User talk:William S. Saturn

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I have trouble accessing NYT articles; they're paywalled for me. --Pi zero (talk) 12:03, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

Which said, I just tried the first listed NYT article and it worked for me; first time in years I've actually seen an NYT article. So perhaps we'll just have to see (I won't try further experiments, in case there's some sort of quota involved). --Pi zero (talk) 12:15, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
I could e-mail the contents to you if need be. --William S. Saturn (talk) 19:24, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
We'll see how it goes. (I'm getting paranoid from having spent too long with everyone out to get me.) --Pi zero (talk) 19:52, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

Wikinews interviews three figures from Donald Trump's political past[edit]

Published. Had no problem with the NYT sources after all, though a couple of the other sources said things that made me suspect I'd only be allowed five-or-so article accesses before they'd paywall me. Haven't seen much from you this election cycle, though it's occurred to me you've usually concentrated on the off-beat candidates, and this time around the inmates are in charge of the asylum. Anyway, I quite enjoyed this one. :-)  --Pi zero (talk) 02:38, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the review. I appreciate it as always. Hopefully I'll be more active in the next few months. I still have some ideas for stories.--William S. Saturn (talk) 06:31, 13 March 2016 (UTC)


Just to note, the nyt source you just linked on your sandbox is paywalled for me. --Pi zero (talk) 23:51, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

I won't necessarily use it. It's more of a reminder than anything. --William S. Saturn (talk) 05:24, 13 May 2016 (UTC)
/me waves. ; --Pi zero (talk) 11:38, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

Back on the campaign trail[edit]

In fairness, RockerballAustralia has a valid point: we should find a way to inflect the article form this election cycle so the headline makes clear that it's about the campaign trail in the US. I'm not sure how best to work that into the headline form. Have you any thoughts on this? --Pi zero (talk) 17:33, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

How about "On the campaign trail in the USA, May 2016" ? --William S. Saturn (talk) 18:00, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

As I start working my way through the sources for this, I notice that the Politics1 citation is actually a news feed rather than a specific article, and you didn't note anything specific in your article as coming from there. Was that by any chance something you had on hand to draw from but didn't use? --Pi zero (talk) 21:06, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

Everything in the Summary section that is not cited inline is cited to the news feed.--William S. Saturn (talk) 21:17, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
Let me know if you'd like for me to cite those inline as well.--William S. Saturn (talk) 21:30, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
Noted. --Pi zero (talk)
  • I've been tackling the summary this evening (alas that I haven't gotten further sooner), and there are gaps in what I was able to verify. I've left a comment on the article talk page identifying which bits of the first two paragraphs I didn't find; I haven't gotten to the last two paragraphs yet. --Pi zero (talk) 02:55, 12 June 2016 (UTC)


I've just logged into scoop, which worked for me — there's a link to the webmail on wikinewsie dot org — but I didn't find anything recent from you there. Are you sure (this might sound like an inane question maybe, but heck, I make mistakes like this) are you sure you sent to scoop at wikinewsie dot org? Are you able to check your wikinewsie mail through the link from wikinewsie dot org? --Pi zero (talk) 22:27, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

I hadn't sent it because I wasn't sure it worked since I couldn't login. Apparently I wasn't using the proper login. I now can login and I see that it works. I have sent them. --William S. Saturn (talk) 22:39, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

On the campaign trail in the USA, May 2016[edit]

Well, it's out the door. Four years ago, I was much more able to pull all-nighters; this review was more incremental, which is presumably part of why it took me so long to finish it (though perhaps to some extent I'm just rusty; one can hope). But this seems like a good year to be writing articles giving coverage to off-beat candidates on a news project specializing in neutrality. :-)  --Pi zero (talk) 14:09, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Again, thanks for the review. I was late on this so I'll try to get next month's finished sooner.--William S. Saturn (talk) 18:27, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom election 2016[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) 01:38, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes. Thank you.--William S. Saturn (talk) 20:46, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

June campaign trail[edit]

I'm making a big push to finish this today (I lack words to describe how frustrated I am that I didn't finish it sooner).

Do you have any thoughts on how to handle the paragraph about how the new UK PM was expected to be chosen by October? --Pi zero (talk) 16:39, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

"The selection was thought likely be made in October, just a month ahead of the US presidential election." - This sounds good. Needs a "to" before "be made in October." I think this will suffice since I don't want to get into too much detail about the new Prime Minister since that will be covered in the July edition.--William S. Saturn (talk) 17:24, 16 July 2016 (UTC)
Sigh. 158 hours from submit to publish, and a bit more than 24 from publish to the start of the Republican national convention. I can't decide which is more appalling. I'll have to do much, much better next month; plenty of time to catch up on sleep before then. :-P  --Pi zero (talk) 12:05, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Hopefully this next time I'll submit it sooner.--William S. Saturn (talk) 17:58, 17 July 2016 (UTC)