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Please review[edit]

Hi Mikemoral

Please review:

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

For inspiration here is heaps of apples and a coconut drink:

Apple orchard.jpg Coconut drink.jpg

Happy holidays,

--Gryllida (talk) 22:51, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

@Gryllida: Hi, it's been a long while since I've been around on-wiki. I've admittedly not popped in to check on Wikinews very often as of late, and any Wikimedia activity has been limited to occasional minor edits on Wikipedia. I'd be glad to come back to contributing here and Wikipedia, though it'll take be a while to get back into the swing of things.
Almost certainly I'm going to have to relearn how to review articles here. I'm sure it's been years and years since I've last reviewed one. For various reasons, including even more computer problems, I've not really been around, but ideally with a finally working machine contributing should be loads easier from now on. —mikemoral (talk · contribs) 08:52, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
I'm glad you have the computer working. :-) I think that you are right and it may take a while to get back to reading the drafts and reviewing. As far as I recall, the reviewing procedures are unchanged; the only change that I can recall since 2011 is a new instance of dupdet running at Also there is a tool to notify you of new submissions by email, and this page has its description and how to sign up. Gryllida (talk) 00:20, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
Goodness, are we measuring from 2011? We have some significant documentation since then. The Wikinews:Newsworthiness page was drastically overhauled in about 2014; it might as well be a whole new page. Wikinews:Pillars of writing was written mostly in 2012. Wikinews:Neutrality finally got written down in January of this year. I wonder what else I may be forgetting. --Pi zero (talk) 00:28, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
It looks like I'll need to get to some reading; the email notification system seems pretty interesting, I'll take a closer look soon. —mikemoral (talk · contribs) 01:03, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
(Thought of one more, so far, though I feel it still needs improvement: Wikinews:Attribution, which was written in 2015–2016. Created so we'd have something to point at when telling people to attribute things, which we do often.) --Pi zero (talk) 01:16, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Re: welcome-a-bit[edit]

Hi Mikemoral,

Thanks for signing up! I've set up the list page, where your topics of interest are listed. Because you haven't selected any, it is the 'Developing' category name, where any new drafts are. The script will see it and send you an email page message shortly.

Your first message will be a list of what's currently under development in the topics of your interest. This might be a long list; this is normal. The future messages will only contain newly created submissions.

When a new draft is created I personally prefer to leave a new message at the talk page of the author, where they discover it more quickly -- perhaps more quickly than at the talk page of the article.

Please let me know if there are any issues with this message delivery. It is designed to encourage the recipient's involvement in helping newcomers, but simply testing the message delivery and reporting bugs would be greatly appreciated!!!

--Gryllida (talk) 10:23, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! I was a bit unclear what topics to select, though all drafts seems a good option for now. I got the first email a-okay, and I'll be sure to report back any problems or suggestions. —mikemoral (talk · contribs) 15:38, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Benin, Nigeria join African Union continental free trade bloc[edit]

Published. --Pi zero (talk) 19:57, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the review! Sadly I'm much rustier than I thought. —mikemoral (talk · contribs) 20:48, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

Nevada authorities suspect Ridgecrest, California earthquakes killed man[edit]

Some ticklish difficulties; review comments. --Pi zero (talk) 21:58, 12 July 2019 (UTC)


I dimly remember File:Wikinews.jpg.jpg as the visual component of some sort of spam, at least months ago. Should be straightforward to check... --Pi zero (talk) 12:01, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Hm, no, not straightforward. There's no record of it ever being deleted from here. --Pi zero (talk) 12:08, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
Well, I can't find any record of it ever being on en.wn. From the dates of edits by the author, looks like it was only about two weeks ago (so presumably it only seems like months). --Pi zero (talk) 12:20, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero: own work with no metadata. This is really of no use and should be moved to commons where it would be deleted. Or delete it from here. Also pinging @Green Giant:.
•–• 13:42, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero: are you thinking of this edit, perhaps? I’m going to look into deleting the image. --Green Giant (talk) 16:09, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

I'd noticed the user created a userpage [1] which led me down a rabbit hole of their Commons contributions where they uploaded stuff from varuous websites to Commons using cross-wiki upload. Honestly I can't even remember what Wikinews.jpg.jpg was beyond I think a selfie? Though stuff uploaded to commons came from en.wikinews apparently. —mikemoral (talk · contribs) 16:31, 20 July 2019 (UTC)