Wikipedia:WikiProject Go

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Welcome to the Go WikiProject. We are a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of the game of Go, known also as baduk, igo, and weiqi.

Go
photograph of Go equipment with game in progress
Go is played on a grid of black lines (usually 19×19). The playing pieces, called stones, are played on the intersections of the lines.
Skill(s) required Tactics, strategy, observation
The first 60 moves of a Go game between Cho Chikun (white) and Kato Masao, animated. This particular game quickly developed into a complicated fight in the lower left and bottom. (Click on the board, to restart the play, in a larger window.)

Goals and scope[edit]

Goals

To expand and improve articles in Category:Go (game), in particular adding diagrams and upgrading biographical pages and the coverage of go competitions around the world.

  • To keep tabs on changes to Go-related articles. Here is a list of all the most recent edits to Go articles. (It's one of many to be found here.)
Scope
  • Emphasis on professional go, and strategy.

Guidelines[edit]

We should in particular discuss some format issues for different types of articles, romanization of names, how to tabulate results.

Open tasks[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Go:


Here are some tasks awaiting attention:

Members[edit]

See also: Category:WikiProject Go participants, which lists 24 editors (Sep. 2016).

We have a list of project members, indicating any areas of particular interest. Please see this subpage to view the list, or to add yourself.

Userboxes[edit]

Members may also display the following userbox on their User page, (taken from Template:User WikiProject Go):

T gogame.jpgThis user is a member of WikiProject Go.

Go-players are most welcome to display the following userbox on their User page, (courtesy of User:Scepia):

Go board part.jpgThis user is a Go player.

      418 editors (verify) display this userbox, as at Sep. 2016.

Watchers[edit]

Articles[edit]

  • Here is a list of all the most recent edits to Go articles. (It's one of many to be found here.)

Article alerts[edit]

As with any project, occasionally article(s) are discussed for deletion. To see if any Go articles are in such a position - or to add any views to these discussions - please do occasionally inspect the current list:

Featured content[edit]

Candidates[edit]

New articles[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Go-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main Page.

Sensei's Library content[edit]

There is a discussion page on the Sensei's Library (SL) go wiki, designed to create interest in this project, and to provide a forum in which to discuss adaptation of material currently there on SL for WP.

Collaboration and review[edit]

Collaboration of the week
Peer review
Assessment

Templates[edit]

Note: One can list the articles that use a given template. For instance, {{WikiProject_Go}} is used in these articles.
  • Template:Go tournament - an infobox for Go tournaments.
  • Template:Round16 - a template for 16-player knockout tournaments.
  • Template:succession box - used for things like the Honinbo, where you can click on the next and previous holder of a title (or winner of a tournament)
  • Template:Game of Go Position - a template for Go positions. There are more, but should probably not be used at the moment. See the discussion page, as it seems the plan is to use inline images for board positions.

Not sure what the ones below are for:

Categories[edit]

Note that [[Category:Go (game)]] is itself a child of several parent categories.

These parents can be seen here, in this alternative display of the category tree, as well as the numbers of Categories and Pages/articles per subcategory.


Resources[edit]

Related projects[edit]

Books[edit]

for reference and consultation

Project Statistics[edit]

Bot-generated statistics (on articles having the project banner {{WikiProject Go}} on their talk pages).

For more information see:

Category:Go articles by quality
Category:Go articles by importance


Notability of Professional Go-players[edit]

[This section was added by Trafford09 (talk) 00:20, 20 December 2010 (UTC) and has been modified by others]

Wikipedia has guidelines concerning the notability of living people. A question sometimes asked is: How strong a Professional rank must a Go professional enjoy, to be considered notable by Wikipedia? A quick and easy answer to this is that professional 4-dans (often denoted 4P) should be considered notable. This is because that level is the best estimate of a rank equivalent to a Chess Grandmaster.

This is the usually-accepted and researched opinion from an informed editor - lifelong Go and chess player (& WP admin.) User:Charles Matthews - that 4-dan pro and above [i.e. from 4-dan up to the highest (9-dan)] are on a par with chess grandmasters, hence notable in the Go world.

There is a separate section on the project Talk page to discuss whether we should change the above threshold; please obviously feel free to add your own views to others', there.

References for Professional Go-players[edit]

[This section was added by Trafford09 (talk) 00:15, 20 December 2010 (UTC)]

In years gone by, before some of us joined Wikiproject Go, various editors commendably added BLP articles for many renowned Go Professionals. These editors' work is much appreciated. However, in some cases there were insufficient References, External links and inline citations added. As Wikipedia has, quite rightly, tightened up on these aspects, we are faced with a certain backlog of work in this area.

Editors looking for references to add to these BLPs are sometimes unaware of the richest sources for such links. Thus, the following sources are suggested as a help. Please add to them if you know of further ones.

Fuseki.Info[edit]

E.g. to get results for the 9-dan Shuchi Kubouchi - like this, what we can do is:

  1. Click on this link, (you may prefer to open it in a secondary tab or window). This opens up a list of all professional games on that site.
  2. The box to the left of Search initially contains Date. Change it to say Player.
  3. In the empty box to the left of Player, type in the player's given name and/or surname.
  4. Click on the Search button. This should bring up a list of that player's results, and their rank.
  5. If you didn't enter the player's full name, click on the player you're looking for, in the resulting list of games. This should limit the games to those in which that one professional played.
  6. The resulting URL (as in the example above) is then available to use as a reference for that player.

GoBase.Org[edit]

E.g. to get results for the 9-dan Cho Chikun, like this: http://gobase.org/information/players/?pp=Cho+Chikun, what we can do is:

  1. Use a link like the one above, with the player's name
  2. This should bring up a list of that player's GoBase info..
  3. The resulting URL (as in the example above) is then available to use as a reference for that player.
  4. Also, look at the line within GoBase, that is entitled www. If it has a website shown (as it does for Cho Chikun), then that too is then available to use as a further reference for that player. A large proportion of such a web page may be in say Japanese, but it should clearly back up the claimed name, grade and affiliation.

nihonkiin.or.jp[edit]

E.g. to get results from the Nihon Ki-in for the 9-dan Cho Chikun, (http://www.nihonkiin.or.jp/player/htm/ki000004.htm), what we can do is:

  1. Construct a search within www.nihonkiin.or.jp/player/ for the player concerned,
    e.g. use a URL like this one for Cho Chikun, and then modify the contents, for the name of the player you're seeking:
    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cho+chikun+site%3Awww.nihonkiin.or.jp%2Fplayer%2F&hl=en&num=10&lr=&ft=i&cr=&safe=off&tbs=
  2. The resulting search page lists the URLs for any entries for that player on the Nihon Kiin site.
    E.g. in the case of Cho Chikun, it lists two URLs (note that you have to add http:// in front):
    * http://www.nihonkiin.or.jp/player/player-e/cho-chikun.htm and
    * http://www.nihonkiin.or.jp/player/htm/ki000004.htm
  3. The URL(s) thus shown are then available to use as reference(s) for that player.
  4. The links would probably also show personal & professional details for the player - e.g. tournaments won, rank, DOB, where born, their sensei (master/teacher) & perhaps some of their insei (players whom they have taught). These details may be added to the player's WP article.

American Go Association[edit]

E.g. to get results from the American Go Association for the 6-dan player Mingjiu Jiang, what we can do is:

  1. Construct a search within www.usgo.org for the player concerned,
    e.g. use a URL like this one for Mingjiu Jiang, and then modify the contents, for the name of the player you're seeking:
    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site%3Awww.usgo.org+Mingjiu+Jiang&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
  2. The URL(s) thus shown (in this case 212 of them!) are then potentially available to use as reference(s) for that player. Common sense, allied with browsing the article's statements, will lead one to use the best URLs from those that appear.

GoGameWorld[edit]

E.g. to get results from the GoGameWorld for the 9-dan player Yamashita Keigo, what we can do is:

  1. Construct a search within www.gogameworld.com for the player concerned,
    e.g. use a URL like this one for Yamashita Keigo, and then modify the contents, for the name of the player you're seeking:
    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site%3Awww.usgo.org+Mingjiu+Jiang&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#sclient=psy&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US%3Aofficial&source=hp&q=site:www.gogameworld.com+Yamashita+Keigo&aq=&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&pbx=1&fp=de610b7113b09eab
  2. The URL(s) thus shown will hopefully contain at least one saying "Player Profile for Yamashita Keigo ...". Check it, and if it's ok then it is potentially available to use as a reference for that player.

External watchlist[edit]

Note: This is a very useful means of tracking changes to Go articles. It's much better than one's standard Watchlist, if the latter has many pages, especially as the list here is filtered purely to Go articles:

Another beneficial tool is a variation on the above. This one shows activity on Go articles' Talk pages. That's handy to see who's asking / answering questions, and who's assessing Go articles (kudos to them):