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All messages dating from 28 May, 2006 to 4 May, 2007, can be found here, User talk:Nzgabriel/Archive 1

Congratulations![edit]

Congratulations on your one year anniversary with Wikinews, Nzgabriel! Jcart1534 23:16, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, it's great to be here. And to celebrate I have an exclusive interview coming up soon, watch for it! --Nzgabriel | Talk 23:51, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Nice work![edit]

Good work on the interview, Exclusive interview with prominent blogger, David Farrar. Enjoyed reading it. Cheers, Jcart1534 10:40, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Thank you very much. --Nzgabriel | Talk 19:32, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
A pitty that you didn't write something on the blog about it... I've blogged about recent reports today, maybe you could write something about your experience with this interview, your cooperation with Brian... You could ask Zanimum to invite you to the blog.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 19:48, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
I did blog about it on my blog: http://gpollard.wordpress.com ([1] and [2]). The blog is also under a Creative Commons licence if that helps. --Nzgabriel | Talk 20:38, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
Ok, I just read about it on Planet Wikimedia, as long as it shows up there, we'll have promotion for Wikinews!--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 12:27, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

The video response from Key is even more amazing... One peace of advise, email him to make sure you get permission to license the video under the GFDL which you claim on Commons, or some idiot might delete it... Or even better, you might want to dually-license it under GFDL-cc-by-2.5, which prevents problems for using it here on Wikinews.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 15:54, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Ouch, I just read the license email,... Normally Commons doesn't allow works if derivate works are not allowed... In fact, if it can't be altered, then we can't have a Wikinews version... I really fear for the future of this file on Commons.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 10:02, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
You should send them an email to ask if we could have derivate works, i.e. our version of the video. They may allow that, although it would contradict their request to not have alterations... I mean, it's normal that you can cut videos, no? Anyways, they always retain personality rights...--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 10:08, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
The e-mail permission is in regards to our version: "the video in question (indexed on your Wiki at http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Exclusive_video_interview_with_New_Zealand_Opposition_leader%2C_John_Key as Wikinews_john_key.ogg)." The person who I was talking with was quite adamant that derivative works were not allowed explicitly. --Nzgabriel | Talk 10:41, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
Well that's very unfortunate, because I believe it will get deleted by Commons within the week...Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 12:17, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
I'll start discussions up again with the person who I have been talking to. --Nzgabriel | Talk 19:57, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Video Interview[edit]

Great job!!! Can we YouTube the video or something? That would be cool :) DragonFire1024 21:02, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Video has been deleted: would you mind posting it on YouTube, for example? --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 18:08, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
Just sent a requesti. Be back soon; school. --Nzgabriel | Talk 20:08, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
YouTube video has been uploaded and the article now links to it. --Nzgabriel | Talk 08:18, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

NZ article needs background[edit]

Care to add it? New Zealand newspaper poll projects majority for National Party. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 15:36, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

Video Wikinews + John Key[edit]

Heya!

I am currently making a promo for wikinews video edition and am going to contact John Key. Please see the email I will be sending him later tonight located at http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/User:Symode09/Email

thanx, —Symode09 09:04, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Looks good, and definitely ask him. But I am not sure if they are able to do it. --Nzgabriel | Talk 10:25, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

not sure about that what's her name stuff[edit]

I was trying to build a case, okay, on blogs, on the popularity of Paris Hilton. Is that impossible to do on this website? I wasn't trying to blog, merely report on it. My instinct was to revert you if it really mattered which it doesn't. -Edbrown05 12:28, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Why is Paris Hilton famous? What has she done? That's the report I was working toward. -Edbrown05 12:31, 3 June 2007 (UTC)
I didn't think it really mattered what one person thought on his blog. And I didn't think that they were a 'well-known' blogger, as they didn't even have their own domain name yet. If you think it is important to add more substance to the story, feel free to add it back in. --Nzgabriel | Talk 23:48, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Sources for four related images[edit]

I was wondering, would you be able to track down the source information for Image:Before Lahar.jpg, Image:After lahar.jpg, Image:Lahar during.jpg and Image:Lahar.jpg? If not, they should probably be deleted per Wikimedia fair use provision policies, but I thought that, given you are active around here (and we love you for being so :D), I'd be courteous and come to you first and see what you could do. Cheers, Daniel 06:14, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

They came from webcam that other news outlets used as well. See Brian New Zealand for more information, as I have very, very limited Internet access currently. --Nzgabriel | Talk 09:08, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
OK, will do, thanks. Daniel 09:09, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

A present[edit]

I present to you the wikinews trophy for your continued efforts to make wikinews a better place. You have proven yourself a dedicated contributor, and Wikinews is better for your efforts

. Bawolff 23:39, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you very much, I'd like to thank my computer and the Internet for helping me to accomplish this task. --Nzgabriel | Talk 23:42, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
You're very welcome, I can't believe you don't already have a trophy. Bawolff 23:43, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Succesful reconfirmation[edit]

Hi Gabriel,

your reconfirmation was succesful, I've archived it, you can find it here. Keep up the good work!

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 10:47, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

That's good news, and all I can promise is that I won't do any bad work! --Nzgabriel | Talk 20:00, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Project news[edit]

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June 11, 2007 The Wikinews Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 2

Editor's note Board elections turn political; Wikinews has candidate
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--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 09:10, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Protection of America's Cup: Seventh race results[edit]

Could you clarify your reasons for protecting this page? I'm afraid I don't consider it justified when considering the Protection policy. Adambro 14:28, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

They were just my live OR notes, no one should, or need to, edit them. I will be working on the article soon. --Nzgabriel | Talk 23:58, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Common Nation[edit]

I am the Editor in Chief of Common Nation. Common Nation is updated with the lastest national and political news as well as family, social, and health coverage. Let me know what you think! Thanks. Asher Heimermann|Talk 00:21, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

You could give links to full articles on the stuff you blog about. And I don't think it is entirely appropriate for you to ask for advice, etc for your website on Wikinews, you could have contacted me by e-mail, etc. --Nzgabriel | Talk 00:47, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

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America's Cup[edit]

I normally don't touch sports stories, but given your excellent coverage of the America's Cup races, I felt that it was necessary to at least report the final result when it came in. Great job on the article expansion, btw. --SVTCobra 02:19, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, I thought Team New Zealand was showcasing New Zealand in a great light, and I wanted to help promote the image neutrally! --Nzgabriel | Talk 09:22, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

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ArbCom elections[edit]

Is there anyway I could possibly gain a vote from you? Answer me back, I want to prove myself to the Wikinews community? --TUFKAAP 19:47, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Sorry but no. I voted for those who I truly believed would help and whom I knew very well in the community. I can't say I have noticed you much here on Wikinews, although I don't participate in community discussions as much as I would actually like. --Nzgabriel | Talk 20:02, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

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Help with interview[edit]

Hi there, as a fellow Oceanian and someone apparently highly experienced in the field of WikiNews interviews, I was hoping to ask you for some advice. Mainly,

  1. How do you go about approaching a subject to request an interview?
  2. How do you put together questions?
  3. How do you record the interview?

Horribly vague and open-ended questions I know, so I'll be a bit more specific. There's a public official coming close to 6 months in office, and I was thinking of organising an interview on the general topics of "Who are you? What have you done so far? What are you thinking of doing?" and writing up a little piece here, but not having done this kind of thing before I wouldn't mind a few prods in the right direction. Confusing Manifestation (Say hi!|Stalk me!) 04:45, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Yes, I have done a few interviews. The way I get in contact with them is usually by e-mail, or some other technological device (I.M.). So try and find their e-mail online.
When I am asking for an interview I usually say who I am, what the interview will be about, and how many RSS readers there are.
I usually like the interview to be done via e-mail, that way I have exact quotes, etc. But I recently did one (not yet released) via telephone. I recorded that by putting the phone on speaker phone, and put my computer microphone next to the speaker. Very basic.
If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to ask. --Nzgabriel | Talk 05:30, 13 August 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick reply. I was actually planning on trying for a face-to-face interview, so do you know anyone here who's done a few of those I can talk to? Also, how many RSS readers are there, and where do you get that information? Thanks, Confusing Manifestation (Say hi!|Stalk me!) 01:29, 14 August 2007 (UTC)
There are 30,000 RSS readers, this information can be found on the Wikimedia Foundation website here: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Our_projects#Wikinews. To do an interview you could buy a voice recorder, or just jot down notes using pen and paper (yes, those still exist ;) ). I don't know of anyone here who has done a face-to-face interview similar to what you are proposing. Sorry. --Nzgabriel | Talk 02:53, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Large image note from poll[edit]

Hi, I noticed that on the Wikinews:Main page poll you mentioned that the large image lead needs more OS/browser functionality. I think that we've tested it on all major operating systems and browsers and it appears to work correctly in the vast majority of the cases. Did you have a specific example in mind? -- IlyaHaykinson 08:54, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Firefox on Ubuntu. --Nzgabriel | Talk 08:57, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
I have noticed the same, it also has problems on IE6 and below Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 08:58, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
Ok, I fixed the font size issue on Ubuntu, again. We need to add it to the instructions to leave lots of extra space I guess. As for IE6, I'll download an IE6 virtual machine to test with that on a regular basis. -- IlyaHaykinson 09:02, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin: September 1, 2007[edit]

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Edbrown05's block[edit]

I saw that you blocked him again. Ehh... isn't there a better way to handle his type of behavior? It's always been the WikiWay that blocks should be preventative, not punitive. I started a discussion on the water cooler to see what the community thinks we should do.

I'm not wild about his behavior, and the block log is very very revealing. However, he's also a really decent contributer in article space. *shrug* irid:t 07:20, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Looking for comments on User:Edbrown05[edit]

I am, sadly, being attacked by Ed, just as you were. I'm interested to hear your thoughts on this. See one two three. I don't think traditional mediation is even an option here. Do you have any ideas? irid:t 06:25, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Arbatrition. --Nzgabriel | Talk 06:38, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Happy birthday![edit]

Congratulations on being a year older. :)irid:t 20:01, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

A birthday steak!
Thanks irid. --Nzgabriel | Talk 03:11, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Terror raids in NZ[edit]

You have a great article and it's very well-written, and I think it's a better second lead than lead. The only times I've thought my interviews are worthy of lead article status are the two Presidential articles. If it wasn't for Brownback, and the significance and prestige it gives the project to have him talking to us (which boosts all our work on here, as it gives us more credibility, more readers, and more feeds to outside sites) I wouldn't have had an issue with the lead being yours. This is just a special circumstance is all, and a rare one that may not be repeated. --David Shankbone 19:11, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for leaving a message, I was kind of angry that this was happening. I concede that your article is of importance, and that it is (at this point in time of Wikinews' history) quite a feat. And also yours was original reporting, mine wasn't. I still hold a view that mine was perhaps more news-worthy than yours, but I guess that's just because yours was an interview. Oh well, what's done is done. --Nzgabriel | Talk 00:13, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Edbrown05 Request for ArbCom[edit]

I've proposed a request for arbcom relating to the recent situation with Ed. If you take issue with being listed as an involved party, please remove your name from that list. Otherwise, I suppose you'll be expected to make a brief statement on that page. irid t i e 08:41, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Userpage Sharing Project[edit]

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) 22:44, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Gabriel[edit]

Gabrie Pollard is Joshua Nelson signed up to wikinewsKrayz-one 21:51, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Looking for help on Video Interview[edit]

Hi Gabriel,

I'm currently pursuing an interview with Reggie Bibbs (see Wikinews:Story preparation/Interview with Reggie Bibbs on his life with neurofibromatosis), and I might get lucky and get him to give us a video interview.

Problem is, I don't have any video editing skills, so I was wondering if you would like to help me on this project, and do something like what you did for the John Key interview (ie editing the raw footage, adding a Wikinews-branded introduction and then subtitles)? Do you have time for anything like that during the next week or so?

cheers, --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 18:54, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

I can do that for you, "Steven". Looks like we'll have a few more interviews in the coming week(s), as I have one that will be done by Wednesday and the other is yet to be sorted out. --Nzgabriel | Talk 22:26, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Excellent, thanks in advance, I'll let you know when I get the file (will probably be .avi). --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 21:05, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
I just started working in a new hospital which seriously restricts internet access, and I have not internet cafe nearby... could you help me to download the video and upload it to Commons under the cc-by-2.0 license (I'll forward permission to OTRS, just say it's pending). I got these instructions for FTP transfer of the video:
Using an FTP program like Fetch.
The URL is:207.44.136.30/username is: anonymous
password is empty (blank)
or in a web browser: ftp://anonymous@207.44.136.30/
If you could have a look at the video and possible edit it as previously discussed, that would be great. take your time anyway. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 22:16, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
As a side note, you probably already know this, but all web browsers are also ftp clients, so there is no need to use a special program like fetch. Bawolff 01:05, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Your article is nr. 1!!![edit]

  1. Naked News presents a new style of news
  2. MS Explorer cruise ship passengers are safe
  3. The Onion: An interview with 'America's Finest News Source'
  4. In the spirit of US Thanksgiving tradition, two turkeys receive presidential pardon
  5. Chess grand master Kasparov arrested after protest
  6. Al Gore and Climate Panel awarded Nobel Peace prize 2007
  7. 2007 Ig Nobel Prize winners announced
  8. Baby falls from third floor window and survives
  9. Chinese student found dead in Perth suburb
  10. Canadian cruise ship sinking in Antarctic
  11. Youths riot in Paris suburb, attack police station
  12. Andrea Muizelaar on fashion, anorexia, and life after 'Top Model'
  13. Two Lordi fans mugged while manager and bodyguard were shot at in Louisville, US

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 00:20, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Template:Popular articles/recent : filters articles from the last 3 days. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 22:12, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Sir Edmund Hillary dead at 88[edit]

This story may strike a chord with you, but I'd appreciate it if you were a little more careful with the edits. --SVTCobra 03:55, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin[edit]

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WN:TO-DO[edit]

I have started WN:TO-DO as a place to list what should be daily or weekly points to check for regular contributors. Some parts are admin-only (e.g. Archiving) but others are things that anyone can get involved with. Feel free to add additional points and spread the word about this shortcut to get people helping do Wikignome tasks. --Brian McNeil / talk 15:55, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Uploading images[edit]

PLease remember to add a fair use rational to images. I have deleted toge images you uploaded as the were not used and had no raitonal. This makes them eligiable for sppedy deletion. When you write the associated article feel free to restore the image if you write a rational. Anonymous101 :) 11:43, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

The same applies to Image:John Key in Antarctica.jpg. I'll give you a few minutes to add a rational but uless you do it will have to be deleted. Anonymous101 :) 11:46, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

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Several others wrote stories based on television sources. The Wikinews Reports blog activity was mostly related to some of these stories. You can ask any of the blog authors if you want to help out on the blog.

Editor's note

In the last few months activity on Wikinews has continued to decrease to an incredibly low level. There are hardly any new contributers joining and one of our best users, DragonFire1024 (talk · contribs) has gone on Wikibreak. However, some excellent articles are continuing to be written. Anonymous101 :) 12:09, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

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Anonymous101 :) 12:19, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

The Game?[edit]

ARe you sure it was a wise move to interview that site? My impression was that particular site was more a sign that "The Game" was already dead. Well, whatever, but it's not always best to imagine that someone draping themselves in some part of popular culture really has much to do with it. Nyarlathotep (talk) 16:17, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

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Original reporting

Since our last edition, many articles have claimed original reporting. Here are the most recent:

Several others wrote stories based on television sources. The Wikinews Reports blog activity was mostly related to some of these stories. You can ask any of the blog authors if you want to help out on the blog.

Editor's note

In the last few months activity on Wikinews has started to increase again, and discussion has restarted on the embargoed wiki. Anonymous101 (talk) 11:50, 19 July 2008 (UTC)


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A discussion that may interest you.[edit]

w:Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2008 July 28 has a deletion review of the Wikipedia article on Jonty Haywood. JoshuaZ (talk) 00:42, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

FlaggedRevs[edit]

If you have not already seen this, please look, comment, and vote both here and on bugzilla. Further assistance such as contact information for Google would be a very useful detail to share and help in petitioning for a listing in their news index. --Brian McNeil / talk 14:57, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Request[edit]

Hi, if you are still online would you mind correcting the headline of http://wikinewsreports.blogspot.com/2008/09/operative-for-republican-party-edited.html to make it more accurate. Please change it to something like

News agencies suggest that campaign operative for Republican Party edited article on vice presidential nominee

(By the way, I am sending this message to every user with blog access who seems to be online as the headline has a major inaccuracy and I don't want to see it on Google News)

Thanks, Anonymous101talk 20:13, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

You've resigned?[edit]

I'm sorry to see you go: [3] I hope you come back in the future! In any case, good luck and best of wishes. tempodivalse 13:25, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

privs[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.
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) 00:46, 20 December 2012 (UTC)