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The Signpost: 30 August 2018[edit]

WikiCup 2018 September newsletter[edit]

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Patrick Tchoungui[edit]

You're right about the club he allegedly played for being in the top division that season (when I searched 2009–10 Croatian First Football League for NK Pula it doesn't come up, but it turns out the club had already been renamed Istra by then). However, on further inspection, I believe this may be another hoax article (like Maheep Riar, created by the same editor) as searching for "Patrick Tchoungui" and either Pula or Istra returns zero results outside of Wikipedia or mirror sites. I'll nominate it for speedy deletion. Number 57 14:38, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

@Number 57: I removed the speedy. A Google reverse image search shows the photo is probably of someone with this name. It may still be a hoax, but I don't think it's a blatant one, so take it to AfD and give us seven days to sort it out. Smartyllama (talk) 14:44, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
I restored the deletion tag as the photo that comes up of this person is the same photo in the article and hosted on WP. So it would be like saying "can't be a hoax because it's on WP!" CHRISSYMAD ❯❯❯¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 14:46, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
@Chrissymad: It also pulls up a Facebook profile of someone with this name, which unfortunately I can't view to see what it says because it's blocked by my office firewall. Can you take a look at it before this gets speedied if that's what you insist on doing? Smartyllama (talk) 14:47, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
I saw the Facebook photo but as it's a private profile and in this context, it's still a hoax. It's not an "official" page or even a fan created page, simply a random guy's profile, who apparently likes soccer and plays for what appears to be a social league. CHRISSYMAD ❯❯❯¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 14:53, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
Ah, OK. Is that what the YouTube videos show too? I can't view them right now, but if they confirm that he's just a rec league player trying to make himself into something more than he is, I'm OK with a speedy. Smartyllama (talk) 14:53, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
Everything I've found containing variations of this name are social media that really don't support anything other than there are people named Patrick Tchoungui but none of them appear to be a pro at much of anything ;) He's definitely a rec/social league player unless I'm missing something.CHRISSYMAD ❯❯❯¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 15:00, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
I'll also be the first to admit that I'm not the most knowledgeable about Footy or sports in general but I did quite a bit of digging in the last 40 minutes and not a single claim in the article pans out, for what it's worth. I've searched papers as well and the only time where his name comes up in association with any notable league is on a mirror site or a random logo he slapped on an over-edited video on YT. CHRISSYMAD ❯❯❯¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 15:11, 7 September 2018 (UTC)

Please stop[edit]

"Like navigation templates, infoboxes should avoid flag icons. " Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 18:19, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

@Sportsfan 1234: Read the next line. "Examples of acceptable exceptions include infobox templates for military conflicts and infoboxes including international competitions, such as FIFA World Cup or the Olympic Games." The Volleyball World Championship is an international competition, hence the use of flags is acceptable. You have been told this before, and yet keep reverting and removing. You are the one who needs to knock it off. Smartyllama (talk) 18:28, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
I have started a discussion on the talk page. Please discuss there rather than continue to edit war. Thanks. Smartyllama (talk) 18:31, 17 September 2018 (UTC)