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User script to detect unreliable sourcesEdit

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[ Article of things]" ''''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

This is a one time notice and can't be unsubscribed from. Delivered by: MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:00, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

MLB Little League Classic articles (proposal to reduce)Edit

Currently, there is a base article for MLB Little League Classic, plus an article for each individual game, from the 2017 MLB Little League Classic through the most recently created 2022 MLB Little League Classic page (there is no 2020 article, as that edition was canceled). I propose reducing content to just the base article, and deprecating articles for each individual game of this series. Ultimately, these are simply regular-season games, and providing a full linescore and detailed box score for such games is WP:UNDUE. Notable aspects of the series (e.g. linkage to the Little League World Series) is well-covered in the base article, along with a table of results for the annual playings. Any items of note about a particular edition of the game can be highlighted in the base article. Comments from other editors? Dmoore5556 (talk) 03:27, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

I agree.. the individual games are not notable on their own. Spanneraol (talk) 03:39, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
I mostly agree. Yes, they're promoted as a special event, but they don't even have a special broadcast, they're just part of the regular ESPN Sunday night broadcast time slot. The games themselves don't have any special stakes, being just regular season games played in a special venue. The same is true for the Field of Dreams game now that that's become an annual event. That said, the same can be said for the NHL Winter Classic and other outdoor games, and we have articles for every single edition one of those. oknazevad (talk) 18:52, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
Individual games probably don't get WP:CONTINUEDCOVERAGE.—Bagumba (talk) 02:46, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

Adding pings to other editors found in History of the articles: @Esolo5002:, @Jellysandwich0:, @Lawnmowerchair58:, @GalaxyFighter55:, @BigDawg50:, @DeAllenWeten:, @Sue Kastle:, @Cclark0:, @Muboshgu:, @Ruhrfisch:, and @Dale Arnett:. Dmoore5556 (talk) 16:14, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

As I believe we've reached a consensus, this looks to be a WP:DOIT situation and I'll merge content at some point in the next day or so. Dmoore5556 (talk) 17:52, 8 May 2022 (UTC)

Players' Tribune edit requestEdit

Hi editors, I'm M and I work with Minute Media. I had made some requests over at The Players' Tribune and a few other WikiProject talk pages and haven't heard anything. I was hoping someone here might be willing to take a look. I think this is of interest to WikiProject Baseball because The Players' Tribune was founded by Derek Jeter and a lot of baseball players write for the site. I know I can't make changes myself because of my conflict of interest. I'd really appreciate the help! M at MinuteMedia (talk) 15:14, 2 May 2022 (UTC)

2022 New York Yankees seasonEdit

I've requested protection for the 2022 New York Yankees season article, due to a vandalising (ever changing) mobile editor. Do be on the look out, should this mobile editor start targeting other team season articles. GoodDay (talk) 01:44, 17 May 2022 (UTC)

IP range blocked. —Bagumba (talk) 02:05, 17 May 2022 (UTC)

Replacing Template:Infobox Negro World SeriesEdit

Thoughts on replacing {{Infobox Negro World Series}} with {{Infobox baseball championship series}} which is used on World Series pages? I mocked up a sample for what it'd look like with 1924 Colored World Series. Here's a side-by-side look:

Proposed version
{{Infobox baseball championship series}}
Current version
{{Infobox Negro World Series}}
1924 Colored World Series
Team (Wins) Manager(s) Season
Kansas City Monarchs (5) José Méndez 60–27 (.690)
Hilldale Club (4) Frank Warfield 58–23 (.716)
DatesOctober 3–20
VenueBaker Bowl (Philadelphia)
Maryland Baseball Park (Baltimore)
Muehlebach Park (Kansas City)
Schorling Park (Chicago)
Hall of FamersKansas City:
José Méndez (manager)
Bullet Rogan
Judy Johnson
Biz Mackey
Louis Santop
Colored World Series 1925 →
1924 Colored World Series
Kansas City Monarchs 60633643355
Hilldale Club 211645532504
* indicates extra innings
DatesOctober 3–20
Hall of FamersKansas City: José Méndez (mgr.), Bullet Rogan,
Hilldale: Judy Johnson, Biz Mackey,
Louis Santop
Negro World Series

Feel free to discuss below.–Aidan721 (talk) 00:44, 20 May 2022 (UTC)

I support the current version. Provides more information, such as the format and managers. I'm torn now on if the actual games are necessary in the infobox or not, especially if we have them later on, but as is I'm concerned about cutting too much information like what I listed above out of the main infobox. Therapyisgood (talk) 01:01, 20 May 2022 (UTC)
Managers are still shown at the top of the proposed version and the format can be somewhat inferred through the number of wins shown next to the winner (i.e. 5 wins -> best-of-9, 4 wins -> best-of-7, etc.). –Aidan721 (talk) 01:23, 20 May 2022 (UTC)
|format= can be added to Infobox baseball championship series, if it's deemed important enough. I don't see a reason why it should be important for one series and not others, so there should be consistency, which can be achieve by sharing a generic template.—Bagumba (talk) 05:41, 20 May 2022 (UTC)
I was unaware that the Negro World Series had a different infobox and agree with Bagumba about making them more consistent with the World Series infobox. – Muboshgu (talk) 18:42, 21 May 2022 (UTC)
I don't see any need for the Negro WS to have a separate infobox; consistency is good for an encyclopedia. However, the generic infobox seems bland and could use a bit of color. Rgrds. --Bison X (talk) 19:51, 21 May 2022 (UTC)
I'm a bit taken aback by the particular use of color in the Negro World Series infobox, that it should use brown as its header color, which I can only assume was deliberate and seems a bit on the nose, no? At any rate championship series infoboxes for the four major sports don't use colorful headers, and if MLB considers Negro Leagues to be historical Major Leagues, then it seems to me using the same infobox that is used for the MLB World Series is appropriate. Echoedmyron (talk) 15:00, 22 May 2022 (UTC)

Ronald Acuña jr World Series championEdit

What’s the arguments against him being classified as a world champion? Other than being on the WS roster? Understandable for players who really didn’t play or contribute much but he played like an mvp and the braves needed every win they got. He carried the team the first half of the season. Also CBS sports and other sports writer have named him a world champion. 2600:1700:89B0:1920:D10D:78E5:52D:ECC5 (talk) 18:34, 21 May 2022 (UTC)

I invited the IP editor to come here from Acuna's talk page. It is the WP:BASEBALL consensus to only include in the template and infobox WS championships for those who are on the WS roster. However, editors are often changing the infoboxes, as many are not aware of the consensus, and those who become aware of it don't agree with it. Is this a battle to fight? Acuna did play half of the regular season for Atlanta last year. – Muboshgu (talk) 18:40, 21 May 2022 (UTC)
Briefly digging thru the archives, I found discussions from 2012, Aug 2015, Nov 2015 and 2019 before I stopped looking. Might be worth an RfC just to put it to rest. Rgrds. --Bison X (talk) 19:33, 21 May 2022 (UTC)
I would advise against that as RFCs tend to be more trouble than they are worth... and this is just an IP trying to cause trouble. The main reason it was set the way it was is that anything other than a bright line for inclusion invites too much subjectivity. Spanneraol (talk) 22:56, 21 May 2022 (UTC)
I don't think the IP is "trying to cause trouble". It's not a guideline that makes sense to many people, and seems to be different than what other Wikipedia sports projects do, which is part of the confusion for this user and many others. Ronald Acuña is a well-known player, and many people don't understand why he's not included. The situation isn't helped by a vague heading in the infobox about "awards", which is how many see a World Series ring. Perhaps that needs to be changed. BilCat (talk) 23:56, 21 May 2022 (UTC)

() I dug around on baseball-reference to see if I could find what their inclusion/exclusion policy was to have a World Series banner at the top of a player's page. I found nothing, so I emailed them (via sports-reference) & heard back.

Thanks for your question. Our standard is that a player must have either appeared in a postseason game, or been on the World Series roster. Gore's postseason appearances in 2015 and 2022 mean he is listed as a 2x champion, whereas Zito, Cain and Acuña missed out on the postseasons in the years mentioned.

The 4 players mentioned above were ones that were mentioned the 4 discussions I linked above (Gore is Terrance Gore, Cain is Matt Cain, Zito is Barry Zito). Rgrds. --Bison X (talk) 09:27, 23 May 2022 (UTC)