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Welcome back, Microchip08


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



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

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
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
Why does this not make any edit? --Gryllida (chat) 21:30, 26 October 2018 (UTC)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
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
Most of our older generation of automation uses that library, I think. --Pi zero (talk) 13:31, 27 October 2018 (UTC)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

i asked you a question on irc


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

Happy New Year, Microchip08


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

Please review


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

Community Insights Survey


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

Reminder: Community Insights Survey


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

Reminder: Community Insights Survey


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

Cloak request


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


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

How we will see unregistered users



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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

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

Temporary change to article length


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

Temporary change to freshness


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

Wikinews:Writing contest 2023


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

Your (in)activity as a reviewer


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

Hey again. This is the (belated perhaps) second notice. As I see, you've still not yet reviewed at least one article since I notified you almost one year ago. I may wanna request removal of your reviewer tools at the soonest time if you don't review an article by then. —George Ho (talk) 04:09, 9 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

social media (cross-posted to all members of reviewer group)


Hi, Wikinews:Water_cooler/miscellaneous#social_media_for_reviewers_and_authors_and_developers may be of interest to you as a reviewer, thanks and regards, Gryllida (talk) 05:53, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Requesting a review


Hello @Microchip08, I can see that despite recent inactivity you're still one of the few reviewers and administrators on Wikinews.

I would appreciate if you could come back briefly to review my first Wikinews article here: World Athletics Indoor Championships concludes in Glasgow with new world records and significant wins. I can see Wikinews is becoming more inactive, and I would love to stay and contribute but I would need my article to get a review for this to happen.

If you're not available or too rusty, I was wondering if you could approve Asheiou's RfP here to increase the number of reviewers.

Thank you, --Habst (talk) 17:00, 5 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Your reviewer tools now under review; removal proposed


Link: Wikinews:Flagged revisions/Requests for permissions/Removal/Microchip08. George Ho (talk) 02:47, 16 June 2024 (UTC)Reply