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Re: Copyvio?[edit]

Yeah, it's moderately common for newcomers to just post stuff they've seen somewhere that they liked; our admin reasons-for-deletion menu includes "blatant copyright violation". --Pi zero (talk)

Re: A hacker threatened to delete Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page‎[edit]

Thanks for editing the wording here, Leaderboard. (I believe this may possibly need a re-write on Sunday in the case the attack is successful.) --Gryllida (chat) 10:45, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for tireless monitoring of recent changes, Leaderboard[edit]

Thanks for reverting numerous spam edits and marking pages for speedy deletion. Really appreciate it.

It's a pity that after being marked as spam, the default deletion reason no longer includes the nickname of the account which created it. I wish this was fixed. Filed T207136 - make the default deletion reason a bit smarter.

--Gryllida (chat) 08:42, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

I have my eye on this as something for a dialog-based assistant to facilitate. --Pi zero (talk) 12:39, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Is this in a wish-list somewhere now? --Gryllida (chat) 05:48, 22 October 2018 (UTC)

user page?[edit]

Is there really a problem with that rather vague biographical paragraph being on their user page? It appears to be about the account owner. It doesn't contain external links. It doesn't name the businesses involved. Perhaps you're seeing a problem with it more clearly than I am? --Pi zero (talk) 17:09, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

@Pi zero: It is. This person has been dumping it crosswiki and has sock accounts (you blocked one of them and even revoked talkpage access), and actively reverts those who try to mark it for deletion. Leaderboard (talk) 17:43, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
Fair enough. --Pi zero (talk) 17:50, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Aasi or Aasia[edit]

You have changed the name from Aasia to Aasi. According to sources the name is reported as "Aasia or Asia" even en-WP indicates (Aasia Bibi) her name "Asia". Now decide what the real name should be, and advise me, plz. Nannadeem (talk) 17:07, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

@Nannadeem: The UK based sources (eg: this one) tell the name as Asia, so I think you should change it to that. Also @Pi zero: Leaderboard (talk) 17:24, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
Ok I will appreciate action and decision by Pi zero (talk · contribs). Thanks Nannadeem (talk) 17:27, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
Afaict, all the sources except Al Jaz use "Asia"; even the Pakistani sources use "Asia". So "Asia" should be a reasonable choice for us, and in fact anything else would require some good reason that currently isn't in evidence. --Pi zero (talk) 18:39, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

For tagging articles do you edit by hand? Here is a script if you don't have one: User:Gryllida/js/TagSpam.js[edit]

To install add this line to Special:MyPage/common.js:


and look for 'tag spam' button on the page in the same section as 'What links here'.

--Gryllida (talk) 10:44, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

@Gryllida: Ok, seems to work (even if it's a bit crude). Maybe make it a bit more interactive? Leaderboard (talk) 11:00, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
What kind of interaction would you suggest to add? Gryllida (talk) 00:51, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
@Gryllida: There is no indication that the template was added once the link is clicked. One easy thing would be to simply refresh the page so that the template was indeed added. Leaderboard (talk) 10:17, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
Great idea, Leaderboard. Smiley.svg
The current version does this now -- without even reloading the page. (diff.) Gryllida (talk) 00:27, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Editing ORs[edit]

ORs can be easily identified by the title. They generally do not have {{editing}}--it is more of a personal choice. Best not to edit an OR while the AR is editing it. You can check the history in case of doubt.
•–• 08:35, 5 December 2018 (UTC)


Be careful about the reasoning. Plus the current script does not seem you can have much control. (talk) 12:15, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

You are right; it's just me being lazy and using Gryllida's script to tag it in one click. Leaderboard (talk) 12:18, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
A small tweak, and burden of one more click: you can have User:Acagastya/FUR.js. Allows you to change the reason, if you have to use what is not default. Mine is set to "not news".
•–• 12:24, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
I would suggest you to copy the code to your own file; so that you can set your own default reason: let it be spam or test—and also, protection against changes to script for different use. FUR was for Fair Use Rationale before I changed to deletion.
•–• 12:31, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
@Acagastya: Thank you, it works properly. Leaderboard (talk) 11:23, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Leaderboard[edit]

Wish you the best in the new year Leaderboard.

Not sure if anyone showed User:Gryllida/js/TagTest.js, it seems not in your User:Leaderboard/common.js and it might be useful.

Wish you the best in advancing your technical and writing expertise at Wikinews and elsewhere. --Gryllida (talk) 00:47, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi @Gryllida:. From what I see it adds another option to tag it as a test page. I'll stick with Agastya's for now as it's a bit more flexible. Thanks for the help though. Leaderboard (talk) 11:23, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
Nice, thanks for letting me know that. I wasn't following the discussions for a few weeks and it is a great pleasure to know that there is a more flexible version available. Gryllida (talk) 23:36, 2 January 2019 (UTC)