This user helped "List of Australia Test cricket records" become a featured list on 5 June 2017.
This user helped "List of five-wicket hauls in women's Twenty20 International cricket" become a featured list on 29 January 2017.
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Nomination for deletion of Template:British North Borneo at the Commonwealth Games[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:British North Borneo at the Commonwealth Games has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Primefac (talk) 15:43, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

Assessment[edit]

Hello Ian, I see you assess a lot of cricket articles. For some reason, you seem to assess stubs as start class, even in very obvious cases. I don't know whether you just drop a template in from a collection of WikiProject options, or how this happens, but could you either please leave the class open, or assess according to what class it actually is? Schwede66 23:10, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for List of five-wicket hauls in women's Twenty20 International cricket[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 12 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article List of five-wicket hauls in women's Twenty20 International cricket, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Amy Satterthwaite (pictured) is the only bowler to take a six-wicket haul in a women's Twenty20 International cricket match? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/List of five-wicket hauls in women's Twenty20 International cricket. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, List of five-wicket hauls in women's Twenty20 International cricket), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for List of Big Bash League five-wicket hauls[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 13 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article List of Big Bash League five-wicket hauls, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Lasith Malinga is the only bowler to take a six-wicket haul in the Big Bash League? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/List of Big Bash League five-wicket hauls. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, List of Big Bash League five-wicket hauls), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Ian Moran (cricketer)[edit]

Hi, your hook for Ian Moran (cricketer) has been promoted to Prep 6 and an editor has expressed reservations about it at WT:DYK. You may want to comment there. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 23:02, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

@Yoninah: Thanks for the notification. I have added my two cents to the discussion. – Ianblair23 (talk) 02:36, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

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DYK for Ian Moran (cricketer)[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 18 January 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Ian Moran (cricketer), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Australian cricketer Ian Moran took unpaid leave from his teaching job to play in the 2012 Champions League Twenty20? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Ian Moran (cricketer). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Ian Moran (cricketer)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Schwede66 00:01, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Australian International Shooting logo.jpg[edit]

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DYK nomination of Sophie Molineux[edit]

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DYK for Sophie Molineux[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 9 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Sophie Molineux, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Sophie Molineux won the inaugural Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year Award at the 2017 Allan Border Medal Ceremony? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Sophie Molineux. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Sophie Molineux), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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DYK for List of five-wicket hauls in women's One Day International cricket[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 16 February 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article List of five-wicket hauls in women's One Day International cricket, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Anisa Mohammed (pictured) is the only cricketer to take five five-wicket hauls in women's One Day Internationals? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/List of five-wicket hauls in women's One Day International cricket. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, List of five-wicket hauls in women's One Day International cricket), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 23:16, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Anisa Mohammed[edit]

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DYK for Phillip Gillespie[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 12 March 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Phillip Gillespie, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a hat-trick was taken during Phillip Gillespie's first-class debut as a cricket umpire? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Phillip Gillespie. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Phillip Gillespie), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 12:01, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

Template:South Carolina-school-stub[edit]

Do you mind if I reinstate the redirect Template:South Carolina-school-stub to Template:SouthCarolina-school-stub? I like to have alternate names/alternate redirects for stub templates so people can type multiple different filenames and get the same template they're looking for. Redirects are meant to point people to the right place.

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DYK for List of Australia Test cricket records[edit]

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Category:Bandy in Minnesota has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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Category:Cricket in Colorado has been nominated for discussion[edit]

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Your TFL nomination[edit]

Hi, Ian. The problem was on my end, in all honesty. I scheduled another list related to women's cricket for March, forgetting briefly that your nom was there, and I haven't wanted to schedule two similar articles so close to each other. With that in mind, I'll try to aim for a Main Page date sometime in June, as that will provide a few months of space in between lists. Hope this is all right with you. Giants2008 (Talk) 02:23, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

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TFL notification[edit]

Hi, Ian. I'm just posting to let you know that List of five-wicket hauls in women's Twenty20 International cricket – a list that you have been heavily involved with – has been chosen to appear on the Main Page as Today's featured list for May 19. The TFL blurb can be seen here. If you have any thoughts on the selection, please post them on my talk page or at TFL talk. Regards, Giants2008 (Talk) 20:16, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

2016 Australian National Handball Championship season[edit]

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Oz lists[edit]

Hi Ian, I was wondering if you had any interest in helping out with the following:

The last of the three is currently at FLC so could use a review, but the other two could easily be co-nominated if you were interested in helping out with them? I've polished all them up considerably from when I found them, but they could definitely use other eyes, particularly expert ones with more local knowledge? Let me know what you think! The Rambling Man (talk) 09:49, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Hi TRM, sure thing. I think you have done a great job with the Frank Worrell Trophy article and think we can work together to bring the other two FLC standand. Cheers – Ianblair23 (talk) 10:56, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
Great, look forwrd to it. Once you're happy with, say, the Trans-Tasman Trophy article, you can nom and co-nom me alongside, without having to wait two months for the FWT to get through FLC! The Rambling Man (talk) 10:58, 12 June 2017 (UTC)
Did you want to do anything more to the TTT or would you be prepared to be a co-nom with me as nom? The Rambling Man (talk) 10:21, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
Hi TRM, give me a another day to work on it and then we can send it to WP:FL. Cheers – Ianblair23 (talk) 12:43, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Australian Tennis Hall of Fame could use a look too if you have any such inclination. I polished it up a little from where I found it, could use a bit of lead expansion, but otherwise I think it's not half bad. The Rambling Man (talk) 18:16, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Hello, Ian! Thank you for your review of my article on the Southern Cross Trophy. As a follower of that Australian team I was very much surprised to see the series didn't exist as an article. Hopefully it is one that shall be revived someday. Thanks for review! By the way, I have a couple articles that have been challenged, and would be grateful if you may be able to chime in on them if you have a minute to check. All best. Climate7298 (talk) 00:12, 18 June 2017 (UTC) Climate7298 (talk) 00:12, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

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Flags in European current templates[edit]

Hello there, I have been asked by another member of WPRL to widen the conversation on "Flags in European current templates", in the hope to gain a wider consensus. I imagine that this message may well never be read, dismissed, see me lose support, potentially gain some or take the discussion forwards. Please do take the time to read the discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Rugby_league#Flags_in_squad_templates if you can, but the crux of my position is that the flags are prevalent elsewhere, are consistent with usage by the MOS, and their implementation for their rugby league national squad/team or representative nationality, is in line with their intended purpose. The crux of the remove side would be an IP editor may interpret a flag as indication of birth, give too much credence to the nation, and the decision was made previously. To remove them from all rugby league templates when there is a limited conversation would seem more than a little unfair I would say, hence the attempt to reach out. I'm quite happy to voted down, but would appreciate a few more voices to the discussion, else it would seem quite wrong to move from the majority into the minority.Fleets (talk) 19:54, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

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Australian Cricket Hall of Fame[edit]

Hi Ian, any chance you might have some spare time in the near future to have a look at the subject list and review it at FLC? Cheers, The Rambling Man (talk) 07:51, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi TRM, I have just completed my review of the nomination. Great work! – Ianblair23 (talk) 01:22, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Politics navboxes[edit]

Thanks for the work you've been doing in this area. The new navboxes are a definite improvement over the old way of doing things (especially since we no longer have to match up terms in two chambers when they don't really match at all). Frickeg (talk) 23:21, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks Frickeg, it has been on my list for while. I will continue to roll them out for the other states. Cheers – Ianblair23 (talk) 23:27, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

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List of West Indies cricketers who have taken five-wicket hauls on Test debut[edit]

Hi Ian, would you be able to review this list please? Currently at FLC. Regards, Khadar Khani (talk) 05:05, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi Khadar Khani, I have just completed my review. Cheers – Ianblair23 (talk) 09:17, 2 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the review. Khadar Khani (talk) 09:53, 2 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the edits, hope your concerns are now resolved. Regards, Khadar Khani (talk) 14:56, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

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Nomination for deletion of Template:2nd-millennium disestablishments in Grenada[edit]

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TFL notification[edit]

Hi, Ian. I'm just posting to let you know that List of Australia Test cricket records – a list that you have been heavily involved with – has been chosen to appear on the Main Page as Today's featured list for September 11. The TFL blurb can be seen here. If you have any thoughts on the selection, please post them on my talk page or at TFL talk. Regards, Giants2008 (Talk) 20:22, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi Giants, firstly thank you writing this blurb and nominating this list as a TFL. However, I was actually intending to hold this off until December when the Ashes series will be contested in Australia. I have just the checked the dates and 26 December is a Tuesday which is when the Boxing Day Test commences. Would you mind if we delay the appearance on the Main Page until then? – Ianblair23 (talk) 23:52, 18 August 2017 (UTC)
Sure. I'll make the change right now, since I'm on anyway and don't have much to do tonight. Just so you know, since the 26th is a Tuesday we can't run the list then, as TFL can only run on Mondays and Fridays. I'm sure we can time it for one of the Tests, though. Giants2008 (Talk) 02:05, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/England cricket team Test results (1920–39)/archive3[edit]

I don't know if the ping worked - they seem pretty unreliable, but I thought I'd double-check, and let you know that I have nominated England cricket team Test results (1920–39) once again. I have taken your previous comments on board and made a few tweaks, and would invite any more thoughts you have. (Apologies if you did get the ping!) Harrias talk 14:10, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

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