User talk:Skenmy/Archive 2

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Welcome back :)

Glad to see you back. :) DragonFire1024 08:59, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

I was away for a bit too...was only around for a day or 2 a week or so. DragonFire1024 09:05, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Linux install

Well, I certainly agree with you about version 1.4.1. of w:dyne:bolic, the startup sound certainly makes sure you're awake. 2.4.2 is much less "aggressive" with the startup, but missing the LiVES package I wanted to have a play with.

I've rambled about where I got stuck on my talk page, there's free space on my main disk - both an uninitialised primary partition free and another 87-odd Gb unallocated altogether. I'm stumped on how to get dyne:bolic to set up space in one of these areas for me to use. It has a dock feature so you can run it off HDD - and secure even though you still boot it from the CD. The various things I found googling all seemed to assume you had FAT32 and a need to do some fiddling to resize a partition, my primary partition is NTFS.

Can you help with this or should I ask elsewhere? --Brian McNeil / talk 20:24, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

I made some progress on this, formatted my 2nd primary partition FAT32 once I found a program that didn't have the same problems as the built-in format. This allows me to use the "dock" functionality of dyne:bolic, but I'd actually like to be able to do a dual boot or have a grub/lilo boot floppy that'll allow me to pick Linux or Windows. (me goes looking for blank floppies - probably under an inch of dust). --Brian McNeil / talk 11:39, 16 April 2007 (UTC)


Surely this defeats the purpose of Wikinews. It is not like there is a spree of vandalism on the article. Its not fair that only the administrators *cough*cabal :) *cough* get to edit it. Ycanneh 21:02, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

It's only protected from moves, not from editing. Anyone can still edit it. —Zachary talk 21:03, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Press card

Your request for accreditation seems to be going well. User:Messedrocker used to prepare the press cards, and I think User:Cspurrier also has a template, but I got the template from Messedrocker so I could also make you one if you send me a suitable ID-kinda photo.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 14:28, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

With your new camera that shouldn't be too hard.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 20:05, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
You have a press card now?--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 20:24, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
So your dad made one or you got the Wikinews template press card from someone else? I'm glad to see you doing OR, especially with the recent voices for more OR and less of the rest.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 20:27, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
Excellent, good luck and enjoy! I find it addicting so be warned  . --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 20:31, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Wikiquote account

I have renamed the false Skenmy account at Wikiquote, and re-registered Skenmy. You do not have email enabled here, so I cannot presently send you the password, but will do so by whatever means can be securely arranged. ~ Kalki 21:07, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Photo opportunities

The Beeb offer tours, interested? --Brian McNeil / talk 09:20, 10 May 2007 (UTC)


I just got around to listening to it. Glad someone listens to it more often then I do. Bawolff 22:08, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

I want to update the hotline a bit and try and revive its' use. It's a fantastic way for people to contribute without writing, or whilst out in the field. --Skenmy(tcwi) 16:15, 11 May 2007 (UTC)
I personally think that what it needs is an upload bot. It would monitor the mailing list, if there is a sound file longer then ten seconds, it rencodes as ogg, uploads to commons (with apropriate tags), and tags with the hotline template locally. Bawolff 21:08, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

linking to cats

Cool. Thanks. --SVTCobra 21:51, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Big Weekend Image

Image:Radio 1 big weekend transmitter.jpg: any luck in establishing a license?--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 19:37, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Permission was obtained. Beleive it or not I just missed the guy on IRC - i'll get it CC-BY'ed if he agrees. Working on it :) --Skenmy(tcwi) 19:42, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
Image is now CC-BY. Updating local image page. --Skenmy(tcwi) 20:32, 21 May 2007 (UTC)


Sorry for the late response. I understand that the redirect doesnt work in an interwiki way. It was just meant for a visual effect. I'll change it to a plain link. Thanks for the note :) Waldir 23:41, 3 June 2007 (UTC)


I just signed up a couple of days ago and I am kind of confused. It isn't like Wikipedia where you can find the amount of edits you made and I can't add some of the templates I used in Wikipedia. LADodgersAngelsfan 03:38, 6 June 2007 (UTC)


In Wikipedeia I constantly update the Dodgers stats with Hornberry who recently created an account in Wikinews. Can we constantly make news about a single game the Dodgers played? Please? LADodgersAngelsfan 01:05, 8 June 2007 (UTC)


Hello Skenmy,
please send your real-name, your wikiname, your prefered login-name and the public part of your ssh-key to  . We plan to create your account soon then. --DaB.

Project news

June 11, 2007 The Wikinews Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 2

Editor's note Board elections turn political; Wikinews has candidate
Wikinews gets own OTRS queue Administrators and accreditations: June 11 - June 26
Blog activity: June 11 - June 26 Featured content: June 11 - June 26
What did the Cabal discuss on IRC these past 2 weeks? Bulletin Shorts

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--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 09:10, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin Delivery

July 3, 2007 The Wikinews Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 3

Editor's note Wikinews popularity soars as result of Wikinews investigation
July 1 Mass Image Deletion Administrators and accreditations: June 27 - July 3
Blog activity: June 27 - July 3 Featured content: June 27 - July 3
What did the Cabal discuss on IRC these past 2 weeks? Bulletin Shorts

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Delivered by your friendly neighboorood Thunderhead 08:51, 3 July 2007 (UTC)


User talk:ArchiveBot#not marked bot edits. –Doldrums(talk) 10:13, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Not seen you about much, but sure you're busy with something. I've a couple of things archivebot could do that would be useful. Mainly to do with sources. The tasks to be performed are sorting newest to oldest; where possible reformatting dates - where not possible tagging so whoever actually archives has a note to look at the source and work out the actual date. Checking none of the sources where it recognises the date are later than the date on the article and if so tagging it.

Similar measures should be applied to the Related news section when present. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:47, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin Delivery

July 19, 2007 The Wikinews Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 4

Editor's note Board Elections: Möller, Walsh retain seats; Brioschi elected
Arbitration Committee election enters voting phase Administrators and accreditations: June 27 - July 3
Blog activity: July 4 - July 19 Featured content: June 27 - July 3
Wikinews IRC Discussion Technical Issues

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Thunderhead - (talk) 21:59, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Request for reconfirmation

Your Request for reconfirmation has passed, Congrad Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 19:48, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikinews Bulletin Delivery

August 1, 2007 The Wikinews Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 4

Editor's note Wikimania: 2 Wikinews editors will attend
Arbitration Committee election results announced Administrators and accreditations: June 27 - July 3
Blog activity: July 4 - July 19 Featured content: June 27 - July 3
Wikinews IRC Discussion Technical Issues
Wikinews: Mentions in the Mainstream Media

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Thunderhead - (talk) 16:44, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Image:Skenmy pxc self.jpg

Hi Skenmy. May I ask you try to clarify the licensing situation with regards to this image. It currently lacks details of its source and what licence it is available for use under as required by image policy. You note on the image page that you consider use of the image as fair use on your userpage however fair use is not valid outside the article namespace. How can we jusitfy using copyrighted images in such circumstances? Unless you are able to resolve this issue I would suggest you might wish to delete the image as it currently doesn't comply with our image policies. Regards. Adambro 21:31, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

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Issue VI - August 12, 2007
Administrators and Accredidations

This week, no users recieved admin status from the community. There are no ongoing RFAs or RFBs.

Featured Articles and Images
Exclusive Interview with Tony Benn

This week, Wikinews editor Brianmc got an interview with British politican, Tony Benn. Benn, 82, was also formerly the Secretary for Energy under UK PM James Callahan and Harold Wilson. The interview, which is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.5, can be found here. There is also an audio interview available at this image page in .OGG format.

Blog Activity

This week, several new articles appeared on the Wikinews Reports blog: "Home video catches alleged UFOs in Haiti", "Encyclopædia Britannica reaches Wikipedia's main page", and two articles under the heading "Wikinews reports from Wikimania 2007".

About the Wikinews Bulletin

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From the Editors

Welcome to the latest edition of the Wikinews Bulletin! This week, you may have noticed a slight change in the design. This was because I felt that as a different project, Wikinews should not copy the Wikipedia Signpost. If you disagree, be bold and make your opinion known on the talk page.
Thunderhead - (talk) 00:14, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

IRC Discussion
  • This fortnight, not much happened on IRC. There was a debate among DragonFire1024 and Wikimedia Foundaton intern Mike H., but that was about it.
Wikimedia News (From Meta)
  • The Polish Wikipedia on DVD has finally been released and is available for purchase in shops in Poland as well as online. The release contains 239 000 articles, 59 000 images and the dedicated Java software WikiMiner. The DVD costs 39 PLN (~ 10 EUR, $14). Soon the 8 GB image of the DVD will be available for download as well.

Wikinews Bulletin: September 1, 2007

Issue VII - September 1, 2007
Administrators and Accredidations
Featured Articles and News In Pictures
Ségolène Royal during her meeting in Toulouse on April 19, 2007 for the 2007 French presidential elections.
Original reporting

Since our last edition, 18 articles have claimed original reporting. Some highlights:

Several others wrote stories based on television sources. The Wikinews Reports blog activity was mostly related to some of these stories. You can ask any of the blog authors if you want to help out on the blog.

Editor's note

Summer's over, and contributions seem to have increased a bit lately. I'd like to thank and welcome some of our newest community members for that: be sure to make Eric Wester, TheFearow, Theory, LaraLove, ISD and others feel most welcome! --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 22:32, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Site activity
  • Wikinews is approaching 10'000 articles. Spread the word!
  • A Wikinews:World News Quiz has been set up after the Quiz extension was added to our MediaWiki repertoire. Users who take the quiz are invited to post their scores on the talk page.
  • Substantial changes have been made to the main page recently. TheFearow has implemented a dynamic news ticker - see Wikinews:Ticker for information and the template at Template:Ticker. Currently only available for almost every browser that isn't IE. IlyaHaykinson added the Template:Lead article with large image to the main page, which is currently the subject of a poll. A complete main page redesign is also being discussed.
  • User:Cspurrier has kicked off an ongoing mailing list discussion on the topic of setting up some kind of official organisation to issue press cards and support our off-site activities, like a Wikinews Chapter.
IRC activity
  • Some of the IRC topics include slow server activity, tinyurl's, the nearing of the 10'000th article on Wikinews, ... (add more here if you know more...)
Wikimedia News
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--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 23:07, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

User:Skenmy/Radio 1's Big Weekend closes, sinister plot continues

This story prep page in your user space appears to be abandoned. Would you agree to let it be deleted? --SVTCobra 02:34, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you!

Thank you for doing a spoken word version of "Anonymous" releases statements outlining "War on Scientology" !! Much appreciated. Wilhelm 00:19, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

711Chan Stops Hosting "Project Chanology"

Can you please move this article back to its previous title? This really should not be changed this long after the article was published. You may also wish to consider a block, or at the very least a warning, for Fallen-Griever (talk · contribs) for recent actions. Cirt 17:37, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Cirt 18:16, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
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