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Welcome to my inboxEdit

Leave me a note or message here! Yes that is correct, but the article is a summary of well over 100 and more impartial then the last one on Frank LaGrotta written by the New Castle News where they flat out called LaGrotta a liar, and convicted felon, will that is all true. Still. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:21, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

anon photosEdit

i believe you are mistaken... as the iphone has no sd card. and it was clearly taken with an iphone etc. and i started the photo pages.. see my contribs Rankun - (talk) 04:50, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

also this would mean you would have to be in Mass And NYC at the same time....Rankun - (talk) 04:53, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

I fixed itEdit

The nyc New york partRankun - (talk) 00:53, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Deadly milestone in Iraq: 4,000 US soldiers killed OoopsEdit

Merge with yours? you decide which :) DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 04:25, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Duped Economic policymakers discuss and act on food and credit crisesEdit

Sorry, TUFKAAP, I checked the developing stories, but somehow still missed that you had started one. That would have saved me a lot work (*hits self in head*) furthermore your story calls attention to a mistake in mine, which I will fix now (*hits self in head again*). Cheers, --SVTCobra 21:04, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Computex 2008Edit

About conflicts, in fact..

  1. There are two official COMPUTEX websites, but established respectively by different organizer.
  2. Since the TAITRA opened the registration for Media Accreditation, the TCA (Taipei Computer Association) also did at theirs website, too.
  3. They recruited with different companies, TAITRA for foreign participants, but TCA is for Taiwanese and Japanese (with participants.

Currently, just some information as I got from the Exhibition Section of TAITRA. Brock contact... 11:34, 17 April 2008 (UTC)


If I may, why did you issue a one-week block to an IP that hasn't been used in four weeks? How does that make anyone safer? --SVTCobra 03:17, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:Operation Orchard sat images.jpgEdit

Could you please give us the source for this image. Many thanks --MarkTalk to me 22:56, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

publish the Helen Thomas articleEdit

Thanks for publishing the Helen Thomas flowers article.--ragesoss - (talk) 06:53, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Two MBTA Green Line trains collide in Newton, MassachusettsEdit

Nice work on this quite unfortunate occurrence. Cirt (talk) 06:05, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Code of Ethics DiscussionEdit

Please see this update to your Code of Ethics Discussion at the Water Cooler Policy Page. Moulton (talk) 14:02, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

2008 Arbitration Committee electionsEdit

I have nominated you for the 2008 Arbitration Committee elections. Please indicate if you accept and if you do then please add a brief candidate statement at Wikinews:Arbitration Committee/Elections July 2008. Cirt (talk) 20:48, 29 June 2008 (UTC)


If you have not already seen this, please look, comment, and vote both here and on bugzilla. Further assistance such as contact information for Google would be a very useful detail to share and help in petitioning for a listing in their news index. --Brian McNeil / talk 14:58, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

US presidential candidate John McCain now leads in the pollsEdit

On US presidential candidate John McCain now leads in the polls , we had conflicting reviews. Needs resolution. —Calebrw (talk) 01:14, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Contact In progress. I agree with the title change. —Calebrw (talk) 01:22, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Bob Barr Removal Article ReviewEdit

TUFKAAP, I wrote an article tonight on Bob Barr's possible removal from the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination. If you could review it, that would be a great help. Thanks.

Link: Plans set in motion for the removal of Bob Barr as the Libertarian Party's U.S. presidential nominee

--WNewsReporter (talk) 01:56, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

I've added a new source and fixed the title. Please take another look at this when you get a chance. Thanks. --WNewsReporter (talk) 02:48, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
I was going to let you know that another source has been added, but it's already been put there. —Calebrw (talk) 03:11, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Despite threats, "Alaska Women Reject Palin" rally heldEdit

Please review Despite threats, "Alaska Women Reject Palin" rally held. Thanks, —Calebrw (talk) 04:25, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Lynn, eh?Edit

North Shore represent! 21:31, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Why did you delete...Edit

File:World F 29May2007at1100UTC.jpg? There's a link to it on Portal:Weather_°F. From the caption, User:DragonFire1024 uploaded it. I couldn't find it in WP:DR archives for items deleted around that time, so I'm guessing it was a speedy. TransUtopian (talk) 05:14, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Your use of rollback tool, and a note on peer reviewEdit

Regarding your use of rollback tool here, and here, I wish you had not used the rollback tool for those edits, but in addition to your talkpage post it would have been better for you to take the time to utilize an edit summary to explain your reverts. Also, nowhere does it state that a {{review}} must take the form of using the {{peer reviewed}} template - the review by Cometstyles (talk · contribs) was sufficient. Cirt (talk) 16:55, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Please also see Template_talk:Peer_reviewed#Where_does_it_state_that_use_of_this_template_is_the_required_format_for_a_review.3F. Cirt (talk) 17:17, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
That can be arranged, and likely should. There have been discussions about de-admining for abuse of editor privileges where a peer review has not been conducted. --Brian McNeil / talk 18:27, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
Link to said discussions? Cirt (talk) 18:31, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

presidential results templateEdit

I worked off BBC and CNN for my update to the template, 3rd party votes are just listed as Other so I don't have the distribution details on them. If you've got a source for this, please share. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:25, 5 November 2008 (UTC)


I was just about to come here to put the article you just deleted up for review. I thought I had a two day warning. --Elassint (talk) 23:01, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Shameless plugEdit

This,, is the website of my partner's brother's business/resort on Koh Chang (Elephant Island). When we visited a couple of years ago there were very few western tourists, only saw a couple of backpackers in the island's main town.

The seafront chalets are on stilts over the water, a pier runs out to where they keep nets for fresh fish and for boats to come in, and the restaurant, while covered, is open air. You'd fly into the Trat regional airport, likely hire a car, and it is a short drive to the ferry crossing to the island. The beaches are virtually deserted, and spotlessly clean. The island's interior is nearly jungle, and there are many beautiful waterfalls around the place. Driving into the northern half of the island can be an experience though, some of the roads rise very steeply and you've got to be cautious. In any case, much less touristy that Phuket, you don't get hassled by people selling stuff on the beach and, like a lot of Thailand, you are made very welcome. Oh, and the seafood is fabulous. You simply won't get it any more fresh. You order, they fish it out a net, kill, gut, cook, and serve. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:40, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Redirection of Geraldine FerraroEdit

Thanks for the redirection of Story preparation/Former Presidential Candidate Geraldine Ferraro dies at age XX. That was very wonderful. Mindy (talk) 10:16, 3 December 2008 (UTC) Mindy (talk) 10:17, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

YoEdit Hasnt really passed the review, needs a bit more sources and to be honest in my opinion its not passed the style as yet. Cheers Danger^Mouse (talk) 04:51, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Some sentences need work. Danger^Mouse (talk) 11:11, 2 January 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for your review and the publish template on my written article US Supreme Court allows 'light' cigarettes lawsuits - but despite its being published, it does not appear on the first or front page, since it was not sighted as just draft version has appeared in the history tab. Please help in fixing the matter so that it is sighted and appears on the front page for Dec.17. Cheeers and happy holiday.--Florentino Floro (talk) 05:49, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Don't worry, I got it. Bawolff 06:21, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

Protest articleEdit

You wrote in a recent review: "Gotta work on that protest article next,".

Cool - I thought no-one was interested in Protester killed in West Bank; world reacts to Gaza conflict. I look forward to hearing your comments.

--InfantGorilla (talk) 17:49, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! --InfantGorilla (talk) 10:05, 6 January 2009 (UTC)


I, Acting upon the advice and consent of the Cable of Wikinews Incorporated, hereby have promoted you to bureaucrat. I withheld from voting so I would be able to take the honour of promoting and been able to say Congard! About time! I always check in here every day or two, keeping the eye on anything that needs doing bcrat wise, thus if you need any help - not that you will :) Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 07:29, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations! Cirt (talk) 07:54, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Wikinews:Changing usernameEdit

If you are up for it, there are some entries here that could use attention from a Bureaucrat. More specifically, as previously mentioned a few days ago, here. Cirt (talk) 21:59, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

RfA needs closingEdit

Hello, you are one of the 'crats that did not comment in the RfA for Van der Hoorn (talk · contribs). It has been well over 7 days since the RfA started, please see WN:RFP. Thank you for your time, Cirt (talk) 22:37, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

A penny for your thoughtsEdit

Okay, not really, but I am requesting your participation in the following Water Cooler Discussion: OR and Broadcast report. The discussion involves the need for specific policy concerning how Original Reporting relates to information recieved from a broadcast report of an event. This can include both news-style reports and non-news reports, such as a sporting event. Thanks and again, please share your thoughts on this so we can get as many people involved as possible, especially since this relates to an important topic such as OR. —Calebrw (talk) 05:17, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

My RfAEdit

Just wanted to say thanks for participating in my RfA. I'll be sure to put the tools to good use. :) –Juliancolton | Talk 18:59, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Project INDECTEdit

I need all the help I can get on this. Take a look at the in-prep article text, the video, and my notes on the talk. At the moment I'm going to look at the NeoConOpticon report - will be speaking to the author in the next couple of days. --Brian McNeil / talk 16:29, 7 October 2009 (UTC)


Hi TUFKAAP I need this wonderful banners without text ([1] [2] [3] [4]). If it is posible can you please send them via email to me. I want to use them for Turkish Wikinews. Thank you. --Gökhan (talk) 18:45, 18 December 2009 (UTC)


You deleted the [Editing Bluff erosion in Pacifica, California prompts evacuations article] I wrote, which is fine, I mean who cares, but why in the world the reason is "copyright violation"? There was no copyright violation at all. Are you sure you know what you are doing?--Mbz1 (talk) 21:22, 25 December 2009 (UTC)


Hey there, I see you are around - care to have a look at an article? Elvish, Klingon and Na'vi: Constructed languages gain foothold in film. I hope you enjoy it. ;) Cheers, Cirt (talk) 17:44, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Nevermind. :P Cirt (talk) 18:16, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Your support for my RFAEdit

I would like to thank you for supporting my successful RFA and for your confidence in me. I look forward to serving further the English Wikinews community in this new capacity. I shall take the new tasks required of an administrator on board step by step and will make the utmost effort to fulfil the role to the best of my abilities. Kind regards Александр Дмитрий (Alexandr Dmitri) (talk) 12:45, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

US, UK embassies in Yemen close due to al-Qaeda threat & US closes embassy in YemenEdit

Hello, it seem that we both created similar articles about the recent activity in Yemen. We should try to get these merged and published. Cocoaguytalkcontribs 17:11, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Ok, I agree. I think that your title is better anyhow Cocoaguytalkcontribs 18:06, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

RE Worldwide airport securityEdit

Actually i don't know how I could have missed Denver VS Detroit...I totally just did not see that and don't know what I was thinking since I am from Detroit originally. Total fail on my part. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 09:08, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Regarding lead oneEdit

Hi TUFKAAP, just wanted to say that i (partially) reverted your edit here. Whereas the photoessay is a "sister" article directly relevant to the in-depth article, and the two complement each other with photos and text, the Limbaugh story is slightly more off-topic and i don't feel it merits inclusion in the "See also" list. (Also, the formatting skews the main page a bit, we usually don't have that many blank spaces on the ledes). Feel free to revert me, though, if you feel particularly strongly about it. Cheers, Tempodivalse [talk] 02:31, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Wikinews writing contest reminderEdit

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To anything you write (otherwise it might get lost). Bawolff 22:25, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Chrono sort SourcesEdit

Can you please chrono sort the Sources, at UK bans export of fradulent bomb detector; arrests director of manufacturer? Cirt (talk) 22:38, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

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TUSC token 86d342baeceee0c734c8a5f8e8189376Edit

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Writing contest newsletter: week 2Edit

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  1. Train collision kills at least 20 outside Brussels
  2. At least ten dead in Belgian rail crash

Should these two be merged? Cirt (talk) 14:06, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Yes --Patrick M (TUFKAAP) (talk) 14:13, 15 February 2010 (UTC)


Please could you review 2010 BRIT Awards highlights? It's overdue. --Rayboy8 (my talk) (my contributions) 18:09, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

It doesn't matter now, it's already been published. --Rayboy8 (my talk) (my contributions) 09:31, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Wikinews Portal BannersEdit

Could you please tell me how you made those banners? They certainly look very professional. If it's possible, I would like to have a go at creating some too. --Rayboy8 (my talk) (my contributions) 09:48, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Contest newsletter: weeks 3-4Edit

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I just created Wikinews:Story preparation/82nd Academy Awards and I request u to make some stylistic improvements, additions, subtractions,etc. Thank You --Adi4094 (talk) 05:17, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Contest newsletterEdit

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Points distribution for Polish plane crash articleEdit

Hi, TUFKAAP. I want to tell you that I am unclear about the points distribution concerning the Polish president article I submitted. While the article was initially worth 11 points, it has since been expanded and is now worth 31 points. Since the article was originally worth 11 points and I added text worth 4 points to it today, I propose I get 15 points, you get 12 points as you contributed slightly less text than I did and TDV gets the remaining 4 points for his contribs. Please tell me what you think about this or leave your comments here. Cheers, Pmlineditor discuss 09:11, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

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