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Wikinews desperately needs more gutsy reporters; please give the project as much time as you can spare. Neutralizer 02:40, 19 March 2006 (UTC)
I noticed your putting all your edits in wikipedia PD, are you planning to do that here to? Bawolff ☺☻ 23:30, 20 March 2006 (UTC Nope, CC-BY here at wikinews. Each article I make is notable, while most of my edits at 'pedia weren't that notable. ReporterFromAfar3136 23:39, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
Thank you very much for the nomination. 
Re: Huh? 
Regarding my RfA 
Hey, I wanted to thank you for the nomination and support for my RfA. Sharp eye with the day count; I wasn't even thinking about it at the time. You're too awesome. Thanks. :) irid:t 22:36, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
Regarding a name change 
Actually, I think you need to get a bureaucrat to do that. I'm looking at the wikitools and such and I'm not seeing anything for that, other than renaming your userpage which (although great fun) wouldn't garner the desired effect. Sorry man. irid:t 06:57, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks for the award 
Argentina/Serbia-Montenegro article 
Yo flip, I love the article you wrote for today's game. I'd like to edit the passive voice out, and if that's fine with you then I will proceed with that.
Tom12384 17:21, 16 June 2006 (UTC)