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Nice work[edit]

Nice work on the Super Duper Tuesday article. Your updates look great! --Kralizec! (talk) 13:59, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

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Re: Belt Level & Infobox Martial artist biography Template/Infobox MMAstats Template[edit]

Yeah, I've noticed. :\ Instead of adding "rank" to {{MMAstatsbox}} I think we might just as well spend our energy replacing it entirely with the far better {{Infobox Martial artist biography}} though, but unless someone comes up with an automatic (maybe through bots) or semi-automatic method of doing so it'll be a lot of work. If you're up for it, feel free to do it manually -- preferably on high-profile articles like Silva's and Florian's first. That's assuming you actually think it's better as well though. If you have any suggestions for improvements feel free to comment here. I'm especially curious what people think of the design compared to the MMAstatsbox. Cheers, --aktsu (t / c) 17:40, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Sounds good :) You can see all fields here. I'm thinking (and it's what I have been doing) it's probably a good idea to remove the amateur, kickboxing and boxing fields if they're not applicable to save space though. I generally hate removing fields since we just end up with the situation we have now with the MMAstatsbox where it's missing a whole bunch of useful fields on pretty much all articles, but I don't think it'll be a problem in this case. --aktsu (t / c) 20:50, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
(Quick replies before I have to run:) DQs (both wins and losses) is in fact missing yeah, I'll try adding it today. The website thing is probably just an error in the documentation. Not sure what to use for weight/weight-class either. Maybe for "weight" his latest weigh-in and "weightclass" the divisions he fights at? (Also, sidenote: Silva's also fought at welterweight a few times). For "year active" we could probably list both (just use <br /> for a newline), but I'm not sure saying he's been an active boxer from 1998-2005 is very accurate, so maybe just list MMA (and clarify it's only MMA). No source for full name: no go. "Anderson da Silva" is from the NSAC so I would assume that's what his passport says. Overall, the infobox looks good IMO. I'm still a bit unsure if the design could be improved though... Cheers, --aktsu (t / c) 05:39, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Good question... How about adding "fighting out of" as a new field; that way if they happen to be different both are available? I guess "fighting out of" can in fact mean quite a lot of things... --aktsu (t / c) 15:39, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

I'm on it, but the template isn't playing along ATM :\ BTW, I've changed "url=" to "website=" but it should still work unless you add both. I'm updating the documentation for the template as I make changes, so if you're going to implement it on other articles it's probably best to copy from there to get the newest up-to-date-version (if I make any major changes I'll probably have to manually update the articles though (unless it's easy and somewhat logical to make it backwards-compatible as in the case of url and website), so don't go implementing it on hundreds of articles yet please :P). --aktsu (t / c) 16:29, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
Nevermind, there was some backwards-compatibility already going on with the use of website= so keep using url=... --aktsu (t / c) 16:44, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Any thoughts on adding "mmatitles" to the Infobox Martial artist biography template? For Anderson Silva it could look something like: mmatitles = UFC Middleweight Champion (October 14, 2006 - Current), Cage Rage Middleweight Champion (September 11, 2004 - October 20, 2008 (defunct)), Shooto Middleweight Championship (August 26, 2001 (vacated)) --Drr-darkomen (talk) 01:30, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Re: Record discrepancy sherdog vs[edit]

Since Pride (the governing body) lists it as a TKO, it's a TKO. While I personally think "technical submission" is a good term for referee stoppage due to submission-attempts, it's not currently used by most governing bodies. --aktsu (t / c) 16:34, 29 August 2009 (UTC)


I hope you don't mind, but I went ahead and marked your current task as "done" on your userpage. It was over 1000 transclusions, but they have now all been converted using AWB. While I was performing the conversion, I had it clean-up around 800 incorrectly formatted weights, heights, birth dates, and reaches, to all use templates to perform the unit conversions and age calculations. I can run the same clean-up script on all transclusions of {{infobox martial artist}}, but that will take at least a week to complete. It's a semi-automated process that requires some intervention when it discovers something unexpected. Let me know if there are any problems. I think we can safely redirect MMAstats to martial artist. Thanks! Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 18:25, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

I just finished running a first pass through all transclusions of {{infobox martial artist}}. It only took two days. A second pass would only take about an hour now that most of the problems have been cleaned up. It converted around 100 unformatted birthdates, 200 unformatted heights/weights, reformatted about 50 yearsactive fields, and moved around 6 references off the stats (which was causing expr errors). I plan to run a second pass to fill in the sherdog information, if it's in the article. Are there any other common errors? Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 03:17, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
See what you think about the Amateur record field at Mirko Filipović now. This is one way to solve the problem. There might be a better way that I just haven't thought of at the moment. I responded in more detail on my talk page. Plastikspork ―Œ(talk) 03:17, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

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Kenny Florian[edit]

Thanks for fixing what I did on the Kenny Florian page I didn't realize I reverted to another vandalized version. Thanks for catching it. Jlahnum (talk) 22:19, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Large montage picture in the Mexican American article[edit]

The pictures are okay, except for Carlos Santana, Jessica Alba, and Selena Gomez. Santana was born in Mexico and spent a significant amount of time there. Alba and Gomez are only half Mexican, I suggest that whoever made the picture montage remove Alba and put Damian Chapa in her place, and remove Santana and put Mark Sanchez or Selena in his place, and finally, remove Gomez and replace her with Richard E. Cavazos or George Lopez (best would probably be the latter just to represent Mexican diversity) or just fit all of them in. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:33, 27 November 2010 (UTC)


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For your good edits to articles related to martial arts. Razionale (talk) 20:10, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

MMA Barnstar[edit]

Because of your tireless efforts at adding references and citations to the Jon Jones article as well as other contributions to the MMA Wikiproject, I want to award you with our barnstar for your contributions. Please keep up the hard work, and I look forward to your attention to detail on other fighter articles as you have done with Jon Jones's.

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I, Dachknanddarice (TC), hereby award Phospheros
the The MMA Barnstar for his/her valued contributions to WikiProject MMA.
Awarded 20:31, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

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Thanks for your recent contributions! - (talk) 19:12, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Judo in Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

You might want to alter your rationale slightly as it is not covered in Judo, which might cause a closing admin to reject your PROD. Catfish Jim (ex-soapdish) 17:42, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

I've gone ahead and deleted the article in question as the concern about duplication was valid. I don't believe anything constructive would be achieved by reintroducing the duplication to Judo, and have redirected all relevant main redirects. Catfish Jim (ex-soapdish) 18:00, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your edits! Fewq567 (talk) 09:26, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

July 2011[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Wikipedia:WikiProject Mixed martial arts. Users are expected to collaborate with others and avoid editing disruptively.

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I'm warning both you and BrendanFrye --TreyGeek (talk) 13:13, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
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Notification of WP:AN/EW report[edit]

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Your request for rollback[edit]

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Mexican Americans image[edit]

Stop posting comments on my Discussion page. If you'd only make an accurate and CORRECT image for Mexican Americans I'd leave it alone. And if I was the only one, I'd say fine. But dozens of people also agree that image is too misleading. Ultraman X77 (talk) 01:07, 21 September 2011 (UTC)


Oh i did not know that, thank you for telling me. (AaronBok (talk))



i noticed you edited a Mixed Martial Arts page in August, but you haven't listed yourself as a Participant on the Wikiproject for Mixed Martial Arts pages. I've decided to try to drum up interest to get more people involved!

Kevlar (talk) 01:14, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

MMA Event Notability[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at WT:MMA#MMA_Event_Notability. Kevlar (talk) 19:07, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Current list of notable MMA organizations and promotions[edit]

you are 100% correct! i will fix this soon, i see where i got 183, i think i was editing templates when i should have been sleeping. the source i used was it states that they help 20 events bla bla bla... 183 matches. bone headed mistake. Kevlar (talk) 22:15, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

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The Invention of Magic, and the Light Bulb[edit]

Hello Plasticspork,

I am the creator of 'The Invention of Magic, and the Light Bulb', I am creating it for my A Level Media class and I need to make a Wikipedia page about it as I want it to be as professional as possible. I have only got 4 sources whilst only 2 of them are relevant to the film, is there any chance that you could allow my page to be published? I understand if you disallow this,

Thank you,

Sean Coyne

WP Mixed Martial Arts in the Signpost[edit]

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Selena picture[edit]

Dear Phospheros

I put a picture of Selena on the Mexican American page and u took it off. Selena is the "Queen of Tejano music". You put a picture of Jennifer Pena on the page, she is also a Tejano singer. If you're going to put a picture of a Tejano singer, u have to put a picture of Selena. I put it on the page, because Selena deserves to be on that page. Every time I edit that page, you always undo all my edits, and I am tired of it. I'm not vandalising the page, I'm trying to make the page better. Please Stop undoing all my edits. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tejanorules (talkcontribs)

Tejanorules, please refer to this notification in regards to fair use rationale and images with articles. --TreyGeek (talk) 02:33, 17 May 2013 (UTC)


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Jon Jones[edit]

Greetings! Just wanted to take a moment to say you did a nice job adding the quotes to Jones' page about the Gustafsson fight. It's nice to see attention like this give to fights on the Wiki pages of fighters. Udar55 (talk) 02:00, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your recent contributions! LlamaAl (talk) 03:14, 23 September 2013 (UTC)