Welcome edit

Munchkinguy, welcome to Wikinews! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Re: Audio Wikinews edit

No, it isn't. Sorry, forgot to update that. The background music is the soundtrack to the Wikinews Broadcast edition, which can be found here. --Mrmiscellanious 19:05, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Great job with your first News Brief! Your accent is great. I have a couple of minor comments. First, the music goes on for a little bit too long at the beginning. We probably don't even need music for the briefs, as they are news updates. Second, try to talk a bit faster. The ideal length for an Audio Wikinews News Brief is 2 to 3 minutes total. Great job, and keep up the good work! NGerda 23:35, Jun 19, 2005 (UTC)

Great job from me as well. Your first release was ideal, great time usage - nice tone and speed. Keep up the great work. --Mrmiscellanious 01:25, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • It's fine the way it is now, at least I think. We're more aiming for a 1.5 - 2.5 minute limit for briefs, originally 2 - 3. With Full Reports coming out that are around 5 - 7 minutes long, I found it unnecessary to have briefs be any longer. --Mrmiscellanious 15:37, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Will take a look edit

Am short on eyes at the moment... (have several conversations/projects going) but will take a look soonest. - Amgine/talk 02:19, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Nice job... edit

We're pushing ahead with some developments at Wikinews:Audio Wikinews. Any chance you can comment on the talk page there? Or just leave me notes so I can try to get up to speed with where you're at... - Amgine/talk

Audio Wikinews Scripts edit

You may have seen this on the water cooler, but if not, please see: Wikinews talk:Audio Wikinews#Standardized Scripting for Briefs and Full Reports --Chiacomo (talk) 2 July 2005 05:25 (UTC)

Future talk 2 edit

Hello, I would like to invite you to attend our second future talk, it will be held on Monday, August 1 at 21:00 UTC. It will be held on the Wikinews IRC channel #wikinews For more information please see the page on meta The main topics will be audio Wikinews, WNN and portals/neighborhoods It would be great if you will be able to attend. --Cspurrier 15:42, 30 July 2005 (UTC)Reply

New Main Page design proposal edit

I invite you and others to see Main Page Talk, where I have proposed a new Main Page for Wikinews. Best wishes, NGerda 01:47, August 31, 2005 (UTC)

Audio Wikinews podcast feed edit

The reason it hasn't been updated is because I've been quite busy (well, it's a good excuse!) :D. I simply can't update it anymore, but if you would like to (and you have a Blogger account), I can give you access to update it on your own (at this time, I can't script up an automatic podcast feed) through the Blogger interface. --Mrmiscellanious 00:51, 5 October 2005 (UTC)Reply

Ottawa to share wealth/Temp edit

Just wondering why you blanked this article and then tagged with speedy deletion? It is not a candidate for speedy deletion (has significant history, etc.) - Amgine/talk 07:39, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

What happened to Nestle baby milk?? 21:28, 28 November 2005 (UTC)Reply

Sago Mine edit

I can't find a source to confirm the 50 citations from the United States Mine Safety and Health Administration that you added to the story. I have other info. from here that I am hesitant to do so because it seems in conflict. -Edbrown05 21:04, 4 January 2006 (UTC)Reply

I researched, and in the absense of hearing from you, made changes according to sources. Best Regards -Edbrown05 21:40, 4 January 2006 (UTC)Reply

image of self edit

Umm, we can't really say its fair use/publicity as its not in an article (Fair use/publicity only works for articles). Could you maybe just write on the page that its a picture of yourself and you allowing it to be here? Bawolff 23:45, 7 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

Copying content from Wikipedia edit

We are not allowed to copy content from Wikipedia. See: User_talk:FellowWikiNews/Archive_1#Wikipedia_vs_Wikinews_and_copying for more information. FellowWikiNews (W) 01:40, 8 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

Also, please make sure that any other content copied from Wikipedia on Polish Archbishop resigns after spying revelations is removed or re-written slightly. FellowWikiNews (W) 02:17, 8 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

Of course. How silly of me. I completely forgot! --Munchkinguy 20:34, 19 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

Polish Archbishop resigns after spying revelations edit

Well done. We appreciate interesting stories like this one :) FellowWikiNews (W) 21:42, 8 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

The Goings-on Selection edit

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)Reply

Wikinews community edit

Wikipedia news - Wikimedia news

edit this

Collaboration requests edit

Flagged discussions edit

Open polls edit

Please vote in open polls! Add {{poll}} to a page to have it listed here.

Your picture edit

...is hilarious! But you might want to consider expanding on it's copyright status, derivate works, use for commercial purpose...--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 01:04, 14 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

Please review this discussion: Wikinews:Water_cooler/policy#User_photo.27s.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 14:50, 27 January 2007 (UTC)Reply
I was actually just going to come here to say that. (refering to Image:ClownMunchkinguy.png. Would you consider slapping some free copyright tag (cc-by, gfdl whatever). The current thing (Publicity) doesn't work, as we can only claim fair use on a photo intended to be used in a news article. Bawolff 22:56, 26 April 2007 (UTC)Reply
hmm, well i geuss it is okay, as its only a user photo, but it is not publicity. Publicity means that it is copyrighted by someone, but we're ignoring the copyright as its newsworthy, and we want to write about it. (or some variation on that) Bawolff 21:59, 4 June 2007 (UTC)Reply
Actually, I always thought that the person who is the subject (unless in crowd or famous) owns the copyright. (but don't quote me on that) Bawolff 22:32, 4 June 2007 (UTC)Reply

Audio brief edit

Very nice! I've uploaded the jingles I used in my latest briefs, in case you wish to use them: Media:Wikinews briefs part of intro.ogg and Media:Wikinews briefs jingle.ogg.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 01:46, 19 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

Hi, you seem to have recorded one but you haven't uploaded it yet? There's only a transcript... Please upload it so we can link it.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 09:55, 15 May 2007 (UTC)Reply

Audio Wikinews RSS edit

Hi Munchkinguy, I noticed you added the link to the News Brief RSS. If it was you who created it I want to tell you that I created a news RSS as it has not been updated and replaced the links, if you want to restore your (if it was you who created) RSS feed just contact me and I will replace the link to the feed I created with a link to the feed you created. Thanks! --User:Anonymous101 Talk 12:48, 20 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hello edit

Welcome back. Glad to see you active again. Hope to see you around more :) DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 02:01, 9 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Copyvio... not! edit

Sorry bout that - have reverted. mensnewsdaily.com didn't immediately register to me as a WN mirror. DL+1613 - (talk) 03:14, 9 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Welcome back edit

Welcome back to Wikinews (not that I was an active editor when you left). Thanks for creating much needed Audio Wikinews reports. By the way, would you like to be handed back control of the audio Wikinews RSS? I'm happy updating it but have no problem if you would like to update it again. --A101 - (talk) 19:35, 12 April 2008 (UTC)Reply

Great Work edit

Great work on the audio edition Anonymous101 :) 20:55, 23 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

COMPUTEX articles edit

Have you read my comments on editors' blog [1] [2]? Its show schedule is merely close, if you did, what will be the Opening Day (June 3)? (As of my schedule, at least one or two articles should be pushed to lead article template......!!!) In addition, there was one another article related to COMPUTEX was still be abandoned!!! It showed the COMPUTEX was looked down by you or to say, the whole community!!! Brock contact... 06:35, 28 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

I know your difficult, but if using "Breaking News" only in the "opening day", would it be preferable because I will enter and station into the Press Center of COMPUTEX at Nangang Exhibition Hall (See here), and I will receive their official press card next morning in Taipei Time. (That is, 2:00am of UTC Time on 6/2 and 6/3 will have different opening for different shows, 6/2 -> WiMAX Expo Taipei, 6/3 -> COMPUTEX.)
If there will be any latest information, I will post it here as "Breaking News" and hope the community pay more attention, In addition, please read the schedule carefully if anyone want to check my participated seminars or conferences: COMPUTEX Media Schedule, Intel Media Events, WiMAX Expo Taipei Media Schedule.
As I promised to Brianmc, I will try preventing product launch introduction although it's difficult for me since I got several invitations from Intel officials.
On June 2, the D & I award, Green IT Forum (related to environment) and WiMAX Expo Taipei will have new information, I will post mainly about those three ones although a Polish Wikinews Administrator Ala_z waited for my Computex pictures for a long time, in addition, to fulfill the needs of a exposed information streams, I built a portal for this show. Brock contact... 05:45, 1 June 2008 (UTC)Reply

Ascii art portrait edit

I must say its a nice touch to your userpage. However you look slightly evil in it

...bawolff hides.

Just kidding. Happy editing Bawolff 05:56, 17 June 2008 (UTC)Reply