bawolff> Someone messed with the main page and it wasn't ShakataGaNai!
  • <ShakataGaNai> lol
  • <ShakataGaNai> it was bawolff!
  • <bawolff> Yay!
  • <ShakataGaNai> he breaks many things

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3 days agot'll the 14th!

I'm Crazy!
I'm Crazy!

Hi I'm Bawolff. I read Wikinews a lot and it is now my hompage (now an admin). You can also find me on wikipedia at w:user:bawolff and pretty much every other wikimedia project [this is my global username]. My first (non-registered) edit I can remember is on Template talk:Ping. Or actually, on second though I don't think it is. (Well its me, but I'm not sure if its my first edit). Umm, what else. I hang out on #wikinews and #wikinews-en sometimes. I tend to do stuff in the background instead of writing articles. I'm also fairly good with templates, as well as javascript/css, and maintain some of the gadgets, and some other js used on the site. If theres anything I can do for you please don't hesitate to ask.

My picture of the week


This is just some picture I found, which I thought was cool (note: these are other people's pictures. trust me, i'm not that good). Full list
Oh look, I got lazy and stopped picking pictures. See other picts I like.

EN This user is a native speaker of English.

Random articles written by other people I like


Really cool articles from an old featured list (that all got demoted, but i felt the list should be saved somewhere so i put it on my userpage. Again, please note none of these articles are mine, I just think they're mostly well written):

    Major explosions at UK oil depot


   * June 16: World Bank president addresses global youth forum on genocide
   * June 12: More political, soccer-related unrest in Iran follows Bahrain victory
   * May 16: Hundreds of people gather in support of Mikhail Khodorkovsky
   * May 9: Grafton, New York Peace Pagoda celebrates birth of Buddha with Flower Festival
   * May 6: Results of 2005 United Kingdom General Election
   * April 11: Ethiopia plans to expand country's Internet access
   * April 2: Pope John Paul II dies
   * March 24: Woman finds human finger in bowl of chili at Wendy's restaurant
   * March 16: UK Chancellor of the Exchequer makes 2005 Budget speech
   * January 21: Unrest in Belize


   * December 31: Strongest earthquake in 40 years hits Southeast Asia

To do list


Things to do if i run out of things to do (If you're looking for something to do, don't hesitate to do something on this list)

  • Make the help namespace not suck (I think we can learn from the wikipedia usability survey, as we suffer from many of the same problems, if not more so than 'pedia)
  • Change the meta template {{Country Infobox}} so it accepts an orientatiion paramater (so that a whole host of infoboxes could easily become horizontal). Prefereably intergrate with the tab box
    • Try and make the whole overlapping tab thing work.
  • Finish MediaWiki:Gadget-easyPeerReview.js
  • Import Twinkle to wikinews
  • Investigate the possibility of polls
  • take advice from this insightful wc post

Wikinews news

  • Things needing doing: Articles needing review: 7  Articles under review: 0  Categories to be populated: 10  Protected edit requests: 23  Protection requests: 1  Pages marked for speedy deletion: 0  Unblock requests: 0  Flagged discussions: 10  Accreditation requests: 0  Requests for permissions: 0  Flagged revs requests: 0  FA candidates: 0  Deletion discussions: 2  Bot requests: 0  Developing articles: 4 of ≤ 11  Edit

other stuff

This barnstar is given in thanks to those who have contributed to wikinews! Keep up the editing! --Penubag 06:52, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
This barnstar is in appreciation of your excellent Easy Peer-Review widget. Thanks much!   Tempodivalse [talk] 18:00, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
For hard work, building up numerous articles, going through doing the mindnumbing tasks, working hard on the wonderful new stylesheets, I give you this barnstar as a thanks. Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 07:10, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Would I ever vote against world domination? ~ Jimbo Wales 21:15, 22 Oct 2004 (UTC)

I award you the da Vinci barnstar for all of your technical work here on Wikinews. Thanks a lot! Benny the mascot (talk) 04:36, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
  The Guidance Barnstar
This well deserved barnstar is awarded to Bawolff for his tirless work on IRC helping editors. Thank you so much for your continued dedication and kindness. Rum (talk) 00:28, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Articles that I have contributed to (semi-significantly)

Oh well, I've never been that good at writing anyway
I put all edits into the Public Domain.