Talk:Sam Sloan

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The result of the move request was: page moved -- no need for disambiguating qualifier. JHunterJ (talk) 17:06, 2 February 2012 (UTC)


Requested move[edit]

Sam Sloan (chess player)Sam Sloan – No need for disambiguation in the title. There are no other articles on WP with "Sam Sloan" in the title, and there is a hatnote at the top of the page that links to the Samuel Sloan dab page. Currently, pages cannot be manually moved to Sam Sloan, as it redirects to the aforementioned dab page.JayJasper (talk) 17:06, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Cautious support As the other 2 people this might possibly refer to appear to be normally known as "Samuel Sloan". We should of course retain some sort of hatnote. PatGallacher (talk) 22:00, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Support as standard procedure for use of parenthetical qualifiers. If there is a sole "Billy", "Charlie" or "Johnny" on a disambiguation page listing those named "William", "Charles" or "John", there no need for a qualifier and a redirect to the dab page unless the articles describing the other individuals stated that one or more of them was also well-known and publicly referenced by the diminutive form of his given name.—Roman Spinner (talk) 05:19, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Support No other article named Sam Sloan, no need for disambiguation. CanuckMy page89 (talk), 06:24, 29 January 2012 (UTC) Support - Rachitrali (talk) 07:58, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

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Uh.. I'm just driving by - I'm amazed there are no templates on this page warning about it! Most of the sources seem to be Sloan's own websites! There's pretty much an air of lunacy about it, as with everything he seems to be involved with. I was going to delete everything linking only to his own accounts, but that would be the whole page gone mostly. There's a load of far-fetched stories, which seem to come from Sloan himself and nowhere else. How is that wikipedia-appropriate. Wow. Anyway.. I just looked into one claim, that he was world chinese chess champion in 1988. Which sounds absurd on the face of it. It seems he didnt even play in it, but in the section for foreigners. I was going to delete, but I notice it, like most of the page, says "he claimed on such-an-such an occasion that' etc. Most of the page should be moved into a "Crazy Claims" section or something. For me, the most notable/amazing thing he's been involved in (I'm no expert) is the Truong online messages matter/scandal, where it seems Truong (Susan Polgar's husband and I believe on the board of the USCF then) wrote hundreds/thousands of fake messages pretending to be Sloan (and other people I think. I looked into it a few years ago, because it sounded soo incredibly bizarre.) Truong and Polgar were thrown out of the USCF because of that. I hadnt heard of the Sloan-winning-in-the-supreme-court thing, but the Truong affair seems to me the most notable chess thing he's been involved in. It was super-bizarre, and, from what I can tell, actually happened. Anyway, what a crazy life. Not surprised Fischer apparently felt on his level. Would make a great movie. But as a wikipedia page, wow. I guess no-one cares enough to clean it up. Probably most of it should just be deleted. I read the 2 2005 failed moves to delete. I'm not sure about that, but this page is nowhere near as 'good' as even the worst wikipedia page I'd seen before this one. I'm no wikpedia expert, but "Your own website" really is not a credible source, I think I'm pretty safe in saying. But I must go, am feeling less sane after even 20 minutes on this page. Good luck to who cleans it up, and thanks. (I'm not from the USA, have never met the guy) 110.20.175.168 (talk) 03:19, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

ok, so I'll leave a link to something more insane.. check out the last couple of years of this newsgroup. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/rec.games.chess.politics Mostly Sloan's messages or people claiming to be him, or claiming not to be the people calling him a p.... r... etc etc. Wow hehe. He really spends his life mucking around in crap like that. Why?! (The abusive newsgroups, I mean) p.s. "An automated filter has identified this edit as potentially unconstructive, and it has been disallowed" Gee. What is unconstructive is allowing so many bots on here. 110.20.175.168 (talk) 03:47, 16 December 2016 (UTC)