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


Wikinews feeds are broken

Feeds for many news categories rely on feeds from "Zach" - e.g. http://toolserver.org/~zach/cgi-bin/rss.cgi?cat=Climate_change on Climate change

Zach's account on toolserver has expired ("403: User account expired") and the feeds are broken.

I've emailed Zach - no response so far. --Chriswaterguy (talk) 18:46, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

I think something similar can also be done with my RSS script, for example http://toolserver.org/~cspurrier/rss/rss.php?lang=en&family=wikinews&categories=Climate_change --Cspurrier (talk) 02:39, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia turns 10

I have just created a new article called Wikipedia turns 10, for when Wikipedia reaches exactly ten years since going online on Saturday. Can I please have some assistance with creating this article? --Rayboy8 (my talk) (my contributions) 00:50, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Working on it.--Ashershow1talk 03:41, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Take it to the signpost; Wikinews is not a cheerleader for Wikipedia or its in-house newsletter. --Brian McNeil / talk 11:15, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Mayor declares weather emergency in New York City

Can someone quickly review Mayor declares weather emergency in New York City before it gets stale?--Ashershow1talk 01:54, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

about a subject?

do people have to have an account; with wikinew's in order to have a discussion with a particular subject or the person discussing the particular subject. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Godfatherofzod (talkcontribs)

I'm sorry if I misunderstood your question, but you do not need to register an account in order to contribute to Wikinews, but we do recommend it for a variety of reasons.
By the way, in future, please remember to sign your posts with four tildes (~~~~) so we know who said what and when - it can get confusing if people forget to sign their posts in lengthy discussions. Anyway, welcome to Wikinews! Δενδοδγε t\c 22:19, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

How do I merge my accounts?

I have changed my user name in Wikipedia. Now except for Wikipedia, I have 2 user names. How do I merge them?--AshwiniKalantri (talk) 08:36, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

A common solution is to post a redirect on the User page and User talk page of the old user name, linking them to similar pages with the new one. A user would do this while logged in under the old username, so we can easily see it isn't vandalism.
If you haven't edited yet with the new username, then you could instead use Wikinews:Changing username
--InfantGorilla (talk) 10:08, 30 January 2011 (UTC)