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Regards, John  
Regards, John  
p.s. you may respond, if you care to , on my talk page.[[User talk: John M]]
p.s. you may respond, if you care to , on my talk page.[[User talk: John M]]
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:"''Incertae sedis''". I'll take your suggestion about moving these listings to the end of the page - I've done this previously on some of the more horrible pages. Thanks for the comments. [[User:Christopher|Christopher]] 05:48, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
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== Translation ==
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[[Palaeos:Community Portal#General question|Someone wants to translate]] Palaeos into Dutch. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 15:01, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
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:I'm afraid I don't know if I can say anything about that. I don't think there's anything stopping them.[[User:Christopher|Christopher]] 22:32, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
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== Protection ==
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I'd appreciate it if you'd protect the new articles yourself today.  I've been very busy dealing with a [http://liberapedia.wikia.com/wiki/User:JanusGenio troll] on [http://liberapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page Liberapedia] and a schoolboy on [http://atheism.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page Atheism wiki].  The schoolboy makes useful contributions but I have to correct schoolboy mistakes. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 14:12, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
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== The tongue as a tentacle ==
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[http://www.palaeos.org/Special:RecentChanges?title=Tentacle&diff=20971&oldid=20837 Opinions]? [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 14:48, 28 March 2009 (UTC)
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== Upload ==
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Do you know how to upload [http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/File:Plastids_types.svg this]? [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 07:48, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
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== help ==
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How can [[User talk:Vsotvep|Vsotvep]] help? [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 11:39, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
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==Welcome==
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I've created {{Template:Welcome}}
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which is adapted from Liberapedia and I replaced blue with green to suggest life. Is it OK for this Wiki? [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 09:20, 8 August 2009 (EDT)
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:I think it'd look good on the front page. I'd be sparing about how many pages you use it on, though - too many, and it may become obtrusive. [[User:Christopher|Christopher]] 00:12, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
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== Offline ==
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I'm offline mostly at the moment as my computer is at a repair shop.  You and John Stanton will have to look after the wiki. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 14:52, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
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I'm online for now but the computer will probably need to go back to the repair. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 08:10, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
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My computer's OK now, how's my edit to [[Galliformes]]?  How's [[Columbiformes]]? [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 17:00, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
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== Dragonflies and Caddisflies ==
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Are [[Ordonata]] and [[Trichoptera]] related?  Are the similarities analogous or homologous? [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 12:38, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
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:Have you got the right two orders? I can't think of any similarities between Odonata and Trichoptera - they're very different insects. Odonata are dragonflies, the adults are palaeopterous (they can't fold their wings backwards flat over the abdomen) and they're direct developers (nymphs rather than larvae, and no pupal stage). Trichoptera are caddisflies, the adults look rather like small moths (which are their closest relatives), and they're indirect developers with a caterpillar-like larva and pupa. Relationshipwise, they're also very separate - Odonata were one of the first groups of insects to diverge, while Trichoptera are part of the Holometabola clade (insects with a larval stage) with moths and flies. [[User:Christopher|Christopher]] 13:47, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
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I'm not an expert but I can't tell the adults apart, see [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3a/Parachiona.picicornis.emerging.jpg Caddisflies] have four wings like dragonflies and both have larvae that develop in water. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 14:28, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
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:The great majority of insects have four wings (only a few lineages have reduced the number to two). As I said, the aquatic stage for dragonflies is a nymph (legs, etc., with no fundamental tissue rearrangement between nymph and adult), while that of caddisflies is caterpillar-like. Aquatic young are also found in Plecoptera (stoneflies), Ephemeroptera (mayflies) and Megaloptera (dobsonflies), among others. [[User:Christopher|Christopher]] 23:09, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
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== If Paleos goes down again ==
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We need somewhere to contact each other if we can't find this wiki. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 09:20, 13 November 2009 (UTC)
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Great to see you back, can you promote sysops?  [[User talk:Paul#Sysop recommendation|I’ve recommended Andreas]] and he [[User talk:Andreas#Do you want to be a sysop?|would like]] to be an administrator. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 08:45, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
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:Sorry, the sysops promotion is nothing to do with me. - [[User:Christopher|Christopher]] 11:29, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
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The [http://www.palaeos.org/index.php?title=Bryozoa&diff=22734&oldid=22732 rubbish you reverted] happens at least once a day now. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 08:52, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
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== Deuterostomia taxonomy ==
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They spammed [[Deuterostomia taxonomy]] hours after you deleted it so I copied the article from Palaeos to prevent that happening again.  You're an expert,do you feel like looking over the article and improving it?  I've just spent hours improving an article that an amateur economist wrote in [http://liberapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Economy Liberaedia] and I'm tired. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 14:03, 1 December 2009 (UTC)
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: I'm no expert but I took and bashed it into WikiMedia format. [[User:Andreas|Andreas]] 14:36, 1 December 2009 (UTC)
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== Blocking spammers ==
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They never come back twice with the same IP adress.  Perhaps if we keep blocking them they'll finally run out of adresses, frankly I block them when I feel like it and leave them when I don't. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 03:15, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
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== Please check ==
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Please check the accuracy of what I wrote in [http://www.palaeos.org/index.php?title=Apomorphy&diff=22938&oldid=16911Apomorphy Apomorphy] and [http://www.palaeos.org/index.php?title=Taxon&diff=22940&oldid=16905 Taxon] [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 08:57, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
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I protected [[Eubacteria characteristics]] because of a problem Andreas is having with an unregistered user.  I assume Andreas knows more than that bunch of numbers but perhaps an expert with administrative rights can ensure the article is OK. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 21:29, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
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==My computer's causing problems yet again==
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The computer is going away for repairs tomorrow and you will have to look after this wiki alone for some time, sorry. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 14:11, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
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== Patrol ==
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I don't know enough to patrol [http://www.palaeos.org/Special:Contributions/Jcwf this] [[Unicellular|or this]]. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 18:21, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
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[[Calabrian]] looks like senseless vandalism to me but I think an expert should check before deleting and blocking starts. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 17:49, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
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==New users==
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[[User:Jcwf]] would appreciate help from experts. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 19:28, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
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[http://www.palaeos.org/Special:Contributions/207.28.0.5 What’s this user about]? [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 19:11, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
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== Move Palaeos ==
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We need to consider moving Palaeos to save the Wiki, see [[User talk:Proxima Centauri#Spam]]. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 19:30, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
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How do you feel about moving?  I don't want to start anything as you and John Stanton are more closely ivolved with this wiki than I am. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 12:10, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
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:I don't see how it would make a difference, to be honest - wouldn't the spammers turn up at any address? [[User:Christopher|Christopher]] 12:12, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
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Other wikis have better spam filters so the spammers can’t cause problems, I’m an administrator on several [http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Community_Central Wikia] wikis and spam isn’t a problem on any of them.  There’s occasional spam but it doesn’t turn up every day. 
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Mainly I’m concerned that the owner of this wiki won’t pay to renew it and the wiki will suddenly vanish from cyberspace with all the work we’ve done simply lost.  [http://liberapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Old_Liberapedia Old Liberapedia], see the [http://www.wikiindex.org/Welcome Wikiindex] entry for  [http://www.wikiindex.org/Old_Liberapedia Old Liberapedia] as that wiki disappeared from cyberspace,  [http://liberapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page Liberapedia] survived and our work wasn’t lost because we moved the wiki. 
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[http://www.wikiindex.org/Wikia Wikia] gives free hosting and good software but there is no control over the advertisements they force onto us.  Other [http://www.wikiindex.org/Wiki_farm Wiki farms] are more academically orientated and may suit Palaeos better. 
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We all recommended that [[User:Andreas|Andreas]] should be sysoped over a month ago and nothing happened.  That’s why I’m worried that the site owner has abandoned Palaeos. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 16:42, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
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'''Andreas and I both want to move Palaeos, see [[User talk:Andreas#Move Palaeos]].  Is there a consensus for a move?  Do I contact [http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Community_Central Wikia]?  Do you prefer an alternative [http://www.wikiindex.org/Wiki_farm Wiki farm] or a different type of hosting? [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 10:56, 22 March 2010 (UTC)'''
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'''I’m very much under pressure from spammers, I’ve had hardly any free time today because I’m afraid to leave the computer while spammers are active.  I’m now paying to use a public computer because I have an appointment with my doctor that I can’t easily miss.  Unless the spam stops we must do something urgently to move Palaeos. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 15:00, 22 March 2010 (UTC) '''
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:As I'm not one of the site's owners, I've got no control over moving one way or another, sorry. [[User:Christopher|Christopher]] 22:27, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
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[http://liberapedia.wikia.com/wiki/User:Ajuk Ajuk] moved LIberapedia withouty being a site owner, see [http://liberapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Old_Liberapedia Old Liberapedia]. If you have no objection I'll contact Wikia. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 03:13, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
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: Alan is one of the owners right? Have you tried e-mailing (akazlev (at) bigpond (dot) com) him? [[User:Andreas|Andreas]] 08:16, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
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==Abbreviations in page titles==
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The link to [[Goodenia sect. Eugoodenia]] doesn't work, probably because of the period. [[User:Andreas|Andreas]] 12:07, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
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== Patrol ==
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[http://www.palaeos.org/index.php?title=Cenozoic&diff=prev&oldid=24213 Please patrol this] I don't know enough. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 16:35, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
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: Someone deleting a big chunk of text and leaving broken markup behind is pretty clearly vandalism. Please ban the perpetrator. [[User:Andreas|Andreas]] 16:52, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
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[http://www.palaeos.org/index.php?title=Cambrian_climate&curid=1609&diff=24301&oldid=17804&rcid=25295 Please patrol this] I don't know enough. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 08:37, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
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: I'm no palaeoclimatologist, but from very cursory research y'dy the revision appears to be correct. [[User:Andreas|Andreas]] 10:00, 3 March 2010 (UTC)
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== Science fiction ==
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I’m planning to develop [http://fiction.wikia.com/wiki/The_Aliens_of_the_Flaming_Red_Sun The Aliens of the Flaming Red Sun] and introduce an alien plant/animal that photosynthesises like [[Kelp]] but reproduces like, [[Tunicata]].  I imagine there is a dispersal stage when baby organisms have rudimentary sense organs and rudimentary brains, the babies swim till they find a suitable place to settle, then they lose their brains and their animal senses and become sedentary plants.  These alien plant/animals are, I imagine the ancestors of all animal life on the planet in a similar way to the way that Tunicta are the ancestors of all higher [[Chordate]]s and [[Vertebrate]]s on Earth.  The difference between my imaginary Kelp and the Tunicta is that adult Tunicta feed like animals while my imaginary organisms photosynthesise in the adult stage.  Do you have opinions? [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 15:08, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
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:The only point I'd bring up is that mobile larvae of sessile organisms such as tunicates don't necessarily have 'rudimentary' sense organs; in fact, they often have sense organs up the wazoo because their sole goal in life is to find a suitable spot to settle down. Compare the male deep-sea anglerfish which doesn't feed itself before finding a female to mate with/parasitise, and is basically a pair of nostrils with fins. [[User:Christopher|Christopher]] 23:44, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
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== EmmaWatson ==
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Does [[User:EmmaWatson3bc]] understand what this site is about?  Perhaps we need to watch her. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 19:30, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
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:No way of knowing as yet. See what they do next.[[User:Christopher|Christopher]] 12:47, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
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'''Latin'''
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What do we do with this Latin scholar, another [[User:EmmaWatson87]]? [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 17:57, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
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Yet another page turned up and I've told the lady unless she does any palaeontology [http://www.palaeos.org/index.php?title=User_talk:EmmaWatson8&diff=prev&oldid=25349 I'll delete the pages]. I feel I've been patient long enough. Do you have alternative suggestions? [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 13:37, 9 August 2010 (UTC)
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:Sounds appropriate to me.[[User:Christopher|Christopher]] 09:01, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
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Looks like we've got another load of spammers, commiserations. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 11:56, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
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== Spammers ==
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We're all busy with them daily now, I wish they'd find something better to do. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 09:20, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
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:I suspect that it might be bots, not even actual people. I don't have any idea what can be done about it, unfortunately. [[User:Christopher|Christopher]] 08:58, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
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==You're back==
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I see you've been watching the wiki, you returned as soon as that vandal came. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 23:44, 4 June 2012 (PDT)
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== Why are you deleting so much? ==
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Why are you deleting so much? [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 05:35, 25 August 2012 (PDT)
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:I'm removing stuff that I've put up that I'm no longer maintaining (and haven't been for some time). I'm only removing bare taxa lists, not any descriptive text, and I'm not removing anything that anyone else has picked up and kept working on. [[User:Christopher|Christopher]] 08:15, 25 August 2012 (PDT)
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::Is this site valuable?  The site went down for a few days recently and I assumed Palaeos didn't think it worth paying for.  You can move to hosting like Wikia where you must put up with advertisements but don't need to pay.  I'll protect the wiki from vandalism and spam as long as it's up but I don't mind if the site goes down.  I haven't worked at the main Palaeos site because most of my experience is with wikis and there's plenty of other wiki work for me to do. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 10:53, 2 October 2012 (PDT)
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:::I'm afraid that the site has not lived up to its original intent, as it has not managed to attract enough contributors. I don't think the original idea was misguided, but ''çest la vie''. [[User:Christopher|Christopher]]
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== Deletion ==
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Why do you delete so much?  I fear you're damaging the wiki. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 06:24, 23 February 2013 (PST)
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You deleted yet more pages but left me to delete [[User:TemekaCof|this spam]].  I need help with spam, also Palaeos needs a better CAPTCHA. [[User:Proxima Centauri|Proxima Centauri]] 02:14, 9 July 2013 (PDT)
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:I can help with the CAPTCHA. Of course, XRummer can solve it. I'll lend you this forum thread on XRummer:
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http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-ppc-seo-discussion-forum/352873-what-xrumer-service.html ''Might'' get you started. :D--[[User:Arctodus23|Arctodus23]] 23:29, 14 July 2013 (PDT)

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