User talk:Derek R Bullamore

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WELCOME!! Hello, Derek R Bullamore! I want to personally welcome you on behalf of the Wikipedia community. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you haven't already, you can put yourself in the new user log and the list of users so you can be properly introduced to everyone. Don't forget to be bold, and don't be afraid of hungry Wikipedians...there's a rule about not biting newcomers. Some other good links are the tutorial, how to edit a page, or if you're really stuck, see the help pages. Wikipedia is held up by Five Pillars...I recommend reading about them if you haven't already. Finally, it would be really helpful if you would sign your name on talk pages, so people can get back to you quickly. It's easy to do this by clicking the button (next to the one with the "W" crossed out) one from the end on the left. If that's confusing, or if you have any questions, feel free to drop me a at my talk page (by clicking the plus sign (+) next to the tab at the top that says "edit this page")...and again, welcome!--ViolinGirl 00:20, 18 December 2005 (UTC)


Thank you for your continuing efforts with linkrot.

What references are now needed for Pimhill? I added an inline citation, and slightly changed the election sentence, but the dead references are beyond my ability to figure out how to provide live references.--Dthomsen8 (talk) 16:12, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

There are two or three paragraphs still without citation(s). The dead references may be just that; is there another source out in the ether that would support the election date/process ? If not, on both counts, then the {Refimprove} tag should remain. Regards, - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 19:04, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Eve Taylor[edit]

.. manager of Adam Faith, Sandie Shaw, etc., and regarded as a legendary figure of the 1960s London music scene. Do you have any information on whether she is still alive, or anything about her background? I can find nothing of note - no obituaries or anything. She just seems to have vanished, without anyone commenting on it. Intriguing.... Ghmyrtle (talk) 22:15, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

In a word... no. She must have been somewhat unique being a female manager, in a largely male dominated industry in the late 1950s and 1960s. Probably a cross between Colonel Tom Parker, Don Arden, Brian Epstein, Gordon Mills and Mickie Most; albeit in a dress!
I do recall the name, and the fact that Faith and Shaw, two of my most admired British pop figures of their time, hated her guts. I would guess Taylor was generally not well-liked, and maybe came to a large fall in the late 1960s, when her trail seems to dry up. Perhaps she got married and gave up the day job - I haven't got a clue really. One thing is for sure if Taylor is still alive, she will be c. 100 years old. If her somewhat inadequate Wiki article is to be believed, she was performing on the stage in the 1930s. Also Shaw seemingly commented about Taylor's death in her 1991 autobiography, The World At My Feet. I must have told you before, but I saw dear old Sandie perform with the Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra several years ago - she was still fantastic - although I am somewhat biased.
Taylor gets mentions in several publications, such as here, but again that all covers her involvement in the music industry in the 1960s; nothing more recent.
As well as you are able, are you going to polish up Taylor's article ? Really sorry I can not assist further. Regards,
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 14:16, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
Yes - there's a wonderful description of her in this book. I hadn't previously realised she was in her mid-40s in the mid-60s. I may be tempted to splash out on Sandie Shaw's autobiography myself (£0.01 best used book price on Amazon!) if it gives me any leads. Thanks anyway. Ghmyrtle (talk) 14:38, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
I have been promised an email from a "reliable source" at some point... I'll let you know! Ghmyrtle (talk) 23:02, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
No email, but I do have Sandie's book which gave me some useful hints. (Not all the details, but I have my sources.....). Ghmyrtle (talk) 09:05, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
Oooo - does that mean you may have some more background stuff for Sandie's own article - in due course, of course. Well done on Taylor's article. It is now, at very least, a more rounded, fuller and referenced description of her life and career. Bestest for the season to you and yours, if we do not happen to 'speak' again before Chrimble. Regards,
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 11:53, 19 December 2018 (UTC)

Dead Rock Stars[edit]

Although the website itself seems to be defunct, their guest book still seems to have active contributors - I've picked up one or two deaths from there recently. Worth keeping your eye on if you're that way inclined. Ghmyrtle (talk) 23:00, 6 November 2018 (UTC)

So it does - just proves that some things never really die. Which is good news for me, as I am celebrating my 32nd birthday today ! Something like that - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 23:10, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
Just birthday candles!
A very happy birthday to you DRB and many happy returns!! MarnetteD|Talk 23:37, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your kindness. Hell's teeth, my birthday is over ! - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 00:15, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
You are welcome. This song is appropriate for the next 364 days :-) MarnetteD|Talk 02:18, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Always a pleasure[edit]

...seeing your work. And a belated best wishes for your (very youthful) birthday. Cheers. 2601:246:CA80:3CB5:B1B0:20F6:F6F:4F1D (talk) 20:06, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

What is the difference between Meetei and Meitei?[edit]

@Derek R Bullamore: Meetei and Meitei have different meaning but they describe the same thing. See India and Bharat what is the difference. Awangba Mangang (talk) 03:52, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

To tell you the truth, I have not got the fainest idea. I did some work on the reference part of the article, but my knowledge of the subject matter is minimal. Sorry I can not help - you may need to pursue this elsewhere.
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 12:06, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

ArbCom 2018 election voter message[edit]

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Merry Merry[edit]

Christmas tableau.jpg Happy Christmas!
Hello Derek,
Early in A Child's Christmas in Wales the young Dylan and his friend Jim Prothero witness smoke pouring from Jim's home. After the conflagration has been extinguished Dylan writes that

Nobody could have had a noisier Christmas Eve. And when the firemen turned off the hose and were standing in the wet, smoky room, Jim's Aunt, Miss. Prothero, came downstairs and peered in at them. Jim and I waited, very quietly, to hear what she would say to them. She said the right thing, always. She looked at the three tall firemen in their shining helmets, standing among the smoke and cinders and dissolving snowballs, and she said, "Would you like anything to read?"

My thanks to you for your efforts to keep the 'pedia readable in case the firemen chose one of our articles :-) Best wishes to you and yours and happy editing in 2019. MarnetteD|Talk 18:54, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, and Greetings of the Season to you too. - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 20:32, 18 December 2018 (UTC)


Thanks Derek, but those ASINs are Amazon stock codes that we shouldn't be using, otherwise known as BASINs because they always begin with Bs. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:03, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

Ah, I did not know that. Thanks - feel free to delete accordingly. - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 23:08, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Christmas[edit]

Rockefeller Center christmas tree cropped.jpg Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year 2019!
Hi Derek R Bullamore! Thank you for all the hard work and effort you put into Wikipedia, especially with linkrot. God bless! Onel5969 TT me 14:36, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, and Greetings of the Season to you too. - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 16:12, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

Link rot on 2009–10 Al Ahly SC season[edit]

I was the one who added the link rot template on 2009–10 Al Ahly SC season primarily because the citation links, like the first one], don't work for me and my browser says "the site took to long to respond", which means to me that the links are dead. I saw that you removed the template, does that mean that the links work for you? —The Editor's Apprentice (TalkEdits) 20:01, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

Hell's bells. My excitement at the, then forthcoming, mid Winter festival thingy must have left me giddy beyond belief. I have revisited the article and expanded those references that do work, and knocked on the head those that do not. Apologies - I should be shot at dawn.
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 22:24, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

January 2019[edit]

You seem to be an experienced editor. Would you care to explain this removal? You should know that removing other people's contributions on article talk pages is a big no-no. I'll give you 12 hours to reply before I revert your removal. --Marbe166 (talk) 21:59, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Sorry - I did not realise that I had effected that edit. Apologies - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 22:02, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

undead link[edit]

What was this about? Link is fine for me - will upgrade it in next edit. PamD 10:43, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Well, it would not load for me - no idea why though. Well done with your edit. - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 12:55, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

More linkrot[edit]

Facing resistance here: (talk) 21:25, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, mate. (talk) 21:43, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Fact checking[edit]

Dear sir,

I was wondering you might be ready with valuable inputs on WT:FAC#Fact checking.


THE NEW ImmortalWizard(chat) 01:10, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

Not really. Checking other editor's sources is not a task I regularly perform - not even irregularly for that matter. I do not bother myself with Featured articles and the like. All it really boils down to is a few editors deciding whether something is 'worthy' or not. Good luck to them, but it is not my thing.
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 00:44, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

One for you...[edit]

...maybe? - [1], [2] , [3] Ghmyrtle (talk) 11:20, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Yes, many thanks. I am compiling this in my sandpit at the moment. You are free to edit that, if you can find anything I've missed. Any more news, apart from the Bookface thingy post, about his death ?
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 17:06, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
I haven't seen anything yet other than the Facebook post (and now another one). Mind you, I'm still waiting for a reliable source on Al Hazan, and that was six days ago. And as for Mark Hollis... will we ever get a reliable date? Ghmyrtle (talk) 19:43, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Probably not the very best, or most reliable source, now found. However, his article is on the mainframe plus the Deaths in 2019 page has been updated. Feel free to tinker with either, as you see fit. Thanks for all your help - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 20:07, 10 March 2019 (UTC)

Texas Medal of Valor[edit]

Hello Sir, I was just having a beer and looking at the phone and decided to google “ Texas Medal of Valor”, I saw a list of recipients and noticed that my name did not appear. I was awarded the Medal in 1992 as a S/Sgt in the Texas Air National Guard. I have documentation and the actual medal, as proof. I’d appreciate my name being added to the list. I was awarded the USAF Commendation medal and the US National Guard Association “Valley Forge Medal“ for the same act of Heroism. Thanks John B Politz SSG US Army (ret).

J politz (talk) 06:48, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

I can not seem to find a reliable source online to support your claim regarding the Medal of Valor. If you wish me to pursue this further, please supply such a source. Thanks, - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 16:56, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
Texas Medal of Valor Not questioning the veracity of J politz, but he doesn't seem to be listed on their website for unknown reasons. 7&6=thirteen () 14:34, 19 March 2019 (UTC)


Cheers for filling the references at Operation Mongoose (2003), I has intended to come back to it but you beat me to it. Thanks for saving me the effort and keep up the good work! Hughesdarren (talk) 02:41, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

You're welcome. Happy editing ! - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 13:41, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
I know you will be there to clear up my clean up tags. I do want to emphasize that I don't just do 'drive-by' taggings. Keep up the good work. 7&6=thirteen () 14:21, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
Ooo, thank you... a spinner. If I ever find those who do do the drive-by's, I'll have 'em ! Thanks again, regards - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 21:10, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
I like the motion/photo kinetic property of that one. 7&6=thirteen () 21:24, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Just a thought...[edit]

If you were to think about the notability of someone like this, using the same criteria as you use for US musicians, what conclusion would you reach? Ghmyrtle (talk) 20:42, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

I think based on his musical output alone, I would say no... However, assuming his own bio is correct, I think the radio work, magazine and newspaper articles etc., may give the individual enough kudos (as a whole package). One, self released solo album, is small fry though, isn't it ? If you were going to move this forward, I might be inclined to garner whatever bits and bobs are available from non-primary sources on the other stuff, and see how well that hangs. As if I am really the guru on such things ! Does this help ?
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 21:08, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
No, I wouldn't move it forward myself - just interested in your opinion. One solo album... but several in which he was the bandleader. Asking for a friend! Ghmyrtle (talk) 21:12, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, but as a leader of a seemingly non-notable outfit; doesn't cut much mustard either. Speaking as a friend ! - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 21:19, 19 March 2019 (UTC)