Wikinews:Water cooler/assistance/archives/2011/February

Interview with Mayor of Pichilemu

Yes, there is a better picture of him.

Hi all. I've got a question. I had to do a long homework on the reconstruction of Pichilemu last November. I had prepared some material (as you can see in this article) for it, but the Wikinews article missed the most important part: the interview with the Mayor, which eventually took place on November 26, 2010, almost a month after the article was published. I even filmed the interview with him, is there any possibility that the interview is still newsworthy enough to translate, and put it on Wikinews as a follow-up article? Thanks! Diego Grez return fire 21:59, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

como cheguei aqui ?

Realizando pesquisas , e outras buscas , destaquei esta mega pagina . E a muito tempo tenho anotada este site na minha agenda

hoje eu procurando um artigo descobri estas opções

todas as janelas estão em igleis e não consegui traduzi-las
We have articles in Portuguese. Nós temos artigos em Português.μ 23:47, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
Lol. That's horrible Portuguese :P.
How did I come here? – Doing searches, and other searches, I featured this great page. I have it on my lists for a long time, today wanting to look for an article I found these 'options', [but] all of them are in English and I haven't been able to translate them.
@Mestrybadahra: Use o Google Translate para traduzir. Diego Grez return fire 00:12, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Page ratings

I've been clicking on 'Random article' and after reading the articles I would rate them but I noticed that almost all the time I'm the only one who has rated. Is there a way to see which articles have received ratings and which ones have not? Are they categorized in any way? where I can click from a list of unrated pages to read and rate them? Special:RatingHistory only takes one page at a time, and Special:RatedPages doesn't seem to show any results (??). Maybe there should be some sort of ratings portal or something that collates various article ratings and statistics. I think there should also be more help pages regarding the ratings/feedback, I could not find anything in the help system about it. Is there a page somewhere that goes into detail about how it works? Like, does the article creator get notified somehow when someone rates their page? Oh and one more thing, isn't it a bit silly to have the ratings/feedback form on redirect pages?? Someone should probably fix that.. -- OlEnglish (talk) 04:55, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

I have never looked into this before, but since no one has responded I just started. The extension is the Reader Feedback extension which was used on Strategy wiki. There's a range of feedback output supposed to be available, which are clearly not at the moment available. This may be due to the recent 1.17 upgrade, or it may be a configuration issue, but it will take me a bit to find out (I'm supposedly not here, but somewhere else...) I'll try to get back to this this afternoon/evening PST. - Amgine | t 16:58, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
  • If you click the randomizer, it is likely that the vast majority of articles will predate the extension being implemented. By extension, therefore, they are highly unlikely to have ratings. Further, iirc the default setting is something like 'over the last three months' - again, our archives go back years. I have an option for page rating which links to the data in my toolbox, but I forget if I've enabled some obscure option or gadget, or if that's there by default. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 18:08, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Actually, that shouldn't matter. For example, our current lead article has 22 votes, but still does not generate graphic output "not enough votes". There may be some issues with the configuration, but I'm just beginning to figure out how it works. - Amgine | t 04:05, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
    • *Looks* Wow, no, it doesn't now. I used to get graphs when it reached five votes. Each graph would come independantly; so if only one hit the five vote threshold, it would get a graph. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 12:26, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
Appearently 219 reviews is not enough either. Filing a bug - bugzilla:27695. Bawolff 20:53, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Pictures from Wikipedia?

Is there a way to paste pictures in WN that were uploaded locally to Wikipedia? --Ashershow1talk 01:20, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

  • Short answer: No. Reality: I assume you know if it is on Commons we can use it fine. However, and image may be acceptable on Wikipedia through a fair use claim, but not so here; the simplest example being WP claiming fair use on an image from a news publication which we, as a competing news agency, cannot. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:23, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Opposition Leader predicts 'people's revolt' in Australia over carbon tax

reviewer requiredBKCW8 talk 10:56, 25 February 2011 (UTC)