User talk:Tony Holkham

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Great work[edit]

Face-smile.svg Thank you Tony, for your recent revisions on my favourite county in the British Isles. All much appreciated. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Cheers! Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard 10:15, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

To Gareth Griffith-Jones: Thanks, Gareth, I'm enjoying getting to know my adopted county. In the back of my mind is GA status. I didn't enjoy last year's review, but took it on the shin (sic), especially since Carmarthenshire is a GA with a much lighter article. I know jealousy is unseemly, but we're all human. You have a good weekend, too. Tony Holkham (Talk) 10:43, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Heddwch ac ewyllys da[edit]

  Claude Monet - The Magpie - Google Art Project.jpg Compliments of the season
Wishing you all the best for 2018 — good health, sufficient wealth, peace and contentment 
 Cheers! ‑ ‑ Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard ‑ ‑ 18:48, 24 December 2017 (UTC)
Claude Monet - Train in the Snow.jpg
Thank you, Gareth, and the very same to you! Tony Holkham (Talk) 19:38, 24 December 2017 (UTC)
Ah,ha. Another Monet ... and snow! I like it! ‑ ‑ Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard ‑ ‑ 19:42, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Good morning Tony! May I ask a favour? Could you look at User talk:Gareth Griffith-Jones#Reassessment and add whatever you feel would be helpful. Cheers! ‑ ‑ Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard ‑ ‑ 09:45, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

editing WP[edit]

[1] ‑ ‑ Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard ‑ ‑ 14:18, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Pembrokeshire[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Pembrokeshire you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Tim riley -- Tim riley (talk) 19:40, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you, Tim riley for taking on this review. I nominated the article more than a year ago and it failed for a number of (now obvious!) reasons. Since that time, I and other editors have worked hard to bring the article up to the standard that I hope will stand a better chance of GA and I look forward to seeing your review. Regards, Tony Holkham (Talk) 20:20, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
I've left my comments on the review page. As there are quite a few queries I would ordinarily have put the review on formal hold for a week to give you time to deal with them, but as you were so prompt in addressing my initial comments I shan't bother putting it on hold unless you would prefer me to do so. Tim riley talk 21:50, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Pembrokeshire[edit]

The article Pembrokeshire you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Pembrokeshire for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Tim riley -- Tim riley (talk) 12:21, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Congratulations Tony!
Very well-deserved award. You must be feeling proud and, with all that "burning the midnight oil", exhausted.
I am delighted and glad to have been involved. Cheers! ‑ ‑ Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard ‑ ‑ 13:49, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, Gareth. The midnight oil was worth it. Dolly helped. Tony Holkham (Talk) 22:38, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
Congrats / Llongyfarchiadau, Tony!. Our favourite part of Wales after home up north! All that hard work was worth it; you should rightly be chuffed. Hogyn Lleol (talk) 22:19, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
Diolch yn fawr, Hogyn Lleol. There was a lot of work involved, and not just by me, but I'm glad to have completed it at last. I wonder what's next? Cheers, Tony. Tony Holkham (Talk) 22:33, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Wiki: Label[edit]

Hi Tony,

Thanks for bringing to my attention that one or two of the sources I cited were too "commercial" to be considered valid. I assure you it was not my intention to spam the article. I will be more cautious of this in the future!

Kind regards,

Tnetrpm (talk) 20:19, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

And thank you, Tnetrpm for responding. The Label article is trying to be all encompassing, but it's very difficult to find reliable references. I hadn't looked at it for a while, but will try to find time to do so soon.
All the best, Tony
Tony Holkham (Talk) 20:28, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Happy St. David's[edit]

Thank you, Gareth, and the same to you; my middle name is David because I was due to be born on St David's Day (my mother knew about these things), though I was born a few days early. But what I want to know is: why are next door's daffodils flowering before mine? This and other questions need answers! Tony Holkham (Talk) 16:34, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
Just for you ... ‑ ‑ Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard ‑ ‑ 12:23, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you Gareth. Smiling from ear to ear. And the sun has just come out, too. Tony Holkham (Talk) 12:31, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Redhill High School addition to Clynderwen page[edit]

This conversation has been copied to Talk:Clynderwen, where any further input should be made

Dear Mr Holkham,

I believe you may have removed this addition which I made today to the page. This addition was a genuine one as the School will be opened in September (planning was granted yesterday). We would like to post it again - can you indicate if this is acceptable to you?

Kind regards,

Alun Millington Redhill High School — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:C7D:B7B1:9400:1CF4:4888:9228:E817 (talk) 22:09, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi Alun - I did realise it was a genuine edit; however, as I said in my edit summary, it hasn't happened yet and there was no source (reference) to support it. A reliable source would be something published independently - perhaps a newspaper article on the granting of planning permission? Wikipedia aims to provide independent sources for all its content (doesn't always happen, but it should!). I hope this makes sense. If you find a source and need any help with formatting it, let me know.
By the way, please sign any messages on talk pages with four tildes - this records your username, date and time. Best wishes, Tony Tony Holkham (Talk) 22:28, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
2A02:C7D:B7B1:9400:1CF4:4888:9228:E817 - Alun, I see that the planning application for Clunderwen House, while supported by PCC, is not yet approved (see here). I'm happy to leave your edit in, though, as it is of interest to the village's article. Another editor may, though, have a different view, as Wikipedia would not normally cover future events. We shall see. Regards, Tony Holkham (Talk) 16:13, 15 March 2018 (UTC)


Hello Tony Holkham. I noticed a recent edit of yours on my watchlist where you removed a template for giving strange results.[2] I'm glad I did notice it because it alerted me to a problem that I will work to resolve. The surname page it listed was a redirect to the name page and the template currently only looks to see if the page exists. I will see about adding code to preclude its listing redirects in the future. Thank you for your diligence in noticing this and correcting it. Best regards.--John Cline (talk) 00:13, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, John Cline. It was more by luck than judgement (a late night random wander through the encyclopedia) - I only noticed it because of the apostrophes in the plural of "title", something that usually catches my eye, and I saw no way to change that. I'd like to have fixed it myself but if code is involved I am afraid I would probably have made a mess of it. All the best, Tony Holkham (Talk) 09:50, 1 April 2018 (UTC)