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A statement on my partEdit

I will probably continue to edit every so often, as I have been doing for years now. Therefore, I don't intend to announce my retirement or go on an official break (though I have considered doing both). However, given the recent Wikimedia Foundation decision to ban longtime administrator Fram from the English Wikipedia for a period of one year (you can read all about it here), as well as their subsequent response to the volunteer backlash, this place just doesn't feel the same to me anymore. I neither count myself among Fram's fans, nor am I one of his most vocal detractors – but nothing in his history merited a ban of any sort, let alone one brought about by office overreach.

I love Wikipedia. I've been using this site as a resource for over thirteen years now, and have been a registered editor for just over eleven. It is for this reason that I cannot abide the attitude of unaccountability that the WMF has adopted in its dealings with the English Wikipedia. Therefore, I don't anticipate being any more active in the near future than I have been for months, and most of my contributions will consist of speaking out against the banning of Fram. This project deserves better. Kurtis (talk) 16:55, 30 June 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for Art NevilleEdit

 On 23 July 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Art Neville, 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.

Stephen 03:36, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Seven years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:50, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

Backlog BanzaiEdit

In the month of September, Wikiproject Military history is running a project-wide edit-a-thon, Backlog Banzai. There are heaps of different areas you can work on, for which you claim points, and at the end of the month all sorts of whiz-bang awards will be handed out. Every player wins a prize! There is even a bit of friendly competition built in for those that like that sort of thing. Sign up now at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/September 2019 Backlog Banzai to take part. For the coordinators, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 08:18, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you!Edit

  Thanks for supporting my recent albeit unsuccessful RfA. Your support was much appreciated. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 19:34, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Wikiproject Military history coordinator election nominations openEdit

Nominations for the upcoming project coordinator election are now open. A team of up to ten coordinators will be elected for the next year. The project coordinators are the designated points of contact for issues concerning the project, and are responsible for maintaining our internal structure and processes. They do not, however, have any authority over article content or editor conduct, or any other special powers. More information on being a coordinator is available here. If you are interested in running, please sign up here by 23:59 UTC on 14 September! Voting doesn't commence until 15 September. If you have any questions, you can contact any member of the coord team. Cheers, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 02:38, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

Milhist coordinator election voting has commencedEdit

G'day everyone, voting for the 2019 Wikiproject Military history coordinator tranche is now open. This is a simple approval vote; only "support" votes should be made. Project members should vote for any candidates they support by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September 2018. Thanks, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:37, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

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