User talk:BilCat

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I miss the "Orange Bar" that notified me when I had a new talk page message. Poor vision is bad.
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Super Bowl LIII[edit]

Heh. It appears we hit the rollback/restore buttons within seconds of each other. Since I picked "restore to previous version", it didn't warn me of your instants-before rollback. Tarl N. (discuss) 21:27, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

No worries. - BilCat (talk) 21:55, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

RfA Nomination[edit]

I want to nominate you for adminship, I think you would be a great admin. Would you be willing to accept? - ZLEA Talk\Contribs 21:14, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

ZLEA Wow, thanks very much, but I have to decline. Seeing the abuse some admins are taking, even the nicest and most thoughtful people such as Oshwah, lets me know I don't want any of that, as I tend to suffer fools (of which WP has many) very badly. - BilCat (talk) 23:33, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
Ok, I understand, keep up the good work though. - ZLEA Talk\Contribs 00:06, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
(Talk page stalker): Not to mention the character assassination you have to endure in the nomination process! - Ahunt (talk) 00:09, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
Amen to that. I've enough good editors slandered by hateful users at RfA, for which the crowd is only too eager to pile on. Several even left the project because of how they were treated at RfA, and I don't blame them one bit for leaving either. - BilCat (talk) 00:51, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
RfAs also tend to be like running for high school student council: Usually only the popular students will get voted in, and just a fraction of them are suited to the job. - BilCat (talk) 00:56, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
Back around 2007 or 08, there was a user who I had reverted on questionable or vandalistic edits. A few weeks later, much to my surprise, the user passed RfA and became an admin. Within a few days, the user was banned because he had bragged on another website that he was a long-term vandal who had become an administrator! - BilCat (talk) 01:13, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
Sounds about right to me. We need a new way to pick admins here that is less destructive. - Ahunt (talk) 02:28, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

USS ALABAMA SSBN 731[edit]

Just so you know the information that I wrote on there is absolutely true considering a I'm a family member of one of the gold crew member and also the chief of the boat is a very close friend so the USS alabama is in the running for a third Battel E and this has been co,firmed to me by them and other officer who work on bangor Dcates63 (talk) 09:22, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

That counts as original research, which is not allowed on Wikipedia per Wikipedia:No original research. If you can reinforce your knowledge with references it would be great. - ZLEA Talk\Contribs 17:20, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

"Chattooga River", as opposed to the "river at Chatanooga"[edit]

Hi Bill, Something that might interest you. I need to draw on your local knowledge. Please take a look at my comments on [:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File_talk:View_near_Chattanooga_River_-_NARA_-_525017.jpg]. The title given to this image by the "National archives" is "View near Chattanooga River". I feel this image is misidentified in Wikimedia as Chattooga River, when it is in fact the river at Chatanooga, (the Tennessee River). If I'm right I'll pursue the "National Archives" people for verification, if not I'll let it go. What's your opinion? --BeckenhamBear (talk) 11:11, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

@BeckenhamBear: Sorry, I don't know. - BilCat (talk) 16:23, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
The Chattooga River is on opposite side of Georgia at the South Carolina line. It is supposed to have some of the best rapids in the Eastern US or at least that's what the rafting outfitters told us. -Finlayson (talk) 15:57, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

RfA Nomination[edit]

Hi. I'm thinking of nominating you for an RfA. You've been on Wikipedia for nine years, you are among the 400 most active Wikipedians of all time, and you have made 130,000 edits. I think you really should be an admin, given your experience and your edit count. Actually, when I visited your userpage, I was a little surprised to see that you weren't an admin. Thanks. L293D () 21:38, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you very much, but see #RfA Nomination above for my previous decline. Those reasons still stand, but I do appreciate the thought. Thankfully, WP has created extended user rights such as Page Mover so that those of us with much experience, but whoese temperaments may not meet admin standards, can still exercise some of the admin tools. I'm satisfied with that at this point. - BilCat (talk) 23:24, 18 February 2018 (UTC)