is bland enough without blanding it up more when we have free content at our disposal that relates directly to what is a provocative interview. --David Shankbone 22:11, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

That's fine David, but I don't agree. I would prefer to see something less sensational or tabloidish on the main page, even if the article itself is provocative. Maybe I'm a prude? lol. Jcart1534 22:47, 28 October 2007 (UTC)
I don't think it is sensational or tabloidish. It's simply a photo that demonstrates the content of the interview accurately, and shows all three interviewees. --David Shankbone 22:55, 28 October 2007 (UTC)
Well it does demonstrate the interview accurately, I'll give you that, but all I see of the three interviewees are two arses and one face! :) Jcart1534 23:20, 28 October 2007 (UTC)
That's because two of the lovely ladies wanted to remain anonymous, and the visible one didn't care. And the one arse is covered - you can't see the tailbone! --David Shankbone 23:28, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Award for archiving 'old' articles

I, SVTCobra, award this reverse Tireless Barnstar to Jcart1534 for tireless efforts that have been put forth in the effort to archive old articles. Jcart1534 stands alone in these efforts. --SVTCobra 01:01, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

I am honored to award Jcart1534 this award for archiving old articles. --SVTCobra 01:01, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! I just don't want to know how many more there are. Ignorance is bliss! Cheers, Jcart1534 01:03, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
I, too, am unaware of the heights of the mountain you seek to climb, but stand here in awe as you make your ascent. --SVTCobra 01:11, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
I will try to publicize your efforts among the 'regulars' --SVTCobra 01:17, 30 October 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for dealing with the user. I suggest that the remaining redirects left over all be deleted. JoshuaZ 19:13, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

What an interesting question!

I've actually been discussing off-wiki with a few people whether it would make sense for me to try to become an admin. I might be warm to it. Give me another day or two to think about it. JoshuaZ 23:49, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Well do think about it. You are an excellent writer/editor and have earned a lot of respect. Cheers, Jcart1534 23:52, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
I've thought about it and if you still want to nominate me, then by all means, sure. JoshuaZ 19:35, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Re: IRC cloak

That is where all the freenode staffers are located. When you go there, just say that you need help with resetting a cloak and a staffer will respond. Yes, it is that easy. But you joined IRC tonight with a cloak. How did it just disappear? FellowWiki Newsie 00:59, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Your cloak is not expired, because I could see it when you were in IRC. There must be something wrong in your chatzilla preferences. Go to irc:// and tell them about this problem. FellowWiki Newsie 02:20, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Old Archiving

Thanks for the work on the old archiving. I assume you are doing the ones off WN:AAA, using that DPL I posted? Matt/TheFearow | userpage | contribs 21:16, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Yes, Matt. The list refresh works great. Thanks! Cheers, Jcart1534 21:20, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

The 37th World Cup Baseball Tournament

This tournament will start in Taipei, I'll go to Taipei Municipal Tianmu Baseball Stadium for more information. You can take a look for this. Brock contact... 15:36, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Earlier, I've talked to the organizer about entries, but they replied the answer as "the AR of Baseball World Cup is due, you can receive information from CTBA website and Television Report." So that I canceled a trip to Tianmu, but I'll report the opening match about baseball WC 2007. Brock contact... 07:25, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
It's a pity that the opening match postponed, so that the series will start tomorrow. Brock contact... 13:58, 6 November 2007 (UTC)


Sorry I trounced your edit, but due to edit-conflict, I felt that I had made more changes. I will go back and reinsert your changes. --SVTCobra 02:25, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

No worries! Jcart1534 22:52, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Re: Taipei Audio Video Fair

  • The article: You really got my point. It is not only a local domestic show, but joined with politicians and histories.
  • Soundproof.... That's really a key factor when enjoying a Hi-End sound (voice). I've visited that container exhibited and imported by Usher and I'm currently translating the special interview, as of Sun Wang, he really said "A quality of sound shouldn't be disturbed by anything." at the opening day. Brock contact... 14:19, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

About another interview

Currently, I've many events recent 2 days (gosh, Taiwan Walking Day, Terry Fox Run, Puma Night Running in the same day of tomorrow), At Monday (Nov. 12), I'll start many clean-ups. Thanks for your concerns, I'll keep my best condition in health. Brock contact... 15:11, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

remove publish cat

I assume you know that these edits put a bunch of old stuff in the news room. Just checking. --SVTCobra 04:30, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Oops. No, I wasn't aware of that. I was working from a suggestion. I'll put it back for now. Thanks. Jcart1534 11:34, 13 November 2007 (UTC)
Ok, I figured it out. I should have followed the suggestion properly! I needed to use "nopublish". Jcart1534 11:54, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

UN's Third Commission passes resolution condemning capital punishment

You restored UN passes capital punishment-condemning resolution, but isn't it a repeat of UN's Third Commission passes resolution condemning capital punishment? Perhaps it should be a redirect, but I don't really see why you resurrected this. --SVTCobra 01:24, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

OK, you were just fixing re-directs. Nevermind. --SVTCobra 01:25, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
Yes it was a redirect that was tagged for speedy deletion. I deleted the other day without thinking. I restored it and fixed the redirect. Jcart1534 01:28, 20 November 2007 (UTC)