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Millosh, welcome to Wikinews! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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By the way, you can sign your name on Talk pages using four tildes (~~~~), which produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, you can ask them at the water cooler or to anyone on the Welcommittee, or ask me on my Talk page. Again, welcome!Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 12:49, 14 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your bot has been conditonally approved. Please see the conditions surrounding your bot's approval on this page. Thanks for working with Wikinews. Thunderhead - (talk - email - contributions) 06:11, 25 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please provide a descriptive edit summary for when the bot edits. Adambro 12:19, 25 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Again, I ask you to provide a meaningful edit summary for this bot's edits. Adambro 00:20, 26 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Please provide an edit summary which actually summarises the edit made, rather than "Wikipedia python library" which means nothing, it's hardly too difficult to understand why this is useful. Adambro 23:47, 27 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
How about something like Bot: Updating statistics. That explains for the people browsing the RC, its a bot, its updating the statistics. Bawolff 00:05, 28 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Millosh,

as an accredited reporter, would you consider activating Wikinews email, so that people can email you from the Wiki?

thank you, --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 16:15, 9 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I'm trying to get to IRC using the webclient, but I am not really experienced with IRC... The article however is at your disposal to add more info, I'll leave it alone for now... Theo Assen - (talk) 19:40, 21 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Are you OK? Please be careful! I tried to contact thru Yahoo messenger, not sure if this will work. I'm not really a computerspecialist.... Theo Assen - (talk) 19:49, 21 February 2008 (UTC) My Yahoo-id is "Theo S" Theo Assen - (talk) 19:50, 21 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am OK. Just tear gas came across two streets... I'll turn on my yahoo. --millosh (talk) 19:51, 21 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In the meantime I am downloading mIRC, so that would allow me to use IRC too... Note that I be glad to help, but my native language is Dutch. But I think we'll manage together... Theo Assen - (talk) 19:54, 21 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi. Could you add new wikinews pages - Czech and Hungarian? :) thx Przykuta (talk) 06:27, 13 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Importing content from compatibly licensed sources[edit]

Please see this discussion on the Water Cooler. A discussion of the merits of VOAbot for the import of news from the Voice of America. With the sr experiences, I'd like your input and possibly help to get the bot made. As a side-issue, and to defend srwn for overtaking enwn's article count, can you explain which of the steps I list as required before publishing a VOAbot article are done on srwn. --Brian McNeil / talk 16:40, 3 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

see here for some of what I've changed and the bot should do. Yes, the {{develop}} template doesn't support what I'm doing. I am trying to get that sorted in my sandbox, it keeps sticking "}}" where I don't want it, and ripping out spaces and line breaks to avoid them coming out the template makes the code incomprehensible. --Brian McNeil / talk 15:37, 4 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
{{develop}} should work now! See Template:Develop/Importedsource for how to add an additional imported source to this. Damn, but do I hate debugging MediaWiki syntax. --Brian McNeil / talk 17:07, 4 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Obviously I've coded where the date template goes, but not the actual template as that would cause your test to be categorised in the date cat. --Brian McNeil / talk 19:06, 4 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I've just noticed something on a SETimes imported article that I think would be an improvement: In addition to providing the appropriate links to the article within the {{SETimes}} template, the {{source}} template should be provided, repeating the information and identifying the source in the same format as any other source. --Brian McNeil / talk 20:39, 10 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Few additional points from seeing recent imports...

  • Articles are being imported with Upstyle titles, WN:SG is downstyle - can this be fixed?
  • Items like "Website of the week" are editorial/magazine content. Can these be excluded?
  • VOA and SETimes seem to sometimes share stories - noted imported dupes today.

--Brian McNeil / talk 14:17, 21 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bot uploading stale articles[edit]

Hi, the SETimes bot has been flooding the newsroom with very old, {{stale}} articles that have very little chance of ever being published. Is there any way you can limit the bot to creating articles no more than three days old? All of the bot's current articles are very likely going to be deleted soon and it's a bit of a problem if it keeps creating old news. Thanks. Tempodivalse [talk] 16:41, 7 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I know that strictly speaking I don't need to give you local admin powers, but I did just to be "official". Abuse away. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 06:38, 12 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

setimes bot[edit]

RS's Dodik hold talks with EU, US

The publisher and date parameters don't seem to be getting filled in on the {{source}} template. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:20, 15 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Imported Bots Blocked[edit]

I was wondering why the imported news list was constantly HUGE, even though we've been running through and deleting stale articles... Turns out the bot is re-importing them. Here's a few examples:

Once you fix this, you can unblock them. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 22:27, 3 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OK. I thought that I fixed that. I'll fix it tomorrow. --millosh (talk) 00:29, 4 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Accreditation Expiration[edit]

Greetings, I wanted to let you know that our policy regarding accreditation has recently changed slightly. Specifically we've enacted an automatic expiration of accreditation after 2 years. You can very easily "re-up" your accreditation should you choose to, but at this point in time you're on the Inactive list. As such your accreditation will automatically be revoked on March 15th unless you request otherwise. Currently, posting to the following thread will keep your accreditation. At a later date, all Accredited reporters will be put in for that "re-up", at which time you'll be notified. Thank you, and should you have any questions, feel free to contact me on my talk page. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 20:47, 4 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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

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