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Deletion notices[edit]

Pernus coat of arms[edit]

The IP who created this called it in an edit summary "Creation of English version of an already existing (censored) article." but I have no idea what this means. I've pruned it mercilessly as most of the material about people and castles, etc - see my edit summaries. It still seems a mess. Doug Weller (talk) 17:49, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Hello members[edit]

I want to introduce myself to such a fun project! I would very much like to contribute my vector creation skills to reduce the many inaccurate images attached to blazons I see on Wikipedia. Please notify me right away if you see any of these false representations of blazons and I will be happy to create a "free licensed", faithful reproduction. --Xavier (talk) 05:01, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Blazon question[edit]

I have nearly completed the County Longford blazon but, I am not sure about one detail. The blazon reads:

  • "Per pale azure and or a castle of two towers counterchanged on a chief wavy per pale of the second and of the first a hound courant also counterchanged"

The detail I get confused on is this.

  1. Does the chief get a horizontal wavy parted per fess (in other words, does the chief get a horizontal wavy at the bottom)?
  2. Or does the chief get a vertical wavy strictly within the chief parted per pale?
  3. Or does the entire field get the wavy parted per pale?

--Xavier (talk) 04:12, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

The conclusion I came to is number 2. --Xavier (talk) 04:18, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
I did some more looking around on google and it seems there are two versions running rampant! Well, I still think the reference is correct, and from the other sources I could find it appears that conclusion number 1 is correct! --Xavier (talk) 05:30, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
(edit conflict) As I read it “wavy” refers only to the partition line between the chief and the field. I’m having trouble parsing parts of your numbered explanations, so I’m not sure if my mental picture matches any of them. In ordinary language: a straight vertical line divides the shield in half, and a wavy horizontal line separates the upper third, with the hound, from the lower two-thirds, with the castle; the left-hand halves (to the viewer, viz the dexter) of the field & the dog, and the right-hand halves of the chief & the castle, are all blue, while the opposite pieces are all gold.—Odysseus1479 06:17, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
@Odysseus1479: Yes got it! Thank you! you are right, the wavy is at the bottom of the chief. --Xavier (talk) 07:59, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

@Odysseus1479: Well all finished! Have I matched the blazon?
County Longford coat of arms.png --Xavier (talk) 11:40, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

Excellent job! Your emblazon matches the blazon perfectly. — Jkudlick tcs 11:39, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
@Jkudlick: Why thank you. --Xavier (talk) 11:41, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
I think it is time to update that long overdue incorrect arms on the County Longford page. --Xavier (talk) 11:43, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
All done! Now I will find more arms to fix! --Xavier (talk) 11:54, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

Coat of arms in question[edit]

The coat of arms for Pope John XXII is in question. Please join the discussion here. --Xavier (talk) 02:50, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Which flag did Transnistria use between 1990 and 2000?[edit]

The post-2000 flag of Transnistria.


Article Flag of Transnistria states that the current flag was adopted in 2000, using a version of the 1952-1990 flag used by the Moldavian SSR. Transnistria split from Moldova in 1990.

The article does not mention which flag was used between 1990 and 2000. Is anyone able to put this information in the article? Answers welcome at Talk:Flag of Transnistria#1990-2000 flag. Place Clichy (talk) 13:49, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Claude Le Laboureur[edit]

Claude Le Laboureur wrote books about French heraldry. I know nothing about this topic, but some of you might be able to expand his page with in-line referenced info.Zigzig20s (talk) 23:18, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Request for comments on Star (heraldry)[edit]

I proposed a content split a couple years ago after a lot of vexillological content was added to the star (heraldry) article, but there has been no commentary offered yet in the interim. Please have a look, and leave a comment about whether you think a split is warranted at Talk:Star_(heraldry)#Split?. Please comment there rather than here to keep the discussion in one place. Thank you. Wilhelm Meis (☎ Diskuss | ✍ Beiträge) 03:25, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Information on this coat of arms of The Count of Monte Cristo (by Alexandre Dumas)[edit]

Hi. We received on OTRS some questions about this coat of arms: why a mountain, a crown, 9 pearls, etc. If you know some information, feel free to answer on the talk page. Thanks a lot! Zetud (talk) 17:51, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Flag of Easter Island[edit]

The page Flag of Easter Island includes an image of an historical flag and states that this was in use in the 13th century, this seems very early and I'm not sure if this sort of flag use was common outside Europe at the time. The source given is World Atlas. Does anyone know if this 13th century date is accurate? --Boreas74 You'll catch more flies with honey 16:26, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

edit warring[edit]

There is a load of edit warring going on at Thomas Woodcock (officer of arms) and John Michael Allen-Petrie. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:57, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

I have pinged all of the involved editors on the articles' talk pages to notify them of this section and also to ask that they come to a compromise. I have also added both articles to my watchlist. — Jkudlick • t • c • s 12:40, 4 February 2016 (UTC)