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My apologies[edit]

I thought the edits were unconstructive, and I reverted them. This was a mistake on my part, please accept my sincerest apologies. Antivenin (talk) 17:05, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

Wales Map[edit]

Its up, there are some comments, looking good will leave you to respond directly --Snowded TALK 18:09, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

My degree was a lonnngggg time ago, when we still used slide rules to work out percentages and ran off copies of maps using trays of jelly (true!) Anyway, keep up the good work! Ghmyrtle (talk) 20:34, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
I think the new versions (both of them) look great - congrats. I suppose you could add the rivers to the pure relief one, to give a "physical" overview...? And you could add the Severn - headwaters near the Wye, flowing through Newtown and then probably off the map, but worth showing. One final point about the motorway - it shows the old M4 over the Severn Bridge before the Second Severn Crossing was built, the old bridge now being numbered the M48. Good work! Ghmyrtle (talk) 22:51, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
PS - also just noticed that Newport should be moved slightly, to be right on the R Usk. Ghmyrtle (talk) 09:09, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for making those changes. I know I'm just being picky again (!), but when you get a chance you might want to look at this map, and maybe slightly adjust the positions of the M4 Severn bridge and Newport in the SE corner of your map. Cheers, Ghmyrtle (talk) 22:37, 10 December 2008 (UTC)


How very constructive of you. Spend the time adding inline citations to Gorseinon College's page and then simply whack a 'no citations' tag on Swansea College's page. [1] Couldn't you stand the fact the Swansea's A-level results are better than Gorseinon's?

Ewen (talk) 18:38, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes completely I can't stand the fact that Swansea has something like 3% higher results than Gorseinon, I am in fact crying at the idea. (Note the sarcasm)

Maps for Gwynedd and Wales[edit]

Hello! I couldnt help but notice your maps on my friend James' page for Gwynedd and Wales post 1217, but was wondering if you could help me with specific maps for Gwynedd and Wales for the page I had started History of Gwynedd during the High Middle Ages. There are specific periodes that would be very greatly inhanced with a solid well made map in the same scheme as you have already started. I greatly hope that you may be availabel for this project. Thanks! ♦Drachenfyre♦·Talk 02:46, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi! I've also seen the maps, which look excellent. However, it would be very helpful if you could clarify your source(s). The maps showing the Marcher lordships, for example, look somewhat different from those which I have seen, both in Davies' History of Wales, and Lieberman, The March of Wales (2008) (which differ from each other - I'm aware there's little consistency). Thanks. Ghmyrtle (talk) 09:20, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the comment. The sources are avaliable if you click on the image and scroll down to just below the description box. Hope that helps. (talk) 15:22, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
I doubt the map will be as up to date as a 2008 book, so if there are any changes needed then just say the word. (talk) 15:38, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
I've taken the liberty of adding one of your maps to Welsh Marches - as illustration, rather than to give a definitive picture, as I think that each academic writer will have their own view on where precisely boundaries were drawn. Hope that's OK. Ghmyrtle (talk) 19:21, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
No problem, feel free they're there to be used and abused. I agree with the problem on defining the boundaries as I came across a few different maps of the marches when I was drawing it, with each not really having a date and changing the names and areas. (talk) 08:19, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Welsh Heraldry[edit]

It's not really an issue, but I felt that the two columns for the cotsitutent former states of Wales were better serve unequal on the basis Gywnedd's 'Details' column was far taller and the whole thing looks wrong otherwise. On my fairly small screen, there's about three words on a line and the details section therefore takes up 13 lines, which is not in keeping with the other sections. At the risk of making the states in the right column look inferior, I think it might be best to have the columns different sizes as before. The other edits were all good though. I thought I'd mention it here first for your views, as I don't think it's worth raising on the article's talk page. Your thoughts? - Jarry1250 (t, c) 21:15, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

[Moved] Thanks for the heads up. I think the easiest and best solution would be to move to a single column instead of two, as the problem you have at the moment is what I get when the columns are different sizes owing to having a wide screen and thus the left column looks odd being a lot bigger than the right. (talk) 13:57, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
Maybe completely fixed-width would help, or perhaps the incorporation of the Kingdom column into the Details column. I don't have a lot of time at the moment, you can play around with it if you want. - Jarry1250 (t, c) 18:23, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
I have a mission for you, if you choose to accept it. The arms of the ancient Anwyl of Tywyn Family (who are the ACTUAL princes of Wales) are needed. The minor arms are the same as those of Owain Gwynedd and I have put them on the site. Their major arms as follows and do not exist anywhere apart from this 1872 description;
  1. Vert, three eagles displayed in fess Or (as per Owain Gwynedd), a fleur-de-lis Or (difference for sixth son, Rhodri ab Owain)
  2. Sable, a chevron between three fleur-de-lis argent (for Collwyn ap Tangno)
  3. Vert, a chevron between three wolves heads erased argent (for Rhirid Flaidd)
  4. Per pale azure and gules, three lions rampant argent (Herbert of Cemmaes)
  5. Argent, an eagle displayed with two necks sable (Meurig Llwyd of Llwyn y Maen)
  6. Argent, a lion passant sable between three fleur-de-lis gules (Einion ap Seissylt)
  • Crest: An eagle displayed Or
  • Moto: Eryr eryrod Eryri - "The Eagle of the Eagles of Snowdon"
I can visualise more or less what this looks like but if you could have a go on that programme you use I would be most grateful! If you need any explanation for the description given I can help by describing what it should look like in standard English James Frankcom (talk) 12:00, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
I wondered if you could do me a favour. If you have time would you mind putting these arms together?
* 1st and 4th quarters; a shield divided per pale indented gold and blue with six martlets counter charged
* 2nd quarter; Quarterly, azur and argent over all a saltire gules
* 3rd quarter; Azure a chevron ermine between three griffins' heads erased argent langued gules
I hope this is not too much bother! Your arms look excellent on the Anwyl page now James Frankcom (talk) 00:34, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

I don't know if you can help but any positive comments to keep the AfD would be most welcome. Link here: [2] James Frankcom (talk) 09:40, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

I am definitely not an 'anti-Celt' and I object to this name-calling. Our notability guidelines apply to everyone. Dougweller (talk) 10:05, 31 August 2010 (UTC)