User talk:Gilliam

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Semi-protection[edit]

Hi, I see you're an admin and would like to request semi-protection on Paul Pierce and Pau Gasol. Both have been logged at Requests for semi-protection but neither have been dealt with yet. Both and in the news regarding respect NBA transactions and IPs and new users and persistently adding this info to the article – violating BLP. Are you able to help me out? Thanks in advance. DaHuzyBru (talk) 15:28, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi, again. Similar to Gasol and Pierce, could Luol Deng be upgraded to semi-protection. Reported signing that's been added to his article, plus vandalism as well. DaHuzyBru (talk) 18:48, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done- Gilliam (talk) 19:26, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Much like you did with Deng, Gasol and Pierce a month ago, could Shawn Marion be semi-protected for the same reason – adding information regarding a reported sports transaction. All the additions by users so far have been unsourced as well. Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 16:21, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

What Are You Waiting For? (song)[edit]

That'll teach me to be more careful; I use Twinkle, and G6 histmerge is right above G6 uncontroversial page move, and I hit the wrong button. A page move would be a very bad idea because I copied and merged previous, now deleted, revisions over to my userspace. Once I've moved my userspace to articlespace, could you restore the underlying revisions?--Launchballer 22:44, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm not quite sure how to do that repair, but you can list the page at Wikipedia:Cut-and-paste-move repair holding pen.- Gilliam (talk) 22:47, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
I used to be an admin at [1], and I do. Just delete it and restore all revisions.--Launchballer 22:49, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Done. Thanks for that tip.- Gilliam (talk) 22:55, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

New content proposal for YOOX entry[edit]

Hi,

I have seen you are among the editors of YOOX. Recently I have proposed some new content (data about main shareholders and financial highlights) to this entry on its Talk page, but I haven't received any feedback from other editors. Could you please have a look at it and advise me on the best way to proceed?

Have a nice day and thank you very much --Picard Baptiste (talk) 09:11, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

My only contribution at YOOX was to revert an instance of vandalism while patrolling WP:RC. Sorry but I don't really know anything about that topic per se.- Gilliam (talk) 18:35, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Dragon Dream experimental cargo air ship.jpg[edit]

Did I not have it listed as non-free with rational ? Mlpearc (open channel) 17:46, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

OK, I guess since you didn't post the non-free rational, I didn't have it on there.I'm not sure what the problem is, maybe the two "na." sections but, that's easily fixed. Can you please un-delete the file so I can fix it ? Mlpearc (open channel) 17:55, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. Mlpearc (open channel) 18:05, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Shall not bother then[edit]

Wow. What a friendly community NOT. I wont bother to try to write any articles on here then — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jkpdalziel (talkcontribs) 13:19, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Carey Curtis - Copyright issue[edit]

Hi there,

I've taken action to remedy the issue with the Carey Curtis page that you deleted (and rightfully so) and added the relevant statement to authorise the use of content on wikipedia. Are you able to undelete the page or do I need to produce it again?

Apologies, i am a first time user and did not know that the content had been copied from her linked in page.

Cheers,

Oscar

Thomsono1912 (talk) 16:51, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Fitzpatrick, "Nebraska Place-Names"[edit]

I notice that you've been inserting a number of statements about the naming of Nebraska communities, citing Lilian Linder Fitzpatrick's Nebraska Place-Names. The version you've been citing is an edition copyrighted 1960 at Google Books; presumably because it's still in copyright, GB doesn't provide access to all pages. If you'd be interested, there's a downloadable 1925 edition available through UNL's Digital Commons; since it's available without restriction, you might want to use it instead of the limited GB preview of the 1960 edition. — Ammodramus (talk) 14:09, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Hm. I checked out the copy of Fitzpatrick's book I'm using from my local public library. I don't own a printer so it would be an awful lot of going back-and-forth to the PDF before I am finished with all 93 counties in Nebraska. I completely understand what you mean but it would cost me a small fortune to print out all of those pages.- Gilliam (talk) 14:31, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Any chance you could add a link to the Digital Commons edition in addition to the Google Books version? This would make it easier for readers to verify content.
Don't know if your local library would have it, but Perkey's Nebraska Place Names is more recent; according to the preface (as I recall—I don't have the book with me), Perkey used Fitzpatrick as a source, but checked up on some of her facts, so might be more accurate. Ammodramus (talk) 14:46, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
I certainly wouldn't mind adding a link. Please format an example link and leave it below, or in a new section.- Gilliam (talk) 14:52, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
I've added such a link to your Fitzpatrick citation at Sparks, Nebraska, formatting it as
<ref>{{cite book | url=http://books.google.com/books?id=Dlas_EPVGFEC&source=gbs_navlinks_s | title=Nebraska Place-Names | publisher=University of Nebraska Press | author=Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. | year=1960 | pages=40}} A [http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=englishunsllc 1925 edition] is available for download at [http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/ Univeristy of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.]</ref> — Ammodramus (talk) 17:19, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! I made a note of it. I plan to take what I can from the book before it's due back. Please tell me if you know of any other helpful NE links I missed.- Gilliam (talk) 17:24, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
I see that you've found "Nebraska... Our Towns". Another source you might look into is the county historic buildings surveys, which include short histories of the counties and the towns therein. You can find them linked at the Nebraska State Historical Society (individual county reports under the heading "County/City Survey Reports"). — Ammodramus (talk) 18:04, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

As someone who has edited the article Asian American this year, I am seeking your input on a proposed change to remove a reference to epicanthic eyefolds. This topic has prompted discussion in 2009, 2010 and most recently in 2013.

There's a fine line between being WP:BOLD and subverting WP:CONSENSUS. Given the history of this topic, I'm hoping that a robust discussion, for the record, would improve the article whether this reference stays or goes. Ishu (talk) 13:54, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

My contribution to the Asian American page was to revert a single instance of vandalism while patrolling RC. Thanks for the invite but I'm busy working in other areas so I can't get involved.- Gilliam (talk) 15:31, 9 August 2014 (UTC)