I'm somewhat busy in real life, and as a result, it may take me until the weekend to respond. Bawolff 16:24, 28 October 2009 (UTC)Reply



As a Bureaucrat, I am a bit embarrassed to ask this, but: I've never taken anyone's keys away here. There is a user who is OK with being de-admin'd.... but I'm not sure how to do that. Can you advise, please?--Bddpaux (talk) 20:59, 30 June 2023 (UTC)Reply

@Bddpaux: I think you can just do it from Special:UserRights. On some wikis Bureaucrat's are not allowed to remove admin rights (In which case you have to ask on the steward's noticeboard on meta), but i believe wikinews is one of the wikis where crats are allowed to remove admin. Bawolff 21:59, 30 June 2023 (UTC)Reply



Hey Bawolff, when you've got some time can you make leadGenerator.js strip {{wikt}} links (/\{\{[wiktWikt]\|([^\}]+)\}\}/g)? (It would be great as well to switch the .imgMap maps to .svg's and add support for South Sudan.) Thanks! Heavy Water (talk) 15:00, 19 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

social media (cross-posted to all members of reviewer group)


Hi, Wikinews:Water_cooler/miscellaneous#social_media_for_reviewers_and_authors_and_developers may be of interest to you as a reviewer, thanks and regards, Gryllida (talk) 05:53, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Requesting a review


Hello @Bawolff, I can see that Wikinews has not published any articles since January 4, so I am reaching out to request a review of my first article here: World Athletics Indoor Championships concludes in Glasgow with new world records and significant wins

I understand you aren't currently active, but I was wondering if you could review the article, or if not then could you please approve Asheiou's RfP here? It seems like there is an inactivity issue and I would really appreciate your prompt help. --Habst (talk) 14:23, 5 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

Reminder to vote now to select members of the first U4C

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki. Please help translate to your language

Dear Wikimedian,

You are receiving this message because you previously participated in the UCoC process.

This is a reminder that the voting period for the Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) ends on May 9, 2024. Read the information on the voting page on Meta-wiki to learn more about voting and voter eligibility.

The Universal Code of Conduct Coordinating Committee (U4C) is a global group dedicated to providing an equitable and consistent implementation of the UCoC. Community members were invited to submit their applications for the U4C. For more information and the responsibilities of the U4C, please review the U4C Charter.

Please share this message with members of your community so they can participate as well.

On behalf of the UCoC project team,

RamzyM (WMF) 23:17, 2 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Your lack of activity


Your last review was in October 2021 which is nearly 3 years ago. Your last admin action was in March 2024 (technically), but it was an action that should not have been taken and one you later reverted. Outside of this, your last admin action was in October 2018, nearly 6 years ago. According to [[WN:PEP]] users who do not use those permissions for 2 years will have them removed. This is just a notice and I have not requested removal of your permissions. You will also be renotified at least once more before I make a request for removal of your permissions. Me Da Wikipedian (talk) 18:35, 18 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

I defer to the wikinews community what rights they want me to have. Bawolff 19:07, 18 June 2024 (UTC)Reply