User talk:Platners

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Hello Platners,
Thanks for joining us. Please read this info below. We cannot copy content from Wikipedia anymore because it could raise copyright violations. If you have any questions about making edits or any broader questions about potential transitions to simplify reading, don't hesitate to contact me.

Hope you stay with us, (volunteers are hard to come by)
--Johnwynnejr 18:57, 27 June 2011 (CDT)

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