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I, Heavy Water, hereby award MathXplore the Medal of Persistence for your 24-hour global fight against vandalism, including on Wikinews. You've earned it.

Heavy Water (talk) 05:23, 22 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

Thank you very much, but looks like the medal/trophy is missing. MathXplore (talk) 05:53, 22 December 2022 (UTC)Reply
Fixed. You're welcome! --Heavy Water (talk) 21:52, 22 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

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You tagged the article Herldeen for CSD when it has literally no content whatsoever. How could you know whether it will be in scope or not? Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 14:51, 19 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

The title does not imply journalistic intent. I have always tagged pages with such titles and the CSD tag was rarely reverted. In general, pages with literally no content are fair enough for speedy deletion. If the author is going to expand the page to a news article then the page can avoid deletion (but needs renaming without redirect), but until expansion, the page is a reasonable CSD target. Such pages need admin attention, so the tag should remain until improvement. Does this make sense to you? MathXplore (talk) 14:56, 19 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
" In general, pages with literally no content are fair enough for speedy deletion" on Wikinews we have developping articles, which unless they are clear bad should not be deleted. A developing article with no content should wait for 4 days until its abandonded. Some good-faith editors (ex.BigKrow) start with empty articles@MathXplore Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 14:57, 19 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
I thank your efforts to instruct users to do the right things on various projects including here. Previously, when this place was not a GS wiki and other admins were not so active, the cleanup of abandoned articles was very delayed, so I and other editors were giving CSD to them for admin attention once they came back for easier detection of abandoned materials. Today, we are a GS Wiki, some admins are more active than before, the project is also defended by (global) abuse filters, and we have more editors like you. I guess my oversensitivity to abandoned pages was caused by the previous status, but since the project has restored the ability to handle abandoned pages, I assume that global rollbacker intervention is no longer needed here. From now on, I would like to allow other experienced content creators like you to take care of such pages, so the community can incubate pages as they wish, and I can use my time to help other projects that may need my help. Again, thank you for your diligence, and please keep up the good work for the future of Wikinews. MathXplore (talk) 07:48, 22 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
We very much appreciate the efforts you've put in to tag pages and help fight vandalism. We should be careful about those pages that resemble the {{new page}} template because it is quite likely a new user trying to work out how to write an article or even just testing what a wiki page is about. I think we should treat them the way we would a sandbox IF the page contains the essential elements for an article (as seen on the new page template). If the page contains the {{develop}} tag, a date, and the source templates, we should assume it might be a new article, even if the title is gibberish. I hope that makes sense. [24Cr][talk] 19:11, 22 June 2024 (UTC)Reply