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March 2013[edit]

This is your only warning; if you insert a spam link to Wikipedia again, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Persistent spammers may have their websites blacklisted, preventing anyone from linking to them from all Wikimedia sites as well as potentially being penalized by search engines. Bbb23 (talk) 00:03, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

  • You need to read my comments to your post on my talk page before continuing to add CCHT to any article. Thanks.--Bbb23 (talk) 15:31, 22 March 2013 (UTC)
I think an approach to WP:RSN would be successful. I can put the question for you. I assume your WP:COI is because you are a member of the CCHT? Leaky Caldron 17:48, 22 March 2013 (UTC)
Freezing here too! First, giving you that "only warning" above was wholly inappropriate. There are several stages of warning and a mild warning would have been appropriate. Whatever it is, it is not SPAM - it contains no advertising. Second, the insinuation of a CONFLICT OF INTEREST seemed a bit strong. Please see a key policy WP:OR and in particular WP:SECONDARY. "Wikipedia articles should be based on reliable, published secondary sources....." A secondary source provides an author's own thinking based on primary sources, generally at least one step removed from an event. It contains an author's interpretation, analysis, or evaluation of the facts, evidence, concepts, and ideas taken from primary sources. Secondary sources are not necessarily independent or third-party sources. They rely on primary sources for their material, making analytic or evaluative claims about them. Based on this, if you believe CCHT is a reliable secondary source it is acceptable for inclusion. From your description it appears to be. Leaky Caldron 14:54, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
No need to delete them all, yet. I'll prepare a submission to WP:RSN later. I'll put the draft here first. Leaky Caldron 17:54, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Source: various pages from the website of the Cumbria County History Trust [1]

Article: numerous WP place articles, mainly stubs, such as Arlecdon in Cumbria, NW England.

Content: As a simple External Link using Cite web, for example:

  • "Arlecdon". Cumbria County History Trust. Retrieved 21st March 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

A new editor recently added an external link to many stub articles of places in Cumbria, NW England. The link to Cumbria County History Trust provide some interesting historical background not referenced within the article. They are spam-free. The only issue I had was that the editor was also adding a “History” section to some of the articles with a sentence saying “see CCHT in the external links below” or similar words to that effect. RS and COI issues were raised by another editor which has had the effect of scaring the editor into removing the Cumbria County History Trust links to the detriment of the stub. I have offered to present the material for RSN consideration.

The material is NOT biographic and contains no SPAM. An example is [2]. Each page carries a link to a page detailing the numerous historical sources used and includes a standard disclaimer about potential accuracy. Bearing in mind the ancient documents used in some cases the accuracy will always be open to dispute but I do not think the presence of this disclaimer weakens the objectivity of the material.

The Cumbria County History Trust is a volunteer membership organisation. It has provided digests on its website of the history of c344 villages, towns and cities. Information on the CCHT website has been put together from local history archives & records by experienced amateurs (e.g. retired academics) and has been vetted by University of Lancaster. There is a future expansion of this information planned as part of the Victoria County History Project under the auspices of the University of London but that need not concern us here.

The editor hopes that the inclusion of this external link will encourage WP editors with an interest in the article to use the externally linked historical material to develop the stub articles. I cannot see any negative aspect with using this material. It is non-BLP infringing, is at least secondary in nature and organised under an academic scheme of control with no spam links. It is an improvement on the absence of information contained in the majority of these stubs. Leaky Caldron 12:09, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Done! Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard#Historical_material_for_Cumbria_location_stubs_.26_articles. Leaky Caldron 12:14, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

I think it is fine to re-add them as simple External Links without any disclaimer or reference in a history section. [3]. Leaky Caldron 09:37, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to William Blake Task Force[edit]

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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)

June 2013[edit]

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  • standing stones are often grouped at nodes of communication routes - the monuments around [[Shap]] (including [[Oddendale]], the [[Goggleby Stone]], the [[Thunder Stone (Cumbria)|Thunder Stone]], the
  • was also the name given to nearby [[Walney Island]].<ref>{{cite web|author=by A. M. Armstrong [and others ... |url=http://openlibrary.org/b/OL198097M/place-names_of_Cumberland |title=''The

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October 2013[edit]

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  • created by the Axe Factory, [[stone circles]] and [[henges]] began to be built across the county><ref>Barrowclough, 2010, p.105-141</ref> Indeed, " Cumbria has one of the largest number of
  • was also the name given to nearby [[Walney Island]].<ref>{{cite web|author=by A. M. Armstrong [and others ... |url=http://openlibrary.org/b/OL198097M/place-names_of_Cumberland |title=''The

Thanks, BracketBot (talk) 10:49, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

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  • kings comes from the poems of [[Taliesin]], who was bard to Urien, king of Catraeth and of Rheged (and possibly overlord of [[Elmet]]. It is known, from the poetic sources, that under Urien's
  • was also the name given to nearby [[Walney Island]].<ref>{{cite web|author=by A. M. Armstrong [and others ... |url=http://openlibrary.org/b/OL198097M/place-names_of_Cumberland |title=''The

Thanks, BracketBot (talk) 16:23, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Your submission at AfC Manor of Hougun was accepted[edit]

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SarahStierch (talk) 16:20, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Scottish Marches[edit]

What is you source for this addition? Please add it to the article as an inline citation (see WP:CITE and WP:V) -- PBS (talk) 23:59, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Done Laplacemat (talk) 10:08, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

A smile for you![edit]

A smile for you! Spread it around! Smile back at me, or smile at another editor, even someone you disagree with!

Cheers, --The Haze Master (talk) 10:48, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Europe 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Europe/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like Germany, Italy, the Benelux countries, Iberian Peninsula, Romania, Slovenia etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. If you would like to see masses of articles being improved for Europe and your specialist country like Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon, sign up today and once the challenge starts a contest can be organized. This is a way we can target every country of Europe, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant and also sign under any country sub challenge on the page that you might contribute to! Thank you. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 09:28, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

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March 2017[edit]

Information icon Hello, and thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. This is just a note to let you know that I've moved the draft that you were working on to Draft:History of Medieval Cumbria, from its old location at User:Laplacemat/sandbox. This has been done because the Draft namespace is the preferred location for Articles for Creation submissions. Please feel free to continue to work on it there. If you have any questions about this, you are welcome to ask me on my talk page. Thank you. -Liancetalk/contribs 21:19, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Many thanks for your help Laplacemat (talk)

Your submission at Articles for creation: History of Medieval Cumbria has been accepted[edit]

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Luis150902 (talk | contribs) 16:19, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks for taking the trouble to do this - much appreciatedLaplacemat (talk)