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Cenk UygurEdit

@Trackinfo: Hey sorry to bother you but can you restore Cenk Uygur wiki page to the formation it was when you were part of discussion months ago on the armenian matter. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ProgGR (talkcontribs) 2 August 2016 (UTC)

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Armand DuplantisEdit

Hi Trackinfo. Is Armand Duplantis really eligible to set American records? Thanks for respond.Montell 74 (talk) 16:03, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

I have questioned USATF Records people about this directly. I did not get a definitive answer. Since Duplantis apparently holds dual citizenship, he effectively meets the USA criteria, "by an American citizen," though clearly he competes for another country internationally. I can't remember any other American citizens competing for another country setting records, but there are people like Felix Sanchez competing and there is a likely example that goes against this new precedent. You might be able to cite one. Apparently, the committee does what they want. Trackinfo (talk) 07:26, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

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ArchivingEdit

Could I request that you set up archiving for your talk page? With a page this long, it's very awkward to read. On a mobile device, it's almost impossible. If you like, I'd be happy to help you with the technical details, or even set it up for you. -- RoySmith (talk) 13:00, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Back when I considered archiving this, I recall my frustration in having to search back through some other user's archive. The particular user was one that had infuriated. It took a lot of effort to not only search back through the archive, but through the history to discover he was also deleting the numerous complaints he was receiving as well as frequently archiving so virtually nothing was immediately visible. The archiving served to mask from public view just what an asshole this guy is; how many times he had been blocked, threatened to be blocked and had gotten into arguments with well meaning editors, particularly abusing novices. And he's still with us. I can be argumentative and opinionated at times, but I have no legitimate blocks, violations or problems associated with my account. I'm here for positive contributions. I vehemently fight those who try to destroy content. So in the view of openness, I have chosen to keep all my conversations, even the negative ones, here in open public view. I hadn't considered the mobile device dilemma, but then I didn't think that many people would even bother coming here. Trackinfo (talk) 15:15, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
Hmmm. While I do appreciate your desire to be fully transparent, might I point out that the archiving software automatically generates an index of the archives? So, for example, if you think I've done something stupid (which I'm sure I have, on multiple occasions), you can search my talk archive for "stupid". I don't know if that's always been the case, so possibly the last time you looked into this, that feature wasn't available. -- RoySmith (talk) 15:56, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
That would mean you know what you are looking for. When trying to dissect what went wrong, you start with a blank page. Seriously, I am sensitive to every website I visit; the number of pages and page loads to search through to get where you are intending to go, much less the poor labeling of said items. A generic archive, with no time basis or content basis is literally just a bunch of meaningless numbers. Given the choice, I have so far chosen not to inflict that on my vast readership. OK, this page is a bit long, its an 11 plus year accumulation. You should see my garage. Trackinfo (talk) 16:18, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
Sorry but this is not really optional anymore. The length of this page is preventing some browsers from opening it. Users have wide latitude in their userspace, but may not actually break the website. I will set up archiving for you shortly, unless you do it yourself. Thank you. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:33, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
Following on from this, I've set up archiving at a very conservative level but which will fix the accessibility of the page. Regards — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:33, 9 October 2018 (UTC)
Should be all sorted for you! I've even added dates to the threads which the bot could not sort out. — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 07:13, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

Follow on from Deletion tip of day 11 SeptemberEdit

It may or may not be related but I have noticed a spike of PRODs and AfDs shortly following that tip on 11 September. Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Xmonad (3rd nomination) has some interesting considerations from DGG. In terms of rescue FoxyTunes achieved an amazing escape following a PROD decline due to a previous contested PROD.Djm-leighpark (talk) 07:17, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

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Ways to improve 1965 USA Outdoor Track and Field ChampionshipsEdit

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Miss Multinational 2018 listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

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WMACs FormattingEdit

Hi mate, I created stubs for all the WMACs last night, and I had intended to split the results as per 2014 European Masters Athletics Championships to avoid the very lengthy pages like are seen at 2015 World Masters Athletics Championships - would you be interested in using this format as well? I understand the hassle when results are often formatted by event rather than age group but I believe this is a preferential layout. JDWFC (talk) 18:22, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Thank you first for starting the articles. I've gotten complaints about the existing formatting, so I welcome the improvement. All these results are going to be a lot of work to format. Trackinfo (talk) 20:37, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
Looks good! WeiaR (talk) 23:17, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

Miss Multinational numberingEdit

Since you're the one who created Miss Multinational 2018 and Miss Multinational 2019, are you aware that you're misnumbering them? Their website says it's 40 days, 1 hour and 12 minutes or so till Miss Multinational 2018, which makes the pageant held in January 2019 the "2018" edition. The pageant also calls the first winner, alternately, "Miss Multinational 2017" or "Miss Multinational 2017-2018". Huon (talk) 11:19, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

Actually yes I discovered that yesterday. And yet the legitimate third party sources reported differently, which is why I initiated the different numbering system. They also had changed the date of the upcoming pageant, delaying it by some 5 weeks from earlier posts. Because the reporting on this subject is more fluffy, entertainment related, rather than by the journalism side, I don't know if I will find reporting on the confusion of the organizers, but that is what I would like to find before making statements in the article. But I will go back and renumber again. Trackinfo (talk) 16:24, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

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attentionEdit

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Hello! What is wrong with my actions in "athletic world records"? Артем Загребельный (talk) 01:08, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Convent & Stuart HallEdit

Hi Trackinfo, I noticed you re-created the page Convent of the Sacred Heart High School (California) after it was merged with Convent & Stuart Hall and was wondering if you had a specific reasoning behind the move? I originally created a discussion to merge the two articles as it more accurately reflects the structure of the school, but please let me know if you are seeing anything different. NEW at this so trying to make sure I'm doing this right! Sacredsf (talk) 17:26, 10 April 2019 (UTC) 

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Race Results

Question About Race ResultsEdit

Hello Grandmaster Track and Wikipedia Editor. I haven't written on a Talk page yet. Let me know if I'm doing this wrong.

I've a question for you regarding race results. I'm interested in boosting the local community of runners and making it easy to see local race times of the biggest races in the region. Instead of clicking through dozens of proprietary timing sites, I'd like runner to easily navigate through top results in the region. However, I don't want a "top leaderboard of regional races" type deal.

I've settled on the simple, easy layout in the Los Angeles Marathon 2019 results. Easy to see the winners (men and women), the masters winners, and the wheelchair winners. Three categories, one glance. But I have two problems with this:

1) It continues to emphasize only the top runner. I'd like to show the top three for each year's race. Yes, we could create annual race pages (like this one for Boston you did), but for races under 500 runners, I don't think it is necessary (and it wouldn't meet the Wikipedia criteria). I do argue, however, that the race is still important enough to have its own page. So I'd like to show the results of all the years races in a category on the marathon's wiki-page, and I'd also like to show the three top runners--and--the winner of the masters. I'd also like to have the toggle to reorganize all the times (so they rank by fastest to slowest, and not year by year).

2) How could I combine a table like yours in the 2019 Boston Marathon page and the one shown in the 2019 Los Angeles Marathon page? Comm260 ncu (talk) comment added by Comm260 ncu (talkcontribs) 23:28, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

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I know there might not be an easy answer, but I wanted to brainstorm with someone. I'll try simplifying the question: How can I make a chart that shows all these things: Each year of the race, showing the following:

  • The top three finishers (men and women) with ages, hometowns, and times
  • The top masters finishers (men and women) with ages, hometowns, and times
  • An option to adjust the order of each column

So the finished result would be a combination of Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon and 2019 Boston Marathon and 2010 Chicago Marathon (but only up to the top three places). Any ideas?

I guess a second question is this: Can I make a column order adjustable if the column doesn't continue all the way down the table?

Thanks for your expertise and all your great track edits!

Comm260 ncu (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 23:48, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Miss Multinational 2017 for deletionEdit

 
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UC Irvine edit-a-thon on May 17, 2019

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ThanksEdit

I'm Whitey Overton's (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitey_Overton) grandson. I just wanted to say it's really cool to see that he's on wikipedia, and that I'm thankful you took the time to put him there.

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Ridgecrest quakesEdit

Hey, before I went in and changes something I wanted to get your input. Specifically the location of the epicenter being "85 miles northeast" of the San Andreas fault. That's the right direction (and about the right distance) for the part that runs through LA, but the fault is much longer than that-finally ending in the Pacific north of San Francisco. What would you think about either dropping the distance and changing the direction to "east", or specifying that that distance and direction is relative to the LA section of the fault? Almostfm (talk) 19:48, 10 July 2019 (UTC)

First off, you're right-I did mean the Ridgecrest quakes. I don't know what happened, other than my brain saying "Ridgecrest" and my hands calling an audible on the play. I got your message, and I can't say I disagree with your reasoning. But as you said, the distance to the San Andreas depends on where on the fault you're measuring from. What about "85 miles northeast of the nearest point on the San Andreas fault"? Thanks. Almostfm (talk) 05:34, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
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