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Slow down on editing the
User: namespace. Editing your userpage too much will lead to it being locked again. Instead of making multiple small edits, why not instead use the preview button (Alt + Shift + P) to check your edits before saving the page. Thank you. --Porygon-Z 17:40, 6 August 2008 (UTC)
- OK Thanks for reminding me. LugiaRules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" 17:51, 6 August 2008 (UTC)
- Even after being reminded, you are continuing to make too much Userspace edits. Slow down and concentrate on the mainspace. Use the "Show Preview button" before saving the page after editing. It will show you the changes you made without saving the page so that you can easily identify any mistakes you have made and correct them. Then save the page.--Misty-May-Dawn rulz 13:20, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
Please Can I Join Your Lugia Fan Club? Pokemonboy 13:52, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
- Sure just add the Userbox and add your name. LugiaRules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" 13:53, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
Um Sorry i do not have a userpage and also i do not know how to create one but... could i join anyway??? Pokemonboy 18:51, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
THANKS!!! Pokemonboy 16:16, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
Slow down on editing the User Space.The more you edit it, the more likely that it will be locked againDCM
How do you make User Tags? ShinyPiKa 04:27, 1 September 2008 (UTC) P.S. Thanks for joining The User Post Gazette, tell others to join
- The common user tags usually have a template. But if you want to MAKE one, then you might want to start out by using an existing one as a template.--☆Tavisource 05:43, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
Edit other user's User pages.If they want the tag,they put it on themselvesDCM
I made a new template for The User Post Gazette. Dont forget to add it. Its Template:Paperboy. §hin¥£[email protected] 23:50, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
Please discuss the image on the talk page. Baby G 16:02, 7 September 2008 (UTC)