User talk:RockerballAustralia/Archive 2

Latest comment: 14 years ago by MikemoralBot in topic Contest newsletter


Uh, the duece?


Who said this? It's not sourced on the talk... and lets be honest... We're quote ourselves? Poor form doesn't even begin to cover it. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 00:56, 6 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

  1. Blood Red Sandman (talk · contribs)
  2. Patrick Gillett. "First XV News interviews Wikinewsie Iain MacDonald" — First XV News, September 7, 2009
  3. Why not quote established users? From My POV it gives insight into how the project opperates--RockerballAustralia (talk) 02:16, 6 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thank you


Thanks for the review. :) Durova (talk) 15:52, 6 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Remember to check the titles of articles, as well as the content. The article NATO airstrike kills seven Afghan security forces members was originally published (by you) under the gramatically incorrect title "NATO airstrikes kills seven Afghan security forces members" until I moved it. Dendodge T\C 13:46, 7 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

I responded to your peer review on the article. If you'd like to respond back, that'd be appreciated. Thanks, SuperFlash101 (talk) 05:47, 15 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Passing my article


Hi RockerballAustralia! Thanks for passing White House considers sending Guantanamo Bay prisoners to Illinois. It's my first article to show up on the main page as a lead article, and it definitely feels great! Thanks again. Benny the mascot (talk) 04:42, 16 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

That's okay, happ to help --RockerballAustralia (talk) 05:28, 16 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Main page


Non-industrial emissions key for meeting Kyoto targets in Europe - Thanks a lot !! --House1630 (talk) 19:10, 16 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Irish requesting replay with France


Crawford Report


Hi Patrick, I'm new to Wikinews and have already hit a little bump with reviewers sadly. But I see you have an interest in covering Australian sport and thought you might like to help me cover the Crawford Report. I started a story called: Australian sport may be on the cusp of change, and not sure if I've put it up for review too soon.

I've started work down at the University of Canberra in what we're calling the National Institute of Sport. It interacts with the AIS. My job is to build open and networked research and learning practices and part of that might be to encourage the Sport Scientists here to edit Wikipedia, News, Books and Versity.

I hope you'd be interested in supporting us if we start to appear, and I especially hope we can eventually bring even more value to those Wikis.

Regards Leighblackall (talk) 07:41, 23 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for the review.. I think I'm going to need a thick skin for this :) But I agree - it was choppy. Have deleted most of the bookmarks, leaving it to the original source.. What you think now? Leighblackall (talk) 08:21, 23 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Please don't pass something that so much looks like a press release again. This is a mess and giving me headaches trying to resurrect the Print Edition. --Brian McNeil / talk 20:38, 29 November 2009 (UTC)Reply

Please do not publish this article again until we find the image, see its history more attentively:

2009-12-04 01:17:06 Brian McNeil (2,550 bytes) bold the name - not reviewing/publishing in hope we get an okay on the image

See my talk page for more details. Gryllida (page, talk, contributions) 04:20, 4 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

Copenhagen climate conference opens


You are welcome to contribute to the article Copenhagen climate conference opens. Q0k (~~ ?) 23:52, 7 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

2009–10 UEFA Champions League: Round of 16 field set


Thanks for reviewing 2009–10 UEFA Champions League: Round of 16 field set. It's very much appreciated. Calebrw (talk) 19:54, 10 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

No worries, happy to do it--RockerballAustralia (talk) 00:28, 11 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

Climate contrarians in Copenhagen


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 04:13, 16 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

Please fix spelling mistakes before publishing articles via a review. There is a diff on the talk of this article which highlights several points where it did not meet WN:SG and thus should not have been published without these points being corrected. --Brian McNeil / talk 02:13, 28 December 2009 (UTC)Reply

China article


Please make sure to remove any {{tasks}}/Article flags before reviewing an article. If its publishable, it shouldn't have tags on it. Bawolff 07:54, 2 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Oops. Usually remember to remove that tag. Will remember next time --RockerballAustralia (talk) 12:27, 2 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Alabama wins 2010 American football college title


Please review Alabama wins 2010 American football college title. Calebrw (talk) 06:51, 8 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

  Done Reviewed when you messaged me. --RockerballAustralia (talk) 08:00, 8 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Former U.S. governor Palin signs TV deal with Fox News


Hello. Since you have passed the article, is it alright for me to add the publish tag? the.weatherman. 02:53, 12 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

I did it for you. Benny the mascot (talk) 03:01, 12 January 2010 (UTC)Reply
Thanks Benny. Revie gadget screwed up (edit conflict) --RockerballAustralia (talk) 06:33, 12 January 2010 (UTC)Reply



This, I'm afraid, is the last one as far as I'm concerned. You - basically - rubber-stamped the "Crossing guard" story. If – as you're supposed to – you'd looked at it critically, it would not have been published under that title. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:45, 15 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Just a note, in case you didn't notice, Brian requested removal of your editor status here. Tempodivalse [talk] 13:50, 15 January 2010 (UTC)Reply



Hi Rockerball.

I just wanted to take a couple of minutes out to say something about the current request for removal of your editor privs. It may seem at the moment as if everyone is against you, but this is far from the truth. Yes, there are a couple of doubts about the care you take when reviewing, but this by no means that you are unwanted/unappreciated. You are wanted as a writer and trust me, if you want reviewing privs again, come back in a few months and you'll be given another chance, guaranteed. Everyone makes mistakes-early on in this I passed an article that was a blatant copyvio; just because I didn't take the time to do it properly.

This note is just to remind you that we don't all want your guts, whatever we've all voted in the vote. As you mentioned on the Benet basketball talk page, take a break if you want. I know over at Wikipedia it's quite a common thing; a Wikibreak or something. I get so busy I don't have a chance to contribute here, which counts as my break. If you do, please feel free to come back and contribute and no-one will hold previous events against you. Otherwise just carry on and show us what you're made of!

Please give me a shout if you've got any questions or comments.

  Tris   17:07, 18 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

I thought I might as well pitch in, in the spirit of solidarity, by saying that I agree wholeheartedly with the above. You are a very useful and competent writer (better than me, at least), and we want you to stay. You make more than your fair share of mistakes (nobody is blaming you; most of them probably aren't your fault), but our reaction doesn't mean we are all against you. We have to look out for our levels of reader trust—and, with that, our Google News feed—more than anything, and too many mistakes (or, indeed, one large mistake) could easily result in us losing that. If you want a break, take one; it does more harm than good to stay on with a lack of commitment—we don't want Wikinews to seem like a chore—as long as you come back eventually, because we don't want to lose you. In a month or two, you'll be ready for another chance, and we'll almost certainly give it to you. Dendodge T\C 20:37, 18 January 2010 (UTC)Reply
  • I raised the vote; it's not personal, just I'm an old grouch and have absurdly high standards. I want to see everyone on Wikinews working to beat the mainsteam in terms of quality. We've done it on some stuff, your own quality of writing has improved dramatically since becoming involved with the project. I want everyone held to high standards, prepared to be challenged – and rise to it. --Brian McNeil / talk 22:33, 18 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Regarding editor status


Hi Rockerball, unfortunately i had to close your de-editor as successful, at 6/2/2 there was fairly strong consensus to remove your rights. I personally didn't want to see you lose them, but that's the community's consensus and I have to follow it. Perhaps you'd like to try again in six weeks or so? Perhaps that would be enough time to put this behind you. Cheers, Tempodivalse [talk] 22:48, 22 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

We got the writing contest so I'll be writing alot. No biggy --RockerballAustralia (talk) 02:28, 23 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

Wikinews writing contest reminder

To keyboards!!


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thanks--RockerballAustralia (talk) 00:37, 30 January 2010 (UTC)Reply

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