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Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Jim Parsley[edit]

Hello motor sport experts! Here's a page that has just been submitted at Afc. It may be of interest to the editors here. —Anne Delong (talk) 12:10, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

While the reference section is a bit atrocious, the subject is notable (meets WP:NMOTORSPORT #1 and the "has competed in a professional sport at the highest level" criterion of WP:NSPORT basic). - The Bushranger One ping only 05:33, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
I have added a comment to this effect on the submission. —Anne Delong (talk) 19:47, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
I believe, given it isn't a BLP, it's "good enough" to be moved to mainspace. - The Bushranger One ping only 22:22, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
It's now at Jim Parsley. —Anne Delong (talk) 03:52, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:South American racing series templates[edit]


Category:South American racing series templates has been nominated for deletion, merging, or renaming. You are encouraged to join the discussion on the Categories for discussion page.

Just putting it out there...[edit]

I have had an admittedly radical idea in that we should possibly create an Off-Road Racing WikiProject. I know that this has been debated before but it could see decent use as a lot of articles that would fall under that banner (namely Rallycross and its' spin-offs) need a clean up. Holdenman05 (talk) 23:15, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

I disagree - I don't think there's any interest. The short-course off-road racing articles that I wrote for major US drivers aren't being edited by regular contributors. This isn't even worthy of a task force. Royalbroil 00:50, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Dear Holdenman05, if you find other editors interested in off-road racing, you are welcome to create a taskforce. Good luck! --NaBUru38 (talk) 14:37, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks but it sounds like there wouldn't be enough support for the project. I'd bet you that a Formula E taskforce would be a lot better off than an off-road racing one, but I'm not a betting man. Actually, that sounds like a good idea now that I think of it... Holdenman05 (talk) 05:13, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/The Automotive history of Fred ‘SKINNY’ Clemons and his Race cars.[edit]

Dear motorsport experts: This old AfC submission will soon be deleted as a stale draft. I'm not sure if this is a notable topic, and even so it will take some TLC to make it into an article. Any opinions? —Anne Delong (talk) 00:17, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

The driver appears to look notable as an Indy 500 driver. It just needs an awful lot of cleanup. NFLisAwesome 16:39, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
I have made a start on cleaning it up, and I found a few of the references on line and linked them. Knowing nothing about racing, though, I can't tell if there are items that should just be left out as excessive detail., or what facts might be considered controversial. If anyone has the urge to pick away at it, please do. —Anne Delong (talk) 21:11, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

"sportscar" v "sports car"[edit]

I invite interested editors to comment at Wikipedia talk:Typo Team#"sportscar" v "sports car" -- John of Reading (talk) 07:25, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

I have notified Wikipedia:WikiProject Sports Car Racing and Wikipedia:WikiProject Automobiles. DH85868993 (talk) 23:32, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Motorsport At Wikimania 2014 (updated version)[edit]

Please note: This is an updated version of a previous post that I made.

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This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:

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Adikhajuria (talk) 16:36, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Liam Dwyer[edit]

Does Liam Dwyer, a soldier and current CTSCC driver, seem notable enough for creation? I currently have the article written at User:ZappaOMati/Liam Dwyer. Zappa24Mati 04:11, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi! ZappaOMati I think that Conti Challenge and SCCA World Challenge drivers aren't notable. However, there are already articles for some of them. --NaBUru38 (talk) 14:40, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
@NaBUru38: Looking at WP:NMOTORSPORT, yeah, I doubt CTSCC drivers are notable, but I felt like his story (him losing a leg and yet still racing) could've allowed him to gain notability. I guess I'll hold off on moving it to mainspace until he moves up. Zappa24Mati 15:00, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
Clay Regazzoni, Alessandro Zanardi, Jason Watt all lost their legs or the use of their legs and kept on racing, although they were already famous before it happened. --Pc13 (talk) 19:46, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
I saw cars from that lower level sports car series at Road America and I wouldn't expect most of them to be notable. But you have proven GNG if you ask me since you have cited articles from several of the largest sports networks in the USA. I'd go for it. Royalbroil 04:51, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

"first year" field in Template:Infobox racing driver[edit]

Can someone confirm the correct use of the "first year" field in {{Infobox racing driver}}? My understanding was that the field should be populated with just the first year in which the driver competed in their current series. However, recently I've noticed numerous articles where the field is populated by the year, followed by a dash - see Rio Haryanto as an example. I wanted to check that my understanding was correct before updating any articles. Thanks. DH85868993 (talk) 10:20, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

As the first year data is displayed next to a title stating "Debut season", having the dash makes no sense at all. I suspect this is one single editor (who is editing through a mobile interface, by the look of it, so may not have full functionality) who has simply misunderstood the structure of the box. Pyrope 19:26, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
That's what I thought. I've left a message at the editor's talk page. I have removed the dashes added by that editor (I think I got them all). Thanks. DH85868993 (talk) 01:59, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

2016 F1 Season Article[edit]

On the talk page of the 2015 Formula One season I have requested for a vote on the creation of the 2016 Formula One season. At the moment this cannot be created as some overexcited Wikipedian has made it one too many times. Once we reach a majority conclusion further action can be taken if necessary. Please submit your vote ASAP. Thanks. Holdenman05 (talk) 07:18, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

You might want to have a read of [1] before going any further. --Falcadore (talk) 07:32, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Draft:Fred Clemons[edit]

Dear motorsport enthusiasts: This race car designer and driver has been deemed notable by the editors here. I have been fixing up this draft, but as a musician I am out of my depth. Many of the references are not on line and I don't have access to them to place the citations. Also, I don't understand the terminology being used in the mechanical descriptions, so I can't rephrase them for more general reading, and I can't tell which details may be excessive. The references that I have been able to check were okay, so I placed citations, I hope appropriately. Would someone like to take a crack at improving it? —Anne Delong (talk) 14:06, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Link ElectroSystems[edit]

There is an AFD for this article. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Link ElectroSystems. The company is an NZ company that makes a form of engine management system. Is it notable or not? NealeFamily (talk) 03:53, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Joe Ghanem[edit]

Dear racing experts: Here's another of those old abandoned AfC submissions . I have tried to add some citations, but I really don't know which sites are reliable in this field. Is this a notable driver, and should the draft be improved and added to the encyclopedia? —Anne Delong (talk) 19:02, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

He is notable. Article needs some work but since he drove in British F3 he is notable. -Drdisque (talk) 20:52, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Drdisque. By adding sources I have delayed its deletion for six months, so hopefully someone will take an interest in it. —Anne Delong (talk) 21:23, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Frankie Wainman[edit]

Hello, motor sport experts. This old AfC submission seems to be about a notable driver. Is it ready for mainspace? I've been de-fluffing it. —Anne Delong (talk) 17:36, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Normally he wouldn't qualify just based on racing in that series. However, he has been extremely successful in that series, enough to clearly pass the GNG. I think this article is ready. -Drdisque (talk) 19:54, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Drdisque. It's in mainspace now. —Anne Delong (talk) 07:04, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Request for input[edit]

There's a discussion in progress at WP:Australian Motorsport regarding the naming of ATCC/V8 Supercar event articles. The discussion has been in progress for 10 days and so far only two us have participated (and we have opposing views), so we'd like some input from other editors. If you feel you could contribute to the discussion, please do so at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Australian motorsport#Naming of ATCC/V8SC Event Articles. Thanks. DH85868993 (talk) 05:35, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Disruptive editor[edit]

There is an editor - User:Therock9998 - who is causing ongoing disruption to a group of articles and I am at a loss with how to deal with him as he completely ignores all attempts to communicate with him, and continues to edit his version back into articles. And because he does not know how to table edit, and ignores offers of assistance, the results look hideous, like this. I am asking for help with this issue, either as a new voice to talk to this editor or for recomendations how to progress. --Falcadore (talk) 01:42, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

What a mess he leaves. I have blocked for a month and advised that when he comes back, any similar editing risks an indefinite block. Moriori (talk) 02:46, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Proposed change to wiki markup for motorsport results tables[edit]

Hi WikiProject Motorsport. The wiki markup used to produce the background colour in most motorsport results tables (bgcolor="#XXXXXX") is no longer valid HTML and as a result doesn't work properly on mobile devices (no background colour is displayed). There is a proposal at WikiProject Formula One to get a bot to update the markup for all the articles within that WikiProject's scope. I'm letting this project know (a) so that you won't be surprised/confused if you suddenly see lots of articles being updated and are wondering why and (b) just in case you know of a reason why this would be a bad idea. The discussion is at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Formula One#Bot request. Thanks. DH85868993 (talk) 10:21, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Formula E WikiProject?[edit]

As the FE championship is due to begin on this Saturday, I think we have left it a little late to create a WikiProject for this new series. Still, better late than never - BTW I have already started the 2014 Beijing ePrix article, but it uses an F1 Grand Prix infobox, which isn't ideal as in the box it is titled 2014 Beijing Grand Prix. Who is with me here? Holdenman05 (talk) 09:29, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Does it really need a whole WikiProject? I point out the cautionary tale of the A1GP and Superleague Formula projects. What specifically needs to be organized and planned out for this series? Is there a specific MOS for this series that differs from other series covered by WP:MOTOR? The359 (Talk) 10:46, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
OK, a taskforce then - and grow it into a WikiProject once the time is right. Holdenman05 (talk) 11:28, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Agree that only a taskforce is required at this stage. BTW, I've fixed the infobox title, by using the "GP_Suffix" parameter. DH85868993 (talk) 12:21, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for that. I'll start something up and we'll go from there. Holdenman05 (talk) 21:56, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Andres Mendez[edit]

Dear Motorsport experts: This old draft was never submitted to be included in the encyclopedia. Is this a notable driver, or should to page be deleted as a stale draft? —Anne Delong (talk) 21:22, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

He's notable, after the Star Mazda Championship, which is mentioned in the article, he drove in Formula Renault 2.0 NEC in 2013 and ATS Formel 3 Cup in 2014, all of which are notable series. However the draft is so bad it would essentially need to be completely rewritten though. I'm fine with deleting it but if you generally keep these things for subjects for which an article could be written, I'm OK with that too. -Drdisque (talk) 22:39, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Red-linked articles on the list of Wikipedia:Most-wanted_articles[edit]

Hi, I am very unfamiliar with your Project's notability guidelines, but, for some reason, a few of the most commonly red-linked articles on the most recent (actually not so recent - it's from December 2013) listing of the "most wanted" articles on Wikipedia are race car drivers, motorcycle racers, and rally co-drivers (navigators?). Could someone from this Project (or one of it's sub-Projects) have a look at some of these names to see if these articles really need to be on Wikipedia? Thank you in advance. Guy1890 (talk) 05:47, 17 September 2014 (UTC)