Hello Gilliam, I noticed that you recently edited the page "Gabriel" and wanted to bring to your attention an error in the attribution of a line from Milton's Paradise Lost to Book IX, when it is actually in book XI. The line number is correct. I fixed it just now, but since I do not have a Wiki account I fear that it will be reversed. Since you have the authority to make edits, I was wondering if you could double check this reference and verify that the change is correct. The edit was made to citation 14. Thank you!
- 1 Fareham
- 2 Re: Comment on the page User talk:Tarc
- 3 Concerns and controversies at the 2014 Winter Olympics
- 4 James McIntire (politician)
- 5 Memphis, Mississippi
- 6 Foreign-language articles
- 7 Recent changes
- 8 Red heart
- 9 Matt Haag
- 10 Wyoming
- 11 Gilad Sapir
- 12 Iowa stubs
- 13 Helixism
- 14 22.214.171.124
- 15 Thanks, Gilliam!
- 16 Coordinated meat puppets
- 17 American Studies association
- 18 126.96.36.199
Well done I hope you feel good about yourself, we are just normal people, not computer experts or anything, just normal bods trying to stop Fareham Council building 6000 houses (get that!!!) on a greenfield site (1000 acres of green fields)!! north of the townn. The council have used all sorts of dodgy practice to get their way and its hardly a fair fight - for instance the Wikipedia page is controlled by a bloke from the council. So yeah, keep deleting our posts, call us vandals, that's fine, its a free world. I notice a nice village scene here, so I hope one day they don't arrive with bulldozers where you live and you want people to help you. Take care of yourself.
Re: Comment on the page User talk:Tarc
The above IP number 188.8.131.52 is a type of proxy so only the internet gods know who been using it. I'm using it at the moment.
But.... There is no guarantee that next person who becomes User:184.108.40.206 is going to be in full possession of their mental faculties.
This is regarding the changes made to the Krang page. I am glad that you monitor the Krang page with such dilligence, as he is a character of unparalleled depth and meatiness. However, I take exception to the fact that you removed my edit without questioning my source. It indeed was a mistake of me to make the statement without a source, but I am a new wiki user and haven't figured out how to use the attribution features. However, I assure you that I have INTIMATE knowledge of Krang's sexual preferences and dispositions. I can provide sources for you but they are visual and most find them to be rather disturbing. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 22:37, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
Concerns and controversies at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Hi I am User:Watti Renew. Thanks for your edits with User talk:18.104.22.168 and Concerns and controversies at the 2014 Winter Olympics concerning the Amnesty International. Watti Renew (talk) 16:23, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
James McIntire (politician)
Hi Gilliam. Jim McIntire asked me to make several corrections to his wiki page regarding his work, education, and personal information. can you please accept the changes that were submitted?
Hi there. I seem to recall that you are very good with demographic data for U.S. cities. If I'm correct, would you have a moment to look at Memphis, Mississippi? Thanks! Magnolia677 (talk) 15:52, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
- Memphis, Mississippi, had been vandalized in 2010, so I reverted it to that date. Gilliam (talk) 23:19, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
Hi Gilliam: I happened to come across Md.Azad Hosen's editing history and I noticed you'd speedy deleted several of their articles for being gibberish and/or foreign-language. This particular editor clearly has problems determining what's worthy of an article (although they have since started creating articles in English), but being in a foreign language is not in and of itself a speedy deletion criterion - see the last item in the list of non-criteria (they're only speedy deletable if we already have an article on the topic or if they are a copy of the article on the other Wikipedia). Please instead tag them and report them at Pages needing translation instead, because occasionally it's a notable enough topic that it's worth translating - and surprisingly often the page creator intends to translate it and uploading it in their native language was a misleading first step. Thanks! Yngvadottir (talk) 19:21, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
Gilliam. How are you? I hope you get this message. I was born with dreadlocks. I come from Nigeria and it happens there about the same rate as you have twins, albinos etc.
Unlike other countries in Nigeria, a child is named 7 days after birth partly based on how he/she was born. So if a baby comes out of the womb with dreadlocks, he gets a name "Dada". If you can open an email address just for the purpose I will send you my baby picture.
There no village Nigerians going to the salon to make dreadlocks, they either get born with it or they don't have dreadlocks.
If you think I made this up, please do some research from people that come from Nigeria. Not India or Russia or USA. Just like I will not ask a Nigerian about blonde hair, i will not expect much information from a French or Canadian on this topic.
I feel that because people have not seen it here in the USA, we assume its impossible. Frankly, its not a big deal if someone is born with dreadlocks where I am from-most parents will rather not deal with the stress that comes with it. Its not something that I am trying to say for any other reason than preventing ignorance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gokeoluyemo (talk • contribs) 21:31, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
- Okay, but we don't generally go by personal experience here on Wikipedia. Do you have a reference to support this? Also, what you're wanting to add is a bit of trivia, it probably doesn't belong in the introduction of the article. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 22:32, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
You say personal experience. It is not just personal experience. It is an experience that is shared all over Africa. It is not trivia either. It is a serious issue. If anybody listens to you, they are left with the impression that dreadlocks started by people going into hair salons. My point is that that is a recent phenomenon. Before then Africans had dreadlocks naturally. But you want to have a page on dreadlocks and want to keep everyone ignorant of its real origins. what is it to you anyway, do you have dreadlocks? You have one person on one hand that was born with dreadlocks and one that was not and what word did you use, trivia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gokeoluyemo (talk • contribs) 22:11, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks.16:41, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
- Thanks for your time. I am new here, and maybe mixed up. In the top of your talk page I see:
- Read Edit New section View history WikiLove Watch.
- I mean this WikiLove (with a symbol of red heart). In my page I do not see one. Do you see one in my talk page? It may be hidden from the user self only since all others seem to have it. This is new to me. Sorry for confusion, if it was like I suggest. Watti Renew (talk) 15:40, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
If you read carefully what is in the text now, you will immediately see the inconsistency. It is the Serbian population that was forced out (there was a genocide against Serbs going on in the independent state of Croatia during WWII), and it was the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas that was destroyed. So I just removed the erroneous statememnt that, as you can see, has no backing in the footnotes, and the only other source for the surrounding text is a Catholic Church issued pamphlet of questionable validity as a historical source. I have not been engaged in writing for/editing/commenting on the Wiki, so I have no idea of the rules--sorry about that. That particular statement though was so blatantly wrong that I just couldn't sit still and watch it stand. Sorry again.
Also, please note that the area was mostly ethnic Serb before, as well as after the WWII.
For your convenience:
During World War II, Udbina was part of the Independent State of Croatia. In December 1942, the Croatian population was expelled from the town.[full citation needed][dead link] The Catholic Church of St. Nicholas was subsequently destroyed.[dead link] The Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas (filial of the Church of the Holy Transfiguration of Mutilić) was destroyed in World War II. After the war the population became mostly ethnic Serb. Udbina had a football club named "Krbava". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:45, 20 February 2014 (UTC) Is this how you talk on a page? Oh well. I just wanted to say that I take tang soo do and it wasn't founded by Hang Kee. It dates back to nearly 50,000 b.c. so don't tell me otherwise. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 03:39, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
Hi Gilliam I am the person who created the article and have tried to stop the vandalism and the semi protection is great but please could you allow me and mrkingpenguin to continue our work on building the artcile, thank you
The article is nearly complete except for the black ops 2 season where an internet troll has messed with the last line to make it sound like a bad player because he doesn't like him, it simply needs to be changed as I am still working on the article, I went to change it and you changed it to semi protected so I was unable and I do not know how to be able to change semi protected articles as I only joined yesterday to create the article.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Beast01998 (talk • contribs) 21 February 2014
- Your talk page is empty and your user contributions show no unconstructive edits. I'm guessing this is a bug in the MediaWiki software. K6ka (talk | contribs) 02:33, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
I am sorry about that, but I want of mans on Wikipedia will see the viewpoint of other mans.
please talk me back
Hi, when you create if you can't find the coordinates and add an infobox can you add a coord missing template like this. This way the bot at some point can add them. Cheers.♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:13, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
- Thanks for the useful advice. I have stored the coord missing template in my sandbox and will use it from now on.- Gilliam (talk) 02:58, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Cheers.♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:24, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
As word spread about TwitchPlaysPokemon, it was inevitable that a page for Helixism would arise. I also noticed its low quality, and agree with you about its removal.
However, before it was removed, I rewrote the article to make the information more tangible, and focus on exactly how it sprouted through TPP. Would this be an appropriate focus for the article's reinstantiation? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vavskjuta (talk • contribs) 02:01, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
- I don't know enough about the topic to tell you what should be in it. Of course, all new articles should be on a notable subject, and verifiable citing reliable sources. Gilliam (talk) 02:05, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
- Thanks for the fast response. After looking through the links that you sent, it's pretty clear that while it might make a good addition to the Twitch plays Pokemon page, it isn't notable enough to have its own page. I'm new here, but thanks for pointing me in the right direction! -Vavskjuta — Preceding undated comment added 02:14, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for reverting the ridiculous edit by "Hgilbert." Sorry I missed that (I was editing the article too, and got an edit conflict warning). He was also reverted a month ago. I wish there was a way to keep the well-meaning but incompetent away from edit mode. -- Lisa. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 00:57, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Coordinated meat puppets
The edits you reverted are all deletions of Promotional meat puppet edits coordinated off-wiki by Aam Aadmi Party. India's national elections are underway (declared yesterday) and these are their declared candidates. See this diif's edit summary . They would be doing the same across hundreds of articles on their hitterto unknown candidates using 1000's of new /sleeper accounts. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 12:13, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
- Thanks for the warning. I don't intend to get too involved in that matter.- Gilliam (talk) 14:51, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
American Studies association
In response the U.S academic community regards the BDS as anti-Semitic therefore is is backed by the majority,please restore — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 15:49, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
- Criticism of the BDS belongs in the BDS article. It must be sourced and as NPOV as possible.- Gilliam (talk) 15:51, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
- If they do it again, you can report them here and I will block them immediately.- Gilliam (talk) 12:01, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
- The anon was immediately changing IPs and I suspect enjoyed being blocked. It would take a bit before I would see activity again on Huggle, so I started rolling back without comment (one warning so Huggle would put him near the top of the list) and not reporting to AIV. Eventually seemed to give up. Thanks for your help! Jim1138 (talk) 19:05, 10 March 2014 (UTC)