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re Election Committee[edit]

What would I have to do? -- Cirt (talk) 23:24, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Replied on your talk. We have two volunteers for the election committee, including you, and the membership of the election committee is to be settled by today (July 6). --Pi zero (talk) 00:18, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
Done, hope I can be helpful! :) -- Cirt (talk) 18:27, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

FIB[edit]

Hello Pi zero. I sent information about the press card to scoop. But I don't understand what it changes, because they could be present at the music festival without a press card. Now, the information of the article can be checked with two external sources from other medias. As I said, she did not take notes during the performances. I have another question, because we plan to write a report about the whole festival (the festival ended yesterday night) some days after it with more pictures. Do you think that it could be possitive? Or do we have problems? --Millars (talk) 09:01, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

As for why it matters: documentation is about the whole context of the situation. Original-reporters routinely provide information about how they got to events, what the weather was, whatever. I've read stuff about how difficult it was to find parking at a sporting event, the mood of the crowd, technical difficulties setting up interviews, all sorts of things that weren't mentioned in the article itself but add to the documentation of the circumstances surrounding the acquisition of information. And, besides that general interest in context, it's certainly of interest to know the reporters' relationship with the event, as well as others' attitudes toward the reporters in general.
It's really important for an original-reporter to take notes during an event, in some form or other. Writing stuff from memory the next day defeats much of the purpose, and writing only the article, with no additional context included, is even worse. Handwritten notes are recommended for many purposes, though other forms have been used successfully, and there are situations where other media are superior (for example, interviews are routinely recorded as audio files). Preparation ahead of time is crucial to successful original reporting, as noted at WN:OR. --Pi zero (talk) 11:11, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
I agree with you. In this case, this was our first collaboration of this kind (for these people) and we found people interested who didn't wrote on Wikimedia projects before. I know that we could do some mistakes, but we learned for next time. I talked with Aparaulart and finally she can upload her notes. --Millars (talk) 11:20, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your patience and for passing the article. I had a meeting with Aparaulart this morning and we talked about all this. She'll try to send more documentation to scoop and upload an image of her notes (she took some). After uploading that, and linking some external sources, as I said, we wanted to write a longer article about the whole festival, like a final report, with more pictures, and in Spanish, Catalan and English. What do you think about it? Could it be possible? --Millars (talk) 12:44, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
It sounds good. I'm hopeful it could work out well. --Pi zero (talk) 12:56, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

First Article[edit]

Hello, I have recently written a news report. This has been my first time. How do I proceed with it. It has been more than 48 hours but it still hasn't been aired. The article is titles India urges peaceful settlement of disputes at South China Sea.

--Abhinav619 (talk) 03:32, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Abhinav619. Okay, here's what's been happening with your article. Executive summary: Things are proceeding now.
  • As first submitted, there were a bunch of problems (which is quite common with a reporter's first submission; there's an initial learning curve, which we try to help folks up).
  • Another contributor, Wikiwide, did a bunch of work on it, much improving it.
  • It then waited for review for some time; that does sometimes happen, as reviewers are volunteers too, and review is a pretty big lump sum of time and effort to donate. Naturally, we get to things as soon as we can. (There was an incident earlier this month where we got overwhelmed and didn't get to an article in time; that does happen occasionally, and upsets us all, so we do our best to avoid it.)
  • A few hours ago, I undertook to do a full review, with optimism that the article will pass to publication. I'm working on it now. If you look at the article now, you'll see there's an {{under review}} tag at the top.
--Pi zero (talk) 03:50, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Pi zero....Thanks for the necessary support. The experience has been entirely different from Wikiepdia. Anyways, Kudos!!! I will get back to you.

--Abhinav619 (talk) 04:59, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

And thanks for all the support, please make sure the article is aired.

--Abhinav619 (talk) 05:01, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Indian Prime Minister accuses Pakistan of waging proxy war‎[edit]

I have made modifications to the first paragraph. Apologies again...Still new to this world, it takes time to get used to the process. What else is required for the news to be aired. Indian Prime Minister accuses Pakistan of waging proxy war --Abhinav619 (talk) 02:09, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Heh. We stepped on each other's toes. I'd started to review the article, when you started editing. I guess you didn't see the {{under review}} tag; we've tried to make it prominent so it won't be missed, but I know first-hand that when everything about a site is new it's easy to miss things simply because you don't know what to expect to find.
Honestly, that review I started to do was a long shot; I'd been unable to review during the day today, and was hoping against hope I'd be able to do a review this evening. Truth is, though, I'm rapidly falling apart; I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning to finish last night's review, and I probably shouldn't have done that; just a few years ago I could get away with that sort of thing, but I don't bounce back from all-nighters so easily now. Hopefully I'll be able to pick it up in the morning (though I can already see a problem looming irl for tomorrow morning that might throw a monkey wrench into that plan). --Pi zero (talk) 02:23, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Four arrested after building spire in Moscow painted in Ukrainian colors[edit]

Thanks for reviewing and publishing the article. Admittedly, it's been a while since I wrote an article on this site, so I hope it turned out alright. Anything I need to improve on? (Iuio (talk) 19:46, 22 August 2014 (UTC))

Overall, I thought it well written. If I had to recall details I'd have to consult the edit history. --Pi zero (talk) 20:07, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I admit I used to have the mindset that everything on all the sources should be included in the synthesis article to make it a true synthesis article, but that might be deviating from the point too much. I recall that some of the sources had stuff on the pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine, but I sort of left it out in the synthesis article even though it was tangentially related to the incident, since I thought it was too out of place. (Iuio (talk) 20:39, 22 August 2014 (UTC))
It's not uncommon to list a source in order to get just one fact from it. (Although in that case it's also helpful to leave a note to that effect for the reviewer, either on the talk page or as an html comment.) --Pi zero (talk) 21:01, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Interwiki[edit]

Something wrong? --sasha (krassotkin) 14:34, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

No. We'd been wondering how the software handles interactions/conflicts between Wikidata interwikis and explicit interwikis on a page, so as the most straightforward and decisive way to determine that, I was trying some experiments. --Pi zero (talk) 14:58, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Clear. I check correctness of inrewiki manually. At the same time I try to involve to this work active users (who follow the history of edits) and their bots from other projects. --sasha (krassotkin) 15:08, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

An important message about renaming users[edit]

Dear Pi zero,

I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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