User talk:Stevenfruitsmaak/Archive4

Latest comment: 16 years ago by Jcart1534 in topic POTY in Wikinews

Email Part IV


No sir, not yet. I'll email him again, and try Mr. Wales' if i don't get a response soon. Thunderhead 15:24, 16 June 2007 (UTC)Reply

That's very interesting indeed. I think that the developers could possibly set up a domain, allow local bureaucrats (or admins) to log in, and create accounts for the domain. That way, it could be handled by local projects, and allow users to have email accounts as nessesary. Of course, accounts could only be removed by trusted users, such as bureaucrats, etc. Thunderhead 02:49, 23 June 2007 (UTC)Reply
Wikitech-l is the list you're looking for.

Writing competition


I've stuck my name down for putting a 100 euro top prize in to a new writing competition to start after the elections. I know you'll be too busy to compete, but could you help out as a judge. I need some ideas on how we devise a points system, original research should get preferential treatment and so. It's over on the water cooler and there isn't a desperate rush to get the competition set up. I've also stuck out some feelers to see if we can get coverage in the Signpost or by other means on Wikipedia to draw in new contributors. --Brian McNeil / talk 15:27, 18 June 2007 (UTC)Reply



Hello could you edit my articles? --Hyrax 23:17, 23 June 2007 (UTC)Reply



Please see Wikinews:Bots#Request_for_ArchiveBot. I have changed the proposal for ArchiveBot, detailed under the Important Note section. Please revote under that section if you still approve of this bot. --Skenmy(tcwi) 11:53, 24 June 2007 (UTC)Reply

Wikinews Bulletin article


Just wrote the adminship and accreditation update for this week. Basically that's what we want, right? Thunderhead 09:17, 27 June 2007 (UTC)Reply

No problem, i feel bad for only writing a little, though. :) Thunderhead 09:26, 27 June 2007 (UTC)Reply
Well, those were the ones i endorsed. I'm still looking over everyones questions, but those were just the ones that I endorsed at the moment. I might change, especially after reading some of the answers to Wikinews questions. BTW, check Special:Boardvote out. Not supposed to vote yet, though. Interesting to see who broke the rules. Click "List votes to date". Thunderhead 09:30, 27 June 2007 (UTC)Reply

Common Nation


I am the Editor in Chief of Common Nation. Common Nation is updated with the lastest national and political news as well as family, social, and health coverage. Let me know what you think! Thanks. Asher Heimermann|Talk 00:18, 2 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

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

message on translated articles


Hi, I remember you once added a template or a footer to an article that had been translated from a wikinews in a different language, but I can't find it. Do you remember? This Collection of signatures for the free part of the beach in Maiori, Italy is from it.wikinews but needs a way to get around the english source problem. Thanks, --SVTCobra 16:30, 3 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thanks. --SVTCobra 16:54, 3 July 2007 (UTC)Reply



here: Talk:European Commission praises "flexicurity" employment policy. Btw Thanks for hints :-) -- 12:30, 4 July 2007 (UTC)Reply


I got sick of waiting on the Foundation/Board reaching a decision on email addresses for accredited reporters. I now have, and will be sending out email/password details to all active accredited reporters this evening.

I still have to explore all the other features I got in the package from GoDaddy, we have 100 email addresses limit, some sort of online filing, and a group calendaring thing. Hosting is on Linux, and I'm not sure what we can run there. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:22, 4 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

Addendum, This goes in the bulletin under the Cabal section. ;) Volunteers to design a website for it would be appreciated. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:25, 4 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

NPOV concerns on Italy beach article


Please review Collection of signatures for the free part of the beach in Maiori, Italy to see how much NPOV concerns are still left for the original author to address (try pointing out specific problems on the talk page). thanks. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 18:25, 5 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

  Done --SVTCobra 19:33, 5 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

OR article


Hi! (I'm guessing you'd prefer if I talk in English). I've done the "notes" on the talk page of the article. Sorry for any delay, I had some problems with my PC. Nevertheless, they are there. Thanks for translating it, I feel honoured, really. Regards - Jurock (reply here) 00:34, 11 July 2007 (UTC)



:O You beat me to noming him :) Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 11:57, 11 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

Arbitration Committee


Hi Steven. I see you've nominated several people for the Arbitration Committee. Would you accept a nomination? I see you are busy with your studies, but the Committee may not take up too much of your time. Cheers, --Jcart1534 11:58, 11 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

ok. thanks for informing me.


Doesn't it say above that the pictures should be free? the licensing info on Image:HD 189733b.jpg say it is copyrighted.

But if we are going to feature the picture of planet, HD 189733b, shouldn't we use the high resolution version? [1] --SVTCobra 13:10, 12 July 2007 (UTC)Reply



It seemed to me like it was a no, but I can put it back up for you until the 18th. Sorry for the misunderstanding, it's been a lonnng week, Steven :) Thunderhead - (talk) 23:05, 14 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

  Done and thanks for pointing that out. Thunderhead - (talk) 23:07, 14 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

2007/08 T-Mobile Bundesliga Matchday 2


I've replied at Talk:2007/08 T-Mobile Bundesliga Matchday 2. Kingjeff 21:00, 15 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

Arcredititation archive


Yeah me and brian discussed it on IRC and were surprised. --MarkTalk to me 08:08, 17 July 2007 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for adding the template. Where is that one? I couldn't find it. Are there different degrees of correction templates? I would think that a minor detail or date being wrong would get 'lighter' template than something like the hoax on WikiEN that Sinbad allegedly died. I hope that never got on WikiNews! CheersfnordEmperor NortonXXIII 09:10, 17 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

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You said you're doing work in Mechelen. I'm on Serlain... If I come visit you will you prescribe me the same hot nurse Daniel got? I think that's just what I need ;) --Brian McNeil / talk 23:28, 19 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

Cofidis withdraws


That was already covered in Tour de France: Michael Rasmussen wins stage 16 --SVTCobra 21:40, 26 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

It is a good summary of the doping issues of this Tour. Do you think it should be a stand-alone article? --SVTCobra 22:06, 26 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

Front page image


No 5 as in the fifth in the gallery, or the one that the file name ends with "5"? -- Zanimum 18:32, 27 July 2007 (UTC)Reply



I saved a draft on the blog, but struggled with pic and results table. Ran out of time to play around with it. --SVTCobra 16:18, 29 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

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

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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.
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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.



Add your quiz score to the talk page, I made it difficult this week. --Brian McNeil / talk 18:33, 26 August 2007 (UTC)Reply

I would like to thank you for making the quiz. You have achieved a good balance between making it challenging and not making it impossible. --Anonymous101 19:18, 7 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

Wikinews Bulletin


Thanks much for delivering the bulletin for me, and making it. Excellent work! :-) Thunderhead - (talk) 00:48, 3 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Wrong news


Hello Steven, I read that you are the main editor of this news. There’s something wrong: Mrs. Silvia Celeste was not a heart specialist - - she was Dr. Fabrizio Celeste’s wife instead and suffered of heart disfunction. The correct source is the Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera at this URL: . Thank you for your attention.

Sergio, 14:10, 4 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Phrase Usage


If a warming up event started but it has 3 stages, what should I do if I prevent using "Kicked off"? In Taiwan, ING Taipei Marathon has 3 stages such as Hualien, Kaohsiung, and Taichung from 2005. Brock contact... 08:48, 5 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Students Promote Thailand's Tourism with their Paintbrushes - and Give Proceeds to Poor Kids]] ==


Wikinews novice here - sorry for the blunders - I honestly find the directions difficult to follow being a computer illiterate Oldie.

1) There are actually no external sources for this, as the project is the work of a colleague who is the project organiser. It is therefore 'original reporting' in a true sense. Please advise on this aspect.

Chowringhee 16:30, 11 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Students Promote Thailand's Tourism with their Paintbrushes - and Give Proceeds to Poor Kids


Hi Steven - No it's ok, I'm not upset just frustrated with my own electronic incompetence! Actually this project has already gained a bit of publicity. You can find a travel trade article at:

The project is also mentioned in the second last para from the Head of School at:

Will be grateful if this problem can be fixed - I will have some interesting updates to post on this. Thanks for your help.

Chowringhee 13:23, 12 September 2007 (UTC)Reply



Thanks. I'll contact Messedrocker fairly soon. I'll also add that template to my userpage. Thanks once again —Meekel 18:31, 12 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Students Promote Thailand's Tourism with their Paintbrushes - and Give Proceeds to Poor Kids


Hi Steven

I have amended this and just hope I have got it right? Please alert me if I have still messed something up. Rgds Chowringhee 13:33, 13 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

difference between images


What is the differene between Image:IRIN ballot box presidentials.jpg and Image:IRIN ballot box sierra leone.jpg? Bawolff 21:22, 15 September 2007 (UTC)Reply



I want User:Contralya blocked for calling me a Communist.
This isn't the way we should be doing things here. --David Shankbone 20:08, 25 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

My accreditation and your doubts


I'd like you to reconsider your vote and PMed you about it. I do hope that an up-to-date accreditation will -as opposed to the out-of-date accreditation on de.- allow for access to press conferences, starting with the upcoming Frankfurt International BookFair in October where all topics are handled and interview access to dignitaries and interesting authors of many countries is possible.

From the moment of my updated user page, which predated my request, I've started being more active than before on both en. and de.wikinews, preparing my own articles and contributing to those of others, which I intend to continue no matter what, but which, as I hope, also lends credibility to my request. --Gwyndon 20:24, 26 September 2007 (UTC)Reply



You posted on the US wikibereau page asking about where the idea started. I'm pretty sure it was from me, on this page: User:Lyellin/Thoughts. I don't think the idea took off, but feel free to run with it. Lyellin 00:42, 28 September 2007 (UTC)Reply

Coach story dispute


NB. We write the articles, the DDN pulls them in through an RSS feed as hyper-local content for their site. The articles and photos remain the property of Rivershark, Inc, the parent company of and are permanently hosted at

Gerard McLean Rivershark, Inc. Gerardmclean 14:10, 29 September 2007 (UTC)Reply



Thanks Steven. I just wanted to get *something* different up there, since it's an important section and Doris had been up there for a long time. It makes the page look stale to keep a photo up for so long. --David Shankbone 20:33, 20 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

Template design


I think we need an internal navigation system so that when a user reads a story they aren't just at a "dead end" - I don't think consensus needs to be reached on how I design my own articles; however, I'm open to suggestion. You haven't particularly given any reason why you consider having the same navigation bar found on the front page on the stories to be "ugly". --David Shankbone 22:27, 23 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

Userpage Sharing Project


You've been added as a member of the Userpage Sharing Project. You were added by me because I needed people to test the template with. If you wish to be removed, please contact me here. If not, please add {{User:Thunderhead/sharing}} to the top of your userpage (or wherever you want to stick it. Thanks, Thunderhead - (talk - email - contributions) 22:45, 23 October 2007 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for the link - I didn't know those existed. Do you think it's possible we could develop one that is a little more stylized, though? Maybe that looks a little less DOS and a little more Apple? --David Shankbone 02:24, 30 October 2007 (UTC)Reply

Lead Image


Hi Steven - you updated the lead story, but I only updated it hours ago, whereas our other two main stories have been up for over a day. Any reason why you didn't update those? --David Shankbone 22:16, 1 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

  • Although I think you're right, my concern is that the main three stories remain "fresh" to keep people returning to see what is news. Attention spans are short, and if the top three don't look particularly "new" then my concern is that people do not come back to visit, or delay returning because there isn't cause to do so. A "new look" with the top three is important. That's the root of my concern with switching the lead but leaving the other two "old news". Depending upon our productivity, that sometimes can't be helped. --David Shankbone 22:26, 1 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

Yes, of course there are no rules, but we all have our own theories. I disagree with you about that lead being unfit. In the U.S. this group is very well known and loathed, and that they are getting their comeuppance is really news (internationally). They have over 1,000 articles written about this story on Google News. --David Shankbone 23:05, 1 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

I noticed your self-described "attempt at c/e" but what if that is how David Shankbone actually asked the question? I can see throwing in a comma between the words "history" and "doctrine" but changing the wording seems precarious. Just a thought. --SVTCobra 23:44, 6 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

I'm actually not all that concerned with some minor tinkering of wording in either the questions or the answers if it helps them to make sense. This is actually common in interviews. Care must be taken to ensure the meaning of questions or answers aren't changed, so I watch changes pretty closely knowing how the question was meant, received and answered. But editorial clean-up for grammar, spelling and to remove some awkward phrasing is not only fine, but encouraged. I often have interviewees tell me, "You made me sound smart!" --David Shankbone 23:50, 6 November 2007 (UTC)Reply
Well, OK, then. I had no idea, I thought interviews were like a transcript. --SVTCobra 23:54, 6 November 2007 (UTC)Reply
No, actually mine are most like that, but I do editorial clean-up. I explain some of the interview issues on the collaboration page on the Merlino interview. This is why people often say they are misquoted, because the MSM whittles things down, doesn't record but "takes notes" on what is said, etc. By comparison, we are very accurate and we do very minor editing and changing of words. So, if you see something that sticks out to you as poorly stated or worded, and you understand what they are saying or what was asked, feel free to change it. --David Shankbone 23:59, 6 November 2007 (UTC)Reply
Good to know, as I was somewhat uncertain when I have been doing so. Thanks for the encouragement :) . Sean Heron 18:04, 7 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

Image:Jokela killer screenshot youtube.jpg


Is there any reason why this image is not used currently on articles? I think it should be added, at least to the first and second one (not today's one). --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 21:16, 9 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

I think the fair-use argument to be rather weak after the story ceases to be breaking news. Also, I am not sure who created that screen-shop off of YouTube, but it wasn't me, so the sourcing is a little shady. I have been told (and by the number of other versions that are floating around on the internet I also believe) that it is a screenshot off of YouTube, but I don't really know. I was actually thinking of deleting it. --SVTCobra 21:22, 9 November 2007 (UTC)Reply
As a derivative of the original youtube video the copyright would likely belong to the estate of the shooter. Obviously, no one is going to get permission for use for that anytime soon. I'd be inclined to argue that this is exactly why fair use is allowed (it isn't clear to me whether this would fall within our fair use criteria). JoshuaZ 21:43, 9 November 2007 (UTC)Reply
I guess we could delete it, it's not being used and there's no need for it anymore now that it's no longer breaking news, although I think it is still good fair use.--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 21:53, 9 November 2007 (UTC)Reply
Personally, I would like to never see this image or any other of him. Detaching myself from those feelings, I will say that the "" that can be seen in this image's lower left is not that of a normal screen-shot from YouTube. This leads me to believe that this particlular version may be the work of someone else. Since it is still a screen-shot, I don't know if that gives them any rights at all, but we might be better off replacing it with the one they are using at Jokela school shooting. That image does not have the same text on it. Also, if there is a problem with it, we can say "well, we just imported it from Wikipedia assuming their fair-use rationale was good." That image is, btw, w:Image:Jokela-school-shooter.jpg. But like I said, I'd rather not look at his face again. --SVTCobra 04:59, 10 November 2007 (UTC)Reply



I have replied to the message you left on my talk page. --Nzgabriel | Talk 22:29, 9 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

Audio wikinews


I found it odd that you audio report on Mukasey included more information from the Nov 6 article than from the Nov 10 article. --SVTCobra 23:11, 11 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

It was good and so is your spoken English. I didn't pick up on the fact that this report was a summary for the week. Usually, they just cover one day, so never mind my comment. --SVTCobra 23:27, 11 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

Horay! You're back! Excellent! I've been aloof being busy but I am planning a comeback this week. Thank you for the barnstar. Yes I will release the guitar intro and outro later today, I've just been tinkering with them lately. .:*:*:DAVUMAYA:*:*:. 15:33, 13 November 2007 (UTC) I love British accents! .:*:*:DAVUMAYA:*:*:. 15:33, 13 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

The link to the music files are added at the News Brief page. .:*:*:DAVUMAYA:*:*:. 09:59, 19 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

Categories and stories on Wikipedia


Steven, you are welcome to add categories to articles like you did to w:Obesity, but please don't remove my stories from the article as well. The two are not mutually exclusive, and you hurt Wikinews when you do that since a person may be interested in a particular story, but not be drawn to a Wikinews category box. Thanks. --David Shankbone 00:32, 12 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for welcome :)


It is good to see it, even after more then two and half years ;) --millosh (talk (sr:)) 13:11, 14 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

thank you for the warm welcome, and i look forward to my time here. -Imind 21:05, 15 November 2007 (UTC)Reply



Hi, I realize that you are busy, but you confused me with this vote:

*{{support}}, this user has become inactive and shouldn't have admin rights, but I had no problem with him as a Wikinewsie, and I don't support this based on [[WN:IP]], although I support that proposal. --[[User:Stevenfruitsmaak|Steven Fruitsmaak]] <small>([[User_talk:Stevenfruitsmaak|Reply]])</small> 22:39, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

So, you like PVJ as a Wikinewsie, and you don't want to vote against him as part of WN:IP (although in the long run it is a policy which you support), but somehow despite these statements you support that he be de-admin'ed in a vote that has been termed 'a test of WN:IP'. Consider me confused. I am not running a campaign for PVJ, far from it, and I don't normally question other people's votes, but your added comments left me confused. In my opinion, one either supports the de-admin on WN:IP grounds or on being unfit for Admin, yet you say that PVJ is ok on both grounds, but still you voted to de-admin. --SVTCobra 03:07, 17 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

Wikicast -


Dead, Killed by complications in US brodcast licensing arrangments.

Wikinews audio does have potential though... and I would love to see a weekly Newsnight style digest programme in addition to the Plain Audio reports that occur currently. You have Skype or something simmilar? ShakespeareFan00 23:33, 20 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

Edit Wikipedia Week


Hey! This is Mushii from Wiki:ES, replying the message you sent me :) You have a new version here of the poster if you want to check out, before I do the final translation in Neerlandes. Saludos! -- 00:22, 21 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

It's me, Mushii, again! I modified (for the last time) the poster and I'd like to ask you if you'd have one second to translate "When, where & how" in Neerlandes in order to set it up ^^ thanks! -- 00:15, 22 November 2007 (UTC)Reply
Finally! So sorry for the delay but here is the poster in your language :) enjoy! -- 19:36, 1 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

Number 1 reply


Hi, Got your message about my article being number one. I checked the tables myself, but it certainly wasn't number one. What settings did you use? --Nzgabriel | Talk 00:42, 27 November 2007 (UTC)Reply

Interview with Reggie Bibbs on his life with neurofibromatosis


I am not able to open the video of the interview, this is probably a problem with my computer but please check it was correctly uploaded --Anonymous101 18:04, 6 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

The Video is now playing correctly. I am starting to write it on the articles page --Anonymous101 11:52, 8 December 2007 (UTC)Reply



Flickr pics


Have uploaded 2 of them - IMO the best at -> Image:Polar Bears Fight Climate Poverty.jpg and Image:Polar Bears Fight Climate Poverty 2.jpg. --MarkTalk to me 23:08, 7 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

any time :-). Images i can do easily esp flickr.  :-) --MarkTalk to me 23:10, 7 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

Blog, interview thoughts


Just wanted to tell you I´ve replied on my talk page regarding interviews. What I wanted to tell you though was that I posted what amounts to a Blog message on my Userpage, and Id be happy to see you (or anybody else) post it on the Wikinews blog on my behalf (Im afraid Im not going to get myself a gmail account just for that). Regards Sean Heron 11:37, 8 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

Image:Reggie Bibbs Wiki Interview 112307.ogg


I've uploaded it, but I had to shrink it a lot, and increase compression a lot to get it under the 20 mb limit (went from 153 megabytes to 18.86 megabytes). I'm thinking of maybe re-uploading as a 2 parter, as its quite small currently. Bawolff 03:13, 9 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

Guess which video got bigger. See IDF for all the parts. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bawolff (talkcontribs)



Thanks for remembering me for allowing email from wiki. BTW, note that my email is the only information which I left on my user page :) (yes, I know that I should make page a little bit better :) ) --millosh (talk) 22:52, 9 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

Reggie Bibbs


You are welcome! But I'll tell you, it is painstaking work to transcribe. I saw you ask Bawolff if an incomplete transcript would be ok. I hope so, because with the high-quality video now available, I think our readers are more likely to watch the videos than read the transcript. --SVTCobra 23:16, 13 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

I think it would be OK. Especially, since Reggie is already publicizing that he did an interview with us. If anyone objects, the worst they can do is unpublish and push publication back some more, which is already the only alternative. --SVTCobra 23:26, 13 December 2007 (UTC)Reply
I am not so sure about the appropriateness of the inclusion of the in-line link to Bertalan Meskó's blog. As it is, it is just one more click away if one clicks on his name. --SVTCobra 23:33, 13 December 2007 (UTC)Reply
I would consider date bumping to December 14 (in 10 or so minutes). We are nearly there and I think more people will see it that way. --SVTCobra 23:50, 13 December 2007 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for giving me information which allows me to improve my signature. Please be aware that Image:Anonymous101 has not been in my signature for several weeks and was only on 3 pages--User:Anonymous101 06:54, 27 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

Benazir Bhutto article


I was on a temporary break; now that I'm back, I will complete it. But, yeah, I should have marked it while I was gone, I guess. Thanks for that template, though; I didn't realise we had an equivilant to Template:Inuse. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 19:59, 28 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

Talk:Wikinews' overview of the year 2007


I have replyed here --User:Anonymous101 10:16, 30 December 2007 (UTC)Reply

My RfA


I dunno if you do RfA thanks here, or if it's just a Wikipedia thing. If not, I reckon the trend needs broken. Many thanks for participating in my RfA, which was successful. Unfortunatly, I can't use the excuse of testing my shiny new buttons to see what they do as I have them on Wikipedia ;). So, I guess that rules out any rogue-adminish behaivour ;-). Seriously, though, cheers, and see you around on-wiki! Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 15:29, 2 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Animated gif


Hi Steven. I just wanted to say nice work on the image for the year-end article. Really excellent! Cheers, --Jcart1534 00:39, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Hi Steven. I am glad to see you used one of my photos of Nicolas Sarkozy for this 2007 overview. Though, you misspelled my name; it's Paumier, not Paumiier. Could you please be kind enough to fix that? Thanks a lot, and best wishes. guillom 11:39, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

I just want to congradulate you on a brilliantly designed animated gif (left) with brilliant choice of images. It is so brilliant I had to include a small version of the animation by my comment. --User:Anonymous101 19:10, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Also wanted to add that the image is great. I was scrolling down the main page, saw the featured picture and took a double take. Bawolff 03:25, 4 January 2008 (UTC)Reply
Thanks a lot! guillom 11:34, 4 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Accredits Wikinews Reporter


Thanks for the response. I do have one question though, do live video broadcasts, such as those on C-Span, and government documents for examaple, count as original reporting if that is what I'm reporting on? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fatla00 (talkcontribs) 23:10, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for contacting me.


I just read the discussion on WN:administrators regarding de-admining, and just wanted to thank you for showing me the courtesy of emailing me to tell me about the vote. Cheers. ~The bellman | Smile 00:45, 4 January 2008 (UTC)Reply



i'd like to nominate you for arbcom. would you be interested in taking part in the upcoming elections? –Doldrums(talk) 05:35, 15 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

great! here you go (assuming it goes ahead) :) –Doldrums(talk) 22:52, 16 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Wikinews:Arbitration Committee


Hi Steven, thanks for the nod for ArbCom. You flatter me. But before I accept, there seems to be some question whether we should be having elections at this time. Please see the discussion at WN:AAA#Wikinews:Arbitration Committee. There were some efforts in the past to eliminate the staggered terms and have elections once a year, but for all seats. Depending on if we carry forward, we do need election coordinators, would you care to be one or even the chair? Cheers, --SVTCobra 00:36, 16 January 2008 (UTC)Reply



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POTY in Wikinews


Great idea. Thank you. Przykuta 07:30, 23 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

We have not "featured pictures" institution, but we start action in user sandbox :) Wikireporter:Ala z/brudnopis. Talk with people from other language version of Wikinews ;) Przykuta 13:55, 24 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

Steven, I closed off the voting per the specified time and protected the page. I thought I would leave the honour of announcing the winner to you. Cheers, --Jcart1534 19:42, 25 January 2008 (UTC)Reply

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