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Hi. I have a question about this article. I'm pretty sure only purple elephants live in New York! JayRandumWikiUser 02:49, 10 Nov 2009 (UTC)

Well, I have visited New York before, and the elephants definitely come in green. try2BEEhelpful 17:28, 11 Nov 2009 (UTC)
I think you should find a source for your claims before I believe them! Living × Skepticism 20:53, 11 Nov 2009 (UTC)
Okay, these elephant journals agree with me:
  • Elephants Monthly
  • Elephants World
  • Elephants Enthusiast
I've done my research! try2BEEhelpful 19:09, 12 Nov 2009 (UTC)
I guess you're right. Thanks for listing out your sources. JayRandumWikiUser 23:09, 12 Nov 2009 (UTC)


To keep comments in line, use the same amount of colons as the previous line, before adding your own indentation and/or bullet point.

An example of an indented discussion with bullet list
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::: Okay, these elephant journals agree with me:
::: * Elephants Monthly
::: * Elephants World
::: * Elephants Enthusiast
::: I've done my research! ~~~~

Okay, these elephant journals agree with me:
  • Elephants Monthly
  • Elephants World
  • Elephants Enthusiast
I've done my research! try2BEEhelpful 11:08 am,12 Dec