User:Cwmhiraeth

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Information about me[edit]

I started editing in Wikipedia in October 2010. AaronY guided me through my early steps.

Initially I worked on writing and enlarging regional articles about Wales, where I come from. Now I am concentrating on articles about animals and plants covered by the Tree of Life Project. I am currently concentrating on Marine Life but taking occasional excursions into insects, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, plants and fungi and I try to write articles on species which have no current entry but which have a red wikilink from some other article. I have expanded many stubs into more comprehensive articles.

In 2012 I decided to enter the WikiCup. During the course of the competition I helped promote Millepora alcicornis, Adamussium, Western Jackdaw, Bivalvia, Chlamys hastata, Common toad, Pelican, Starfish, Sugar, Amphibian, Tropaeolum and Sandgrouse to GA status and Jackdaw, Bivalvia, Common toad and Frog to FA. I also had 250 DYKs to my credit, including 118 in the final hectic round. All the effort was worth while and I won the WikiCup. I entered again in 2013 and repeated my success. During the course of the 2013 competition Sea, Starfish, Common Starling, Manta Ray, Crocodilian and Atlantic Puffin were promoted to FA status, all but the last as a result of a collaborative effort. Thanks folks!

Articles I have started (or expanded from stubs)[edit]

Marine life[edit]

Insects[edit]

Chordates[edit]

Plants[edit]

Other[edit]

DYKs[edit]


In January 2012 I entered the WikiCup and put forward many new articles for DYK in order to score points for the cup (*=5000+ hits):

Trophy cabinet[edit]

Resilient Barnstar Hires.png The Resilient Barnstar
For putting up with an incredible amount of criticism and bullying... I recognize the overall good intention and hard work you've put into wikipedia even if others don't.♦ Dr. Blofeld 08:33, 30 April 2014 (UTC)
Barnstar of Humour Hires.png The Barnstar of Good Humor
Thank you very much for donating 2 QPQs, and doing such a brilliant job of reviewing DYK nominations! Best, Matty.007 19:26, 29 April 2014 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
I hope the weird witch-hunt going on at the moment doesn't drive you away, it's too nice working with you! FunkMonk (talk) 11:06, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
With a Bar to hang below the Barnstar. I had heard of this sort of thing but happily never saw it happen so close to home before. I hope to work with you many more times. Chiswick Chap (talk) 11:33, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
Wildlife Barnstar (V5) Alt.png The Fauna Barnstar
Congratulations for seeing your work on the adorably odd and rascally Atlantic Puffin as today's TFA--coincidentally, one of my favourite birds. --ColonelHenry (talk) 12:25, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
AHeliotropiumBarnstar.png The Malacology Barnstar
Awarded to recognize great devotion in the creation and maintenance of high quality articles related to members of the phylum Mollusca. Thank you!
Million award logo.svg The Quarter Million Award
For your contributions to bring Salamander (estimated annual readership: 444,460) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Quarter Million Award. Congratulations, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! -- Bobnorwal (talk) 15:30, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
Editor of the week barnstar.svg Editor of the Week
Your ongoing efforts to improve the encyclopedia have not gone unnoticed: You have been selected as Editor of the Week, for unbelievable quantity and quality of content creation and development. Thank you for the great contributions! Week beginning February 2, 2014.(courtesy of the Wikipedia Editor Retention Project)
GA barnstar.png The Good Article Barnstar
For your contributions to bring John Stainer to Good Article status. Your additions are always a pleasure to read--keep up the good work! -- Khazar2 (talk) 12:00, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
Dolomite-Halite-rh02-26b.jpg The Halite Star
For a splendidly Salty performance. Chiswick Chap (talk) 18:46, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
Barnstarofawesomeness.jpg The Barnstar of Awesomeness
Please accept this barnstar in honor of your ridiculously great work on sea and desert. Keep it up. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 03:59, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
Million award logo.svg The Quarter Million Award
For your contributions to bring Anatomy (estimated annual readership: 456,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Quarter Million Award. Congratulations yet again--you two are on one of the most remarkable runs of article improvement I've seen here! -- Khazar2 (talk) 23:05, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
Million award logo.svg The Million Award
For your contributions to bring Desert (estimated annual readership: 1,285,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 14:00, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
For your massive effort bringing the entire sea up to featured status, I award you an ocean's worth of barnstars hiding among the minnows. – Quadell (talk) 12:59, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
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Starfish Roentgen X-Ray 01 Nevit.jpg The Starfish Barnstar
For his exemplary effort in helping to promote Sea to Featured Article status, I hereby present Cwmhiraeth the one-off edition Starfish Barnstar. Please accept this little sign of appreciation from me. Cheers, --Sp33dyphil ©hatontributions 22:33, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
Keep seeing your name pop up in good DYKs. Keep up the great and prolific work that you're doing!! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:38, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
Million award logo.svg The Half Million Award
For your contributions to bring Onion (estimated annual readership: 720,000+) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Half Million Award. Congratulations, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! Plantdrew (talk) 15:52, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg I'm really excited about the prospect of a high-level general interest article like Sea becoming a featured article! I know, I wasn't able to support (nor oppose), and I do hope the discrepancy (between what most articles seem to mean when they link to "Sea" and what the article mainly concerns) is eventually resolved. But I wish all the best for the article, sincerely.

Also, I notice that desert is a GAN, and I am very tempted to review... but "desert" is such a broad article with so many diverse facets that it's intimidating for me even to review (and I think other reviewers feel the same). I can only imagine the work it took to get it into the great shape that it's in.

Thanks for improving such important articles! All the best, – Quadell (talk) 11:19, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Writers Barnstar Hires.png The Writer's Barnstar
Your work on Birth is an excellent improvement of a very important topic (presumably on the vital articles list somewhere, and at any rate gets more than 1/8 million yearly views) and I commend your thoughtfulness in noticing the need and then acting on it. (A second barnstar for the same achievement is well deserved!) --Demiurge1000 (talk) 20:40, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
This has to be the single best edit I've seen in a long time. Such a basic article, and you've gotten it to a decent quality. Good job! Shame the Core Contest isn't running now.  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:32, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
Million award logo.svg The Half Million Award
For your contributions to bring Starfish (estimated annual readership: 630,092) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Half Million Award. Congratulations, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! -- Khazar2 (talk) 12:11, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Million award logo.svg The Half Million Award
For your contributions to bring Sea (estimated annual readership: 816,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Half Million Award. Congratulations, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. -- Khazar2 (talk) 17:01, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
The Natural History Shield for Service to Wikipedia.jpg The Natural History Shield
For uncountable improvements to Wikipedia's Natural History, including Starfish, Sea, and a lot of invertebrates! Chiswick Chap (talk) 09:18, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Writers Barnstar Hires.png The Writer's Barnstar
For this contribution, "Xestospongia muta is an important member of the reef community." Bravo. If only more Wikipedia editors could be like the Giant barrel sponge. Drmies (talk) 16:50, 20 July 2013 (UTC)
Content Creativity Barnstar.png The Content Creativity Barnstar
I hereby award this Content Creativity Barnstar to Cwmhiraeth for sharing in winning the Core Contest in April 2013 for amazing work on expanding The Sea. A wikimedia UK person will be in contact to send off an Amazon voucher. Well done! Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 06:07, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
GA barnstar.png The Good Article Barnstar
For your contributions to bring Sea to Good Article status--you deserve ten barnstars for a job like that! Thanks for all you do. -- Khazar2 (talk) 11:29, 9 July 2013 (UTC)
Exceptional newcomer.jpg The Exceptional Newcomer Award
In recognition of your fine contributions. :) œ 13:46, 28 January 2011 (UTC)
Wildlife Barnstar (V5) Alt.png The Fauna Barnstar
For all your work on animal related articles, I award you this barnstar. Keep up the great work! AaronY (talk) 10:06, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
This Special Barnstar is given to Cwmhiraeth for wikifying 171 articles, a total of 108,600 words. Thanks for participating, and please be sure to help out at our next drive! Sumsum2010·T·C·Review me! 06:03, 5 March 2011 (UTC)
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This Superior Barnstar is given to Cwmhiraeth for appearing on the leaderboard. Again, thanks for participating! Sumsum2010·T·C·Review me! 06:03, 5 March 2011 (UTC)
Minor Barnstar.png The Minor Barnstar
Good work! Snek01 (talk) 00:02, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Cwmhiraeth for copy editing articles totalling 20,833 words during the March GOCE backlog elimination drive. Thank you for participating! --Diannaa (Talk) 04:58, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
WikiLinkBarnstar.PNG The Wikilink Barnstar
Thank you for participating in WikiProject Wikify's April 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive! The backlog was reduced by over 1,500 articles, even though about 1,500 articles were added to the backlog in April 2011. For wikifying over 93 articles, you have been awarded the Wikilink Barnstar! Your contributions through WikiProject Wikify improve the quality of Wikipedia articles and encourage their growth on Wikipeida, the largest English encyclopedia in human history. Be sure to participate in our next drive! For WikiProject Wikify, Guoguo12--Talk--  02:18, 6 May 2011 (UTC).


WikifyBadge.png The WikiProject Wikify Badge  
You have been awarded this special award for finishing on the leaderboard in WikiProject Wikify's April 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive! Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia and the WikiProject! Guoguo12--Talk--  02:18, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award—Article Count—4th Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Cwmhiraeth for copy editing a total of 43 articles (4th Place) during the Guild of Copy Editors' May 2011 backlog elimination drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions. – SMasters (talk) 09:02, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award—2009 Articles—2nd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Cwmhiraeth for copy editing a total of 42 articles from 2009 (2nd Place) during the Guild of Copy Editors' May 2011 backlog elimination drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions. – SMasters (talk) 09:02, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Awarded to Cwmhiraeth for copy editing a grand total of 26,419 words (including rollover) during the Guild of Copy Editors' May 2011 backlog elimination drive. Thank you so much for your contributions to the project! – SMasters (talk) 09:02, 5 June 2011 (UTC)
WikifyBadge.png The WikiProject Wikify Badge  
This Wikify badge is given to Cwmhiraeth for appearing on the leaderboard in the June 2011 Wikification drive. Again, thanks for participating! Sumsum2010·T·C 00:05, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
Barnstar of Diligence.png The Barnstar of Diligence
This Barnstar of Diligence is given to Cwmhiraeth for Wikifying 73 articles in the June 2011 Wikification drive. Again, thanks for participating! Sumsum2010·T·C 00:05, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
Dyk25CE.svg The 25 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Congratulations are in order, as you have become one of the select band of Wikipedians who have created or expanded twenty-five or more articles appearing in the "Did you know?" section of the Main page. You have put many sea creatures, invertebrates, and insects on the map, not to mention Ksar es-Seghir. Moonraker (talk) 02:23, 3 September 2011 (UTC)
WikifyBadge.png The WikiProject Wikify Badge  
This Wikification badge is given to Cwmhiraeth for her eighth-place appearance on the leaderboard in the August 2011 Wikification drive. Congratulations! Nolelover Talk·Contribs 20:59, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
This Working Wikipedian's Barnstar is also given to Cwmhiraeth for completing 33 articles in the August 2011 Wikification drive. Thanks, and keep up the great work! Nolelover Talk·Contribs 20:59, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
CleanupBarnstar.PNG The Cleanup Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Cwmhiraeth for copy editing articles totalling over 12,000 words during the GOCE September copy edit drive. Your contributions are greatly appreciated! Dianna (talk) 05:18, 2 October 2011 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Dear, Cwmhiraeth

Your outstanding diligence will inspire new Wikipedians. Hanberke (talk) 08:51, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Writers Barnstar Hires.png The Writer's Barnstar
Briefly looked at your latest article after stumbling upon it at Special:NewPages, what fantastic work you do - the world is indebted to your knowledge and contributions. JoshuaWalker | Talk to Me 10:00, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
Iron Wikification Barnstar.png The Iron Wikification Barnstar
This barnstar is given to Cwmhiraeth for wikifying 21 articles. Thanks for your work -- Nolelover Talk·Contribs 03:16, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Cwmhiraeth for copy editing articles totalling over 20,000 words during the November 2011 copy edit drive. Thank you so much for participating. Dianna (talk) 16:11, 4 December 2011 (UTC)
A Barnstar!
A Gastropod Barnstar

This beautiful Gastropod Barnstar is awarded to you Cwmhiraeth, in recognition of the excellence of all your new articles. Well done and thank you! Invertzoo (talk) 01:06, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
SpondylusII.jpg The Bivalve Barnstar
This spiny Spondylus Barnstar is awarded to you Cwmhiraeth, in recognition of your numerous excellent articles and Did You Knows on the subject of bivalve mollusks. Your efforts are very much appreciated! Invertzoo (talk) 00:29, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Cwmhiraeth for editing 26 articles with a total of 21,063 words during the January 2012 GOCE drive. Thank you very much for participating! --Stfg (talk) 21:33, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For being such a productive editor. Fantastic work! Anna Frodesiak (talk) 14:20, 12 February 2012 (UTC)
Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
For your considerable efforts at writing articles on peculiar sea creatures and for taking the time to review articles for GA! Thanks!! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 19:26, 18 February 2012 (UTC)
Core Contest Equal Third Prize
I hereby award this Antique Metal Wikitrophy to Cwmhiraeth for work on improving the sugar article in the March 2012 incarnation of the Core Contest! Wikimedia UK will be in touch shortly with details on the £30 voucher... Casliber (talk · contribs) 21:03, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
SpondylusII.jpg The Bivalve Barnstar
This spiny Spondylus Barnstar is awarded to you Cwmhiraeth, in recognition of your hard work and patience in raising the bivalve project's main article Bivalvia up to Good Article status, and then all the way up to Featured Article status! Fantastic. Your efforts are very much appreciated! Invertzoo (talk) 21:50, 9 July 2012 (UTC)
A very beautiful Nectarine Pie.jpg I realize you already got a ton of barnstars, but I just have to give you kudos for drastically improving the Amphibian article, so I baked you this pie. Less than a year ago it was less than half the size it is today. I know I initiated the efforts to improve it but never thought someone would come along and do so much. Thanks a lot for your hard work! :) Cadiomals (talk) 15:44, 9 September 2012 (UTC)
Wildlife Barnstar (V5) Alt.png The Fauna Barnstar
To Cwmhiraeth, for the article "Amphibian". Axl ¤ [Talk] 13:18, 28 September 2012 (UTC)
Wildlife Barnstar (V5) Alt.png The Fauna Barnstar
To Cwmhiraeth for bringing Common toad to FA status. LittleJerry (talk) 01:13, 29 September 2012 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Cwmhiraeth for the amazing amount of work necessary to win the WIkipedia Cup 2012!!! I am speechless. What a staggering achievement! Invertzoo (talk) 00:15, 7 November 2012 (UTC)(UTC)
Awarded to Cwmhiraeth for the strongest contribution of did you knows in the 2012 WikiCup. J Milburn (talk · contribs) and The ed17 (talk · contribs) 16:30, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
Awarded to Cwmhiraeth for the strongest contribution of high-importance articles, including the featured article frog, in the 2012 WikiCup. 16:43, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
Awarded to Cwmhiraeth, 2012 WikiCup champion! J Milburn and The ed17 16:32, 1 December 2012 (UTC)
SpondylusII.jpg The Bivalve Barnstar
This spiny Spondylus Barnstar is awarded to you Cwmhiraeth, in recognition of all your very extensive and notably excellent 2012 work on the subject of bivalve mollusks, as part of Wikipedia:WikiProject Bivalves, including the project's very first FA. All of your efforts are very much appreciated! Invertzoo (talk) 18:33, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
Guilfordiayoka.jpg The Gastropod Barnstar
For the good work that you Cymhiraeth have put into Wikiproject Gastropods this year, I award you this Gastropod Barnstar. All the very best wishes for the New Year 2013! Invertzoo (talk) 20:15, 1 January 2013 (UTC)
Cleanup Barnstar Hires.png The Cleanup Barnstar
Thanks for copyediting a total of 14,693 words in the GOCE January drive. See you in March! All the best, Miniapolis 16:28, 3 February 2013 (UTC)
GA Award.png The Good Article Reviewer's Medal of Merit
For all your help reviewing 12 GA nominations at the November-December 2012 drive. Regards. — ΛΧΣ21 22:08, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
Thanks Mat8989 (talk) 09:38, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
Dyk200CE.svg The 200 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Well done for reaching the 200 DYK milestone! You are at 394 and counting :-)  — AARONTALK 15:18, 2 March 2013 (UTC)


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An/I Highbeam Encyclopaedia Britannica online ISBN converter Etymology of marine organism names Crustacean glossary

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20 cm (8 in) - 20 cm (7.9 in) - 19 to 27 litres (5.0 to 7.1 US gal) - 1 to 2 cm (0.4 to 0.8 in) - 10 square kilometres (3.9 sq mi) open access publication - free to read (subscription required) Search Flickr for images with the keywords: ' under these licenses: cc-by or cc-by-sa for images

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  • Make a wiktionary link like wikt:this, and then you can pipe it like a normal wikilink.
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