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Commons:Deletion requests/File:Blason William Montagu (2e comte de Salisbury) (version Gelre).svg Edit
Template:DesagreeCe blason et dessiné tel qu'il est présenté dans le Folio 56v de l'Armorial de Gelre (Gelre ne connaissant pas les deux autres quartiers), mais une version corrigée et indiquée dans le dit folio : comment être plus clair ?--Jimmy44 (talk) 18:52, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
That's not what Fox-Davies seems to say on p. 487.,  Also, if you're deleting substantial text, then it's better not do so with an edit summary which doesn't explain why you're deleting substantial text... AnonMoos (talk) 22:58, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
- It's fine to be bold, but if you delete substantial text without giving any reason (and in fact, your edit summary only talks about something else), then it can raise a red flag in the eyes of others. And you may be perfectly correct about the situation during the past two years, but what you deleted had some degree of truth with regard to traditional customary usages. However, I don't really care anymore, so go ahead and re-delete if you want... AnonMoos (talk) 23:18, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Blason William Montagu (2e comte de Salisbury) (version Gelre).svgEdit
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Hello Kiltpin. Do you believe that the category Category:Grenades_in_heraldry has a correct name? I always have believed that the name of this figure in English was "fire-balls". Glossary by James Parker Bye, --Xavigivax (talk) 11:17, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
- Hello Xavigivax. Not easy. I think technically they are two different things. The grenade contains an explosive and does damage by shrapnel and blast injury. Whereas the fireball would contain an inflammable liquid and do damage as an incendiary. Which one was used, would I think depend on the target. Grenade for people and fire ball for buildings. Certainly, in the UK, the image seen here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grenadier-Guards-Cap-Badge.jpg is very well known by most people. Whereas, when people hear fire ball, most would think of Fireball XL5 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fireball_XL5 Overall, I think that there is a place for both as they are different things and have different functions, although they look the same. If I were to blazon a shield with a grenade/fire ball on it, I think I would, by default, go for grenade, if I did not know specifically that it was a fire ball. Kiltpin (talk) 11:53, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
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Pigeons and DovesEdit
Hallo Kiltpin, may you have a second look at the category discussion? Maybe the symbolic of the doves should be better highlighted by the name of said categories, so I made some suggestions. Thank you --184.108.40.206 15:53, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
flanchis Saltorel(le) / small saltire couped Category:Saltires in heraldry
- I ask for a second opinion to 
- But one x in a band becomes one + --Chatsam (talk) 19:53, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
- Hello, I agree with Chatsam. I know the difference between a saltire (or saltorel) (X) and a cross (+). But, according to the rules of heraldry, an heraldic charge, when placed on a inclined honourable ordinary, as a bend or a sinister bend, must follow the inclination of this honourable ordinary. Thus, when a saltorel is placed on a bend, it must be tilted to follow the direction of the bend. Visually the saltire "turns into" a cross. I apologize for my poor english. Regards --Tretinville (talk) 21:35, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
- Hello Chatsam and Tretinville, Sorry for the delay. I have been consulting with colleagues in the Heraldry Society and the Heraldry Society of Scotland. It seems that there are two standards - the French and the English/Scottish. While you both are quite right in saying that a saltire is a saltire, over here we put more emphasis on the visual aspects - what we see is what we blazon. That is to say that the cross and the saltire are exceptions to the rule. One of the reasons is that although charges are oriented in line with the bend automatically, we do not do so with the bend sinister or the saltire. On both of those the orientation of the charge must be specified.
- I was not aware that there were two different standards and for bringing it to my attention, I thank you. As you are no doubt aware, Chatsam, I am blazoning, in English, the shields you have created. I think you were quite right to re-instate the category:saltire. For my part, when it comes to blazoning these arms, I will blazon to the French standard, but put in a note about the English standard.
- Tretville - your English is very good. Far superior to my French! Regards to you both. Kiltpin (talk) 11:27, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
WLM doodle pollEdit
Hi, unfortunately your response on the Doodle poll was removed by a spammer after the link to the poll became public. If you could respond again on the poll, that would be appreciated. Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Katie Chan (WMUK) (talk) 09:56, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United Kingdom is ready to go!Edit
WLM organization in the UKEdit
Thanks for indicating your interest in this. I'd like to get some proper teams in place now, so we can decide who will be doing what, and I wonder if you could go to Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United Kingdom/People and move your signature to the correct heading? Many thanks, --MichaelMaggs (talk) 14:56, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
File tagging File:A Celebration of Scottish Heraldry Book.jpgEdit
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blazons of the Mortimer coat of armsEdit
Hi Kiltpin, I want to tell you that I appreciate your effort on wikimedia commons. (BTW, our disagreement over that certain topic isn't really a heraldic one, but much more a genealogical, so to say; cf my comment 6 November 2014 on the afd-site). Can I ask you a heraldic question please? So far, I've read at least three different English blazons of the Mortimer coat of arms' chief, and French blazons of course. At least two of the English blazons are confusing because it's absolutely not self-evident what is meant with "gyronny" when the gyrons' center would be to search somewhere outside of the chief. So, my question is: Which blazon is in your opinion the most correct one? --SR-7v (talk) 18:55, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
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Major OG armsEdit
Hello, thanks for your warning. I've changed the blazon. I checked the heraldry of John Major and the design of the shield is correct according to the Scotish Heraldry Society and the Banner of the St George Chapel: Shield  (Heraldry Society of Scotland). Banner (not very visible but appreciable) Banner (p.5)--Heralder (talk) 04:47, 9 January 2017 (UTC)