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Gerald Shields researching at the Library of Congress.
Gerald Shields researching at the Library of Congress.
Name Gerald Shields
Country  United States of America
Current location Washington, DC
Languages English
Alignment Lawful Good
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Occupation Attorney
Education Master of Laws
College Loyola University New Orleans
University Georgetown University
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Politics My views are expressly my own and not of my past, current, or future employers.
Ever since September 11, 2001, I have been habitually donating blood to the Red Cross.
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Email geraldshields11@gmail.com
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Joined November 29, 2004
First edit November 29, 2004
Reviewer January 23, 2014
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Interests[edit]

Currently, I am interested in articles about space law, DPRK (North Korea), feminism,[1] and the economics of high fashion and haute couture.

As of December 2013, I actively edited articles about DPRK (North Korea), feminism, and the economics of high fashion and haute couture.

As of July 2013, I actively edited articles about South America, taxation, economics, and business entities.

As of 2004, I was interested in discussions of DPRK (North Korea), Arabic, taxation, financial crimes, China, Japan, feminism, and business entities.[1]

I do my best to contribute to the articles with citations, editorial changes, and typographical fixes. After all, each editor "brings something different to the table, whether it be: researching skills, technical expertise, writing prowess or tidbits of information, but most importantly a willingness to help". Also, I am interested in the use of the number 11.

  1. ^ a b Cohen, Patricia (26 July 2013). "Museum Welcomes Wikipedia Editors" (in English). New York Times. p. in print on July 27, 2013, on page C1 of the New York edition with the headline: Museum Welcomes Wikipedia Editors. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 



Feel free to comment on the User:geraldshields11/sandbox/Wikipedia_Summer_Of _Monuments_2014 at the sandbox talk page.

Feel free to comment on the Gerald Shields' Grant for Wikimania 2014 at the sandbox talk page.

Feel free to comment on the User:Geraldshields11/sandbox/Wikipedia likes Galactic exploration for Posterity at the sandbox talk page. Also, on the WP Idea Lab, a project discussion is at the Idea Lab project page.


vn-6 This editor's user page, talk page and/or subpages have been vandalized 6 times.





Conflict of Interest Statements[edit]

1. I, User:Geraldshields11, am an employee of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. My views are expressly my own and not of my employer. I will not make any edits that would not be beneficial to the goals of Wikipedia.

My edits, related to the Department of the Treasury, tend to consist of the following activities:

  • Creating or enhancing existing biographies of notable tax-related people based on both published and original primary source materials.
  • Creating or enhancing existing biographies of other notable scholars, researchers, and cultural figures, especially those from under-represented populations.
  • Adding authoritative references, citations, and images to improve the quality of existing articles of all types.
  • Updating project pages related to tax and to the U.S. government.

I will modify my editing behavior based on problems cited by other editors or if my editing conflicts with other Wikipedia guidelines. I ask that other editors do not hesitate to contact me, via my user talk page, if I appear to be going against this declaration. Geraldshields11 (talk) 14:58, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

2. I, geraldshields11, am an volunteer editor at Journal of Space Law. My views are expressly my own and not of my employer. I will not make any edits that would not be beneficial to the goals of Wikipedia.

My edits, related to outer space, tend to consist of the following activities:

  • Creating or enhancing existing biographies of notable space-related people based on both published and original primary source materials.
  • Creating or enhancing existing biographies of other notable scholars, researchers, and cultural figures, especially those from under-represented populations.
  • Adding authoritative references, citations, and images to improve the quality of existing articles of all types.
  • Updating project pages related to space and to the space programs, and space law.

I will modify my editing behavior based on problems cited by other editors or if my editing conflicts with other Wikipedia guidelines. I ask that other editors do not hesitate to contact me, via my user talk page, if I appear to be going against this declaration. Geraldshields11 (talk) 23:08, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Resources[edit]

Citing sources video tutorial -- part one
Citing sources video tutorial -- part two

International Travels[edit]

From: Flag of the United States.svg
Travelled To: Flag of Austria.svg Austria Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica Flag of Japan.svg Japan Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China Flag of Canada.svg Canada

To Err is Human; To Improve is Wikipedia[edit]

Like all humans, I make the odd but good faith mistake. If you are wishing to inform me of something that in your eyes I have done wrong, please contact me on my talk page, and I will gladly discuss. Let us make good articles with great cites.

Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow[edit]

Examples[1] of early variants of 'mighty oaks from little acorns grow' are found in:

Geoffrey Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, 1374:

"as an ook cometh of a litel spyr" [a spyr, or spire, is a sapling]

Thomas Fuller's Gnomologia, 1732:

"The greatest Oaks have been little Acorns."

and in an essay by D. Everett in The Columbian Orator, 1797:

"Large streams from little fountains flow, Tall oaks from little acorns grow."

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations states that 'great oaks from little acorns grow' is a 14th century proverb. Unfortunately, they don't include any details to support their view.

The 'mighty' version is known, in the USA at least, from the middle of the 19th century. It appeared in A. B. Johnson's The Philosophical Emperor, a Political Experiment, 1841.

  1. ^ "The Phrase Finder". Retrieved 06/15/2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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To Do[edit]

When I have time, I plan to do the following for the betterment of all humankind.

My tools / Tutorials / Reference Pages / Cheat Sheets[edit]

Useful links and tools that I always forget how to use from W:en:user:Jonesey95.

North Korean subject articles[edit]

Dear Fellow Wikipedia Editors: I understand the concern that articles about North Korea are currently stub articles and I am taking appropriate action to solve the problem. North Korea is a secretive state, some information about govenrment officials, companies, and events is known from official North Korean media, other information has been reported in foreign media. So, any North Korean article will likely be stub class until a major change.

I am trying to use libary research, instead of just Google, to expand Wikipedia articles about a largely unknown country. I have found a source to expand the the North Korean articles at the Global Resources Center at the Gelman Library at George Washington University library.[1] If someone is reported in the paper newspaper in the DPRK, then that person is noteworthy.

For example, much of the information is from unnamed south Korean analysts reported in Western news sources. Even, the Ri Sol-ju, the wife of Kim Jong-un, article is lacking definative information because the DPRK sources are few.

Please give editors time to flesh out these articles. I am seeking consensus to increase understanding that stub articles about North Korea may be all that is possible. WikiProject Korea North Korea working group is a category I plan to work on. Please discuss. Geraldshields11 (talk) 00:24, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

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  • While I try as far as possible to copy edit articles, this is not always achievable where the text is confusing or in need of content expertise. I am then forced to use a tag to attract such help for the article. Some useful tags are:

{{off-topic}} ~ {{Expert-verify}} ~ {{Expert-subject}} ~ {{contradict}} ~ {{confusing}} ~ {{refimprove}} ~ {{nofootnotes}} ~ {{notability}} ~ {{original research}} ~ {{crystal}} ~ {{POV}} ~ {{unreferenced}}

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  1. ^ Cohen, Patricia (26 July 2013). "Museum Welcomes Wikipedia Editors" (in English). New York Times. p. in print on July 27, 2013, on page C1 of the New York edition with the headline: Museum Welcomes Wikipedia Editors. Retrieved 30 July 2013.