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About a grammatical (?) issue[edit]

This might be coming a bit too late, since the MassMessage already went out, but I thought I'd leave a note here in case something similar comes up in the future: "self-nominate themselves" is a tautology. TechnoSquirrel69 (sigh) 18:05, 7 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]


Why wasn't the deprecation of WP:SMALLCAT included in this month's edition? –LaundryPizza03 (d) 02:18, 11 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Colour me shocked[edit]

Genuinely shocked to find that Lourdes was a sock of Wifione. Who knew? Guy (help! - typo?) 19:59, 8 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Same. That was not on any of my wikibingo lists Thanks,L3X1 ◊distænt write◊ 00:32, 6 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Most recent newsletter wasn't subst'd?[edit]

Hello. I just noticed that there appears to be an issue with the most recent newsletter (January 2024), e.g. Special:Diff/1192979289, where the substitution did not take place. I think this means that it will forever show the current month's newsletter in that section on every user's talk page unless it's corrected. Ping @EN-Jungwon? DanCherek (talk) 00:02, 13 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@DanCherek yes, I did notice that when I sent out the newsletter. I tried to fix it and realised that the newsletter was sent to over 700 pages. Didn't think it would be a problem until you mentioned forever showing the current newsletter. I'll go ahead and substitute them. Thanks for the heads-up on that. -- EN-Jungwon 01:52, 13 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@EN-Jungwon: That's a lot of substs, thanks for your work so far - it might be possible to do it (or ask someone to do it) with AWB? DanCherek (talk) 02:43, 13 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@EN-Jungwon Thank for your work fixing this. I wanted to note that you also missed the step where you fill out Wikipedia:Administrators' newsletter/2024/1/List so that the subscription box is up to date. Wikipedia:Administrators' newsletter/Guide contains the full set of steps which need to be performed to send each issue - I've done this since you're busy fixing substs :) Sam Walton (talk) 08:34, 13 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Copyright ad[edit]

Could someone please add a little blurb to the next newsletter, to ask admins who are willing to take questions about copyvios to please add Category:Wikipedia administrators willing to investigate copyright matters to their user pages? It would be nice to have a double-digit number of names in that cat. Thanks, WhatamIdoing (talk) 04:42, 27 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

"ad" to reach out to potential RfA candidates[edit]

Given that this month's admin newsletter talks about the RfA reforms and trials, could we also add a call for people to reach out to good potential RfA candidates? For instance, adding the following bullet point:

  • This may be a good time to reach out to potential nominees to ask if they would consider a run.

—Femke 🐦 (talk) 18:08, 30 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Femke, sure, I will add it before distributing. – DreamRimmer (talk) 19:06, 30 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]