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Barnstar[edit]

Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
You deserve at least some recognition for keeping the list of current world boxing champions up to date. east.718 13:39, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Super Middleweight champ[edit]

Hi - sorry if I am typing this in the wrong place - but why are many people under the impression that Joe Calzaghe is world IBF Super Middleweight Champion? - http://www.sportinglife.com/boxing/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=boxing/06/03/05/BOXING_Calzaghe_Lead.html - I don't understand why there are different stories - and given that there appear to be, why you opted for Bute over Calzaghe? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dbeaumont (talkcontribs) 14:35, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Boxing champs[edit]

Hi Claude, since you and me are basically the only regular editors to the article, I thought I'd let you know about this—I don't know about how fast it's updated, but it's certainly been useful for me as I don't have to troll through all of BoxRec's fights for a certain date anymore. east.718 08:43, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Boxing[edit]

Negative, he hasn't vacated regardless of that, nor the OMB has stripped it he's going to do it however but hasn't done it, he is prancing around with both titles, pretty much like Floyd Mayweather who wasn't striped of his 147 title when he won another aganist De la Hoya, in that article he is even talking about defending both if possible (that's a big "if") but he's inclining to vacate the 105 one, however until he vacates the ist should reflect he is actually holding both as was the case with Mayweather. - Caribbean~H.Q. 18:19, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Do you have conections in the OMB? regardless of that it would make sense, now all he is talking about is unification in the 108, as soon as its out on the press feel free to take it out. - Caribbean~H.Q. 19:30, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
I always though that if a super champion went up in weight his status as super champion didn't go up with him since it was a different division than the one he did the previous defenses in, I guess we learn new things everyday. - Caribbean~H.Q. 20:42, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
Hey no worries, Wilfredo Vázquez, Jr. will beat both of their asses badly one day, there's no avoiding destiny, regards. - Caribbean~H.Q. 02:46, 15 September 2007 (UTC)


"Say no more, but I didnt know that Donaire Vacated his IBO title? could you send me a link or so? wherein i could find an article that says Donaire Vacated his IBO title? PEACE!" PS i want to join Wiki's Boxing Group. -OnlyonePacman | thats sad...I hope I could help wikipedia on uploading unknown boxer's pictures. but thanks anyway peace!

Hello! Here's the link to the IBO champion's page: http://www.iboboxing.com/champions.html

I don't know if he vacated his title or was stripped, but he isn't the IBO champ anymore because they took him out of their list, I think because of the fact the he will move up in weight and next will box José López for the WBO junior bantamweight title. And in the top ten pound-4-pound list here, we list of course only the titles the boxer actually hold, not the ones they once held during their career... If you want to join WiKiProject:Boxing, you are welcome. Please simply add User WikiProject Boxing to your profile page (With two opening accolades to start and two closing ones to finish). Greetings, claudevsq (talk) 13:51, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

-well sir, in that case he will also vacate his IBF title for sure right? but he's still on the P4P list. oh well thanks for adding me in the WikiBoxing group.have a nice day claude! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.53.5.32 (talk) 01:18, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

I don't know, but here's a link to an article that states he vacated his IBO belt but still holds his IBF belt. http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=20087 claudevsq (talk) 08:09, 26 May 2009 (UTC)


-hey mate here iam again, do you know when did Donaire vacated his IBO title?, im trying to edit some page but I couldnt due to the fact that I dont know when did he vacated..I mean WHEN..tnx! PEACE!

-Pacman —Preceding unsigned comment added by OnlyonePacman (talkcontribs) 11:50, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't know, but it must have been very shortly after his last match, I'd say, about Monday, April 21st. The IBO took him out of their champion's page on April 24th, 2009. Greetings, claudevsq (talk) 12:41, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Membership consideration[edit]

You should consider joining Wikipedia:WikiProject Boxing since wikipedia needs constant help on boxing. Maya Levy 04:18, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

I did. Claudevsq 14:22, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Re: flags[edit]

See this and this for more info. Cheers!  east.718 at 05:52, September 16, 2007 

Re: names[edit]

No worries. Boxrec is notoriously incomplete for a lot of things - it's a good quick reference for very high-profile boxers, but is best avoided for other things, especially Mexican and eastern European boxers. east.718 at 05:29, September 18, 2007

Re:[edit]

In both cases we should just sit and wait until something actually happens... I appreciate you going through the trouble of contacting The Ring, but we can't really do anything (see the policies on verifiability and crystalballing) until a source somewhere else states that it's already happened. east.718 at 13:38, September 26, 2007

See WP:CRYSTAL... I've been caught by this too. It may be impending that he will become the Ring champ, but he isn't until they actually publish something to that effect. east.718 at 17:31, September 30, 2007
I must not have been around for those title changes... either way, it's not a pressing matter and an incredibly lame thing thing to edit war over. New comments go at the bottom of talk pages, by the way. =) east.718 at 17:44, September 30, 2007
Well, the difference there is that the IBF title is tangible, as soon the belt changes hands we can update it. The Ring's championship is only an honorary appellation that changes hands only when the magazine updates their site or releases a new issue. east.718 at 17:48, September 30, 2007
I posted on WP:AN/I a while back but an admin didn't respond... and unfortunately, the page isn't vandalized frequently enough to warrant indefinite semi-protection. I can still try though. east.718 at 18:38, October 5, 2007

British Boxers[edit]

Since the Union Jack is still there, why complain about my fixings? GBR stands for Great Britain, where's UK stands for United Kingdom. The former (GBR) suggests the exclusion of Northern Ireland. GoodDay 18:15, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

I've been away for a few hours and have decided that if UK/GBR is going to be that big of deal with you guys (and myself), then I'll let it go. Bringing politics into sports (as I have) is a rocky road, one that's not neccessary. If you guys want to keep GBR, so be it, or if you want to restore England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, so be it. I must admit though, I am a little surprised by the reaction to UK. Oh well, can't win'em all. GoodDay 20:57, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
PS- Sorry about the stink I caused. Your guys are quite correct about GBR usage by IOC and ISO. Forgive my naivety and stubborness, here's hoping the boxing organizations reunite, so as there's one true champion (per division). GoodDay 21:58, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Re: VK[edit]

That wasn't really civil. :( Anyway, with Klitschko still hovering on the brink of activity, and the media still reporting that he is champ emeritus, I thought it would be OK. I checked the WBC site and saw you were right though. east.718 at 04:16, 10/21/2007

Thanks for the wishes. The last exchange wasn't a problem at all, it's just that I can detect sarcasm really well on the Internet. ;) east.718 at 12:50, 10/24/2007

Thanks![edit]

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Thanks for participating in my request for adminship, which ended with 56 supports, one oppose, and one neutral. I hope to accomplish beyond what is expected of me and work to help those that lent me their trust. east.718 at 02:38, 11/4/2007

Boxing[edit]

This is why I need to leave the updates up to you: [1] [2] Cheers, east.718 at 03:18, 11/11/2007

Let's keep the emeritus champions to active fighters. I've already added them into the page, feel free to revert if you disagree. east.718 at 16:17, 11/13/2007

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December 2007[edit]

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Four-star pics[edit]

Hi, first off I'd like to say that I appreciate you hard work in uploading new picture for the four-star bios, however the pictures that I have uploaded are current and up to date. come of the pictures you have uploaded are of lower quality. Please check them before you change them. Other than that, keep up the good work. Neovu79 (talk) 23:44, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

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Re: Anthony Zinni[edit]

I will say this again...

You are free to upload new images. However, if you do upload a new image, please upload it under a file name that will not overwrite an existing image and change the file manually in the article if you want to change it. You are overwriting different images which can be used in articles. And, as I have already said, the image you are uploading over the 3-star portrait of Zinni has already been uploaded as Image:Anthony Zinni.jpg, so please do not upload duplicates. Try to find out if the images you are uploading are the same as existing images. If an image on the Commons or Wikipedia is identical, but lower res or poorly cropped, for example, then you should feel free to upload over it. However, you are deleting other people's work by overwriting different images.

Also, the purpose of the Wikimedia Commons is to create a repository of images, so having older photo portraits around is a good thing.

Again, if you feel an article should have a more recent image of someone, upload it under a file name that will not overwrite an existing image and change the file manually in the article. I appreciate that you are willing to upload images, but let's try to do it in the best way possible. Agreed? Please let me know if you still have questions. Thanks. --Tom (talk - email) 15:23, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

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Brian Magee and Damaen Kelly[edit]

they are both Irish and consider themselves Irish - and are legally entitled to do this under the Good Friday Agreement.--Vintagekits (talk) 13:14, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

No answer?--Vintagekits (talk) 11:59, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
List of IBO world champions - still no answer? Do not revert my edits unless you have address this issue.--Vintagekits (talk) 19:22, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

We list every weight class under ONE name, there is an extra table with all the different names for one weight class, see link at the bottom of the page. Concerning Arthur Abraham, he's got the german nationality since 2005. claudevsq (talk) 14:35, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Do "we" - where does it say that?--Vintagekits (talk) 19:23, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
"We" - the people that got featured list status for that list - as for example Maya Levy, the admins East718, CaribbeanHQ, myself... as for your northern Ireland flag, I don't give a damn personally, but you will see it reverted by someone else sooner or later... bet? claudevsq (talk) 13:02, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
Whats the Flag of Northern Ireland?? If you can explain that to me then you can put it on every page on wikipedia with my blessing. When there are issues that you dont know about my father always told me it was best to keep your mouth shut at let people think you are an idiot rather than opening it and confirming the fact.
I also see you have reverted my edit without explaination or an edit summary. If you are trying to piss someone off and enflame an edit war then you are going about it the right way! However, instead of a revert war I suggest we avoid that and next time you get an itchy trigger finger then you take it to the talk page of the article so that it sorted out amicably there instead.
I have moved the discussion here so that it makes more sense and is kept in contexts. Can you please keep the discussion in one place, thank you.--Vintagekits (talk) 14:43, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Please explain this edit - I am getting pretty pissed off that you keep making that edit but fail to either give a reason for it or discuss the issue. --Vintagekits (talk) 15:32, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

IBO[edit]

Are you blind? It was "Owain" that changed "ENG" and "WAL" to "UK" - I just changed "UK" to "GBR" - see ISO and IOC conventions, and don't talt to me that way, mothafucka. claudevsq (talk) 16:43, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Please keep all replies and messeges together - I have your talk page on my watchlist so I know when you reply, thanks. I am not talking about Owains edit I am talking about this edit. Please explain that.--Vintagekits (talk) 16:47, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
Malawi is "MWI", just like all the other countries have 3 letters. And your changing from "NRI" to "IRE", I still don't get it... (unsigned by - Claudevsq)
PLEASE KEEP ALL REPLIES ON THIS PAGE - IF YOU DONT THEN IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO FOLLOW THE CONVERSATION - I HAVE THIS TALK PAGE ON MY WATCH LIST SO KNOW WHEN YOU REPLY
If you dont understand it then why dont you just ask instead of changing it. If I dont understand something then I ask instead of getting involved in something I dont know about. If you do want to know why it was done then I suggest you read the following articles - 1. Good Friday Agreement, 2. Flag of Northern Ireland and 3. Northern Ireland flag issue - also note that there is no flag in the infobox of the Northern Ireland article - there is a reason for that! Kelly and Magee self identify as Irish not British, similar to that as John Duddy another boxer born in Northern Ireland - per the GFA they can be legally recognised as Irish not British. Now, I have outline the articles that you need to read to understand this issue - if you read them then you will understand, if you dont want to read them then please stop making incorrect edits. Any questions, just ask.--Vintagekits (talk) 16:58, 17 February 2008 (UTC)
What about John Lowey? (unsigned by - Claudevsq)
1. I wrote the article about Lowey, 2. I dont know Lowey's situation hence the reason I didnt touch him, 3. Did you read the three article I have outlined above. Is there anything you are unclear about? Finally, instead of being uncivil and uncooperative and labelling othewr editors as "vandals" I suggest the you engage in intelligent discussion to overcome issues. regards--Vintagekits (talk) 20:07, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

And how is it then that you have been blocked indefinitely? Go away from my talk page, sockpuppeteer! claudevsq (talk) 16:48, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

This is going to become an issue again. Myself and CHQ have gone through the issues at length here. Hopefully we can have a more rationale discussion than last time round. regards --Vintagekits (talk) 12:44, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
No problem! Greetings, claudevsq (talk) 17:06, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Can you explain why you made this edit?--Vintagekits (talk) 15:20, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Because you should add the flags instead of replacing them, if you don't mind. Or, if you want to replace, please ask at least Caribbean what he thinks about it. He's an admin, I#m not, and I think he should be asked because I consider this a major change... claudevsq (talk) 17:27, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
I didnt understand much of that - you are not making any sense. As for Caribbean - we have discussed it at length here - a discussion which I have already informed you of!--Vintagekits (talk) 18:19, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I read the discussion again now... Oh man... I think I should retire for good and let it all to someone else... ;-) claudevsq (talk) 18:51, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
If you read the discussion then why the fuck are you still making edits like that? Listen, your work with regards updating the IBO and Ring P4P is appriciated. I just cant understand why you seem unable to have a discussion with other editors and abide by concensus. If you cant do that then I wont miss you if you do decide to leave for good - if you can then good.--Vintagekits (talk) 18:54, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
You seem to like the word "Fuck"... I understood the discussion the way that Caribbean clearly pointed out that the fighters' country of birth should be used, just like BoxRec... But I won't change the flags back, don't worry... claudevsq (talk) 18:56, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Thats not what the conversation state - and that its definately NOT what BoxRec use either! And if thats what you thought how come you left Gairy St. Clair with an Aussie flag. I'm glad you have finally seen sense over this issue.--Vintagekits (talk) 19:27, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, you are right concerning BoxRec... Of course, they use nationality, and not place of birth... I don't know what I thought before, maybe I was confused... claudevsq (talk) 19:50, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Question[edit]

I am a bit curious over this edit [3] I had changed it to the article's name a few hours before to avoid the redirect, the article's name excludes the "Angel" part based on naming convention, because he is more commonly known just as "Miguel Cotto" (he began using the 'Angel' part more frecuently around a year and a half ago), is there any particular reason bhind the edit? - Caribbean~H.Q. 03:57, 12 February 2008 (UTC)


Re: Your Question on General Moseley's last ribbon[edit]

I made a stab at it on that talk page.Blanchette (talk) 08:14, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Re: List of current world boxing champions[edit]

Got the main troublemaker. Happy editing! east.718 at 22:17, February 21, 2008

Re: Ring magazine belt[edit]

Yeah, I've seen that belt for a few years now (Buffer usually refers to it as the "universally recognized" championship). Still, it's just an honorary title as The Ring doesn't actually sanction any fights. Happy editing! east.718 at 03:24, February 28, 2008

I'm as lost as you are. Let's see what new rules the sanctioning bodies manage to cook up now. :-D east.718 at 23:55, February 29, 2008

Calzaghe[edit]

The Ring definitely only ever have one title per boxer - see, for example, Mayweather, who was The Ring's junior welterweight champion until he moved up to welterweight - at that point, the junior welterweight title was vacated. Chances are they will vacate the super-middleweight title and bump Calzaghe to light-heavyweight, but until they update their rankings it's speculation, really. Neıl 14:01, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Okay, cool. I'll be really pissed off if the Ring don't update their rankings tomorrow now ... ;) Neıl 15:44, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Re:[edit]

Nah, I have been around pro boxing half of my life, he did his work, brought two belts to improve the per capita lead, I'm not going to complain. Unlike other countries, we have too many prospects to cry about lossing a champion. Now, when one of the young boxers fails to win a Olympic medal, that is frustrating, they have to do their work with less comodities and they do it for pride. - Caribbean~H.Q. 20:46, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

You got the fastest hands in the Wiki, don't you? ;-) I was about to update this and conflicted with you, cheers. - Caribbean~H.Q. 03:55, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
Cheers! claudevsq (talk) 04:41, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

David H. Petraeus[edit]

There's no need to exaggerate, I reverted it twice. I did so because I thought they were from the same date, because the source of the original image said so. Someone seems to have changed this. But I thought the other looked better, mostly because of the contrast. The contrast of the new photograph seems completely off, I'll try to do a colour correction. Grey Fox-9589 (talk) 18:38, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Duncan McNabb[edit]

Why would that poor United States Transportation Command picture of General McNabb form a pdf file be better than the hi-res picture from the Air Force's website? Neovu79 (talk) 07:26, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Hey no problem, I know that you're just trying to help. If you did have a problem, I'm sure we could have come to a comprise somewhere. :-) Neovu79 (talk) 03:36, 20 November 2008 (UTC)


David H. Petraeus "unknown" award[edit]

I have been looking all over to find a ribbon that would match it, but with out the full ribbon shown. It will just be a mystery for now. I'm sorry that I could assist you more then what you already know.--EHDI5YS (talk) 07:19, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Lennaxe "Canuk" Louis[edit]

Maple Leaf Loyal ;) --Vintagekits (talk) 20:59, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

He's born in West Ham, England. Don't start again... it's just a matter of time until you're blocked again... claudevsq (talk) 04:02, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
Actually its not a matter of time before I am blocked and os that supposed to be the defense of your statement. Jesus was born in a stable - that didnt make him a horse.--Vintagekits (talk) 21:35, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
So now have you never heard that Lennox was Canadian?--Vintagekits (talk) 15:42, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

British boxers' flags at the Ring pound-for-pound article[edit]

The Ring per se states their countries as "Wales" and "England" and not "United Kingdom" or "Great Britain" so we should abide by The Ring, at least on that article. –Howard the Duck 04:23, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

I agree with you Howard - no original research.
The Ring itself relies up on BoxRec for the records, even though they have some wrong after their page redesign. I am by the way a member of The Ring Rating's advisory panel. See Ring online page. I once agreed with other editors not to divide countries into different parts, because then, we could as well say a boxer is not U.S., but from New York, Maryland and so on... claudevsq (talk) 13:04, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
That make no sense!--Vintagekits (talk) 15:41, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
We'd only do that if The Ring per se does it too. –Howard the Duck 16:38, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Look, it seems you're hell bent on applying your own understanding to the issue when several others disagreed with you. I suggest from refrain from reverting to your version and talk it out at the talk page. –Howard the Duck 16:45, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Well said - Claude usually isnt the best when it comes to discussing issue with people who dont exactly agree with everything he says.--Vintagekits (talk) 16:48, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
If Claude reverts again, I'll report him to the authorities. Unless The Ring changes the countries' names, we should abide by what they say, no matter how zany it may be. –Howard the Duck 17:04, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
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The next time you disrupt Wikipedia, as you did to Ring Magazine pound for pound, you will be blocked from editing. –Howard the Duck 04:59, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Gähn... claudevsq (talk) 05:01, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Would you even considering discussing your stand? –Howard the Duck 05:03, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
You know, I'm simply tired of it. I did every single update no later than 10 mins. after the fight for the last 2 years, and then, you and Vintagekits give me warnings etc. I think I'm simply gonna quit, so you can do whatever you want... claudevsq (talk) 05:04, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Look, we don't want you to go. We just want you to explain. The Ring uses Wales and England as countries, not UK/Great Britain. We must abide with what they use, no matter how silly it is. –Howard the Duck 05:07, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
I know that, and I didn't change the flags 10 mins. ago, I just changed the footnote because there's no need for it, I think. And you gave me a warning for that which makes me sad, really...
The edit says otherwise: along with your "minor" edit, you changed the flags and removed the footnote. Now I really don't care about the footnote that much -- I just added it there to denote that the flags used came from The Ring per se, hence to avoid using GBR's flags -- but I still have to hear a good argument from you on why we should deviate from The Rings reference. In fact, I doubt if anyone can think of a good argument against using The Rings reference, unless they per se change it. –Howard the Duck 05:13, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Look again! I DID NOT change the flags in my last edit... As I said before, I'll quit, Vintage... My dear sockpuppeteer. claudevsq (talk) 05:15, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Stop editing against the concensus[edit]

Do I have to remind you of this conversation?. If you continue I was report you and you may have your account blocked if you continue.--Vintagekits (talk) 15:47, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Do whatever you want! claudevsq (talk) 13:01, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Pacmans weight[edit]

Make your mind up. It looks like you are just causing trouble. First you changed it one way and then the other. Either you dont know what you are doing or you are deliberately trying to cause trouble.--Vintagekits (talk) 10:19, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Calm down, I just saw now that the Ring magazine has Pacman ranked in two different weight classes, so, that's why I listed both. claudevsq (talk) 19:24, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

List of current world boxing champions[edit]

To be honest, I don't think that I can't handle this list alone. Real life has taken some real priority lately, during the last month, I barely edited at all. Now, I know that arguments could be bothersome, but don't let them get to you, if you don't want to discuss with a certain user directly leave me a note and I can try to find a "happy medium". I will try to keep the list updated after Christmas, but in February things will get busy. Until then, just relax and let me know if you change your mind, it would be a shame losing someone as responsible as you. Anyway, until the next stanza, farewell. - Caribbean~H.Q. 23:30, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

I agree, claude is a welcome addition. However, if he is going to throw a bitch hissy fit everytime some disagrees with him then I wont cry if he doesnt return.--Vintagekits (talk) 18:18, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
The list looks fine now, I'll talk to him if he continues reverting. The Vázquez thing is just silly, he isn't holding any title at the moment. The point of the "champ emeritus" label is so he can get an immediate title shot once he returns (march?) in order to set up that superfight against López in June. Pacquiao is already in negotiations with Hatton, so it was going to happen sooner or later. He isn't going back to 135, keeping him listed there until a official announcement is made seems sensible but quite pointless. And speaking of Pacman, what's with all the insanity that's going around? A match against Cotto? Has Bob finally lost it? - Caribbean~H.Q. 08:32, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
The Hatton fight is dead set, I was commenting that word on the street is that Top Rank will be pushing for a Cotto-Pacquiao fight at some point of 2009, which seems sort of ridiculous. - Caribbean~H.Q. 12:10, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

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Re: IBO world champions[edit]

I see you showed that Silence Mabuza, relinquished his bantamweight title - is this to let Bernard Dunne to fight for it.--Vintagekits (talk) 12:27, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, VK, I don't know who is going to fight for it - it just shows on the IBO's homepage that he isn't in the list of champions anymore, but I remember now, I think he will next fight IBF champion Joseph Agbeko. Greetings, claudevsq (talk) 12:29, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
Bernard Dunne from Ireland will fight Ricardo Córdoba from Panama on March 21st for Córdoba's regular WBA superbantamweight title. claudevsq (talk) 12:56, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
Got my tickets yesterday.--Vintagekits (talk) 16:13, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
Cool... Enjoy it! claudevsq (talk) 15:47, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
By the way, Mabuza will fight unbeaten Yonnhy Pérez on April 18th in an IBF eliminator, with the winner getting Agbeko! claudevsq (talk) 17:34, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Minor edit[edit]

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OK. Thanks. I did it automatically, without much thinking about it. Greetings, claudevsq (talk) 10:12, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Midnight fights[edit]

We seem to have another one of those two-day fights, this one concluded at 12:10 (ET, which also goes for PR, where it took place). I believe that we should list it as March 29, since the announcer actually said something along the lines of "the new champion... in his birthday...", thoughts? - Caribbean~H.Q. 04:21, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes, actually, we should list it as March 28th, because the fight was scheduled for March 28th, and that's the date BoxRec uses, and that's the date we also should use, even if the fight started or/and ended after midnight. Otherwise, we should have to change a lot of dates... No, as a guideline, we display always the date the match was scheduled for... By the way, congrats on the new Portorican champ... That makes six, five of them in the WBO... Do you think the invasion ends here for the moment? ;-) claudevsq (talk) 08:17, 29 March 2009 (UTC)
I will need to fix a few dates then... I don't think so, Morel is going to fight Montiel soon, Santiago wants another shot at Luevano and César Seda Jr. is moving up very fast in the WBA rankings, with his size, he will be a tough cookie in the light flyweight and flyweights. By the way, keep an eye on Carlos Negrón, he will be moving up in time, becoming a very technical and strong heavyweight. - Caribbean~H.Q. 20:45, 29 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks... but I would not change the dates, I would rather use the dates the matches were scheduled for... even if a show goes past midnight, what if a match ends at about exactly midnight? Please, let the dates as they are... Greetings, claudevsq (talk) 07:29, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
Don't worry, I meant these [4][5] dates. - Caribbean~H.Q. 11:00, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
Oh, OK... sorry! claudevsq (talk) 11:13, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Flag for Ola Afolabi on List of current world boxing champions[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war. Please do not repeatedly revert edits, but use the talk page to work towards wording and content that gains a consensus among editors. If necessary, pursue dispute resolution. Thank you.--SaskatchewanSenator (talk) 07:33, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

I see it absolutely the same way as you, but there have been so many discussions about flags, it doesn't seem helpful to have another one... claudevsq (talk) 11:06, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
I assume that this is a war over if it should be a Nigerian, UK or USA flag. I havent seen where this discussion is - can someone point me in its direction. I recently saw an interview with him on Steve Bunce's Boxing Hour and Ola stated that he was born in the UK to Nigerian parents, he grew up in the UK and as a teenager was sent to Nigerian for a time as he was disruptive, he then moved back to the UK and later his brother invited him to join him in the USA so that he could turn pro. Ola considers himself British and travels on a British passport - therefore UK/England flag should be used. Hope that helps.--Vintagekits (talk) 10:39, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Ring Magazine pound for pound[edit]

I'd just like to say that you do great work on this Claude and it is much appricated! well done and keep it up mate.--Vintagekits (talk) 10:40, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

Well, thanks! What can I say more... Happy Sunday! claudevsq (talk) 05:27, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Kent[edit]

That doesn't make sense. The Bestwick photo is dated as more recent than his official photo, but has less stars? The official photo clearly shows one silver and three bronze, and that photo is several years old. There is no way he has lost repeat awards of the Good Conduct Medal in the intervening years. And in any case, the Bestwick photo has two silver stars. It's fairly clear, and the photo is at a high enough resolution that you can see it pretty well. Also, when you consider how many years of service, it certainly makes sense that he rates two silver stars. I'm not sure where the Legion of Merit comes in, both photos show one award star. Same for the Sea service, the Bestwick photo shows one silver and three bronze, and while the older photo shows the same, one of the stars is obscured by his lapel. I'm not sure what you mean by your last sentance about "not having enough stars for both uniforms", but if you are implying that the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps is walking around wearing an improper uniform... well, let's just say that I'd believe that as much as I believe that aliens landed in Times Square; and I find it far more likely that you didn't look at the photos closely enough. bahamut0013wordsdeeds 12:30, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

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Mattis[edit]

OK, those are pretty good refs, you should have cited them.

I also noticed that you have a tendancy to not work with tables very well, specifically in ribbon racks. If you think that you need to make a modification to an existing table, and you can't quite manage to make it look proper on your own, PLEASE drop me a message and I will help you out, rather than leaving a messed-up table. You could also try taking a look at User:Bahamut0013‎/ribbon workshop; it's all set up so that you merely have to copy/paste the tables in, rather than constantly tweaking it. bahamut0013wordsdeeds 10:04, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Whoa, that's a lot of questions.
As far as clasps versus stars go, you'll notice that in all images of an American wearing a NATO medal, he doesn't have a star unless he's recieved the award more than once. The sentance after the one you quoted reads "For U.S. Forces, service stars, indicate additional awards to the NATO Medal," [emphasis added], so I don't think any devices are necessary unless he'd recived a second award, which is not the case with Mattis.
Regarding the ICM: every single person who rates the ICM rates at least one service star, but I'm not comfortable adding stars unless we know the exact number. I can see the medal, but the suspension ribbon and any stars are obscured by the medal above it overlapping.
Regarding the combatant command badges, I know that some other editors have taken to removing them from several pages. I agree with this because they only wear that badge when they are acting as the commander. When they move on to another assignment, they cease to wear the badge. The prose of the text always notes the command they hold/held, so I figure that's good enough. If you feel strongly to adding it, I won't revert it, though I may fix it.
Regarding Petraus: I'm not sure why you are asking me, I haven't edit that article. I don't have a reference for his awards.
On Stéphane Abrial, the blue one on the bottom looks familiar, but I can't place it. For George W. Casey, Jr., the angle makes it very difficult to see. I would ask User:Dandvsp, he's very familiar with foreign decorations, I'm sure he woud be able to help, and probably even produce an image if we don't have one already.
Regarding Eric T. Olson: I don't see that the image is particularly out of date. However, I did take a look through the site and I could not find anything useful, even in the CAC-enabled section (it's mostly training references).
Hope that answers your questions. Feel free to ask more if you need to. bahamut0013wordsdeeds 06:23, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
I don't recognize them. I've asked Dandvsp for help. bahamut0013wordsdeeds 08:25, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

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Wiki Boxing Project - input needed[edit]

There is a discussing relating to the use of boxer's nickname/s in the infobox. Please could you give your opinion here. Thanks.--Vintagekits (talk) 15:19, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

OK! claudevsq (talk) 14:38, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Boxers nicknames again[edit]

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OK, I'll do... Regards, claudevsq (talk) 14:33, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Recognition of WBO Champions[edit]

Hi, I'd be interested in your opinion on this issue, since you have a lot of knowledge in this area. You can add your comments here: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Boxing#Recognition_of_WBO_Champions --SaskatchewanSenator (talk) 20:06, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

OK! claudevsq (talk) 16:29, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

German sources[edit]

Perhaps you can help w/the discussion here?--68.173.96.196 (talk) 17:11, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm not an admin, I really can't help with that. Regards, claudevsq (talk) 17:36, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Conway[edit]

Regarding this: hey, no big deal. I didn't notice it right away either... though it is very strange that photographs from before and after that 2006 portrait show it. Good catch on the verbal description, I hadn't noticed that it didn't match the ribbon images. bahamut0013wordsdeeds 16:25, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

OK. claudevsq (talk) 16:27, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

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Hi[edit]

Hi Claude... I haven't run into you on any articles for a while... how are things? I gotta ask, are you the Wikipedia editor that The Ring has on their rating panel? If so, that's a pretty sweet gig to get out of editing... Take it easy, east718 | talk | 10:04, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

A couple years back, we had Thesaddestday, who was an MMA journalist, as well as another editor who was the boxing beat writer for a major US newspaper -- but it looks like both of them are long inactive... that's why I'm happy that we've now got a quantifiable expert working on the boxing articles here -- and a BoxRec editor too? -- congrats! east718 | talk | 07:33, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Waiting for east718[edit]

Hi, east718's talk page says he will be away "for an undetermined amount of time." We have to go on without him.--SaskatchewanSenator (talk) 09:18, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Featured list List of current world boxing champions is at risk of demotion[edit]

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List of current world boxing champions at WP:FLRC[edit]

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Hi, Do you want to keep this as a featured list? I think there are some good suggestions on the talk page and in the review. What do you think?--SaskatchewanSenator (talk) 06:59, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Hello! Well, to be sincere, I don't care anymore in the meantime. We made already so much improvements these last two or three weeks, I mean, this is a LIST and not an ARTICLE. If they want to take the status from the list, well, then it be so. I'm a BoxRec Editor aswell and a member of the Ring Magazine Ratings Panel, I have so much to do... Sincerely yours, claudevsq (talk) 09:30, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

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Unified champion[edit]

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Could you please discuss the Unified champion issue on the list's talk page?--SaskatchewanSenator (talk) 09:10, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Stop edit warring. Please try to resolve this disagreement by discussion on the list's talk page so we can work towards a version that represents consensus. Alternatively, you could seek dispute resolution.--SaskatchewanSenator (talk) 23:07, 9 April 2011 (UTC)
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Please stop adding "Unified champion" to the List of current world boxing champions. Repeatedly adding this rather than trying to resolve the issue by discussion is edit warring and is prohibited by Wikipedia policy.--SaskatchewanSenator (talk) 08:34, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

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April 2011[edit]

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July 2011[edit]

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Leroy Petry[edit]

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A barnstar for you[edit]

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Thanks for all your help in editing United States service member pages. Keep up the great work! Bullmoosebell (talk) 19:16, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

First, in regards to the three unknown ribbons Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., I've been searching, but to no avail. I've enlisted the assistance of some of my comrades, hopefully they can identify them.
Second, would you be opposed to removing the numeration of awards listed in the infobox of Charles H. Jacoby, Jr.? Personally, I'm not a fan of seeing those numbers, they don't seem aesthetically pleasing (considering they tend to cause the award to have to continue on another line).
Third, How would you feel about different abbreviations the awards listed in the infobox of Charles H. Jacoby, Jr. for visual aesthetics? Perhaps the abbreviations can be reflected as such;

CURRENT:
Defense Distinguished Service ribbon.svg Defense Dist. Service Medal
Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg Army Dist. Service Medal (2)
US Defense Superior Service Medal ribbon.svg Defense Sup. Service Medal (3)
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg Legion of Merit
Bronze Star ribbon.svg Bronze Star Medal (2)

  1. Removing the number of each award from infobox - The list of awards and decorations in the body of the page reflects said medals. The infobox may reflect "significant" medals the individual has been awarded. However, in my opinion, the infobox does not need to list all medals, nor the number of awards (for visual aesthetics)
  2. Abbreviating Defense to DoD (Department of Defense, the awarding authority), rather than abbreviating Distinguished to Dist.
  3. Not abbreviating Superior as Sup. - doing so displays ambiguity rather than abbreviation.
  4. Removing ARMY from Army Distinguished Service Medal - considering the recipient is in the Army, it is simply known as the Distinguished Service Medal, or DSM, and this practice is exercised through all US Military services, respectively).

CORRECTED:
Defense Distinguished Service ribbon.svg DoD Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg Distinguished Service Medal
US Defense Superior Service Medal ribbon.svg DoD Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg Legion of Merit
Bronze Star ribbon.svg Bronze Star Medal

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DUI for Carter Ham[edit]

Claude, the Distinctive Unit Insignia is a temporary badge worn only while the service member is assigned to a particular unit. It is not a permanent award and comes off the uniform when the soldier leaves the unit. Thanks. --S. Rich (talk) 19:45, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

OK, but why is he then still wearing it as AFRICOM commander? Just like Odierno, now Chief of Staff, is still wearing the DUI of 8th Field Artillery Regiment and so on...? Greetings, claudevsq (talk) 21:37, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
!! You're right. It looks like they are wearing unit crests (DUI). But [6] says they may not. They are allowed to wear their branch insignia. See Army_Service_Uniform#cite_note-47. Only what we see in the photos does not look like branch insignia. Also, they can wear Distinctive Regimental Insignia. See Army_Service_Uniform#cite_note-62. E.g., Ham was Infantry and Odierno was Field Artillery.
I do not see a good source that displays various DRI, so I can't answer the question. In any event, we do not have WP:RS that says they were awarded the 6th or 8th DUIs, so adding the info to the articles is either WP:OR or lacking WP:V. Good eye! Thanks.--S. Rich (talk) 23:51, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

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List of current world boxing champions Part 2[edit]

Why do you keep changing Brian Magee's nationality to British when it clearly states on his profile that he is Irish?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_world_boxing_champions#Super_middleweight_.28168_lb.2C_76.2_kg.29

BoxRec states he's Great Britain (from Northern Ireland): http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=14880&cat=boxer claudevsq (talk) 11:12, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Boxrec only lists fighters by what licence they have not strictly by nationality. There are multiple sources on his article proving that his nationality is Irish. Please respect the wikipedia rules. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wonkey Donkey (talkcontribs) 13:00, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

We've had this discussion already years ago! Look it up, please! claudevsq (talk) 14:51, 12 July 2012 (UTC) I dont think we have. If you are not prepared to discuss the issue or to adhere to wikipedia policy please stop altering the List of current world boxing champions article please. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wonkey Donkey (talkcontribs) 17:50, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Of course we have... See archive of the talk page of "List of current..." plus the discussion at WP:BOXING, under... I think discussions... BoxRec lists him as from NIR (born and lives in Northern ireland), and that's part of GBR, not IRE. claudevsq (talk) 17:53, 13 July 2012 (UTC) Maybe you dont understand the difference between nationality and living in a country. They are not the same, I know it is a complex issue especially for individuals from Northern Ireland as there are a special set of laws and multiple allegiances involved. Northern Ireland is not in Great Britain, it is in the United Kingdom. Individuals from Northern Ireland are equally citizens of the United Kingdom and Ireland. For further reading on that subject please read the Belfast Agreement. Finally, here is a reference stating he is Irish and also current Irish boxer of the year. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wonkey Donkey (talkcontribs) 18:30, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

But we ain't talking about the UK, Northern Ireland is part of Great Britain as are England, Scotland and Wales, but Ireland is a country on its own, independent, with its own money and everything... claudevsq (talk) 10:24, 14 July 2012 (UTC) Once again, I repeat myself Northern Ireland is NOT part of Great Britain it is a part of the United Kingdom, hence it is called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The nationality of people from Northern Ireland is legally Irish, British or both as set out in the Belfast Agreement and recognised by both the Irish and British Government and the international community. Please make yourself aware of this if you wish to continue making those edits. In any event I have provided proof from sources that satisfy WP:RS that Magee is Irish. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wonkey Donkey (talkcontribs) 23:12, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. I know you are right, they can be British OR Irish, but since BoxRec uses British, we should do so as well... We need a line to follow, and which other than BoxRec? Because otherwise, people will come up and say "yeah, Viloria's mother was filipino, and so, he should have the pinoy flag" and so on and so on... claudevsq (talk) 06:04, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
But Boxrec doesnt list fighters by nationality. It is by "rating country". Boxrec is a British website and John Sheppard lists all boxers from Northern Ireland as British, even though everyone knows that the majority of boxers in Northern Ireland consider themselves Irish and are legally Irish because boxing is a bigger sport in that community in Northern Ireland. As for Viloria, his mother might be Filipino but his isnt unless he holds a Filipino passport and has changed his nationality. The same with Amir Khan, he is legally British not Pakistani, but Magee is legally Irish not British. I know you are an editor of boxrec but that is not a reason to be loyal to them here because they dont list boxers by nationality. We should follow WP:RS, and I have provided a source to prove Magee is Irish. Keep up the good work on the list, you have done a brilliant job over the years but this is an issue that you need to educate yourself on as it is a special set of circumstances. thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wonkey Donkey (talkcontribs) 11:30, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
You have no idea how much I self-educated myself over the years... claudevsq (talk) 21:01, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
Brilliant, but you dont seem to be listening to reason, logic or adhering to WP:RS on this issue though and its becoming extremely frustrating.--Wonkey Donkey (talk) 21:09, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
What about the discussions I mentioned, for example WP:BOXING? claudevsq (talk) 15:05, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
can you give me a link to a specific one please.--Wonkey Donkey (talk) 15:56, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
Please: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Boxing claudevsq (talk) 17:36, 27 July 2012 (UTC)
And here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Boxing/Archive_1 claudevsq (talk) 17:38, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

Verifiability[edit]

Hello Claude. I recently patrolled Diego Gabriel Chaves, a new article you created on July 22, 2012. I noticed the article was completely unreferenced. On Wikipedia, any information that is challenged, or likely to be challenged, must be attributed to a reliable, published source. Please do not create new articles and leave them without in-line citations to show the source of your information. Please see WP:REFBEGIN and WP:Verifiability for information about how, and why, we show the sources of information in Wikipedia articles. Happy editing! Dolphin (t) 12:24, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Sorry! Thanks for adverting me. Greetings, claudevsq (talk) 17:07, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

WBC Diamond Champions[edit]

You've twice reverted my changes on this section: here and here. I'm only doing so because it is worded wrong and uses capitals incorrectly—just bad grammar overall. So I have to ask, why do you insist on using poor English in an English-language Wikipedia article? Mac Dreamstate (talk) 16:16, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

Hopefully that's sorted now. On your recommendation I've made sure to include the past and current holders of the title, as well as the image (now thumbnailed), all whilst ensuring that everything is correctly written. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 17:37, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

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I noticed that you decided to completely revert my efforts in re-wording the section on The Ring magazine, without so much as a single word of explanation. As you've stated on your user page, your level of English is "near-native". I would therefore suggest that if someone—such as myself, a native English speaker—comes along and tries to help out by improving the language used on an English-language article, it would be beneficial to the readers for those changes to be upheld. If you disagree, I'd be very interested to hear your reasons for that. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 01:16, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Just letting you know—once again—that I've added back the (extremely minor) punctuational changes I made to the list of current world boxing champions article earlier this week. In this case, the changes pertain to the use of "Jr." in a boxer's name: notice the comma and period in the articles for Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Roy Jones, Jr. That is basic English, of which—with all due respect—you don't seem to quite grasp at the best of times. I would strongly recommend letting such corrections stay in the article, rather than you simply reverting them without explanation. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 04:33, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
"Names as in BoxRec, nothing to do with bad english".. really? Well then, one really should decide as to whether consistency should be maintained within the article. BoxRec is a poor benchmark of consistency: one moment they're using Juan Manuel Márquez (with the accent), the next it's Juan Manuel Marquez (without the accent), whilst Wikipedia uses Juan Manuel Márquez (with the accent). Same with Yoan Pablo Hernandez vs Yoan Pablo Hernández vs Yoan Pablo Hernández. Then we have Floyd Mayweather Jr. (with the period) vs Floyd Mayweather Jr (without the period) vs Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (with the period again). See where I'm going with this? It's best to simply stick with Wikipedia's article naming conventions, as they're mostly correct anyway. No sense in confusing the readers. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 00:09, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
"Dots like in "Jr." disturb the system, that's why".. what system, exactly? According to whom? I haven't seen a consensus anywhere. Therefore I have to ask: why do you continuously use edit summaries to discuss things, rather than on our talk pages (like I've been trying to do here for many months now) or on the article's talk page? It makes communication difficult. Are you reluctant to do so? In which case, I'm going to ask for a third opinion to resolve the naming conventions used on the article. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 19:36, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

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Hi Claudevsq, Just wondering if you will be adding a lead section, references and wikilinks to your recent article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_A._Cody ? If not let me know and I will add the necessary tags to the article. Kindest regards and happy wiki-ing, (MrNiceGuy1113 (talk) 08:00, 2 December 2012 (UTC))

Sorry, I don't know how it works, so would be really happy if you would be so kind... Thanks for your message! claudevsq (talk) 14:24, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

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Naming inconsistencies: take #2[edit]

It's me again. Yes, again. Hello. *knock knock* Anyone there? I know you are unlikely to respond to this, but I have requested a dispute resolution due to your having reverted my edits (as usual) twice in the space of a few hours: here and here. As always, I'd be keen to engage in some discussion regarding the naming inconsistencies of the list, but I'm starting to think you might actually be a robot rather than a human being. Prove me wrong? Mac Dreamstate (talk) 17:59, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

No, it's not good. You should understand that Wikipedia is not BoxRec. Wikipedia has nothing whatsoever to do with BoxRec. Wikipedia has its own style guidelines for a reason. My issue with the list of boxing champions article, which I've been trying to get through to you for nearly a year, is that BoxRec's naming conventions are inconsistent, and therefore should not apply on Wikipedia. I feel like I'm repeating myself over and over, but once again I'll explain:
  • Observe the Wikipedia article on Saúl Álvarez—that uses acute accents. His BoxRec bio, however, does not. Why, then, are you fine with using Saúl Álvarez but not Saul Alvarez, since you insist on sticking with BoxRec's style? You are not even following your own rules. Solution? Go with what Wikipedia says.
  • Even stranger still is your insistence on listing Oscar De La Hoya with an accent, as in Óscar De La Hoya, when his Wikipedia article makes no mention of it. Also, neither his BoxRec bio nor his BoxRec fight record use an accent. Solution? Go with what Wikipedia says.
  • Furthermore, observe the Wikipedia article for Floyd Mayweather, Jr.—note the standard U.S. naming format of a comma and period for the "Jr" suffix, which is used all across Wikipedia. But then, his BoxRec bio and BoxRec fight record are totally inconsistent—one of them uses "Jr" whilst the other uses "Jr." Solution? Go with what Wikipedia says, not BoxRec.
  • Finally we come to Sergio Martínez. For some reason, you insist on keeping it listed as Sergio Gabriel Martínez, but that is inaccurate because the article no longer makes uses of his middle name—it just redirects. Most people familiar with him in boxing simply refer to him as Sergio Martínez. Once again, though, BoxRec has no consistency—his BoxRec bio makes use of his full name, but without any accents, whilst his fight record omits the middle name and still includes no accents. Solution? Go with what Wikipedia says, not BoxRec.
As I've said, you are effectively claiming ownership of the article by not allowing edits by other users to remain. On at least seven occasions I have attempted to make constructive edits for formatting, consistency and often basic spelling and language (some of which is poorly written, but you keep adding that back as well), and subsequently each time you have undone those edits without any valid explanation. That is not constructive, neither is it co-operative. I know you've done most of the work on the article, but you are supposed to work with others if the need arises. I'm trying to help out by making things consistent, so don't shoot me down just because they don't match up with some undefined rules on another site altogether. Let it be known that until you either engage in discussion at the dispute resolution page, I will keep on changing the names on the article to be consistent with Wikipedia rather than BoxRec until you allow them to stick. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 13:03, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
Who cares if the accents create problems on BoxRec? That should have no bearing on this, since BoxRec is completely independent to Wikipedia and evidently uses different—not to mention inconsistent—naming standards, which even they themselves cannot get right, e.g. Juan Manuel Márquez/Juan Manuel Marquez. Wikipedia has currently established the spelling of the articles for Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Sergio Martínez as the way they are, so that's what should be followed. To do so otherwise would be inaccurate. Same goes for Oscar De La Hoya—why the need for an accent when neither Wikipedia nor your precious BoxRec uses it? I've never even seen it used in boxing publications. As for the flagicons – {{GER}} over {{DEU}}, {{SPA}} over {{ESP}} – the article is in English and should follow English abbreviations. One more thing, ever heard of an edit summary? It doesn't look like it. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 20:10, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
So, after yet another wordless revert, we remain at a stalemate—you're not letting my changes stick despite having explained them to you repeatedly, and I disagree completely with your non-existent rationale in doing so. You claim to work for The Ring, the WBO and BoxRec, but I don't give a crap because Wikipedia has nothing to do with any them. You silently revert my edits, whilst I revert them back with lots of words to justify it. We can do this every day if you want, since it's just clicks of a mouse in the end. Granted, what we're both doing is edit warring in every sense of the word, except the "warring" is rather silent from your end; one thing of which I cannot be accused is a lack of trying to resolve all of this via discussion. It's what I've been doing for a year since the first time you reverted my edits to the article. What—oh what—are we to do, oh Claudie lad? Mac Dreamstate (talk) 15:27, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
I write all this text—practically an essay on how ridiculous your reasons are for continuing to revert my edits—and even attempt to throw in a bit good-humoured banter, and that's all you're giving me in return? You've now made it very clear that you're not willing to back away from this edit war. So, Claudie lad, I'm off to get a third opinion on 'your' article. I'm sure we'll enjoy many happy reverts until then. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 20:46, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
Just congratulating you on today's twitch of your itchy revert finger. I'll be happy to do mine tomorrow. This is playing out like virtual volleyball, heh. Still not got anything to say? It's awfully lonely on that talk page.. *sniff* Mac Dreamstate (talk) 19:22, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
Oh, the hilarity! You're not even going to allow edits by other users to stick? I gotta tell ya, Claude.. you really aren't very good at this Wikipedia thing. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 18:08, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
We can all see what'cha did there, you sneaky fella. ;-) Face it, it's Oscar De La Hoya without an accent. Where did you get the "Ó" from, anyway? Mac Dreamstate (talk) 01:08, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

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List of current world boxing champions[edit]

Stop deliberately introducing redirects to this article and slow edit warring. Continuing to do so will result in you being blocked. The Rambling Man (talk) 16:34, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

I warned you once. Stop it, or I'll block you and if necessary protect the article. Explain your edits on the talk page, maybe we can get somewhere. I know you speak English, so please, get on with it and stop edit warring. The Rambling Man (talk) 17:50, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
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Last chance saloon I'm afraid. If you do not learn to discuss your deliberate introduction of redirects, you will be blocked. The Rambling Man (talk) 07:35, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

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Block evasion[edit]

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All edits made were correct, and assuming I am the only one to use this Notebook is ignorant, with a look at the current economic situation. claudevsq (talk) 17:51, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
BTW, if you block me, you could at least have the respect and keep the list up to date. Go to WBA's twitter page, and you'll see Shumenov was elevated to Super Champion. claudevsq (talk) 17:55, 9 October 2013 (UTC) I think I made my last edit to this list... this is not Wikipedia, this is Big Brother watching (blocking) you... I stopped updating the spanish version of this list 8 months ago or so, look what it has become... If THAT'S what you want for the english list aswell, well, poor stupe... claudevsq (talk) 17:55, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
Carry on evading the block, I'll extend the block. I don't really care about your opinions. Also, funny how you seemed to want to be blocked. Why would you do that? Why can't you discuss the issues on the talk page? You seem to have a basic grasp of English, I'm sure we could discuss the issues further? The Rambling Man (talk) 18:24, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
I'm perfectly happy to try my best in keeping the page up to date. I might not be able to keep tabs on the championship situation on a daily basis (especially for the weight classes below featherweight), but at least I can attest to having no problem with maintaining stylistic/syntax consistency throughout the article and allowing other users' edits to remain, which was the whole reason you brought this mess upon yourself in the first place. Also, whereabouts on the WBA's Twitter page does it mention that Beibut Shumenov is now 'super champion'? Mac Dreamstate (talk) 20:44, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

What mess do you mean? As for twitter, I don't know how to link, but it's from October 8, 2:34pm... Otherwise, just wait for the new rankings, and you'll see! claudevsq (talk) 17:47, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

I suggest by "mess" Mac D means the fact that you're heading rapidly towards an indefinite block. Just guessing though. The Rambling Man (talk) 18:42, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Povetkin's title[edit]

Hi. Where did you hear that the WBA took away Povetkin's title?--SaskatchewanSenator (talk) 17:49, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi, Senator! Nowhere, but it's always the case when a Super champion fights a regular champion (like Mayweather-Álvarez) or a regular champion fights an interim champion (like Ryo Miyazaki vs. Jesús Silvestre recently) that the loser loses his belt. Yesterday, the WBA convention started (lasts until next Sunday), and the rankings will probably come out after, so next week, but maybe, you will be able to read in the articles about the convention concerning the heavyweight title... Greetings, claudevsq (talk) 18:00, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
You are right about the interim titles, but I thought the regular and super titles were different. Before Mayweather-Álvarez when was the last time a WBA super champion fought a WBA regular champion (or unified champion)? It is difficult to know what the WBA is doing since they don't update their site very often.--SaskatchewanSenator (talk) 20:22, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
Don't forget the ongoing WBA convention in Peru until next Sunday. The ratings will probably come out next week... claudevsq (talk) 07:11, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Interim/Regular/Super champion start dates[edit]

You are correct in that Shumenov's reign as WBA Super champion began on October 8, 2013. However, would it not be more logical to list his reign as beginning from the point at which he won the original Regular belt, on January 29, 2010? If people read the article and see that his reign began in 2013, they'll be missing the fact that he's actually been a WBA champion—regardless of Regular or Super—since 2010. Interim belts are even trickier. I have no idea how the dates for them should be addressed, or whether they count as 'real' championship reigns. Then again, more separate fields seems like overkill.. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 20:25, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

More separate fields are indeed not useful... If you want, let the dates as they are for interim champs, and just change the dates of the concerned Super champions (like Chris John, Anselmo Moreno,...). This does not apply for Mayweather, and not for Klitschko either, if I remember well. claudevsq (talk) 07:13, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
So to clarify and create an example: if a WBA 'Regular' champion were to begin his reign on January 1, 2014, but is later elevated (not in an actual fight) to 'Super' champion on June 1, 2014, do we continue to list January 1, 2014 as the date when he first claimed any kind of WBA belt? That would seem like the most logical way to do it, because if we were to suddenly change it to June 1, 2014, the readers of the article will not be made aware of him acquiring his first WBA belt some time earlier. Instead, they may incorrectly think he won the 'Super' title in an actual fight, all the while disregarding his previous reign as 'Regular' champion. That is just a hypothetical situation, but it is basically what we are dealing with regarding Shumenov. He won his original WBA 'Regular' title in a 2010 fight, but was much later given the 'Super' title in 2013 outside of the ring. Mac Dreamstate (talk) 14:17, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes. I already said that you were right about that point... BTW, why do we discuss this here, and not on the talk page of the corresponding article? claudevsq (talk) 18:21, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of David Sánchez (boxer)[edit]

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Joseph Votel's Awards[edit]

Claudevsq, I saw your edits on LTG Votel's page and wanted to show you what I have been able to deduce about LTG Votel's combat jumps. The reason I believe he as earned two Arrowhead Devices is due to the fact that he jumped into Panama with the 75th Ranger Regiment and again with the 75th in Afghanistan. His mission in Panama earned him the AFEM and his mission in Afghanistan earned him the ACM, of course. Although it is difficult to see, the best photograph I can find that leads me to verify this can be found on a U.S. Army photograph from BG Clarke's promotion ceremony. If you zoom in on LTG Votel's ribbon rack and look closely just under his lapel, I see an elongated antique bronze device on top of his AFEM that is too long to be a Campaign Star.

As you noted, only one Arrowhead Device can be worn on a (singular) campaign, expedition, or service medal/ribbon regardless of the number of amphibious assaults, combat jumps, or helicopter assaults were made for a given campaign/operation.

Like you, I have look at many photographs on Flickr and other websites to see if I can tell what devices he is wearing on his ribbons and this is the best view I have been able to find to try and verify the information I have found so far. Have you found a better photograph or official DoD biography that clearly illustrates the device LTG Votel has on his AFEM?

Regards, --McChizzle (talk) 22:54, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Dear friend, you are right, of course, oh his AFEM ribbon, he is wearing an arrowhead device, but you can't deny the fact that the only thing he is wearing on his Afghanistan medal is a bronze service star. Even if he has got 2 arrowheads, he is just wearing one. Until we have no source which proofs to us that he really has got two arrowheads... And don't forget, he may also have chosen for his combat jump in Afghanistan, to only wear an arrowhead on the AFEM ribbon, for the first jump as well as for the second one in Afghanistan, that's possible. Hope we will find evidence anytime soon,
Thanks for your edits, I'm now going to upload a parachutist badge with two combat stars, greetings claudevsq (talk) 12:21, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Claudevaq, Thank you for your response. I looked at the photographs and reviewed the documentation I have once again and I continue to come to the conclusion that the AFEM and the ACM each have one Arrowhead Device. It's fairly easy to see on the ACM using the photograph I mentioned above and harder to see on the AFEM. It's the dark elongated antique metal objects on both ribbons and LTG Votel's combat record that lead me to this conclusion. Would you be okay with me making the device changes to these awards or do you have better evidence that one or both are Campaign Stars? --McChizzle (talk) 14:28, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Dear friend, I still believe that the device on his AFEM is an arrowhead, yes, but the one device on his Afghanistan medal, I think it's not too difficult to identify it as bronze campaign star. And we also can see that this is the only device on that ribbon. Happy editing! 194.154.216.91 (talk) 18:05, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Okay on the AFEM. But take a look at this enlarged image of LTG Votel's awards. I see a distinct difference in size and shape of the device on his ACM and the Service/Campaign Stars on his NDSM and SASM. Thoughts?
Joseph Votel Military Awards.png
Really sorry, but this has been changed with Photoshop or similar program. See main photo on Votel's page, it's clearly a star, and on Flickr as well. I would remove this image... Look at top of arrow and the stripes in middle of ribbon, which are bended to the left on top... ;-) 194.154.216.91 (talk) 21:35, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
So, in the end, if you want to replace the star with an arrowhead, go ahead... But I wouldn't replace, but rather add it... In fact, I wouldn't change it at all, but you do what you think is best... Greetings, claudevsq (talk) 21:52, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
There's been no fundamental change to the image Claudevsq. The only thing I did was enlarge the pixels so you can see what I see; plus I brightened the image a little for better viewing. If you have a photograph with a different angle and/or better resolution of LTG Votel wearing this award it would help our discussion. Do you have one or can you point me to one that I can review? --McChizzle (talk) 22:28, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Steven W. Cantrell[edit]

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