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-- Wikinews Welcome (talk) 22:09, 9 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Thanks. BigKrow (talk) 22:09, 9 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

I'm currently blocked for Open proxy.


Sorry I didn't realize I had a vpn on.... You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:

Your IP address is in a range that has been blocked on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis.

The block was made by ‪AmandaNP‬. The reason given is No open proxies .

Start of block: 07:08, 7 October 2023 Expiry of block: 07:08, 7 October 2025 Your current IP address is The blocked range is

Please include all above details in any queries you make. If you believe you were blocked by mistake, you can find additional information and instructions in the No open proxies global policy. Otherwise, to discuss the block please post a request for review on Meta-Wiki. You could also send an email to the stewards VRT queue at including all above details.

Should this user be unblocked?
Should this user be unblocked?

Tyrol5 has reviewed BigKrow's request to be unblocked, and the result was declined.
The reason given by Tyrol5 was: No block against the account existed.
Further debate can proceed here, however, the administrator's decision may be final, and the result of administrative consensus.

BigKrow (talk) 16:15, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

If you've turned off the VPN, you shouldn't be blocked now. It isn't a block on your account. Heavy Water (talk) 18:50, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply
Well, clearly you turned it off. So there shouldn't be any further action needed. Heavy Water (talk) 19:11, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply
Ok thank you. If something comes up I will let you know. BigKrow (talk) 21:07, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for the ping. I am procedurally declining the request, since there was technically no block to review, to remove it from the queue. On a related point, BigKrow, please do just be careful about the use of multiple accounts. Appears you've had a half dozen or so just in the past few months. If you are actively using/editing/switching between them, it is best practice to disclose as much on the respective user pages, to avoid confusion. Thanks much. Tyrol5 (talk) 22:15, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply
For what it's worth, as far as I can tell they're not used simultaneously (although the IP is). Heavy Water (talk) 00:18, 13 December 2023 (UTC)Reply
IP is used if I forgotten to log in, Apologies. BigKrow (talk) 01:31, 13 December 2023 (UTC)Reply
Im aware thank you. BigKrow (talk) 01:30, 13 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Tagging articles as abandoned


Hi. When tagging articles as abandoned, it should be done with a date parameter. This can most easily be achieved by using {{subst:aband}}. It will automatically resolve the current date and start the two day countdown. Cheers, SVTCobra 14:56, 26 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Much appreciated, thank you! BigKrow (talk) 16:09, 26 December 2023 (UTC)Reply
@SVTCobra {{abandoned|December 26, 2023}}

i guess working now, it was a red link so i didn't think it would work. Thanks. BigKrow (talk) 16:16, 26 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Yes, tagging with author request is good enough unless other editors have worked on it. It was an interesting event which I had not seen at the top of my news headlines, so I was a bit disappointed you chose this route. SVTCobra 00:43, 27 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

I have a bad habit of deleting I'm sorry.... BigKrow (talk) 00:57, 27 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Tagging for speedy deletion


Hi BigKrow, a couple of comments. First, there is no need to tag abandoned articles for speedy, even if it's been a couple of days since the countdown has run out. They already appear in a tracking category for Sysops to see as needing deletion. Second, in other cases where {{speedy}} or {{delete}} (they are the same, by the way) is appropriate, please give a valid reason. The list of valid reasons can be seen here. Thanks, SVTCobra 22:07, 4 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Related is NIETians shine at Smart India Hackthon 2023 which you sought to have speedied because the user was blocked. The user was blocked because the name suggested representing National Institute of Engineering & Technology at Greater Noida. It is not permitted for institutions to have an account which can be used by anybody there. If they want to contribute, the accounts need to represent a single individual. SVTCobra 03:17, 5 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
I understand. BigKrow (talk) 15:07, 5 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
@ The above is what I mean. You claimed you understood. --SVTCobra 00:06, 23 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
Let's move on, ok? BigKrow (talk) 01:56, 23 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
Please state a reason when you use {{delete}} or {{speedy}}. Thank you. SVTCobra 13:19, 12 February 2024 (UTC)Reply



Hi BigKrow. You can also go to M:Steward requests/Username changes and request that they usurp and merge all of your accounts into BigKrow. This will prevent you from being accused of sock puppetry on other projects. I am only an administrator on Wikinews, nowhere else. SVTCobra 20:26, 8 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Thanks but no thanks.... BigKrow (talk) 01:42, 9 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
And User:CactusJack8310 is also you, yes? SVTCobra 19:53, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
@SVTCobra, yes, also one more I can think of is @MissedJetliner, If I think of any more I will post them! Thank you. BigKrow (talk) 23:23, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
Should this user be unblocked?
Should this user be unblocked?

SVTCobra has reviewed BigKrow's request to be unblocked, and the result was approved. The reason given by SVTCobra was: Accidental IP block.
You should now be able to edit pages as normal.

View source for Lazio soccer club defeats Roma, 1-0 to move on to Italian Cup semi-finals ← Lazio soccer club defeats Roma, 1-0 to move on to Italian Cup semi-finals You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:

Your IP address has been automatically blocked because it was used by another user, who was blocked by ‪SVTCobra‬. The reason given is:

Autoblocked because your IP address has been recently used by "MissedJetliner". The reason given for MissedJetliner's block is "Former account of User:BigKrow".

Start of block: 23:33, 10 January 2024 Expiration of block: 23:33, 11 January 2024 Intended blockee: You can contact ‪SVTCobra‬ or another administrator to discuss the block.

You can use the "Email this user" feature if a valid email address is specified in your preferences and you have not been blocked from using it.

Your current IP address is Block ID #59070. Please include all above details in any queries you make.

You can view and copy the source of this page.

Sorry, I have changed the block settings. The default for a block is to block the IP as well, and I simply forgot to uncheck the box. You should be all set now. --SVTCobra 23:47, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thank you very much! I'll try to create a new story! BigKrow (talk) 23:53, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

I reviewed this, but it did not pass. My review comments are firm in their wording, but I was not intending to insult you. I write here to make sure you don't take it the wrong way.
You start a lot of articles but very few are fully developed and very few get published. The topics of your articles are so varied (from global news to hyper-local news), it almost seems like you pick them at random. While the aim of Wikinews is to have broad coverage of news from all over the world, this may not be the best way to approach article creation. In my experience, the best articles are written when the author really cares about the subject and wants to tell that story. If you are not a soccer fan, you may not be the best person to write about Lazio v Roma.
So, I hope you can think on this. What really peaks your interest when you read the news? Is it politics? Science? Crime? Economics? Find something you care about and really get into it. Learn about it. Get sources; not just the latest but maybe something for background. Cheers, SVTCobra 02:39, 20 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

I read your whole message, thank you for just letting me be here. BigKrow (talk) 03:25, 20 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
Again, I feel like you chose a topic at random when you wrote Birds fly to Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu. Are you into birdwatching? SVTCobra 14:35, 21 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
I like birds, yes I do. BigKrow (talk) 18:17, 21 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

When reporting users to WN:AAA or anywhere else


Please remember that the reporter is expected to explain the issues by themselves. The same manner is expected at almost all Wikimedia projects. In future, please avoid reports like special:diff/4769886. Thank you for your responses to unhelpful edits. MathXplore (talk) 01:06, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Thank you, and I will be more careful next time. BigKrow (talk) 01:07, 26 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Massachusetts article


This is looking fairly good... are you ready to submit for publication?--Bddpaux (talk) 21:44, 20 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hey thanks for letting me know, I think it's somewhat good but needs more information to meet the requirements??? I'll try to add more before it goes stale! Thanks again! BigKrow (talk) 00:40, 21 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Let's give it a go! All I can do is learn from my mistakes. Submitted. Thanks again! BigKrow (talk) 00:53, 21 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Allright.... I will give it a look over.--Bddpaux (talk) 14:23, 21 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Published. Keep it up! Good work!!--Bddpaux (talk) 14:32, 21 March 2024 (UTC)Reply're terribly past due for this!

The Order of the Humble Pencil

For completing 5 edits.

Great work!--Bddpaux (talk) 14:33, 21 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Well done! Michael.C.Wright (Talk/Published) 14:41, 21 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Thank you all!!!! BigKrow (talk) 11:54, 23 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Not to mention!

[edit] are horribly past due for this as well!

This award is presented to new reporters who have started 10 or fewer news articles.
This award is presented to new reporters who have started 10 or fewer news articles.

Bddpaux (talk) 14:38, 21 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Thank you BigKrow (talk) 11:54, 23 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

You might consider......


.....posting those awards on your User page.--Bddpaux (talk) 14:39, 21 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Thank you but I will have to pass, it's on my talk page so people can view it here. BigKrow (talk) 11:56, 23 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Wikinewsie category


I created your wikinewsie category for you. I hope you don't mind. It's a hidden category, not visible in article space.


Feel free to edit the verbiage on the category however you like. Check out what other users have on theirs for inspiration. Just be sure to preserve the __HIDDENCAT__ line.

You can link to it from your user page and/or signature so others can see a list of articles you've gotten published. You can also link to it from off-wiki, if you have a blog, or social media page, etc for your journalism work.

I typically add the category to articles once they're published, not before. I already added it to Islamic_State_Khorasan_Province_responsible_for_more_than_60_people_killed_including_children_and_hundreds_injured_at_Krasnogorsk,_Russia_concert_at_Crocus_City_Hall.

Michael.C.Wright (Talk/Published) 15:54, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

This is not a joke, please read w:Battle of Okinawa. MathXplore (talk) 07:41, 5 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

I thought it was because it mentioned April fools day, I know the landings were real. Thank you. BigKrow (talk) 07:43, 5 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

File:Bob Ely.jpg


Hi! Someone added a source for this file File:Bob Ely.jpg. Why did you remove it? MGA73 (talk) 15:12, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@MGA73 it had a negative caption sorry I thought it was a bad edit, apologies. BigKrow (talk) 15:37, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@MGA73 |Description = See below.
|Source = BigKrow (talk) 15:40, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@MGA73 they used the word "jerk" I thought it was saying he was one? BigKrow (talk) 15:41, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Oh, I did not notice that word. But the article says that "Bob Ely calls himself “a jerk,” and he's running for president.". So yeah the word is used but I don't think it is used in a bad way. --MGA73 (talk) 07:30, 30 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Arizona police article.....


Sorry: It went stale. Bddpaux (talk) 15:52, 29 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

I know it's fine, thank you for trying! @Bddpaux BigKrow (talk) 16:46, 29 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Asia is not a part of Russia


Still, part of Russia is in Asia, so maybe it makes sense, but if anything Russia (and frankly the majority of the population isn't) in Asia. Referring to edits on Russian President Vladimir Putin ready for ceasefire talks with Ukraine Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 23:31, 29 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Fair enough, do what you think is best for the article, thanks not going to overly ping you by the way! BigKrow (talk) 00:12, 30 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
I removed it since Moscow, Putin, the advisors, Ukraine, the war, and most of Russia isn't in Asia.@BigKrow Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 00:30, 30 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Ok. BigKrow (talk) 00:31, 30 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, using only Category:Europe and not Category:Asia seems appropriate here. But if it were, say, an article about the Russian presidential election, even if nothing in Asian Russia was specifically mentioned, it would make sense to put it in both; Category:Russia also goes in both. Heavy Water (talk) 21:01, 2 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

A couple of issues:

  • The copyvio detector gives a 53% match. Mostly it is due to extensive quotes. I would suggest breaking up Macron's comment, which currently runs to six lines. It's simply too long to read in one breath.
  • The second sentence in the second paragraph doesn't actually say anything. I suggest either removing it or expanding it.
  • Some minor grammar such as the last sentence, which is missing the word "policy" before the quote marks?
  • The article needs rrnaming. I suggest: "Ukraine allowed to strike Russian territory near Kharkiv with US weapons".

Otherwise looks good to go. I thought I'd point these things out here rather than putting on a negative review, so you can quickly fix them. [24Cr][talk] 09:04, 31 May 2024 (UTC)Reply



I just thought I'd share my thoughts on this because you seem to be very attentive to this issue. Our normal route is to wait until four days have passed without edits (or talkpage discussion) and then tag with subst:aband. Then if there are no edits for another two days, it would be deleted. I have been thinking of a proposal to reduce this from 4+2 days to 3+1 days or even 2+1 days to encourage more publishing, especially given last year we increased the window of freshness from 2-3 days to 5-7 days and reduced the minimum length to 100 words. What would you think of a shrinking of the subst:aband route? [24Cr][talk] 19:28, 2 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

I'm for it, @Cromium BigKrow (talk) 19:29, 2 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Shrinking? I would've thought, if anything, we'd lengthen it to 8+2 days, since the current window was designed for compatibility with the old freshness window. Heavy Water (talk) 20:58, 2 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Heavy Water, @Cromium, ok sorry I jumped to conclusions feel free to make your own decisions, thanks. I'll go with the consensus.... BigKrow (talk) 21:15, 2 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
I have started a section at Wikinews:Water_cooler/proposals#Staleness. I am open to suggestions for increasing the timeframe too. I just feel that changing these kinds of things may be a way of improving our workflow. BigKrow, your opinion is just as valid as ours, so feel free to chime in. [24Cr][talk] 21:22, 2 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thanks, I just did! Not much to say just want to get back on track! @Cromium BigKrow (talk) 21:28, 2 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Don't Do That Again


BigKrow, whatever you did on that Texas article, don’t do it again. You kind of broke the article. Use the sandbox next time. Thanks to @Heavy Water: for cleaning it all up. Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 21:09, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Me Da Wikipedian, please don't Badger i know I screwed up kay. BigKrow (talk) 21:58, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
me BigKrow (talk) 21:59, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Okay, I wasn't trying to badger you, just let you know in case you didn't Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 22:00, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
I don't want to argue.... @Me Da Wikipedian BigKrow (talk) 22:00, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
But... Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 22:02, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
???? Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 22:02, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
The way you came across I didn't appreciate it. @Me Da Wikipedian BigKrow (talk) 22:03, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
I am sorry, I didn't meant to. Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 22:04, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Remember I'm mentally disabled... Time my friend. @Me Da Wikipedian BigKrow (talk) 22:05, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Sorry but im miserable today i don't know why..... Apologies my friend @Me Da Wikipedian BigKrow (talk) 22:08, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Don't worry, I think I've fixed it. This is one situation in which you should ask for admin help. Only the power of deletion sorts out histories that get mixed up. [24Cr][talk] 22:26, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Ah...good old blowing things up...@Cromium Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 22:30, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Cromium, @Me Da Wikipedian, we all need to stop the bickering things happen, moving on.... BigKrow (talk) 22:56, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply



Is essentially shorthand for 'Wiki Foo' the weird little text/symbols/parameters we use in all wikis to make things happen (and I am always learning right vs. wrong in that department!) e.g. "I would fix it, but I can't remember the foo right now." It was just a prompt to 'Enter your signature', but... your way looks better!--Bddpaux (talk) 21:54, 11 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Thanks? BigKrow (talk) 22:01, 11 June 2024 (UTC)Reply