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Hey LuK3 - I'm jumping the gun a bit, but at 100% support with a couple of hours to run I don't think I'm taking too much of a risk of getting egg on my face - congratulations, welcome to the team, drop me a note if you ever want a second pair of eyes on something. Happy mopping when the time comes! GirthSummit (blether) 12:52, 23 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A not quite as early bird from me - I'm incommunicado for a few hours, but I wanted to drop my thanks here first. Congrats on a good run. Best of luck with your mop wielding! Nosebagbear (talk) 13:47, 23 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Big congrats from me too! Will miss your posts at AIV but great to have you clearing the backlog with us. Well done! Glen (talk) 13:49, 23 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi LuK3 and congratulations on passing RFA. I have closed your RFA as successful. It looks like you may not be newest admin for very long, possibly not long enough to make the tea as there is another on the way later today. When you get bored of scrabbling down the back of the sofa to find the right block message have a look at my Monobook - some kind soul put a really nifty script there that gives a useful dropdown menu. Once again, welcome. ϢereSpielChequers 14:25, 23 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Congratulations on passing your RfA. All the best with the shiny new tools and buttons. —Nnadigoodluck🇳🇬 14:34, 23 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Congratulations, well-deserved! Next stop, checkuser! ‑‑ElHef (Meep?) 14:47, 23 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you everybody for the kind words and support, I truly appreciate it. Now to learn some new buttons carefully, thank you again! -- LuK3(Talk) 15:09, 23 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Congratulations! My only words of advice is that it is never a bad idea to ask for a second opinion if you are unsure about a decision or have a conflict. Even admins who've been doing the job for years and years do it in particular situations. It's how you learn...which never really ends. Good luck! LizRead!Talk! 17:19, 23 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
On behalf of the Always Righteous Bastion of the Committee Of Mops (not to be confused with that other ARBCOM), I hereby grant you your first mop. Treat it well, and it shall treat you well. CaptainEekEdits Ho Cap'n!⚓ 18:42, 23 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Congratulations! Hope you have a good time stretching your wings and testing things out. bibliomaniac15 21:00, 23 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Congrats! Very well deserved, and pleasantly surprised to see your RfA pass quite as uncontroversially as it did - doesn't happen often! ~ mazcatalk 21:52, 23 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(belated) Congratulations! Please don't be afraid to ask any questions should you ever have any! I would also recommend stealing -- ahem...borrowing...long term... -- scripts from other admin's JS and CSS. --TheSandDoctorTalk 04:36, 26 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
2021 CheckUser and Oversight appointments: candidates appointed
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This page showed up on a Quarry query for nonexistent user accounts. I can't see that an account exists here except for your block notice. Can this be safely deleted CSD U2? LizRead!Talk! 06:20, 3 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Liz, apologies for the late reply. That can be U2 deleted, not a problem. Thank you for letting me know. -- LuK3(Talk) 22:43, 4 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Hello LuK3! I would like to ask you to block these 3 vandals: 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 and HSLJN ZKRJNV. They remove information from the article “List of wars involving Kazakhstan”, without any reason. Batyikhan 4-5 (talk) 16:21, 12 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Batyikhan 4-5, the two IPs were not warned. The registered account has been blocked, I see they posted an unblock request which another administrator will look at. In the future, WP:AIV (for obvious vandals/spammers) or WP:ANI would a better venue to report. -- LuK3(Talk) 17:25, 12 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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