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Hey Armchair QB

I'm sending you this because you've made quite a few edits to the template namespace in the past couple of months. If I've got this wrong, or if I haven't but you're not interested in my request, don't worry; this is the only notice I'm sending out on the subject :).

So, as you know (or should know - we sent out a centralnotice and several watchlist notices) we're planning to deploy the VisualEditor on Monday, 1 July, as the default editor. For those of us who prefer markup editing, fear not; we'll still be able to use the markup editor, which isn't going anywhere.

What's important here, though, is that the VisualEditor features an interactive template inspector; you click an icon on a template and it shows you the parameters, the contents of those fields, and human-readable parameter names, along with descriptions of what each parameter does. Personally, I find this pretty awesome, and from Monday it's going to be heavily used, since, as said, the VisualEditor will become the default.

The thing that generates the human-readable names and descriptions is a small JSON data structure, loaded through an extension called TemplateData. I'm reaching out to you in the hopes that you'd be willing and able to put some time into adding TemplateData to high-profile templates. It's pretty easy to understand (heck, if I can write it, anyone can) and you can find a guide here, along with a list of prominent templates, although I suspect we can all hazard a guess as to high-profile templates that would benefit from this. Hopefully you're willing to give it a try; the more TemplateData sections get added, the better the interface can be. If you run into any problems, drop a note on the Feedback page.

Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 21:25, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia Danario Alexander[edit]

hi I don't know if I'm doing this right, I have never worked on wikipedias before. I just noticed that the wiki page for Danario Alexander has a very outdated picture and have tried to update it a few times. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but you keep changing it back to a photo that does not reflect his current status in the NFL. He is currently a starting WR for the san Diego Chargers, but the photo on his wiki is from several years ago when he was drafted by the Rams.

Please let me know what the problem is if I'm doing something wrong, otherwise please update the photo yourself as it is not in the spirit of wikipedia to pedantically reverse updates without cause when the information being updated is clearly outdated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.155.21.152 (talk) 18:52, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

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updating NFL player pages[edit]

Hey Armchair QB. I see that you consistently update the NFL roster navboxes and I applaud your work. Just one thing, it would be great if you updated the player page as well after you make the roster navbox update. Thanks man. Edday1051 (talk) 00:34, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Well Buddy, you are welcome to do this work yourself. After you have done this constantly for three years, please come back and ask me again to waste more of my time. Armchair QB (talk) 08:20, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
bro, why so hostile? It was a simple request. It's simply a synchronization issue. It's much simpler to remove a player from the navbox roster and then click on his name and update the player page, as opposed to having two people do it separately, but that's fine. I'm more than willing to update the player pages myself. It was just a request, not a demand. All you had to say was you didn't have the time to do it or you didn't want to do it. You don't have to be a dick about it. Edday1051 (talk) 03:21, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Listen, the roster navboxes were created and (in most cases) not regulary updated. There are a few editors around who take care of "their" teams. Besides them I've been trying to keep the others up to date over the past years. There have been several other editors who kept care of the player articles, so this went hand in hand. That's how it worked before. So I've done some work in the past which nobody else did, and no, I don't need anyone to pad me on the back for that. But especially I don't need someone asking me to do even more work. Also, I've seen the one or other new guy showing up here claiming to do this work and then disapearing again. So this is why your "simple request" hacked me off and led to my initial reaction. No idea if you are able to understand that. If you are now around here to do this work, you are welcome. Armchair QB (talk) 09:38, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

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MT Grizzlies Seasons[edit]

I just wanted to thank you for the work that you've done on the MT Grizzlies season pages. You're doing a great job. Thanks. Dsetay (talk) 16:15, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Bills Roster[edit]

Mike Caussin I was wrong about he's awaiting an injury settlement before release from IR

Keith Williams was OFFICALLY released today by the Buffalo Bills

Chris Hairston was placed on reserve/Non football illness list today

8/26/2013 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mavbmf22 (talkcontribs) 20:05, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Jags roster question[edit]

Where did you see that Kevin Rutland was waived/injured and not just released? I can't remember him being injured and I can't find anything that says other than released. I'm also curious so I can find out things like that in the future. ~ Richmond96 TC 23:34, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Initially saw it on nflmedia.com but it's also available now at NFL.com. Just keep an eye on the transactions there. Unlike in the past those are accurate this year, emulating the league's official transaction wire. Armchair QB (talk) 09:32, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

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Tim Stowers Wiki[edit]

I can assure you everything I edited is 100% true. Just wondering if you can make some suggestions to my edit in order to comply with rules.

Tim Stowers

TJLL5454@msn.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by TJLL5454 (talkcontribs) 16:19, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Please review this tutorial. Armchair QB (talk) 17:33, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Dax Swanson's uniform #28 with 49ers[edit]

I take it off because the 49ers official site does not have an allocated number for him. I don't doubt there are other sources. Where are you getting your official source? Thanks. Volk006 (talk) 21:37, 30 December 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Volk006 (talkcontribs) 21:34, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Just follow the link I posted. In the upper-right corner is the button "Weekly books". You will find the roster on pages 32–33 of the latest postseason release. Armchair QB (talk) 19:13, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

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