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Deletion notices[edit]

List of coats of arms considered for deletion[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of coats of arms — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arms Jones (talkcontribs) 22:02, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Coat of arms of the London Borough of Haringey is considered for deleton[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Coat of arms of the London Borough of Haringey — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arms Jones (talkcontribs) 02:17, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Category:Coats of arms by charge + subcategories[edit]

Go to Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2015 March 27#Category:Coats of arms by charge and leave your comment. Snowsuit Wearer (talk|contribs) 01:15, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Scottish Officers of Arms Extraordinary[edit]

I am looking to find consensus on the recording of Heralds Extraordinary and Pursuivants Extraordinary in Scotland. Presently the former positions are granted to retiring Lyons or eminent heralds following their service "in ordinary", while the latter are short, fixed-term appointments made to address some specific need. Presently the appointments of the former kind are the three previous Lyons and Ross Herald Extraordinary, Charles Burnett, who was Ross for a number of decades. Examples of the latter would include Elizabeth Roads' initial appointment as Linlithgow Pursuivant Extraordinary for the creation of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and the recent service of Peter Dewar and Liam Devlin as Falkland and Linlithgow for HM The Queen's "Thistle Week" in July 2014.

My view is that while appointments heralds extraordinary should be recorded on the page for the relevant office, as they are held for a number of years, if not for life, whereas temporary appointments as pursuivants should not. My principal reasons for this would be because it is difficult to keep on top of who has served as pursuivants extraordinary because the appointments are not gazetted and because there should be some distinction (particularly for Falkland and Linlithgow) as to who has served in those offices "in ordinary" and who has not.

I'd be grateful for the thoughts of others on this matter. Thanks. Mark Hamid (talk) 10:53, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

A question for the Esteemed Gentlepeople[edit]

Is the Z flag a saltire? Or not, since the "x" has no thickness? Herostratus (talk) 20:44, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

It's not. It would however be termed "(party) per saltire" in heraldic language. Vexillologically, it would be "diagonally quartered" or similar. SiBr4 (talk) 21:08, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! --Herostratus (talk) 03:15, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Oldest municipal arms?[edit]

Is the coat of arms of Košice the oldest municipal heraldic arms? Please give your view at Talk:Coat of arms of Košice! Snowsuit Wearer (talk|contribs) 09:38, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Heraldic visitation[edit]

The Heraldic visitation is currently listed as a Good Article. Whole sections are unreferenced. It'd be a shame to demote it. Does anyone have the expertise and time to bring it back up to par? Sotakeit (talk) 16:10, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Flag of Mexico FAR[edit]

I have nominated Flag of Mexico for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:35, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

"ensign" needs definition[edit]

Glossary of vexillology uses the word "ensign" without defining it. No vexillologue myself, I find this vexing, and hereby request repair of the vexperts. Details are on the Talk page there, at define "ensign". To discuss this, please {{Ping}} me. --Thnidu (talk) 01:58, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

@Thnidu: There is a reasonable definition/discussion at Ensign, and I have linked that page at the first mention here as an interim measure. I agree that a fuller definition here would be in order, though there's no terribly obvious place for it in the present structure. What is needed is a whole new section on types of flag - also including "banner", "standard", "pennon", "vexilloid", "gonfalon", etc. GrindtXX (talk) 11:04, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
@GrindtXX: Section of what? Surely not here... unless these are used as ensigns and there's a reason for including them here. --Thnidu (talk) 04:57, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

"ensign" also needs some image work[edit]

In the image gallery in Ensign, the ensign of Sri Lanka is only about half the size of the others. It's not a simple fix; see Talk:Ensign#Sri Lanka. To discuss this, please {{Ping}} me. --Thnidu (talk) 00:36, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

@Thnidu: The Sri Lankan ensign in that gallery is very nearly the same size as the Red Ensign, just not quite as high because of its slightly more unequal proportions—at any rate all these images are the same width. Could it be that you’re not including the white field in your estimation of the SL ensign’s size?—Odysseus1479 01:04, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
@Odysseus1479: It was more complex than that, as GrindtXX informed me, but I've got it fixed now; details at Talk:Ensign#Sri Lanka. --Thnidu (talk) 22:45, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Flag of Australia FAR[edit]

I have nominated Flag of Australia for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 21:56, 14 April 2015 (UTC)