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Re:thnx[edit]

You're welcome :) As for an article on ESO, there already is a section on it located in the article for Age of Empires III (Age_of_Empires_III#Multiplayer), so an article for just ESO might not be the best option since it might not conform the notability criteria on its own/as a seperate article. Still, feel free to improve the section if you wish by adding what you told me on my talk page. If you need any other help, don't hesitate to ask. Good luck and happy editing, TomasBat 12:57, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

PS: I noticed this message that you posted at Talk:Guard tower; I would be happy to help you at improving the article.

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Well done![edit]

Well done on those edits to guard tower and Age of Empires III! A tip: To add references correctly, put ref tags around them like this: <ref>external link goes here</ref> (this will automatically make them appear at the "References" section at the bottom of the page). Oh, and don't worry too much about the notice above (I too for instance made the same minor mistake); it was made by an automatic script because you added a link to YouTube, which are, in some cases, discouraged per copyright issues.

Oh, another thing: I would like to give you this:

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The Exceptional Newcomer Award and The Age of Empires (AoE) Barnstar
I, TomasBat, award you, Retro2, with this double barnstar. The first half, for the great enthusiasm in improving Wikipedia despite having very recently created an account. The other half, for great effort and enthusiasm on working on Age of Empires-related articles. Well done!
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Happy editing, TomasBat 00:17, 4 April 2008 (UTC)


RE: Well Done[edit]

Thank you very much ^_^ I will continue to try to do my best.



Cliff-rose[edit]

Nice article! The only problem is... that it already exists at the Purshia article (cliffrose redirects there). Try merging the article that you created with the existant one ("merging" refers to passing the information of your article to the other article but avoiding ending up with duplicate info). Happy editing, TomasBat 20:57, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Plants on Wikipedia are under scientific names, so I moved your text to the Purshia talk page and made this page a page that shows links to either Purshia or Armeria maritima, another plant known as cliff rose. --

Blechnic (talk) 00:47, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Amirumo.jpg[edit]

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Re:Help on Images[edit]

What you need to do is add a fair use rationale (an explanation of why the image should be on Wikipedia despite being copyrighted).

So, add the following fair use rationale code to the image page, filling in all the parameters with the correct information, and remove the speedy deletion tag once you have done so.

{{Non-free use rationale
| Article           = 
| Description       = 
| Source            = 
| Portion           = 
| Low_resolution    = 
| Purpose           = 
| Replaceability    = 
| other_information = 
}}

For example, here is the fair use rationale code for Image:Superman 1.jpg to be included at article Superman (comic book). You can use it as an example of how you should fill your rationale.

{{Non-free media rationale
| Article           = Superman (comic book)
| Description       = Cover of ''Superman'' #1 (Summer, 1939). Art by Joe Shuster.
| Source            = Scan made by the original uploader User:Blainehuffman.
| Portion           = Full front cover as published.
| Resolution        = 300px size unsuitable to use for high end reproduction.
| Purpose           = For identification purposes in conjunction with discussion of the topic of the article.
| Replaceability    = No free use image available. As this is a fictional, copyrighted character, a freely-licensed alternative could not reasonably be obtained.
| other_information = {{DC-Comics-trademark-copyright|1939}}
}}

If you need any help, just ask; but have in mind that I don't log in on Sundays, so if you need help during that time, add {{helpme}} to your talk page and another user will contact you to help you. Best of luck, TomasBat 04:03, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

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Copyright violation in Casa Grande, Arizona[edit]

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Think you deseve some..[edit]

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Adoption[edit]

I see that you still up for adoption, if you are still interested drop me a line on my user page, and we can discuss what you want from adoption, and see if I would make a suitable adopter for you. Also just out of interest, is there a Retro1?--KerotanLeave Me a Message Have a nice day :) 19:59, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Oops, I was going to offer too, but Kerotan is a great editor and you would be wise to have him as your mentor. Let me know if things don't work out - I'm from Arizona, so maybe we have some of the same interests/hangouts/geography knowledge. Cheers! Tan | 39 21:17, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
Woah, I just noticed where you that left that message on my talk page, and it has slipped under the my radar something awful, and I am sorry that I didn't get back to sooner, I am going to contact Tan if he wants to co-addopt.--KerotanLeave Me a Message Have a nice day :) 23:36, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
Alright, after asking Tan, he is happy for me to adopt you. If you still up for it, drop me a message on my talk page.--KerotanLeave Me a Message Have a nice day :) 14:55, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

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Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Retro2! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

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You're invited: Spacefest Edit-a-thon Honoring Sally Ride - Tucson, AZ[edit]

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