Portal talk:Baseball

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Peer review[edit]


In the Quotes section, the quote link is going to the list of players, not quotes: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Category:Baseball_players That is confusing. Is that what you want?

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)