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Steven Fruitsmaak is currently busy in real life becoming a medical doctor.
Although he might be less active than before, he is always prepared to help out if you ask him via email (that doesn't include house calls, emergency steak knife tracheotomies, or brain surgery...)

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  1. August 6, 2006 to December 31, 2006
  2. January 1, 2007 to March 31, 2007
  3. April 1, 2007 to June 11, 2007
  4. June 12, 2007 to January 31, 2008

Talk:Google finds Microsoft bid for Yahoo 'troubling'[edit]

Who are Schmidt and Yang? --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 10:55, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, they are Eric E. Schmidt (Google Chairman) and Jerry Yang (Yahoo chairman). I really should have included that in the article as many people will not recognize the name. --{{SUBST:Anonymous101/Signature}} 16:18, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

RE:Accredited[edit]

Thanks! I have contacted the other accredited reporter at es.wn and enabled my e-mail. --Boricuæddie 23:26, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

I rushed when i wrote the response :) but yeah, ehhhh, must remember to sign, must remember to sign. hit me on the head next time :) lol WikiBlue - (talk) 15:16, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Oppose[edit]

Those two OR pieces were written last year, both within a three month gap of each other. I don't think that's enough for me to want to give accreditation. I'd want at least one OR piece a month. TheCustomOfLife - (talk) 14:08, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

I wouldn't want him to churn out one OR EVERY month, but at least an average over a span of time. I just wasn't horribly happy with presenting pieces from a year ago and going "This is my contribution." To me, that didn't sit well. TheCustomOfLife - (talk) 14:22, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Template:Popular articles/recent[edit]

Ping! --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 23:06, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

I'm aware of the issue. Basically Leon's tool which my bot got the data from has not been maintained for quite a while. Recently the toolserver folks rearranged stuff, and no one has fixed leon's tool. On the bright side, Wikipedia currently has real stats coming from wikimedia servers, which might spread to us at some point, but in the mean while we do not have any data source for statistics. (come on irc if you have questions) Bawolff 23:12, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Re:[edit]

Thanks for the Welcoming. Terra What do you want? 18:52, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin[edit]

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Issue VIII - March 7, 2008
Administrators and Accredidations
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Editor's note

A new year has started, and contributions, especially original reporting, seem to have increased a bit lately. I'd like to thank and welcome the hundreds of new wikinewsies since the last edition. --Anonymous101 (Talk) 21:13, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

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Anonymous101 (Talk) 21:25, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Good job. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 21:40, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks --Anonymous101 (Talk) 21:42, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for adding a reference to Protester says Japanese whalers shot him to Wikinews:Dynamic quiz/quiz/2008/11. Cirt - (talk) 08:09, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks again, and thanks for the kind words on my talk page, it's nice to know someone has noticed my work and appreciates it. Cirt - (talk) 22:55, 10 March 2008 (UTC)


Wikinews Bulletin Delivery[edit]

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Issue IX - March 19, 2008
Administrators and Accreditations
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  • No one has became an accredited reporter on Wikinews. You can currently vote on a request by WNewsReporter and Zachary.
Featured Articles and News In Pictures
  • No articles were promoted recently. Eight candidates are waiting for your vote, including a self-nomination by Celticfan383 which could become our first featured sports article.
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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

I would like to thank our users who have helped increase our level of Original Reporting content. Some users who I think have been especially helpful are Leila Monaghan (talk · contribs) who has got interviews despite being a very new user and BrockF5 (talk · contribs) who has continued to provide us with excellent reports and images. In addition, Brianmc (talk · contribs) has been helpful in combatting vandalism. --Anonymous101 (talk · contribs) 19:47, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

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  • The Wikimania call for participation deadline closes TODAY!. Get your last-minute submissions in or get involved with the Wikinews efforts at WN:WM2008.
  • Wikimedia Commons has accepted the Creative Commons 3.0 license.
  • The English Wikipedia now has more than 10'000'000 pages, all namespaces combined.
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--Anonymous101 (talk · contribs) 20:04, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

IRC[edit]

[Why] ...are you never on IRC? --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 21:20, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Not sure ... I guess because the web interface stopped working for me ... I have now downloaded an IRC client ... maybe I'll pop in. --SVTCobra 22:24, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Featured picture[edit]

I think we should probably consider moving to separate featured pictures from those displayed in the news in pictures displayed on the main page. Since featured pictures should really be subject to a community discussion before being defined as such and this process doesn't fit in with the current idea of displaying a relevant image of a recent news event. In the current situation there is little value to declaring proudly that an image is featured because it doesn't mean anything more than one editor has decided to put it in news in pictures on the main page.

We might even wish to consider scrapping the whole concept of a WN featured picture altogether if it doesn't seem workable. Adambro - (talk) 16:10, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

"Featured" is a misnomer, the "News in pictures" header is more appropriate. It's just meant to make the front page more graphical and to promote photojournalism: consider renaming the template if you want to avoid further confusion. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 16:26, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Please note that I just used the Wikinews template name and moved it to commons with wikinews-en before it. --Anonymous101 (talk · contribs) 17:18, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for adding African nations gather to support a ban on cluster bombs and Two UN contract workers kidnapped in Somalia to Wikinews:Dynamic quiz/quiz/2008/15, nice to know you thought they were worthy of WN:QUIZ. Cirt - (talk) 11:55, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Featuredpic[edit]

Hi Stevenfruitsmaak. Before we close this DR, I'd hope we could get a comment from you. Basically it involves migrating "Featuredpic" to "News in Pictures". You were the caretaker of this and the one who ran the Picture-of-the-Year. Cheers, --SVTCobra 00:55, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin[edit]

Here is the latest Wikinews bulletin. Enjoy!

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  • Since our last edition, Cirt (talk · contribs) has been given the mop and bucket, and Ryan524 (talk · contribs) (now retired) asked for adminship.
  • No one has became an accredited reporter on Wikinews. There are no requests you can currently vote or comment on, although there are lots of De-adminship Requests.
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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 :) 12:18, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Re: ArbCom[edit]

Added :) Thunderhead 00:45, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

ArbCom[edit]

Hi, I have nominated you in the upcoming ArbCom elections. Please go to your nomination and state whether you accept or decline. Cheers, --SVTCobra 17:14, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

Reminder: WN:ACE08[edit]

Hi, as you are a member of the Wikinews Arbitration Committee Election Coordinators, I am just letting you know that the voting is supposed to be open now. It is supposed to run July 18, 2008, 20:00 UTC to July 31, 2008, 20:00 UTC. Cheers, --SVTCobra 22:43, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

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Although the 34th G8 Summit had ended, the demonstration of anti-globalists exposed a critical issue on poverty, etc.  » Full story
Original reporting

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


Site activity
  • Wikinews supports the universal edit button firefox extention
  • Move Wikinews:Story preperation into its own namespace (prepared:)?
  • New rss feed extension prosed to be installed (see WC + Mailing list)
  • Arbcom elections are now in progress.
  • Discussion about flagged revisions is ongoing and in many places. This could be the biggest change to the Wikinews method since we abandoned the original article review system
  • Brian proposes a new contest, and challenges everyone to get involved, donate something, or join!
  • Try testing CSpurrier's new feed thingy. this may become the main wikinews feed at some point.
  • Zach's new tool: Per category rss feed. Do a hard refresh, goto a category and click on the rss icon in your browser. (Now linked from most portals and categories via templates)
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  • Accreditation requests: none


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Rename AIDS category -> HIV/AIDS?[edit]

Hi, I just noticed that Category:AIDS might be more accurately named Category:HIV/AIDS since some of the articles relate to HIV, and not HIV with a low CD4 count and an OI. Also this would give it consistent naming with Wikipedia:Category:HIV/AIDS, although not the commons category (Commons:Category:HIV). -Optigan13 (talk) 05:46, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Results[edit]

I will be posting the results at exactly 20:00 on the actual page. You can second the certification then (FWIW, it's the same as yours, but I prepared a little statement like last year's people did). Mike Halterman (talk) 19:50, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Message from IRC User drivamgr2008Spri (User:Tmalmjursson)[edit]

Hi. This is a mass message to those I know on IRC from Wikinews and Wikinews EN. Please refer to my userpage for an important message concerning my IRC Presence. Thanks! Thor Malmjursson (talk) 14:15, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Re: WN:AR for Tmalmjursson[edit]

Thank you very much for the questions you posted to my AR. If you go to the Accreditation Requests page, you will find that I have responded to all of the questions you posted, plus your additional regarding the "Media release form". I would ask for the review of these responses, and any other questions you may wish to add are more than welcomed. Regards, and thanks for voting. Thor Malmjursson (talk) 16:25, 2 August 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 14:52, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

OR notes[edit]

Hi Steven. What are your OR notes for RNA journal submits articles to Wikipedia? I'm assuming that it's just diffs on Wikipedia but I wanted to make sure. Thanks, --PatrickFlaherty (talk) 22:01, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Article review[edit]

I'd rather leave it a little while, since verifying sources in a language I don't speak, while possible, would be extremely difficult and time-consuming. If no-one else goes for it after a good few hours, then I'll take the plunge tonight. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 17:51, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

User:Tempodivalse/Writing contest[edit]

Hello! I noticed you're online today. Just wanted to let you know there's an article writing contest that's currently in progress. If you're interested in joining, drop a line at the above link. Thanks! Tempo di Valse ♪ 14:29, 21 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)

Barnstar![edit]

A barnstar in recognition of your 100th published article. --Rayboy8 (my talk) (my contributions) 17:44, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Accreditation Expiration[edit]

Greetings, I wanted to let you know that our policy regarding accreditation has recently changed slightly. Specifically we've enacted an automatic expiration of accreditation after 2 years. You can very easily "re-up" your accreditation should you choose to, but at this point in time you're on the Inactive list. As such your accreditation will automatically be revoked on March 15th unless you request otherwise. Currently, posting to the following thread will keep your accreditation. At a later date, all Accredited reporters will be put in for that "re-up", at which time you'll be notified. Thank you, and should you have any questions, feel free to contact me on my talk page. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 20:47, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

You have been put up for desysoping due to inactivity[edit]

Hi Stevenfruitsmaak, just as a heads-up, you have been put up for deadminship based on your recent inactivity. If you wish to comment on this, please leave a message here. Thanks, Tempodivalse [talk] 01:55, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Inactivity - Permissions removed[edit]

Since you were inactive on Wikinews, we removed your account bits (Administrator, Reviewer). If you become re-active and would like your bits back, simply ask as 'Crat. Thank you. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 18:14, 23 June 2010 (UTC)