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Radio shak logoEdit
Commons does not allow fair use, or corporate logos. I notice they have already marked this image to be deleted. - Amgine 02:36, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)
- Uhm, no... see, commons.wikimedia.org does not allow the image to be hosted on their system, and all Wikinews images must be hosted on their system. They will delete the image there, and all the links to it from Wikinews will also be broken. If you wish a graphic with your article, you will need to find a different one; a picture you take of a RadioShak sign would be just fine. - Amgine 02:51, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for adding more info to the DST article.
I didn't know that Mexico was on DST. We should have had a story about European DST beginning last week as well. — DV 13:32, 3 Apr 2005 (UTC)
P.S.: The story you submitted, Charlottetown, P.E.I. residents rally to support restaurant, was touching. There's always an interesting story behind every family-run restaurant, so I appreciate that type of reporting on Wikinews. — DV 13:32, 3 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Thanks DoubleBlue... it is dealt with; I believe it was a 24 hr block. - Amgine 00:32, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)
- Nope, I was wrong, 1 week block. - Amgine 00:34, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)
As you have probably noticed, Simeon is intent on competely re-writing almost all the Wikinews namespace articles. I object to this on a number of fronts: there's no consensus for such changes, the pages have existed as they were for a long time which I believe is a sign the community accepts them as they are; the existing pages have all been carefully written and constructed by several editors to be the best they can be; and Simeon's changes are to make them grossly longer and harder to read. And I must be honest - a couple of the pages were written by me. I obviously don't mind people altering them, but I do object to them being destroyed. Dan100 (Talk) 08:33, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Just as a heads up...Edit
Have you had the opportunity to see Wikinews:Story preparation/Results of 2005 British Columbia, Canada General Election ? - Amgine/talk 23:17, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know, and yes I reworded the whole article, and Dan100 obviously violated policy by not getting community consent before deleting an article. NGerda 01:16, May 17, 2005 (UTC)
Doing this liveEdit
I'm looking forward to this. But it might be easier to avoid stepping on each other if we can chat a bit live. If you use the Real-Time Chat link at the top of the pages, you can select the #wikinews-en channel which we can use as the "elections war-room". - Amgine/talk 03:51, 18 May 2005 (UTC)
- <grin> It was loads of fun, and I stayed up much too late. Wish you could have been there, since you did the heavy-lifting work of getting most everything ready!
- There are still a few stories outstanding; Comox for example. And a couple of articles could be spun off, if you feel like taking one on: Gordon Campbell and the liberals ruling with a dramatically smaller majority, the STV has a much larger vote than the ruling party but fails to gain 60%, and Carole James leads a resurgent-but-losing NDP. - Amgine/talk 19:56, 18 May 2005 (UTC)
Andrew, do you have a source for this line: "During the vote, the website (http://www.cbc.ca/) of CBC, a major Canadian television network, was unavailable"? Cheers, DoubleBlue (Talk) 05:13, 22 May 2005 (UTC)
- This was personal observation. The site came up ~5-10 minutes after the Speaker made the deciding vote, and had by then been updated. I do believe that original research is allowed on WikiNews. Andrew pmk 14:23, 22 May 2005 (UTC)
religion and politicsEdit
i created a "church and state" issue section on the politics page, i was searching for related articles. if in considering, this, you still feel it doesn't belong, i won't object to you removing it from the cat. Kevin Baastalk 6 July 2005 02:34 (UTC)
Do you have a shortcut you use to generate your unique signature? Or do you just type it out longhand or copy/paste? --RossKoepke 23:09, 15 July 2005 (UTC)
Thankyou for keeping tonights vandal at bay, you deserve this one.--Ryan524 07:39, 23 July 2005 (UTC)
- No Problem.--Ryan524 07:46, 23 July 2005 (UTC)