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You forget to remove an opening comment thingy (/*) when you removed the comment tab, which caused a couple problems. Don't forget to check after you edit Mediawiki:monobook.js. (Althouugh I'm not one to talk, as I did a similiar thing about a week ago). Bawolff 06:49, 20 January 2007 (UTC)


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Some words of the wise...

Hello Brian New Zealand! Congratulations in your AbCom election! Just some word from the wise (You don't know how much it hurts me to repeat these words...):

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"Upane! Ka Upane! A Upane! Ka Upane! Whiti te ra!"

For our non-kiwi friends (including myself), here is more or less a translation:

Quote

"We are all working in harmony, side by side, moving in unison like the hairs on our chief's legs to prolong these sunny days of peace."

Yeah (err... Hi?) that's probably a horrible translation. Nevertheless, sounds like a great chant, only if I wasn't on the opposing side.   terinjokes | Talk | Come visit the WikiBistro 17:42, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Appointment to Wikinews Arbitration Committee

To whom it may concern.

Following the elections of January 2007, the Wikinews Arbitration Committee Appointment Committee (WNARBCOMAPCO) hereby appoints you, Ma'am or Sir, to a seat on the Arbitration Committee (ARBCOM) for a term ending on January 31, 2008. The WNARBCOMAPCO congratulates you on your election to this esteemed committee and wishes you the best of luck for your tenure.

Yours sincerely,

--+Deprifry+ 03:27, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Head of the Wikinews Arbitration Committee Appointment Committee Board of Managing Directors (HOTWNARBCOMAPCOBOMD)

Oooh... pretty buttons...

Thank you for your comment on my recent RfA! My RfA passed with a final tally of 12/0/1, and Cspurrier promoted me tonight. It feels great to have support from my fellow Wikinewsies. Thanks again for your support, and feel free to come to me if you need anything. Thanks! --Thunderhead - (talk) 23:47, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
Aghhh! I'm melting! Melting.... melting... melting... --Thunderhead - (talk) 00:57, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

hi, a suggestion for a correction's been made for Aussies ignore flag ban at Big Day Out festival. cld u take a look pls. thnx,  — Doldrums(talk) 08:21, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Policy

As your obviously active tonight can i ask you to look at this and give your views. Cheers --MarkieTalk 22:35, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

I See You're Online...

Mind taking a look at Template:Imagedelete and telling me what you think?  Thunderhead  ►  03:00, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Hello Brian. Could you change a headline for me?

You changed the title recently of "Canadian Green Party leader set to challenge Mackay for seat". Could you please change it again and replace "Mackay" with "MacKay". I forgot to capitalize the "K" and I don't know how to change a headline. Cheers, Jcart1534 10:49, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

pov is your thing?

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/International/story?id=2979056&page=1

international 01:19, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Image:Clark-Bush.jpg

Can you please include a source, or explain futhuir where you obtained it from? Bawolff 23:37, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

thanks

hoping it helps move the disc. to someplace useful. –Doldrums(talk) 16:23, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Wikinews:Image use policy/Poll

Would you take a moment to vote on our image policy poll here. Thanks. FellowWikiNewsie 21:43, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

3RR

You broke the 3RR and i advise you to block youself and ask for 'pardon' on [1] international 07:06, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

He actually didn't. He was at exactly 3. DragonFire1024 07:25, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
As my edit summary carely said, I was on 3. I did not break 3. I still am unhappy with that pov. Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 08:26, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
Two admin that dont understand 3RR alt cant count. The first of Brians removal of quotationsmark is a revert to. But as Brian now taged article pov its serious. I take it to admin alert. international 08:56, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, i was wrong. Brian introdused the "". Not reverted Doldrum. only 3 reverts befor the povtaging. Thats on the otherhand is a consiously breake of 3RR so we are back on 3RR violation. international 09:22, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
Adding the tag is a separate edit from the previous 3edit. DragonFire1024 09:24, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
As I see you worked out, I wasn't calling you hotheaded. As you'll see on the article comments page I felt the pardon was that, a "pardon". However using the quotation marks as such makes it an editorial comment that expresses an opinion that the pardon was unneeded. --Brian McNeil / talk 13:30, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Fuck you!

No, sorry. Its better if the, by you so lovely called, "ragheads" fuck you.

No, wrong again. You had the cute ide of sinking iranian ships and start war and bomb iran. Some iranian should in the war kill your family and friends and pets and all you hold dearly.

Then they can fuck you. contemptfully.

international 14:27, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

SHUT UP YOU FOOL. Sonicthehedgehog9000 (talk) 00:30, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Lese Majeste

heh. –Doldrums(talk) 08:02, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Re: Iraq article

absolutely :) –Doldrums(talk) 13:53, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Hey brian (are you on wikipedia by any chance)

If there are any landmarks, or anyything interesting on the commons of NZ, I would love to include it (yes, it is the sky news soundtrack) NZ and antarctica are the only missing places from the opener!

thanks for the link

--Symode09 08:13, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Theme Song

I'm not a big fan of the theme song, I don't know what others think but it doesn't sound "newsy" That cannot be compared to the NBC or Sky news theme song which is used for many networks (sky news uk, Au, NZ, channel 7 (australia) etc)

--Symode09 08:16, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

I'm a student so, I can go and see if womeone at school can put something together - we have quite a few compluting labs with acid installed so, heaps o people I know could compose something. I can't be bothered doing it myself - mabye if we play the current theme song backwards? :P

--Symode09 08:23, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

The world through 4:3 or 16:9 eyes?

should it be in widescreen? I far prefer widescreen. Are there any objections?

--Symode09 08:47, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Video Wikinews

Hey Brian,

I see you are interested in the video wikinews. You might want to "enlist" with us.

thanx :P

Symode09 14:11, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

RE:WM AU

I have no idea what is happening with Wikimedia Australia, sort of disappointing really. How is WMNZ going? - Cartman02au (Talk)(AU Portal) 03:04, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

It makes more sense now! I would of liked to of had WMAU off the ground 12 months ago, but alas these things dont always go to plan - Cartman02au (Talk)(AU Portal) 00:15, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Glad to of been of use LOL - Cartman02au (Talk)(AU Portal) 11:44, 12 April 2007 (UTC)


Debatepedia.org launch press release - "the Wikipedia of debate"

Thought you might be interested in this as a reporter for Wikinews.

For Immediate Release The International Debate Education Association Launches Debatepedia.org

                          Debatepedia calls on citizens to take a stand as 
                                  editors on the “Wikipedia of debate”

Main Page: http://wiki.idebate.org/index.php/Welcome_to_Debatepedia%21

NEW YORK, NY (October 12, 2007) – The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) announced today its launch of Debatepedia.org, a wiki with the ambitious mission of becoming the world’s "Wikipedia of debate and reason". On Debatepedia, at www.idebate.org, people can help edit and co-create an encyclopedia of debates by adding pro and con arguments and compiling bodies of supporting evidence within a unique pro/con “logic tree” structure. Debatepedia is also a place for documenting the positions of leaders and organizations. The potential range of debates on Debatepedia is limitless and includes topics that are international, national, and local in scope. It also intends to offer different language versions. Its ambitious mission will have a major impact on the way citizens engage in pressing debates, draw personal conclusions, and even influence their representatives and leaders.

Debatepedia is the product of over a year-and-a-half of work by a dedicated team of individuals. It was founded by Georgetown students and alumni in the Winter of 2006, who then outsourced a software project to India in the Spring and Summer of 2007, creating software that enables users to easily use and manipulate the original and essential “logic-tree” pro/con structure of debates. Debatepedia merged with IDEA in the summer of 2007, joining a talented international team, and benefiting from the migration of roughly 500 refined debate articles from IDEA’s existing Debatabase (the product of over 8 years of work). The merger of these teams under the umbrella of IDEA and its network has made the new Debatepedia into a powerful force of effort, vision, and potential.

With Debatepedia’s launch, the focus moves to building a vibrant wiki community of volunteer editors. Like Wikipedia, such a community is fundamental to its mission. Debatepedia’s launch is a call to debaters, students, experts, and citizens to register on Debatepedia and become active editors and members of its community. It encourages editors to engage for personal reasons in the issues they care most about, using Debatepedia as a tool to gather and weigh pros and cons, and back up the positions they take. For debaters, its the ultimate forum for gathering and depositing evidence.

Debatepedia founder and chief editor Brooks Lindsay says, “I am incredibly lucky to be the chief editor of Debatepedia because the process and structure pushes me to read widely on the most important issues of the day, inquire in areas of uncertainty, gather and organize arguments, deliberate on them, and determine where I stand. It’s the ultimate personal philosophical tool, and a great tool for debaters.”

In the coming year, Debatepedia’s focus is squarely on the hottest debates in the world today. For those living in or interested in the United States, it will be featuring roughly 50 essential debates that surround the 2008 US presidential and congressional elections.


Press Contact: Brooks Lindsay Founder and chief editor of Debatepedia, President of Debatemedia, Inc. (Phone) 206-406-7558, (Email) brooks@debatepedia.org. Based in Washington, DC.


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big bold change to main stylesheet[2]

It didn't work (I'm assuming it didn't, it shouldn't have) because @import rules have to be the first rule in the css file (well almost. Some things (like @charset) precede it, but you're probably never going to use them, so for our purposes @import has to be first). Happy editing. Bawolff 02:23, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

one box javascript is now active on site

See User_talk:Brianmc#javascript_.28Only_open_one_dynamic_box.29. Bawolff 01:01, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

3RR

I assume that you don't have to be told that you are approaching the WN:3RR on the main page...--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 22:34, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

NZ article needs background

Care to add it? New Zealand newspaper poll projects majority for National Party. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 15:37, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

tips

I am new to Wikinews and I wish to know what is right and what is not right—Hedgehog 02:34, 29 May 2007 (UTC)Hedgehog

Blog discussion

Wikinews:Water_cooler/miscellaneous#Content_of_Wikinewsreports_blog: please join in on the discussion.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 08:39, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Series of earthquakes hit Taiwan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Indonesia

*can we get the [[Category:Indonesia]] added back into the article if possible? (:O) -Nima Baghaei talk · cont · email 23:33, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Archiving and late edits

You missed this, the article was dated 22nd but at the end it said when the strike finished on the 25th. --Brian McNeil / talk 07:57, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Block of User:CommonsDelinker

Could I ask that you consider unblocking CommonsDelinker? I'm afraid I don't understand the justification for blocking it. Whilst it has not received local permission, its actions are, forgetting any mistakes Commons admins make, entirely helpful to this project and received a great deal of support on a cross-wiki basis at Meta:Requests for permissions/CommonsDelinker.

I understand there is an ongoing discussion at Wikinews:Bots but as no major concerns have been raised I would suggest it is appropriate to allow the bot to run until such time as the community decides otherwise.

Perhaps if you feel it inappropriate to unblock this bot, could you clarify your reasons for blocking it. Thanks. Adambro 16:26, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

ArchiveBot

Please see Wikinews:Bots#Request_for_ArchiveBot. I have changed the proposal for ArchiveBot, detailed under the Important Note section. Please revote under that section if you still approve of this bot. --Skenmy(tcwi) 11:53, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

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June 11, 2007 The Wikinews Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 2

Editor's note Board elections turn political; Wikinews has candidate
Wikinews gets own OTRS queue Administrators and accreditations: June 11 - June 26
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--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 09:08, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Writing contest

Hi Brian, it's Brian here. ;-)

Would you be interested in being a judge on the contest I'm trying to set up? Or are you secretly planning to set up Team NZ and deny any upstarts the prizes? --Brian McNeil / talk 21:34, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

NewsTin for WikiNews Journalists

Hi Brian, I am a Product Manager at NewsTin. We are developing a multilingual news aggregation service and would be happy to offer it to WikiNews authors. It has some useful topic categorization features that could be used for news writing, in particular the information gathering stage. I was thinking of placing a link for NewsTin on the Global Networking page. What do you think? David Canek 13:35, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

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Editor's note Wikinews popularity soars as result of Wikinews investigation
July 1 Mass Image Deletion Administrators and accreditations: June 27 - July 3
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Delivered by your friendly neighboorood Thunderhead 08:50, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Election Regulations - Nomination Stage

  • Self-nominations are not allowed. Any self-nominations should be immediatly removed, and the user contacted on thier talk page.
  • Nominators must have 250 edits in the Main namespace by July 1, 2007 and nominator's account must have made it's first edit (in any namespace) by June 1, 2007. Please use this tool when checking edit counts.
  • Nominees do not have to meet a criteria to be nominated.

This friendly reminder brought to you by Thunderhead 23:06, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: ArbCom nominations

Yes, sorry for being such a glutton on the nominations page... feel free to co-nominate: I haven't read that there's a rule against that :-). --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 11:58, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

I believe that would be endorsing a nomination, nothing in the rules against that. Apparently the recent board elections are the only ones where Jimbo hasn't nominated/expressed a preference for candidate(s). --Brian McNeil / talk 12:13, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Blog style

Hi Brian,

on IRC they said you have access to the wikinews.blogspot.com blog, could you email me the template so the wikinewsreports-blog looks the same?

thanks, --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 12:48, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Co-Nomination of Nzgabriel

I removed your co-nomination of Nzgabriel, as this creates a conflict of interest. Thanks :) Thunderhead - (talk) 08:15, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

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July 19, 2007 The Wikinews Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 4

Editor's note Board Elections: Möller, Walsh retain seats; Brioschi elected
Arbitration Committee election enters voting phase Administrators and accreditations: June 27 - July 3
Blog activity: July 4 - July 19 Featured content: June 27 - July 3
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Thunderhead - (talk) 21:58, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

OTRS templates for wikinews

Hi. Thank you for creating these templates. I have added them. I made some minor changes. guillom 15:11, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Congrats!

Congratulations on becoming a boldified bureaucrat! Thunderhead - (talk) 01:38, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Ditto. :) Daniel 06:13, 22 July 2007 (UTC)
Thank You. :) Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 06:37, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Change to numbers

Hi Brian NZ, on WN:ACE 07 you changed the bullets to numbers. I guess it was for quick way to count the votes, but it didn't really work since the numbering restarts at each of the striken votes. --SVTCobra 23:40, 26 July 2007 (UTC)


Usurp request

Hello, there. I've placed a username change request (more accurately, a request to usurp an existing, unused username) at Wikinews:Changing_username, and it is requested on that page that I also mention this on the talk page for each bureaucrat. Thank you, in advance, for your assistance.   user:justen    talk   07:40, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

I hadn't even finished posting the request to all the bureaucrat's pages yet! Shamefully slow over here at Wikinews. ;) Thank you, very much. Doppelgänger created, as well.   user:j    talk   07:48, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

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August 1, 2007 The Wikinews Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 4

Editor's note Wikimania: 2 Wikinews editors will attend
Arbitration Committee election results announced Administrators and accreditations: June 27 - July 3
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Issue VI - August 12, 2007
Administrators and Accredidations

This week, no users recieved admin status from the community. There are no ongoing RFAs or RFBs.

Featured Articles and Images
Exclusive Interview with Tony Benn

This week, Wikinews editor Brianmc got an interview with British politican, Tony Benn. Benn, 82, was also formerly the Secretary for Energy under UK PM James Callahan and Harold Wilson. The interview, which is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.5, can be found here. There is also an audio interview available at this image page in .OGG format.

Blog Activity

This week, several new articles appeared on the Wikinews Reports blog: "Home video catches alleged UFOs in Haiti", "Encyclopædia Britannica reaches Wikipedia's main page", and two articles under the heading "Wikinews reports from Wikimania 2007".

About the Wikinews Bulletin

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From the Editors

Welcome to the latest edition of the Wikinews Bulletin! This week, you may have noticed a slight change in the design. This was because I felt that as a different project, Wikinews should not copy the Wikipedia Signpost. If you disagree, be bold and make your opinion known on the talk page.
Thunderhead - (talk) 00:14, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

IRC Discussion
  • This fortnight, not much happened on IRC. There was a debate among DragonFire1024 and Wikimedia Foundaton intern Mike H., but that was about it.
Wikimedia News (From Meta)
  • The Polish Wikipedia on DVD has finally been released and is available for purchase in shops in Poland as well as online. The release contains 239 000 articles, 59 000 images and the dedicated Java software WikiMiner. The DVD costs 39 PLN (~ 10 EUR, $14). Soon the 8 GB image of the DVD will be available for download as well.

Wikinews:Arbitration Committee/CheckUser and oversight requests

There are two requests in relation to CheckUser and oversight which require the approval of the Arbitration Committee before they are presented to Wikimedia stewards for action to be taken. I would ask you to review these two requests:

  1. User:Brianmc has recently been elected to the committee and requests CheckUser and oversight
  2. User:Chiacomo hasn't been re-elected and has been inactive on the project since March, User:Adambro has suggested his privileges are revoked.

I would appreciate your input, as a member of ARBCOM which I understand has the final say on whether a user has these rights, on these two requests. Adambro 14:12, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Thank you!

MessedRocker (talk) 07:20, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Portal:Football

I registered today because I saw that Portal:Football was very out of date. I have written a few articles so far today and will do every day to keep this updated. I was thinking of an idea though but I wanted to ask a sysop first.

Could we 'employ' users to be football writers for their team. So if this goes ahead there would be a group of users per team who will write up the latest news and match reports for Wikinews. The team links would be Portal:Football/LeagueName/ClubName. So for Celtic it'd be Portal:Football/SPL/Celtic. If you go to Portal:Football you will see that the fixture list has been updated, the featured results has been updated and that I am going to start a major revamp of Portal:Football. I am going to ask Dark Squall to help me as most of his contributions are football related topics.

Thanks. Please send your comments to me ASAP. Celticfan383 01:05, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

First steps

Hi Brian,

I wrote my first news article here : Iran unveils part of its nuclear program. And I'd like you to have a look at it. My journalistic english might not be so good, so the article may require a little cleanup. Thanks for your help. Fabienkhan 09:55, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Rename for StandingsBot

Would like a rename to User:SportsBot please! Thanks in advance, —Zachary talk 08:52, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin: September 1, 2007

 
Issue VII - September 1, 2007
Administrators and Accredidations
Featured Articles and News In Pictures
 
Ségolène Royal during her meeting in Toulouse on April 19, 2007 for the 2007 French presidential elections.
Original reporting

Since our last edition, 18 articles have claimed original reporting. Some highlights:

Several others wrote stories based on television sources. The Wikinews Reports blog activity was mostly related to some of these stories. You can ask any of the blog authors if you want to help out on the blog.

Editor's note

Summer's over, and contributions seem to have increased a bit lately. I'd like to thank and welcome some of our newest community members for that: be sure to make Eric Wester, TheFearow, Theory, LaraLove, ISD and others feel most welcome! --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 22:32, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Site activity
  • Wikinews is approaching 10'000 articles. Spread the word!
  • A Wikinews:World News Quiz has been set up after the Quiz extension was added to our MediaWiki repertoire. Users who take the quiz are invited to post their scores on the talk page.
  • Substantial changes have been made to the main page recently. TheFearow has implemented a dynamic news ticker - see Wikinews:Ticker for information and the template at Template:Ticker. Currently only available for almost every browser that isn't IE. IlyaHaykinson added the Template:Lead article with large image to the main page, which is currently the subject of a poll. A complete main page redesign is also being discussed.
  • User:Cspurrier has kicked off an ongoing mailing list discussion on the topic of setting up some kind of official organisation to issue press cards and support our off-site activities, like a Wikinews Chapter.
IRC activity
  • Some of the IRC topics include slow server activity, tinyurl's, the nearing of the 10'000th article on Wikinews, ... (add more here if you know more...)
Wikimedia News
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The Wikinews Bulletin is a free internal newsletter for members of the Wikinews community. The newsletter is "staffed" by several editors, who produce the (more or less) fortnightly publication. Don't hesitate to join our team, or leave us a tip. The publication has produced seven issues.

--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 23:04, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Unusual request

Just FYI, I'm cross-posting this to Brianmc's talk page as well. Hope you two don't mind.

I need help convincing User:Edbrown05 that he can trust me. He's convinced that I'm a liar, and that I want to use his sockpuppet accounts myself. Ignoring the latter, I'd like your help doing a CheckUser on me. I've already posted the request to WN:CU. To re-iterate what I wrote there, I'm not concerned about my privacy. If I were afraid of people being able to identify my IP addresses, I'd edit through Tor. :)

Thanks for any help you can provide. irid:t 05:15, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

If it's not too much of a hassle, could you also include all of the IPs I've edited from? Or is that information not available? Effectively, I'm trying to prove that I have not edited in any misleading way. Thanks for the checkuser in either case. :) irid:t 05:56, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

User:Gwyndon

"Been bold and approving it. I feel that many of the the !oppose votes are non-votes. And should not count."

I'm afraid I'm not happy that the result of this should be approve Admittedly, I was one of the people who votes oppose so could be seen to have a conflict of interest. I count two support votes and two oppose votes and I don't understand on what basis you have decided not to take the oppose votes into consideration. I would appreciate you taking the time to explain the reasoning for your decision. Thanks. Adambro 15:47, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

I too object to this, for the same reasons. For me, it is too early to give this user accreditation. Please reconsider your action. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 21:44, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
Personally, I'm glad that you have been bold and approved it. I'll try to do my best so that you'll not regret this decision. I'll contact you separately about the pass question. --Gwyndon 21:13, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
There's bold and then there is too bold. Any decision to approve an accreditation request should reflect consensus, I'm not convinced this is the case here. Whilst I am sure Gwyndon will do his best not to disappoint, I don't however feel the accrediation request should have been granted just yet due to the lack of contributions for the community to study to aid them make their decision. Adambro 11:44, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

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New to Wikinews

Hi, I'm new here. I have this Idea for a story to cover but I'm dunno if I can. Richardkselby 03:08, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your help!

Best regards and greatings from Munich, Germany
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Deletion request

Hi Brian, you closed this DR but did not delete the items up for deletion. Personally, I did not feel enough people had weighed in on this, but either the items should be deleted or the request reopened. Cheers, --SVTCobra 12:00, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

Category:New religious movements

I was unaware of the deletion discussion about this category, and no one notified me of it. Is there a way this can be restored? The category is used on Wikipedia and other projects, and has been used on Wikipedia for quite some time now and is stable over there. Wilhelm 17:57, 24 December 2007 (UTC).

My RfA

Many thanks for that. I'm fairly used to the boring nature of admin tasks from Wikipedia, so I daresay I'll cope ok. ;) See you around on-wiki! Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 15:44, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

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