User talk:Mac

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Welcome[edit]

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DR[edit]

I'm requesting deletion for some content you created. please look at WN:DR. Bawolff 00:20, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Common content[edit]

A lot of what you're setting up doesn't look right for a news site, we have Wikinews:Browse for navigation and the other term than "encyclopedic" that I'd use is instruction creep. Please take some time to explain what you're trying to do on the Water cooler. --Brian McNeil / talk 15:28, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

No, this is not encyclopedic content. It´s common Wikimedia content and categories. Some categories are suggested (i.e. category:vehicles didn´t exist before. If there is a lot of news for a common category, one can create it --Mac 22:37, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

You will find that your pages are going to end up listed on WN:DR, two already are. As I said, engage the community and try and explain how what you are doing benefits us. --Brian McNeil / talk 13:33, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

template:see also[edit]

Please see wikinews:Deletion requests#template:see_also. Bawolff 19:43, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

template sharing project[edit]

Please see m:Talk:MP:TSP#Wikinews. Bawolff 23:16, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Commons templates are not a problem. We can use Wikinews specific templates also (i.e. adding a number to the template name or create a name+news), if more appropiate for a news or page. --Mac 09:02, 20 May 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, could you rephrase that? I don't understand what you mean. Bawolff 19:27, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

New page[edit]

It is hard to see a page created by you in the recent times. Can you give me any one ?. Regards.--Mac 09:14, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Define page. (article, or any page including things like templates?). However I mostly concentrate on non-writing tasks so my new page creation is lower then most people. If you want to see statistics of what I'm editing, see here Bawolff 19:27, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Midwestern Weed May Inspire Newfound Respect[edit]

Hi, that looks like it could make an interesting article, however most editors in wikinews agree that we should not simply reproduce press releases from elsewhere. I am therefore removing the text from the page. If someone (perhaps you?) felt like writing one, the press release would make a good source for an article about the topic though. Regards Sean Heron 07:54, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

I´ve just added the source you had used, and then noticed the date of the press release... I fear that isn´t really news. Sean Heron 08:00, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
Paper week magazines includes interesting news about science and technology happened during the week or previous weeks. I think there would be a Science and Technology Magazine in Wikinews --Mac 12:36, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Just to clarify: Documents produced by the US government are public domain. That technically means that they could be reproduced here on Wikinews without being a copyright infringement. However, it would be a violation of WN:NPOV to do so. Wikinews could be used as a mouth-piece of the US government. While this particular article about a small plant that could be used in biofuels may seem harmless enough, you have to think about the principle. --SVTCobra 00:18, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

This is a beginning. Everybody can collaborate and improve if necessary. But the worse news is the news that doesn´t exist. The rest of them are improve-able. --Mac 09:41, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

PD US goverment[edit]

I´m sorry to bother again already, but could you explain when this notice would be used ? When editing it says just above the summary box: Your work will be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License and will be attributed to "Wikinews". I don´t know any exeptions of this rule. Regards Sean Heron 08:05, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

any content posted before September 2005 i think is posted under PD license. - User:Markie
True, but I also just saw that there are some images that fall undder PD USGov, so I apologize, the template is used. Sean Heron 08:39, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Category:Renewable energy[edit]

Can you actually find articles to put in this? I believe for news our categorisation system should be based on our regional and topical categories. A news article that fitted into "Renewable energy" could do so because of being in Category:Politics and conflicts, or in Category:Economy and business. You seem to be missing this organisation which can be found here. So, which of our top level categories does this one fit in? If you check the history of WN:DR you'll see we have a habit of deleting encyclopedic categories that can't be fitted into our system. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:15, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Economy and business is a very transited category. And there is a lot of news about renewable energy (this is the way to low or no-carbon economy derived of the Kyoto Protocol). --Mac 12:01, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
Like Brain said, it's an encyclopedic category. We do have Category:Environment and Category:Climate change already also. And there has been no concerns that I know of about those categories. Our main goal on Wikinews is journalism and to write news. If you're interested in climate change and environment subjects you are most welcome to create news articles on it. We appreciate in-depth articles on those subjects, so go ahead and start writing. :-) FellowWikiNewsie 17:24, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
I like climate change category. --Mac 09:42, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Again[edit]

Stop creating content that doesn't belong on a news site. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:25, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

I've just undone the bloody mess you made. Don't do it again or I will block you for being disruptive. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:29, 27 May 2008 (UTC)