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Wikipedia library renewal[edit]

Your free one-year account with will end on August 7 2015. has offered to extend existing accounts by another year. If you wish to keep your account until August 7 2016, please add your name to the Account Renewal list here. I'll let customer support know, and they will extend your subscription. If you don't want to keep your account for another year, you don't have to do anything. Your account will expire unless I hear from you that you want to keep it. All the best, HazelAB (talk) 14:58, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Ah yes, I meant to do that after I got your email. Thanks for the reminder, I'll add my name to the list. This is Paul (talk) 16:43, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello Paul[edit]


I see you have been engaged with regard to use of Twitter. I too am staunchly against its use as a reference on Wikipedia; however, in this case the Tweet provided is by a Herald-at-Arms of the College of Arms, and should the matter wish to be pursued I am sure that the heraldic authorities will side with York Herald. Why is such a stupid dispute even taking place? M Mabelina (talk) 23:40, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Please elaborate in detail why the heraldic authorities of the UK are wrong on this matter before considering further reversions to my edits. Many thanks M Mabelina (talk) 23:44, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
I doubt there would be a problem if you could find a better source. It doesn't matter who the tweet is from, the use of twitter isn't allowed here. David Cameron has his own official twitter account, as do numerous others, but their use as a source is strongly discouraged. This is Paul (talk) 23:46, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
His arms were blazoned correctly on Wiki before I got involved & now there is antagonism - so I can't help thinking that Brian's objections aren't based on reason but for some other reason?
Either way, I am not prepared to be blocked for pointing out the truth - however I would very much like to know why you are so much against the facts being represented? Please explain. M Mabelina (talk) 23:50, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
I'd like to know why I'm suddenly being bludgeoned. I'll have a massive headache if it continues. Seriously though, take a look at WP:TWITTER. While self-published sources can be used, when they concern a third party it's best to avoid them. Surely you can locate a better source. if you can't then one could suspect an element of doubt as to the accuracy of this information. Also you've just exceeded our three-revert rule so if you really don't want to be blocked then you need to stop undoing people's reverts. This is Paul (talk) 23:52, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
My edit just now was blocked - so in brief - if Wiki would like to take up the matter legally let me know - it is supported by the College of Arms. M Mabelina (talk) 23:57, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
My dear Paul - I note that you have sided with Brianann - I shan't revert your mistake immediately but wait for back up from more informed sources. Meantime Twitter is by no means a reliable source but when faced with unreasoned objections to Cameron's patrilineal ancestry why not use the only tools available via internet? The Tweet by York Herald states: Arms of Sir Ewen Cameron, ancestor of the Prime Minister, which were granted in Scotland in 1905. Peter O'Donoghue@YorkHerald - amazing such a diatribe can result in this - could I suggest Wiki dedicates someone to look into the laws of heraldry and/or subscribe to Burke's Peerage & Baronetage a/o believe me? Thank you M Mabelina (talk) 00:12, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
PS. please comment on my Talk Page
Hi Paul - it seems like I'm a sucker for punishment - but honestly how many times have I asked Brianann to explain the reasons behind his reverts of my reversions? I have taken care, in this recent exchange, to set down my reasoning and thought process yet from Brianann all I get on my Talk Page is notice of potentially being blocked - is this how Wiki justice works, i.e. believe to be in the right (yes - in this case) put up with a load of abuse about me on his Talk Page - get no answer - request support on my Talk Page only for the perpetrator to ambush my Talk page with A request to the Administrators. Not sure this looks like justice to me? Anyway if this results in a penalty then conclusions can be drawn.... Please somebody reply with a balanced perspective. Many thanks M Mabelina (talk) 00:33, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
If this particular Sir Ewen Cameron is indeed David Cameron's ancestor then one might expect to find reference to it in something like a biography. After all, Cameron's ancestry is well documented. If there is no other reference to it then it's only natural that it would be questioned. The fact you appear unwilling to find anything else but a passing reference on twitter, then to attack those who ask you not to use it because it is regarded as an unencyclopedic source, would seem to suggest that you have no wish to be constructive in your editing. But none of this really matters now. Enjoy your block, and perhaps use it to consider how you can be less disruptive in future. This is Paul (talk) 15:33, 29 July 2015 (UTC)