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I mistakenly missed a space on the Category:Buchanan County,Missouri Should be a space before Missouri. Is this power only for admins? If so can you correct it? Sorry. --Will 06:10, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Interesting. Hadn't noticed that before, but moving a category apparently requires Bureaucrat status. Looks like a job for Robin. Bill 18:17, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
I think it needs a Developer, not a bureaucrat. But I will (and anyone could) give it a template:category redirect to help in the process of manual correction. Now if you had been copying and pasting from the Wikipedia equivalent (which I do whenever possible) you wouldn't have had the problem! Robin Patterson 00:45, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, still learning. Getting kinda used to the whole category thing on here. Hope you don't mind the stuff I have been doing with states and surnames. --Will 00:52, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
William, if you're still around someplace, I think you were doing a fine job. I appreciated your contributions even though I didn't tell you that on your home page. I hope you come back and start adding and editing again. I miss having you around. Best wishes, Zephyrinus 00:31, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
Appreciating the energy, Will. Slightly concerned that you seemed to do lots of "X-State counties" categories manually that I would have copied and pasted from Wikipedia (preserving the lowercase "c" instead of introducing a capital "C"). It may not matter. Robin Patterson 12:28, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
Hot off the press, so to speak - One of the chiefs at Appropedia has a device called "category.py" to move categories. Seems it uses a bot. http://www.appropedia.org/Help:Moving_a_page#Moving_a_category. Robin Patterson 12:28, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
Are you familiar with bots, Robin? Goodness me, what don't you know? Zephyrinus 00:31, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
(1) No. (2) I don't know. Explanation - another Appropedia page said that bots were used to change categories; I believe it because 20 categories were changed in a couple of minutes. Conclusion - you and I can steer clear of bots but we can read about them on Wikipedia if we like. Robin Patterson 05:56, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
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