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You are going to leave a message in my talk page?: Go ahead (by clicking HERE) and do it but don't ping me (for the new-bies). Yeh, please be good enough to check back for my reply. I may not notify you always. Cheers!! Face-smile.svg

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Hi, thanks for trying to help at PERM, but please let any admin be the person who approves or denies any request for permission. Part of this is because if the person applying for the permission decides to contact you to discuss the permission, you don't have the ability to give it to them if they are actually qualified for it. Rollback in particular is rarely if ever backlogged, so clerking or other assistance by non-admins is not really needed. TonyBallioni (talk) 15:11, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

@TonyBallioni: Thanks. But its not the first time I did that. I've done WP:NAC many times. And the user who have requested was kind of snowball reqeust. That was the reason for it. Thanks -The Herald (Benison)the joy of the LORDmy strength 15:15, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
I already replied on my talk, but I'll reply here too: if you have done it in the past, it was also inappropriate. It is confusing to new users, and there is no SNOW at PERM as it is not a discussion. Please do not do so in the future, because it really is confusing to new users and doesn't actually benefit the encyclopedia because there are no shortage of admins available to handle it. TonyBallioni (talk) 15:18, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

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Books and Bytes - Issue 25[edit]

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AfC message left on wrong page[edit]

Hi. Just to let you know that you seem to have left this message on a redirect page. Cordless Larry (talk) 17:22, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Cordless Larry Hi..thnx mate. The guy got renamed and got an indef block..haha.. Helper script screwed it up.. Thanks again mate..-The Herald (Benison)the joy of the LORDmy strength 17:28, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
At least the AfC process served as a check on his copyvios - it's a shame he didn't always use it! Cordless Larry (talk) 17:38, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

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Adopt-a-user - please check your details[edit]

Hello, I have been doing a cleanup of the ‘Adopter’ information page for the Adopt-a-user Project, located here. During my cleanup, I've removed several long-inactive and retired users, leaving just the most recently active ones, whether they're currently available (14 users) or not currently available (24 users).

In order to provide potential adoptees with an easy location to find people, the Adopter's page needs to be up-to-date with the latest availability information. Thus:

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  • I have also cleaned out nearly 100 inactive editors still flagged as seeking adoption. That leaves just 18 people currently interested in being adopted.

You are receiving this message because you are listed as an adopter here, but have made relatively few edits over the last year or so.

Finally, as an editor with previous experience of adoption (unlike myself!), you might wish to respond to the (admittedly long) comments I've made here about how I think the project could be improved and got working again. I've also 'been bold' and tweaked the project pages a wee bit. Regards from the UK, Nick Moyes (talk) 01:02, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 26[edit]

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WikiCup 2018 March newsletter[edit]

And so ends the first round of the competition, with 4 points required to qualify for round 2. With 53 contestants qualifying, the groups for round 2 are slightly smaller than usual, with the two leaders from each group due to qualify for round 3 as well as the top sixteen remaining users.

Our top scorers in round 1 were:

  • United States Aoba47 led the field with a featured article, 8 good articles and 42 GARs, giving a total of 666 points.
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  • India Ssven2, another WikiCup newcomer, was in third place with 403 points, garnered from a featured article, a featured list, a good article and twelve GARs.
  • United States Ceranthor, India Numerounovedant, Minnesota Carbrera, Netherlands Farang Rak Tham and Romania Cartoon network freak all had over 200 points, but like all the other contestants, now have to start again from scratch. A good achievement was the 193 GARs performed by WikiCup contestants, comparing very favourably with the 54 GAs they achieved.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 1 but before the start of round 2 can be claimed in round 2. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points. If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article candidates, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews.

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Tech News: 2018-10[edit]

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