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I am a Bard at heart and by training, and have been wandering in and out of Wikipedia since June 2013.


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Your edits[edit]

I see that you use edit summaries, and that you've been reverted before, at least once with an edit summary that said "you are pushing an untenable POV based on unreliable sources. Stop it.". This is correct. The Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids would be acceptable as a source for its own article in some circumstances, but not for the articles where you are trying to use it. The same applies to druidcircle.org. You can read more about sources at WP:VERIFY and WP:RS. Please stick to academic sources for these articles. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 06:11, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

I hate to be a pain, but that page was part of an undergraduate project - we don't even always use PhD theses, and certainly not undergraduate work. Another point is that if you read it carefully, it doesn't say that there were any Iron Age Druids. Have you read any of Hutton's works on Druids (he's a pagan). Dougweller (talk) 17:13, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Ovate[edit]

I think your work here has uncovered a problem - you were right in that it shouldn't have been a redirect to the definition of the shape, but it turns out that we already have Vates so I've redirected it there - I hope that's ok as it seems to cover what you want to cover, and you might not have known about Vates. Dougweller (talk) 17:26, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

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Hi - you haven't given a fair use rationale so I've removed it from the article, and to be honest I'm not sure you can give one at least for this article. I don't think you looked far enough on the Pheryllt and have revised that section. You might want to also read [1]. Dougweller (talk) 11:13, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Nomination of Dinas Affaraon for deletion[edit]

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  • The redirection I performed was as a result of this discussion, which you participated in. This was an administrative action reflecting the consensus established there, so simply undoing it as you did is not appropriate. If you believe I erred in interpreting consensus I suggest you pursue deletion review, which is the correct way to challenge the outcome of an AFD discussion. If you were trying to work on the merger you can do that by accessing the page's history to locate material you wish to merge. Beeblebrox (talk) 01:38, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Your recent edits[edit]

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Orphaned non-free media (File:Dinas Emrys.jpeg)[edit]

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Dinas Affaraon ‎[edit]

I'm not sure what you thought you were doing, but your edit went against the AfD decision and I see it was reverted. Please leave the redirect as it is. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 05:33, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Pheryllt[edit]

I see you created a page for this despite only having one unreliable source. Please realise that you need at least two much better sources - such as books by academics - for a new article. I see above that you were told before that the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids does not qualify as a reliable source, and at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Dinas Affaraon you were shown why interpreting Pheryllt this way is a fringe view. Please, next time you want to make a new page, line up better sources first. Yngvadottir (talk) 16:36, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

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January 2014[edit]

Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to introduce inappropriate pages to Wikipedia, as you did at Lots of Articles, you may be blocked from editing. If you need guidance on how to create appropriate pages, try using the Article Wizard. Stop uploading images that are clear violations of the artists' copyright.

You have uploaded a slew of non-free images, to which you do not hold the copyright. The fact some of these images have also been posted on blogs doesn't mean those content-stealers had permission, either.

The non-free rationale you have added to these images does not apply: the images are not photographs of a person, or low-res scans of a book cover or album cover; they are pieces of modern artwork and subject to copyright laws. They are also not "a depiction of the subject of the article" as you can't photograph mythological or ancient historical figures. - Slàn, Kathryn NicDhàna 21:02, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

I see you have also uploaded a piece of clipart to Commons and claimed you hold the copyright to it. Even if you are "OCAL," who created Twisted Branch 2, or one of the other users who created derivative work based on it, this image was taken from clkr.com. While the site specifies: "in case you are the copyright holder you hereby release it under the latest version of the creative commons CC0 public domain dedication" it looks to me like your posting it on WP and claiming you hold the copyright is a violation of their T.O.S. The image has now been deleted. Please take the time to learn about Copyright issues, as this is a serious problem. - Slàn, Kathryn NicDhàna 22:33, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

As if[edit]

To start, I claim the copyright to nothing and if anything what I added implies that then it is a mistake on my part. In terms of the picture from the Silver Branch article, I found the outline (colorless, mind) and did the coloring myself, utterly unaware of another's like work, as I have never heard of http://www.clker.com/clipart-purple-background-branch.html. As to the image that was on the Manannán mac Lir page, that went unchallenged for many weeks, so naturally I assumed it was OK to do like with other articles. Even now, I fail to see the issue with it. Understand, Kathryn NicDhàna, that lack of action is taken as a "yes, this may be done." I do not mean to be insulting, but that is how I see it, nor do I appreciate jumping to conclusions with false accusations. - User:Bard Cadarn

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Earthsea[edit]

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More Copyvios. This is a warning.[edit]

You've been warned about this before. It is against WP policy to upload copyright artwork to illustrate articles. It does not fall under free use. You've done this a lot in the past and were thoroughly warned. You created a lot of cleanup work for other editors; don't start up again. Diff:[2] - CorbieV 18:57, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

More hasty judgement. This my response.[edit]

Exactly what was the copyright, User:CorbieVreccan? I made it quite clear that it - and I assume you refer to the Brigid picture I uploaded - is used on so many different websites that counting them was an impossibility. And not once was the copyright listed. I only put down "not Fair Use" for safety's sake. Where, might I ask, did you find such clear proof that it is NOT Fair Use? After all, given its un-moderated free usage across the Internet, how could it be otherwise? As to these thorough warnings, as you put it, most were accusations aimed at a then new user still learning the ropes and my responses are still on this page if you care to look for them (look under the As If, heading). As to this Brigid picture though, WHERE WAS ITS COPYRIGHT? I could find no solid evidence of any, so I went against WP policy neither willfully nor wittingly. - User:Bard Cadarn

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Take it to the talk page of Talk:Druid. Do not edit war.[edit]

Once again, you're doing things that don't respect WP article structure, and you're not using appropriate sourcing. I know you like creating lots of short, inadequately sourced articles, but you need to consult with other editors. This has been a problem for you for quite a while now and you need to come discuss it. - CorbieV 17:12, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

Look before you accuse, CorbieV[edit]

"Lots of short, inadequately sourced articles" you say? Perhaps you missed my Mary Lee Ware, Silver Branch, Immacallam in dá Thuarad, and His Three Calls to Cormac pages - as well as my contributions to George Lincoln Goodale, Glass Flowers, and Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka. Do not accuse me of cutting corners and look to my other response on Talk:Druid. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bard Cadarn (talkcontribs)

Yes, I would definitely encourage other editors to take a look at those articles, as well as this talk page and your contribs in general, notably the deleted ones. - CorbieV 17:37, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

Bitter about the past, are we? How about looking at the fact that my good work far outweighs the bad. I acknowledge earlier errors and put them to the fact that I was a new User and thus did not know all the rules and full workings of Wikipedia editing. Don't we all learn by trial and error? But I am wiser now, as my good articles prove, and even then I, like the rest of us, will make a mistake now and again. But one thing I do not do is question the integrity of other editors, as you are doing with me, CorbieVreccan. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bard Cadarn (talkcontribs)

Not bitter, but irritated that you keep making the same mistakes over and over again. I would strongly advise you to focus on edits, not what you assume others are feeling or thinking. It's taking you an unusual amount of time to learn to observe and respect basic policy, and I don't think your behaviour has improved much at all since I had to delete handfuls of blatant WP:Copyvios you uploaded. I'm not sure you should keep editing here, quite frankly. You still haven't bothered to learn how to properly use a talk page, and your other article contributions are large swathes of unsourced or inadequately-sourced text, yet you seem to think these are good additions. It is annoying to experienced editors to encounter people who seem to think the policies and rules here don't apply to them, and who create unnecessary work for other editors, which has largely been your pattern on the 'pedia. - CorbieV 18:46, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

Large swathes of unsourced or inadequately-sourced text? What pages are you speaking of, CorbieV? In the past I have done so, yes, and possibly Gallizenae was such a mistake, but what others? And what do you mean that I "still haven't bothered to learn how to properly use a talk page"? Are we not talking now? --Bard Cadarn (talk) 19:26, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

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