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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)Reply

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)Reply
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)Reply



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)Reply



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)Reply

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)Reply

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)Reply

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)Reply
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)Reply

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)Reply

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)Reply

Anthrax article

[edit] stale. :-(  --Pi zero (talk) 15:16, 4 June 2015 (UTC)Reply

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 ?

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

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

A barnstar

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

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?

Thank you for your time,

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

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)Reply

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)Reply

More details emerge in Alpine, Texas school shooting


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

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)Reply

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)Reply

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

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


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)Reply

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)Reply
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)Reply

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


(Sorry to write in Engilsh)

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)Reply

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)Reply

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)Reply

(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)Reply
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)Reply
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)Reply

Meth usage in Australia on the rise


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

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)Reply



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)Reply

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)Reply

Meh, no biggie.....I'll see if I can muster up a spin off! --Bddpaux (talk) 00:56, 7 May 2017 (UTC)Reply
Userspaced this article. --Pi zero (talk) 02:45, 24 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

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)Reply



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

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)Reply

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

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



  • 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)Reply



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)Reply

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

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)Reply

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)Reply

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)Reply

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)Reply

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

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)Reply

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

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)Reply

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)Reply

IMAP and SMTP servers


Any idea how can I get the information about my "" 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)Reply

¿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)Reply

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)Reply
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)Reply

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)Reply

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)Reply
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)Reply
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)Reply
Might be useful.
•–• 08:40, 3 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

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)Reply

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

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

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



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

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)Reply

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)Reply

Defend yourself from what? Gryllida (talk) 02:35, 28 March 2019 (UTC)Reply
From the stuff in B's post. Darkfrog24 (talk) 02:37, 28 March 2019 (UTC)Reply
There is something to defend from in it? Gryllida (talk) 03:11, 28 March 2019 (UTC)Reply
Yes. Darkfrog24 (talk) 03:49, 28 March 2019 (UTC)Reply
Defending implies denial, and no progress. Is there a better reaction? Gryllida (talk) 19:26, 28 March 2019 (UTC)Reply
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 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)Reply

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)Reply

Please review


Hi Bddpaux

Please review:

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

For inspiration here is a Kołacz and some honey:

Image: KitkatJohn1. Image: akarlovic.

Happy holidays,

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

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.

What is your time zone?

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

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)Reply

Dozens dead in California boat fire


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)Reply

Community Insights Survey


RMaung (WMF) 14:31, 9 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Reminder: Community Insights Survey


RMaung (WMF) 19:12, 20 September 2019 (UTC)Reply

Reminder: Community Insights Survey


RMaung (WMF) 17:02, 4 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

Good luck


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


Hi Bddpaux

Please consider commenting.

I pinged you previously, but there was no response. This may be the last notification before the vote is closed.

Also, merry Christmas!

--Gryllida (talk) 19:46, 25 December 2019 (UTC)Reply

Talk:Tom Hanks and his wife catch coronavirus


Could you please delete this talk page? I've moved the old one to userspace, as the article is going to get deleted. ICameHereForNews (talk) 21:34, 22 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Appears to've been deleted I guess I really am that amazing!! --Bddpaux (talk) 17:59, 25 March 2020 (UTC)Reply



I sent you another email re documentation for the interview, but haven't heard back from you... --Pi zero (talk) 23:18, 25 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Responded to your email. --Bddpaux (talk) 16:01, 26 March 2020 (UTC)Reply
Got it. --Pi zero (talk) 16:51, 26 March 2020 (UTC)Reply

Good to have you back, Bddpaux!


Hi, it is soo good to see you back! Are we getting some good ORs? What was your masters about? also, do you mind joining IRC later this morning? It will be good to have a reunion -- please register your nick, though. Again, welcome back! (talk) 10:17, 22 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

Many thanks for helping with original reporting this year. Happy New Year. --Gryllida (talk) 20:51, 1 January 2021 (UTC)Reply

Your criteria


Hi Bddpaux


ask yourself, "Would a school teacher in Manila care about this? What about a waiter in Sydney or a young mother in Hong Kong?" The answer should be a quick 'Yes', or you might be wasting your time here

The articles on he main page today are:

I doubt any of those are of interest to the waiter or the mother above

Cheers, Ottawahitech (talk) 02:45, 3 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

@Ottawahitech: Let's keep football articles aside, because football is the most popular sport, and people in any country do care about their favourite clubs. OR year in review contains tonnes of OR, some of them are from Australia, so satisfies the waiter in Sydney. Uruguayan Language academy news is relevant to people with different language, and how a first-world organisation treats other's traditions, and customs (checks for school teacher in Manila as well as young mother in Hong Kong. Explosion article is again, relevant to the waiter, who might want to reconsider asking the restaurant to check if their cooking area complies with health and safety regulation. WTO's article seems relevant for people in the South East Asia, how their commute might be affected by this decision. Think about it. (talk) 06:20, 3 February 2021 (UTC)Reply
@Ottawahitech: The three that I wrote made international news. Indeed, I am not in Spain but it was in my country's news. English football is followed across the world. I don't think the comment is supposed to be taken so literally, I think the spirit of what he is trying to say is make sure people in different countries will care. --IWI (talk) 12:27, 3 February 2021 (UTC)Reply
Ummmmmmm, yes:exactly. But: I'm happy to see someone engaged in the project! --Bddpaux (talk) 17:39, 3 February 2021 (UTC)Reply
We do publish local news, the lower bound mentioned in the guidelines being the car-crash test. My understanding of writing for an international audience is that an international reader should be able to understand what the article is about and understand why the story would be of interest to some readers (beyond which it becomes a matter of personal interest or curiosity). --Pi zero (talk) 12:53, 3 February 2021 (UTC)Reply



Hi, Bddpaux, I have send an iMessage to your number (mentioned on your userpage).
•–• 17:32, 18 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

Any shot at reviewing an interview?


Hey, Bddpaux. I was wondering if you could review Living with HIV during COVID-19: Wikinews talks to HIV-positive sex workers about how pandemic has affected their lives by any chance? I really worked hard, collaboaring with a friend of mine, and it would be a great favour if you can review it!
•–• 17:24, 9 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

Heads up


Im going to attempt to make a article but i go slow and sorry but i need to edit in spurts. If im a problem please revert my edits, thank you. Durantnba (talk) 03:16, 16 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

"A bit more time"


Why? Why give them extra time? --JJLiu112 (talk) 03:32, 16 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

"Abandoned articles — Unpublished articles that have not been edited for four days should be marked with {{subst:aband}} and deleted two days later, permitting that no other edits have been made since then. (Per common sense, removing the abandoned article template doesn't count as an edit, unless it is bundled with another change.)" See WN:ABANDON. It had been < three days when you marked it "delete".
•–• 03:41, 16 June 2021 (UTC)Reply
Firstly: I appreciate your eagerness [no sarcasm!!]....I do! For a newbie, your output has been in the upper stratosphere and of excellent quality too! I think you RAWK! But: at the end of the day....a wiki is supposed to be about community. Now, there are ALL MANNER of goofballs, etc. who show up here and want to be thought of as a Rockstar within 15 minutes....and that doesn't work. One has to establish their 'street cred', as-it-were. So, the simple answer is: I'm extended a bit of niceness. Do I think that will turn into a publishable article? Absolutely not. But we have time (so-to-speak) to give the contributor a gentle nudge. As Acagastya points out, the rule is 4 days. If my math is right, I think you dropped in the template about 65 hours after first submission, which is a hair too quick. --Bddpaux (talk) 15:08, 16 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

Somalia article


Could you review it? --JJLiu112 (talk) 18:47, 16 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

I'm sorry. I'm swamped with work stuff right now. I will be afk for about the next 20 hours, or so.--Bddpaux (talk) 19:06, 16 June 2021 (UTC)Reply
I understand, thanks. --JJLiu112 (talk) 21:23, 16 June 2021 (UTC)Reply



Thanks for the information you gave me, it's been really helpful 😇❤️ Chelsea Jafta (talk) 12:09, 19 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

July Halloween


Just an acknowledgement (ACK), I got the email sent to scoop about it. Looking forward to it! Though be careful!
•–• 15:59, 16 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

Thanks. It will be fun!--Bddpaux (talk) 16:14, 16 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

Checkuser vote


Hello. Please could you close my Checkuser vote. It has been open for just over 2 weeks, with 25 support votes. This meets the minimum requirements set out on the page and at Meta. I have closed the vote for Acagastya. Cheers. --Green Giant (talk) 21:49, 27 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

Sure thing. Busy now. Give me 24 hours. Could you also remind (pressure, even)Gryllida to close/deal with our 'Crat nominations? We need more 'Crats around here.--Bddpaux (talk) 22:39, 27 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

More userspace pages


Hi. These are the other pages I found in your userspace after searching for draft articles:

--Green Giant (talk) 23:49, 27 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

Gotcha. Give me a few days and I'll zap them myself.--Bddpaux (talk) 00:10, 28 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

Re the communications


Hi, Bddpaux. If you are seeking admin/crat assistance, you could let the people know via IRC, if they don't check their talk pages as frequently. In case if you are having trouble with IRC, let me know -- I can help you with it.
•–• 04:02, 28 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

OK, I've never been a big IRC person, but I may do that.--Bddpaux (talk) 11:40, 28 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

ArbCom 2021


Hi Bddpaux. I was wondering if you'd be willing to stand for ArbCom this year? If you don't wish to nominate yourself, I would be happy to nominate you.
•–• 07:50, 29 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

page protection


Hi, post-publication, edit=autoconfirmed (indef) and move=admin (indef) please -- you are keeping edit=admin (indef).
•–• 16:59, 30 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

OK—Bddpaux (talk) 17:00, 30 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

'crat granted


Hello Bddpaux,

Congratulations - you're now a bureaucrat. I am most grateful for your commitment and dedication to the admin and reviewing responsibilities here. Keep up the great work.

Regards, --Gryllida (talk) 05:35, 1 August 2021 (UTC)Reply

I am new here


Hello. I am a Nigerian Blogger and a Journalist. I want to Update Wikinews for Nigeria. How do I go about it. I have made 4 updates already but I want to become a registered user or member. Thanks

What to do?


Can you suggest what can I do with the omicron article? No major news is available currently for it. Shall I put it for deletion? 2006nishan178713 (talk) 17:35, 12 December 2021 (UTC)Reply

Well, there are a number of things you could could use it as the framework for a recent article about an outbreak in some city (as one example). So I Google'd "Omicron +largest +outbreak" and got about 70 articles from the past 24 hours. Freshening up an article is a bit of an art form unto itself.--Bddpaux (talk) 21:07, 12 December 2021 (UTC)Reply
Okay! 2006nishan178713 (talk) 15:57, 14 December 2021 (UTC)Reply

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18:14, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Hi, since you reviewed this article, I think you may be in the best position sight the subsequent edits. Cheers, --SVTCobra 06:11, 29 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

Temporary change to article length


Hello. I know you know this but just as a courtesy, this note is to let you know we are implementing a trial from February 1 to April 30 to encourage more articles to be published per the outcome of a current proposal. The minimum requirements for article length will be one paragraph of at least a hundred words. At the end of the trial the requirements will return to normal (3 paragraphs etc) and there will be an evaluation discussion about the trial. Happy reviewing! [24Cr][talk] 23:18, 31 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

Yep! Great!--Bddpaux (talk) 17:10, 1 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

Publishing after review


Hi. Don't forget to protect published articles per the standard protection policy (edit=auto-confirmed and move=admin only). Cheers, --SVTCobra 15:03, 28 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

Justin Bieber postpones three Justice tour dates due to illness


Hi Bddpaux, I just noticed that Justin Bieber postpones three Justice tour dates due to illness, which you placed an abandoned tag on at 21:05, 13 June 2022‎, is now showing up in the queue for Collaboration requests in the newsroom. Is this intentional? Just curious, Ottawahitech (talk) 19:26, 14 June 2022 (UTC)Reply

@Ottawahitech: yes that is intentional. It happens with the Aband template and aims to encourage others to help "un-abandon" the article. [24Cr][talk] 20:04, 14 June 2022 (UTC)Reply
Hmmmmm, news to me...but:that's clever!--Bddpaux (talk) 20:28, 14 June 2022 (UTC)Reply

Temporary change to freshness


Hello. As a reviewer, this note is just to let you know we are implementing a trial from July 4 to October 4 to enable more articles to be reviewed per the outcome of a current proposal. The freshness window is being extended to about five to seven days. At the end of the trial the window will continue to be at 5-7 days while we discuss whether to adopt the change permanently or not. Happy reviewing! [24Cr][talk] 17:39, 4 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

High potential for wildfires across Texas for several days


Published. Nice article. [24Cr][talk] 17:08, 13 July 2022 (UTC)Reply



I saw you asked someone else about e-mail and it became clear that it was because you are having problems using it. Are you trying to use a address? If so, I think that domain has probably lapsed. I think Acagastya took the lead in recovering data from there and setting up the newer []. We can probably ping Acagastya if you have something to ask them. SVTCobra 19:35, 25 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

Yeah, I did. No response. I just want to know if he's stopped paying for it, or what.--Bddpaux (talk) 20:14, 25 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

Re: [[User talk:Amgine#So...|]]


Challenge, User:Amgine/Reboot. <?php if( (api.php?action=query&titles=User:Amgine/Reboot&prop=4656268&rvpropr=timestamp) + (60*60*24*7) > time() ) { // Sprint complete, assess results } ?> Amgine | t 04:09, 26 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

I am not terribly sure how I feel about 'user space' articles.--Bddpaux (talk) 14:17, 26 July 2022 (UTC)Reply
Please check the talk page for this strange little pseudo sock puppet you've set up. I will trust you to do the right thing.--Bddpaux (talk) 18:36, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply
r - Amgine | t 06:32, 11 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

Inaugural African Protected Areas Congress closes


Hi. I just noticed you did not protect this article after you reviewed it. Also, you did not put it on the front page by making it a lead article. Just a friendly reminder of the things reviewers do. Cheers, SVTCobra 18:56, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

Well...I tried. I pushed the 'button' to put it on the front page, but nothing happened. I even asked (maybe at Water Cooler) how to go back and make that happen manually. (Do you know how?) Yeah, every once in a while, I forget to protect articles. I will watch that more carefully. I am out-of-sorts for the next several days, though.--Bddpaux (talk) 21:02, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply
If the option did not present itself when publishing, the top story always has a [ML] link which will take you to Wikinews:Make lead. Each of the five leads also have a [+] link which should allow you to change them individually if needed. I hope that helps, cheers, SVTCobra 21:34, 10 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

Texas identifies first death involving monkeypox


Just on the edge of freshness. Published under a shorter name than it had earlier. [24Cr][talk] 23:24, 6 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Ukraine map in Template:Lead article 2


Could you please replace the Ukraine map in this template with 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine (unprotected).svg this one? Since the map is included in a main page it has been auto fully-protected, preventing users from updating the rapidly changing map. Thank you. Viewsridge (talk) 06:53, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Done -- SVTCobra 10:58, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

One permission removal request to review


I wonder whether you can review this: Wikinews:Requests for permissions/Removal/Blood Red Sandman. George Ho (talk) 06:42, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply

Wikinews:Writing contest 2023


Hello. We've created Wikinews:Writing contest 2023, which will start on February 1 and end on May 1. It is modeled on the successful 2010 and 2013 contests. As a reviewer and accredited reporter, it would be a great time for you. If you are interested in signing up, please do so at Wikinews:Writing contest 2023#Entrants and create a category for the articles you submit. Heavy Water (talk) 04:01, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Your free advice


Hi Paul. On your user page you have the following quote: "Within the first 3 sentences of any article you're writing, ask yourself, "Would a school teacher in Manila care about this? What about a waiter in Sydney or a young mother in Hong Kong?" The answer should be a quick 'Yes', or you might be wasting your time here: this is an international news site. Thusly, we serve a large audience. Not too long ago, a reviewer cited this quote as a reason for declining an original article. The article had other problems, but nevertheless, it peaked my interest. You have multiple articles, especially OR, which do not meet this standard. At least, I don't think "Wikinews attends 2021 Texas Haunters Convention" would have strong appeal to a school teacher in Manila, a waiter in Sydney, or a young mother in Hong Kong.
Therefore, I appeal to you to modify or remove those sentences from your user page. I think local news should be encouraged; especially original reporting. What you say as a reviewer, administrator and bureaucrat can be very influential. Cheers, SVTCobra 00:41, 26 April 2023 (UTC)Reply

I agree, and: done. This business of 'Newsworthiness' has ALWAYS been bound up in some opionated fluffery, and maybe it always will be. I was (maybe clumsily) trying to convey that we have a BROAD array of peoples/cultures to whom our stuff should appeal (hopefully). VERY local things can absolutely appeal to many people -- and should always be encouraged here. To put a not-so-fine point on it: Right now, we just need good news being submitted by good reporters. Also: see the disclaimer I added to my page.--Bddpaux (talk) 14:33, 26 April 2023 (UTC)Reply

Heavy Water


Hi Paul. You wrote to Heavy Water: I'm fairly certain you may be the very first person (at least in a decade) around here to receive accreditation out-of-order. So, you've been a Reviewer for a bit now, and I just made you an Accredited Reporter. Go forth and do good deeds!
What exactly did you do besides add {{archive top}} to the AR? See the diff. You even left the status as "open". How exactly did you 'make' Heavy Water an accredited reporter? Did you verify their identity and real name and set up an email account on as per Wikinews:Accreditation policy?
Being accredited is not a wiki permission and does not show up in user groups or user rights logs. Also, I thought we discussed this notion of 'out of order'. There is no order. Accredited is not part of a hierarchy of user rights. Reviewer → Administrator → Bureaucrat → Checkuser is the only order I know of. Accredited is entirely outside of this system. And, indeed, at least one user has achieved all of those levels within the last decade without ever being accredited. Cheers, SVTCobra 11:13, 2 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Well. Yeah. OK. It'd been a while since I've done any of these actions, so I'm a bit rusty -- most especially on setting up the email. So, to that point: how is the email set up? --Bddpaux (talk) 14:28, 2 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
I don't know, which is why I didn't close the AR earlier. I think only Gryllidia and Acagastya can do it. SVTCobra 16:10, 2 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, I left Gryllida a message about email. I have/had an account. Just not sure what my status is around those parts... I need to get that sorted out and set up correctly. I am also working on getting Heavy Water's accreditation "card" set up properly, but knowing the proper wn email address/situation would be very helpful. Can you log in to you wn email account?--Bddpaux (talk) 16:17, 2 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
No. I had one on, but not one on ... also I am not accredited myself. Cheers, SVTCobra 16:50, 2 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
Well: maybe we should do something about that...?--Bddpaux (talk) 16:56, 2 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
Maybe I should have a wn-reporters account. It would be useful to have access to Scoop. But I don't really want to be accredited. Cheers, SVTCobra 00:47, 3 May 2023 (UTC)Reply



Hey, can you revdel this and this? A newbie copied stuff from The Guardian. Thanks, Heavy Water (talk) 21:49, 3 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Also, can you semi-protect Talk:Jan Nowak-Jezioranski Dies? WMF-banned GRP is targeting it. Heavy Water (talk) 16:00, 7 July 2023 (UTC)Reply
Done, and blocked that IP for a short time as well.--Bddpaux (talk) 16:45, 7 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Chick filet user creating vandalism.


Just a heads up! HushPuppie280 (talk) 21:51, 6 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Well, I am not entirely understanding what is so disruptive about their actions...?--Bddpaux (talk) 21:55, 6 July 2023 (UTC)Reply
their undoing things everywhere, Bdd im not joking around..... HushPuppie280 (talk) 21:57, 6 July 2023 (UTC)Reply
look at my user page history. HushPuppie280 (talk) 22:00, 6 July 2023 (UTC)Reply
Thank you! HushPuppie280 (talk) 22:05, 6 July 2023 (UTC)Reply
To what should be no one's surprise, Chicke-falae has returned to vandalize after the block expired. Please also standard-protect Category:Zoological Society of London, Category:Species endangerment, and Category:Species discovery, which this LTA targets. Heavy Water (talk) 00:59, 10 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

High temperature article


Hi, I think that you may have forgotten to complete the review after adding the "Under review" tag. I understand that you might be busy in real life, and I apologize for disturbing you. However, could you please mark the article as "pass" or "fail," or perhaps remove the "under review" tag? I think there is a possibility that the story might become stale. Thank you for your consideration. Regards, --Asked42 (talk) 20:02, 10 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

A Hope!


Hey! I hope this will just be a short wikibreak and not a retirement. Wikinews truly needs your expertise and contributions, just like Heavy Water. It would be wonderful to see everyone working together. I believe a patch-up is on the horizon! Also, I wanted to express my gratitude for all the help you've provided throughout my Wikinews journey. I look forward to crossing paths with you again in the future. Take care and see you soon! Asked42 (talk) 22:45, 12 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

I appreciate the comment. I have not retired. I am just going to be somewhat scarce for a while. I have many other things going on.--Bddpaux (talk) 14:39, 13 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Email passwd


Hi, I have emailed you the temp password and the details to how to reset it. Please let me know if you face any troubles. •–• 12:54, 1 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Well..... that didn't work either. Nevermind. I'm out.--Bddpaux (talk) 20:54, 2 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

social media (cross-posted to all members of reviewer group)


Hi, Wikinews:Water_cooler/miscellaneous#social_media_for_reviewers_and_authors_and_developers may be of interest to you as a reviewer, thanks and regards, Gryllida (talk) 05:53, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Wikinews:Requests for permissions/Removal/TUFKAAP


Wanna review Wikinews:Requests for permissions/Removal/TUFKAAP as a bureaucrat? George Ho (talk) 03:58, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Still wanna close the discussion, or shall I ask the stewards then? --George Ho (talk) 22:14, 16 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

It's been a month already, so what will you do about the request? --George Ho (talk) 00:26, 19 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Requesting a review


Hi @Bddpaux, I see you are the third-most active reviewer left here. I was wondering if you could review my article here, or if not, if you could approve Asheiou's RfP here so that they can become a reviewer and help with it. It took me a while to write, so I am trying to at least get it reviewed before it goes stale and gets deleted. I greatly appreciate you volunteering time, and I would love to pay it forward by helping with the review backlog myself once I am more experienced. Thank you, --Habst (talk) 01:03, 21 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Bddpaux, I wanted to ping you again as I have Gatwicked the article into a new form here: World Athletics Indoor Championships concludes in Glasgow with new world records and significant wins. I fear that this might be its last chance to get reviewed and published, so I'd really appreciate your help. I noticed there have been no new articles published since January 4th, so I think there is an inactivity problem that needs to be addressed. Thank you and with respect, --Habst (talk) 14:29, 5 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
I have resigned all involvement here, except as a Reporter. Sorry.--Bddpaux (talk) 15:50, 20 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Talkback at my talk page


MathXplore (talk) 06:14, 21 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

You got mail


I sent you an email for revdel please. Thanks and edit well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da 🐑! 12:26, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

If I'm reading correctly, I think it has been done.--Bddpaux (talk) 15:14, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
And: please look at your talk page here.--Bddpaux (talk) 15:16, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply



How can I add or edit a biography. Trcvs (talk) 20:00, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Trcvs Well: who are we talking about?—Bddpaux (talk) 20:21, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
FYI I added user to garv as spam/spam bot if you can block them here. All of their edits are spam. Thanks and edit well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da 🐑! 21:49, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
[I'm chuckling] Sorry, can you help with me with your acronyms.... 'garv'??--Bddpaux (talk) 22:14, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
Not sure either it’s global account reporting something Meta steward request Thanks and edit well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da 🐑! 23:14, 26 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Woman on fire article


Hi, I left a message on the stories talk page you might want to read, apologies in advance. BigKrow (talk) 00:41, 31 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Comment for special:redirect/logid/4051887


For your information, the user will not have any more chances due to m:special:diff/26533991. Please have a look at their global contributions. Thank you for your attention. MathXplore (talk) 02:50, 3 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

No argument here.--Bddpaux (talk) 17:30, 3 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Please revert special:redirect/logid/4052337


Hello, we recently had page move vandalism. I have reverted all moves without redirecting (please note that I can use suppress-redirect as part of global rollback permissions, and this anti-vandalism usage is allowed per Wikinews:Global_permissions#Global_rollbackers), but since I have no further permissions, I cannot revert page moves with extra history. I also request indefinite move protections for all recently targeted pages (including User:BigKrow, User talk:BigKrow, User talk:MathXplore, Wikinews:Sandbox, Wikinews talk:Sandbox, Wikinews:Pillars of writing, and Wikinews talk:Pillars of writing). Thank you for your attention. MathXplore (talk) 02:30, 6 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

User page


The user you just made a comment on is actually globally locked. :) I think that would qualify or is that wrong? Thanks and edit well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da 🐑! 16:13, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Well, probably. Don't know why their User Page and Talk page don't just get automatically deleted when they get blocked. Dealing with vandals here gets so exhausting.--Bddpaux (talk) 16:15, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Try doing it on simple :). They only deal with locking for all of WMF, I am sure this would just add to their workload and we would lose them. Thanks and edit well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da 🐑! 16:16, 17 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
So it seems I actually cannot do anything on this wiki. Do you have a log or IRC where all edits are made for me to review? For some reason I thought I had rollback rights here, but guess not lol. Thanks and edit well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da 🐑! 01:39, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Add the words "days ago" and "days later" instead of dates and don't stale the dates and revised


Edit to avoid stale dates and add the words "days ago" and "days later" instead of dates and revise. 2607:FEA8:1F1D:8400:E16F:1BC:E317:D8D9 (talk) 19:06, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

I noticed


These are still open. It should probably be handled and closed :) I would comment in support based on policy, but due to age, I decided against it. I do see they mentioned the lack of reviewers and I would gladly help out, but I haven't published anything. I see you have a very limited amount of reviewers (as is most of your groups). How can I assist you on this project (besides not writing news articles)? Thanks and edit well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da 🐑! 01:48, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

There is no consensus on either request. Last month, an admin closed the +reviewer request, and I persuaded them this was premature. Heavy Water (talk) 02:57, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Heavy Water Doesn't mean an admin can't go and actually close out the nominations and archive them to get them off the board. Thanks and edit well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da 🐑! 03:10, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Reviewer requests (like other weighty discussions) aren't rushed. Serious ones have usually stayed open for months in modern times. Heavy Water (talk) 03:19, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Heavy Water I am mostly talking about this one Wikinews:Flagged revisions/Requests for permissions#Removal of Reviewer status hasn't been touched since Sept 2023. I am just trying to help out. Thanks and edit well! - PDLTalk to me!Please don't eat da 🐑! 03:29, 19 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Recommend blocking anonymous only from


I recommend blocking anonymous only from all of 199.212.250/24 for at last 1 year. Both en.wt (for 1 year) and en.wp (for 3 years) have blocked the entire range, which is allocated to a school in Canada.[1], [2] Michael.C.Wright (Talk/Published) 15:51, 26 April 2024 (UTC)Reply



‎Wizzer DaVoz needs blocking! @Bddpaux @Michael.C.Wright BigKrow (talk) 01:59, 27 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Please consider (move) protection to your user space. @BigKrow: Please be careful when moving pages, you have moved pages to the wrong namespace (you moved it to the portal namespace, special:redirect/logid/4055156), so I have reverted your move and then reverted the move vandalism. MathXplore (talk) 02:23, 27 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
@MathXplore @Bddpaux apologies I thought I could fix things.... BigKrow (talk) 02:28, 27 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
You just had to click the revert button when reverting moves. MathXplore (talk) 02:28, 27 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
Okay I will remember, thanks @MathXplore BigKrow (talk) 02:29, 27 April 2024 (UTC)Reply
And Wizzer has been globally locked (thanks @MathXplore). Michael.C.Wright (Talk/Published) 13:55, 27 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

IP harassment


This IP keeps bothering you and others, needs looking into... Thanks! @Bddpaux BigKrow (talk) 16:40, 29 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

@Bddpaux IP not stopping also @Michael.C.Wright BigKrow (talk) 21:29, 30 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

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IP harrassing again


Now moved to a different user. Same one who was harrassing you. Please block Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 20:51, 20 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Isn't This Stale


You recently published Citizen journalist, Viktor Pinchuk — gives travel presentation in Sevastapol even though the event happened on April 22. That is 4 weeks ago and seems stale to me. Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 20:51, 20 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

It was/is stale. However: this user submits both here and at Russian WN -- based upon his high quality pictorials, we tend to give him a pinch of breathing room, but I probably won't stretch it (time-wise) this far again.--Bddpaux (talk) 15:22, 24 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Just saying, but all these things are kind of bordering on promotion. 18 articles on someone not notable enough to be mentioned anywhere else. 18 articles on a writer Russian Wikinews attends a lot? Including 4 in 4 days. I think if anything we need to crack down on how many of these we have, not give double time for something hardly notable. How is it that something like my Biden article, covered much more in media than this, is given half time before considered stale. I know you said not to strecth it, but we need to some way to avoid 80% of the frontpage being filled up with this. Seriously, this is insane.@Bddpaux Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 15:31, 26 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Never mind, make that quadrule time. Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 15:54, 26 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
Original reporting gets significant leeway with freshness. Notability — particularly of a person involved rather than the focal event — as assessed by "anywhere else" is irrelevant to newsworthiness. That said, I've never been really comfortable with the conflict of interest present, but I allowed it because other people much more experienced than me had, repeatedly. I haven't passed any of these articles since December for that reason. It's good that we're having a conversation about it. Heavy Water (talk) 19:51, 26 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
I know nothing prohibits it, but I feel we need to. Imagine if something like the New York Times, BBC, or the Guardian has 80% of it's front page covered in a very specific and not that notable author. At a minimum, I think we need to have something that no more than 1 very similar article can be on the front page at once.@Heavy Water. Beside, giving it a month while still considered news, is a bit too much. Ever seen a newspapers frontpage with month old news? Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 22:31, 26 May 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Heavy Water I've been confused about this for a while too, especially because this article seems to imply Sevastopol is in Russia, which is... not in accord with international recognition. I've never mentioned anything about it because I fervently do not like to start anything. A.S. Thawley (talk) (calendar) 21:42, 3 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Heavy Water @Me Da Wikipedian @Asheiou I'm tired and busy with work, but if memory serves, I recently communicated to Viktor that I/we are largely hitting the STOP BUTTON on most of these. His pictorials are (admittedly) fantastic, and the "hobo tourism" conceit is quite clever -- but the whole spider's nest forms a massive network of COI, Navel gazing and puffery. To give him some credit, he did take (marginal) action recently to (after prompting) re-focus the article on the presentation event itself. I would feel (maybe) more comfortable if he WAS NOT the reporter at RN Wikinews, reporting on an event, where he is giving a talk he gave, covering a trip he took and etc. etc. etc. Get my point? I've (maybe clumsily) tried to draw the line with him. He (and this isn't an insult) tends to try to stack up outside sources (which isn't a crime!) -- but I often can't pull them up and source material has to properly be glued into the story, as well. Am I making sense here? 9 sources does not automatically make a story "better sourced" than one with 2 sources.--Bddpaux (talk) 22:04, 3 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
That sounds great. Asheiou: Our treatment of disputed regions is something I've been wanting us to discuss for a while. I see that he refers to himself as Russian; I've always allowed him to, since he's probably got both Russian and Ukrainian citizenship, and he seems to identify as Russian (also, that's probably his ethnicity). I think we definitely shouldn't allow articles to say "Sevastapol, Russia", however, as this does. Heavy Water (talk) 03:47, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
The issue with disputed regions is that what level of recognition do we require to call a region part of one country or another? I'd, for one, not call Kosovo Serbia, despite the fact that it's very disputed. "Sevastopol, Russia" is just flagrant, though. @Heavy Water A.S. Thawley (talk) (calendar) 13:07, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
My 2 cents:Just say Sevatsopol, Crimea to avoid the issue altogether@Asheiou@Bddpaux@Heavy Water Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 20:41, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, in this situation we can avoid picking a side by just Crimeaing. A.S. Thawley (talk) (calendar) 21:35, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
"Crimeaing" needs to be a word@Asheiou Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 21:36, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
I mean, we already have Gatwicking, Crimeaing seems to logically work within the Wikinews jargon. Crimeaing: "removal or rephrasing of content to avoid 'picking a side' in a contentious geopoliticial issue". Amazing. A.S. Thawley (talk) (calendar) 21:39, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, seriously I'm think of creating a page for it though...what would be the verb form? Crimea, to Crimea, something else?@Asheiou Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 21:45, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
To Crimea, in the same way we "Gatwick it", we can "Crimea it". A.S. Thawley (talk) (calendar) 21:59, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Actually, I like this idea better@Asheiou Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 22:00, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Made the page Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 20:16, 5 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
It needs a squiggly thing over it or something!--Bddpaux (talk) 21:54, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Idea:How about Crimeaify?@Bddpaux Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 21:58, 4 June 2024 (UTC)Reply



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