Your block edit

Your block is being contested at WN:AAA Anonymous101 :) 17:05, 21 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Your block has been shortened to 24 hours. Anonymous101 :) 17:55, 21 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Block expired.= edit

Your block has expired. Welcome back to Wikinews. Anonymous101 :) 15:13, 22 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

the hedgehog bomb is back edit

the hedgehog bomb is back

Sign comments edit

Please sign any comments you leave on talk pages with four tildes (~~~~). Cheers. Adambro (talk) 14:47, 23 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Innapropriate edits edit

Your edits to Wikinews:Story preparation/Senator Ted Kennedy dies at age XX were inappropriate. Please be more careful as you have already been blocked once. --SVTCobra 00:56, 24 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

ok Sonicthehedgehog9000 (talk) 00:22, 26 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Just as a note, you should probably stop marking all of your edits as minor - a minor edit typically means fixing up some spelling or punctuation, and marking more significant edits as minor can be seen as an attempt to avoid scrutiny (since some people set their watchlist and recent changes lists to not show minor edits). I suspect you've turned on "Mark all edits minor by default" in your preferences, which you can fix up by going to Special:Preferences and clicking on the "Editing" tab. Chris Mann (Say hi!|Stalk me!) 01:15, 26 May 2008 (UTC)Reply
I'd just reiterate the above suggestion, please stop marking all your edits as minor. Adambro (talk) 18:51, 26 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Copyright violations edit

Please don't simply copy news articles from other news organisations. Adambro (talk) 18:58, 26 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

First off, we really appreciate your contribution.

But sometimes users submit an article from somewhere else, not realizing that Wikinews cannot keep copy-and-paste versions of articles which are published elsewhere under a restrictive copyright. An article created in this way is a copyright violation, and Wikinews policy is to erase these even if they are excellent article ideas.

Another problem which sometimes comes up is press releases: Press releases are sometimes excellent sources, but they do not qualify as unbiased news articles so they can't be published as they are. Two key things to remember about press releases is that they're usually written to represent the viewpoint of an involved party (Thus likely running foul of our Neutral Point of View policy). And second, they are generally covered by copyright which can conflict with our open editing approach.

A better way to get an article on an exciting subject published here is to write an original article following the guidelines described in writing an article, or to write a brief explanation of the subject and include the url address of articles or websites to use as sources. If you are part of the story that the article is about, you may also wish to consider requesting an interview rather than writing the article yourself.

Thanks again! Anonymous101 :) 20:51, 26 May 2008 (UTC)Reply

Publishing edit

Please do not publish articles without addressing the concerns listed on them. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 23:55, 3 June 2008 (UTC)Reply