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WikiProject Canoeing and Kayaking (Rated Project-class)
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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Recent changes to the graphics for Template: Medal[edit]

There is a template talk page discussion regarding the graphics used for medalists in infobox medals tables occurring at Template talk:Medal#‎Changing from gold/silver/bronze to 1/2/3. As this discussion is within the scope of WP:Kayaking, you are invited to make your comments on the recent graphics changes there. Cheers. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 15:59, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Name of this WikiProject?[edit]

Could and should this project be renamed WikiProject Canoeing and Kayaking, or even WikiProject Canoeing, to better match the stated aim of improving Wikipedia's coverage of Kayaking, Kayaks, Canoeing, and Canoes?

In terms of sports, the International Canoe Federation administers both canoeing and kayaking. The current project name seems too specific for something that's covering both types of paddling. -- Ham105 (talk) 04:05, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

I would be in favour of changing to WikiProject Canoeing and Kayaking with redirects from WikiProject Kayaking and WikiProject Canoeing etc. I agree the current name could create confusion as to the scope of the project. Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 15:54, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Canoeist or Canoer[edit]

Should Biographies be titled, Name (canoeist) or Name (canoer)? As currently pages are titled both. GhostOrchid35 (talk) 06:59, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

  • I did a quick Google: canoeist says 399,000 results; canoer says 188,000 results. While by no means compelling, I'd go with canoeist. -- Ham105 (talk) 08:29, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
Is there any sign of WP:ENGVAR differences in the Ghits? Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 09:07, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
  • This has made me do some digging, but I'm glad because I'd forgotten about the tool. Here are some results for usage of canoeist and canoer from Google Books Ngram viewer for both American and British English - in both cases canoeist seems to have been used more often:
  1. American English - since the end of WW2, canoeist seems to appear at least five times as often.
  2. British English - since the end of WW2, canoeist seems to appear at least seven times as often (although intriguingly for brief period between 1931 and 1941, canoer was more commonly used - but it's ahead for only one decade out of the 130-odd years to the year 2000).
So I think canoeist would be the more commonly used term in general use. If other editors have thoughts on this, I'd be interested. -- Ham105 (talk) 11:17, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Bot to auto-asses articles[edit]

Just posting here to get consensus to request at User:BU RoBOT/autoassess. It is a bot that checks any unssessed articles and then assesses them if there is a consensus amongst other wikiprojects that share the article. If there's no opposition I'll request sometime next week (w/c 25 July 2016) Jamesmcmahon0 (talk) 11:44, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

RFC on sports notability[edit]

An RFC has recently been started regarding a potential change to the notability guidelines for sportspeople. Please join in the conversation. Thank you. Primefac (talk) 23:07, 5 May 2017 (UTC)