User talk:Buttons to Push Buttons/Archive 1

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Cricket on Current Events/Sports[edit]

Hello. I saw that you added those missing cricket scores, good show. I also saw that you switched the reports to make each one 4 lines instead of the 3 that I had changed it to. I know that it was 4 lines in March, but I was hoping that we could use 3 lines, since it still fits without wrapping. Also, this would be more consistent with the other sports, like football. This seems to take up less space on the page, which means less scrolling, so more can be seen at once. I'm going to change it back to 3 lines, but if you object, we can discuss further. --After Midnight 0001 15:36, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Alright, sounds fair enough to me. Worth applying this retroactively do you think? I'd be happy to do edit (for the cricket results, at least) as such if so. Cheers. AllynJ 19:26, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
Your call on the retro.... If you want help with any of it (or anything else for that matter) please let me know. --After Midnight 0001 21:32, 13 April 2007 (UTC)
Nah, it's cool; I'll get started on it in an hour or so I think. It's the kind of thing I'm best at, anyway. :p AllynJ 09:39, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Cricket stubs[edit]

Hi Allyn. I reverted some of your destubbings because I feel that articles like Johan Botha with less than 1500 chars in the main text are definitely stubs. Although I may be a conservative, articles with less that 2.5k in the main body hardly ever pass T:DYKT, so maybe I have been staying there too long, but I think its better to be realistic that we have a long way to go on the biographies. In any case, I mean no insult by using a machine tool to revert the edits, simply only to cut down on processing time. If there is a consensus to de-stub them, I will self de-stub. Thanks, Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:46, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Bermuda fixtures[edit]

If you excuse me plugging a site which I edit, I got them from here. Andrew nixon 16:48, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

I haven't updated the Bermuda infobox for a while, I've been busy with my Irish players project. Stats can be found on Cricket Archive using the scorecard oracle feature, though I'll save you the trouble and tell you them: First-class: Played 9, Won 2, Lost 3, Drawn 4. List A: Played 51, Won 9, Lost 38, Tied 2, No Result 2 Andrew nixon 17:11, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Bill O'Reilly peer review[edit]

Hey, just a quick word to say thanks for your comments, I've implemented your suggestions and hope that if we go to FAC you'd offer your support! Cheers. The Rambling Man 18:05, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

Hi again, yeah I've done it and added Bill to WP:FAC so if you'd like to add support/comments etc, then you can find where you need to go here. Thanks again for your time and interest. The Rambling Man 11:52, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Re: List of Dutch ODI cricketers[edit]

I restored this list the the Featured list candidates page because every list has to be given a 10 day minimum for it to be judged a pass or fail. This is seen under the Supporting and objecting header at the top of WP:FLC.-- 02:17, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

re:International cricket in 2007-08[edit]

Hiya, in relation to your removal of the ICC test and ODI tables from this article. I had included them in my edit simply on the basis that it seemed to be the precedence from previous years editions of this article, such as International cricket in 2006-07, and International cricket in 2005-06 etc. Rac fleming 11:40, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Peer Review - Mahendra Singh Dhoni[edit]

Thanks for leaving a ton of comments on the Dhoni wikipage. I was hoping that someone would provide copyedit feedback or do the copyedits (while cursing my lang at the same time). I shall make these changes in the next couple of days and revert back to you. I am currently out of home and travelling but couldn't resist thanking you for the micro-level feedback. 10:15, 23 May 2007 (UTC) (Kalyan from cited IP address)

All comments have been addressed. Kalyan 16:01, 23 May 2007 (UTC) (had some time at the airport!)

Vintcent van der Bijl[edit]

In assessing him you've said: (Updated class to start as per discussion in WP Cricket, rated importance as low as per discussion in WP Cricket.) Was this a discussion of van der Bijl in particular, of of assessment criteria in general? Could you provide me with a link to it, please? I agree with the "start", but I think that he should have higher importance than "low". I know that he never played Test cricket, because of South Africa's exclusion, but everyone around when he played agreed that he was a tremendous bowler. John Woodcock went so far as to include him in his list of the 100 greatest cricketers of all time. I suppose a parallel would be with Bart King, another great bowler who could never play Test cricket. King has a "high" rating, but I'd settle for "mid" for van der Bijl since he doesn't have the same historical significance in terms of his country's cricket. JH (talk page) 19:25, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the lightning fast reply. :) I'll change it to "mid". JH (talk page) 19:30, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Nigel Llong[edit]

Tough one. The only instance I had of trying to combine playing and umpiring infoboxes was on the Dickie Bird article; the original result was this. However, it didn't look too bad because it was a reasonable length article. With Llong, it looks like this - pretty ugly! If I put the umpire infobox after the cricketer one instead of before, it disappears to the bottom of the screen. I'm sure there is a way around it (put them side by side) but at the moment I can't think what it is. AMBerry (talk | contribs) 22:12, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

MS Dhoni[edit]

I finished addressing all your comments on the Dhoni article. I am submitting the article for GAN as i believe it needs a few images before getting to FAC. Kalyan 15:46, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Veronica Mars[edit]

I fixed up some more things in there, mostly the spaces before the reference.

There's also the link to Stephen King's comments on the show, same link and comments, just a different title used, so I deleted the first referece. ;-)

Pietersen FAC[edit]


Thanks for your review. I've addressed all of your comments, but am still unsure about two infoboxes (see review page for my reply). Are there other articles that use both?

MDCollins (talk) 10:17, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Clive Rice[edit]

I have increased the importance rating of this great player from low to high. I see in Rice's talkpage history that you quote a discussion on WP:CRIC which agreed that the rating should be low. Could you please provide me with a link to that discussion as it must be archived now and I can't find it? Thanks. --BlackJack | talk page 22:12, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation, Allyn. No need to search for the discussion. Back when there was a relative handful of ratings I myself downgraded several people while I was experimenting with the concept and I then forgot to revalue some of them: e.g., Greg Chappell was low for a few months. We're getting there. All the best. --BlackJack | talk page 07:07, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

KP issue[edit]

Hi., you make me uncomfortable by using too many "sorrys". as soon as i read the message, i struck me that i didn't care to check the talk page of KP and we could have avoided a lot of time on this, if i put a note stating that the talk page needs to get updated. take the chill pill and enjoy the rest of your day. Kalyan 19:47, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

DJ F00P[edit]

I would change it to make it better but i dont get what you mean by assert the notability or whatever.


Why did you changed Zamyn-Üüd to Zamïn-Üüd? Bogomolov.PL 09:54, 14 June 2007 (UTC)


You had a problem with the references with the Ryan Griffiths article, you just had to put the tag. No need to have deleted the matter. Anyway you've got your link/reference.Jade1984 15:08, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

No need to be sorry. I know you were doing your job after all:)Jade1984 15:34, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Just wanted to point out...if you delete the unsourced info and put the unsourced article tag, it seems senseless in all ways because you've already deleted the unsourced info from the article. So tagging it makes no sense. Don't get's just a thought.Jade1984 16:31, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

TfD nom[edit]

Thanks for the note. It existed for a rational reason when it was created (we had 'Infobox historic cricketer (overs)' and 'Infobox historic cricketer (balls)' to allow some control in the days before parser functions) but obviously serves no useful purpose now. --ⁿɡ͡b Nick Boalch\talk 19:27, 12 July 2007 (UTC)


Hello. I am about to create new Bangladesh articles and woundered if you were able to find an appropiate infobox for someone that has only played either first class or List A class matches. If you are unable to what about if I use the infobox you have recently given me on my talk page because they might well play both forms of the game in the future as most of these that have either only played either first class or list A class have only played in one season and most are young it means that should I use the infobox you gave to me and then it will be easy to update when that player has eventually played in both forms of the game.

Please tell me what you think.

02blythed 10:27, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Here are examples of me using the new infoboxes

I did what you said with using dashes when they have only played List A cricket.

This is an example of someone that has palyed both First and List A cricket.

Please tell me what you think and tell me if I am doing it right which I think that I am 02blythed 10:57, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

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God this is confusing! The date thing isn't an error - I made that mistake. Its a bit like a divide by 0 error in a spreadsheet!.

Can I suggest we freeze editing them for 5 minutes, and (if agreed) merge mine to the original, and simplify matters? –MDCollins (talk) 12:56, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Right that's merged them etc. I'm afraid that something I've done has messed up your baby flag. If you can get it to work here it will transclude into a demo page I'm making to make the WT:CRIC easier. –MDCollins (talk) 13:51, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Hi, I've made an attempt to alter the flag to a more minimalistic design as per your preferences! (see User:Joe p15/Sandbox. It also solves the issue of keeping the player name central at the top. See what you think. MDCollins is a fan! Joe p15 14:28, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Re: Your 4stats version. I've just had a thought - is it possible for it to be a 5 column table, reading
Career | Tests |ODI |FC |ListA (it would significantly reduce the length, and if the widths were fixed they wouldn't be much wider than at present. Or, creating more complex work, then if only 3 sets were called, could they expand to fill the space for 4 (assuming they aren't then fixed width? Any ideas if that is even possible? –MDCollins (talk) 15:45, 13 August 2007 (UTC)
Hang on a minute mate - just trying it myself - User:Mdcollins1984/Sandbox6 (will display all 4 at once for a minute...Just creating a demo to see what happens.–MDCollins (talk) 16:39, 13 August 2007 (UTC)
Demo here - looks good I think (will equalise the widths in a minute. –MDCollins (talk) 16:48, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

RE:Rss afd[edit]

Yeah I know they are meatpuppets, but because I did the protection and original removal I decided i couldn't be bothered with any arguments resulting from me removing the meatpuppets again. ViridaeTalk 06:59, 22 September 2007 (UTC)


Hey, sorry for the edit to "short form cricket"...was an error —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:00, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Talk:Gundagai, New South Wales protection level[edit]

I've unprotected this talk page. As you say, the drama has long past. -- Longhair\talk 20:42, 4 October 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for indenting, I'll make sure I do that myself next time. :) · AndonicO Talk 13:05, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

FL Main page proposal[edit]

You either nominated a WP:FLC or closed such a nomination recently. As such, you are the type of editor whose opinion I am soliciting. We now have over 400 featured lists and seem to be promoting in excess of 30 per month of late (41 in August and 42 in September). When Today's featured article (TFA) started (2004-02-22), they only had about 200 featured articles and were barely promoting 20 new ones per month. I think the quality of featured lists is at least as good as the quality of featured articles was when they started appearing on the main page. Thus, I am ready to open debate on a proposal to institute a List of the Day on the main page with nominations starting November 1 2007, voting starting December 1 2007 and main page appearances starting January 1 2008. For brevity, the proposal page does not discuss the details of eventual main page content, but since the work has already been done, you should consider this proposal assuming the eventual content will resemble the current content at the featured content page. Such output would probably start at the bottom of the main page. The proposal page does not debate whether starting with weekly list main page entries would be better than daily entries. However, I suspect persons in favor of weekly lists are really voicing opinions against lists on the main page since neither TFA nor Picture of the day started as weekly endeavors, to the best of my knowledge. Right now debate seems to be among support for the current selective democratic/consensus based proposal, a selective dictatorial approach like that used at WP:TFA or a non-selective first in line/calendar approach like that used at WP:POTD. See the List of the Day proposal and comment at WP:LOTDP and its talk page.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/tcfkaWCDbwincowtchatlotpsoplrttaDCLaM) 19:05, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Featured List of the Day Experiment[edit]

There have been a series of proposals to initiate a Featured List of the Day on the main page. Numerous proposals have been put forth. After the third one failed, I audited all WP:FL's in order to begin an experiment in my own user space that will hopefully get it going. Today, it commences at WP:LOTD. Afterwards I created my experimental page, a new proposal was set forth to do a featured list that is strikingly similar to my own which is to do a user page experimental featured list, but no format has been confirmed and mechanism set in place. I continue to be willing to do the experiment myself and with this posting it commences. Please submit any list that you would like to have considered for list of the day in the month of January 2008 by the end of this month to WP:LOTD and its subpages. You may submit multiple lists for consideration. —Preceding unsigned comment added by TonyTheTiger (talkcontribs) 18:56, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Bermudian cricket team in the Netherlands in 2007[edit]

The information on the captains of the teams in this tournament seems to be contradictory between the infobox and the article body, would you be able to confirm which is correct? I'm guessing it's the main article text. (Probably a copy & paste error in the infobox?) Thanks, Purgatorio (talk) 00:14, 29 November 2007 (UTC)