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WaughTsu[edit]

Hi Sillyfolkboy. I have created a page called Tamil Nadu at the Rio Olympics to enable people to easily get the list of olympians from the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Let me know your specific objections to this page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Waughtsu (talkcontribs) 22:52, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

@Waughtsu: Hello there and welcome! Apologies for removing your new article and redirecting it to the India page. To make sure that Wikipedia has focused articles, there are standards that articles have to meet. In general terms, if you're creating an article then you will need to find sources (e.g. newspapers, periodicals) that directly discuss that topic to support it. While what you added was definitely useful, "Tamil Nadu at the Rio Olympics" isn't really a topic of study in itself. A better way to approach including this information would be to do so in the main India at the 2016 Summer Olympics. You could also start building a list of Olympians from the state on the Sports in Tamil Nadu article.
Again, sorry be being a bit harsh and removing your first edits, but I hope you understand that it was more to do with how you added the material, and not a comment on the value of your edits Face-smile.svg Let me know if you need any help! Thanks. SFB 00:43, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
Hi Sillyfolkboy. Thanks for taking the time to write a detailed message. I get it now. BTW, do you have concerns, if I create a page called Tamil Nadu at the Olympics and add different sections, covering different olympics, as Sports in Tamil Nadu would be a very broad topic. If you think that is acceptable, could you guide me how to rename the page as such. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Waughtsu (talkcontribs) 04:29, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
@Waughtsu: The same idea would apply, so if you can find sources that directly discuss Tamil Nadu at the Olympics then you can create the article. My gut feeling is that there won't be enough sources to support that. I've noticed there is an article for List of sportspeople from Tamil Nadu which would be perfect for listing the Olympians. You can copy the ones you've added already from here and try to find sources for other people too. Sports Reference is a very useful website – they have compete lists of Olympians by country, India's page is here. Good luck! SFB 09:40, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
Hi Sillyfolkboy. Makes perfect sense. I added the list in the page you suggested. Now, what does it take to remove the page that I created, as it does not take sense to have that page anymore. Thanks for your patience and explanations. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Waughtsu (talkcontribs) 16:39, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
@Waughtsu: Looks like you've found out how to request deletion. This should happen shortly. No rush though as there is no harm in the content Face-smile.svg SFB 17:36, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Ewa Gryziecka[edit]

Hello, Sillyfolkboy. I've nominated this article of yours for DYK. Could you check ref. #6, please? The link does not seem to work. Thanks. --PFHLai (talk) 12:41, 6 February 2016 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done GTG 7&6=thirteen () 21:50, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

One of the two citations that supports the DYK hook is bad. Odd since you just created the article. Please take a look. 7&6=thirteen () 12:45, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Footnote 2 is dead, too. It is not link related, but if there is an archive it would be good to fix. 7&6=thirteen () 19:55, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
User talk:7&6=thirteen: Fixed - looks like that one must have changed in the interim! SFB 20:00, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. I always check and read every link when doing a review. S*** happens. 7&6=thirteen () 21:44, 6 February 2016 (UTC)
User talk:7&6=thirteen: Thanks for taking the time to review the links for me. It's always nice to know that others value something I've made so don't worry about it all! SFB 23:19, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

I am an admirer, and I try not to just review, but to improve. I was able to put in a helpful citation that gave a new angle to the article, I think. 7&6=thirteen () 02:13, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

User talk:7&6=thirteen: I noticed that after responding and it definitely does help! Sports articles can very easily be written too dryly, particularly stats-crazy sports like athletics, so I always like it when a bit more cultural context is present. I'm also sure that info like this would receive much better coverage if it related to North American men rather than Eastern European women! SFB 02:25, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Cheromei[edit]

Hi Sillyfolkboy. Lydia's brother's life does not belong under Lydia's career. If you want to includ that detail, create a "personal life" section about her life, where she was born etc etc. Perhaps you can move stuff from the intro, such as "She rose to fame at the age of thirteen with a win in the junior race at the ....". Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 09:29, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Hi Rui! I've changed the title of the section to reflect this scope. It's a bit excessive to completely remove an important piece of biographical information due to a simple question of sectioning though. Thanks! SFB 21:09, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
Hi Sillyfolkboy. I am a bit confused with your working methods, especially your use of the revert function. By reverting you are saying that what there was is wrong. If you want to recover what you had added earlier, copy it and paste it in. Reverting is to be used with acaution, as it can be viewd as aggression and unwillingness to collaborate. This often leads to tit-for-tat behaviour, as is the case right now, as I was a bit confused as to what you were aiming to achieve. Also, there are a number of section titles that are almost standard in any type of article and it is good to keep those without mixing, as readers become used and comfortable with seeing a layout that they are familiar with. I will see what I can do. Regards, Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 00:58, 1 April 2016 (UTC)
Hi again. Please check what I did. There is more than can be added. This link about brother David says he grew up in eldoret and had to run 10 miles to school. What is the likelihood that the family moved to Eldoret in the neighbouring Uasin Gishu and that they all had to run such a ditance to school? Would be great to be able to find that out for inclusion. Keep well and see you around. Rui ''Gabriel'' Correia (talk) 02:17, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for reverting my edit. You see, this was the initial edit by user:Hurrygane which I reverted here but was unsure about them. I'm letting you know so that no body would assume me to be a vandal something. My job here is to archive those dead links for the most part.--65.128.133.116 (talk) 21:21, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

That's all cool with me – I tend to use the revert to notify people of my reasoning and start a conversation about the edit, rather than as a criticism. Thanks for getting in touch Face-smile.svg SFB 21:24, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

Changes to templates Flag*medalist[edit]

Hi SFB, I pinged you already at this discussion here, but I just noticed your reply to one of the editors advocating for the change. Do you still feel strongly about this today? I understand you are all about template consistency, which I believe I have covered and would be responsible for this reasonable request that has gained consensus. It is limited only to the 6 "medalist" templates. Please also take a look at Special:Permalink/717651995 that uses a sandboxed update to one of the templates already. Thanks. — Andy W. (talk · contrib) 01:51, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

IAAF ID[edit]

Hi! Maybe you would be interested in putting IAAF ID for some athletes? Here I have a list of 2015 WC athletes (OK, bios, which are linked from these pages, so there may be some false positives), which doesn't have IAAF ID at Wikidata. Probably a little bit less work for Rio games. If you want, you can simply copy the ID as I did for first athlete, all input at WD I can do later. I even added Google link for easier work :) --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 18:58, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

@Edgars2007: This was a really good idea and it worked well. Took me about 20 mins to do. Almost always the match came up first and the ID can be copied from the url, rather than clicking through. One issue is that searching so quickly in this way for a while causes google to identify you as a robot! When that happened I did the searches one at a time, completing the CAPTCHA and clicking through to the IAAF link, until it stopped thinking I was a robot. This is an approach worth repeating. SFB 23:40, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
I'm glad you liked the idea and thanks for help, I added the IDs at WD. Because of my computer, it would take me pretty much longer time to do that. Yeah, that is very big plus for us, that ID shows up in URL at Google search. And yes, I can give you such lists also for other competitions. I even had idea to put {{IAAF name}} to articles with bot (which doesn't have the link), and also for other sports, but that is another issue. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 05:43, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
@Edgars2007: I think you may find the bot method more problematic. The approach of getting athletes linked from the championships event templates looks very workable so far, so you could start building lists from other championships. Our highest priority athletes are going to be ones who have competed at the World Championships or Olympics (post-1984). To be honest I was surprised that there were still so many missing, given that we've already got over 15000 athletes with IAAF IDs in Wikidata already. Keep me posted! SFB 20:59, 4 May 2016 (UTC)
As Olympics are a lot easier to generate (as we have categories for them), created lists till Sydney. In Beijing list I have excluded all London participants, in Athens - London and Beijing etc. so it won't contain (probably any) dublicates. About 15tk IDs at WD - well, athletics are very popular (has many, many participants) afterall, so I personally am not so surprised. And of course, you are allowed to bring up your WP:ATHLETICS buddies to work, you don't have to do all this alone :) BTW, I did scan frwiki some time ago and there was at least 1000 bios, that have athlete's infobox and doesn't have IAAF ID. Of course, many of them simply won't have. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 21:24, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

2016 Olympics Articles[edit]

Hello, SFB. I thought I should let you know about Wikipedia talk:Did you know#2016 Olympics Articles. It seems like your cup of tea. Happy editing! Cheers! --PFHLai (talk) 12:46, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

@PFHLai: I'll definitely be working on new articles around the games so I'll try and keep DYK in mind while I'm at it Face-smile.svg SFB 22:54, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

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Hi. i love the athletics competitions. Thank you for your contribution, specially about the World Youth Championships. Do you have a page of danish sportsman and sportswoman? I live in Cuba. Untipoahi (talk) 15:37, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
  • @Untipoahi: Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy reading the articles - I enjoy writing them! The category system is a little known but useful way to find articles about different groups of people. You can see the categories a person's article has at the bottom of each page and you can use them to find similar people. For Danish athletes, you can explore what is on Wikipedia at Category:Danish athletes, or Category:Danish sportspeople if you want to look at all sports. The main limitation of the category view is that you only see people who have articles - some less famous people may be missing. Another problem is that the categories don't give you a description of who the person is - there is a helpful feature under Preferences-->Gadgets called Navigation Popups that can help with that too. Hope you find what you're looking for! SFB 16:23, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

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Successful regional athletes[edit]

Hi. Would you like me to tip you on successful regional athletes with 20+ incoming links when I spot them? If yes, I'll start with one right here: Awatef Ben Hassine (links) If not, I will refrain. Geschichte (talk) 21:14, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

@Geschichte: Hi there! Hope you're doing well Face-smile.svg. Thanks for the suggestion, I think it's a good idea – I recently tried to build a list for exactly this kind of thing at Wikipedia:WikiProject Athletics/Missing topics and I've been working through them, but it looks like the tool did not find all of the links (Ben Hassine only shows 12). Any ideas? SFB 23:22, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

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