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Hurling All Ireland Template[edit]

Isn't it time that the Football template is copied and used as the Hurling template too. The Hurling template looks awful compared to the Football template. I notice a previous editor tried to do that but ye just replaced it again with the old one.—Preceding unsigned comment added by ManfromDelmonte (talkcontribs)

The template at the top of the page being used for the sperate all ireland hurling years. ManfromDelmonte 12:44, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Well yeah, I was on about the first template. I see you've brought it in line with the football one so fair enough.

News Peter Canavan reached WP:GA[edit]

Hey, just letting you know that the Canavan article passed GA. I have also nom'd it for FA.--Macca7174talk 10:59, 27 July 2007 (UTC)


hey, could you give me a hand with {{Tyrone Football Team}}. I want it so that it is collapsed by default, because multiple templates are taking up a lot of space on player pages. I have a sandbox here User:Macca7174/sandbox3. I would be able to change the other templates if I see the change you have made. thanks--Macca7174talk 13:07, 4 August 2007 (UTC)
Ok, cheers, I put the | into the other templates. another good thing, especially for all stars teams (team of the millenium, ulster team of the decade etc) would be to have the template in the shape of the lineup. I tried just having line breaks at each line, but that means there is a lot of wasted space at either side of the template.--Macca7174talk 14:42, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Ruari Og[edit]

Thanks for helping out with this article. I've got the temporary one moved back into the main namespace (using the English-style name, Ruari Og, to be consistent with other GAA articles), so everything should be okay now.

FYI, there's a {{db-copyvio}} tag which you can apply to articles. Not only does it immediately flag the article for deletion, but it does leave the rest of the text in place. It makes it easier for me to compare and delete articles if they are copyvios. —C.Fred (talk) 17:20, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Yes, the other copyvio tag is from before they loosened up the rules on speedily deleting copyvios. You used to only be able to speedy within 48 hours of creation. Now a copyvio can be speedied any time (so long as there's not a non-copyvio version to revert back to). —C.Fred (talk) 17:26, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Non-free use disputed for Image:Londongaa.gif[edit]

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Template:S-gaa[edit]

It was one of a list of apparently obsolete templates that no longer linked to any articles. Do you intend to relink this template to articles? If so, let me know and I'll restore it. NawlinWiki 11:39, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

I will propose the move today in just a few minutes. I was actually surprised to see that an admin overrode a hangon request.
Whaleyland ( TalkContributions ) 16:00, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
I made the edit protected request for Template:s-sports and, assuming the changes are made, I will fix the pages I edited yesterday to the new format. Thank you for your patience.
Whaleyland ( TalkContributions ) 18:24, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
If I can get some votes, we may be able to change the color for the entire template, but I tried changing the colors for just one parameter and it came out rather strange. I did note, though, that the color you gave me was not the same color of the old s-gaa template. I figure that it will work for the time being; it is green at least. I think I changed all the templates over and even added a few also. If not, you can check them all and make sure they link to Gaelic games.
Whaleyland ( TalkContributions ) 22:46, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Help[edit]

{{helpme}} I'm trying to remember the name of a template which basicly said the focus of the article is too small/local and should be expanded to included international events, Thanks(Gnevin 09:16, 9 August 2007 (UTC))

I don't know of such a template, and searching didn't reveal one; something like {{generalize}} might work. The best option (after fixing it yourself) will be to leave a note on the talk page explaining your concerns. --Sopoforic 09:35, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

{{comparison}}!--CodellTalk 09:38, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

A bit more searching revealed {{globalize}}, which is probably what you want. --Sopoforic 09:39, 9 August 2007 (UTC)


Or try {{Geographical imbalance}}--CodellTalk 09:42, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Foot-and-mouth disease[edit]

Hi Gnevin. You put a {{Globalize/UK}} tag on the Foot and mouth article. I've just read through it and apart from references to the UK outbreaks there in nothing else that strikes me in the article as being UK only. The UK outbreaks appear to be the only notable and significant outbreaks of foot and mouth, so it would be appropriate that they are mentioned. What specific concerns do you have? Regards SilkTork 13:49, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

I'm reading 14 paragraphs on F&M in general. 2 paragraphs dealing with the US (which hasn't had an outbreak for some time). 4 paragraphs dealing with F&M around the world. 4 paragraphs dealing with the outbreaks in the UK which have been internationally notable and have resulted in two stand alone Wiki articles. I don't think there is undue focus on the UK - seeing as that is where attention is focused. Though I would like to hear more about the 1996 African and Asian endemic, I don't think the article is dealing "primarily" with the UK - I think it is dealing primarily with F&M. We do have to be aware that the English Wiki is written mainly by English speaking Westerners living in the UK and the USA, and it is right that we have a tag that reminds us that there needs to be a global perspective. But it seems inappropriate to place the tag on this particular article which spends most of its time dealing with the disease, and then spends a fairly equal amount of attention on global F&M matters as it does on the most notable F&M outbreaks in recent years, which just happen to be in the UK. To get an idea of the sort of article for which the tag was designed, take a look at Air Defense Identification Zone - there is no awareness in the article that other countries have air defense zones: [1] or air defence areas. SilkTork 21:25, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Stub[edit]

Hello Gnevin,

I noticed you marked an article as a stub using the {{stub}} template. Did you know that there are thousands of stub types that you can use to clarify what type of stub the article is? Properly categorizing stubs is important to the Wikipedia community because it helps various WikiProjects to identify articles that need expansion.

You can view the full list of stub types at WP:STUBS.

If you have questions about stub sorting, don't hesitate to ask! There is a wealth of stub information on the stub sorting WikiProject, and hundreds of stub sorters. Thanks! Neil Larson

Gnevin

Could you give me a direction of what is lacking on the Dargan Project entry —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cormac Rabbitt (talkcontribs) 10:53, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Many thanks. Could you direct me on how to sign? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cormac Rabbitt (talkcontribs) 10:58, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks again. I see what you say and will take it onboard. Is there also a signature lacking on the Dargan entry or anything else? --Grounded 11:19, 5 September 2007 (UTC)Cormac

Template boxes[edit]

Gnevin,

Just wondering, I note that the Sligo SFC template box seems to hide itself when I open related pages, and you have to click 'show' to open it as a result. Is there some thing I can change to make it viewable at all times? I have got the hang of creating them anyway. Owenmoresider 03:08, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Hi again,

Different issue this time - the infobox on the various Championships I've created isn't covering all the headings I've entered in it. This would be particularly relevant in later years, as I have details on captains/ups and downs etc. Also the winners name is partially covered should it contain a p,y etc. A small thing but irritating all the same. Owenmoresider 22:41, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Jason Bourne[edit]

The fifth Bourne book is The Bourne Betrayal, as is easily seen in the template at the bottom of the page. Robert K S 04:52, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

I don't know anything about the subject. I haven't read the books or seen the movies. I just know that your edit created a logical inconsistency within the sentence. I was reverting on the basis of that logical inconsistency. Thanks for fixing the page up. Robert K S 20:29, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Colin Holmes (GAA player)[edit]

I've started the Stub for an article on this sportsman. I noticed your contribution, and that it was lost because it conflicted with the historian by the same name.
You might want to write something about him.
I'm not into sports myself, and I know nothing about him.
Best wishes from New York City.
Yours truly, --Ludvikus 15:48, 16 September 2007 (UTC)


Big Swinging Mickey[edit]

Sir, I see that you have removed some of my recent edits. I can vouch for the accuracy of most of my edits, particularly those relating to Shamrock Rovers. I am in the process of collating vouching documentary evidence and will return to these articles in due course.

Best wishes,

Big Swinging Mickey 12:47, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

RE: Derry Senior Hurling Championship[edit]

Hi, they played as St. Patrick's Dungiven up until 1981. Derry Boi 11:42, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Sligo Club Championships[edit]

Gnevin, just wondering what you think on this, there are a lot of Championships now up from Sligo, would it be a better idea to create a new section for the ones for individual years while linking it to the GAA Championships page? I suspect it would be better to do that. SFC is near done, Intermediate is half-way there and Junior, well it will be done sometime soon! Owenmoresider 14:23, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Image:Flag of Northern Ireland.svg[edit]

Regarding your deletion nomination of Image:Flag of Northern Ireland.svg. That image is on the Wikimedia Commons (see here), and it is not hosted locally on Wikipedia. Thus, a deletion discussion on Wikipedia is meaningless. You can find out more about meta work on Commons here. Meanwhile, I've closed this deletion discussion, as it has little to do with Wikipedia. -- RG2 13:29, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Deletion guidelines can be found at Commons:Commons:Deletion guidelines, while the media renaming procedure is outlined at Commons:Template:Rename media. Note that since the Wikimedia Commons is a separate Wiki from Wikipedia, you'll need to create an account there or contribute as an anonymous IP address. -- RG2 23:47, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

Help 2[edit]

{{helpme}} I'm looking for the guideline of which version English to use in an article ie British or American . I know their is a policy /guideline but cant find itGnevin 21:45, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

There's no policy/guideline (at least I don't think so...) but the general consensus is to use American English if the article pertains to an American topic, British English for British and European topics, and for the rest, use whatever you normally write in (or whatever is already there if you're editing an article) NASCAR Fan24(radio me!) 21:48, 24 October 2007 (UTC)
Ok thanks Gnevin 21:55, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

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Image:Londongaa.gif listed for deletion[edit]

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Gaelic games[edit]

Actually, three quarters of them already direct to the now current title, the other quarter are just single redirects, so there's no need! And seeing as you're so intent on watching every GAA-related page on here, then I'm surprised you never noticed the incorrect capitization before now... But anyway thank you for correcting the template links. Schcambo (talk) 16:22, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Did you see my reply at User talk:BrownHairedGirl#Update_link_please? --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 17:24, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

The Ulster banner/Former N Ireland flag[edit]

See the new disscussion topic on this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Northern_Ireland.svg Any help you could provide would be great. Fennessy (talk) 00:45, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Gnevin, PLEASE be careful when editing flag templates. Your edit broke hundreds (thousands?) of template transclusions where (for example) Northern Ireland national football team would have been replaced by the nonsensical Ulster banner national football team. I've fixed that, but thanks in advance for some careful editing in the future! Regards, Andrwsc (talk) 01:08, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
Sorry about that Gnevin (talk) 08:33, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
No worries! Just a friendly reminder to be cautious with high-use templates. I know your edits were obviously made in good faith. Thanks, Andrwsc (talk) 16:46, 29 November 2007 (UTC)


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Year in Gaelic games categories[edit]

Just a quick note to say that I have tweaked the {{GaelicGamesByYear}} template so that it will add each of the year in Gaelic games categories to the appropriate year in Northern Ireland category, if it exists.

It will take some time for the cache to be purged, so this won't initially show up in the other categories, but it will be spread across them over the next few days. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 15:19, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

Benazir Bhutto[edit]

  • i thought flag symbols are more effective n right plae to use. if not here where to use these? Alokprasad84 (talk) 13:30, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
  • it is according to guideline [2] and you can see this at so many places like click here n u can find lot more also. Alokprasad84 (talk) 14:07, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

Flags[edit]

What guideline was the Twin Cities section in the Athens article violating that lead you to remove the flags per WP:FLAGS? El Greco(talk) 23:34, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. El Greco(talk) 00:48, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Signature[edit]

Ok, thanks Rad Urs (talk) 14:17, 16 January 2008 (UTC)


Washington DC GAA Division[edit]

Hi, I got your message about the Washington DC division. They split from Philly after the 2006 North American Convention approved the move. The new division is called the Mid Atlantic division. I've updated the list of GAA clubs page accordingly. Thanks. --Eamonnca1 (talk) 22:45, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Regional. --Eamonnca1 (talk) 20:21, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

RE: WP:GAA[edit]

Ok I've left a reply there. You're right about the project dying a bit as well. Left wiki for a few months myself there, but I've started editing a lot over the last few weeks again, but its tough when there are so few of us doing it. Maybe we should start some sort of recruitment drive somehow, maybe on the Ireland wiki project, or websites like hoganstand, gaaboard, county websites etc. Any ideas?Derry Boi (talk) 23:26, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

No offence, but I don't know what you're trying to say in that last message you left for me. Can you try again? --Eamonnca1 (talk) 23:28, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Football in the Republic of Ireland[edit]

If you feel something needs vertifying, add a "fact" tag next to it and I will supply a source. However trolling the article and rolling back improvements, including the adition of a free image showing local Irish people playing the sport is entirely unacceptable. - Talk of the Toon (talk) 17:47, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

There is nothing to stop people improving the quality of the content while the title of the article is been discussed. If you don't like the sport, fine, but don't hold back the progress of its article. - Talk of the Toon (talk) 17:56, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
This is nothing to do with not liking the sport, I just asked you no to change every reference of soccer to football in case it needs to be changed back in a few days time Gnevin (talk) 17:59, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
Well whatever the case of your intentions, I see you've added some fact tags. Thanks and I'll work through those, starting with popularity "Football is the biggest participation and most popular team sport in Ireland, according to the ESRI, with an estimated 450,000 people actively involved on a regular basis. "[3] - Talk of the Toon (talk) 18:05, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

You're being ridiculous on the article now. As noted, the picture is of people from Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland, (Irishmen) playing a local game of football.[4] If you don't like the fact that Irish people play the sport, tough, but stop trolling on the article.

Also, if you look at Wikipedia:Lead_section#Bold_title the example shown is this; The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (commonly known as the United Kingdom, the U.K., or Britain) is a country.

Since the article title if Football in the Republic of Ireland only the boldface for the title belongs, as association football is the sport which is participated in, which has its own article it doesn't need to. Look at Football in England for an example, the article on football, when mentioned after the title, is linked without it been bolded, as is the word soccer. I'm now convinced that you're trying to make a nuisance of yourself rather than trying to improve the article. Irish people love and play football, deal with it. - Talk of the Toon (talk) 18:41, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

You don't get it do you? Those articles are about the sport as a whole, not its coverage i one country, so its an entirely different situation. Look at the standard I gave you for the sport in a specific country; England. - Talk of the Toon (talk) 18:47, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The discussion certainly is lively, but it looks as though it's going to end up as no consensus. The thing is this: as I understand WP procedures, no consensus will result in the page staying at "football", even though it was moved from "soccer"" to "football", without a move request, only a few days previously. Is there a way to put the case to the people responsible, that a no consensus ought to mean reverting to the status quo i.e. "soccer"? Scolaire (talk) 14:53, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Category:Gaelic Athletic Association cups[edit]

The new Category:Gaelic Athletic Association cups is currently a subcat only of Category:Gaelic Athletic Association. Shouldn't it instead be a subcat of Category:Gaelic Athletic Association competitions? --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 06:22, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

No i don't think so as the Cups are the prise given not the competitions ie the Sam Maguire Cup is not the same as the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, maybe a note in the Category could clear this up.A lot of the GAA cup's don't have a seperate article for the cup only but are a cup/competitions article. Gnevin (talk) 08:22, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Category:Hurling clubs in County Limrick[edit]

Hi there, this category you created today is mis-spelled as you see! I was just going to rename it but this doesn't seem to be possible: maybe it needs deleting and a new category creating? Don't know the technicalities, but thought I'd leave it to you rather than interfering with your work! All the best - Kim Dent-Brown (Talk) 21:00, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Invitation to pass comment at Talk:Football in the Republic of Ireland#Requested move[edit]

Hello, I am leaving a friendly notice to invite you to participate at a requested move from 'Football in the Republic of Ireland' to 'Association football in the Republic of Ireland', due to your participation in a previous requested move. Hope to see you there! EJF (talk) 21:17, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

GAA infobox[edit]

Fintona Pearses is the article it's causing problems on, despite the fix. There might be more obviously, but I'm not wading through them all to find out. Thanks. One Night In Hackney303 09:01, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Talk:British Isles[edit]

Hi there. I reverted your <s>-ing on Talk:British Isles Please don't take that as a personal affront, but I don't think it's up to one person to do that to the comments of more than half a dozen other users. If you are concerned 'bout digression and irrelevancy (and where's the need for a hard line here?), you'd prolly be better starting by expressing your concern on the page. Regards, Deacon of Pndapetzim (Talk) 22:57, 12 February 2008 (UTC)