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  The Warming stripes Barnstar
For your dedicated labor and patient guidance through the surprisingly complex DYK process. You have projected the spirit of thoughtful and constructive collaboration that is supposed to guide us. Congrats on your achievement of admin status, as your approach is much needed and inadequately appreciated. —RCraig09 (talk) 04:54, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
Wow, thanks for the kind words, RCraig! I was so happy to help! And, wow, nice barnstar!
Yeah, DYK's a lot of fun, but the first few times all the various rules and viewpoints can feel pretty arcane. The reason I like it is that you get so many new eyes on an article while you're going through the process. And of course it's fun to see the spike in views on the day it appears, although unfortunately just now DYK is on a 12-hour rotation, so articles are only appearing for half as long. The article is looking great, by the way -- you have really done a lot of work! Isn't it fun when you discover a missing subject and you're researching along thinking, "There's tons here! How does this not have an article yet?" --valereee (talk) 10:46, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
 
"Gyackh, when will I learn this stuff?" —RCraig09 (talk) 18:54, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes, human knowledge has few limitations, but people do have severe time limitations! I've noticed that Prep area 5 has been cleared, and I'm utterly clueless as to how "queues" and "prep areas" relate". I don't want a full explanation, but is there a place to follow developments of this particular article's path from here forward? Or did I (gasp! 😮 ) miss something already? —RCraig09 (talk) 17:36, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
If you go to Template:Did you know/Queue and scroll down slightly, you'll see a schedule of when each queue is due to appear. Warming stripes is in Queue 5, which is due to appear at 00:00 UTC on August 16, so basically midnight to noon UTC that day. After it appears, a notification will be placed on the talk page with a link to page views, which generally takes a day to update, but once it does you'll be able to see the jump in page views caused by the DYK appearance. --valereee (talk) 17:58, 13 August 2019 (UTC)
hahaha right? Always something new to figure out here on WP! --valereee (talk) 20:57, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

Related: Greetings! I thought you'd be interested in the new Climate spiral article, which is nearing a plateau of content inclusion. I was again surprised how much coverage there was, that went unnoticed on WP. And you were right: always something new to figure out! —RCraig09 (talk) 16:21, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Wow, that article's gigantic! Lol, Ed Hawkins (scientist) is looking pretty promising, too. --valereee (talk) 16:26, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
The Hawkins bio article was my next planned article, now that there are two+ independent tech-subject articles. ✔ —RCraig09 (talk) 16:59, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
Stardate 20190826, supplemental. The link to Ed Hawkins (scientist) has changed from red to blue... magic!!! 😀 —RCraig09 (talk) 21:28, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
Magic! --valereee (talk) 21:53, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Apple dumplingsEdit

Hi Valereee, that sounds like you have a tasty project at the moment :)

Here is the transcription:

Apfelklöße, oder kleine Puddings von Aepfeln. Man schälet die Aepfel und nimmt ihnen mit einem Griebsbohrer das Gehäuse, und füllet das gemachte Loch mit Quitten- oder Pomoranzen-Marmelade, oder auch, nach Belieben, bloß mit Zucker aus. Alsdann nimmt man ein Stückchen Teig, machet ein Loch darin, leget den Apfel hinein, setzet ein anderes Stückchen Teig in gleicher Form oben darauf und schließet auf der Seite rings herum den Apfel damit ein. Man thut die Aepfel darauf in siedend heisses, über dem Feuer stehendes Wasser , und so werden sie in drey Viertelstunden gut seyn. Hernach gießet man zerlassene Butter darauf und richtet sie an.
Auf eine andre Art. Man schält hierzu säuerliche Aepfel, hackt selbige klein und röstet sie ein wenig in Schmalz; stößt eine Anzahl geschälte Mandeln und feuchtet sie mit süßem Rahm an, aber nicht zu viel. Es wird darunter noch hinlängliches Semmelmehl gemischt, und mit Eyern zu einer gehörigen Stärke angerührt. Man thut auch kleine Rosinen, Zimmet und Zucker darein, macht runde kleine Klöße daraus, kehrt sie gut in feinem Mehle um, und läßt sie in Schmalz backen. Endlich macht man eine süße Brühe darüber mit großen und kleinen Rosinen, Zucker, Zimmt und Wein, und läßt die Klöße eine kleine Weile darin aufkochen.

I will translate it for you later, probably tonight. The Google translation isn't too terrible despite the strange spelling and grammar (but "Zimmt" is Zimt, cinnamon, not "grapefruit").

Happy editing/cooking, —Kusma (t·c) 11:24, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

My translator (not google) offers this:
Apple dumplings, or little puddings of apples. Peel the apples and remove the casing with a greed borer, and fill the hole with quince or pomorence jam, or if you like, just sugar. Then take a piece of dough, make a hole in it, put the apple in it, put another piece of dough in the same shape on top and close the apple on the side around it with it. Put the apples on it in boiling water over the fire and they will be good in three quarters of a minute. Then pour melted butter on it and arrange it.
In another way. Peel sour apples, chop them into small pieces and roast them a little in lard; toast a number of peeled almonds and moisten them with sweet cream, but not too much. Mix in enough breadcrumbs and mix with eggs to a proper starch. They also add small raisins, cinnamon and sugar, make small round dumplings of them, turn them into fine flours, and let them bake in lard. Finally make a sweet broth over it with large and small raisins, sugar, cinnamon and wine, and let the dumplings boil in it for a little while.
Note: cinnamon ;) - I have no time right now to check it, and "Stärke" here should mean a consistency, not "starch", so it needs checking. - Moonraker is my friend for idiomatic translation, because the old-times flavour gets lost otherwise. Enjoy! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 11:31, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
Had to fix a typo: it should be three quarters of an hour, not three quarters of a minute. As to your translation: I think you're supposed to crush the almonds, not toast them :) As I said, I'll offer an improved version later. —Kusma (t·c) 11:37, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
Thank you both! I'm not too concerned about exact translation, more that I can ascertain that this is indeed the same dish -- a cored, stuffed, pastry wrapped apple, sometimes stuffed with raisins or other dried fruit/nuts, baked or boiled in a sweetened sauce -- and this does seem to be the same dish. --valereee (talk) 12:03, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
Well, your book does describe two separate dishes. One is a cored apple filled with marmalade, wrapped with pastry and then boiled. The second one is as follows:
Another method. Peel fairly sour apples, chop them into small pieces, roast them in a pan with a little lard, crush some peeled almonds and moisten them with sweet cream, but not too much. Mix in sufficient breadcrumbs and stir with eggs to the right consistency. One also adds small raisins, cinnamon and sugar, forms small round dumplings, covers them in fine flour and deep fries them in lard. Finally one covers them with a sweet broth containing large and small raisins, sugar, cinnamon and wine, and lets the dumplings boil for a short time.
That sounds different from the apple dumplings of the first recipe, and actually a bit more like Apfelkrapfen. —Kusma (t·c) 15:52, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
Gerda Arendt, Gehäuse here is surely short for Kerngehäuse, core, and doesn’t mean casing. I am puzzled by Griebsbohrer, perhaps a tool for taking the core out of fruit? No idea what a Grieb or Griebs is, but “greed borer” doesn’t mean anything! Moonraker (talk) 22:06, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
You are right, - and yes, Griebsch is a colloquial word for core that I'd know. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:09, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Garçon WinesEdit

 On 25 August 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Garçon Wines, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Garçon Wines produces a wine bottle (pictured) designed to fit through a letter box? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Garçon Wines. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Garçon Wines), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 35, 2019)Edit

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Pitchfork

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Jessie Grayson hookEdit

Apologies, I edited the prep page to remove the one I'd put elsewhere, and then forgot to save. Thanks for sorting it!  — Amakuru (talk) 17:02, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

No worries! --valereee (talk) 17:42, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

September 2019 at Women in RedEdit

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The Signpost: 30 August 2019Edit

HeyEdit

Hi, i wanted to thank you warmly for your edits on Omelette. Using the "thank button" would have made too many thanks to send ;-)) so i came here to thank you with my own words. Take care.---Wikaviani (talk) (contribs) 13:30, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! I had seen your addition and thought maybe we needed to bring that info into the opening of the history para, as obviously people were confused and expecting to see that it had been developed in France. :) --valereee (talk) 14:24, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

Belated congrats on the bitEdit

Just wanted to say congrats on the RfA. I had hoped to nominate you after our run-ins earlier this year, but looks like I was too slow! Glad to have you aboard! ~ Amory (utc) 21:05, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

Thanksso much! --valereee (talk) 22:03, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Apple dumplingEdit

 On 1 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Apple dumpling, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that when Pehr Kalm explored North America in the mid-1700s, he reported being served apple dumplings (pictured) at every meal? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Apple dumpling. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Apple dumpling), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

This week's article for improvement (week 36, 2019)Edit

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Organ (anatomy)

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Leo SkurnikEdit

Valereee, this wording is incorrect. He refused the decoration, but reportedly said. Please change the hook before it goes live. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 10:54, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

oh, good catch! --valereee (talk) 11:35, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, Yoninah (talk) 13:12, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Ohio Wikimedians User Group: September 2019 newsletterEdit

General Updates

  • WikiProject Cleveland Museum of ArtKevin (SuperHamster) and Maria (Rimmel.Edits) have been collaborating with Neal Stimler and the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) to launch WikiProject Cleveland Museum of Art on the English Wikipedia! Back in January, the CMA announced its conversion into an Open Access institution—and part of this initiative included the upload of thousands of photos and Wikidata items on CMA artworks. This WikiProject has been created to improve Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to the CMA, such as artworks and artists featured in the Museum's collections, while being able to leverage the great resources that have been released into the public domain. If you'd like to join in, please sign up to be a member here. We have an expanding list of articles to create here.
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  • Membership List — Reminder that our membership list has been revamped and supports the addition of new details (such as name, picture, location, and titles). Members are welcome to update their entry if they wish (all details are optional).

Movement Strategy

  • The Movement Strategy Working Groups have created their recommendations, located here. Community input will be accepted until September 15, so if you would like to provide feedback, be sure to do so in the next couple weeks.

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

  • Wiki Loves Monuments is back in the United States for 2019. Through the end of September, upload your photos of registered historical sites to the Commons to help document our history and illustrate Wikipedia - and have a shot at winning the national contest. If you're interested in participating, a guide to finding historic sites in Ohio is available here.
  • WikiConference North America 2019 is headed to Boston from November 8th through 11th! If you are interested in attending, both session proposals and scholarship applications are open through September 20th.

Recent Events

  • In April, two edit-a-thons were hosted at the Ohio State University:
    • The Female and Under-represented Language Scientists edit-a-thon, hosted by the Hispanic Linguistic Colloquium in collaboration with the Buckeye Language Network (BLN) Student Association. The goal of the event was to improve articles on under-represented language scientists. 11 editors contributed 50+ edits that consisted of 1.54k words across 24 articles, including one new article.
    • The Spanish & Portuguese Edit-A-Thon, hosted by students from the Spanish and Portuguese department (Dona pipoca and Caesarologia, with support from SuperHamster). The edit-a-thon focused on expanding coverage of Spanish and Portuguese topics on the English Wikipedia, primarily by translating articles from Spanish/Portuguese to English. In doing so, attendees sharpened their Spanish/Portuguese skills, gained experience editing Wikipedia, and learned about new topics. 23 editors contributed 180+ edits that consisted of 15.8k words across 70 articles, including four new articles.
  • Wikimania 2019 took place in Stockholm this year, with several Ohio Wikimedians attending. If you're interested in some of the sessions, many of them were recorded and are available on the Commons here.
 
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Visit CategoryEdit

@Valereee: Since you are now an administrator you need to visit, Category:Admin user templates. There are many userboxes to choose from.Catfurball (talk) 21:40, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Catfurball, very interesting category, thanks! --valereee (talk) 12:04, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Abigail Mbalo-MokoenaEdit

 On 6 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Abigail Mbalo-Mokoena, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Abigail Mbalo-Mokoena's 4Roomed, a restaurant 30 kilometres (19 mi) outside Cape Town in Khayelitsha township, was one of only three in Africa named to a 2019 list of the best in the world? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Abigail Mbalo-Mokoena. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Abigail Mbalo-Mokoena), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

valereee (talk) 12:02, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Administrators' newsletter – September 2019Edit

News and updates for administrators from the past month (August 2019).

  Administrator changes

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  • Editors using the mobile website on Wikipedia can opt-in to new advanced features via your settings page. This will give access to more interface links, special pages, and tools.
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This week's article for improvement (week 37, 2019)Edit

 

A vegetable soup prepared using udon noodles

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Vegetable soup

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DYK for Jones Bar-B-Q (Kansas City)Edit

 On 10 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jones Bar-B-Q (Kansas City), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Jones Bar-B-Q is old school, but Jones Bar-B-Q is an American classic? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Jones Bar-B-Q (Kansas City). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jones Bar-B-Q (Kansas City)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Jones Bar-B-Q DinerEdit

 On 10 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Jones Bar-B-Q Diner, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Jones Bar-B-Q is old school, but Jones Bar-B-Q is an American classic? You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Jones Bar-B-Q Diner), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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DYK for Race to grow the hottest pepperEdit

 On 10 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Race to grow the hottest pepper, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that according to Guinness World Records, the Carolina Reaper (pictured) is currently the leader in the race to grow the hottest pepper? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Race to grow the hottest pepper. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Race to grow the hottest pepper), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 12:01, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

13,241 views, not bad for a twelve-hour slot! --valereee (talk) 12:29, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Kilgore College RangerettesEdit

For my own education I would like to know why the statement "The Rangerettes have performed on four continents, in twelve foreign countries, twenty-three states, and Washington D.C." is considered promotional-sounding content, but none of the very similar content in the same paragraph is considered promotional. My hope is your answer will help me become a better editor. Thanks in advance. PhillyHarold 12:32, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

PhillyHarold The source is their own website. What we want to see is someone else talking about this stuff, or Wikipedia doesn't consider it noteworthy enough to include in the article. I have these kinds of concerns about the whole article, that it's including stuff that no one else is talking about. Just because something is verifiable doesn't mean it's appropriate for inclusion in a WP article. --valereee (talk) 14:03, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
First, thank you for answering my question and your help, and second, my apologies for forgetting to sign my post here. There are 65 individual references in the article, 13 of which are either the Rangerette's website, or the website of Kilgore College, so 52 references in the article are all external to the organization and college which should qualify for someone else. Should the information sourced by 13 organization and college citations be removed pending additional references? PhillyHarold 12:32, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
PhillyHarold No worries at all about forgetting to sign, it's easy to do! That bot comes along and signs for you, most of the time, and leaves that message. At the bottom of the editing box on talk pages, there's a 'Sign your posts on talk pages:' with four clickable tildes next to it; click on those and it'll automatically sign for you. Using four tildes makes your name clickable to your user page, as a convenience to other editors.
In my opinion, yes, we'd want to see as many of those references as possible replaced. It's not that we necessarily think they're incorrect about the facts, it's just that if they're the only ones mentioning something, it may not be appropriate for inclusion in the article. Only for information that is important to the article and not mentioned anywhere else would I want to see us using it. For instance, if the only place you could find the exact date it started -- say everyone else is saying she started it in 1939 but the website says December 1, 1939 -- you could use the organization's website. That's information arguably important to the article and not likely to be controversial. But things like the names of assistant choreographers should be cited to other sources, because those sources mentioning the information is what tells us it's important enough to include. If literally no one else is mentioning those names, they're unfortunately probably trivia. They belong on the organization's website, but not on wikipedia. --valereee (talk) 12:51, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
I deleted all content that cited the Rangerette website and Kilgore College if I could not find separate citations to support, and updated where they could. I also removed the 3rd party tag. Take a look if you'd like and let me know if it is acceptable. PhillyHarold 21:05, 13 September 2019 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by PhillyHarold (talkcontribs)
Definitely better, thanks so much for being willing to work with other editors on a page that I can tell is close to your heart! :) --valereee (talk) 21:53, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. The topic is actually not that close to my heart, I prefer to bounce around on many different topics. The King of Kilgore guy is a friend of mine from many years ago, and he mentioned in an email several months ago what a hassle he was having with one editor in particular. He threw in the towel, so I picked it up just to needle the other editor. Wish I could remember his name, he was a supreme ass and of absolutely no help whatsoever. Anyway, glad you think it's better. PhillyHarold 23:37, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: August 2019Edit





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Backlog

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Coordinator

A proposal is taking place here to confirm a nominated user as Coordinator of NPR.

This month's refresher course

Why I Hate Speedy Deleters, a 2008 essay by long since retired Ballonman, is still as valid today. Those of us who patrol large numbers of new pages can be forgiven for making the occasional mistake while others can learn from their 'beginner' errors. Worth reading.

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ThanksEdit

Thanks for your early and enthusiastic support. I know you reacted excitedly when the idea of me going for adminship was first broached a few months ago and know that was also important and appreciated by me. I look forward to our paths crossing again in the future. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 23:09, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

I was happy to support! --valereee (talk) 18:17, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:Women's Page journalistsEdit

 

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This week's article for improvement (week 38, 2019)Edit

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Miniature book

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Deleting redirect: Raúl Hernández BarrónEdit

Hi, Valereee. Hope all is well. Can you help me delete the redirect Raúl Hernández Barrón? I'm working on a draft and it's almost done. I'd like to keep the edit history instead of pasting it on the redirect. Courtesy ping to GuzzyG, who created the redirect. Thank you! MX () 16:00, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

MX, I'm happy to do that, just let me go ask a quick question to make sure there isn't some agreed-upon way to do it. --valereee (talk) 11:34, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

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BigDwiki (talk) 21:18, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

A brownie for you!Edit

  Thank you for helping me deleting the redirect. Sorry for bugging you so much. I hope you enjoy this virtual brownie! MX () 13:11, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Not bugging me at all! I like being able to help other editors, I just don't always know what the correct process is. When I do something for the first time, I'm always wondering if there's something I don't know and I'm about to do something stupid that's going to cause work for someone else lol. Thanks for the brownie, and sorry that my ineptness caused a delay for you! :) --valereee (talk) 13:17, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

New message from BigDwikiEdit

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BigDwiki (talk) 16:32, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

IRC invitationEdit

Hey Valereee,

you may like to join us in #wikipedia-en-help on chat.freenode.net. If you are interested, I recommend taking the following steps:

  • Registering your name on freenode: https://freenode.net/kb/answer/registration#nickname-setup
  • Confirming the registration via e-mail
  • After having done this, responding to this talk page message here on Wikipedia by saying something like "My account name on freenode is Valereee".
  • Joining us in #wikipedia-en-help, saying that you have now done this and will now request a cloak.
  • Requesting a "hostmask cloak" to visibly prove the connection between the freenode name and the Wikipedia account: meta:IRC/Cloaks

If you like to, and if the visibility of your IP address is not an issue, feel free to join #wikipedia-en-help using the link at WP:IRC help disclaimer and we can assist with this process step by step.

Best regards
~ ToBeFree (talk) 19:19, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

freenodeEdit

My account on freenode is Valereee and I'd like to get a cloak. --valereee (talk) 20:00, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Admin's Barnstar
Don't think we have ever crossed path, but I really admire your amazing work with DYK and everything (helping mentoring elisa.rolle for instance, something that I could not do) since you became admin. Keep up the astonishing work of being diplomatic and empathetic person you are. Cheers, Alex Shih (talk) 12:51, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Wow, thanks for the kind words, Alex! Much appreciated! --valereee (talk) 13:08, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

And marvellous to see how well the race for the hottest pepper did the other day, despite certain users complaining about it! More of the same!! The Rambling Man (Staying alive since 2005!) 15:04, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
TRM, thanks! I was happy to see it get a lot of views, just sorry it was a 12-hour as it might have otherwise gotten on the stats board! :) I'm still actually toying with whether it should be moved to Super-hot peppers. --valereee (talk) 15:09, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
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