Comments:Wikinews mourns loss of volunteer John Shutt

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Thread titleRepliesLast modified
Thank you013:57, 18 March 2021
Goodbye002:50, 13 March 2021
R.I.P.016:18, 9 March 2021
Thank you, dude022:59, 7 March 2021
Condolences004:16, 4 March 2021
Rest in peace018:45, 2 March 2021
Rest in peace008:48, 2 March 2021
Rest in peace023:50, 1 March 2021
Rest in peace005:08, 1 March 2021
Rest in peace011:01, 28 February 2021
Just a scribble005:12, 28 February 2021
Rest In Peace003:03, 28 February 2021
R.I.P. Pi zero016:27, 27 February 2021
Sadden015:10, 26 February 2021
Regards014:45, 26 February 2021

Your contributions to this site are invaluable. Wikinews community can't thank you enough.

Enjoyer of World (talk)13:57, 18 March 2021

You were what held Wikinews up. Now we must move on without you, all lonely.

TheFurreterPress (talk)02:50, 13 March 2021

Although I haven't been that active in years, Pi Zero was the backbone who kept the project going. However, hopefully, his loss is not insurmountable. I'm gonna miss you.

Patrick M (TUFKAAP) (talk)16:18, 9 March 2021

Thank you, dude

Shocked and saddened. He truly was the backbone of this project. Pi zero taught me everything I know about newswriting, and working with him on here was a great pleasure. His legacy will live on in every writing project I'm involved with moving forward. Thanks for everything man

The Irate Communist (talk)22:59, 7 March 2021


I just found out today and still can't believe this happened. John was one of the most hard-working editors on Wikinews. I've always enjoyed interacting with him. Deepest condolences to his family and friends. :-(

Side note: I'm really starting to hate 2021 as well.

Ixfd64 (talk)04:16, 4 March 2021

Rest in peace

I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Pi zero. To paraphrase another Wikinewsie, he was the glue that held Wikinews together.

Green Giant (talk)18:45, 2 March 2021

Rest in peace

Rest in peace.

Kitabc12345 (talk)08:48, 2 March 2021

Rest in peace

We all will miss you so much. (talk)23:49, 1 March 2021

Rest in peace

I think I saw him somewhere before. Rest in peace.

Firestar464 (talk)05:08, 1 March 2021

Rest in peace

My sincere condolences for John's family and friends, and for all the Wikinews contributors, who don't only lose a companion but also their great asset in keeping English Wikinews going. With the great amount of work he gave over here, I can't hardly imagine how he can ever be replaced. He'll be surely missed! Dear John, alias Pi Zero, rest in peace. Dear regards from NL Wikinews.

Ymnes (talk)10:43, 28 February 2021

Just a scribble

With his dedication, he earned a part of our hearts and took it with him for his journey. I don't think we mind him earning it.

Xbspiro (talk)05:12, 28 February 2021

Rest In Peace

I am at a loss for words. This is shocking and devastating news, for the Project he so loved -- and for those who loved him. I had occasion to interact with Pi many, many times over the years. He was one of the most prolific reviewers and administrators on the Project, and plugged away tirelessly to keep Wikinews churning. His feedback was always thorough, incisive, and helpful -- I learned much from Pi, about writing articles here, about the art and the science of writing generally, about evaluating facts and information with a healthily critical eye and an ever-analytical mind. I can think of no more fitting a way for his legacy to survive -- nay, to thrive -- than in the continuing collaborativeness of this community in the days, months, and years ahead. Rest in Peace, Pi -- and thanks for everything.

Tyrol5 (talk)02:47, 28 February 2021

I am very sorry for the death of Pi zero, he was someone who dedicated a large part of his time to the growth of Wikinews and Wikibooks. Without a doubt, his absence will be too noticeable around here.

AlvaroMolina ( - )16:27, 27 February 2021

I am saddened by this loss. We will miss Pi zero and will remember his contributions forever. I haven’t known him for that long, but I will personally miss him dearly. Goodbye :(

--IWI (talk)15:10, 26 February 2021

Shutt will be missed as a contributor who tried, and a contributor who cared. I am honoured his last work with the project was with an article of mine, and humbled by his vigour, rigour, and attention to detail. Condolences.

Dylan Smithson (talk)14:45, 26 February 2021