User talk:G3gecko

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Hello, G3gecko, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions, especially what you did for University of California, Los Angeles. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! — alf laylah wa laylah (talk) 11:34, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

UCLA interest[edit]

You might post a WP:COI declaration on this page (and/or UCLA talkpages). You will note that I posted a {{Connected contributor}} template on those pages. The template says you have not declared your connection. Please contact me on my talk page if you'd like more information. – S. Rich (talk) 18:04, 23 April 2013 (UTC) G3gecko (talk) 23:38, 1 June 2016 (UTC)I have a long connection to UCLA, as a graduate student, as editor-in-chief of the UCLA Daily Bruin, as a full-time employee of the Associated Students UCLA and (currently) as an employee of UCLA Communications and Public Outreach. Once I understood the guidelines, I stopped editing the University of California, Los Angeles page (2013). I am editing the biography page of retired UCLA chancellor Charles E. Young, primarily using citations from newspaper stories and books. G3gecko (talk) 20:20, 7 June 2016 (UTC) In addition to expanding sections of this bio page with details and citations, I deleted two paragraphs in the section labelled "controversy." One section was headlined "Divorce." That heading is counter-factual. While Sue Young filed for divorce in the mid-1970s, the couple reconciled. Neither the Los Angeles Times obituary for Sue Young nor her Orlando Times obituary mentions the earlier separation. Since the marriage endured from 1950 until Sue Young's death in 2001, it seems mean-spirited to cite marital discord from a time long past. I also deleted the section labelled "Drunk Driving." Charles E. Young did plead no-contest to a drunk driving charge in 1975. While I think this item is more defensible than the so-called "Divorce," I still think this isolated incident is of comparatively little importance in Young's career. I'm happy to discuss my re-write with other editors. G3gecko (talk) 01:13, 9 June 2016 (UTC) I streamlined the opening paragraph to focus on Young's career as chancellor of UCLA and president of University of Florida. The MOCA assignment, which lasted about 18 months, does not seem to me of equal weight or importance. (I did leave the paragraph about MOCA in the career section.) I also removed the enumeration of Young's degrees from the opening paragraph. They are listed in the "Early life and education" section as well as the Alma mater listing in the box. The earlier version of the opening identified Young as "chancellor emeritus of University of California, Los Angeles" and as "former chancellor of UCLA." That's redundant. I avoided using the term "emeritus" because some schools seem to use the term as a synonym for "honorary," while in the University of California system it invariably refers to an honored retiree.