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New page patrol October 2023 Backlog drive[edit]

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 09:14, 9 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Viewing deleted article[edit]

Hi, could I please see this article Vernon Jones (actor) that you deleted. I was the creator of it. Davidgoodheart (talk) 03:17, 10 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, I'm not willing to restore an article on a missing person to draft or user space, and I personally don't feel comfortable emailing that article to you. If you can find another admin who is willing to send you a copy of it via email, I don't object, though. TonyBallioni (talk) 02:47, 13 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New pages patrol newsletter[edit]

Hello TonyBallioni,

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:46, 22 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sad to see that message.[edit]

I understand. Yet, there's always some sadness. Thanks for all the contributions. Lourdes 04:14, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Same. While we have disagreed in the past, you have always seemed a good editor and admin; I hope you will ask for the tools back in the not too distant future. BilledMammal (talk) 04:18, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm also sad to see it, but I hope it's because you've you've moved on to bigger and better things. – Joe (talk) 05:11, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Dear Tony, I have removed your sysop flag as per your request. On behalf of the community I would like to than you for what you have done here and wish you well for the future, whether or not that future includes us. ϢereSpielChequers 05:14, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Very sad to see this news as well. Best of luck with everything and hope to see you back in some capacity. -- LuK3 (Talk) 12:48, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Much love ~ Amory (utc) 13:17, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
September songs
my story today
  • We'll miss you, - the flowers seem to weep a bit. Best wishes, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:37, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Well holy shit TB, you're breaking up with us without so much as an email or a text? I'm gutted and off to eat a tub of Häagen-Dazs to drown my sorrows. -- Ponyobons mots 18:37, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wow. Thank you for all of your work over the years. I don't think we've ever interacted, but I'll miss you. CLYDE TALK TO ME/STUFF DONE 20:39, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks everyone. Appreciate the kind words from everyone who reached out here and via email. I'm not one for valedictory speeches, but the updates I made to the user page essentially sum up where I am: positive changes happening in my life that don't leave much time for Wikipedia. I'll likely still poke in from time-to-time to pontificate, but not nearly the degree I once did. I'll still monitor my email, so if anyone needs anything from me, feel free to reach out. TonyBallioni (talk) 22:27, 1 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Checkuser's Barnstar
For your many years of adroit and valued service. If anyone deserves this, its certainly you! CaptainEek Edits Ho Cap'n! 06:01, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

+1 - sorry to see you taking a step back, Tony, you've been a good friend and source of valuable advice over the years. Good luck with whatever life brings you, and I do hope that you'll find time to return to more active duty here in the future, you'll be sorely missed.  — Amakuru (talk) 08:04, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Policy describes practice" is the insight I remember you repeating everywhere appropriate, which I wish more people understood. You always demonstrated a keen eye and a level head. Your energy will be a blessing wherever you choose to direct it. Thanks for spending so much of it here. Folly Mox (talk) 13:45, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I, too would like to thank you for your service on this project. NW1223<Howl at meMy hunts> 15:14, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The Working Man's Barnstar
For all the hard work you've done and all the effort you've put into making Wikipedia a better place. I noticed, and so did a lot of others. Beeblebrox (talk) 15:51, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Think it wouldn't be fair not to thank the people in this section as well TonyBallioni (talk) 22:28, 1 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]