User talk:Theo Assen

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Re: Question about sources[edit]

Welcome! It is permissable to use dutch language sources, just so long as you use more than one. We don't normally allow articles that are based on a single source unless they are accompanied by Original Reporting, or are a Breaking News story, in which case details are posted on the talk page. Try use Google News (http://news.google.com/ or http://news.google.nl/) to find other sources. --Skenmy(tcw) 18:53, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Ok, thanks a lot for the info. Theo Assen - (talk) 18:54, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Also, as a sidenote, it is not generally advisable to {{publish}} your own work. Tag it as {{ready}} and another editor will review it, check for NPOV, styling, formatting, etc, and publish it :) --Skenmy(tcw) 18:55, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Oh, ok, I think the Wikinews:Writing an article page is in error then, it states: "Once your article meets all the above requirements, replace the {{Develop}} tag with the {{Publish}} tag to "publish" your article. This will automatically list your article on the Main Page." Theo Assen - (talk) 18:58, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Your article[edit]

Okay, thanks for clearing that up. Skenmy (talk · contribs) seems to have dealt with all of my concerns, so there is no problem. Your article has been published. Have a nice day. --GW_SimulationsUser Page | Talk 22:12, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Theo Assen - (talk) 22:13, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Goed werk! Als je vragen hebt mag je me altijd lastig vallen, Wikinews kan verwarrend zijn in het begin... Let ook op de weglatingstekens (girl's and girls...) Smiley.png. Heb je artikel nog wat aangepast o.b.v. de bronnen. Een nuttig sjabloon is ook (Dutch). groetjes, --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 23:55, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Dank je, ik vind het erg leuk om te doen, maar moet nog een boel leren. Persoonlijk doel is om mijn Engels te verbeteren, dus ik volg de verbeteringen van mijn contributies met aandacht :D Groet, Theo Assen - (talk) 23:59, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Ik heb mijn Engels alleszins sterk verbeterd! In veel browsers kan je add-on woordenboeken installeren voor automatische spellingscontrole. Nog een tip: het is geen vaste regel, maar in het algemeen verkiezen we British English voor E.U. artikels (organised vs organized). --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 11:02, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
Ik zal voor zo'n woordenboek eens op zoek gaan :D Theo Assen - (talk) 11:18, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Operett(e/a)[edit]

Oh, no problem. In fact, you'll find that "operette" and "operetta" are homophones anyway, probably why we changed spellings. :) Also, what does "raus" mean in "Heesters Raus"? TheCustomOfLife - (talk) 09:09, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Okay, I asked someone else as well and they said the same thing. I figured it'd be useful to English speakers to have the translation as well, and I added it to the article. TheCustomOfLife - (talk) 09:15, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

RE: c/e[edit]

Copyedit. A minor cleanup to fix grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. GW_SimulationsUser Page | Talk 09:27, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Demonstrations in Belgrade[edit]

May you come to IRC, I am close to the area of demonstrations in Belgrade. --millosh (talk) 19:36, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

My gtalk/jabber is millosh@gmail.com. Under influence of tear gas (low, but still constant) I am not so able to write well in English about events. So, I need someone's help and I see that you are interested... If you have some other messenger client, I may use it. --millosh (talk) 19:44, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

I am ok, but it is obvious that I am confused... I answered on my talk page. So, my screen name on yahoo is "millosh". --millosh (talk) 19:55, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

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