User talk:Starship9000

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Being an admin[edit]

Hi. Before you become an admin, I would highly encourage you to become involved with our community either by reporting or assisting in the review process. :) For the most part, we have enough administrators to effectively combat spam and new users with no community history are unlikely to become admins without demonstrating good will from the community. :) --LauraHale (talk) 10:03, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Amusement parks[edit]

If there are three or more published articles about amusement parks, then Wikinews guidelines allow for one to be created. --LauraHale (talk) 09:15, 2 February 2013 (UTC)


You've created that article twice. Don't post copyrighted material to Wikinews. It's also promotional, and we don't take that either. Nor do we take single-source material. You claim to have read the pillars page. I also pointed you to the article creation form, which would have automatically created the required formatting elements that you appear to have had to add by hand. The fact that you were able to add them by hand (other than only once source instead of the minimum of two the form would have set up) supports the general impression that you know what you're doing despite clowning around. If you mean to contribute to Wikinews in an intelligent constructive way, please do so. --Pi zero (talk) 03:10, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Repeated behavior[edit]

You are already aware it is unacceptable to post copyrighted material to this site. Yet you do so anyway. The time between your edits suggests a short block would be meaningless. So I've giving you a long enough block to give you some time to think. --Pi zero (talk) 03:16, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

{{unblock|I am really sorry for my copyright violations and I really want to create good articles better. I am really sorry for what I have done.}}

Should this user be unblocked?

LauraHale has reviewed Starship9000's request to be unblocked, and the result was declined.
The reason given by LauraHale was: While I believe the apology is heartfelt, the request does not offer any explanations for how behavior will be modified to avoid future copyright problems. Couple this with problems in the OTHERPLACE that have resulted in a similar block, I am disinclined to overturn a block like this unless there were restrictions that amounted to being unable to fully participate in the community: "The user cannot create any new articles and can only do copy editing of articles substantially created by others in development or prior to being reviewed where the user can demonstrate understanding of criteria like copyright and newsworthiness." But I do not think that should even be considered until it is clear the user understands what the copyright violations are and can explain how they can be avoided..
Further debate can proceed here, however, the administrator's decision may be final, and the result of administrative consensus.

  • {{unblock|Well how am I supposed to aviod my copyvio's? I am creating amusement park news like when the WindSeeker at Knott's Berry Farm got stuck and when the new Texas SkyScreamer is opening. I really want to create amusement park related current events. I am not damaging wikinews and I am really wanting to create amusement park related 2012 and 2013 events. --Starship9000 (talk) 02:37, 2 March 2013 (UTC)}}
Should this user be unblocked?

Pi zero has reviewed Starship9000's request to be unblocked, and the result was declined.
The reason given by Pi zero was: Previous request to unblock was declined by LauraHale on grounds you'd offered no explanation for how your behavior would be modified to avoid future copyright problems. Your reply is to indicate that you don't see how you can modify your behavior. You have not met the requested condition, and do not appear to have taken the condition seriously. You also do not appear to take copyvio seriously, since you seem to describe copyvio as "not damaging wikinews". I reiterate the advice I offered when imposing the block: take some time to think. Start by reconsidering your attitude toward copyvio, and toward LauraHale's condition; and then take some time to study examples of synthesis articles on this site demonstrating that one can use sources without plagiarizing them..
Further debate can proceed here, however, the administrator's decision may be final, and the result of administrative consensus.