Talk:List of centenarians (sportspeople)

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Sam Latter[edit]

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/editor-s-picks-ignore/my-playing-days-nearly-went-up-in-smoke-1.996031

you left out Sam Latter, scotland's oldest man. 65.81.247.52 (talk) 13:36, 25 April 2010 (UTC) http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/features/-Football-star-Sam-in.5955548.jp

I think hes notable foor being Scotland's oldest man and football star. 72.155.236.201 (talk) 19:30, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

He needs to have his own article before he is included here. Being Scotland's oldest man on its own is insufficent for inclusion here and possibly not even for his own article. if it can be confirmed that he was a professional footballer then that would be sufficient for an article and therefore for this list. DerbyCountyinNZ (Talk Contribs) 23:02, 15 June 2010 (UTC)


http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/The-final-whistle--for.6367709.jp

says professional in this article 74.226.167.73 (talk) 22:31, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Instead of unnecessarily clogging up this page with c&p why don't you create the article? DerbyCountyinNZ (Talk Contribs) 20:17, 5 July 2010 (UTC)
Not to mention that it's a WP:COPYVIO, which I have now removed. Canadian Paul 02:29, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
Because I know people like you will just delete it. 74.249.134.211 (talk) 20:58, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
Well since his notability qualifies under WP:ATHLETE ("People who have competed at the fully professional level of a sport"), he would not be eligible for deletion, or rather, he would clearly meet the inclusion guidelines. Canadian Paul 22:37, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Major League Ballplayers[edit]

The template used for these footnotes generates a bullet where it doesn't belong. Would someone who knows how to fix this please do so? It's beyond my technical prowess. Thanks. David in DC (talk) 22:14, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

Solved, with help from kind editor at Village Pump (technical) David in DC (talk) 17:02, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Introductory text[edit]

Should not the introductory text read like this: The following is a list of centenarians – specifically, people who became famous as sportspeople – known for reasons other than their longevity. For more lists, see lists of centenarians. ? --94.113.5.35 (talk) 15:13, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Actually I don't really like either and I think that they should be changed based on WP:LEADSENTENCE and WP:BOLDTITLE. It should be something that reflects the main source of their notability first (sports) and then the fact that they are centenarians. So perhaps something like "The following is a list of individuals who reached the age of 100 and were known for reasons other than their longevity, specifically their careers in sport" or even more simple "The following is a list of individuals who reached the age of 100 and were known for their careers in sport". WP:SAL should cover the need for them to have Wikipedia articles. Realistically though, if we ever add proper leads to these lists, the problem would be moot. Canadian Paul 15:58, 23 October 2012 (UTC)