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Precious anniversary[edit]

Three years ago ...
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reason together
... you were recipient
no. 600 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Vani Hari[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

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A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Philosopher.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

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4th GA Cup - Wrap Up[edit]

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May 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

The second round of the competition has now closed, with just under 100 points being required to qualify for round 3. YellowEvan just scraped into the next round with 98 points but we have to say goodbye to the thirty or so competitors who didn't achieve this threshold; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Our top scorers in round 2 were:

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Tech News: 2017-24[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:Deletionlist-Canadian province[edit]

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Request to add wki page for Rod Halvorson[edit]

Rod Halvorson 1979-1995 Iowa House of Representatives (#46 & 13) 1995-1999 Iowa Senate (#7)

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 Done. You can find the article at Rod Halvorson. Since I used his General Assembly page (data from the Iowa Official Register) as my source, the information in the article stops in 1999. Face-sad.svg Still, a good start and a solid base for others to expand on. – Philosopher Let us reason together. 08:13, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

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WikiCup 2017 July newsletter[edit]

The third round of the competition has finished in a flurry of last minute activity, with 288 points being required to qualify for round 4. It was a hotly competitive round with all but four of the contestants exceeding the 106 points that was necessary to proceed to round 4 last year. Coemgenus and Freikorp tied on 288, and both have been allowed to proceed, so round 4 now has one pool of eight competitors and one of nine.

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Bots Newsletter, July 2017[edit]

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WikiCup 2017 September newsletter[edit]

Round 4 of the WikiCup has ended and we move forward into the final round. In round 4, a total of 12 FAs, 3 FLs, 44 GAs, 3 FLs, 79 DYKs, 1 ITN and 42 GARs was achieved, with no FPs or FTs this time. Congratulations to Peacemaker67 on the Royal Yugoslav Navy Good Topic of 36 items, and the 12 featured articles achieved by Cas Liber (5), Vanamonde93 (3), Peacemaker67 (2), Adityavagarwal (1) and 12george1 (1). With a FA scoring 200 points, and bonus points available on top of this, FAs are likely to feature heavily in the final round. Meanwhile Yellow Evan, a typhoon specialist, was contributing 12 DYKs and 10 GAs, while Adityavagarwal and Freikorp topped the GAR list with 8 reviews each. As we enter the final round, we are down to eight contestants, and we would like to thank those of you who have been eliminated for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. The lowest score needed to reach round 5 was 305, and I think we can expect a highly competitive final round.

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Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:35, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Rod Halvorson[edit]

Philosopher, Thank you for establishing my wiki page. I would like your help to update my information, especially my political activities that followed my defeat in the 1998 election. After the Iowa Legislature (1979-1999), I worked as the Substitute Administrator for the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division. Then moved back to my home state of Minnesota November of 2000 and became very active in the DFL Party and held two public offices in Minnesota. In addition, I have been elected to serve as a Democratic National Convention delegate/alternate five times. Three in Iowa and two in Minnesota (Iowa - 1980 alternate, 1984 and 2000 delegate; Minnesota delegate 2004 and 2016). There is more and I would like your help to include it in by biography. Can I send you a suggested and significant change for your to consider adding? 156.99.40.14 (talk) 21:56, 1 September 2017 (UTC)Rod Halvorson halvorrod@yahoo.com 651-235-6036

Tech News: 2017-36[edit]

22:14, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 6 September 2017[edit]

Precious four years![edit]

Precious
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Four years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:03, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-37[edit]

19:16, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Tech News: 2017-38[edit]

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