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Feel free to ask me or anybody else any questions you might have. Feel free to join us on IRC (chat) at irc://irc.freenode.net/wikinews (currently need an IRC client, working on getting the web interface back). Happy editing. Bawolff ☺☻ 21:49, 2 January 2006 (UTC)Reply

Please tell me if you found this greeting clear, and easy to understand, as I'm trying to make it better. Bawolff ☺☻ 21:49, 2 January 2006 (UTC)Reply

Hi Bawolff,

I hope this gets to you??? Your help will be much appreciated as I sort out how to do this.

I'm on Firefox and don't have IRC installed.

Thank you, Easy

Sorry I took so long to respond. I've been busy and havn't been patrolling RC recently. An easy way to get irc on firefox is get the chatzilla [1] Its an extention and is very easy (its what I use) You could also use the web interface, which is now online (click real-time chat at the top). Welcome to wikinews. Let me know if theres anything else I could help you with. (responding to image further down the page). Bawolff ☺☻  00:02, 6 January 2006 (UTC)Reply
Nevermind, I'll respond here. The images unfourtanatly are not okay :(. We're not allowed to use images from competing news organizations. We have no deal with Aljazera. See Wikinews:Fair use and Commons:Licensing. Bawolff ☺☻  00:11, 6 January 2006 (UTC)Reply
Nevermind I lie. Only one of your images was not ok. the other one was fair use so it had to be uploaded here instead of commons (for political reasons) (I transfered it) Great work and welcome to wikinews. Happy editing! Bawolff ☺☻  00:31, 6 January 2006 (UTC)Reply

This article looks really cluttered with three graphics on it, personally I always try to avoid or minimalise any encroachment on the sources area with graphics or infoboxes. Can you pick one to drop and clean it up a bit? Brian McNeil / talk 16:51, 3 January 2006 (UTC)Reply

Sorry for the clutter. I find 'useful' photos often as relevant as the article. Would smalleer size work better? say 100 pixels? The map is for location and small size is fine so someone can click to enlarge and see a bit more of the lay of the land. I'll move the map up so it is out of the sources area - thanks for letting me know about this form of presentation.

I'm not sure if the first two photos are considered 'public' or not so they both may go soon. I need help sorting that out too.

Also how can the title be adjusted?? It would be shorter and read better and hopefully not loos meaning by making programs plural and remove 'funding': Bolivian President-Elect takes 50% pay cut to aid social programs

I hope to hear back soon from you or someone else about the above. I'm not sure how the communication works, how to contact others etc - yet.

Your help is much appreciated. Thank you.

To respond to someone, you need to write on their talk page, I have a link in my ~~~~ signature (you should put that at the end of all entries on talk pages). Can you detail where the pictures came from on the talk page, or image pages, then someone better versed in copyright than me can give you an opinion.
My main issue is that, for an article of this length, you really can't fit in more than two images. I liked the map, and had resized it as I prefer to make things legible enough that people don't go clicking off to an image that there's no easy way back from. How many images looks good is a personal opinion thing, but if you can keep them from interfering with the sources section it'll probably look a lot better. Brian McNeil / talk 17:20, 3 January 2006 (UTC)Reply

The article looks a lot better now, but if you picked up those pictures off of Reuters and Aljazeera then you're probably violating copyright by using them. If you want to set up a custom signature, that's under "preferences" at the top of the page, and you'll probably be best looking it up on Wikipedia to find out a bit more about that. The code for my signature, in the Nickname field on preferences is, [[User:Brianmc|''Brian McNeil'']] / <sup>[[User talk:Brianmc|''talk'']]</sup> and I have the raw signatures checkbox set.

As to where to respond to people, it depends. Some people will respond on their own talk page, leaving you to look at your contributions or watching their user page to see if they've responded. Others make life easier and respond on your talk page, there's basically no hard-and-fast rule for it - just don't edit other people's comments.

Renaming an article may only be done by people who have accounts (that includes you). The link is at the top of the page, labelled rename, just click on it and you'll be presented with a chance to change the name and explain why. What you have to watch is if the article is being renamed for a second or subsequent time. The old title you're renaming from will be correctly set up as a redirect to your new name, but older names for the article will need manually changed to redirect to the latest title. That might take a bit of practice, and it more likely to encourage you to think carefully when naming articles. :) Brian McNeil / talk 19:36, 3 January 2006 (UTC)Reply

It's easy for me to respond here now you've got the cute little link to talk in your signature. The pictures will be picked up by someone on commons and looked at, if your username is attached they should get back to you here. Looks to me like you're getting the hang of Wikinews quite well, glad to have another enthusiastic contributor. :-) Brian McNeil / talk 21:09, 4 January 2006 (UTC)Reply

I just checked, the article is currently published. I didn't investigate when that was done. Brian McNeil / talk 13:44, 10 January 2006 (UTC)Reply



Thats hard. I'm probally not the person you should ask. you might be intreasted in [2] . you could also use the advanced search in google to serach for cc content (but thats web search only, not images). I'm really not the person to ask. Another place is http://creativecommons.org/image/ . Just make sure to check, I want to use this photo comercially. You should really ask someone else who knows more then me though. See also Wikipedia:Images#Obtaining_images Wikipedia:Finding_images_tutorial Commons:Image. Bawolff ☺☻  21:05, 8 January 2006 (UTC)Reply

http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons Bawolff ☺☻  21:05, 8 January 2006 (UTC)Reply
Also read Wikinews:Fair use. Wikinews:Image use policy, Commons:Licensing . Bawolff ☺☻  21:08, 8 January 2006 (UTC)Reply