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    Feb 4th 2011 12:50PM
    2010 Editor & Community Achievements
    International Growth & Expansion
    Expansion of World/Ukrainian
    During 2010, the number of listed sites in the World/Ukrainian branch increased by approximately 50% and Editor School was offered for the first time in this branch. Additionally, two editors attained high-level permissions in this area: one was granted access to the top level and the other received CatMod permissions.

    Editor Promotions in World/Russian
    The World/Russian branch promoted a team of senior editors (CatMod and Editall permission levels). These editors are ilyawww, raouf, tanstaaf1, vader and valeryiv. This is an important step for the Russian branch and ODP overall.

    Addition of New Language Branches
    Last year, salis created four new language branches including World/Kyrgyz, World/O'zbekcha, World/Türkmençe, and World/Uyghurche. In 2010, editors completed work to add World/Bashkir to the directory, and this language was activated in January 2011.

    Tool Development Work
    The editor community builds and maintains tools to help improve editing processes. During 2010, editors chaos127, development, jtaylorj, plantrob and rpfuller all worked to upgrade critical editor tools to keep directory processes running smoothly.

    Personal Editor Milestones
    Editor Anniversaries
    We had a number of editors who celebrated their tenth anniversary with the directory in 2010. Congratulations on a decade of service go out to the following editors: albinfo, anthronet, bkalafut, boni, eddiep, edseward, ikw, jdaw1, kokopeli, liszt, mcowley, mngolden, motsa, ock, pvgool, rd232, sammy, smoorefu, stn77 and sutty.

    Special Thanks...
    For the past two years, we've had several editors who have worked collaboratively with our AOL Staff team to provide an editorial perspective to our ongoing projects and processes. Photofox, plantrob and sthenbelle's contributions have been invaluable, and we're very grateful that they have given additional time and effort as editor liaisons.

    In Memoriam

    Sadly, editor cicka passed away in 2010. She was a Catmod in both World/Srpski and World/Magyar. Her contributions to the directory were numerous, and included opening a new Editor School for World/Srpski. She will be greatly missed.
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