User talk:Derek R Bullamore

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Welcome![edit]

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)

Bellevue, Mississippi[edit]

I know you do a lot of Mississippi edits. I'm not sure what to do with Bellevue, Mississippi. Last year I nominated it for deletion because the place doesn't exist. It's a "proposed" city. AfD was not successful. I've honestly tried to find Bellevue and the closest I could come was this church. Look at the pushback I received from the locals after I deleted the POV from neighboring Oak Grove, Mississippi (which will be part of the proposed "Bellevue"). Would you have a moment to look at the Bellevue article? I'd appreciate your opinion. Thanks. Magnolia677 (talk) 03:21, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Normally I would oblige. But I am away for five days at Old Trafford commencing later today, so I do not have the time at present. Secondly, my edits on Mississippi are generally spin-offs of my work on blues musicians. Also, for an Englishman, I am not sure where is where in the Deep South or, sometimes, even in the Frozen North ! Best regards,
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 10:54, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) here. As a Brit, the idea that a place "doesn't exist" unless it is "incorporated" seems a very bizarre and totally American concept. There's not much I can say beyond the comments at the AFD page - except that we take an internationalist view, which is that if a place is mentioned in reliable sources, it exists. Ghmyrtle (talk) 11:02, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
Bellevue is only mentioned as a proposed place. It appears on no maps, and isn't listed as a "place" on any official record. Maybe the article just needs better wording about what it is. Magnolia677 (talk) 11:25, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

New York University[edit]

bare URLS at New York University. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.113.132.222 (talk) 18:36, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 11:27, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

It seems some more bare URLs are added to NYU. Thank you so much!--108.117.16.215 (talk) 04:56, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 23:51, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Rail trail[edit]

Hi there; it looks like your edit to Rail trail touched a bunch of references beyond the two you fixed, including stripping information in a few cases. Not sure if this is a case of Reflinks malfunctioning or some other issue. Best, Mackensen (talk) 13:24, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Is it OK now ? - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 13:27, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes, thanks. Mackensen (talk) 11:45, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

Margie Evans[edit]

Dear Derek Thank you for cleaning up after me;-) I'm very new to this, and any help is appreciated. How do I ad a picture to Margie Evans' profile? Thank you so much Philipp FankhauserPhilippFankhauser (talk) 05:49, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

Hello, Philipp. Sorry for the delay in replying.
You might care to take a look at the editing guidelines available here (just click on the blue coloured link) where, amongst other aspects, it notes that album titles should be Denoted This Way, whilst song titles are "Correctly Displayed Like This". Guidance relating to the uploading of images is given here. Despite my lengthy tenure at Wikipedia, I have not seriously attempted to upload images, which I understand is fraught with problems if the guidance notes are not followed fully and correctly. Do I assume you are really this individual - if so, you need to be aware of WP:COI.
I certainly do not wish to put you off contributing to Wikipedia. However, you might benefit from reading Wikipedia:Five pillars before progressing much further. If I can offer any more assitance, then you know where I am. Regards,
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 16:49, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Sega 3D Classics Collection[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing—Sega 3D Classics Collection—has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Jotamide (talk) 16:36, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Electric bicycle laws[edit]

Electric bicycle laws still has Linkrot in the references, but also URLs in the article which are not references, at least not with <ref></ref>. Can I go and attempt to make those URLs into references? What cam be done about the Linkrot remaining?Dthomsen8 (talk) 20:14, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

I think it should look a bit better now - but feel free to tinker further.
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 23:25, 16 September 2016 (UTC)
Sometimes it is better to go on to something else.--Dthomsen8 (talk) 20:34, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Birth and death dates[edit]

I've recently treated myself to a hard copy of Eagle and LeBlanc's Blues: A Regional Experience ("BARE"), which is generally regarded, I think, as the most authoritative source of info on blues and associated performers' biographical details, particularly birth and death dates, and also maiden names, birth places, etc.. It's not 100.00% accurate, I think... but maybe 99.95% accurate, and definitely a WP:RS. I'll add details when I can to relevant articles, probably on a fairly random basis, but if there are any outstanding questions on which you're burning to get a firm answer, let me know! Regards, Ghmyrtle (talk) 09:39, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Yes I have used the online version of this tome for referencing purposes on many blues articles in recent times (by which I probably mean the last three or five years). Obviously the hard copy is more easily accessed. I can not think of any case which springs to mind at present, there again what day is it ?!
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 20:41, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Having had a bit of a look around, you could try to validate, or otherwise, these cases : Terry Garland, Bull City Red, Lil' Ed Williams, Eddie Mapp, Mattie Delaney, Maggie Jones (blues musician), Ramblin' Thomas, Gabriel Brown, Ralph Willis (blues musician), Martha Copeland (you'll be lucky), Little Freddie King, Virginia Liston, Smoky Babe, Nick Moss, and The Mighty Hannibal. I have some more in the pipeline, but I'll leave it to these for the present. Cheers,
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 14:20, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for those suggestions. I'm using the tome at the moment to edit articles that I've started, and when I've done that, I'll move on to these. Ghmyrtle (talk) 12:25, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Sylvia Kristel[edit]

Hi, I am wondering what your reason was to remove maintenance tag and the rotten links which I marked 'dead link'? ronazTalk! 09:42, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Hello. Rotten links which are listed purely under 'external links' seem to have no value. I do not remove them if they are a reference/citation, but spend an inordinate amount of time to ensure that dead links do not remain in articles, which violates WP:LR. It might be possible to resurrect those links as useful entities, as per WP:DEADREF.
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 20:48, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Cheers! Seems I have some reading up to do :) I also will have a look around if some of the links can be resurrected.ronazTalk! 07:55, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

August 2016 Linkrot[edit]

What can be done about the three August 2016 Linkrot articles? --Dthomsen8 (talk) 20:30, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

I am not too sure. I keep glancing the other way when these cases arise, hoping that they might disappear by magic !?! Two of these originate in the {Infobox_gene} sections, which I am not familiar with. The Anti-oppressive practice article suffers from insufficient information in the references. Do you remember a previous case (I can not recall the article's name) where we asked the article's originator for some assistance ? Alternatively, you could quiz those editors who have made the greatest significant edit to the relevant articles, to see if they may assist. Another option is posting a question at the Village pump - somewhere I have not ventured.
Derek R Bullamore (talk) 20:37, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
Good ideas, Derek. Village pump is a possibility I have used before. --Dthomsen8 (talk) 12:53, 26 September 2016 (UTC)
I added expert needed in Sociology and other tags to Anti-oppressive practice. I added expert in Molecular and Cell Biology needed for Cyclic nucleotide-gated channel alpha 1 and Zinc finger protein 343.
OK - well done. We will see what transpires in due course. - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 22:28, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Your script-assisted edits[edit]

Thank you for cleaning up articles. However, in this edit, you used a script that removed information from several citations. Can you please re-add that information? Please check the results of your script before you move on to another article. I haven't looked through your other edits, but it seems possible that this script is doing the same thing in other articles. Before you use it on more articles, please go through your earlier edits and verify that they aren't removing information from citations. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 01:07, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

You may have overlooked my subsequent edit, which edited back in anything of lasting significance. Dead links are dead after all, and as long as the url is not lost, there seems little point in retaining other information which is 'dead'. Both {Reflinks} and {Refill} follow this model - your beef, for what it is, may be better pursued in trying to improve those bots, which are approved by Wikipedia for editing purposes. With respect, I do not intend to revisit my approximately 100,000 edits of a similar, bare url eliminating, vein.
Derek R Bullamore (talk)
No, you did not re-add the information that your script removed. Compare the before and after: [1]. See how some of the citations are now missing critical information, such as magazine, page number, issue number, and such? Since you seem unwilling to clean up after yourself, I'm going to revert your edit. I would advise that you take more care in the future and watch what your edits do, because you could end up topic banned from making script-assisted edits. NinjaRobotPirate (talk) 18:01, 29 September 2016 (UTC)