User:DragonFire1024/archive April 2007-October 2014

Wikinews Video Edition edit

Comments here
just a reminder that any matarial on commons should have [[category:Wikinews TV pilot]] and {{video}} on it. Thanks, it looks great. Bawolff 22:12, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Comments? edit

I've sent an e-mail to Mariner Energy asking for a comment, and intend to do the same for the US Coastguard—is there anyone else you reccomend asking for a comment from? Regards, WackyWacetalk 16:46, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Might want to try or think about trying agencies local to the area like the EPA. Maybe even try for the coast guard fire department. At the moment that is all I can think of. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 16:49, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
I've added the article to the main page - could you possibly approve the pending change? Thanks, WackyWacetalk 17:08, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Cargo plane crashes in Dubai, two dead edit

Heya DF. Good to see you around again. On the above article, you missed checking out where the image had come from etc as part of the copyright check - it needed an FU rationale. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 15:26, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Re: San Bruno Fire edit

Just so I am sure, the sources should be added at the bottom in the "Sources" section, but not inline like Wikipedia, correct? - Neutralhomer (talk) 14:11, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Correct. There is a clickable template for the 'sources' just above the edit summary box. You can place the cursor to just under the sources bar of the article, then click the source template to add it to the text. Without changing the order of the source template information, add toe relevant info to the template. Example:

*{{source|url=|title=Title here|author=Author (if applicable) here|pub=Published by what agency here|date=Date source published information}} DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 14:16, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Re: New flotilla planned to set sail for Gaza Strip edit

Hi. It's been bought to the attention of Wikinews via the comments page for the above article, that it contained a statement which did not appear in any of the sources on the article, and as such, it appears the article / sources were not properly verified prior to your review and subsequent publication. Please ensure that the sources and the article correspond when publishing material, and that any statements or quotes which do not appear in the article are removed before publication. Thank you. BarkingFish (talk) 23:23, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

I thought I checked it well. Not that I do not believe you, but can you link me to the edit(s)? DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 10:40, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
I can tell you it started out here. Since I was tired, and hence uncertain, I pinged some other folk in IRC and I dunno how they took it from there. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 11:28, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Twitter edit

Despite my rather caustic and sarcastic comments in IRC, I hope you understood the point I was making about the feed; it should never be used to push out a news item we've no coverage of.

I know, I know, it's currently a bit broken. Twitter changed their software with very little notice. Shaka likely hasn't the time to figure that all out and get it going again; besides, being closed source, this problem could happen again and again.

Now, apart from tweeting stuff enWN hasn't covered, I find use of 'breaking', similar lowbrow alerting methods, and sensationalism odious/"Murdoch-esque". You've been guilty of all of these. A 'breaking' story tagging should be reserved for the most serious of stories - By that, I mean things like 9/11 or the Indian Ocean tsunami. These are cases where a lot more detail will emerge over the next few hours, days, weeks, and possibly even months.

Amgine and I have been pondering the review workload problem, and looking to revive a form of shorts. The general thinking is we'd do better pushing stuff out through - first, it's open source. Second, we know the CTO (a certain Mr Vibber), and whereas twitter has tweets, identica has dents. If the coding can be arranged, we'll have WNDents. That would then feed to twitter, leaving Brion to keep the identica-twitter gateway functional.

Alas, time is a resource we all seem to lack. That's why shorts/WNDents needs pushed forward. That'd be a 3-5 sentence piece, 2 (max 3) sources. Quick to write, quick to review. --Brian McNeil / talk 13:35, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Cholera spreads to Port-au-Prince, five cases reported edit

The history of this article has been a confused mess, all due to my clumsy handling of it, of course. Bottom line, it had been published for a time, and was the most popular article at the time I suspended its publication. Therefore, as I understand practice, we cannot leave a memory hole where it was. I was actually in the process of crafting a stub for it when it got deleted out from under me.

Anyway, I figured I'd better drop you a line to explain why I created an article on top of your deletion. --Pi zero (talk) 12:19, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Oh problem. Feel free to the re add review or what not. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 13:22, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Your recent article edit

Your article is quite short, and may be better featured on Wikinews Shorts. Nascar1996 00:34, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Ghana bans gay and lesbian conference (edit needed) edit

  1. REDIRECT Template:Editprotected

Fourth paragraph of this article begins with "BBC reporter Kwaku Sakyi-Addo (based in the Ghanese capital Accra)...". The word Ghanese should be replaced with Ghanaian.

Bare minimum of information edit

As I recall, you placed a template on the articles entitled Home destroyed by fire in Geneva, Florida and Border agent killed in Arizona, four in custody. The template placed on both articles was a notice of the articles containing "a bare minimum of information." I would disagree with this. Both articles are at least three paragraphs long. Can you please explain to me why you placed these templates on the articles? --Rayboy8 (my talk) (my contributions) 16:55, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Perhaps its the size of my monitor, but the first article barely made the minimum 3 paragraphs required. The second article is awaiting new information. I just had a discussion about it in IRC and if no new information becomes availbale, I do not see why it can't be published. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 16:58, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
I readded review for the first article and passed it. I understand there was not a lot of information on the incident. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 17:02, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Merry Christmas! edit

May your family have
a joyous holiday season
and a new year blessed
with hope and happiness.

fetch·comms 22:57, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

NK edit

Thanks; no worries! wackywace 19:14, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

Twitter edit

Hey there, BRS told me he thinks you run the Wikinews Twitter account—if you do, could you change the profile image back to the standard logo? Thanks, wackywace 17:46, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Do not self-sight substantial edits to published articles edit

Hi. Reminder. Self-sighting a substantive edit to a published article is self-publication. Don't do it. I'm referring to this edit, which clearly requires independent peer review when done to a published article. --Pi zero (talk) 17:19, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Please review throughly edit

You recently published Egyptian man names daughter 'Facebook' without a single edit to the article itself. Please make sure that, in future, smart quotes (“ & ”) — which normally signify a direct copy-paste of another article, and therefore should always prompt a thorough review — are removed from the article and replaced with 'typewriter' marks ("). Please also ensure that categories are added to the article: just "Egypt" is unacceptable. Bear in mind that no article is ever ready for publication after just one editor: always perform a copy-edit — there is always something to fix. — μ 13:33, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Reviewing this edit was also unacceptable, as it broke the image and turned it into a redlink! This should have been apparent immediately, and should not have been sighted as-is, and instead edited manually. You left a main lead broken for six hours – this is inadmissable. — μ 14:01, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

It was a simple mistake. The user was fixing the spelling, which was also spelled wrong in the image. I sighted the edit to correct spelling. Sorry I did not look at it immediately. I have a job and was not around after that. You can definitely try to be a bit more nicer. You are making it sound like I am doing all this on purpose. Thanks. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 14:35, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

This publish should also have been checked for typographical errors. Remember, always edit the article. If you don't have to, you've probably missed something (in this case, three obvious misspellings). — μ 16:44, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Anti-abortion activist Bernard Nathanson dies aged 84 was very POV and should not have been published as it was when you did so. The term 'pro-life' is a deliberate marketing technique to imply their opponents are anti-life – not permissible and against one of the basic tenets of Wikinews writing. — μ 16:52, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

It was not my claim. It is what HE called himself. I merely said what he called himself and what the sources said. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 14:34, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Recent 'drama' edit

I hope my recent contributions in an effort to defuse an unacceptable situation meet with your approval.

You may note the "post-mortem" item on a sub-page of Geoff's talk; your comments on that, subsectioned, would be most welcome.

Geoff starting on, what I felt was an attempt to lay groundwork for defence of later outbusts, isn't. A followup in the same form based on the actual version reviewed may reinforce that more-than-serious quality concerns existed; plus any remarks on xe's response to what I characterised as a "terse rejection"(see xyr talk).

Obviously I'd want my advice on WN:AAA considered, possibly given clear indication it meets with community consensus, and a strict interpretation and application of action suggested therein.

Would you concur? --Brian McNeil / talk 08:06, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Request edit

Please review this page: Tadpole256 (talk) 14:06, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

since you are online now, could you fix this? edit

Someone has vandalized Deadly tornadoes rip through southern US, killing over 300, adding ridiculous information. Would you fix this vandalism? Regards, Mattisse (talk) 15:55, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Here is the diff [1] Mattisse (talk) 15:57, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks! Mattisse (talk) 16:00, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
No problem. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 16:04, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Feb? edit

He has been gone for some time now. --Beginner2 (talk) 20:10, 11 May 2011 (UTC) NVM --Beginner2 (talk) 20:18, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

I am sorry...what do you mean? DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 02:45, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Prohibition Party National Convention article edit

I've sent all correspondence to scoop for the article Prohibition Party holds convention; nominates Jack Fellure for U.S. President.--William S. Saturn (talk) 17:27, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for the review. Also, could you place it in one of the lead slots of the main page? --William S. Saturn (talk) 21:32, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
I made it a lead. --Pi zero (talk) 21:59, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

...RIA Novosti celebrates... edit

Thank you very much for your help! Lvova (talk) 20:39, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Whoa! edit

You, once again, found the edit button. Great! I was beginning to think we'd lost you.

I've been quietly working on recognition of our accredited reporters, and as one of "the few" who went out on the streets and told police &c you were press, I'd welcome your input on that. --Brian McNeil / talk 21:16, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Yet another edit request edit

Hi! You’re listed as an editprotected volunteer, so I’m asking you to make this change in the Social bookmarks template. Thank you in advance! —Fitoschido [shouttrack] @ 10 February, 2012; 12:42

Here ya go edit

File:2012-02-18 Damascus Funeral -192x144px-.ogv

Here ya go, another successful conversion to OGV for use on Wikinews.

Admittedly, whatever server resources are made available to us for this sort of media took their time picking out a thumbnail. About 30-40 minutes after the two files were uploaded before I could cross-link them and add them here.

I should've been idling in #wikimedia-tech to see if I provoked any alerts on the cluster. :P --Brian McNeil / talk 04:34, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

If you've NEVER DESERVED anything before in your life, you deserve this!!!!! edit

Awarded for extraordinary original reporting.

[on the Syrian article, just to clarify]. Bddpaux (talk) 03:17, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

Women's rights article edit

New article I've created, uses the new Women's rights infobox, helps provide more coverage on this important topic (involving women) that can always use additional reporting. :) Care to review? -- Cirt (talk) 02:40, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Fred Karger interview edit

Thanks for the review.

I know the original name for the article was long but by placing the name and party, I was trying to follow a convention, see Wikinews interviews Buddy Roemer, U.S. Republican Party presidential candidate and Wikinews interviews Andy Martin, U.S. Republican Party presidential candidate. It seems I actually drifted from this and will rename it Wikinews interviews Fred Karger, U.S. Republican Party presidential candidate.

The subject of the article should at least be in the title. Moreover, Karger is not exactly the first openly gay presidential candidate. There was at least one from a minor party that I cannot recall at the moment. That is why I wrote, "Karger holds the distinction as the first openly gay person to seek the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party."

--William S. Saturn (talk) 04:51, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

User:DragonFire1024/Story preparation/Wikinews interviews Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, Iceland's first openly gay prime minister edit

Moved to userspace. --Pi zero (talk) 18:07, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Israeli Defense Force denies claims journalists injured in Gaza City airstrike edit

Letting you know, there was a snag in the review. In case we miss each other for a while on IRC. (I see an unknown amount of sleep in my future.)

Review comments. --Pi zero (talk) 07:55, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Wanting to be sure that my grammatical suggestions for a protected page are seen edit


I tried to create a page in Wikinews responding to the protected article "Taizé ecumenical community founder Frère Roger assassinated". Please let me know if you can't find the page or need further information or effort from me. Thank you!

Anne9853 (talk) 04:57, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

I copied the edit request to the article talk page, and responded. --Pi zero (talk) 15:44, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Hi there and good research edit

Hi there, been reading with interest your research over at Leaked email alleges Iran, Syria arming Hamas with weapons made in Ukraine. I've recently written a new article, Sandra Fluke nominated by Time magazine for Person of the Year award, care to review? -- Cirt (talk) 03:00, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Nevermind, got to by Pi zero (talk · contribs), FWIW, Leaked email alleges Iran, Syria arming Hamas with weapons made in Ukraine is looking pretty good, -- Cirt (talk) 16:26, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

your request edit

hi. for your request in my talk page, please see this.I think it has to be nearly:) / thanks--Mahdiz (talk) 10:22, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much! Much appreciated. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 19:31, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

school lockdown lifted? edit

Sorry to take up your time, just wanted to ask if u heard the news of another school lockdown? now cleared? thank you. --Giuells (talk) 22:03, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

I read about it at work earlier. As far as I know it was 2 schools within a few miles of Newtown that were locked down. It was only brief. There was a suspicious man who was later located. [2]. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 22:06, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

Request for reviewing and other assistance edit

Hi. Next week is the start of the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships and two Wikinewies will be attending to cover the para-alpine skiing ahead of the 2014 Winter Paralympics . This is part of an effort outlined at Wikinews:IPC Alpine Ski World Championships. Immediately following this event, there will be a Meetup in Barcelona where Wikinews, the Paralympics and efforts to similar sport coverage will be discussed. At the moment, there are only two active reviewers on a daily basis. Demonstrating an ability to get reviews for these types of events done quickly is important for Wikinews credibility and gaining access to these types of events. I would really appreciate it if you could sign up on the IPC World Championship page to review, promote articles published during this period, assist in translating these articles into another language or attend the meetup in Barcelona. Thanks. --LauraHale (talk) 09:29, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Wikinews Writing contest 2013 is here. :) Please sign up to participate? edit

We've created the Wikinews:Writing contest 2013, which will start on April 1 and end on June 1. It is modeled on the successful 2010 contest. It would be a really great time for you, as a Wikinews accredited reporter, to do some original reporting and conduct interviews. People should be around to interview to prevent a backlog, and several reviewers have access to scoop to make it easier to review any original reporting you do. If you are interested in signing up, please do so on Wikinews:Writing contest 2013/entrants. There is at least one prize on offer for the winner along with the opportunity to earn some barn stars as a way of thanking you for your participation. :D --LauraHale (talk) 10:19, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Kiwi1960 is actually Henk Van Helmond edit

Kiwi1960 is actually Henk Van Helmond.

I enjoyed your comment -- Void Is VOID edit

 The United States -- Connot Violate The constitution and have any legality in any municipality as long as  VOID  is an OMISSION
like Violations of LIFE-- Stopping cars in motion---- stopping a person walking and asking questions of where are you going-- NO VOID

NO Governor that has had Slaves ( American Citizen with Federal social security numbers) LIFE taken away  -- NAZI removed from the streets-- MAYBE Israli Armey can come and Arrest or Kill any judge that has ever said Jail -- Bail -- Bond-- Probation, and lived to be a Judge another day at the federal level or at the state level to the municipal level-- The PERIMETERS of Government are not being Protected by Florida  FS: 14.01 and 14.02 People are NAZI taken off Streets if they do not have a drivers Liciense. judges should die as soon as the police see a warrant for an American citizen. Every Governor Violated the State Statutes then was not able to place their name for elections-- no former governor should ever serve more than one term if they had slaves in Jails -- NOT AMERICAN Constitution.

Thank you for the review edit

I've been struggling to fit review in for the past few days, just as the new batch of UoW students have arrived. I'm deeply grateful for your review. --Pi zero (talk) 02:38, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

User talk:Jimbo Wales edit

Your comments at the above are requested. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 13:10, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Article help edit

hi dragonfire1024,

um i have no idea how this works... but maybe you can help me? wikinews did this interview on me 7 years ago. it is here,_her_family_and_her_music

i am really mortified and horrified about what i said in it about my parents (i was young then and didn't know how to shield myself from media questions). so i am writing to request that the administrators (who i don't know how to get in touch with but am hoping maybe you do) would remove the part of this interview where i talk about my falling out with my parents. PLEASE. i really don't want this information out there. please please it's kind of screwing up my life. if you could just remove it from the interview. it would also mean a lot to me if you could remove the part where i said that my favorite curse word is 'cunt'. this interview is haunting me. but i can live with it if just those two elements were removed. or if it's easier to remove the whole article that would be swell too. you can answer me at my email address below.

thank you! antje duvekot 215-219-8609

Unfortunately once an article is written and or protected, portions of the article cannot be removed and it cannot be changed unless there are cases of typos or factual errors. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 19:29, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Edit protected edit

Hi there; I've removed the categories for the {{editprotected}} templates substituted higher up on this page, as they were polluting the category. Hope you don't mind. Thanks, Microchip08 (talk) 20:19, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

not at all. Sorry I have become less active. I have intentions to become more active starting now. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 22:17, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Being bothered by User:Pi zero edit

He is bothering me with rubbish each edit. He is never contributing. He deletes articles comments sites here, although the article is existing. Articles under development are clean up articles. I might not write about RB Leipzig. My started articles have interest and he says that other archived articles are which from amateur clubs, university clubs or something else. He wants to rename my name here and is not rename me. My articles are written after the style such as about other proven football match reports. He is psychic unable to name reasons. Please remove him from the board! He neither productive nor socially competent or educated, for a globally representative on public free sites. --Nikebrand (talk) 21:44, 6 October 2014 (UTC)