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List of Major League Baseball managers[edit]

Regarding your changes to the above article: Herzog has not yet been inducted, and your additions create potential for this article to be unstable. It is currently in the middle of a featured list candidacy, so I would ask that you please refrain from making changes of a potentially unstable nature until that time has passed or the induction ceremonies are complete. Thanks. KV5 (TalkPhils) 01:14, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Okie dokie. Revert away. However, note that the individual team descriptions need to carefully distinguish between election and induction. For example, the Cardinals have had 13 managers elected to the Hall, but only 12 will have been inducted until the 2010 ceremonies. The problem is that individuals are elected several months before actual induction. It's a known fact that Whitey Herzog will enter the Hall on July 25, 2010 (barring any earth-shattering Pete Rose-style revelations). — Dale Arnett (talk) 01:20, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
    • As far as I'm aware, I did check those; if you see any mistakes, please feel free to correct them. KV5 (TalkPhils) 01:22, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
      • No mistakes—just an issue of definition. I did find an interesting thing when I looked into the Baseball-reference.com manager lists for each team. Herzog is listed as a Hall of Famer by that site even though he hasn't yet been inducted. The main discrepancy that creates in our article is that the statement that "two Hall of Famers" have managed the Royals is accurate right now, but the underlying reference (the Baseball-reference.com list) includes Herzog as a third Hall member, which he won't be until July 25. — Dale Arnett (talk) 01:38, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Line-ups in the Six Nations articles?[edit]

When did we decide that this was a good idea? I think this ought to be discussed somewhere first, before making such a large-scale addition, especially since adding the line-ups for each game will make the article HUGE! – Pee Jay 23:13, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Team lineups removed. The one question I have on this: If it's such a bad idea to have them in a 6N season article, then shouldn't lineups be removed from all articles on each year's June and November Tests? Now that I've thought of it, that's something that really needs to be hashed out on WP RU. — Dale Arnett (talk) 00:36, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
Well, I wasn't going to remove them, as I actually quite like the idea, but I do think it should be discussed. Tbh, I haven't been following rugby articles as much as I used to, mostly because of the Ireland flags issue, so I dunno what the situation is with the June and November Test articles. Basically, my major concern is with the eventual size of the article, since we have 15 matches to do line-ups for, but if the June and November Test articles look OK with the line-ups included, then I don't see why we shouldn't on the Six Nations articles. Nevertheless, we'd better discuss it with the Project. – Pee Jay 00:54, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

GA reassessment of Tennessee Volunteers women's basketball[edit]

I have conducted a reassessment of the above article as part of the GA Sweeps process. You are being notified as you have made a number of contributions to the article. I have found a number of concerns which you can see at Talk:Tennessee Volunteers women's basketball/GA1. I have immediately de-listed the article as the referencing is so poor. When these issues are fixed the article can be re-nominated at WP:GAN. If you disagree with the reassessment please contest this at WP:GAR. Thanks. Jezhotwells (talk) 21:04, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Olympic terminology[edit]

The term "title" was used since the start of the Olympics. If you insist on changing it to "gold", do so for all days. --Nitsansh (talk) 21:18, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Fair enough. I prefer "gold", but I don't think it's worth changing now. — Dale Arnett (talk) 21:23, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Tie break in rugby union European nations cup[edit]

According to my calculation, either Portugal or Romania could get level with Russia on 23 points. Does Russia hold the tie-break advantage against both?--Nitsansh (talk) 21:18, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Russia hold all the tiebreakers. Russia have swept Portugal and have a win and draw with Romania. —Dale Arnett (talk)
OK, I wasn't sure the tie-break is head-to-head. So now it's only the race between Romania and Portugal for 3rd place that remains unsettled...--Nitsansh (talk) 00:23, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
Well, I THOUGHT that was the situation. I looked further, and apparently the IRB's official site doesn't say that Russia are in. In fact, this story specifically states that Russia needed a win to secure their berth in this round. It may be that head-to-head results aren't used in a tiebreaker in the qualifying procvess. I'll remove Russia as a qualified team in the current events portal, and you can handle the other articles. — Dale Arnett (talk) 02:37, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
FYI, it turned out I was right all along. The IRB was just slow in updating its own site; it posted Russia's qualification later that day (28 February). The tiebreakers were exactly as I said. All relevant articles, including the current events portal, now correctly list Russia as in. — Dale Arnett (talk) 19:00, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Page move[edit]

Fixed Thank you for posting on my talk. I have fixed this error. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 20:29, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

2009–10 Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball team on T:TDYK[edit]

I'm not going to approve it for DYK myself, since I've been working on related article topics recently. However, FYI, it is at 5x expansion, but the "orphan" tag at the top of the article is a problem. See what you can do about de-orphaning the article and then remove the "orphan" template. Once that's done, it should be good for DYK. cmadler (talk) 14:04, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

  • Now de-orphaned. I count 7 incoming links, with one more to be added once the postseason bids come in. Potential for a few more because several 2009–10 SEC women's team articles don't have opposing team links added. — Dale Arnett (talk) 18:50, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

for updating the WBB tournament pages. Just didn't want you to think it went unnoticed. --SPhilbrick T 12:09, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

Conference Standings on 2009–10 NCAA Division I men's basketball season[edit]

Dale- Wanted to get your opinion/expertise on something. I get time out errors every time I update CBB season page and have seen others comment taht this happens to them as well. I suspect it may be that the page has gotten too complex with all of the links, templates, etc. Should we cut back the standings or eliminate them? I made an offer to create season pages for each conference after the Final Four, we could house the standings there and just link the season pages from the conference table. What do you think? Rikster2 (talk) 02:22, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

  • I'm getting the same errors you've been getting. I think you may be on to something with respect to the complexity of the page. You have a good idea when it comes to housing standings on the conference season pages, but it's not enough. I think a couple of other sections could be split off into their own pages—(1) coaching changes and (2) conference champions and honors. Matter of fact, (2) could be an alternate place to put all of the conference standings in a single place, along with housing each conference's standings on its own page. — Dale Arnett (talk) 02:38, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
    • I'm having trouble just getting the old version to load, so I can't see how it was set up, but have you tried including the conference standings via transclusion? I think that might solve your problem. cmadler (talk) 11:54, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

DYK for 2009–10 Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball team[edit]

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Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jargon of The Rush Limbaugh Show (4th nomination)[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jargon of The Rush Limbaugh Show (4th nomination). patsw (talk) 03:34, 7 April 2010 (UTC) (Using {{Please see}}) I saw you edited this page and have a high edit count. patsw (talk) 03:34, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

College Football Project request[edit]

Hello! You are listed as an active member of the College Football Project! We have a large number of unreferenced biographies of living persons, but it works out to be just two or three articles per active participant. I've divided up the articles that need help and put them in a table on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject College football/Unreferenced BLPs. Please assist the project by researching and sourcing the articles that have been "assigned" (so to speak) to you.--Paul McDonald (talk) 02:45, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Atletico Madrid[edit]

I think they are guaranteed a spot in the Europa League because Sevilla qualified for Europe. Kingjeff (talk) 17:56, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

  • Actually, no. The loser of the Copa del Rey final only gets a Europa League place if the winner qualifies for the Champions League. If the winner qualifies for the Europa League through its league position, the cup winner's place does NOT pass to the defeated finalist, but instead goes to the highest-placed team not already qualified for Europe. What this means:
    • If Sevilla wins the Copa del Rey, Atlético would get the cup winner's place only if Sevilla maintain their current fourth-place position and qualify for the Champions League.
    • If Sevilla finishes fifth, Atlético could not earn the extra Europa League place through La Liga because they can't improve on their ninth-place position.
Hope this helps... — Dale Arnett (talk) 18:20, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Invitation[edit]

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participation in teh top flight[edit]

u need to add one to all those in 2010/11 season not just exeter, otherwise it doens't add up does it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.144.124.248 (talk) 22:02, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

For the improvement to the Kamie Ethridge DYK hook.--SPhilbrick T 20:49, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Problem with an administrator[edit]

Dale, I am having a problem with an administrator, User:Pats1, who is under the impression that project-wide formatting and standards do not apply to WP:NFL, and seems to be engaged in enforcing his own formatting preferences and possible violations of WP:OWN. I would be grateful if you would watch Fred Taylor (American football) and User talk:Pats1. I am tired of having perfectly valid edits reverted because the admin in question did not make them himself. Thanks. Dirtlawyer1 (talk)

June 2010[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, at least one of your recent edits, such as the one you made to Southeastern Conference, did not appear to be constructive and has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any test edits you would like to make, and read the welcome page to learn more about contributing constructively to this encyclopedia. Thank you. --APShinobi My Contribs 01:48, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

Sorry about that, I restored your edit. I was quickly going through recent changes and reverting vandalism and your edit with "KFC Yum!" made my anti-vandal tools throw a fit. I read over it again and realized it was not a vandalization. My mistake, restored your edit. --APShinobi My Contribs 01:53, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

Important!!! -- Please pay attention[edit]

Dear Mr Arnett,

I am contacting you because you are an admin and involved in various sporting related articles, particularly rugby.

Let's just stick to the pertinent facts here: ohnoitsjamie (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · nuke contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) has deleted the following articles: 1988/89 Courage League and template:1988/89 Courage League Table, 1990/91 Courage League and template:1990/91 Courage League Table, 1991/92 Courage League and template:1991/92 Courage League Table, 1992/93 Courage League and template:1992/93 Courage League Table, 1993/94 Courage League and template:1993/94 Courage League Table, 1993/94 Courage League and template:1993/94 Courage League Table, 1994/95 Courage League and template:1994/95 Courage League Table, 1995/96 Courage League and template:1995/96 Courage League Table, 1996/97 Courage League and template:1996/97 Courage League Table, Hill, Back, Dallaglio, English top flight rugby union league tables since 1987/88.

I believe such information was not previously available on the internet; I spent considerable time and effort as part of the collaborative wiki in writing up these league tables and leagues from RFU yearbooks.

User:Noq politely asked user:ohnoitsjamie for these articles to be undeleted but he was refused

Ohnoitsjamie has also unilaterally decided to ban me from Wikipedia. This means that I am forced to create new accounts in order to speak to you.

In my very humble opinion, these articles were deleted as part of a concerted, petty, vindictive campaign of intimidation against me.

Could you therefore please review such articles and undelete (unvandalise) them where you consider necessary?

Please note that this message may be vandalised from your talk page. If it is I apologise -- people deserve to know the truth about this vandalism.

Thank you for your attention - your considered attention would be most welcome. Vice Admiral Drake (talk) 20:29, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

If you could do as user:Noq requests and undelete them and then move them to his user spage that would be useful for the Wikipedia project. Thx. Vice Admiral Drake (talk) 18:02, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
The templates were deleted per G5. Creations by a banned or blocked user(s); the above user was blocked for attacks and edit warring, and now repeatedly creates socks and moans about it. Please contact me if you have further questions. OhNoitsJamie Talk 21:31, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
I'm glad ohnoitsjamie (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · nuke contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) has posted here Mr Arnett because I can expose him here much better than when my complaints are censored from his own talk page or other noticeboards. He is hiding behind "G5 bla bla bla" is just an excuse. While I understand that admins might want powers to delete crap that was patent nonsense, blatant vandalism, self promotion, etc, these were legitmate articles legitimately created. He could have done the honourable thing and used his discretion (funny how that link is red btw) but for once recognised good quality work. But no, he chose the dishonourable, petty, vindictive way out which is why I made the reasonable, civil request above.
If ohnoitsjamie (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · nuke contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) can come up with a better excuse than "G5 bla bla bla" and explain in detail why those deletions were for the good of Wikipedia (as opposed to just satisfying his petty ego), then people might start listening to him. Unfortunately, I don't think they can.
If you could therefore do as user:Noq requests (now there's a man with a million more honour than some admins I could name), I'm sure Wikipedians of the future would be extremely happy with you. Drake no walky planky (talk) 18:15, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
I thought I might offer my input here: While it may seem nonsensical to have an article deleted for no apparently because of something called G5, this is in fact a part of Wikipedia's policies. G5 says that we don't allow banned/blocked users to contribute, and since you are evading your block to continually try to recreate these articles, you are then violating the policy on sock puppetry. The articles were originally deleted after a discussion, whose result was a decision to delete. I hope this may help you better understand what is going on. Bramble claw x 18:35, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
I thank Brambleclawx for his input, but Dale, I'm afraid he's basically missing wrong. OK, there was a decision to delete the perfectly adequate article Hill, Back, Dallaglio at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hill, Back, Dallaglio (actually I think the voting was some stacking of votes and other votes were simply misguided but I'll deal with that later -- it's not important that right now). But the articles on the Courage League Division Ones? There was no discussion there. ohnoitsjamie (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · nuke contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) took it upon himself to vandalise those articles, and he still has not tried to explain why, hiding behind bureaucracy. Although the policy is no doubt well intentioned, it does permit in circumstances like this, admins to act basically as bullies to satisfy their own egos. He has not used his discretion. The articles were clearly legitimate had anyone else other than me created them. Indeed as I noted to user:Noq, before I was censored, the French language Wikipedia already has such articles. Yet when they were created in the English language Wikipedia -- these is the English leagues remember, they are vandalised by one of their own admins, who happens to know bugger all about rugby (Canada are easily the worst of the former dominions at rugby, having a record of P4 L4 v NZ, P6 L6 v Aus, P2 L2 v SA, P6 L6 v Eng) and is sticking his nose in where he's not welcome.
Therefore I ask you again to please kindly comply with user:Noq's reasonable request and undelete theese articles. Thx. Ohyesitssirfrancis (talk) 21:31, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Userfy request[edit]

Dale, could you do me a favor? I'd like the code from these deleted templates put in my userspace, if that's possible:

These were deleted (navboxes with redlinks) while I was inactive for an extended period of time. I'd like to fill them out with links, without having to reinvent the wheel... Thanks in advance. Strikehold (talk) 22:40, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Input needed[edit]

at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 13 or more blocks in a game. Thanks! Jrcla2 (talk) 14:08, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

2010 U.S. Women's Open[edit]

I did understand why you listed the U.S. Women's Open qualifiers the way you did. You did it because that's how it has been done on the articles for the Men's U.S. Open. However, I did not believe that replicating a bad article design was a good idea. The format used in the Men's U.S. Open articles is merely copied from the way the USGA displays the qualifiers in their publication. And, while, it may work there, I don't believe it is a format that is easy to understand in the very different context of Wikipedia. Sometimes just copying the way things have always been done is not the best way. I hope you understand. --Crunch (talk) 11:49, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

2010 FIBA World Championship rosters[edit]

Some guys on their keep editing the names of Greek clubs to the incorrect Greek language form. I have fixed it several times and the keep changing it back and the one guy is getting aggressive about it. They are not adding the English names of the clubs, but the Greek ones. But the clubs officially use the names in English everywhere in the world outside of Greece. For an English website they definitely use the English names, which are the official ones of the club. Like Olympiacos, not Olympiakos. Can you discuss this with those people that keep changing it and explain it to them?74.194.176.82 (talk) 14:27, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Tommy Amaker GA[edit]

Thanks for helping to get this article started

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--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 07:29, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

UConn Huskies vs. Connecticut Huskies[edit]

Check out Category talk:UConn Huskies and Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2010 July 17#University of Connecticut athletics categories. Not sure where you'd stand on this.--Mike Selinker (talk) 05:30, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Basketball squad template[edit]

Hi there. I just read your message at Template talk:Football squad player. Unfortunately I was on wikibreak at the time, but I was wondering if you were still interested in adapting it for basketball articles? I've coded a prototype, which has an optional |basketball parameter. An example of it in use can be found here (columns are optional, all I did was cut and paste from Watford F.C.)

I notice that WP:BASKETBALL has its own roster template. But at Olympiakos B.C. the football one is still used for roster changes, so it might be worthwhile to do this. Let me know if you still think it would be worthwhile, and if so I'll ask an admin to make the amendment. Regards, --WFC (talk) 00:12, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Note to you[edit]

I just found out you were from Kentucky, I'll I gotta say is, Wildcats Suck and GO VOLS UT Volunteers logo.svg--Nascarking (talk) 04:08, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Darts[edit]

There is a proposal for a Wikiproject on darts, so why don't you join the proposal or discuss a Wikiproject for darts. Just click here and sign the proposal or discuss it. Mr.Kennedy1 (talk) 17:52, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Piped links[edit]

Hi, as per WP:PIPE I have reverted your change to perfect round. It is generally unnecessary to bypass redirects, so there is no problem having the links the Nike Tour. Regards, wjematherbigissue 22:24, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Nice work on the FIBA Hall of Fame article[edit]

Hey - just wanted to say "nice job" on the changes you made to this entry. I looked at it this morning after the 2010 inductee release went out. It was a mess and is much clearer now. Keep up the good work! Rikster2 (talk) 01:09, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

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Portal: Current events/Sports way too big!!![edit]

Hi Dale

I know this has been discussed in the past but with no conclusions. I feel that now we have grown a real monster. The August article ended with 371KB! It takes ages to load and difficult to edit such enormous files! It's nice that people like to contribute more and more news and results, but I think we should find a way to filter the items with a net of bigger holes, if you see what I mean...--Nitsansh (talk) 22:19, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

  • I have to agree. I know one thing that was discussed was creating a subportal for North American (US/Canada) sports; maybe it's time to revisit that idea. Also, August is always a busy month because it's the start of Champions League and Europa League qualifiers, not to mention other major soccer competitions. This year, the Youth Olympics sent it up another notch. I think it also might be a good idea to create subportals for specific sports, especially soccer and basketball. — Dale Arnett (talk) 23:39, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
    • I checked August 2009 article. It was only 165KB, less than half of this year. There must be more than just the youth Olympics to make such a huge difference.--Nitsansh (talk) 15:49, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
    • Also checked July. 266K in 2010 vs 145K in 2009. Last year the difference between Jul and Aug was 20K, this year over 100K!--Nitsansh (talk) 15:59, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
    • What do you consider a reasonable size for a month's article? --Nitsansh (talk) 15:31, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
I think there are just months who are bigger (like Aug 2010) and some who are a lot smaller like mentioned above. In the Summer months there is more traffic in most sports, so more is added of course. Don´t know if there is a need to split... Kante4 (talk) 21:52, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
That doesn't explain how the pages have doubled in size from the same months last year. The number of events worthy of reporting on these pages didn't grow that much. For example: I don't recall all the junior basketball championships in Europe (there are 6 of them!) even mentioned in previous years. --Nitsansh (talk) 22:09, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
I just found out that August 2010 in sports ranks in 4th place on the Long pages list. Two more articles this year (March and July) made the top 30. I definitely won't like these articles to become regular features on this list....--Nitsansh (talk) 20:24, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

2010 FIBA World Championship squads[edit]

Thanks for that catch on the New Zealand Breakers...I knew they were in the Australian league, but completely spaced out when I was counting the flags! Bds69 (talk) 16:53, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Chase for the Cup question[edit]

Aren't there ten Chase races?

The 2009, 2008, and 2007 articles don't seem to list results for all ten. 2009 lists seven, 2008 lists six, etc. Enigmamsg 18:27, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

FIBA[edit]

Hey, thanks for fixing 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women squads. I took the infos from FIBA.com site and surely made some misstakes. ;) Kante4 (talk) 21:59, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Edward Gal[edit]

Hi, I just gave your hook the go-ahead at DYK. Please note that footnote 8 of the article doesn't lead to the page you cite; perhaps you could fix that. Best, Yoninah (talk) 17:08, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

I'll give it a look. FYI, that item was actually in the article before I ever got to it. Up to now, I took it on good faith. — Dale Arnett (talk) 17:10, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Edward Gal[edit]

RlevseTalk 06:03, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Logo upc.jpg[edit]

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Nomination of NCAA Division I men's basketball coaches wins list for deletion[edit]

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2009 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans[edit]

Thanks for your editorial contributions. You may want to post this on your user page:

--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 21:56, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

SI's MLB all-decade team[edit]

Thanks for the great "catch" (excuse the pun), re the starting rotation in the online cite. When I was doing the draft of the article (in or about Jan. 2010), I had based it on the December 28, 2009, print issue of Sports Illustrated, which only had a starting pitcher, relief pitcher, and closer. It did not have a starting rotation. When I finally was ready to convert the draft to an actual Wiki page ( a few months ago), I checked to see if there was an online cite and then added it as a footnote. Unfortunately, I "assumed" that SI's online page would be the same as the Dec. 28 print issue. Obviously I was wrong. Thanks again for spotting that. Eagle4000 (talk) 15:28, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Merge[edit]

I've just suggested merging True Family into List of Unification Church members since the information in the first is mostly aready in the second. Please discuss if you like: Talk:List of Unification Church members#Merge in True Family. Kitfoxxe (talk) 09:08, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

the extinct species of Lady Paladins, Ladybacks, and Lady Rebels[edit]

I've posted various nominations on CFD today and yesterday about no-longer-Lady teams. You created some of these categories. Weigh in if you like.--Mike Selinker (talk) 00:29, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

  • I have no objections to any of the changes. You can refer to this part of my talk page if you want. — Dale Arnett (talk) 03:22, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

PEDs and 500 HR club[edit]

I replied to your comment, I think your issue with my response was mostly a result of my unclear language! :) Staxringold talkcontribs 17:03, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

2010 end of year rugby tests[edit]

Hi Dale,

Just to let you know I undid your update on the Spain/Canada match about the blood replacement as it wasn't a blood replacement. A Canadian prop got sin binned on 28th minute. On 34th minute a scrum occurs. As an experienced front row must be on the field when a scrum occurs, Canada's number 8 left the pitch to allow a replacement prop to enter. On 38th minute the sin binned prop re-enters the pitch but as no other scrum occurs until half-time, the replacement prop stays on the pitch and the number 8 stays out. At half time, the other starting prop comes off, being de facto replaced by the replacement prop, and the number 8 rejoins the pitch.

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  • Image restored. An IP user apparently misinterpreted the wording of the logo as a change to the competition name and made changes accordingly, with no explanation. — Dale Arnett (talk) 04:36, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

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Baseball Hall of Fame websites[edit]

You have edited several articles about baseball Hall of Fame selections. Recently a robot has marked many of the references [dead link], primarily because the NBHOFM has a new website this year or last year. Many of those targets are press releases.

I don't know how many of the press releases or other pages have been republished somewhere on the new site. If not, the Internet Archive may be useful. old website, baseball Hall of Fame (NBHOFM) --P64 (talk) 23:11, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the tip. By the way, the Hall has migrated all of its bios to the new site, so those are just a matter of changing the links accordingly. — Dale Arnett (talk) 01:05, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

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Thought process[edit]

1. Make change 2. Read discussions on talk page 3. Wait, hold on, I could have sworn I looked at the article as I was spelling that -- tariqabjotu 03:26, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

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Your most recent edit to Interstate 70 in Colorado[edit]

Dale, FYI, in your most recent edit to this page, among other things, you updated the date from 2009 to 2010 for the claim "As of 2009, the Eisenhower Tunnel is the highest vehicular tunnel in the United States". The problem is that this sentence is sourced to this page [1], which was last updated in 2009. As such this citation is no longer valid, as it cannot be used to source a claim dated to 2010, being last updated in 2009. Do you have a source for 2010? or should the data be rolled back to 2009 in the article? Dave (talk) 17:11, 15 December 2010 (UTC) PS, per WP:NOTBROKEN, it is not necessary to "fix" links to redirect pages.

51 (number)[edit]

I got confused when I read this. In your change on Sept 20, you stated that a number of leagues have retired the number 51, then say that only one league has retired the number. Please clarify. Obankston (talk) 16:57, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

  • I may have caught it already. The current version says that "a number of North American sports teams" have retired 51, and then go on to note that only teams in the NFL have done so. — Dale Arnett (talk) 17:03, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Nice catch on Jason Isringhausen. Regards, Newyorkbrad (talk) 02:32, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

AFD[edit]

Good day.

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List of foreign NBA players[edit]

I like the recent edit you made to the list. It makes the list more accurate. Though, I have a question. I wonder why you add periods to several notes. I am under the impression that incomplete sentence should not have period.—Chris!c/t 04:44, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

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Baker Street[edit]

Your addition to Baker Street (song) has been reverted. Whenever adding possibly controversial statements about a living person to an article or any other Wikipedia page, please include sources. RadioFan (talk) 03:30, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

If you're referring to the statement that Ravenscroft claimed to have originated the story that Holness had performed the sax solo, the BBC story about the Holness urban myth—which is already used as a reference—explicitly states that Ravenscroft made that claim. As for the report that Rafferty was still making £80K a year from the song, I cited it explicitly from an obituary in telegraph.co.uk. — Dale Arnett (talk) 04:08, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
If you could make those references clearer in your edit, that would help. I didn't read that BBC story quite the way you characterized it, as a joke.--RadioFan (talk) 04:26, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Brees 400 yard game[edit]

Thanks for finishing up my work on List of NFL quarterbacks who have passed for 400 or more yards in a game. Matchups 11:58, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Black Canadian categories[edit]

Hi there, first, let me say that I am an admirer of the fine edits you regularly contribute on Wikipedia. Thank you for your time and effort here, especially on the sports articles. Anyway, my reason for writing is that I am concerned with your addition of the "Black Canadian" categories to articles, which seem to be sometimes based on something other than reliable sources. I am specifically thinking of Joel Anthony. While it may seem like he is Black, I feel that adding any categories based on ethnic, ancestral, religious or other possibly controversial fields are not helpful and should be avoided. See WP:BLPCAT for more details. Thanks and happy editing.--TM 03:09, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

David Campese[edit]

Hello Dale, it's Sergio from it.wiki. While writing the Italian article for Campese I noticed that the English one is on unsustainable state since 2007... I left an entry into the talk page and signalled the fact to the Project Rugby Union also. Definitely not an article to be left that way for a rugby player who won a World Cup and is the first-tier top try scorer. -- SERGIO aka the Black Cat 20:10, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

  • Agree completely. Campese is too important a figure in rugby history for an article in that state. — Dale Arnett (talk) 23:31, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
    Oh -- ok; then in you I trust :-) -- SERGIO aka the Black Cat 14:48, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
    The main problem I see with it is that the referencing isn't clear at all—essentially no inline citations. Some of the paragraphs are also a chore to go through. It's actually improved somewhat from the last time I saw it, but it still could use a bunch of work. — Dale Arnett (talk) 18:27, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

2011 Six Nations Championship squads[edit]

While you have done a fantastic job on this page, I do not see the need for the players ages to remain 'frozen'. I understand that caps should not be updated but it just looks inaccurate for their ages to stay the same. Please consider changing this, thanks. --MSR-Liverpool (talk) 21:38, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series[edit]

You used the wrong prose for the rule change section. It needs to be in normal written form, and not in points. Thanks, and since I didn't have time to reword it I reverted. Sorry. Nascar 1996 03:13, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Nevermind. I reworded it. Also, thank you for updating the Rules and Regulations page. Thanks! Nascar 1996 03:49, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

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Quick question regarding 2010-11 Top 14 article[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010%E2%80%9311_Top_14_season#Key Quick question, how do you create the green border in this section (signifying defensive and offensive bonus points)? It seems one is needed but I'm not sure how to create it. Thanks CalBears99 (talk) 23:19, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Never mind, I just realized a team can't get both types of bonuses in one match in French rugby. Sorry CalBears99 (talk) 23:59, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

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Thank you[edit]

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DYK for Courtney Vandersloot[edit]

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Real tennis[edit]

Now that Federer and Nadal are showing signs of burn-out, perhaps we can get them to change courts! As they enter history, they might step back a few centuries, and keep the old forms alive.Nishidani (talk) 15:26, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

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Final of 2010-11 Heineken Cup[edit]

Thank you very much for info. I was thinking as Ireland Leinster won the first semi-final they would be declared the "home team" but finally not. It was a mistake and sorry ;).

And well, thank you again.

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College football help[edit]

Thank you for everything you have done for pages relating to college football over the years. I have been updating college football pages for the last 3 or 4 years now and your profile comes up all the time on pages I am editing and you always make very good edits and additions. Right now I am I'm the process of creating a page for every Division I team for the 2011 season (FBS and FCS) and have noticed that you have helpped with additions/changes to categories. I very much appreciate that because I try my best but sometimes miss categories or don't start necesarry ones when creating these pages. I just wanted to say thank you for your contributions to the cause and hope you will contiune to help me as I help the wikipedia football world this summer. Thank you and hope to see your great contributions as time goes on.Bsuorangecrush (talk) 09:03, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Portal comment[edit]

Thanks for adding in the reference. I meant to do it when originally adding in the note but it seems to have slipped my mind. --Kevin W./TalkCFB uniforms/Talk 19:01, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

2011 China Floods[edit]

Hi Dale, I noticed you added the 2011 Missouri Floods to the sidebar for ongoing events - disasters section So I wondered whether you might consider doing the same for the 2011 China floods article? The article itself needs work - but it's an ongoing event so it will always need work, I've started progressing the article via it's talk page, but I'm a bit out my depth dealing with such a large subject at my limited Wikipedia experience level. So I'd value your feedback both on the article, and on what level of article (stub/start/good etc) an article needs to be before it can be added to the sidebar without people complaining about that action. EdwardLane (talk) 17:25, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

  • My immediate thought is that while the article needs to have a certain level of quality—definitely more than stub—the criteria for inclusion in the sidebar are more related to the magnitude of the event than the quality of the article. I didn't get any feedback, up or down, for adding either the recent Mississippi River floods or the Joplin tornado to the sidebar. The Mississippi River flood was among the largest in American history. By some measures, it was larger than the legendary 1927 flood, the most destructive in the US. As for the Joplin tornado, it caused more deaths than any US tornado in more than 60 years. — Dale Arnett (talk) 17:37, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback. I'm going to upgrade the article a bit and then try adding it to the sidebar, see what happens. EdwardLane (talk) 09:00, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Women Squads[edit]

Hey, the FIFA-list is at times completely different like you mentioned. They had Angerer with 40-something caps while the dfb.de has her with 92 and so on, i did not change the US, Frence and German caps/goals. What do we roll with? Kante4 (talk) 19:57, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

  • My gut feeling is that I'd go with the individual federation's numbers IF they can be confirmed for each player. By "confirmed", I mean that all caps credited to each player are indeed against full national sides. This can easily be determined for Canada; I suspect the same would apply to the the other countries you named. I'm getting ready to work out and maybe shop a bit... I'll think it over while I'm out.  :) — Dale Arnett (talk) 20:06, 17 June 2011 (UTC)

Nikola Mirotić[edit]

Oh, I'm actually very sorry for reverting your edits. I have been trying to edit other sections of the page and must have accidentally reverted your edits. Thank you for letting me know. — (talk) 5:50, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Women's FIFA Group C standings[edit]

Dale,

You say that Sweden must win by 3 goals to win the group. Is that right?! Why?

If Sweden wins by any score they will have 9 points and the USA 6 points. Why isn't that a win for Sweden? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tumb (talkcontribs) 18:03, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

8 (number)[edit]

Cool update. Cheers, JoeSperrazza (talk) 19:45, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

P:CE/S matters... what's your say?[edit]

Hi Dale... I would like your opinion regarding the latest discussions on my talk page... in particular the last one... Thanks--Nitsansh (talk) 18:13, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

MOS & Links in tables.[edit]

Can you please point out to me where in the MOS it indicates that duplicate links can be present in tables? Since I do considerable about of work on Fraternity chapter lists and Fraternity National Convention lists, knowing that I *don't* need to go through and make sure only the first convention in Chicago gets a link to the city would be *very* useful. Also, most of my tables are sortable, so I can't always guarantee that if it is sorted on the host chapter (for example), that the first Chicago in the coding ends up as first in the sorted table...Naraht (talk) 13:29, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

  • My reading of WP:REPEATLINK indicates that repeated links within separate cells of a single table is acceptable, though optional. It does, however, clearly frown upon repeating links within lists. — Dale Arnett (talk) 18:18, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Your triple DYK nomination[edit]

Hi Dale, I have reviewed your triple nomination at Template:Did you know nominations/Festus Ezeli and I have an issue with the tone of the articles. Could you see my comments at the nomination page and reply there? Thanks. Crisco 1492 (talk) 09:31, 3 September 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Festus Ezeli[edit]

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DYK for Jeffery Taylor[edit]

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DYK for 2011–12 Vanderbilt Commodores men's basketball team[edit]

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List of college football coaches with a .750 winning percentage[edit]

Thanks for updating this list. Jweiss11 (talk) 06:20, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Sint Maarten[edit]

That was an absolutely heroic series of edits to fix Sint Maarten country code/area code change. Just when you think 'all done' there's one more that was missed... -- 80.42.236.111 (talk) 19:33, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

Olympiacos B.C.[edit]

Hi. Can you please make it where only registered users can edit that page and can you please put an auto review roll back on it? People keep messing with the depth chart on that page endlessly for so long now now and it's just ridiculous and absolutely impossible to keep it correct because of much trolling of that team's depth chart goes on at that page. Either that or can you just have the depth chart removed? Because it is just ridiculous how people just mess with that depth chart endlessly by over and over and over putting players at the wrong positions very blatantly and obviously on purpose.173.216.237.132 (talk) 09:52, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

WikiProject College Basketball discussion[edit]

Dale, I know that you created Template:Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball, but some of us are starting to feel that those types of navboxes need some standardization and re-tooling. There's a new discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject College Basketball#College basketball program navboxes - standards that might affect your Gonzaga template. I'm sure that you're not super attached to the template and would be fine with any agreed upon changes, but we always welcome opinions on these issues. Thanks. Jrcla2 (talk) 01:38, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Mountain West Conference and Conference USA football alliance[edit]

Thanks for the help on Mountain West Conference and Conference USA football alliance. It is appreciated. --SportsMaster (talk) 18:11, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Coaching lists[edit]

Thanks again for keeping those coaching lists up to date. Jweiss11 (talk) 17:19, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

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See also[edit]

How do you add internal links in an article to another article in wikipedia?

  • Article title#Section title — Dale Arnett (talk) 22:02, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
  • One more detail I forgot. If there is more than one section of an article with the same heading, add the sequential number of that heading after the title. For example, if there are three sections in an article that have the heading "Foo", link to them as follows:
    • First section "Foo": Article title#Foo (I think "Foo 1" will work as well)
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Links to university vs. team[edit]

Dale, I saw your edits to you Don Nehlen. You're 100% right about team links in the infobox. That is the standard for Infobox college coach. As for the body of an article, it's a little bit more nuanced. If you're writing "Bowling Green State University" then that should link to Bowling Green State University. If you think a link to Bowling Green Falcons football is more appropriate, then the copy should be changed accordingly. It's not good practice to write "Bowling Green State University" and have that wikilink to Bowling Green Falcons football. That's sloppy and misleading to the reader. My general practice with coaching biographies to start off with mention and a link to a given university, then then work in a link to the team article in the supporting detail. I think it's worth mentioning and linking to university articles in coaching bios because the universities are the organizations that hire and pay the coaches, and the coach's influence tends to extend to the university at large. Jweiss11 (talk) 18:24, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Fair enough. I figure you've already changed that part back... if you haven't, be my guest.  :) — Dale Arnett (talk) 18:29, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
Done indeed. Jweiss11 (talk) 20:53, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Sandusky edit[edit]

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Thanks, but[edit]

Thank You for sharing my view regarding this [2] [3]. But if you want to be thorough, you have to change all this, as I did here [4], because you left the medal table uncorrected. Howard the Duck seems good cooperative guy, but FIBA's pages are complete mess. Pantagana (talk) 15:34, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Duke of Marmalade[edit]

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NBA salary cap[edit]

I think some of my edits were lost with your last major change. Not sure if it would have prevented this, but there is {{inuse}} tag that you can add to articles when you are doing major edits. I'll wait before restoring the lost changes, in case you were still working. BTW, for historical purposes, was the info on pre=2011 CBA retained in the article? Thanks for updating the article.—Bagumba (talk) 20:44, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Scratch my comment, I think all is intact.—Bagumba (talk) 20:47, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
I know why I was confused. The article text seemed to be cut and pasted an extra time in the article. I was bold and chopped off the bottom half. Hope that was correct.—Bagumba (talk) 20:56, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
You got it right. :) What happened was that I messed up my cut-and-paste. When I noticed an edit conflict, I copied my edit to my Mac's clipboard. When I re-edited, incorporating your changes (I had the edit history up in a second window, so I had access to your work), I forgot to select the contents of the edit window so that my clipboard contents would replace the current version. — Dale Arnett (talk) 21:01, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

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Eastern Kentucky Coal Fields[edit]

You may want to take a look at this article. If the anon editor is correct, it may need to be moved. Bms4880 (talk) 15:11, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Phantom[edit]

Good job spotting the inbreeding in Phantom's pedigree. I missed that.  Tigerboy1966  20:40, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Removing template:cfb link[edit]

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advice requested[edit]

I'm interested in improving the presentation of the membership timelines for the various DI conferences.

I started a draft writeup at User:Sphilbrick/sandbox for latest project

I'd love to hear your feedback on whether this idea has merit, but I'm especially interested in thoughts on where I should present this. I was originally thinking the Wikiproject basketball page, but it has broader impact than just basketball. I tentatively plan to pick one location, then either write up a an RfC, or add notices to various obvious places. However, I am not sure how best to reach out to everyone who might care, so I'm looking for your advice.--SPhilbrick (Talk) 15:08, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

I may regret being impatient, but I went ahead and posted at Talk page of Project College football--SPhilbrick (Talk) 01:39, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
I think your idea has a LOT of merit. And, I wouldn't lose too much sleep over posting it at the college football WP—it's just the kind of thing I believe they'd go for.  :) — Dale Arnett (talk) 02:40, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm more of a basketball fan, but I was frankly worried that the football folks might be miffed if I proposed changes at the basketball board, and since most of the changes are football driven, that seemed like a good place.--SPhilbrick (Talk) 03:09, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the cleanup. I did know that The Summit League was formerly the Mid-Continent, but failed to consider that I should use the name at the time in the AE section. Good catch.
I honestly thought there would be more discussion. I'll give it a few more days (I've posted to all of the conference pages affected) then go ahead and make the changes, if there's no objection.--SPhilbrick (Talk) 17:36, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the alternative WCC timeline. I think I'm going to go ahead and move the proposed timelines into the articles, as enough time for discussion has elapsed. Not all the timelines have the new conferences included, but I think it does add a lot of useful information. I was a little worried it might be too much clutter, but it doesn't seem to be a problem. I'm intrigued about the idea of backfilling, so we can see where each team came form, but I'll leave it to others to tackle that. The main open issue is whether to display the count. I was originally in favor, but agree with the editor who (presumably) thinks it looks clearer without. I plan to add a comment to each timeline, so if individual conferences choose differently, it is easy enough to change the code.--SPhilbrick (Talk) 15:43, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Happy Adminship Anniversary[edit]

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Big West[edit]

Was wondering if you could fix the BWC timeline. The color for Hawaii says men's soccer, while previously it was for all women's sports. Also thanks for the history edits. hbdragon88 (talk) 05:40, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

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Question about master table[edit]

I posed a question here: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject College Basketball/Master Table which maybe I should have asked at a more trafficked page. I'm guessing you might know.--SPhilbrick (Talk) 19:08, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Change in format of Qualified teams on tournament pages[edit]

Dale, I'm working my way through the NCAA Women's basketball tournaments, starting with 1982, adding a list of the venues, and maps. I just reached 1998.

You already had added a table of the regional locations, which I replaced using the common format now present in many men's and women's tournament pages.

When I get to the present, if I haven't run out of steam, I plan to start adding lists of Qualified teams, using the format used in 2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. That is, list by region, identifying whether at large or automatic and conference affiliation. I may also add maps of each qualifying team. I also plan to show the summary map identifying how many from each state, although I plan to use a different color scheme.

I'm mentioning this to you, because you added the tables of qualifiers to the 1998, and I would probably simply replace them using the 2012 format. I think this will add useful and interesting information, but I don't want to simply remove your contribution without informing you, in case you aren't a fan of the 2012 formats, and want to discuss.--SPhilbrick (Talk) 15:40, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Go for it. I'm not wedded to any particular format, and I kind of like the 2012 format. — Dale Arnett (talk) 15:57, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the response.--SPhilbrick (Talk) 16:22, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

in re: Larry Joe Inman[edit]

I'm glad that you knew there is no Lebanon High School. I was going by multiple bios and press releases that are in large part identical. All said that Inman had been coaching "...at Lebanon HS".

If you knew that one, might you also know in what fields Inman received his bachelors degree from Austin Peay and his masters from Tennessee State? I looked at even more sources without finding those tidbits, including searching both school's websites. (TSU's only reference to his getting his masters there is in the announcement of his coaching appointment.) GWFrog (talk) 23:16, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Don't know about his educational background. The only reason I knew about the high school is because I'm from Kentucky. — Dale Arnett (talk) 02:27, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

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Unnecessary piping in[edit]

One of the recent edits you made at Major League Baseball in part reverted an edit I'd made to remove some piped links (specifically to Los Angeles Angels and to Minneapolis-St Paul). There was no reason to re-add the piped links, since the unpiped ones redirect to the same articles as the ones for which you added the pipes. (WP:NOTBROKEN) Just pointing it out, I'm not changing it back in the article (also NOTBROKEN) since if I did, it would just take up space storing the article history and not really have any effect on the result of the links. I only made the change in the first place since I was editing the same part of the article anyway, and just took advantage of an opportunity to reduce the number of characters in the source wikicode. --LarryJeff (talk) 02:15, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

List of NCAA conferences[edit]

Thank you so much for helping keep that page updated! It's been hard for me to track everything that's been happening as the end of the semester approaches. Thus, I won't be making any edits for the next 2 weeks, but I trust that you will update that page as more moves are made. Thanks again! Dafoeberezin3494 (talk) 17:47, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

No problem. I figure that since I'm one of the main contributors to the realignment article, I might as well update the conference page as well.  :) — Dale Arnett (talk) 18:04, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

City/state in Kentucky newspaper titles[edit]

I moved The Independent (Ashland) and The Times-Tribune (Corbin) back to their previous titles, without "Kentucky" inside the parens. Wikipedia appears to have only one "The Independent" in a town called Ashland, and only one "The Times Tribune" in a town called Corbin, so there's no need to disambiguate further. The Wikipedia: Article Titles policy asks us to be concise. ``` t b w i l l i e ` $1.25 ` 03:33, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

Watt Powell Park[edit]

I was there once, long ago. Other than the light towers, is there any visible remnant of the ballpark? Any idea why they didn't remove the lights? Are they going to use them to illuminate a parking lot or something? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 00:01, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

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Wikitravel/WikiVoyage/WMF Travel Guide[edit]

I'm assuming you're the same Dale Arnett that has an account at Wikitravel. Just checking to see if you are aware of the proposal to move the travel wiki to Wikimedia due to ongoing issues with the current owner of the Wikitravel site, Internet Brands. There is currently am RfC open asking for people to state their support, opposition, or neutrality regarding the proposal. Also, due to spambot issues, lack of patrolling, among other things, Wikitravel content ceased to be backed up around August 2 (I myself only found out recently). In relation to this, there is a proposal to move the English travel wiki (and possibly other language versions) to WikiVoyage on an interim basis in preparation for a big move to WMF. Eco84 | Talk 20:36, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

Help with FIBA Basketball World Cup Yugoslavia/Serbia issue[edit]

The FIBA Basketball World Cup and related articles to it keep getting falsely edited to show that Serbia won medals that were actually won by Yugoslavia. This also happens on the article page of Serbian national team. On one of the articles, Russia is also credited with the medals of the Soviet Union. If you try to fix this, someone else just edits it back. The Serbian national team article totally takes credit for medals that are not officially theirs, and you can't edit it to fix it, without it being reverted. Can you help with this? Here are the official records from FIBA --> [5] [6] [7] - the same problem exists at the Serbia and Montenegro national team article, which was even redirected, but FIBA counts it as a separate team --> [8] - and again, FIBA counts Soviet Union and Russia as separate teams, with separate medals, but in some articles Russia is getting credited with those medals, but here is how FIBA counts it ---> [9] [10] - the same problem exists at the articles of individual tournaments, where the wrong teams are listed, trying to credit medals won to countries that don't actually get credited with them, or simply placing the wrong country in the tournament competition. Can you help with this problem? Because no matter how much editing you do to fix it, the edits just get changed back, especially the ones related to the Serbian and Yugoslavian national teams.Bluesangrel (talk) 11:30, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

  • Sounds like those pages need to be protected. The level of protection will depend on where the edits are coming from. If they're coming mainly from IP users, then it shouldn't be hard to get semi-protection (i.e., edits allowed only from registered users) approved. If registered users are involved, then it gets trickier. — Dale Arnett (talk) 16:39, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

DYK for List of international rugby union tries by Shane Williams[edit]

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1903-06 Massillon Tigers / Bob Shiring[edit]

My great-grandfather, Bob Shiring, played center for the Massillon Tigers from 1903-06. He was from the Pittsburgh area and was one of four "ringers" paid to play by Massillon. He also played for the J.F. Lalus Athletic Club in Pittsburgh in 1899-1900, Homestead Library & Athletic Club in 1901, and Pittsburgh Stars/Pros in 1902. I have inherited a collection of original photos from these teams and and have collected other photos and articles. Sports Illustrated ran a story in the 2/6/12 issue called The First Super Bowl on the big game in 1906 between Canton and Massillon. I helped the writer with the story and SI gave me a photo credit for the picture postcard of the Canton team that I provided them for the article. I am working on some related projects, including with the Hall oF Fame, and would enjoy connecting with anyone interested in sharing information, asking questions, etc. Please feel free to contact me at gkficery@comcast.net. Thanks! Gregg Ficery — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gficery (talkcontribs) 14:47, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

USA[edit]

See here.

College Coaches 200 wins![edit]

I just stopped by to say, "YOU DA MAN!" for updating the list midseason. You updated all 28 that were due for an update, right? I'll check behind you just as a courtesy checks-and-balances thing but I was really not looking forward to attacking that table - you are officially my editor hero for the month. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Scrooster (talkcontribs) 22:27, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks (re VanDerveer)[edit]

Dale

Thanks for the work you did at Tara VanDerveer. I'm kicking myself for not using the sortname template you replaced in the coaching tree. I recently did a coaching tree for someone else, so will have to make the change.

FWIW, I knew it wasn't done, but I was at the five day limit for DYK nomination, so proposed it. A Stanford fan offered to send me info box corrections (probably the Albany year), but I was going to wait until I was done. I'll check to see if there are any others.

There's still a question about whether she has a Big Ten Conference Championship in 1982. I have an email out to the Ohio State athletic department, but they haven't yet responded. (I think the answer is no)

Thanks, again, I think it is starting to look like a decent article.--SPhilbrick (Talk) 12:25, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

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Editor Help[edit]

Hello, my name is Cole Swartwood and I am attending Clemson University as a freshman. In my english class we have an assignment to edit and add material to wikipedia (I have never edited Wikipedia before). My article is on the Sports in Venezuela page, and I saw that you have made many edits on the Sports in America Wikipedia page. I am using that page as a base for how i want to Sports in Venezuela page to look eventually. Due to your interest in sports, and many valuable edits in the page, I was wondering if you could help advise me on the page I am editing. It would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

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Editor Help[edit]

Hello, my name is Cole Swartwood and I am attending Clemson University as a freshman. In my english class we have an assignment to edit and add material to wikipedia (I have never edited Wikipedia before). My article is on the Sports in Venezuela page, and I saw that you have made many edits on the Sports in America Wikipedia page. I am using that page as a base for how i want to Sports in Venezuela page to look eventually. Due to your interest in sports, and many valuable edits in the page, I was wondering if you could help advise me on the page I am editing. It would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Cworld7 (talk) 14:18, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Nice to see someone adopting an article! The main thing when you're working on any article, especially a potentially large overview article such as the one you're doing, is to reference. If you want to see the kind of referencing that I'm talking about, see 2010–12 NCAA conference realignment—I've been one of the main editors of that article, and the reference count is now pushing 250. Another article I've intensively referenced is Courtney Vandersloot; I created that article when she was finishing her career at Gonzaga, and continued with it through her first WNBA season. Haven't done significant work on her article in about a year, however. If you know Spanish, that will be a huge plus for your particular article—although it's not a deal-breaker if you don't. (Knowing Spanish, obviously, would enable you to understand possible sources in that language, such as news articles and official league websites.) I'll be peeking around the article over the next few days. — Dale Arnett (talk) 03:04, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Women's basketball[edit]

Hi Laura and Dale, I've been working to improve the coverage of women's basketball on Wikipedia. I recently decided I'd like to work on some of the general history of the sport. Despite having looked at Wikipedia for years, today was the first day I had taken a look at Women's basketball.

It looks like the perfect place include some expanded coverage of the history. I see Laura is one of the major contributor. In fact, the only contributor with over 10 edits who has edited this decade. I see Dale Arnett has also edit a fair bit, I'll copy him as well.

Obviously, I can just jump in, but I'd like to be a little structured. The article has grown organically, and this may be a good time to think about the structure. For example, the Rules and Equipment section is quite choppy. I don't like one or two sentence sections, so we ought to decide whether they could be expanded or if another format is better. I'm mulling over whether a table would make sense, with the current headings as rows, and high school/college/FIBA/WNBA as columns, although I haven't though through how the time element should be handled.

I'd like to see a timeline. A detailed timeline might deserve to be its own article, with a major milestones timeline included here. Do you know whether any other articles have adopted that concept?

The opening history paragraph begs for some paragraph breaks, but as that is one of the areas I want to expand, I think that will just happen.

I'd also like to discuss whether the overall structure makes sense. It is interesting that this article emphasizes location, with the "Around the World" section being the single largest, while Basketball has no such section at all.

I see the Basketball article has a bit of history in each of several sections, in one on women;s basketball, then has a second, expanded article History of basketball, which doesn't mention women.

We ought to discuss whether the history of women's basketball should be primarily in History of basketball, with summaries and Main article links in Basketball and Women's basketball, or something else.

Lots to think about, and I guess I ought to post something at wikiproject basketball. --SPhilbrick (Talk) 18:36, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Travel site..[edit]

Hi,

As a sometimes contributor to travel wikis, I just wanted to make sure you were aware of the launch of the travel guide under the auspices of the WMF. See meta:Travel Guide. You may also be interested in the legal action that Internet Brands has launched against volunteer contributors and wikipedians at http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/09/05/wikimedia-foundation-seeks-declaratory-relief-in-response-to-legal-threats-from-internet-brands/. The content for the new WMF site is being migrated from wikivoyage at http://en.wikivoyage.org as we speak. Of course, if you are across all this, then please forgive the interruption. Continue on! --Inas (talk) 09:16, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

International sports calendar 2012[edit]

There is a discussion for deletion on the page, can you give your inputLihaas (talk) 06:14, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

List of college women's basketball coaches with 600 wins[edit]

I notice that Andy Landers entry in List of college women's basketball coaches with 600 wins does not include his Roane State wins. I assume this is because that institution is a community college. Has there been any discussion about whether the NJCAA institutions should be included?--SPhilbrick (Talk) 13:39, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

AFAIK, there's been no discussion. My guess is that it's because almost every statistical source I'm aware of in college sports draws a sharp distinction between two-year and four-year schools—usually by completely ignoring juco statistics. For an example in football, the College Football Data Warehouse includes NCAA, NAIA, and even NCCAA institutions, but doesn't include jucos. — Dale Arnett (talk) 14:42, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, sounds reasonable. The question arose because someone cited the Georgia website which states "Stringer and Landers rank No. 1 and No. 3 in career victories among active Division I women's basketball coaches with 885 and 877 wins, respectively." I think it is a stretch to include his CC wins, but wanted to see what you thought.--SPhilbrick (Talk) 16:24, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
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Requesting protection for several Wikipedia pages[edit]

Hi Dale, I am requesting protection for the 2012 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team and for Notre Dame Fighting Irish football through the 2013 BCS title game, on Jan 7, 2013. I am already starting to see reverted edits by registered editors on these pages and I think to make all our lives easier it would be prudent to protect these pages, given the magnitude of two of the top teams in college football playing for the national title and the media circus that is sure to ensue. Thanks! Tedmoseby (talk) 21:44, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

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FIBA[edit]

I received an email from the Communications Department of FIBA. In short, they recognize that some of the articles about FIBA could use some work and are looking for some help. I wrote them an email talking about some ideas in generalities, but I would love to chat with you about how the community can help. For example, should this be something for Wikiproject basketball, or should we create a specific Wikiproject FIBA? I know you have edited many of the FIBA articles, and I can peruse the contributors to identify others with interests in the area, but you may know specific names of editor I should contact. Laura Hale, for example.--SPhilbrick (Talk) 17:48, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

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International sports calendar 2013[edit]

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2010–13 NCAA conference realignment[edit]

I saw that you are one of major contributors to this article. Could you help to split off the WAC, Big 12, and ice hockey, as suggested on its talk page? Perhaps even more sections as well, if the article remains too large. — Oneforfortytwo (talk) 20:53, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

NWSL[edit]

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2013 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans[edit]

I have reverted to sourced content at 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans. Please provide a citation if you want to make changes.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 07:15, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Oldest public university in the United States[edit]

There's a discussion going on about which universities should be appropriately included in the Oldest public university in the United States article on its talk page. Since you've edited it in the past, I thought perhaps you would be interested in weighing in on the discussion. Ncjon (talk) 18:36, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

2013 Kentucky Wildcats baseball team[edit]

Hi-

I noticed that you had contributed to 2012 Kentucky Wildcats baseball team. I wanted to let you know that I have now created 2013 Kentucky Wildcats baseball team. FYI --rogerd (talk) 16:04, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

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DYK nomination for Russ Smith (basketball)?[edit]

I see you have done a few DYK nominations. I have updated Russ Smith (basketball) alot the past 2 days and he would be a great DYK with what he has been doing in the basketball tourneys. If we can get a picture and up date the page a little more. There is alot more that could be added about Russ if you check out the refs there is alot of weird facts on him. Maybe you could do or help do a DYK on him.Theworm777 (talk) 15:57, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Luke Hancock[edit]

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Can you help?[edit]

Dale, I had a request at OTRS for inclusion of a person into the List of college men's basketball coaches with 600 wins - it looks like he should be there (but I'm no expert - wrong country anyway). I see you are a major editor of that page, can you have a look at the e-mail trail he sent (he has given permission to share it) and see if anything need doing? I would have e-mailed it to you - but I see no link - so I've put it here for you to view, Thanks.  Ronhjones  (Talk) 19:10, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Any feedback I can give to the OTRS poster?  Ronhjones  (Talk) 14:57, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
I've added him anyway  Ronhjones  (Talk) 21:32, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

College soccer[edit]

Hey, just wanted to say thanks for the aid on the 2013 NCAA Division I men's soccer season, there's been a lot of work needed there to make it as good as possible. Quidster4040 (talk) 21:40, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Kelly Graves[edit]

Dale, on 8 Feb an IP did something odd to Kelly Graves, removing all the ref tags, and some br tags as well as some other edits.

This has left the article in a mess. I see substantial subsequent edits, so I'm not sure about reverting to an earlier version. Any thoughts?--SPhilbrick (Talk) 22:00, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

What I usually do when I see something like that is to do a copy-and-paste from a version I know is good, incorporating any constructive new material from the current version. While I'll do it in the edit window, you may want to do it in a text file. — Dale Arnett (talk) 01:09, 7 May 2013 (UTC)
OK, thanks.--SPhilbrick (Talk) 12:01, 7 May 2013 (UTC)
See Talk:Kelly Graves--SPhilbrick (Talk) 18:10, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Wikimeetup Kentucky? Join us at THATCamp KY, June 1-2, 2013[edit]

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Tommy Amaker[edit]

I am just letting you know that as the leading editor at Harvard Crimson men's basketball in terms of edit count, I thought you might want to comment at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Tommy Amaker/archive1.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 00:05, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

CBB template[edit]

I added a CBB template to Pat Meiser today. I've done a few of these with no problem, but this was the first time I have one with no conference results. I thought I had to say "conference =No" in most the Start and the Entry, which I have done, but there seems to be an extra column. Any thoughts on what I have done wrong, or suggestions for a better place to ask?--SPhilbrick (Talk) 15:23, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Hmmm. Never had that situation before... I don't know how that came about. What I'd do is go into the edit history of the template, look up the creator of the template (or a major editor—I'm not well-versed on template syntax, so I generally only edit templates to add new entries to an established structure), and post your question on that person's talk page. — Dale Arnett (talk) 15:29, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Good idea, I see that the creator is still active, so have asked.--SPhilbrick (Talk) 15:50, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

ruined it (transfer)[edit]

you ruined the page, you removed Neymar without checking the article i put there which CLEARLY states he was sold for 51.3 million and the same with Falcao!!! Falcao sold for 50 million but you put it as 42 million so can you please fix you mistakes and look at articles in the future.

(1) I looked at the page history. Neymar wasn't in the list when I first added Falcao. (2) As for the Falcao transfer, I had the correct numbers in the table. The article said he sold for a minimum of 50 million EUROS. At yesterday's exchange rates, it converted to about £42.8 million. The first transfer fee is the value in pounds; the second is euros.— Dale Arnett (talk) 15:42, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Great minds think...[edit]

I edited the future members of the Big Ten only to have a editing conflict, because you were in there ahead of me. :) I killed whatever minor change you made ther by separating Hopkins from Maryland & Rutgers. GWFrog (talk) 21:03, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

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NCAA D-II sports[edit]

I have put together a very extensive list of D-II schools with sports that compete outside of the formal D-II structure. It is very accurate with 2013-14 conference affiliations, but it is not complete. I have seen somewhere that some Pennsylvania schools have D-I wrestling and one other sport, other than hockey, and some Florida schools have sailing and possibly crew. I don't know if, where, or how to incorporate the list on current D-II pages. You can see my list here. Msjraz64 (talk) 19:58, 8 June 2013 (UTC)

I'm not sure myself how to incorporate it. I'll need to think a little. BTW, I see one error: North Georgia may be a full member of the Peach Belt, but not in rifle. I just looked at the conference's official website—it does not sponsor that spott. — Dale Arnett (talk) 03:09, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

I think the North Georgia Rifle was just listing the primary conference when they are possibly Independent in reality. Holy Names Men's Volleyball and maybe a couple others might fall into the same category. Either way the information is there, I thought something like this table would be easier than having notes for each individual school.Msjraz64 (talk) 04:06, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

I saw this as I was coming to ask you to give a look at the list I just posted after working on it, kinda hit-and miss, for a couple months: List of non-Division I Schools competing in NCAA Division I sports. GWFrog (talk) 14:51, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

2013 mid-year rugby test series[edit]

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Pssst...[edit]

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Bryan's[edit]

I have created 2013 Bob and Mike Bryan tennis season if you want to do some work on the prose in the year in detail or make a table with the prize money. I have already got the hard work done of creating the tables.HotHat (talk) 05:24, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Records[edit]

I just want to thank you first and foremost for your contributions to the 2013 Bob and Mike Bryan tennis season page, however, your putting in that they have the men's doubles record is not in fact true because List of Grand Slam men's doubles champions#Most Grand Slam doubles titles (all-time) is not in-line with your edit on the article. This is because John Newcombe currently holds the all-time mark at 17, and Todd Woodbridge holds the open era record at 16, which this means the Bryans' would have to win two more slams to tie the Open Era record and three to hit-on the all-time mark. Furthermore, they need to win four more to have it all by themselves, so just give it time, which it will happen. Lets' not crown them before they do the accomplishment(s).HotHat (talk) 19:50, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

I just edited it to indicate that they do have the all-time record for a team, though not as individuals. Newcombe has 12 with Roche and 5 with other partners. Woodbridge has 11 with Mark Woodforde and 7 with other partners (most, if not all, with Jonas Björkman). — Dale Arnett (talk) 22:05, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
I just want to thank you for addressing my concerns with the respect to the aforementioned article.HotHat (talk) 13:04, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Activated debates[edit]

Hi Dale. I invite you to feedback on my views in Talk:List of names in English with counterintuitive pronunciations, I'm encouraging all involved since January to do so. Adam37 (talk) 10:32, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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NFLPA Game[edit]

Hello, Dale Arnett, I saw you'd recently made some constructive changes to NFLPA Game so I figured you may be receptive to a proposal I have for it. Important back story: I actually work with the NFL Players Association, and lately I've been helping to improve a number of articles here on Wikipedia. (Not directly editing articles, only making suggestions). This article is one I've been focusing on.

As the NFLPA pointed out to me, the article is very problematic: simply put, it conflates two different games with which the NFLPA has had a sponsorship history. I started a discussion at WP:NFL on how to handle the situation, and consensus was that we split the article into two. I've drafted one of those articles, and posted a request for assistance at Talk:NFLPA Game. The other article could be fashioned by reducing the current existing article, though I had originally split that task with an editor who hasn't been around for a few weeks. Would you be open to looking at my suggestions and, if they seem appropriate, go ahead and implement them? If you think you'd like to see the draft of the other article, I could probably put that together soon as well. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 14:41, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Hi again Dale Arnett, just wanted to touch base again and see if you think this is something you might have time to help out with? If so, I'd certainly appreciate it! Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 19:33, 8 July 2013 (UTC)
Hi Dale Arnett, just wanted to let you know that I've addressed your feedback about the Texas vs The Nation stub that I drafted, and posted an accounting of my changes over at Talk:NFLPA Game. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 13:21, 10 July 2013 (UTC)
Hi again—I have updated the "Texas vs The Nation" draft following your suggestion (and agreed to by the other editor weighing in); mind taking a look now? WWB Too (Talk · COI) 13:51, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

TemplateData is here[edit]

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

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

Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 22:20, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

2013 FCS Division 1 Independents[edit]

Ok, I know that Abilene Christian and Incarnate Word don't count as D1 wins for the 2013 season. However, both of the schools athletic websites clearly denote that for the 2013 football season they are classified as D1 Independents (while all other sports are part of the Southland Conference). Here is the Abilene Christian/ McMurry 2012 season opener Game Note that verifies that Abilene Christian is considered FCS D1 Independents this season, and here is the Incarnate Word schedule announcement that also states they are considered D1 for 2013. So why exactly are they not listed under the D1 Independents Template? Why, when ESPN acknowledges them as FCS Independents for 2013, are they not listed as such here at Wiki? Better yet, why were they deleted after I added them to the template? When you have all athletic sources saying they are considered D1 Independents for the year, even though they will count as a D2 win since they are transitional schools, they should be listed as such. Bigddan11 (talk) 20:11, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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NFLPA Game follow-up[edit]

Hey Dale, Just wanted to touch based about the NFLPA Game article again. I've updated my Texas vs The Nation draft to include the results of past games, so I think that that stub, as well as my draft of the NFLPA Collegiate bowl draft, are both ready to roll out. Do you think you might have time to help get things moved over? (Note: I am going to ask the same of User:Arxiloxos.) Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 18:08, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

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Proposal to start a women's basketball task force[edit]

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According to this process for starting a task force, the first thing to do is gather consensus, so I am sending this to some editors who have been active in editing relevant articles. If there is sufficient interest, I'll take a first stab at filling out the task force template and creating a draft task force page.

At this point, all I need is an answer to two questions:

  1. I would (or would not) be interested in being part of a task force to improve the coverage of women's basketball
  2. I think a different approach would be better (followed by alternative).--SPhilbrick (Talk) 11:55, 26 July 2013 (UTC)
Wikipedia:WikiProject Basketball/Women's basketball has been created. I haven't yet added it to the Wikiproject pages, but will do that, however, I wanted to let you know it exists, and has some suggested tasks.SPhilbrick (Talk) 19:22, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

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FA Thanks[edit]

Thanks for your editorial contributions to Tommy Amaker, which has recently become a WP:FA.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 14:31, 21 August 2013 (UTC)


Template:Kentucky Wildcats athletic director navbox[edit]

Dale- I have added Template:Kentucky Wildcats athletic director navbox, but I still have 2 holes1 hole that I can't seem to find: Stanley A. Boles left the job in 1933, and I don't know who held the position until Bernie Shively came in in 1938 Also,. Shively was AD until his death in 1967, but I can't seem to find out who filled the position until Harry Lancaster was named in 1969. Do you have any access to any UK Athletic Dept history that might help? I see that Chet A. Wynne was the football coach from 1934-1937, I can't find any documentation that he was also AD, but it would seem to fit. Thanks --rogerd (talk) 22:39, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Well, I found some references about Wynne, yes he was AD, and had some clashes with McVey and Rupp. --rogerd (talk) 23:03, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

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Request for assistance[edit]

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Major professional sports leagues[edit]

I was thinking about your August 31 addition to this article summarized as "International expansion: Speculation about NFL in London increasing." There is always speculation in the media re sports leagues expanding and sports teams relocating. Since Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, I didn't think a discussion about what the NFL might do in the future, and its possible motives for doing so, fit well here. I recognize you have made a number of other good contributions, so I didn't want to just wholesale delete this one without mentioning something to you first. Barryjjoyce (talk) 02:27, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

  • The reason why I added it was that this particular section of the article deals with potential expansion of the "major leagues", not just the NFL, outside North America. Now, whether or not it belongs in WP might be another question. Speaking of which, what do you see as an appropriate outlet for that type of information? I DON'T see WikiNews as a viable outlet for it, BTW. — Dale Arnett (talk) 14:03, 20 September 2013 (UTC)
I trimmed some of the speculative material, while retaining the facts that the NFL has been ramping up its London presence. See what you think. Barryjjoyce (talk) 02:40, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
Think it'll work. I just added the NFL's official announcement that three teams would play "home" games at Wembley in 2014. The story/release openly acknowledged that all three teams are dissatisfied with their current stadiums. — Dale Arnett (talk) 03:00, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Incarnate Word soccer[edit]

Yes, Dale, I know that the Southland Conference only sponsors soccer for women. I put this footnote in the List of NCAA Division I men's soccer teams: "Since the Southland Conference does not sponsor men's soccer, Central Arkansas fields its men's varsity soccer team in the Missouri Valley Conference, Oral Roberts plays in The Summit League, Houston Baptist competes in the Western Athletic Conference, and Incarnate Word will be an independent." The reason that Incarnate Word is an independent, Dale, is not because men's soccer is not a Southland Conference sport; they are an independent because no other conference invited them to come play soccer with them. Hey, what can I say? I tried to phrase the entry in the 2013 Season article accurately without offending the school or its supporters. GWFrog (talk) 04:12, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Oh. Now I understand why you did it that way. If you haven't already fixed it, let me go ahead and do it. — Dale Arnett (talk) 04:16, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
Done. Not exactly your previous wording, but I think it's close enough. — Dale Arnett (talk) 04:20, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
That's cool... GWFrog (talk) 05:46, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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Merge discussion for Daniel Silna[edit]

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Nick Saban[edit]

Nick Saban needs to be added to List of college football coaches with a .750 winning percentage. His record is now 165–55–1 (.749). Thanks, Jweiss11 (talk) 04:21, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

  • Just one question: Is that his on-the-field record, or his official NCAA record? He lost several wins due to NCAA sanctions. — Dale Arnett (talk) 04:26, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
This is official record, up-to-date. I just backed out the vacated wins from his bio article. Jweiss11 (talk) 04:43, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
I've got the weekly update completed except for Chris Petersen; Boise State is still playing. Since I won't save the page until after that game is over, I can add Saban at that time. — Dale Arnett (talk) 04:47, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
Great. Thanks. Jweiss11 (talk) 04:55, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

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Edit on June 3rd, remove an external link: question[edit]

Hi Arnett,

you removed the new link '* Review: Canon EF-S 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM lens' from 'Canon EF-S 10–18mm lens'. Can you plese explain why?

BR Gode — Preceding unsigned comment added by GodeNehler (talkcontribs) 05:24, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

  • I used that same article as a reference for my most recent addition. The fellow behind Northlight had quite a bit to say about the lens, and I thought it would add to the article by quoting some of his review. — Dale Arnett (talk) 01:25, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

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AAC / Big East baseball[edit]

Dale, take a look at the navboxes {{American Athletic Conference Baseball Coach of the Year navbox}} and {{American Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Year navbox}} (as well as this article). I thought the AAC doesn't share history with the Big East for things like this? Jrcla2 (talk) 13:02, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

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FIBA squads[edit]

Hey, flagicons are really not needed or? Kante4 (talk) 18:36, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

  • I'm sort of torn between using them and not, but leaning against. Sure, a lot of the players are on club teams outside their home countries. OTOH, the more flags you have in the article, the longer it takes to load the page, especially when editing. On top of that, there's a term for it: "flagcruft". — Dale Arnett (talk) 22:03, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
Same here but also saying no, to be honest. So what do we do? Kante4 (talk) 20:45, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
My suggestion is to convert all of the existing squad lists into templates, similar to the current {{2014 United States FIBA Basketball World Cup team roster}}. They can then go into a category of their own. For an example of how it would work, see the following:
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If that's done, flagcruft becomes less of an issue, because now roster lists can be edited independently of one another, at least until the final rosters are set on August 29 (the day before the opening game). — Dale Arnett (talk) 02:04, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Yep, good idea. Would you do that? Kante4 (talk) 14:56, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. Will start to help on the squads now. ;) P.S.: Now flags are not a problem for me! Kante4 (talk) 21:49, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

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French Top14 and D2 points system[edit]

Dale, you may be interested to know that the French have altered their points system this season. It is now a losing bonus point for losing by 5 points or less. See Top14 and D2. This has an immediate effect on Template:2014–15 Rugby Pro D2 Table. Hamish59 (talk) 16:43, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

I went to the LNR site. I can't speak French, but I've figured out enough to know where to look in the LNR regulations... and you're right. — Dale Arnett (talk) 19:19, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Ireland at the 2016 Summer Olympics[edit]

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Sortname[edit]

Hey, thanks for the edit to the hazing article. I noticed you added some kind of "sort name" thing to some of the names. I'm still new to wikipedia and have no idea what that is. What does it do? Bali88 (talk) 18:08, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Glad you're on board! Using the "sortname" template means that entries will be sorted by last name. Using it with no parameters autogenerates a link to an article about the subject. The "nolink=1" parameter suppresses the link. — Dale Arnett (talk) 18:14, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Helpful! Although I don't fully understand the autogenerating a link thing. What does that mean? Bali88 (talk) 23:36, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
If you use the "sortname" template with no extra parameters, it creates a link to the name in question. It actually generates a sort tag, which is made invisible within a table, plus a link.
  • For example, {{sortname|Kevin|Durant}} results in Durant, KevinKevin Durant. If the template is included in a table, the "Durant, Kevin" portion is invisible, and all that's seen in the table is Kevin Durant. Within a table, it will be sorted by "Durant" instead of "Kevin".
  • Another example: You can use the "dab" parameter if the unadorned name is a disambiguation page. {{sortname|Frank|Thomas|dab=designated hitter}} results in Frank Thomas (the link is to the article with "(designated hitter)" as part of the title).
  • If an article doesn't exist for the person in question, use the "nolink=1" parameter. For example, if you want to include a person named Frank Thomas in a table, but he doesn't have an article and won't likely have one, use {{sortname|Frank|Thomas|nolink=1}}.
  • Hope this helps... see {{Sortname}} for more details. — Dale Arnett (talk) 23:56, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Cool, thanks! I wonder why it auto-creates the link. That seems like a weird feature. Bali88 (talk) 23:59, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
My educated guess: The template was created to allow lists of personal names within tables to be sorted by family name, which is standard in the English language. — Dale Arnett (talk) 00:02, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
Right, I understand that function. It just seems strange that the default creates a wikilink. Anyhoo, thanks for all your help. That article was a crazy big project and a ton of work and I think it can be a really important article. I'm super grateful for all the help! :-) Bali88 (talk) 00:35, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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Rugby Championship date[edit]

Are you sure that it finished on the 4th of October? The Argentina-Australia game started at 7:40 pm UTC−03:00, which means it would have finished ~ 9:30 pm UTC−03:00 -- which makes me think it was just after midnight UTC that the match finished? If I'm wrong do nothing, but I think you may have got the date wrong (I may have done stuffed up my mental arithmetic!). -- Shudde talk 06:04, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

  • Hmmm. Never thought about that issue. I always thought that events were listed as of the date in the location where they took place. Funny thing is that I don't know the actual policy as to timing of events to show up on "Today's current events". The Argentina-Australia match definitely finished on October 4 in Argentina, but since a rugby match runs 80 minutes, plus halftime, it finished on October 5 UTC. What affects my thinking is that in my part of the world (the States), the day of a match is considered to be that of the start time in its time zone, regardless of when it finishes. Despite this... I'm not going to quibble if you decide to split the matches. :) — Dale Arnett (talk) 06:15, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
Yeah I'm not sure about the current events portal, but at WP:ITN/C it says list the date at UTC. So I went with that there, then just used the same date at the current events portal. It's not a huge biggy. - Shudde talk 06:25, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

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It's probably not a problem, but you jumped the gun just a bit on the UTRGV Vacqueros name... " Bailey made the recommendation to the UT System's Board of Regents' Academic Affairs committee in a meeting today. The committee approved the recommendation and the full board will consider it Thursday for a final vote." The final vote to make it official is not until today, although it's probably a foregone conclusion that it will happen... GWFrog (talk) 13:07, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

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Women's College Rugby[edit]

There are still only six schools sanctioned by the NCAA. ([12]) Of the six added to the NCAA section in the College rugby article, Army, Brown, and Central Washington may have granted varsity standing to their teams, but they have not sought NCAA sanctioning, as Sacred Heart is apparently doing for next year... Davenport and Life are not only not sanctioned, they are not even NCAA members; both are NAIA schools... GWFrog (talk) 18:13, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

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Talk:List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career scoring leaders[edit]

Dale, please see Talk:List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career scoring leaders#Big East footnote, as I believe you were the one who included it. Thanks. Jrcla2 (talk) 16:34, 14 December 2014 (UTC)