User talk:Planoneck

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Planoneck, 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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Template:Weather World F[edit]

Hi there. I note your addition of a location to the weather map but would point out that it is updated automatically every hour by a script I maintain and thus adding a location is more complex. Whilst I am too busy to add it at the moment, I will certainly look into this as soon as I can. Regards. Adambro 12:00, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

I figured it was too easy to be true. Well, thanks for informing me. I guess for the time being I'll have to get my Hawaii weather from another source. ;-) ~Planoneck~ 12:08, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Lead article[edit]

Are you aware that the curent lead articles about the tropical storm has 2 links to the same place. As you created the two links and published the article, it is your responsibility to add a source. If you do not I will have to unpublish it --User:Anonymous101 18:07, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

If I could jump in here, Planoneck. Sometimes it is not clear that sources from different publishers pick up the same wire story from Reuters, AP etc. You just have to be aware of that and try to find "different" sources. Also, this is a wiki and any user is encouraged to edit, write or fix things. I have gone ahead and added a source for you. Not to worry. Cheers, Jcart1534 18:18, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
Sorry about that, guys. Apparently I copy-and-pasted the code for the first source and forgot to change the web address. I'll be more careful next time. ~Planoneck~ 22:50, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

VOA PD?[edit]

Your article ,World stocks plunge on fears on US recession, was based on a VOA article which may not be PD. I heard from another user that article that say "Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters," are not PD. --User:Anonymous101 Talk 19:32, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, After reading the VOA copyright notice, I am quite sure it isn't as restrictions seem to only apply to images. Go to to see the notice. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Anonymous101 (talkcontribs) 19:36, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
This article is original to VOA and thus PD. Please check again and see [1] and you can see it does not contain their tags for AFP, AP and Reuters, at the end (which is where they put them when it applies).--SVTCobra 02:28, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Nice work![edit]

Hey Planoneck! Just want to say you are doing a great job. Your articles are very well written. Cheers, --Jcart1534 00:14, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you! ~Planoneck~ 00:23, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Oil rig Item[edit]

Thanks, Willing to consider updating? Turns out it was false alarm, but one women was detained apparently...

ShakespeareFan00 20:39, 10 February 2008 (UTC)


The Exceptional Newcomer Award may be awarded to newcomers who display exceptional enthusiasm, skill, and boldness beyond their experience. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 12:37, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Seeds placed in Norwegian vault as agricultural 'insurance policy'[edit]

Hi, would you object to date bumping this to Feb 27? You published at 23:59 UTC. I just think it will get more readers as "today's" news. (and yes it is also still the 26th where I am). --SVTCobra 00:06, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

No, I wouldn't mind. I like for each day to have as many stories as possible, but if you think it'll get more readers if published on the 27th, go for it. ~Planoneck~ 00:13, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
Cool, I see you bumped it. Also, this way as they are already awake in New Zealand and Australia, we don't have zero articles for the 27th. Cheers, --SVTCobra 00:32, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

US officials flood Grand Canyon to restore ecosystem[edit]

I date bumped this story to March 6. You published at 23:59 UTC. I hope you don't mind. --SVTCobra 00:42, 6 March 2008 (UTC)


I award Planoneck this trophy (belatedly) for getting more than 11 articles published --SVTCobra 01:37, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

These awards were once given out like clockwork (I am told) when thresholds were met. Though you are already nearing "Staff reporter", I hope you will accept this "Cub reporter" trophy, though it is awarded late. Personally, I'd like to thank you for your contributions to Wikinews. --SVTCobra 01:37, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you! It always gives me a good feeling when someone recognizes the time I spend/waste on these sites. :) ~Planoneck~ 01:53, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for helpful edits[edit]

The Cassini story was my first contribution to Wikinews. I appreciate your valuable edits and formatting. Thanks Electricmic - (talk) 00:39, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Anti-China protesters clash with police in Tibet[edit]

Nice work with this one. Could use a second quote box, perhaps lower-right of the article, for style - and/or a free-use image or two. Cirt - (talk) 00:42, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Is this article ready for the front page?[edit]

Planoneck- Thanks for your edits to "Constitutionality of DNC Florida primary to be decided in appeal" I'd love to see an article that I helped to write on the Wikinews main front page. (Ego driven-Electricmic - (talk) 20:01, 20 March 2008 (UTC))

China, France attempt to repair relations in wake of protests[edit]

This is a really well-done article. Good work. Cheers, --SVTCobra 23:12, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Four killed, dozens injured in Jerusalem attack on bus[edit]

Hi there. I just wanted to let you know that the version of this story which you published was a copyright violation. I believe the text was copied from Haaretz (I cannot confirm since the copy-vio was overwritten) and it drew attention at Admin action alerts. Before you publish any article, please check that it is not a copyright violation. An effective way of doing this is to google a few samples of the text. If they are word-for-word the same, google will list them first. Cheers, --SVTCobra 01:47, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

HSK Kormoran found, the search for HMAS Sydney continues[edit]

I'm not sure that there is consensus to do this. Certainly where clearly unfree images with no justification to use under fair use are proposed for deletion this is often objected to on the basis that to remove the image would change an archived article. I would presume that this concern also applies to replacing images as this also changes the article. Adambro (talk) 22:00, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

If you feel it violates the archiving conventions, I'll go ahead and remove it. I just don't really like seeing articles without images when there's a perfectly free image available. ~Planoneck~ 22:10, 5 July 2008 (UTC)


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 14:58, 5 August 2008 (UTC)


Generally {{review}} should be added on all new articles, so as editors can look them over, as per the new flagged revisions. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 22:52, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

But that doesn't mean you don't do good work, which is excellent BTW. Its our attempt to get into Google News :-) DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 00:18, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
It's gonna take some getting used to, but I see why it's needed. I haven't checked in here for a while, so thanks for keeping me in the loop. ~Planoneck~ 01:02, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
No problem :-) Without posting a barrage of links, a lot of this is on the Water cooler. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 01:24, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

McCain ad ... article[edit]

Thanks, —Calebrw (talk) 02:17, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Sighting articles[edit]

Hia:). Articles shouldn't be sighted until they are published. Some odd things can happen with the googlenews feed otherwise, and with front page vandalism. Gopher65talk 23:49, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Bart SImpson and Scientology[edit]

Why did you revert my edit here: [2]? It has nothing to do with the article, its mostly a comment, and seems more like an attack than anything factual or NPOV. Just curious. Cheers :) DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 12:48, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

My bad, I was reviewing the edit (while half-asleep) and I must have clicked the rollback button by mistake. I didn't even notice it until you posted here, so thanks for letting me know. It was a POV attack, so you were right. ~Planoneck~ 13:24, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
Ah I kinda figured it was something like that. No worries. I myself have done it before as well. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 17:41, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

Notice: inactive admin[edit]

Hi. I've moved you to the inactive admin list at WN:A because you don't appear to have logged any edits for over a month. When you start editing here again, don't forget to move your name back to the active list at WN:A. Best regards, Tempo di Valse ♪ 18:49, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

A penny for your thoughts[edit]

Okay, not really, but I am requesting your participation in the following Water Cooler Discussion: OR and Broadcast report. The discussion involves the need for specific policy concerning how Original Reporting relates to information recieved from a broadcast report of an event. This can include both news-style reports and non-news reports, such as a sporting event. Thanks and again, please share your thoughts on this so we can get as many people involved as possible, especially since this relates to an important topic such as OR. —Calebrw (talk) 05:18, 27 April 2009 (UTC)


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