It has bot status now, but please keep an eye on bot's activities. --EugeneZelenko 14:57, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
User talk page templates 
Hello Helpful One, thanks for your efforts during POTY. Recently you added
__NOEDITSECTION__ to a user page template. This is generally not such a good idea because this will disable section links on the whole user talk page the template is transcluded to. User page templates should be either substituted or
<h2> can be used to prevent accidental editing of the template. Thank you. -- RE rillke questions? 16:44, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
POTY 2012 Committee 
Since you were in last year Committee. I'm sending this mail as an invitation for you to join this year committee. My idea is to finish the list and galleries as soon as possible so we can start POTY in late January or early February 2013.
POTY 2012 Committee IRC Meeting 
Hi, a POTY Committee IRC meeting will be held on Friday, December 28, 2012 around 8:00 AM PST. You can convert that time easily to your locale at this page
This date was selected because the largest number of people indicated that they would be available. The meeting is on Freenode IRC channel #wikimedia-commons-poty (webchat).
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks, Mono 02:05, 24 December 2012 (UTC)
Picture of the Year voting round 1 open 
Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2012 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We're interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year for 2012. Voting is open to established Wikimedia users who meet the following criteria:
- Users must have an account, at any Wikimedia project, which was registered before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 [UTC].
- This user account must have more than 75 edits on any single Wikimedia project before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 [UTC]. Please check your account eligibility at the POTY 2012 Contest Eligibility tool.
- Users must vote with an account meeting the above requirements either on Commons or another SUL-related Wikimedia project (for other Wikimedia projects, the account must be attached to the user's Commons account through SUL).
Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons features pictures of all flavors.
For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you can vote for as many images as you like. The first round category winners and the top ten overall will then make it to the final. In the final round, when a limited number of images are left, you must decide on the one image that you want to become the Picture of the Year.
To see the candidate images just go to the POTY 2012 page on Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons celebrates our featured images of 2012 with this contest. Your votes decide the Picture of the Year, so remember to vote in the first round by January 30, 2013.
the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee