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You should also note that Wiktionary has very different user-space policies from Wikipedia, we are here to build a dictionary and so the user-page must help with that goal. In particular we have voted to explicitly ban all userboxes with the exception of {{Babel}}; please do not create or use them.

We hope you enjoy editing Wiktionary and being a Wiktionarian.

Before trying to run a bot, please read our bot policy, which is different from Wikipedia's.—msh210 18:26, 2 June 2008 (UTC)