Talk:Patent of Arms

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Is the patent of arms an SCAism? I understood that it was a mundane term originally. Conrad Leviston 13:44, 8 Jun 2006 (EST)

  • Originally it may have been, but in this context it is an SCAism as it refers to a non-historical award.--User 144 15:21, 8 Jun 2006 (EST)
  • Then perhaps we need both contexts on the page (hint hint), like many other pages do (e.g. reeve). Mind you this also demonstrates that perhaps once more we need to make sure that everyone is using a universal meaning for SCAism. If Patent of Arms is an SCAism because it has a distinctly different meaning to that in period, then perhaps Lord, Lady and many other pages should as well? After all, you can't say that they work the same way in the SCA as in period. I suspect this is about to be shifted to the Village Pump :^) - Cian Gillebhrath 17:25, 8 Jun 2006 (EST)
    • I think that as this wiki bills itself as a recreationist resource leaning towards the SCA it should present information in that sense. ie Historical context first, SCA and other contexts afterwards.--User 144 18:00, 8 Jun 2006 (EST)
      • While I agree with the conclusion to this point, I don't necessarily agree with the line of argument. You have removed the word heavy from the front page blurb. As for this being categorised as an SCAism, it does not meet the criteria set out in the category page. Conrad Leviston 23:26, 8 Jun 2006 (EST)