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Are you trying to ask a question on the water cooler? If so this is not the right place, and neither is the protected Wikinews:Water cooler. Instead, please edit one of the following:

2 things[edit]

1. I moved the (subpages) to /subpages to allow the automated wiki link back to watercooler - a relatively minor tweak that could make the page easier to use for some newbies. 2. Speaking of newbies.. It looks like a non-wiki-savvy person didn't understand how to edit a section - and instead edited the page - and inserted a bit of prose at the end of Amgine's otherwise clean code. -- Davodd | Talk 09:53, 5 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Why is the page broken up into subpages?[edit]

Why is the page broken up into subpages that are pulled in? This leads to synchronisation problems when people edit the page... Is there a good reason? - Simeon 09:08, 14 May 2005 (UTC)

Can you explain how it leads to synchronization problems? I've responded to the why on the main page, but the goals was to make it easier for the pages to be organized, and archived, and discussions implemented. - Amgine/talk 22:35, 14 May 2005 (UTC)

Please Spell-check Water Cooler pages[edit]

The old grammar school adage: "there's a rat in separate" applies. You keep spelling it seperate.

Updated interlanguage links[edit]

I´ve updated the interwiki language links on the german watercooler page, and wanted to implement it here (but its protected). I rekoned it would be a good idea if it was up to date here, cause thats where most people take there interwiki links from (english is the hub). regards User:Sean Heron 16:06, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

It is only IP/new user protection, just register an account. --Brian McNeil / talk 18:51, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

oh :) I didn´t realize, thank you. I already have an account registered :D . Sean Heron 21:45, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Can I comment??

Yes you can.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 12:00, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Am I sentenced to the kids' table?[edit]

I would have started a conversation on the project page about the Wikinews Importer Bot, but all I can do is "view source." Does someone else want to say something about it there? RichardF 04:22, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Nevermind! >;-o) I figured it out. ;-) RichardF 04:26, 11 January 2008 (UTC)


‎→ bugzilla:13042 · "« E-mail me when my user talk page is changed » feature at English Wikinews"‎

Dear friends; I opned this request because of Wikinews talk:Water cooler|oldid=510473#Enable email for user talk page changes. Good luck and best regards
‫·‏לערי ריינהארט‏·‏T‏·‏m‏:‏Th‏·‏T‏·‏email me‏·‏‬ 06:23, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Please add cs iw[edit]

{{Editprotected}} Please add cs iw:

[[cs:Wikizprávy:V redakci]]

--Sevela.p (talk) 18:41, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Done Anonymous101 :) 18:50, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

search feature added[edit]

I've decided to be bold and add a search feature to the water cooler using the inputbox tag. Please feel free to yell at me if this breaks anything. --Ixfd64 (talk) 05:34, 29 September 2009 (UTC)


The page pt:Wikinotícias:Esplanada was renamed :pt:Wikinotícias:Redação. Richard Melo da Silva (talk) 22:17, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
Done Tempodivalse [talk] 00:00, 19 May 2010 (UTC)


Add the [[ko:위키뉴스]] interwiki, please.(New make.) Thank you. --Idh0854 (talk) 13:17, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

From what I can tell, there is no page ko:위키뉴스. Would ko:위키뉴스:사랑방 be appropriate? --Pi zero (talk) 15:51, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
My bot added hu:, ko:, ru:, sr:, tr:, uk: and modified he: Diego Grez return fire 03:08, 8 October 2010 (UTC)


Hi, Somebody Please add fa interwiki to watercooler : fa:ویکی‌خبر:تالار گفتگو, Thank you in Advance Mjbmr Talk 12:36, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Done --Diego Grez return fire 14:22, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

unprotect please[edit]

Please unprotect this page. It prevents section edit links from showing up, and makes it quite confusing for anyone who wants to follow up with a thread they've read. It is also quite unclear how to post new questions in each section -- an explicit button or link at the top of each section would make that more obvious. sj (talk) 03:46, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

  • Done, but would you be able to suggest the appropriate changes to hide the "Add topic" and "Edit" (for the entire page) links? Otherwise, we'll be left perpetually cleaning up for people who don't read the first two sentences on the page. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:18, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

improved warning sign?[edit]

The "STOP!" icon at the top of this page is discouraging. Perhaps there is a friendlier way to guide visitors... it's not the worst thing in the world if someone mistakenly leaves a comment here. sj (talk)

  • I think we'll leave that for now; unprotecting the Water Cooler won't cause the instant decline of Western Civilisation; but, if people are put off by the STOP sign, then dog-only-knows what they'll make of a failing review on an article. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:20, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Interwiki update[edit]

Hello. Please, change [[ar:ويكي الأخبار:غرفة الاجتماعات]] to [[ar:ويكي الأخبار:الميدان]]. Regards.--Avocato (talk) 16:58, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Done --Pi zero (talk) 17:10, 28 November 2012 (UTC)