Hey! I saw you make a few edits in the RC and noticed you even visited the think tank in IRC. Nice to see you around here. :-) I'm sort of in a limbo state here, tempted sometimes to quit but other times wishing to dig in my heels and weather the storm. Tempodivalse [talk] 01:45, 31 March 2011 (UTC)Reply

Hi Tempo, nice to hear from you. I'm only going to be dropping in occasionally I think, life's just too busy at the moment. the wub "?!" 11:56, 1 April 2011 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, I know the feeling. Anyways, even if you're back occasionally, that's still good. I'm *trying* to push through a long-needed user interaction policy, and I need all the input I can get. I know you have some strong feelings about this, it'd be nice if you made your voice heard at the WC. Or review an article sometime, nobody seems to want to do that anymore. :-) See you around, cheers. Tempodivalse [talk] 13:54, 1 April 2011 (UTC)Reply



Hi wub, I have restored your reviewer rights per the outcome of the WN:FR/RFP discussion. Have fun reviewing articles! :) アンパロ Io ti odio! 21:16, 21 April 2011 (UTC)Reply

Cheers Diego! Off to bed now, but I'll tackle some in the morning. the wub "?!" 22:46, 21 April 2011 (UTC)Reply



I've asked you a question at your RfA. Gryllida 03:42, 29 April 2011 (UTC)Reply



On 15 December 2009 I granted you adminship.Today I have the honour of regranting you your mop. Welcome back. The Cable Club will be having a wine and cheese welcome back function ;) Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 04:25, 7 May 2011 (UTC)Reply

Thanks Brian. It's nice to be back :-) the wub "?!" 00:43, 8 May 2011 (UTC)Reply

reviewer nomination


Hello The wub: Thank you so much for supporting my reviewer nomination! I look forward to working with you in the future. :) Best, Ragettho (talk) 03:54, 1 July 2011 (UTC)Reply

No problem, it's always good to have another reviewer on board, especially one with your evident skill. I look forward to working with you too! the wub "?!" 10:59, 1 July 2011 (UTC)Reply

thanks on vandalism


Well that was amusing... I'm actually flattered that the vandal picked me as his target. Clearly he thinks I'm worthy of his antics. =P Thanks for reverting and blocking. Ragettho (talk) 15:50, 14 July 2011 (UTC)Reply

No problem. You know you've arrived when you attract your very own vandal :) the wub "?!" 15:54, 14 July 2011 (UTC)Reply
*And* that IP got globally blocked for crosswiki vandalism! Congrats;). Gopher65talk 22:29, 14 July 2011 (UTC)Reply
Thanks guys! I've always wanted to have my own pet vandal :) Ragettho (talk) 23:43, 14 July 2011 (UTC)Reply

Request for reviewing and other assistance


Hi. Next week is the start of the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships and two Wikinewies will be attending to cover the para-alpine skiing ahead of the 2014 Winter Paralympics . This is part of an effort outlined at Wikinews:IPC Alpine Ski World Championships. Immediately following this event, there will be a Meetup in Barcelona where Wikinews, the Paralympics and efforts to similar sport coverage will be discussed. At the moment, there are only two active reviewers on a daily basis. Demonstrating an ability to get reviews for these types of events done quickly is important for Wikinews credibility and gaining access to these types of events. I would really appreciate it if you could sign up on the IPC World Championship page to review, promote articles published during this period, assist in translating these articles into another language or attend the meetup in Barcelona. Thanks. --LauraHale (talk) 09:33, 15 February 2013 (UTC)Reply

Wikinews Writing contest 2013 is here. :) Please sign up to participate?


We've created the Wikinews:Writing contest 2013, which will start on April 1 and end on June 1. It is modeled on the successful 2010 contest. Unlike the previous version, points are available for people who conduct reviews. (With a University of Wollongong class currently contributing articles, extra assistance is appreciated at this time.) It presents a great incentive for you to renew your reviewing chops, contribute some original reporting not being done by the main stream media, and write some synthesis articles on topics that could use more attention. People should be around to review to prevent a backlog if you just want to write, and several reviewers have access to scoop to make it easier to review any original reporting you do. If you are interested in signing up, please do so on Wikinews:Writing contest 2013/entrants. There is at least one prize on offer for the winner along with the opportunity to earn some barn stars as a way of thanking you for your participation. :D --LauraHale (talk) 10:37, 25 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

Per the proposed inactive policy, yopur account has been nominated to have its privileges reduced. --

Being bothered by User:Pi zero


He is bothering me with rubbish each edit. He is never contributing. He deletes articles comments sites here, although the article is existing. Articles under development are clean up articles. I might not write about RB Leipzig. My started articles have interest and he says that other archived articles are which from amateur clubs, university clubs or something else. He wants to rename my name here and is not rename me. My articles are written after the style such as about other proven football match reports. He is psychic unable to name reasons. Please remove him from the board! He neither productive nor socially competent or educated, for a globally representative on public free sites. He gets 3 up to 8 Dollars for a block. That is one of the many reasons why they are wild to block others and counting them in info boxes. "Hä hä". --Nikebrand (talk) 21:57, 6 October 2014 (UTC)Reply


Busy elsewhere? We understand, but this is a notice of privilege expiry!

Note! Your privileges on English Wikinews have been reduced.

Under the Privilege expiry policy (enacted October 13, 2012) the rights held by your user account have been reduced due to inactivity, or lack of privilege use. You can view your user rights log here.
Point 4 of the Privilege expiry policy provides for fast-tracking reacquisition of privileges. We all understand that real-life commitments can severely curtail the level of commitment you can give to Wikinews; the privilege reduction is in no way intended as a reflection on your past work, or to imply you are unwelcome. The aim in curtailing privileges is to address security risks, and concern that a long period of inactivity means you may not be up-to-date with current policy and practices.
Per this version of WN:RfP, you may review the public announcement of this change. --Brian McNeil / talk 10:00, 29 October 2013 (UTC)Reply



How are you? I wrote a new software for news writing, and am looking for testers. Would you like to join #wikinews-tech live connect and write 'start news100' to check it out? I am also in the channel and would be interested in any feedback. Gryllida (talk) 20:29, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

Thanks @Gryllida, hope you're doing well. I'm not really interested in coming back to Wikinews I'm afraid, today was just chasing a cross-wiki vandal spotted on Wikipedia. Good luck with the project. the wub "?!" 22:41, 4 February 2023 (UTC)Reply
Which wiki are you more active in? Gryllida (talk) 05:05, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply
Mostly Wikipedia and Commons, with a bit of Wikidata. the wub "?!" 10:49, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply