Wikipedia:WikiProject College football/Newsletter/Newsletter February 2008

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The College football WikiProject Newsletter
Issue III - February 2008
Project news
  • After a discussion to establish consensus, the "importance" criteria in the College football project banner has been removed. Editors cited the fact that writers rarely use the criteria when improving articles, and that many articles lacked the criteria, causing unnecessary work.
  • Editors are encouraged to watch the project talk page and Featured Article Candidates for potential College Football featured articles. Several featured articles have failed to make it past the nomination stage due to a lack of comments -- both positive and negative. Due to the fact that college football is a niche subject on Wikipedia, fewer editors are likely to comment on college football nominations, making it even more important for Wikiproject members to contribute.
  • User:BetacommandBot adds College football project banners to over 10,000 articles, bringing the total number of articles in the project to nearly 15,000. Editors are now needed to assess uncategorized college football articles, and help has been requested on an as-available basis.
  • Template:Infobox CollegeFB Bowl was deleted following a deletion discussion, and was replaced by {{NCAAFootballSingleGameHeader}}.
  • The article Chris Jessee has been kept following a deletion discussion.
  • The article 1906 Auburn Tigers football team was nominated for deletion and kept. This deletion discussion, in addition to the discussion for the 1902 LSU Tigers football team, provide a precedence for keeping stub-length single-season articles, even if those articles only consist of the team's schedule and results for that season.
  • A hotly-debated discussion about the wording of team conference affiliations ended in agreement that teams "compete" in a conference if they fielded a team in that conference, regardless of the final standings.
  • Partially owing to the addition of most NFL player articles to the project, more Good Article-class articles were added to Wikiproject College Football in January than in any other month in the project's history. Keep up the good work!
  • With 45 Good Articles, this project now accounts for approximately 1.3% of all the good articles on Wikipedia!
From JKBrooks85

Welcome to the latest issue of the College football WikiProject newsletter! I hope that you're enjoying regular updates about the goings on of college football on Wikipedia, but if not, feel free to add your name to the "no delivery" section on the newsletter signup page.

I encourage everyone to make regular visits to the College Football Portal and perhaps make it your Wikipedia entry page instead of using the Main Page as your gateway. Nominations for selected articles and pictures are always welcome, and can serve as a great way to show off that new article you just shepherded to Good Article status or the great picture you took the last time you were at a game.

Comments and suggestions on improving the newsletter are always welcome, and help me improve it on a monthly basis. Keep contributing and editing, and don't hesitate to contact me or post on the College Football Wikiproject talk page if you need help or just want someone to look over your article.

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