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Welcome[edit]

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RE Root interview[edit]

It is published Wikinews interviews U.S. Libertarian presidential candidate Wayne Allyn Root. All articles appear on the main page, but its up to users to update the three lead articles. Yours was published on February 6. It might not be visible on the main page because you might have to click on the pull down menus. Only a few days are actually visible at a time. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 01:55, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Actually, WNewsReporter is referring to Wayne Allyn Root wins Missouri Libertarian primary and the the reason it was 'invisible' was a corrupt {{date}}. It has now been fixed. --SVTCobra 02:25, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Sorry. My mistake :) DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 02:26, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Ever though of...[edit]

Getting accredited? --TUFKAAP - (talk) 01:17, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

I don't think I've been on Wikinews long enough. I only signed up in early February. In a few months, though, maybe.--WNewsReporter - (talk) 01:29, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Article on Molossia[edit]

Just want to congratulate you on one of the most interesting articles I have read in a very long time. Great job - Cartman02au (Talk)(AU Portal) 00:43, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. --WNewsReporter - (talk) 01:24, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
While it's interesting, please keep it as lead 4, no higher. To call this an interview with a "head of state" is ridiculous. As stated in Wikipedia, "the United States recognizes the territory of Molossia as part of the United States and exercises the same dominion over it as over any other part of that country." -- Zanimum - (talk) 15:42, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
That is true, but under the Montevideo Convention, anybody who wants to satrt a country can. So, I'll keep it as Lead 4, but change the title back to the way it was before. --WNewsReporter - (talk) 16:05, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Yes, but the point of the Montevideo Convention is for nations like Kosovo, nations that for cultural, religious, political, or other significant differences could be recognized. The Convention is meant to allow countries to acknowledge these new entities, without international raised eyebrows. 28 countries or states have recognised Kosovo's independence so far, a three more say they are in the planning stages of recognizing them, how many have recognized Molossia's?
Regarding switching leads: you can't just copy and paste. If you'll notice, you had it that clicking on the edit button for 3 would edit 4, and vice-versa.
Also, I can't believe that you even reverted the "interview" tag I added. It was giving you more prominence on the front page.
I've replace it with rodents, by the way. -- Zanimum - (talk) 16:55, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Writer interviews[edit]

Hi,

although these interviews are very interesting, at times they don't seem to be more than giving the author a public forum... you should try to ask some harder questions, e.g. let the author reply to critics, etc.

Also, you might want to ask for a photo under a free license, which can then also be used for a Wikipedia article (see WN:YOURPHOTO).

Anyway, well done and I'm glad we have you on board!

cheers,

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 22:14, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

I'll keep that in mind the next time I do an author interview. Thanks for the suggestions.--WNewsReporter - (talk) 22:17, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Lead 4[edit]

I think I have fixed it now so that you can update for a more current story. Cheers, --SVTCobra 23:56, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks.--WNewsReporter - (talk) 23:56, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

archive tag[edit]

Please note there is no use in adding the {{archived}} tag to articles as the pages have not been protected. this will be done by an admin/bot after an appropriate amount of time. thanks --MarkTalk to me 20:42, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for the info. --WNewsReporter - (talk) 20:45, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Grand Duchy of Greifenberg[edit]

Hi, the article doesn't mention where this micronation is located. Wikipedia doesn't have anything on it and their site has no maps ... do you know where it is? It would be a good piece of info to include in the article. --SVTCobra 23:49, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

The Greifenberg official website has German on it, so I believe it's somewhere in Central Europe. I'll have to verify that, though, before I put it in the article.--WNewsReporter - (talk) 02:15, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Molossia[edit]

Would you mind clarifiying why all the images are CC-BY-SA

Thanks,

--A101 - (talk) 20:02, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

I was given permission from the Molossian Government to upload them, but I'm not sure if they're in the public domain or not. --WNewsReporter - (talk) 21:05, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
Please obtain a copyright license. If you don't they may have to be deleted. A101 - (talk) 06:15, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Interview[edit]

You claim in your email to your interviewees that millions read Wikinews every day. Are you aware that the actual figure is about 80,000. --A101 - (talk) 20:06, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

I believe I said that the interview will be avaliable to millions, not that a million people will read it in one day. If one does a Google serach of Molossia, this will come up. It will also be avaliable from Wikipedia, etc. That's why I put "thousands are reading this right now" in one of the last questions. --WNewsReporter - (talk) 20:09, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Quote from email:

Cquote1.svg I would like to conduct a follow-up interview with you. It would be an excellent opportunity to spread the word even further about Molossia, as a higher number of questions will be asked and I'll see to it that it gets featured on the Wikinews front page, which millions see every day. If you are interested, please reply with a "yes" or "no" within 24 hours. Cquote2.svg

--A101 - (talk) 20:10, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

I see what you're saying. I should have clarified that better. --WNewsReporter - (talk) 20:14, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
OK, by the way, please respond to the comment above this seciton if possible. Great interview! --A101 - (talk) 20:15, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Follow-up interviews[edit]

Follow-up interviews are fine, but in my opinion, it would best to avoid too much duplication of the first interview. Additionally, I would suggest asking questions that could not have asked at the first interview. For example, in the follow-up with Kevin Baugh, you could have asked about the visit by Grand Duke Paul. And without trying to offend the subject of the interview, ask some questions that are a little more direct. Cheers, --SVTCobra 22:45, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll take that into consideration for future interviews.--WNewsReporter - (talk) 00:17, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Images[edit]

Have you got a copyright license for the mollosia images yet? Anonymous101 (talk) 19:18, 1 July 2008 (UTC)


Due to the concern which I mentioned above and in several emails a few months ago, I have temporarily removed the image of the president of Mollosia from the article. Anonymous101 (talk) 19:29, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Note[edit]

Image:VIkesland Prince.png is missing a source and/or license information. Images without a source or license information may be deleted immediately. Please add a source as soon as possible to prevent deletion. Anonymous101 (talk) 19:36, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

...and a fair use rationale. Adambro (talk) 19:38, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
I just gave the image a new license. I'll add a rationale as well. Thanks for the heads up. --WNewsReporter (talk) 19:40, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Due to a fact tht the images are not under a free license, they have been nominated for deletion on commons. They have not yet been deleted, however, so if appropriate you might want to move some of the images here and use them under fair use Anonymous101 (talk) 19:56, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the warning. I'll do that today.--WNewsReporter (talk) 19:58, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

Please provide a source for all the images you have uploaded so it can be confirmed they have been released for use in news and editorials. Anonymous101 (talk) 20:19, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Please link to the exact page on mollosia.org if possible. By the way, great interview. Anonymous101 (talk) 20:24, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I just placed an exact link to the page on molossia.org. --WNewsReporter (talk) 20:27, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Anonymous101 (talk) 20:28, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
You must also write a fair-use rationale. You can use {{non-free use rationale}} to guide you. But better yet, why don't you get Kevin Baugh to release them under a free license (see WN:YOURPHOTO). Also, why is the aspect ratio screwed up in the images?--SVTCobra 21:21, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Rationale needed[edit]

Seriously, you need to address the issue of adding a rationale for why these images are fair-use. They could be speedy deleted. Also, why is the aspect ratio messed up? --SVTCobra 23:31, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Sorry for the delayed response. I was just finishing up puttting sources on all of the images' information pages. I'll add the rationales now. --WNewsReporter (talk) 23:35, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
The rationales have been added. Everything should be fine now. --WNewsReporter (talk) 00:01, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
You added a summary, not a rationale. I will have to tag these for speedy. --SVTCobra 00:23, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

unparalleled role in the development of small nations[edit]

I noticed you added back "unparalled" in the sentence about Molossia's role in the development of small nations. Can you substantiate that claim? If not, it ought to be removed. --SVTCobra 00:21, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I can. On Page 63 of the Lonely Planet book Micro Nations by John Ryan, he states that Molossia has played an unparalleled role in the development of small nations. --WNewsReporter (talk) 00:24, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
Please add that to sources. Is that info online by any chance. --SVTCobra 00:26, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
I don't believe it is, no. I'll add Micro Nations as a source. --WNewsReporter (talk) 00:28, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Images[edit]

Could you provide proof that the images you uploaded have been released for press use. Thanks, Anonymous101 (talk) 20:07, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

President Baugh told me that they were in an email. If you have any further questions, ask him. --WNewsReporter (talk) 20:09, 13 July 2008 (UTC)
Does this also apply to Image:VIkesland Prince.png Anonymous101 (talk) 20:10, 13 July 2008 (UTC)
I did not contact Prince Christopher about those images, but if you wish, I will ask him. I'm confident that they are for publicity purposes. --WNewsReporter (talk) 20:13, 13 July 2008 (UTC)
It will be helpful if you could ask him. Thanks for your quick response, Anonymous101 (talk) 20:14, 13 July 2008 (UTC)
I am uploading new images from the e-mail, which will have an OTRS, please let the deletion of this image proceed. --SVTCobra 16:22, 14 July 2008 (UTC)
I have replaced the disputed images with those released by Kevin Baugh (OTRS pending). However, the Vikesland images are not up to standard. --SVTCobra 01:44, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Image:VIkesland Prince.png[edit]

I had to put this image up for deletion. Please see Wikinews:Deletion requests#Image:VIkesland Prince.png --SVTCobra 00:19, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikinews interviews Eric Saussine, director of the James Bond fan film Shamelady[edit]

Congrats on this great interview. --SVTCobra 00:19, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Always glad to spread the indie film word. --WNewsReporter (talk) 02:12, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
I hope you understand why I changed the image. Low resolution does not include images that are over 2 mb. Cheers,--SVTCobra 02:17, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Audio Wikinews[edit]

Thanks for saying you would be willing to do a report for audio Wikinews. If you tell me what operating system you use I will give you instructions on how to convert an mp3 (or other) file to ogg (which Wikinews users) if that is needed. Anonymous101 (talk)

I use Windows XP or Vista, depending on which computer I'm on, but mostly Vista. Could you tell me about how to post the script or get the theme music for the beginning or end of a segment? Thanks. --WNewsReporter (talk) 08:03, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
The theme music can be dowloaded here, although as you are using Windows you will download extra software to play and edit these files. (You may want to use Audacity). Once you have done this you will have to edit in the theme music and then save the file using the export as ogg option. I hope this helps, Anonymous101 (talk) 08:13, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. How would I go about posting the script? I was trying to figure it out but I didn't see a way to. --WNewsReporter (talk) 08:16, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
If you are doing news review you should post the script to Wikinews:Audio Wikinews/News Review/News in Brief/2008-07-17. You should upload the audio at this page. Anonymous101 (talk) 08:21, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
I'm beginning to understand now. Is there anybody I'd have to notify if I were going to do News Review this weekend? Or could I just go ahead and upload it once I've recorded it? One more thing, would News Review get mentioned on the front page as the daily Audio Wikinews segments do? --WNewsReporter (talk) 08:24, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
No, you wouldn't have to notify anyone, you can just record it and upload it. Yes, it would get mentioned on the Main Page. Anonymous101 (talk) 08:26, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
I'll try to get News Review up this weekend. Thanks again for all your help. --WNewsReporter (talk) 08:29, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Alan Cabal[edit]

heyzz, would you interview Alan Cabal? he was almost deleted at wikipedia recently but they discovered some stuff about him over there and i want to know a little more. hes an american journalist and occultist, and i think the FBI used to hound him because of occult dealings. we should know more. are your interview chops up to it? he has an email at al_cabal@yahoo.com.

That sounds like an interesting idea. However, I only report on certain subjects (Independent filmmakers, self published authors, intermicronational leaders, thrid party politicians) and an interview like that would be out of my area of specialty. However, I'm sure that one of the other accredited reporters would be up to the interview. If not, Mr. Cabal could always apply to be interviewed by Wikinews. --WNewsReporter (talk) 21:33, 17 July 2008 (UTC)
I'll have a look at this interview if you don't want to carry it out. Anonymous101 (talk) 20:25, 18 July 2008 (UTC)
By all means, go ahead. --WNewsReporter (talk) 20:26, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

I'm around. Ask away. I still can't wrap my head around why y'all think I'm so fucking interesting. I'm nobody, a Pynchon character.

>>>Alan Cabal (al_cabal@yahoo.com)

Articles[edit]

Users are no longer supposed to publish articles written by them. As a result I have unpublished your article. Anonymous101talk 14:41, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Understood. When will somebody get around to publishing it?--WNewsReporter (talk) 14:43, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
I'll review it now. In future please use {{review}} and maybe ask on IRC. Thanks, Anonymous101talk 14:45, 13 August 2008 (UTC)
Thanks.--WNewsReporter (talk) 14:46, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Snubgate[edit]

FYI: It failed the review. I have however found sources for the term "snubgate." Check the collab page for more. —Calebrw (talk) 03:36, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Motion to remove Bob Barr as Libertarian U.S. presidential nominee has been written needs a new title, as it stands, it's copyvio of the sourced title. —Calebrw (talk) 02:18, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
Article renamed. I placed it back under 'Review'. --WNewsReporter (talk) 02:25, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
I couldn't find anywhere in the second source that mentions the motion. That's what you really need, per the review. —Calebrw (talk) 02:56, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
I posted a second source regarding the motion. I think the article's ready for review again. --WNewsReporter (talk) 03:15, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
Would it be possible to you to incorporate part of the motion into the article? That's what seems to be missing, if you add that, I would pass the article for peer review. PS: I will add a related news headers. —Calebrw (talk) 03:25, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
Motion added. --WNewsReporter (talk) 03:36, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Peer Review.[edit]

For the revid parameter, you just need the number, not the link, the link is generated automatically. —Calebrw (talk) 17:43, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. --WNewsReporter (talk) 18:03, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
I looked at, see my comments on the Collab page. Didn't make a PR based on those comments. Would be happy to once they are addressed. The article looks good, pending a copyvio and factcheck. Maybe some minor stylistic changes are in order. —Calebrw (talk) 18:06, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
I still don't like the word places. It can mean just too many things. However, I won't do a formal PR yet until you have a change to respond. —Calebrw (talk) 18:33, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
Great, the problem is, I've added content and therefore can't review. —Calebrw (talk) 18:44, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
Darn it. Thanks for your help, anyway. --WNewsReporter (talk) 18:46, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Libertarian National Committee in a deadlock over how to address the growing Bob Barr controversies[edit]

Libertarian National Committee in a deadlock over how to address the growing Bob Barr controversies was alredy reviewed by the time I got to it. It passed though.—Calebrw (talk) 02:10, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the update.--WNewsReporter (talk) 02:18, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Despite threats, "Alaska Women Reject Palin" rally held[edit]

Please review Despite threats, "Alaska Women Reject Palin" rally held. Thanks, —Calebrw (talk) 04:25, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Heads up[edit]

Please see Talk:Plans set in motion for the removal of Bob Barr as the Libertarian Party's U.S. presidential nominee#Heads up. Cirt (talk) 22:29, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Balloons[edit]

Thank you for adding the image of the Balloons to lead 4, it is hilarious. --PatrickFlaherty (talk) 21:13, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

No problem. --WNewsReporter (talk) 23:57, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Too US-centric?[edit]

Don't you think it is a bit much that all four leads are US news, or based on US sources? --Brian McNeil / talk 11:29, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

I wouldn't say the Obsession artilce is. That's more of a Culture & Entertainment article in my opinion. However, there is a lot of major news coming out of America today. --WNewsReporter (talk) 11:33, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Image:Whigowl.JPG[edit]

Thought you might like the logo from MWP, so I asked and got permission for it. - Amgine | t 02:43, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. --WNewsReporter (talk) 20:03, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Scandal erupts after U.S. President Barack Obama fires Inspector General Gerald Walpin[edit]

You beat me to it. I was going to look into tackling this one today. Uncle G (talk) 13:53, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Great minds think alike, I suppose. --WNewsReporter (talk) 15:19, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
I think it needs to include the administration's response to the "illegal firing" accusation; they're now saying that the firing was legal because the date of the firing was just the date of the notice. We're getting there, though. --Killing Vector (talk) 16:51, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
I can't. No time right now. I'm in class right now. Calebrw (talk) 17:52, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Understood. --WNewsReporter (talk) 18:01, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Talk:Former U.S. Inspector General Gerald Walpin requests congressional hearings on his firing; conservatives rally in support[edit]

Hi. I've left a note on the talk page of the above article, with one small issue; otherwise this is a very good article. (I unfortunately can't review the whole thing right now though.) Cheers, Tempodivalse [talk] 22:46, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

PR done. It failed mainly due to date issues. I do appreciate the proper U.S. instead of the incorrect US. Calebrw (talk) 23:44, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
I guess I should have been more clear, but the issues raised in the "Needs a bit of work" section should also be addressed. Calebrw (talk) 23:59, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Wikinews interviews former Republican U.S. Senator Bob Smith on his latest run for office[edit]

Sorry, looks like somebody already got there, but didn't do a PR. I'll see what up with that. The only issue I saw was "Congress which is currently controlled by liberal-minded members of the Democratic Party." Which while true, borders on POV. Otherwise, a nice opening to the article. Calebrw (talk) 14:38, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for checking it anyway, Calebrw. I don't think the sentence you specified was NPOV, but I'll try to word sentences like that differently in my future articles. --WNewsReporter (talk) 16:03, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Got your note, but the article was already done as far as the PR goes. Kind Regards SriMesh | talk 18:36, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for checking it anyway. --WNewsReporter (talk) 19:27, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Accreditation Expiration[edit]

Greetings, I wanted to let you know that our policy regarding accreditation has recently changed slightly. Specifically we've enacted an automatic expiration of accreditation after 2 years. You can very easily "re-up" your accreditation should you choose to, but at this point in time you're on the Inactive list. As such your accreditation will automatically be revoked on March 15th unless you request otherwise. Currently, posting to the following thread will keep your accreditation. At a later date, all Accredited reporters will be put in for that "re-up", at which time you'll be notified. Thank you, and should you have any questions, feel free to contact me on my talk page. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 20:47, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

My first contribution in English Wikinews[edit]

I would preciate your review of my first article, already published in the Spanish channel, a new coming from New York: http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Artur_Balder_awarded_with_the_International_Spanish-American_Prize_2012

I will preciate feed back about mistakes and redaction faults.

Thank you so much, --FiloActual (talk) 14:19, 29 July 2012 (UTC)