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Checked Russian and Spanish Wikinews[edit]

As you suggested, I checked those other wikinews sites. Now, I only know a few words in both Spanish and Russian, so I'm not able to dig deeper into this. But from a casual view, the Russian one ain't better off than here, but the Spanish one is lively, with up-to-date stories about the Nobel price and such. That's interesting. Do you know of any different policies there, Gryllida? Oh, and btw, this talk page contents don't show up in normal view on my browser, only in editing mode. Got an idea why that's so? Gray62 (talk) 12:46, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

I don't read Spanish, but we can ask in English at their water cooler if needed.
They're commented out because I do not archive to a separate page. To avoid seeing them use the 'add a comment' tab. --Gryllidamsg/chat/jmgse 12:50, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Vandalism #1[edit]


I was just editing the my new news article with some extra information regarding what you have said, when message popped up saying this:

This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: support number vandalism #1

Is this anything you'd be able to help with, I can send you the updated article if you need it, I copied it to a notepad.

Thanks, Dan Dan23452767645 (talk) 00:34, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

@Dan23452767645:: this seems to be triggered by the phrase 'customer support' (change; the spam filter), could you please reword that? For example remove the "customer" and just say "praised their support".
I am not an expert in the filters, but I will ask the correct people to look into it. --Gryllida (chat) 00:44, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Ah, yes. That worked. I don't quite see the logic behind that, but it's better than no protection. Dan23452767645 (talk) 00:53, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

Afaict, that particular abuse filter will leave you alone once you've been here a while. --Pi zero (talk) 01:02, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

New to WikiNews[edit]

Hello. I am wondering what I can do to contribute to WikiNews; I have worked on Wikipedia for a few years but this project seems so foreign to me! I enjoy editing article yet many of them are locked. Is there a way to find articles that need help or topics that need to be written about? Any help is greatly appreciated!TheGracefulSlick (talk) 22:09, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

@TheGracefulSlick: Hi (pardon my dropping in, here); I've noticed the article you created, and I'm about to write up some review comments on it. I'm thinking you're well familiar with general wiki principles, while at the same time there are some key particulars of Wikinews you just need to acclimate to. Here's some recommended reading:
--Pi zero (talk) 22:52, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
@Pi zero: thank you and I will do my best to adjust to the particulars of the site. For full disclosure, I was blocked from Wikipedia and am here to contribute in another way and work my way back. Do not expect any trouble from me; I made a mistake I intend to learn from. Thanks again for the help.TheGracefulSlick (talk) 23:24, 15 October 2018 (UTC)
Hi TheGracefulSlick. The links Pi zero gave are very good for getting started. Just ask if you have any questions. --Gryllida (chat) 23:53, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren releases DNA test results, asks Donald Trump to make promised donation[edit]

Any chance you could review my proposed image addition to the article? --Pi zero (talk) 22:26, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

I like the position of the image, after the first paragraph and not 'around it at the left', for two reasons: firstly it is not a part of the current event as the image is older; secondly it allows the reader to focus on the first paragraph more.
Thanks for this change, and for reviewing the story in time, Pi zero. This is amazing. I appreciate it. --Gryllida (chat) 23:47, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

CSIRO researchers grow synthetic cotton plant with wrinkle-free properties[edit]

This was tagged abandoned some days ago and I deleted it, but from the talk page it looked as if it may be the subject of a still-pending interview. Does this have still-pending status? If so, I'm happy to reverse my deletion (thus making it perfectly clear that I as deleting admin have no objection). --Pi zero (talk) 02:16, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

I am happy with both the article and its talk page being removed. I do not have the ability to process the materials at present. Gryllida (talk) 10:08, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

About Wikinews writing[edit]

I have experience writing in Chinese Wikinews (ex:zh:昨澳門停水電餘48小時 商戶損失慘重居民均抱怨 or zh:澳門筷子基快達樓地下車庫水浸近一天 仍有人於車庫內), now i don't know if Wikinews editors can apply for a press card from a government agency or related competition.--JyunWaan (talk) 00:11, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Because application for media accreditation usually needs to fill in company name.--JyunWaan (talk) 00:22, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
Do you have any more such first-hand reports at Chinese Wikinews, or these are the only two?
Are you able to continue such first-hand reporting here in English (WN:PILLARS and WN:WRITE , 2-3 days after event max, WN:Fresh)? It may not be always required for Wikinews:Accreditation but it would be really great to have and previous accredited reporters here have done this. Gryllida (talk) 22:28, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

File:DDG logo.png[edit]

I plan to transfer the logo to Commons; the logo has been released under one free license per File:DuckDuckGo logo and wordmark (2008-2014).svg. Is that okay? --George Ho (talk) 19:05, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

He allowed to use the image for Wikinews only. I'll query again for permission and let you know. --Gryllida (talk) 20:43, 30 November 2018 (UTC)
It's close to one month, and I've not yet heard a response. Any changes lately? --George Ho (talk) 07:29, 27 December 2018 (UTC)
They responsed yet they haven't given a non-Wikinews-specific licence. Imagine like "Hey you can do this but what are you going to use this image for other than Wikinews?" is not really a licence grant. Let me know if you want a copy of the messages to scoop for examining that closer. I've sent them a follow up as they didn't reply to my latest message! Gryllida (talk) 09:15, 27 December 2018 (UTC)
Umm... A copy of your message isn't necessary. Did you tell him about Wikimedia Commons and its required conditions, like allowing commercial use but also allowing a request for attribution? Did you tell him about Wikipedia? How about sending me an email containing the guy's email address, so I can straighten things out. --George Ho (talk) 09:27, 27 December 2018 (UTC)
Done. Gryllida (talk) 19:06, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

See this. link. The change of font really does not matter as text and fonts are copyright ineligible in the US. The file is in Public Domain for being too simple to be copyrighted, and does not matter what one chooses to say about it. (talk) 15:56, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for sharing the link however I guess the other one is still present in the archived article, and sorting out its licensing is still worthwhile. Gryllida (talk) 19:08, 27 December 2018 (UTC)
I emailed the person about the logo and am awaiting a reply. --George Ho (talk) 21:54, 27 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks George Ho, I hope it works out Gryllida (talk) 00:19, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
as I mentioned, it is in PD, with the same reason being applicable in this case. So, Gry, just copy paste the explanation from com to wn. And George Ho, it is copyright ineligible, so the response is not going to change the status.
2401:4900:16A1:F02C:B8A2:D3E8:B5EE:FC14 (talk) 12:56, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
Unfortunately, the company intends to use a non-free CC license, i.e. CC BY-NC-ND. Also, the Artistic License is not the intended license for the logo, according to the author. I told him to email "permissions-commons" about this. --George Ho (talk) 23:42, 28 December 2018 (UTC)
I am presuming this remark about non-free CC licence and avoidance of Artistic licence goes to that and not this? Gryllida (talk) 01:43, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
Fixed the image links for you. --George Ho (talk) 03:45, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

See this. First of all, George Ho, SVG is favoured over PNG, and the software allows you to download PNG from SVG, so your goal to transfer it to Commons is obscure. Also, @Pi zero: since it is visually similar, would you replace the file, so that this is over once and for all? (talk) 11:25, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

(An apology to both of you for the accidental rollback) BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 22:15, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

@Blood Red Sandman: I've proposed to replace the png with svg in the article, but didn't sight the edit. --Pi zero (talk) 16:32, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
They aren't actually the same, the main difference being a colour variation. I decided that didn't meet the level of being a content edit as intended by WN:ARCHIVE; I'm encouraged in that by the fact others seem to think similarly. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 18:02, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
@pi zero: The Commons copies are deleted per ticket:201812311000463. May you please undelete the PNG version and then revert the change you made? Thanks. --George Ho (talk) 21:32, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Happy New Year 2019![edit]

And to you too! Thanks, Qwerty number1 (talk) 14:46, 1 January 2019 (UTC).

Thanks. :-) Gryllida (talk) 09:05, 2 January 2019 (UTC)


Hello,I want to know that how to show a new created post in a Latest Result stories, For example-if I creates a news regarding Cricket then how to show it in "Category:Cricket" in latest story result.i hope you understand.(Mr.Mani Raj Paul (talk) 14:29, 2 January 2019 (UTC))

<pi zero drops in on conversation> @Mr.Mani Raj Paul: Hi. Once you've written an article and submitted it for review, it needs to be reviewed in-depth by an authorized reviewer, and if it's published, then it appears in the lastest-story listings of various categories. See the first pillar at WN:PILLARS. --Pi zero (talk) 14:35, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
Hello Mr.Mani Raj Paul. What Pi zero said. Also at your talk page I proposed two changes which I think may be required for publication. Gryllida (talk) 22:19, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

@Gryllida:@Pi zero:,hello , can I know that how much time will take for publish or review a news??,(Mr.Mani Raj Paul (talk) 13:54, 3 January 2019 (UTC))

@Mr.Mani Raj Paul: One of the things it depends on is availability of reviewers (who are volunteers too, after all). I'm the most active reviewer on the project lately, and I happen to have had trouble fitting in review time for the past few days; usually, I'd like to think, I do better than this. --Pi zero (talk) 14:54, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
The review times should be about to drop drastically. I've recently returned from a long hiatus, but I've been limited in terms of when I can contribute because I've been awaiting a new laptop. Although I haven't physically laid my hands on it yet, it arrived today and I'll hopefully be getting back into reviewing. A word of caution: I'll be starting with selected reviews that look easier to me, because I need to get used to doing it again. But even so, by reducing the amount of stuff on the queue I should be able to help improve wait times greatly for all articles. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 16:59, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
In my personal opinion reading the last section here and addressing it may improve the likelihood of publication. I would be glad to help. Currently I am a tad frustrated as it seems that this section was not read. Gryllida (talk) 22:01, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
It was now. Thanks. :-) Gryllida (talk) 04:09, 4 January 2019 (UTC)