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A year ago, I applied for the volunteer response team, and would like to resubmit my application now. Whilst admittedly, I have been editing less frequently in the past year due both personal reasons and to lockdown having ended, I feel that in the past year whilst predominantly spending my time reading the English Wikipedia, I have vastly developed my knowledge in both content and policy.
In the past year, I have realised how in many ways Wikipedia is often confusing to newcomers, so I have persevered to make Wikimedia more beginner and newcomer friendly, especially in the counter-vandalism space with RedWarn, a new user-friendly counter-vandalism tool, and continue to work on these visions into the future.
I have also developed my presence and communication within the wider Wikimedia community. I was lucky enough to speak with Chlod at Wikimania 2021, where we addressed counter-vandalism and moderation related topics, and in my own role at my work I have vastly developed my communication skills.
Now, I would like to use my knowledge of English Wikipedia policy to help newcomers, readers and anyone who has queries on policy, content and other issues via email channels, and both help those who bring up those issues and/or correct those issues, where appropriate. Thank you for your consideration. Ed6767 (talk) 19:54, 18 September 2021 (UTC)