User talk:Gryllida

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One page archive: User talk:Gryllida/Archive; Discussions made in 2019 (old revision).

bot request[edit]

Hi, gry. In future, would you be able to create a bot which archives the sources and external links?
•–• 16:01, 30 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Maybe we could use w:User:InternetArchiveBot which does the same task and runs on more than one wiki. It is written in PHP.
•–• 23:22, 30 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Gryllida

I'd like to sign up for the welcome-a-bit notifications. Here are my preferences:

  • Article status ('published' or 'developing' or 'review'):
  • Topics (comma separated):
  • Delivery type ('email' or 'wiki'):wiki

--The Irate Communist (talk) 16:25, 15 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Irate Communist, thank you for signing up! Just confirming that you are interested in notifications of when an article becomes marked as 'developing' (this is the earliest stage of article development), for any topic, to be delivered on-wiki. Is this correct? Gryllida (talk) 19:20, 15 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
yeah, that's all correct!The Irate Communist (talk) 03:38, 16 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi The Irate Communist. Sorry for the delay. I've signed you up now; please check your talk page. Gryllida (talk) 00:30, 23 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Gryllida

I'd like to sign up for the welcome-a-bit notifications. Here are my preferences:

  • Article status ('published' or 'developing' or 'review'): review
  • Topics (comma separated):  all
  • Delivery type ('email' or 'wiki'): email

--William S. Saturn (talk) 20:09, 15 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. (Sorry for the delay.) Gryllida (talk) 00:48, 23 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Gryllida

I'd like to sign up for the welcome-a-bit notifications. Here are my preferences:

  • Article status ('published' or 'developing' or 'review'): review
  • Topics (comma separated):  all
  • Delivery type ('email' or 'wiki'): email

--Imran Saeed (talk) 15:03, 10 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I, Pi zero, hereby award Gryllida this barnstar for original reporting in 2020.

Thank you, Pi zero. It has been fun to work together with you, co-authors, reviewers, and people who made minor fixes. Also, with those who read, without any way to know who they are. Happy New Year! Look forward to the next years writing together. --Gryllida (talk) 20:57, 1 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi. I've promoted you to Bureaucrat. Had to look back to my own promotion in 2013 to see what sort of notice had been been given to me on that occasion. There doesn't seem to be any tradition for crats similar to the mop-and-bucket for admins, tho. So: congratulations. :-)  --Pi zero (talk) 14:47, 22 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you, Pi zero. Appreciate the nomination, and the notification. (I also was, and am, available on live chat -- in addition to the wiki -- for assistance and discussions.) Gryllida (talk) 00:18, 23 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I, Red-back spider, hereby award Gryllida the Wikinews Trophy for awesome programming skills and the program "WelcomeABit".

Well deserved. --Pi zero (talk) 02:29, 23 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you, Red-back spider, and Pi zero. Gryllida (talk) 04:40, 23 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Can you clarify a bit about this Welcome a bit?--Bddpaux (talk) 21:47, 18 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Bddpaux, it sends you email notifications about new article submissions - either to the 'develop' or 'review' or 'published' queues. You can choose a set of categories (eg 'Australia' or 'Politics') to limit the tracking only to these categories and not to all of them. Gryllida (talk) 21:51, 18 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can you...........[edit]

....remove Admin. privileges for User:Brian? See RfP discussions if you need to know more.--Bddpaux (talk) 15:29, 16 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I see........[edit]

...that you've been around recently.....Hi! It'd be great if we had more than 1 'Crat on this project. Your thoughts? There has been some voting at Requests for Permissions.--Bddpaux (talk) 02:25, 26 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, Bddpaux! Agreed, and I have voted. I will double check it and the pending backlog soon. Gryllida (talk) 11:02, 27 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Great! Maybe it's me, but I didn't see your vote anywhere? Do you think we have enough supporting votes to give me (and others) 'Crat privs?--Bddpaux (talk) 14:57, 27 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Added my votes. (Previously I participated in votes about something else.) Thank you for the heads-up. Gryllida (talk) 01:52, 28 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
WN:RfP Gryllida (talk) 23:32, 27 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Userspace drafts[edit]

Hello. I’ve created a list of draft articles in userspace. Among them are these ones in your userspace. I don’t want to tag them for deletion or anything until you’ve had a look:

There’s no urgency but it’s just something that has been on my to-do list for years and I figured I might as well get the list going. Cheers. --Green Giant (talk) 00:37, 28 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, Green Giant. They're ok to go, as I have saved a local copy. Would you like me to delete them, or you would prefer to do it? Please let me know. Gryllida (talk) 02:10, 28 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okie doke. I’ll delete them if you wish, because I’ll be doing a batch deletion nomination for some others soon. --Green Giant (talk) 13:05, 28 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok, thanks. Gryllida (talk) 02:55, 29 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Deleted. Cheers. --Green Giant (talk) 22:29, 1 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! Gryllida (talk) 23:06, 1 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Okie dokie........[edit]

So, thanks for the vote. Now what?--Bddpaux (talk) 11:42, 28 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Helo, Bddpaux. Is there some time, or number of votes, after which the request can be closed? Gryllida (talk) 02:55, 29 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Comment Looking at the older discussions at WN:Requests for permissions/Bureaucrat, the general length seems to have been about two weeks.
* Bawolff - 13 days
* BRS - 7 days
* Brian NZ - 9 days
* Chiacomo - 14 days
* Cspurrier - 7 days
* IlyaHaykinson - 4 days
* Pi zero - 18 days
* ShakataGaNai - 9 days
* Skenmy - 8 days
* Tempodivalse - 32 days
* TUFKAAP - 8 days
I think it is fair to say all the bureaucrat votes have either reached 14 days or been long past that line. It would be a good idea to set a time limit for future nominations. Also I think it’s time to close Cspurrier's removal vote. --Green Giant (talk) 01:47, 30 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi, thanks for the check. For Cspurrier - done. Will return online in a short bit to continue. Gryllida (talk) 02:03, 30 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]'s been a while now. I think action is due. Historically, the adding of bits has been all over the map in terms of times. We should (soon, with some kind of consensus, of course) look at time limits or minimum times or something of that ilk. I recently closed an RfP that'd bubbled for over a year. Seems a wee bit silly to me.--Bddpaux (talk) 02:37, 30 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I’ve cobbled together some suggestions on these issues at Wikinews talk:Requests for permissions. --Green Giant (talk) 03:01, 30 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Kewl.....let's give it a few days for reading/thinking/discussing etc. --Bddpaux (talk) 03:02, 30 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ArbCom 2021[edit]

Hi Gryllida. 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.
•–• 07:51, 29 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, I would be willing to stand for ArbCom this year. Thank you for the offer. Please nominate me. Gryllida (talk) 02:03, 30 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Thanks! Can you give me a 50 word tutorial on how the privs work and what my 'routine' duties might look like?--Bddpaux (talk) 14:30, 1 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You should now be able to grant/revoew admin/crat privs to those who are eligible or have been outed out, @Bddpaux:.
•–• 14:51, 1 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK. So there is probably a User List page or something, that gives me the buttons to press in order to make that happen??--Bddpaux (talk) 19:40, 1 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Bddpaux: The additional rights are listed at Special:UserGroupRights. The main page you would use would be to change local rights at Special:UserRights. Enter the name of the user you want to change rights for. Tick or untick the relevant tick boxes, write the reason, and save. Then close the discussion and inform the user on their talk page. --Green Giant (talk) 20:01, 1 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Bddpaux, like Green Giant wrote above, you can modify user's rights at Special:UserRights. (This is usually preceded by a vote.) Please let me know if you have any questions. Gryllida (talk) 22:05, 1 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Professor interview[edit]

Even for's a bit further out than I care for........but it was well sourced/documented and is a good addition to the project. Cheers!--Bddpaux (talk) 20:03, 11 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for the review, Bddpaux. Gryllida (talk) 21:35, 11 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Frog article[edit]

.....just wondering what your overall intentions are re: that article.......?--Bddpaux (talk) 16:42, 10 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Interviewee was going to send more media. I am following up. Gryllida (talk) 21:45, 10 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How we will see unregistered users[edit]


You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

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We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:14, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Temporary change to article length[edit]

Hello. As a reviewer, this note is just 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] 23:14, 31 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Roger. Gryllida (talk) 00:47, 1 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Gryllida

I'd like to sign up for the welcome-a-bit notifications. Here are my preferences:

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--2006nishan178713t@lk 04:03, 1 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requested edits[edit]

Please edit User:Gryllida/NewArticle/common.js and User:Gryllida/js/addInstantSaveToNewArticle.js to remove the redlink cats. Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 03:00, 10 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, the categories like here even though redlink are used by my welcome-a-bit software. Could you please note delete them from pages in userspace?
I will edit the .js files later today within a few hours, busy with something else at the moment. Will keep you updated. Gryllida (talk) 00:18, 11 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Temporary change to freshness[edit]

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] 17:36, 4 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Create category??[edit]

As a Bureaucrat, I know I can create/populate categories. I would like to create on focused on the Russia-Ukraine war. How can I do that??--Bddpaux (talk) 18:28, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Paul, we already have Category:2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. I added it to the article you just published. SVTCobra 19:01, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for that.--Bddpaux (talk) 20:03, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks SVTCobra Gryllida (talk) 23:19, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]