User talk:SVTCobra

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Category:Muhyiddin Yassin[edit]

Dear Sir,

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is currently the Prime Minister of Malaysia. He is back for good. It is good to have the category back in WikiNews.

Thank you.

--Hasrolhashim (talk) 23:57, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

ArbCom election 2020[edit]

As a current Arb, would you be willing to stand for Arbcom again this year? If you don't wish to nominate yourself, I would be happy to nominate you. --Pi zero (talk) 16:54, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

I will be willing to stand for re-election. I have been inactive for a while but I am reachable (except for three months when I was trapped away from home when the pandemic lockdowns started) but I am back online. So if an ArbCom event should occur, I would be available. I guess a nomination rather than a self-nomination looks better. So feel free. Cheers, --SVTCobra 00:20, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
Hi, SVTCobra. You are re-elected as a member of this season's ArbCom team. Congratulations! The new terms will begin on August 4.
•–• 23:29, 30 July 2020 (UTC)

This is a long overdue[edit]

Hi, SVTCobra. I want to apologise for the unnecessary caustic, and unnecessarily frictious interaction we had months, or maybe two years ago. I was picking fights, and responded rather aggressively. Over the past few years, I feel I have develpoed as a person. About six months ago, when I had just gotten the admin bits; I thought I was the best version of myself, on-wiki as I had ever been. Since then, I feel I have grown more, and realised the importance of maintaining healthy relations and being extra kind to the wonderful people I had a chance to interact with, and learn from. So, I too want to make things right. I am sorry for the rude behaviour back in (I don't even remember since when? late 2017?). I hope we can foster a much better relation from now on. Kind regards,
•–• 07:15, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Well, thank you. Apology accepted. And as you learned, I can get a bit ill-tempered online as well. Especially when I feel disrespected, at which point I usually give back as much as I receive. I consider it to be water under the bridge and long forgotten, but I do want to apologize to you as well. I think I may have been a bit too abrasive (to put it mildly). I try to be a principled Wikinewsie but sometimes it comes off as grandstanding. Cheers, --SVTCobra 22:54, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Mind joining IRC?[edit]

Hi, SVTCobra. If you have some time to spare, can you come online on IRC? Ping me on IRC once you are online, please.
•–• 13:33, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Not joining today?
•–• 13:23, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Tour de France[edit]

Thank you for tackling the backlog on WN:S! (talk) 06:45, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

Herding infoboxen[edit]

Two passing thoughts, about those lookup table pages.

  • I've often caught myself, some time after setting up a lookup table page (sometimes quite a long time after), having forgotten to sight it. The wiki platform interface, in its current form, makes that really easy to do.
  • Do you use the UTCLiveClock gadget? Besides its obvious function of putting a counting UTC clock in the upper right of each panel, if you click on that counting clock it purges the current page, which I find a really convenient way to purge a page. I usually do that after saving a lookup table page, because otherwise the demo infobox on the page is saved without taking into account the table it's supposed to be demonstrating.

--Pi zero (talk) 13:24, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

@Pi zero: Yes, I noticed you sighted the lookup tables and started doing it. I did not know the clock could do that, but yes, it's been a little frustrating they don't display correctly, but they do in preview, so I have been relying at looking at the preview to ensure I set it up correctly. Thanks, --SVTCobra 13:44, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
@Pi zero: Should we delete Template:State Infobox? Or at least mark it deprecated/historical? We don't want people to accidentally use it to create a new state infobox. I'd also like for it to not show up in Category:State infoboxes. Cheers, --SVTCobra 14:02, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
I've attempted to mark it as deprecated. --Pi zero (talk) 14:29, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, looks like it worked. --SVTCobra 14:36, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Wikinews offline???[edit]

I want to use wn offline but I can't seem to. Also I dloaded a offline browser didn't work either. Thnx (talk) 22:18, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

You might need something like kiwix to access it offline.
•–• 22:20, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
@ I don't know how that works and defer to the answer above. Cheers, --SVTCobra 23:01, 2 September 2020 (UTC)


I, Pi zero, hereby award SVTCobra this barnstar for original reporting in 2020.

Thanks SVTCobra. Happy New Year. --Gryllida (talk) 20:54, 1 January 2021 (UTC)


There was a bug in 'welcome a bit', that caused it to deliver an excessively long list of entries. Removed manually and wrote a fix into the script. Hope it will work better from now on. --Gryllida (talk) 10:09, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

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