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Hi Rhyswynne - Yep good point. I've changed the Twthill article to refer to the castle as Norman. --Cynnydd 07:40, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

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History of Plaid Cymru[edit]

Hello Rhyswynne! I will order Rhag Pob Brad: Cofiant Gwynfor Evans from Barnes & Noble but can not yet speak or read Welsh (though I am attempting to learn it). I was pleased to find that Dr. John Davies did read the book himself and wrote "Mae'r gyfrol hon yn garreg filltir bwysig yn hanesyddiaeth Cymru. Ceir yma ddadansoddiad manwl o yrfa gwladgarwr Cymreig pwysicaf yr 20fed ganrif, a chronicl hefyd o hanes y genedl dros drigain mlynedd a mwy. Camp neilltuol iawn . . ."

I look forward to your imput to the pages! For your questions:

Firstly, I don't deny that Saunders Lewis may have praised Hitler in the mid 30's, but so did Lloyd George (in 1936) and Winston Churchill praised Musollini [sp] in late 20's. This doesn't mean SL is not a fascist, but he could just be a man of his time more than anything else. We're not told who the other leading members are supposed to be.

I agree with you. I think NM is purposefully over emphasizing the characterization. But I need the quote from Lloyd George and Churchill though to refute it. Appearently he did get the information from Mr. Morgan. I will try and correct this, but will need others to suport this action as well, as NM has a history of page hawking and preventing others from making sourced changes and edits.

Secondly, and more importantly from a Wikipedia point of view, the "metaciously researched" quote of the "highly respected" Dr Morgan is pure speculation. Poor showing in early elections could be down to a number of factors, namely lack of funds and bad/no coverage from media.

Very true indeed. I do not know Dr. Morgan's work as well as I know Dr. Davies, so can not comment to his authority. But he is published and a valid source, though through NM's introduction to him it seems Dr. Morgan has an agenda.

Also, I'm reading a book about Gwynfor Evans at the moment, and SL plays a big part in the first part of the book. In it the author mentions how Plaid's opposition made a lot of the fact that SL was a Catholic as opposed to a fascist. Apparently the Welsh (and British?) population was quite anti-Catholic at the time. Possibly something to do with events in Ireland at the time?

Yes, the appearent anti-Catholic sensabilities of the Welsh was one of the reasons Lewis resigned as party leader in '39, according to Dr. Davies. However, just a few years before the party rejected one of his chief principles as not a fundemental part of the party. I do not get the sense that Lewis was faciest though in any of the material I have thus read. However, I do get the sense he tollerated hard line regimes to a degree though. Yes, there was a sense of suspicion on the part of U.K. authorities and the population regarding Irish nationalism, and by extension Welsh nationalism.

Are you proposing to insert a link to this page in place of certain sections of the main PC article?

yes, this is the intention. However, I would go further and completly redo the PC page to include more information on party structure and what it stands for, as opposed to history. History on the main page in my opinion should be very brief in light of having a new page for it.

a) although I can't fault them, the way you've split the different periods seem a bit random - in a way I prefer Normalmouth's splitting into decades. I split the periods according to party leadership, though named them differently. Within each section there is a subsection of the most important events during that time frame. Personally, I prefer this approach to NM's use of the decades... which to me seem boring. Prehaps though I can list the decades on the section titles? b) not sure about the way party leaders is presented (in a visual/wikipedia sense that is) This I copied from the other British party pages and from the US party presidential candidate pages. I thought it very neat myself. But because of how large the page has gotten, I am thinking on moving these to another page altogether. c) how do you decide the ideology of each person? I used Dr. Davies actually, and Mr Wiggly himself. Mr. Wiggle described his political views as "right wing," Dr. Davies described Lord Elis-Thomas as leftist. Givin the recent changes in PC, Jones is descibed as centrist. The early party leaders (Valentine and Lewis) were clearly right of center (I think Davies points to this too, but need to find the page). Evans was the most difficult to characterize though and I remain uncertin for him.

1) Although the Tynged yr Iaith radio talk and Cymdeithas yr Iaith's formation was beneficial to PC as it allowed them to concentrate on politics as you say, it wasnt SL intention for a seperate organisation to be set up. He intended PC to become more involved in welsh languagae campaigning. Yes, I see I have not clearly pointed that out. You are absoltely correct and it should be pointed out he wasnt looking for a new organization but wished for PC to direct this.

2) I've already forgotten the dates and the name, but PC set up a private radio station in the 50's, maninly as they were denied a party political broadcast on state radio. At the time there was a ruling that a party must contest all seats (i.e all UK seats) before they were granted a broadcast. As PC only contested Welsh seats, this was an obvious disadvantage. This would be GREAT to add!

I look forward to your contrabutions indeed!! Drachenfyre 07:59, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

History of Plaid Cymru update[edit]

Rhyswynne, Hello! Might you check out the updatged History of Plaid Cymru and offer your opinion thus far? Since mine and Normalmounth's debate have I received any impute on its construction. I know it needs more fleshing out, particularly in the Wigley and Elis presidencies section (almost all of that was taken from a sumerized version on the origional Plaid page.)Drachenfyre 10:11, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

I've not had a thorough read, but I don't see anything I'd disagree with (aging, I'm no expert on the subject). You've obviosly put a lot of work into it (and I can see NM mark there as well!) In 'Bards under the bed' bit, the references 49 and 50 only give a link to the current South Wales Police home page - should this not give at least a title of a report/book reference even if no on-line link is available?--Rhyswynne 11:28, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Plaid Cymru[edit]

Hwyl. I've temporarily protected the page against edits by non-registered users. So go ahead and roll him back! Deb 11:47, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Ynys Gwelltog.jpg[edit]

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Sorted--Rhyswynne 15:45, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Anon user[edit]

I've stuck a final warning on his/her page and will feel justified in blocking him/her/them if they re-offend - but of course it can only be temporary. Hopefully they will think twice. To be honest, I've tried to avoid getting too heavily involved with the Welsh Wikipedians' noticeboard - Rhion gave up and went over to wicipedia because it was getting too much, and I know I could easily end up the same way. But of course you don't have to look for a Welsh admin just because it's the Cardiff article. Deb 17:45, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

John ac Alun[edit]

Bore da, Rhyswynne. I declined your request for page protection for this article, as the vandalism was pretty slow speed. However, I've deleted the recent drug allegations from the history and the page is on my watchlist now. Give me a shout if things get out of hand. Hywl fawr, BencherliteTalk 11:26, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Requests for Mediation[edit]

Hello Rhyswynne!!!!

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Greetings Wales community! We need your Voice! We need mediation and impute from the wider community who regularily contribute to articals of Wales interest. At issue is the use of a distinctive border around the country info box, as well title bar. The issue seems to have become a crusade against Wales by certin editors, who have almost never contributed to and practically never visit (by their own admission) the Wales page. I do not tust the motives of the editor, whome seems to be stalking my edits and reverting them purposefully. This editor even dismisses the colors of Wales red and green saying that Wales does not have any official colors! (quote: "I imagine that this use of "national colours" (of which Wales has none by custom or tradition)...", Unfortunatly, I must deal with these cyber bullying tactics if I am to contribute here. However, I implore the Wales commmunity to weigh in on the topic of allowing info box borders and title headers. Please submit views on Template talk:Infobox Country and talk:Wales. If the wider Wales community decides not to support a border and title header color in the colors of Wales then I will withdrawal from this position. However, I and other editors do feel it makes the Wales page far more distinctive. Sincerly, David Llewellyn♦Drachenfyre♦·Talk 02:22, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Wales phone codes redirect[edit]

Just noticed this. I've left a comment on the talk page. You have my full support for undoing the redirect and I'm sure wikiproject Wales would be behind you as well. Enaidmawr (talk) 22:37, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi again, I don't know if the list of Wales dialling codes is on your watch list, but in case it isn't I thought maybe you'd be interested to know it has been moved to List of UK dialling codes covering Wales‎ (I kid you not!). Enaidmawr (talk) 22:45, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Wicipedia Cymraeg[edit]

I've expanded the Welsh Wikipedia article that some people seem in such a hurry to delete. Wonder if you have any idea which copy of Golwg you saw the article in? If you have a reference or even a quote (mewn cyfieithiad, wrth gwrs...) could you add it please? Or anything else? Diolch, Enaidmawr (talk) 23:30, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Sut mae, Rhys? Wonder if you can help me out regarding this article? The person who nominated it for deletion keeps coming back - he/she tried deleting half the article before but I reverted it - and has just added a "citation needed" tag for the references I asked about above. A reference of some sort would be really helpful, if you can come up with it, otherwise I'm afraid it will go and I can't really argue with it (not that I doubt you, of course). (You can answer me here, I'll watch the page). Cofion, Enaidmawr (talk) 21:41, 1 October 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for keeping an eye out for the biography! I shall order that directly! Cant wait to get it. Ill also check out that site to see if I can get other hard to find books ... hard for me here anyway, lol. ♦Drachenfyre♦·Talk 06:10, 20 July 2008 (UTC)


User Dr.French is deleting free use images for Plaid Cymru and History of Plaid Cymru pages! can you help mediate this issue?♦Drachenfyre♦·Talk 21:32, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Euskal Herrian Euskaraz[edit]

Shw mae, Rhys? I have received your message and I'd be glad to help you with the translations. Please let me know your e-mail address (mine is and I'll send you the article of EHE translated. Send me that other one about the "Demos" as well. Take care. Diolch!

-- (talk) 09:49, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Rhondda Cynon Taff / Taf[edit]

Please check the discussion pages on the Rhondda Cynon Taff page. It took much discussion before it was decided that the correct article is Rhondda Cynon Taff, the name that was official used on the articles of creation when the authority was created. The fact that Rhondda Cynon Taff is the actually page and Rhondda Cynon Taf is a redirect means that all pages should be corrected to point to Rhondda Cynon Taff, if the article demands to be pointed at Rhondda Cynon Taf for any other reason, it should be corrected to Rhondda Cynon Taf. It doesn't matter if an authority uses both spellings, we link to that of the main article, as per Wikipedia standards. Thanks, FruitMonkey (talk) 09:37, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

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The previous article lacked sufficient third party references. The present one does not. If you take the trouble of looking up entries for other bloggers, particularly English ones, you'll find that there is no problem at all regarding the acceptance of bloggers as being notable. It seems to me that the only problem here is one of Welsh wiki users' attitudes towards Welsh bloggers, or perhaps notability of Welsh persons in general. If Iain Dale, Alex Hilton and Conservative Home are seen as being notable, then we should not be afraid of aknowledging homegrown notability in the blogging sphere either. the current article has I believe enough references to establish Rhyferys's notability in the Welsh and UK blogging arena, including appearances on television and in print. I really don't see what the problem is. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ioan07 (talkcontribs) 22:45, 15 September 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for the heads-up; I've fixed it now. Regards, BencherliteTalk 16:26, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

my reply[edit]

see my reply --Oren neu dag (talk) 23:42, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Ail Symudiad[edit]

Hi Rhyswynne, tangentially to my question about Euros Childs, I noticed you're interested in Welsh-language music - do you know anything about a band called Ail Symudiad? I chanced upon them while trying to find something by Cate Le Bon and was surprised to find they have no WP article. Obviously they have their own website but that doesn't prove anything about notability - I wonder if they have any. Lfh (talk) 17:14, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

I'd struggle to prove the notability of a band I don't really know anything about (and whose songs I can't understand!). But thanks for the offer of help. Perhaps someone will create a page on the Welsh WP and then a translation request can be made. Lfh (talk) 16:19, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

National Library of Wales[edit]

I agree 'stronghold' sounds odd, but it's a direct quote from page 2, para 3, of the document cited. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Martinlc (talkcontribs) 14:37, 3 April 2009 (UTC) Martinlc (talk) 14:40, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

County Borough of Caerphilly[edit]

Prynhawn dda Rhyswynne. I noticed your change on the County Borough of Caerphilly page, and have no problems with it. I had been going through the 22 counties and county boroughs in Wales trying to get a common approach to the titling of the infoboxes. Some were previously down as Caerphilly principal area, some as Caerphilly (county borough), some just as Caerphilly, some had the Welsh in bold type, some had it in bold itallics, some had it in normal itallics, some didn't have it at all. If you feel bold itallics is better, do you want to change the other 21 authorities, and maybe check I've got the Welsh right as well (I get very confused over declension when it comes to counties and can never really understand why it's Sir Gaerfyrddin but Sir Ceredigion) Skinsmoke (talk) 12:14, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Welsh language[edit]

[1] was and is a genuine question - have any other states taken such pains to revive a near dead minority language at great expense when nearly all the population (including immigrants) understand the current majority language? Gaelic in Scotland comes to mind, though it was always used on the islands and I don't think it's required for all government publications? Pbhj (talk) 02:50, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Irish?Martinlc (talk) 17:53, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
Ukranian? Latvian? Lithuanian? Estonian? I think all (maybe not Lithuanian) had become minority languages by the time of independence from the Soviet Union. There are numerous examples within the republics in the Russian Federation too. Then there are Bosnian and Montenegrin, which weren't even recognised as languages prior to independence. Not to mention Catalan, Basque, Valencian, Galician and the island languages in the Balearics in Spain. Faeroese and Greenlandic? And of course the most famous of all, Hebrew in Israel. Skinsmoke (talk) 23:35, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
I'll refrain from comment, tempted as I am, but would like to draw attention to this enlightened contribution. Enaidmawr (talk) 00:14, 25 June 2009 (UTC)


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Naming conventions for places in Wales[edit]

Hi Rhyswynne, about a year ago you contributed to a debate I started on naming conventions for places in Wales. At the time, I think we agreed that 'regional' descriptors weren't generally useful when describing Welsh towns. However, User:Welshleprechaun has made an edit on Swansea Cork ferry which I believe opens the issue up again.[2] I'd welcome your input in the discussion at Talk:Swansea Cork ferry so that we can nail this down one way or the other.--Pondle (talk) 22:08, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Merge discussion for List of UK dialling codes covering Wales [edit]

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Cardiff meetup - is the (this) English language Wikipedia involved or not?[edit]

I've replied to your comment at the Meta Wiki 'Cardiff meetup' page via linking from the English Language Wikipedia Watchlist notice bar that sits at the top of my English Language Wikipedia Watchlist. Perhaps you could answer my question over there, and enlighten me as to what the meetup is actually all about? Matt Lewis (talk) 20:33, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up, that this looks to be a predominantly welsh language wicipedia rather than wikipedia meetup, I might have been able to contribute usefully to an english language wikimeet on articles about wales, but I think it's probably outside my abilities now. I will mention that the museum in town article could do with some content, so if you get the welsh article up to a high level then perhaps we can use that as a basis for the english one. Pob lwc EdwardLane (talk) 10:47, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

cy:wiki event[edit]

I can see that the Welsh language wikipedia may want to have a meet up with English not being encouraged/spoken, but surely you want to advertise to welsh speakers who are not editting cy:wiki at the moment? However I'm not going to tell you how to organise your event. I should have a word with user:Mike Peel about changing the banner on en: Maybe you'd like to work out how you do want to advertise on other language wikipedias at the meetimg? Exam question - would you advertise on the Argentian geo-part of the Spanish wikipedia? Victuallers (talk) 11:52, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

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Hi Rhyswynne, there's been an update since the above message. The response from the community is that a different location would be easier for volunteers to get to. As such the training session will be held in Manchester on the same dates. If you're interested please take a look at the event page for further details. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 14:03, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

1789-1880 Eisteddfodau[edit]

  • Found them here and here. Please do revert if not valid. Thanks. RhysDdu (talk) 07:43, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

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Hello from Boulder County, Colorado![edit]

Hi there! Thanks for leaving a comment on my talk page, and sorry for my late response: I've been ridiculously busy with my PhD comprehensive exam (passed!). I'd love to help in any way I can (unless you've already got in touch with the Denver Public Library, which is great!); however, I don't know anyone at the Denver Public Library. I've tried to pry photos out of my University library in Boulder, but they were pretty reluctant about losing control of their images. It's worth a shot, though! If you haven't gotten in touch with anyone yet, you can CC me on any e-mails you send if you like. Also, thanks for writing cy:Griff Evans -- I had no idea about all this awesome history in my back yard! Take care! -- Gaurav (talk) 05:31, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Perfect! Thanks so much! -- Gaurav (talk) 18:18, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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World Digital Library-Wikimedia Partnership Newsletter[edit]

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cardiff meetup[edit]

Hi Rhyswynne, (incidentally your username always makes me think of a welsh rincewind).

Sorry, I was planning on making it to the urban tap house but life (well my girlfriend and her horse really) meant I didn't get free until far too late. Just thought I'd drop you a quick line to see whether there were any good/interesting ideas that came out of the cardiff meetup - I'll watch your page for a bit so you can reply here :) I guess there might be some things worth putting a line on the wikiproject wales/cardiff page about. EdwardLane (talk) 15:18, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi there. It never ceases to amaze me how my name is mispronounced, even by people from Wales. A doctor (not from Wales to be fair) once called me Rice Wine!
Due to my own family commitments I was only there for just over two hours. But I've left some feedback one the Cardiff Wikprojet talkpage.--Rhyswynne (talk) 13:12, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Hello I am a new Wikipedian based in Cardiff. I'd love to come to future Wikimeets, could you keep me posted on this. When will the next one be? Dr Vee (talk) 14:49, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

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