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Gareth Griffith-Jones

(1942-04-28) 28 April 1942 (age 77)

This Wikipedian was born on 28 April 1942 and is 77 years, 4 months, and 24 days old.
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Sunday, September 22, 2019

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a selection of threads from September 6, 2011 to September 2019 can be found here

Time To Spread A Little ...

Christmas tree worm, (Spirobranchus gigantic)

Atsme✍🏻📧 22:02, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
Time To Spread A Little
Happy Holiday Cheer!!
I decorated a special kind of Christmas tree
in the spirit of the season.

What's especially nice about
this digitized version:
*it doesn't need water
*won't catch fire
*and batteries aren't required.
Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year!!
🍸🎁 🎉🎄🎅🏻🤶🥂🍾🎊
Thank you very much for this excellent greeting, my new dear friend! ... Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard 10:30, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Merry

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Early in A Child's Christmas in Wales the young Dylan and his friend Jim Prothero witness smoke pouring from Jim's home. After the conflagration has been extinguished Dylan writes that

Nobody could have had a noisier Christmas Eve. And when the firemen turned off the hose and were standing in the wet, smoky room, Jim's Aunt, Miss. Prothero, came downstairs and peered in at them. Jim and I waited, very quietly, to hear what she would say to them. She said the right thing, always. She looked at the three tall firemen in their shining helmets, standing among the smoke and cinders and dissolving snowballs, and she said, "Would you like anything to read?"

My thanks to you for your efforts to keep the 'pedia readable in case the firemen chose one of our articles :-) Best wishes to you and yours and happy editing in 2019. MarnetteD|Talk 07:29, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
Hello Gareth. I hope you enjoy this years card. As the events take place in your part of the planet I wanted you to be the first person to receive it. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 07:29, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
I am honoured, Michael, and delighted. Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard 10:32, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy Saturnalia

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season. Enjoy the sounds of the season. May the year ahead be productive and troll-free. 7&6=thirteen () 17:15, 18 December 2018 (UTC)
Cheers, good friend! I thought you had retired. Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard 17:24, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

A mitten for you!

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Hi Gareth Griffith-Jones, Softlavender has given you a mitten!

Mittens promote WikiLove and hopefully this one has made your day better.

Spread the WikiLove by giving someone else a mitten, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend.

Softlavender (talk) 10:50, 20 December 2018 (UTC)

Thank you. Looks like the mitten would fit my dog, Chancer, so please, could you send another three? ... Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard 18:18, 20 December 2018 (UTC)
I'm sorry, Gareth, Santa and I had only a limited supply of mittens this year, which is why you only got one. I'm afraid you'll have to be rather Dickensian and do without. Best, Softlavender (talk) 23:06, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Softlavender. Perhaps the mitten would serve as a muzzle (?). Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard 12:17, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Rockefeller Center christmas tree cropped.jpg Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year 2019!
Dear Gareth, thank you for all the hard work and effort you put into Wikipedia. You were my first, and only, mentor, who took the time to make suggestions, and show me the way. God bless! Onel5969 TT me 12:52, 23 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for these kind words. I reciprocate with my very best wishes for you and those dear to you. Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard 13:02, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Hi Gareth Griffith-Jones, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas
and a very Happy and Prosperous New Year,
Thanks for all your help and thanks for all your contributions to the 'pedia,

   –Davey2010 Merry Christmas / Happy New Year 14:35, 23 December 2018 (UTC)
Cheers Dave! All the best to you. Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard 17:08, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

Martin, my old buddy Diolch yn fawr iawn!
... Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard 12:32, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Christmas !!!

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This greeting (and season) promotes WikiLove and hopefully this note has made your day a little better. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Happy New Year!

Spread the Christmas cheer by adding {{subst:Xmas3}} to their talk page with a friendly message.

Thank you. Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard 12:36, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy Holidays!

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Hi, Gareth! Have a happy and safe season, and a blessed new year!
Holiday cheers, --Discographer (talk) 20:40, 23 December 2018 (UTC)
And to you, my friend! Thank you... Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard 12:40, 24 December 2018 (UTC)


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FWiW Bzuk (talk) 01:11, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
Cheers, my friend! ... Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard 12:44, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy Holidays!

Spread the WikiLove; use {{subst:Season's Greetings}} to send this message
Thank you, John. My best wishes. Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard 12:46, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!

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Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas, and a Happy, Glorious, Prosperous New Year! God bless! Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Looking at you, kid 16:49, 25 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your cheerful greeting, good friend! I wish you and your family the compliments of the season, too!
... Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard 10:59, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

Dymuniadau gorau ar gyfer 2019 - iechyd da

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Dymuniadau gorau ar gyfer 2019 - iechyd da!!! (Hope this means what I think it does). Diolch am eich holl gefnogaeth (ditto). Tony. Tony Holkham (Talk) 15:11, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
I do like your cart, Tony. Perhaps on its way to the passenger? ... ac rwy'n dymuno 2019 heddychlon i chi! ... Gareth Griffith‑Jones The Welsh Buzzard 12:07, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Gareth Griffith-Jones!

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.


Didn't realise you had already welcomed User:Caldey, sorry. Was I too severe? I may have to blame it on the tipple... Tony Holkham (Talk) 12:09, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

No, not at all, Tony. They have to learn our rules and I was just full of too much bon homie
Sincerely, Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 12:46, 1 January 2019 (UTC)


Blwyddyn Newydd Dda, Gareth! Deb (talk) 12:55, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Happy New Year!

Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year}} to user talk pages.

Happy New Year!

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Right back at 'ya! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 14:43, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for your kind good wishes for 2019. I'd meant to reply more promptly, but then I remembered it was time for lunch. It was particularly thoughtful of you to provide a translation. I draw to a juddering halt with Welsh shortly after "araf"". I reciprocate. I wish you and those whom, deservedly, you care about all that you should reasonably wish for yourselves during what remains of 2019. Plus a bit (of the good stuff). Charles01 (talk) 14:53, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Ha, ha! Thank you for the "lunch" link. Made me laugh out loud. Excellent!
Sincerely, Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 15:58, 1 January 2019 (UTC)


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Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht

Happy 2019 -

begin it with music and memories

Thank you for your help last year, and your good wishes! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 17:53, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Please check out "Happy" once more, for a smile, and sharing (a Nobel Peace Prize), and resolutions. I wanted that for 1 January, but then wasn't sad about having our music pictured instead. Not too late for resolutions, New Year or not. DYK that he probably kept me on Wikipedia, back in 2012? By the line (which brought him to my attention, and earned the first precious in br'erly style) that I added to my editnotice, in fond memory? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:09, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for that Gerda. A genuine smile. Sad to read he died at 61. All the best! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 16:00, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
His son's user name is Sarritt. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:26, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
January 2019
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Caleta de Famara, Lanzarote
... with thanks from QAI
Thank you for a heart on Martin's page, and all around! - For a change, I can happily present someone alive by the bold link, 90 years and one day old. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:35, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, Gerda. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 10:56, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

A puppy for you!

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Hi Gareth, Just posting to wish you a safe, prosperous and happy 2019 & also thanks for all your work on Wikipedia so far.
Philologia (talk) 15:20, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

How very kind to remember me. Thank you, Sue.
Sincerely, Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 18:19, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject Brands

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Hello, Gareth Griffith-Jones.

You are invited to join WikiProject Brands, a WikiProject and resource dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of brands and brand-related topics.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. North America1000 20:19, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you. I have just added my details. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 14:02, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you kindly for joining up! North America1000 06:49, 6 January 2019 (UTC)


Hi Gareth, sorry if I'm being a pest, but Google and I translate the name (if split into three) of this rock near Ramsey Island as thy monk's nose. What's your view? (BTW, some have said it has many consonants, but I'm beginning to know better...) Cheers, Tony. Tony Holkham (Talk) 21:38, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

You could never be a pest. Oh dear, I'm afraid I am unable to add to that. All references have it written as one word, which does not help. Sorry, Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 13:06, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Have you spoken to this editor? Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 13:10, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, Gareth. I may have a look in some old Welsh newspapers. Cheers. Tony Holkham (Talk) 13:12, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes well I suppose if we were lucky we could re create it as a separate article, although I doubt it. Crouch, Swale (talk) 14:39, 7 January 2019 (UTC)


'morning, Gareth, and a beautiful morning, too. It is unusual to see a "new" IP editing in such haste, but with in-depth knowledge of their subject and Wikipedia procedures, somewhat irritable in their rare edit summaries. It has a "prodigal son" feel about it. On the whole, their edits seem to be of benefit to WP articles on Wales; I wish, though, they would register and engage, as I fear as with other such phenomena they will burn out and disappear from whence they came, leaving us all mystified. What brought on this magnanimous mood? Just the sunshine, I guess. Cheers, Tony Tony Holkham (Talk) 11:26, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

You are pleased, aren't you! I cannot believe the're new. The IP Address Geolocation shows London. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 17:34, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
I've left a note on their talk page, but I don't expect a response. Trying to clean up Nevern after them is a little frustrating, but the good mood persists... Cheers, Tony. Tony Holkham (Talk) 23:44, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you Tony for the "thanks". Very much agree with you that our leaving notices on their Talk will change nothing. They seem to be working in a blind tunnel with regard to edit summaries. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 10:50, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you Tony for the edit. What about my comment just before your revision? [when?] None of this is dated. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 12:04, 18 January 2019 (UTC)  Done
Agreed; and thanks for your edits so it doesn't read like the plot of a soap. As for dates, the two maps aren't clear, either, as to what era they signify. The trouble is, many of the newer refs are not accessible as they stand, so information cannot be easily checked or refined. Some older ones, though, are available as pdf downloads, so some work to do there, I guess. Tony Holkham (Talk) 12:11, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
Am I feeling your "magnanimous mood" is diminishing a tad? Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 14:58, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
Perhaps; "I am only an egg" (reference to WP, not Wales). T. Tony Holkham (Talk) 15:11, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
I'm removing more of the "soap plot" ... great fun! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 12:27, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
Now Pembroke is getting the history textbook treatment, and unsourced. Where next, I wonder? I guess it's best to leave it until the storm has passed, and then clear away the debris? Tony Holkham (Talk) 11:37, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I agree with youI more or less took a break from WP yesterday.
It is pointless leaving messages with someone like that who rarely leaves an edit summary and, when they do, are always adversarial. Ah well ... Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 11:56, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
We're off again; Dungleddy now. Tony Holkham (Talk) 20:14, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
And Roose Hundred, but I see you have dealt with both. Many thanks, Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 11:03, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
If there's still no response, including (to this), I'm not sure where we go next. Admin? I haven't experienced this before; it's a great pity because the IP is producing some interesting stuff along with the disruption. Tony Holkham (Talk) 11:19, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
I was delighted that you followed my lead in dealing with this disruptive editor in the same way that I had here.
On a more positive observation, I do not see much evidence of their returning to the articles you and I have restored. We are managing this at the moment.
All the best! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 11:40, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

─────────────────────────Tony, are you happy with my revision here? Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 14:50, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Of course... I might have said that, while it is not the county town, it gives its name to the modern county of Pembrokeshire (if this is true, and can be sourced?). Or, to put it another way, I have the tendency not to use one word when ten will do...? I don't know whether it was ever the county town (it was maybe the chief town of Penfro Cantref), but I'll see if I can find out.Tony Holkham (Talk) 14:59, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
@Gareth Griffith-Jones: Coming to a head here: Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents# See also User_talk:Tony_Holkham#Your_self-important_vandalism_has_got_to_stop,. and Talk:Laugharne. Tony. Tony Holkham (Talk) 13:50, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Hi Tony! Since yesterday morning before the rugby started, this is my first visit to my pc. Well done, I read that they have a one month block set about half an hour ago.[1] Now I am going to watch England versus France, sadly on ITV—a French win will suit me nicely. Cheers! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 14:48, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Just to draw a line under this (hopefully!), I sought admin advice earlier, which is at User_talk:Oshwah#IP_frustration. It was reassuring.
A rather emphatic rugby result. Steam-roller England are going to be hard to beat, but it will be interesting to see in a fortnight's time, eh? Tony Holkham (Talk) 20:23, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for this—I have read every word. This admin is very helpful, and I have noticed Oshwah's sensible interventions many times before.
Yes, France were humiliated. Now the match in Cardiff on the 23rd could well be the tournament decider. Wishing you a good week! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 11:09, 11 February 2019 (UTC)
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the editor entirely misses the point of the block. A community such as WP is not the best place for a lone, uncommunicative editor. I wonder whether he will realise that. Probably better off in "blog-land".
You have a good week, too. T. Tony Holkham (Talk) 11:49, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

List of places in Pembrokeshire

Hey, Gareth, I think you've added some places in Ceredigion to this article? Cheers, Tony. Tony Holkham (Talk) 15:47, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

I've restored. Hope that's OK. Tony Holkham (Talk) 16:36, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes, what an example of non compos mentis! I do apologise,Tony and thank you for reverting my four additions. Have a great Sunday! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 18:39, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
Perhaps you were distracted? 5 mins 30 in, though, one of the finest passages in all piano music. Tony Holkham (Talk) 19:55, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
Well, it was worth it; just for you to send me the link to Khatia Buniatishvili. Wonderful. A lovely beginning to my Sunday. Thank you! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 09:12, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
Glad you liked it. Here is another little gem, and another of my favourites. Shame about the glam. I just closed my eyes and listened. I bought the sheet music many years ago, but it was way beyond me. Perhaps I should have bought the shoes, as well... Tony Holkham (Talk) 15:58, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
Frédéric Chopin always delights. She is very talented but those legs became more and more exposed. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 17:00, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Precious anniversary

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Six years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:51, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Another year past. This happens far too quickly, it seems to me.
Many thanks for remembering, Gerda.
All the best! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 12:07, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
My pleasure coming over, - I'd remember you without my table, but not the right day ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:13, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Your saying that makes me feel good. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 19:45, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Wales 21-13 England

I bet you enjoyed that match. A lot. So did I. Tony Holkham (Talk) 19:16, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

How dramatic. What an ending. What a player. Martinevans123 (talk) 19:24, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
The catch for that last try was spectacular. Two marvelous comebacks in their three matches could bode well for the prospects here and in the World Cup later this year. Enjoy your Sunday G. MarnetteD|Talk 23:29, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
Congratulation you guys. Boo to England! Felt sure we would win. Rodney Baggins (talk) 10:14, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
Good morning Tony, Martin, Michael, Rodney,
I'm still smiling.
We do like to take control of the second half. That always makes the win more valued ... twelve consecutive wins means Wales keep their international third place behind the All Blacks and Ireland.
Wishing all four a great Sunday! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 11:03, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
Not a bad scoreline. The Biggar the Better, the master tactician, eh? Tony Holkham (Talk) 11:58, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
As my late wife, Imogen, would say, "Where did you sleep last night? In the knife drawer?" Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 12:03, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
No, I don't think I'm a cut above the rest. Knife of you to ask, though. Tang you very much. No more; I'm all blade out. Tony Holkham (Talk) 12:19, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
What sharp wit you have! Anyway, back to the exciting citations... Rodney Baggins (talk) 12:36, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
You're right, Rodney; it's no llafn matter. T. Tony Holkham (Talk) 12:43, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
OMG that's clever, cos llafn is Welsh for blade (according to Google anyway!) Rodney Baggins (talk) 12:48, 24 February 2019 (UTC)}}
I have always considered razor sharp Tony to be a cut above the rest of us as he is demonstratinging here. Face-wink.svg
Seriously, I want to acknowledge Rodney's excellent contribution to his Timeline of Welsh history project. Much appreciated. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 14:05, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
More good news, Tony, Martin, Michael, Rodney.
Wales receive another boost: Leigh Halfpenny made a successful return today for Scarlets, playing for the first time in more than three months. He kicked four conversions and a penalty as they defeated the Cheetahs in the Pro14 with six tries.
He played the full 80 minutes despite suffering an early knock.
Scarlets (28) 43
Cheetahs (14) 21
Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 17:33, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
Good news G! Thanks fr the update. MarnetteD|Talk 17:35, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
Excellent, thanks Gareth. Hope Biggar will play as well. His inch-perfect chip-kicking will be needed against Ireland. On the latter, they didn't play well today, and were nearly beaten by Italy! Tony Holkham (Talk) 17:45, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
Yes, Michael and Tony, he needed treatment on the pitch following that "knock" and did not take that resulting try's conversion.
For the sixth try, his kick bounced off the post. I am so happy for him. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 17:58, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
Halfpenny is a truly inspiring player and one the best kickers Wales have ever had. Martinevans123 (talk) 17:53, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
Absolutely. And my better 'alf has a crush on him, unsurprisingly. Tony Holkham (Talk) 18:01, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks Martin and Tony. Just imagine if Italy had beaten Ireland. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 18:01, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
Ireland's defence of their Six Nations crown remains alive but only just after a laboured bonus-point win over Italy.[1][2][3] 12:51, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Update on Cory Hill's injury [4] after scoring his try. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 10:28, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Update on Leigh Halfpenny

Good morning Michael, Tony, Martin & anyone else who's watching ... Recovery to top form. Halfpenny turned in a classy display in his second game back after concussion; he kicked five points for Scarlets after setting up their attacking platform with a run from half-way to put Nicholas over for the first try after 11 minutes and then landed the conversion off the post.[1] Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 08:58, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Excellent. Tony Holkham (Talk) 10:50, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
Good to hear G. One good performance coming off an injury is encouraging - two is a trend that we hope continues. Can't wait for next weekend! MarnetteD|Talk 20:16, 3 March 2019 (UTC)


That was one tough match G. They had to expend so much energy in defense. Rest up for next weekend :-) MarnetteD|Talk 19:37, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

Ireland v France has just ended, Michael. I have just switched my pc on for the first time since before yesterday's match. It was a punishing second half and certainly was "nerve-wracking"—but I can settle for 13 wins in a row as long as it's 14 next Saturday.
Gatland says full-back Liam Williams should be fit after coming off with a shoulder injury at Murrayfield. Cheers! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 17:08, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
Watching Ireland today made me think Wales will have their hands full next week. But I think they can do it. Tony Holkham (Talk) 00:55, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
I agree TH. The team certainly is not going to be able to rest on the laurels of anything that has happened in the four previous matches. MarnetteD|Talk 01:05, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
Good aftrnoon Michael and Tony,
I agree with Jeremy Guscott's analysis.[1] It is going to be a blast: Grand Slam for Wales on the day before St Patrick's Day in the Principality Stadium.
What could surpass that?! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 14:43, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the link G. It is gonna be an exciting Saturday!! MarnetteD|Talk 23:50, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
So much at stake,M. And here's another asset:[2] Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 10:22, 12 March 2019 (UTC)


Hello Gareth

I saw you're a Merchant Taylors' boy - I'm Habs.

You posted a mention about 30 St Mary Axe - something about being unconstructive - not mine...

How to resolve such matters?

Cheers, (talk) 23:56, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Good morning,
That was at 5:20 pm on 22 February 2018—over one year ago! This is the edit. You are editing on a dynamic IP address. To resolve the issue, please register.
Note: If you choose to contribute without logging in—regardless of whether you have an account—you may continue to receive further irrelevant notices. Does this help? Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 10:17, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Woot Woot

What a game G!! They saved their best performance for last. I had a small twinge of doubt when George North went out but the team crushed that the same way they dominated Ireland. Enjoy the celebration!! MarnetteD|Talk 17:38, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

What an epic match! What an epic achievement! I was glad Ireland finally got a try. Martinevans123 (talk) 17:45, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
Stunning, just stunning. Tony Holkham (Talk) 17:47, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
Goodness me. That England-Scotland match was just incredible. Scotland retaining the Calcutta Cup!! What a way for the Championship to finish. Just breathtaking. Martinevans123 (talk) 19:06, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
Good morning, Michael, Tony, Martin,
I am so proud.
14th straight test match win in a row. Wales are now, officially, Number 2 in the World with the All Blacks remaining in the number one spot.[1] Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 10:42, 17 March 2019 (UTC)


Hi Gareth, I see that you have undone my update to the article on Buckwheat. Firstable, thank you for collaborating, and I see you have been doing this for a while and respect your work. Would you please elaborate your decision? Would you hear me out on my reasoning, as I sincerely believe my contribution can be both useful and increase accuracy of the artcle. I await your reply. Yanggers (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 01:55, 17 March 2019 (UTC) p.s. I'm learning to use the Talk pages so excuse me for spreading this discussion to your personal Talk page. I will continue this discussion on the Article Talk page for "Buckwheat." — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yanggers (talkcontribs) 02:03, 17 March 2019 (UTC) Here: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yanggers (talkcontribs) 02:29, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Good morning Yanggers,
I going to revert my edit now that you have posted this explanation here and on the article's Talk page.
I see this subject has been raised before but not expanded in Talk:Buckwheat#Upholstery fill on 9 November 2016.
Wait and see what happens next! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 10:55, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
post script When you add content to talk pages please be sure to sign your posts at the end of your comments.
Simply type four tildes (~), like this: ~~~~. The four tildes will be automatically replaced with your signature after you have published the changes.
Since typing four tildes adds the time and date to your resulting signature, this is the preferred option for signing your posts in discussions. Cheers! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 11:19, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

March GOCE newsletter

Guild of Copy Editors March 2019 Newsletter
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Hello and welcome to the March newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since December 2018. All being well, we're planning to issue these quarterly in 2019, balancing the need to communicate widely with the avoidance of filling up talk pages. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

January Drive: Thanks to everyone for the splendid work in January's Backlog Elimination Drive. We removed copyedit tags from all of the articles tagged in our original target months of June, July and August 2018, and by 24 January we ran out of articles. After adding September, we finished the month with 8 target articles remaining and 842 left in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 48 requests for copyedit in January. Of the 31 people who signed up for this drive, 24 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the February Blitz. Of the 15 people who signed up, 13 copyedited at least one article. Participants claimed 32 copyedits, including 15 requests. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: As of 23:39, 18 March 2019 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have completed 108 requests since 1 January and the backlog stands at 851 articles.

March Drive: The month-long March drive is now underway; the target months are October and November 2018. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the backlog. Sign up here!

Election reminder: It may only be March but don't forget our mid-year Election of Coordinators opens for nominations on 1 June. Coordinators normally serve a six-month term and are elected on an approval basis. Self-nominations are welcome. If you've thought of helping out at the Guild, or know of another editor who would make a good coordinator, please consider standing for election or nominating them here.

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List of Duty cast issues

Thanks for your thanks!

I do actually find that format of information quite helpful. But I would personally need it to be rather more focused on Main cast characters than what was suggested. Actually this show's cast list is so... volatile that its usage would need to be highly targeted - perhaps just a dozen or so individuals - otherwise it would get out of hand. I personally would hold fire on this type of display until after any possible move of the majority of the cast information to a secondary article. None of which has been decided on yet. Thoughts? :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 15:33, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for posting here.
My reaction to these recent proposals is to agree with you on pretty much all and I oppose moving the cast to yet another article. Always, we must consider the reader. How tedious to have to flip from one article to another. Much better to concentrate on improving rather than deleting. Cheers! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 15:00, 24 April 2019 (UTC)



Noticed your edit to this - I didn't even know that was a thing - having said that I haven't been here quite as constantly as my version now suggests. Seems I am a bit up from you based on more time - you really must have been motoring! :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 16:10, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

Good evening Kevinalewis, Yes, I have been editing since June 2011. When did you start? And what is your total? I must add that I appreciate your professionalism. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 18:46, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Based on an older counter scheme I thoughts it was will over 99,000 (and that a few years back) however based on the page you mention it is more like 89,000+. "Be bold" seems to be the ruling dictum with most of the editors I come across, however I find one persons opinion or 'good idea' is just that! one idea. The thing I like about wikipedia is that many hand make light work and generally improve things. Not always true I know. The thing that nearly always gets me is notability, one man's notable is another's "I've never heard of them". I find this whole area rather a week spot on Wikipedia. Anyhow - cheers. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 08:29, 26 April 2019 (UTC)
Good afternoon Kevinalewis,
Ha, ha! I see you have mirrored my link to leader-board section on your User page.
Face-wink.svg Rest assured, no royalties will be levied. Have a great weekend! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 11:44, 26 April 2019 (UTC)


Happy birthday, Gareth! I hope you have a good day. Cheers, Tony. Tony Holkham (Talk) 08:08, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Dear friend, Thank you. Joke is my dog's birthday is also in April (2008) which makes us the same age on the seven times theory.
I am hoping your back is better, having seen your editing over the past few days. All the best, Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 10:11, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
My back feels better, thanks, but I know it isn't. I shall have to resign myself to less gardening and more cooking and bottle-washing. My dog's about the same age as yours, deaf and other ailments, but still bursting with energy (between long naps). Tony Holkham (Talk) 10:26, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
I cannot imagine my life without a dog. My eighth birthday present was an eight-week-old Pembrokeshire Corgi who was born in the county. He survived sixteen years; a dear little chap.
Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 10:35, 28 April 2019 (UTC)
I know what you mean. Sparky (a Jack Russell) has given us so much pleasure since we rescued him from the streets of Southampton in 2009; we are very lucky, as he is the friendliest dog I have ever known, and I have known a few. Tony Holkham (Talk) 10:47, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Line of Duty

Thanks for your note. You're right, I'd forgotten pings don't work that way. I'm guessing they'll look in on the discussion sometime; otherwise I can always re-ping them. Anyway, my regards, Swanny18 (talk) 21:10, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/The Legend of Bhagat Singh/archive1

Hello there, Gareth. Sut wyt ti? Good I hope. I've nominated this film article about the life of the Indian freedom fighter Bhagat Singh starring Ajay Devgn as the titular character. As always, your comments would be most welcome and beneficial to the overall improvement of the article. Thanks. Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Looking at you, kid 08:36, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Sorry dear friend to have not applied myself to your request but, since May 11, I have been absent from Wikipedia for most of that period. All the best! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 17:56, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
It has been promoted, mon ami, and thank you for your good luck wish. Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Looking at you, kid 04:12, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
Tres bien, Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 10:02, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
I would however like you to comment on my PR for Kal Ho Naa Ho, the link for which is right here. Face-smile.svg  — Ssven2 Looking at you, kid 14:16, 10 June 2019 (UTC)


Explain, please. Why did you revert this? Jauerbackdude?/dude. 20:04, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Looking at the page history, seems like you may have a slight case of WP:OWN. Jauerbackdude?/dude. 20:05, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
Come on, just restore the edit and admit you made a mistake. Or come up with a really good explanation on why my edit was wrong (and ignorant). Jauerbackdude?/dude. 20:17, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

─────────────────────────Your edit, At the opera house during Anthony's performance, the Pope is served poisoned tea by Archbishop Gilday and dies, is inaccurate. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 11:30, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Ok, fair enough. I see your point and that my wording choice isn't clear as it makes it seem like the Pope was poisoned at the opera house. However, my point still stands, because the current text isn't correct, either as including it in the bulleted list makes it appear that the Pope's death was part of Vincent's revenge. Feel free to fix that to your satisfaction. Also, your quick reverts and crappy edit summary ("Ignorant"? Really?) aren't helpful whatsoever. I explained my intent in my edit summary, and you could have easily fixed my edit rather than reverting it twice. Then, when asked about it, you delete the question without comment. Not the best tactic for collaboration. Jauerbackdude?/dude. 13:28, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
 Done Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 15:46, 4 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! Jauerbackdude?/dude. 16:21, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

GOCE June newsletter

Guild of Copy Editors June 2019 Newsletter
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Hello and welcome to the June newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since March 2019. You can unsubscribe from our mailings at any time; see below.

Election time: Nomination of candidates in our mid-year Election of Coordinators opened on 1 June, and voting will take place from 16 June. Coordinators normally serve a six-month term and are elected on an approval basis. Self-nominations are welcome. If you've thought of helping out at the Guild, or know of another editor who would make a good coordinator, please consider standing for election or nominating them here.

June Blitz: Our June blitz will soon be upon us; it will begin at 00:01 on 16 June (UTC) and will close at 23:59 on 22 June (UTC). The themes are "nature and the environment" and all requests.

March Drive: Thanks to everyone for their work in March's Backlog Elimination Drive. We removed copyedit tags from 182 of the articles tagged in our original target months October and November 2018, and the month finished with 64 target articles remaining from November and 811 in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 22 requests for copyedit in March; the month ended with 34 requests pending. Of the 32 people who signed up for this drive, 24 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

April Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the April Blitz; the blitz ran from 14 to 20 April (UTC) inclusive and the themes were Sports and Entertainment. Of the 15 people who signed up, 13 copyedited at least one article. Participants claimed 60 copyedits. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: As of 04:36, 3 June 2019 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have completed 267 requests since 1 January. The backlog of tagged articles stands at 605 articles.

May Drive: During the May Backlog Elimination Drive, Guild copy-editors removed copyedit tags from 191 of the 192 articles tagged in our original target months of November and December 2018, and January 2019 was added on 22 May. We finished the month with 81 target articles remaining and a record low of 598 articles in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 24 requests for copyedit during the May drive, and the month ended with 35 requests pending. Of the 26 people who signed up for this drive, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Miniapolis, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95, Reidgreg and Tdslk.

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;-) Atsme Talk 📧 16:05, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Rainy day

I've been indulging in a bit of tv fantasy-time...a marathon actually...watching Outlander. Very entertaining but not quite Shakespeare or Merlin. ^_^ Atsme Talk 📧 19:11, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Diana Gabaldon is new to me. Looks brilliant. Thanks for the info'... hope you have a lovely Sunday! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 11:51, 30 June 2019 (UTC)
Hi Gareth and Atsme. FYI the main character in Outlander is named Jamie in honor of Jamie from Dr Who. See paragraph four here Frazer Hines#Doctor Who for more info. Frazer had a guest role in the Wentworth Prison episode of the first season of Outlander :-) Cheers to you both. MarnetteD|Talk 17:31, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
Now that's an interesting bit of trivia, indeed. Thank you, MarnetteD. Atsme Talk 📧 17:35, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
So, not new to you, my good friend. Great to hear from you and my much newer friend. All the best! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 17:47, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
So good to hear from you as well G. Romance novels are not my usual reading fare so I was a little leery of the series to begin with. The connection to DW did spur me on to give it a try. As I progressed through the first season I got caught up in the story and the acting is excellent throughout. Later seasons have also been well done. Only a couple months to go to the World Cup that really matters :-) Many of the matches will be on in the wee hours of the morning my time so I am grateful for the DVR! Goooooo Wales!!!! MarnetteD|Talk 17:59, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
you may not have noticed, but I have replied below in Happy Birthday JP too. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 18:09, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

Happy Birthday JP

Hello again Gareth. In more Dr Who news today is the 100th anniversary of Jon Pertwee's birth! Here is a nice interview with Sean. Being the child of any of the actors playing the Dr would be amazing. With Jon's love of gadgets Sean's youth must have been a real treat. Cheers. MarnetteD|Talk 17:31, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

What a treat! Thank you for that link. Five minutes of such value. It ran on into this! My favourite Doctor, as you know. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 17:55, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
Very nice that they combined the various interviews together. A week or so ago I was thinking that Graham has had his beard for five or six years now so it was fun to see him before the whiskers :-) I love that Gloria Estefan knew about the show. I remember that, on the episode that featured Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga and Jodie Whitaker, Lady G new more about the show than Graham! MarnetteD|Talk 18:10, 7 July 2019 (UTC)

A final check

As a contributor at Staffordshire Bull Terrier, I thought you might like to give it a quick read, and participate in the discussion on the TP directly above the GA Review section. I think all the challenges have been tended but I may have missed something, so whenever you get a chance see what changes have been proposed and if anything else needs to get done. Atsme Talk 📧 02:41, 11 July 2019 (UTC)

RE: Fourth film

That's ok, I reverted it because I thought it was a vandalism. I'm sorry for that. Happy editing :) --Mazewaxie 11:04, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Mazewaxie Thanks for that. Cheers! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 11:06, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Just something I wanted to send you to show my appreciation for your work here on Wikipedia! Mazewaxie 16:16, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
Thank you Mazewaxie for those kind words. It is always therapeutic to receive affirmation. Best wishes! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 17:45, 16 July 2019 (UTC)


The karate club protects Saundersfoot against uncharitable cheese. Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 20:37, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Excellent observation. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 09:20, 13 August 2019 (UTC)

Wales are number 1 in World Rugby

On Monday morning, when the next world rankings are released officially, Warren Gatland's men will sit at the summit for the first time since World Rugby introduced the ranking system in 2003.
It also ends New Zealand's uninterrupted 10 years at the top, despite the All Blacks' 36-0 victory over Australia earlier on Saturday.
Dan Biggar's willingness to put his body on the line for his country and sealed his deserved man-of-the-match award.
Leigh Halfpenny struck the decisive penalty on his return to the Wales side after an injury-ravaged year.[2].
Looking good for next month! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 17:56, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

Excellent news, isn't it? Good match, too. Tony Holkham (Talk) 19:07, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

WikiProject Dogs

Hi, Gareth - hope all is well on your end, and that you will find some time to participate more at Project Dogs. We need you - and could actually use more excellent editors with experience. Atsme Talk 📧 13:51, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

Good morning! Yes, all is well with me but I am trying to devote less time on WP. I shall try to help you on the project in any way I can. Hope the weekend goes well for you. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 06:51, 24 August 2019 (UTC)

Line of Duty edits

Hi Gareth, I am getting in touch as I recently made some edits to the Line of Duty page to improve the flow of the opening paragraphs and add plot/critical reception sections, and generally tidy up the article (there are two home media sections which I merged, for instance). However I noticed you reverted all my changes. Can I ask why?

I did leave a message a while ago on the Line of Duty page, but have had no reply.

Thanks, John — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jda28 (talkcontribs) 15:31, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

I cannot find your user name in the article's Revision history so I am unable to reply today. I have just corrected the two media issue. Cheers! Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 17:23, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Post script Please always fill in the edit summary field whenever you make edits to pages. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 17:53, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

We need more editors like you!

Tribble Award
There were times I was ready to call it quits, and find other ways to occupy my spare time.
And then along came the magical bright spots of true collaborative editing,
correcting the imbalance and reminding me of the many good things about editing WP.
You are one of those magical bright spots ☀, Gareth Griffith-Jones.
Thank you for all you do and have done to make collaboration an enjoyable experience.Face-grin.svg
Atsme Talk 📧 16:21, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
You are such a good person. I feel privileged to know you. Thank you for this post. Have a lovely weekend ... Hurricane Dorian will not reach you, will it? Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 17:09, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Hurricane Dorian is not a threat to Texas but I have friends in Port St. Lucia where the eye of the storm is headed. My eye has been on storm trackers. Be well, GGJ. Happy editing! Atsme Talk 📧 17:37, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Llangollen article

Hylô Gareth

Thanks for inviting my comments on the singing of Calon Lân in the House of Commons. Perhaps you would care to take a look at the last few edits of the Llangollen article, and see what you think.----Ehrenkater (talk) 00:23, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

I have restored your version with the edit summary,
Reverted to last revision by Ehrenkater: His visit does not qualify him as being notable to Llangollen. Refer to Wikipedia:WikiProject Cities/Settlements: Article structure#Notable people says, "names of notable people born or residing in the locality."
I thank you for drawing my attention to the issue. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 10:51, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
... and goes on to say, "Include only people with a Wikipedia article." Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 11:05, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
Also see Denbigh: Revision history. Gareth Griffith-Jones (contribs) (talk) 11:12, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
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