User talk:Mindspillage

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My main talk page is my Wikipedia talk page. If I've been recently active here, leaving a message here is fine; if I haven't you're better off going over there if you'd like me to see it within a reasonable period of time.


I've left more helppful comments at User talk:Cranbourne and Wikinews talk:Neutral point of view. Nyarlathotep 16:14, 23 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

May I nominate you for admin?[edit]

May I nominate you for admin here? Nyarlathotep 23:08, 3 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, curiousity seeks the cat. -Edbrown05 06:37, 18 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Accreditation Request[edit]

Congratulations! Your request for accreditation has been approved by the community. Please check and verify all information there is correct and complete. If you wish to obtain a freelance Wikinews pressbadge, please contact either myself or Amgine. Have fun! --MrMiscellanious (talk) – 00:02, 23 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


This is a message to inform you that I have added every administrator to the Rfda section on WN:A. This is not personal and I feel as if the community, who did not have the option of voting for or against most of the administrators, should be able to choose who they want to be in charge. I also want to say that I value everyones work on this site and I know that everyone does their best. I hope that none of you will take this personally and I hope that all of us will continue to work together. Jason Safoutin 12:16, 27 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

My User Page[edit]

Hi Kat. I hate having to ask this, and to be honest I cannot believe I am, but would you mind deleting my user page? I am sure you are aware of the problems a few of the admins over at Wikipedia have had recently, and I really do not want a piece of it. My user page history contains some personal info that could identify myself, although it is now out of date. The consequences of such an attack against myself could be disastrous in my chosen career, and, needless to say, I do not want to risk such an attack. Thanks for your help, Rje 18:44, 30 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've deleted your page, but kept the latest two revisions since they include no personal info. --Deprifry|+T+ 19:05, 30 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikinews ID card[edit]

Do you still need a Wikinews accredited reporter ID card? I can make one for you if you'd like one (or need it). —this is messedrocker (talk) 09:13, 10 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'll need to e-mail it to you, so what's your e-mail address? —this is messedrocker (talk) 00:10, 12 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Welcome Back :D[edit]

Hiya, Mindspillage. Good to see you doing some editing on Wikinews. How are things going? --Thunderhead - (talk) 01:54, 7 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yeah, things have been quite hectic with me also, what with midterms coming and going. Plus my work here, and on other wikis. At any rate, always glad to have you back. --Thunderhead - (talk) 01:58, 7 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Welcome back from me too. Also wanted to give you a friendly reminder to tag the talk of (non-archived) protected stuff with {{prtected|reason}}. Bawolff 02:58, 7 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New Policy has users up in smoke[edit]

Hello. I am not sure if you check this page anymore, but I thought you might be interested as to what is going on here at Wikinews: Wikinews:Image use policy/New wikimedia policy action plan. I am outraged as well as you have an opinion?

My opinion is in the policy, really; I fully support it as written. But I'll go through and try to reply to comments on teh discussion page. Mindspillage (spill yours?) 04:35, 31 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I relicensed all my images to CC 2.5, except for the images here: User:DragonFire1024/Images to request for EDP. Can you comment on these and the EDP request. DragonFire1024 12:07, 2 April 2007 (UTC) Well that makes no sense whatsoever. The EDP was created specifically for non-free images. So you saying that because of the license, they cannot be under an EDP? Wrong. see: Wikinews:Image use policy/New wikimedia policy action plan/FAQReply[reply]

Do we have to delete all non-free images? Answer: No. The important part is that the resolution leaves the room for individual projects (such as English Wikinews) to formulate project-specific policy on what kind of non-free images the project accepts. The project-specific policy is called "EDP" or "Exemption Doctrine Policy."

  • The resolution requires an EDP. Wikinews has had an EDP since June 2005.
  • The resolution requires that the EDP be minimal, and not enable the use of non-free content where free content is a reasonable alternative. We must ensure that our Wikinews:Fair use policy is in line with that.
  • The resolution requires that all non-free content be explicitly labelled with a rationale that explains how its use at Wikinews is within the scope of fair use. We must therefore ensure that all existing non-free content be suitably labelled, and ensure that all newly uploaded non-free content be uploaded with a rationale.

So how does my images NOT fall under an EDP exactly? Because I don't follow... DragonFire1024 20:51, 8 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Also from the FAQ: We must ensure that from March 23, 2007 onwards, we delete any newly uploaded non-free media that are not accompanied by a fair use rationale, and ensure that we have clear mechanisms in place for adding fair use rationales and good help pages to aid uploaders in adding fair use rationales.
Does this mean that we have to delete all non-free images? No. It means that we must delete those non-free images that we cannot provide a proper fair use rationale for. As the resolution states, any non-free images that we don't already have a fair use rationale for should go through a discussive process where we attempt to find a fair use rationale and delete the image if we cannot find one. We have 1 year to do that. DragonFire1024 20:56, 8 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
BTW, sorry if I seemed somewhat harsh...was not my intentions. so I clarified and toned it a bit down...DragonFire1024 21:06, 8 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry...then the FAQ is wrong and it needs to be changed...because at the moment its misleading and lying to contributers. It specifically states above what the EDP is for. At the time I uploaded these images it was me and anyone else had no clue this was going to happen unlees it was in discussion over a year ago. So the answer still makes no sense given the users were allowed to use this license. And again, it states that any non-free image can be given a rationale with discussion and help...all of which, other than you there has been no discussion, avoidance at actual help instead being given ultimatums (Eloquence and IMO not helping at all.), and not even a consideration for a fair use rationale, as it clearly states above have not even began to start...rather the situation of images, as opposed to the policy, has been ignored. DragonFire1024 21:33, 8 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikinews Video[edit]

See: Wikinews:Video 2.0. DragonFire1024 00:51, 11 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply][edit]

I have set up your email address, please contact me at to get the password, username, and access details for your accredited reporter email address. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:51, 4 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You've been added as a member of the Userpage Sharing Project. You were added by me because I needed people to test the template with. If you wish to be removed, please contact me here. If not, please add {{User:Thunderhead/sharing}} to the top of your userpage (or wherever you want to stick it. Thanks, Thunderhead - (talk - email - contributions) 22:47, 23 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Please note i have put you up for de-admining at Wikinews:Administrators. --MarkTalk to me 16:22, 10 May 2008 (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 ^_^ 20:34, 4 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]