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I appreciate what you are trying to do with the metal pages, but instead of copy pasting over to the 40d namespace, it would be significantly better to move the pages from the main namespace to the 40d namespace, as that preserves the entire article's history. Thanks! --Briess 15:13, 3 April 2010 (UTC)