User talk:Blood Red Sandman

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EIs and your availability[edit]

Any chance you would be able to spare some time today at around 5 PM UTC? I have something important to discuss. (talk) 06:22, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

After careful thought, it's likely I will be moving from one place to another around then and eating shortly thereafter. But, feel free to try. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 15:07, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Mind joining IRC?[edit]

Need some urgent help. Pi isn't online. Any chance you could spare some time?
•–• 15:37, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

I'm now around. --Pi zero (talk) 18:19, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
Glad you are, PiZ; I was at work, in a shift where multiple things broke down, and am now tired and unlikely to be of much help now that I am here. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 19:03, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
Mails sent from wikinewsies are not getting delivered. Are you facing the same issue? And pi suspects this is because of scoop. While I am not sure if that is the reason, I would suggest forwarding mails to only those who can and might review. For example, I am not on scoop, and thus can't review. And even when sent to scoop, odds are that only pi would be the one who reviews it. So.
•–• 04:47, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
Yeah. I got repeated max defer errors last night hour after hour. There are some full mailboxes on scoop that may not be helping matters, here. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 10:24, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
I am not sure how it works, but it is likely that we can't send more than five mails an hour.
•–• 11:10, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

still did not work. Any chance you could send the message on my behalf?
•–• 13:19, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

@Acagastya: Mine's in bad shape too, but I got a message away this morning UTC. Email me (PiZ has my deets if you need them) your message and who you need to get it to, and I'll make an attempt. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 19:55, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
Just to let you know, I received your email. Landed in spam, but I have read it. I would join IRC. I hope you know my nick. In case if you can come by, I would like to ask some questions.
•–• 11:12, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
Should I send it?
•–• 16:04, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
Go for it! emails seem to be functioning atm. :) BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 16:09, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Same issue again.
•–• 23:23, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Responsibility for Jolo Cathedral bombings[edit]

The update went sideways; 'tis a matter of who claimed responsibility and how they're related to Abu Sayyaf. --Pi zero (talk) 03:16, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

That's not what the source says. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 07:21, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
The source says, emphasis added, "It claimed responsibility". Which is as ambiguous as the antecedent of the pronoun. I recommend consulting one (or more) other source(s). --Pi zero (talk) 11:39, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
I had an early shift today, complete with early finish. Gimme a bit to sit down and do very little; thereafter, I'll see what I can find. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 14:46, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Male Magellanic penguins pine for pairings: Wikinews interviews biologist Natasha Gownaris[edit]

I figured on leaving Darkfrog24's c/e for you to make the call on. --Pi zero (talk) 13:17, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

I've gone ahead and accepted; no strong feelings either way, there. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 13:19, 1 February 2019 (UTC)


I'm got through a complete draft, fwiw. --Pi zero (talk) 05:46, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

(Heh. Just couldn't resist a proofread the morning after.) --Pi zero (talk) 13:21, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

Re: welcome-a-bit[edit]

Hi Blood Red Sandman,

You recently signed up for the 'welcome a bit' notification delivery by e-mail. The software for this is now up and running and is in beta.

To add yourself, please add the User:Blood_Red_Sandman/wab/dev/email page to the tracking category. To do this you need to edit the last line and remove the colon.

In this URL, the 'dev' part means you get instant notifications of new submissions (intersection of your topics of interest and the 'Developing' category). You can create a similar page for User:Blood_Red_Sandman/wab/pub/email and it will only deliver freshly published articles on the specified topics. The topics are specified using an un-numbered list at the top of the page. The software will only track such pages after they are agged to the tracking category.

Please see that I have not added 'science' or 'anything' categories. Category:Science does not exist.

At the moment I am checking for new pages every 10 minutes. The notifications are not instant, although I guess this is better than not having any.

Please let me know if there are any questions. This is the first day of this software running and it may have bugs, and knowing them is really important at this stage. Again thank you for signing up! :)

--Gryllida (talk) 09:54, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Correction: 'anything' topic can be specified by adding a '* Developing' line (overlap of 'Developing' with 'Developing' comes out with the full list, this works really well). I added this to your page, but you still will need to make the edit which I described above in paragraph three above.

Correction #2: if there are any problems with the content of the messages, not only you can ping me on-wiki, but also you can simply reply to these messages. This is delivered to my personal inbox.

--Gryllida (talk) 10:23, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Actually, I asked for talkpage notifications. I'm impressed and intrigued by the level of automation you're going for here, but I wonder if you're going to lose the specific details of what people are, or are not, interested in. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 19:50, 18 February 2019 (UTC)