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MOVED NFL - AFC - NFC etc...[edit]

I may have been premature on my acceptance of the page moves to 'full names by User:Koavf, I believe I've cleaned up the entire NFL drafts series but I find every edit I make reveals another 100 required, the NFL Seasons Series may be now in worse shape as they link to several AFC or NFC pages which are also affected. I've so far edited 7 templates because of these page moves, and manually edited several pages but this is more than a one man task and obviously to late to revert. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Slysplace (talkcontribs) 02:59, 4 July 2007

New pages on NFL draft picks by college team[edit]

A large number of recent pages have been created at Category:Lists of National Football League draftees by college football team. These seem reasonable as new pages, but I'm unsure about the page titles here. Any thoughts? power~enwiki (π, ν) 05:14, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

User:Spatms recategorising[edit]

This isn't my subject at all, but I came across this edit and it looks like User:Spatms has been moving articles out of college football categories, I presume without consensus. Perhaps someone more familiar with this Project's material might want to take a look? Le Deluge (talk) 23:49, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Developed [Category:College football teams in the United States by state] to match the category already established for college baseball. This category has notable content for every state. spatms (talk) 24:51, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
It looks to me like spatms has been creating college football subcategories for the existing categories for American football teams by state. I don't necessarily see a problem with this. Jweiss11 (talk) 02:14, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

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