User talk:Gryllida

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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)