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Category:Muhyiddin YassinEdit

Dear Sir,

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is currently the Prime Minister of Malaysia. He is back for good. It is good to have the category back in WikiNews.

Thank you.

--Hasrolhashim (talk) 23:57, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

ArbCom election 2020Edit

As a current Arb, would you be willing to stand for Arbcom again this year? If you don't wish to nominate yourself, I would be happy to nominate you. --Pi zero (talk) 16:54, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

I will be willing to stand for re-election. I have been inactive for a while but I am reachable (except for three months when I was trapped away from home when the pandemic lockdowns started) but I am back online. So if an ArbCom event should occur, I would be available. I guess a nomination rather than a self-nomination looks better. So feel free. Cheers, --SVTCobra 00:20, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
Hi, SVTCobra. You are re-elected as a member of this season's ArbCom team. Congratulations! The new terms will begin on August 4.
•–• 23:29, 30 July 2020 (UTC)

This is a long overdueEdit

Hi, SVTCobra. I want to apologise for the unnecessary caustic, and unnecessarily frictious interaction we had months, or maybe two years ago. I was picking fights, and responded rather aggressively. Over the past few years, I feel I have develpoed as a person. About six months ago, when I had just gotten the admin bits; I thought I was the best version of myself, on-wiki as I had ever been. Since then, I feel I have grown more, and realised the importance of maintaining healthy relations and being extra kind to the wonderful people I had a chance to interact with, and learn from. So, I too want to make things right. I am sorry for the rude behaviour back in (I don't even remember since when? late 2017?). I hope we can foster a much better relation from now on. Kind regards,
•–• 07:15, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Well, thank you. Apology accepted. And as you learned, I can get a bit ill-tempered online as well. Especially when I feel disrespected, at which point I usually give back as much as I receive. I consider it to be water under the bridge and long forgotten, but I do want to apologize to you as well. I think I may have been a bit too abrasive (to put it mildly). I try to be a principled Wikinewsie but sometimes it comes off as grandstanding. Cheers, --SVTCobra 22:54, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Mind joining IRC?Edit

Hi, SVTCobra. If you have some time to spare, can you come online on IRC? Ping me on IRC once you are online, please.
•–• 13:33, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

Not joining today?
•–• 13:23, 10 August 2020 (UTC)

Tour de FranceEdit

Thank you for tackling the backlog on WN:S! (talk) 06:45, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

Herding infoboxenEdit

Two passing thoughts, about those lookup table pages.

  • I've often caught myself, some time after setting up a lookup table page (sometimes quite a long time after), having forgotten to sight it. The wiki platform interface, in its current form, makes that really easy to do.
  • Do you use the UTCLiveClock gadget? Besides its obvious function of putting a counting UTC clock in the upper right of each panel, if you click on that counting clock it purges the current page, which I find a really convenient way to purge a page. I usually do that after saving a lookup table page, because otherwise the demo infobox on the page is saved without taking into account the table it's supposed to be demonstrating.

--Pi zero (talk) 13:24, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

@Pi zero: Yes, I noticed you sighted the lookup tables and started doing it. I did not know the clock could do that, but yes, it's been a little frustrating they don't display correctly, but they do in preview, so I have been relying at looking at the preview to ensure I set it up correctly. Thanks, --SVTCobra 13:44, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
@Pi zero: Should we delete Template:State Infobox? Or at least mark it deprecated/historical? We don't want people to accidentally use it to create a new state infobox. I'd also like for it to not show up in Category:State infoboxes. Cheers, --SVTCobra 14:02, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
I've attempted to mark it as deprecated. --Pi zero (talk) 14:29, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, looks like it worked. --SVTCobra 14:36, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Wikinews offline???Edit

I want to use wn offline but I can't seem to. Also I dloaded a offline browser didn't work either. Thnx (talk) 22:18, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

You might need something like kiwix to access it offline.
•–• 22:20, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
@ I don't know how that works and defer to the answer above. Cheers, --SVTCobra 23:01, 2 September 2020 (UTC)


I, Pi zero, hereby award SVTCobra this barnstar for original reporting in 2020.

Thanks SVTCobra. Happy New Year. --Gryllida (talk) 20:54, 1 January 2021 (UTC)


There was a bug in 'welcome a bit', that caused it to deliver an excessively long list of entries. Removed manually and wrote a fix into the script. Hope it will work better from now on. --Gryllida (talk) 10:09, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

Please noteEdit

Hi, SVTCobra -- the devs broke the flagged-revs, and now, if you make an edit to an article whose most recent edit was already sighted, your edit will be auto-sighted too -- and you would have to un-approve it manually going through the history (which affects only reviewers). Please be aware -- if you make some change for other reviewer to sight, it might not show up because it was auto-sighted unless you make the extra effort.
•–• 18:22, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

OK, I was used to just pay attention to the check-boxes, but I will keep this in mind. However, I am going to rename the article per naming conventions. Present-tense. Cheers, --SVTCobra 18:25, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
SVTCobra, we do not rename published articles before it is archived, unless it is a serious emergency! Please see this. I messed up, it is on me. If you see the issue next time, please inform on talk, and please don't move unless absolutely necessary.
•–• 18:34, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
And even if you do, please never remove the redirect -- I notice you left the redirect as it is -- that is good!
•–• 18:35, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
Well, pre-publish I would not leave a redirect, but I was keenly aware in this case. Cheers, --SVTCobra 18:37, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
Reading the linked talk, I don't see anything related to an established code for re-titling published articles. I certainly don't remember one from my years here. The 'leaving a link' rule I know because of potential mirrors etc. --SVTCobra 18:44, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

that is one of the oral traditions passed on by reviewers to noobs on IRC while discussing the process of review -- if you want, I could go through the years full of logs to find it -- but to summarise -- it creates multiple entries in RSS feed, and that is undesirable. From memory, and I am not too confident, pi said that in a discussion Brian McNeil had said such duplicate entries are punished by Google news.
•–• 18:47, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

No, I'd never ask you to search logs. Anyway, I think we are both clear that post-publish renames need to be at a minimum but WN:NC needs to be upheld, too. Cheers, --SVTCobra 18:52, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
Going through the logs is bittersweet. There are so many great conversations; but it also hurts to know pizero is gone. Frankly, just that thought is enough to make me choke on tears and nostalgia. By the way, could you please come by on IRC, I need to ask you something, and a rather instant messaging will be better. (talk)


Re this, SVTCobra, there are some users who add unnecessary personal details like who rapped and who lives where and what are their hobbies. I have a suspicion this could be used for doxing. So I suggest emptying the additional comments while deleting those pages. Obviously, if you have a better way of handling, let me know!
•–• 03:48, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

new questionEdit at the RfP. Regards, --Gryllida (talk) 03:09, 5 May 2021 (UTC)


You still around??--Bddpaux (talk) 15:44, 15 July 2021 (UTC)

Hello?--Bddpaux (talk) 14:06, 23 July 2021 (UTC) is it: if you're interested in your nomination for 'Crat, you need to make some sort of good faith statement over at RfP to that effect. If big deal, but just wanted to give you a final shot at things.--Bddpaux (talk) 00:24, 2 August 2021 (UTC)

Bureaucrat nominationEdit

Hello. Unfortunately, I have had to close your nomination as unsuccessful because of the recent inactivity but also because it had been open too long. When you do return, I’d be happy to renominate you after a reasonable period of activity. --Green Giant (talk) 02:41, 7 August 2021 (UTC)