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I want to know as sources does this news Will publish in Wikinews or not


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) 03:43, 7 April 2021 (UTC)[]

  • @Gryllida: Hi I hope you've been well :) It's probably for the best I'm taken of this list, I felt at one point it'd encourage me to take a look at the review queue more often, but life keeps me busy and I doubt I'll ever has the same amount of time to contribute to any Wikimedia project as I once did. —mikemoral (talk · contribs) 04:29, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[]
    Hi, thank you for your reply! Are you at live chat? I could ping you there to test software sometimes. It is probably a smaller commitment than reviewing. Gryllida (talk) 04:56, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[]
Just note, we are now on instead of
•–• 05:00, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[]
After confusion about all the empty rooms, I found my way to Libera, Thanks! —mikemoral (talk · contribs) 05:01, 28 May 2021 (UTC)[]

Re the spam/copyvio botsEdit

Re SPShuttersDoorsandBlinds, Pi had suggested, for any vandal/spambot/copyviobot it is better to first block them and then revert the mess they made. Blocking before deelting means they have lesser time to vandalise things.
•–• 04:42, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[]

Noted, it almost seemed like they were trying actual contributions, but thinking back now that's a definite stretch. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 05:04, 22 June 2021 (UTC)[]


Thanks for wikifying the archives -- it is a long overdue! Though I might suggest you use Underline in green categorizable {{w}} links gadget -- which will give a visual indication of which {{w}} links can be converted to hard links -- after wikification, hard linking is the next task, and if we can do it in one go, that would really be a time-saver!
•–• 04:56, 11 July 2021 (UTC)[]

It's just a shame there's no super easy way to convert the [[w:]] links automatically. I have the gadget enabled, though I'm just trying to work out a less painful way of changing over w: links to {{w}}. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 05:23, 11 July 2021 (UTC)[]
It requires sapient judgement, sometimes -- though, using Vim (editor) makes text navigation and changes quite easy -- though there is some steep learning curve to it.
•–• 05:29, 11 July 2021 (UTC)[]
I really really suggest you do NOT automate those changes, it is a hot mess, and a disaster and creates more work than it solves.
•–• 05:51, 11 July 2021 (UTC)[]
AWB mainly had the dialogue window useful for working out the regex to find the things to replace —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 05:54, 11 July 2021 (UTC)[]

I Want a PageEdit

Hello, please i want a Article on wikinews i am an Artist and i need you to create for me _ _ _ _ —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Hello, if you want to write a news article about a current event you may want to start with Wikinews:Writing an article. If it's a news article about yourself please see Wikinews:Requested articles. Otherwise, Wikinews is not Wikipedia, and we don't write encyclopedic articles here. Wikinews is a citizen journalism website with news articles written by freelance volunteers from around the world. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 04:03, 18 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Australian COVID-19 articlesEdit

Hi, Chaetodipus. Would you be able to review these Australian COVID-19 articles? I already have three at my hand, and will greatly appreciate if someone could share some load.
•–• 14:03, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Hi, I should have some free time to take a look after 23:00 UTC today. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 15:05, 20 July 2021 (UTC)[]


....on your L.A. article right now.--Bddpaux (talk) 15:41, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[]

All done! Good article!--Bddpaux (talk) 16:35, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[]
@Bddpaux: Thanks for taking a look at it! —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 03:23, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[]

One small thing, while I'm at it........Edit

There are a number of bits and baubles over at 'Request for Permissions' that need some voting actions. Could you jump over there soon, please?--Bddpaux (talk) 16:09, 22 July 2021 (UTC)[]

I'd been putting that off, but it's done now —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 03:44, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[]
Thanks!!--Bddpaux (talk) 15:34, 23 July 2021 (UTC)[]

My word!!Edit

How is it that you (or your former self) never got one of these??!

--Bddpaux (talk) 19:27, 24 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Well, heck!Edit

That was some bad math on my part....I think this might be closer to accurate!

--Bddpaux (talk) 19:31, 24 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Thank you!! —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 22:40, 24 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Y'know.....for what its worth...........Edit

I've never entirely quite understood the whole 'protected' thing, but more importantly, historically: who do we allow to edit standing articles? Pretty much autoconfirmed users and up?--Bddpaux (talk) 14:54, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[]

@Bddpaux: protecting against move (admins only indef is a must) but due to the number of vandals we had, we protect published articles from editing -- granting only autoconfirmed and above, as you said.
•–• 14:56, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Yes, generally it's autoconfirmed after publishing. It sort of adds an extra protection against anon users from messing with things on the article, since we have already the flagged revisions to make sure all edits get checked by a reviewer as well. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 17:00, 27 July 2021 (UTC)[]

ArbCom 2021Edit

Hi Chaetodipus. 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.
•–• 07:49, 29 July 2021 (UTC)[]

@Acagastya: Sure, I'd accept a nomination. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 03:46, 30 July 2021 (UTC)[]

Tunisia articleEdit

Published!--Bddpaux (talk) 16:53, 29 July 2021 (UTC)[]

@Bddpaux: Thanks! And thanks for getting to the weightlifting article too! —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 03:41, 30 July 2021 (UTC)[]

page protectionEdit

Hi, post-publication, edit=autoconfirmed (indef) and move=admin (indef) please -- you are keeping move=autoconfirmed (indef).
•–• 16:59, 30 July 2021 (UTC)[]

At some point, this should probably be included in WN:Protection policy. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 06:45, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Bermuda triathleteEdit

Unfortunately, that has gone badly stale. Any way to freshen it up a bit?--Bddpaux (talk) 15:09, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[]

I know you're away, but I need to take cleanup action anyway. Sorry if we lost this one.--Bddpaux (talk) 19:42, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Userspace draftsEdit

Hello. I’ve come across a number of draft articles in userspace, including the following ones in your userspace.

There’s no immediate hurry but please could you let me know if you still need them or if we can delete them. Many thanks. --Green Giant (talk) 22:06, 1 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Trap article......Edit

Has gone terribly stale. Sorry.--Bddpaux (talk) 16:25, 3 August 2021 (UTC)[]

Ah, well, it's the perennial Wikinews problem I guess. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 06:45, 5 August 2021 (UTC)[]


Hello. Just wanted to check if this account is still in use as a bot because it seems the last edit was in 2010? --Cromium (talk) 22:13, 13 August 2021 (UTC)[]

@Cromium: Sorry for the late response, but it's no longer in use. I think it was very briefly used as a message delivery bot for a writing contest. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 22:17, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Publishing your California gender-neutral department stores articleEdit

Slight issue with it. Not anything you've done, but EzPR doesn't seem to be working for me. I'm all ready to publish it, but I can't. I've tried using three different browsers and clearing my cache/checking my settings to make sure JavaScript works, and it's still not working - neither is WN:Make lead. Should I use the "Mark this page as reviewed (use EzPR where possible)" button to publish manually? --LivelyRatification (talk) 21:50, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Hmm, that's very strange. I tried using Make Lead and EzPR and neither worked for me as well. It should be possible to do a manual publish by just placing {{Publish}} on the article, and {{Peer reviewed}} on the talk page. Though, I'm not sure how to manually update the RSS feeds which (should) send articles to Google News. @Bawolff: had been maintaining the EzPR gadget, but I'm not sure why it wouldn't be working now. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 22:04, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@LivelyRatification: I've also tried out using two more browsers just now, and none of them worked. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 22:09, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@Chaetodipus: Yeah, I've basically tried everything and it hasn't worked. I reckon it might be a problem with the gadget. If it's not working on your end as well (which it should if this is just a me problem), then I'll publish manually (that being said, I'm also not sure how to update RSS feeds). --LivelyRatification (talk) 22:17, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@LivelyRatification, I'm not sure about the RSS thing, but I want to say it's automatic based what it says at Special:NewsFeed which just pulls articles from categories (at least it looks like that, I'm not definitely not very technically skilled) —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 22:28, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[]
you need to also mark the page as reviewed in flagged revs for it to show up in the rss feed. Bawolff 06:37, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[]
I think i fixed the JS issues, but I don't super remember how it worked and I didn't test it very thoroughly, so let me know if its still broken. Bawolff 07:25, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@Bawolff: Thank you!! I'm confused about the RSS feed now. Does a reviewer need to go to Special:Stabilization to mark it checked from there? I just did that and it added it to the feed. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 07:29, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Actually, nevermind, I don't think that did anything —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 07:30, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[]
im not sure, but looks like its there now Bawolff 19:43, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Maybe there's a lag for the feed to pick it up, I really don't know —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 22:28, 11 October 2021 (UTC)[]


Hi, why this change? This user is banned from WMF (see) and cannot modify any projects. Indeed, it should be blocked instantly... thanks --Mtarch11 (talk) 04:52, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[]

@Mtarch11: Sorry, I may have misclicked there when I was clearing up that vandalism. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 05:48, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[]
No problem :) Thanks --Mtarch11 (talk) 05:55, 13 October 2021 (UTC)[]


so you fixed my attemp to edit what is the correct SYNTAX CoachZeeeee (talk) 15:59, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]

@CoachZeeeee: Hi, I removed the section you added to Wikinews talk:To-Do List because it didn't seem to be constructive, at least asking for where your own obituary is. Generally speaking, you probably can't ask for one once you're a candidate to have an obit written about yourself. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 23:41, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]