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Three years!Edit

The January 2020 issue will make three full years published, perhaps we should note it? (for those doing math, the fist issue in the archives wasn't sent). ~ Amory (utc) 23:03, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

Sure! Might also be a good time for a little retrospective and put out a call to see if there's anything folks feel like is missing or not useful. Sam Walton (talk) 17:48, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Congratulations and thanks to the diligence of everyone involved! It's rare enough for any initiative to get off the ground and continue for three years, and one managed by volunteers is remarkable. Good work! isaacl (talk) 18:34, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

  • keep per Isaacl - Nabla (talk) 22:58, 4 January 2020 (UTC) :-) Thanks

Semi-protected edit request on 8 January 2020Edit

Add User:Brownlowe.2 to the mailing list. (Is that what it’s called?) Brownlowe.2 (talk) 17:56, 8 January 2020 (UTC)

@Brownlowe.2: You can subscribe to the newsletter at Wikipedia:Administrators' newsletter/Subscribe. Sam Walton (talk) 18:25, 8 January 2020 (UTC)

May 2020 NewsletterEdit

I think you failed to note that we've lost Anna Frodesiak of the admin corps. Unfortunately, she not able to access Wikipedia in China. Liz Read! Talk! 05:34, 2 May 2020 (UTC)

Liz, she (and Ron) are noted in the June issue, which covers May. ~ Amory (utc) 09:21, 2 May 2020 (UTC)


A note to the compilers: Wanted to let you know that your work is appreciated. Very helpful to get this digest each month. czar 23:24, 16 May 2020 (UTC)

Preload template for write instructionsEdit

The first two steps of instructions at Wikipedia:Administrators' newsletter/Write:

  1. Start a new subpage at Wikipedia:Administrators' newsletter/2020/9 (next month's newsletter has already been created)
  2. Add {{subst:Wikipedia:Administrators' newsletter/Template}} to the page, and save.

could be automated using a preload template: Wikipedia:Administrators' newsletter/Write/preload. I suggest replacing it with a single step:

  1. Start a new subpage by clicking on the preload link and saving (next month's newsletter has already been created).

Next month it will look like this (just for demonstration):

  1. Start a new subpage by clicking on the preload link and saving.

This approach has been at Wikipedia:Scripts++/Shell for preparing issues of Wikipedia:Scripts++. —⁠andrybak (talk) 15:29, 17 July 2020 (UTC)

Ping recent contributors to Wikipedia:Administrators' newsletter/Write: MusikAnimal, Amorymeltzer, and QEDK. —⁠andrybak (talk) 09:20, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
I think it's a good idea, feel free to go ahead with this! --qedk (t c) 14:42, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
  Done Special:Diff/969457785. —⁠andrybak (talk) 15:04, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
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