Talk:2008 Summer Paralympics

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Participating NPCs[edit]

Place in order of appearance (march)? I'm sure it was different. Place the SARs of China together. -- 李博杰  | Talk contribs 09:38, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

On a similar topic, I notice someone has moved Chinese Taipei from T to C - messing up the length of the columns without fixing it in the process. When the Olympics are held in a country with a Latin alphabet, Chinese Taipei always parades under the letter T. So I'm moving it back to where it should be. To answer your question, we've listed the NPCs alphabetically, not in the order they marched in, as that would be too confusing in an English encyclopedia. Aridd (talk) 16:10, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
See the article for the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony - this article lists in order of marching. -- 李博杰  | Talk contribs 02:08, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Protestor[edit]

There seems to be no mention of the person who managed to break through the group of officials and reach the parading athletes during the opening ceremony. Is there any particular reason for this lack of information? TheTrojanHought (talk) 17:34, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Feel free to add it. From what I understand, little information is available anyway. Chinese authorities say she's mentally disabled. Aridd (talk) 18:02, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
I don't really seem to be particularly well placed to add any information as I only briefly saw it on BBC news last night. TheTrojanHought (talk) 20:27, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
i can't find any particularly reliable info on it at the moment. I don't think one small incident with (a possibly mentally ill) "protestor" necessarily warrants mentioning on the main article about the games anyway. Basement12 (T.C) 20:34, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
It's not really a small incident to be honest as the BBC said something like it being the first time anybody other has got close to parading athletes in many years. TheTrojanHought (talk) 21:11, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

United States at the 2008 Summer Paralympics[edit]

I just thought I'd point out that this page isn't being maintained nearly as well as the other competing nations. It currently says USA has 4 gold medals and it doesn't give details of medal winners or most of the competitors cf. Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Paralympics Jooler (talk) 14:24, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Very few are being maintained to the level of GB, some nations haven't even had their pages made yet. There are 148 nations and just not enough interested editors to update them all. I'll try and take a look at the US when I get a minute as I guess they will be one of the most looked at teams. Basement12 (T.C) 14:44, 9 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Yes, it's not just an issue of the US page; the host and medal leader China at the 2008 Summer Paralympics isn't nearly complete either. If you think the US page needs additional work, please help improve it. --Jh12 (talk) 16:26, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Pictures?[edit]

I'm not sure how using pictures from Flickr works, but a quick search there comes up with the following for the Beijing Paralympics. (And there are heaps more.) Aridd (talk) 00:42, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

  • I tend not to get involved in the murky world of images on wikipedia but on flickr the license of any image is normally shown on the extreme right of the page, below any tags. This one for example says all rights reserved any therefore can't be used here, whereas this has some rights reserved, which means that we can use it as long as we give credit to the original creator. If in doubt i'm sure someone over at the commons would help you out. Basement12 (T.C) 01:22, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
  • If it does not use by-sa-2.0 or by licenses on flickr, wikipedia will erase it. Benjwong (talk) 03:33, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Status[edit]

Shouldn't we move this article into C-quality for WP: China and Mid-High-importance? As well as WP: Olympics to C-quality? Tradereddy (talk) 18:52, 27 April 2013 (UTC)