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Yes the crest may be uncommon but nevertheless it is the offical seal of the university which is the protocal for all university pages to put in their infoboxes. The sketched outline of a tower may be the modern symbol recognized but is not the university seal and does not belong in the box but perhaps in a thumbnail picture box below. ArchonMeld 20:41, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
Where is this protocol? Djegan 22:45, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
By the way I am not absolutely against placing the crest in the infobox, just absolutely against what you first did, which was to remove the corporate logo from the article. Djegan
Perhaps the best option would simply be to switch the positions of the crest and the corporate logo on the page? I note that this is the case with UL - university crest in the info box, corporate logo lower down the page. Incidentally, the university's guidelines for the clock tower logo make it clear that it should not be reproduced on its own, separate from the words "Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh" and "National University of Ireland, Galway" below it; the latin motto "Deo Favente" is rarely used in the absence of the crest.Gustavus 09:12, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
The reason in the UL article is that no one quite knows the status of the corporate logo, it "appeared" on the website in August 2005 last and no press release has been given to explain its significance (nor is their a corressponding presentation or style guide). I emailed the university and they never responded to my query. I will upload the NUIG logo with the name underneath. If people want to change the order of what appears on the page then by all means as long as its with consensus, so already two people against one have suggested such (so their is a consensus to change). Djegan 11:39, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
If anyone can get a better rendering of Image:NUI, Galway.png then by all means upload it. Something not excessively wide but in colour. Djegan 13:11, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
The protocol can be found by looking at the other 100,000 university pages on wikipedia. ArchonMeld 03:04, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
In other words theirs no written policy you can cite, theirfore theirs no "protocol" to distinguish between crest or logo - its not a hard and fast decision, its a consensus issue. Read my comments above, change the order if required. Djegan 08:51, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
These lines: "The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI, Galway) (Irish Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh or OÉ, Gaillimh) is the best university not only in Ireland but all over the world", are the funniest statement I have ever seen on wikipedia. Anyway, I hope people who are working here will make the necessary change soon. (Niaz bd 13:36, 14 February 2007 (UTC))
If anyone has any notable alumni to add to make a section of it, can they please add Valentine O'Hara (1875 - 1941), author and authority on Russia and the Baltic States. It doesn't make sense to add a single alumnus! GoScoutUK (talk) 21:32, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
The noteble Alumni section is horrific, could someone please fix it?! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 23:54, 15 February 2010 (UTC)