Talk:Mike Powell (long jumper)

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Moved article[edit]


I moved this article from Mike Powell to Mike Powell (athlete). I realise that such moves sometimes cause offence, and I apologise. It's just there are too many other people called Mike Powell. I know of two cricketers 1, 2, and then there are all the Michael Powells, all of whom are probably called Mike by their friends. If it was just one other person, I would have put a disambiguation link at the top of the article, but when there are so many, that's not a practicable solution.

Stephen Turner (Talk) 17:24, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

And to prove the point, "What links here" showed several incorrect links to Mike Powell. I think I've sorted them all out correctly. Stephen Turner (Talk) 17:42, 16 April 2006 (UTC)

I am removing the BLP unsourced tag: "This biography of a living person does not cite any references or sources. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful. (March 2008) Find sources: (Mike Powell (athlete) – news, books, scholar)" 1) There is nothing controversial in this article. 2) It is verifiable easily through two sources contained in the article--his profile on and at plus 3) is it also easily verifiable in any additional google search. The bots that place these tags throughout wikipedia downgrade the quality of the product. If they would be placed by knowledgeable human beings who actually read the article and then determine they are controversial or need referencing, that would be a significant improvement in the quality of our articles. Trackinfo (Talk)

Records Problem[edit]

Looking at the page, it states that Mike Powell is no longer the long jump record holder in the records section. However looking at the code it all looks fine. Suggestions? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:25, 24 August 2009 (UTC)