User talk:JoshuaKGarner

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Welcome! and Thanks![edit]

Hello Joshua and a big welcome to WIkipedia! I am happy to be able to welcome you even though you started making edits back in April. Today I checked a listing and was very happy to see that you just made a stub article about a sea snail, Buchema nigra. I wanted to thank you very much for that. As you will see I fixed your article up a little, including adding it to some categories. I also wanted to give you this invitation. I don't know if you are particularly interested in snails (?), but there is a very informal group of editors on WIkipedia who work on improving our coverage of snails and slugs. The name of the group is WikiProject Gastropods.


Wikiproject GastropodsGuilfordiayoka.jpg
I've noticed your edits on pages relating to Gastropods; perhaps you'd be interested in joining WikiProject Gastropods?
If you would like more information, please visit the project page or the project talk page.


Anyway, welcome again and thanks for your work! if you have any questions or comments please feel free to ask me on my talk page. Best wishes, Invertzoo (talk) 13:28, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Tullio De Piccoli[edit]

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Use of triple parentheses[edit]

Please don't tag names with triple parentheses like you did in this and this edit. If you're using a public computer it may have software installed to do it automatically. — Strongjam (talk) 14:24, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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