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]

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]

Re: 'welcome a bit' notifications[edit]

Hi William S. Saturn!

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

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


Haven't seen you around much OK??-Bddpaux (talk) 17:13, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[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]
I hope so! We've had a bit of a revival around these parts!--Bddpaux (talk) 21:35, 18 June 2021 (UTC)[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]

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