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-- Wikinews Welcome (talk) 17:35, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply


  The Order of the Humble Pencil

For completing 5 edits.

This is very overdue! You've come a long way in the couple weeks that you've been here. Hopefully soon you'll get an article published!

Heavy Water (talk) 17:04, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for this. Wish you for your future! DRC-B5 (talk) 17:06, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply
By the way, you should sign up for the writing contest we're holding, I think it'll be fun. Heavy Water (talk) 18:48, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

@Heavy Water: thanks for inviting but I'm currently in wikibreak. I might get rare time to access specially on first week of February onward. But don't worry I will sign up soon. DRC-B5 (talk) 03:54, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

That would actually work out fine, because the contest doesn't start until February 1. Heavy Water (talk) 04:38, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Hi, you have a new message at the talk page of the article, please check. Gryllida (talk) 20:33, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply



When tagging an article as abandoned, using the {{abandoned}} template does not provide the date, leaving unclear when the article is supposed to be deleted. Using {{subst:aband}} solves this problem. Thanks, --Heavy Water (talk) 16:19, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

Thnx @Heavy Water. DRC-B5 (talk) 16:55, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply


  The Order of the Modest Pencil

For getting your first article published!

Congratulations, your persistence paid off with this!
For your tenacity through your first five articles of yours, all of which expired or were deleted, to your first published one, I present you with the Exceptional Newcomer Award.

You can also use File:Wikinews WikiNoob.png on your user page to indicate your article count if you wish. Heavy Water (talk) 00:53, 9 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

I would thank to all users involved in this article processing.. Because they fixed the issues and it becomes a success. More over it was my idea of bringing it to Wikinews first but later delete it. Thanks to all.. DRC-B5 (talk) 02:29, 9 February 2023 (UTC)Reply
Chaetodipus also copyedited it, yes, but I'd say you contributed more than anyone else to those articles, so thank you. Heavy Water (talk) 02:40, 9 February 2023 (UTC)Reply
Thanks @Heavy Water for the motivation and now I can have my studies happily. DRC-B5 (talk) 03:07, 9 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

Are you sure about this request? If yes, I will delete because you are the only one who worked on it so far. I only glanced at it, but it looked interesting. SVTCobra 17:54, 12 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

See @SVTCobra, I can't deny that it is newsworthy but I feel this would need more improvement which I can not have time to spend on it l. Still if so then I withdraw the request. DRC-B5 (talk) 17:57, 12 February 2023 (UTC)Reply
I don't know if it needs improvement, but I recommend leaving it as is if you don't have time. Maybe it gets published, maybe it does not. My feeling is there's no reason to speedy. Cheers, SVTCobra 18:19, 12 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

Thanks for editing, appreciated. This is an interesting story. Gryllida (talk) 01:18, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

Thanks, I was about to prepare the article but someone did already the job. Anyways I modified it, and others helped too. DRC-B5 (talk) 01:43, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

Hi, please see comments I left about the article at Talk:President Biden chooses an Indian-American executive to lead World Bank. —chaetodipus (talk · contribs) 08:56, 26 February 2023 (UTC)Reply



When creating categories, please also create a mainspace redirect like Imran Khan so the category can be linked to within articles. Thanks, Heavy Water (talk) 22:01, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply

I forgot about that, sorry. Is this applicable for all categories related to person, place or subject which is most familiar with. M:DRC (talk) 03:33, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply
Yes. Also common variations on spelling should be used for redirects. This is especially important for topics/subjects where the name is not in English and/or the Latin alphabet. SVTCobra 03:40, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply
Understood, thanks. M:DRC (talk) 04:04, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply



I am sorry you are having to abandon so many (and quite long) articles. The review process has long been our bottleneck. I know you have asked me to review more, but there are just too many administrative tasks which I am almost the only one who can perform. I know it must be frustrating. I appreciate all the work you are doing. I really hope you don't get discouraged. Cheers, SVTCobra 04:34, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply

No, it's ok @SVTCobra. I understand that the reviewing process is too slow here. A person can't just review for 24 hours. We are also too involved in our personal lives. So, thinking on this situation, I'm focusing on one article now. That would help me to improve just one and not diverting into two. M:DRC (talk) 06:15, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply
I don't know if we should say we are "too involved in our personal lives" ... I probably should be more involved in my personal life instead of letting wiki take so much of my time. But that just might be me. Cheers, SVTCobra 06:35, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply