User talk:Arwel Parry

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A Message to "Johnny the Vandal"[edit]

Grow up, you stupid moron. You're a tiresome waste of space. I never get to see your vandalism anyway because plenty of good editors revert it within a minute or two of you wasting your time vandalising this page (and you seem to insist on doing it in the middle of the night my time, when I'm not around to see it anyway). So do us all a favour and give up editing Wikipedia, and let lots of people make more productive use of their time. 29/7/06


Seriously, go and see a psychiatrist - you are displaying classic symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, apart from which through your activities you are a disgrace to your country, bringing the U.S. into disrepute (hint - a middle finger isn't an insult in this country). 17/8/06


Now he's gone for good because of an indefinite IP block, it's time to rejoice and be thankful he is gone. Whoever blocked that IP address that didn't claim it was him (but it was him), thank you a lot. --VelairWight 01:29, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

Hello there, welcome to the 'pedia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you need pointers on how we title pages visit Wikipedia:Naming conventions or how to format them visit our manual of style. If you have any other questions about the project then check out Wikipedia:Help or add a question to the Village pump. Cheers! --maveric149

Archive history[edit]


#10 Bank of England note permission[edit]

Hi, Arwell.. I was looking at File:Bank Of England10.png and saw that permission to use the note on Wikipedia was last granted in 2009 and was good for a year until February 3, 2010. Well we're now a whole year and three days past that now. Because you sought permission the last two times in 2009 and 2008, would you be able to do it again?

I wonder if we could get a bot to flag this file and any others, a couple of weeks before the date that the permission expires. If we really do require permission, it's sucky to think that we've gone a year without it. Best, 66.87.0.74 (talk) 06:52, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Wicipedia[edit]

Arwel - gweler cy:Sgwrs Defnyddiwr:Arwel Parry ar wicipedia. Deb (talk) 20:54, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

UK banknotes[edit]

It seems our permission to use images of UK banknotes has expired. As you were the last admin to ask for renewal, would you mind doing it again, since you probably have the address aso? Cheers! Asav (talk) 02:12, 4 March 2011 (UTC)


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Categorization[edit]

I was editing the last three World War II sites to finish the Category:World War II sites, however, Manxruler believes they are unneccessary. Yes, edit categories not subcategorized can go for more many pages for a category page, although, I am hoping he would keep his patience, about me and for many other new users, since he has never completed to delete Santo Tomas Internment Camp. I hope I can, freely, continue to do last edits for the World War II sites, before anything unusual sprinkles out. --Corusant (yadyadyada) 18:57, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

You appear to have been categorising various articles under Category:World War II sites when they are already categorised under sub-categories of that category, for example, Category:Nazi concentration camps which is a sub-category of Category:World War II sites of Nazi Germany which is in turn a sub-category of Category:World War II sites. Please do not do this. Obviously a very large number of articles could be categorised as Category:World War II sites, but this would result in category which would be too large to be useful, which is why it is subcategorised. See Wikipedia:Categorization. -- Arwel Parry (talk) 20:58, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Wicipedia cy[edit]

Pa hwyl? Gwelaf dy fod yn weithredol ar Wiki en ond nid wyt wedi cyfrannu at Wici cy ers bron i dair blynedd. Cafwyd trafodaeth ar hyn flwyddyn yn ol yn yr adran Gweinyddwyr: gweler yma. Tybed a oes gen ti sylwadau neu gyfraniad pellach? Diolch. Llywelyn2000 (talk) 16:23, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Aeth mis a mwy... Dim sylw? Llywelyn2000 (talk) 22:31, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Arwel,


My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, were it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.


So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.


Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.

If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.

Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 15:40, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Deleted post[edit]

There is a discussion which concerns you at Wikipedia talk:Reference desk#Deleted Birther soapboxing. SpinningSpark 19:37, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

File:GB EU Driving licence front.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:GB EU Driving licence front.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Cloudbound (talk) 13:17, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

File:GB EU Driving licence reverse.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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The fate of British war dead[edit]

Hi Arwel.

I saw a news item today about the finding of a skeleton at the site of the Battle of Waterloo, which made me sit up.

Finding a body near a battlefield may not seen unusual, particularly with 30,000 believed to have been killed at Waterloo, 16 kilometres south of central Brussels. However, the British were particular about taking home their war dead, while French bodies were largely looted by locals before being pitched into mass graves. [1]

This seems to directly contradict what you and User:Alansplodge were saying back on 2 June at Wikipedia:Reference desk/Archives/Humanities/2012 June 1#National cemeteries:

Alansplodge: One reason that the UK (and many Commonwealth countries) don't have national cemetries is that traditionally, British soldiers are buried on the field of battle. Thus, soldiers that fell in the Falklands War in 1982 are buried in the Falkland Islands. An exception was made for the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, because of recent vandalism of British war graves there from previous conflicts. It's really the first time that British soldiers' bodies have been flown back to the UK in wartime. They are generally buried in their home communities. Sailors are buried at sea.
Arwel Parry: I don't think that's actually true about the Falklands - I think they were temporarily buried there, but after the fighting was over at least some of them were brought back, by ship in a container as I recall. Certainly the older brother of a school classmate of mine, who was in the Welsh Guards and killed at San Carlos, was brought back. But this was the first time this was done for British casualties.

Can you comment meaningfully on this mismatch? It seems the practice has changed since Waterloo. Or maybe the authors of the news report just got it wrong. How shocking and unprecedented! Cheers. -- ♬ Jack of Oz[your turn] 07:58, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

Hi Jack. I can't see how the news report could be correct, especially in an age without mass transport - no trains and poor roads would make it an impossibility but to bury people locally. Exceptionally, Nelson was pickled in brandy and brought home, but he was getting a state funeral, and it took three months to get Nelson home - they weren't going to go to all that trouble for a common soldier! -- Arwel Parry (talk) 08:44, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
Indeed; the bodies of British officers killed at Waterloo were reburied at the Brussels Cemetery at Evere between 1890 and 1894 from "many different places" in the area surrounding the Waterloo battlefield.[2] I have a dim recollection that other ranks were buried in mass graves at Waterloo, but I can't immedeatly see a reference for it. Alansplodge (talk) 22:40, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
Excellent. Thanks to both of you. I suppose it's an easy assumption for a journo to make ("they would surely have done the right thing by the poor blighters", and all that), but it just shows the value of checking things out before making a fool of oneself in print. At least it wasn't an ABC writer who blundered here, as the story was sourced from Reuters. Cheers. -- ♬ Jack of Oz[your turn] 23:09, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
At the last gasp: (describing the defenders of Hougomont in the centre of the Allied line) "It was the height of summer and bodies would soon have deteriorated. The dead were burnt and interred in various pits by locally recruited peasants supervised by medical staff. The main burial plot was a mass grave just outside the South Gate, where in fact there was for many years afterwards a midden (dung heap). John Scott, a British visitor, who reached the farm the same month, reported that 600 bodies had been burnt and buried there."[3] Alansplodge (talk) 23:13, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
I really am turning-in after this: "It was not until the First World War that individual soldiers were given individual graves, when possible. Before that, the corpses of the dead, on battlefields from Waterloo to Austerlitz were buried without ceremony or record."[4] Alansplodge (talk) 23:25, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
Me again - one more snippet. Describing the monument to the King's German Legion at Waterloo; "Since this monument was erected in 1818, these corpses were probably not visited by the companies - among them a Bavarian one - who visited most Napoleonic battlefields to dig up the bones of the victims of those battles and crush them to sell them in Great Britain as fertiliser for agriculture. This disgusting practice emptied a great deal of the common graves of the battlefields of the period."[5] Alansplodge (talk) 17:54, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Placeopedia for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Placeopedia 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/Placeopedia 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.

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Talkback[edit]

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Your input is requested[edit]

Greetings, Arwel Parry! If we have not met, I'm AutomaticStrikeout. I've come here to ask you to take part in the survey at User:AutomaticStrikeout/Are admins interested in a RfB?. I am trying to gauge the general level of interest that administrators have in running for cratship, as well as pinpoint the factors that affect that interest level. Your input will be appreciated. Happy editing, AutomaticStrikeout (TCSign AAPT) 02:35, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Chester Meet-Up[edit]

Hello, I noticed you have done some work on the Chester article so thought you might also be interested in the 1st Chester Wikimeet on 21 July. Maybe see you there? ツStacey (talk) 15:14, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

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Translation request English -> Welsh[edit]

Hello Anatiomaros, I saw you are an active user on this Wikipedia. Next month we organize Wiki Loves Monuments (also in Wales) and we would like to translate the templates/etc for that into Welsh so that more people can participate in their own language. For that purpose I wrote on cy:Wicipedia:Y_Caffi#Wiki_Loves_Monuments_in_Wales:_Welsh_translations_needed with a request to translate some lines. Maybe I didn't wrote it on the right place but can you have a look at it for me and translate it? You can also translate it here on your talk page if you like, or on my talk page. Thanks! Romaine (talk) 17:18, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

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Your admin status on cy.wikt[edit]

Hello. I'm a steward. A new policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc) was adopted by community consensus recently. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing of administrators' activity on wikis with no inactivity policy.

You meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for 2 years) on cy.wiktionary, where you are an administrator. Since cy.wiktionary does not have an own administrators' rights review process, the global one applies.

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Best regards, --MF-W 01:16, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

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Re: Query[edit]

In the middle of the "Climate" section there was a unlinked web address that messed this section up.

link is corrected and the content from the ip has been restored. Stormmeteo Message 17:33, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

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Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

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