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The content from can be copied in all external sites.. see the license of them.. Memo18 (talk) 10:36, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

I couldn't find the license, so I assumed it was 'All Rights Reserved'. Also, there were other problems with the articles right? --Nascar1996 14:46, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
You still can't copy vertabim, as the bias of the source will be transferred across with it; e.g. w:Voice of America. — μ 14:48, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Failing for copyright[edit]

Hey there. I've noticed that you've been failing articles as |copyright=no: more information is required (or at least, would be helpful), for example "What is the copyvio? Where is it copyvio'd from?" — μ 15:35, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Okay, I will add the information. Thanks. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 15:37, 6 March 2011 (UTC)


Just a note, as I noticed an edit description where you mentioned using {{w}} on all but the lede. Make lead now knows about {{w}}, so there's no longer any need to hold back using it on the lede. --Pi zero (talk) 23:09, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Oh, okay. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 23:29, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

New York tour bus crash kills 14[edit]

A correction notice was required (link).

Don't know what happened here, but a rule of thumb: passing an article with no copyedits should be a rare occurrence. I suggested to one of our new reviewers recently, to always look for some improvement to make (there's nearly certain to be something), as the looking helps keep you on your toes, and the visible evidence of the pre-publish edit helps keep the author on xyr toes. --Pi zero (talk) 12:26, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm horrible at copy-editing. I never can tell where it needs it. I'll start trying, but its probably going to make it worse. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 19:12, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
Heh. Well, your judgment, obviously. It just seemed like it might be helpful to have something to slow yourself down a little. Since it looked, from the outside, as if a pretty basic fact hadn't gotten checked successfully, and moving a little too fast might conceivably have accounted for it. (Of course, it could have been an error in the source, that got corrected after review...) --Pi zero (talk) 21:07, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
I don't remember it saying Manhattan on it. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 21:11, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Replied...[edit] my talk page. C628 (talk) 01:33, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Question about categories, portals and adding Wikinews links[edit]

Hi, when is it appropriate to create one of these? And how is it done? I have been experimenting around but can't figure it out.

I wrote an article ICANN approves .xxx domain for pornography. Then I noticed that there are many articles on the topic of ICANN and domain names on Wikinews, e.g.

What, if anything, is the best thing to do? Thanks! Mattisse (talk) 15:11, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

So you want to create a category that all of the above can be included in? Maybe Category:ICANN? I don't think a new portal should be created for these, but the category could. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 16:12, 19 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. I think you're right. Mattisse (talk) 16:14, 19 March 2011 (UTC)
By the way, to create a category add the related Wikipedia article, and Commons category if they are available. If not, just add the related categories to the category, such as Science and technology, World and Internet. Also you may want to include {{latestcat}}. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 16:17, 19 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks so much for fixing the category business. All my attempts were failing. Mattisse (talk) 16:53, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

Celebrity bear Knut dies suddenly at the Berlin Zoo[edit]

Pointed out the sources. Maybe you meant something else? Thanks! Mattisse (talk) 13:13, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! "Search" and "find" have failed me too at times when the words were clearly there and I found them visually. I chalk it up to Internet irrationality. Mattisse (talk) 13:25, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
Your welcome. I read through it as well, but maybe I moved down to fast or something. I'm not sure. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 13:27, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

get well soon[edit]

---^ Bawolff 00:18, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

I hope you feel better:(. Gopher65talk 00:19, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
Take care, get well soon :) — μ 00:28, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks guys. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 03:37, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Deletion requests[edit]

On Wikinews, we're quite tolerant with new articles: if things aren't newsworthy, we don't delete them until {{abandoned}} has passed, and instead tag {{not news}} or {{tasks}}. There's a very limited list of things administrators can delete — generally, if there's problems with it that don't boil down to "pure vandalism" or "no content" e.g. test pages, blanked pages, author requests, take it to WN:DR or tag it. Three days isn't too long to wait for a deletion. — μ 10:03, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

I've used the abandoned template, but not the 'not news' and 'tasks'. Everytime I tried to use {{not news}} it always came up as nonexistant. I must have had something wrong. Thanks anyways. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 10:05, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

China plans to ban smoking in indoor public places[edit]

Hi, I added a source I had left out. The exact quote in the article is:

"China counts more than 300 million smokers, World Health Organization statistics show, and nearly 1.2 million Chinese people now die from smoking-related diseases each year -- making up 20 percent of the world total."

In order not to copyvio I wrote: "The World Health Organisation says Chinese smoking-related deaths account for one fifth of deaths from smoking world-wide."(Since 20 percent is one fifth and "of the world total" can be rephrased as "worldwide", I think.

Hopefully this is OK, or I can just remove the sentence. Regards, Mattisse (talk) 12:24, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Done. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 05:09, 26 March 2011 (UTC)


NASCAR driver Juan Montoya earns 2011 Auto Club 400 pole position has been moved to User:Nascar1996/NASCAR driver Juan Montoya earns 2011 Auto Club 400 pole position, per your request. — μ 09:50, 6 April 2011 (UTC)


{{Unblock|Deciding to rejoin.}}

  • Hold for a few people's comments, I'd prefer discussion over one admin's whim. — μ 19:29, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
The user is causing way too many problems, but there is a solution. Either he promises to behave well (here and on IRC, where he asked to be unblocked some minutes ago), or he rather stays blocked. My opinion. Diego Grez return fire 19:51, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Addressing only the request here: I'm inclined toward unblock. Promises however sincere —certainly required promises— don't mean as much as actual sustained good behavior, and there's no way of demonstrating sustained good behavior if one isn't permitted to demonstrate any behavior at all.
If/when Microchip has a position on this, I'd be interested to know what it is. --Pi zero (talk) 20:18, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
  • This user should absolutely be unblocked. It's not fair to hold a grudge against him for *one* rash/immature action, where there hasn't been any pattern of disruption or rudeness. He's been very constructive and helpful in the past. Tempodivalse [talk] 20:21, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
I agree with unblocking. At this time i don't think there is any point in keeping him blocked on wiki. After all he's not blocked on irc, where the events in question took place (and where punishment for any such events should take place), the block is in essence a self-requested block. Bawolff 20:37, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

I do not have any problem with being unblocked as far as the offence that warranted the original drama, etcetera. It, as Tempodivalse rightly says, was a single rash action. The community, as a whole, overreacted. Tensions were running high, and actions were made that probably shouldn't have happened. I'm not concerned about that. The two things I am slightly perturbed by are a) the current indefinite block, and b) edits to User:Nascar1996 from this edit onwards (and other post-event actions I'm not going to waste people's time describing). To take the second reason first: a retirement commuted to a wikibreak and elevated back to retirement. It just strikes me as indecisive, and reminds me of a few incidents on p_simplewiki that I'd rather forget. The other is the user-requested block, which is frowned upon, and I'd like to know why the block was requested. The fact that it shouldn't have been granted (IMO) is irrelevant, and the issues of "requested on IRC" summaries and "self-block" requests are both things that should be thrown up on the water coolers. Nevertheless, the reason I requested the hold is purely procedural — once a self-block is in place, the blocked user no longer has a say in when it is rescinded. As such, "because I want it lifted" isn't a valid reasoning: there's no entitlement to a block ever being lifted. If the user wants a say, alternatives exist. To sum up this verbose, detracting comment, "no problems with the first offence, slightly worried about the events that unfolded, and don't want to set a precedent with this unblock request". For the avoidance of any doubt, I'm not the blocking administrator. — μ 21:01, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

To answer MC8, I wanted to enforce a break. I knew I needed a break because I could not continue at the time. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 21:25, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
Why did you feel the need for an enforced block? — μ 21:26, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
After the events that took place, I felt I needed to leave and let everyone calm down, or something else probably would have happened. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 21:28, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
Self imposed/self-requested blocks are still generally frowned upon, and administrators are not actually supposed to apply them. I found this out after having it made abundently clear at another project. As one of their admins, Keegan, told me - If you cannot keep your cool, walk away. I'd say the same applies here. No one forces you to edit, you can walk away, cool down, let everything else chill, and come back later, when the dust has settled. BarkingFish (talk) 09:58, 9 April 2011 (UTC)
I would say the dust probably have settled by now. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 15:02, 9 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Unblock — I see no reason for continuing the block at this time. Gopher65talk 21:35, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
I agree. I don't know what happened on IRC but on wiki, Nascar1996 has always been a generous, helpful, open minded editor, willing to learn. Mattisse (talk) 01:30, 9 April 2011 (UTC)
Unblocked. Diego Grez return fire 02:29, 9 April 2011 (UTC)
Thank you everyone. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 02:31, 9 April 2011 (UTC)


That's not out of scope. It's just a spammy copyvio. Out of scope means there wouldn't be sources like this. Please take time to carefully check these things before calling it a misplaced encyclopedia entry. Thank you, fetch·comms 21:09, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

I know. I accidently pressed the wrong button. My mistake, sorry. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 21:12, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Reviewer request re-opened[edit]

I've re-opened your reviewer request at Wikinews:Flagged revisions/Requests for permissions, solely because it was closed too quickly. It should run at least a couple days, even for a snowball, in part because the community at en.WN is small and not everyone will have a chance to even hear you're up for it. One hour was simply too brief, though I am fairly sure the decision will stand. - Amgine | t 19:49, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

US Federal Reserve Chairman gives first news conference[edit]

Just a note. {{QuoteLeft}} and {{QuoteRight}} are only for pull-quotes, i.e., quotes that also occur in the text. They are not supplementary material. --Pi zero (talk) 18:25, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Oh okay. Thanks for the note. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 18:30, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
You did no wrong. That quote is also in the article text. Thanks, Mattisse (talk) 18:32, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Mattisse: I removed it. Pi zero replaced it. Look at the history of the article. Note: [1] and [2]. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 18:34, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Ok, thanks for letting me know. I couldn't tell what was happening! Sorry, Mattisse (talk) 18:36, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Its okay, you might want to change your comment on Pi zero's talk page. Next time, you might want to consider looking through the history first. :) --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 18:38, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
By the way, I did note my mistake on Pi zero's page. Thanks for the suggestion. Mattisse (talk) 15:42, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Would you consider this?[edit]

Reviewing Deadly tornadoes rip through southern US, killing close to 300? It's about to go stale and it's the worst storm in over 40 years in the US. No one has even reviewed it and its been there for days. Everything in the article is well sourced. Thanks for your consideration. Mattisse (talk) 15:05, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

I finished reviewing it. Very nice article Mattisse. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 15:39, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
Thanks so much! Mattisse (talk) 15:40, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Please review:[edit]

I added a pertinent animation to Deadly tornadoes rip through southern US, killing close to 300, please review to accept the pending revision. Thanks. Tadpole256 (talk) 16:00, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Also, if you get the chance, please review Sixteen killed in Marrakech bomb blast. Thank you for your time. Tadpole256 (talk) 16:02, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

I reviewed the pending revision; however, I was not able to review the article because I was busy. When I returned, it had already been published. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 04:08, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

I am soliciting your input please![edit]

I am attempting a Dispute resolution at Wikinews:Dispute resolution/Brian McNeil and Mattisse and I am soliciting your input as to the problem. I urge you to give feedback. Soliciting input is the next step in the Dispute resolution process. Please do! Your viewpoint would be much appreciated. Regards, Mattisse (talk) 00:03, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry Mattisse. I rather not be included in the resolution. I hope it goes well (both of you begin to avoid each other.) I have been watching some of the conflicts, most definately the one about the socking. I'm not going into further detail about that. Sorry, and happy editing. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 00:57, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
I understand. It is an ugly situation and would probably get you in trouble if you got involved. I am not socking at wikinews. I am not socking anywhere. But I understand why you would not want to get involved. You are a nice guy, a good guy, and I am sorry that I am not wanted at wikinews. All I did was write and copy edit articles. But that is not what is appreciated here, I guess. Thanks anyway, Mattisse (talk) 01:18, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
Mattisse, you are wanted at Wikinews. You just have a dispute with BrianMcNeil. Sometimes when something happens such as that, stay away from that user. Try not to communicate to them. You convinced me to stay, so why shall I not try to convince you to stay as well. This project is more strict than others, and most things you need to ignore. --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 01:24, 6 May 2011 (UTC)


This award is presented to Wikinews reporters upon their 11th published news article.

  • 26! You deserve at least this! --keep it up! ...Bddpaux (talk) 02:37, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

PeP applied[edit]

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

Note! Your privileges on English Wikinews have been reduced.

Under the Privilege expiry policy (enacted October 13, 2012) the rights held by your user account have been reduced due to inactivity, or lack of privilege use. You can view your user rights log here.
Point 4 of the Privilege expiry policy provides for fast-tracking reacquisition of privileges. We all understand that real-life commitments can severely curtail the level of commitment you can give to Wikinews; the privilege reduction is in no way intended as a reflection on your past work, or to imply you are unwelcome. The aim in curtailing privileges is to address security risks, and concern that a long period of inactivity means you may not be up-to-date with current policy and practices.

--Pi zero (talk) 00:47, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Understandable. :-) --Nascar1996 (talkcontribs) 02:13, 12 December 2012 (UTC)


Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins 2014 Daytona 500 -- may be of interest. There is too many terms for an average reader (such as me) to get an idea, at the moment... —Gryllida 11:00, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

I was concerned that one might be stale already, having gone the long way 'round through es.wn and translation. Haven't had a chance to look more closely. --Pi zero (talk) 12:19, 27 February 2014 (UTC)