Croeso! Deb 14:58, 1 Feb 2004 (UTC)

county mapsGolygu

S'mae Marnanel,

I see you're loading up county maps from en:, but take a look at Wikipedia:Log uwchlwytho for 20th February to check whether they've already been done! Regards, Arwel 01:47, 2 Maw 2004 (UTC)

Oops! I wish I'd found that before I started trying to guess them. Diolch! Marnanel 02:32, 2 Maw 2004 (UTC)

copyright status of armsGolygu

Hi. Do you know the copyright status of the arms you are uploading? I think they might be nice on en - but en is far stricter about that sort of thing. Morwen

Well, it's an interesting story. The images I'm using come from [1]; I mailed the webmaster and asked his permission. He said, fine, as long as the images link back to the site. He also pointed out that copyright is only half the problem: strictly speaking, the owner of a coat of arms can sue for false assumption of arms if someone uses the coat without permission, a bit like the way a company can sue you if you start using their trademark: in a similar way to the usual policy on company logos, I think our use here is fair use.
I say "strictly speaking" because this law has been used once in two hundred years (the case was Manchester Corporation v Manchester Palace of Varieties (1954) if you want to look it up). So I think we should be pretty safe, at least with English and Welsh heraldry. (Heraldic law really does have teeth in Scotland, on the other hand, and if I had any Scottish heraldry I would think many times before putting it up.)
However, the webmaster of says that councils occasionally do get sniffy about his cataloguing of their arms. When I mentioned this on the Village Pump and IRC, the consensus seemed to be that it seemed reasonable to go ahead with what we had and deal with any complaints ad hoc.
I've put a few up in en:-- the ones for Hertfordshire, my county of birth. (I'm asking permission to use a bot to help with adding the rest on en:, since there are a few hundred.) I thought it would be good to give cy: first bash at the Welsh ones, though :) . Does all this seem sensible to you? Marnanel

Rhestr ynysoedd CymruGolygu

Annwyl Marnanel

Diolch am eich gwaith. That's about as far as I can get without a dictionary. I started Rhestr ynysoedd Cymru, but I was very unsure whether it ought to be Rhestr ynysoedd Gymru. Any idea?

Hwyl Deb 09:34, 23 Maw 2004 (UTC)

It looks right to me... I checked in the BBC's list of when to use the soft mutation [2] and none of the cases match this. Also, Google has 11 results for "ynysoedd Cymru" [3], but none for "ynysoedd Gymru" [4], so (short of asking a native speaker) I think it's pretty likely your original title was the correct one. Marnanel 17:55, 23 Maw 2004 (UTC)
Diolch eto. Deb 21:01, 23 Maw 2004 (UTC)

Rhosyn LlafurGolygu

Funny that you should ask about Llafur versions of the Labour logos -- see [[Delwedd:Llafur_redrose_blacktext_greenstem.jpg]] and [[Delwedd:WalesRedSquare.jpg]] ;) - Arwel 21:20, 9 Ebr 2004 (UTC)


Yr wyf wedi cywiro rhai ffeithiau anghywir am Lanelli. Hi yw'r dref fwyaf poblog yn Sir Gaerfyrddin ac ar aber afon Lliedi y mae hi nid ar aber y llwchwr.

Hefyd dw i ddim wedi newid y manylion am yr etholaeth. Etholaeth Llanelli y mae Katherine Thomas yn ei gynrychioli nid Canolbarth a Gorllewin Cymru. Efallai fod y dryswch wedi codi oherwydd mai Helen Mary Jones oedd yn cynrychioli Llanelli tan Mai 2003, a bod Helen bellach yn cynrychioli sedd ranbarthol sy'n cynwys Llanelli sef Canolbarth a Gorllewin Cymru

Diolch am eich diddordeb


Ovine fixationGolygu

Sorry, I didn't think the blocking facility would let me block someone who'd already been blocked, but I see you'd already dealt with the sheepshagger bloke. I don't suppose the result will be to block him for twice the length of time - we couldn't be that lucky. Deb 19:08, 19 Ebr 2004 (UTC)

Ha! You should be so lucky! :) I'm pleased to see that you two have joined me in the fun of playing "whack-a-mole" with our ovine-fixated poster from Chorley! I shall be away and offline until the end of the week, but it'll be interesting to see if he starts posting from 195.92.168.xx addresses again later today, as the 96-hour block I put on that range runs out this afternoon or evening. As you've probably realised, he posts via dial-up ISPs (BT in Preston, and another around Stafford, I think) so we can't just go permanently blocking a whole range of IP addresses. If it all gets too much, I'd support a 72 or 96 hour block on a range of addresses (put 0/22 in place of the 4th element of the address). All the best! Arwel 00:25, 20 Ebr 2004 (UTC)


Wyddoch chi dydi meddalwedd cyfrifiaduron Llingon ddim yn cael eu rhyddhau? Mae'n dianc, yn gadael trywydd gwaedlyd o rhaglennwyr a profwyr ansawdd... -- Arwel 18:30, 28 Ebr 2004 (UTC)


Hi! Thanks for moving the castle pics! I still haven't found out what went wrong with my computer, it still refuses to mark single pictures using the right mouseclick, rather puzzelingly.... I was trying to sort that out, though. Maybe I will manage to within the next decate. Anyway, diolch yn fawr for the pictures! --Okapi 22:49, 6 Mai 2004 (UTC)


You're really making us catch up on pictures! --Okapi 02:46, 22 Mai 2004 (UTC)


Hello Marnanel. DwyloBot is now marked as a bot on the Welsh Wikipedia. I recommend that you put some details on its user page stating what it will be doing, and that you are the operator of the bot. Angela 05:44, 8 Meh 2004 (UTC)

Hylo! Dyma Okapi. I was wondering if it made sense (or would work at all...) to give DwyloBot another task... We are still running out of years, decades and centuries somewhere in the beginning of the 18th Century. Now I understand that other Wicipedias produced the missing ones by bot (hence the mind-boggling growth-rates). Do you think we should/could/had better not (choose as applies) do something like that? Mind you, I don't even know whether this is possible at all. --okapi 23:12, 1 Aws 2004 (UTC)
No, let's do that (I'm copying the above into the Caffi)! I only thought it would be best to ask you first - after all you are the Master of the Bot and I don't really know what's what! --okapi 01:04, 2 Aws 2004 (UTC)

Language sort orderGolygu

Hi, you asked me if I got any reply about sort order and the answer is - No, I didn't. I tried to ask in several places, but no reply. lt:User:Knutux

Hedd WynGolygu

Hi! Hedd Wyn turned out really nice, I think, I like the picture and all the outside links, especially those to Wikisource. Keep up the good work! --okapi 05:55, 22 Gor 2004 (UTC)

I only touched it up some, though; the hard work was already done! Marnanel 02:43, 23 Gor 2004 (UTC)


Sut mae? I just happened to have a look at Caergrawnt while you changed the colour of the box on the right - the old one displayed fine on my computer, but the new one somehow doesn't. It's just black, blacking out all the writing... --okapi 01:50, 23 Gor 2004 (UTC)

Is that better? Marnanel 01:54, 23 Gor 2004 (UTC)
Hmmm! Lovely!! --okapi 01:57, 23 Gor 2004 (UTC)
Hm, I wonder why it didn't work before... Thanks for testing it, though. Marnanel 02:43, 23 Gor 2004 (UTC)

Bot thingGolygu

Sorri. I wouldn't have changed them by hand if I had known it was you that had set them up - the standard was originally the same as the English wikipedia (although they've changed theirs now, to three years either side), but you may have noticed that I was putting in the births and deaths as I corrected the new year articles. Presumably you aren't planning on doing that with the script (or maybe you are...) Deb 18:16, 16 Aws 2004 (UTC)

Sorry to add to your workload if you're redoing all the years, but the centuries are wrong: they should follow the conventions in Wicipedia:Arddull. Beth bynnag, mae'n dda gweld dros 2500 o erthyglau! Gareth 08:06, 17 Aws 2004 (UTC)
Oh, OK-- I'll modify the script and run it again hopefully tonight. Marnanel 10:53, 17 Aws 2004 (UTC)

Political BalanceGolygu

I not very comformtable about the very variable references to MPs and their parties across all the Welsh Council articles. At present it looks as though the MP and the local council get a mention if they are Plaid Cymru but not otherwise - not very NPoV. Any ideas how this can be fixed ? 10:51, 3 Ion 2005 (UTC)


Hello! I do not myself speak Welsh- but am atempting to learn. I have recently discovered Wikipedia and have contributed to some articals. I would really want these articals translated into Welsh, with the hope of (at least indirectly) contributing to the Welsh side. I recognize that you are a prolific contributer yourself, but I was hoping that you might translate some of my articals for me. I recognize that you yourself are a learner... but you are thousands of miles ahead of me in learning (probably literally too!)Any help you might give would be welcome. Or maybe direct me to someone who might like to translate? Arwel directed me to you. en:user:Drachenfyre


Diolch am fy nghywiro am Llanfair P G. Nid oeddwn i yn cofio y soft mutation yno. Yr oedd 35 blynedd er dysgais i Cymraeg yn Uppsala, and I haven't been writing nor reading it very much in the meantime. RaSten 21:53, 26 Mai 2005 (UTC)

Eglurhad dros ddiwygiadauGolygu

Rwyf newydd weld dy gais am eglurhad dros y newidiadau golygyddol sy'n cael eu gwneud i dy erthyglau. Pan yr wyf yn gwneud newidiadau nid wyf fel arfer yn nodi pwy ysgrifennodd yr erthygl. Felly os wyt ti am eglurhad am fy newidiadau rho neges ar fy nhudalen defnyddiwr, gan nodi enw'r erthygl ac fe wnaf fy ngorau i roi'r rhesymau am newidiadau i ti yn fyr ac yn gryno. (When editing articles I don't note who wrote them. Since you have requested reasons for changes, esp to grammar, on your user page, I am quite happy to give them to the best of my ability, if you leave a note on my user page, noting the article in question.) Lloffiwr 14:37, 28 Awst 2005 (UTC)

Diolch! Marnanel 01:24, 4 Rhagfyr 2005 (UTC)

LLun CoffiGolygu

Dysglaid o goffi. Mae'r coffi yn y llun yn edrych yn ddiflas gan fod dim "crema" arno. Me'n debyg oedd y dŵr yn rhy boeth, neu oedd y ffa wedi malu yn rhy fân. Os buasai rhywun yn rhoi coffi fel yna i mi mewn caffe buaswn ni'n gwrthod talu amdano. Bob hwyl! Rhys

termau cemegolGolygu

Rwyf wedi darganfod y termau Cymraeg am y rhan fwyaf o'r termau cemegol yn y tabl gwybodaeth cyffredinol ar elfenau cemegol ac wedi eu rhoi ar dudalen sgwrs y nodyn - tabl elfen - nodyn:tabl elfen. Gobeithio ei fod o ddefnydd. (Have found translations for most of the terms on the general chemical elements table - have put on talk page of nodyn:tabl elfen - hope this is of use) Lloffiwr 22:19, 13 Tachwedd 2005 (UTC)

Nodyn:User cy-0Golygu

Many thanks for the translation of the template. :o) Hégésippe | ±Θ± 08:43, 4 Rhagfyr 2005 (UTC)

Amendments/translations of messagesGolygu

I have placed suggestions for amendments/translatons to messages on some message talk pages. I have also put a note conerning this on the Cymorth iaith. Could you arrange for the posting of the final amendments of the messages after a few weeks wait for improvements and comments on the drafts? I have put a list of the messages on my user page. Lloffiwr 12:24, 4 Rhagfyr 2005 (UTC)

Wrth gwrs! Marnanel 01:27, 5 Rhagfyr 2005 (UTC)
Diolch Lloffiwr 21:41, 5 Rhagfyr 2005 (UTC)

New pages in Wikipedia namespaceGolygu

I wish to seek a sysop’s advice on setting up new help pages in the Wikipedia namepace as suggested on sgwrs help. I have created a link to the suggested new pages on the help sgwrs page. Can I set up a new page in Wicipedia name space by clicking on the link in the normal way? Or is this something that can only be done by an administrator? I have also suggested changing the title of a help page – again is this something that only an administrator can do? Lloffiwr 12:28, 4 Rhagfyr 2005 (UTC)

Hmm. As far as I know, anyone can create a page in the Wicipedia namespace. I think help pages are just ordinary pages, unless they're protected, so you should be able to use the symud function to move them about. If that doesn't work for you, I'll have a go. Marnanel 00:54, 6 Rhagfyr 2005 (UTC)
Iawn fe fentraf arni. Lloffiwr 13:50, 8 Rhagfyr 2005 (UTC)


There's an deletion review at Wikipedia about this deleted article [5]. An important issue arising in this review is whether (i) Welsh has consonant mutation, and (ii) whether that is releveant to the claims made in the AfD discussion. I'd value your comments in this review. --- Charles Stewart

tudalen amheusGolygu

Elli di ddileu y dudalen Y Coed (Barddoniaeth)? Mae wedi bod ar y rhestr tudalennau amheus o achos diffyg hawlfraint ers wythnos. Nid yw'r un a'i rododd ar wicipedia wedi cadarnhau bod hawlfraint ganddo. (Can you delete Y Coed (Barddoniaeth)? Has been on tudalennau amheus for a week by reason of copyright. The person who posted the article has not confirmed that he has the copyright.) Lloffiwr 17:10, 15 Rhagfyr 2005 (UTC)

Dileais y tudalen. Diolch am y heads-up. Marnanel 17:16, 15 Rhagfyr 2005 (UTC)


I have edited a little for the following reasons:

ei gwneud should be mutated to ei wneud (ei is his not her referring to ffibr). since I had to correct this I rephrased to a literary style 'a wneir'.

having two 'o' close together sounds a little clumsy although this may very well be grammatically correct (you can perhaps tell that I do not have much formal background in Welsh grammar!). So I have rephrased to drop the 'r in front of blew, which you can do without in this sentence as we are discussing any blew not specific blew. Having done that you can form the possessive without o in blew dafad to mean sheep hair, again unspecific (not hair from that particular sheep). I am sorry that this explanation is not very technically clued up but I hope it is of some use to you. If not useful to you please let me know and I will cease and desist! Lloffiwr 22:49, 26 Rhagfyr 2005 (UTC)


Revisions as follows:

Have added 'cnawd' as a more everyday term than the formal biological term 'meinwe'.

Sy'n cael ei ddefnyddio would be correct but since I had to edit I edited to the more literary form 'a ddefnyddir'.

Lloffiwr 23:04, 26 Rhagfyr 2005 (UTC)

tudalennau amheusGolygu

Pan fydd amser gennyt elli di fwrw golwg ar y 'tudalennau amheus' - mae Merched y Wawr, Absoliwtiaeth, Ng, Swydd Rydychen i gyd yn disgwyl cael eu dileu. Diolch Lloffiwr 22:32, 31 Rhagfyr 2005 (UTC)

Gothic ConverterGolygu

𐌲𐍉𐌸𐍃 𐌳𐌰𐌲𐍃, 𐌼𐌰𐍂𐌽𐌰𐌽𐌴𐌻 !

𐌼𐌴𐌻𐌹𐌳𐌴𐍃 𐌺𐍉𐌽𐍅𐌰𐌹𐍂𐍄𐌰𐌹𐍂 (𐌾𐌰𐍅𐌰𐍃𐌺𐍂𐌹𐍀𐍄) 𐌼𐌹𐌸 𐌱𐍉𐌺𐍉𐍃 𐌻𐌰𐍄𐌴𐌹𐌽𐌹𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌹𐌼 𐌾𐌰𐌷 𐌲𐌿𐍄𐌹𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌹𐌼. 𐌹𐌺 𐌹𐌽𐌼𐌰𐌹𐌳𐌹𐌳𐌰 𐌸𐌰𐌽𐌰 𐌺𐍉𐌽𐍅𐌰𐌹𐍂𐍄𐌰𐌹𐍂 𐌼𐌹𐌸 𐌱𐍉𐌺𐍉𐍃 𐌰𐌹𐌲𐍅𐍀𐍄𐌾𐌰𐌹𐌼. 𐌲𐌰u𐌼𐍉𐍄 𐌲𐌹𐌱𐌰𐌽 𐌼𐌴𐌹𐌽𐌰𐌽𐌰 𐌺𐍉𐌽𐍅𐌰𐌹𐍂𐍄𐌰𐌹𐍂 𐌱𐍂𐌿𐌺𐌾𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌰𐌼 𐌸𐌹𐌶𐍉𐍃 𐍅𐌴𐌹𐌺𐌴𐌹𐍀𐌰𐌹𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌹𐍃 𐌸𐌹𐌿𐌳𐌹𐍃𐌺𐌰𐌹𐌶𐍉𐍃 ? -- 12:41, 5 Mawrth 2006 (UTC) (de:Benutzer:Schreiber)

Thanks for the WelcomeGolygu

Since you speak English as well (or maybe primarily) I wanted to thank you for your greeting thing. I still am unable to speak much welsh having only learned a few numbers and even less questions from Colin in Cumberland. One thing I would like to ask though is if you can make an article for Dollar if there isn't one already. If there is however it would be beneficial to add it to the English interwikis. Alexanderr 01:19, 17 Mawrth 2006 (UTC)

Sorry didn't read the little boxes you'd posted my mistake :)...still if you can write the "dollar" article I'd be most obliged. Alexanderr 01:21, 17 Mawrth 2006 (UTC)

Erthyglau dewisGolygu

Rwyn ysgrifennu hyn o lith atoch chi achos mai chi sy'n gosod yr erthyglau dewis ar yr hafan. Rwyn credu bod safon isel y Gymraeg yn rhai o'r erthyglau dewis yn rhoi argraff wael i ymwelwyr yr hafan. A fyddai'n bosib rhoi nodyn ar y caffi pan bod erthygl yn cael ei hystyried i fod yn erthygl dewis yn holi iddo gael ei wirio cyn ei roi ar yr hafan? (I write this to you as I believe you are currently the one placing featured articles on the home page. I think that the low standard of the Welsh in some of these articles is giving a bad impression to Wicipedia visitors. Is it possible for you to put a notice on the caffi when an article is being considered for being placed on the home page. This would provide an opportunity for it to be edited before being posted.) Lloffiwr 15:00, 15 Mai 2006 (UTC)

OK - will be glad to help where I can. Lloffiwr 23:05, 31 Mai 2006 (UTC)

Marwolaethau diweddarGolygu

Hi. There is something weird about the Hafan page at the moment. I'm sure I would have noticed sooner if it had looked like that before. I thought it was caused by your last amendment, so I undid it, but that had no effect (sorri!). Can you make out what has caused the "Marwolaethau diweddar" text to go like that? Deb 10:43, 28 Mai 2006 (UTC)

It's because of the nowiki statements in the link. U need to replace it with Marwolaethau diweddar or similar --Llygad Ebrill 13:07, 28 Mai 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, I've done it now. Deb 17:08, 28 Mai 2006 (UTC)

Tudalen hafanGolygu

Byddwn yn falch pe bai un o'r gweinyddwyr yn rhoi ei sylw i Wicipedia:Y Caffi#Tudalen hafan os gwelwch yn dda:) Lloffiwr 21:47, 11 Medi 2006 (UTC)


Just to let you know that the discussion on creating a way of producing featured articles has hit the expected problem of not yet having enough people volunteering to work on potential featured articles to get going. So it might be quite a while before we have any new featured articles but I am quite happy to be patient with this - it is not the most pressing need on Wicipedia.

Also, the question of how to name countries has also come up again. Your map of Africa was mentioned in the discussions (see Sgwrs Defnyddiwr:Lloffiwr#Gwledydd y byd). The whole topic of naming conventions is under discussion again (Wicipedia:Y Caffi#Cymreigio Enwau Priod). Once the dust settles (which may be months yet), we will possibly be able to bring some consistency to the naming of countries, in which case, would it be possible for you to redo your map of Africa with the new names? Hope you are keeping well. Lloffiwr 16:02, 3 Rhagfyr 2006 (UTC)

  1. Thank you - haven't got the time to gather the information just now - will let you know when ready!
  2. Discussion on Pigion appears to have been hijacked without addressing the issue of quality control of the articles!
  3. On another topic - I seem to remember you were looking for things to do on wicipedia which didn't entail complicated Welsh. I am currently getting bogged down in creating category strings, trying to reduce the number of red category links. I hesitate to suggest this as it is very tedious work. However bits of it do follow a pattern - eg the births, deaths and years categories - so if you don't mind the drudgery then let me know and I can supply a grammatically correct pattern (some have been set up incorrectly!) and away you go:) (At the very least there would be some phrases which would be horribly heavily dinned into you!) Lloffiwr 23:12, 2 Chwefror 2007 (UTC)

Just to let you know that a method of 'approving' featured articles has been agreed with myself as it's first co-ordinator - actually approving some articles will happen whenever! The discussion page for proposed featured articles is Wicipedia:Cynnig erthyglau dethol. I hope you are well? Regards, Lloffiwr 15:11, 30 Mehefin 2007 (UTC)


Don't know the answer to your question, but, seeing as you're here, are you in favour of my making Anatiomaros an administrator? Deb 17:29, 26 Ionawr 2007 (UTC)

I do know the feeling! I seem to pick up lots of vocabulary, but no grammar. Deb 11:38, 27 Ionawr 2007 (UTC)


Diolch am roi fy enw ymlaen i fod yn weinyddwr. Cofion, Fôn Anatiomaros 21:02, 27 Ionawr 2007 (UTC)

User rightsGolygu

It seems I don't have the correct access either. I'll pass the query on to Arwel. Deb 17:12, 23 Chwefror 2007 (UTC)

Wicipedia DUGolygu

Wikimedians in the United Kingdom are working to set up a chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation, which will aid and encourage people to collect, develop and effectively disseminate knowledge. A board of five members has been elected, and a company has now been set up. Membership applications are now invited, and will be processed as soon as we have a bank account. The organisation needs the support and involvement of people like you.

So far, most participants have been based on English-language projects, but we want to ensure that we work with and for Wikimedians in all languages. As Wicipedia yn Gymraeg is an important language native to the UK, we are making contact with you.

We need to know what a new UK chapter can do to assist your project, and how we can best work together to make that happen. We are also looking for people who can translate short pieces of text, such as the first paragraph of this message, to help publicise the activities of the chapter.

Please do comment, make suggestions, and feel free to ask us any questions, whether here, on MetaWiki, or on the wikimedia-uk mailing list. AndrewRT 23:05, 1 Rhagfyr 2008 (UTC)


Hi! We made a category: Categori:Defnyddwyr o'r tu allan i Gymru (Wikipedians outside of Wales). If you are out of Wales, as I see, you can put it into your user page, as I did. --Eino81 05:02, 21 Medi 2009 (UTC)

Neges bwysig i bob gweinyddwrGolygu

Yn dilyn trafodaeth yn y Caffi (gweler yma), mae Luke wedi creu tudalen newydd ar gyfer materion gweinyddol, sef Negesfwrdd gweinyddiaeth. Y syniad yw defnyddio'r Caffi ar gyfer negeseuon cyffredinol a defnyddio'r bwrdd newydd fel lle i drafod a datrys - gobeithio - materion fel nodiadau, categorïau, fandaliaeth a phethau eraill sy'n rhan o waith gweinyddwyr. Bydd yn gymorth i gadw trafodaethau gyda'i gilydd ac yn rhyddhau lle yn y Caffi. Hoffwn ofyn i bawb sy'n weinyddwr ei roi ar eu rhestr gwylio a'i ddefnyddio. Gobeithio bydd yr arbrawf yn llwyddiant ac yn gwneud ein gwaith yma yn haws. Anatiomaros 21:55, 3 Ionawr 2010 (UTC)

Blwch defnyddiwrGolygu

Helo, s'mai? Dwi newydd greu blwch i'w ddefnyddio i ddweud bod rhywun yn weinyddwr. Defnyddia'r cod {{Defnyddiwr:Xxglennxx/Blychau/Gweinyddwr}} os hoffet ti :) -- Xxglennxx (sgw.cyf.) 00:38, 26 Gorffennaf 2010 (UTC)

Diddymu statws gweinyddwyr sydd heb gyfrannu ers tros flwyddyn.Golygu

Sylwa, os gweli di'n dda, ar y drafodaeth yma. Llywelyn2000 20:03, 22 Chwefror 2011 (UTC)

Mae'r broses. bellach, wedi'i chyflawni. Rho wybod i ni os y byddi'n ail-ddechrau cyfrannu ac yn awyddus i gael dy ailarfogi! Llywelyn2000 04:47, 16 Chwefror 2012 (UTC)