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Dominic The Majestic[edit]

Appears to be someone using Wikinews as a webhost or something. I'm not yet familiar with the deletion procedures on Wikinews so I thought it would make sense to point it out to an experienced user (that is you) and let you either a) deal with it or b) let me know what to do. Thanks. JoshuaZ 18:19, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for alerting me to this. Whenever you see junk, just mark it with {{delete}}, so then it's marked for speedy deletion. Sadly, I'm not an admin, only an "accredited reporter", so I can't delete it permanently. But it should be gone in an hour or two. Thanks again! -- Zanimum 18:33, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Re: User:Language123[edit]

I think that its pretty clear that user:Language123 isn't here to contribute to Wikinews. He should stay blocked because he is a vandal. According to our username policy, inflammatory, deliberately confusing, and other inappropriate usernames are not allowed, and in certain circumstances, admins may block accounts with such usernames. FellowWikiNews (W) I am Canadien! 23:26, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

I was under the impression he was blocked for spaming? user:Bawolff
I thought so also in which case an indefinite block for a single spam edit seems to be uneccessarily biting(does this carry over from the 'pedia or not? Most wikimedia projects have some form of this)- if it were a username block he should have been told that. JoshuaZ 06:55, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

eCanadaNow[edit]

hi, reg. the US_India deal article. eCanadaNow used to only mirror our articles, and used to attribute it (to "WN"). since this one was attributed to "Agencies" and included the quote that our article didn't have (i had never see them do derivative work from our stuff before), i tagged the article. sorry for the bother. best, — Doldrums(talk) 09:26, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

edits to old articles[edit]

Articles that are not marked breaking are usually considered "done" after a few days. I reverted your edit to remove the image as the article is several days old now. DragonFire1024 22:10, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

And also if the person in question has an issue with his photo being displayed, he can contact Wikinews. DragonFire1024 22:12, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
For one, the image was published under: Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation. making it usable on Wikinews or any Wikimedia project and basically any site. If the individual did not want his image to be known he himself would not have uploaded it. So to remove the image basing it on harassment or whatever is not actionable. If the user has an issue with his photo on any Wikimedia site then he has the right, as the author, to request the image to be deleted. DragonFire1024 19:14, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Lee Mortimer dead[edit]

I doubt the user who posted that page cares much about your condolences on his talk page. While at first glance it looks rather memorialistic, it actualy seems to be an atteack page. "He will be sorely missed, only by his pet fish" seems pretty degrading, and R.I.H. = rest in Hell (a term I have been known to use regarding politicians and pop music artists, although I generally refrain from using it when they have actually recently been deceased). Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 20:23, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

Your intimidation of witnesses to a crime[edit]

In re: you're hateful comments and intimidation of witnesses on a user collaboratio page: Your bluntness reveals a lack of sharpness. Checkuser could reveal what other articles were edited from that IP. Coupled with information gleaned from a court-ordered search of that IP's records, the checkuser info, gathered with a warrant or by cooperation from whoever claims to be in charge of Wikipedia that day, investigators will have a smoking gun that leads them to the terminal where the edits were entered. Humint will wrap things up from there. Stay tuned. You bet I'm dangerous -- dangerous to criminal conspirators.

Accusing critics of pontification and disruption is standard bullying, endorsed and modeled by leaders at the highest levels of Wikipedia, including by one of two founders who remains active in the project. I suggest you, JoshuaZ, shut up before you find yourself guilty of intimidating a witness and interfering with a murder investigation. Andevere 01:24, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Title change[edit]

Hello JZ,

I changed the title. It's imperative to have either 'White House' or Bush Admin' in the title. You objected to the title being too long? Really? That was your reason for taking out 'Bush Admin'? Too long? How so? One current featured article is entitled "Smoke from massive warehouse fire in Buffalo, New York USA can be seen 40 miles away'. Much longer. Emperor NortonXXIII 23:23, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Russia, Europe and Asia[edit]

have done the easy thing and added Cat:Asia as well. –Doldrums(talk) 16:00, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Fast evolution observed in butterflies[edit]

Very good article. I:

  • put all the latin stuff in italics, as should be done for foreign languages
  • put the news content before the background information, which is the proper way to go in news articles
  • put in images, which I think are essential for an article like this

Just some ideas.

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 17:39, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Televangelist Jerry Falwell dies at age 73[edit]

I wanted to bug you about this article. I noticed that the article was in the category Category:Creationism. While Falwell was a creationist, that wasn't a major part of his public persona and isn't mentioned in the obit at all, so I was thinking of requesting the category be removed. But I wanted your opinion before I did so. JoshuaZ 15:24, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Yes, I agree with you. Neither creationism nor creationist is mention on his Wikipedia page, Jerry Falwell. --SVTCobra 16:08, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

PTS Taiwan holds "Why Democracy?" the Movie Pre-launch Seminar to examine the democratic process in Taiwan[edit]

I've changed with 1st person's remark, please have a review. If this article isn't suitable for publishing, please nominate to deletion. Brock contact... 16:21, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

And one more thing - signing[edit]

On talk pages please remember to sign your talk page comments. You can do so with four tildes, ~~~~. Scottyl 05:38, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Hi, it's Solumeiras, formerly w:User:SunStar Net here. Hope you're OK! --Solumeiras 17:47, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Yes, yes everything is well with me. Is there somethign wrong I should know about? JoshuaZ 17:50, 29 October 2007 (UTC) (scratch that saw you just registered here). JoshuaZ 17:51, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
  • No, there's nothing wrong you should know about... I just saw a name I recognized from en.wikipedia, that's all! I've already made a login with the same name on Wikisource to prevent impersonation, and will be doing so soon on Commons, Wikimedia Incubator and Quality Wikimedia soon enough... --Solumeiras 17:53, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Hi Joshua, thanks for improving the title of Vitamin D[edit]

do you think we could get even more in the title: about vitamin D also more vital than previously taught? I'm a newbie I don't know title length restrictions, but maybe an ingenious wording could keep it short enough.Regards,Richard L. Peterson 18:25, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Response[edit]

Yeah, actually I would if it were a religious group. In fact, if it were quite an important aspect of the religion, it might cause my departure. But let's focus on the question in hand, which is slightly less serious. Why do they care? Put that to them, but they do. No real names, no real faces as far as their concerned. (on a related side note, I understand (but can't verify) the only paper to publish an unmasked picture of any of them was some Finnish tabloid that seriously considered the possibility of bankruptcy, although good management means their back to where they were before now). If you really want to do it, then go ahead if need be, although bear in mind 1) I don't like it (I never have the heart to revert people removing them on Wikipedia, I leave it for someone else) and 2)there is little way to measure any damage caused. I do see why we might want to use the names, but I share the view of many fans: it's pretty useless informantion, and if they don't want it out there, we might as well respect that. I, at least, am sensible enough about it not to give up on a site merely for that reason; many others take offense and leave. That was my concern when I made the change. But as I said, if you need to, I see both sides of the argument, and go ahead. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 07:37, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Question[edit]

Hi JoshuaZ. Would you be warm to an admin nomination? Jcart1534 23:47, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

BTW, JoshuaZ, I replied to your e-mail. --SVTCobra 00:09, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Time references[edit]

You wrote: "0558 local time (0358 GMT)" should be adjusted to fit our MOS and wikilink to the appropriate timezone. So should read something like "05:58 EET (UTC+2)" JoshuaZ 03:21, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

While I agree (and like to think I kinda "coined" that paricular notation of mentioning the time zone and the UTC offset), I can't even keep up with it on current news, nevermind on archived articles. I am going to decline this Editprotected and let you do it yourself when you get your Adminship. --SVTCobra 03:38, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Criss Angel challenges Uri Geller and Jim Callahan over paranormal claims[edit]

C56C made major edits to this piece making it complete as far as I can tell. May I ask why you restored the Abandoned tag? JoshuaZ 00:22, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

You are right. I undid my changes and struck my comment. I saw C56C's edit summary and thought s/he had just removed the tags. My bad. --SVTCobra 00:28, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
Hi, you can't publish "as of" a date in the past. Just as an extreme example to illustrate the concept, one cannot publish a story dated September 1, 1939 "Germany invades Poland", just because Wikinews hasn't had the story yet. Just like print newspapers we can't report "in the past" but only about the past. We have to do so from the present. --SVTCobra 01:22, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
You'll see this most commonly in the edit summaries as a "date bumb" --SVTCobra 01:23, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
No worries. So are you going to fix it or do you want me to? --SVTCobra 02:08, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
Consider it done. --SVTCobra 02:23, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Question again?[edit]

Hi JoshuaZ. I'm sorry I hadn't seen your reply to my question earlier. I have gone ahead an nominated you for admin. You'll have to go over here to accept the nomination. Cheers, Jcart1534 23:30, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Chinese Sub article[edit]

This source uses the word "recently" for the incident article 76.64.160.46 01:39, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

Congratulations[edit]

Cheers --SVTCobra 03:10, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. Hopefully I won't mess up with the tools too soon. JoshuaZ 04:14, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Hey, JoshuaZ. Nice to see you working "the buttons". Congratulations on your adminship! Jcart1534 19:09, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Sorry[edit]

Welcome. How are you? I am sorry. My edit in Wikinews:Administrators was stupid, and desperate. I understood my blunder in edition. Prasuk 09:42, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Re Teddybears[edit]

Hi. And thanks for your help with my first article. You can probably tell that I'm new here, though I do edit on Wikipedia a bit (different ID). - Notmyopinion 02:25, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Creationists[edit]

Check out: Texas science curriculum director "forced" to resign‎. Reetweert 04:55, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Siemens science competition[edit]

Sorry, I messed up that rename. --SVTCobra 02:32, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Soviet observation[edit]

Uh, the Associated Press makes that comparison explicitly, as do many other sources. JoshuaZ 14:54, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Would something like "behavior that news reports have compared to Soviet era policies?" JoshuaZ 15:05, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
AP, Reuters, BBC they can all fall prey to pov. If you had a quote from someone, like Kasparov or an analyst from a think that says "This is like when Stalin sent people to the gulags" then include the quote. But the Soviets didn't really have to deal with elections, so on that level I don't think it is a fair comparison either. --SVTCobra 15:16, 13 December 2007 (UTC)
I added a quote from w:Reporters Without Borders. I tried to keep is short because otherwise it just disproportionatly long compared to the rest of the article. --SVTCobra 10:24, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

Munroe[edit]

Hi, Joshua, I glanced at you Munroe interview. I notice it contain many direct links to external sites which is generally frowned upon here. I am not sure how best to tackle this, but I notice that some were to individual comics which are single-frame. Perhaps, Munroe would let us use those images. Some might even argue they would be fair-use, but I won't. Well, cheers and happy editing.--SVTCobra 03:20, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, I thought about that issue. I thought given the nature of it made sense (although maybe using the <ref> tags to the comics at the bottom might make sense also). I'll talk to Munroe and find out. His comics are all under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License, which is slightly more restrictive than the one we use so we can't just port them over directly. I'll send him an email and hold off publishing until we get an answer. JoshuaZ - (talk) 03:23, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
It may make sense also just given the topic to include a comic anyways. I've sent Randall a followup email. JoshuaZ - (talk) 03:31, 20 February 2008 (UTC)
I am not a copyright expert, but whether they are by-nc-nd or by-nc-sa [1], I think we can freely use them here. We just have to attribute them. Of course it means they will have to uploaded locally since it doesn't meet Commons' criteria. --SVTCobra 02:23, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Are you sure? Since we have downstream commercial users of our content I have trouble seeing how that could be correct. JoshuaZ - (talk) 02:24, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
I think we are OK here due to the Copyright terms on images may vary, please check individual image pages prior to duplication. disclaimer at the bottom of every page on Wikinews, but feel free to vet this on IRC or the Water Cooler. Cheers, --SVTCobra 00:55, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

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Indiana congressional candidate Tony Zirkle defends speech at Nazi meeting[edit]

Hi,

I just published Indiana congressional candidate Tony Zirkle defends speech at Nazi meeting which you created

Hope thats OK

--A101 - (talk) 21:04, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Zirkle[edit]

Clarified that that was the date retrieved for this article. Cirt - (talk) 21:11, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Maybe I as a wiki noob should be blocked[edit]

I guess you have already looked at my response to your comment. I wish Wikinews had a much more formal Op-Ed section. I wish I where a pro at making editorials, because all I seem to be doing is confusing admins, getting my facts wrong (Bush did go to Harvard business school, in addition to Yale, vernacular aside .) and getting the occasional nasty/entertaining response from Anonymous101. I wish I where more familiar/experienced with Wiki policies and formating. So I will have an "operational pause" (e.g. no more “flaming") for the next month, play with sandboxes and maybe after which I can be a "professional troll". Not only that, but I plan to thoroughly cite every flame after said operational pause, so this particular post will not be out of complete hypocrisy. QUINTIX (talk) 12:13, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Re: Comment on my talk page. Wow, I seem to have a talent here. Maybe I should make confusing people a career or something. Anyways, the "block" proposal is a joke... I am going to sorta do a pseudo-block on myself, by not posting any opinions on articles over the next month so I can master my trolling craft. ;> I'll be asking for help along the way, so I'll try to keep in touch. QUINTIX (talk) 01:04, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

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Good statement there, concise and to the point. Cirt (talk) 18:23, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

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fundamentals of the evolution of the creation[edit]

yes, i confess that this user is a fundamentalist. here are my favorite lessons from

grade 11 and 12 physics.

the four physical forces are readily apparent.[edit]

  • electro-magnetic
  • strong nuclear
  • weak nuclear
  • gravity

the four chemical elements are also obvious

  • singularity/disassociated quarks and electrons/plasma/gas
  • liquid
  • solid/bose-einstein condensate
  • energy
    • gravity potential energy
    • electromagnetic energy
      • infra red
      • visible light
      • ultra violet
    • mechanical energy
      • sound
        • propagation
        • resonance
      • motion
        • force multipliers

ok, that was more than 6. the point is that probably only the great commentator Rashi knew all that there is to know about

the four dimensions and their co-ordinate points

and

the velocities of objects relative to other objects.

in the words of the Creator, interpreted by Rashi, - paraphrased -

two first_things, creation, elohim. aleph tav the heavens and aleph tav the earth

have a good semester. Boron.merkava (talk) 16:54, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

1) I hope you don't mind, but when I read the above comment by brain screamed in pain at the horrible formatting, so I fixed it.
2) *points to above comment* Wow, there are some nutters out there, aren't there? Since when is *plasma* a chemical element? Chemical properties are primarily determined by the electron shell... which plasma doesn't have. Plasma is a phase of matter, yes, but not a chemical element (which is probably what he meant, if he knew what he was talking about). Also there are more than 4 states of matter, but a singularity isn't one of them:P. Anyway, just thought I'd randomly rant about that guy's comment on your talk page. Please ignore me;). Gopher65talk 00:27, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

A penny for your thoughts[edit]

Okay, not really, but I am requesting your participation in the following Water Cooler Discussion: OR and Broadcast report. The discussion involves the need for specific policy concerning how Original Reporting relates to information recieved from a broadcast report of an event. This can include both news-style reports and non-news reports, such as a sporting event. Thanks and again, please share your thoughts on this so we can get as many people involved as possible, especially since this relates to an important topic such as OR. —Calebrw (talk) 05:18, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Re:[edit]

I apologize, I did not see that article. I will add the sources and edit the article you created for format, and we'll go from there. Thanks, Tyrol5 (talk) 22:57, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

The title you gave to the article does not conform with style guidelines, so I will move your info, as well a the pic (a good one, by the way, you're very lucky!), to the one I created and it'll be a team effort. Tyrol5 (talk) 22:59, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
I think we've got everything. Does it look good to you? Tyrol5 (talk) 23:21, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
Sounds good, I'll post it for review now. I won't be around later tonight (I will be busy within the hour), so add any details that might be necessary. It usually takes several hours for it to be published. Tyrol5 (talk) 23:25, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
I do remember seeing the foam come off, I wondered what it was. I'd say that if it was worthy of mention in the press conference, then go ahead and put it into the article. Tyrol5 (talk) 01:15, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

The article's been published. Good work, and I look forward to collaborating with you in the future. Tyrol5 (talk) 16:06, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

privs[edit]

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

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Wikinews Writing contest 2013 is here. :) Please sign up to participate?[edit]

We've created the Wikinews:Writing contest 2013, which will start on April 1 and end on June 1. It is modeled on the successful 2010 contest. It would be a really great time for you, as an inactive Wikinews accredited reporter, to renew your credentials by doing some original reporting or conducting interviews. People should be around to interview to prevent a backlog, and several reviewers have access to scoop to make it easier to review any original reporting you do. If you are interested in signing up, please do so on Wikinews:Writing contest 2013/entrants. There is at least one prize on offer for the winner along with the opportunity to earn some barn stars as a way of thanking you for your participation. :D --LauraHale (talk) 10:26, 25 March 2013 (UTC)