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Wikidata edit


Thanks for your contributions to Wikinews,

So that in Wikidata we can attribute you as the author of your articles, I have created an entry for you there.

I have been careful to only use information you already have on your userpage but just wanted to give you a heads-up so you don't have a surprise moment :-)

07:45, 27 October 2023 (UTC) Back ache (talk) 07:45, 27 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Former U.S. first lady Rosalynn Carter dies at 96 edit

Hi Ash, would you mind please replacing any non-English sources here that can be replaced while maintaining verifiability with English sources (I suspect that would be all, given the subject)? WN:CS says the use of non-English sources "should be restricted to those absolutely essential, such as where there is only a single English source and the non-English source is required to corroborate the story and avoid potential copyright issues." They really lengthen the amount of time review takes if the reviewer doesn't understand the source language, like with me in this case (since reviewers are advised not to use just unreliable machine translation to read the sources).

I get translating articles across Wikinews editions helps you practice your skills with that language and improves cross-edition collaboration, but in this case... Thanks, Heavy Water (talk) 00:20, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

Done! The reason I chose to do a translation rather than synthesise an article from scratch is because I noticed nothing had been published for a month and I wanted to get some form of longer article out. I'm currently very busy with university so I haven't had the time to write anything "proper", so when I saw de.wikinews had published something I just thought I'd translate it to get us something new. Ash Thawley (talk) (calendar) 14:15, 23 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

I have requested the closure of your requests edit

Hello. Wikinews:Flagged revisions/Requests for permissions/Asheiou has been open for more than a week, and Wikinews:Accreditation requests/Asheiou has been open for months. I have requested the closure of your requests. You may be contacted by our admins about these cases, so please carefully check your talk page and e-mail. Thank you for helping Wikinews. MathXplore (talk) 06:29, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Amidst all things....... edit

Your help/contributions around here are appreciated. Please let me know what I can do to help you.--Bddpaux (talk) 19:28, 22 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

I'm a bit directionless at the moment in terms of what I can/should work on. I have press tickets to the Insomnia gaming festival here in Birmingham next weekend, so I'll do some OR for that. Another other piece of my OR, an interview with the runner up of Ireland's Eurovision national final, is currently still stuck in the review queue, it's been there for 2 months now. The original event is beyond stale, but the article can definitely be reframed further around the interview I did. I'm going to have to find alternate sources for some things because I'd imagine the original broadcast they had on the RTÉ website has been taken off now. IIRC they keep them for 30 days. A.S. Thawley (talk) (calendar) 00:26, 23 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Eurovision article edit

Please see my review.--Bddpaux (talk) 15:45, 27 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

I'll be able to Gatwick it next week. I'm having a bad health week, unfortunately! A.S. Thawley (talk) (calendar) 22:25, 29 March 2024 (UTC)Reply
This week's been equally bad for my health. Fingers crossed for next week. Chronic illness is a real headache haha. A.S. Thawley (talk) (calendar) 13:28, 10 April 2024 (UTC)Reply