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300 SB list[edit]

Hi. I see that you have been adding a lot of refs to List of Major League Baseball players with 300 career stolen bases. At this point you are mostly done, but it seem like it would have been acceptable to use a WP:GENREF (and easier). At any rate, if you were planning to take this to FL, a major issue from the last try was the seemingly arbitrary threshold of 300. I assume you are prepared to establish that 300 is indeed notable?—Bagumba (talk) 02:25, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Bagumba, I am indeed trying to get this up to FL. I'm going to continue to add the refs. Although WP:GENREF would cover it if it were just the numbers, I also intend to add in the years they were active (which would back up the idea that most leaders were from late 1800's-early 1900's due to the dead-ball era), which would require individual refs. In terms of the 300 threshold, I am actually able to back up the fact that 300 is not just a random arbitrary cutoff, rather it's a notable feat. In the source I have for Rajai Davis meeting the feat, the title explicitly notes the fact that it was not only his 32nd stolen base of the season, but the 300th of his career. This is also found in other sources (such as when Michael Bourn met the same threshold just months before). If 300 were just some random arbitrary cutoff, then I don't think that 300 stolen bases would be noted by the media. I can easily see why it could be construed as just some arbitrary cutoff at first sight, but the fact that media recognizes 300 SB indicates otherwise. Good to hear from you again. If you have any other concerns regarding this, let me know. Sportsguy17 (TC) 03:44, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
It's not as clear cut as some of the other stats "clubs". As long as you know what you are getting into, good luck.—Bagumba (talk) 03:58, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
Indeed, it is not particularly clear cut, albeit some MLB stats lists that are already FL's have semi-arbitrary cutoffs (such as 100 triples). However, most of them are a lot more prominent stats clubs, so I'll gladly take your luck and we'll see what happens come nomination time. Sportsguy17 (TC) 04:02, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

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DYK for 2015 Boston Marathon[edit]

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One of several of Godot13's quality submissions during round 1

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List of New England Patriots starting quarterbacks[edit]

Thank you for your DYK nomination on this article. You can resolve one issue that I brought up at the nomination page. --George Ho (talk) 20:07, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Issues are yet to be resolved; I still have faith in you. --George Ho (talk) 05:46, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

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C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy; and is one of several Featured Pictures worked up by India The Herald (submissions) during the second round.

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