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Old 01-04-2018, 03:52 PM
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Last edited by Terry57; 06-09-2019 at 10:46 AM. Reason: Addition of rule #14
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:03 PM
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Re: Parrot Forum Rules

Thanks!

I'm gonna make the Rickeybird study this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-05-2018, 08:03 AM
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Re: Parrot Forum Rules

I have elected to Post for two reasons:

1. As a means of bumping this back-up the board, and

2. As a warning; RickeyBird may likely see this as a challenge.

Thanks Scott!
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