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DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 05:25, 23 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Publish vs Review[edit]

Hi, please note - a while back it was determined that all new articles need to be reviewed by an uninvolved party before publishing. This is to reduce mistakes, as we all make mistakes, but it is unlikely that both a reviewer and the original author will both make a mistake. Once you are done writing your article, please tag it with {{review}} to mark it as ready to be reviewed, and then someone else will check it and {{publish}} it. Bawolff 04:45, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

p.s. Its possible that some of the old help pages were not updated to reflect the new reviewing pages policy. If you came across a page recommending that you add {{publish}} directly, please mention it so I can update it. thanks. Bawolff 04:45, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This article is from August 24. New developments should be reported in a new article. Cheers and happy editing. --SVTCobra 02:19, 27 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]