User talk:Spanneraol

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IRC[edit]

Hi, several people from the baseball wikiproject are getting together after Wizardman's sudden retirement to figure out a better way to organize the Wikiproject. One of the ideas we came up with is having our own IRC channel to help each other, as well as new users with collaboration and content. If you need help connecting to IRC join #wikipedia-coffeehouse connect. The IRC channel for Wikiproject Baseball is #wiki-baseball connect. Thanks Secret account 22:55, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Me and Muboshgu are on IRC now if you got time. Thanks Secret account 16:29, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Everyone online if you want to log in, we can also discuss Grimske. Thanks Secret account 19:38, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Minor leaguers[edit]

A large percentage, if not the majority, of major leaguers were minor league 'scrubs'. Not all were top prospect, Baseball America rated players. In addition, I'm not doing entries on Single-A players who hit .198, I'm doing entries on Triple-A players with a legitimate shot at major league promotion. As I posted on Yankees10's page, players who spend many years at Triple-A more times than not earn an eventual promotion, if only a token late season one. In actuality, the odds are that a player who reaches Triple-A at any point in his career will reach the major leagues eventually, so it really doesn't hurt to have entries for these players. Alex (talk) 07:05, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

March 2014[edit]

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Kate Spencer on Arrow[edit]

I reread the source, I do see that it mentioned the first season episode. However, please read WP:RS/IMDB. It is not to be used as a reliable source in citing. It might be helpful to see if someone appeared in a season/episode to then go out and find a reliable source, but can't be used as a mean for inclusion. I know you did not cite IMDb, but your edit summaries are what made me want to pass this along to you. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 15:01, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

I did not cite IMDB but i have found it, especially IMDB PRO which i use all the time, as very accurate as they do have verification procedures.. I wouldn't put too much into the upcoming releases stuff but for shows/movies that have actually aired/premiered it is almost always correct. Spanneraol (talk) 16:08, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

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Nomination of Raton Osos for deletion[edit]

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Characters of Arrow[edit]

What is alphabetized? The actor (Barrowman, Lotz, Alejandro) or the character (Merlyn, Lance, Blood)? When I look at the list, neither is in alphabetic order. It really should be first appearance.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 14:26, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Should be alphabetized by last name of the actor.. makes it easier to read and not seem so random. That's the way it had been and I didn't realize that someone else had messed it up beforehand and i didnt check but it seems to be fixed now.Spanneraol (talk) 15:26, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Well, it wouldn't be random if you include a note with the other prose stating, "The list is presented in order of first appearance". Even if you don't do that (which to me makes more logical sense), it should still be noted that the list is alphabetical by actor. As if you come in and know the characters you'll wonder why preference is given to Sebastian Blood over the others that came beforehand.  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 15:41, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Added a list about alphabetical order so its clear... It just makes it easier to find people, which would get hard if the show lasts may seasons otherwise. Spanneraol (talk) 16:01, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
What was the decision for the main cast?  BIGNOLE  (Contact me) 16:45, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
I believe the main cast is in credits order. Spanneraol (talk) 16:54, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Thanks for all your roster updates (and for getting to the Phillies lower minor leagues; I forgot!). Great work! Go Phightins! 19:07, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
I would be remiss if I didn't do a little public taunting about my horrific Phillies taking three of four from your better than horrific Dodgers :-) Go Phightins! 16:02, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
yea well... get back to me in September and we'll see where the respective records are then. Spanneraol (talk) 17:06, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
I don't think I am going to want to do that :-) Go Phightins! 02:25, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

April 2014[edit]

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Preventing from editing[edit]

Regarding your question on requesting a block: probably for the same reason the password was scrambled on the first account—to attempt forcing an end to editing. isaacl (talk) 15:41, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Still weird.. doesnt want to just retire like the others? Or is he changing accounts again? Makes it hard to later change your mind. Spanneraol (talk) 15:43, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
I'm encouraged that no big announcement was made this time (and so it's a bit regretful that an announcement was made at WT:BASEBALL). I think it's best to just let things lie; if the editor wants to come back some day, it'll happen. isaacl (talk) 15:47, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

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Yes I have[edit]

I have took English classes before, just not a proficient writer. Next time, do not launch a personal attack. One user did the same thing to me multiple times, and ended up being blocked by the administrators. I doubt you want that happening to you. You are warned--NeoBatfreak (talk) 21:19, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

It wasnt a personal attack. Just make sure you proofread your entries.. I'm tired of having to fix your entries because of bad grammar. Spanneraol (talk) 21:21, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

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Diora Baird[edit]

Could you tell me which FB page you got that marriage info from. I found at least five FB pages that claim to be hers. Thanks, Dismas|(talk) 13:04, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

[1]. I think you have to be friends with her to see the personal info. She tends to post lots of pictures of her kid, as opposed to the fan pages that have mostly her modeling photos. Spanneraol (talk) 14:06, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

May 2014[edit]

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Re-directs[edit]

I like to do it. I see other minor league baseball players with articles that do not re-direct. So I like to do it if there is sources to pass Wiki's GNG policy.--108.244.57.165 (talk) 20:59, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

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Retired to Former changes[edit]

If you check most of the retired baseball players articles they mainly all say former. In my opinion it doesn't make him sound like he is dead when a athlete or anyone is dead it will start with was instead of anything elseKingryan227 (DecreesActs) 22:15, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

I think retired sounds better but its not that big a deal.. however why do you keep adding captions to the info box that say "tenure with the... X club"... thats not even a complete sentence. It should be so-and-so with the x club or something like that.Spanneraol (talk) 00:52, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

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First round picks[edit]

Why do you assume I think that? If the guy passes GNG an article there is no issue of notability regardless of whether they bomb out of rookie ball. Considering the amount of coverage first round draft picks get nowadays i'd say most are notable enough.--Yankees10 16:27, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Half of the articles you made for first round picks just say "so and so went to x high school and was a first round pick of x team" with no other content. That's a waste of an article. It's better to wait to write an article till there is more to create.. you created tons of articles for HIGH SCHOOL players before the draft. There is no reason to do that other than you wanted to be the first to create an article for them. I have all the dodgers first round picks from the last several seasons on the minor league players page, except for this guy... he doesnt have a ton more info on him than the others do, I see no reason why he needs his own page. Spanneraol (talk) 16:48, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Your missing the point on GNG. Notability is notability regardless of how small or how large the article is.--Yankees10 16:56, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Your missing my point, which is common sense trumps the letter of the law.. You could come up with articles to "prove" GNG for almost every minor leaguer out there if you really looked, but that doesn't mean they should all have articles. Spanneraol (talk) 21:00, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Thats not really true at all though. There are a few very good prospects that I would create but just flat out don't have the sources to pass GNG. I do agree with you that not all prospects that pass GNG should have articles (run of the mill guys with little chance to make the majors), but as a first round pick Holmes is notable.--Yankees10 21:43, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

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Stats in 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers season[edit]

You had reverted my edit to the stats section of the 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers season, but I see that we do not need some of the listed stats, when comparing to the stats provided in 2009 Philadelphia Phillies season, an article that is listed as a Good Article. I would like to discuss this without an edit war in this article. JC · Talk · Contributions 02:29, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

I've been writing the Dodgers season articles since 2007 and you came in and started making radical formatting changes without discussion. You think we dont need certain stats but you do think its important to know their records against the Cubs and Pirates? I dont particularly like that other format and just cause it was used on some other articles doesnt make it better.Spanneraol (talk) 03:48, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

A cheeseburger for you![edit]

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See you when you're back! Go Phightins! 21:00, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

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