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Norris Cole[edit]

May I ask why you added Rising Stars to the infobox? It isn't an award/achievement.—Chris!c/t 00:47, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

It is a achievement on his career, like being an All-Star, but for the newcomers, and I added it because it had been added on Jeremy Lin and Kyrie Irving's page. User:Jay Starz
Too minor, can't compare to All-Star, which is considered major. And should not be added to Lin/Irving.—Chris!c/t 01:03, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
Ok, instead of editwarring, I invite you to discuss on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject National Basketball Association. A line got to drawn. We can't let people adding everything to the infobox.—Chris!c/t 01:13, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
I am part of it already, and I know. But it is an achievement that not everyone has the honor of being part of it. And are you one of the coordinators of the WikiProject? User:Jay Starz
It comes down to notability. I think being Rising Stars is too minor for infobox unless they won the game's mvp. Infobox is meant to list only the most important info. The WikiProject doesn't have coordinator, but I am one of the most active members. We should discuss there so others can join.—Chris!c/t 02:48, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
I know, but to young rookies like Lillard, it's a accomplishment that matters. And as Shelpby said himself, he was only thinking about winning MVP of the summer league. And I see your very active, we should start a discussion to get coordinators. User:Jay Starz

Welcome[edit]

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In response to your feedback[edit]

Glad to hear it!

Gold Standard 00:03, 28 July 2012 (UTC)

 

Team specific highlights[edit]

While team specific highlights are probably notable, I don't think it is a good idea to start adding them to the infobox. We have many already-league, college and foreign. It is hard to keep track of. We may need another round of discussion to see if we should add them.—Chris!c/t 19:34, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

That sounds like a good idea. But in my opinion, the only team highlight that should appear in infoboxes should be the all-time leading scorers only. User:Jay Starz
Ok, thanks for understanding. You can leave a message at WT:NBA to start thing out. If all-time leading scorers is the only thing that should appear in infoboxes, it is fine. What I hate to see is people adding say all-time leading rebounders etc.—Chris!c/t 19:41, 12 August 2012 (UTC)
Yes i know, i have fixed several articles that say "all-time leader in minutes per game" and other things like that. And if we only let all-time team leading scorers, we would only have to add it to 30 players. And by the way, have there ever been any elections to have coordinators for the NBA wikiproject? User:Jay Starz
Please join the discussion at WT:NBA#Team all-time leading scorer.—Chris!c/t 02:53, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
Please get consensus at WT:NBA before adding back to articles such as your last edit of Lebron James.—Bagumba (talk) 01:18, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Jay Starz[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Jay Starz. Thanks, Cunard (talk) 17:18, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Lebron James infobox[edit]

The highlights are usually limited to NBA official awards, and a few very select high profile college/high school highlight. There are some guidelines at Template_talk:Infobox_basketball_biography#College.2FHS_awards. In general, we follow MOS:INFOBOX, which says "The less information it contains, the more effectively it serves that purpose, allowing readers to identify key facts at a glance." If you want to add propose changes, feel free to discuss at WT:NBA. Thanks.—Bagumba (talk) 19:43, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Ok, I will take some off. User:Jay Starz
When others disagree with your edit, you should discuss, not ignore them and continue with what you are doing.—Chris!c/t 20:30, 23 August 2012 (UTC)
I started the ESPY award discussion in the WP:NBA talk page. In my opinion, we should only add the ESPY Best NBA Player award to the infobox, but not the other ones like breakthrough athlete or male athlete. User:Jay Starz

Your recent edits[edit]

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August 2012[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on LeBron James. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

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Ok, my bad. Jay Starz (talk) 20:52, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Infobox order[edit]

I saw your recent infobox changes to the order of highlights for Kevin Love. Could use your input at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_National_Basketball_Association#Order_of_NBA-specific_highlights.—Bagumba (talk) 00:11, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

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Infobox[edit]

Again we don't need to put everything in the infobox, only notable items should go in there. Being minute leader, for example, is not major enough. It seems to me you are trying to add everything in there.—Chris!c/t 00:33, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

NBA Shooting Stars[edit]

Remember that the contest has had different sponsors over the years. (Not always Haier.) Zagalejo^^^ 01:54, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

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Final Four Most Outstanding Player[edit]

I just reverted your edit to Glen Rice. The award's actual name is the Final Four MOP, not the NCAA Tournament MOP. Rikster2 (talk) 00:16, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

Viewing references and the main article, it referes to the award as the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Jay Starz (talk) 00:52, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
The main article is wrong and i put a note at Wikiproject College Basketball about my intent to move it to the correct name. What references are you looking at tht call it the NCAA Tournament MOP? Rikster2 (talk) 01:19, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

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Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.

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Unsourced comparison of James to Malone[edit]

A comparison like this one is going to need to be sourced.—Bagumba (talk) 00:39, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

Hi Jay. In case you are not aware, there is an upcoming campaign to improve coverage of LGBT-related topics on Wikipedia, culminating with an international edit-a-thon on June 21. See Wiki Loves Pride 2014 for more information. If you are interested, you might consider creating a page for a major city (or cities!) near you, with a list of LGBT-related articles that need to be created or improved. This would be a tremendous help to Wikipedia and coverage of LGBT culture and history. Thanks for your consideration, and please let me know if you have any questions! --Another Believer (Talk) 18:22, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Notification of a June AfC BackLog Drive[edit]

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WikiProject Articles for creation is holding a month long Backlog Elimination Drive!
The goal of this drive is to eliminate the backlog of unreviewed articles. The drive is running from June 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014.

Awards will be given out for all reviewers participating in the drive in the form of barnstars at the end of the drive.
There is a backlog of over 500 articles, so start reviewing articles! Visit the drive's page and help out!

The AfC helper script can assist you in tallying your edits automatically. To view a full list of changes, visit the changelog. Please report bugs and feature requests there, too! Thanks. Sent on behalf of (tJosve05a (c) by {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) using the MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:45, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive[edit]

Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!

TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.

If you would be interested in participating in a Backlog Drive sometime before the end of this year, please notify TheQ Editor. Also, make sure to specify what month(s) work best for you.

At the time this message was sent out, the backlog was at 520 nominations. Since May, the backlog has been steadily increasing and we are currently near an all time high. Even though the backlog will not disappear over one drive, this drive can lead to several others which will (hopefully) lead to the day where there is no longer a backlog.

As always, the more participants, the better, and everyone is encouraged to participate!

Sent by Dom497--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

GA Cup[edit]

Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!

As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:

For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.

For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).

The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.

--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:29, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup[edit]

WikiProject Good Articles's 2014-15 GA Cup
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WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.

Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.

Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!

If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.

Cheers from NickGibson3900, Dom497, TheQ Editor and Figureskatingfan.

--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:04, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 22:06, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Nominations for the Military history Wikiproject's Historian and Newcomer of the Year Awards are now open![edit]

The Military history Wikiproject has opened nominations for the Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year. Nominations will be accepted until 13 December at 23:59 GMT, with voting to begin at 0:00 GMT 14 December. The voting will conclude on 21 December. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:41, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

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Voting for the Military historian and Military newcomer of the year now open![edit]

Nominations for the military historian of the year and military newcomer of the year have now closed, and voting for the candidates has officially opened. All project members are invited to cast there votes for the Military historian and Military newcomer of the year candidates before the elections close at 23:59 December 21st. For the coordinators, TomStar81

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:33, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride![edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

  • What? Wiki Loves Pride, a campaign to document and photograph LGBT culture and history, including pride events
  • When? June 2015
  • How can you help?
    1.) Create or improve LGBT-related articles and showcase the results of your work here
    2.) Upload photographs or other media related to LGBT culture and history, including pride events, and add images to relevant Wikipedia articles; feel free to create a subpage with a gallery of your images (see examples from last year)
    3.) Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Or, view or update the current list of Tasks. This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. Visit the group's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome!

If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's main talk page.


Thanks, and happy editing!

User:Another Believer and User:OR drohowa

WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 29 September. Yours, Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:21, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:56, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Nominations for the Military history WikiProject historian and newcomer of the year awards now open![edit]

On behalf of the Military history WikiProject's Coordinators, we would like to extend an invitation to nominate deserving editors for the 2015 Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year awards. The nomination period will run from 7 December to 23:59 13 December, with the election phase running from 14 December to 23:59 21 December. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:06, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2016[edit]

As a participant of WikiProject LGBT studies, you are invited to participate in the third annual Wiki Loves Pride campaign, which runs through the month of June. The purpose of the campaign is to create and improve content related to LGBT culture and history. How can you help?

  1. Create or improve LGBT-related Wikipedia pages and showcase the results of your work here
  2. Document local LGBT culture and history by taking pictures at pride events and uploading your images to Wikimedia Commons
  3. Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Looking for topics? The Tasks page, which you are welcome to update, offers some ideas and wanted articles.

This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. The group's mission is to develop LGBT-related content across all Wikimedia projects, in all languages. Visit the affiliate's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome! If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's talk page.

Thanks, and happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 20:09, 30 May 2016 (UTC)