User:Gilliam

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I'm Gilliam, a Wikipedian since 2005. As an administrator and active editor, I strive to maintain a balance between volunteer admin duties and free writing contributions.

At the moment, I enjoy improving the history section of any U.S. town, especially small, unincorporated communities, formerly having focused on topics pertaining to my native Cincinnati–Northern Kentucky metropolitan area.

Handy sources for researching include Google Books, Google Newspapers, and when on-line sources are not available, public library (PLCH) books. New users may find a useful list of online referencing tools below...

Toolbox

Citing sources
  • ProveIt GT (Highly recommended!)
    • Enable ProveIt at your preferences under 'Gadgets'; it will then appear in in the edit box. Create references by filling in fields such as URL, page title, etc.
  • Citation Tool for Google Books (Highly recommended!)
    • Search database at https://books.google.com with desired keyword(s). Once you find a page containing what you need, copy and paste page URL into the Citation Tool, and it will instantly generate a ref you can add directly to Wikipedia
  • HathiTrust Digital Library similar to Google Books
  • Google Newspaper Archive
    • The free Google Newspaper Archive is a searchable database of old newspapers. Once you find the article you need, copy/paste URL, date, author, etc. into ProveIt.
Counter vandalism

N.B. I encourage any vandal fighter to tick "Hide my edits from the watchlist" in the "Watchlist" section in your preferences. This will allow you to better monitor recent changes.

Etc.


Admin statistics
Action Count
Edits 367939
Edits+Deleted 376752
Pages deleted 6072
Revisions deleted 244
Pages restored 66
Pages protected 1177
Pages unprotected 50
Protections modified 101
Users blocked 67331
Users reblocked 376
Users unblocked 49
User rights modified 207
Users created 1
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