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Hello! I unsubscribed everyone from 'welcome a bit', as I am not sure who is still interested. If you would like to continue receiving notifications, please visit Special:EmailUser/Gryllida and write "Re-subscribe for 'welcome a bit'" in the message body. Thanks!. -Gryllida (talk) 03:43, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

  • @Gryllida: Hi I hope you've been well :) It's probably for the best I'm taken of this list, I felt at one point it'd encourage me to take a look at the review queue more often, but life keeps me busy and I doubt I'll ever has the same amount of time to contribute to any Wikimedia project as I once did. —mikemoral (talk · contribs) 04:29, 28 May 2021 (UTC)
    Hi, thank you for your reply! Are you at live chat? I could ping you there to test software sometimes. It is probably a smaller commitment than reviewing. Gryllida (talk) 04:56, 28 May 2021 (UTC)
Just note, we are now on instead of
•–• 05:00, 28 May 2021 (UTC)
After confusion about all the empty rooms, I found my way to Libera, Thanks! —mikemoral (talk · contribs) 05:01, 28 May 2021 (UTC)

Re the spam/copyvio bots[edit]

Re SPShuttersDoorsandBlinds, Pi had suggested, for any vandal/spambot/copyviobot it is better to first block them and then revert the mess they made. Blocking before deelting means they have lesser time to vandalise things.
•–• 04:42, 22 June 2021 (UTC)

Noted, it almost seemed like they were trying actual contributions, but thinking back now that's a definite stretch. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 05:04, 22 June 2021 (UTC)


Thanks for wikifying the archives -- it is a long overdue! Though I might suggest you use Underline in green categorizable {{w}} links gadget -- which will give a visual indication of which {{w}} links can be converted to hard links -- after wikification, hard linking is the next task, and if we can do it in one go, that would really be a time-saver!
•–• 04:56, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

It's just a shame there's no super easy way to convert the [[w:]] links automatically. I have the gadget enabled, though I'm just trying to work out a less painful way of changing over w: links to {{w}}. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 05:23, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
It requires sapient judgement, sometimes -- though, using Vim (editor) makes text navigation and changes quite easy -- though there is some steep learning curve to it.
•–• 05:29, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
I really really suggest you do NOT automate those changes, it is a hot mess, and a disaster and creates more work than it solves.
•–• 05:51, 11 July 2021 (UTC)
AWB mainly had the dialogue window useful for working out the regex to find the things to replace —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 05:54, 11 July 2021 (UTC)

I Want a Page[edit]

Hello, please i want a Article on wikinews i am an Artist and i need you to create for me _ _ _ _ —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Hello, if you want to write a news article about a current event you may want to start with Wikinews:Writing an article. If it's a news article about yourself please see Wikinews:Requested articles. Otherwise, Wikinews is not Wikipedia, and we don't write encyclopedic articles here. Wikinews is a citizen journalism website with news articles written by freelance volunteers from around the world. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 04:03, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

Australian COVID-19 articles[edit]

Hi, Chaetodipus. Would you be able to review these Australian COVID-19 articles? I already have three at my hand, and will greatly appreciate if someone could share some load.
•–• 14:03, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

Hi, I should have some free time to take a look after 23:00 UTC today. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 15:05, 20 July 2021 (UTC)


....on your L.A. article right now.--Bddpaux (talk) 15:41, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

All done! Good article!--Bddpaux (talk) 16:35, 22 July 2021 (UTC)
@Bddpaux: Thanks for taking a look at it! —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 03:23, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

One small thing, while I'm at it........[edit]

There are a number of bits and baubles over at 'Request for Permissions' that need some voting actions. Could you jump over there soon, please?--Bddpaux (talk) 16:09, 22 July 2021 (UTC)

I'd been putting that off, but it's done now —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 03:44, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
Thanks!!--Bddpaux (talk) 15:34, 23 July 2021 (UTC)

My word!![edit]

How is it that you (or your former self) never got one of these??!

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

--Bddpaux (talk) 19:27, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

Well, heck![edit]

That was some bad math on my part....I think this might be closer to accurate!

This award is presented to Wikinews reporters upon their 11th published news article.

--Bddpaux (talk) 19:31, 24 July 2021 (UTC)

Thank you!! —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 22:40, 24 July 2021 (UTC)