User talk:IP,67,161,166,20

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Just setting up the page.

Welcome[edit]

Hello, IP,67,161,166,20, and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you are stuck, and looking for help, please come to the New contributors' help page, where experienced Wikipedians can answer any queries you have! Or, you can just type {{helpme}} and your question on your user talk page, and someone will show up shortly to answer. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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User name[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia!

I hope not to seem unfriendly or make you feel unwelcome, but I noticed your username, and I am concerned that it might not meet Wikipedia's username policy for the following reason: confusion with the IP address 67.161.166.20. After you look over that policy, could we discuss that concern here?

I'd appreciate learning your own views, for instance your reasons for wanting this particular name, and what alternative username you might accept that avoids raising this concern.

You have several options freely available to you:

Thank you. --Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 23:25, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Philip, it's a joke. I AM IP 67.161.166.20. My IP address doesn't change for some reason, so I never bothered to create a named account. Some people objected to dealing with an IP, so I created an (almost) identical name (which I have used once - by accident) but am prepared to whip out on brief notice to provide some discomfiture and comic relief.

No need for anything formal, If you want me to change, I'll bend just to be reasonable.

PS I have a third account (created on whim and used about twice) aaaronsmith.67.161.166.20 (talk) 02:49, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

It would be much better to use user:aaaronsmith or any other handle you fancy than an IP address. As an IP address your opinion is not noted in AfDs WP:RMs etc. It is often assumed by editors with a handle that IP addresses are used by people passing through the project with no long term commitment to the content of specific pages, your opinions are likely to be taken more seriously by more editors if you use a handle. --Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 09:26, 4 February 2008 (UTC)