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2008 PDL Season page[edit]

Thanks for the help. No, really, thanks. I've been the only one working on it for the last couple of months, and it's nice to see someone else helping to put in the scores. We (oh who am I kidding, I) usually wait until the day's over to put in all the results (it's pretty much a standard to wait until the day's matches are finished), but I'll give you a free pass on this one. ;-) Nice touch on the projected playoff teams and the explanation on who gets in and how. Also, I've been wondering how to figure out a bracket with the Central Conference situation the way it is this year, but that works. Thanks. Hope to be working with you on this page in the future. --Otav347 (talk) 05:08, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Yea, see, that's the thing about the Western Conference is that the scores always come in too late. I'm usually in bed by the time they come in, so I take care of it the next morning. As for the division abbreviations, I looked at the 2006 PDL Season article for ideas, since that was the only other year the New England Division existed. That year I used NE for Northeast and NWE for New England. I've seen abbreviations for the Patriots that used NWE, so I think it was an appropriate solution and it wasn't totally off the wall. I really think NE should be reserved for the Northeast simply because it's used in so many other places and it's much easier to recognize, not to mention it wouldn't confuse anyone since it's a directional coordinate. I would stick with NWE, but if you have any better ideas, let me know. --Otav347 (talk) 15:07, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Yellow/Red Card designations[edit]

Ok, here's how the cards should be used. The overlapping red should be used only if the card earned is a second yellow. The first yellow would be shown with the time, then the overlapping red/yellow card would be used for the second offense. Separate cards should be used if the first card earned is a yellow, and the second is a straight red. --Otav347 (talk) 13:23, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

2008 USL Season[edit]

Thanks, I've been so busy lately between work and getting a Detroit MLS supporters group going (that's right, we're gonna follow in the Sons of Ben's footsteps) that I haven't had time to even look at this stuff this weekend. --Otav347 (talk) 00:27, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

2008-09 ECHL season[edit]

Hey, thank you very much for updating the article as much as you have. I came into this season trying to make it a priority to update it regularly, but with school, work, and my daughter I really haven't had the chance, but I'm very thankful for what you've done with the article and I look forward to seeing your additions to the regular season. I'm all for using the yellow shade for teams in playoff position, especially after the announcements from the Mid-Season Board of Governors Meeting in Reading. Keep up the good the work! - Rik (talk) 08:09, 27 January 2009 (UTC)


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For your numerous and valuable contributions to the 2008-09 AHL hockey season article, I award you the original Barnstar! Maple Leaf (talk) 23:59, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

List of high schools in Oregon[edit]

Thanks for the additions to the list of Oregon high schools! I had made a bunch of those changes earlier that day, but my browser hiccuped and I lost all my work and was not looking forward to having to do it all over again! I'm hoping to finish linking all the schools (and making sure the redlinks matc) in the OSAA article at some point... Cheers! Katr67 (talk) 15:33, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Invitation to Meetup/Seattle6, a focus group[edit]

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Ocean City[edit]

Wow! That's a bit of a shocker... --JonBroxton (talk) 03:27, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

ECHL task force[edit]

I have been working on many ECHL articles since I joined Wikipedia a few years ago and am in the process of petitioning WikiProject Ice Hockey for a separate ECHL task force. As you are a Cincinnati Cyclones fan and minor league hockey fan in general and have made many edits and contributions to relevant articles, I felt that you would be qualified to help with the task force. I am asking ten other Wikipedians and am hoping for at least five commitments before I petition the WikiProject. Would you be interested in joining this potential task force? Rik (talk) 18:47, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Hey, I've hit a snag when it comes to the ECHL task force. For the most productive task force, anywhere from five to ten members is desired and right now we only have four members that fit the criteria for developing articles and improving articles. With this said I wanted to ask you and the others who are cool with creating an ECHL task force, if they would rather keep going with a four person task force or expand the parameters of the task force to include all minor hockey leagues (including High level (AHL), Mid level (ECHL, IHL, CHL) and low level (EPHL, SPHL, etc)? Let me know what you think. Rik (talk) 21:33, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Opinion sought[edit]

I have a question for you, and as a regular contributor to PDL pages I thought you might have an opinion. Can you please have a look at the roster of Bakersfield Brigade... you see what I've done there, with adding links to each player's college bio? Do you think this is something we should do for all the players who don't qualify for full Wiki articles? Do you think the links are useful, or is it overkill? Let me know. --JonBroxton (talk) 20:30, 22 June 2009 (UTC)


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Let me know through the "Special:EmailUser/" section. #TTiT# 11:14, 14 August 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by The-Traveller-in-Tacoma (talkcontribs)

USL 2009[edit]

Hi, I've been doing small edits to the United Soccer Leagues 2009 page for the last couple of months. I've been trying to not step on your toes and leave the adding of results to you. However, somebody added the Carolina v Miami game last night and didn't complete the edit (they only updated Carolina's results, not Miami's), so I went ahead and completed it. Everything but updating the attendance average, that is, as I'm not sure what you're using as a reference for that. Hope that's OK. DemonJuice (talk) 16:36, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. Definitely happy to help out. As far as the average attendance goes, what are your thoughts on this source:

Reply to USL 2009 edits[edit]

Greetings. The point of my edits was not to go to the WDL format, but rather to add tooltips to the header, as is appropriate for header and is currently in use everywhere. I didn't really notice that the USL used WLD. So I apologize for unintentionally switching them since it was not my intention. Digirami (talk) 07:35, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

It's done already. Just had to not use the template wanted to use. Digirami (talk) 02:59, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Lake Forest & the NCHA[edit]

Hi, Mtndrums. In this edit you indicate that Lake Forest's women's team is still in the NCHA, but in this edit, you indicate that the women's team has left the NCHA (although there's no indication of which conference they went to). Can you clarify? Powers T 13:44, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

File:North America USL Premier League Map 2010.png[edit]

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Albany article[edit]

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Nomination for deletion of Template:2012 USOC[edit]

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Mid-Indiana Conference[edit]

I noticed you added some information about previous members of the MIC a while back. I'm curious as to where you found the information. I'm always looking for good historical leads for the conference. City boy77 (talk) 02:04, 21 February 2012 (UTC) is where I've gotten a lot of info for conferences, and a lot of times I'll come up with info for a conference while looking at info for an entirely different conference (for an MIC example, today I was looking up info for the HAC and found out Western was actual a member of that conference for a few years in the early 1960's). I've dug up quite a bit of other info doing Google searches with a style of "(conference name)" "(school name)" format for schools that have moved to different conferences, and have come up with some good newspaper articles that will give out conference standings for certain years (unfortunately being able to reference those isn't always doable when I update, sometimes days or weeks will lapse between finding that info and then updating a conference page). A website called is also handy for leads, they have a lot of issues of the Kokomo Tribune and the Logansport Pharos Tribune & Press that I've been using for info. Hopefully those couple of sites can help ya get some info. I'm actually trying to figure out how the Tri-County and Howard County conferences relate to the MIC right now (I think the TCC is just an early name for the MIC, the HCC may or may not be a forerunner of the TCC). Hopefully those two sites give ya some good leads. Mtndrums (talk) 03:45, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Lamar hunt open[edit]

Please tone down your rhetoric towards me and research what I have pointed to. There was no edit by me to make the changes of which you are complaining. The only change I made was to split the bracket. (and to order the rounds to match the ussoccer 2nd round order so the winners of the first round would be placed correctly). --Trödel 12:19, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Wayne and Henry County Conferences[edit]

I am glad you liked what I posted, I love reading about the old conferences and teams. I added Knightstown and Carthage to Wayne County because I saw it on the East Central Conference (IHSAA) page so no research on my part, just trying to keep things consistent. I do wonder if there was a Randolph County Conference. They would have had PLENTY of schools for that! I have not seen the updates you spoke of yet, but will do so now! I can't wait to see your other postings about the conferences!!!!

I bet I could email my high school's (Centerville) athletic director (good friend of mine) and find out some info, atleast from the school's perspective. I know they were called the Cubs until the 20s and their colors were once red and gray. I don't remember when they switched colors though. I read that in a school paper once. I bet going through some of the old year books the school has could have some valuable info. I remember looking through old yearbooks to find basketball wins and losses.

Fantasyleaguer (talk) 13:48, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

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Whitewater Valley Conference[edit]

I was wondering if Bentonville, Everton, Fairview and Orange were in the Whitewater Valley Conference or a different one? If they were I could add them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fantasyleaguer (talkcontribs) 23:54, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Oops! I thought I was forgetting something! lol! Fantasyleaguer (talk) 00:00, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

I have been looking all over for things in my area and I can find nothing. But one thing I did find is some info on Pike County. I hope that helps you in some way. Fantasyleaguer (talk) 02:51, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the updates! Now when you say Whitewater-Webster, they did not consolidate until Northeastern. Fountain City-Whitewater and Williamsburg-Webster were the pre-Northeastern mergers. I may be able to find something on the Wayne County schools because I had an aunt go to Whitewater. If she don't remember anything, I have a few relatives that might. Fantasyleaguer (talk) 01:07, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

I got an email from my aunt that went to Whitewater and she said that Fountain City-Whitewater was called Whitewater-Fountain City (Ft. City kept their building) and the mascot of the merged schools was the Bearcats. No word yet on the colors. Also Williamsburg-Webster was called Williamsburg much to Webster's disapproval. Nothing on Milton. Fantasyleaguer (talk) 02:23, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

In another email from my aunt, she said that Whitewater-Fountain City's colors were a light blue and white, instead of Fountain City's black and gold or Whitewater's green and white. She also says that the W-W merger the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets remained "as is" while Webster had no representation in the merger. If that is true, I have no explanation for the articles you provided. Maybe it applied for some, but not others. When Greensfork and Economy merged into Hagerstown, I don't think anything changed for Hagerstown. I don't know. Fantasyleaguer (talk) 23:37, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Then I agree to leave Webster-Williamsburg at what you have found in your searches. Fantasyleaguer (talk) 00:43, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Aces or Purple Aces[edit]

I think you might be right about the Pike County teams because I agree that there would not have been enough for a conference back then. I found some more information on Stendal where they are called the Purple Aces. Here is the link to the story: Fantasyleaguer (talk) 18:16, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, I have seen that site and it is pretty informative. But I think it is safe to say it might have been one of their school colors. Now if only we knew a second and or third one for them! Fantasyleaguer (talk) 23:00, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, I am familiar with that link too. That sounds about right with Stendal not having a gymnasium as a few schools in Wayne County did not have their own gymnasium either at first. Greensfork stands out right off the bat because I think they had to practice at Centerville (my alma mater) a few times a year. Other schools I could see doing that at some point were Economy, Webster, Milton, Boston, Whitewater, and maybe Williamsburg. I think most got their own before closing down though. Fantasyleaguer (talk) 14:38, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Hancock Central Colors[edit]

A small note about Hancock Central, on the HCC page they are listed as being purple and gold while on the ECC page they are listed as red and black. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fantasyleaguer (talkcontribs) 23:39, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Laughery Valley Conference[edit]

I saw you added the page for the LVC and I am now following it. I did email some athletic directors like Crothersville, Brownstown and I think Medora but no response from either. I emailed my alma mater's (Centerville) athletic director, but he is struggling to find info because people have either died off or don't remember. I think he should have access to all kinds of year books and maybe they would mention something about conferences. I remember he had me look up basketball records for the boys team, so I think the info is out there, somewhere. Fantasyleaguer (talk) 15:10, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

BTW, Centerville has the conference champion listings for all sports and every school in the conference.Fantasyleaguer (talk) 15:22, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Copy and paste moves of content[edit]

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How good are you with maps of conference teams? I ask because on the Conference Indiana page they have a map of the teams, but there is an error in it. The mistake is Jennings County is shaded in instead of Bartholomew County. Do you know how to fix that? I have no clue myself. Fantasyleaguer (talk) 01:22, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

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Indiana County Athletic Conference pages and other topics[edit]

I have noticed you added more pages and they look great. A few things I wanted to bring up are Wingate, Independent/Unknown Conference pages and past conference championships.

First for Wingate, were they Blue and Gold? I vaguely remember seeing this one picture with "Old Time" memorabilia of a Wingate pennant that was Purple and Gold. That was way back in the 90s, so my memory may be incorrect. I think it was from a WTTV 4 Marsh/LoBills Grocery store basketball guide (NCAA and high school).

For the Independent/Unknown conference pages, I was wondering if we could list all of the schools that might have been independent or in an unknown conference or possible conferences on a Wikipedia page along with the usual school info (years school was active, county, colors, mascot, etc.). Maybe from that, somebody could come along and point us in the right direction on some schools and conferences. I bet that would take a lot of work though. Also, when I say independent, I don't mean independent for two or three years and joined another conference, I mean schools that may not have been in a conference at all.

Past Conference championships, I was wondering about because I can probably get conference championships for at least three years in the East Central Conference. Two are for Centerville and one is for Cambridge City. I don't know if any title is outright or shared. For Centerville, I remember seeing two sweat towel/manager towels with championship years on them and Centerville's former athletic director went to Cambridge City and when he was retiring they showed a team picture of his high school days on the basketball team.

Sorry for all the typing. Fantasyleaguer (talk) 00:39, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

How to change "Categories:"[edit]

How do you change the Categories for a listing at the bottom of a page? I saw a page that needs correcting. Fantasyleaguer (talk) 00:01, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

Greensfork and Economy[edit]

I have been asking around for Wayne County teams and one person has Greensfork and Economy playing in the Wayne County Conference in the 1930s. That person is forwarding my email to another person for more info. I have tried finding out info on a few other schools, but nothing yet.Fantasyleaguer (talk) 01:17, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

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I'm sorry, my bad. I thought your edit had something to do with the conference realignment that is coming up next year. HappyAppy10 (talk)

Ohio high school athletic conferences[edit]

I'm curious as to your sources for these pages, especially the defunct conferences. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jb45424 (talkcontribs) 03:02, 8 January 2017 (UTC)