Wikinews:Water cooler/technical/archives/2021/November

Beta test lbot, please

Each Monday and Friday at 6am Sydney time I will now have two hour time slots, when I will be available to collaboratively write news with anyone, collaborating at live chat.

If you haven't written news before, there is a chatbot that gives you the steps -- the shortest involvement that you can do is one second, share an URL; and the longest is around 20 minutes writing your first draft. You can do as little or as much as you like.

To join, follow these steps:

1) visit

2) in 'Auto-join channels' box write


3) specify a nickname and click 'Connect'

4) once connected, in the sidebar on the left click #wikinews-tech

5) in the text box at the bottom, say hello!

My nick on the chat is 'gry', I should be able to help out. I will also be able to improve the chatbot to make news writing easier for others.

Thanks, --Gryllida (talk) 09:29, 2 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]