User talk:Vagish

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I don't used Wikinews anymore. Please do not leave me a message if it is regarding wikinews. But you can leave a message here if its about something else. ~~ Vagish [wp] [wn] 17:01, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Allowed Topics?[edit]

I'm an expirenced ediotr here! You may write an artical about those subjects if you can fined sourced news (current) about them. Any more "Q"s just ask. :) ۞ 16:22, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia Page[edit]

I've left a message on your WP page. Please check it out. Thank You.

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Vagish, welcome to Wikinews! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Movie Categories[edit]

Please don't create any more categories, we prefer people to have full names used and have more than 1 article before we categorise them. --Brian McNeil / talk 20:56, 10 May 2007 (UTC)


You're allowed to make an article on pretty much anything as long as its neutral (no reviews), there is actually news to it, and its well sourced. If something is not newsworthy, someone will tell you (Just like if something on wikipedia is not notable enough for inclusion someone will tell you, but we don't really have any specific guidelines on what is notable. As a general example though, movie star turns 38 is not newsworthy, movie released that been widely anticipated is). Bawolff 22:06, 10 May 2007 (UTC)


Please see my question here. Cheers --MarkTalk 15:44, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Sivaji: The Boss[edit]

Vagish, are you in any way involved with the production, distribution or marketing of this film? --SVTCobra 14:15, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

I had to ask because you are publishing an awful lot about this film and I wanted to make sure there is no conflict of interest. --SVTCobra 17:14, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

I have been wondering since it does not seem to be liked here. I thought I might as well start and get more Tamil people on Wikinews, but it does not seem many Wikinews vets like me and my articles here. ~~ Vagish [wp] [wn] 17:15, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

No, I did not say that you should not be writing about this movie. But please, do so only if there is something newsworthy. If the release-date is changed by a few days ... that doesn't sound important to me. If the government banned the movie ... then that would truly be news-worthy.
There must be other things going on in your part of the world, we get so little news from there. It can't all be about this film, can it? --SVTCobra 17:28, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
I, on the other hand, was coming to your talk page to compliment your level of interest. We have way too little coverage of South Asian filmmaking on Wikinews, so I was glad to see someone finally come to us with the passion.
I presume you aren't involved in the production/promotion of this movie, correct? (SVTCobra: Would you question this level of coverage if it was about Spiderman 3, Snakes on a Plane, or Titanic? It's very possible that Vagish is just a really passionate film buff.) -- Zanimum 18:30, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
Yes, Zanimum, I think I would. What are we up to? Five or six straight days of articles on one film, all from the same user. I think the coverage far exceeds anything else in Film. We seem to be getting to the of creating articles just for the sake of having one each day. --SVTCobra 21:45, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
Vagish, as you asked here are a couple of places for help in writing for Wikinews WN:SG and WN:CG. Your article on the storm in India is a great example of something newsworthy that didn't get covered here. I see a couple of other users have already touched it up and published it.
I also want to clarify that I am not suggesting there should be zero coverage of this film. I am just suggesting that the articles should come as something major happens. Well, not sure about will be the next big item, but certainly when the movie does premiere, I could see warranting an article.
I am aware that Rajinikanth is a major actor. A coworker of mine described him as having achieved "god-like" status. This same friend and coworker has in the past also explained to me how dedicated the fans are (like the suicide scenario you provided). I hope I haven't disrespected Rajinikanth, as I don't want to get beaten up. Cheers and happy editing. --SVTCobra 22:15, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Feedback on UP storm story[edit]


first off, thanks for the story. I think this is what SVTCobra meant with stories from India.

The story is within time limitations on Wikinews to me, but you should never try to write stories on events more than 2 days old, unless new and important evolutions have occurred. We are not about covering all important content, more about providing useful content every day.

When you submit a story, I think you can learn a lot from how experienced editors edit the story to learn about Wikinews conventions and formatting. The first places to learn about how to write stories are in the welcome message above: Wikinews:Writing an article, the style guide, and the content guide. I also renamed some of your stories, you might also want to review that.

Once again, thank you for contributing to Wikinews, and we hope that you can improve our coverage of stories you find missing out here, for example about Shiva: the boss, but hopefully not exclusively that.

cheers, --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 18:24, 14 May 2007 (UTC)


hi Vagish, welcome to Wikinews, i look forward to more contributions from you. reg. ur question on my page, remember that on Wikinews, the standards for articles are set by our policies and guidelines (in particular WN:CG, WN:SG and WN:NPOV) rather than the opinions of this or that contributor. so while a new user is welcome to ask more experienced 'newsies to evaluate their work, they can equally evaluate themselves, based on the P's and G's.

yes, your articles are getting better, learning and making mistakes early on in your work here is absolutely normal, we just have to work together to fix those mistakes and get good published articles out. Wikinews:Writing an article is a good place to learn the ropes, and checking what modifications other editors make to improve articles is also good way to learn, especially since Wikinews' documentation of its guidelines is not particularly comprehensive, in my opinion.

so, welcome again and happy editing! –Doldrums(talk) 09:22, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

Re: I'm leaving[edit]

Sorry to hear so, I didn't think there was anything wrong with having a lot of news about the film, as long as it was really news and not old news. I wish you all the best.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 16:35, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Sorry to hear that as well. Bawolff 19:42, 18 May 2007 (UTC)