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Welcome back, Microchip08[edit]

I wanted to ask you what you think of the add-on for Firefox:

There is a discussion open about it at the water cooler but I am not sure whether you are watching the page.

--Gryllida 22:23, 9 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello Microchip08,

Do you use a script for tagging articles? The edit summary looks interesting. I spend a lot of time doing this manually in at least two clicks plus manual typing and waiting and this gets tedious. I thought I asked before but I don't see this question here now; probably I forgot to ask.

--Gryllida (chat) 01:42, 19 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes; it's at User:Microchip08/vector.js. If you find it useful, we could add it as a gadget. Microchip08 (talk) 01:49, 19 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Works with the timeless skin too. But you still check the history tab of each article by hand first? Maybe the script can be extended to show the last edit date in the label or on mouse hover in a tooltip? --Gryllida (chat) 05:41, 19 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Why does this not make any edit? --Gryllida (chat) 21:30, 26 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Your script seems to currently not work also. It says that `"api" is not defined.` --Gryllida (chat) 21:38, 26 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks like it depends on Bawolff/mwapilib. My script is two years' old and the way MediaWiki works with JavaScript has changed a lot -- I'm surprised it still works to be honest. Microchip08 (talk) 08:49, 27 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Most of our older generation of automation uses that library, I think. --Pi zero (talk) 13:31, 27 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Updated it to use the api directly. Here are scripts to add abandoned, under review, editing tags without refreshing the page.
When using the {{editing}} script I suggest to click the button first and then click 'edit' so that the 'editing' tag is already in the article source by the time you load the edit box. Gryllida (talk) 23:48, 31 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

i asked you a question on irc[edit]

Gryllida (talk) 10:06, 9 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy New Year, Microchip08[edit]

Wish you the brightest things for the new year, Microchip08. May you conquer the mainstream media bias and JavaScript coding magic, and reviews. --Gryllida (talk) 00:43, 1 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please review[edit]

Hi Microchip08

Please review:

Current review queue as of 22:51, 18 April 2019 (UTC):

For inspiration here is a hot cake and a cup of chrysanthemum tea:

Image: Potesara. Image: Taman Renyah.

Happy holidays,

--Gryllida (talk) 22:51, 18 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Community Insights Survey[edit]

RMaung (WMF) 14:29, 9 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reminder: Community Insights Survey[edit]

RMaung (WMF) 19:11, 20 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reminder: Community Insights Survey[edit]

RMaung (WMF) 17:02, 4 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cloak request[edit]

Hi Microchip0! We've received a request for cloaking your a bot on your behalf ("civilservant") however no cloak pattern was submitted, and as such we cannot proceed with the request. If you still wish for the bot to be cloaked, please file a new request including the desired cloak pattern. Thanks, Snowolf How can I help? 01:12, 12 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New RfA - acagastya - LINK[edit]

Hi Microchip08

Please consider commenting.

I pinged you previously, but there was no response. This may be the last notification before the vote is closed.

Also, merry Christmas!

--Gryllida (talk) 19:46, 25 December 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How we will see unregistered users[edit]


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

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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)


Hello. Your account has the reviewer permission. Please could you confirm if you have reviewed an article in the last two years because the permission expiry policy requires no more than two years pass between each review you carry out. If you have not done a review in the last two years, I’m inviting you to carry out a review of an article in the next seven days. Otherwise the permission will be removed from your account. [24Cr][talk] 00:36, 13 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the heads-up. Microchip08 (talk) 03:39, 15 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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] 23:12, 31 January 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] 17:35, 4 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello. We've created Wikinews:Writing contest 2023, which will start on February 1 and end on May 1. It is modeled on the successful 2010 and 2013 contests. As a reviewer who has recently been inactive, it would be a great time for you to rejoin. If you are interested in signing up, please do so at Wikinews:Writing contest 2023#Entrants and create a category for the articles you submit. Heavy Water (talk) 04:17, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your (in)activity as a reviewer[edit]

Hello again. As I see, your last review log was January 2019, more than four years ago. Per WN:PEP, your lack of reviewer activity for two or more years would lead you to loss of your reviewer permission rights. Of course, you could've used the Easy Peer Review tool, whose actions aren't recorded in the Review log, within the past two years. If you also haven't used the gadget tool within the time frame, then a request that you no longer be a reviewer may more likely be possible. George Ho (talk) 11:25, 11 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]