User talk:Gopher65

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Being bothered by User:Pi zero[edit]

He is bothering me with rubbish each edit. He is never contributing. He deletes articles comments sites here, although the article is existing. Articles under development are clean up articles. I might not write about RB Leipzig. My started articles have interest and he says that other archived articles are which from amateur clubs, university clubs or something else. He wants to rename my name here and is not rename me. My articles are written after the style such as about other proven football match reports. He is psychic unable to name reasons. Please remove him from the board! He neither productive nor socially competent or educated, for a globally representative on public free sites. --Nikebrand (talk) 21:45, 6 October 2014 (UTC)[reply] suffers user revolt[edit]

Hi, and thanks for the change you made to that article. However, i feel that you inadvertently also switched the protocol part of the link, from HTTP to HTTPS. Is it possible you could change it back, or should i add another {{tl|editprotected}} to the talk page first? -- Jokes Free4Me (talk) 11:02, 13 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Changed to protocol-relative. --Pi zero (talk) 12:26, 13 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks Pi zero:)! — Gopher65talk 01:01, 14 April 2015 (UTC)[reply]

ArbCom election 2015[edit]

Would you be willing to stand for ArbCom again this year? If you don't wish to nominate yourself, I would be happy to nominate you. --Pi zero (talk) 17:04, 7 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Sorry for the late response. If you need a nominee, I'll accept. I saw the election notice, but I didn't want to self-nom because I'm not active enough right now to truly qualify, but if arb-com is actually needed I can schedule in the time to deal with a situation, if I was elected. I honestly don't generally come on more than once a week normally though, barring a big event. Busssssssy time for me. — Gopher65talk 00:06, 15 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. --Pi zero (talk) 00:23, 15 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Congratulations on your election. Hawkeye7 (talk) 08:56, 2 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Seems a wee bit overdue!![edit]

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

Sweet heavens! How did this get missed?! --Bddpaux (talk)

Thanks;) — Gopher65talk 19:12, 7 May 2016 (UTC)[reply]

ArbCom election 2016[edit]

Hi. As a current Arb, are you willing to stand again this year? I'd be happy to nominate you, or of course you could nominate yourself. --Pi zero (talk) 01:27, 1 July 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Sure, nominate away:)! — Gopher65talk 15:40, 1 July 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Need help on Wikinews Main Page[edit]

Hello. I started a request at Talk:Main Page#Edit protection request on 17 January 2017 on removing interlanguage links, i.e. moving links to Wikidata, and then de-collapsing navigational sections at the bottom of the Main Page. Can you please check? --George Ho (talk) 18:19, 19 January 2017 (UTC)[reply]

ArbCom election 2017[edit]

As a current Arb, would you be willing to stand for Arbcom again this year? If you don't wish to nominate yourself, I would be happy to nominate you. --Pi zero (talk) 18:13, 8 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]

I know this is late, but for the future you can always nom me if you need more nominees. Arbcom is rarely needed on Wikinews, and while I'm not particularly active anymore, I do check Wikipedia and Wikinews every few days. I was apparently logged out for the past two weeks and didn't notice, which is why I didn't see this message until now, but normally I'll respond within a reasonable amount of time. — Gopher65talk 16:39, 17 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]
At the very last moment, I flinched at the prospect of a runoff election between, what, five out of seven nominees for four slots?, and withdrew one of my votes just before the end of the voting period. We had, tbh, seven excellent nominees, and faced with withdrawing one vote somewhere I withdrew the last one nominated, which was you. I felt bad about it (which, on reflection, I would have felt no matter which I'd chosen; but, I admit I was relieved we didn't need a runoff). --Pi zero (talk) 20:09, 8 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]


Some rocky moments getting back into the swing of review, I see. At some point we decided it would be best to avoid writing specific death/injury numbers for a disaster into its headline. Ah, well.

Much appreciated; I've been struggling to catch up with the review queue, lately. --Pi zero (talk) 20:13, 8 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Ah, ok. I'll keep that in mind. I also flaked out and added a source, which, in retrospect, a reviewer shouldn't do, as Acagastya pointed out. And I didn't notice that the city and region had been mixed up in a sentence. I'll do better next time;). — Gopher65talk 20:20, 8 October 2017 (UTC)[reply]

ArbCom election 2018[edit]

Are you available to stand for the committee this year? I see you said last year you'd be willing to stand if needed; does that still hold? --Pi zero (talk) 20:19, 10 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Yup, that still holds. I'm only minimally active for a good chuck of each year right now, but I read my emails and see alerts, so I can be gotten ahold of when needed:). — Gopher65talk 01:15, 11 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you! Gryllida (talk) 20:18, 17 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]
No problem;). — Gopher65talk 01:05, 18 July 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Growing Wikinews to counter the Balkanization of the body politic[edit]


I'm asking all the Wikinews administrators for their thoughts on how Wikinews and the Wikimedia Foundation more generally might respond more effectively to the challenges to democracy and world peace that many people perceive in the rise of the xenophobic right in the US, Europe, India, the Philippines, and elsewhere. I've proposed a workshop on this subject for WikiConference North America, October 18-21, and I've engaged User:Pi zero and User:Gryllida in discussing this at Wikinews:Water cooler/proposals#Retaining contributors with compatible projects. Pi zero and Gryllida think the numbers I scraped from meta:Wikinews are wrong, because they paint a dark picture of Wikinews.

I think there is a great need and opportunity to grow Wikinews, whether or not the reality matches my interpretation of the numbers from meta:Wikinews.

I hope you will contribute your thoughts to this discussion -- both online and hopefully also at WikiConference North America.

Thanks, DavidMCEddy (talk) 01:34, 17 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]

making news writing easier[edit]

I think you remarked earlier that news writing should be made easier for people at one of the water coolers. Could you please check the links at my user page under the section 'experiment 1' and share your thoughts. Maybe there is room for improving one of these approaches. --Gryllidamsg/chat 21:28, 7 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Please review[edit]

Hi Gopher65

A gopher.
Image: VJAnderson.

Please review:

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

For inspiration here are Easter Orange apples, and Kumis (fermented milk):

Image: National Fruit Collection, Brogdale.. Kumis.jpg

Happy holidays!!!

--Gryllida (talk) 22:51, 18 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

ArbCom election 2019[edit]

As a current Arb, would you be willing to stand for Arbcom again this year? If you don't wish to nominate yourself, I would be happy to nominate you. --Pi zero (talk) 02:50, 1 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Sure, why not. I can't believe it's been a year already! — Gopher65talk 00:15, 4 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Cool. I've nominated you. --Pi zero (talk) 01:06, 4 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]
I flinched again. --Pi zero (talk) 19:55, 30 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Hah, that's ok. I'm ok being on ArbCom or not:). — Gopher65talk 02:07, 31 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]


...still around??--Bddpaux (talk) 17:06, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Yup, but not terribly active. — Gopher65talk 23:29, 24 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]