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Created an article about this fairly obscure (and unsuccessful) 19th century player. But as Lancashire played for Lancashire and was a Justice of the Peace in Lancashire there's significant scope for confusion. So perhaps someone could read it through and clarify where necessary. Thanks. Johnlp (talk) 22:46, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
List of test matches outdated
Some of the lists of test matches are outdated. List of Sri Lankan Test matches and List of Pakistani Test matches are two examples, as well as List of Test cricket series against Sri Lanka. I've recently updated the South African list, but any other eyes on these articles would be appreciated. Greenman (talk) 21:57, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
Deletion of List of sporting deaths article
List of sportspeople who died during their careers is up for deletion here. If it does get deleted, do you think we should fork out the cricketers into a dedicated list, with more precise qualification guidelines (ie having played First class/list A/T20 in previous/current season)? There is already List of cricketers who were killed during military service, I see this new list as covering all other deaths. The-Pope (talk) 16:27, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
- If it's decided that the sportspeople article does merit deletion, wouldn't the same arguments justify the deletion of an article limited to cricketers? JH (talk page) 09:12, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Belarus national cricket team (and others) at AfD
The article is up for FLC here Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of Twenty20 International records/archive2. Blackhole78 talk | contrib 05:47, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
The Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians, generally known as the ACS (because "and Historians" was added later), has broadly similar aims to ourselves except they utilise primary sources (beyond our brief), are essentially offline (though they do have a website) and their profile is therefore relatively low, while ours is potentially very high indeed and we are obliged to use secondary sources. Like ourselves, the ACS have had experience of the moron whom we know as Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Richard Daft/Archive. They sacked him and we banned him. Last week, Daft was on here again and produced a typically incoherent post entitled "ACS" in which he tried to claim that he left a legacy to the ACS from which they have drawn immeasurable benefits. It was reverted immediately. I've had a call from a chap in the ACS about an early cricket question and I drew his attention to this post. His comment was: "Complete and utter bollocks". He is going to consult other members including, I presume, someone in the ACS committee (which sacked Daft several years ago) as they do not want Daft alluding to them, understandably so.
He did ask if we would please continue to be vigilant and to immediately remove anything written about the ACS by Daft as soon as we see it. Which is what we do anyway because Daft is subject to WP:BAN and therefore anything he writes on here, even if it's a "good edit", must be reverted. I think it's likely I will be contacted again and I'll let you know if there's anything worth raising.
I would like to add, however, that this chap uses WP himself as an IP and he reckons that dozens (perhaps many more) of his colleagues do likewise. Daft has always tried to claim that the ACS deprecates WP (and I suppose it's possible that one or two technophobes might) but the consensus in the ACS is to wish us well and hope we are ultimately successful, whilst accepting that Rome was not built in a day. The ACS is an eminent source and we should reciprocate by using them accordingly if their material is to hand. CricketArchive was originally, shall we say, an offshoot of the ACS but has outgrown its origins.
- Good morning. I am one of "the dozens", being an ACS member who edits WP. A few of us have seen the above post and have noted sadly that your estimate of our number is probably incorrect. I heard at an ACS function a few months ago that the membership has slipped below the thousand mark. That is subject to confirmation but it is true that we are demographically an ageing association and new blood is not easy to find. My friends and I have wondered if anyone in the WP cricket project would be interested in joining the ACS? There are some very good researchers and writers amongst you who would be most welcome. Please think about it and see our website for more information. Thank you.
- May I add that we regret the reprehensible attacks on the home pages of User:Harrias and User:Johnlp. We wish to make clear that the person responsible is NOT – I repeat, NOT – a member of the ACS. Neither does he speak for the ACS nor represent the ACS in any way. Any views that he expresses on WP are his own and no one else's. You are absolutely right to revert his edits without hesitation. ACS Wisden (talk) 10:21, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
- Good evening. I am the former ACS Wisden, author of the above post, now to be known as Music Troy. I have always edited via my IP address and only created a userid for discussion purposes to protect the IP, but I did not realise that using "Wisden" is a transgression of the site's naming convention regarding trademarks. My apologies, but it was a genuine mistake and I am grateful to the administrator who explained the situation. I have come back here to assure you that my intentions are sincere and that you cricket project members would be welcome in the ACS. I will say no more. Thank you again for your time. Music Troy (talk) 18:21, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
- I don't think that an aside saying "cricket project members would be welcome in the ACS" can be said to amount to recruitment. It seems harmless to me. JH (talk page) 20:54, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
- Noting that there's now an AN/I post about this. I don't expect it will go anywhere, everything in the above seems benign. But figured I'd leave a comment here for the record. Protonk (talk) 22:58, 14 September 2014 (UTC)