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"Oh thank you love, thank you very much, look I'm sorry I forgot to mention you on my Academy award winning speech, but there were so many people to thank love all of whom were much frankly more important than you, so if your calling to complain please leave a message after the beep:"[1]


Thanks for voting on my RfA. If I am granted Administratorship, you can be sure I will not misuse the faith you have in me. PVJ   (Talk) 12:38, 28 May 2006 (UTC)


Thanks very much for sorting my user page out for me, I really appreciate it. I cannot believe that some people will go to such lengths to get admins back for blocking them, ah well... See you around, Rje 23:07, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Cheers & ServusEdit

Finally news from my very own country to read at wikinews-newsbriefs. I´d almost thought, I´m the only Kraut ;-) out here. Ta´n´Tara (Mehr! Mehr! MEHR!) Gumboyaya 21:11, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Survey about WikinewsEdit

Hello Deprifry. A user at de.wikinews has made a survey for a scientific work about Wikinews and professional online journalism. She is still searching for users, who would like to answer the survey (it's in german language). You can find more information here. Thanks and I hope you don't mind that I've spammed your userpage ;) Regards --SonicR 14:14, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

To make things rightEdit

As a part of ArbCom you have selected and approved some users to do CheckUser permissions. This is done without any discussions, nominations or selection by Wikinews community. ArbComs part in this is not stated in any policy on Wikinews and this speedy and unauthoriced process can be seen as instructioncreeping. A fair posision in this case is to accept Wikimedia Foundation demand for allowing CheckUser permissions. It is that ArbCom approve them.

In ArbCom You now have selected these users. That is not a within ArbComs authotity. Whats done is a mistake and can easy be corrected by ArbCom. Declare this decision open and ask the community to select these users. The selection process is a buissnes for the whole Wikinews community and should be done by voting.

I must point to the importance of this. As I wrote in water cooler this can be a first step to make ArbCom to a kind of goverment body and this is not whats decided. I will go so far as to question the status of those of you, that dont work against a community based selection in this case, as elected representative in ArbCom or in worst case raise the question of ArbComs abolishing.

I hope that you solve this problem and make things right and dont put prestige in this in itself small thing. international 22:09, 9 June 2006 (UTC)


Hi, could you delete the picture? Thanks.

Done. --Deprifry|+T+ 10:26, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

how to fix vandalismEdit

of ur user page? just move it back? Doldrums 15:42, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Eh, yeah. Can't believe I've missed my own page :). Anyhow, thanks for all your help. --Deprifry|+T+ 15:46, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
no sweat. looks like u r fighting a lone battle, glad to join in! Doldrums 15:47, 13 June 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for reverting the vandilizim. FellowWikiNews 23:48, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

image copyrightEdit

hi, can u check whether we can use the pics here for the article "Living fossil" found in Laos. thanks, Doldrums 12:25, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Oh, I don't think so. The photo is by the Associated Press, so it's a clear no-go. The drawing is by a scientist, but was published by the NY Times which may have bought the exclusive rights to it in which case we can't use it either. --Deprifry|+T+ 12:33, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
I e-mailed some people on the FSU website. I don't know when or if they will gety back to me. I would love to assume that when Ohio State University said we could use their images on the asteroid impact in Antarctica article we uploaded them when they said as long as we cite it with: "Courtesy of OSU". I am unsure if we can do the same with FSU...but I e-mailed them. Jason Safoutin 12:41, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
I have received an e-mail from FSU stating that the image on the news article on the FSU website is NOT copyright and in fact is made widely available due to the scientific nature as long as credit to the author is given. I have the e-mail still if anyone wants to see it for verification. Jason Safoutin 13:56, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
Great job. --Deprifry|+T+ 15:12, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

name dropped...Edit

I'm just a spokescritter. I'm talking to press several times a day, which unfortunately eats much of my time. (Sorry about not being active enough here... I have managed to do some cleanup occasionally) - Amgine | talk en.WN 13:16, 17 June 2006 (UTC)


Wanna hear a joke? Wazzawazzawaz 14:35, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

user:Liverpool John Moores University is CommunismEdit

What do you think are the cahances that this is the Communism vandal/is the name alone enough to justify blocking? Bawolff ☺☻  19:53, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

It does indeed seems likely. I had been browsing that same page a few minutes because of the same thought :). Also had the finger on the button, but now it seems odd that he hasn't started vandalising yet if he intends to do so. I'll say wait and see. --Deprifry|+T+ 19:57, 22 June 2006 (UTC)
Thats what I was thinking too. Ussually they waste no time. Maybe I'll put a note on WN:ALERT telling others to keep an eye on him as well. Bawolff ☺☻  20:03, 22 June 2006 (UTC)


fwiw, this user is known to me, and much of her antics is happening over a IM session. u needn't bother much about her edits on my user pages, her edits elsewhere, of course, are open to action. thanks for keeping an eye, and sorry for the bother. Doldrums 12:56, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

OK....If it's alright with you. But since the IP is registered to Microsoft you might want to tell her that vandalising a competitor's website probably reflects very bad on the company. --Deprifry|+T+ 13:10, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
will. thanks again. Doldrums 13:11, 3 July 2006 (UTC)


i've created an image as per Talk:30 dead in Spain metro crash, taking it out of a map publihed on the metro website, can u check it is ok (copyright) to use such an image? (haven't uploaded it yet). Doldrums 13:47, 3 July 2006 (UTC)

While I believe that we could make a pretty good fair use claim if we were to alter and use the map as you described, alteration of copyrighted images is currently forbidden by our fair use policy. So, converting the entire pdf map to a format usable by us, yes. Altering it to point out the location of the crash, probably not. --Deprifry|+T+ 14:16, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
hmmm ... will leave it, then. Doldrums 14:19, 3 July 2006 (UTC)


Sorry about that. Next time I will try FellowWikiNews (W) 23:16, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. No big deal. --Deprifry|+T+ 23:16, 6 July 2006 (UTC)


See [2]. PVJ   (Talk)(Opinions) 17:47, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

MessedRobot bugEdit

A-ha! That's why MessedRobot wouldn't do those articles. Anyways, it's just a pywikipediabot script, and I don't know Python. There's really nothing I can do about it. —this is messedr͏ocker (talk) 19:58, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

RfA :(Edit

Thanks for voting on my RfA. Unfortunately a consensus was not reached. Anyway, thanks for voting. MyName 01:19, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

BTW, this message is the same for everyone :)


since u've caught me on a day spent vandal-reverting, i'll answer yes. :) Doldrums 17:04, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
would also like ur thoughts on this possible replacement for newsroom, workspace & article collaboration, that i'm trying to create. thanks. Doldrums 17:12, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
i thought of merging since there is quite some overlap between all of them (mainly the lists of articles, etc). also, all seem to be somewhat inactive, and i thought merging might improve people's usage of it as well. Doldrums 17:29, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
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