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Thanks, --Gryllida (talk) 05:48, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Thanks. --William S. Saturn (talk) 10:53, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

On the campaign trail in the USA, May 2020[edit]

Oops; have hit a snag (apologies for not catching it sooner): review comments. --Pi zero (talk) 20:40, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

verifying details on On the campaign trail in the USA, May 2020[edit]

A few points I'm aware of being unable to verify from cited sources, so far:

  • Mohr is chair of the Michigan Tax Payers party. (This is so prominent, I haven't yet had the nerve to cut it; I know of a source that confirms it, but it's not cited, and as an independent reviewer I'm particularly not supposed to add sources.)
  • Mohr was a candidate for the party in those four state elections. The aforementioned source says he joined the party in 2005, which makes it more likely but still, technically, wouldn't guarantee it.
  • Blankenship's conviction was a misdemeanor. There's a cited (I think) source in which Blankenship denies having been convicted of a felony, which however, given the other controversial things he says there, establishes only that Blankenship says that, which seems like it'd be clumsy to say.

--Pi zero (talk) 01:12, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

I'm also concerned about statements at the top and bottom of the summary, because of the sources I haven't processed yet, I'm not seeing any that seem likely to help with them:

  • "At the beginning of May, with stay-at-home orders easing in some states"
  • "By the end of the month, with coronavirus deaths surpassing 100,000 and protests and riots related to the death of Floyd spreading throughout the nation" (we have an article about passing 100,000, but it would need to be cited under Related news).

--Pi zero (talk) 05:59, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

I have added four new sources and placed the Wikinews article about the 100,000 deaths into the related articles.--William S. Saturn (talk) 09:14, 19 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. --Pi zero (talk) 14:55, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

  • The Clyburn item isn't in the cited sources afaict.

--Pi zero (talk) 14:55, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

  • Didn't see the disinfectant-in-the-body thing in the cited sources.

I've completed all but the checking of the interviews (which should be really easy to do, unless of course there's some technical glitch in which case it could be a show-stopper); I'll be attending other review for the next few hours, then hopefully I'll be able to finish yours up and publish this evening US time (somewhat after midnight, UTC). --Pi zero (talk) 19:39, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

Clyburn material has been removed.  Seems like the statement was after Biden's backtracking.  I added a source for the disinfectant comment still being an issue in May.--William S. Saturn (talk) 21:15, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

Published. --Pi zero (talk) 23:35, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for the review. I appreciate it.--William S. Saturn (talk) 23:37, 19 June 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)

Okay, I've nominated you. --Pi zero (talk) 02:40, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
Congratulations, William S. Saturn, you have been elected to be a part of this season's ArbCom team member. The new term commences on August 4.
•–• 23:18, 30 July 2020 (UTC)

verifying details on On the campaign trail in the USA, June 2020[edit]

  • In the intro for the Parker interview, I'm not finding (perhaps just not looking in the right place)
  • The first sentence: "In June, Prohibition Party presidential nominee Phil Collins and vice presidential nominee Billy Joe Parker unsuccessfully sought the nomination of the Reform Party, denying ballot access for the ticket in Florida."
  • In the third sentence, the last two words: "in March" (i.e., when Collins one the California primary).

--Pi zero (talk) 19:29, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

I added a source for the date of the primary.--William S. Saturn (talk) 00:12, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Is a source needed that Collins sought the Reform Party nomination or that the Reform Party is on the ballot in Florida? --William S. Saturn (talk) 00:12, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
I didn't find any of the information for that sentence — neither the Reform Party bid nor the Florida ballot consideration; neither in the scoop emails nor in the cited sources. (If the information was right there under my nose, I still missed it.) --Pi zero (talk) 00:30, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
I just sent a screenshot from the official Facebook page of the Reform Party where party members discuss the Prohibition Party ticket seeking the Reform Party's presidential nomination. The information about Florida ballot access should be covered in the sources from the Darcy Richardson interview. --William S. Saturn (talk) 01:48, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Published. --Pi zero (talk) 00:08, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks again for the review. --William S. Saturn (talk) 02:33, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

Wikinewsie email[edit]

Hello, William S. Saturn. I was wondering if you use some sort of email client for wikinewsie inbox. Wikinewsie email is inaccessible as of now, and because of that, you can't get new emails. An email client such as thunderbird will have cached old emails. But if you were waiting for someone's response, especially for your campaign trials -- you won't be able to send new ones. As an alternative, I can promptly provide you an email. for a few months.
•–• 05:55, 8 August 2020 (UTC)

I've been using gmail this year so I don't have anything pending.--William S. Saturn (talk) 05:04, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
Okay. Any chance you could join IRC this morning for discussion?
•–• 07:23, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
Sorry. I usually check in here late at night. What is the discussion about? The e-mail server after Brianmc's passing? --William S. Saturn (talk) 05:29, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Yes, and if it is possible, please join the irc in the morning. Come by #wikinewsie-group, please.
•–• 07:01, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

Upcoming OR[edit]

I think it is about time when you would write another campaign trail, which would require scoop to work. FWIW, we have managed to set up the things required for smooth functioning of our investigative journalism. One of us (gry, pizero, or I) should brief you about how to use this. Will IRC-based communication be okay? We will be lurking around #wikinewsie-group. Cheers!
•–• 03:54, 18 September 2020 (UTC)

OR tag/notes?[edit]

Talk:On the campaign trail in the USA, August 2020#OR? --Pi zero (talk) 15:59, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

We sent you an e-mail[edit]

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Need some help[edit]

Hello, WSS. Someone came by #wikinews this afternoon (IST) saying their friend Wayne Tseng is running for Melbourne Mayor election. I was wondering if you can collaborate with @Gryllida: and @RockerballAustralia: on this interview? You might find this article helpful: 2020 City of Melbourne election.
•–• 08:15, 29 September 2020 (UTC)