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DYK for 1983 Oregon State vs. Oregon football game[edit]

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October 2013[edit]

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Oregon V Stanford 2013[edit]

I thought Oregon and Stanford were playing this week so i changed the ranking for the game thinking they were playing this week then i realized they are playing next week. Sorry about that --Jamesbondfan (talk) 14:58, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

No problem at all, I've done way worse! Besides I'd say it's 95% certain that will be the rankings come Sunday anyway. --Esprqii (talk) 16:05, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

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Oregon Ducks nickname question[edit]

I just created {{Oregon Ducks men's basketball navbox}} and used {{Oregon Ducks football navbox}} as my style guide. In the football navbox, it shows that Oregon used Webfoots as their nickname through the 1977–78 season, therefore I also used that nickname for the basketball navbox until 1977–78. Do you know if the basketball team adopted "Ducks" sooner than that? If so, could you please revise the basketball navbox to reflect the correct historical name used at those times? (related: 1944–45 Oregon Ducks men's basketball team would need to be moved to Webfoots if that was the nickname back then). Thanks! Jrcla2 (talk) 16:20, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

This is kind of a murky topic but I think you're correct. Short answer is that the '44-45 team is solidly in Webfoots territory so that article should be moved. After WWII is when things get murky. Contemporary sports reports from the 40s through the 70s use both terms interchangeably; at some point, Webfoots changes from the official nickname (adopted in 1932) to more of a cutesy alternate nickname. That seems to happen sometime in the '60s, but the official adoption of Ducks doesn't happen until 1978. This article from 1976 shows me that traditionalists don't like the increasing use of the "unofficial" name but also seems to reflect that the move is well underway if not a done deal. Would love to find a better smoking gun somewhere. --Esprqii (talk) 18:21, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the insight. I was about to go move the article in question but you beat me to it! I've been finding that a lot of school nicknames are difficult to track down as far as when they officially changed. Jrcla2 (talk) 18:41, 11 November 2013 (UTC)
Yep, in the days before trademarks and corporate licensing deals, a nickname was just a nickname! I could add that I remember enough of sports in the 70s to know that nobody I knew ever referred to the "Webfoots"; but then again, they were so terrible nobody bothered to call them anything at all! --Esprqii (talk)

Most-played rivalry page[edit]

As long as I've been editing the Most played rivalries in NCAA Division I FBS page I've always used the same order for the rivalries. As far as I know, the source I used to create the article in the first place (the NCAA record book) uses the same order:

  1. No. of games played
  2. Season/year the first game was played (oldest first)
  3. Season/year the last game was played (more recent games last)

so it's not really arbitrary at all, the main problem is when people update during a season after rivalry A is played, but rivalry B is still to be played. In general there shouldn't be any reordering during a season, but when I do reorder I take into account the games expected to be played. And since many teams play a rival for their last game, there are many games in the article that are still to be played in the 2013 season.

--162.239.236.97 (talk) 00:27, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Fair enough. The Texas/Texas A&M rivalry right at the top is out of order which led me to believe there was no order in place. I still think it's better to keep it updated throughout the season, because I believe most readers will not trust the accuracy of an article if they see anything out of date. Thanks for the reply. --Esprqii (talk) 00:32, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

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1944–45 Oregon Webfoots men's basketball team[edit]

Thanks for moving the 1944–45 Oregon Webfoots men's basketball team from Ducks to Webfoots. I didn't know that. Nice catch. --SportsMaster (talk) 20:10, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

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Your revert on Neil Goldschmidt[edit]

Just a heads up: more information has been added, and he's citing a newer interview with his victim in which she stated that she was thirteen when it started. I'm not going to undo his changes, but if you're more suited to the article it would be worth updating the rest of it to match. NicatronTg (talk) 01:09, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. I did not see the citation at the bottom of the article, and this article has a lot of vandalism so that was my first instinct. That interview is actually a couple of years old, published right after the victim's death so there is some discrepancy on the dates; I'm inclined to believe the victim's account though. I'm actually surprised that article hasn't been included as a source yet as I do recall it when it was published when we had some discussion about the victim's anonymity. It looks like another editor is involved now but we'll get it cleaned up. --Esprqii (talk) 19:29, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

There is a discussion at Talk:List of United States congressional districts related to style of new district-level maps for the post-2013 United States congressional districts. Your input would be appreciated. Thank you. --7partparadigm talk 02:13, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

February 2014[edit]

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Stanford Roster[edit]

John, thanks for the clarification and correction. I saw the 2014 added to the Tournament template and, in my rush, missed the existing link. . . --John (User:Jwy/talk) 09:44, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

I figured that's what happened. I should have been less hasty with my own edit. Thanks! --Esprqii (talk) 17:01, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Hey Sports Fans[edit]

Howdy, I ran across this awesome Oregon sports history when working on Mr. Warren's article. It looks like Brian is retired so rather than bug him, I'll ask you. Do you see any reason why I shouldn't go ahead and move the article into primetime? I only skimmed it but it looks well-referenced enough to stick. What say you? Valfontis (talk) 04:56, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

It looks good to me! Is Brian gone? He was editing up until a month or so ago. Seems like we should ask him. --Esprqii (talk) 19:23, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
He was editing a bunch of stuff about St. Johns but then a big "Retired" sign was put on his page. Do you want to ask him? I kinda reverted a couple of his edits so he might not want to hear from me... A good double DYK would be "DYK that one of the members of The Pioneer Baseball Club was lost in the sinking of the Titanic?" Valfontis (talk) 20:04, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Oooh, he cut out fast! If he's retired, I think all intellectual property reverts to WP:ORE so let's post it. Let's think about the DYKs a bit. I love the idea and I see why you did it that way, but I'd like to see the Titanic one first somehow. --Esprqii (talk)
Good idea. The Titanic anniversary is coming up. Feel free to take a stab at new hook. Will Warren still qualify for DYK by then?...eek, it has to only be 5 days old, but I think that just means the nomination. Hurry! Valfontis (talk) 10:56, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, if you get the nom in in the first 5 days you are good. But don't worry, no Wikipedians are hung up on rules or process or anything...(sigh). Be sure to request it for the Titanic anniversary; might be too close and they tend to not notice those things, but it's worth a try. OK, OK, hurrying now....I was thinking of something like...DYK that salmon canning magnate Frank Warren, the only Oregonian to perish in the sinking of the Titanic, played third base (or whatever) for one of the first baseball teams in Portland? Something along those lines. A bit too long... --Esprqii (talk) 15:07, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────Yes, because I love the fact we have our own salmon canning mogul. I'll see about working on all this this evening. Valfontis (talk) 16:41, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Much needed redirect, thanks. Almost as necessary as That goddess that fell out of Zeus' head. Let me know if I can help with any of the, er, paperwork or whatever. --Esprqii (talk) 17:23, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
You'd be surprised what kind of moguls there are. Like this electrical supply magnate. I suddenly found myself down a rabbit hole involving really really really expensive housing, horse racing, and ::eek:: Florida. Valfontis (talk) 19:52, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
Wow, Florida, really? I know what you mean about rabbit holes though. I just discovered that there is no English article about the sculptor of Manneken Pis, though there are several international versions. How can this be? --Esprqii (talk) 23:14, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

See below for my first attempt. It turns out several folks were heading to Oregon via the Titanic (see the "Ripples" article) but no one but the Warrens were really from here. The hops guy is pretty interesting though. He'll be up next. Because of course I love hops tycoons more than anything. Feel free to review a DYK or two for me! Consider this a virtual IOU for a non-virtual {{beer}}. Valfontis (talk) 02:41, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

It looks great. I've been swamped but will see if I can add anything this weekend. Don't be classist and forget about Niels Peder Jensen of Portland, originally of Eskilstrup. His niece survived. I haven't read a lot of Titanic survivor stories but her account of the ship sinking is pretty horrifying. --Esprqii (talk) 18:15, 4 April 2014 (UTC)


A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG Thanks for creating Cover Oregon in 2012. It seems that a lot of people in the United States are using Wikipedia to get information about their health care exchange, and you were the first person to make a Wikipedia article for one of them. Now there are many. I think your work contributed to a precedent which made a difference. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:53, 14 April 2014 (UTC)
Mmmm, delicious! Thanks for the cup. I was surprised those articles took so long to appear. Lots of expansion still needed of course! --Esprqii (talk) 19:58, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Pioneer Base Ball Club (Oregon)[edit]

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You are invited to an upcoming WikiWednesday meetup![edit]

Hi Esprqii, you are invited to come meet fellow wiki enthusiasts at WikiWednesday, a series of meetups for fans of Wikipedia, PortlandWiki, and wikis in general. If you are interested in attending, we will be meeting at NedSpace (619 SW 11th Avenue, Suite 250, at the corner of SW 11th and Morrison) at 6pm on Wednesday, May 21. You would be welcome to work on Wikipedia articles of your choosing, or other preferred wikis. I'll be there to help out. Hope to see you there! (Feel free to RSVP on my talk page or here.) --Another Believer (Talk) 23:26, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Request for assistance[edit]

Hi Esprqii, I need help finishing updating several pages related to the US congress and ensuring that Wikipedia has current district maps represented. There is not too much left to do, but I could use a hand doing it. Details can be found here. Oregon's state-level district page is yours if you like. Thank you --7partparadigm talk 18:24, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

I started this project, then I read in more detail what you had in mind in terms of establishing a standard format. I think it's a good idea, assuming others agree; sometimes state projects get antsy if you start messing with "their" format. Nonetheless, I'll try and get that going. --Esprqii (talk) 22:02, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you so much for your help, the pages look great. Best --7partparadigm talk 06:11, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

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Primary results[edit]

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