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Brion VIBBER, welcome to Wikinews! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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C, do you know who Brion is?! Still, I expect he appreciated the welcome ;) Dan100 (Talk) 00:19, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC)

== Oversight, if not you who? ==Edit

Can you take a look here, and at the various deleted revisions? Thanks! --Brian McNeil / talk 21:31, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Request for reviewing and other assistanceEdit

Hi. Next week is the start of the IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships and two Wikinewies will be attending to cover the para-alpine skiing ahead of the 2014 Winter Paralympics . This is part of an effort outlined at Wikinews:IPC Alpine Ski World Championships. Immediately following this event, there will be a Meetup in Barcelona where Wikinews, the Paralympics and efforts to similar sport coverage will be discussed. At the moment, there are only two active reviewers on a daily basis. Demonstrating an ability to get reviews for these types of events done quickly is important for Wikinews credibility and gaining access to these types of events. I would really appreciate it if you could sign up on the IPC World Championship page to review, promote articles published during this period, assist in translating these articles into another language or attend the meetup in Barcelona. Thanks. --LauraHale (talk) 09:27, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

Wikinews Writing contest 2013 is here. :) Please sign up to participate?Edit

We've created the Wikinews:Writing contest 2013, which will start on April 1 and end on June 1. It is modeled on the successful 2010 contest. Unlike the previous version, points are available for people who conduct reviews. (With a University of Wollongong class currently contributing articles, extra assistance is appreciated at this time.) It presents a great incentive for you to renew your reviewing chops, contribute some original reporting not being done by the main stream media, and write some synthesis articles on topics that could use more attention. People should be around to review to prevent a backlog if you just want to write, and several reviewers have access to scoop to make it easier to review any original reporting you do. If you are interested in signing up, please do so on Wikinews:Writing contest 2013/entrants. There is at least one prize on offer for the winner along with the opportunity to earn some barn stars as a way of thanking you for your participation. :D --LauraHale (talk) 10:35, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Status??Edit

I noticed you're listed as a reviewer, but you haven't been around in a while. Are you still active here?--Bddpaux (talk) 14:46, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Vibber is a developer IIRC. --Diego Grez (talk) 14:47, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
quoting from w:User:Brion VIBBER: "I'm currently the Lead Software Architect for the Wikimedia Foundation and a member of the Mobile Apps development team. I've been around for a while." (In fact the creation date on the en.wp is January 2002.) --Pi zero (talk) 15:39, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
Aye that's me. Feel free to do whatever to my permissions, I'm not very active here on wikinews. --Brion VIBBER (talk) 16:51, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
Meh, we'll leave you alone for now. --Bddpaux (talk) 19:12, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
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