User talk:Pi zero

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On the campaign trail trail, October 2016[edit]

The text of the Summary section is mostly stable. I still have to add some photos however. --William S. Saturn (talk) 18:06, 3 November 2016 (UTC)


This Is your New Phone Pre-Tapped? The "PLAIN HEARING DOCTRINE" looks familiar. I will leave him a note about self-publishing.....but this topic/content rings a bell with me.....maybe 4-6 backs, possibly?? Just wondering if this is a disruptive user??? --Bddpaux (talk) 22:47, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Wikinews:Story preparation/Stephen Port trial[edit]

Prosecution gave a closing speech today. (Source) I haven't included it in the article since it's a potted recap of their case, which we already have in detail, but it means we're drawing close to a verdict. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 16:46, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

Jury is deliberating. BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 15:55, 14 November 2016 (UTC)
Noted. (It boggles my mind how long I have been trying, and failing, to scrape up time to pre-review that prepared story. And all the stuff that has happened meanwhile; there once was a world in which Donald Trump had never been elected POTUS.) --Pi zero (talk) 16:28, 14 November 2016 (UTC)
Just a quick note, deliberations continue as normal. (one, two) BRS (Talk) (Contribs) 13:39, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

user talk g[edit]

Hi, I ursurped the account user:G in september. But on this wiki user talk:G still has the welcome message of the old account owner as its only content. I requested speedy deletion of that talk page some time ago, but the request is not decided. Please delete that page or move its content to the new account owner user:*g. You can check my identity by looking at the user creation log on meta. --° (Gradzeichen) 18:44, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

No elaborate verification needed; it's a straightforward request for deletion by the owner in user space. --Pi zero (talk) 19:03, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Please delete the new welcome message also. It is only distracting. "G" is meant as an alias, so that users without a geman keyboard (that has "°" as a standard key) can easily sent me echo notifications. --° (Gradzeichen) 19:26, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
@°: Since you intend the account to be an empty shell, wouldn't it make more sense to have a talk page indicating so, given that the user talk page is where an experienced wikimedian would go to communicate with the account, rather than leave a confusingly empty user talk page? --Pi zero (talk) 19:33, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
For that purpose there is the (global) user page. Optimal would be to protect the talk page against creation (if only because of bots, spreading there messages without looking at a user page), but talk pages don't get permanent protection... --° (Gradzeichen) 20:28, 28 November 2016 (UTC)


Dear Pi zero, please add the following into the Punjab article.

Regards Peeta Singh (talk) 04:34, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

{{Topic cat
|intro=a geographical region including but significantly larger than the state and province of Punjab
|usage note=See also [[Punjab (Pakistan)|Punjab province (Pakistan)]] and [[Punjab (India)|Punjab state (India)]]
|image=Punjab map (topographic) with cities.png

We don't now have a category for Punjab. Creating a category requires working out what articles in our archives belong in it, and there should usually be at least three before we create it; here it seems we might want to limit the category to articles that are specifically about the region as a whole, and I don't know whether we have articles about the region as a whole. --Pi zero (talk) 04:56, 2 December 2016 (UTC)


Time to create a CAT for Neymar (Neymar Jr, Neymar Jr. and other redirects {check}).

Here is the list of articles; In all of them, Neymar has been used.

Agastya Chandrakant ⚽️ 🏆 🎾 🎬 🎤 📰 05:12, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

I'll look into it the morning; off hand, it looks like a solid and manageable feline. --Pi zero (talk) 05:15, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Decimal-sexigisimal entanglement[edit]

Think its interesting to explore this idea. Why did you delete the aricle I was writing? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 336sunny (talkcontribs) 02:10, 3 December 2016‎

Hi. It may be interesting, intellectually, but it's not news. We publish neutral articles about current events. For exploring your idea, you might wish to enquire at Wikiversity. I don't know what they'd say; I'm just suggesting an exploration like that might be closer to fitting on Wikiversity than on Wikinews. (For contributions at Wikinews, I usually recommend reading WN:PILLARS, then WN:WRITE.) --Pi zero (talk) 02:17, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

Digital-sexigesimal entanglement[edit]

Something strange about Plimpton 322 is always news. But hey, can get it from Science News. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 336sunny (talkcontribs) 02:29, 3 December 2016‎

If you think there's news in there, build a news article around it. Besides WN:PILLARS and WN:WRITE, there's also WN:Article wizard. --Pi zero (talk) 02:34, 3 December 2016 (UTC)


Hey there. What's the use case of {{votings|x=}}, compared to MediaWiki:Gadget-hidevotings.css? It seems to have made all the templates a lot more complicated for little benefit. Microchip08 (talk) 22:29, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

I know nothing about the hidevotings gadget, other than vague awareness that there is one. Not sure what complication you're asking about. I did a major upgrade to votings recently to get it to put all the non-zero items before all the zero items. --Pi zero (talk) 22:40, 4 December 2016 (UTC)