Wikinews:Water cooler/assistance/archives/2009/October

This page is kinda blank

No one needs help! --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 20:46, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Live chat?

Added header. Dendodge T\C (en.wp) 20:57, 7 October 2009 (UTC)


this is a live chat right?

bye. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

No. For live chats, see WN:IRC. Dendodge T\C (en.wp) 20:57, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

My Contributions are Srin in color!

When I looked at my contributions after doing the following edits, [1],[2],the edits were in creamish pink colour. (I am sorry, I am poor in describing colors, therefore, the following box: Srin ). And above the edit diff, it is written "[draft revision]" while in others it is not written. Can somebody explain me what the idea behind the above is? Thank you in advance, Srinivas 15:24, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

That means your edits have to be reviewed by a trusted user before they appear to non-registered users or are picked up by Google News, just like the way articles have to be reviewed before they appear on the Main Page. Dendodge T\C 16:16, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Deleting Pages ; Editor Status

I would like to know two things:

  1. What are the qualifications to get the editor's status?
  2. How do I mark my own user pages for deletion under CSD U1. (I hope there are CSDs in enWN)?

Srinivas 11:19, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

  1. There are no official "minimums" one needs to meet in order to gain editor status, however, in my experience, there are two things you need to have to be successful: 1.) a fairly thorough knowledge the style guide (demonstrated by having created several good articles) and 2.) having the trust of the community not to abuse the tool.
  2. If you want a page in your userspace to be deleted, simply tag them with {{delete|Author request}} and they'll get deleted under speedy deletion rules.
Hope I helped. Cheers, Tempodivalse [talk] 14:03, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Article ratings

I see we have a thing for readers to rate articles at the bottom of the page, based on reliability, completeness, neutrality and presentation. But are these ratings then available to view anywhere? I certainly can't find them. And do they get used much? the wub "?!" 10:03, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

They are accessible somewhere (I can't remember where). This is part of FlaggedRevisions, and for here on Wikinews I remember being told that the only page a decent number of ratings were entered for was the main page. Just have to hope that changes. --Brian McNeil / talk 10:53, 24 October 2009 (UTC)
For specific page: (change target to whatever page you want. Its also in the toolbox of most main namespace pages). For highly rated pages: Special:RatedPages. Cheers. Bawolff 15:42, 24 October 2009 (UTC)