User talk:Bagumba

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Ömer Aşık[edit]

Hey, could Ömer Aşık be semi-protected? With the Pelicans trade rumour, which won't be made until July [1], there is bound to be numerous edits to his article adding stuff about Pelicans. DaHuzyBru (talk) 05:25, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Likewise with Russ Smith (basketball) please. DaHuzyBru (talk) 15:46, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
Done. Which trades need to wait for July 10 and which don't?—Bagumba (talk) 18:04, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
Another one is the Haywood/Powell-Gee trade between the Cavs and Hornets. Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 01:12, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
I left Dwight Powell for now, as the edits are from auto confirmed users, so protection will not help. Try discussing with the other editors. Cheers.—Bagumba (talk) 02:16, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
True. No worries then. DaHuzyBru (talk) 03:58, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Another one for you [2]. Could Louis Williams, John Salmons and Lucas Nogueira be semi-protected. Neither the Hawks nor the Raptors have released anything on their sites. Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 06:06, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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You deserve this barnstar for your consistent work on assessing and editing players', season, and miscellaneous basketball articles. JC · Talk · Contributions 03:17, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Reverts[edit]

Don't revert my edits! I want the Mavericks to win more championships! Are you a Heat fan or what? 97.77.211.42 (talk) 04:49, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Hey![edit]

I'm not vandalizing! I just want the Mavericks to have more fans! How many stupid Heat or Spurs fans are there? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 97.77.211.42 (talk) 04:56, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Zach LaVine[edit]

Hi,

Bagumbo, all I changed was his height and weight nothing else. His combine stats are listed as follows: http://www.nba.com/draft/2014/prospects/zach_lavine?ls=iref:nba:draft:tracker so for my nxt edit I will add that for you. I would understand if it was something to do w false background information but it was his height and weight. Here is ANOTHER source to VERIFY my findings: http://www.nbadraft.net/players/zach-lavine

THANK YOU,

-THE BOSS — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheBoss2008 (talkcontribs) 15:33, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

@TheBoss2008: The difficult part is that without a citation or a note in the edit summary, an edit that conflicts with another reliable source might sometimes be mistakenly considered inaccurate. When there are conflicting sources on an NBA player's height, the convention is usually to use what is listed on their NBA.com profile. Afterall, Template:Infobox basketball biography displays it as "Listed height", which accounts for the cases it might differ from their actual height. If there is consensus, a note can be placed in the "height_footnote" parameter of the template. Cheers.—Bagumba (talk) 17:14, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Anthony Watson (basketball)[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 19:28, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Zach LaVine Edit[edit]

Bagumba,

I am not trying to start an editing war over Zach LaVine. Just bc NBA.com says 6'5" doesn't mean it's rights. This was his height freshman year at UCLA, he has since grown. Don't get me wrong NBA.com is a great source but he's a Rookie just moving up to the NBA. His combine stats were a measured height w/o shoes of 6'4.5" and 6'5.75 w shoes on. I've seen this on paper from the combine and numerous workouts he had w teams along w different websites. Like I said I'm not trying to start an edit war but for someone whose seen the results I'm just trying to make sure they are right. Even NBA.com draft profile http://www.nba.com/draft/2014/prospects/zach_lavine?ls=iref:nba:draft:tracker has him listed that way, hey just haven't changed it yet. Sorry to create a commotion I didn't know filling out the right statistics would cause people to freak out just trying to list correct biography.

TheBoss2008 (talk) 16:54, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm sure you're trying to improve Wikipedia, and dealing with conflicting information is tricky because people can have different opinions on which source is "more right" than others. I'm not sure if you saw my earlier suggestions to you above about how conflicting heights can be handled. Regardless of which way you think it should be presented, it is never acceptable to resolve disputes by reinserting the same information repeatedly. Thanks for your understanding.—Bagumba (talk) 17:50, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protect[edit]

Could Spencer Hawes and Chris Kaman be temporarily semi-protected? Mostly IPs adding their respective reported signings to infobox etc. DaHuzyBru (talk) 14:20, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

YesYBagumba (talk) 16:48, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
Cheers! DaHuzyBru (talk) 17:21, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Danny Granger please. DaHuzyBru (talk) 05:03, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

An extension on Granger and the 2014–15 transaction page would be good I think. DaHuzyBru (talk) 16:04, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
YesY Granger. ClockC Will wait on transaction page; only one edit, was cited, and at least LeBron himself said he was coming back.—Bagumba (talk) 17:50, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
True, and yes no doubt, it's inevitable. But at least for the transaction page, we have to wait for the Cavaliers to officially announce it. That source was just as irrelevant as every other random news source. DaHuzyBru (talk) 17:55, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
Not saying it's a legal contract, but it's a content issue whether a player (or agent or owner) announcement is verifiable enough for this page. Anonymous reports are less reliable and I'm more quick to protect in those cases. Cheers.—Bagumba (talk) 18:26, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, I'll give in. Impossible to win. I shall move it later when the Cavs announce it. Thanks for the input. DaHuzyBru (talk) 19:00, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Pau Gasol needs some semi-protection I feel. Quite a lot of vandalism of late in addition to Bulls edits. DaHuzyBru (talk) 02:51, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

@DaHuzyBru: Looks like someone else handled it. FYI: I've requested full protection of Jeremy Lin at WP:RPP (I'm too WP:INVOLVED to take action personally). The alternative would be a lot of edit war blocks ;-) —Bagumba (talk) 16:10, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
Far out! User:Ucla90024, who seems to an experienced editor (which is odd) is very persistent, so I'm stopping with Lin now – I ain't getting blocked again for edit warring. I tried everything with him. I endorse full protection. Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 16:13, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
Unfortunately, there aren't enough editors active in WP:NBA with a common set of values to patrol/enforce this. LeBron James mess is prime example. I guess we've all failed to educate and recruit new editors, or maybe it's futile with all the driveby editors. Anyways, take this place for what it's worth.—Bagumba (talk) 16:19, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
No doubt! It's frustrating that even once you inform users (new or old) about the difference between agreed and signed, they don't take any notice. I just don't even bother with editing James' article, much the same with Carmelo Anthony – just too much traffic! I shall persist with the others, however. DaHuzyBru (talk) 16:25, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Eh, so much for all that [3]. DaHuzyBru (talk) 17:47, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

And also, with Luol Deng's signing agreement [4], semi-protection will likely be needed. DaHuzyBru (talk) 18:34, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
Someone else go to it. Re: cases like Lin, try WP:DR in the future e.g. post to WT:NBA. Not worth stressing or getting blocked over this stuff, and the article will eventually fix itself, even if it takes longer than we'd like.—Bagumba (talk) 02:01, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

List of Arizona Wildcats in the NBA Draft[edit]

This article is now filled with broken cites. Would you mind cleaning it up? ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 23:49, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

If you look at the version before my edits, the mass amounts of broken cites were already there. I am a volunteer here like yourself, and anyone can pitch in and improve it. Cheers.—Bagumba (talk) 23:59, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
@Editorofthewiki: Also, they look more to be unused as opposed to "broken". That style of footnotes used (defining them in a separate section than where they are referenced) is hard to maintain e.g in this case when they were cut/pasted from another unrelated article and its tedious to find which are not needed. I do try to make sure my edits have a net positive effect; in this case, cutting out wrong information while adding to the existing unused ref problem seemed to be a fair trade off.—Bagumba (talk) 00:09, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

hi[edit]

could you do the page "List of Turkic dynasties and countries" semi-protected, those who are not logged destroys only.Mehmeett21 — Preceding undated comment added 14:06, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for coming to my talk page. Unfortunately, I'm not that familiar with the topic, and I am not able to determine the problem based on your brief description. May I suggest you follow up at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection if you still believe protection is warranted. Cheers.—Bagumba (talk) 19:39, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Chandler Parsons, restricted free agent[edit]

Hey, Bagumba. Can you put the Chandler Parsons article on your watch list? Parsons is a restricted free agent, who just signed a letter of intent with the Dallas Mavericks late yesterday. Pursuant to the NBA rules on restricted free agency, his former team, the Houston Rockets, now has 72 hours to match or decline the Mavericks' offer to Parsons. The Rockets have already indicated publicly that they intend to do so. In the mean time, the usual crowd of IPs and newly registered users is doing their crazy dance on the article, changing this BLP article to read that Parsons is already a member of the Mavericks without any supporting sources. GoPhightins semi-protected the page last night, but the problems have continued overnight and this morning with registered users continuing to make such changes to the article and the Mavericks roster template. I already used my three reverts, with edit summary explanations, on the article yesterday evening. Can you add this one to your list? It's going to be a problem until the 72 hours expires. . . . Thanks. 12:14, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Also, as a separate, but tangentially related question -- why do the NBA roster templates link to the player's colleges and not to their college teams? On the space-limited rosters, I would think the college team links would be preferred. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 12:14, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
    • @Dirtlawyer1: Roster templates use {{Player2}}, which uses {{college}}, which only links to the college article. Was there an existing template that links to the college basketball team article?—Bagumba (talk) 22:31, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
      • Template:Dallas Mavericks roster: all of the players on the list have a link to their college, not their college team. In a player bio, I always link to both the player's college and the college team in the article; as you know, in text, I like to introduce the college team by stating the college's fully name first. Normally, in space-limited infoboxes, etc., we link only to the college team as the most closely related article. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 22:54, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
        • The Mavericks link you provided links to players' colleges, not their college teams, which is consistent with my findings. However, your original question was: "why do the NBA roster templates link to the player's colleges and not to their college teams?" My original followup question was whether you knew of any existing templates that linked to college basketball teams that NBA project could leverage. Thanks.—Bagumba (talk) 22:59, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
          • That would be a matter of changing the template coding, right? I'm a little out of date, but Freitjes and Technical 13 both used to do template coding work. If your looking for an example, Template:Infobox college football player converts "Florida Gators" in the "college" template parameter into a piped link to "Florida Gators football," as well as tying the team colors to the infobox display. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 23:17, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
            • OK. I guess the answer to your orig Q of "why do the NBA roster templates link to the player's colleges ..." would be that nobody has bothered to change it. I usually don't have interest in that type of gnomish work to update 100's of entries. You can post at WT:NBA to see if there are any takers. Higher on my personal list of gnomish work (which I might never get to either) would be to coordinate a bot to tag all articles under Category:National Basketball Association as being part of WikiProject NBA.—Bagumba (talk) 23:29, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Chris Bosh[edit]

Chris Bosh has agreed to a 5-Year 118 million dollar deal with the Miami Heat.


Also it says: "the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association (NBA)." When it should say, "the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA)."

Proof from Sources: http://m.espn.go.com/nba/story?storyId=11204568&src=desktop&rand=ref~%7B%22ref%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F%22%7D

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/heat/2014/07/11/chris-bosh-contract-miami-re-sign-maximum-houston-rockets-offer/12547379/

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/chris-bosh-re-signing-heat-over-joining-rockets-report-n153986 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cpdurnin (talkcontribs) 23:37, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

The way we handle sports transactions is to wait for a definitive announcement from an identified representative of the player or team that the contract is official. Those references you provided are anonymous sources. Sure the deal is likely to happen, but as an encyclopedia we don't need to be in a hurry to report things that are not fully confirmed yet. This is consistent with WP:BLP: "We must get the article right." Reporters are paid to break news, but they are not always right. Cheers.—Bagumba (talk) 23:46, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Informal note[edit]

Hey, I notice that you have HighBeam access and you seem to have a few topicons. That being said, if you are interested, I've created {{Wikipedia:HighBeam/Topicon}}. No reply to this message is necessary (and I won't see it unless you ping me), just wanted to let you know it was available. Face-smile.svg Happy editing! — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 00:14, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

LeBron James talk page[edit]

I had recently (few hours ago) placed the auto archive template. Perhaps, it had yet to operate. JC · Talk · Contributions 00:29, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

@JCRules: That would explain it. Sorry, didn't look at history to see that it was just added :-( —Bagumba (talk) 08:54, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Bagumba - the LeBron deal has been officially announced on the Cavs page and he is listed on their roster. Could you please unlock the page and update? Thanks. Rikster2 (talk) 14:46, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
@Rikster2: I added new comments on the talk page. As I'm WP:INVOLVED, I'm not going to make any edits there unless it's blindingly obvious. Feel free to use the {{edit protected}} tag to make a formal request for other admins as well.—Bagumba (talk) 19:00, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Gotta say, if we can't take being listed on the official roster on the official site (when he wasn't there last year) then we are painting FAR too fine a distinction for WP - one that makes no sense in real world terms. The Cavs site has a landing page welcoming LBJ back that you get before you can get to the content - it's official. Right now the article looks ridiculous with "Pending contract" sitting at the top and already showing him with the Cavs in text and club history reflecting it. Rikster2 (talk) 19:20, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

User:Prosportsexpert[edit]

Hey, Bagumba. This guy may need a time-out. He's been repeatedly warned to stop messing with the formatting of NBA infoboxes (see here), including capitalization, etc., on his talk page and in edit summaries reverting his changes. Can you do something -- at least issue a block warning? Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 20:02, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

@Dirtlawyer1:Another editor has left a final waring for edit warring on Prosportsexpert's talk page. Hopefully there will be improvement; feel free to follow up at WP:AN3 or WP:ANI or with me as needed. BTW, anyone can leave warnings on another's page. In this case someone else left it already, but it always expedites things if users self-patrolled and issues appropriate warnings on their own, and bring in admins to block as a last resort. Cheers.—Bagumba (talk) 02:16, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Bagumba. I usually leave a more personal message (rather than a templated warning), with a brief explanation of what I perceive to be the problem, and asking the evil-doer for his cooperation. I did that in this case, and was ignored. I suppose I'm just not as intimidating as the Man with the Badge. LOL Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 02:24, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
I did see your good cop message. When that fails, I hereby award you a junior bad cop badge to get medieval.—Bagumba (talk) 02:28, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Does that make me some sort of Junior G-man Admin? Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 02:32, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

@Dirtlawyer1: I've tried many times with this guy! I've reverted him many times, and he still persists on capitalising player positions. I don't think he's going to stop no matter what you do. A "timeout" will probably be the only thing that eventually stops him. DaHuzyBru (talk) 02:31, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Yeah, DaHuzy, but I reverted about 150 of his NBA bio edits, back through July 4. About 90% of them were the infobox free agent and player position capitalization problems. Maybe that will send a message, assuming he notices. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 02:35, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
@DaHuzyBru: In the interest of AGF, I usually like to wait until after a final warning unless its a vandalism-only account.—Bagumba (talk) 02:39, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

WNBA infobox[edit]

(branched from #User:Prosportsexpert thread)

On an unrelated note: Is there some reason why the WNBA bios are not using the generic "Infobox basketball biography?" I didn't even know there was such a thing as the "Infobox WNBA biography" until someone changed it in on of Lady Gators pages on my watch list . . . . Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 02:32, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

@Dirtlawyer1: Template:Infobox WNBA biography shows that it was in the process of being merged, but ran into technical difficulties.—Bagumba (talk) 09:01, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Nikola Mirotić[edit]

Hate to ask but can you autoconfirm protect this page? Apparently he tweeted he's joining the Bulls but no announcement (and probably won't happen til Gasol gets worked out for them). Thanks for considering it. Rikster2 (talk) 00:26, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Done.—Bagumba (talk) 02:05, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Odd stuff going on just then with my talk page... man. DaHuzyBru (talk) 17:12, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

ESPN bios[edit]

Ok, I understand that about how ESPN don't re-direct their links i.e. college ones will go straight to pro. I shall keep that in mind. Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 08:47, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

LeBron James[edit]

I saw you in the couple conversations in LeBron and the associated talk page, not sure if you said anything on my RfP last week when I asked for temporary full but it was protected due to edit warring over the intent without contract where I had added Pending Contract so people would at least be ok with that. However it seems you've been dealing with this number "decision" now that he's officially on the team. Maybe another temporary full until he officially announces his number? cliffsteinman -- Discuss 19:33, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Might be a good idea. As I started at Talk:LeBron_James#Jersey_number and am involved, I'll abstain from placing the protection myself as the version that gets frozen might be seen as a conflict of interest. Feel free to request at WP:RPP.—Bagumba (talk) 19:48, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
I wouldn't see that as a conflict, since you're also keeping on top of this subject that might give it the quickest turn around time. It's always about being the best live encyclopedia, no conflict by you locking due to edit warring. Maybe if there was a content dispute or an opinion conflict. cliffsteinman -- Discuss 19:52, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
One would think ... however, more harmless things than this have caused drama here. I'll pass on this one.—Bagumba (talk) 19:58, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Credo[edit]

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Protection?[edit]

There has been a lot of recent activity by newly-created accounts changing her nationality in the infobox from "American" to "Native American" (or similar). Does this qualify for page protection? I get the pride aspect, but the field is what it is. Just not sure how to proceed and don't want to edit war over it. Rikster2 (talk) 18:44, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Which article? I'd start a discussion on affected article(s) or WikiProject, or discuss directly with editor. Protection might be iffy in this case if there is not a clear consensus first.—Bagumba (talk) 18:50, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, Shoni Schimmel. I put a note on the article Talk page and left a message for the latest user to change it. Rikster2 (talk) 18:52, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm a little unclear about your "clear consensus" comment. I think there is quite clear consensus that the nationality field is for citizenship. That's been the norm for indigenous Australians, Croat/Serb, "Filipino American" (like Jordan Clarkson recently), etc. why would this be any different? The last user has again changed the field, so in the interest of 3R I am done with it, at least for now. That's the unfortunate thing about WP these days, one is at a real disadvantage when one plays by the rules. These new users don't care about consensus, WP guidelines or anything else. They just care about jack hammering their one change or set of changes until they get banned. Rikster2 (talk) 21:16, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
"clear consensus": it was a generic response prior to knowing the exact article and situation. That said, any article can apply an exception to any practice per WP:IAR. It's up to editors how they decide to present content, but most of the time editors will follow guidelines used in other articles. I'm not sure if there is a technicality of Natives considering their land a nation, so I'm hesitant to be more aggressive as with Clarkson, where there was no proof he had Filipino citizenship. I'm also suspicious of possible WP:SOCKs here, but you should wait to see how the discussion goes. If there ends up being silent consensus after a day or two, I think you can cite the discussion in your edit summary and be free of 3RR. You might also want to notify relevant projects for more input. I'm not going to get involved in the discussion for now, so feel free to let me know if future admin action is needed here.—Bagumba (talk) 23:16, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

User:Nicole connelly[edit]

After your final warning, the user has continued with edits on Evan Turner and Mike Miller. Should a block be next? DaHuzyBru (talk) 18:22, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up.—Bagumba (talk) 18:29, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Requested page move[edit]

Hey, Bagumba. Can you move Nicole Dryden over the redirect Nikki Dryden per WP:COMMONNAME? Nicole is the birth name, Nikki is the most common name by which she was known during her international swimming career. Thanks. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 04:21, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

YesYBagumba (talk) 18:57, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

I think the work you did on Natalie Nakase's article is worthy of a DYK conomination. Thanks for helping! – Muboshgu (talk) 14:22, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

@Muboshgu: I was going to copy from my user namspace to main, then realized that I had some merging to do :-) Thanks for taking the lead on this.—Bagumba (talk) 19:00, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Ohh, you had a userspace draft for her article in progress. Now I understand how you managed to find and expand that so quickly! I just did a little searching on her after I read the NYT piece and decided it was enough for a start. You made it a true C. – Muboshgu (talk) 19:18, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Rashard Lewis[edit]

With Rashard Lewis' contract having just been voided by the Mavericks [5], what happens with the transaction page in terms of his initial signing on July 19? 1. Does nothing happen? 2. Does it stay there and instead add him to the waived list (although this says "He doesn’t need to pass through waivers.")? or 3. Just remove the signing completely from the list as if it didn't happen? – What has happened in the past do you know? DaHuzyBru (talk) 16:43, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

FWIW, it's not listed at http://stats.nba.com/transactions.html?ls=iref:nba:gnav (assuming it was before). I guess it's like an annulment i.e. it doesn't count as ever happening. I'd say remove it. If there are objections, it's not the end of the world to just leave it with a footnote about the voided contract.—Bagumba (talk) 19:10, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, thanks. All good. Chrishmt0423 added a note about it. DaHuzyBru (talk) 04:09, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Looking at it, can't really tell from the table that he is available again. I might go and tweak it.—Bagumba (talk) 05:16, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Kent Bazmore[edit]

Hi i got your message just now and i did find evidence that Kent Bazemore willsign with the Atlanta Hawks and i also have link http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/11205854/kent-bazemore-agrees-terms-atlanta-hawks . Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by CrazeRPG (talkcontribs) 03:56, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for discussing this. Reiterating my earlier message on your talk page, this is premature information about something that may happen, not something that has verifiably taken place. Note the source says "... will sign a two-year deal ..." i.e. it has not happened. Per Wikipedia:WikiProject Sports/Handling sports transactions, transactions are typically not updated on Wikipedia until they have occurred, usually confirmed by an official statement or press release. Thanks for your understanding.—Bagumba (talk) 04:48, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Dear User:Bagumba, thank you so much for the thoughtful barnstar; it made my day! I'm glad that editors like you work to improve the quality of articles throughout Wikipedia, such as the one we worked on, LeBron James. I wish you all the best! With warm regards, AnupamTalk 05:10, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Re: July 2014[edit]

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The Inside Corner : July 27, 2014[edit]

What's in the latest edition of WikiProject Baseball's newsletter:

Kyrie irving[edit]

he does have a step mother http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2011/06/for_kyrie_and_dred_irving_a_lo.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lilk846 (talkcontribs) 04:24, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

@Lilk846: Thanks for finding that. It's unfortunate the other editor keeps reverting without adding a citation even after WP:BLP concerns were raised.—Bagumba (talk) 04:34, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Editing LeBron James[edit]

How were you able to edit lebron James's Wikipedia page?! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Knowledgeispower12321 (talkcontribs) 20:16, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

The LeBron James article is currently semi-protected due to frequent vandalism. Since your account is new, it has not been autotoconfirmed yet to allow you to edit articles like James'. In the meantime, you can request an edit by clicking on "View source" and then using the "Submit an edit request" button. Cheers.—Bagumba (talk) 21:04, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Natalie Nakase[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 02:55, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Edit summary[edit]

Yes, I am aware of that and I 99% of the time do do that i.e. here. I have used "back to old version - deal not official" many times. Having reverted Mike Miller over and over again, sometimes I just go with a generic one. I am very good at edit summaries but thanks for bringing it up. Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 08:12, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

SPA vandalism accounts[edit]

Can you give these two accounts a time-out? Newly registered and on apparent vandalism spree through less frequented NFL and NFL-related articles . . . .

Edit history since they registered tonight says it all. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 06:22, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Looks like another admin opted to give them a warning. No edits since. Hope for the best.—Bagumba (talk) 06:30, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK review of Zaccheus Mason[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Please see note on your DYK review on the nominee Zaccheus Mason at the Did You Know nominations pagePAPAJECKLOY (hearthrob! kiss me! <3) (talk) 11:30, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

DASH[edit]

[6] How to type this dash character on keyboard, since I can't find it? I have this shortened one -. What is a sequence to it? Thanks --AirWolf (talk) 14:03, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @AirWolf: Wikipedia:How to make dashes. Personally I use the 'Edit page "Insert"' method (expand the 'Are you sure you want the long explanation?' box for that). The en-dash, as used in date ranges, is the very first link after the "Insert" drop-down. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:04, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks brother. Alt+0150 or from drop-down list.. :) --AirWolf (talk) 18:32, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Basketball biogs[edit]

Hi, what is it about biogs of basketball players that means that many of them need BLP ptotection? Of all the articles the end up in Category:Wikipedia pages with incorrect protection templates, I find basketball biogs more often than any other kind of person. --Redrose64 (talk) 15:55, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

The NBA period for free agents began July 1, and many editors start placing their own and/or reporters' rumors regarding new contracts as fact on bios. Thankfully, most major players have been signed by now. Thanks for cleaning them up. —Bagumba (talk) 16:41, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Andrew Wiggins[edit]

I'm not sure how you feel about it, but I reckon Andrew Wiggins could use some semi-protection for a while. There have been no useful edits in quite some time. Just bringing it to your attention. Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 09:22, 31 July 2014 (UTC)