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This user has left the English Wikinews.

.....sort of.

I was an: Accredited Reporter, a Reviewer, an Administrator and a Bureaucrat here for a long time. I have sorta-kinda retired, but I remain plugged in here as an Accredited Reporter. Please leave a message on my talk page if I can be of assistance to you. I check in here roughly every 4 months or so, so any responses will likely be very delayed.--Bddpaux (talk) 20:59, 2 October 2023 (UTC)

Absolutely free advice for any new writers here:

[These are statements of opinion, wrought by many years of experience here and are NOT official policy.]

  • Always remember: We attempt to speak to an international audience. That doesn't mean that an event/story which occurred 4 blocks away from your house isn't valuable... it may be! But articles should appeal to a large scale of English speaking readers.
  • I live by this rule about articles/submissions here: Get it, write it, submit it, move on. You'll be helping yourself if you adopt that motto too. At times, an unpublished article might need to be refreshed with more up-to-date information (known as 'gatwicking'). No big deal. However, sometimes: it's just time to move on from a potential story. There is ALWAYS plenty of news to be published.
  • Lastly, are you trying to submit self-aggrandizing fluffery that gratifies you and exalts your name/interests/hobbies/business/accomplishments, or are you here to function as a journalist? We value the latter much more than the former.

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Reporter: Paul Budd (bddpaux)
Location: Tyler, Texas
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The reviewer hero

Thanks for your hard work reviewing this story, fact checking, cleaning the layout and clarifying the dates. This is amazing. Well done!!! --Gryllida (talk) 00:24, 5 September 2019 (UTC)