Talk:Volleyball

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Revise gender-specific picture captions[edit]

I notice that some captions in the "Skills" section are "A player making a jump serve" or "3 players performing a block". while others say "A woman making a forearm pass or bump." and "Woman going for a dig." None say "man".

The distinction smells fiantly sexist to me, and I'd like to get rid of it. While there are some differences between men's and women's volleyball, the illustrated techniques are universal. I'd prefer to replace "woman" with "player" in the two figures, but using a gender-specific term to refer to the players in the other pictures would be an alternative.

If it's desired to describe the pictured players in more detail, the alt text would be the right place.

(The internment camp picture relates to the social aspects of volleyball, where the gender of the players is more relevant.)

71.41.210.146 (talk) 02:12, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Done Actually, one picture down in Strategy says "men", but your point is taken. I doubt any of our, if you'll pardon the term, fellow editors were intentionally sexist; this is probably just a case of systemic bias. Thanks for pointing it out. Celestra (talk) 04:14, 4 December 2013 (UTC) Yes it is right — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.61.119.215 (talk) 19:02, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Possible article[edit]

Please see User:2014 PVA 1st Season and move to mainspace if appropriate. Thanks, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 03:01, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 14 April 2014[edit]

Some rotations have 2 setters, while some have only 1. 69.67.144.105 (talk) 15:30, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: as you have not cited reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to any article. - Arjayay (talk) 18:43, 14 April 2014 (UTC)