Amgine - blocked? edit

Amgine is blocked!?!. How did that happen?? Cheers, Ronline 07:31, 11 May 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh wait... I sort of get it now. I shouldn't have unprotected the articles, right? I'll protect them again if Amgine or anyone wants. Sorry, I'm really confused here :) Ronline 07:32, 11 May 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I get it now, about the Amgine blocking. However, about the protecting articles, was it OK for me to re-protect the articles? Are they meant to stay protected? Ronline 07:38, 11 May 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks edit

Just a quick note to say thanks for trying to mediate in IRC last night, in what appears to have been quite difficult circumstances. Dan100 (Talk) 21:51, 11 May 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Dcabrilo/Sandbox edit

Unfortunately you cannot rename your article over Croatian election results, because it isn't a redirect, but you can rename it over Results of 2005 Croatian local government elections, which is a redirect, when you decide to publish it. Uncle G 03:20, 16 May 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Are you sure about the date here? Other sources, including Wikipedia, say July 11. - Borofkin 05:56, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I'm not an admin. Just add {{delete}} to the old version and an admin will delete it. (User:NGerda is around, he can probably do it) - Borofkin 06:01, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Audio Wikinews Scripts edit

You may have seen this on the water cooler, but if not, please see: Wikinews talk:Audio Wikinews#Standardized Scripting for Briefs and Full Reports --Chiacomo (talk) 2 July 2005 05:27 (UTC)

Audio Wikinews edit

I've overhauled it, can you tell me what you think? Dan100 (Talk) 5 July 2005 13:05 (UTC)

Invitation edit

I'd like to say that making another Wikinews edition in the same language is a kind of non-sense. You should join your forces to make the service as good as it is possible, not to divide it into many different versions. The argument that took place won't have ever been if you would make votings for changing everything... but it would require so much time. Greetings from Poland :) Sblive 6 July 2005 06:41 (UTC)

Thanks edit

Thanks for the copyed on the Nigeria story. -- Davodd | Talk 9 July 2005 17:00 (UTC)

And thanks for fixing my headline! I was in such a rush to go and watch telly when writing that, I just came back, looked at the page as it was went "ooohh no!" - typo'ing my own sodding headline, indeed... Dan100 (Talk) 21:30, 28 July 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Note to self edit

Create equivalent to {{UploaderHints}} on 'pedia.

Thanks for your Help edit

Thanks for the assistance with the Anthony Walker story. It's the first story I've ever created on Wikinews, so I definitely needed some help. If you're interested, there is a VfD on a Wikipedia article on Walker that you might want to vote on. DavidConrad 06:45, 1 August 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why not allow a "good news' title? edit

What's up with that? Paulrevere2005 22:34, 2 August 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Well that's an interesting trick- delete a long polished story , to place your own new thing on some breaking story. One glance at my e-mail would have shown no "copyright" problem. And it's been developed for 15 hours. There's no problem that I can see, apart from finding some wiki links to put in the thing- it's sterilized of dreaded POV and original messy links (what original complaint was because I just pasted it over). When I added things I could just study existing html-wiki conventions to copy them- making a new story on a breaking story I didn't have time. Mkham 09:55, 7 August 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Football vs. Soccer edit


I noticed that you moved Igor Novakovic returns to NK Rijeka to Croatian soccer player Igor Novakovic returns from Russia.

It is generally an unwritten rule that we call football (a game in which you kick the ball with a foot most of the time) - football, and that we use "American football" for what Americans call football. There is no policy on this, so you can use either one (though it's probably not a good idea to change from football to soccer, but you didn't do it, so no problems there).

However, reasoning for calling football - football, is that most of the planet calls it that way (e.g. football in the commonwealth, Fußball in German, fudbal in Serbian, футбол in Russian, etc. And we do tend to be an international news source, that happens to be in English :)

Like I said, it's not an official policy, and I don't want to force you into doing anything, but it's just a short FYI. --Dčabrilo 10:23, 21 August 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the comment. The reason for the change is that soccer only has one meaning, while football is ambiguous, and I didn't want to call it "un-American football", LOL. While it's true that only a small fraction of the Earth calls it soccer, it's a fairly large portion of the English speaking world, including the US and Canada, and the English speaking world is the audience here. In the article itself, I used both terms, to make it readable by the widest possible audience. In an unrelated issue, when you only have a Croatian source, this makes it difficult to verify or add to the article, as most of us don't read Croatian. Do you know of a site where we can get a free machine translation to English ? StuRat 10:41, 21 August 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Missing article edit

I tried to publish the article Gastric bypass surgery performed by remote control and it not only didn't publish but also disappeared from "articles under development". Do you know what I did wrong ? StuRat 20:23, 21 August 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A question edit

Hey Dcabrilo, I am relatively new and inexperienced around here, so can you please explain to me what happened to that article (see below), what is its "Wiki state/status" now, compare to previous version (before you shortened it), is it now maybe a so-called W:stub ??

P.S., Regarding your comment, I only wrote the original versions of the: Slovenian alpinist in rescue on Nanga Parbat (older one) and Slovenian alpinist rescued from Himayalan peak (newer one) articles, made first few edits and then others edited it towards final version and I pretty much forgot about it.

regards, Wayfarer-Talk  

on August 26, 2005 at 2:03 GMT

I did link to it in the original comment above, i.e. it's that article about the Tomaž Humar's rescue. However, now I see that you just modified/shortened it to the "original" version, i.e. you just deleted all that new text regarding the Pakistani pilots. You see, I was comparing the two verisons' history and I thought that you totally shortened the article, making it a some kind of stub. It's my bad, sorry.
regards Wayfarer-Talk  
on August 28, 2005 at 1:44 GMT

I want to vote of the deadmin.of MrMiscellaneous issue edit

I'm putting it back,hope you don't mind; I'm sure he'll get through it anyway but I do think the vote should go ahead. Paulrevere2005 05:28, 28 August 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Portal system overhaul edit

You seem like you know what you want, so I'm giving up on working on the currently unusable portal system. Have fun overhauling it! -- NGerda 18:37, August 29, 2005 (UTC)

Screen scraper bot edit

Can we teach the RSS bot to fetch article content? I'd be willing to help if it's written in a programming language I speak. action=render gets HTML without the skin and with absolutified links.--Eloquence 04:30, 27 November 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]