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Welcome to the first edition of this fortnightly Community Newsletter! If you have comments, please voice them. If you no longer wish to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe. If you have news for the next edition, please submit it here.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 00:30, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

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Doing not too bad on the edit count there, prompted me to look at mine and I've finally passed Amgine. --Brian McNeil / talk 19:17, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. It'll probably be a long way till I get close to your edits! FellowWikiNews (W) 20:26, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Your Wiki Check

Thunderhead                                                        January 16, 2007
123 Wikinews Ave.
Wikiwiki, WN 94541

PAY TO THE ORDER OF '''FellowWikiNews'''                           $1,000.00

IN THE AMOUNT OF '''One thousand dollars and 00/00 cents'''

Memo: '''©opyVio'''                           X ~~~~

Thunderhead - (talk) Congrajulations to Kat! 09:39, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

Audio Wikinews

Looking forward to hearing you upload, if I can help let me know.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 13:41, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

I can't seem to open your upload using the Java Player...--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 16:59, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
I made a couple of mistakes in the recording. Does that mean I should re-record it? FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 20:51, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
No, I make mistakes all the time because I'm not a native speaker... you can still link it, but if you don't want to you should remove it from the Audio Wikinews page. I could listen to it if you still doubt :-).--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 19:06, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
I will remove it from the AW page. FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 23:49, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
Too bad...--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 17:55, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Greenville Arson Article

Thanks for your review on this article. This is my first article on Wikinews and I was surprised to see it make it through so quickly with a minimal of editing. Thanks again! Rob 02:37, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome! FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 23:53, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Image:Burlington riding map.jpg

Had incorrect copyright data. It should have been Crown copyright. (Canadian government, unlike the USA (which kinda sucks as its the one sane thing they do) doesn't release everything under the sun into PD). Bawolff 00:49, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

I copyied the source info from Wikipedia. I guess they will have to change it to Crown copyright too. FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 01:27, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Image:Santa arrest.JPG

I'm assuming this came from somewhere in uncyclopedia, but the image at wikinews doesn't have any source, and breaking news doesn't apply to non-article images, So it might have to be deleted unless it gets a source+copyright Bawolff 03:29, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

I found the source but I'm not sure about the copyright :( Please help... FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 17:01, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

'Bridezilla' YouTube video: fake or real?

The little bit of heat you're taking on this story sort of begs the question of what protocal will be observed in making decisions about what remains and the MainPage, and what does not, when and if the story count gets so large that the MainPage can't encompass it. -Edbrown05 06:47, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Youtube article

You screwed nothing up on Wikinews...It was just an article. Not a big deal. I am not gonig to hold it agianst you at all. DragonFire1024 22:34, 1 February 2007 (UTC)


Relax on the "wiggy" article, I can see you want rid of it but that isn't going to happen in a hurry due to wiki-inertia. The way the article was worded worked, most people took the time to check the video link, it was just watching that stupid tart giving herself a DIY haircut that made us all want to delete her with prejudice. --Brian McNeil / talk 22:47, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

Seriously, since there has been a lot of complaints on the talk page the article should be deleted. FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 23:18, 1 February 2007 (UTC)
Don't beat yourself up! I've had a load of articles deleted for copyvio in my early days as a Wikinewsie. I think what people were trying to say was that it seemed like advertising. It was still written fine, though! --Thunderhead - (talk) 03:42, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
Well, thanks... FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 20:26, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
just wanted to add to the chorus of don't worry too much about it. you did nothing wrong, sometimes differences of opinion happen. Bawolff 03:28, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
Yes, I understand that. Also, I think the article is fine now after I fixed it. FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 03:29, 3 February 2007 (UTC)


Do you really get paid? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Club2007 (talkcontribs) Thunderhead

No, I just gave that to him as a joke, because I used his userpage design on my own. --Thunderhead - (talk) 19:14, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Lol. But I would really love to get paid! Especially from Thunderhead: the userpage copyright violator! FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 19:36, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
Shhh! It's a derivative work. ;-) --Brian McNeil / talk 19:50, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
Lol. Actually, I like that he copyied my user page. It feels good :) But that does not mean that he can copy it, etc... FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 19:54, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
Well, unless I misread our license, I have the legal right to copy it :P -- 20:12, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
That was me unlogged. Sorry --Thunderhead - (talk) 20:13, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Thank you.

international 22:39, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Superbowl/Super bowl

Should this article be renamed re spelling?? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Markie (talkcontribs) 22:27, 7 February 2007

Yes. I renamed the article to Colts win Super Bowl XLI. The article on Wikipedia uses Super Bowl, not Superbowl. FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 22:34, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
Ok, cheers--Markie 09:33, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Offensive user name

Does the new user:Dickfacejones count as an offensive username suffeictntly for a block??--Markie 22:08, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Yes. FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 22:10, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
I blocked him/her for an expiry time of indefinite. He/she should be able to create an account with a better username, if they want to. FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 22:18, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

thought you might like this

I saw this and I thought you'd like it. Bawolff 05:15, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 22:37, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

template:Canadian news

I modified the whitespace at the bottom. Please feel free to revert me if you liked it better the other way. Bawolff 07:53, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

It looks fine :) I might make a few changes in the future though. FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 22:37, 12 February 2007 (UTC)


yeah sorry i nearly always use welcome as it is the first that comes into my head but i will use hello in the future. thanks for the comment --Markie 20:22, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Romney pic

Thats not an AP photo, its from a press release, the previous photo of the same name was an AP phot, I removed it. Sorry--Elatanatari 18:13, 15 February 2007 (UTC)


Should that perhaps be added to the protected deletions list? Bawolff 23:16, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Well, the above page was only created once along with User talk:FellowWikiNews/Guestbook/w/index.php?title=User:FellowWikiNews/Guestbook/w/index.php and User talk:FellowWikiNews/w/index.php?title=User:FellowWikiNews/w/index.php. The ips that are creating these pages are probably bots. So, yes... In this case I would add them to protected deletions. FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 23:25, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

Join Us On IRC

FWN, would you mind joining us on IRC? --Thunderhead - (talk) 04:04, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. --Thunderhead - (talk) 04:09, 19 February 2007 (UTC)


You become a member of my message board (Link) and you have not posted much... is everything ok? Asher Heimermann 17:09, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Yes. Just a little busy in real life right now, etc. But I will check the forum when I have some time. FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 17:20, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Have you seen this?

Wikinews:Request_an_interview#John_Dunn.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 18:29, 21 February 2007 (UTC)


Funny prank! :) Kamope (talk) 13:16, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. I copied it off the 'pedia :) FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 16:56, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
Also you should see my userpage in Wikipedia. My userpage here redirects there. Kamope (talk) 21:27, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
Cool. Can I add my signatures page to your "Other signature books" list? FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 21:31, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
Of course! --Kamope (talk) 21:36, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 21:38, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
I added my page to the "Other signature books" list! I hope they let me keep it there because all the other ones are from Wikipedia... FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 21:53, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Re: Picture

No problem. I stole it from Wikipedia. Gotta love MediaWiki, eh? --Thunderhead - (talk) 18:09, 25 February 2007 (UTC)'s a global community, you gotta help each other out (especially the N00bs!) :) FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 18:53, 25 February 2007 (UTC)


Need help in understanding why you deleted my discussion article. I placed it in the discussion spot because I thought that is where you can discuss things. Where should it go? thanks Molly Sawyer 16:32, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

I deleted your editorial because talk pages (or discussion pages) are used to contact users, etc. I would recomend that you add your story to User:Molly Sawyer/Opinions or User:Molly Sawyer/Editorials. Thanks and happy editing Wikinews. FellowWikiNews (W) (sign here!) 20:34, 26 February 2007 (UTC)
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