User talk:OEDD

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July 2014[edit]

Hello, I'm The Last Arietta. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Opelika, Alabama, but you didn't provide a source. I’ve removed it for now, but if you’d like to include a citation to a reliable source and re-add it, please do so! If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. TLA 3x ♭ 19:27, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Conflict of interest / username[edit]

Hi, OEDD. Based on your username and contributions, I'm assuming you work for or are related to The City of Opelika Economic Development Department. While we welcome your contributions to Wikipedia, you may have a conflict of interest if you are affiliated with some of the people, places or things you have written about in the Opelika, Alabama article.

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Again, welcome! And apologies for the wall of text. :-) --auburnpilot talk 04:37, 16 July 2014 (UTC)