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GM rice research continues despite protest attacks in Philippines[edit]

I have reviewed GM rice research continues despite protest attacks in Philippines and left feedback at Talk:GM rice research continues despite protest attacks in Philippines. The article is not news because events occurred last Thursday, way outside the 48 hour window. Please consider writing about a new and more newsworthy topic. --LauraHale (talk) 07:42, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

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Hacker article[edit]

Reviewed, please see my comments! Fantastic effort.....I mean that!! Clean up and resubmit! --Bddpaux (talk) 14:42, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Well, heck[edit] my count, you deserve at least this!!

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For completing 5 edits

Great work! Keep it up!--Bddpaux (talk) 14:50, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Unsolicited advice[edit]

On the Vodaphone's over. Take my advice: the best thing you can learn here is how/when to know it's over on an article. You tried real hard on that one. Learn from the reviewer remarks and find a new article. Read the reviewer comments collectively and take those to heart. You may even need to walk away and lick your wounds for a few days; but, to keep hacking away at an article like its some dead animal is of little use to you at this point. Success here, really, demands a good measure of humility. You/I don't own articles here, we contibute them.....they work or they don't. If they don't, back up, take a deep breath and move forward: there's always more news just around the bend! Stay with it, OK? --Bddpaux (talk) 15:10, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Transcripts for 'Port Kembla residents keep faith in their region' article[edit]

Saxon Crinis Interview transcript:

Why do you think the stack should not be demolished? Because it shows the great history that our region has, the stack reminds us of the Illawarra early years as a manufacturing, steel producing community that became a home to people from all over the world.

What do you think the stack symbolised the Port Kembla community?

What activity have you witnessed in your local area of protesting to the stacks demolishment? A Facebook page, signs around town, protest meetings

Do you think the there is a revitalisation of Wentworth street occurring right now? If so what are the signs? I think there slowly is, there are more businesses along the strip now, you notice a lot more people walking up the street whether it just be there are going for a leisurely walk or they are going into one of the shops. Also there is a café on the street, which is great for bringing people to the street.

How is Wentworth Street changing its reputation? I think it’s changing because it is slowly losing that stigma that has been associated with the street for so long. The one that people think that drugos and hookers are everywhere. It’s slowly starting to get a new identity with a real sense of community.

Being a resident on Wentworth Street how do you see the street changing? And what do you thing needs to be done to achieve the popularity and community hustle and bustle it used to have? I don’t think it will ever be what it used to in its hay day., but I think with a good mix of resident living in apartments that are fixed up and a mixture of businesses that the locals can use and ones that provide services to people from Wollongong I think it will add to the vibe of the street. I also think the building facades should be kept the same and upgraded if need be. I don’t think developers should be allowed to change the look of the street, I think that will lose the streets identity.

Rosie (did not want last name revealed) shop owner on Wentworth Street, Port Kembla

How long have you lived in Port Kembla for? I came here with my family when I was eleven years old (44 years ago from Vincenza), and my father worked at the steel works his whole life. The stack, as well as this whole town represents the opportunity my family had to start a new life. (Rosie has lived here ever since)

How long have you owned your store on Wentworth Street? My husband and I have owned our greengrocer and deli for almost 30 years. Port Kembla is our home and we have witnessed a lot of changes in 30 years, especially Wentworth street.

How do you feel about the proposed demolishment of the Port Kembla stack? I think the stack is part of our community; it has been here longer than I have. It shouldn’t be demolished.

What do you think the stack represents to Port Kembla? The stack is what you recognise along the Illawarra skyline, its what represents industrial history of the Illawarra and more importantly Port Kembla. Even though it isn’t used anymore it’s a symbol of our history.

How do you think the stack could be otherwise utilised if it weren’t to be demolished? Maybe build a museum at the base with photos and other buts and pieces from the steel work to show what jobs people had an what different country’s they came form to get work here in the Illawarra.

Port Kembla, New South Wales residents keep faith in their region[edit]

Hi. I have marked the article not ready for review and left feedback on Talk:Port Kembla, New South Wales residents keep faith in their region. The article does not make clear why this is news now. There is no sense of time. The word current is used, but does not give an idea of what this means. (The earth is currently not in an ice age. The kitten is currently sitting in my lap. Both have different perspectives on the factual amount of time that current means. This needs clarity for the sake of accuracy.) At this point, I would suggest refocusing the article on the interview aspect in the very first paragraph. Make the article about the interview, and use the sources to provide supplemental information to compliment the interview. --LauraHale (talk) 07:47, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for creating Port Kembla, New South Wales residents keep faith in their region. Unfortunately, it has been deleted as an abandoned article. Not every article succeeds; we look forward to your continued contribution to Wikinews. Wikinews' content guide and guide to writing an article are useful resources for writers. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me or at the assistance page. Your article has been moved to your userspace and can be found at User:Lbuow/Port Kembla, New South Wales residents keep faith in their region for future reference. —Mikemoral♪♫ 02:04, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

'Migrant' murder sparks racially charged riots in Moscow, Russia[edit]

Hi. I've reviewed the article and left feedback at Talk:'Migrant' murder sparks racially charged riots in Moscow, Russia. Given the slowness of our getting reviews done at the moment, the article lead needs to be supported by a second source and the article needs a rename to stay newsworthy. --LauraHale (talk) 09:21, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Your interview[edit]

I understand you interviewed (?) a folk about the Port. I have provided relevant feedback at the bottom of article talk page. I need to apologise for not doing it earlier: I think there is lack of clarity about what exactly the article is about and where it takes information from, and you should feel more free to step in on the article talk page in a timely fashion to work things out. I would also keep looking but interactive contact is vital to getting the work published. Gryllida 09:33, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

You still around??[edit]

You may've graduated from UOW by now, but I was just wondering if you're still around?? It's been a while since you contributed. --Bddpaux (talk) 19:36, 10 August 2015 (UTC)