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Club season pages[edit]

Sorry if this has already been brought up, I can't find it anywhere, but there's a lot of inconsistency with club season pages. I want to help by doing work on some of them, but I'm really unsure if there's a specific way they're supposed to be written. From looking at them briefly it looks like each one is worked on by a different editor who has their own preferred layout. I was wondering if there's a particular way they need to be written or if they're just whatever. TripleRoryFan (talk) 07:08, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

There isn't really any guideline to how it's done, just basically as you said, there's differences based on the editors. Just as long as the basics are the same and a similar sort of layout such as team list, list changes, pre-season, H&A season and finals results, awards and so on. Having prose is also desired to give a bit more of feel of the season and so the pages don't fall into WP:INDISCRIMINATE. Thanks, Flickerd (talk) 07:30, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

Consensus to ignore MOS on navbox colours[edit]

I've changed colours on a number of Essendon-related navboxes to make them comply with WP:NAVBOXCOLOUR and WP:ACCESSIBILITY. I've been reverted by User:Flickerd on the basis that there is consensus to ignore these guidelines. Could someone advise if there is the case? Hack (talk) 12:33, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Just adding a comment linking to the previous discussions regarding this (I think the most recent was 2011) Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Australian rules football/Archive 5#Our garish colourful navboxes, Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Australian rules football/Archive 5#Colour in AFL club navboxes, with the second thread being the consensus since then. I don't think there's been anymore discussion since then though. Thanks, Flickerd (talk) 12:43, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
Also, I'll just add another thing, I don't think the current colour usage ignores MOS per WP:NAVBOXCOLOUR point 3 which allows an "appropriate, representative" color, when intended to identify with an organization's logo or branding, should use the most prominent accessible color in the logo. Changing the navboxes to black and white (which was the initial edit) is not representative of the brand (if anything it's Collingwood's). Thanks, Flickerd (talk) 12:54, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
It seems to me standard across sports in general over Wikipedia to have navboxes related to a specific team be in colours of that team. --SuperJew (talk) 17:05, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Discussion at NSPORTS[edit]

Hello all. In an effort to finally resolve the never-ending and annoying GNG v SSG issue, I've proposed a revision of the NSPORTS introduction. You are all invited to take part in the discussion. Thank you. Jack | talk page 06:20, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

AFL Women's coaches' infoboxes[edit]

In AFL Women's coaches inbox, how should we denote that they are coaching the women's teams, and not the men's? In Bec Goddard's article, for example, it just reads "Adelaide" with no "(women's)," presumably as she is mainly involved with women's football. It's the same for Michelle Cowan's page, but what about for someone like Alan McConnell, who has mainly been involved in men's football, even coaching an AFL team? Or someone like Craig Starcevich, who has dabbled in both? Starcevich's article currently reads "Brisbane Lions (women's)," but he has been heavily involved in women's football, should the assumption be made it's the women's team, like on Goddard's or Cowan's pages? (Cowan has also been involved in men's footy.) Or should we include "(women's)" in every infobox? I think we need consistency across the project on this. Jjamesryan (talk | contribs) 02:16, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

I'd suggest that where it isn't obvious whether the team refers to the AFL team or the AFLW team, it might be appropriate to have the league in parentheses following the team name, as is done with the clubs players are recruited from in player infoboxes. So in the case of McConnell, refer to him coaching "GWS (AFLW)", as he is primarily notable for being an AFL player and coach. In Goddard's case there is no need to refer to AFLW as the league as she is primarily notable for her role in the AFLW and, provided the wikilink directs readers to a section on the club's AFLW team, there is no ambiguity. Kb.au (talk) 02:35, 25 October 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi all,

So in November is starting the Women in Red World Contest, which target is to create more articles about notable women. Going through our AFLW squads today I noticed that for most teams all (or almost all) the players were created, but Collingwood, GWS, Bulldogs and Carlton are missing. (Reminder: according to WP:NAFL footy players are presumed notable if they played a game in the AFL or AFLW).

I've put together in my sandbox a list of footy players who have played a game but don't have an article yet, and I'm hoping to work on them over the next month. I would like to invite you to join and help me tackle some of the articles. If you do create an article (either directly in the mainspace, or first in userspace to be published into the mainspace in November so it can count for the above contest), I'll thank you for it, and would appreciate you letting me know (can do this by messaging me or just deleting it from the list in my sandbox with a note). Also, if I missed anyone, you're welcome to let me know that too. Hope that by the end of the month all these articles will be created :)

(pinging editors who I've seen very active in the AFLW editing @Jacknstock, Tigerman2612, and Flickerd:) --SuperJew (talk) 11:46, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

Would love to, but won't save them for the contest. Already done Sarah Last and Lauren Brazzale of Carlton as stubs. I've actually got pics of a few Collingwood and Carlton players I have yet to upload to Commons so I'll make that a priority too. Tigerman2612 (talk) 8:09, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
Either way Tigerman2612 :) As I understand, the contest is purely to create more motivation for it. --SuperJew (talk) 16:09, 21 October 2017 (UTC)