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DragoLink08: ANI discussion regarding requested range blocks[edit]

Gentlemen, Cuchullain and I have filed ANI reports regarding User:DragoLink08's continued disruptive editing and sock-puppetry. I have also requested appropriate range blocks for the University of South Florida IP addresses that have provided him with an escape hatch to continue his sock-puppetry for the past three years. Many of you have had to deal with Drago's disruptive editing of the color schemes for navboxes, infoboxes and tables. Your input at ANI is requested. Dirtlawyer1 (talk)

Please contribute to a discussion on amending MOS language with respect to date formats[edit]

Hello - there is currently a discussion underway at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Dates and numbers#Date range redux to come to a final resolution the way dates for club tenure in infoboxs are displayed (e.g. - with a club from 2001–2007 or 2001–07). If you have an opinion one way or the other, please take part. The value in coming to a final resolution (either having language added to allow 8 digit date spans for this purpose or expressly forbidding it) is that it would provide certainty to these cases and stop needless reverting of this format one way or the other. If you do take part, please be sure to ground your arguments/opinions in fact, Wikipedia precedent and real world examples as opposed to preference only as this will help the project make the right call. There are thousands of articles (touched by thousands of editors) that use summary club tenure information in infoboxes, so there is clearly an advantage to settling it in a clear manner so all can comply. Thanks! Rikster2 (talk)

Feedback requested on 2013 NFL season article[edit]

I've recently spent some time editing the 2013 NFL season article. I've validated that everything in the article is appropriately referenced and that all of the references are archived. I'd love to get some input from other editors on the state of the article. Do you see any errors? Are there any glaring omissions? I've considered adding a section on the concussion lawsuit that was settled during the year, but I'm not sure if that is appropriate to cover in this article — any thoughts on that would be welcome. Anything else you'd like to see added (or subtracted)? Thanks! — DeeJayK (talk) 17:18, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

I've made some further tweaks to the article: added "Notable occurrences" section with mentions of Aaron Hernandez, Dolphins bullying scandal and the concussion settlement; separated out front office changes from head coach changes; reorganized. I'm thinking this article may meet the "good article" criteria. I'd love to get some feedback. Thanks — DeeJayK (talk) 20:14, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
After submitting the article for peer review I've implemented many of the suggestions that were made. These substantially included enhancing the lead, adding significant sections of prose and removing the bulk of the "Records and milestones" section to a separate list. The peer review was quite helpful, but it was performed by an editor who doesn't have an intimate knowledge of the NFL. To that end, I'd love to get some feedback on the significant changes that I've made to this article from some of you who are familiar with the content. Thanks. — DeeJayK (talk) 19:20, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Draft-related edit warring[edit]

There seems to be disputes over updating players' articles once they get drafted, which was taken to WP:AN3. Input from anyone in this project is appreciated at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring#User:Discospinster reported by User:Buffbills7701 (Result: ). NFLDraftCentral 02:58, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Hash in retired number templates[edit]

MOS:HASH says that (with the main exception of comics) we should not use "#" to mean "number". Therefore I intend to remove the # symbols from the retired number templates (e.g. Template:Vikings Retired Numbers). In this case it shouldn't even need to be replaced with anything (number / No. etc). They aren't rankings and it is obvious that they are numbers, you don't need a # to tell you that. I don't see this as particularly controversial, but as it affects multiple templates I thought I should provide fair warning here first. The same type of change has already been applied for the equivalent MLB templates. Thanks. --Jameboy (talk) 22:28, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Aaron Hernandez[edit]

There is a discussion about Wikipedia's article on Aaron Hernandez that will be on interest to this project: should the lead sentence end with Hernandez's continued status as a free agent in the NFL or the murder charges he is currently facing? Thank you for your time. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 01:46, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Randall Cunningham II spike[edit]

Right now a lot of Randall Cunningham II's fanbase are people who care about Randall Cunningham, I may be more likely to get help here than at projects on his own talk page. In the first 20 days of this month Randall Cunningham II had 720 hits (36 per day). Today, the article is looking like it is going to get 700 for the day. Can anyone help me find a story that might explain this. Please drop a note at Talk:Randall_Cunningham_II#Unusual_spike.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 15:45, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

What makes Ryan Fitzpatrick so popular?[edit]

I happened to look at the list of popular pages related to this WikiProject today and I noticed that the article on Ryan Fitzpatrick got more hits in April than any other active player by a wide margin (over 4.5 times more hits than Michael Oher). I realize Fitzpatrick changed teams in March, but I wouldn't think that sort of thing would cause such a spike in activity. There's no reason for this inquiry; I'm just curious to see if anyone can provide an answer as to why a journeyman quarterback would be so popular. Thanks for indulging me. — DeeJayK (talk) 18:04, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

As I take a closer look, almost all of the Fitzpatrick activity in April took place over just two days: 4/12–4/13. I assume that some external link (from Twitter or some popular blog or website) is the cause for this spike. But what? — DeeJayK (talk) 18:23, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
I presume it's his image change. See [1]. NFLisAwesome 20:14, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
I'm almost certain that you are correct. The power of Reddit is a little insane. Turns out NFLisAwesome is awesome! Thanks. — DeeJayK (talk) 22:05, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

De'Anthony Thomas[edit]

Myself and another editor are engaged in a dispute over an issue with Chiefs draft pick De'Anthony Thomas's number on his article talkpage. I would love to get other editors input on this subject.--Rockchalk717 02:32, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

I am the other editor and second this request. Thank you Rockchalk717 for posting this. EvergreenFir (talk) 02:58, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject National Football At Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/List of NFL players with numbers retired[edit]

Dear NFL experts: Is this abandoned draft a useful list, or should it be deleted as a stale draft? —Anne Delong (talk) 04:20, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

List of National Football League retired numbers looks complete and it was nominated for featured list back in January 2014. This AFC should be deleted. Royalbroil 12:33, 14 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for clarifying that. The draft is gone. —Anne Delong (talk) 03:32, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Chuck Noll RIP[edit]

FYI, for Chuck Noll's bio to be featured on the main page in the "Recent Deaths" section of WP:ITN, the article needs more sourcing. I'm too busy to volunteer for this, but if someone here could, that'd be great. – Muboshgu (talk) 15:40, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

FLC notice[edit]

Just wanted to let you guys know that I opened an FLC for List of New York Giants first-round draft picks a while back. Any comments/suggestions that could be provided by the NFL project are welcome. Giants2008 (Talk) 23:10, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Help with a couple improvements to Eric Winston's article?[edit]

Hi all, as I've mentioned here before, I'm working on behalf of the National Football League Players Association to make improvements to pages related to their mission. Because of my financial COI, I don't edit directly, and instead post to Talk pages and seek out help from volunteer editors from wikiprojects like this one. I've recently drafted some improvements that I think could be made to Eric Winston's article to discuss his work with the NFLPA, his charity work, and tweaking a sentence to make it more encycopedic. You can find my suggestions at Talk:Eric Winston. If an editor here has a chance to take a look and, if everything looks okay, make the changes and additions, I'd appreciate it! Cheers, ChrisPond (Talk · COI) — Preceding undated comment added 15:36, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

This is Yes check.svg Done! ChrisPond (Talk · COI) 20:33, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Upgrade of lists of starting quarterbacks[edit]

Dear all, I recently started a personal project of increasing information on the Lists of NFL starting quarterbacks. After researching information in websites like NFL.com and pro-football-reference.com, I started to add information like: post-season games (where necessary); most games played and won for the franchise; and passing records (completions/attempts, yards passed and touchdowns/interceptions). I have already upgraded QB information for: Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks. I hope to have provided some contribution for the enrichment of Wikipedia (and intend to go on with other franchises), but I accept any suggestions to make this work even better. All the best! Fabluna (talk) 01:16, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Coaches navboxes and other staff templates[edit]

With the season getting closer, it's probably a good idea to check the positional coaches navboxes listed here and the staff templates here to make sure they're all up to date. Up until now, Brandon Daly was listed as Vikings coach despite joining the Pats staff months ago, for example. Calidum Talk To Me 03:59, 28 July 2014 (UTC)