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Can't add a comment to published pageEdit

Just to let you know: Comments:On the campaign trail in the USA, September 2020. cheers, Ottawahitech (talk) 17:39, 1 November 2020 (UTC)

@Ottawahitech: What exactly did you try to do, and how did it fail? --Pi zero (talk) 17:59, 1 November 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, I cannot remember. Ottawahitech (talk) 19:00, 26 December 2020 (UTC)

Hello pizeroEdit

I'm unblocked now, thanks to stewards. Talk to you later. FcoonerBCA (talk) 23:31, 4 November 2020 (UTC)

o/ --Pi zero (talk) 23:44, 4 November 2020 (UTC)


Very much thanks for your knowledge, pls inform me more regarding this. Shirpaaal (talk) 15:12, 26 December 2020 (UTC)

Not deleting collaboration pages of deleted articles?Edit

Hi Pi zero I happened to see this proposal and was wondering if wikinews is still considering not deleting collaboration pages of deleted articles. Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 18:58, 26 December 2020 (UTC) btw I was not warned I was not logged in a minute agoOttawahitech (talk) 18:59, 26 December 2020 (UTC)

@Ottawahitech: We delete talk pages of deleted articles, almost always. (I can only think of one exception, where a user's behavior had been so vile that the community permanently banned them from the project, and we undeleted one article talk page to provide a publicly visible sample.) We've discussed the drawbacks of loosing the feedback discussions, which I've found to be a mixed curse because sometimes it's a relief to everyone to let unpleasant exchanges be buried with the failed article they were about (most times, if an article has such an exchange on its talk page, it doesn't get published); but, because letting go of such unpleasantness can be such a boon, we've never settled on a specific concrete proposal for what to do differently in this regard. --Pi zero (talk) 19:24, 26 December 2020 (UTC)


Hi Pi zero

Just wanted to bring a small item to your attention: I was checking https://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Category:COVID-19 for interesting articles about Covid, but I didn't see one of the covid articles now displayed on the mainpage: Chilean authorities report first COVID-19 outbreak in Antarctica under the heading Latest stories.

Bye till next time Ottawahitech (talk) 01:07, 27 December 2020 (UTC) Happy Holidays Ottawahitech (talk) 01:29, 27 December 2020 (UTC)

@Ottawahitech: The server cache just needed to be updated. You can do that yourself; on each such category page, just under the heading Latest stories and before the list of recent articles, there's a line that says "Refresh this list to see the latest articles." The words "Refresh this list" are a clickable link, and if you click it, it causes the server to purge its cache of the page, thus refreshing the list. --Pi zero (talk) 01:26, 27 December 2020 (UTC)
Happy Holidays, Ottawahitech. :D --Pi zero (talk) 01:35, 27 December 2020 (UTC)
Also, many thanks for reviewing the story. Gryllida (talk) 02:35, 27 December 2020 (UTC)

And the trophy for you tooEdit

I, Acagastya, hereby award Pi zero this Wikinews Trophy for going through so many (!!!) original reports and publishing them. Without pi, none of this could have been achieved.

Sincere thanks. --Pi zero (talk) 18:29, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

I need helpEdit

Sir i need to know something , i have been blocked for editing in wikipedia , i was new to wikipedia and i edited an article and i didn't submit reference i didn't know it was important but now i learned and henceforth i will be careful when editing , please tell me what do i do if i am blocked so i can be unblocked i will really be grateful if you can help thank you. Gosego Nkwadzile (talk) 16:05, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

With respect, you were not blocked on Wikipedia for failing to cite a source. You were blocked on grounds of being clearly not there to write an encyclopedia. I haven't gotten the impression, from your edits on Wikinews so far, that you're here to write news, either. If you wish to get unblocked on Wikipedia, I suggest you need first change your attitude and demonstrate (on some project where you aren't blocked; Wikinews is one, but there are others if Wikinews isn't a good fit for you) that you can pull yourself together and be an upstanding contributor, and then after a while perhaps you can request, with suitable sobriety, to be unblocked on Wikipedia, using your scrupulous behavior elsewhere as evidence you have adopted a serious and productive attitude. --Pi zero (talk) 16:25, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

Thank yo Gosego Nkwadzile (talk) 16:34, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

Thank you sir Gosego Nkwadzile (talk) 16:35, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

I need helpEdit

Please give me the rules of wiki news I don't wanna get blocked again I wanna follow the standards accordingly. Moatlhodi Nkwadzile (Jutas) (talk) 18:01, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

I suggest
--Pi zero (talk) 18:05, 8 January 2021 (UTC)


Hi @Pi zero:, I created an article called Twitter permanently bans President Trump from using their app, then I found that there’s another undeveloped article about the same topic. What should I do? Thanks in advance, -ElfSnail123 (talk) 13:56, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

@ElfSnail123: In this case, looks like no harm done since the other article —I think you're talking about Trump's Twitter account permanently suspended— has no actual content written. We might put a note at the top of the other article directing people to yours. (And I have fallen behind on review and have to launch a major effort today...) --Pi zero (talk) 14:28, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
Thank you very much! That’s exactly the article I was talking about. -ElfSnail123 (talk) 14:31, 10 January 2021 (UTC)