User talk:Gilliam

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The Signpost: 28 October 2018[edit]

Regarding cleaning up sandbox[edit]

Respected Gilliam sir, I have written an article in the sandbox and moved it to the mainstream. But still, my sandbox shows the link. Can you guide me on how to clean up my sandbox space? So, that I can work on my new article without affecting the article which has been moved to the mainstream.--Maverickindian (talk) 10:29, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

You meant well, of course...[edit]

In Spacetime, user:Mariah100000 was a user account set up solely for performing vandalism. The anonymous IP, whom you reverted, was actually undoing Mariah's vandalism. See User talk:Mariah100000 to see repeated warnings given to Mariah.

Now I have to fix User:Purgy Purgatorio's fix. He always means well and often makes good points, but English is not his native language. (sigh) Prokaryotic Caspase Homolog (talk) 08:04, 30 October 2018 (UTC)


Hello. I noticed you just warned them so I thought that I'd tell you that it's a sock of Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Shingling334, fresh back from a block (see their block log, the block expired yesterday, and their behaviour makes it obvious it's still the same person using the IP...). Cheers, - Tom | Thomas.W talk 19:43, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

Andre Drummond semi[edit]

Hi Gilliam. Could Andre Drummond please be semi protected? There has been a string of vandalism of late. Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 04:11, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

Done.– Gilliam (talk) 04:13, 4 November 2018 (UTC)


Hello, I'm wondering if you would consider this user to be using his account merely for vandalism purposes? As you can see on this page, he appears to be here solely to vandalise Wikipedia pages. Do you agree with this sentiment, and if so, should he be banned? RussianAfroMan (talk) 22:51, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Blocked for 2 weeks.– Gilliam (talk) 22:52, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

ArbCom 2018 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, Gilliam. Voting in the 2018 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 3 December. All users who registered an account before Sunday, 28 October 2018, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Thursday, 1 November 2018 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

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Page protection[edit]

Hi Gilliam, can you protect the List of highest scoring NFL games page? Thanks. -KH-1 (talk) 05:18, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

Done.– Gilliam (talk) 05:20, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

size estimates[edit]

Dear Gillian, the information I added to the page about Pseudocyon was added because, on the internet, there are alot of accounts of Pseudocyon growing to these size, as this genus is very unknown, I know that any size estimate can be proven wrong. plus other sources that may be considered unreliable.

       Yours Sincerely, Wolfyx10.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:19, 21 November 2018 (UTC) 

A question about an IP block[edit]

Hello, Gilliam. I am puzzled by an IP block that you placed. The IP address is, and the block log is here). When you placed the block there had been no edits from that IP address for 6 days, and the last edits which, as far as I can see, could possibly be regarded as vandalism or in any way abusive were just over a month before the block. Was the block a mistake? The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 17:16, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for bringing this block to my attention. I can't explain why I blocked, and will unblock immediately. The block in question was placed in the same minute when I blocked another IP, so perhaps it was a glitch.– Gilliam (talk) 18:45, 25 November 2018 (UTC)

Hypernova's comments[edit]

Wow, you have been on Wikipedia for a long time! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hypernova971 (talkcontribs) 17:12, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Repeat offender[edit]

Despite continual warnings and a recent block, User: continues with disruptive editing. In fact the account has never been used for anything other than vandalization. Would you please consider a much longer (if not indefinite) block? Sweetpool50 (talk) 20:02, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

I blocked for longer duration and added IP talk page to my watchlist.– Gilliam (talk) 20:05, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

The Signpost: 1 December 2018[edit]

Reliable source?[edit]

On the page We Are The Normal I added this as a source. However the source looks more like a blog to me, and I only sdded it since I thought it was better than just keeping the page info totally unsourced. Can you check if this is a valid source?Ving Jol-ik (talk) 06:22, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

My guess is that is an acceptable source. A google search reveals that many other Wikipedia articles cite it.– Gilliam (talk) 06:36, 5 December 2018 (UTC)


Could you semi protect George S. Patton for a few days? These IP jackasses won't leave the page alone today for some reason. Thanks - wolf 18:27, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Thanks - wolf 18:29, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of User talk page[edit]


Did you mean to delete this user talk page? It removed the warning on it.-- 5 albert square (talk) 22:10, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

I restored the edit.– Gilliam (talk) 22:11, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png sup bruh Coltonp738 (talk) 18:14, 12 December 2018 (UTC)


Hi Gilliam, I noticed in a database report that you blocked this IP indefinitely after two edits. Guessing this was unintentional? Home Lander (talk) 00:43, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

I mistook it for a vandalism-only account. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.– Gilliam (talk) 09:14, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Persistent vandal[edit]

Hi, Gilliam, I've checked every edit from the above account thru 2017-18 and there hasn't been one that wasn't disruptive vandalism. I notice on the talk page that there has been warning after warning since the account was created. Please consider an indefinite block and, if this is a school, check the whole range to see if there has been the same pattern of behaviour. Thanks, Sweetpool50 (talk) 13:45, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Hi, I have been watching the above IP adress on my watchlist ever since I identified it as a school and added Template:Shared IP edu template back in February 2016. I am similarly monitoring every IP talk page in the range.– Gilliam (talk) 17:38, 14 December 2018 (UTC)