User talk:Alexpike93

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Hi Alex. Thanks for your work on Tiverton Rugby Club. It may look as if I've rather hacked about what you wrote, but that's only with the benefit of experience here :) I hope you'll want to contribute to some more articles, and if so I hope the edit summaries that I left may prove useful. I've added a standard welcome message below above which provides some helpful hints and lists some useful pages. (Yes - there is a lot that can be learned, but it's not essential!) Best,  —SMALLJIM  12:42, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Hello. All advice is appreciated, and thank for your rendition of the article. I have one question though; sources to support the claim of being "Devon's oldest club" proves to be quite scarce. The club's website states it is on their homepage, and the Devon RFU handbook does not contain a club that was established before 1868. The website "http://rugbyfootballhistory.com/club_history.htm" also represents the clubs age in comparison to others, but does not provide any valuable references. What would you advise is the best way of citing this claim. Regards. Alexpike93 (talk) 13:20, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
If there's no good source for it, then we shouldn't mention it at all: a claim made by the club itself isn't really good enough, unless we attribute it: ("the club claims that it is the oldest..."). But a quick Google for "Devon's oldest rugby club" throws up this and this (PDF) which seem to be reliable enough sources that have accepted the claim, so would appear to be good enough. If you agree, do you want to add one of them?  —SMALLJIM  14:18, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

A useful hint is to use the Show preview button when editing a page - it avoids saving multiple drafts in the edit history! Oh, and note that we've only verified it's the oldest rugby club in the county, not the oldest "sports club".  —SMALLJIM  14:39, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip; I will remember to use this in the future. Alexpike93 (talk) 14:42, 2 January 2014 (UTC)