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I've been working for the last few weeks on reviving Portal:Baseball, and I'd love some notes on how it's progressing. There are a few things I'm still not happy with (the "Topics" section, for instance), but for the most part I feel pretty good about it. Thanks in advance.--Djrobgordon 02:52, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
Hello, I have a few comments.
I would recommend rotating content for the Article, Picture, and Biography sections.
Portal is currently set up for all material to be rotated out weekly.
Your current article as well as some of the archived ones have been rated start class, I would recommend only displaying Wikipedia's best work, preferably FA-Class or GA-Class.
The bold article name in each section should be a link to the article you could still use the more option at the end.
Linked all article subjects.
Your selected pictures need an image credit.
Added credits to current and future selected picture.
A few of your topics are categories and should be moved to that section.
In your quotes section I see no reason for there to be an external link for each quote this would lead people away from Wikipedia.
Links removed, as per explanation below.
Some of the links to your Associated Wikimedia lead to create pages on the sister projects the should either be correctly linked or removed.
Redirected dead links.
These are just a few off the top of my head. Cheers — WilsBadKarma(Talk) 03:08, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response. If you don't mind, I have a couple of question about your suggestions:
As of now, there are only fourteen articles under WikiProject Baseball listed as good or featured articles. In addition, one is a list and two are only tangentially related to the sport. On the nomination pages for selected bios, I have the lowest acceptable class as B. Is this acceptable, when there is a lack of peer-reviewed articles, or would it be better to rotate the few top-quality articles in more frequently?
That is a matter of debate. Personally I believe that all Portals should have FA or GA class articles for the selected article, however you will find some reviewers that don't have a problem with a B-class article. The problem that you will run into is; when you put the portal up for featured you will need support from all kinds. So I would recommend rotating the better articles and working to get more featured or GA class articles.
The reason for the external links in the "Quotes" section is that there are very few baseball quotes on Wikipedia or Wikiquote, so I had to get them from outside. Is it necessary for me to source the quotes, or is it okay to let them stand? I could add the sourced quotes to the applicable articles, but I don't really have the time to integrate them properly, and creating a "Quotes" section for one quote seems tacky. Perhaps I should add them, with refs, to WikiQuote?
There aren't really any portals that cite quote references, having a link to the quotes author is adequate. Not to mention that having an external link in the quote section could draw people away from wikipedia and since a portals purpose is to be a "portal" to certain parts of Wikipedia then having those links defeat the purpose.Cheers — WilsBadKarma(Talk) 16:25, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
I'll get on those suggestions right now. Thanks for your help.--Djrobgordon 03:39, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the responses, as well.--Djrobgordon 16:54, 4 March 2007 (UTC)