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Thank you for submitting Ukraine makes major gains as Russia retreats from Kherson. Even if it does not get published, it is an opportunity for you to understand how to write an article better. Follow through the page history, as the changes were gradual. Most importantly: try to get at least one source from the other side (in this case: the Russians), and avoid analysis. Feel free to ping me or reach out to others, if you would need help. - Xbspiro (talk) 09:19, 16 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Xbspiro, I hope you're doing well. Thank you for messaging me, and I couldn't agree more. Even if this page doesn't get published I am very happy I wrote it- as it has taught me a lot about the editing guidelines of Wikinews in comparison to Wikipedia's. I absolutely plan on writing more in the future, and I greatly appreciate you reaching out and for your help on the page. Thanks! Johnson524 (talk) 12:27, 16 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Xbspiro: I also appreciate you leaving very detailed and helpful edit summaries. It's not something you see a lot, but it's so helpful, especially in this case to help me go back and review what mistakes you fixed as to hopefully not repeat them again. I appreciate it 😁 Johnson524 (talk) 15:23, 16 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The Order of the Humble Pencil

For completing 5 edits.

Heavy Water (talk) 17:04, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The Order of the Modest Pencil

For getting your first article published!

I totally forgot to award you these, but you earned the first a few months ago and this one a couple weeks ago! Heavy Water (talk) 17:04, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Heavy Water Oh my goodness, thank you so much for these :D Johnson524 (talk) 17:16, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No problem! Heavy Water (talk) 17:17, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
By the way, you should sign up for the writing contest we're holding, I think it'll be fun. Heavy Water (talk) 18:48, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh cool, this is the first time I'm being told about this. I probably will 😁 Johnson524 (talk) 21:00, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It is in the site notice at the top of every page. Announcements are made there, it is not just static boilerplate text. I recommend glancing at the site notice from time to time. Cheers, SVTCobra 23:21, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry, I'll be sure to. Johnson524 (talk) 04:15, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, I sign almost all my messages and comments with "cheers" ... If you get into the habit, it won't sound phony or sarcastic. I do try to avoid it when I am scolding spammers. Cheers, SVTCobra 04:42, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am not telling you to use "cheers" at all ... just how I use it. You do not have to use any so-called polite word (be it 'sincerely', 'cheers', 'regards') in you communications with other users. Cheers, SVTCobra 06:06, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry for my late response, I was busy today 😅 I am still trying to find a polite tag to end my messages on the project, because as of now, I kind of cycle through them all with no good consistency. I used "cheers" to try to end my message in a positive tone, but I feel it did the opposite so I removed it. I'm trying to get better at that like you said, so I am really sorry if I offended you in any way, that wasn't my intention. Wishing you the best! Johnson524 (talk) 02:45, 31 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]