User talk:Bawolff

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I'm somewhat busy in real life, and as a result, it may take me until the weekend to respond. Bawolff 16:24, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

note to self[edit]

Do something about the sight button for new articles.

write rss toolserver thingy and/or yell at wikinewsies who let their ts account expire.[edit]

note to self for adding to todo list.



Regards from portugal[edit]

Hi Bawolff how are you :) Can you please check your email? You have a msg from [1] and your expertise is welcome. Regards. Joanl

Regards from portugal[edit]

Hi Bawolff how are you :) Can you please check your email? You have a msg from [2] and your expertise is welcome. Regards. Joanl


Hello. There are several articles awaiting review. You may go to either WN:Newsroom or Category:Review to check. Thanks. --George Ho (talk) 05:50, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Wikinews:Make lead[edit]

Dear Bawolff (ping), Wikinews in Dutch language has reopened yesterday and there is something that I don't feel I should do myself, because one should know how to deal with scripts. As a matter of fact I have tried to translate Wikinews:Make lead which you have started. There you mentioned "Report any non-workingness to User:Bawolff" so I was wondering if you have time to help with the Dutch version of 'make lead" that I started here: nl:Wikinews:Inleiding maken. I would like to use it at the main page. There you see at the right top corner of each block 'bewerk' (Eng. 'edit'). Per block the corresponding categories with news articles are overhere:

A seventh block of "Actuele Onderwerpdossiers" doesn't have a corresponding category. This one should be fed with Special:NewPages. Can I ask for your help? Is it a lot of work for you to complete the last parts so we can have our own 'make lead' at our project? Your help would be very welcome. Thank you in advance! Best regards, Ymnes (talk) 05:02, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

I wonder why this error[edit]

Got this error while not-ready'ing an article. What is it about? Easy review script has uncaught exception [tell Bawolff]: TypeError: Cannot read property 'edit' of undefined.
•–• 13:33, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

The tell bawolff part was from when I used to be actively supporting the script ;). Basically the error is the javascript version of what in c would be called a null pointer derefernce. Generally, something called foo.edit where the variable foo was undefined. Bawolff 14:00, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

Growing Wikinews to counter the Balkanization of the body politic[edit]


I'm asking all the Wikinews administrators for their thoughts on how Wikinews and the Wikimedia Foundation more generally might respond more effectively to the challenges to democracy and world peace that many people perceive in the rise of the xenophobic right in the US, Europe, India, the Philippines, and elsewhere. I've proposed a workshop on this subject for WikiConference North America, October 18-21, and I've engaged User:Pi zero and User:Gryllida in discussing this at Wikinews:Water cooler/proposals#Retaining contributors with compatible projects. Pi zero and Gryllida think the numbers I scraped from meta:Wikinews are wrong. That may be, but I don't think it changes the fundamental question.

I hope you will contribute your thoughts to this discussion -- both online and hopefully also at WikiConference North America.

Thanks, DavidMCEddy (talk) 01:10, 17 August 2018 (UTC)


Hey Bawolff. If you've got a moment, would you mind closing Green Giant's RfA? I think you're the only bureaucrat on this project that both a) hasn't participated in the discussion, and b) is still active on Wikimedia projects (if not this one). Thanks, Microchip08 (talk) 21:32, 9 October 2018 (UTC)