User talk:Van der Hoorn/Archives/2009/February

Latest comment: 15 years ago by Van der Hoorn in topic Successful request for reviewer


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DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 12:30, 20 February 2009 (UTC)Reply


Successful request for reviewer


I have given you the reviewer user right, entrusting you with the ability to mark revisions of articles as sighted (review).

Please take a moment to read:

You are welcome to use {{User Wikinews reviewer}}.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask for help on my talk page, and thank you for contributing to Wikinews!

P.S. I know this isn't exactly what you had in mind when you applied for editor status, but I still think that the tool will be useful to you. Now your edits to non-archived pages will become visible immediately, without a third party having to approve them. Happy editing! Tempo di Valse ♪ 16:08, 27 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
Thanks! Van der Hoorn (talk) 16:20, 27 February 2009 (UTC)Reply
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