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-- 22:51, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Please use {{source}} to list sources at Former Egyptian PM Hosni Mubarak to face trial Thank you! edit

Your article edit

I think you may have been confused by the moves/deletions with respect to your article. Don't worry; it is quite safe and is, in fact, quite good and has been published here: Australia, Malaysia closing in on refugee agreement. Thanks for writing it! Out of interest, are you a University of Wollongong student? Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 14:57, 7 May 2011 (UTC)Reply

to blood red sandman edit

yes! i am a wollongong uni student!!

  :) :) :)

so far i've made 3 contributions so i'm feeling very proud! attempting to post news stories is getting quite addictive!


to brian edit

ok will do :)

my tutor david said you are the 'go to' man for any questions or comments we wish to make on our submissions. i hope all our articles are to a high calibre. i've really gained respect for the articles allowed to be published here because i know they've gone through rigorous reviews.

Source template edit

Hi Dalia,

I started to look at your Egypt story, but I couldn't open any of your sources. Confused, I went into the code and found out you were putting a "}" at the end of the URLs, which messed up the target page. The last citation didn't have all the right source template parts. This is normal when first starting out. The source template puts all the parts together in the same format everytime! So it's important just to get the parts and what goes there right. Here's the code for you to get a better look at the parts: Template:Source

Good luck, Crtew (talk) 03:20, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply


I looked at your piece again and I found some promising points and some problems. Can you fix the problems? This is an important story. I actually thought of doing it myself on Sunday night. But I would like to see you publish it before it grows stale. Crtew (talk) 05:14, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply

ok! :) edit

is it possible that someone ammended my terrible citations ?

when i went back in to edit the hyperlinks the } symbol after my links was gone and all the citations looked perfect! if so thankyou mysterious wikinews editor! is it ok to publish now?

Fixed Crtew (talk) 16:18, 25 April 2012 (UTC)Reply

I went ahead and updated the story and submitted it before it went stale. The first thing I did was to update it since the last edit. Second, I reordered the information for flow and evidence. Third, I balanced it between Egypt and Israel for neutrality. Fourth, I brought in evidence for any type of assertion. Finally, I placed wikilinks, included the Egypt infobox and selected categories. The article was published as Egypt cancels 15 year gas supply contract to Israel. Cheers, Crtew (talk) 16:18, 25 April 2012 (UTC)Reply

Accreditation request edit

I've left some comments, and some questions for you, on your accreditation request page. --Pi zero (talk) 01:52, 30 April 2012 (UTC)Reply

....and here we are. edit

On April 25th, you asked for accreditation. Since that date, you've made no edits, no contributions to the project.....nothing. I'm not being snitty here.....please hear me. This project is about people giving to the project......not just taking. Accreditation is serious; as I said, you can do MOUNTAINS of reporting (including OR), without a shred of accreditation, but I'm unable to see that you've contributed in any way whatsoever after requesting that credential. Please don't go away mad, and MORE IMPORTANTLY, please don't go away. Contribute, write, edit, opine as thou wilt, but please: do something. Bddpaux (talk) 17:19, 22 May 2012 (UTC)Reply

sorry! edit

I've been up to my ears with Uni work (graduating next month and the final exam revision for my subjects are coming in thick and fast!) and have been working casually almost every day. not that thats an excuse but i think my request for accreditation may have been a bit over presumptious of me at this busy point in time. feel free to remove it. hopefully after graduation i'll get back on here and renew my love of journalism again. i don't really need to be an accreditor - i'm happy to write for the love of writing and leave the editing to you good sirs and madams. thanku for the care and concern! x dalia098