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Hello, Rwood128, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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European walking route E4[edit]

I had to undo your edit to European walking route E4. You should study the links above to familiarise yourself with editing on Wikipedia first.

In particular I noticed the following:

  • No capitals all words, not even in headers.
  • Headers consist of two = signs, like this == Header == ,not one.
  • Do not forget to add a references section together with adding the first references to an article, like this
== References ==

Debresser (talk) 02:09, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

Welsh literature[edit]

Wikiproject Wales Barnstar.png The Wales Barnstar
An overdue thank you for your great expansion on Welsh literature in English. Diolch. FruitMonkey (talk) 21:08, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

October 2011[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Modernism. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

Please be particularly aware, Wikipedia's policy on edit warring states:

  1. Edit warring is disruptive regardless of how many reverts you have made; that is to say, editors are not automatically "entitled" to three reverts.
  2. Do not edit war even if you believe you are right.

If you find yourself in an editing dispute, use the article's talk page to discuss controversial changes; work towards a version that represents consensus among editors. You can post a request for help at an appropriate noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases it may be appropriate to request temporary page protection. If you engage in an edit war, you may be blocked from editing. Calabe1992 (talk) 13:12, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Edit War[edit]

Before engaging in a prolonged edit war at Modernism perhaps read WP:IDON'TLIKEIT - use the talk page first to discuss the changes that you propose. At the moment consensus is against your changes...Modernist (talk) 14:31, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Expressionism question[edit]

Solid work on the expressionism article, that's been in need of it for awhile. Nicely done. I had one question about the new sentence: "What, however, can be said, is "that it was a movement that developed in the early twentieth-century mainly in Germany in reaction to the dehumanizing affect of industrialization and the growth of cities, and that one of the central means by which expressionism identifies itself as an avante-garde movement, and by which it marks its distance to traditions and the cultural institution as a whole is through its relationship to realism and the dominant conventions of representation."" Are you sure that it's "affect" and not "effect" in the original? I can understand how "affect" would make sense, but "effect" would be equally likely in the context, and I just wanted to make sure that wasn't a typo. Sindinero (talk) 22:38, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

July 2012[edit]

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Literature in Wales[edit]

I had to remove the images from the article as they are non-free rationale images. Images that are not pre-1928 or uploaded from a Wikipedian's own camera can not be used, sorry. FruitMonkey (talk) 20:54, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

Postmodern writers[edit]

I would just delete the writers who are not postmodern, it can always be reverted. The list is a mess. Writers were added by editors who thought 'postmodern' means 'writing after 1910'. To make any meaningful sense every entry needs a solid reference. Adding question marks is not meaningful in the WP repertoire and will just add to later confusion. Go for it. 12:55, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the comment. I'll remove the question marks, which reflect my lack of certainty and knowledge about postmodernism. I'll delete the names suggested in the list previously posted. There may also be some fairly minor postmodernists listed, but I'm only speculating. Rwood128 (talk) 13:04, 19 October 2012 (UTC)
Good stuff. Also, you don't need to delete one at a time - you can take out as many as you want, or many other changes, in one edit with a clear edit summary. It comes under the heading of being bold. You are entirely in the right. I confess I had given up on the list as it was such a mess and needs citations. I would have voted for its deletion. I am glad you are cleaning it up. Span (talk) 14:27, 20 October 2012 (UTC)
The list was probably split off from the main article. You would probably find opposers to reducing the list to a redirect. I think the list would serve a function if accurate and cited. WP likes lists as long as they make an effort. Some great lists are featured here. The main post modern article is also a mess (in my book) and almost entirely without refs. These articles covering big subject areas are often thankless and hard to knock into shape. I think you're doing well. Don't be disheartened - it's all ongoing work. Best wishes Span (talk) 23:41, 20 October 2012 (UTC)


Hi. I have reverted your edits to various decades today. Could you explain more fully what the purpose of them were? I see no issue with the content you removed in reference to WP:RY. Thanks. --Escape Orbit (Talk) 22:03, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to William Blake Task Force[edit]


Hello! I wanted to invite you to the new William Blake Task Force. This new task force will help organizes and coordinates Wikipedia's coverage of Romantic poet and artist William Blake. In Fall 2013, I, User:Sadads, will be having a WP:GLAM internship with The William Blake Archive, and has started the project to organize and support efforts to improve content related to William Blake, the collection of The William Blake Archive and other topics related to Blake's contributions to both literary and visual culture. Some of your previous contributions indicate an interest in Blake, so I wanted to invite you to the project! Hope you join us and happy editing! Sadads (talk) 19:18, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Developing editing techniques[edit]

Hi - me again. If you're developing new ideas and aren't certain how to proceed, it's a lot better to try them out in your own userspace (put something like [[/testing]]) on your user page, then follow the redlink to create a safe testing area for yourself) than to tweak a live article many times ... All the best, Chiswick Chap (talk) 18:58, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Notability of Outdoor literature[edit]

I've started a discussion of this topic on the article's talk page, feel free to reply there (not on personal talk pages). The article may be salvageable but it is currently headed in a wrong direction. The discussion suggests what needs to be done. Chiswick Chap (talk) 10:26, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

An award for you![edit]

Boots alongside Whare Burn (6782560156).jpg Hiking Award of Merit
For all of your great contributions to hiking-related articles: a Hiking Award of Merit! —hike395 (talk) 16:15, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! I've become somewhat obsessive, when I should be hiking/snowshoeing.Rwood128 (talk) 16:39, 30 December 2013 (UTC)


Congratulations on all the great work you've put into expanding this article. One thing, though, could be please take a closer look at the references in the article and take some pains to make your new references match them is style? In particular, names of authors should be last name first ("library style"). Refs from websites should be preceded by the name of the website, but followed by it, with the name of the page inside the link, as in:

  • [ "This is the name of the article"] on the ''Example'' website

Dates are placed in parens, without the day of the week, such as (December 23, 2013). Names of periodicals are italicized, as in ''[[New York Times]]'', and so on. I'm sure if you take a look at the refs you'll get the idea.

Thanks, BMK, Grouchy Realist (talk) 23:44, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Yes I was feeling a little guilty about someone having to tidy my edits. I'll try and slow down and check more carefully! Sorry about that. Rwood128 (talk) 23:50, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Thomas Hardy[edit]

I have left a note for you on my talk page User talk:CorinneSD.CorinneSD (talk) 18:35, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Owen Glendower[edit]

I don't understand what you mean. Are you saying that you have a copy of the original newsletter containing the full article, rather than the extract shown on the Powys Society website? Deb (talk) 16:58, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

I know that the quotation in question isn't in the extract from the article shown on the website although it is quoted on the website. What I'm asking is whether you have the original full article and the quotation isn't present there either? If you have, then obviously you are correct. If you haven't, then the website is a good enough reference to support its being in the original article. Deb (talk) 08:58, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Okay, I just wanted to clarify. Obviously I'm not going to "die in a ditch" over it. :-) Deb (talk) 11:47, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
BTW, are you by any chance a member of the Thomas Hardy Society? Deb (talk) 11:48, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Just wondered, as I'm hoping to go to some of their events this year. Deb (talk) 12:42, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

I like the changes you are making, but a word of caution. There are editors on here who will accuse you of "original research" for reporting facts without references. I started trying to add background because someone tagged the plot summary as being too long, and I'm glad someone has come along who has the appropriate knowledge of Powys's life and body of work. Those aspects of the article need to be emphasized. Deb (talk) 08:15, 30 March 2014 (UTC)


Hello. Congratulations for your great work. Please note this ([1]). Cheers. --Omnipaedista (talk) 22:10, 3 April 2014 (UTC)


The merge proposal seems like a good idea, but why blank the content? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 21:46, 22 July 2014 (UTC) arrange one's (own) burial?[edit]

".. where Thomas Hardy's heart was buried and where poet C. Day-Lewis arranged to be buried." - I'm not convinced that is grammatically correct! An unusual situation, obviously. But I thought it looked better with "himself" added on the end. Surely "buried" there is a reflexive verb? Martinevans123 (talk) 17:40, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Waymarking (disambiguate)[edit]

Hello Rwood128,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged Waymarking (disambiguate) for deletion in response to your request.

If you didn't intend to make such a request and don't want the article to be deleted, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. Vanjagenije (talk) 14:29, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

John Cowper Powys[edit]

I was reading your latest edit to John Cowper Powys, and I saw this:

"these isle".

Is "isle" supposed to be singular? CorinneSD (talk) 01:21, 1 August 2014 (UTC)


Sorry about that, yes, I misread the talk page thread as you retracting the merge proposal. I've put the templates back up. --McGeddon (talk) 17:01, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

John Cowper Powys[edit]

I see you've been working on John Cowper Powys. That's great! I've made a few minor copy-edits. I wanted to ask you about two things, both in the section John Cowper Powys#Wessex novels:

1) The second sentence in the fifth paragraph, the paragraph that begins "A Glastonbury Romance" reads:

"According to Powys's this novel's "heroine is the Grail", and its central concern is with the various myths and legends along with history associated with Glastonbury."
(a) You will see that "According to Powys's" contains an error. However, before simply deleting the apostrophe s (and adding a comma), I thought I'd point it out to you just in case the original text (your own, another editor's, or a source) contained a name or noun (such as "biographer") after "Powys's" and it got inadvertently left out. If not, and it was really "According to Powys" himself, then the apostrophe and "s" have to be deleted.
(b) In the phrase, "its central concern is with the various myths and legends along with history associated with Glastonbury", I think the phrasing in "the various myths and legends along with history associated with Glastonbury" is a little wordy, and it slows down the flow of the sentence. Unless it is absolutely necessary to separate "history" from "myths and legends", I would make the sentence more concise as follows:
"its central concern is with the myths, legends, and history associated with Glastonbury".

2) The third paragraph, which is one long sentence, reads:

"All the same, despite his indebtedness to the Victorian novel and his enthusiasm for Hardy and Walter Scott, as well as for lesser figures such as Ainsworth, Powys was clearly a modernist, with affinities also with Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Friedrich Nietzsche, Walter Pater, Marcel Proust, Carl Gustav Jung, Sigmund Freud, D. H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Dorothy Richardson, and the T. S. Eliot of The Waste Land."
(a) After "with affinities also with" we see a long list of names with whom Powys had affinities as a writer. However, the last item in the list is a name plus a title of one work: "the T. S. Eliot of The Waste Land". This breaks up the parallel structure already established. Is it vital to include "of The Waste Land"? Is this somehow identifying a changed T. S. Eliot, or T. S. Eliot at a particular period in his life? If it is not absolutely necessary, I would remove "of The Waste Land". (I notice that there is additional information about Eliot's influence on Powys toward the end of the fifth paragraph.)
(b) Also, in that initial prepositional phrase, "with affinities also with", you've got "with" two times. It would be good to figure out a way to avoid that. Perhaps change it to "with affinities also to". If "with" before the names is better, then perhaps change the prepositional phrase to a clause:
"All the same, despite his indebtedness to the Victorian novel and his enthusiasm for Hardy and Walter Scott, as well as for lesser figures such as Ainsworth, Powys was clearly a modernist who had affinities with..." CorinneSD (talk) 22:44, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Hello again, Rwood. Would you mind if I offer another suggestion? The following sentence is found in John Cowper Powys#Late novels:
"The novels that followed Porius are more minor in scale and an element of fantasy is a special characteristic of them."
This sentence is not grammatically wrong but is not especially elegant. Perhaps one of the following would be better:
  • More minor in scale, the novels that followed Porius are characterized by an element of fantasy.
  • More minor in scale, the novels that followed Porius contain an element of fantasy.
  • The novels that followed Porius, more minor in scale than his previous novels, are characterized by an element of fantasy.
Cheers, CorinneSD (talk) 20:54, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

James Hanley[edit]

Thank you for your comment. I felt the repetition was a worry, without really wishing to make a hard and fast rule about how long a lead could be. It was well past bedtime. Sorry if I was too sudden. I'm glad you were amused.

1. I should have left "short-story writer", presumably important in his case, although most novelists write short stories. I would call that essential lead information.

2. Whether his physical whereabouts would be important enough for the lead, I'm not sure. I think Boy should be up there, though, because Faulkner praised it and it was banned for obscenity, two years after Lady Chatterley, incidentally. I would leave the rest of the bibliographical and critical information for the body of the article. The bibliography itself is excellent, don't you think? Although I haven't checked it against the British Library Catalogue.

3. I think the page puffs Hanley up too much and could be condensed. He's largely forgotten, despite the kind things other writers said. That's an interesting fate, if quite a common one. I read Boy not long ago and was not too impressed.

5. If you felt like doing a complete rewrite, it might make sense to separate his "==Life==" from his "==Works==". More about Boy and the art of being banned if you needed it: [2]. Although this seems to be a publisher's site, which is suspect, it might slip under the net.

6. If you did do a rewrite, then I would call that the first task, after which the lead would write itself. As a reformed journalist I find getting that cool, factual, encyclopaedic approach the hardest thing.

Wishing you well in your work, Brian Bmcln1 (talk) 08:42, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

It reads very well now. Excellent. Bmcln1 (talk) 18:52, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Historical fiction[edit]

Hello, I saw your edits on historical fiction article. Many thanks for your valuable contribution to it! Can you please help and do some more work on the article? I tried redirecting historical novel into the fiction maintheme and putting historical dramas and TV series as well as comics, but I still need your help... or someone else' for that matter.

Regards: The Mad Hatter (talk)

I've stormed out with some "glorius" edits on historical fiction. Follow them out!

The Mad Hatter (talk)

Great edits the last day, but I don't like that the lists are with subheadings. It seems a bit over the top. I will trim them out to ";", if you don't mind. If you don't like it and revert - I will comply, but I think that lesser subheadings in the article it is better.

Regards:The Mad Hatter (talk)

@Rwood128: Hey, I would like to ask you why are you italicizing all the books? Only series should be italicized while the single books - not. Would you like to do it that way?

Regards:The Mad Hatter (talk)


Hello, many thanks for your considerable work on the Trail page. I was wondering if you'd consider a couple of other projects; I've been thinking for a long time that there should be a Trail centre/Trail center. Also, the page Trail riding reads very poorly in my opinion, and would benefit from quality editing. No pressure, just suggestions  :)

Thanks again for your work. Obscurasky (talk) 20:54, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Ditto, for your improvements to the Trail riding page. Obscurasky (talk) 08:23, 4 November 2014 (UTC)


Hi. About the categorization of Royal Parks of London and other London-related pages, I explain: this time I removed only the main Category:London, and not the other one (parks and open spaces in LND) that I removed 2 days ago. Well, as you can see, the category of London, as for the well-structured categories with hundreds of subcategories, has only the article London and not a series of random articles. This is also due to the fact that I follow several categories about cities from 2009, trying to find their deeper subcategories. It's only a normal and technical maintenance work. Anyway, a category so well comlexly structured and developed (and important) as "London" may work in that was. Just for example, a category as "France" may only contain France, because it is a choice of thousands of subcategories. About the other category you placed "parks and open spaces in London", I left it. I controlled that category and, effectively, it seems to be structured to host also pages with their own subcat: it's a set category. Ok, hoping to have well explained this technical/maintenance issue, I wish you good work for your good work (I've seen). Regards. --Dэя-Бøяg 15:13, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Linear parks[edit]

I've finished hacking now. Let's use talk:Linear park to discuss further. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 23:59, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

re Ireland, that old horse has been round the course so many times that there is a Manual of Style for it, see ref in my edit comment. If it offends your eye, change UK to UK of GB and NI.--John Maynard Friedman (talk) 00:10, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
I wrote that not realising that you had reverted again, so I guess you didn't see my edit note. It's at Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Ireland-related articles#Use of ''Ireland'' and ''Republic of Ireland''. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 00:16, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
Not at all. I've been there, done that, still have the bruises from blindly walking into this minefield in the past! Just to make life entertaining, the island and the state are both formally 'Ireland'. 'Republic of' is "a supplementary description for disambiguation when necessary" (this is in the real world beyond wp).
Let's just hope now that there are no LPs in Macedonia/Republic of Macedonia/Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia because that is an even bigger maelstrom with no sign whatever of compromise. --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 17:32, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
I forgot to add: 'Britain' is a legal and valid term for 'the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland'. There is no challenge to that (except, I suppose, Roman Britain which was only England and Wales). NB British Isles is another minefield! --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 17:39, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
I suspect that I've walked into the "Everybody knows that ..." trap with 'Britain'. If the OED says it's informal then I'm sure it's true. But it is very heavily used.
There is a useful legal term becoming more used on Wp: 'British Islands', which includes the IoM and CIs in addition to the UK (of GB and NI). --John Maynard Friedman (talk) 13:02, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

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Happy holidays[edit]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Rwood! :) Have a great time! You are making fantastic edits!

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