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Accrediated reporterEdit

I have made you an accredited reporter. Please contact Brian to make you an account and email at wikinewsie. Thanks, Computerjoe's talk 15:22, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Great, thanks! –Juliancolton | Talk 16:40, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

Article writing contest - updateEdit

Hi! I noticed that you signed up at User:Tempodivalse/Writing competition to participate in a possible future writing competition. Just as an update, rules and dates for the competition have been agreed upon now and are visible here. Please add your signature to the signup page there if you're still interested in participating. Thanks, Tempodivalse [talk] 15:44, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Your welcomeEdit

Thanks for stopping by. Bit quieter here, isn't it...? Bencherlite (talk) 20:21, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, it's nice to get away from the fast pace at enwiki sometimes. See you around! –Juliancolton | Talk 17:34, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Seahen's request for editor statusEdit

Hi Juliancolton! Regarding the discussion on Seahen's request for editor status, do you think that putting myself up for reconfirmation/recall would resolve the issues brought up? Would such an action even be necessary? Thanks! Benny the mascot (talk) 05:22, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, but I'm not sure why that would be necessary. –Juliancolton | Talk 05:48, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
I might be getting paranoid, but when Dendodge said, "yours should also have been re-opened, in my opinion," I just felt that I have to. Benny the mascot (talk) 12:24, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
I didn't mean you should re-run (I would have supported in the first place if I'd got round to it), but that—for the sake of consistency—single vote requests should be re-opened in the future. Unless you do something terribly wrong, I have no problem with you having the rights, but—as Seahen's proved—this is not always the case. Dendodge T\C 15:41, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

A little help, if you have timeEdit

Hi Julian, I've just taken an excursion onto here from Wikipedia- it's certainly a lot quieter on here! I don't know if you've seen me around but I don't think we've formally "met". I wonder if you could help me out a little? I've just created this but, embarrassingly, there's a typo in the title. How do I move it to a "typo-free" title and how can I get a few more eyes on it? Any help you could extend would be greatly appreciate. Regards, HJMitchell You rang? 14:25, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

(sorry for butting in here, just noticed this in the recent changes and thought I'd try to help) We use the Vector skin for our default, so a couple of key buttons are arranged differently from WP's Monobook. To move a page, go to the bar at the top of the page (where it says Discussion, Edit, etc.) and move your cursor over the arrow, select "Rename" and that should get you to the move page dialogue. also note your account has to be autoconfirmed. Hope this helps, cheers, Tempodivalse [talk] 15:16, 13 December 2009 (UTC)


Hi Julian, just wanted to drop by and say thanks for the support on my RfA (and again for the kind offer to nominate me previously). the wub "?!" 23:45, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Congrats on passing! Good luck. –Juliancolton | Talk 00:44, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Climate contrarians in CopenhagenEdit

Please join the discussion, if you can do it attentively, if you have some free 30 minutes?

I'm just afraid that this novice user Wikiwide, the author of the article, being probably a scientist (you just look at the first version of this article), has a very little understanding of what Wikinews is. And probably has lots of other work to do, is not interested, etc. Even the topic of climate contrarians near UNCCC sounds scientific, doesn't it? I think that if you revive this article, it will be very good

  • for Wikinews,
  • for this user, and
  • for the environment
    • (as some of the "skeptics" or
    • just common diesel car drivers can find this article realistic)

Please be informed that only an experienced Wikinews user can manage with such significant and responsible task. Q/0/k 04:14, 16 December 2009 (UTC)


there is a problem and i need help

Koyoto Massami (talk) 18:34, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

Anything in specific? –Juliancolton | Talk 18:35, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

Today's quizEdit

Hi Julian, due to an unfortunate error in this week's quiz one of the answers was wrong. Just a heads-up, please take a look at Wikinews talk:World News Quiz and adjust your score if necessary. (This might account for the fact that people are getting unusually low scores today.) Sorry. Tempodivalse [talk] 03:16, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

NP, at least I got 1/5 now. ;) –Juliancolton | Talk 03:39, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

Your support for my RFAEdit

I would like to thank you for supporting my successful RFA and for your confidence in me. I look forward to serving further the English Wikinews community in this new capacity. I shall take the new tasks required of an administrator on board step by step and will make the utmost effort to fulfil the role to the best of my abilities. Kind regards Александр Дмитрий (Alexandr Dmitri) (talk) 12:37, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Cool. Good luck! –Juliancolton | Talk 17:45, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

I noticed ...Edit

I noticed you Quick-adding category "Julian Colton (Wikinewsie)" to a story. I have not seen this before. Are you adding this category because you contributed to the article? Is this common practice? I haven't been as active lately as I once was, so I appreciate your response. --SVTCobra 01:57, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

This archived water cooler thread from a few weeks ago might tell you what you want to know. Nice to see you around again, Cobra! :-) Tempodivalse [talk] 02:08, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, Tempo. --SVTCobra 03:00, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
What Tempo said. Also, the categories are hidden, so they don't have an effect on the articles themselves. –Juliancolton | Talk 03:30, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Wikinews writing contest reminderEdit

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Editor statusEdit

Thanks - you'll spot that I've tried out my new powers already! Bencherlite (talk) 17:51, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Ah, cool. :) –Juliancolton | Talk 18:26, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

The Wikinews Writing Contest 2010 NewsletterEdit

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Writing contest newsletter: week 2Edit

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Background on user pageEdit

I really liked the idea of a background image on your page. I hope you don't mind, but can you please help me with the background image that I'm trying to put on my user page? The principle is exactly the same as your user page, although, instead of userboxes, I have written some text. I would like you to help me by spreading the text evenly across the whole image if you can. It would also be nice if you could get rid of that whitespace in the box underneath the picture. Please help me if you can. Thanks, Rayboy8 (my talk) (my contributions) 18:54, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Contest newsletter: weeks 3-4Edit

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I just created Wikinews:Story preparation/82nd Academy Awards and I request u to make some stylistic improvements, additions, subtractions,etc. Thank You --Adi4094 (talk) 05:17, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

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Template:Hurricane 2010 Infobox‎Edit

What's wrong with a Template:Hurricane Infobox‎? That box is only useful for a year. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 20:06, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

They've been used for a while: Template:Hurricane 2009 Infobox, Template:Hurricane 2008 Infobox, etc. –Juliancolton | Talk 23:41, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
Hmmm.... Would make sense to merge them to me, but that's something for the water cooler. Thanx for explaining. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 23:43, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, it might be a good idea to merge them and adjust as necessary every year. I don't mind either way. –Juliancolton | Talk 01:00, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Wikinews Writing Contest NewsletterEdit


http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Comments:Earthquake_in_Kalgoorlie,_Western_Australia - would appreciate your comment or delete as I suspect it is not kosher :( SatuSuro (talk) 04:13, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Blech... I'm not sure I know how to comment properly with liquidthreads, let alone delete things... –Juliancolton | Talk 19:19, 20 April 2010 (UTC)


Heya, you put up Wikinews_interviews_Dr._Phil_Klotzbach_on_upcoming_hurricane_season as a Featured Article Candidate but all candidates have to be archived before it can go to the vote. Seems a bit fussy but it makes sense. I removed the vote from the page. --James Pain (talk) 16:56, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

I thought we never implemented that rule? Thanks for the heads-up, though. –Juliancolton | Talk 23:12, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
I thought so too but the rule is still at the top of the page and noone's questioned it...plus (deploy excuse) I've just come back from a break. I feel so picky now but a rule is a rule and it makes sense. I don't dis-like it to the extent to bring it up as a topic of discussion but anyway, sorry. --James Pain (talk) 23:19, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, I see that now. Oh well, I'll just re-add it in a few days if that's acceptable. Cheers, –Juliancolton | Talk 02:26, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
Just to note, said article has been archived, you can safely renominate it methinks. Tempodivalse [talk] 17:53, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
I think so :) --Diego Grez return fire 17:54, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Resigning adminshipEdit

:-( Are you resigning your adminship? If so, then I wish you luck in whatever lies ahead for you in the future. Cheers. Benny the mascot (talk) 13:24, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Oh, no. *facepalm* This is terrible, another user leaving as a result of the Matthew Edwards mess. I'm sorry to see you go, Julian; it was a pleasure knowing you. I wish you good luck in your future endeavours :-) Tempodivalse [talk] 13:27, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Certificate of participationEdit



Certificate of Participation

This certifies that Juliancolton participated in the May 2010 writing contest, writing 1 articles for 19 points in the course of the competition. Good work.

Re: Sysop flagEdit

That should be just fine. You only have to re-run if you resigned "under a cloud". I'll restore your flag in a few minutes. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 20:28, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

  • Much appreciated! Look forward to working with you and everyone once again. –Juliancolton | Talk 22:49, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Thanks, good to see you around! –Juliancolton | Talk 14:56, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
Welcome back! :) Gopher65talk 17:39, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
Glad to be back. :) –Juliancolton | Talk 21:00, 7 January 2011 (UTC)


I nominated you for removal of your reviewer bit, as it appears you've fallen away, but I should've contacted you here on your talk page first. So, you still reviewing? Bddpaux (talk) 20:53, 7 May 2012 (UTC)


Note! Your privileges on English Wikinews have been reduced.

Under the Privilege expiry policy (enacted October 13, 2012) the rights held by your user account have been reduced due to inactivity, or lack of privilege use. You can view your user rights log here.
Point 4 of the Privilege expiry policy provides for fast-tracking reacquisition of privileges. We all understand that real-life commitments can severely curtail the level of commitment you can give to Wikinews; the privilege reduction is in no way intended as a reflection on your past work, or to imply you are unwelcome. The aim in curtailing privileges is to address security risks, and concern that a long period of inactivity means you may not be up-to-date with current policy and practices.

--Pi zero (talk) 21:32, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

46 illegal Afghan immigrants suffocate in truck in PakistanEdit

Can you please unprotect this ridiculous article?--Afghan King (talk) 21:04, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

If an archived article has a problem, we can issue a {{correction}}. Under no circumstances would we unprotect an article in the archives; we do not rewrite the historical record at en.wn. --Pi zero (talk) 22:33, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikinews Writing contest 2013 is here. :) Please sign up to participate?Edit

We've created the Wikinews:Writing contest 2013, which will start on April 1 and end on June 1. It is modeled on the successful 2010 contest. It would be a really great time for you, as a Wikinews accredited reporter, to do some original reporting and conduct interviews. People should be around to interview to prevent a backlog, and several reviewers have access to scoop to make it easier to review any original reporting you do. If you are interested in signing up, please do so on Wikinews:Writing contest 2013/entrants. There is at least one prize on offer for the winner along with the opportunity to earn some barn stars as a way of thanking you for your participation. :D --LauraHale (talk) 10:18, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikinews:Inactive PolicyEdit

Per the proposed inactive policy, yopur account has been nominated to have its privileges reduced. --

Being bothered by User:Pi zeroEdit

He is bothering me with rubbish each edit. He is never contributing. He deletes articles comments sites here, although the article is existing. Articles under development are clean up articles. I might not write about RB Leipzig. My started articles have interest and he says that other archived articles are which from amateur clubs, university clubs or something else. He wants to rename my name here and is not rename me. My articles are written after the style such as about other proven football match reports. He is psychic unable to name reasons. Please remove him from the board! He neither productive nor socially competent or educated, for a globally representative on public free sites. --Nikebrand (talk) 21:46, 6 October 2014 (UTC)


Note! Your privileges on English Wikinews have been reduced.

Under the Privilege expiry policy (enacted October 13, 2012) the rights held by your user account have been reduced due to inactivity, or lack of privilege use. You can view your user rights log here.
Point 4 of the Privilege expiry policy provides for fast-tracking reacquisition of privileges. We all understand that real-life commitments can severely curtail the level of commitment you can give to Wikinews; the privilege reduction is in no way intended as a reflection on your past work, or to imply you are unwelcome. The aim in curtailing privileges is to address security risks, and concern that a long period of inactivity means you may not be up-to-date with current policy and practices.
Per this version of WN:RfP, you may review the public announcement of this change. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:58, 29 October 2013 (UTC)