Talk:15 (number)

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I looked in the Spanish Wikipedia for information on the quinceañera, thinking I was going to translate whatever I found there to English for the English version of the article, but I found nothing. All I know about the quinceañera is that for some reason it is a girl's birthday that is celebrated differently from the other birthdays. -- Anonymous User

Move of material to disambiguation page[edit]

HAYYY... ~*melissa tomate*~

Some material has been moved from this page to Fifteen (disambiguation). I think it should go back here, for the time being. This article is one of a series of over 100 articles, and they should follow the same principles. These principles may be discussed on a relevant talk page (by the way: Where is that?), and I do not neccesarily think that creating disambiguation pages like that is such a bad idea (though I'd prefer naming them 15 (disambiguation), etc., rather than Fifteen (disambiguation)). Once a consensus has been reached, the changes can be implemented in a systematic way.--Niels Ø 20:45, Apr 25, 2005 (UTC)

apologies for not examining the relevant project's policies before the move. It just seemed that a disambig page was in order, given the amount of relevant links; sticking it at at the bottom of a fairly developed article seemed confusing. No objections to moving it back for the time being, provided a disambig template is added, as i agree that the whole series should follow the same principles; however, i also think that disambig pages are important for a word with so many possible uses. if you find that talk page, let me know . . . --Heah 21:06, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Looking at the other pages, the idea of keeping all the info on the main number page seems to make sense, so i've reverted it at least for now, and will turn the disambig into a redirect. apologies for my ill thought out edit. I still wish it was clearer, though; perhaps i'll mention this on the project's talk page (which, btw, seems to be linked to above.) --Heah 21:22, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I too wish it was clearer. For the number zero, it's particularly bad: 0 redirects to 0 (number); Zero is a miscellany of links; Zero (disambiguation) redirects to Zero; 0 (disambiguation) doesn't exist; 0 (year) exists, and so does Year Zero (and it's different), where as Year 0 redirects to 0 (year), and where as e.g. 1 (year) doesn't exist (see 1 instead).--Niels Ø 21:56, Apr 25, 2005 (UTC)
I changed it by distinguishing between year zero = 0 (year) and Year Zero (political notion). I think that's clearer. --John H. Victor 5 July 2005 10:59 (UTC)


Lots of people have had the number 15 on their uniform, vote to delete just about everything but the tennis fact. Cs302b (talk) 20:09, 1 June 2008 (UTC)


There are a significant number of games that have an emphasis on the number 15. One of these is CRIBBAGE, which counts out sets of cards totalling 15 as part of scoring.-- self-ref (nagasiva yronwode) (talk) 18:25, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Alabama Crimson Tide football[edit]

An editor (acting as IP and as @Blaxiom:) has been adding:

It's not obvious, even from Alabama Crimson Tide football, that that is a record, and even if it were, that's not the sort of record we record here. Neither that nor Manchester United F.C.. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 16:19, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

It seems as though an editor: Arthur Rubin has taken some sort of strange issue with the number of National Titles the Alabama Crimson Tide have been awarded. He refuses to set his personal vendetta aside to recognize that 15 is a significant number of championships for a single team to acquire. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Blaxiom (talkcontribs) 16:32, July 24, 2013‎

As I noted in edit summaries, the relevant guideline in WP:WikiProject Numbers#Numbers in sports. I don't see how that allows "number of national championships". It also violates WP:NOTNEWS, and would require frequent monitoring, as it should be removed immediately if another school gets 16. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 17:42, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
Player's jersey numbers change frequently, but that's never stopped anyone from attributing them on these pages. The frequency of change is inconsequential, only the truth is relevant. - Blaxiom (talk) 18:27, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
Only retired jersey numbers are supposed to be listed on these pages. If there are any others, please remove them. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 19:31, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
The number of Championships a team has is far more noteworthy than a retired jersey number, don't you think? - Blaxiom (talk) 09:03, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
I would say, "no". Others may differ. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 15:20, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
So because you say "no," you believe you have the authority to take it off? - Blaxiom (talk) 16:03, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
Well, the fact that no one else has come out in favor of your point of view might be considered a clue. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 05:43, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

15 degrees/hour - Yura87 (talk) 14:29, 3 September 2013 (UTC)[edit]

24/12=2 360/12=30 therefore, 15 degrees/hour is approx. Earth around-the-axis rotation speed.

Retired jersey numbers[edit]

Per WP:PRESERVE, here is the list of retired #15 jersey numbers and racecars that were mentioned in the article:

This material may be of interest for a future List of retired numbers in sports article. — JFG talk 22:42, 16 May 2017 (UTC)