Hi there Pmlinediter, I saw you removed some comments because they were POV pushing on the recent Iranian president/holocaust story. The comments section is for people's views & opinions, so please try & leave them unless they serve absolutely no purpose-ie. just swearing. Thanks!   Tris   08:48, 23 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Ok, fine. But, umm, generally you keep comments like "treat him like a monkey"? Pmlinediter (talk) 08:50, 23 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
I don't dispute that the comments are inane & immature & often we do get comments like that unfortunately.   Tris   08:51, 23 September 2009 (UTC)Reply
Ok, fine. I'm new here. ;) PmlineditorTalk 08:52, 23 September 2009 (UTC)Reply

Barnstar for First article

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Enjoy, and continue with your good work. Enroll yourself at Wikinews:Contributing Reporter Awards. Cheers, Srinivas 14:59, 4 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thanks, and done. :) PmlineditorTalk 15:02, 4 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

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Another quick update: looks like we forgot to mention that you should add your article and point score to the log so it can be counted more easily. Cheers, Tempodivalse [talk] 13:20, 25 January 2010 (UTC)Reply
Ah, thanks. :) Pmlineditor  13:33, 25 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

U.S. home sales plunge more than predicted


Hi Pmlineditor. It seems as though we both started articles on this at the same time. I've merged the content of your article into mine, but i'm not sure how we should distribute the points. There are seven points in total now - what do you think would be the best way to split them? We could split it evenly, then round up - that would give us four points apiece. Thoughts? Tempodivalse [talk] 18:36, 25 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Quick update: I've talked with some folks on IRC, and Brian McNeil (talk · contribs) suggested that you receive three of the points (because that's how much your article was initially worth) and I four (because i think i wrote a slightly larger portion of the article). Is that okay with you? It's probably better not to add an 8th point. Tempodivalse [talk] 00:21, 26 January 2010 (UTC)Reply
Sure, that'll be fine. :) Pmlineditor  04:39, 26 January 2010 (UTC)Reply
  Done Tempodivalse [talk] 13:11, 26 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

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Thanks, JC. Pmlineditor  13:09, 30 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

US government stops Haiti evacuations


Please note that in this article that you reviewed, at least one quote was not properly sourced. The article should have failed a PR, or at least been delayed until the source of the quote could have been found and added (as I did). Oh, and welcome to Wikinews. Calebrw (talk) 06:44, 31 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Okay, sorry; should have been more careful. Pmlineditor  07:28, 31 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

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bad article day


This is like bad article day. Can u find someone on IRC? --Adi4094 (talk) 12:32, 4 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

I tried... no one there. Pmlineditor  12:34, 4 March 2010 (UTC)Reply
Sorry about that. I meant to review Britain thinks Africans are barbaric, claims South African President yesterday. I read it over, and started the review process, but then I got distracted before I started copyediting. I finished the review today, just before it went stale. Hopefully your next article won't wait so long before review:(. Gopher65talk 14:47, 5 March 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for the review. It is understandable that articles don't get reviewed for a long time. Wikinews is, after all, not a very large community and there are not too many users with the Editor flag who are active every day. Pmlineditor discuss 15:47, 5 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

Young British boy kidnapped in Jhelum, Pakistan


Hi, I see you fail the review on article which I created for first time. Could you please check it and fix the errors.

Sorry, I don't have time now (am busy). I'm sure it'll be reviewed by someone else in due course. Pmlineditor discuss 12:42, 8 March 2010 (UTC)Reply

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Pentagon hoax


Please just ignore this if it's not suitable for an article. I'm completely new to WikiNews. (talk) 09:23, 3 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

Your contribution is appreciated greatly, but the article has only one source, whereas it needs a minimum of two according to the policy. Also, the only source for the article is too old to be published. You are free to contribute to or create other articles, however! Happy editing. Cheers, Pmlineditor discuss 09:51, 3 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

Please don't suppress redirects


fr:L'avion du président polonais Lech Kaczyński s'est écrasé interwiki links to The aircraft with the Polish President Lech Kaczyński crashed in Russia on en.wn, which was moved here and then deleted due to suppressed redirect (that title in turn redirects to here which further redirects to the current title.)

The best practice is to leave all redirects extant, but change them all to redirect to the final title, whenever an article has an interwiki (which also will catch any links from sister projects which do not interwiki news articles); or to visit each interwiki language and manually update them. - Amgine | t 16:13, 10 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

Sorry about that; I was confused with all those articles and I chose a shortcut. I should have realised the suppress redirect would have caused problems in interwiki linking and I am sorry about that. Thanks for the notice! Cheers, Pmlineditor discuss 07:26, 11 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

Asking you because the watercooler page confused me and you seem to be the most prominent user on right now


Can we write articles on election coverages? In the UK right now the general election is in less than a month, the parties are releasing their manifesto's and there is the first televised debate in 3 days. Can I or someone else create an article following the election campaign or at least what's happened so far.

(P.S if you don't know the answer can you refer me to someone who does?)

--Semajdraehs (talk) 16:54, 12 April 2010 (UTC)Reply

Hi. I believe you can write such an article since it is obviously newsworthy. However, you need two reliable sources with sufficient information to write the article and get it published. Regards, Pmlineditor discuss 17:00, 12 April 2010 (UTC)Reply


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