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Iraqi election in france[edit]

Great article. Best bit of Original Research so far. The bellman 09:03, 30 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Estonian economic freedom[edit]

Hi! I don't disagree with your removal of the economic freedom comment, just want to let you know some background on it though. It's not at all some unofficial, mysterious rating, it is actually prepared by the Heritage Foundation based on a fairly comprehensive set of criteria - you can see the rating here: . Estonia should be commended for achieving such an excellent rating just 14 years after its independence. So, yes, it is a good thing. Cheers, Ronline 10:30, 12 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I know about the Heritage Foundation. However, this is a private organization with nothing official. The exact criteria are not given (or at least I have not found them on the site). Furthermore, whether or not it is better to be "economically free" in the sense of the Heritage Foundation is the topic of active political debate; we should not endorse the point of view that a high index by the Heritage Goundation is "good". Submarine 13:06, 12 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Excellent article, Submarine. Great sources. Pingswept 17:46, 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)


Why do you write in the form 2×109€ instead of just saying €20bn? → CGorman (Talk) 20:11, 17 May 2005 (UTC)[reply]


      adj : (U.S.) denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand
            million items or units; (Britain) denoting a quantity
            consisting of one million million items or units [syn:
            {a billion}]

Imprecise terminology (though the current Americanization of Britain has the advantage that Britain is moving towards using "billion" for 109). Submarine 20:18, 17 May 2005 (UTC)[reply]

You may be technically correct - but useing powers is far too cumbersome for a news article - most people cannot work out them on the cuff. As you are dealing with euros it makes sense to use the European method of billion. Im impressed by your work on the article, but I strongly advise removing the power method of displaying numbers. → CGorman (Talk) 20:24, 17 May 2005 (UTC)[reply]
Merci beaucoup. → CGorman (Talk) 20:37, 17 May 2005 (UTC)[reply]

my impression is that your support of the current US administration prevents you from being neutral and objective.
  • Submarine, you may think whatever you want of me. But just because I support the government of my own nation doesn't mean I am not objective. If I find articles that are severely misleading due to a lack of representation of a side, I will point it out. The above article was tagged as not news because quite honestly, I find it nothing more than a French government official complaining about some inconvenience. And not providing specifics makes that claim even more prevelent. --Mrmiscellanious 03:53, 23 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Re; Student demonstration article[edit]

Since you had previously edited the article/talk; I thought you may wish to get involved on the talk page after seeing what happened to the article within a 5 minute period. [1] [2] [3]. Neutralizer 11:51, 24 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

You previously were involved in a conversation on the talk page of the above linked article. Do you currently have any objections to the article being published? Please consider noting any objections on the talk page of the article. --Chiacomo (talk) 19:52, 4 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]


Congratulations you are now an admin. If you have any questions about the admin tools please let me know --Cspurrier 01:23, 22 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Congratulations. All the best with your work here. Neutralizer 01:54, 22 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Now you get your own supercool admin theme song (to tune of the batman theme):

nananan,anananananannan — SUBMARINE — nananan,anananananannan

congrats. Bawolff ☺☻ 02:00, 22 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]

A congratulations from me as well! --MrMiscellanious (talk) (contribs) 02:47, 22 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]


This is a message to inform you that I have added every administrator to the Rfda section on WN:A. This is not personal and I feel as if the community, who did not have the option of voting for or against most of the administrators, should be able to choose who they want to be in charge. I also want to say that I value everyones work on this site and I know that everyone does their best. I hope that none of you will take this personally and I hope that all of us will continue to work together. Jason Safoutin 12:19, 27 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]

New Policy has users up in smoke[edit]

Hello. I am not sure if you check this page anymore, but I thought you might be interested as to what is going on here at Wikinews: Wikinews:Image use policy/New wikimedia policy action plan. I am outraged as well as you have an opinion? DragonFire1024 09:54, 30 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]


Please note I have put you up for de-admining at Wikinews:Administrators. --MarkTalk to me 17:46, 9 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]