User talk:Mike Halterman

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Re:Gold mine[edit]

Done. Stories switched. I'll wait a few more hours before updating Lead One. Thanks, Tempo di Valse ♪ 22:32, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Auto loans[edit]

I will update it, I think there has been a little bit of new info online, which can revive it. Will let you know. SriMesh | talk 23:10, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

I tried to restructure the GM and Chrysler receive Canadian loans amid US restructuring ultimata article with updated information as new articles now reflect on the impact of a potential bankruptcy.SriMesh | talk 01:51, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks Mike. What should I expect - or do - next? Rklawton (talk) 00:00, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Accreditation request[edit]

I noticed you closed my accreditation request and moved it to the archive. However, I am not listed at Wikinews:Credential verification yet. Could you either put me up there or move my accreditation request back to Wikinews:Accreditation requests? Thanks! Van der Hoorn (talk) 09:11, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Could you please respond? Thanks. Cheers, Van der Hoorn (talk) 09:02, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

Award yourself a Dallas Ms Elly Marathon, you're now an admin. --Brian McNeil / talk 06:00, 24 April 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)

Re:Translations[edit]

Well, I retracted my offer to help translate the other day at the WC, as you might have noticed, because I didn't think I would have enough time to translate. However, I might be able to translate a portion of the story (but certainly not the whole thing). I'll see if I can have a go at a few paragraphs. Also, where do you want the translation draft to be? In a subpage of Wikinews:Story preparation/Past Eurovision contestants give advice to this year's performers, speculate on who will win? Tempodivalse [talk] 18:35, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

OK, I'm working on a draft here: Wikinews:Story preparation/Past Eurovision contestants give advice to this year's performers, speculate on who will win/ru. I'm working on translating the interview questions. Tempodivalse [talk] 19:02, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
Well, I've translated all of the interview questions, and it looks like that's about all I can do. I don't think I'll have enough energy or time to do the interviewee answers. Hope I helped. Cheers, Tempodivalse [talk] 19:10, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
You missed a couple of the final questions on each person. Is there any way you can go back and do those? Mike Halterman (talk) 21:57, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
Yep, I just got around to translating the rest of the questions, and left a note at TarzanASG (talk · contribs)'s talk page notifying him where the translation draft is taking place. Glad I could help. Cheers, Tempodivalse [talk] 22:17, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
On a side note, how did you know I spoke Russian, if you didn't see my note at the WC? I don't have any babel boxes on my user page. Tempodivalse [talk] 22:19, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
Ah, that's right. I must have removed the babel boxes while tidying my user page. Tempodivalse [talk] 23:54, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

FAC nom[edit]

I have nominated Eurovision '82 winner Nicole talks about 'Ein bißchen Frieden', her success and the Contest today, an article you were the significant contributor to, for Featured Article consideration. Please see WN:FAC. Cirt (talk) 22:45, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

123.211.217.244 (talk · contribs)[edit]

You blocked this user without warning first. Just wondering, isn't it the custom to warn users using the {{vandal warning}} template before applying a block? Cheers, Tempodivalse [talk] 01:45, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

No problem. Smile.png Tempodivalse [talk] 02:08, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Eurovision interviews[edit]

That's really a great job. I rarely come here and I didn't imagine this place to look so professional. You might want to take a look at a slightly related news I'm reporting. Since it's my first report and I'm not very familiar with the way things run here, you could help me out. Admiral Norton (talk) 10:59, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Re: The block[edit]

Oops. I must not have read the unblock request thoroughly if I didn't see that insult. I was a bit preoccupied with some other matter at the time and wasn't paying full attention. My apologies, it appears Brianmc has now blocked the user again. Tempodivalse [talk] 18:17, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

A barnstar[edit]

Opinion Barnstar.png The Interviewer's Barnstar
I, Tempodivalse, hereby award Mike Halterman the Interviewer's Barnstar in recognition of your many excellent interviews. Keep it up! Smile.png Tempodivalse [talk] 23:08, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Two candidates win Flint mayoral special primary race[edit]

Found a new article that has information on the subject to updated our article. If you would now review it. --Spshu (talk) 15:10, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Quicklevel[edit]

Your self-proclaimed friend came back via an anonymous proxy. Now blocked. --Brian McNeil / talk 16:51, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Breaking news at After uncertain day of Eurovision rehearsals, EBU will place sanctions on Spain and RTVE[edit]

Just to note, the breaking news-review template is {{breaking review}} (no pipe), in case you were wondering. Smile.png Cheers, Tempodivalse [talk] 20:22, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Could you tell? ;) Yes, thank you so much. Mike Halterman (talk) 20:23, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Translation[edit]

Hi, I found youer massage on Serbian IRC. Sorry I am late, but here is the translation:

In a special interview for Wikinews, this Serbian representative, Marko Kon, give his comment of first semifinal night.

  • Wikinews: The first semifinal competition of 54th Eurovision Song Contest is tonight, which is the first time held in Moscow. What you think about opening?

Marko Kon: The opening was glamurous, such as competition and fitting. It was the right show kitsch, Kempe and chaos characteristics. I enjoyed myself. (My comment:I am not sure what he meant with this)

  • Wikinews:Competition rules require that ten of the eighteen countries go further. Are you surprised with results.

Marko Kon: I have to admit that I did not pay much attention for the first semifinal night. Only thing what was a bit surprise for me that Montenegro did not make a position for the final.

  • Wikinews:So far, 14 are known songs that will compete in Saturday's final. Did you see yourself as potencionalnog competitor?

Marko Kon: Competition is not something what worry me. I am just douing my job (laughter). (My comment (Also):I am not sure what he meant with this)

Before each competitors came out on scene there were collage postcards with motifs of the national state from which the representative is. All motives are ended on hairdo of Ksenija Suhinova , the current Miss of the World, from Russia. Eurovision Song Contest, on average, has been seen by 100 to 150 million viewers around the world. In addition to European countries, the Eurovision Song Contest is spread in some parts of Asia, Africa, USA and Australia.

This is a best what I could pull out from those sentences in short time. Regards--Laslovarga (talk) 02:34, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Lead bumping[edit]

Whoops, I did it again. [1] Smile.png Sorry for bumping the eurovision story off the main page, I was intending to move it to the lead with the shorts, but forgot. Cheers, Tempodivalse [talk] 03:26, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Talk:Norway wins the Eurovision Song Contest 2009[edit]

Please see Talk:Norway wins the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. Computerjoe (talk) 23:40, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

NASA[edit]

Alas, Jason doesn't live in Florida or I'd suggest sending him, do we have any other Florida contributors other than you?

Anyway, what I'm wittering on about is getting some OR on NASA launches or similar. Wikinews covers an awful lot of what they do, generally favourably, and there might be scope to get site and people access.

Are they too far away for you to get to them? Would it bore you to tears doing sciencey stuff? --Brian McNeil / talk 07:19, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Former Weekend Splash Concert season 5 contestant who rose short to stardom[edit]

Will you please knock some sense into the guy who recreated this and claims you did the interview? --Brian McNeil / talk 08:39, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Re: contributing[edit]

My main focus is Wikipedia... I have lurked around Wikinews but it normally doesn't fit my style of contribution. This case was similar to most times I've ended up on Wikinews, in that the report was linked from a Wikipedia page - in this case it was relating to something that had been removed from the Wikipedia article for well and truly failing that project's far more detailed policies. Of course it often happens that this is entirely appropriate (for it to be removed from there but remain here), but it was obvious in this case that it didn't belong here either.

I may contribute more in future, but at this point Wikipedia really takes up the time I'm willing to spend on contributing to the wiki projects. -- Rob.au (talk) 11:36, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Authorities destroy Michael Jackson tribute in Trafalgar Square[edit]

  1. Replied to your comment on my Talk page.
  2. Added "original journalism statement" in the article's Talk page, as recommended in the beginner's guide.
  3. Now added photographic documentation.

What next?

6birc (talk) 15:51, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

WikiVoices[edit]

Think you could make Wikinews:WikiVoices 22nd-24th for this? --Brian McNeil / talk 13:51, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Lead article 2[edit]

Hi. I reverted your edits to {{Lead article 2}}.

  • We had a water cooler discussion a while back about parenthetical party/state tags, and decided they shouldn't be used.
  • The extra sentence was information not in the article (well, except the part about the 9-year-old, I believe). We also, BTW, have a policy in place now that articles cannot be substantively changed more than 24 hours after publication, so further developments to that story would need a new article.

--Pi zero (talk) 21:17, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

I know what the rules are. I've been here for over four years. As far as I was aware, there wasn't a rule about when you could and could not update the wording in the article templates. Needless to say I have my own magazine to run so I won't be here a whole lot, but it definitely doesn't make me want to try cosmetic changes. I'll just let it look bad next time. Mike Halterman (talk) 07:03, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
Your cosmetic changes to {{Lead article 3}} were excellent, and appreciated; it was the edits to the other that I reverted. I noticed you were a long-time Wikinewsie who had been away for about a year, so I specified the outcomes of related policy discussions during the interim. Certainly no offense was meant. --Pi zero (talk) 16:29, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
Okay. Sorry I was testy. Mike Halterman (talk) 17:47, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Old prepared stories[edit]

Two OR-tagged pages of yours are included in a current mass RFD of old prepared stories:

If you want either of them, just ask and we'll move them to your user space (whether before or after the RFD closes). --Pi zero (talk) 01:58, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

(Lol, I forgot you're an admin. Okay, would you believe... just ask and you'll move them to your user space? No, that doesn't quite scan. Well, anyway, so's you know we're discussing them. :-) --Pi zero (talk) 02:03, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

WN:PeP[edit]

I feel silly applying the policy haphazardly, just because I haven't gotten a chance to apply it wholesale. Sorry about that, chief. --Pi zero (talk) 20:07, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Busy elsewhere? We understand, but this is a notice of privilege expiry!

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Wikinews Writing contest 2013 is here. :) Please sign up to participate?[edit]

We've created the Wikinews:Writing contest 2013, which will start on April 1 and end on June 1. It is modeled on the successful 2010 contest. It would be a really great time for you, as a Wikinews accredited reporter, to do some original reporting and conduct interviews. People should be around to interview to prevent a backlog, and several reviewers have access to scoop to make it easier to review any original reporting you do. If you are interested in signing up, please do so on Wikinews:Writing contest 2013/entrants. There is at least one prize on offer for the winner along with the opportunity to earn some barn stars as a way of thanking you for your participation. :D --LauraHale (talk) 10:18, 25 March 2013 (UTC)