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Sixers33 02:02, 3 February 2007 (UTC)==Season Pages== Well, I've already done a bit since the South Dragons franchise was announced. The team roster templates now on every NBL team page came after I created one for the Dragons based on what is used by all National Basketball Association teams. I'll be glad to help the Project, but I advise we look to The NBA WikiProject for some ideas on what needs to be done. I'm personally not a fan of pages on team results for season to season - like Melbourne Tigers game recaps (2005/2006 season) - as they are inherently POV and don't belong on Wikipedia, so I'd oppose introducing these on a wide scale. If anything, I'd prefer an impartial list of scores like A-League 2005-06. Thoughts? Harro5 23:07, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

I'd like ot suggest the same thing. What we need to get something like that started up is results from every season of the NBL, I'll put some links on the "champions" section of the main page linking to the seasons. Normy 06:53, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
Yea totally agree with you. I dont want to see people just making 'season recaps' on their club on this site. I believe it is utturley stupid. Just season results on one page is fine.

Jasrocks 12:02, 16 April 2006 (UTC)


Hey there. Thanks for the invite Jasrocks - ill try and help where i can. since joining wikipedia i have been spending most time here pulling together information on the Australian Basketball Association's several leagues. Mostly ive been using the same structure as the NBL page. With about 100 teams in the ABA theres still heaps of work to be done. I know this is the NBL project but i hope that in building this you can also consider the ABA, for example in linking the SEABL, Big V, QABL, etc if NBL players also play in one of these leagues eg. Matt Shanahan. Gkeys 05:56, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

Yea this thing is for all Australian Mens Basketball (undecided about Women). I'll add links to the ABA and the leagues in it. Thanks for becoming a member. Jasrocks


I saw you needed a ladder how's this, feel free to change it. Hossens27 12:08, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Team Played Won Lost Draw %
1 Adelaide 36ers
2 Brisbane Bullets
3 Cairns Taipans
4 Melbourne Tigers
5 New Zealand Breakers
6 Perth Wildcats
7 Singapore Slingers
8 South Dragons
9 Sydney Kings
10 Townsville Crocodiles
11 West Sydney Razorbacks
12 Wollongong Hawks
Once this is implemented, how about a thick line separating the teams that got into the play-offs and the teams that didn't (i.e. last season the bottom 3 missed out, this year it will be the bottom 4) Aceboy 11:43, 31 October 2006 (UTC)


I've added an {{nbl-stub}} and an {{nblbio-stub}} - and have made the picture the official NBL logo. What's everyone's thoughts on this and should we revert to the picture of the basketball? Cheers, Rogerthat Talk 07:12, 23 April 2006 (UTC)

Nah, looks better than my stubs :-P
Cheers mate Jasrocks 03:37, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

State Netball and Hockey Centre (the cage)[edit]

Hi, I am currently revamping the SNAHC page (as it is a total revamp, i am doing it here User:Aceboy/SNAHC. Any suggestions, fixes and added text would be appreciated. I am hoping to get an outside photo to add in the info box. Thanks Aceboy 12:57, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

NBL Updates[edit]

Hi, i am going to be updating stuff such as putting on live scores links and stats and next game, last result and stuff like that. Check out the Adelaide 36ers one to see. Would appreciate any help. Thanks, Sixers 33.

Wikipedia Day Awards[edit]

Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afraid) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 19:12, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Recent Contributions[edit]

Hello, i have recently contributed to updating and expanding NBL and NBL clubs info. Ifyou would like to expand on any of my updates you can.

Here are what i have done in the last 2 days.

Sat 3rd Feb 2007- Updated Adelaide 36ers Roster. (Marcus Timmons and Brad Hill profiles updated.) Link

Sat 3rd Feb 2007- Updated Brisbane Bullets Roster. (Stephen Black, Mick Hill, Brad Williamson amd Adam Gibson profiles updated.) Link

Fri 2nd Feb 2007- Updated Adelaide 36ers Roster. Link

Fri 2nd Feb 2007- West Sydney Razorbacks History updated. Link

Fri 2nd Feb 2007- Brisbane Bullets Profile (Owner) edited. Link

Fri 2nd Feb 2007- Adelaide 36ers Profile (Owner) edited . Link

For more updates, go to my page.

Thanks, Sixers33

Sixers33 02:03, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Matt Shanahan[edit]

The article says he debuted in '92, the bio-box thingamajig says '94. Which is correct? Koberulz 14:22, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

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GAN backlog reduction - Sports and recreation[edit]

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NBL Season (for individual teams)[edit]

i wanted to start making NBL seasons for teams, but there appears to be no template for them. i'm not really sure how to create one either. was wondering if we could have something similar to this: thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Eccy89 (talkcontribs) 00:24, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Wikimedians to the Games[edit]

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WikiConfererence Australia 2015 - Save the date 3-5 October 2015[edit]

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Folks, just letting you know we will not be proceeding with Wikiconference Australia 2015 originally proposed for 3-5 October 2015. Thanks to those of you who expressed your support. You are free to attend the football finals instead :-) Kerry (talk) 08:01, 3 July 2015 (UTC)


Is someone able to assist in engineering/writing a USB for the Opals using the following as an example please? Spy007au (talk) 03:28, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

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RFC on sports notability[edit]

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