User talk:William S. Saturn

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I, Pi zero, hereby award William S. Saturn this Wikinews Trophy for original reporting in 2020.

Hi, many thanks for helping! Happy New Year. --Gryllida (talk) 20:48, 1 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you all and Happy New Year! I have many new ideas for OR in 2021.--William S. Saturn (talk) 20:52, 1 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: 'welcome a bit' notifications[edit]

Hi William S. Saturn!

I've added you for the 'welcome a bit' notifications for review-ready articles for any topic. These notifications will be delivered to your email via Special:EmailUser; if you don't have a valid email set, please do it now. Thank you for signing up!

As new articles appear, I personally encourage you to follow these steps immediately, as soon as the notification is received and you have a few free minutes:

  1. Approach their author at the article talk page (if they're experienced) or at their personal talk page (this is more suitable for newcomers, as this is where they notice new messages the soonest). Tell them two-three most important things they can do to improve the article, and offering your assistance. It helps to give them tips from content guide, style guide, and/or some important questions about the news event that they're reporting. Remind them to edit quickly to get it published within 2-3 days after the event, leaving some time for review to occur.
  2. Edit a copy of the article in your personal sandbox. Aim to improve as many things as you can.
  3. If no response is received within six to twelve hours, then I would recommend to edit the article to completion and submit it for review. (If response or edits are received, then your revision would need to be merged into theirs.) Leave the author a note about what you have done, outlining the main two-three changes that have been made.

This should hopefully help authors and the news readers. There is no commitment; I prefer to do these steps with articles in my topics of interest (my country and my topic, i.e. science and technology).

If you need any assistance, or find a bug in how the notifications are delivered, please let me know.

Many thanks. --Gryllida (talk) 00:36, 23 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is it working? Gryllida (talk) 09:57, 5 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes. Sorry for the delayed response. --William S. Saturn (talk) 21:24, 26 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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) 03:48, 7 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Haven't seen you around much OK??-Bddpaux (talk) 17:13, 18 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes. I'm not as active online as I used to be. Maybe that will change.--William S. Saturn (talk) 20:40, 18 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I hope so! We've had a bit of a revival around these parts!--Bddpaux (talk) 21:35, 18 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ArbCom 2021[edit]

Hi William S. Saturn. I was wondering if you'd be willing to stand for ArbCom this year? If you don't wish to nominate yourself, I would be happy to nominate you.
•–• 07:50, 29 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes. Thank you.--William S. Saturn (talk) 21:21, 30 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Award of Journalistic Magnificence[edit]

The Award of Journalistic Magnificence is given to writers who complete a substantive body of work or series of articles, primarily focused on matters of national and/or political significance for any given nation. This very overdue award is being given for the immensely interesting and well-written On the campaign trail series, which you’ve been contributing since 2008. Think you very much for this sustained effort and may you continue to do so well into the future. [24Cr][talk] 14:41, 29 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. --William S. Saturn (talk) 19:26, 29 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How we will see unregistered users[edit]


You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

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We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:14, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Temporary change to article length[edit]

Hello. As a reviewer, this note is just to let you know we are implementing a trial from February 1 to April 30 to encourage more articles to be published per the outcome of a current proposal. The minimum requirements for article length will be one paragraph of at least a hundred words. At the end of the trial the requirements will return to normal (3 paragraphs etc) and there will be an evaluation discussion about the trial. Happy reviewing! [24Cr][talk] 23:07, 31 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Temporary change to freshness[edit]

Hello. As a reviewer, this note is just to let you know we are implementing a trial from July 4 to October 4 to enable more articles to be reviewed per the outcome of a current proposal. The freshness window is being extended to about five to seven days. At the end of the trial the window will continue to be at 5-7 days while we discuss whether to adopt the change permanently or not. Happy reviewing! [24Cr][talk] 17:32, 4 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Haven't seen you around much in recent days. You still with us?--Bddpaux (talk) 21:16, 6 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm still around. For some reason I didn't receive any notification of messages here.--William S. Saturn (talk) 22:19, 16 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think you disabled talk page notifications in the Preferences settings. George Ho (talk) 07:21, 17 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your (in)activity as a reviewer[edit]

Hello again. As I see, your last review log was October 2016, almost seven years ago. Per WN:PEP, your lack of reviewer activity for two or more years would lead you to loss of your reviewer permission rights. Of course, you could've used the Easy Peer Review tool, whose actions aren't recorded in the Review log, within the past two years. If you also haven't used the gadget tool within the time frame, then a request that you no longer be a reviewer may more likely be possible. George Ho (talk) 11:25, 11 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


You have voted on a few things this year.....but that's about it. Are you still interested in working as an Admin here?--Bddpaux (talk) 22:14, 26 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]