# User talk:Bddpaux

## Cyclone Pam article

Hi. I hadn't noticed you'd tagged it under review; I was doing some copyediting on the sources.

I was thinking of not-ready'ing it on the grounds the lede says something is going to happen, instead of describing any event that has already happened, such as somebody saying that was going to happen. --Pi zero (talk) 15:03, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Well, yeah.....I just tried to 'shift' that a teeny bit onto something that 'did' happen. I'll back off on my review now and you can take action on it. --Bddpaux (talk) 15:06, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
I'll take a look and try to do so in a bit; I'm now tackling one of the others. It's always a bit of a scramble, I've found, when a whole bunch of students submit simultaneously, presumably in coordination with something to do with their weekly class schedule; there are generally a bunch of the submissions that have serious problems so they should be not-ready'd promptly. --Pi zero (talk) 15:19, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

## Auto-Block

My account was compromised during my absence - please enable an indefinite block to prevent further damage to wiki projects. Thanks for collaborating. --BScMScMD (talk) 18:59, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

## userspacing

Just to point out. The preferred way to userspace an article is for an admin to move it, and not leave a redirect behind. Non-admins don't have the option of not leaving behind a redirect; but when an admin moves a page, there's a box, checked by default, for "Leave a redirect behind"; just uncheck it. :-)  --Pi zero (talk) 22:25, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

## Barcelona and La-liga

I have removed much of the content, which was not exactly related to the article. Which was just at the border. I hope, now it fits the guidelines. Please have a look.
aGastya  ✉ Dicere Aliquid :) 11:12, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

## Knowing terms

I read your comments. But how am I supposed to explain hat trick? It is a common term (I believe). And majority of the Europeans and South Americans are aware of Ronaldo. Still, do I need to explain about it?
aGastya  ✉ Dicere Aliquid :) 15:10, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Well, see, that's kind of the trick: Wikinewns is international, so we try to write for EVERYONE. Not everyone knows the term hat-trick. We also write so that an English-speaking person in Thailand can understand what we're saying; a truck driver in Manila; a school teacher in Canada; a chef in Nepal; know what I'm trying to say?? We have to write for EVERYONE (as best we can). I'd bet a European football fan knows TOTALLY what you're talking about, but I know LOADS OF PEOPLE who aren't European football fans. --Bddpaux (talk) 15:14, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
If not all are football fans, but still, Ronaldo. People knows him. Still, I've made the change. But, people, can, still click the links to know about that particular topic. We had this discussion at WP's main page.
aGastya  ✉ Dicere Aliquid :) 15:23, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

## Nigerian suicide bomber article

Hi, I have responded to your review on the collaboration page of the article. Due to the time lapse between now and when the article was written, I don't expect it to be deemed newsworthy now. However, at the time of the review you must have missed that the actual focal event of the story occurred the day before the story was written (or on the day of, if you take time zones into account), not 10 days before as you claimed. Apologies about the late reply. Hb881uow (talk) 12:10, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

I responded to this where it was also raised on the article's talk page, but I'll repeat here.
• There was a misunderstanding, but it looks as if the article was legitimately past freshness at the time of review. The focal event seems to have taken place on the 16th, and the review was on the 20th. Sometimes we have more articles submitted in a short time than we can handle, and that's been a constant state of things for the past couple of weeks or so, with UoW student articles. (I've seen articles lost this way even when there are lots more reviewers; there's a lot of latent demand for what Wikinews supplies, so that however much reviewer labor we can bring to bear on a regular basis, after a while the volume of submission will expand to exceed supply. We do need to improve the efficiency of our operation, so we can do more with the same amount of reviewer labor, and I have some plans I'm pursuing for how we might do that; but even if I succeed, we'll do better, things will pick up, and still I expect some articles will get missed from time to time.)
• It's clear how the misunderstanding would have happened about being ten days old at the time of review. Our style guide specifies that sources are to be listed from newest to oldest, so that the first one listed is the most recently published source; in this case, though, the articles were in the opposite order, with the oldest first; and the oldest was indeed about ten days before the article was submitted.
--Pi zero (talk) 14:18, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

## Anthrax article

...is stale. :-(  --Pi zero (talk) 15:16, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

## Hey how are ya

Hey Bddpaux, glad to see you're active on the wiki and especially nice to see your participation and help over at Wikinews:Featured article candidates, much appreciated!

I was wondering if perhaps you could review this new article I wrote, Texas student Ahmed Mohamed inspires social movement ?

-- Cirt (talk) 14:23, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

## A barnstar

I, 14.139.242.195 (talk) (the IP of acagastya) award you the team barnstar for the tireless contribution to keep Wikinews updated!
14.139.242.195 (talk) 02:03, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

## Wikinews interviews painter Pricasso on his art and freedom of expression

It took me a while to research, do the interview, and put this all together. It was quite a coup to get a response back from the interviewee.

It's a nice piece related to freedom of speech and issues of censorship.

Do you think you could review it?

-- Cirt (talk) 08:38, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

## Defense attorney refutes DNA evidence in 'Grim Sleeper' trial

Hi. I'd noticed you were writing something, of course, but hadn't had a chance to look at it. Finally taking a preliminary look at it, I'm uncomfortable with a couple of aspects of the sourcing. Review comments. --Pi zero (talk) 20:40, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

## Election results

The election committee should set up a page of the election results (see last year's, but the list is different this year), and certify the results at the water cooler thread. --Pi zero (talk) 20:24, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

## More details emerge in Alpine, Texas school shooting

I've prodded this as abandoned. --Pi zero (talk) 15:24, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

## Search expands for missing Texas woman

Hi. I'm quite interested in this story. Unfortunately there were some shortcomings in the current version, and I suspect the problem of freshness may be getting more difficult as we pass into Friday on Wikinews (which happens in about twenty minutes from now). Perhaps some further opportunity will come along on this ongoing story. See my review comments. --Pi zero (talk) 23:48, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

## Wikinews attends ComiCon in Tyler, Texas

It was pointed out that the article didn't actually explain what a ComiCon is. Realizing that we were already quite close to the 24-hour horizon for substantive edits after publication, I made a small edit to try to explain a bit. Gryllida sighted it. --Pi zero (talk) 22:46, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

## Prominent Texas attorney dead, just days following daughter's suicide

Published. I did have concerns that sourcing was a bit thin. --Pi zero (talk) 19:44, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

## Modern radio drama, 'Paranoria, TX' releases 100th episode

I'm wondering about establishing news relevance. It seems probably not a COI problem you've been somewhat involved in the show — the up-front disclosure takes a lot of curse off that — but it might have some effect on your perception of the relevance. Something seems wanted in the way of, well, background I guess, to show the reader the relevance in a larger context; otherwise the piece could feel a bit promotional. --Pi zero (talk) 15:26, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, I'm trying to address that. Technically, I think anything creative-wise, at least, with a far reaching audience that hits 100 serialized episodes/releases etc. is newsworthy. I'm just trying to make sure I'm making it 'global' enough. In terms of the station itself, I made a bit of 'lunch money' on a show I did there last year [Sergeant Mambo's Apple Tree of Weirdness] but the show [and the meager bit of \$] are both long gone by now! --Bddpaux (talk) 15:39, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
It occurs to me the lede, while it mentions the 100th episode part, might be tweaked a bit to acknowledge the audience aspect, since, as you note, that is part of what gives the piece its basic relevance. --Pi zero (talk) 16:23, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

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## Home pregnancy article

Just a note. I noticed, on the article you'd published, the lede didn't specify the day on which the focal event happened... and I suspect it was, in fact, five days ago (so, not fresh; which is of course an important part of why I'm a stickler, myself, for specifying the day in the lede). Pretty sure the sky isn't going to fall in; thought I'm mention it, though. (Btw, a lot of these students don't have the hang of using-sources-without-copying-from-them; worth keeping an eye on.) Thanks for helping out; as you see, I've been pretty swamped. I'm thinking it'd be good if I take a look at your article tomorrow morning, when I'm fresh. --Pi zero (talk) 23:28, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, guilty as charged.....I think I'm actually to blame for the day thing. I really pushed the envelope in terms of freshness there! --Bddpaux (talk) 13:47, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

## Wikinews visits set of indie film 'Dead on Set'

After thinking about it carefully (glad I waited till morning when my thinking is hopefully at its sharpest!), I've asked on the article talk for further clarifications re your role in the film; review comments. --Pi zero (talk) 14:40, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

(Sorry if my concern caught you by surprise; it's a nice enough little piece, but I was uncomfortable, and figured I really shouldn't try to make a final call in either direction without understanding better.) --Pi zero (talk) 15:59, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
No sweat, we need to apply our policies fairly here, after all. See my response on the talk page. --Bddpaux (talk) 16:04, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
I consulted on this one; didn't want my own familiarity with the reporter to skew my judgement, either. My precise measure was to publish with a discreet talk-page hatnote, in the style of {{WikimediaMention}} (except WM goes on the article itself). --Pi zero (talk) 18:21, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

## Meth usage in Australia on the rise

That's a very stale article. --Pi zero (talk) 18:45, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

I'm atm trying to go through the entire queue and not-ready all articles that have obvious problems to do with the date of the event or lack of multiple independent sources. --Pi zero (talk) 19:58, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

## Furries

I userspaced it rather than deleting it. There's a field on the {{abandoned}} template to specify a user whose space the article should be moved to, like {{abandoned|userspace=Zanimum}}. --Pi zero (talk) 15:53, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

## At least four dead, as tornadoes strike parts of Northeast Texas

I feel bad about this; if I'd gotten to this much faster it might have just sailed through review. It might be rescuable, at this point. Review comments. --Pi zero (talk) 04:31, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Meh, no biggie.....I'll see if I can muster up a spin off! --Bddpaux (talk) 00:56, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

## ArbCom 2017

Acagastya has suggested you for the election committee (here), as you did last year. Are you willing to serve? --Pi zero (talk) 11:45, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

## Block

I hope you have the admin rights. Please block this vandal indefinitely.
acagastya PING ME! 19:03, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

## Do you know whose…

User page said "think before you write an article: will this story affect a teacher in Manila? If not, you are wasting your time". Also, that page had this thing which said if you can not grab attention of the reader with the first sentence, there is no point writing the second. I really hate when I can't remember things. Let me know if you know.
acagastya PING ME! 17:59, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Almost forgot to mention this: you should archive some discussions from this page.
acagastya PING ME! 18:00, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

## Re: US: New flu strain continues epidemic sweeping across Texas

Tips:

• When starting to write about an event, double-check what and when happened; some mainstream media will be confused about it themselves and not provide links to the report which they are re-reporting, or its publish date.

Story is marked as abandoned; to be deleted on March 7 (in 2 days), if work on it does not resume.

--Gryllida (talk) 22:50, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

## Email

Hello, Bddpaux. According to scoop (after I survived that scary failure message from scoop), your wikinewsie email seems to be full. OBTW, remember when you helped me get my first article published, on May 20, 2015 -- I got my 300th published ten days ago.
•–• 10:21, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

I'll get in there this weekend and clear out some stuff. --Bddpaux (talk) 15:12, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

## tagging abandoned articles

Hi. {{abandoned}} has a date parameter so we can know when it was tagged and when the warning has expired. The easiest way to tag with a date is to add {{subst:aband}} to the article. It automatically fills in the date. Cheers, --SVTCobra 15:32, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

## Reviewing some articles

World Cup coverage is exhausting me, and we are hardly getting anything else published. I was wondering if you could review some non sports articles for a month. Match reports are really exhausting, and having just one reviewer could make it very difficult.
•–• 21:48, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

## It is great to have you back, Bddpaux!

Just the day before, I said, it would be great to have Bddpaux back. Looks like "the good god above all" listened to my request. :-D
•–• 19:43, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

## Election committee for ArbCom 2018

Would you be willing to be on the election committee again this year? If so, please sign up at Wikinews:Arbitration Committee/2018 election#Election committee members. --Pi zero (talk) 16:06, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Looks as if, this year, we have plenty of volunteers for the election committee alread. --Pi zero (talk) 11:50, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

## 2018 ArbCom

I'd like to nominate you for ArbCom this year. Are you willing to accept the nomination?
•–• 03:32, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Not this year, sorry. --Bddpaux (talk) 16:48, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

## US Attorney indicts thirteen for using false documents to secure jobs

Hi. Some difficulties, which I wrote up in my review comments (my thoughts were a bit scattered this evening, I guess; I had to edit the review comments several times to add things). --Pi zero (talk) 01:52, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

## Police Captain's son gets 20 year prison sentence for terrorist plot

Hi. Encountered some snags; I'm hoping it's reparable, though alas we're now T plus two days. Review comments. --Pi zero (talk) 12:16, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

## IMAP and SMTP servers

Any idea how can I get the information about my "@wikinewsie.org" mail to connect to a mail client? It is that time of the year when I need to ask for media accreditation, so please let me know as soon as possible.
•–• 13:28, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

## ¿tu hablas español?

Before the end of this week, I am supposed to notify Wikimedians from Argentina to get photos for Argentina Pride. While I can do it in English, and ping @Ezarate:, I think the event itself might not receive MSM coverage in English and we would have to use Spanish sources. What is your proficiency in Spanish? (Also pinging @SVTCobra:)
•–• 05:48, 2 November 2018 (UTC)

Although I had Spanish in school for two years, I am not able to write anything which would sound official. Sorry, --SVTCobra 13:33, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
My proficiency in Spanish is VERY high level beginner. However, I will not be assisting with ANYTHING pertaining to a Pride event, of that you can be assured. --Bddpaux (talk) 19:35, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

## To your question: Perhaps some guidance

I'm posting here because you asked me what ArbCom could do to help. I think I just got a retaliatory review rejection. I was fully expecting that if any specific reviewers don't want to work with me for any reason that they just wouldn't review my work, and drafts I composed would have a smaller pool of reviewers, making them more likely to age out. That's not great, but what can you do? I was not expecting someone to hit reject just because they're pissed off at me, and I think that's what just happened. The reviewer said, among other things, that the words "black" and "white" are too non-neutral to use in Wikinews' voice (it's an article that ties into the Ferguson riots, in which race featured heavily). This same reviewer has approved articles that used those words in Wikinews' voice before, with no mention of any inherent neutrality problems. I think it's because I corrected a previous reviewer when they thought my grammar was wrong (it wasn't, and to said previous reviewer's credit, they seem to be politely entertaining the sources I showed them on English usage, though I don't think I changed their mind). So my request of ArbCom is this: What should a drafter do when given a review that they reasonably believe was made for reasons other than the suitability of the article? Like you said, we're all volunteers here. What is the customary dispute resolution process? Darkfrog24 (talk) 05:26, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Well, FWIW, I remember the first time when I had to write "black" for a person with darker skin complexion. It was very hard, as for writing in my journal, I could add comments for explaining to myself, but when transferring to on-wiki, I did not say "black", tried to explain it, which became complex, and added a comment, which I would generally not do (as I am generally available on IRC for discussing any issues with the reviewer). The reviewer, replaced that entire explanation and said in the summary that "usage of 'black' was okay in this context." The thing to learn is: is it okay in the context? And just because something was done once does not automatically mean same thing can be repeated again. (We all learn from what happened in the past).
•–• 06:25, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
Yeeeeeeah, context does matter, but when the reviewer says "The lede doesn't say when the death took place" and it's right there "October 17" and "the lede doesn't say who McKinnies is" and it's right there "the victim is the son of activist Melissa McKinnies" and "hey this isn't attributed" when it says right there "according to a federal report," I start to think maybe the reviewer showed up to reject the article. Darkfrog24 (talk) 06:46, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
If that was the thing bugging you more than the NPOV issue of "black", that is what you should have told Bddpaux to strengthen your case.
•–• 06:57, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
Might be useful.
•–• 08:40, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

## I could use some help de-escalating a situation

I've tried to pull back and keep my comments to a minimum and not make things personal, but that doesn't work when I'm the only one doing it. Any tips on how to keep the matter of the style guide proposal from spilling any further out of control? I'm worried the matter will get tag-teamed into an artificial closure before the community has a chance to judge it on its merits. Darkfrog24 (talk) 04:35, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

The relevant link here Gryllida (talk) 05:02, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

## Former Trump advisor, Paul Manafort, receives second sentence in U.S. Federal Court

Thanks for writing this story. It appears to be published now. --Gryllida (talk) 18:59, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

I've submitted an edit to the article, which is now pending review. --Pi zero (talk) 19:16, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

## replied

--Gryllida (talk) 18:44, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

## Thank you for looking at the reports, Bddpaux

Thank you for generously and attentively looking at the reports today, and for asking questions at their talk pages and at the talk pages of the authors.

I really appreciate it!

--Gryllida (talk) 19:08, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

## Heated moment on fire article: A request

I would like you to remove your talk page post on the "small fire" article. It includes name-calling. There's other stuff there, of course, but I picked that to mention because it's not subjective, and it would be enough by itself. I'd like to take your complaints seriously, but I don't feel I can do that if they come in that form. That post puts me in a position in which I feel I have to defend myself, or at least redirect the conversation. I do not mind if you delete this post of mine with this request. Might be better if you did. Darkfrog24 (talk) 01:26, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Defend yourself from what? Gryllida (talk) 02:35, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
From the stuff in B's post. Darkfrog24 (talk) 02:37, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
There is something to defend from in it? Gryllida (talk) 03:11, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes. Darkfrog24 (talk) 03:49, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
Defending implies denial, and no progress. Is there a better reaction? Gryllida (talk) 19:26, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
Tell you what: nope, I won't. Yeah, about 2 hours after I posted it, I felt slightly badly about it, and sure, it's a bit uncivil. But:you're a lot of trouble to deal with...you are. So here's the deal: You want it gone? You delete it. I'm not deleting it. I said it and that's that. Furthermore, I'm not engaging in ANY direct dialog with you for the next 90 days....won't do it. How's that for 'creepy'? I will try to do minor editing to improve your pending articles, but I won't review any of your articles or engage in any discussions involving you during that time. Consider yourself ghost'ed by me for the next 90. How 'bout you just report the news for a while? That'd be nice....I'll do a bit of janitorial work for you during that time....but you and I? We're on a 'break'. --Bddpaux (talk) 04:04, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

## For the Facebook leak story, the notes are available in scoop. Sorry that they were not detailed at the article talk page: they are discussed at the author's talk page... Please re-review the story as soon as you can. Thank you.

--Gryllida (talk) 04:11, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

Hi Bddpaux

Current review queue as of 22:51, 18 April 2019 (UTC):

For inspiration here is a Kołacz and some honey:

Happy holidays,

--Gryllida (talk) 22:51, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

## Re: Talk:Wikinews_attends_Maker_Faire_in_Tyler,_Texas(US)

Hi Bddpaux :-)

There are a couple remarks at the talk page. I hope you are able to find the attendance count for this event.

--Gryllida (talk) 00:16, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

## User:Dehgel accreditation request

If you wish to ask this user something that is relevant to the request, please do so at Wikinews:Accreditation requests/Deh Saaduddin. Asking on their talk page is not helpful to others when evaluating how to vote and is burdensome for the applicant if everyone needs to be answered individually. Cheers, --SVTCobra 20:16, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

## Dozens dead in California boat fire

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The reviewer hero

Thanks for your hard work reviewing this story, fact checking, cleaning the layout and clarifying the dates. This is amazing. Well done!!! --Gryllida (talk) 00:24, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

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## Good luck

in your studies. --Pi zero (talk) 22:02, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

Hi Bddpaux