User talk:CGorman/February 2005

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Economy and businessEdit

Hey, i saw your work on Economy and business, and thought it was great. It would be nice if we could get some automagic script working for the market closes, and currencies and whatnot. The bellman 23:07, 3 Feb 2005 (UTC)

well, im moving cities atm, so i dont really have any wikitime, but in a couple of weeks, i might try and look into writing a short perl bot or something. The bellman 21:00, 4 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Great work, CGorman! Very impressed. Thought you might also want to see European Union Rejects Software Patents which is at least as business-related as it is politics... - Amgine 21:06, 4 Feb 2005 (UTC)


Thanks for the work you're doing in keeping the Economy and Business page up-to-date. Good work! Dan100 (Talk) 22:08, 8 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Romanian audiences...Edit

Hey CGorman! Firstly, thanks for restoring the Romania article. Your opinion (and your anger, perhaps) can be justified, all I wanted was a bit of consideration. But, anyway, that's solved now and everything's worked out fine since we now have 2 articles instead of 1, which makes for a better Wikinews! That's the way wiki should work :) I also look forward to working with you in the future (especially since, as I can see from the other comments on your talk page, you're also interested in Economy and Business). Cheers, Ronline 07:06, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)


You might notice that I've added a bit more to the title of the article. This was just to make it clear to anyone who doesn't know who Thorp is (!) that it's a swimming championship, and I put the year in as we can only use each title once and who knows, he might miss the next one too... Dan100 (Talk) 22:08, 16 Feb 2005 (UTC)

It's just occured to me that I think there's a cricketer called Thorpe too, and I think there's a cricket world champioships. Dan100 (Talk) 22:42, 16 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Yeah he we go, w:Graham Thorpe. Putting 'swimming' in the title removes the chance of that confusion I hope :) Dan100 (Talk) 22:45, 16 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Questions on adminshipEdit

Hi, I've asked a few questions for you on your submission for adminship, just to know a little more. Don't be put out; I ask the same of everyone! Dan100 (Talk) 21:30, 17 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Taking a shot at an business articleEdit

...which I'm sure needs copyediting, but I ran out of time to do it. see Greenspan's testimony suggests "more of the same", if you have the time... - Amgine 22:44, 17 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Thanks so much for checking it out! And yes, I saw what you were doing with the Iraqi elections story... Good job! - Amgine 14:40, 18 Feb 2005 (UTC)


Just a note to say that when a news article has a byline, the location is actually where the reporter who filed the story is. As we're more or less re-writing news from other sources, it's quite unusual for one of us to have actually been 'on the ground' for a news story, so it's best just to use the {{date|January 16, 2005}} template, so we don't mislead readers. Dan100 (Talk) 23:45, 17 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Thanks goodness you did the Iraq Assembly story, mind you... :) Dan100 (Talk) 23:46, 17 Feb 2005 (UTC)


I was wondering if you were aware of transclusion? The reason I ask is you seem to be adding the contents of Europe to a number of pages, each of which will now need to be updated for every article. If, on the other hand, you add {{Europe}} to those pages they will have a copy of the Europe page added whenever the page is loaded. (not exactly true, since the cached version might lag a few minutes behind the original Europe page, but we could add a {{refresh}} tag to allow the caches to be easily flushed.)

Anyway, it's a suggestion. - Amgine 22:28, 19 Feb 2005 (UTC)

<chuckles> Yes, I'm find with it. I'm just worried that you won't be able to keep up all those local bureaus. You may wish to hold off on those until we have people working on them. I'm pleased to learn you're in Ireland; we need coverage from there! have you considered a ga.wikinews? - Amgine 22:42, 19 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Romanian BureauEdit

Thanks for setting up the Romanian bureau! Now that the Romanian Wikinews has been launched and is on a good track, I'll have more time to contribute to the English Wikinews - today, there's two new articles. Cheers, Ronline 07:43, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Admin status grantedEdit

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!--Eloquence 07:31, 25 Feb 2005 (UTC)

WooHoo! Congratulations, CGorman! - Amgine 00:45, 26 Feb 2005 (UTC)
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