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Women's national football teams by class[edit]

Hi I'm wondering why you removed the recent changes I made to the article. Everything that I wrote add's something to the article and nothing has been taken away. I'm not sure why you think this isn't the best way to write the article nearly every country has this format, I'm not saying just because they have done it that way it is right but it's a fair indication. Looking forward to hearing from you, you can write on my page if you like, thanks.Snaz01 (talk) 15:20, 15 October 2013 (UTC)


FIFA national women's football teams by class

Hi. The maps are hand curated. I'll get to work on a map for women's football teams ASAP per your request. I'll put it on the task force page once I've finished. Delsion23 (talk) 18:45, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Here is the map, as promised. I've coloured the countries missing teams or articles in brown. I've added it to the taskforce page, and also added a progress bar for the project. Thanks for the appreciation :) I'm glad the maps are useful and hope this one is too. Keep up the good work on sports articles! Delsion23 (talk) 21:08, 12 April 2012 (UTC)


DYK for Jaume Llambi[edit]

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DYK nomination of María Carmen Rubio[edit]

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DYK nomination of Guillermo Rodriguez Gonzalez[edit]

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History merge request[edit]

Hi Laura, I'm confused by your history merge request for User:LauraHale/Francisco Angel Soriano San Martin. I don't see any page history at Francisco Angel Soriano San Martin, was there another page you meant to request? Let me know and I'll merge them. Thanks, Mark Arsten (talk) 02:48, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Bernabe Costas de Miranda[edit]

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DYK nomination of Oscar Trigo[edit]

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DYK nomination of Pedro Cordero Martin[edit]

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DYK for Guillermo Rodriguez Gonzalez[edit]

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DYK nominations in danger of rejection[edit]

Laura, as far as I can tell you have not yet responded to any of the six DYK notifications of issues with your nominations. I don't understand why you bother to nominate articles if you aren't going to address issues that come up in the nomination process.

Of the six, one has been approved because someone intervened and took care of the issue, one has been rejected, and the remaining four (post-Christmas) are all a week old, the standard interval to wait before it's considered safe to assume the person will not respond. As such, they could be rejected at any time, and are likely to be so in the next couple of days unless you take action.

Please give these remaining four DYK nominations your attention right away, and give some priority to issues with your nominations going forward. Thank you very much. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:46, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Spanish Federation of Sports for the Deaf[edit]

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Nomination of Oriol Sellarès Martínez for deletion[edit]

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The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Oriol Sellarès Martínez until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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AN discussion[edit]

You are the subject of a discussion at WP:AN#Laura Hale topic ban. Fram (talk) 17:18, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Laura. I understand your unwillingness to go to ANI, but I am afraid we really have a problem with your editing. Would you please be willing to respond in the ANI thread (where a number of examples are collected) or elsewhere? Thank you.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:44, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
I apologize, but as the AN discussion was started about 5 minutes after I started adding sources to an article I created that Fram had nominated for deletion, and where Fram mispresented the availability of sources related to the topic. Fram has previously sought to block me from processes and misrepresented my work, including falsely counting DYKs I wrote as being about Gibraltar when they were clearly not. He had also gone after me for Flat Bastion Road and for another article about an Australian Paralympic guide skier at DYK. For me, this is a continuing pattern on the part of Fram in going after me. (I have previously requested that Fram cease interacting with me.)
In my opinion, @Demiurge1000: did a good job at debunking the examples provided.) Since the discussion at DYK, I have made a very conscious effort to seek second opinions when I am unsure of the meaning of words, spent most of December learning Spanish, tried to rely less on translation tools to understand meaning, and sought assistance from members of Wikimedia España when I had even more questions about what I was reading.
The three examples Fram provided were not about translation errors. One was a typographical error. One was contorting the English language to avoid close paraphrasing from a translation. The third was a misunderstanding of a topic, not an issue of translation.
Most of the articles that Fram likely would point to are less issues of translation than of attempting to write an article to prove the article satisfies WP:GNG. Writing styles and citation styles differ very much when writing a stub about an inherently notable subject, when writing an article about a subject to demonstrate they pass WP:GNG, writing an article for WP:DYK, writing an article for WP:GA and writing an article for WP:FAC. As @Dr. Blofeld: notes, these articles are not the best things ever, and they are not striving to be. Rather, the are trying to demonstrate notability, and Fram is mistaking poor writing to pass WP:GNG for misunderstanding sources. Instead of being here to positively contribute to Wikipedia by improving the prose, Fram takes me to AN which goes back to m point about this being an example of Fram's hounding. --LauraHale (talk) 15:03, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
I personally do not see problems with the notability of the articles I look at, but I do see problems with the prose (English is not my mothertongue though, and I was already accused multiple times of not understanding things here, so that I can be wrong), and indeed sometimes articles you created do not contain the same info as Spanish sources contain. I see that these two problems were cited on many occasions in the past, and I see that it persists. I do not think Fram is going to check all your articles and re-write all the prose. How do you think we should solve it?--Ymblanter (talk) 15:18, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
A qualification of writing for Wikipedia is not writing brilliant prose. I do not see many occasions where these problems were brought to my attention. The first I am aware of was the discussion on DYK, which Fram who has a history of hounding me, started. The second time it was brought to my attention was when it was brought up on ANI. If I have been informed on this on other occasions, then please provide diffs related to this notice of notifications on my talk page. Fram provided three examples. That is not many considering the number of articles I have written and the number of edits I have made using Spanish sources. What percentage of my contributions using Spanish sources do you think are problematic? --LauraHale (talk) 15:23, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
I do not know what percentage is problematic, I would need to check myself. However, even if the percentage is very small, these are still articles (and actually BLP articles) which contain wrong information, and smth has to be done about this. And if you have see the ANI thread, you must have noticed that, apart from the topic ban issue, Fram is certainly not the only editor who sees a problem here.--Ymblanter (talk) 15:34, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
As I have said earlier, I have taken steps to make sure that I am understanding Spanish content better and will make every effort to do better in the future. While I admit that my comprehension is not always 100%, most of the issues pointed out are problems of prose, not problems of translation.[1] I believe that Fram is cherry picking to make me look bad, taking a few isolated cases and blowing them out of proportion. I believe he is engaging in hounding, which is why he tried to bring up my affiliations in the AN notice. I also believe that his hounding is why he did not take appropriate steps to raise these concerns with me. I am open to potential mentorship where some one could vet my Spanish comprehension in terms of article writing if there is a greater demonstration of problems than the ones provided by Fram on AN, but not until a later date and independent of any action connected to Fram. (Who took me to AN immediately after I started working to prove notability on an article he nominated for deletion.) Also, can you please point me to diffs where I was notified that this was a problem as requested? And demonstrate that following my commitment on DYK to try to be much more careful regarding my use of Spanish language sources, I have continued to engage in the problematic behavior? I will happily work on those articles to fix the problems identified after I made my commitment, because I am trying very hard to use sources in compliance with policy. I will continue to do so. I just need examples to have an idea of what the problem is and how I can fix it. --LauraHale (talk) 15:51, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
I have now taken the last article you created (it is not my field at all), and here are the issues I found: [2] (note that this includes some cleanup as well). I see there one info which was plain wrong (16 instead of 18, probably typo), one which looked like a machine translation (about two fourth places), one which was incomplete (one gold instead of two), and a wrong name (English is Biscay, fortunately it was included in a disambig). Whereas it is very likely that most of these were not really translation problems but just typos and similar issues, I am afraid this was too much for an article which has three paragraphs of prose. Do you want me to check more?--Ymblanter (talk) 16:17, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
Also copyedited this article a bit, hope this helps.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:07, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Spanish Federation of Sports for the Blind[edit]

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Donegal Democrat[edit]

Hello Laura, I see you've been adding citations to Tom Mohan. I don't think coverage in a local Irish newspaper/site is enough to satisfy notability guidelines. So, I still believe this article should be deleted. Thanks, JMHamo (talk) 14:55, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

I have responded to you on the AfD page. JMHamo (talk) 16:05, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Spanish translations[edit]

Laura, I hope to close the AN discussion about you. In that discussion, you indicated a willingness to keep your translated-from-Spanish drafts in a sandbox area until they are vetted by someone competent in Spanish. Have you found a corps of willing translation helpers (either in the Wikipedia community or in your real life in Spain)? --Orlady (talk) 05:06, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

I can do it. It's one of the most impressive efforts I have ever seen in Wikipedia, and it deserves full cooperation. Laura, just ping me when you need me to check something. Cheers. Raystorm (¿Sí?) 06:34, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
I would accept @Raystorm: as a person supervising my Spanish work on English Wikipedia. --LauraHale (talk) 06:36, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
Awesome news! --Orlady (talk) 14:49, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
Result: There is consensus that there is a pattern of significant translation errors (not merely "typos") in articles that User:LauraHale has written on the basis of Spanish-language sources. The proposal to ban LauraHale from using Spanish-language sources did not receive a consensus, but there is general support in this discussion for an arrangement that would ensure that her translations don't reach main space until they have been validated by someone with appropriate knowledge of Spanish and English. After User:Tony1 proposed a 90-day trial in which "any article text she creates and/or edits that is derived from Spanish-language sources should be worked on first in a sandbox, and be transferred into mainspace only when endorsed as acceptable" by someone with appropriate language skills, LauraHale said on this page that she would "accept a six month requirement that before I move any article to the main space that heavily relies on Spanish language sources, that it be vetted by a native language Spanish speaker who has read all the sources and checked the accuracy of my text against the article, and then have that person comment on the draft article talk page before moving it." There was only limited discussion of this proposal, with some support and most objections focused on skepticism about the feasibility of getting people to do the requested reviews. On LauraHale's talk page, User:Raystorm has graciously indicated a willingness to oversee LauraHale's Spanish work. Seeing that Raystorm's multilingual abilities are demonstrated by work on several versions of Wikipedia and this user has a strong interest in sport-related topics, this arrangement appears to be a very satisfactory plan for addressing the concerns that led to this discussion. Accordingly, for the next 6 months (until July 30, 2014), LauraHale will place any articles based on translations from Spanish in a sandbox and will not move them to main space until Raystorm (or another user with similar language skills) has indicated that the translations are satisfactory. LauraHale is reminded that if problems continue to be detected during this period, this plan will need to be revisited -- and is likely to be replaced by a more severe restriction. It is to be hoped that by the end of this period, either LauraHale's Spanish will have improved to the point that she no longer needs this assistance, or she will recognize the need to continue the arrangement voluntarily.
Here's hoping that the 6-month process goes well. (And maybe it will provide opportunities to submit alternative translations to Google in order to improve Google's translation databases so that it no longer mangles some of the terminology that apparently created trouble in the past.) --Orlady (talk) 15:52, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Pedro Cordero Martín[edit]

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Disambiguation pages[edit]

Hello, LauraHale. When you moved Spain national field hockey team to a new title and then changed the old title into a disambiguation page, you may not have been aware of WP:FIXDABLINKS, which says:

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It would be a great help if you would check the other Wikipedia articles that contain links to "Spain national field hockey team" and fix them to take readers to the correct article. Thanks. R'n'B (call me Russ) 21:38, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

In fact, you are lucky that I already solved 20 templates. So you just have to solve these:

  1. Template:2012 Summer Olympics men's field hockey group A standings
  2. Template:2012 Summer Olympics men's field hockey game A2
  3. Template:2012 Summer Olympics men's field hockey game A4
  4. Template:2012 Summer Olympics men's field hockey game A9
  5. Template:2012 Summer Olympics men's field hockey game A12
  6. Template:2012 Summer Olympics men's field hockey game A15
  7. Template:2012 Summer Olympics men's field hockey game C4
  8. Template:2008 Summer Olympics men's field hockey group A standings
  9. Template:2008 Summer Olympics men's field hockey game A3
  10. Template:2008 Summer Olympics men's field hockey game A6
  11. Template:2008 Summer Olympics men's field hockey game A7
  12. Template:2008 Summer Olympics men's field hockey game A12
  13. Template:2008 Summer Olympics men's field hockey game A14
  14. Template:2008 Summer Olympics men's field hockey game D2
  15. Template:2008 Summer Olympics men's field hockey game E2

To be true, it is a mystery to me why you did the move in the first place. The Banner talk 01:55, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

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Thank you for creating those national floorball team articles, this wiki kitten appreciates them. But - are you sure they are all notable? I came here following the Polish one reported on the Poland new article feed, and I am not sure if the sources are enough to pass GNG. Would give a penny or two for your thoughts on that. Cheers,

Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 20:22, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes, because the teams are world championship competing teams, and the world championships have been reported on in a number of publications. National team players and teams are also discussed individually. [3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16]. --LauraHale (talk) 20:38, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Jose Marin Rodriguez[edit]

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Ways to improve Germany women's junior national goalball team[edit]

Hi, I'm Mycomp86. LauraHale, thanks for creating Germany women's junior national goalball team!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Great job on your recent page creation! If you check back i have added some tags to help the quality of the page.

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Spoken articles[edit]

Hi. I think there is some confusion going on with File:Kylie Gauci.ogg. The spoken version is about a Louise Ullery, b. 1977, who doesn't appear to have a wikipedia article, and the link is to a revision of the page Jeremy Doyle. I can't see any obvious explanation, and it doesn't appear to have been recently vandalised. Sorry if I'm being really stupid - its quite late at night where I am. Jamesx12345 23:03, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Anna Flanagan[edit]

Hi Laura. I reverted My Legado on this article (for all the right reasons, I might add). Apparently they represent or work for the athlete. Be that as it may, the article itself is in pretty poor state, and this is of course your area, if I remember correctly. Perhaps you can find some easy ways to improve this article. Thank you, Drmies (talk) 04:14, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Made some tweaks to it. --LauraHale (talk) 08:59, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! me
Hi Laura, Thanks for the tweaks to the info on Anna. Is there a way to contact you outsdide of Wikipedia? I would like to ask you some questions about the work you do. As you appear to be the expert and we are new here we want to know the best way to support Athletes who come to us wanting information updated on wikipedia.
Thanks My Legado — Preceding unsigned comment added by My Legado (talkcontribs) 07:21, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Tagging redirects[edit]

I have undone your tagging of the redirect. It is extremely disruptive as the redirect has 896 incoming links, and tagging it breaks these links. Number 57 20:01, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

I have also undone your most recent edit. A quick look at the articles pointing at the redirect suggests they are almost all for the men's team. I understand you are upset about the whole issue, but editing out of spite is not helping the situation. If you want to mess around with the redirect, fix all the incoming links first, and then you can do whatever you want with it. Thanks, Number 57 20:10, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
Unfortunately given your accusations of sexism during the debate on the article title, I hope you will understand that it's rather difficult for me to be able to assume good faith on this topic. Number 57 20:32, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

And your current batch of edits unfortunately proves my point. Why on earth would you be correcting a redirect to another redirect rather than a a direct link. I'm afraid this is going to ANI. Number 57 20:36, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

As promised, Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Disruptive (sort of) editing. Number 57 20:48, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
I see this has already be addressed... I was going to ask what on earth is going on with all the redirect craziness JMHamo (talk) 20:51, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
Number 57 violated AGF. Despite Number 57's violation of AGF, I in good faith addressed the reason for Number 57 undoing the redirect by changing the problematic redirects to a page where the there are no neutrality issues in the title. For AGF following Number57's advice after Number 57's assumption of bad faith, Number 57 took me to ANI. --LauraHale (talk) 20:58, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
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