Wikinews:Water cooler/assistance/archives/2009/July

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how do I erase stories I have made

It has been done already. --Brian McNeil / talk 07:09, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

need the news of last week

Wikinews:2009/June & Wikinews:2009/July. Look for the specific days you are interested in. Cheers. Bawolff 21:58, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Comments/amendments welcome on first Wikinews contribution

Hi I've created Conductor_of_opening_public_performance_at_Sydney_Opera_House_dies_in_double_assisted_suicide and welcome any input on making it conform to house style etc.--Peter cohen (talk) 14:45, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi, welcome to Wikinews! That article looks good for your first try. Regarding any improvements, the sources should be formatted using the {{source}} template; you can find more info about this at WN:CITE. Once that's done I can help you with copyediting and minor formatting. –Juliancolton | Talk 14:52, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
Thanks.I've now used the source tag and had a brief copy edit. I'll try to look in regularly for progress but I have an erratic connection, so I'm happy for thearticle to be pushed through whatever hoops are necessary in my absence.--Peter cohen (talk) 16:27, 14 July 2009 (UTC)


NEED Fr-> EN translator !

To translate the interview :

Simple Wikinews ASAP if you can get back to me.

Please tell me if their is one? I would love to try and contribute to it. Thanks --71.254.110.148 (talk) 00:19, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

This discussion is continued here. Cheers, Van der Hoorn (talk) 14:36, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Politicians whitewashing Wikipedia again — newsworthy?

Given United States Department of Justice workers among government Wikipedia vandals and Congressional staff actions prompt Wikipedia investigation, are we interested in similar original reporting of the same thing, but this time with the U.K. Parliament doing it? For more information, see w:Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Persistent vandalism by IP. Uncle G (talk) 17:06, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

  • Could be. I note from the discussion the parliament has a proxy. I doubt we'd get the actual office details via a freedom of information request - but that'd be really nice to add to it. It might be a proxy that gives XFF (X-Forwarded-From) information. That would reveal to a checkuser the internal IP that made the edit; forget gettting CU data out past the WMF privacy policy. --Brian McNeil / talk 17:34, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
    • Given this and this it seems unlikely that a FOI request will be answered promptly enough for publication deadlines, or even at all. Uncle G (talk) 19:19, 28 July 2009 (UTC)