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- The ability to rename pages.
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We hope that you choose to become a Wikipedian and create an account. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have on my talk page. By the way, make sure to sign your posts and comments with four tildes (~~~~), which will let others know who left it. Mushroom (Talk) 21:55, 16 July 2006 (UTC)
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