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If you have any questions, please ask me on my talk page. If you want to try out editing, you can use the sandbox to try. Once again, welcome, and I hope you quickly feel comfortable here, and become an active editor for Wikidata.

Best regards! --Bill william compton (talk) 02:35, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Merging itemsEdit

Hi. Thanks for merging Q9116831 with Q8634925. However, this can be done easier than how you did it, using the merge gadget - see Help:Merge for more information. In case you want to request the deletion of an item manually anyway, better post it on Wikidata:Requests for deletions (there's a gadget for this, too). This is less work for us administrators and chances actually are that it will be seen and handled faster this way. This said, have fun with Wikidata and have a nice day. --YMS (talk) 10:35, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi YMS, thanks for the link. This Wikidata is still a new territory for me. --Necessary Evil (talk) 12:14, 12 August 2014 (UTC)