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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Thrissel, 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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Original research[edit]

One of the things that we, as Wikipedia editors, have agreed to eschew is original research. "No original research" is one of three core content policies, along with neutral point of view and verifiability. Jointly, these policies determine the type and quality of material that is acceptable in articles. They should not be interpreted in isolation from one another, and editors should therefore familiarize themselves with all three. What you did in the edit to the American and British English differences article is called synthesis, where two sources are combined to make a point. In this instance you took the two definitions of sedan and saloon and combined them to show the two usages. Instead, what you should have done was find a source that makes the direct comparison, or foregone the addition. Wikipedia articles are not intended to be exhaustive, they are intended to show the state of knowledge about a topic. Exhaustive articles are for academic publications. This is an encyclopedia. I hope this helps you understand the policy better. Please don't view this as criticism, it was a very nice edit, but instead view it as an introduction to some of Wikipedia's policies. --Bejnar (talk) 02:08, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for the welcome and for explaining. I haven't realised it could be seen as OR, but point taken now. (In fact I initially wanted to use as a reference Oxford Learner's English Dictionary, whose 6th edition says expressly "saloon (also saloon car) (both BrE) (AmE sedan)", but thought the OED would be a more, say, "respectable" source.) Neither did I want to be exhaustive, yet I thought this word(s) to be frequent enough in everyday speech to be listed. Anyway, User:Old Moonraker has taken care of it now. Nevertheless, thanks again for pointing the edit's flaw out to me, and don't hesitate to tell me when I botch something next time - I was always best at learning the hard way ;-) ! --Thrissel (talk) 09:19, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Auld Alliance[edit]

Nice addition to October 23, just to let you know I have changed your Scotland and England to Scotland and England (like this [[Kingdom of Scotland|Scotland]] and [[Kingdom of England|England]] by using pipes so as to show the names now in use while linking to the countries as they were at the time.) --Drappel (talk) 12:31, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Yes, that makes sense. As I actually "stole" the whole sentence at 1295, I made the same change there as well. --Thrissel (talk) 14:26, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Use of the definite article in Gaelic[edit]

RE: (Undid revision 324475533 by Eog2016 (talk) - definite article not necessary) The Definite Article is used before most names of languages in Gaelic. Page 106 in the book 'A Gaelic Grammar' by GEORGE CALDER. b.d., d. litt. Published by Alex. MacLaren & Sons,,GLASGOW in 1923, states the following; "7. (The Article is used) :with names of languages : Am faigh a' Ghàidhlig bàs — Will Gaelic die ? Anns a' Bheurla chruaidh—in hard English" I hope that you can appreciate from the above two examples that one should use the article before the word Gàidhlig. By using this one also should notices that the word changes to Ghàidhlig! You are incorrect in stating that the "definite article not necessary" in this particular case and therefore I would appreciate it if you would reinstate my changes. Eog2016 (talk) 01:09, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi, that's not exactly correct. Although the definite article is used before the names of languages quite often, in particular in the genitive and dative cases, it's not required, and the form without the article (and lenition) is the more usual option in sentences like Tha Gàidhlig aige or ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig". That's why Gaelic dictionaries mention the article in the headword when its use is necessary (eg some placenames) but not with the names of languages. You might also be interested in this recent debate at Fòram na Gàidhlig. Cheers, --Thrissel (talk) 09:26, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Dia dhut “asam” (Wiktionary, Kąġi Oȟąko)[edit]

Hi Thrissel!

I have added a sentence (Wiktionary: demi, point 2) which may help you understand how this adjective works when the French do not use it as an adjective [1].

By the way, I've been several times to Cill Rìmhinn, first to take a look at the famous Golf 'temple', then I saw the beauty of this area… What a shock for me! I do love it, as well as the Highlands. Kąġi Oȟąko (talk) 00:07, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

PS: Two thumbs up for your website!

  1. ^ If I learned French initially by myself, I have 'some' experience of this difficult language, for professional and past marital reasons…

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Armadillo / The Armadillo disambig pages[edit]

I don't think that consolidating the disambiguation pages under Armadillo (disambiguation) would be seen as too bold. I would applaud that action, and I believe that it is in accord with the disambiguation guidelines. --Bejnar (talk) 16:16, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of St James Church, St Andrews[edit]

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Proposed deletion of St James Church, St Andrews[edit]

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This article should be deleted for failing WP:Verifiability. Article makes no claim of notability for this "small" church. The generic name combo makes it hard to search for sources, and I failed to turn up anything. There are no incoming links to help either.

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Samhain & Halloween edits[edit]

Clicked on Halloween discussion, one German editor Bakulan is trying to rewrite the article how he sees it (German view of having absolutely no celtic origin whatsoever) and has done so to Samhain article, and with no concensus. Having looked at edit history, you have contributed to Samhain page so i thought i'd notify editors of this (if you haven't already got it on watchlist of course). --Xavier 21 (talk) 06:21, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Luckily Dbachmann handled the situation already, as I know next to nothing about the festival itself, just corrected Scottish Gaelic spelling and pronunciation there and later reverted a few edits clearly asking for it. But thanks for telling me anyway. --Thrissel (talk) 16:17, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Thrissel/aois[edit]

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Go ahead, it didn't work anyway. --Thrissel (talk) 19:03, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Onopordum acanthium[edit]

SORRY, but ancient Greek ONOPORDOS (Latin ONOPORDON) means : DONKEY FART!

philmarin - Madrid (Spain); June, 20th 2011 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Philmarin (talkcontribs) 08:42, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

LOL no, the page you directed to doesn't translate, word for word, "onopordon" as "pet+d’âne"="fart+of donkey", it just says that it's the Latin name for the cotton thistle, which in French can be also called pet-d’âne. --Thrissel (talk) 14:25, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

So sorry, you're WRONG; Et je sais de quoi je parle... IOH (In Other Hand), speedy delete of Onopordum acanthium seeds picture is BRITless and BRITEless... Rgds - Philippe Marin - Madrid (Spain), June 20th, 2011. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.51.23.92 (talk) 23:08, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

The View[edit]

Sorry, I don't know how that happened. I see the diff that appears to show that I made that edit, but for the life of me I know that I did not make those edits. I don't know if someone hacked my account or what, but I've reverted that edit, and made the one I intended to. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 07:21, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

I'm telling you, it's gotta be gremlins. Or Poltergeists. One of the two. I just know it. Nightscream (talk) 07:39, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

re:bokononism[edit]

hey -- sorry for the slow reply. just wanted to say thanks for the apology, and no hard feelings. i didn't realize my edit was controversial - the change in the lead was aimed at improving the language ("a religion invented as a fictional religion" sounds rather awkward to me). i think the article needs to clarify that bokononism has a life outside of cat's cradle, if this is the case. (as a sidenote, i also think it's debatable whether it can be considered an actual religion, but that's a separate discussion.) k kisses 12:27, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

And no hard feelings on my part either. In fact I have later on tried to find some source documenting the existence of "real life" Bokononists and failed. I once had inclinations in that direction myself, so when people assert their existence on the talkpage (cf the Merge section) I have no reason not to believe them, but I agree that unless and until this can be referenced like any other challenged statement, we should keep it as "fictional" here. --Thrissel (talk) 11:37, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

The Scottish Gaelic task force needs you![edit]

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September 2011[edit]

Hi, and thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. It appears that you recently tried to give Grimms' Fairy Tales a different title by copying its content and pasting either the same content, or an edited version of it, into another page with a different name. This is known as a "cut and paste move", and it is undesirable because it splits the page history, which is needed for attribution and various other purposes. Instead, the software used by Wikipedia has a feature that allows pages to be moved to a new title together with their edit history.

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Thanks for the advice. I made a request accordingly. --Thrissel (talk) 21:29, 9 September 2011 (UTC)
At the risk of being a nuisance, I have to say that it won't pass as an uncontroversial renaming—there are few of those around. Instead, I have created a request at Talk:Grimm's Fairy Tales#Requested move. It will be under discussion for a week. Favonian (talk) 21:43, 9 September 2011 (UTC)
No nuisance at all, I can accept that even if something seems quite uncontroversial to myself, it may still seem controversial to others. Thanks again for taking care of it! --Thrissel (talk) 21:49, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

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Oops[edit]

Thanks. Mutt Lunker (talk) 17:12, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

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Bannockburn apology[edit]

Sorry for accidentally undoing your edit - entirely agree with you it needed to come out. Best wishes Monstrelet (talk) 17:39, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

That's all right, it did occur to me that you may have edited from previous version - something I've done by mistake once or twice myself. Happy editing, --Thrissel (talk) 17:56, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

360cities[edit]

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Great![edit]

Thanks for the laugh of the evening [1]. I had read this quickly already but not reflected on it. Quite a fun and probably unintended pun, good catch.Jeppiz (talk) 23:01, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

'S e do bheatha :). --Thrissel (talk) 23:13, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland[edit]

I'm just dropping you a quick note about a new Wikipedian in Residence job that's opened up at the National Library of Scotland. There're more details at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Scotland#Wikimedian in Residence at the National Library of Scotland. Richard Symonds (WMUK) (talk) 14:53, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

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