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Sasha Kopf's Celtic knot ring

Haeremai, welcome, talofa, Willkommen, bienvenue, welkom[]

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Please leave a message on my talk page if you think I may help with anything! Robin Patterson (talk) 22:09, January 28, 2019 (UTC)

Instant Commons[]

Please note that this Wiki has the "Instant Commons" option enabled, so Wikimedia Commons files do not have to be uploaded here to be used here. Thurstan (talk) 21:48, July 7, 2020 (UTC)

Page name standards[]

Please note that renaming the pages for famous people to non-standard form will get you banned. Thurstan (talk) 20:14, September 5, 2020 (UTC)

Last warning[]

Okay, this is your last warning. Do not rename existing pages! Thurstan (talk) 00:54, November 9, 2020 (UTC)

I really was your last warning. Thurstan (talk) 19:12, November 21, 2020 (UTC)

Emhoff[]

Your edit summary was "Added page with accurate content". Good! But giving him the long name with "Michael" in the middle probably needs some explanation if readers are not to be puzzled. Can you explain?

As his parents and siblings are mentioned, I think his genealogy is worth pursuing in more detail, so I'll start by copying most or all of his WP article then see if I can find his parents' details before giving them articles.

Kind regards. --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 08:18, November 18, 2020 (UTC)

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