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DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 17:30, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Nice work![edit]

Good job if that (Iran-demo) was your first article! (and indeed, if it wasn't as well). Hope you feel welcome here at the wikinews! Drop me a line if you have any questions, or just plain feel like chatting :). Sean Heron (talk) 20:39, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Citing sources[edit]

Hi and welcome to Wikinews. When citing sources, please use the title as it is in the source. Also, please use the "author=" parameter to denote the author of the source. Cheers and happy editing. --SVTCobra 15:42, 16 June 2009 (UTC)


Hi, Dottydotdot! Nice work on your articles, you're doing a great job. However, there's a small problem with Lions beat Kings in rugby union, please see the talk page for more details. Cheers. Tempodivalse [talk] 19:10, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

If an article is breaking news, then it's possible to make exceptions to the 3-paragraph minimum in order to get a story out as quickly as possible. If the article is highly time-sensitive, simply tag the article with {{breaking review}} instead, and the size minimums will probably be ignored by the reviewer temporarily in the interests of breaking a story ASAP (although the author should make an effort later to the expand the story to the 3-paragraph minimum). As far as formatting goes, you're doing quite well (although i'd recommend using __NOTOC__ to prevent the rather ugly table of contents from appearing if you're making use of subsections within your story.) Cheers, Tempodivalse [talk] 19:27, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

{{image credit}}[edit]

Use {{image credit}} for crediting images such as {{image credit|[ CNN]}} which yields "
Image: [ CNN].". Calebrw (talk) 17:50, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Except that we can't use CNN's images, so it's not the best example. Use it to credit "free" images. --SVTCobra 21:49, 17 June 2009 (UTC)


I, Tempodivalse, award Dottydotdot the Exceptional Newcomer's Award for writing and expanding so many articles in your first few days here. Thanks much! Smile.png Tempodivalse [talk] 18:53, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

White ticker[edit]

[copied from my userpage so we know what we're talking about]

Hi Bawolff-I think I'm right in saying you're the guy to talk to re. the ticker. On my userpage, I would like it all to be white so it shows up properly-any chance you can tell me how to do that? It's really cool by the way, well done! Cheers! Dottydotdot (talk) 17:28, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, but i can't take all the credit, as user:Matt made the original system. I made some modifications to the css for your userpage, and changed your userpage to make the ticker white. Basically, if the ticker is enclosed in some element with the class of whiteTicker on the page user:Dottydotdot it will be white. (You may have to do a hard refresh). cheers, hope that helps. Bawolff 19:40, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
The problem I see with the ticker on your userpage is that it is 'dynamically' centred. As each character is output the text moves left. It would be better left-justified, perhaps with a tab stop or two before it starts. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:46, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
I would if I knew how to! Dotty••| 18:49, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
You could put it in a div like:
<div style="text-align:left;padding-left:12em;">

Changing the 12 to the number of spaces you want on the left. Bawolff 03:42, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Done wink Thanks Dotty••| 07:39, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

You've been granted Editor status[edit]

I have promoted you to the Wikinews:Editor class, as I feel you can be trusted to mark revisions of articles as sighted (review). Please take a moment to read:

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask for help on my talk page, and thank you for contributing to Wikinews! Tempodivalse [talk] 13:48, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks!(lots of votes!) Dotty••| 13:49, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Look at the history of the page you're reviewing, and select the comparison diffs between the last two revisions. The number is immediately after "revid=". Tempodivalse [talk] 15:40, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! Dotty••| 15:40, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Oops, I forgot to say that the number is immediately after "revid=" in the URL. Tempodivalse [talk] 15:43, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Aha, I see now! Thanks! Dotty••| 15:43, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Congrats. One more thing, when publishing an article, please make sure it has a date template with a date on it. See this diff for what i mean. Cheers. Bawolff 20:46, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
Whoops, sure thing! Dotty••| 07:05, 25 June 2009 (UTC)


Give them the {{Vandal warning}} on their talk page.--SVTCobra 11:12, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Oh, and subst: it--SVTCobra 11:13, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Donewink Thanks Dotty••| 11:16, 26 June 2009 (UTC)


Any chance of pictures on the quiz this week? It looks a lot better if you have an image every couple of questions. They can then be used when doing things like posting the quiz on Facebook. --Brian McNeil / talk 14:42, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Yep sure thing, will do. Dotty••| 15:24, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

the vandal[edit]

The general procedure for a vandal is, put a warning template on his page, and revert everything he does. If he doesn't stop immediately, go on irc and get an admin to block him. If its the middle of the night, and there is no admins around, and the guy is making a real mess and needs to be stopped, you can go on #wikimedia-stewards for help (but only if you cannot find any local admins). Cheers. Bawolff 22:04, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

OK thanks. Dotty••| 07:08, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Regarding posting content on the India page[edit]


Just thought you would be interested in what we, at NetIndian, thought about having a sort of a loose collaboration with WikiNews. We weren't very comfortable with the idea of letting go of the copyright on our content just yet, but in the future we might think differently.

I have posted the link to the thread on Tempodivalse's talk page Regarding contributing to the India page if you needed some context on what I am talking about.

Thanks again! Vivek.sonny.abraham (talk) 05:15, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Sure! I will certainly want to keep writing for some avenue or the other. Maybe WikiNews will be the place :)

Vivek.sonny.abraham (talk) 08:54, 27 June 2009 (UTC)


Hey, This is Mr. Man, you sent me that nice welcome message, and I wanted to thank you, so thanks! Mr. Man (talk) 15:00, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

No problems Mr Man, hope you like it here! Dotty••| 15:02, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Main page[edit]

I have replied to your comments on Talk:Main Page. Thanks, Calebrw (talk) 05:55, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

wink Thanks   Dotty••   07:13, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Liquid threads[edit]

I asked on #mediawiki what the story with liquid thread was, and thedj said that "werdna is working on cleaning it up for wikimedia usage now.". Bawolff 17:58, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

OK cool, sounds good, look forward to it!   Tris   20:51, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Wikimedia UK Newsletter - July 2009 Issue[edit]

Summary: This month, we bring exciting news about our Wikimedia Foundation Grant, as well as news on our chapter Initiatives (get involved!) and our opt-out of Phorm. We also talk about Business Cards, a recent interview of our Secretary for use in university courses and Wikimania 2013 - which seems a long way off! We also include our regular features of chapter activities from around the globe, press coverage, and meetups!

In this month's newsletter:

  1. Wikimedia Foundation Grant
  2. Chapter Initiatives
  3. Phorm
  4. Business Cards
  5. Wikimania 2013
  6. Wikipedia in universities
  7. Other Chapters' Activities
  8. Press Coverage
  9. Meet-ups

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Delivered by Mike Peel (talk) 20:17, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

ArbCom elections[edit]

I'm going away on Friday for 10 days thus my wanting someone to take it over. When will you cease being away-from-keyboard? I should be able to get limited (and expensive) Internet action if I had to declare the 'winners' etc?

Perhaps you and I should handle it and start taking nominations ASAP? Computerjoe's talk 19:42, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Sounds good. I'll set wheels in motion if no one else in the community wants to do it. Computerjoe's talk 22:20, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Please see Wikinews talk:Arbitration Committee/2009 elections[edit]

Hi. I just wanted to let you know a question about the arbcom poll suffrage has come up that isn't mentioned in the rules. Since you're one of the arbcom election managers, could you take a look at the latest thread under Wikinews talk:Arbitration Committee/2009 elections and give your thoughts on the issue? Thanks, Tempodivalse [talk] 23:14, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Done Thanks for the heads up.   Tris   23:39, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Arbcom election tie -- needs to be resolved[edit]

Hi Dotty. It looks like there was a tie for one of the seats in the arbcom election. Since you're one of the election managers, could you take a look at this and give your opinion? Thanks, Tempodivalse [talk] 17:31, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Waiting for you to second the results on the page. Computerjoe's talk 00:30, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Wikimedia UK Newsletter - August 2009 Issue[edit]

Summary: Our Initiatives are starting to be developed - please get involved! In this newsletter, we also announce the results and prizes for Wikipedia Loves Art, and we bring you the latest on our Charity status application, in addition to our regular features on Other Chapters' Activities, recent Press Coverage and recent and upcoming Meet-ups.

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Wikimedia UK is the operating name of Wiki UK Limited. Wiki UK Limited is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. The Registered Office is at 23 Cartwright Way, Nottingham, NG9 1RL.

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Review of Reading Rainbow ends 26 year run[edit]

You might want to take a look at that articles talk page. I know no one is perfect, but I have to ask, did you actually do any copyright check? --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 19:34, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Oh shit. I did one-but very briefly. Thanks for sorting it-I'm going to get it up to scratch now.   Tris   19:39, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
Ok. We've all fucked up before. It's kinda hard to get them all when every contributor that isn't us is out to get us. You live, you learn. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 19:47, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
Looking through it to rewrite, I don't how I missed that. Too rushed. Lesson learnt-big time. Apologies.   Tris   19:55, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
OK, I've rewritten it, but will leave someone else to add the review template if they think it should. Don't mind either way.   Tris   19:58, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
Yea, saw it. I also moved it to the temp. In the future if something gets {{copyvio}}'d, click the red link to the "temp" page and re-create the content there. Then we delete the original version when the new one is done so the copyvio isn't kept in history. Brianmc gets all upity and angry if you don't, you know how those old people are. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 20:03, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
Right ho, thanks!   Tris   21:19, 10 September 2009 (UTC)


Hi Dotty! I've nominated you for administrator status. Please see WN:RFP, and indicate whether you accept the nomination. Good luck! Smile.png Tempodivalse [talk] 16:14, 21 September 2009 (UTC)


Hi, there was a problem before where it gave useless error messages on internet explorer (and possibly other browsers). IT should now give meaningful error messages in all cases. Could you try to use it again, do a hard refresh of that page, and see if you still experiance an error (And if so, what the error message is). Thanks. Bawolff 22:08, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Will do when I get a chance!   Tris   07:18, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Wikimedia UK Newsletter - September 2009 Issue[edit]

Summary: This month, our Initiatives Director explains our Initiatives, we update you on our Membership (including some new benefits for members!), keep you informed on our Charity Status application, and update you with our regular sections regarding Other Chapters' Activities, Press Coverage, and UK Meet-ups!

In this month's newsletter:

  1. Initiatives
  2. Membership
  3. Charity status update
  4. Other Chapters' Activities
  5. Press Coverage
  6. Meet-ups

Wikimedia UK is the operating name of Wiki UK Limited. Wiki UK Limited is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, Registered No. 6741827. The Registered Office is at 23 Cartwright Way, Nottingham, NG9 1RL.

Delivered by (talk) 12:39, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

You can haz admin[edit]

You've been promoted, congrats, enjoy! Now go find the archive template and close your RFA. Us cratz are lazy, I don't feel like finding the damn template. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 18:07, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

You'll also have to find the Adminmobile for yourself, you've seen "Gone in Sixty Seconds", right? --Brian McNeil / talk 18:22, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
Congratulations! Have fun with your new powers. Smile.png Tempodivalse [talk] 18:34, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
Thank you very much; though it looks like Tempo got there to close it first. Start my reading on archiving now. Let's get deleting!   Tris   18:44, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
Damn it tempo. It's a right of passage for new admins to close their own RFA's. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 18:59, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
Congrats. Bawolff 17:51, 30 September 2009 (UTC)


Care to have a go at Court revelation by John Travolta of son's disease sparks autism debate? Cheers, Cirt (talk) 07:31, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

I have to go now for a bit, but if it isn't done later today when i get back, I will definitely. Sorry I can't do it now!   Tris   07:36, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
Oh alright, sounds okay. :( Cirt (talk) 07:40, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

It's done, no worries! :) Cirt (talk) 17:28, 30 September 2009 (UTC)


Hi. Not a big deal, but please be careful not to archive pages too early. Seven days before today was September 23, and it seems some stories published on the 25th are being protected. Cheers, –Juliancolton | Talk 17:00, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Oh-they seem to be in the WN:TOARCHIVE section?   Tris   17:16, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
OK; just looked at it again-that's confusing. At the top it says no sooner than 23rd, which I didn't read & assumed the articles displayed there were for archiving. Any chance of changing that?   Tris   17:17, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
Hmm, yeah, you're right. I'll try to tinker around with it... –Juliancolton | Talk 17:21, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

It doesn't really hurt too much to protect pages a teensy bit early. Cirt (talk) 17:29, 30 September 2009 (UTC)


[copied from my talk]

OOI is there a JS tool for archiving or not?   Tris   17:00, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, there isn't any. Some people use auto-wiki browser to assist with arciving though. Bawolff 17:50, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
Okey dokey, no problem, thanks! It's relatively easy anyway.   Tris   18:37, 30 September 2009 (UTC)n

New Main Page Progress[edit]

I just posted a status update of the main page redesign progress. Since you've been heavily involved with the process so far (and things have been quiet for a few days), I wanted to give you a heads up. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 17:55, 1 October 2009 (UTC)


Sorry, but your reversion of my repairs to the Ireland_votes_'Yes'_to_Lisbon_Treaty article is totally arseways. Anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of Irish politics, or who bothered to do a bit of basic research, would agree with my edit. That was my first visit to Wikinews, and if that is the standard of "news" that prevails here, then this is also my last. Cheers. Rwxrwxrwx (talk) 07:58, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Comments tab[edit]

Please leave comments on the "comments tab" - that is what it is there for. :P Cirt (talk) 12:24, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Oh really? I just left them there in case anyone didn't notice-I was in a rush & saw that two people had written it was biased-I didn't have a chance to read the article, so put it on the talk page for someone to then be able to go & reply etc.   Tris   14:25, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
But they were already on the "Comments" page, and that is what the Comments page is for. Cirt (talk) 22:56, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
FYI, see also this comment, by Brian McNeil (talk · contribs): Don't post them here. ... That's what the Comments section is for.. Cirt (talk) 22:57, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
OK, it was just in case nobody noticed. Anyway, it's no big deal. Regards.   Tris   07:15, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
Okay thanks. ;) Cirt (talk) 15:50, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Your note about vandalism of an unregistered user[edit]

At IP's user talk, you said that that user is a vandal. I'm in the same LAN (with the same IP) as this user (see his/her contributions), and also saw the notice. Please be informed that this user is a beginner, and didn't know what to do with the confusing review and developing tags at Wikinews. You should better have done something to welcome this person. This post is solely informative, for your future care and experience. Thank you for your attention. Q0k (talk) 06:04, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

OK, thanks for the heads up.   Tris   07:28, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
You are welcome. --Q0k-do-talk-me--- 08:38, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Re article reviewing[edit]

Just a heads-up, I replied to your message at my talk page. Cheers. Tempodivalse [talk] 19:25, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

As have I, sorry about that!   Tris   19:25, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Copenhagen climate conference opens[edit]

You are welcome to contribute to the article Copenhagen climate conference opens. Q0k (~~ ?) 23:51, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Re: Joe McElderry[edit]

Hi, I have read the article, and there are several figures quoted there, the £100m is from one analyst, and is only in my belief, an opinion, rather than a solid fact. Then there is another figure stating ITV with get roughly £75m plus revenue from the phone votes, imho it's too dodgy to have in the article with an available solid amount being made clear. Iceflow (talk) 21:54, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

Hold the phone! I'm speaking with my colleagues about it now, I'll get back to you. Iceflow (talk)
I'm sorry?   Tris   22:06, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
I would very much like to know who these mysterious colleagues of yours are.   Tris   22:07, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
Try the #wikinews channel on IRC, we're on, port 6667, channel #wikinews :) Iceflow (talk) 22:10, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
Incidentally, 2nd opinion from my colleagues, the article IS safe to publish with that statement present. Will get the review removed, and move to publish. Iceflow (talk) 22:10, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
Iceflow, thank you very much for your informative note about there being a Wikinews irc channel. I was completely unaware of that. Also, thank you for your great work, very much appreciated and helped a lot. As a complete newby, your help has been very useful. One day I hope to become an admin; maybe you will be to.   Tris   22:12, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
I thought you're already an admin... –Juliancolton | Talk 23:30, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
Well we're on the subject, your missing out on fun world domination plotting on irc, dottydotdot :P. Bawolff 23:37, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
/sarcasm. I know Bawolff, unfortunately I haven't found a good way to access it when I'm away from home and accessing the internet through a firewalled intranet and that is for long periods of the year at the moment. I might have another go today.   Tris   08:23, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hello Tristan, just wanted to say thank you for your kind support on my RfA. the wub "?!" 23:45, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Climate contrarians in Copenhagen[edit]

Please join the discussion, if you can do it attentively, if you have some free 30 minutes?

I'm just afraid that this novice user Wikiwide, the author of the article, being probably a scientist (you just look at the first version of this article), has a very little understanding of what Wikinews is. And probably has lots of other work to do, is not interested, etc. Even the topic of climate contrarians near UNCCC sounds scientific, doesn't it? I think that if you revive this article, it will be very good

  • for Wikinews,
  • for this user, and
  • for the environment
    • (as some of the "skeptics" or
    • just common diesel car drivers can find this article realistic)

Please be informed that only an experienced Wikinews user can manage with such significant and responsible task. Q/0/k 04:11, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Jules Mattsson Acc.[edit]

Hi Tristan, Thanks for finalising my temp accreditation request previously, I've since applied for full accreditation and received no opposes in the few weeks it's been up. Would you please be able to take a look at my most recent request and finalise if appropriate? Would be much appreciated, Thanks --JulesMattsson (talk) 14:58, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Talk:Report from Royal International Air Tattoo 2009[edit]

Hi Tristan, could you check the editprotected request on this page please. I know nothing about planes, so as the person who did the article you seemed like the best one to ask! Those are great pictures btw. I really should go to an airshow at some point, it looks really cool. the wub "?!" 22:46, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Will do thanks. Airshows are without doubt the best entertainment you can get in a day-guaranteed!   Tris  


Hiya, please can you review Adult H1N1 swine flu death takes Northern Ireland death toll to seventeen for me? Thanks, --Rayboy8 (my talk) (my contributions) 16:10, 10 January 2010 (UTC)


Can you tell these b'tards to finalise and approve my membership before I'm even more old? ;-) --Brian McNeil / talk 22:55, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

  • Actually, after reading the article I'll settle for scheming with friends to use their upload service. --Brian McNeil / talk 14:10, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
    Whose, amazing's or Introducing's? What band is this for-is it the one on your user page at the bottom-Credit Crunch Blues or something?   Tris   16:05, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Yep, it'd be The Torn Circus, and the Credit Crunch Blues. The other guys I've done work with are in Norway and have a real record deal. That, might, force me to deal with the PRS again. --Brian McNeil / talk 17:54, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Well, I'm going to try for an interview with someone from PRS, so think of a few questions!   Tris   18:17, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
  • I stuck a couple of questions there. I'm not sure how to deal with another one I've got. Basically, this relates to which has a deal with the PRS. 1radio insists people booking and running a 1 or 2-hour slot have full, accurate, ID tags for the material they play. This is supposed to be used to ensure the appropriate artists are compensated. Do they still take a fee from 1radio if a DJ plays an unsigned friend's demo, or material from a different country? --Brian McNeil / talk 12:44, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Main lead[edit]

Hi, regarding [1] - on lower resolutions (like my 1024x768) the type= parameter, when used, causes a rather ugly whitespace because the "Interview" caption is forced below the image, not next to it, like this (except it's even more exaggerated in this instance). Cheers. Tempodivalse [talk] 13:58, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Oh OK, sorry. That's fine!   Tris   13:59, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
Undone again! Is there any way of stopping it doing that do you reckon?   Tris   14:01, 14 January 2010 (UTC)
The only solutions are, as i see it: 1) to make the image smaller so that the type= parameter will fit (really inconvenient for some wide images though) or 2) to make the type= image narrower, so it'll fit next to the image. We'd probably have to go with the second option. Something to bring up at the water cooler, perhaps? Tempodivalse [talk] 16:40, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Butt image[edit]

Three butt images instead of one makes the article more interesting. However I am ready to reduce the number of images into two if we have a consensus. --Tree donkey (talk) 12:26, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

The point is that they are all depicting the same thing and don't add anything new to the article. I'm sure you may find it more interesting, but it is not adding anything to the news story. This is not a butt image gallery I'm afraid. So, the one image stays as it adds to the article but more don't help at all.   Tris   12:29, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Photogs rights demo tomorrow, London[edit]

Tristan, are you based in London? There's a huge "I'm a Photographer, Not a Terrorist" rally in traf. square tomorrow. You should come, although it slightly blurs the line between protesting and covering by doing both :p The details are at It's sponsored by the NUJ, BPPA, BJP, it's going to be massive. I'm going to be covering commercially, so maybe you could cover for WN? Thanks :D, --JulesMattsson (talk) 20:06, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

(Sorry for butting in here, but Tris seems to be away) According to the credentials page, Tristan is based in Wiltshire, that's a pretty long shot from downtown. Tempodivalse [talk] 20:30, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
Ah, fair enough :p Didn't really look, just got given his name as an england based wikinewsie on the IRC and thought i'd ask. It is a small way away :P Thanks :) --JulesMattsson (talk) 20:35, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
Darn it! I was actually in London last night and came back today! If only I'd known a bit earlier! Oh well; maybe next time! Thanks for the heads up though Jules.   Tris   22:02, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Wikinews writing contest reminder[edit]

To keyboards!!

Time to get writing!

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Northern Ireland Articles[edit]

Hi, I would like to know what is the policy relating to infoboxes. For example the article - Leaders of UK, Ireland meet for emergency justice talks - is clearly related to Northern Ireland and the use an Ireland infobox with an Irish flag on it seems wrong. I have tried to make the changes but am getting no explanation as to why the Ireland infobox is being used. I do understand that somepeople believe that Northern Ireland should be part of the republic and I don't want to get in a revert war with Blood Red Sandman over the issue. However, if the Ireland infobox covers both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland then the Irish flag should be removed from the template or maybe have both flags should be used. Could you enlighten me on this issue or how do I go about proposing these changes to the Ireland infobox. ~~ Mrchris (talk) 09:05, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

OK, I have changed it to the UK infobox. I think if we had an infobox for the island of Ireland, that would be best, but with the current Ireland infobox, with the flag and all that, then the UK is probably best. Sorry for reverting you a bit too fast.   Tris   09:09, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
thanks, I did not mean to cause so much trouble with Blood Red Sandman, i think i have annoyed him. But I do think that either the infobox should be about either the country (with link to the Republic of Ireland) or the Island (without flag and changed map) or maybe a Northern Ireland infobox. I'm not sure. Anyways, thanks for taking on board my views. ~~ Mrchris (talk) 09:20, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
It's fine don't worry. I doubt you've annoyed him and even if you have, it'll all be forgotten. If you want to create an Ireland island infobox, then have a go in your userspace then give me a shout.   Tris   09:24, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Just kidding, but ...[edit]

This is your last warning. The next time you vandalize a page, you will be blocked from editing Wikinews. Please use the sandbox for any other tests you want to do, since testing in articles will be reverted quickly. Calebrw (talk) 22:38, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Just kidding. Did you see my comments at Talk:Haiti's_banks_reopen? Calebrw (talk) 22:40, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
Wow, thanks for that warning! Never had one of them I don't think. Anyway, I replied over there; no worries if it's fixed, you'll know for next time! Thanks.   Tris   08:24, 28 January 2010 (UTC)


How is the newsletter coming? Will it be ready for delivery soon? --The New Mikemoral ♪♫ 02:27, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

If you're available to deliver it on Sunday night everyone, that would be great? It can then cover the whole of the week. Would you be available for that?   Tris   08:27, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
I should be. Could give the link for the template? --The New Mikemoral ♪♫ 18:20, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
That would be great. The newsletter will be at User:Tristan Thomas/WWC2010/Newsletter/1 by Sunday evening and I'll pop a note on your talk page when it is ready for delivery. Many thanks!   Tris   09:53, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

←I won't be able to deliver until an hour or two after midnight. I'm hoping that's not a problem. --The New Mikemoral ♪♫ 21:22, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Not at all; in fact, it may be that it will be tomorrow morning. I'll ping you on your talk page when it's done. Cheers.   Tris   22:27, 31 January 2010 (UTC)
Recommendation for the newsletter, remove the header so it is more edit summary friendly. It made the edit summaries very jumbled. --Mikemoral♪♫ 04:18, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
As in the very top bit? Would it not then be under other comments on a talk page and so wouldn't appear in the toc etc.? I don't know, that's why I'm asking. Thanks!   Tris   10:22, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
Take a look at the bot's edit summaries. It would be best to leave the header for the bot to add. --Mikemoral♪♫ 20:09, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
Okey dokey, I understand now! Thanks.   Tris   01:12, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Delivery at the same time correct? Thanks for making these newsletters, btw. :) —Mikemoral♪♫ 05:36, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Yep, whenever you're free that'd be great. Likewise, thanks for you and your bot!   Tris   08:40, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

The Wikinews Writing Contest 2010 Newsletter[edit]

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newsletter ping[edit]

Check your wikinewsie email address, i've sent the statement to it. Cheers :-) Tempodivalse [talk] 16:02, 6 February 2010 (UTC)