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Standard symbolsEdit

At New Zealand at major beauty pageants, I saw that usage of the × and x was inconsistent, and changed the former (the non-standard-keyboard "times" symbol) to the latter (the letter "x"). However, I now see that usage in other articles in Category:Nations at beauty pageants is also inconsistent. I'm guessing the symbol was originally used instead of the letter for aesthetic reasons (i.e. it is vertically centered), but as the MOS points out (somewhere), many/most editors don't recognize the distinction and end up using the letter instead, causing the current (though subtle) mess.

I propose that the letter should be used instead of the symbol. Thoughts? —[AlanM1(talk)]— 15:39, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

@AlanM1: Personally I would use Template:N/A filled in with "Did not compete". { [ ( jjj 1238 ) ] } 05:30, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
@Jjj1238: Thanks. I went with {{N/a}} in its default form, and cleaned up some of the other markup. Similar work could be done on other similar articles, probably via templates to make it easier/consistent/changeable. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 02:21, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Major need of cleanupEdit

I have come across so many of these articles that are only sourced to say Instagram, that I am despairing of ever getting a modicum of cleanup. Wikipedia has so many under sourced articles and such a slow deletion process that ever making progress against the behemoth at times seems inpossible.John Pack Lambert (talk) 20:40, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

  • @Johnpacklambert: It would help if you name a few specific articles....William, is the complaint department really on the roof? 20:43, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
    • @Johnpacklambert and WilliamJE: I've been making some headway (or maybe I'm just fooling myself). There is problematic editing at the articles listed above. Other experienced editors are invited to help. Stripping Instagram, Facebook and YouTube "citations", as well as personal blogs, is a good start, then monitoring for reintroduction. Re the latter, I've had to request page protection for a few articles. - Bri.public (talk) 15:45, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

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Request for information on WP1.0 web toolEdit

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Template:WikiProject Beauty PageantsEdit

I have made changes to Template:WikiProject Beauty Pageants/sandbox. Are there any problems with this being replaced with the live version. ~~ CAPTAIN MEDUSAtalk 14:13, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Migsmigss, Triila73, Orcakorn25, Jjj1238, Ejgreen77, Marcetw


Hi, are there any official notability guidelines? I've created a page in my sandbox for a Lebanese association football player (Mohamad Taha), who was also a contestant in several beauty pageant contests. He was runner-up in Mister Lebanon 2018, as well as a contestant in Mister International 2019, and winner of Best Model Asia-Pacific 2019. Would he constitute as notable? Thanks in advance, Nehme1499 (talk) 18:35, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Beauty Pageants/Notability (beauty pageant participants) was an attempt to create a notability guideline.
It sprung out of the discussion Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Beauty Pageants/Archive 6#No progress on drafting a notability guidelines for pageant winners. That discussion was continued here: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Beauty Pageants/Archive 7. -- Zanimum (talk) 21:44, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

Long-term disruptive editing regarding Carmen SuleimanEdit

See Talk:Carmen Suleiman. --DB1729 (talk) 13:40, 23 July 2020 (UTC)

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