User talk:Zir

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Queues form outside struggling UK bank; calm urged[edit]

I noticed you added new content to the article, Queues form outside struggling UK bank; calm urged, which is more than 24 hours old. Thanks for taking an active role in improving the content on this site. People like you who take an active role make Wikinews better for all of us — readers and writers alike.

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Again, thanks for helping improve this site. FellowWiki Newsie 19:10, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

FYI on speedy deleting redirects[edit]

I have removed the speedy deletion categories from the redirects. They can't be deleted, in case any external sites link directly to that title. Anybody following the links would get a page not found, rather than being directed to the article under its current title. —Zachary talk 10:10, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

BBC Resources sale could be un-profitable[edit]

Hi Zir, thanks for the excellent article. I added some additional sources, there could be some stuff in there that you might want to add to the article. Cheers and happy editing. --SVTCobra 23:14, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Hi again, you should probably consider this article to be "wrapped" as Wikinews articles are not to be ongoing works-in-progress, unlike over Wikipedia. Thanks. --SVTCobra 19:50, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Editing protected pages[edit]

Sorry to be an anorak, but spotted some duff wikilinks (due to lack of capitals) in those past BBC articles that I quoted:

BBC television centreBBC Television Centre and BectuBECTU in "BBC drops programmes as third of staff join strike"

BectuBECTU is wrong in "BBC prepared for news blackout as staff strike"
and also in "Unions ballot to "shut down the BBC""
The latter also has a Independent Television which could be improved from disambig. to Independent Television

Presumably there's somewhere to report such things rather than pestering you (but I've not found it yet).

Regards...Zir 12:36, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Done You are right, there is a way to request changes to archieved articles. Simply, add {{editprotected}} to the collaboration page and then describe the changes that should be made. The request will automatically show up on a list for Admins to take action. Cheers, --SVTCobra 12:48, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Late edits[edit]

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Wikinews is not Wikipedia, and what goes in an article is what is known at that point in time. Yes, even to the extent that it may be wrong. I reverted your changes to the BBC sell-off article, and even were it current I should have too because you added a source that was not used in the creation of the article. --Brian McNeil / talk 10:38, 10 July 2008 (UTC)