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I can't find any conversations about this page, so I thought I'd start one. To get this out of the Draft section and into the main article space, here's what we need to do:
/* Rules of the Game */ should be outlined according to the Official Rulebook.
/* General Baseball Concepts */ should either be deleted, or a good use found for it. Season and game scheduling concepts, maybe.
/* Game play */ needs to be expanded
/* History */ needs to be expanded. A list of Baseball Commissioners, and presidents of the Leagues might be appropriate here.
/* Baseball Teams, Leagues, and Organizations */ has been greatly expanded (by me), should be reviewed by someone else.
/* Contributors to baseball */ Some important players, managers, owners and umpires should be mentioned. Each players listed should have a line explaining what his specific contribution was. (e.g. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, Pete Rose got the most hits, etc.)
Also, anyone who knows what the procedure is for getting this page to the main Wikipedia space, please enlighten me. Listmeister (talk) 20:41, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
The general concepts section is a temporary section for storing links that need to be placed elsewhere in the outline. Before the outline is moved to article space, all links in there (if any) need to be placed, and the section removed.
Almost all of the outlines on Wikipedia are topic outlines (outlines comprised of topics), in contrast to sentence outlines (which are built of sentences). WP outlines are actually becoming a hybrid of topic and sentence outlines, as more and more of them are coming to include annotations.
The main feature that sets Wikipedia's outlines apart from its other navigation systems (such as categories and navigation footers) are annotations. Examples of outlines coming along nicely in the process of being annotated are:
When you feel the outline is complete enough to be useful to readers, move it to article space. But...
To avoid being nominated for deletion, outline drafts should be significantly past the stub phase of development before being moved to article space. Though stubs are legitimate, even for lists, some editors aren't familiar with the phases of outline development, and judge outlines on whatever their current level of development is, often in comparison with other navigation pages. For the most recent examples, see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Outline of Apple Inc. and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Outline of iOS.
Once a draft is moved to article space, a link to it should be added to the See also section of the corresponding article, to the relevant navigation footer, and announced in the outline section of the Community Bulletin Board. The more links leading to the outline, the greater its traffic will be, the more readers who will benefit from this navigation aid, and the more editors who will come and develop it.
Thank you for your interest. I look forward to seeing your developments to the outline. If you have any further questions, I'll be happy to answer them for you. Sincerely, The Transhumanist 23:21, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
This outline isn't perfect nor is it complete; but it isready. It can be completed and perfected once it is in mainspace. If you move it, it will be edited. Maybe drop a note a WT:BASEBALL when you move it -- that will get plenty of eyeballs on it. Rgrds. --18.104.22.168 (talk) 12:26, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
"Outline" is short for "hierarchical outline". There are two types of outlines: sentence outlines (like those you made in school to plan a paper), and topic outlines (like the topical synopses that professors hand out at the beginning of a college course). Outlines on Wikipedia are primarily topic outlines that serve 2 main purposes: they provide taxonomical classification of subjects showing what topics belong to a subject and how they are related to each other (via their placement in the tree structure), and as subject-based tables of contents linked to topics in the encyclopedia. The hierarchy is maintained through the use of heading levels and indented bullets. See Wikipedia:Outlines for a more in-depth explanation. The Transhumanist 00:03, 9 August 2015 (UTC)