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DJ Peterson[edit]

The link you added on the DJ Peterson page is broken. Also, the information you added is incorrect. Zunino was drafted 3rd overall. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.16.215.84 (talk) 01:30, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

I fixed the link. Also, the information was initially correct when I first added it, but a later edit made the sentence incorrect: Peterson is the highest drafted player in New Mexico Lobos history, not Mariners. Zappa24Mati 01:44, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

Your revert of my edit on the page about Roblox[edit]

I should have cited my other sources. Those include Youtube, and items on Roblox (decals, models)

Youtube 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJEJNoxoiIQ Youtube 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBkDFv0WR5o Youtube 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLy5FCJZIng Decal 1: http://www.roblox.com/April-Fools-Smile-item?id=76579753

--TZLNCTV (talk) 23:12, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

@TZLNCTV: YouTube videos are not considered reliable, as anyone can upload a video and make a claim. The Decal is also not a reliable source, since the description itself is not enough, and like YouTube, self-published sources are not considered reliable. For the hacking incident, the only way for it to be mentioned here is through either a reliable source, like a news group, or by the developers itself. I believe the game's developers have a blog, which can be accessed from the site itself, and if one of the developers wrote a blog entry about it (a passing mention is not notable), it can be added. Zappa24Mati 23:18, 31 July 2014 (UTC)


@ZappaOMati: Erm, here the blog: http://blog.roblox.com/2012/04/april-1st-site-issue-and-update/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by TZLNCTV (talkcontribs)
@TZLNCTV: Alright, thanks for providing it. While the blog does mention the eventual shutdown due to "site issues", I doubt it'll be enough to be added to the article, since one who's new to Roblox and reading the page would believe it was just for routine maintenance, when it was much worse; David Baszucki didn't say exactly what the cause was, which - in the case of the videos - was various hackings, it seems, and you can't add in details that the source doesn't provide. For the most part, if you can find another blog post from the developers, or a reliable source (as I said, a news agency, for example), that actually explains what happens, then it might merit inclusion. Zappa24Mati 23:46, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
@ZappaOMati: Found a source. http://roblox.wikia.com/wiki/April_Fools_Hack_2012?file=Ropacalypse.png Proof of moderatorship: https://twitter.com/BrianReddus & http://www.roblox.com/User.aspx?ID=34300. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TZLNCTV (talkcontribs)
@TZLNCTV: Twitter and Wikia usually are not reliable sources, especially the latter, like Wikipedia. As I had said, if you can find a reliable source, like a news agency, that discusses the hackings in detail, then it might be considered. Blog posts from anyone not affiliated with Roblox, profiles and tweets are not enough. Zappa24Mati 03:04, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Pending changes/reviewers[edit]

I've added the 'reviewer' right to your account, as I believe you've evidenced yourself worthy of the ability to deal with Pending Changes. You might want to take a look through Wikipedia:Reviewing. Good luck! - The Bushranger One ping only 04:17, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon on September 6[edit]

Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon: Saturday, September 6 from 11am to 4pm
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You are invited to meet up with online magazine East of Borneo for an edit-a-thon to build a better history of art in Southern California. This next event in their Unforgetting L.A. series will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 11am - 4pm at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena (map). Beginners welcome! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. For more info, see eastofborneo.org/unforgetting.

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Chris conte[edit]

How about an updated picture on the Chris conte page. Instead of a picture of the side of his head.Gobears17 (talk) 19:30, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

@Gobears17: Sure, go ahead. If you can find one that does not violate any copyrights. Zappa24Mati 19:37, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

L.A. Meetup on September 21[edit]

The 20th Los Angeles meetup: Sunday, September 21 from 11am to 4pm

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

Join us on Sunday, September 21, from 11am to 4pm at Kramer Studio in Mid-City (map) for a meetup and edit-a-thon! Get to know the Los Angeles Wikipedia community and do some editing (or learn to edit!) in a collaborative environment. Please RSVP and consider becoming a member of the SoCal task force to help us improve articles about everything in the region.

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Stub contest[edit]

A quick note to say that as of this evening you've got 10 points - and there's three days still to go, so if you've any more to add please get them in soon :-). Thanks for the contributions! Andrew Gray (talk) 22:58, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

L.A. events on October 7 and 16[edit]

Upcoming L.A. events: Wik-Ed Women edit-a-thon (10/7, 6-10pm) and UCR edit-a-thon (10/16, 10am-4pm)

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The Southern California Wikipedia community has two exciting events coming up in the next few weeks: a Wik-Ed Women editing session downtown designed to combat systemic bias, and a Wikipedia Loves Libraries event at UC Riverside!

Wik-Ed Women is a new monthly series of informal Wikipedia editing sessions for Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists. This second session will take place on Tuesday, October 7 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

The UC Riverside Wikipedia Loves Libraries event is an edit-a-thon targeting articles related to UC Riverside, SoCal, and beyond. Join students and faculty learning how to edit! This event will take place on Thursday, October 16 from 10am to 4pm at UCR's Tomás Rivera Library. Again, RSVPs are requested here.

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link[edit]

Not sure if you read this, so I thought I'd pass on the link since you like NASCAR.

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/xfinity-bold-plans-nascar-coverage-26223249

Ched :  ?  14:41, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

SoCal edit-a-thons on October 21 and 25[edit]

Upcoming SoCal edit-a-thons: UC Riverside (10/21, 10am-3pm) and Unforgetting L.A. (10/25, 9am-5pm)
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The Southern California Wikipedia community has two more events scheduled for the month of October: a water-related edit-a-thon at UC Riverside, and an Unforgetting L.A. event at the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar in conjunction with L.A. as Subject!

As part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries and to celebrate Open Access Week, UC Riverside is participating alongside other Western Waters Digital Library members in an edit-a-thon focusing on water issues. Join students and faculty learning how to edit! This event will take place on Tuesday, October 21 from 10am to 3pm at UCR's Orbach Science Library (map). RSVPs are requested here.

The Unforgetting L.A. edit-a-thon and training workshop will take place at the 9th annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, and is hosted by online magazine East of Borneo in partnership with L.A. as Subject. Join us on Saturday, October 25 from 9am to 5pm at the USC Doheny Memorial Library (map). Beginners welcome! Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

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John Groce[edit]

I put John Groce's actual nick name? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dylan Pierce (talkcontribs)

@Dylan Pierce: Even if it was his real nickname, you need to provide a reliable source, per the biography of living persons policy: Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately from the article and its talk page. Zappa24Mati 23:59, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Halloween cheer![edit]

Bill Belichick[edit]

Point well taken in your Edit Sumary and normally I approved these kinds of edits, but when I see an edit summary that is misleading (in this case "fixing a typo") I become suspicious. --SCalhotrod (Talk) ☮ღ☺ 01:18, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Template:Infobox Le Mans driver[edit]

Hi ZappaOMati. I've added the birth and death parameters back into {{Infobox Le Mans driver}}. You almost had it right - header2 just needed to be renumbered as well. Regards. DH85868993 (talk) 12:03, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

L.A. event on November 11, and a new Facebook group[edit]

Wik-Ed Women editing session (11/11, 6-10pm), and join our new Facebook group!

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The LA Wikipedia community has a new Facebook group! Become a member to keep up to date with all of our upcoming events and to connect with local Wikipedians!

In addition, we have one upcoming event: the third Wik-Ed Women editing session will take place on Tuesday, November 11 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. This series of informal get-togethers is designed to encourage Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome!) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

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WP NFL discussion[edit]

Let me know what you think about the topic of starting QB templates I brought up. Spread the word if you'd like, as well :) Have a good day! Soulbust (talk) 22:34, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Your DYK nomination[edit]

Hi, in your nomination of 2004 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500, ALT2 does not link to the DYK article. MANdARAX  XAЯAbИAM 01:47, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

L.A. event on November 11 CANCELED[edit]

Wik-Ed Women editing session CANCELED

Due to health issues affecting one of the organizers, the third Wik-Ed Women editing session (originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 11) has been canceled. We expect the series to pick up again sometime in December. Sorry for the inconvenience, and hope to see you in the near future! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:08, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for 2004 Subway 500[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Reference Errors on 24 November[edit]

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DYK nomination of Randy Dorton[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Randy Dorton at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! BlueMoonset (talk) 18:24, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Note: this is one of two nominations where the QPQ hasn't been supplied though at least four weeks has passed since the nomination. Please supply these right away so we can call for reviewers. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 18:24, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
@BlueMoonset: Woops, sorry. I should seriously stop waiting for the review to be provided to give the QPQ and just get it done beforehand. QPQ for both have been provided. Zappa(5–7)Mati 23:41, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 2013 Mudsummer Classic[edit]

The article 2013 Mudsummer Classic you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:2013 Mudsummer Classic for things which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of The359 -- The359 (talk) 04:02, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Randy Dorton[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:52, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

L.A. edit-a-thon this Sunday, December 14[edit]

L.A. meetup: December 14 edit-a-thon at the California African American Museum
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East of Borneo's "Unforgetting L.A." edit-a-thon series continues this weekend at the California African American Museum! Please join us this Sunday, December 14 from 11am to 4pm. Beginners welcome! You'll learn to create new articles that improve Wikipedia's coverage of African American art in Los Angeles, past and present. Please click here for full event details and to RSVP if you plan to attend.

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List of Daytona 500 winners[edit]

Would you please comment on Nascarking's proposal about adding historically significant Daytona 500's to the text of the list? We are waiting for everyone involved in the collaboration to comment so we can proceed with the improvements. Royalbroil 03:24, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

DYK for 2004 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 23:57, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

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Hello ZappaOMati, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2015.
Happy editing,
Bentvfan54321 (talk) 16:11, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

My apologies for not getting this to you yesterday, but thank you for all you do to improve NFL and NASCAR coverage on Wikipedia! I wish your Bears and Jeff Gordon (who totally would have won the championship if Bad Crashlowski hadn't dumped him at Texas) good luck in their respective sports next season, and may you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 16:11, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Have a bacon-filled new year![edit]

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As a member of WikiProject Bacon, I'm wishing you a very happy New Year's Eve and a great 2015! May your new year be filled with positive experiences, great wiki contributions, and of course, well-smoked thin-cut bacon. ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 01:40, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year ZappaOMati![edit]

Using font tags in your signature[edit]

Hello there! I'm working on a project trying to bring most of the coding on Wikipedia up to the most current standards (HTML5), and I noticed that your signature is using <font>...</font> tags which were deprecated in HTML 4.0 Transitional, marked as invalid in 4.0 Strict, and are not part of HTML5 at all. I'd love to help you update your signature to use newer code, and if you're interested, I suggest replacing:

'''<span>[[User:ZappaOMati|<font color="#088696">Zappa</font>]][[Special:Contributions/ZappaOMati|<font color="#2C2A29">2015</font>]][[User talk:ZappaOMati|<font color="#E57200">Mati</font>]]</span>'''

with:

'''<span style="color:#088696">[[User:ZappaOMati|Zappa]][[Special:Contributions/ZappaOMati|<span style="color:#2C2A29">2015</span>]][[User talk:ZappaOMati|<span style="color:#E57200">Mati</span>]]</span>'''

which will result in a 206 character long signature with an appearance of: Zappa2015Maticompared to your existing 201 character long signature of: Zappa2015Mati — Either way. Happy editing! Darylgolden(talk) Ping when replying 01:02, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Your input is requested . . . .[edit]

Zappi, I'd like to get your opinion on this revised infobox template for college football players: [1]. After determining what data points to include, we'll recruit a template editor to handle the coding for us. Once we determine what fields we're adding and what we're deleting, then we'll work on the modified graphics. Thanks. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 12:40, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Hey, still looking for your comments -- if you have time. Thanks. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 06:26, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

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Putting Ethnicity in Info Box[edit]

Hello you change my edit on RyanHiga. It is strange and unnecessary to have ethnicity or race in info box and common practice not to put it there. This is why no one or very few people have it in Wikipedia. The race is especially not listed for celebs or famous politicans. It only exists in parameter because someone add it to the parameter so it does not make sense to say it should be there just because someone put it there. Waitng for your replies. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Desipunjab (talkcontribs) 03:07, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

@Desipunjab: Why would it be strange and unnecessary? By the latter's sense, the whole infobox is unneeded as all info can be included in the text. We also can't use just the nationality; as it can mean both ethnicity and citizenship, it becomes highly confusing to use it for people of another ethnicity, since (for example), no one would know if Higa was Japanese if they did not read the text, and assumed he was full-blooded American. Now, one could argue about the picture, but not everyone's going to see the picture the same way. As for your argument as to how it's not listed for celebs, considering how KevJumba, Wong Fu Productions have it, that statement becomes slightly invalidated. Politically, {{Infobox officeholder}} doesn't have the 'Ethnicity' parameter, so it doesn't get added. If you have any objections to the parameter, you could always take it to Template talk:Infobox person to see how the community feels about it. ZappaSJSMati 03:24, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

It would not be confusing and people would know he is Japanese because it says he is of Japanese descent in first sentence. And this info can be put in Background section which is the first section. If we put race or ethnicity of Obama or Oprah Winfrey or Mindy Kaling, or of each White American celebrity it would be very strange and even looks racist. For ethnicity, I said no one or very few. And it is true, very few and most people do not have it. And only us color people have it(I am Indian/Brown/South Asians) listed. And "full blooded American" excludes non Whites(East Asian, South Asian, Blacks, Hispanics, Middle East, etc.) from being full Americans. Parameter topic - Yes, good idea. I will do that as I get more familiar with Wikipedia as it is confusing for me now lol. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Desipunjab (talkcontribs) 03:35, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

@Desipunjab: As I had stated, "We also can't use just the nationality; as it can mean both ethnicity and citizenship", so we don't place ethnicity if it is of the majority in a country, like White and American or African-American. In addition, while you had stated that "he is of Japanese descent in first sentence", the infobox is meant to be an alternative to reading the text, so if someone does not read the text, they would not know otherwise. And for my "full-blooded American" statement, I mean that one would think he was "full-blooded American" if only the American nationality was listed, but not the ethnicity. Also, Wikipedia:Other stuff exists, so just because one article does not use the parameter, doesn't mean this one should. Finally, if Wikipedia is confusing, I'll be happy to help you in any way possible. ZappaSJSMati 03:46, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Hello. This is my last reply cause we will not agree and I don't have much time lol. But I think people don't put it for other races not just cause they are not White or Black. See we don't put it for important non White or Black, American people like Indian Rajiv Shah, Korean Mark Keam, Hispanic Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian (half middle eastern). It is very rare to put someone's ethnicity or race on info box because it is odd and can look racist. Not all info need to be put in info box like race or sex. It only seems to happen for non important people(YouTube not big celebrity or politican like Rajiv Shah, Mark Keam, etc) they can get away with this. On parameters topic, Thanks for offer/ I will ask you for help later lol. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Desipunjab (talkcontribs) 04:04, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

L.A. event on Tuesday, January 20[edit]

Wik-Ed Women editing session (1/20, 6-10pm)

Dear fellow Wikipedian,

Please join us at an event this coming Tuesday: the third Wik-Ed Women editing session will take place on January 20 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. This series of informal get-togethers is designed to encourage Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome!) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

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Jeff Gordon[edit]

From an edit summary of yours on this article was wondering if there were any issues with the edits I performed (restoring content/sources deleted by another editor). Shearonink (talk) 06:12, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

@Shearonink: Don't worry, there's nothing wrong with your edit. I just wanted to be safe and restore everything before the editor who deleted the content. ZappaSJSMati 17:58, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Those edits[edit]

I don't know what happened there or why, but I didn't make any of them, I feel bad that they are even there :( 70.115.8.231 (talk) 22:25, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

kyle larson[edit]

hi

i edited kyle larsons page because he is not a Japanese american race car driver - he is american flat out - he was born here. please change

thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by 47.16.86.159 (talk) 15:21, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

@47.16.86.159: Just because he's born here doesn't mean he isn't Japanese-American. For example, I'm born in California, but I'm Vietnamese-American. NFLisAwesome 17:22, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

LA edit-a-thons on February 14, 17, and 21[edit]

Redondo Loves Wikipedia (2/14), Wik-Ed Women (2/17), and Unforgetting LA at the Getty (2/21)!
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The LA Wikipedia community has three events in mid-February -- please consider attending!

First, we have a Valentine's Day edit-a-thon appropriately named Redondo Loves Wikipedia, which will take place at the Redondo Beach Public Library from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, February 14. Join library staff, the Redondo Beach Historical Society, and others to help improve Wikipedia's coverage of Redondo Beach!

Second, we have a Wik-Ed Women editing session on Tuesday, February 17 from 6pm to 10pm at the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive downtown. This series of informal get-togethers is designed to encourage Los Angeles women-in-the-arts (though all are welcome!) to contribute their expertise to Wikipedia, specifically expanding content about women artists.

Third, we have an Unforgetting LA event put on by East of Borneo in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute. Come help improve Wikipedia's coverage of LA design and architecture, and have an awesome free day at the museum -- parking will be validated for edit-a-thon participants! If you'd like to use particular books from GRI's great collection, be sure to email before 2/13 (instructions at event page).

And be sure to check out our main meetup page, because we already have three SoCal events scheduled for early March!

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DYK for Rico Abreu[edit]

Harrias talk 00:03, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Joe Gibbs Racing page.[edit]

I edited the Joe Gibbs Racing page for the #18 car as an IP Address after Kyle's injury in the Xfinity race on Saturday, saying it's driven by Kyle Busch/Matt Crafton. Should I change it to just Matt Crafton or wait and see if Crafton will be the relief driver for Atlanta next Sunday? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gabe015 (talkcontribs)

@Gabe015: Usually, we just do it like in the navbox, and list every driver to drive in it for the season, even if they didn't compete in a points race (yet), though I'm not sure if Kyle will race again. What I think is that you should keep Kyle, and add Matt in. NFLisAwesome 17:19, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Rob Hart[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Rob Hart at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! BlueMoonset (talk) 22:59, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Rob Hart[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:52, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

LA edit-a-thons on March 18 (tomorrow!) and 28[edit]

Wadewitz memorial edit-a-thon (3/18), Redondo Loves Wikipedia (3/28)
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Dear fellow Wikipedian,

The LA Wikipedia community has two events in this second half of March -- please consider attending!

First, there is a memorial edit-a-thon in honor of the prolific LA Wikipedian Adrianne Wadewitz, which is being held downtown on March 18 (tomorrow!) from noon to 8pm as a part of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies' annual conference. Please drop by to contribute your own work or teach other users how to write for Wikipedia.

Second, there will be an event at the Redondo Beach Public Library (following up on last month's session), in collaboration with the Redondo Beach Historical Society. Please join us from 10am to noon on Saturday, March 28 at the main branch of the Redondo Beach Public Library!

I hope to see you there! Calliopejen1 (talk) - via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:39, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

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What do you think of results tables for minor races/series?[edit]

Jeff Gordon is the only driver that has a Sprint Unlimited table to my knowledge. Are these (and the All-Star race, for that matter) notable enough for inclusion? I'm also wondering if there should be results tables for ARCA and K&N results (Beto Monteiro's page has the latter). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bentvfan54321 (talkcontribs)

@Bentvfan54321: I'm honestly not too sure about exhibition races being added, so I can't really say. Regarding feeder series, The Bushranger and I had a discussion about this last year, but I don't know if any momentum has been made afterward. I think the Mexico/Canadian series are fine, but I can't really say on the Pro Series East/West or the Modifieds. Meanwhile, I think ARCA is notable enough to get a results table, but that's just my opinion. Zappa24Mati 21:52, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
@ZappaOMati: Thanks, and my apologies for forgetting to sign above. I honestly think the results are notable for any NASCAR series provided the driver is notable enough for an article, but that's just my opinion. I'll ping @Jahn1234567890: as well to see if he has any thoughts. Thanks, --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 22:24, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
Personally, I think we should not add tabes for Sprint Unlimited or exhibition races. I think we should stick to tables that count to championships, or really important races like the Daytona 500. I'm not really sure about the other national series. I also think The ARCA series is notable enough, especially for championship winners like Kimmel. Jahn1234567890 (talk) 22:55, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
Since we've reached consensus that ARCA is notable enough, what do you think about the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series (although many drivers in that series may not be notable enough for articles themselves)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bentvfan54321 (talkcontribs)
@Bentvfan54321: I think the ARCA Trucks is a little too obscure for results. Looking through Category:Automobile Racing Club of America, I'm not too sure about the ARCA Midwest Tour and the CRA Super Series, meanwhile... Zappa24Mati 23:19, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
That's pretty much what I was thinking. And man, that's twice now I've forgotten my sig. You'd think I could do better than that… --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 23:26, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

@ZappaOMati:, @Bentvfan54321: I've had another thought about results tables for the other Nascar national series and I think that they are not notable enough. For example the K&N Pro Series West only has season report for 2014 and 2015. I think that if we would add tables of those series to driver that those driver are probably going to be drivers who had a Sprint Cup or a Nationwide career etc, wich makes the feeder series result tables far less notable. I think ARCA is notable enough as it the top series of the Automobile Racing Club of America. What do you guys think? Jahn1234567890 (talk) 16:24, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

@Jahn1234567890: For a guy like Rico Abreu, I think the lower end series is notable enough. For a guy like Steve Park who raced in Cup, maybe, maybe not; I really don't have a strong argument either way.
"For example the K&N Pro Series West only has season report for 2014 and 2015."
That's an unrelated problem in my opinion. All that means is that season reports for prior years need to be written and created at some point, such as 1967 NASCAR Grand National Series. --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 20:38, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
@Bentvfan54321: I see your point, but I just don't think the feeder series are notable enough for result tables. I do think that feeder series are notable in case a driver only drove in that series or did not make it big time into professional Nascar racing. Adding al minor series results to 'big time' drivers is going to cram up a page without actually being that notable imo. Jahn1234567890 (talk) 20:56, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
@Jahn1234567890: I'm starting to think this is the basic consensus: For drivers like Abreu, I have no problem including them. For a guy like Chase Elliott, I'd maybe say they are notable enough. But for a guy like Earnhardt, Johnson, Gordon, etc, I'm not really sure we need those.
Zappa says above, "I think the Mexico/Canadian series are fine, but I can't really say on the Pro Series East/West or the Modifieds." Would you agree, Jahn? --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 23:33, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
Another thing of note, A. J. Allmendinger's open wheel results go as low as the Barber Pro Series. I follow open-wheel racing somewhat closely, but not enough to know how that would compare to NASCAR. Do either of you know: is that more on par with ARCA, XFINITY, K&N, or something else? --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 23:38, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
@Bentvfan54321: I feel the same way about the Mexico/Canadian series as I do with the other feeder series. Would be fine to add to local drivers or someone who raced a long time in that series, but not if for instance a Earnhardt, Johnson, Gordon, etc drove a one of in that series. As for the Barber Pro Series, thats a bid harder to say. Open wheel racing has a lot of high level racing. The top series back then would be the Champ Car series and the IRL. Bellow that you would have the Infiniti Pro Series and the Atlantic Championship. I think the Barber Dodge Pro Series would be just below that. So in that way you could say the Barber Dodge Pro Series would be third tier like the Truck series in Nascar. Then again, hard to compare with Nascar as there are various open wheel series organized by different federations. Jahn1234567890 (talk) 15:29, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Archiving talk page[edit]

I've been trying to start archiving my talk page but I can't seem to pull it off. I've been screwing around long enough and hoped that you could help me out, as you have a perfectly tidy talk page. Jahn1234567890 (talk) 21:29, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

@Jahn1234567890: I saw your question, and it's relatively simple for me. Scrolling through your talk's history, I noticed that the archive's link, User talk:Jahn1234567890/Archives/1, uses "Archives/1". Looking at other archives and the source for the talk header, I think the correct programming to get the archive number to properly display on the talk header is to use "Archive (number)". So instead of User talk:Jahn1234567890/Archives/1, it should be User talk:Jahn1234567890/Archive 1. Zappa24Mati 23:34, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! That really helped me out. Jahn1234567890 (talk) 15:01, 25 March 2015 (UTC)