User talk:Bddpaux

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My talk archive #1[edit]

User:Bddpaux/Archive 1

My talk archive #2[edit]

User:Bddpaux/Archive 2

My talk archive #3[edit]

User:Bddpaux/Archive 3


Cyclone Pam article[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Hey how are ya[edit]

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 ?

Thank you for your time and your contributions to the project,

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

A barnstar[edit]

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[edit]

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?

Thank you for your time,

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

Defense attorney refutes DNA evidence in 'Grim Sleeper' trial[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Search expands for missing Texas woman[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Share your experience and feedback as a Wikimedian in this global survey[edit]

Modern radio drama, 'Paranoria, TX' releases 100th episode[edit]

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)

Your feedback matters: Final reminder to take the global Wikimedia survey[edit]

(Sorry to write in Engilsh)

Home pregnancy article[edit]

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'[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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)
Userspaced this article. --Pi zero (talk) 02:45, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017[edit]

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[edit]

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…[edit]

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)