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Proposed move[edit]

It has been proposed that Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile be moved to FIA. You are welcome to express any views you may have on the matter at Talk:Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile#Requested move 28 March 2015. DH85868993 (talk) 19:49, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Gary Hirsch[edit]

Dear motorsport enthusiasts: Here's an old AfC submission that will soon be deleted as a stale draft. Is this a notable racer? —Anne Delong (talk) 01:57, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

2016 International V8 Supercars Championship listed at AFD[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2016 International V8 Supercars Championship has been listed at AFD for you comment. --Falcadore (talk) 15:59, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

2015 World Touring Car Championship season[edit]

What do you think about adding track maps and manafacturers' stats to the article? Cybervoron (talk) 06:48, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Category:JK Tyre National Level Racing Championship Drivers[edit]

I've just come across Category:JK Tyre National Level Racing Championship Drivers, because it's listed at Wikipedia:Database reports/Self-categorized categories. Therefore, it needs to be taken out of itself, and put into one or more suitable parent cats - but I really don't know what to put it under. --Redrose64 (talk) 14:17, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

I would put it under Category:Formula BMW drivers. It's not an official BMW series, but it uses the same machinery. Technically, it's the successor series to Formula BMW Asia. --Pc13 (talk) 19:02, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
OK, Yes check.svg Done --Redrose64 (talk) 08:47, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

FAC - Mercedes-Benz CLR[edit]

Mercedes-Benz CLR has been listed on WP:FAC for about a month now with no responses, so I'm trying to get some eyes on it. I had posted the previous peer review on the sports car WikiProject, but again without any input, so I've expanded it to here. The359 (Talk) 20:59, 7 May 2015 (UTC)


There's an article up for deletion with doubts over notability – Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Keir Millar. Tragic case, but try to be objective. Cheers, Bretonbanquet (talk) 19:57, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Colors in tables[edit]

If I could bring attention to a matter underdiscussion involving several 2015 Indycar articles which feature some usage of colored in cells in tables, for example, 2015 Firestone 600. Any opinions on the matter would be welcomed. --Falcadore (talk) 04:09, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

Holy hell, those have gotten far worse than they used to be! I was against them when they were just text and a background, but this is ridiculous. We're not a spotter's guide, the colors add absolutely nothing to an article about a race. This seems to be yet another case of thinking just because we have information we must include it. The359 (Talk) 04:22, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
That a pretty blatant abuse of colour. How could anyone think that was acceptable? There are quite a few more WP:COLOUR issues across Indycar/American championship articles once you start looking. Take a look at the average season article and every table seems to have something highlighted or bolded without much justification. Our American racing articles might require a systematic de-colourisation. QueenCake (talk) 16:36, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
There's no need to write post winners in an article of a race edition. And rookies don't need colors. --NaBUru38 (talk) 17:18, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
Colours look awful to me, trying to make a pretty silk purse from a sow's ear. But, standards have already plummeted with indy/nascar articles. Need an example. Check out the article 2015 Firestone 600 which Falcadore mentions above. The lead sucks, and the prose describing the race is -- um, I'd better not say it. Moriori (talk) 01:28, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
Should have seen it when the subject was brought up two weeks ago. --Falcadore (talk) 02:08, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
? ? Link? Moriori (talk) 02:55, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
I bet it was this. Oh goodness, my eyes. Zappa24Mati 04:05, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
Sheesh. If as much effort went in to improving text as to creating hideous colours, articles would improve exponentially. I wonder how many indy/nascar articles have reached GA status. Moriori (talk) 00:26, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
That's the difference between writers and table editors. You can be both. --Falcadore (talk) 20:31, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Copyright Violation Detection - EranBot Project[edit]

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