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ImportanceEdit

Listed as High, surely the NBL isn't a highly important article to wikipedia! Davo499 (talk) 06:29, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Format faultEdit

Why does the first line start indented one space? I can't find anything in edit to fix it. RickK 02:24, 29 Jul 2003 (UTC)

Looks fine for me using Mozilla 1.4 on Windows. Maybe this is a technical issue with the new software. What browser are you using?--Robert Merkel 03:35, 29 Jul 2003 (UTC)
IE 6.0. But this seems to be the only article that I see this happening in. RickK 02:47, 30 Jul 2003 (UTC)
I was wrong. I'm seeing it happening in other articles now, too. But it does seem to have started since the new software. RickK 03:15, 30 Jul 2003 (UTC)

There is an issue through all the NBL team pages (and this one). It refers to awards, etc. from the 1998/9season (where a season runs over parts of two years) onwards as only the year that it finished. As per cricket seasons, these should be referred to as 1999/00 or 2006/7, not 2000 and 2007. These should obviously all be corrected and not left as incorrect just because all the pages are formatted the same way. BartBart (talk) 02:41, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

League's first yearEdit

Wasnt the leagues first year 1979, not 78? Koberulz 10:54, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

SMH article on Ch.9 broadcastingEdit

I reckon we should scrap the mention of that article. It was such a beatup and had no evidence to point to. Burton was very careful not to give any indication some deal had been done.

I disagree...I believe it should be mentioned and can easily be added to if it hasn't happened. Big Dan 11:25, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
So you'll publish stuff here regardless of whether they're based on facts? The story seemed pure heresay. If it doesn't happen, you'll have to scrap it, and if it does happen, why not write about it then...when it is fact.
Not necessarily, you can always mention the rumours of such a deal. THOUSANDS of other articles here at Wikipedia, if not MILLIONS have done the same thing. And it wasn't like it was just made up. This was in a newspaper seen by thousands, and on a associated website seen by potientally millions. So its not like its been made up out of thin air by a punk looking to cause trouble. I'd leave it in there for the time being. Big Dan 12:58, 30 September 2006 (UTC)
Right, I have just added to the article that is ONLY a rumour. That way, it an be easily edited as being nothing more than a rumour, or if it does happen, it can be edited from that point as well. Does that make you happy, or do you want emulate Orwell by saying no such article exists? Big Dan 13:03, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

Just because the Herald ran a baseless claim, you think it's worth mentioning? The fact is they don't know either. You seem to think if it's in the Herald, it must have some authority. It's just a journalist speculating because they have to invent a story for the paper. There's absolutely no confirmation talks are happening, or even that the networks are interested. You're giving the journalist far too much credibility. On Wikipedia, I want to read facts about the NBL, not rumours.

Have I got news for you mate...pick up a copy of today's Australian, and turn to the Media section. Nine are about to announce that they will be broadcasting a one hour highlights package for the rest of the season. Oh, and a bit of advice. How about identifying yourself in future? Not that hard... In anycase, the article should stay. Big Dan 02:30, 5 October 2006 (UTC)
11.30am, starting October 15, on Nine and its affilates, highlights of the South Dragons and Wollongong Hawks. How you do like them apples? ;) Big Dan 02:33, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

All Star GameEdit

Does anyone have any information on previous All Star games? I think it would be good to have a page (or just a section) on the NBL All Star Game. Such as previous teams, selection criteria, locations, etc. Aceboy 11:36, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Should be able to find that information in a Media Guide. Beg the league for a copy or ask a player/media person for one of their old spares.

Minor EditEdit

Coast FM don't have a Hoops Show anymore so i have taken it out of the broadcasting details.

Minor Edit 2Edit

I've added that 3XX 1611 AM have begun broadcasting NBL in Melbourne - this can be confirmed on their website at http://www.radio1611.com.au and on their myspace page (which in their blog lists the first two games they covered).

I'm unsure if SEN in Melbourne still broadcast NBL or not. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.178.240.183 (talk) 17:29, 7 November 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:NBL Australia.jpgEdit

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Team Location GraphicEdit

Could the author of this picture please adjust the location of Wollongong please? It is not below Canberra it is only just south of Sydney —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.101.13.42 (talk) 09:54, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

I was just thinking the same thing. How does it look now? Davo499 (talk) 06:28, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

RIP Sydney KingsEdit

http://www.smh.com.au/news/basketball/sydney-kings-are-dead/2008/06/12/1212863791918.html

Sydney Kings are no more. 202.139.104.226 (talk) 08:09, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

So, Larry Sendstock says the Kings aren't 100% in for 2010/2011 season...Mightymouseman (talk) 02:02, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

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Clean-up of contentEdit

I apparently must gain "an unanimous agreement by the wiki NBL community in the talk page" before I may change content in the infobox, as said by Energy110. As my edits have been reverted 3 times already, I will do so. I wish to remove flagicon's before team names, remove bullet points, and add correct disambiguation. If there is any disagreeance, please inform as to why. --2nyte (talk) 15:40, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Because we took State Pride seriously. 125.168.97.231 (talk) 05:15, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
You will need to further elaborate, but from that statement I assume you don't agree with the changes I propose. Well I am sorry to inform you this but Wikipedia does not care of your or any others "State Pride". Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, and not a place for state rival or any personal agenda. --2nyte (talk) 10:22, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
2nyte, please stop it. We welcome you to contribute, but wiki isn't a place to do rule nazi things. We should pay a lot respect to the creators and long-term members who have spent a lot of time contributing to this project. The infobox has been maintained in that way for a long long time and nobody has a problem about it, so should you.2sc945 (talk) 15:30, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
As I have said before this is an encyclopedia, not a blog. Respect to the creators and long-term members is nonexistent. Every Wiki member has equal input and as such, this page should conform as with every other article. Do not take it personal, I am not doing this under spite, but the infobox must change to conform with all others. As in National Basketball Association; flags must be removed as per Template talk:Infobox sports league#Country .2F flag and bullets must be changed to Unbulleted lists. This should be an easy edit with little/no complaint, the fact that there is so much complaint means only one thing: that personal agenda is getting in the way. Wiki is not a place for personal agenda. Again, if there is any disagreement, please inform as to why. --2nyte (talk) 22:42, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Here is a simple solution: you must go away. The fact that you've put wikipedia ahead of the wikipedians community means you don't know how wikipedia works. There are no universally fixed rules as long as there is no objections from the community. You can continue doing what you like but you won't achieve anything. It's like fighting against the waterfall, totally worthless. My suggestion to you is forget sbout this site and go to another site. Here is another NBL wiki site similar to this one except they have been set up not long ago by some ppl from the ozhoops community. They are less organised and you have more freedom to do what you want there: NBL Wiki. 101.119.30.50 (talk) 07:35, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
All I am doing is trying to clean up this page. All my changes have so far been accepted (or at least haven't been reverted), but why is change to the infobox of such concern. I respect the Wikipedia community, that is why I am here in the Talk page discussing the edit, but I have not yet received a response as to why the edit should not be made. Please give me a comprehensive reason as to why this ([1]) edit should not be made. --2nyte (talk) 11:55, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
I wondering why would you bother to 'fix' something which is deemed acceptable here in the first place. Why on Earth you have the idea that you just have to make those adjustments? You probably don't know that most wikipedians contributing in the NBL project here are West Australians, including myself, DaHuzyBru (who is also the editor-in-chief for australiabasket.com), Mark, Energy110, SatuSuro and a couple of guys from ozhoops (where West Australians also form the largest community). Even Chuck Harmison, the NBL General Manager is a regular contributor here. We are a close community, if something is not okay in the infobox, we would be the first ones to fix it. 2sc945 (talk) 14:33, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
Why do you have to question me? Just face the fact that I would like to change the infobox, which is perfectly reasonable. I acknowledge that you don't agree with my changes, so I am asking you why don't you agree. Stop complaining, stop telling me to go away and stop asking me to question myself. Just explain what you find unacceptable about my proposed changes. --2nyte (talk) 15:10, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Ok 2nyte. I have looked over the revision history for the NBL page and I'm now commenting to inform you that you are probably not going to win this one. I mean, all the changes you made are just asking to be reverted/removed. Despite being big changes that aren't going to please many people, you are also not giving edit summaries yourself. The NBL community (whoever they may be) is not going to accept these changes which have been generally accepted for so long now. Personally, I don't really care as all I do in terms of the NBL is basically player pages/profiles and the rosters so yeah, keep fighting but like I said, I don't think you're going to win. DaHuzyBru (talk) 02:24, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

And tbh, know one cares about this Template talk:Infobox sports league#Country .2F flag. It's out dated and I've never heard anyone talk about this before. Flags are fine, why do you care so much about whether there are flags or not? The NBL is the NBL, we don't have to base it on the NBA's style, ok. DaHuzyBru (talk) 02:29, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
Ok, this is an explanation into what I would like to change and why. Please inform me why you do/don't agree with the changes.
  • First the flags: I personally think they are visually unappealing, quite excessive and unnecessary. The clubs don't represent the state or country in which they are from, they are franchises and merely represent themselves. Also it's quite unnecessary to have a flag when the the teams name is "New Zealand" or "Preth". In therms of flags besides TV partner names; I added a direct link to the Broadcasting section which explains in detail from which country the TV partner is from; so again, unnecessary.
  • Secondly, remove the bulleted list. I think we sould change to Unbulleted list, again for visually appeal (it just looks cleaner and simpler). So I think I explained my edits to the infobox, which appears to be reasonable to me. Also I just noticed that the National Basketball League (New Zealand) infobox does not have any excessive flags, or "Related competitions" that are infact unrelated.
  • Thirdly, the disambiguation. I think a clean-up should be done to quite a few National Basketball League articles, which I am preparing to do myself of you allow me to. I just want to link to a disambiguation page which lists articles associated with the same title rather then just adding a list of titles. Again this is due to the current version being visually unappealing, quite excessive and unnecessary.
--2nyte (talk) 03:35, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

So far I have done everything I intended to do, with the exception of removing flagicons as many protested this change. I would still prefer to remove the flagicons, though it won't hurt to leave them for now. --2nyte (talk) 06:18, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Brisbane Bullets 2013–Edit

I have noticed that Brisbane Bullets were added to the Current clubs section by Special:Contributions/58.107.247.140 referring that they will join from the 2013–14 season. I have looked it up and can't find a source to support this. I just wanted to know if this is true or not and if Brisbane Bullets should be removed for the Current clubs section as they were before. --2nyte (talk) 06:24, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

You are correct. They have not been re-instated into the league. Whoever keeps adding them in is wrong. DaHuzyBru (talk) 06:50, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

AwardsEdit

Hi, I wanted peoples opinions on merging various NBL Award articles to one page. These various articles include:

The reason to do this is that all the articles are rather small and not really worth being separated into 12. It would also be easier to update 1 page rather than 12. I have previously done this with List of A-League honours, so that is basically how I intend for it to end up. Also regarding the name of the page, I suggest List of NBL honours. Thoughts? Opinions? --2nyte (talk) 10:29, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

I don't think so. Over the years, so many things have been linked to these pages i.e. player awards in player infoboxes. If you removed/merge all these pages, all that is gonna stuff up. I'm definitely saying no to this. DaHuzyBru (talk) 10:35, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, you're right. I didn't notice that. --2nyte (talk) 10:45, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Australia or AustralasiaEdit

Hi,

I am a bit confused regarding whether or not the NBL is Australasian or Australian. According to <http://www.nbl.com.au/nbl-hq>, it seems that the NBL is an Australian-based league. Are there any secondary sources supporting the fact that the NBL is Australasian?

I need to be able to find a secondary source to substantiate this claim in the leading section, because it appears, according to <http://www.nbl.com.au/nbl-hq> that is it based in Australia. I understand that the New Zealand Breakers are involved in the competition, but this does not necessarily indicate that it is an Australasian based league. Any input or links pointing to reliable secondary sources substantiating this claim would be greatly appreciated.

--Hrbm14 (talk) 04:33, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Requested moveEdit

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Move. Cúchullain t/c 21:18, 28 January 2014 (UTC)



National Basketball League (Australasia)National Basketball League (Australia) – Consistency with Category:National Basketball League (Australia), and the league refers to itself as "Australian" here. It does include a New Zealand team, but Radio New Zealand calls it "Australia's National Basketball League competition".[2] StAnselm (talk) 06:46, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

  • Comment is natural disambiguation possible? Otherwise I'm actually a little confused on which is better--I think the proposed disambiguation device is good enough and would mild support. Red Slash 17:36, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Support Clearly the Australian "National" league; not the Australasian "Inter-national" league. Timmyshin (talk) 00:29, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

Melbourne UnitedEdit

Why are Melbourne United listed with a start date before 2014?

They were a new entity who openly stated that they did not share the historical lineage of the Melbourne Tigers.

The NBL page should reflect that; the Melbourne Tigers are defunct, Melbourne United has no history before the existing season. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 1.122.239.86 (talk) 00:04, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

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Why nationalistic nationalized? Do you even know what a nation is, a race?Edit

Why nationalistic nationalized? Do you even know what a nation is, a race? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.174.114.43 (talk) 12:46, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

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