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Good to see you back, such as it is. Your contributions have been sorely missed.--Cúchullain t/c 19:21, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

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nice work Decora (talk) 14:53, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Hind 2007[edit]

If you enable e-mail in your preferences , I'd be glad to send you a temporary link for access. I can't take the time to look at this myself, though Haploidavey seems not to have ruled it out. Wareh (talk) 22:05, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

A queue! - it makes me feel quite at home. Nicknack, please let me know (here would be fine) if you need more than the single access - or even, once I've read the Hind article, a second opinion on the particulars. Haploidavey (talk) 22:44, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
I have the article saved, and will read it at my leisure. As for now, it's late, and I'm going to bed. --Nicknack009 (talk) 22:49, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
Okay, I've summarised Hind's argument. Still don't think it makes political sense - it would be like the US, after the first Gulf War, appointing an Iraqi dignitary as the new ruler of Kuwait. (I also think the best solution for the westward crossing is that the main invasion force sailed from the Rhine, one of the four departure points for Britain mentioned by Strabo and the easiest route for the four legions from their previous stations to the coast, not that they landed at Chichester.) --Nicknack009 (talk) 09:46, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Grant Morrison photo[edit]

Hi. Your opinion on what would be the best photo for the Infobox in the Grant Morrison article is requested here. If you could take the time to participate, it would be greatly appreciated, but if you cannot, then disregard; you don't have to leave a note on my talk page either way. Nightscream (talk) 01:31, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

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Good to see you! and Irish language stuff[edit]

At Badb#Representations_in_legends I put in the OI of "The Morrígan's Prophecy" from CELT: Cath Maige Tuired: The Second Battle of Mag Tuired. The English translation has been shared around for years, with a variety of people tweaking it. I think it's pretty straightforward, but would appreciate someone with more Irish to check it. What had been there previously was a modern English version that, while creative and poetic, had been translated from a Modern Irish variation, and hence diverged pretty significantly from the original Irish. Stay in touch, K? Go raibh maith agat, - Kathryn NicDhàna 20:55, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Julius Caesar Edit[edit]

Hi. I recently edited the Julius Caesar article to remove a sentence that I thought was misleading, but you undid the edit. I had created a section in the Julius Caesar talk page about why I think that sentence is incorrect. Could you please just post a reply in that section to explain why you think the sentence should remain?

Thanks, IBrow1000 (talk) 11:46, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Conn Cetcathach[edit]

Hi, you expressed a concern over my edit which you reverted so I've amended slightly. The problem is that 'historical tradition' a phrase that many would see as an oxymoron. asnac (talk) 18:42, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

John Constantine[edit]

Forgot to put the citations for factual accuracy, made it and hope this'll help — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:29, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

liberti and libertini[edit]

For a brief explanation, see Roman Empire#Freedmen. You seem to be unaware of how these terms were actually used in Latin authors, and that in fact they tend to not be distinguished once we get deeper in the Imperial era. Please check the sources cited there, but a dozen others could easily be cited. Cynwolfe (talk) 14:44, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

I should also note that so basic a source as the Oxford Latin Dictionary defines libertinus as "a member of the class of freedmen, a freedman (w. ref. only to social and leg. status)" and libertus as "a freedman (w. ref. to the manumitter or patron)." As is pointed out in Mouritsen and elsewhere, however, these distinctions are often hard to discern in the actual usage of Latin texts. Cynwolfe (talk) 14:52, 27 October 2012 (UTC)


I see you have been struggling to try to communicate with Rheton. You may or may not know that he/she has reported you to Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism. Naturally, I have declined the report, as the suggestion that your edits are "vandalism" is absurd. However, you should be careful about edit warring: it would be a pity if you were blocked for your efforts. As you probably know, the standard edit warring warning template says "Do not edit war even if you believe you are right." Please do feel welcome to contact me if the disruptive editing continues, and I will take administrative action if it becomes necessary. JamesBWatson (talk) 13:41, 9 February 2013 (UTC)


I'm not sure what was wrong with the edits you reverted at [1]. Obviously they weren't minor, & I think there was a slight grammar problem, but what else? Dougweller (talk) 06:08, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

I've reverted. For some reason I thought they were a removal of content rather than an addition. Sorry. --Nicknack009 (talk) 10:26, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
Been there, done that. No problem. Dougweller (talk) 10:59, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Julius Caesar[edit]

Don't know how much you want to work on that article, but in regard to this edit, I also don't think we need the gallery currently at Julius Caesar#Depictions, since that is what Cultural depictions of Julius Caesar is for, and the article is already illustrated with too many busts. However, I do think we need some kind of summary section there covering legends/legacy/"depictions". Cynwolfe (talk) 16:22, 10 March 2013 (UTC)


Hi, there is discussion concerning the spelling of Boudica's name, during which a comment of yours from 2006 has been referenced. If you have any additional information about the issue, your input would be appreciated. Paul B (talk) 16:23, 21 June 2013 (UTC)


What's the problem with the new template structure if the content is unchanged? You are acting as if it is your own property.-- (talk) 15:15, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

The content is not unchanged. Everything is now framed in religious terms, not mythological ones. --Nicknack009 (talk) 16:15, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Amergin Glúingel[edit]

Ran into this name in a new edit to Druid. I'm struggling with it. Can't find him mentioned here[2] under that name, but she does say:

Amairgin (Amargcn, Amhairghin, Amairgin, Amairgein, Amorgin) Irish hero. This name, which means "wontlrously born" or "song-con- ception" is borne by two legendary poets: • Amairgin, son of Mil and the first great poet of Ireland, was reputed to have lived in the sixth century c.e. When the tuatha de danann, who then had control of Ireland, blew up a magical storm to keep the invading milesians from landing, Amairgin's magical words calmed the storm and allowed his peo- ple to land, with Amairgin himself becoming the first of his race to set foot on Irish soil. As he did so, he recited his most famous poem, the "Song of Amairgin," in which he describes himself shape-shifting into a salmon, a sunbeam, a flower, a spear; similar poems...

No Gluingel here, and no Druid (and later than the classical Druids).

Brief mention in Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names. And of course[3] but that doesn't say he was a Druid or even mention Druids. The article is pretty vague about where he is mentioned. Where is he called a Druid in Irish mythology? Dougweller (talk) 11:07, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

He has the epithet Gluingel in Lebor Gabála (for example here, page 33 paragraph 387). I can't turn up any reference to him as a druid - I must have copied that over when the article Amergin was converted into a disambiguation page - although his opponents are called druids. The reference to Amergin supposedly living in the 6th century CE is just wrong - the invasion of the Milesians was supposed to have taken place in the deep pre-Christian past. Having said that, druids are not uncommon in medieval Irish literature, down to St Patrick's time. --Nicknack009 (talk) 12:27, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I've seen that Gluingel, but I'm not convinced we should use that as the title as his common name. I've removed the claims he was a Druid. Dougweller (talk) 18:04, 13 September 2013 (UTC)


There was Celt in al-Andalus and Ottomans went as far as Vienna thus covered some Celtic regions.. Furthermore, Judaism was quite prominent in some parts. Pass a Method talk 08:18, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

None of those regions had been Celtic since the Roman conquest, and none of them contributed to the Mabinigion. Go away. --Nicknack009 (talk) 08:55, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Tony Harding[edit]

And thanks for adding Lefty!

Sadtoseeitsmorning 14 February 2014.  —Preceding undated comment added 17:23, 14 February 2014 (UTC) 

Not a problem :-) -- ChrisTheDude (talk) 20:21, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi Nicknack. Thanks for your tweaking of the page. I have all the info but I'm not so hot on the ways of Wiki! Tony was my father so I have access to loads of his old comics such as Action, Bullet, ROTR, Victor Scoop etc... I'd like to upload an example of his comic artwork to the wiki page, maybe something from Look Out For Lefty? Would appreciate your help with this. Also I have another obituary from the Guernsey Press (which I have referenced). Cheers! Antony. Sadtoseeitsmorning 13 February 2014.

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High King of Ireland[edit]

The thing is, it doesn't matter who is right here. Please read WP:3RR - you are in breach of this and need to step away for a short while or you will probably end up blocked as your reverts aren't covered by the exemptions. This isn't the way to deal with problems like this. You really don't want a block on your record. Dougweller (talk) 12:13, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Looks like you are getting some helpful advice. I see you misunderstood 3RR, no problem. Dougweller (talk) 21:00, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

List of druids and neo-druids[edit]

Could you take a look at this article and the talk page? Some of the articles linked may have problems also, I already spotted one. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 14:08, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Erasmus Augustus Worthington[edit]

Thanks for your detective work. As a final nail in the article's coffin, I have used Tineye to locate the photograph here - it is one John Tregerthen Short. I have nominated the page at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Erasmus Augustus Worthington. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 19:55, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

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August 2014 - Annals of Ulster question[edit]


I received your note about the Annals of Ulster changes. Okay, let me explain my edit that you changed back here, so we can discuss my concern in this forum. Apologies on my part if I saw the wrong link. I've been concerned that some of the entries involving Ulster-related articles are being edited to rewrite a historical narrative to suit narrow-minded political agendas. I will give you the benefit of the doubt that you are not doing that.

My concern was that the link I followed didn't seem to make sense. Can you please provide me the link you intended to use, or are you using, in a reply below perhaps, so I can just follow it to see? I have looked on the web and I have tried to follow your link and I cannot find anywhere that validates the name of the Annals being what you are showing. Annala Uladh was the only name I had previously known about. If you could provide that, it would be appreciated. Otherwise, I have to ask that we omit the name until we have some kind of scholastic verification that the annals were ever known by that name. I cannot find the Four Master's reference to the annals as being referenced to a progenitor chieftain, or to any single individual, but always saw them referenced as the Annala Uladh. Thank you for your consideration of this request. I look forward to seeing the link. Maybe the link Wikipedia provided was not the one you intended. Thanks again.

Oghmatist (talk) 15:42, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Have replied on your own talk page. Basically, you're not editing the article you think you are. --Nicknack009 (talk) 17:15, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Read your reply. Thank you. Will you consider using this link to further educate the researcher that wants to validate the name history of this Cycle? Your current link leads to a search page that is not immediately user-friendly. Here is the considered link:

As you will see, this link provides an author, date, and title that allows the researcher to do further reading. Thank you for the talk. Oghmatist (talk) 20:00, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

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