User talk:Red Thunder

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Welcome back :)

Welcome back to Wikinews! Can't wait to see your new main page proposal! Irunongamesplay 19:17, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Review

Hi There,

Thank you for reviewing several of my article's. I was wondering if it was no trouble if you could review two of my articles that are nearing the time limit. They are Daughter of U.S ambassador Eric John dies after New York City fall and Algerian forces kill at least al-Qaeda rebels

Many Thanks, Chandlerjoeyross (talk) 19:52, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Didier Drogba withdraws from Cote D’Ivoire national football team

When you published this story, EPR failed to sight it, so instead of going to the main page, it went to WN:Newsroom#Articles mispublished. I sighted it for you. --Pi zero (talk) 22:37, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Oh dear...

Looks like we've both started the same article. Here's the one I started. Do you want to merge yours into mine or the other way round? WackyWaceCentral Perk 18:39, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for doing that. WackyWaceCentral Perk 18:42, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
Done. WackyWacetalk 18:44, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. WackyWacetalk 18:47, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

James Lee photo

I worked for a little while with trying to get up another image of gunman, then gave up.

FYI, unless I'm mistaken, Facebook profile pictures are public domain, unless the user sets their privacy setting otherwise. See http://www.facebook.com/policy.php and look under, "'Everyone' Information. Information set to 'everyone' is publicly available information, just like your name, profile picture, and connections. Such information may, for example, be accessed by everyone on the Internet (including people not logged into Facebook), be indexed by third party search engines, and be imported, exported, distributed, and redistributed by us and others without privacy limitations. Such information may also be associated with you, including your name and profile picture, even outside of Facebook, such as on public search engines and when you visit other sites on the internet. The default privacy setting for certain types of information you post on Facebook is set to 'everyone.' You can review and change the default settings in your privacy settings. If you delete 'everyone' content that you posted on Facebook, we will remove it from your Facebook profile, but have no control over its use outside of Facebook."

You could have, and also can do so now, put the Lee picture on Commons as Public Domain. Regards. 24.125.55.90 (talk) 01:25, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

('Publicly available' does not mean 'public domain'.)
To verify the picture, we need a link to the profile from which it was downloaded, or authentication by a reliable news source. It won't go on Commons, but here on Wikinews with our other fair use images.
--InfantGorilla (talk) 07:17, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
Semantics, semantics... oh my! InfantGorilla writes, "Publicly available does not mean public domain." Okay, I won't argue over the semantics of that.
But further note, Facebook says at the end of the above quoted paragraph, "If you delete 'everyone' content that you posted on Facebook, we will remove it from your Facebook profile, but have no control over [your profile picture's] use outside of Facebook."
To me, that is the same as saying Facebook isn't going to go all legal over the issue of its use. So, does it make it public domain? Who cares? What matters is that it makes it useable for publishing and redistribution, because Facebook isn't going to do anything about it.
Oh darn! I just realized that I'm arguing a Commons issue here on wikinews. Sorry. 24.125.55.90 (talk) 17:38, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Yes, that is a Commons issue.
  • We do use some Facebook profile pictures here - for example File:Dominique Cottrez.jpg. Red Thunder uploaded the James Lee Myspace photo with similar reasoning: File:James Lee.jpg. Sadly, legislators like extending copyright terms, so neither may ever be tagged as public domain.
  • --InfantGorilla (talk) 20:02, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Gunman holds hostage in U.S. television station offices

I've raised a concern on the talk page. --Pi zero (talk) 15:22, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

user page

I took the liberty of semi-protecting your user page, as you seem to be a target of the trolls. Hope you don't mind. Bawolff 23:34, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Your talk page is now protected per persistent vandalism. Also blocked the troll one week. (Note to all: yes, I did use the bot account that was not approved for this purpose, but seeing as nobody was able to handle this, I took the liberty to end this crap. Feel free to yell at me at my talk page though ;-) --Diego Grez return fire 00:35, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

privs

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) 22:17, 19 December 2012 (UTC)