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Can you take a look at [1] please. Dudley Miles (talk) 20:11, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

there's no good reason to put the provincial flag with the kingdom - the fact that a personal banner of one king was gold and purple doesn't really support the usage of a red and gold flag. The text in the article is also a copyvio - since it's pretty much word for word what's in the "source". There's nothing that makes the image relevant to the article on the kingdom. And the other image is sourced to a deadline. --Ealdgyth (talk) 20:41, 8 November 2020 (UTC)
Can you edit accordingly? I have done so already and I do not think it would help to get into an edit war. Dudley Miles (talk) 21:39, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

Can you have a look...Edit

Forgot to use ping, do you mind commenting at this fa hook discussion? Maury Markowitz (talk) 14:01, 12 November 2020 (UTC)

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Walter de LacyEdit

Sorry for that. I didn't realize Wightman was being used not only for the marriage of the niece, but also the previous sentence about the wife. Agricolae (talk) 15:53, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

No worries. It's not always easy to figure out sometimes... heh. I'm watching the constable article, btw ... so will weigh in if needed. -- Ealdgyth (talk) 15:54, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

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Input in a discussionEdit

Granted this was 2 yrs ago, but I thought you should check out this particular discussion concerning Pen & Sword. --Kansas Bear (talk) 05:19, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

I long ago decided I wasn't going to do much with the Classical Greece & Rome wikiproject because I disagree with them on their usage of primary sources. So I'm not going to weigh in on them debating a modern secondary source while they still defend using primary sources in their FAs. -- Ealdgyth (talk) 13:57, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
I understand. --Kansas Bear (talk) 15:18, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
P&S isn't scholarly, that's a given. But they aren't uniformly awful either. Like most things, they are a mix, a lot depends on the author more than the actual publisher. Even Oxford publishes some howlers...-- Ealdgyth (talk) 15:24, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
Well, I usually go by who authored the source, since according to WP:SPS the author has to be an expert in their field to be considered a reliable source(unless I have that wrong). Therefore, if the author has a doctorate in the classics(for example) then I would expect them to be seen as an expert in that field.
What are "howlers"? --Kansas Bear (talk) 17:14, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
There have been a few OUP books mentioned on the Fringe Theories noticeboard about pseudoscience topics, I don't recall all of them, unfortunately. -- Ealdgyth (talk) 17:19, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
(talk page watcher) The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography in particular is notoriously sloppy when it comes to howlers and even slower when it comes to publicly admitting their howlers. (It's now more than a decade that I pointed out to them that William Huskisson wasn't even the first person to be killed in a rail accident in Eccles let alone in the world, yet his ODNB biography still describes him as "the first fatality of the railway age".) As regular readers of my talkpage will know, the "it must be a reliable source, it's published by a university press!" argument is a particular bugbear of mine; a lot of these places (including Oxford University Press) are commercial outfits with contracts to publish the academic works of a particular institution, and have no more of an inherent reliability than any other publisher. (Yes, the OUP publish Parliamentary Affairs; they also publish Warrior Monkeys and the Rescue Quest.) With all sources, you need to look at the author, not the publisher. With SPSs you also need to ask yourself why it's being self-published; sometimes something is self-published because the author is a genuine expert who wants to share their knowledge but knows it's not commercial enough to interest a mainstream publisher, but sometimes it's because the author is a crank who doesn't want to go through a mainstream publisher whom they know will fact-check them before publishing. ‑ Iridescent 18:07, 30 November 2020 (UTC)

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Sorry Ealdgyth, I'm too tired to look for those diff's today I told you about..I need to rest.... - GizzyCatBella🍁 01:06, 1 December 2020 (UTC)

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