Talk:World Universities Debating Championship

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Alexander Deane[edit]

Would whoever has a grudge against Alex Deane please stop delinking him? If you don't feel he is worthy of a page in Wikipedia then Articles for deletion is for you (indeed looking at it our delinker has already had that idea). Delinking currently active articles impedes how Wikipedia works. If Alex called you a nasty name once (not impossible) then that's still no reason. Wikipedia is not a battleground. Dowlingm 03:54, 22 December 2005 (UTC) (Update - page has now been deleted. One more reason to hate anonymous editing I suppose) Dowlingm 22:27, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

Tab (debating)[edit]

I've added Tab (debating)...well I've added a section in an article and made it redirect to it. Anyone with more technical info, please augment it, ideally with citations, if any published sources exist. jnestorius(talk) 21:08, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Table please[edit]

Whoever wrote the information on this page, well done. Except it would benefit immensely from a table at the end. I'd like to see who won which year without having to trawl through reports about the weather, the confusion of the organisers, and the aptness or otherwise of their sobriquets. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 82.3.64.204 (talk) 23:16, 26 February 2007 (UTC).

Worlds 1996[edit]

As somebody who attended worlds in 1996 I was quite disappointed to see the biased hatchet job somebody attempted on the competition. Most of the allegations made are either untrue or at least highly unsubstantiated and should not be referenced here unless proper proof/evidence/references can be made.

World rankings[edit]

These were dumped as OR, and have no place on this page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by JJJ999 (talkcontribs) 02:12, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

You placed note on the main article body. Can I know why ? Note has to be on the note section. Moreover, you wrote the term OR in the main article. Again may I know why ? Do you think talk page and main article are same? And finally I have to say, you are doing too much. Your talk page shows that you have been blocked for few days. Even one administrator declined your request to unblock. So, please stop doing such activity otherwise you will be blocked again for sure. -- Niaz(Talk • Contribs) 06:58, 22 October 2007 (UTC)


Re-organisation of Article[edit]

I reckon the sections on the champsionship and debating council should be put ahead of the historical lists. It seems silly to list something that hasn't been explained yet.AleXd (talk) 16:08, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

I disagree. I think the introduction section explains the event well enough for readers to understand what follows. Beyond that, I think most readers first interest will be the major results and history of the event before the nitty-gritty mechanics of how it's organised. Purple Watermelon 00:33, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

'Controversy'?[edit]

Does anyone think the controversy section should have a section of it's own. It seems quite important, and is a bit odd just plonked there where it is. Whilst crack use, etc. might be important issues, should they be where they are?

Wanker 163.1.209.30 (talk) 23:10, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Results merge[edit]

I am intending to merge the 'Grand Finalists' section into the table in the section 'Past champions and hosts' since it seems to fit better here and will reduce the length of the page and contents considerably, making it more readable. it will also get rid of some formatting problems such as having links in headings. Rich257 (talk) 11:06, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Detailed annual history[edit]

This section looks like Original research, can someone please review it. Codf1977 (talk) 06:46, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

On closer examination it is a copy past edit from here - it was added to the article with this edit on the 9 April 2005 with the edit sum of Detailed Summary of Worlds submitted by Colm Flynn - which could indicate that it was placed here by Colm. The pre-1991 info looks (according to flynn.debating.net) to have been taken from the 1991 WUDC tournament booklet.

Since that it looks like whole scale copy and paste I have removed the pre-1991 text (the authorship and copyright status is totally unknown). For the time being I will leave (all be it taged) the pre 2005 stuff in but since Colm is asserting his copyright on the source website he needs to follow the correct procedure for donating copyrighted material (Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials) however if nothing is forthcomming in the next two weeks or so then we will need to remove it.

As for the post 2005 data, none of it is sourced or referenced, I have tagged it with {{citation needed}} and will continue to look for reliable non-Primary sources to support this, if anyone can help pleas do, I will also post to Wikipedia:WikiProject Debating to see if anyone there can help. Codf1977 (talk) 10:46, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your good detective work. :) Your tag automatically listed the article for review at Wikipedia:Copyright problems. I have relisted it to allow Colm another week to verify, but I have blanked the material to prevent our further publication in the meantime. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 13:21, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Since what is now left of the Detailed Annual History section is totality un-sourced and fails WP:V - I have removed the section. I am happy for it to be re-added later if WP:RS can be found supporting it. Codf1977 (talk) 15:02, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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