User talk:Firefox6297

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Hello! This is my talk page. This is just like wikipedia... My nut page. The "welcome" with a cup of cofee is the first ever thing on my talk page I got. Put a '"helpme"' on my talk page if you need help and put a question under. Thank you.


--Firefox6297 (talk) 19:11, 6 March 2010 (UTC)


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Thanks again! Adambro (talk) 19:34, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

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