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Getty images


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Linking to your en.wp user page


If you want that {{w}} template call on your user page to link to your en.wp user page, add a parameter foreign=force, so it reads

{{w|User:Seemplez|foreign=force|Take notice here.}}

--Pi zero (talk) 13:11, 17 October 2019 (UTC)Reply

Missing Cleveland girl turns 18 today


The answer to your question, why it hadn't already been deleted. Iirc there was a page with some similar name, but with some difference or other; I forget just what. This one, I had marked as {{notnews}}, and then when it had been around more than four days (several days more, when I got to it) I marked it as {{abandoned}}; that's how most unsuccessful articles get cleared. Any time from 48 hours after tagging it abandoned, supposing it was properly tagged and nothing else happens in the meantime, I could delete it; I hadn't quite gotten to that, so it was a day or more overdue to be deleted. I'd recommend, when you're tagging a page like this for deletion, that you leave in place the {{abandoned}} tag, as removing the tag removes it from the queue. In this case, I just zapped it. --Pi zero (talk) 13:59, 7 November 2019 (UTC)Reply

Thanks. Seemplez 09:06, 8 November 2019 (UTC)Reply

Brexit: History made as Britain prepares to leave the EU


Hi. Thank you for creating this article. I noticed the article had some critical issues. You can find the issues here. Please address all issues, ask questions if you run into an issue you can't solve, and then submit the article.
•–• 10:14, 31 January 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hi Seemplez


Thank you for looking after other articles, and correcting the text. Perhaps you would be interested in automatically receiving notifications of new draft creations, here? Regards, --Gryllida (talk) 20:59, 5 June 2020 (UTC)Reply

I'll sign up! Seemplez 07:26, 6 June 2020 (UTC)Reply
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Thanks for signing up! I've set up the list page (email), as well as the list page (wiki). Normally these pages list the topics you are interested in; as they are 'any', there is only one category name: 'Developing'. The script will see it and send you a notification shortly.
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Regards, Gryllida (talk) 09:44, 6 June 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hi. This needs some bits of work; see my review comments. --Pi zero (talk) 13:06, 17 June 2020 (UTC)Reply

Published. Something went awry, to do with the sources, somehow. Review comments. --Pi zero (talk) 23:31, 10 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

Nvidia buys UK chip designer Arm for US$40 billion


Hi. Encountered some difficulties on review; please see my review comments. --Pi zero (talk) 21:58, 15 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

Userspacing articles


Re your message telling others to request userspacing -- please note, Wikinews is not a web-host, and there needs a very good reason to not delete an article which is abandoned.
•–• 11:29, 21 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

@Acagastya: Fair enough, I'll remove it. Seemplez 13:44, 21 September 2020 (UTC)Reply
You don't have to delete the comment -- I appreciate you notifying the user. However, when you do recommend userspacing, please think if there is a genuine reason to do that or not.
•–• 15:55, 21 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

Hi. I have noted this multiple times, the articles that you submit don't have enough wikilinks -- while I have always wanted a tool which could do that sort of thing -- suggesting what to link, but until then, could you please wikilink more often? Some of the wikilinks for South London police officer Matt Ratana shot in custody centre can be London, BST, UTC, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, North Island, Auckland Police Force, and class B drugs.
•–• 16:07, 29 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

@Acagastya: Ok, I'll bear that in mind. Seemplez 16:31, 29 September 2020 (UTC)Reply
Thanks. Really appreciate it.
•–• 16:32, 29 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

your article


Just so's you know: I have somewhere I have to be in the physical world in a few minutes, so I was already realizing I didn't have time to complete review of your article right now. I'll be out of the game until probably at least 2200 UTC. (Fortunately, your article now mentions Monday in its lede, so it won't go stale at midnight UTC.) --Pi zero (talk) 17:57, 29 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

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Hello! I unsubscribed everyone from 'welcome a bit', as I am not sure who is still interested. If you would like to continue receiving notifications, please visit Special:EmailUser/Gryllida and write "Re-subscribe for 'welcome a bit'" in the message body. Thanks!. -Gryllida (talk) 03:47, 7 April 2021 (UTC)Reply



You still alive??-Bddpaux (talk) 17:08, 18 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

@Bddpaux: Yes, apologies for inactivity. Got caught up in school work but holidays are coming in the next few weeks so hopefully I'll be able to contribute more. Seemplez 21:21, 18 June 2021 (UTC)Reply



@Acagastya: I don't have access to my email at the moment, so unless the topic is of a sensitive nature, could you ask me the question here? Thanks. Seemplez 07:41, 15 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

Hi, if you could have a look at local privs request Wikinews:Requests_for_permissions#Acagastya_(talk_·_contribs)_—_Checkuser and Wikinews:Requests_for_permissions#Green_Giant_(talk_·_contribs)_—_Checkuser and later this month, for the ArbCom election, that would be great!
•–• 07:48, 15 July 2021 (UTC)Reply
Oh, correction, ArbCom election will be early next month; not at the end of this month. And also, each project would require at least two CUs, so make sure you comment, if needed, and vote for each candidate.
•–• 07:57, 15 July 2021 (UTC)Reply
@Acagastya: Done. Seemplez 08:02, 15 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

Recent article work


Please see my suggestion on the talk page. --Bddpaux (talk) 16:48, 4 October 2021 (UTC)Reply