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199.216.105.226[edit]

Gilliam, My favorite admin. I've added User199.216.105.226 to my vandal list. The ip is owned by the government of Alberta. This user has vandalized past many warning. A permanent block could be suitable. ThxCopernicus The Vigilante — User:CopernicusAD or my talk User talk: CopernicusAD :D —Preceding undated comment added 16:49, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

suspect for vandalism[edit]

Hi Gillman I just want to tell you the post office at Utica mo is not called Utica please quit reverting the edit for I live the and know a lot about Utica, thanks Utica user

I was with AsadiAmira77 today trying to create a new user for her. First she chose "AsadiAmira" and we didn't get any notifications regarding existing username. One minute later on we saw that you have blocked creating new accounts from this IP: 82.80.196.44 . But i assure you that no vandalism here. We connected again from other place and she created a new user AsadiAmira77 successfully.

Can you release the above IP please? 82.80.196.44 ?

thanks alot — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sameraamar (talkcontribs) 17:46, 13 November 2016 (UTC)

Unfortunately vandalism has been an ongoing problem with that IP, see Special:Contributions/82.80.196.44.– Gilliam (talk) 04:29, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

86.17.3.252[edit]

86.17.3.252 (talk · contribs · WHOIS)

Hi Gilliam, can you perform another school block on this IP? Thanks. 2607:FB90:A764:9FFD:0:3C:D4BB:6F01 (talk) 15:02, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

Done.– Gilliam (talk) 04:29, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Gilliam.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

About a block that you made a couple of months ago[edit]

I just wanted to let you know that this IP is a school IP. I sometimes edit from this IP, though. Can you enable account creation as other people from this school might edit constructively, and I want to create an alt account, as I have forgot the password to my current alt, and forgot to link it to an email address. ThePlatypusofDoom (talk) 14:23, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Done. I modified the block to allow account creation. Consider letting me know when you have created desired account, so I can reblock. Any logged in users would still be able to edit.– Gilliam (talk) 15:29, 16 November 2016 (UTC)
Done. You can reblock the account now. ThePlatypusofDoom (talk) 17:47, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Can you rollback for me?[edit]

I revert some vandalism yesterday, but since I can't rollback the article is still affected by it, it's a mess. I didnt notice it until now. I'm talking about Chaldean Christians. I appreciate it very much.Shellwood (talk) 16:44, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

I reverted to an earlier version using the Wikipedia:Twinkle tool. You too can enable Twinkle at your Preferences in the Gadgets section.– Gilliam (talk) 22:08, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

i used the Wizard, even then it is under deletion.[edit]

Hai Gilliam, thanks for your suggestions. i take your words. I used Wizards to create the page about Dr. Subashini, even then it is under speedy deletion. i am not sure on how to create a page for her. her contribution to Tamil heritage documentation is worth mentioning. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thiagupillai (talkcontribs) 08:18, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

User:Thiagupillai, an "article" consisting of a mere two words does not pass muster, no matter how notable she is. I suggest you work on a draft in userspace (i.e. at User:Thiagupillai/Subashini) and transfer the text to articlespace when finished.– Gilliam (talk) 09:06, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for your patience and kindness, let me start as per your directions. Thiagupillai —Preceding undated comment added 16:57, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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195.195.142.10[edit]

Hi. I see you blocked 195.195.142.10. Was this slightly premature? They had been given a warning by MartinEvans123 and had done nothing since then. I teach at the college and we have been investigating these issues and warning the users responsible. A block affects all users at the college, not just the vandals. Ewen (talk) 07:01, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

I believe the block was appropriate. Since you asked, I will unblock the IP and monitor future behavior via my watchlist.– Gilliam (talk) 07:03, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. You're quite right, there's no way you'd know that we are trying to monitor these incidents at the college. I hope our students reward the faith you've put in them! Ewen (talk) 12:22, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Sadly, it would seem, you were right. Ho hum. Ewen (talk) 19:05, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

Editnotice CSD[edit]

Hi, I just wanted to inform you that you and User:Spinningspark seem to have different opinions as one is removing the talkpages and oce of you is not. See for example Template talk:Editnotices/Page/2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group C (declined) and Template talk:Editnotices/Page/2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group D (deleted). I am not sure why the talkpages are deleted? Qed237 (talk) 12:28, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

And now you deleted the declined CSD for group C link above. Qed237 (talk) 12:30, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Why are you deleting the series of pages such as Template talk:Editnotices/Page/2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group D? I was working from the other end of the series declining them on the grounds that we don't normally delete talk pages. Yes, the edit notice had expired, but that is no reason to delete the talk page record which would show how the edit notice came to be put in place in the first place. SpinningSpark 12:29, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

I don't have an opinion and was just following up on what seemed like a reasonable request. I can undelete the pages if you want.– Gilliam (talk) 12:30, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
I restored all of the disputed talkpages.– Gilliam (talk) 12:42, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
@Secret Agent Julio: On some of the ones you restored, like Template talk:Editnotices/Page/2018 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL), the only edit in the history is the request for speedy deletion, so I wonder if the user was trying to get the actual edit notice deleted. SpinningSpark 13:08, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
@Spinningspark: Yes, I now realise I failed to make that clear, but since the editnotice namespace is protected I thought I would place it on the talk page. My mistake. Secret Agent Julio (talk) 14:38, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
@Secret Agent Julio: Why do you need to delete anything? The edit notice does not show once it has expired. The only difference deleting the page will make is to return the link to being a redlink. Anyway, I don't have a big problem with deleting those pages. It was deleting talk pages where the parent page was still in place that was problematic. It does beg the question of what is the right way of making such a request. Probably {{Edit fully-protected}}. SpinningSpark 16:03, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
@Spinningspark: Yeah, the templates don't pose an issue, but there is no point in really keeping them, so I thought I would just tag all the pages in Category:Pages with Livescores editnotice. Sorry about the confusion, I thought I previously tagged a talk page in a similar manner and the main template got deleted. Secret Agent Julio (talk) 16:28, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

User page cats[edit]

I've added a few nowiki tags to your User:Gilliam/Missouri userpage to keep it from showing in various categories. Vsmith (talk) 12:52, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Fair enough.– Gilliam (talk) 18:52, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Font problem[edit]

I like your intro, but there is 1 problem, it is in a font I don't like!! Can you change that to something else? --Brynda1231 [Talk Page] [Contribs] 16:48, 1 December 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brynda1231 (talkcontribs)

Do you have any font suggestions?– Gilliam (talk) 21:37, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
Arial, Times, Bryndan Write (on fontspace), Brynda1231 Sans (on fontspace) --Brynda1231 [Talk Page] [Contribs] 14:53, 2 December 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brynda1231 (talkcontribs)

Extended confirm protection of Fort Loramie, Ohio[edit]

I'm a bit confused by your extended confirmed protection of Fort Loramie, Ohio. The last autoconfirmed but not extended-confirmed user to edit the page was Midlothian09, on April 11, 2013. Since then, all edits have been by either extended confirmed accounts, non-autoconfirmed accounts, or IPs. Shouldn't semi-protection be sufficient for this page? All the best, Altamel (talk) 00:08, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

That's what I meant to do; I'll fix it.– Gilliam (talk) 00:14, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. Altamel (talk) 00:29, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

Restoring Pages[edit]

Saw from my watchlist installed last weekend, you advised this user to gadget which can semi-automatic revert changes made. Think thats not wise, seeing other warnings this user got, besides his name pretending to be admin/system user. With this user RestoringPages , (17:42, 30 November 2016 User account Restoring Pages was created) appareant in collaborating with user Eriba-Marduk actions to replace a summary in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscovy_%28disambiguation%29 with which I got in a revert battle on November 30, and while they didn't provide any proof for their deleting summary and replacing that, I lost it and got block from Oshwah for I accept blame and shame, the 3 R rule. I tried to discuss this with them in their talk pages, but those were immediate blanked, so I put my points/proof on my own talkpage. Sofar not heard back from Oshwah, and want help to that summary, bring that back, report those 2 users (if not the same person btw) and semi-protect that summary that they replaced.

Ceesboogaart (talk) 11:40, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Despite my suggestion, no user may use rollback tools to revert good-faith edits or edit war. If I saw a rollbacker abusing the tool, I would warn the disruptive rollbacker to stop and/or rescind their right.– Gilliam (talk) 11:48, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Benis Wikipedia page[edit]

Hello,

My name is Mahmoud Benispourshuda and my family is originally from Benis, Iran. I request that you please stop removing my edits because I am a native of that soil. I think I would know more about my home land and ancestral village than a white man sitting 5,000 km away. Please reopen Benis page for my contribution, thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 132.170.15.255 (talk) 18:51, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Per WP:V, any unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Unfortunately, Benis has frequently been the target of vandalism and other disruptive edis. Please take this opportunity to find sources for your contribution.– Gilliam (talk) 00:26, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

71.40.112.9[edit]

Can you block this IP again? I'm pretty sure that it's the same IP as 71.40.112.210 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) 73.96.114.212 (talk) 05:17, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

I had both IPs on my Watchlist. If there is more vandalism this month from the first IP you mentioned, I'll consider blocking.– Gilliam (talk) 05:20, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Joe Mande[edit]

Hi, you previously protected Joe Mande due to persistent vandalism last year. Since then, IPs continue to vandalize the page with similar edits. Would you consider protecting it again? FuriouslySerene (talk) 04:06, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

There hasn't been enough recent vandalism or disruptive editing to justify page protection.– Gilliam (talk) 04:46, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia articles need reliable sources[edit]

Every material in a Wikipedia article, regardless of where the material is located, must be supported by reliable sources. The very moment any material is challenged by anybody, that very same material must be supported directly by inline citations. If no reliable sources are provided, the material must not be re-added. Please do not misuse your admin-tools in order to re-add unsourced material. The Wikipedia guideline you quoted (WP:LEAD) clearly stipulates: "As a general rule of thumb, a lead section should .... be carefully sourced as appropriate". Please add your sources or refrain from re-adding this unsourced material. Thank you. 77.4.138.113 (talk) 17:56, 9 December 2016 (UTC)

Webster Sycamore[edit]

Hello, Gilliam -- Having copy-edited Webster Sycamore a while back, I have the article on my watch list. I was looking at the most recent edits just now, and I see that an IP editor changed "Purdee" to "Pardee" twice, in two separate edits, but left it "Purdee" in the lead. I am unable to access the source articles, so I looked at the revision history of the article and saw that you have edited it. If you have time and are so inclined, could you look into this to see which spelling is correct, and then make the various instances of it consistent?  – Corinne (talk) 23:06, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

Semi protection request[edit]

Could Giannis Antetokounmpo please be semi protected. It's a hot spot for vandals. Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 15:52, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Done.– Gilliam (talk) 16:53, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

IP block[edit]

Could this IP please be blocked. They are a serial pest who has been blocked before. Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 10:24, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

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Merry Christmas[edit]

--Rubbish computer (HALP!: I dropped the bass?) 14:28, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

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Nomination of Glenwood Township, Schuyler County, Missouri for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Glenwood Township, Schuyler County, Missouri is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Glenwood Township, Schuyler County, Missouri until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. KAP03 (talk) 15:40, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry, merry![edit]

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 18:48, 26 December 2016 (UTC) Lights ablaze.JPG

Fredericktown, Ohio[edit]

Hi Gilliam,

I appreciate your passion for historical references on pages. A while ago, you edited a major portion from the Fredericktown, Ohio page that, while unsubstantiated in written tradition, is factual representation from multiple sources of oral tradition. Unless you are living in the village or have studied it exhaustively, would you consider allowing the "History" section to revert to the old version? Thanks for you attention.

Kuttaka — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kuttaka (talkcontribs) 19:07, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

The problem is, the history section at Fredericktown had been "tagged" as unsourced since August 2009. I believe even though my referenced version is shorter, it is an improvement.– Gilliam (talk) 21:37, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

Gowrie, Iowa[edit]

Stop taking out the history of businesses in Gowrie. I grew up there and YOU know nothing about the town. Stop it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by STJohnson40 (talkcontribs) 21:43, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Gilliam![edit]

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--Rubbish computer (HALP!: I dropped the bass?) 12:25, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Silver Creek (Eel River)[edit]

Is Silver Creek a tributary of Eel River? If yes, I suggest adding that. What do you think Radosław Wiśniewski (talk) 09:03, 4 January 2017 (UTC)Radosław Wiśniewski

Thanks for pointing out my mistake. I had forgotten to add it.– Gilliam (talk) 09:05, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Al-Masry SC [edit]

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Detroit Red Wings[edit]

Multiple vandalism attempts much? WP:PCPP? --JustBerry (talk) 21:25, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Just seen reverts pop up for the page, since the page is on my watchlist. Nevermind, I guess we can keep an eye for now. Regards, JustBerry (talk) 21:29, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

Ridiculous Edit[edit]

Stop vandalising wikipedia and please grow up. Adding cited relevant information is what wikipedia is about. Not your POV crusades.193.240.1.94 (talk) 12:59, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Iseka[edit]

I almost did the same thing. SlightSmile 14:02, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 17 January 2017[edit]

82.132.245.234[edit]

Please block 82.132.245.234 (talk · contribs), it is 81.130.153.16 (talk · contribs) evading the two-week block as you can see in Hildeberto Pereira. SLBedit (talk) 15:15, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Your block of 184.145.42.19[edit]

You gave 184.145.42.19 a short block for harassment (presumably of Garchy after [1]) . The result was this denied unblock request [2] and several reverts of and attacks on Garchy after the block ended [3] [4] and[5]. Meters (talk) 04:00, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Blocked by another admin.– Gilliam (talk) 04:22, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
Yup, I was writing it up for ANI after it escalated when IP blocked. Sorry to have troubled you. Meters (talk) 04:24, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
User:Meters, please continue writing up the ANI report. The IP was unblocked shortly after my reply.– Gilliam (talk) 04:26, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
Luckily the window is still open so I still have most of the report. Meters (talk) 04:27, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
ANI up at Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#184.145.42.19 but blcoked by Materialscientist in the meantime. Have to laugh. Meters (talk) 04:42, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thank you for taking care of these IP edits - would it be possible to also hide the edit summary, as it also looks like NPA?

Thanks, Garchy (talk) 15:12, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

Done.– Gilliam (talk) 15:13, 20 January 2017 (UTC)

185.80.221.40[edit]

Could you keep an eye on this IP address' edits? They've resumed their disruptive behavior after your previous block. Thanks. 172.56.38.43 (talk) 05:01, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

Whoops, that was the wrong IP. 185.80.221.42 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) is the right one... 172.56.38.43 (talk) 05:07, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

The Prince's Trust[edit]

Hello Gilliam, thanks for watching - I restored the wrong section. Regards --Serols (talk) 15:30, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

I've done that too; it happens. Regards– Gilliam (talk) 15:31, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

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Suspected sockpuppet/activity of blocked editor[edit]

This behavior looks familiar. I recognize because I was copied both times! Jack N. Stock (talk) 08:10, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for alerting me. I'll keep an eye on the unblock request via my Watchlist.– Gilliam (talk) 08:13, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 6 February 2017[edit]

Tool for alert[edit]

Hello you just undid a change I put in as a test. Were you using an external tool to monitor the page change or were you simply notified by having a watch on the page?

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.180.63.106 (talk) 15:55, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

I was probably using User:Lupin/Anti-vandal tool to monitor live edits.– Gilliam (talk) 15:59, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Hi.[edit]

How long would I need to wait before I request for rollback? I would like to use tools other than Twinkle to assist me. MCMLXXXIX 19:18, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

  • Thanks so much. Could you also protect my user page so it won't be vandalized as well? -- MCMLXXXIX 21:06, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
Done.– Gilliam (talk) 21:08, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
Is there a way you could upgrade it to only extended confirmed users can edit it? MCMLXXXIX 15:30, 11 February 2017 (UTC)
Sure.– Gilliam (talk) 18:29, 11 February 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for your comment, I'm not sure what it is regarding? Is it because I browsed something, or ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.104.113.89 (talk) 20:53, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

GNIS[edit]

Hi-the GNIS database will be down from February 17 to February 21 for maintenance-many thanks-RFD (talk) 13:08, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Bummer. Thanks for the warning.– Gilliam (talk) 13:10, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

104.129.198.80[edit]

Hi,

This IP's disruptive edits have resurfaced since your last block. You previously blocked it as a proxy, so it still may be one... Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.54.5.151 (talkcontribs)

I re-added it to my Watchlist and will monitor. Thanks.– Gilliam (talk) 22:11, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

Vandalism on Disambiguation Page for September 11 attacks[edit]

Greetings, Gilliam. Someone with IP 107.77.206.234 vandalized the September 11 attacks (disambiguation) page. I removed vandalism saying that the attacks were carried out by the George W. Bush administration. That is not correct. Why would President Bush order an attack on America? The guilty party is al-Qaeda. I just thought I would alert you to said vandalism.—Bde1982 (talk) 15:12, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Vandalism probably is not meant to be taken seriously.– Gilliam (talk) 02:44, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
Well, vandalism is still a problem. I revert it every time I see it.—Bde1982 (talk) 03:55, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

49.216.66.50[edit]

FYI, a "bot" reverted vandalism by someone you previously blocked. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:49.216.66.50

SbmeirowTalk • 23:14, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Blocked.– Gilliam (talk) 00:08, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of Addis Run for deletion[edit]

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You either won,[edit]

or lost when I started looking for an admin to take a look at what is almost an edit war at Tom Perez. The issues are (1) the article, especially the "Endorsement" section reads like a campaign web site (which I believe it is) and (2) the one or two editors who are pushing this material are both anon editors with this article being their only article edited. Could you please take a few moments and take aloof at it. Thanks, Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 18:49, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of Rattlesnake Knob for deletion[edit]

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The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Rattlesnake Knob until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Dolotta (talk) 12:34, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 27 February 2017[edit]

Wayna Q'inti reversion[edit]

You reverted my correction to the article "Wayna Q'inti" as - what was your term, "not constructive?" I made a necessary and obvious correction. I removed a word, "machu," that did not by any criterion belong in the article and replaced it the proper term, "wayna," taken from the title, and from the actual name of the location that is the subject of the article. I attributed to it the correct definition of the word in Quechua, the language of the builders of the site. You will note that the author corroborates this usage two more times within the short article. He refers to a nearby archaeological site, Machu Q'inti, for which he also wrote an article. He very probably copied the term "machu" with its definition from that article. The two articles are nearly identical in language. In any case, "wayna" is the correct term here, and "young" is the correct definition. I have to wonder, did you read the entire article before acting? I am versed in this topic; are you? Please do not indulge in casual vigilantism. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Czypcamayoc (talkcontribs) 21:58, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

I assume you are referring to this diff. At first glance, it did not appear constructive.– Gilliam (talk) 22:22, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

I am. Since "wayna" (and "machu") are adjectives, not nouns, I omitted the "young person" reference; however, I would not object to it being re-entered since it is unimportant to me. As the author observes, the name in Quechua means "Young Hummingbird," and if anyone wishes to give the hummingbird personhood I will not object.

Czypcamayoc (talk) 00:06, 1 March 2017 (UTC)czypcamayocCzypcamayoc (talk) 00:06, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

IP Ban[edit]

Hey, I noticed that my IP was blocked. But you didn't state the reason for the block. I have a hand full of people in my Network and I'd really like to know for what reason it was blocked. Thanks.

IP: 212.103.84.12 Expires: 04:57, 24 March 2017 — Preceding unsigned comment added by LuciferMoSt (talkcontribs)

212.103.84.12 was blocked for persistent vandalism, cf. block log.– Gilliam (talk) 08:06, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Sent you an email[edit]

Hello Gilliam -- I just sent you an email message, requesting a small favor. -- WikiPedant (talk) 07:16, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Done.– Gilliam (talk) 08:21, 2 March 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks. -- WikiPedant (talk) 19:19, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Worcestershire Project Barnstar.[edit]

Good evening Gilliam, I decided to write to you, as I have noticed that you made a contribution to the quality of the article Hollywood, Worcestershire. Thing is, that recently I found out, that on Wikipedia exists a very good Project, called WP:WORCS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Worcestershire , and I became very interested, as I’m planning to drive to the Archaeological sites in Worcestershire, make plenty of good photos around, and then to start the article about Archaeological findings of Worcestershire. I think, that WP:WORCS deserves to have its own Barnstar, what also, probably will help to make this Project more active. Thus, I applied to the image of designed by me Worcestershire Barnstar, the symbol which have been used by Worcestershire units at the Battle of Agincour (now this emblem decorated Flag of Worcestershire) - county's famed black pear, and placed this new Barnstar on the page of discussions: WikiProject Wikipedia Awards talk page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Wikipedia_Awards If you will have a couple of minutes, please have a look at the page, mentioned above, and if you will find this idea, and the design of WORCS Barnstar as a good one — give your support. All the best. Regards, Chris Oxford.Chris Oxford (talk) 18:12, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Edit to Hailee Steinfeld[edit]

... was from a Spokane IP and added an active telephone registered in Spokane. Regardless of any relationship between the editor and the owner of the phone number, I'm thinking a deletion is in order. Cheers. —ATS 🖖 talk 02:32, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Please be careful about what you say to people.[edit]

Provide specifics or you look like a BOT. 24.70.193.93 (talk) 12:28, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

I think the notion that one "looks like a bot" is irrelevant to the reasoning behind their edits. If Gilliam was indeed a bot (which is he absolutely is not), that wouldn't give one the right to undo his edits on the basis of no specifics left. That would be the equivalent of undoing ClueBot NG. If one did revert you with no explanation, the worst thing you can do is engage an edit-war. Boomer VialHolla! We gonna ball! 12:35, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

User block[edit]

Hey Gilliam. This user has been warned multiple times (in including an "only warning" from another user) about making unsourced and controversial changes to the article Tiago Splitter. They are being very disruptive now and is becoming a pest, now even linking an email address in their most recent edit summary. Would a block suffice? DaHuzyBru (talk) 07:04, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Done.– Gilliam (talk) 07:05, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

Vandal- Religious Discrimination[edit]

Could you please block this user (temporary). Here is one reason https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Google_Play&diff=770135828&oldid=769741836

CopernicusAD (talk) 17:19, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Repeated Vandal[edit]

Harmless fun[edit]

Hi Gilliam, Didn't mean for my additions to be graffiti, simply a morale boost for my year. would it be acceptable to leave a small hyperlink to a seperate page containing the planned additions as not to disrupt the pre-existing page — Preceding unsigned comment added by 49.191.142.70 (talk) 08:14, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

unblock request[edit]

Dear Gilliam,

One of my students has been trying to log into the account that I created for him and has been blocked due to too many incorrect password entries. The IP address is 204.102.39.83. His username on Simple English Wikipedia is user:17chseld_111. Can you please give him another chance to enter his credentials correctly. He has since learned how to type capital letters correctly and won't seem like a mischievous user in the future. Swim123blue (talk) 15:54, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

I don't have access to password records.– Gilliam (talk) 00:03, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Southfield Public Schools[edit]

Thanks. I knew where it was, but wasn't sure what to add to the template as all WHOIS gave me was SCHOOLSOUTHFIELD. Did you get something different? Doug Weller talk 08:53, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

That's what I got too.[6] I googled it, and decided that IP address most likely is assigned to the Southfield Public Schools.– Gilliam (talk) 09:04, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
Makes sense. I don't think it could create a problem, and if anyone who knows better says something on the talk page we can fix it. Doug Weller talk 19:17, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
As a compromise, we could replace it with "SCHOOL SOUTHFIELD" or "a school in Southfield, MI".– Gilliam (talk) 21:32, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
Maybe the latter? Doug Weller talk 18:58, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
Done.– Gilliam (talk) 19:37, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

You haven't responed[edit]

I left two messages above, please respond.Copernicus The Vigilante — User:CopernicusAD or my talk User talk: CopernicusAD :D —Preceding undated comment added 16:47, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay, User:CopernicusAD. I did not block those users because they had not been adequately warned. I have added them to my Watchlist and will be alerted to any future disruption.– Gilliam (talk) 16:50, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Thank you Gilliam for giving me rollback permissions Copernicus The Vigilante — User:CopernicusAD or my talk User talk: CopernicusAD :D 16:58, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Igloo[edit]

Hey Gilliam,

I'm having trouble using igloo. WP:IGLOO I've installed it to my vector.js page but it won't run. Could I have some help.

thxCopernicus The Vigilante — User:CopernicusAD or my talk User talk: CopernicusAD :D —Preceding undated comment added 17:07, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

@CopernicusAD: Did you try clearing your cache? Press Control and F5. I personally use User:Lupin/Anti-vandal tool. (P.S. Make sure you sign your posts with four tildes ~~~~ instead of three; this will produce the date after your signature) – Gilliam (talk) 17:10, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

== apologies-the referred to URL was not a real URL Not Found The requested URL /~museum/romanov/fond/natasha/natasha4.htm was not found on this server.

Apache Server at www.permonline.ru Port 80

and actually I suspect a manner bywhich to trasmit a message ==

The url "the death of Hope" scared me as it is the second public use of a word or user id I have used . my computer log in is hope renewsup17 as is my weight watchers name and a few others. Clicking on the link in the article on Wikipedia and is says it is not a real link.

The first reference was in a highly publicized internet news article against trump where the person chalked full the entire article of my information I filed on a threat I had received and used my dating site user id (Destiny is Chance and on the journalists twitter they debate if Destiny is Chance or Character) and my birthday is in October, my nickname is Sandy, I stated that my friend Bob delivered the message of the threat to me and the parallels continued.My family name is linked to the Romanov line and my grandmothers picture is in the book called "The Camera and the Czars". But the full story is more gruesome and tragic. The man I loved is dead and was a Russian and I gave him a bronze commemorative medal of Nixon.


THE BLOG 08/21/2016 08:34 pm ET | Updated Aug 21, 2016 “The New Trump”? Or is Character Destiny? (See “The New Nixon”)


ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTING Donald Trump Just Lost The Election His numbers were already nose diving after a disastrous first debate performance, but the tape catching the candidate bragging about sexual assault has alienated key allies and confirms his critics’ suspicions. By Mark Green


John Avlon 10.08.16 6:27 AM ET Mark down the date: October 7, 2016, is when Donald Trump lost the presidency.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:George_Mikhailovich,_Count_Brasov

The original reference documents stated that Czar Nick II abdicated to the Konstantin line. Only recently is it being pushed about Michailov and maybe people in New York who feel they are the "chosen" ones, but I feel it does not matter and I really don't care.

Thank you for removing my comments,but please remove

"the Death of Hope" 

as it refers to a non existence URL and appears to be a way to transmit a message consistant with the threats I have received because of a mentally disturbed person using my name, a serious case of misinformation and identity theft including 3 woman pretending to be me with my passport card, drivers license and so on stolen and several letters I was targeted in 3 of the largest security breeches plus meedical records tampered with, all done by computer, and it began with my cell phone being stolen by a Susan Pope who received the package addressed to me, opened it and held it for weeks, with me, fedex, and square trade feverishly trying to locate my cell phone.

My user name on Wikipedia was ahtirskihacker. I can not reset my password as the email was closed because of being hacked repeatedly.

I am no one, zero, and have nothing to do with politics. It is my impersonator that does and continuously attempts to place on me their misdeeds and obviously the journalists do not have the correct information and part of the threat placed on me was the threat of the distribution of misinformation. variations translating to English are akhtyrskaya, akhtyrsky, etc.

apologies-the referred to URL was not a real URL Not Found The requested URL /~museum/romanov/fond/natasha/natasha4.htm was not found on this server.[edit]

Gilliam, thank you, please accept my apologies-the referred to URL was not a real URL

Not Found The requested URL /~museum/romanov/fond/natasha/natasha4.htm was not found on this server. Apache Server at www.permonline.ru Port 80

and actually I suspect a manner by which to trasmit a message or threat.

The url "the death of Hope" scared me as it is not a real URL link and the third public use of a word linked to many of my user ids. My computer log in is hope renewsup17 as is my weight watchers user name and a few others. Clicking on the link in the article on Wikipedia and is says it is not a real link.

I reported a jihadist threat made to me that if I did not comply the worst would befall me and death was one of the three consequential options, the other two were false imprisonment and false mental institution incarceration. Part of that threat included a threat on America with the threat being the distribution of misinformation. I became a victim of identity theft and cyber stalking and was notified that I had been targeted in 3 of the largest security breeches that resulted in my medicals records being tampered with and a myriad of destructive events. It began with the postal theft of my cell phone by a Susan Pope who held my phone for weeks after opening the package addressed to me with fedex and square trade feverishly attempting to locate my phone. The threats and thefts continued. I even have a 2005 internet printout identifying me.

Recently, news articles have been appearing linking my cyber user id's and information to politics.I have nothing to do with politics and neither did my deceased father(8-04-2012).

THE BLOG 08/21/2016 08:34 pm ET | Updated Aug 21, 2016 “The New Trump”? Or is Character Destiny? (See “The New Nixon”)By Mark Green http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-green/the-new-trump-or-is-chara_b_11646080.html

John Avlon 10.08.16 6:27 AM ET Mark down the date: October 7, 2016, is when Donald Trump lost the presidency. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/08/donald-trump-just-lost-the-election.html

Now you would have to know my cyber accounts, and have my notes and report I filed on the threats I received to be able to see the parallels between the articles and my cyber information. There are more articles but at the moment I am too tired to locate them to mention and cite the parallels.

The first referenced article was in a highly publicized internet news site (The Daily Beast) against President Trump where the person chalked full the entire article of my report I filed on the threat I had received and used my dating site user id (Destiny is Chance and on the journalists twitter page, they debate if Destiny is Chance or Character) and my birthday is in October, my nickname is Sandy, I stated that my friend Bob explained the message of the threat to me and the parallels continued. When you read the following article you can see the parallels that could have been coincidental but after 3 articles, it is obvious these people have some wrong information or most likely are unaware of a mentally disturbed person is using my name and hacking my cell phones and cyber accounts spreading lies. But the full story is more gruesome and tragic. The man I loved is dead and was a Russian and I gave him a bronze commemorative medal of Nixon. Seeing this article published is extremely troubling and disgusting.

THE BLOG 08/21/2016 08:34 pm ET | Updated Aug 21, 2016 “The New Trump”? Or is Character Destiny? (See “The New Nixon”)By Mark Green http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-green/the-new-trump-or-is-chara_b_11646080.html

In the Wikipedia article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:George_Mikhailovich,_Count_Brasov

It was my understanding, from books I had read that the original referenced documents stated that Czar Nick II abdicated to the Konstantin line. Recently is it being pushed it was Michailov and maybe by people in New York who feel they are the "chosen" ones, but quite frankly, in my opinion, I feel it does not matter and I really don't care as Russia is on its own path of democracy administrated well by the Vladimir Putin.

Thank you for removing my comments, but please remove

"the Death of Hope" 

as it refers to a non existence URL and appears to be a way to transmit a message consistent with the threats I have received because my choices given to me for not complying with the jihadist was death,false imprisonment and false mental institution incarceration.

My user name on Wikipedia was ahtirskihacker. I can not reset my password as the email was closed because of being hacked repeatedly.

I am no one, zero, and have nothing to do with politics. It is my mentally disturbed impersonator that does and continuously attempts to place on me their misdeeds and obviously the journalists do not have the correct information and part of the threat placed on me was the threat of the distribution of misinformation. Variations of translating my maiden name to english are akhtyrskaya, akhtyrsky, etc.

I thank you most sincerely.

Merge proposal for article you've edited[edit]

Merge-arrows.svg An article that you have edited--Pawnee, Kansas--has been proposed for merging into First Territorial Capitol of Kansas. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. RM2KX (talk) 01:35, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

82.30.65.92[edit]

Hello Gilliam, as the blocking admin would you please maybe have a look at User talk:82.30.65.92 and consider whether it is appropriate to remove their edit right to the Talk page? They've twice now vandalized the Shared IP notice, once before and once after their block. I know that it's trivial but I thought they were not permitted to do this and it's just a kind of low-level irritant (quite unlike the rest of this fine institution, then). Please do correct me if I am wrong. Thanks and best wishes DBaK (talk) 16:00, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Done.– Gilliam (talk) 19:35, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much. DBaK (talk) 21:30, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Statvolt[edit]

I have seen a message saying my edit to 'Statvolt' has been removed, but on investigation I see that it stands. I would defend the edit, so I hope that it will not be reverted. On the Talk page, another user has commented on the absurdity of the original text, so I am not alone in this. Gilliam - If you think that my edit is unhelpful, please educate yourself on the topic, and make an edit of your own. At present I think anyone who knows anything of this topic will prefer what I have written to what there was there previously. Andrew Smith, g4oep

Fair enough, I have restored the version which you last edited.– Gilliam (talk) 09:34, 28 March 2017 (UTC)