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LS11sVaultBoy

aka Tom

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7,378 Edits since joining this wiki
November 10, 2012
  • I live in Leeds, England
  • I was born on December 20
  • My occupation is Bureaucrat of GTA Wiki
  • I am Male



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Transcripts

Before we start, please see the Community Noticeboard - got a question there.

Also name a GTA game(s) you want to do transcripts for so there won't be any edit conflicts. V-michael-trunk-miniV-franklin-trunk-miniV-trevor-trunk-mini 20:34, March 28, 2015 (UTC)


Hi there.

I had noticed that you and User:WildBrick142 had been adding transcripts in mission pages. Can I help out? Must the transcripts be shown in another page (Mission name/Transcript) or be shown in the mission page itself?

Please reply to me as soon as possible. Thank you. MarcusCheeKJ (talk) 02:37, March 29, 2015 (UTC)

Check this out

Check this out!  -ItsAnuddaShoah (talk) 22:08, March 28, 2015 (UTC)

Has not been done right?

Hey all the dialogues were correct. I have checked all of them from the subtitles. Can you give a reason to undo all my work? Hunter(Talk/Stalk) 14:33, March 29, 2015 (UTC)

I can help you guys. I will remove the template and will just write dialogues.you guys fix the template and insert it afterwards. I have done a lot of work on it.Hunter(Talk/Stalk) 15:14, March 29, 2015 (UTC)

Also Wild Brick is adding the same template. So,Why can't I use that template? Also I have remove all the templates from that page(just kept the dialogues). Hope you are happy now. Hunter(Talk/Stalk) 15:39, March 29, 2015 (UTC)

I noticed you added transcript on the mission page. Do I have to create seperate page or add transcript on the mission page?Hunter(Talk/Stalk) 17:44, March 29, 2015 (UTC)

Also I have cleaned Puncture Wounds/Transcript page. I rechecked and some things were wrong. I have fixed them.Hunter(Talk/Stalk) 17:46, March 29, 2015 (UTC)

What is wrong with Los Desperados transcript? I checked all the dialogues.-Hunter(Talk/Stalk) 19:57, March 29, 2015 (UTC)

Deletion

Can you delete these pages for me?: They're all category pages. 

  • Emperor Vehicles
  • Entity Vehicles
  • Enus Vehicles
  • HVY Vehicles
  • Declasse Vehicles
  • Grotti Vehicles
  • Pegassi Vehicles
  • Lampadati Vehicles
  • Maibatsu Vehicles
  • Ocelot Vehicles
  • JoBuilt Vehicles
  • Karin Vehicles
  • Karen Automobiles
  • LCC Vehicles
  • WMC Vehicles
  • Zirconium Vehicles
  • MTL Vehicles 
  • Sedams
  • Rear Engine Vehicles
  • Industrial vehicles (note: lowercase on "vehicles") (duplicated)
  • Wilard Vehicles
  • Sport Bikes (note:uppercase on "Bikes") (duplicated)

MONKEYPOLICE188 (talk) | (stalk) 17:23, March 29, 2015 (UTC)

Doesn't matter, Leo is doing it.:) MONKEYPOLICE188 (talk) | (stalk) 19:57, March 29, 2015 (UTC)

Rename pics

Due to my lack of attention-paying, I have incorrectly named a bunch of images.

Could you rename the following?;

All of them need the number after the mission title, e.g. "DriveMistyForMe2-GTAIII.png"

Thanks in advance V-michael-trunk-miniV-franklin-trunk-miniV-trevor-trunk-mini 20:03, March 29, 2015 (UTC)

EDIT:

Need renaming too, same way (number after mission name) V-michael-trunk-miniV-franklin-trunk-miniV-trevor-trunk-mini 20:07, March 29, 2015 (UTC)

I did it again. Could you rename these pictures?

V-michael-trunk-miniV-franklin-trunk-miniV-trevor-trunk-mini 13:48, March 30, 2015 (UTC)

I've renamed them already. DocVinewood (talk) 13:56, March 30, 2015 (UTC)

RfP

We've had another troller on the RfP page. I have made a decision to lock the page until another staff position is available, I also discussed a little with Sean. Leo68 (talk) 04:40, March 30, 2015 (UTC)

See Leo's talk page for the template idea. smurfy (coms) 05:11, March 30, 2015 (UTC)
Tony has expressed an interest in returning to a Patroller position (as he is inactive). We can move either Dodo or JBanton to inactive because they are not active, and haven't been in some time. Tony plans to step up his editing so I'll leave it down to you. I'd suggest JBanton, Dodo is more active and has been active more recently. Leo68 (talk) 01:29, April 1, 2015 (UTC)
i have a question i was wondering (if i ever get the thought) i was wondering how would i be able to become part of the gta wikia staff?TevanoRCMP (talk) 15:35, April 20, 2015 (UTC)

Re

OK I will work on GTA Vice City.


The Rockstar guy

Hey Vault, what happened to that guy from R*? I don't see him on the staff page. Was he a fraud? --Sasquatch101 (talk) 21:35, April 4, 2015 (UTC)

Edits

Worth taking a photo of. It's a GTA wiki easter egg! Leo68 (talk) 01:52, April 5, 2015 (UTC)

RE:

I hope so, I've wanted it back there for the past 11 years. Leo68 (talk) 17:37, April 5, 2015 (UTC)

I sure am. It would be a walk for Arsenal but could be interesting. Southampton are living proof that underdogs can beat huge clubs. Leo68 (talk) 18:04, April 5, 2015 (UTC)

Templates

Wonder if we'd be better served with a more generic "Product" template?

Fields to include:

Type (can change the header of the infobox - e.g. Beverage, Snack, Cigarette, Cereal),

Purchasable

Consumable

Real life equivalent

Game appearances

etc...  smurfy (coms) 21:52, April 5, 2015 (UTC)

I'll do some work on it now. 

The changed header based on input parameters can be seen in a lot of the template work Wildbrick has done in the last couple of weeks. They have been used for a while on "game" fields to allow you to enter a short code (e.g. V, O) to return the full game title.

e.g. One I did yesterday:

{{#ifeq: {{{requirements|}}} | y | <small>System Requirements</small> |<small>SPECIFICATIONS</small>}}

If "requirements" input  = "y", then print "System Requirements", otherwise, print "Specifications".

I did some template clean-up yesterday. Particularly all the staff warning message templates, I removed the "edit" option for the section once they are put on a user talk page. When someone edits, they actually edit the template, not their talk page. I've nearly done it myself, even experienced users like Enigma24 did it.  smurfy (coms) 22:30, April 5, 2015 (UTC)

Done. Can probably be applied to most of these. smurfy (coms) 00:11, April 6, 2015 (UTC)

Staff

Hi Tom. A minor thing, but I've just looked through the inactive staff listed, and only JBanton and Istalo still have their staff rights. In that case, the other users should be moved to the former staff section, as they're no longer staff members. SJWalker (talk) 22:31, April 5, 2015 (UTC)

Promotion Opportunity

Greetings!

This is Jorge from Wikia. I'm reaching out to you a few other admins about a potential promotion opportunity I wanted to run by you and your GTA community. To help spotlight your community and celebrate the release of GTA V on PC, we are considering partnering with Nvidia to host an expert blog post about how to mod your PC to get the most out of GTA V's fancy new graphics. Our hope is that we could get your permission to promote the blog using a mainpage and article page promotion module. We would put it up ourselves and take it down after a few week or a month (how long its promoted is negotiable). Is this something you think is possible? Let me know when you can by leaving me a message on my talk page!

All the best, Jorge @Wikia(profile)•(talk) 22:15, April 7, 2015 (UTC)

Hey VaultBoy! I just wanted to follow up with this promotion opportunity one more time. Unfortunately we couldn't get the PC blog, but we still have an opportunity to spotlight the community with an expert blog about using the in-game editor for making some of the awesome videos people show off on YouTube. Is that still cool? If so, we'd probably launch this in a few days for a week or two. Let me know on my talk page! All the best, Jorge @Wikia(profile)•(talk) 16:38, May 14, 2015 (UTC)

New Page Name

The page Backpacks has info on backpacks and duffel bags. There's not enough info to split the pages so I think there needs to be a new name but I can't think of one. If you think of one can you rename it? Leo68 (talk) 02:33, April 9, 2015 (UTC)

Xbox Live Issues

Hey, are you having issues signing into Xbox Live, Xbox One specifically? MONKEYPOLICE188 (talk) | (stalk) 11:51, April 13, 2015 (UTC)

Yeh, it's working now, thanks :) MONKEYPOLICE188 (talk) | (stalk) 14:35, April 13, 2015 (UTC)

Andre's Probation

As I'm sure you're aware, Andre's probation ends on Wednesday. It's probably best that I set up the vote as this is the first occasion. Voting will be limited to admins and above but the patrollers and users can comment. I'll stick it on the community noticeboard. Given that there are eight voters we'll put on a bureaucratic veto if it ties. There will need to be five positive and his rights will remain during the vote. I'll also add this info onto the policy page. Leo68 (talk) 01:45, April 14, 2015 (UTC)

Hello, LS11sVaultBoy

This is a small notification to advise that we are now authenticated on Wikia (you can check this via our profile) to ensure full authenticity to all visitors to Wikia.

We will continue to monitor and evaluate material on GTA Wikia to ensure any article is not in violation of copyright, including but not limited to; leaks, un-released game material or posting material that promotes modding, hacking or otherwise providing a bad image about Rockstar titles. 

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to leave a message on our Talk communication area. We would like to maintain regular communication to best advise the management. 

Ryan Jackson

(TIER 2 Press Management)

Rockstar North 

Vandals

Yeah, bud, I need you to block this shithead. There's more on the way so be on high alert. Mortsnarg (talk) 04:06, April 20, 2015 (UTC)

Nevermind, just be on the lookout. Mortsnarg (talk) 04:20, April 20, 2015 (UTC)

Well Tom, If you'd been here yesterday, you would probably understand where I am coming from. Please join the chat. smurfy (coms) 21:05, April 20, 2015 (UTC)


New section

Hi Tom how you make your information template how i gonna create my own please help Thanks.~Seanharvey.manero

Staff

Istalo has noted he will not be active again so we should remove him from inactive I don't think he'll work enough to retain his rights. I also think Dodo should be made inactive he hasn't edited at all in the three months since his demotion. Leo68 (talk) 15:54, April 21, 2015 (UTC)

I altered the Community Messages. You may want to explain the situation relating persons unnamed in chat. Leo68 (talk) 16:26, April 21, 2015 (UTC)

Myth hunter's sig colour needs to be changed and we need a flag of India icon for his staff page. Leo68 (talk) 17:05, April 21, 2015 (UTC)

India-FlagIcon
The template Gtawiki staff also needs to be changed.Signature (talk/stalk/blog) 17:08, April 21, 2015 (UTC)

I want this as my staff pic.Myth hunter

LittleJacob-Artwork-Smoking

Noticed something

I was just lurking through the user list and found two users that kept their bureaucrat powers for some reason; GuildKnight (moved to Grand Theft Wiki) and Thai420 (disappeared) V-michael-trunk-miniV-franklin-trunk-miniV-trevor-trunk-mini 19:31, April 21, 2015 (UTC)

Update

Tom, I have spoken to a staff member at Community Central about the demotion of GuildKnight, however Thai420 may not be allowed to be demoted because I believe he was our founder. I also informed WildBrick of this.

Also, new Patroller for Dodo's old position? I asked WildBrick if he'd reconsider after rejecting it last month. I can't think of anyone else. Leo68 (talk) 04:29, April 22, 2015 (UTC)

If Wildbrick isn't interested, I'd suggest User:ToJ should be shoulder-tapped next. smurfy (coms) 04:51, April 22, 2015 (UTC)
I'd recommend at least three months of probation for TevanoRCMP. Signature (talk/stalk/blog) 14:17, April 22, 2015 (UTC)

What would be best here is to do what Leon did with myself and 558 when his admin position became vacant: Ask the three people you've all suggested, then set up an election on the Community Noticeboard if all of them are interested. SJWalker (talk) 15:06, April 22, 2015 (UTC)

Both Tevano and WildBrick expressed an interest so I've set the vote up. If I've made a mess of it, you can drop it all on my head. SJWalker (talk) 17:54, April 22, 2015 (UTC)

Transcripts in GTA IV

Hi Tom. Can I volunteer myself to add transcripts in missions in GTA IV, and maybe in it's episodes too? Cause nobody had been adding transcripts to this missions. MC (MyComputer) 09:36, April 22, 2015 (UTC)

Borough/Landscape/Area Infobox

Hello! I've been looking through pages and I'm glad that the "Structure" template was added! I still think we should have some more for info though. I apologize if I sound rude, but I think having something for a location like.... Outlook or Raton Canyon if you're talking about the country. I think we need a infobox for non-specific areas that are scattered throughout the GTA landscape. I don't know, just an idea. You wanna build on this idea or something, please do so! Thank you! Mortsnarg (talk) 18:46, April 22, 2015 (UTC)

I totally agree. One of my next goals is to improve neighborhood/district pages and I also wanted to suggest a new infobox for these locations, similar to the Borough infobox. DocVinewood (talk) 21:29, April 22, 2015 (UTC)

Ffaarr

I believe that guy is a vandel thats why i think he deleted all the data from the main page and a hacker because he just made himself staff. i would suggest an IP Ban on that guy.TevanoRCMP (talk) 17:22, April 23, 2015 (UTC)

Also it has come to my attention that they are a hacker because have you noticed the edit change was not mentioned in wiki activityTevanoRCMP (talk) 17:24, April 23, 2015 (UTC)

?

I saw You added Trivia on my page that I have a degree in animal welfare?Myth(Talk/Stalk) 19:34, April 23, 2015 (UTC)


main page

Hi, I added a inter-language link to Chinese gta wiki and didn't remove any contents.Ffaarr (talk) 01:12, April 24, 2015 (UTC)

Boomer

Boomer was blocked twice before Jeff banned him for failing to follow the rules. It may not be fair but policy is the third block is always permanent. Leo68 (talk) 03:37, April 26, 2015 (UTC)

The vote says the ban will remain. As for the vandal allegations against you, I don't believe them.

For now, where does Sasquatch stand in this incident? Leo68 (talk) 17:55, April 26, 2015 (UTC)

Did you ever deal with Gunshow? Myth hunter suggested it could be him, he has a HUGE grudge with B and S. Leo68 (talk) 18:08, April 26, 2015 (UTC)

Block Vandal

Can you block PunjabiNights AKA Gunshow who is making a mockery of the CNB. Also can you give me admin rights on the Vandal wiki as Gunshow is there now leaving tons of hate mail on my wall. Thanks. --Sasquatch101 (talk) 22:37, April 26, 2015 (UTC)

Infoboxes

I won't be doing anything about this until the other infobox discussions are finished but I wanted your input;

As so many cars in the GTA series have successors in new games (Huntley and Huntley Sport, Police Patrol and Interceptor, Fugitive and Merit etc. etc., should we add this to infoboxes of the vehicles that feature predecessors and successors? Leo68 (talk) 03:43, May 10, 2015 (UTC)

RE: Leicester City

Thanks Tom. We're not over the line just yet but it's in our hands. The turnaround is something even I didn't believe would happen, especially after the Hull game last month when we had 19 points. I hope Leeds manage to get some stability back and can push on for promotion, it's the very least the fans deserve after the mismanagement of the past 11 years and the spell in League One. SJWalker (talk) 11:31, May 10, 2015 (UTC)

RockstarPressUK

Hello, just recieved a link in the GTA Wiki chat declaring the RockstarPressUK user is possibly a hoaxe. Could you check this link out: [1]. It is written by a Rockstar Official, declaring it is fake. Monkeypolice188-Signature LSPD Loudhailer-V-render StunGun-GTA5-ingame 19:32, May 13, 2015 (UTC)

Hey Tom, Jorge (Wikia staff) has already taken action on it. smurfy (coms) 21:10, May 13, 2015 (UTC)

Press Hoax

Hey VaultBoy! I just wanted to let you know that we verified from another source that the user was, in fact, a hoax. As I mentioned to Smurfynzm, we take impersonation very seriously, be impersonating as an industry rep or another user, hence the ban. If the user thinks this is misunderstanding, they are welcome to email me directly at jorge@wikia-inc.com. We want to be absolutely certain our communities are not deceived or taken advantage of, hence this extra bit of caution. Hope this clarifies things! Best, Jorge @Wikia(profile)•(talk) 21:20, May 13, 2015 (UTC)

Hey there!

Hey there Tom, long time no talk! I just dropped by to announce that I'm probably going to northern England this summer and I'd like to know if there's anything special to see in Leeds. See ya! --Thomas0802 • (talkedits) 14:37, May 15, 2015 (UTC)

Screengrab

Hey Tom. Just sending it what I done in the Chat. Smash thinks it looks nice. That's all. Body Armor Android SWAT Cam F Torpedo Android Dispatch Detonator Android Data Files Crate Android 05:01, May 16, 2015 (UTC)

Chat moment 2015


Wiki affiliates

Would you be interested in setting that up with Just Cause Wiki? The split Grand Theft Wiki is already on the list at JC wiki, so this would let you guys compete. Also Red Dead wiki is already affiliated with both. GMRE (talk) 22:35, May 19, 2015 (UTC)

Infobox re-writes for Mobile

Hi there! I’m Andrew, one of the community managers at Wikia. If you don’t know me, here’s my CC profile. I like baseball, laying on the beach with no plans or goals for the day, and climbing things.

We have a new beta project out, and since it's going to be critical to Wikia's future, we're asking for your help.

We want to partner with your community (and a couple others) and collaborate on a redesign of your existing infoboxes. It’s not a small task, but it’s one that we think we can get done relatively quickly and efficiently. Our engineers - both here in San Francisco and in Poland - will get hands-on with your community and work with your team to redesign the infoboxes.

You can read more here in the forum (and head to the sandbox to give it a whirl), but the tl:dr version: our current infobox structure translates very poorly to mobile experiences, and mobile is where Wikia’s growth lies. We came up with a solution that will take a bit of effort, but will pay significant dividends in the near future. What we're hoping is that we can use this community to test out its strengths and limitations while we get it from “beta” to “full feature”.

What you get out of the deal:

  • Wikia engineers who will work directly with your community to update the code that underpins your infoboxes
  • Access to staff for feedback, and our promise that your ideas will be taken seriously
  • A head-start on this change and therefore a significant upgrade in your community’s visibility

What we get out of the deal:

  • Several fresh sets of eyes that can help us understand how this will be used by the average Wikian
  • A test community that will let us track how the new infobox structure is used by visitors and viewers
  • The opportunity to share this initiative’s successes (and failures, I’m sure!) with the wider Wikia community and show them that it’s a smart plan for our shared mobile future

Please talk this over with your admin team and let me know. I’m happy to answer any and all questions about this - please use my wall or just keep the conversation going here.

Ducksoup (talk) 01:56, May 20, 2015 (UTC)

Neat! Is there a "decisionmaking" process here at GTA wikia, or can we staff just dig right in and start working? Ducksoup (talk)

Una favor, Por favor :P

Hiya Vaulty, long time no see!

Listen, can you change the name of my link on the Former Staff list from "Ilan xd" to "Raziel Reaper" in the coming day? I have decided to rename my user. >.< (Something I'll probably regret in a few months. Oh well. Lol...)

Thanks in advance. -- iLan (XDEdits ) 11:34, May 23, 2015 (UTC)

Pre Split Pages

I'm working on ALL pages created prior to the Community Split. A majority of them have been poorly written, ordered and have unlicensed or badly named images. Can you help out? I also have an issue with something else, but I'll leave a message off the wiki. Leo68 (talk) 03:31, May 25, 2015 (UTC)

Most of the pages are linked to all games prior to and including The Ballad of Gay Tony. If they have connections to V, cars etc, they've mainly been fixed, but a majority of the ones that have no connections are a mess. Leo68 (talk) 14:45, May 25, 2015 (UTC)

Losing my mind, I meant pre-split not post split. Leo68 (talk) 00:31, May 26, 2015 (UTC)

Staff

We may have to wait some time before appointing a new Bureaucrat. Smashbro says at this time he doesn't want the position, CJ Jr's activity has decreased and the other admins don't seem ready right now. Any suggestions, or should we wait for now? Leo68 (talk) 16:35, June 7, 2015 (UTC)

I'll give it until the beginning of August, that'll be about two months. Also, Monk's probation expires on Saturday, my verdict is that he'll pass. Leo68 (talk) 18:12, June 7, 2015 (UTC)

I've set up the probation vote early because I won't be on the wiki as of tomorrow until next Friday (June 19th). As always, 5 yes votes for a pass, 5 no votes for a fail. Like RfP, you'll have to close it. See you again next week. Leo68 (talk) 21:24, June 12, 2015 (UTC)

Your support request

Hi LS11sVaultBoy. I just wanted to let you know that I replied to your support email. So Wikia can keep a record of our discussion, let's keep our replies in email. This message is just to acknowledge that we received it and that I replied. Thanks! - Brandon Rhea@Wikia(talk) 23:22, June 14, 2015 (UTC)

RFP

Can you please unlock the RFP page? Patrollers can't cast their vote is the page is protected to admins only.Myth(Leave your threats here/Want to Stalk?) 12:07, June 18, 2015 (UTC)

Vandal

http://gta.wikia.com/Special:Contributions/Tyglew?limit=500&target=Tyglew This guy is adding a useless category to over 120 pages and is still continuing it. block him before he destroys the whole wiki.Myth(Leave your threats here/Want to Stalk?) 12:35, June 19, 2015 (UTC)

Request to join GTA Wikia Crew

Good day, I am interested in joining the GTA Wikia Crew for Xbox LIVE, primarily for Heists. I have been a member of this Wiki since the 25th of May 2015, and I have made 225 edits (as of the time that I send this message) since then (mostly minor spelling and grammar corrections).

TAlim 1994 - Konan T-A Lim (talk) 02:37, June 20, 2015 (UTC)

Messi1983 Demotion

For now I will close the vote as unsuccessful, however, if his activity does not pick up, we'll reopen the vote in August as we agreed before the vote was suggested. Leo68 (talk) 13:49, June 25, 2015 (UTC)

Yes, Jeff advised me of this as well. Leo68 (talk) 15:39, June 25, 2015 (UTC)

Leeds

I had to wait until yesterday because of my final exams and yes I made it, and I really have no clue how I managed to do it.

Well, as I've been working for the past few months, I finally summed up enough money to visit Northern England. I'm planning to visit the city with a few mates and they might be only interested in the nightlife of the city, but I looked up on the Internet about the Tropical World and The Royal Armouries and they seem to be quite nice (I'm a military freak, 4 real). And I still need to check on my calendary exactly when I'm going (about end August) so it should be possible to find some tickets to watch a game at Elland Road. I'll keep you updated on my planning anyways, and if I have enough free time we could meet anywhere if possible. Cheers. --Thomas0802 • (talkedits) 14:21, June 28, 2015 (UTC)

RE: Chris Wood

Hi Tom. He's not the fastest player but he does get goals, and I think the step down a league will help him get his form back. You're getting a good player, though I'll admit that £3m is probably too much for him especially since we only paid £1m.

Ah, I see. If your manager's going for a 4-3-3 then Wood should fit into that system. He is good as a target man. Sam Talk 18:34, June 30, 2015 (UTC)
I've just seen it now. Very odd. Sam Talk 18:51, June 30, 2015 (UTC)
One thing that may have swayed the board is the fact that Pearson's son was one of the players involved in the racist sex-tape in Thailand. It seems to be just Pearson as his backroom staff have been kept on. As for who to replace him, there aren't many out there that would fill me with confidence, except maybe Paul Lambert, as he did very well at Norwich when they went up. With regards to Schmeichel, he's definitely been our most consistent player in the time he's been here, and is started to step out of his dad's shadow and be judged on his own merits. I just hope Pearson's exit doesn't result in key players leaving and the foundations he built being ripped up. Sam Talk 22:37, June 30, 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, we're going to need it. I just hope to God we don't appoint Harry Redknapp, he's the polar opposite of Pearson. Good luck to Chris Wood at Leeds, I think he'll do well for you. Sam Talk 11:36, July 1, 2015 (UTC)

Push Buttons

Hey VaultBoy!

We want to run a test with GTA and just a couple other communities in which we give you, the admins, control over your apps' push notifications. You'd fill out a little Google form, we'd check to make sure you didn't write anything vile, and we'd push your message to everyone who has the app installed and push notifications enabled.

We wouldn't need much from you - just one 200-character-or-less message every two weeks or so. Is that a program you and the other admins might be into?

Let me know! Ducksoup (talk) 21:08, June 30, 2015 (UTC)

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