User talk:Blood Red Sandman/Archive 1



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development training program article


As I explained in the comments section, this article clearly violates the Wikinews policy of writing about a single current event--Most of the article is simply a long POV attack on a company. Much of the article has nothing to do with the article's supposed subject, religious lawsuits, and simply is reprinting years old critical information. Goldenmonkey (talk) 17:43, 24 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the welcome


[crossposted as i don't know if you're checking my talk or not]

Just a note of thanks. OK, so I know it's a varient on the standard welcome template I've stuck on dozens of Wikipedia newbie's talk pages, but I allways really apreciated those few who made the effort to work out how to say thanks (especialy considering it took me so long to work it out that the time to say thanks in was ong-gone - something I cared little about then but have come to regret). Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 22:42, 28 May 2007 (UTC)Reply

No problem. Its fun to {{subst:hello}} everywhere  . Anyways, if you ever need any help with anything (which you probably won't that much as you seem fairly experienced in the wiki-ways), don't hesitate to ask. Also, consider using IRC, We use IRC here quite a lot. Bawolff 22:47, 28 May 2007 (UTC)Reply

When you link to 'pedia, add a pipe at the end to automatically get rid of the namespace. [[w:foo|]] automatically gets converted to [[w:foo|foo]] (brackets get removed too, but usually that doesn't concern us) on save. This way it looks prettier. Happy editing. Bawolff 23:10, 28 May 2007 (UTC)Reply

Spelling and such



I've noticed that you've had some problems with spelling and such on your articles, also sometimes sentences don't really add up. I'm not a native English speaker myself so what I use is a spelling checker in my browser, maybe you could also download an add-on for yours (it's easy with Mozilla, don't know what you're using). Alternatively, you could try to read through your stories again before you publish them.

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 17:59, 31 May 2007 (UTC)Reply

new article ready for immediate publication


Don't forget to add categories to your articles. --SVTCobra 18:28, 13 June 2007 (UTC)Reply


Hi Blood Red Sandman. Just wanted to remind you to be careful when applying the links to Wikipedia. Several of the links you have used were dead and needed fixing. I think the problem is that you are assuming the spelling of the item that you want to link matches the entry over at Wikipedia. In many cases it doesn't, so you should search out the item first on Wikipedia to see the actual spelling of the title, and then use that in the link. Hope this helps. Cheers, Jcart1534 01:51, 14 June 2007 (UTC)Reply

ATC article


It was discovered that the author of the articles on the copyvio site, was actually the same author posting on Wikinews. I was informed by a user of this, did the small amount of research, and the auther has the right to post her material anywhere they want, as long as they accept our licenses. :) DragonFire1024 14:41, 17 June 2007 (UTC)Reply



Yes, sorry, man. I was hasty. I'm republishing it now. One thing that would help make it stronger would be to use the original Guardian story, rather than BBC as a source. And, if it's possible to track down links to the local newspaper and government propaganda services that would make it better, too. Wisekwai 13:57, 23 June 2007 (UTC)Reply

I saw that AP was the author on the CNN source. I should have checked that first. No worries on tracking down the original sources; they are nice to have, but what you have is adequate. Good to see an Africa story on here. Wisekwai 14:03, 23 June 2007 (UTC)Reply



I wasn't aware that it's was both possessive and contraction in British English. In six years of editing in Commonwealth English (which has been a struggle), I've never had that pointed out to me. For sure I learned something new today. Thanks! Wisekwai 06:35, 26 June 2007 (UTC)Reply

I reverted you addition of the Wikipedia article link on NTSB releases updates on status of 3 major US investigations. The Wikipedia article wasn't created until July 5, and as such couldn't have been part of the Wikinews article which was published many days earlier. I hope you understand. Cheers, --SVTCobra 00:25, 6 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

New 'Pedia articles on old news


I didn't think it was a problem to add cross-project links in at a later date; I thought that fell under the kind of things you might normally contact an admin to do for you on an archived story. In particular, Slovak transport plane crashes over Hungary recently had a link added to w:2006 Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crash, despite a huge difference in creation times. So either your revert or that adition was wrong, and don't ask me to sort out which one! Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 11:38, 6 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

Certainly a valid point. I will ask Doldrums and see if there is a policy or longstanding precendent. I'll get back to you on this. --SVTCobra 22:13, 6 July 2007 (UTC)Reply
Doldrums agrees with you. You can see the explanation Here. I'll add back the WP link to NTSB releases updates on status of 3 major US investigations. --SVTCobra 10:39, 7 July 2007 (UTC)Reply



Hi. Thanks for the help with the links and the publication of Miles Levin - Teen Blogger Dies before 19th Birthday. —CocoaZen 21:56, 20 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Yes, thanks again. Your explanation was helpful, and I appreciate the welcome message. I've gone over to Wikipedia to create a redirect from "alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma" to "rhabdomyosarcoma". Right now Wikipedia does not have an article on Miles Levin. One was created earlier, but someone deleted it with the comment that "CNN tends to report a lot of people who have diseases; even ESPN does it. No lasting notability." I'm not sure if something should be created there or not. Given the fact that he was interviewed on US National news shows more than once, I tend to think it belongs. But, that's all the time I have to write for today. —CocoaZen 22:12, 20 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Nokia article


Cheers for adding more info and finding new source. I tried Engadget etc. but couldn't seem to find more on the store. Thanks anyway. —Meekel 21:33, 29 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

Category added. In the future, drop stuff like that straight on to my talk page, and I'll deal with it. :) irid:t 16:33, 31 August 2007 (UTC)Reply



Organisation is an 's' rather than a 'z' lol. Celticfan383 11:32, 1 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

I'm pretty sure that that was the only one. You might want to double check but I'm 98% sure. Celticfan383 11:44, 1 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Sorry Blood Red Sandman. Normally I can go through and edit your articles. Just didn't have time right now (work). Ironiridis took care of it. But seriously, you should try an inline spell checker. I am not sure which browser you are using, but with Firefox you can have a spell checker review you articles. Just a thought! Cheers, Jcart1534 19:32, 14 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Excellent job on this, Blood Red Sandman. Good stuff! Cheers, Jcart1534 12:51, 15 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Well done!


Re: Late edits


Done! irid t i e 16:25, 1 October 2007 (UTC)Reply



Hi! I recently read this and just couldn't hold myself to agree with you that Finland is quite an interesting country. In fact, I represented it in a UN Model (that is, we sort of "played" to be delegates from the UN representing a country, and I represented Finland, though a rather severe and anti-Cuba Finland xD). Well, only that xD - Jurock (reply here) 23:00, 1 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

Are you serious


Do you really want to delete my work in progress on Webcomics versus Wikipedia? There is method in my madness, and this issue has come up on the foundation mailing list. --Brian McNeil / talk 20:42, 25 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

Are you serious?


Regarding [1] Why the heck do they care if the real names are used? And second, since when do we care about whether someone is threatening us with a boycott? Would you redact similarly if it were some religious group that didn't want something reported? I think not. JoshuaZ 23:07, 31 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

Are you serious!?


You got three are you seriouses, each with different punctiations! You must be a very serious person  . Anyways on a slightly more serious note, the comment watch script works in IE now. Add importScript("User:Bawolff/sandbox/commentWatch.js"); into special:mypage/monobook.js (or whatever skin you use) and do a hard refresh. Bawolff 03:01, 12 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

Spelling Errors


In ur new article u spellt manny word wrong like oficially and return

If you spot typos, feel free to fix them. Also, not counting the shortened bits, above you've typo'd on 'manny' and 'spellt', as well as missed a plural. ;-) Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 14:22, 22 December 2007 (UTC)Reply



You created a user-page. Now you won't have a blood red username in RC! Bawolff 04:01, 27 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

You can use {{editing}} if you're working on an article, if you have stopped working on this, please add your sources. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 19:44, 28 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

Admin status granted


Congratulations, you have just been made a sysop! You have volunteered for boring housekeeping activities which normal users sadly cannot participate in. Sysops basically can't do anything: They cannot delete pages arbitarily (only obvious junk like "jklasdfl,öasdf JOSH IS GAY"), they cannot protect pages in an edit war they are involved in, they cannot ban users except in cases of obvious vandalism or excessive edit warring (24-hour "cool down" ban). What they can do is delete junk as it appears, ban vandals, remove pages that have been listed on Deletion requests for more than a week, protect pages when asked to by other members, and help keep the few protected pages there are up to date.


Note that almost everything you can do can be undone, so don't be too worried about making mistakes. You will find more information on Wikinews:Administrators, please take a look before experimenting with your new powers. Drop me a message if there are any questions or if you want to stop being a sysop (could it be?). Have fun! Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 02:02, 2 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Welcome to the Cabal! Congrats! FellowWiki Newsie 02:05, 2 January 2008 (UTC)Reply
Congrats, Here's the adminmobile (great for traveling to all the secret cabal parties). Bawolff 09:17, 2 January 2008 (UTC)Reply
TINC ;-) --Brian McNeil / talk 15:23, 2 January 2008 (UTC)Reply
Eh.. Cabal? What cabal? Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 15:34, 2 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Re: RfA thanks


You're welcome, and I look forward to working with you in the near future! --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 15:35, 2 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Yes, congratulations, BRS! I know you'll be a great asset. Cheers, Jcart1534 00:41, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Reply



You are "the man", BRS! Thanks for helping out with the archiving. I want to point out the Archive Conventions page for you to read over, if you haven't already. A couple of things to keep in mind. Try to sort the sources or related into newest --> oldest. Change wikipedia links to local Wikinews links, where possible. Check for spelling errors. Follow the conventions for where things should go (i.e. publish tag just above archived etc.). Thanks again and let me know if you have any questions. Cheers, --Jcart1534 21:06, 6 January 2008 (UTC)Reply



You seem to be a fairly reliable reporter when it comes to Lordi news... have you ever tried to get an interview with them? Would you want an interview with them? While I'm not I fan of their music, I think they're a fantastic band, and would love to help you try to arrange an interview with them, through Sony BMG Finland. -- Zanimum 17:57, 10 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Publicity image


That's probably the best route. I was run ragged last week with Fashion Week stuff (which I didn't even finish), the CariDee interview, school and work, so even if I did have spare time to get her picture...oh, I'd rather just sleep. TheCustomOfLife 18:55, 9 February 2008 (UTC)Reply



Are you really suggesting that my name couldn't be William Harrison because somebody else in the past had that name. That's a bit rude. Don't reply.--Uga Man - (talk) 18:03, 15 March 2008 (UTC)Reply



I blocked (talk · contribs), whose vandalism you helped revert, as he has made threats to me (which warrants a block) and has vandalized twice (which also usually results in a block. If you disagree with my decision, please revert it. --Anonymous101 (talk · contribs) 18:31, 15 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

It's not at all a problem to me. However, a second opinion may later be usefull to me on my block of User:Uga Man, which I suspect he will whine about when it expires. Could you check and inform me if you support, please? Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 18:37, 15 March 2008 (UTC)Reply
Based on the comments on his talk page and above I think the 2 hour cool down block for Uga Man (talk · contribs) is appropriate. He has been disrupting Wikinews with his complaints to several talk pages in the past.--Anonymous101 (talk · contribs) 18:42, 15 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hello to you, too!


[...] Now that you've got through the standard welcome message, a little more personal welcome from me! You may remember bumping into me before on Wikipedia... Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 23:37, 15 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

Haha, of course I remember you. I almost left a message on your talk page just to say "hi," but hadn't yet gotten to it. Nice to see you're here, too, and thanks for the welcome! -HamatoKameko - (talk) 03:40, 16 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

Well done




Notice of Appreciation

For all the brilliant articles you have written recently. --Anonymous101 (talk · contribs) 20:02, 18 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

A barnstar

I award you the Original reporting barnstars for your excellent interviews. --Anonymous101 (talk · contribs) 20:06, 18 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

Editing articles in the archive


Hi, just a reminder. Please remove {{editprotected}} from the talk page of the article when you fulfill a request to make the edit (remove it also if it is an invalid request). Otherwise, it remains on the list for other admins to check. Case in point is Talk:5 dead in Chicago-area store shooting. Thanks, --SVTCobra 00:25, 26 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

I thought by adding t1 into the template, so it displayed as {{editprotected}}, would remove it. Why, then, do our talk pages not also show up in the list? Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 01:05, 26 March 2008 (UTC)Reply
Ah, that explains it. You are adding t1 (letter "T" number "1") when the proper notation is tl (letter "T" letter "L"). However, I would still just remove the template altogether since the text and the date stamps explain everything. --SVTCobra 01:13, 26 March 2008 (UTC)Reply

Uwe Flade


Hi, just wanted to say great interview. Thanks for including my question, I enjoyed his thoughtful response. Cheers, --SVTCobra 21:39, 26 March 2008 (UTC)Reply



Are all your interviews carried out without giving away your real name. If so, can you gove me some tips on how to conduct interviews without giving away my real name. I have to compromise and give the interviewees my real name but if you can give me some tips on how to conduct interviews without doing so please tell me. --A101 - (talk) 19:25, 13 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for responding - I never knew I had the right to use a false name (I'm also in the UK) --A101 - (talk) 19:33, 13 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for checking. That is certainly much better than giving people my real name. I will just triple check it is legal and if it is I will start using a false name in my interviews--A101 - (talk) 19:40, 13 April 2008 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for reverting the vandalism to my talk page. --A101 - (talk) 14:44, 15 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Your deletion of Category:Adolf Hitler


The category was not eligible for speedy deletion per WN:SD. I'm applying the SNOW concept in that it didn't have a chance of getting a Keep in its current state, so I'm not going to restore it - but it should not have been speedy deleted, as it did not fit any of the criteria for doing so. There's far too much need for speed on DR these days - we need to let things run their course. --Skenmy(tcw) 20:10, 26 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

It's hardly a problem - but i'm seeing a lot of mistakes made on DR recently because people are trying to "get things done quick". Wikis don't work quickly. Wikis work painfully slowly. --Skenmy(tcw) 20:15, 26 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Eos Airlines files for bankruptcy


Hi, I had to unpublish this since your forgot to list the sources. Cheers, --SVTCobra 20:07, 28 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Wikipedia is Not Reliable


Why was the article deleted? Censorship?-- 21:05, 29 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Rather ironically the article lacked any reliable sources. Adambro - (talk) 21:11, 29 April 2008 (UTC)Reply
It's what would would call Original Reporting.-- 21:13, 29 April 2008 (UTC)Reply
Hope you don't mind the reply here, but it seems you keep an eye on what's happening here so I will keep the conversation together. There is a bigger problem with the article: it isn't news. Wikipedia doesn't claim to be reliable, it advises you specifically to check the stuff it cites and therefore onlyserves to bring information together, not provide anything that's guaranteed accurate, mainly because that's impossible. Wikipedia's own advice to people is not to use it as a source for research (at uni or anywhere else) so the only reaction by any Wikimedia Foundation spkesperson on the project being banned for research somewhwere would be "good" and to ask why it wasn't done before. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 06:39, 30 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

I noticed you created a follow up article saying this was a hoax. Do you think the previous article should be retracted A101 - (talk) 16:33, 3 May 2008 (UTC)Reply



I have started WN:TO-DO as a place to list what should be daily or weekly points to check for regular contributors. Some parts are admin-only (e.g. Archiving) but others are things that anyone can get involved with. Feel free to add additional points and spread the word about this shortcut to get people helping do Wikignome tasks. --Brian McNeil / talk 15:48, 4 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

any particular reason you have chose to remove {{Sources}} from that article? It has no sources.--Ryan524 (talk) 21:51, 13 May 2008 (UTC)Reply



I am, once again, putting myself up for Rfa. I would appriciate it if you could stop by My RFA and vote. Wheter support or oppose I would appriciate your vote to avoid another situation of having too few votes.-Ryan524 (talk) 23:13, 13 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Commons deleted


FYI: Commons deleted the Jokela photos. --SVTCobra 03:26, 15 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Catching massive removal of content


Thank you for your catch at Controversial development training cited in religious discrimination lawsuits. I have to step out now for a bit, but please keep in mind that I am very strongly of the opinion that everything in the article is highly related and belongs in the article and should not be removed. In addition, everything is highly sourced, in some cases to multiple sources, and in others directly to legal documents and/or U.S. federal documents. Thanks again, Cirt (talk) 17:42, 24 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Please also note that the article was reviewed prior to publish by Brianmc (talk · contribs), who changed the tag from ready to publish after a review. Cirt (talk) 17:44, 24 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

What is being written above by Cirt appears to be untrue. Most of the information in the story is not about current events--Most of the article isn't about religious discrimination, but whatever other negative information the author chooses to cite about the company in the article. Goldenmonkey (talk) 17:55, 24 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Again, the article has been reviewed prior to publish by a respected contributor, it is most certainly factually accurate, and highly relevant to not just the religious discrimination issues but to the labor/workers' rights issues as well. Please stop with the personal comments, and focus on comments about the content of the article. Cirt (talk) 17:57, 24 May 2008 (UTC)Reply
There are no personal comments here, simply a noting of the facts. Wikinews articles are about current events. The current event is a lawsuit about sexual harassment and freedom of religion. A years old labor complaint has absolutely nothing to do with a current news story about freedom of religion. Goldenmonkey (talk) 18:02, 24 May 2008 (UTC)Reply
The prior complaints all have to do with labor, workers rights, and religious discrimination. It is an investigative piece which gives historical background which is very highly correlated to the present situation. I notice you have also removed material about a 2nd ongoing lawsuit from the article. Cirt (talk) 18:03, 24 May 2008 (UTC)Reply
The second lawsuit was filed last year. This article deceptively presents the article as something which just happened. Again, Wikinews content policy indicates that stories are news stories--about a current event or phenomenon. Goldenmonkey (talk) 18:07, 24 May 2008 (UTC)Reply
Yes, both lawsuits are currently ongoing, as described in the article. The fact that there are two lawsuits both dealing directly with religious discrimination is one of the focal points of the article. Cirt (talk) 18:09, 24 May 2008 (UTC)Reply
News agencies use background information on news reports all the time. Most news articles would nothing but a paragraph without background information. But regardless, it does not justify you removing almost every piece of that article. Please do not continue the vandalism. If you have an issue with the article, discuss it on its talk page. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 18:10, 24 May 2008 (UTC)Reply



Does the contest requires us to have user subpages? Kingjeff (talk) 18:23, 25 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Some of the rules seem to be a little ambiguous. Kingjeff (talk) 19:49, 25 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

So, for coverage in areas with low coverage, would you say all except for Europe and North America? Kingjeff (talk) 04:27, 27 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Abandoning articles


When tagging article as abandoned please include the date. This can be done automatically by using {{subst:aband}}. Cheers, --SVTCobra 14:05, 9 June 2008 (UTC)Reply

Recent image uploads


Hi, could you please add an appropriate licensing template and ensure that you have provided a comprehensive fair use rationale for both of these images. Thanks. Adambro (talk) 19:03, 21 June 2008 (UTC)Reply

Fair use rationale supplied. It only needs two points when they between them cover the entire point. As for a template, the dropdown list didn't cover 'released by the Finnish cops but under terms too vague for Commons'. If you must see a template create a relevant one, although not everything must be templated. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 19:20, 21 June 2008 (UTC)Reply
Firstly, since I am watching your talk page I have moved your comment back here in order to keep the discussion together which makes it easier to follow.
To address your comments, the information on the image page fails to clarify under which of the fair use whitelist criteria the image is being used. For each of these there is an appropriate template so finding a template shouldn't be a problem if the image is permitted by our fair use policy. Each image also needs details of the source which is currently missing. The information you have provided fails to explain why the use of the image can be defended as fair use. Specifically it doesn't address why an unfree image is used rather than a free one, explaining how the unfree image contributes significantly to the article rather than a free image or no image at all, and why a free image couldn't reasonably be obtained or created. Adambro (talk) 20:19, 21 June 2008 (UTC)Reply
I will look at getting the FUs modified now you've actually specified the problem. My old comments about the templates remain; if you honestly believe there's an apropriate one then add it. I'll emial a Commons admin to see if there is a URL for an exact source. However, for now I'm going to complete the article I started before. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 20:29, 21 June 2008 (UTC)Reply
As a Commons admin myself I'll look to see what details of the source there are there presuming I can find these images. The template issue remains, if the use of this image is permitted by the fair use policy then there will be an appropriate template to use, if there isn't then this is a sign that the images fail to meet the image policy. Adambro (talk) 20:31, 21 June 2008 (UTC)Reply
The idea everything must have a perfect template is absurd. Wikipedia's Template:Non-free fair use in is used on vast numbers of images which don't fall under standard FU. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 20:47, 21 June 2008 (UTC)Reply
Our WN:FU policy doesn't allow us to use the fair use defense in any circumstances, only those which fall within the fair use whitelist criteria, this is stricter than on Wikipedia. For every whitelist criteria there is a template so if the usage complies with our fair use policy then there should be a template which will explain which criteria it falls under and places it in the appropriate category etc. Adambro (talk) 20:54, 21 June 2008 (UTC)Reply
I'll drop the argument since after some diggng I've discovered that Template:Publicity actually covers it, since it talks only about "released for use in news and editorials" - which it was. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 21:07, 21 June 2008 (UTC)Reply
Okay, great, I'm glad you've been able to confirm that this falls under one of the fair use whitelist criteria. Adambro (talk) 21:10, 21 June 2008 (UTC)Reply

Accept nom for ArbCom?


I have nominated you for the 2008 Arbitration Committee elections. Please indicate if you accept and if you do then please add a brief candidate statement at Wikinews:Arbitration Committee/Elections July 2008. Cirt (talk) 11:56, 30 June 2008 (UTC)Reply

Get a chance?


take a look at my contributions see what ya can do. like the new mexico plane crash —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:59, 30 June 2008 (UTC)Reply

I will take a look. Thanks for everything you've done so far. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 20:06, 30 June 2008 (UTC)Reply

thank you blood red sandman :) -- 20:07, 30 June 2008 (UTC)Reply

its just that i dont have enough time on my hands to complete anything srry and also i make way to many typos but will fix sometime. -- 20:09, 30 June 2008 (UTC)Reply

Great Job!


thank you so much nice article with photo and everything. good work. -- 20:24, 30 June 2008 (UTC)Reply

so whats next blood? --OfficerLeRoy (talk) 21:19, 30 June 2008 (UTC)Reply

Well I'm headed off to bed soon but next evening I will take a look at what article to work on next. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 21:23, 30 June 2008 (UTC)Reply

ok sounds good thx again. --OfficerLeRoy (talk) 21:24, 30 June 2008 (UTC)Reply



Congratulations!! For your work in the Wikinews Writing Contest! And winning! Could you contact me off wiki to arrange prize :) My email is bcandertonATgmailDOTcom. Once again well done! Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 10:04, 1 July 2008 (UTC)Reply

Wikinews:Story preparation/Åse Kleveland


Check that out, tell me what you think, and ask some questions! Mike Halterman (talk) 06:25, 2 July 2008 (UTC)Reply

The rename I did earlier came from a discussion on IRC #wikinews-en. In order to avoid 3RR, I'm willing the comprise, but, honestly, the current title matches nothing like it on Wikinews. Can we get something that flows some more? terinjokes | Talk 14:56, 9 July 2008 (UTC)Reply

Define trolling versus joking


Just read the diff on your revert of the "sausage in pants" comment. I'm not so sure that qualifies as trolling, and is more a childish joke. It made me chuckle anyway.

Trolling is where someone is trying to get people to lose their cool and start ranting or invoking Godwin's Law. That comment was, well, silly but not nasty. No profanity, which is one thing I'd say should likely be reverted, just a double-entendre. --Brian McNeil / talk 20:02, 10 July 2008 (UTC)Reply

Addendum: An appropriate response would have been, "sausages should be kept in the fridge and tell your girlfriend to poke holes in them with a fork before you cook them." --Brian McNeil / talk 20:04, 10 July 2008 (UTC)Reply


For all your recent articles. Anonymous101 (talk) 20:38, 16 July 2008 (UTC)Reply

South Korean scientists claim they have cloned pet dog


Would you mind reviewing South Korean scientists claim they have cloned pet dog to see if it is should e published. Thanks, Anonymous101talk 13:40, 5 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Don't worry about reviewing it as you aren't editing at the moment. I'll ask on IRC instead. Anonymous101talk 13:57, 5 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
I'm back online, I'll go do it unless someone's halfway through. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 14:40, 5 August 2008 (UTC)Reply



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 14:54, 5 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Flame Interview


Nice job. A few things to consider: update the grammar, even though it's an e-mail, there is no need to make them looks stupid with incorrect grammar. Also, if you wish, you could add your real name(I assume Blood Red Sandman isn't your real name and I could be wrong) to the interview instead of you SUL. —Calebrw (talk) 16:36, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hate to go semi off topic but you said it is legal to use a pseudonym here on Wikinews. Where exactly does it say that? The Mind's Eye (talk) 17:31, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
The Mind's Eye, Blood Red Sandman is probably referring to UK law, which allows pseudonyms. I have used pseudonyms when reporting in the past to stop my real name being made public. Anonymous101talk 17:55, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Sound like a plan, though I too would be interested in finding out more about the pseudonym aspect. —Calebrw (talk) 17:34, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Yes, Mind's Eye, that's exactly what I meant. Even things like bank accounts can be opened in whichever name takes your fancy, so long as things like passports carry your legal name. So long as you honestly use that alias, I think you're even allowed to give a different name to the police if asked, although I'm not 100% on that one. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 18:08, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
Oh okay cause i was curious if it was possible to be accredited with a pseudonym at least dealing with US law. The Mind's Eye (talk) 18:12, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
US law is beyond me and my contacts, I wouldn't be surprised either way on it. Sorry. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 18:14, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
"bank accounts can be opened in whichever name takes your fancy"[citation needed]. Can you? However, I would strongly defend the right to use an alternative name on Wikinews as I think this can be wise in certain circumstances. Adambro (talk) 18:16, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply
(unindent) Not easily, no. My knowledge in this comes direct from a relative qualified in such things, but I doubt even he would know the exact document without going and tracking it down. Which I imagine would normally incur a fee, it isn't fun to find a specific law unless its in an area you regularly work with - the guy in question rarely strays beyond representing people, normally pursuers, in civil actions (the word 'lawsuit' never caught on in the UK). I'll pop it to him in case, however. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 18:21, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

In response to the US law question, I have this quote "In some states it [using a false name for Wikinews accredition] will also be considered fraud and that's a felony here. DragonFire1024 19:27, 13 March 2007 (UTC) " Thanks, Anonymous101talk 18:44, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

In the UK fraud requires actually defrauding someone. Gaining money by pretending something. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 18:47, 7 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Governments 'concerned' by situation in Ossetia


If you have time, would you mind reviewing Governments 'concerned' by situation in Ossetia. Thanks, Anonymous101talk 16:15, 8 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

Sorry I didn't get your message about reviewing your article until now. Anonymous101talk 17:18, 8 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

I've reviewed Four British Airways executives charged with price fixing Anonymous101talk 18:37, 8 August 2008 (UTC)Reply



Hello Blood Red Sandman,
thanks for the revert! Wanted to let my bot revert it (but it took a while ;-) Sorting is now correct, see also Wikinews:Bots#user:Bawolff_bot. --- Best regards, Melancholie (talk) 17:23, 8 August 2008 (UTC)Reply

RE: Wikinews pseudonym use


Thanks for notifying me, very helpful. Anonymous101talk 16:44, 3 September 2008 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for reviewing Bristol Organic Food Festival 2008 lauched, 100 thousand expected to attend. Also, good work at Interim report blames ice for British Airways 777 crash in London. Anonymous101talk 17:24, 6 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

FYI: Channel Tunnel between France and Britain resumes limited service after major fire


Channel Tunnel between France and Britain resumes limited service after major fire has been published. —Calebrw (talk) 17:22, 13 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thank you Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 17:24, 13 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

Blood Red Sandman, could you do a peer review for the article above? Thanks. --WNewsReporter (talk) 19:02, 13 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

I'll give it a little while first, since as I'm outside the US I'd rather someone over there did the review. If no-one shows up soon then I'll do it, sure, but it's less interesting for someone already decided on who he's rooting for and isn't following third parties too close. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 19:07, 13 September 2008 (UTC)Reply


I, Anonymous101talk, hereby award Blood Red Sandman the Wikinews Trophy for continuing to write loads of excellent articles

Anonymous101talk 17:42, 17 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

Sorry for the confustion/waste of time caused by removing {{review}} from Greek bulk carrier with 25 crew seized by Somali pirates. I am plaaning on adding a bit more info, per a request by Amgine (talk · contribs) on IRC. Anonymous101talk 18:30, 18 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

(Hope you don't mind me replying here when I usually don't) It's quite OK - the more info the better. We all do such things from time to time - that's why everything can be undone ;-) Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 18:32, 18 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

Could you do a peer review for the article above? Thanks. --WNewsReporter (talk) 19:12, 18 September 2008 (UTC)Reply



are you never on IRC? Anonymous101talk 17:01, 19 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

Coming ;-). And I dunno why, I'm lazy I guess... Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 17:02, 19 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

Telephone need


Whats your contact telephone number ?? Please reply

I got oportunity to take interview with Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Co-chairman Pakistan Peoples Party son of twice elected former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto and current President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:37, 21 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

The fact that you immediatly went on to blank the Islamabad bombing article makes it hard for me to believe that. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 17:04, 21 September 2008 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for reviewing Wikileaks claims news organisations pressured to remove articles on billionaire fraudster Anonymous101talk 20:30, 28 September 2008 (UTC)Reply

Sure thing. It's an interesting article, too, nice one. If you're feeling brave, you could always email Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 20:56, 28 September 2008 (UTC)Reply



I guess I just don't grasp it. What's the right thing to do with update info if not add it at the story?LeadSongDog (talk) 17:18, 10 October 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thanks. Quite a culture clash with WP, isn't it?LeadSongDog (talk) 19:33, 10 October 2008 (UTC)Reply

Could you do a peer review for the article above? Thanks. --WNewsReporter (talk) 21:26, 10 October 2008 (UTC)Reply

Oscar Diös tells Wikinews about his hostel within a Boeing 747 is an excellent article. I really enjoyed reading it. 20:46, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks alot, A101. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 20:49, 15 October 2008 (UTC)Reply

jumbo hostel questions


Please see User talk:PatrickFlaherty#jumbohostel image and question. I loved reading your article and interview, but do have a couple questions. TransUtopian (talk) 08:16, 16 October 2008 (UTC)Reply

Please see concerns raised about this article on its talk page. Cirt (talk) 21:29, 30 October 2008 (UTC)Reply

Ass Pus/Mumfum


I see you got this vandal. This is a regular thing every now and then, but he'll be a little while before he's back as I checkusered and tested the underlying IP. It came up as a proxy and is now hard blocked.

I also protected several of the vandal's categories against recreation. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:47, 3 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

Oh, and the vandal also hit meta. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:49, 3 November 2008 (UTC)Reply



Hi, I noticed you're active today. Would you like to join us at WikiVoices in a few hours for a Wikinews session? Durova (talk) 18:32, 3 November 2008 (UTC) Here's a link.[2] WikiVoices used to be Not the Wikipedia Weekly. It discusses wiki issues and does collaborative editing in a voice and text environment via Skype (which is free to download and use). I'll be glad to help get you started and get you into the room if you'd like to join us; we'll be talking about Wikinews and writing an article today. :) Durova (talk) 20:05, 3 November 2008 (UTC)Reply

You seem to have deleted comments from an opinions page

edit Ya'ir Hunter (talk) 11:53, 16 January 2009 (UTC)Reply



Did we make an error? Please see Talk:Chemical firm LyondellBasell collapses#Didn't collapse --InfantGorilla (talk) 16:25, 16 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thanks. I have requested more help at the same talk page. --InfantGorilla (talk) 10:53, 17 January 2009 (UTC)Reply



Hi BRS, sorry to bother you but I noticed you seem to be currently active. If you have time, would you mind reviewing my article at Royal bank of Scotland shares plummet (I won't be offended if you don't want to review it). Thanks, Anonymous101talk 17:24, 19 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thanks. :) Anonymous101talk 18:24, 19 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

The NYSE info is just below the chart on the Google Finance source. Thanks, Anonymous101talk 18:57, 19 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thanks. Anonymous101talk 19:11, 19 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Seeking review



could you review Details emerge on fatal stabbing at Belgian day care centre if you're online?

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 17:23, 24 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Gopher65 is reviewing it, I asked him on IRC. I provided some English-language sources which confirm the majority of the article. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 17:55, 24 January 2009 (UTC)Reply

Tip? Ebay to implement knife ban in UK..

edit ? 20:06, 9 February 2009 (UTC)Reply

You caught me at a bad time; I was very busy for several days. In future several people watch Wikinews:Requested articles including me; you can try there. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 20:09, 11 February 2009 (UTC)Reply



Are you awake to do a review on my Eurovision interview? If so, please go to IRC. Thanks! Mike Halterman (talk) 08:59, 5 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

I got someone to review it, now it just needs to be sighted for some reason. Can you help? Mike Halterman (talk) 09:46, 5 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

The results weren't removed, they were given their own sentence. See the last sentence. Cheers, --SVTCobra 10:10, 5 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

User:Tempodivalse/Writing contest


Hi! The contest that I was planning on creating is finally up, the link to the rules is at the above link, if you're interested in participating. Thanks. Tempo di Valse ♪ 14:38, 20 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

Emergency directive for Sikorsky S-92A helicopters


Thank you for your comment on the article, I have re-phrased the article, as now even more articles are out and about, and only one article states the fact as I had, and all the others state the fact as you have. So I have gone with the majority. There were very few articles out and about this morning.SriMesh | talk 01:03, 21 March 2009 (UTC)Reply

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