Hi, Rillington. Reading the comments in the deletion discussion, I wanted to make a suggestion but that wasn't the appropriate place. If you're willing to accept a challenge and do more (probably a lot more) work, I suggest you set a new precedent and propose it to Project Football. Create Central Midlands Football League Teams 2012-2013 in your sandbox. Include every team playing in the league for the season with the work you already completed as a separate section headed by ==(the team's name)==. Link to separate articles of teams that already meet notability requirements. In my opinion, such an article would be appropriate since WP "incorporates elements of general and specialized encyclopedias, almanacs, and gazetteers" (From the Five Pillars). Not only do you save the work you did, your new article (more than just a list) creates a historical record for each season that will become more important and valuable to researchers as years go by. Tweak your draft article until it's top quality and attractive. Then sell the idea at Project Football, describing how creating the article for each new season would be facilitated; much of the framework would be done and much of the content would be cut-and-paste from the previous article with relatively few changes needed. One possibility. You may think of others either on your own or in collaboration with folks over at Project Football. Wishing you the best, DocTree (talk) 01:24, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
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Hi, sorry for my delay in replying. I haven't had access to the internet for quite a while now, and that looks to continue through to the end of the week. I'm glad that the article work you have done has been preserved in the form of redirects. As and when any of the teams pass the notability criteria (or the notability criteria changes), the redirect conversion can simply be undone and the articles restored. It was definitely the best option and I'm glad the admin chose it. I apologise for losing patience, I should have been more understanding. Learning the many different rules that are on Wiki is something that comes with time, and even admins sometimes struggle. Unfortunately, you were learning one of the rules in the hardest way possible. I hope the experience hasn't put you off editing in the future. If you need any help with regards to any of the criteria for new pages, feel free to ask! Cheers Del♉sion23 (talk) 10:16, 12 July 2012 (UTC)
- Glad to hear you will be continuing your work! If you would like extra clarification with regards to the rugby teams, you can always ask at WikiProject Rugby league in order to be doubly safe. Del♉sion23 (talk) 12:10, 12 July 2012 (UTC)
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Hi Rillington, I've noticed the AfD you're involved in. I notice one of the arguments you were making is coming from a little misunderstanding of what the tags on the talk pages mean. The tags aren't placed there by members of the WikiProject in a kind of "mark of acceptance". The tags are placed there by any user, and the tag alerts the specific WikiProject that the article is within their scope. This is in case the project would like to improve the article etc. It alerts people with more knowledge about the topic, and knowledge about notability of said topic to check the page. The vast majority of articles taken to deletion discussions are already tagged with WikiProject templates. This is where the template helps to alert the project that a page within their scope has been nominated for deletion. To conclude, the tag in the talk page isn't a mark of acceptance, merely a mark for scoping a project and alerting skilled editors. Cheers. Good luck with the AfD. Del♉sion23 (talk) 16:05, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
- Just to make it clear, I'm not in favour of deleting your work. A merger would not remove any of the information you created, it would simply have it all in one place. I.e. the lists of teams in each division would be on the same page, rather than seperate articles. In that situation, nothing you created would be deleted. Del♉sion23 (talk) 16:32, 25 September 2012 (UTC)