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--PatrickFlaherty (talk) 20:30, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

If I'm not mistaken you are the first deity to join this project. I hope your noodly appendages will do a good job gathering news for us. JoshuaZ (talk) 21:18, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

But not the first written about. (See Nebraska Senator sues God). Welcome! Cary Bass (talk) 21:22, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
Indeed. Welcome oh avatar of the Mighty One. Gopher65talk 21:23, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
Thankyou xD My choice of username usually gets comments whenever I log onto a new project, but this is excellent! I will try my best to get some pasta related news in here somewhere... The Flying Spaghetti Monster (talk) 21:24, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

The {{wikinews}} template[edit]

This is one of my persistent nagging points — dates. It may be an Americanised ordering currently used, but being long-established it is - to me - important it be consistent everywhere there is a "|date=" parameter in a template like this.

My reasoning is that if, at some point in the future, any programmed processing is done based on the value in the {{source}} or {{wikinews}} templates, all occurrences be as consistent as possible.

I think I had to fix this on the Astronaut's daughter story, but I also noticed it on your user page. Obviously non-urgent, and you aren't obliged to comply, but I thought it worth explaining why stick to the format so consistently. --Brian McNeil / talk 19:58, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

I understand entirely :) What is the correct format exactly, for future reference? Scratch that I get you now. The Flying Spaghetti Monster (talk) 21:34, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

Article writing contest - update[edit]

Hi! I noticed that you signed up at User:Tempodivalse/Writing competition to participate in a possible future writing competition. Just as an update, rules and dates for the competition have been agreed upon now and are visible here. Please add your signature to the signup page there if you're still interested in participating. Thanks, Tempodivalse [talk] 15:44, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

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