Talk:Western Australia Roller Derby

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Vector.Ward (talk) 03:42, 14 January 2012 (UTC): There are some images missing; I'll add these when my account is old enough to be able to upload images.

Vector.Ward (talk) 08:06, 14 January 2012 (UTC): Thanks to amandaellis for upload the images.

References Criticisms[edit]

Vector.Ward (talk) 01:29, 16 January 2012 (UTC): I have inserted references from an independent national Australian broadcaster (ABC News, their Kalgoorlie desk), a News Limited publication (Sunday Times, known as PerthNow on the web) which is Perth's ONLY Sunday paper, and Western Australia's ONLY weekday newspaper (The West Australian). I am arguing that these are very independent; I would go so far as to say that if these are not considered independent sources, then it is impossible to create a page on wikipedia for a topic worth of inclusion, but nevertheless primarily focused on the region of Western Australia. I am also still working on the article.

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the query is about notability not references. There are 100s of stories in major papers everyday that aren't notable enough for articles. Will results be published? Changes in team personnel? I doubt it. It is simply not a notable sport/league in WA. The-Pope (talk) 02:55, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Those 100s of stories are typically about topics completely independent of each other; Western Australia Roller Derby and rollerderby in WA more generally receives significant, independent coverage during its season, thus fulfilling the primary criteria for wikipedia notability. Vector.Ward (talk) 03:31, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Other sources[edit]

Speed dome packed for interstate derby clash, Southern Gazette (Perth, Australia) - Tuesday, July 26, 2011.Edition: 1, Page: 050, Record Number: CSG_T-20110726-050-150060. Article says it was the state's first interstate match against the Melbournes South Sea Sirens with a score of Sirens 132 to WARDs 80. Article is all about this match and the team.--LauraHale (talk) 08:50, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Soozie skates way out of suburbia, Mandurah Coastal Times (Australia) - Wednesday, September 7, 2011. Edition: 1. Page: 062. Article talks about WARD member Soozie Slugworth. Finishes with "The next WA Roller Derby ( WARD ) match is Block to the Future on October 8 at Midvale Speed Dome. " and another sentence about roller derby in general. --LauraHale (talk) 08:52, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Mother of two an Ang, Weekend Courier (Perth, Australia) - Friday, August 5, 2011, Edition: 1, Page: 095. Article talks about Dr Angela Thomas-Jones, known as Ang El Grinder, who skates in the league. --LauraHale (talk) 08:56, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Not going to summarise but the following are other sources that can be used in this article:

  • Packed Speed Dome crowd enjoys first interstate Roller Derby, Guardian Express (Perth, Australia) - July 19, 2011, Length: 147 words (Estimated printed pages: 1)
  • Interstate bout a Roller Derby sellout, Canning Times (Perth, Australia) - July 19, 2011, Length: 184 words (Estimated printed pages: 1)
  • Sandgropers kept beached, Fremantle-Cockburn Gazette (Perth, Australia) - July 19, 2011, Length: 109 words (Estimated printed pages: 1)
  • Big crowd cheers on all-star stoush, Midland-Kalamunda Reporter (Perth, Australia) - July 19, 2011, Length: 183 words (Estimated printed pages: 1)
  • Sirens ward off All Stars, Wanneroo Times (Perth, Australia) - July 19, 2011, Length: 48 words (Estimated printed pages: 1)
  • New players sought for roller derby, Mandurah Coastal Times (Australia) - July 6, 2011, Length: 56 words (Estimated printed pages: 1)

There are another 20 or so similar newspapers from Australia that mention the team.--LauraHale (talk) 09:02, 16 January 2012 (UTC)