Talk:John Boardman

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Added creation of GRAUSTARK, with year, because this was the foundation of a hobby which has spread to over twenty nations. Removed incorrect references to Miller & ARDA numbers; Miller Numbers are BNs' equivalent for Diplomacy variants. ARDA Numbers were a variant numbering scheme that existed during a hobby schism. Removed stub tag as article probably doesn't need more content; replace it if you disagree. Barno 14:44, 1 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I know a person with this name, who is a important archaeologist. On article for him is missing. User:Mario todte 16:01, 4 June 2005 (UTC)

There is a page for him:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Boardman_%28art_historian%29 Karinagw (talk) 17:09, 7 June 2010 (UTC)
And a hatnote with link at the top of this article! Johnbod (talk) 17:13, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

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Just because some guy is a fan of science fiction does not entitle him to an article in Wikipedia, no matter how inconsequential some of the articles in this encyclopaedia are... He was a physicist at an unimportant university for physics, not to belittle hime, but this article should not have been created nor developed... It should be removed, or we will have to add every high school teacher in the US to the encyclopaedia... Stevenmitchell (talk) 21:09, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

???? This article was created almost eight years ago, when Wikipedia was first beginning. It's about a man who almost singlehandedly created an international hobby; whose music has been published and critiqued internationally, and who is himself the subject of song and legend; and whose name is still a byword in the circles where the literature of the imagination is created. That's like calling Golda Meir a "left-wing Jewish schoolteacher from Milwaukee." --Orange Mike | Talk 21:24, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
Not to mention that the ENTIRE gaming world as we know it would not exist were it not for him (and, parenthetically, his wife, Perdita).Karinagw (talk) 02:54, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
I wouldn't go that far; the history of gaming, like most all other histories, has a lot of threads to it. I don't hold much to the Great Man theory. --Orange Mike | Talk 03:10, 6 December 2012 (UTC)