User talk:Zachary/Archive 1

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Zachary Hauri, 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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Thanks!!!!!!! :P --Symode09 17:30, 11 April 2007 (UTC)


Hi there, and welcome again to Wikinews. I see that you have written at least one baseball article, and i am please to see another sports writer on here such as myself. We are currently trying to coordinate sports writers on the Wikinews:Sports coverage page, so if you would like, you may sign your name there and add some thoughts as to how we should develop the Sports Portal Thank you. —Dark_Squall 02:55, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Article categorisation

I think I've got all the articles you listed to be categorised. Thanks for knowing how to set it up to make it easy with AWB.

A secondary point is that we'd like to see someone from the pool of sports writers being an admin. You guys seem to be working well together, and a nomination from among you would probably get a lot of approval. That way you'd have someone from the community you seem to have built around the sports portal as a bridge to the rest of the wiki and someone who can do tasks like the re-categorisation. Actually, I'd say if you all stick around long enough you'll all end up admins, we're pretty liberal in giving that privilege to those who act in good faith. --Brian McNeil / talk 14:21, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for doing that. I'll probably have a few more of these lists for you as I start working on the Hockey portal. I'm wondering how we could go about updating the DPL extension here; having more flexibility would surely be beneficial, though we would have to confirm that a newer version would be as stable (or more stable even) before that could be done.
I would gladly accept an admin nomination if someone feels as though I deserve the nomination, but I've only been active for less than a week, so I might not be ready to take on any added responsibilities yet.. but we'll see how things go after I get settled in a bit more. I would gladly support a nomination for Dark Squall; he's been a great help to me, and sports news in general. —Zachary talk 02:06, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

On sports articles

I want to say you are doing an excellent job on the sports articles. We don't have many users who are as insiteful about sports as you are. I am glad to see such a wide variety of sports articles being written and I hope that you continue the great work. :) DragonFire1024 01:37, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks a lot, I'm just glad to help out in any way I can :). —Zachary talk 01:45, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
I was just about to come and say the same thing DragonFire did, your doing great, and the last one you did on th 7-2 Twins win was certainly the best yet. I only changed 1 word! keep up the good work. —Dark_Squall 01:38, 6 April 2007 (UTC)
On the MLB there any way you can make the two boxes on top of each other as opposed to side by side? DragonFire1024 06:45, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Admin votes

User:Dark Squall is up for admin, you might want to vote and let other sports contributors know.

I would have nominated you too, but you've not yet hit 500 edits. OTOH, I think you're doing a good job of building the community's trust and its just a matter of time. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:59, 7 April 2007 (UTC)


The us suspected strike was my first article. Thx for cleanin it up, could u give me some tips on what i did wrong.--Ajindustries 02:40, 8 April 2007 (UTC) .

I think its done, i'll take of the development tag. --Ajindustries 02:51, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Should i publish it now

Or do i wait for somone else to do it. I've put the ready tag on. Sorry for bothern u. --Ajindustries 03:15, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Ok done. One of many articles too come :), editing here is a lot easier then on wikipedia. And more people read it i think. Thanks for the help --Ajindustries 03:33, 8 April 2007 (UTC)


Are you running a bot on your account? The edit summary says (Automatic update) for some of your edits. You may consider creating a Bot account. That way, we can give it a bot flage.  Thunderhead  ►  03:55, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

K, now run a few tests with it, and then list is here.  Thunderhead  ►  04:09, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

RE: Template:EPL

Yes i do update it manually, i didnt even know there was an easier way! please let me know the details, thank you :) —Dark_Squall 05:28, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Alright, all my information is found at: [1]. I do four leagues, all the templates can be found on my user page. To find the tables, click tables in the link box obviously, but the other leagues are Scotland, Spain and Italy. thank you.—Dark_Squall 05:37, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
Wow, thank you so much, the tables look amazing! i especially like the mini table on the portal pages, great job! —Dark_Squall 14:49, 8 April 2007 (UTC)


I see you playing with your monobook.css, any good with javascript? I'm trying to change the behaviour of the dynamic navigation bars so that when you open one the others close. --Brian McNeil / talk 13:05, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, but my javascript knowledge is pretty limited. —Zachary talk 13:38, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
Well my javascript is nonexistent, I tried reading the code and trying to figure out what changes I needed. I'll wait till I hear from Bawolff. --Brian McNeil / talk 13:47, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

NHL teams, fans ready for Stanley Cup Playoffs

Hey there, i just read your recent article. I would say its ready for publishing, but i think a name change is in order as the article doesnt actually talk about the fans. I know its still in developement so you may be adding this info, but I would like to see a more descriptive name. Good article though. —Dark_Squall 01:50, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Info for a story?

I came aross a website that had information about one Republican's campaign falling to the ground.

Link to Info

Is this info good for a story on wikinews or not? 05:29, 9 April 2007 (UTC)


For dealing with that spammer. In a couple of weeks, would you be interested in been nominated for adminship? Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 05:46, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Early Support  Thunderhead  ►  05:58, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
Yes I would be interested in an adminship nom; thanks to both of you for your support. :) —Zachary talk 06:01, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
No problem whatsoever. I swear, there are times I feel like inventing a keyboard. Instead of the letters, I'd have things like Support, and {{delete}} on it. :-)  Thunderhead  ►  06:03, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
I have taken a leap, and nomed you :), If you accept, please go Here Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 11:23, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Oopps ;)

This is probably just a beginners mistake, but when you welcome people...don't forget to add your signature. ;) DragonFire1024 07:19, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

D'oh! I remember it took me three edits to leave a welcome for, although that person will probably never see it. I'll do better next time. —Zachary talk 07:31, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
No problem :) I usually copy and paste the welcome template with my siggy :) Nice to see someone is welcoming other than just me ;) DragonFire1024 07:52, 9 April 2007 (UTC)


I've just added you, but you'll be severly hampered by our archiving policy. I reccomend using the "Make list" function to make a list of the date categories. Let me know if you've any more questions.  Thunderhead  ►  08:57, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, I only wanted to use it to do something I just did manually, but it would be useful later on. —Zachary talk 08:58, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
Kay. Make sure that you have the latest version before continuing, else it won't work.  Thunderhead  ►  09:00, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, it bugs me to update whenever they come out with a new version; at least it comes bundled with an updater now. —Zachary talk 09:02, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
Indeed.  Thunderhead  ►  09:04, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
It might be because I'm more of a Trekker, but I don't understand the link to SG-1 quotes. :\ Please explain! —Zachary talk 09:14, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
Teal'c, one of my favorite characters on Stargate has said "Indeed" over 1000 times in the 10 season show ;-)  Thunderhead  ►  09:17, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
Cool beans, I'll have to check that show out sometimes so I can see for myself. :) —Zachary talk 09:33, 9 April 2007 (UTC)


Hey there bud, i would like to start by saying the tables are fantastic, and the updates are very quick, thank you for doing the work with the bot. The template noted in the title is another league i would like to keep a table of. The site for the table info is [2]. I didnt bother actually making the page yet, im not sure exactly how your thing works, but you know what your doing :). Thank you very much for doing this, i will take care of adding the table to the page once it is created, thanks again.—Dark_Squall 00:57, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Done After doing the first table, the rest are incredibly easy, as they're all formatted the same way. If you want another table added, just let me know. :) —Zachary talk 02:29, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
Great stuff! i just looked back and it was there! thanks alot, you do a great job with those :) —Dark_Squall 02:31, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Wikinews video

I would prefer the video in .wmv format thanks

--Symode09 17:15, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

cheers! --Symode09 17:21, 11 April 2007 (UTC)


Would you consider adding {{Botblock}} to your bot's user page?  Thunderhead  ►  07:49, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Yes of course. —Zachary talk 07:51, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. You know Thunderhead's a lazy admin ;)  Thunderhead  ►  07:53, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
Looks like you've cracked the interwiki on this bot, thanks for taking up my suggestion. --Brian McNeil / talk 11:58, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
No problem, I was holding off on it, but it turned out to be easier than I thought. —Zachary talk 12:08, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Shooting at Virginia Tech; at least 22 dead

Gah, I'm going snowblind; I missed "at least" - lol. Guinness2702 18:16, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

No worries :) —Zachary talk 18:18, 16 April 2007 (UTC)


I want to create a bot that updates the pages of users who keep records of articles they publish. I am not a programmer so I have no clue how to make a bot. The account UserPageBot has been created and I have made the request but thats about all I know how to do...Advice? DragonFire1024 20:56, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

I'll look into it sometime this weekend. —Zachary talk 18:21, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Informative story names

Hi. Sorry for mixing up football and baseball. When I see a meaningless story title, I try to improve it. To avoid having the story title improved by someone clueless like me, just use a story title that can be understood by those in Canada, the USA, Ireland, England, India, the Philippines, Australia, and New Zealand. Bill3 11:28, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Calender Bot

Just to let you know that your bot can edit every ten seconds and doesnt have to wait 30 seconds between edits. --MarkTalk 21:30, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Yea I know; I lowered the bot timer to 15. I don't want to hose up the site, so better to be a little slower than the minimum. :) —Zachary talk 21:32, 21 April 2007 (UTC)
Is semi-protection okay for caegories? Bawolff 03:02, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
Yes, that's just fine. Thanks! —Zachary talk 03:09, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Blue Angels

Hi Zachary. I'm the guy who wrote the first version of the Blue Angels article. Can I ask you why it disappeared altogether from the first page and the present article does not quote a substantial portion of the previous information which is still accurate? I understand improving on an existing article or adding a new one to the old, but why erasing that? I thought i was honest and true to the sources. --Nusbit 10:27, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

Pentacle article

Zachary thanks for the edits to the article. Sorry I overwrote your edits - I didn't realize someone would edit so soon after I saved initial version! :-) I will watch out for this next time. Michael614 04:12, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

No problems. Nice article, by the way. —Zachary talk 04:59, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

print edition

some of your edits to print edition related pages seemed pretty radical. Have you checked them out with User:Cspurrier? --SVTCobra 02:45, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

No, I haven't discussed this with Craig yet, but I think the only change I really made was removing the print editions from Category:January and Category:2007, and put them in Category:January 22, 2007. I don't think that's radical at all.
I also moved the license into a template. Not radical IMO. But I'll let Craig know about these changes. —Zachary talk 03:00, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Philippine general election, 2007

Sir, can u help me get my news article on the headlines today because it is starting now --rizalninoy 00:17, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Fair use

I've gone ahead and agreed with your deletion request for my particular image because the images that ended up in the article accomplish a similar task without raising copyright issues, but I would like to talk about putting multiple images into a single image for informational purposes in the future. I'd like to have the ability to take images from multiple sources, credit them, and at the same time receive credit for putting them in the same image (hence my use of CC-by-2.5). People do tend to err on the side of caution when it comes to copyright, and for good reason, but I strongly believe that fair use exists so that people can communicate original ideas using copyrighted material. Images containing images from multiple sources can also save time for the reader. --Omaryak 21:47, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Spider-Man 3

I am the copyright holder for that thorough Spider-Man 3 article I just posted. What should I be doing differently so you don't think I'm infringing on my own copyright?

Polish user page

I can translate your user page for Polish Wikinews. I saw you added to it just interwiki ;) Hołek 05:27, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Done :) Hołek 05:57, 4 May 2007 (UTC)


MS didn't take all my money - I had to take out a morgage to afford vista and, it was well worth it - my PC now only crashes when I put a CD in my CD drive or, when I shut down. :p

(Oh, btw, the deal was actually in relation to implementing windows live search to a network of site I am selling.


Symode09 14:59, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Supernova article

I'm not that experienced an editor on Wikinews, so could you look over SN2006gy is brightest supernova ever discovered and let me know if you think its ready to be published? Thanks. JoshuaZ 03:50, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

You might want to ask User:DragonFire1024 about that article. He's really interested in astronomy, and he might be able to look over it or add to it. —Zachary talk 03:54, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
Will do. Thanks for the pointer. JoshuaZ 03:55, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

'People' template

The layout at Jimbo's Category page using the {{People}} template is not working right. I agree that a image could and should be available.

I'm no expert a grids/tables. Seems to me there should be a way to set the grid/table up with 2 rows. The 1st row would have two columns: left side 'Latest reports' and right side an 'Image'. The 2nd row would contain all the sister project links. Thoughts? -Edbrown05 06:53, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

I like that idea. You should post it to Template talk:People to see what more people have to say about it. There was a lot of work done yesterday on the template, and I think the right side is now too long for the left side.
Actually, the way I wish it would've been laid out is with the image on the left, the article list in the middle, and the sister links on the right, but it was probably bad for the people with lower screen resolutions. I think your idea would be a great improvement. —Zachary talk 07:04, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I was thinking along the lines of 3 columns, and since posting my earlier comment I have discovered that the sister links, by default, want to stack up in a column on the right. In other words, give them a row on a table to themselves, and they still stack up in the arrangement of making themselves a column. Which sort of defeats the idea and sets the corse to what you are saying: 3 columns. -Edbrown05 07:17, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

RE: Bot

That would be awesome. I didnt know it could be automated :) - Cartman02au (Talk)(AU Portal) 08:41, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks thats appreciated - Cartman02au (Talk)(AU Portal) 10:26, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

A different question

Hi Zachary,

I'll ask you a different question, but not on WN:FA. With my questions I was trying to find out if people have an international perspective because I appreciate that in editors, although it has little to do with adminship.

Anyways, hears another answer, like in Jeopardy you need to give the question (What is...?).

A global network of independent journalists and an alternative media outlet which takes a generally left-wing perspective on political and social issues. It is closely associated with the global justice movement, which criticizes neo-liberalism, NAFTA, and the World Trade Organization. It is centered on an open publishing process that allows anybody to contribute.

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 14:13, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

What is _____? Heh, I do not know, sorry. But I would like to know, if you'd care to enlighten me. I hope this isn't a Daily Double ;) —Zachary talk 14:27, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
What is w:Indymedia?--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 23:43, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Yoyoyoyo Thanks Dawg!

Thanks so much for responding to my "snoby editors" question. I juess I'll just ignore the snoby editor <cough>Brianmc</cough>. Also, mind if I tell you a joke? ۞ 16:39, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

No, not interested. —Zachary talk 16:40, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
My lord, I beg you! ۞


thanks for helping with the archiving. but please do not modify[3] articles (except for minor things like fixing a typo or spelling), even if the article does not conform to current "standards". Wikinews:Archive conventions has more information on this. –Doldrums(talk) 08:44, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, I removed said information because it was copied directly from the website in the "Sources" section. I will add it back. —Zachary talk 08:45, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
thanks for the prompt fix, so no harm done either. i can well understand the temptation to "fix" an article while archiving, but we have good reason to desist from doing that. –Doldrums(talk) 08:51, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
Go ahead and change things like == References == to == Sources ==, I have a number of global replacements in my archiving setup for AWB to catch things like that and quotes from MS Word. --Brian McNeil / talk 07:44, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

MLS Standings

Hi I was wondering if standings bot could generate the current standings it would be useful. You can get the standings at [4]

Sure, I'll work on adding that sometime after the weekend. —Zachary talk 03:30, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Effects of AWB-actions


the briefs you've unpublished are filling up the newsroom... I believe they should be in categories Category:Briefs, so I'd say, let your AWB go crazy again :-)

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 23:41, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Whoops! Fixed. And I instead added them to Category:No publish because Category:Briefs appears to be for the News Briefs pages. —Zachary talk 03:35, 12 May 2007 (UTC)


From the look of how Wikipedia:Stewards is set up I'd say we need a new template. --Brian McNeil / talk 11:18, 13 May 2007 (UTC)


Hi Zach, I don't know what it is for either. User:Mac has been adding templates and stuff like this from other wikiprojects, often with dead links and such. This, Wikinews:Commons categories, is another one, and it looks like policy. Not sure who should look into the activities of Mac. --SVTCobra 20:43, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

I'd list it for deletion, but I've already listed quite a handful of pages today already; people might think I am on a DR rampage! :P —Zachary talk 21:09, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
Looks like Mark took care of it and put Mac on WN:AAA. --SVTCobra 22:02, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Category:Main Page

Deletion deadline has expired so we can delete it, since you've proposed it maybe you could AWB it out of existing articles and such?--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 17:49, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

I'm sure most of them are protected for archiving, but I'll do what I can. —Zachary talk 20:52, 16 May 2007 (UTC)


Congratulations, you are now an admin. Use your new found powers wisely and have fun. :) If you have any questions let me know --Cspurrier 00:58, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Welcome to the Cabal. Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 01:08, 20 May 2007 (UTC)
Congratjubilations, although it was pretty much a given you'd get admin. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:56, 20 May 2007 (UTC)


Thanks. Also, I tried to add random page to MediaWiki:Monobook.js but it's not working. Your help with that also would be appreciated. FellowWikiNewsie 22:07, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

The deletion process is ongoing

I'm preping a defense, so don't rebreak a key template! See here! // FrankB 06:17, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

AWB and admin maintainance tasks

I hereby present this forefinger to Zachary to replace the one he wore out. –Doldrums(talk) 14:18, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

MLB standings template

On the smaller template used on the sports portal that shows the leaders of each major league division, the American League West is listed as "AL Wast". Basso Profundo 12:48, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

I have updated the script to correct the typo. Thanks! Zachary 18:52, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

ArbCom elections

Is there anyway I could possibly gain a vote from you? Answer me back, I want to prove myself to the Wikinews community? --TUFKAAP 19:48, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin Delivery

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Editor's note Wikimania: 2 Wikinews editors will attend
Arbitration Committee election results announced Administrators and accreditations: June 27 - July 3
Blog activity: July 4 - July 19 Featured content: June 27 - July 3
Wikinews IRC Discussion Technical Issues
Wikinews: Mentions in the Mainstream Media

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Thunderhead - (talk) 16:44, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Scottish Premier League

The season has now started in Scotland. You might want to start your bot :-) —Meekel 23:45, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

StandingsBot glitch?

See this edit. I reverted it. irid:t 01:03, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

Check the history ;) That was me that edited the standings as the bot wasn't activated yet. I didn't check the full history there. Woops —Meekel 11:02, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

Thai police to wear 'Hello Kitty' armbands as punishment

Just wanted to thank you with helping me with the article. Cheers! ISD 16:09, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Glitch again?

See Template:SPL. Seems to have mucked it up. —Meekel 22:12, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Repaired! Thanks for the report! —Zachary talk 22:19, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
Still doesn't seem to have included the Hearts v Hibs game that happened tonight. Template:Football results SPL. —Meekel 23:29, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
A recent update added both teams to the table. The bot gets the table data from this page, so whenever that page updates, the bot will update on Wikinews. —Zachary talk 05:44, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Lego Man article

Hi Zachary !

User:SVTCobra said you maybe able to help me with the article Giant Lego man found at sea as i am new here and unsure how to complete the article to standard of publishing. If you could help it be appreciated. All the info is done, it just needs to be made suitable for publication. BrassMonkey 01:49, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin: August 12, 2007

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Issue VI - August 12, 2007
Administrators and Accredidations

This week, no users recieved admin status from the community. There are no ongoing RFAs or RFBs.

Featured Articles and Images
Exclusive Interview with Tony Benn

This week, Wikinews editor Brianmc got an interview with British politican, Tony Benn. Benn, 82, was also formerly the Secretary for Energy under UK PM James Callahan and Harold Wilson. The interview, which is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.5, can be found here. There is also an audio interview available at this image page in .OGG format.

Blog Activity

This week, several new articles appeared on the Wikinews Reports blog: "Home video catches alleged UFOs in Haiti", "Encyclopædia Britannica reaches Wikipedia's main page", and two articles under the heading "Wikinews reports from Wikimania 2007".

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From the Editors

Welcome to the latest edition of the Wikinews Bulletin! This week, you may have noticed a slight change in the design. This was because I felt that as a different project, Wikinews should not copy the Wikipedia Signpost. If you disagree, be bold and make your opinion known on the talk page.
Thunderhead - (talk) 00:14, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

IRC Discussion
  • This fortnight, not much happened on IRC. There was a debate among DragonFire1024 and Wikimedia Foundaton intern Mike H., but that was about it.
Wikimedia News (From Meta)
  • The Polish Wikipedia on DVD has finally been released and is available for purchase in shops in Poland as well as online. The release contains 239 000 articles, 59 000 images and the dedicated Java software WikiMiner. The DVD costs 39 PLN (~ 10 EUR, $14). Soon the 8 GB image of the DVD will be available for download as well.

Sports on the main page

Hey Zachary, I added links to your various automatically-updated templates to the main page (with many commented out as the season ended). Also, when you have your bot ready for those three things that don't have templates yet, be sure to update the main page. Thank you for such a cool feature! MessedRocker (talk) 07:25, 17 August 2007 (UTC)


Hey. I see you have a SportsBot. Can I just alert you to the changes at Portal:Football. It is currently undergoing a redesign and will be finished soon. We just need content now to fill up the pages. If you can help, or know anyone that'd like to help that'd be great! Some teams will have their own pages if reporters will update their team's page. Celticfan383 11:34, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin: September 1, 2007

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Issue VII - September 1, 2007
Administrators and Accredidations
Featured Articles and News In Pictures
Ségolène Royal during her meeting in Toulouse on April 19, 2007 for the 2007 French presidential elections.
Original reporting

Since our last edition, 18 articles have claimed original reporting. Some highlights:

Several others wrote stories based on television sources. The Wikinews Reports blog activity was mostly related to some of these stories. You can ask any of the blog authors if you want to help out on the blog.

Editor's note

Summer's over, and contributions seem to have increased a bit lately. I'd like to thank and welcome some of our newest community members for that: be sure to make Eric Wester, TheFearow, Theory, LaraLove, ISD and others feel most welcome! --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 22:32, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Site activity
  • Wikinews is approaching 10'000 articles. Spread the word!
  • A Wikinews:World News Quiz has been set up after the Quiz extension was added to our MediaWiki repertoire. Users who take the quiz are invited to post their scores on the talk page.
  • Substantial changes have been made to the main page recently. TheFearow has implemented a dynamic news ticker - see Wikinews:Ticker for information and the template at Template:Ticker. Currently only available for almost every browser that isn't IE. IlyaHaykinson added the Template:Lead article with large image to the main page, which is currently the subject of a poll. A complete main page redesign is also being discussed.
  • User:Cspurrier has kicked off an ongoing mailing list discussion on the topic of setting up some kind of official organisation to issue press cards and support our off-site activities, like a Wikinews Chapter.
IRC activity
  • Some of the IRC topics include slow server activity, tinyurl's, the nearing of the 10'000th article on Wikinews, ... (add more here if you know more...)
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Question on StandingsBot

With the MLB season drawing to a close, do you think you could include wild card information? Ral315 (talk) 21:01, 11 September 2007 (UTC)


Hello Zachary,
please send your real-name, your wikiname, your prefered login-name and the public part of your ssh-key to Zedler-admins.png. We plan to create your account soon then. --DaB. 14:23, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Calbot and protected date pages

I've used cascading protection (full protect as you can not semi protect with cascade anymore) to protect all date pages included in {{Latest news}} to prevent vandalism. Since calbot edits those pages before they appear on the main page, all should be fine, but just wanted to mention that i did that just in case anything bad could happen from it. Bawolff 22:16, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Oh yeah, forgot that it was an admin. Happy editing. Bawolff 04:30, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

CalendarBot in fi.wikinews

Hey! Could it be possible to run CalendarBot in We're going to make our Main Page basing the same system as in here, but it doesn't work without those date categories. Or could you at least give us the source code (link didn't work on your user page)? :-) –AtteL 13:00, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Same as above, but con es.wikinews

Hi! Sorry if it bothers, but I'd like if you could please run your bot in es.wikinews... Basicly, we will be needing the archive pages for december-january, and the cats for january... (previous bot is now inactive, and I know nothing about them.. :( ). Regards, Jurock (reply) 23:15, 25 November 2007 (UTC)


Wikilinker isn't working. We want him back! Please fix him. FellowWiki Newsie 03:14, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

He is gone again. FellowWiki Newsie 23:19, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Template:Crude Oil Prices

ZacharyBot updated crude prices twice and then promptly stopped. Can you fix it? Cheers, --SVTCobra 15:28, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

SportsBot and Template:NFL

Hi Zach, Just a minor problem. The standings table for the NFL includes little letter codes, like x-, y-, and z- to indicate teams that have clinched playoff berths or division titles, etc. The effect has been that SportsBot does not link those teams. Cheers, --SVTCobra 22:59, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Idea for irc/wiki bot

I was wondering what you thought of this idea for a bot.

on irc, you type:

! fix-test some test page

Bot deletes the test page, and gives user a {{subst:test}}.

The only problem with this i can see is that I have no idea how secure irc is, so bad person could do bad things.

Thanks, Bawolff. Bawolff 06:44, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Question for you...

What code did you write your standingsbot in? I'm developing a bot to pull scores from websites in much the same way but am still deciding what code would work best. Thanks for your help! Theirishpianist 23:23, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the help. I'm probably just going to modify what you have already since I'll source all the scores I get from the same websites you pull the standings from. --Theirishpianist 17:51, 31 December 2007 (UTC)


Ooops. irc:// ?? questions about one of your bot (personal curiousity) Amgine | sw 04:51, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Template:QuickScore updates

You rock. That's all I had to say. ----Theirishpianist 21:20, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Sports scoreboards

I'm toying a bit with FishEye right now, building off of what you did for the NHL scoreboard to similarly input code to put up the NBA, MLB, NFL, and whatever other scoreboards might be useful for the general public. My question is - would you like to integrate that into SportsBot or should I just create my own bot? ----Theirishpianist 03:03, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

User:SportsBot problem

It appears that this has on a number of occasions failed for whatever reason to log in and so been editing anonymously, please look into this. It's desirable to prevent the bot from editing if it is not logged in. See Adambro 18:17, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

I'll look into it. Thanks. —Zachary talk 18:19, 20 January 2008 (UTC)


As a user of this template, I would like to notify you that I have proposed it be deleted. Please see WN:DR where I've outlined a number of concerns about it. Regards. Adambro 00:30, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Ok, I forgot I even used it. I was ready to change my signature anyways. (Zachary) 11:49, 26 January 2008 (UTC)


ZacharyBot is renominating broken redirect for deletion, even though they were already deleted. For an example see: Second website in 24 hours attacked by hackers. Cheers, --SVTCobra 02:01, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

This is another one Sheriff Carona quits. --SVTCobra 02:50, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, toolserver has been pretty iffy lately. Actually, right now all the databases are down. So I guess there will be no bot-updated double/broken redirects for a while. :( (Zachary) 11:48, 26 January 2008 (UTC)


If you get the "poop" vandal again put the username on WN:RFCU. I ran a check and, well, you'd see the blocks it resulted in. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:52, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

User:Sports Bot

Would it be possible to run this bot on the English Wikipedia for updating the table in English football portal? Thanks in advance, WBOSITG 14:34, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

could you show me how to create a bot for lax? (Twiggslaxfpc 01:04, 12 February 2008 (UTC))


Do you mind if I move stylesheets included in the js, to @import statements in mediawiki:common.css? (to keep css together and I just tried running the profiler in firebug, and importStylesheet took the second most amount of time (the first is the anonoymous function that hasClass() returned, which is called apparently ~9000 times)Bawolff 03:21, 9 February 2008 (UTC)


I would like to keep all the categories in the lacrosse portal. I would like to see the following on wikinews grow. Also, if you're in the lacrosse portal you should know the college sport would be lacrosse. Good call on the image. The other one works just fine. I haven't had enough time or exoierience yet to add all the scores, teams, etc. to each catagory yet. Thanks for your help! By the way, I like MLL a little more than NLL. Jersey Pride!!(Twiggslaxfpc 19:59, 10 February 2008 (UTC))


I don't think I've had an edit conflict blocking someone before. Good work dealing with the vandalism anyway Zach. Adambro - (talk) 06:24, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

So that would be a block conflict? That's a new one in my book! (Zachary) 06:27, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Nice work!

On the category RSS feeds. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 11:07, 16 February 2008 (UTC)


Something seems to be wrong with Sportsbot and Template:EPL, maybe the source page has changed? 01:18, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Ah thanks for letting me know, I fixed the problem. (Zachary) 08:40, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

The Bot

Hi Zachary,

I'm just curious, do you plan on moving all the bot pages here. If so, here are the lists I'm aware of from the receiving end.

w:User:Wikinews Importer Bot

Regards, RichardF 15:36, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

I only did a few of them, since they were in the category namespace and were being treated as empty categories. The rest of them can stay, but I wouldn't mind having them all as a subpage of Wikinews:Wikinews Importer Bot. (Zachary) 22:19, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
From my perspective, the bot is just a tool not a topic. It would have make more sense to me to move the category subpages to portal subpages. In fact, if you don't object, that's what I'll do. I'll also put back the Wikipedia pages to the topical system they were designed to be. RichardF 00:04, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Wikinews player of the day.

Wikinews player of the day appears to be POV and is therefore not permitted in Wikinews articles.--Anonymous101 Talk 07:17, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

I disagree. The player of the day section highlights the player who made the most significant contribution to their team, or the one who had the greatest statistical performance. Likely candidates would be the player who scored the most points for the day, a goaltender who stopped a large number of shots and didn't allow any goals, or a player who scored decisive goals which led to their team's victory. It's a matter of fact, not a matter of opinion. (Zachary) 08:27, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
In case someone else wants to do something like that for another sport you need to define the rules you apply somewhere. A points system based on positive points for goals, shots on goals, goals blocked (for the keeper), and negative points for being sent off would probably work. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:33, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
I find the rules acceptable to make an NPOV player of the day section--Anonymous101 Talk 07:40, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
Okay, I'll also post a link to the page describing the selection process in the player of the day section itself. (Zachary) 09:08, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin

Wikinews:Wikinews Bulletin/2008-1 Anonymous101 (Talk) 21:29, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

NHL/Stanley Cup coverage

How would you like to apply for accreditation as a sports writer and get press access to NHL games? I've floated this idea to Nirva from the NHL following an OTRS ticket to the press queue. His email is NMilord at nhl dot com, and he is the "Director, Entertainment Publicity" for the NHL.

His key interest is getting stuff up on Wikipedia - i.e. he'd like the upcoming Stanley Cup featured on the main page. The email I'm currently drafting points him to Wikinews' Portal:Ice hockey and our coverage of the 2007 tournament.

I'm certain were you to apply for accreditation on this you'd get it, and likely get access to games you could travel to via this guy at the NHL.

Interested? --Brian McNeil / talk 09:39, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

I emailed him the other day, he said I could be put on the distribution lists for announcements and press releases.
Accreditation would be nice, I am not far from my local team, so I can easily get to the arena if there's anything interesting going on there. I'll put up an AR sometime after I do today's NHL news. (Zachary) 18:08, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

National Hockey League news: March 15, 2008

I did today's NHL news; you've been going for a month, so I decided to try and do it myself. I can probably do the news on weekends in a timely fashion, but I'm too busy to be able to do it on weekdays. If you want, we can arrange to divide up who does it if you're interested. Maxim - (talk) 16:18, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

How is the player of the day selected? Is it the player with most points (or goaltender with a shutout (with most saves),'s first star, or some other selection method? Maxim(talk) 20:07, 15 March 2008 (UTC)


You are the first person ever to receive the hockey barnstar. You are getting it for the NHL news you create daily --Anonymous101 (talk · contribs) 20:22, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
Nice, although I actually missed yesterday :O Thanks, (Zachary) 08:49, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin Delivery

Wikinews:Wikinews Bulletin/2008-2 --Anonymous101 (talk · contribs) 20:04, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

NHL news

You get a sort of a break today, I did the today's news (link), but it was only two games. :-p Maxim(talk) 15:36, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, I slept in most of the day, so that's quite a relief ;P (Zachary) 22:26, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Signature deletion warning

Please be aware that I intend to delete the signature template {{ss}} which you use per the deletion request. I'd also note the comments at by one of the WMF developers, Brion Vibber, who says that "templates are disallowed in sigs" in response to the suggestion that no being able to use a template signature is a bug.

I'd therefore ask that you immediately update Special:Preferences to remove the template from your signature. By using this template, you have noted that having long signatures as part of a comment can be a nuisance. I'd therefore suggest that you greatly simplify your signature and carefully consider whether multiple links and different text styles really are appropriate.

I will delete the template after I've run my bot through the pages which it is used and substituted it to maintain the signature as per the template. Adambro - (talk) 19:56, 27 March 2008 (UTC)


Seems to say Derby County have 0 for everything... WEBURIEDOURSECRETSINTHEGARDEN 14:19, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Weird article revert


I put some content into this article a day or two after its creation. I noticed that, for the purpose of archiving, someone reverted many edits, including mine. This [5] is the last edit before the weird revert. Is this normal? Is it possible for my stuff (a subsection for Portland, Oregon) to be put back in there?

Thanks, — Ben pcc - (talk) 01:10, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Got yer message, thank you! — Ben pcc - (talk) 17:42, 3 April 2008 (UTC)


I used 24 hours not 2 days as my measurement. I should not have reverted the copyediting/typos however. Anonymous101 (talk · contribs) (Note I have no link with the organization anonymous) 17:47, 3 April 2008 (UTC)


Thanksf ro reverting the vandalism to my user page. --A101 - (talk) 14:45, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Switched streak and last 10

your bot switched "streak" and "last 10" in "Template:MLB" on 04:54, 3 October 2007. I don't know how to fix it, and he will probably switch it back anyway



Can you run your calander bot also on the dutch site?

Thnks, 20:04, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin

Here is the latest Wikinews bulletin. Enjoy!

Wikinews:Wikinews Bulletin/2008-3Anonymous101 :) 12:24, 17 May 2008 (UTC)

Calendar Bot

Hi mate, would it be possible to get you to run your calendar bot for the Portal:Australia. Thanks Cartman02au (Talk)(AU Portal) 10:51, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Where is CalendarBot

Adambro pointed me at the contributions, they stop May 29. Bring back our day-dealer! --Brian McNeil / talk 22:19, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Something about me migrating CalendarBot to SUL might have broken... anyways, it's all updated through June so !! enjoy! :) (Zachary) 04:22, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Can you give me a run down on how to create a calender on Wikinews? Kingjeff (talk) 21:47, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Sports standings

I noticed you run that sportsbot. Major League Soccer season standings haven't been updated this season and there should be 3 tables there. Scottish Premier League standings doesn't have any teams in it. Kingjeff (talk) 15:01, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

interlang link to ja.wikinews

Hello. When your bot generates en.wikinews date pages - Wikinews:2008/July/12, would you add interlang link to ja.wikinews date pages - ja:ウィキニュース:2008年/6月/12日?

ja.wikinews date page' s naming convention is [[ja:ウィキニュース:Y年/M月/D日]].

  • Y - year
  • M - month (1, 2, 3, 4...12)
  • D - day (1, 2, 3, 4, ...31)

Thanks. --iwaim (talk) 16:58, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin delivery

Wikinews:Wikinews Bulletin/2008-4

Template:Crude Oil Prices

Dear Zachary, Could you please share the code you use on English Wikinews to update crude oil prices? I'd use it in the Hungarian Wikinews. Thanks, Peti610 (talk) 14:06, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Encoding error with it.RSS

Hi, Zachary! I'd like to acquaint you with an encoding error with it.RSS. First of all, there's a problem with letters like à, è, ì, etc. (often used in italian, for example: Estrazione del Lotto, martedì 29 luglio 2008 → martedì, tuesday). Anyway, the page can be opened without problem, the problem is shown only on the aggregator). A bigger problem is the page with /, such as this (should be this). Do you think there is a way to fix it? --Tooby (talk) 10:28, 30 July 2008 (UTC)


If you have not already seen this, please look, comment, and vote both here and on bugzilla. Further assistance such as contact information for Google would be a very useful detail to share and help in petitioning for a listing in their news index. --Brian McNeil / talk 15:00, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Can you add this parameter to the bot for future date page creation so that it does not have to be done manually? Cirt (talk) 00:42, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

IRC bot to watch Review category

Hey there. As the brains behind the Wikilinker bot, I was wondering whether it would be possible to create a bot similar to the helpmebot in #wikipedia-en-help, that watches a category on a wiki and reports on it in IRC. In particular, I think it would be helpful if we had a bot that listed articles in Category:Review. I'm not sure if it would be better to send the output to #wikinews or one of the side channels, though. What are your thoughts? Chris Mann (Say hi!|Stalk me!) 12:36, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

An interesting idea, would probably be run in the #wikinews-en channel, I can look into it this weekend. (Zachary) 21:24, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Flagged Rev

Brianmc was wondering if 'CalendarBot has been updated so that it will continue to only show flagged revisions in the DPLs'? Cheers. Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 20:31, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

I've updated the source code, so starting in September the DPLs it generates will show only stable versions. It doesn't apply to this month's pages, since they were created before we had flagged revisions, but I believe that someone has already updated those manually. (Zachary) 21:22, 13 August 2008 (UTC)


Hi Zachary, for some reason Wikilinker seems to have left #wikipedia-nl. Pity... Wutsje (talk) 14:50, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Ah, sorry it was killed the last time the Toolserver rebooted, but I didn't notice it until today. It's back and running again. (Zachary) 09:32, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Crude Oil prices

Zachary Bot began to malfunction with this update of {{Crude Oil Prices}}. Cheers, --SVTCobra 11:36, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Again! See that messed up HTML stuff (since 8:00, for hours now). --- Best regards, Melancholie (talk) 15:37, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
Ok I've fixed it to retry when it just spits out a bunch of html stuff. It seems to work the second time it tries to get the information, but not the first. (Zachary) 14:59, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, I did that manual update and protection before you updated this talk page. Cheers --SVTCobra 15:06, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Bot malfunctioning

As seen in the page history ZacharyBot isn't working properly and adding random code to Template:Crude Oil Prices, as a result I have fully protected the template. Feel free to downgrade the protection to semi once the problem has been fixed. Anonymous101talk 16:58, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

I've repaired the busted bot. Should be a-okay now (see above). (Zachary) 14:59, 9 September 2008 (UTC)


While you are here ... The SportsBot (or is it ZacharyBot) needs to start updating the NFL standings as the new season has begun. Cheers, --SVTCobra 15:08, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Ah, that's right. It'll be updating now. (Zachary) 15:38, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

showcurid in daily article pages

Hey Zachary,

We need to modify the bot so it includes the string "showcurid=true" on the daily page creation (see

thanks. Cary Bass (talk) 22:44, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Bad idea. Doesn't spider... sorry. If you did it please undo it :) Cary Bass (talk) 02:10, 23 September 2008 (UTC)
I hadn't gotten around to it yet, was gonna do it today but I guess now I won't. (Zachary) 15:24, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
Do to changes in DPL, This would be useful now. Bawolff 21:41, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
OK Done. (Zachary) 23:52, 24 October 2008 (UTC)


I don't know wikilinker on the dutch IRC is your bot too, but the bot went offline... Probably you already knew, but I saw it a few minutes ago and was disappointed to link all my links myself now ;)

Well, sorry for my poor english... Sumurai8 (talk) 17:16, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Saw wikilinker is back. (Thanks, I suppose) Sumurai8 (talk) 16:03, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

wikilinker on another channel

Hi Zachary. For a wikipedia nl project, we started a separate irc channel, #wikipedia-nl-molens . We noticed it would be handy to have wikilinker there as well. Would it be possible to have wikilinker join that channel as well? Akoopal (talk) 21:23, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello Zachary, for some reason Wikilinker has left #wikipedia-nl-molens a few days ago. Any reason for this? It would be great if it were to return! Greetings, Wutsje (talk) 18:13, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

calendar interwiki

hello, please, can you add to new categories cs interwiki too? JAn Dudík (talk) 08:53, 3 November 2008 (UTC)


{{EPL}} seems to be broken. All I see (with Mozilla) in Portal:Sports is a lot of source code. I have commented it out in Portal:Sports until you or another expert can review the situation and restore it. --InfantGorilla (talk) 15:11, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Teaching Wikilinker more languages?

Hi, I tried to catch you on #wikinews, but it seems you're not at the moment. We were talking about using Wikilinker on #wikipedia-fy, though it's not normally all that busy. But that got me thinking: Wouldn't it be possible to localise Wikilinker? I took a quick look at the code, and from what I've seen the commands are already in a list, so that's easily swapped. Would it be a matter of gathering the repsonses, and printf-ing the arguments into them for output? Mysha (talk)

OK, I now have a linkbot that understands and speaks Dutch and Frisian, or whatever locale one would add for the channel. Not perfect, but it's a start. What do I do with it? Mysha (talk)

Cal Bot isn't running

We hit the 31st of December and Jan 1 (also included from the front page, just in case) wasn't created. Just as an FYI. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 00:03, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

NHL standings stalled?

Noticed that Sportsbot hasn't updated {{NHL}} since 31 Jan 2009... is a restart needed, or is the bot on hiatus for a bit? DL+1613 (talk) 01:34, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Well the bot relies on me updating a scoreboard on a database every night, which unfortunately has not been happening lately. I'll get it up to date though pretty soon. (Zachary) 04:46, 17 February 2009 (UTC)


I added

[[Category:Sports templates|{{PAGENAME}}]]

to the templates the SportsBot is using, but they got deleted when the bot visited the pages. I was wondering if it could leave the categories in place somehow? I'm trying to get rid of all the uncategorized templates. Thanks! (You can reply here; I'll follow this page.) Cheers, Van der Hoorn (talk) 09:59, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Are you reading your talk page at all? A response would be nice. Cheers, Van der Hoorn (talk) 12:07, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
I don't think this user is very active here currently - he has only a few edits in the past year. Perhaps you could try emailing him if he is still unresponsive, he has email enabled. tempodivalse 13:23, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
I still lurk around in IRC all the time. And I do get emails for talk page changes. I've just been away from home for the past week or so..
But I did make the change you asked for. (Zachary) 18:20, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
I noticed it, thanks! Cheers, Van der Hoorn (talk) 01:50, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

calbot missed April 27

Just a heads up, Calbot forgot to make Wikinews:2009/April/27. Bawolff 00:12, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

A penny for your thoughts

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) 05:17, 27 April 2009 (UTC)


Can you update the Sports bot to general the new Category:Association football. Thanks Calebrw (talk) 21:05, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Zach, please set it back to Category:Football (soccer) per this DR. Thanks. --SVTCobra 23:33, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Bot discussion

As someone listed as having an active bot I would like to draw your attention to the following issue. This may not affect you unless your bot edits sighted pages - eg in the Template namespace - but as a bot operator your input is likely to be better informed. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:30, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Bot discussion

As someone listed as having an active bot I would like to draw your attention to the following issue. This may not affect you unless your bot edits sighted pages - eg in the Template namespace - but as a bot operator your input is likely to be better informed. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:33, 16 June 2009 (UTC)