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Happy New Year, Ammarpad!Edit

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Nigeria and beyond

Thank you for quality articles such as Nigerian Academy of Letters, BBC Hausa, Farooq Kperogi and 2018 London Marathon, for creating and maintaining {{Nigeria Prize for Literature}}, for support at the Teahouse, and for "Everything meaningful is welcome. "- na gode, you are an awesome Wikipedian!

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Hope the new year will bring more friendly debates and collaboration for us. Best wishes. Cheers  --DBigXray 15:31, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Ammarpad!Edit

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Now feels like a good time to thank you for all you do for Wikipedia. I am sure the RfA was disappointing but I hope you are able to take some positives from it and continue the work of improving freely available knowledge to the world. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 19:02, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you @Barkeep49:. –Ammarpad (talk) 03:50, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

A Barnstar for YouEdit

  The Original Barnstar
Thanks for your many contributions to the project and for stepping up at RfA. While that didn't go as well as hoped, your work here is greatly appreciated. Ad Orientem (talk) 01:38, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Just some thoughtsEdit

Wanted you to know that I will continue to support you in any future bid for adminship. I withdrew from my RfA for different reasons, and you stuck it out quite a bit longer than I did. The only reason I ran was because two awesome people wanted me to run. Couldn't really think of a good reason to be an admin, since anytime I need the tools, there is always a helpful admin to make the edits for me. Since my RfA I've been on a roller coaster of yes or no wanting to be an admin, and I think the only good and solid reason for wanting to be an admin is to know that you have the trust of the community, well perhaps a couple hundred of them, anyway. This essay helped me and might you also. Happy New Year and always yours... Paine Ellsworth, ed.  put'r there  03:04, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, Paine Ellsworth, for the kind words and support. Happy New Year to you too. –Ammarpad (talk) 08:39, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
I for one think this whole process has evolved into a bunch of BS over the last few years, and you are an unfortunate victim. There is no such thing as a perfect candidate, and the nitpickers will dredge up whatever bogus negatives they can find and then it will snowball against an RFA candidate. We are losing admins faster than we are gaining them, and good people like you are getting rejected. It is truly a broken system. --rogerd (talk) 22:03, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
Ammarpad, I meant to come earlier to tell you that I hope you take some time, consider the message the Opposers were sending, work on some of your weaker areas (and we all have them!) and have a second RfA. Quite a few of our current admins had two or even three RfAs before they passed. I've been through the RfA meat-grinder, too, and going through it a second time probably feels like the last thing you want to put yourself through. I know I wanted to withdraw halfway through my RfA when things weren't going well but I saw all of the people supporting me and decided to wait it through. Still, the people opposing me had some good points and even though I passed, I've changed some of my behavior.
I don't have any doubt you would make a good admin so I hope you continue to do good work, work on a couple areas of improvement and throw your hat in the ring again when the time feels right. You had a lot of support and I'm sure those editors will show up and support you again. Cheers! Liz Read! Talk! 05:55, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you guys, @Liz and Rogerd: I appreciate your messages, and I can assure you that I am not dispirited, not even thought of something close to that. To me, I have already moved ahead and I am contented with where I am for now. Best wishes to you all. –Ammarpad (talk) 10:35, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Nigerian Civil War/Biafran WarEdit

Thought I'd let you know I've reopened the discussion, this time according to the book. I apologize of getting ahead of myself yesterday. As I said before, I am not particularly opinionated on this issue, and you just might change my mind. Cheers! Mikrobølgeovn (talk) 19:17, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, I will comment over there. –Ammarpad (talk) 05:24, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CLIII, January 2019Edit

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ITN recognition for Paweł AdamowiczEdit

 On 14 January 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Paweł Adamowicz, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 21:18, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Notification of AFDEdit

Hiya, you were previously involved with the article KC International Airlines. Just wanted to know I had nominated the article for deletion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/KC International Airlines (2nd nomination). Please voice your opinions there. See below. Notified the wrong user. --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 16:19, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

@Tyw7: Please explain the involvement I had with the page. I did not create it and also never edited it. I am not even aware of its existence until now. –Ammarpad (talk) 17:42, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Ammarpad, whoops. I saw you at User_talk:Kwanefung and thought you had nominated the article for speedy deletion. You were kinda sandwiched between two editors who had PROD and SPEEDY the KC Airlines article. --Tyw7 (🗣️ Talk) — If (reply) then (ping me) 17:45, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
It's all right. –Ammarpad (talk) 19:17, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
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