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WikiProject Fencing (Rated Project-class)
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Are there enough articles on this subject to justify an Outline of fencing?Edit

Here's a discussion about subject development you might find interesting.

The Transhumanist 23:48, 28 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sports NotabilityEdit

There is discussion ongoing at Wikipedia_talk:BIO#RFC:_WP:Athlete_Professional_Clause_Needs_Improvement debating possible changes to the WP:ATHLETE notability guideline. As a result, some have suggested using WP:NSPORT as an eventual replacement for WP:ATHLETE. Editing has begun at WP:NSPORT, please participate to help refine the notability guideline for the sports covered by this wikiproject. —Joshua Scott (LiberalFascist) 03:07, 21 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Xenobot Mk V to tag articles in project scope and/or auto-assess unassessed articlesEdit

A request has been made at User:Xenobot/R#WP:FENCING to tag & auto-assess articles in the scope of this project based on these categories and/or auto-assess the project's unassessed articles. This is to be done primarily to assist with the referencing of unreferenced Biographies of Living People.

To auto-assess, Xenobot Mk V (talk · contribs) looks for a {{stub}} template on the article, or inherits the class rating from other project banners (see here for further details).

Feel free to raise any questions or concerns regarding this process. The task will commence after 72 hours if there are no objections.

The-Pope (talk) 15:06, 1 June 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FYI: Fencer templateEdit

FYI only: Template:Infobox fencer has been created and applyed to Michael D'Asaro, Sr. article. Template is intended to provide comprehensive information about past or active fencers consistently. No troll (talk) 17:31, 26 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Outline of fencingEdit

There is no Outline of fencing.

To create one, click on the redlink above and add this line:


Then press save and start adding relevant subheadings and links.

For the whole set of outlines on Wikipedia, see Portal:Contents/Outlines.

For a relevant discussion see: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Birds/archive 40#What do you think about making an Outline of Birds?

Here's the outline they created: Outline of birds.

The Transhumanist 19:30, 15 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sports-related outlines currently under development include:
Can you beat the other Sports WikiProjects to completion?
For the whole set of outlines on Wikipedia, see Portal:Contents/Outlines.
Here are some examples of developed outlines:

The Transhumanist 23:48, 8 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Assessment PageEdit

I started creating the project's assessment page today, will try to finish it up soon. Markvs88 (talk) 22:04, 23 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The articles (i.e.: Talk:Italian school of swordsmanship) now show class & importance, but they're not tabulating back to the table yet. Markvs88 (talk) 17:23, 24 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ratings work. Markvs88 (talk) 20:50, 9 December 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New template Template:Student athleteEdit

Feel free to help fill in Template:Student athlete by adding new articles or creating articles for redlinks.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 19:04, 25 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your opinions and adviceEdit

A recently discussion Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Women's Sport. Your opinions and your advice are welcome. --Geneviève (talk) 17:59, 26 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiWomen's History MonthEdit

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Fencing will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in fencing. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 21:09, 1 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Standard for bio?Edit

For a fencer there are three important competitions (Olympics, world and european championships), often a fencer wins several medals in individual and team. So I think it is more appropriate to use Template:MedalW, Template:MedalRU, Template:Medal3rd in "medaltemplate" section of the Template:Infobox sportsperson (than Template:MedalGold, Template:MedalSilver, Template:MedalBronze), that could stretch a lot. Then of course you must detail in the "Achievements" section. Like I do in this page Pavel Kolobkov. --Kasper2006 (talk) 05:01, 29 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would say that the top three are: Olympics, World Championships, and World Cup. Including European Championships, then that would be four. RobSVA (talk) 14:25, 12 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The FIE competition scale goes: Olympics, World Championships, Zonals / GPs, World Cups, Satellites. Arguably by that factor the Zonal championships is as important or even more important than a world cup finish, however in most disciplines, winning the African zonal is actually easier than winning say, a European World cup. I think the simplest thing to do is just include everything except satellites Jslimmer (talk) 14:08, 28 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfC on the use of flag icons for sportspeopleEdit

An RfC discussion about the MOS:FLAG restriction on the use of flag icons for sportspeople has been opened at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Icons. We invite all interested participants to provide their opinion here. Qwyrxian (talk) 02:37, 24 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mahmoud ElShalEdit

Hi, there's a bio of an Egyptian fencer, Mahmoud ElShal, that someone's trying to put through Articles for Creation. I don't know anything about fencing notability myself, so wondered if someone from here could take a look. (The refs given are partly in Arabic, and don't look as if they always have author etc. correctly formatted, but he look on the face of it potentially notable to me.) Best, Dsp13 (talk) 14:38, 20 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Portal:Sports is up for featured portal considerationEdit

This is a courtesy message to inform the members of this project that I have nominated Portal:Sports for featured portal status. The discussion is at Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Sports. The featured portal criteria are at Wikipedia:Featured portal criteria. Please feel free to weigh in. Sven Manguard Wha? 18:33, 4 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Picture requestsEdit

Hi everyone. I hold a press accreditation for the next world championships in Budapest. I'll stay there a full week, from June 6th to the end of the competition. My goal is to bring back as many pictures as possible of course, but it would be a great help if had a list of names. I'm aware of Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of fencing people, but the list isn't up to date and it certainly isn't exhaustive. I'd be grateful if you could help expanding it, especially with people who don't fence any more but would still be at the championships as coaches or officials (people like Ana Derșidan-Ene-Pascu or Hugues Obry for instance). Picture requests about equipment, refereeing etc. are also welcome. Jastrow (Λέγετε) 08:00, 1 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fencing NavboxEdit

Hello. I started preliminary work on a {{Fencing}} navbox. Sandbox is located here: User:Steveprutz/fencing. Let me know if you have any suggestions! StevePrutz (talk) 23:54, 24 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Move request of Li NaEdit

Since there is also a famous fencer named Li Na, I just wanted this project to be aware of a move request at Talk:Li Na (tennis). Fyunck(click) (talk) 05:12, 5 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Mariusz PiaseckiEdit

Dear fencing experts: Is this a notable fencer? There appear to be references, although the citations need appropriate placing by someone who knows more about this sport than I do. —Anne Delong (talk) 19:25, 29 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comment on the WikiProject X proposalEdit

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for CommentEdit

There is a Request for Comment about "Chronological Summaries of the Olympics" and you're invited! Becky Sayles (talk) 07:35, 6 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiProject X is live!Edit

Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Draft:Stacey Johnson (fencer)Edit

I have begun a draft of Draft:Stacey Johnson (fencer), but it will be a while before I can get back to it, if anyone wants to pick it up. Cheers! bd2412 T 14:18, 26 January 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, My first Wiki article, Eric Sollee was just accepted. I'm new to writing / editing in wiki and new to Wikipedia:WikiProject Fencing, Portal:Fencing, and Wikipedia:WikiProject Fencing/Assessment. Regarding Wikipedia:WikiProject Fencing/Assessment: how are the assessments done? What are the criteria? who does the assessments? How does someone get the ability to make assessments? Once changes are made, how do you request re-assessment? Thanks RobSVA (talk) 16:04, 21 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Recent changes to the graphics for Template: MedalEdit

There is a template talk page discussion regarding the graphics used for medalists in infobox medals tables occurring at Template talk:Medal#‎Changing from gold/silver/bronze to 1/2/3. As this discussion is within the scope of WP:Fencing, you are invited to make your comments on the recent graphics changes there. Cheers. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 15:51, 18 April 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Auto-assessment of article classesEdit

Following a recent discussion at WP:VPR, there is consensus for an opt-in bot task that automatically assesses the class of articles based on classes listed for other project templates on the same page. In other words, if WikiProject A has evaluated an article to be C-class and WikiProject B hasn't evaluated the article at all, such a bot task would automatically evaluate the article as C-class for WikiProject B.

If you think auto-assessment might benefit this project, consider discussing it with other members here. For more information or to request an auto-assessment run, please visit User:BU RoBOT/autoassess. This is a one-time message to alert projects with over 1,000 unassessed articles to this possibility. ~ RobTalk 22:28, 3 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Women in Red online editathon on sportsEdit

Welcome to Women in Red's
May 2017 worldwide online editathon.
Participation is welcome in any language.

(To subscribe: Women in Red/English language list and Women in Red/international list. Unsubscribe: Women in Red/Opt-out list) --Ipigott (talk) 12:23, 28 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RFC on sports notabilityEdit

An RFC has recently been started regarding a potential change to the notability guidelines for sportspeople. Please join in the conversation. Thank you. Primefac (talk) 23:08, 5 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gu Gyo-dong listed at Requested movesEdit

A requested move discussion has been initiated for Gu Gyo-dong to be moved to Ku Kyo-dong. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 18:47, 19 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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WC autogenerating toolEdit

Hi everyone,

I'm from the French Wikipedia and I've recently developped a tool that allow taking an HTML formatted tableau from WC official page and automatically transform into Wikicode. The tool is working for us, and is saving us lot of time that we can now use to make biographies, or anything else about the event.

What I'm offering is to change the Wikicode formatter (because your result formatting is not the same on Wikipedia EN) in order to allow you using it ; could even do a little tutorial in English if you need.

The idea is to not only use it for WC but also porting it to other platforms for using on World Cups, later WC, Zone Championships, or anything else. I'll do my best for that, and if you have coding skills, you can even help me.

Please tell me if you're interested, I can make it work for you tomorrow, I think. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Titi Alone (talkcontribs) 19:06, 22 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discussion at NSPORTSEdit

Hello all. In an effort to finally resolve the never-ending and annoying GNG v SSG issue, I've proposed a revision of the NSPORTS introduction. You are all invited to take part in the discussion. Thank you. Jack | talk page 06:20, 20 September 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

17th Summer Olympics in RomeEdit

Hello, thanks to the rule of 20 years in Italy I found some Ansa photos of the Olympics that were held here in Rome in 1960. this one might be of some interest, Gene Glazer (left) vs Luigi Carpaneda in the men's foil quarter final. -- SERGIO aka the Black Cat 13:22, 5 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProjectEdit

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A new newsletter directory is out!Edit

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MfD nomination of Portal:FencingEdit

  Portal:Fencing, a page which you created or substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; you may participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Fencing and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of Portal:Fencing during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. UnitedStatesian (talk) 13:34, 9 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

René GeunaEdit

I came across his article and it badly needs sources to show notability. I searched but my computer struggled with translating the articles I did find. I couldn't find sources to show notability, just interviews of him and articles by him. Trouble is, those don't meet the GNG standards. Sandals1 (talk) 21:53, 5 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for information on WP1.0 web toolEdit

Hello and greetings from the maintainers of the WP 1.0 Bot! As you may or may not know, we are currently involved in an overhaul of the bot, in order to make it more modern and maintainable. As part of this process, we will be rewriting the web tool that is part of the project. You might have noticed this tool if you click through the links on the project assessment summary tables.

We'd like to collect information on how the current tool is used! How do you yourself and the other maintainers of your project use the web tool? Which of its features do you need? How frequently do you use these features? And what features is the tool missing that would be useful to you? We have collected all of these questions at this Google form where you can leave your response. Walkerma (talk) 04:24, 27 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Carlos Bravo listed at Requested movesEdit

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Jorge Pina listed at Requested movesEdit

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Cannabis and sportsEdit

New stub: Cannabis and sports. Any project members care to help expand? ---Another Believer (Talk) 17:53, 8 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Richard Gomez listed at Requested movesEdit

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Elena Belova listed at Requested movesEdit

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Template for sports biographies lacking sources containing significant coverageEdit

The 2022 NSPORTS RfC added a requirement that all sports articles are required to have a source that contains significant coverage of the topic. To help identify sports articles that lack this I've created Template:No significant coverage (sports); please add it to any such articles that you encounter, and if you are looking for an article to improve the relevant categories may be useful. BilledMammal (talk) 13:00, 22 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mass draftification proposal on OlympiansEdit

You may be interested in this village pump discussion on draftifiying nearly a thousand Olympians. BeanieFan11 (talk) 14:46, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Project-independent quality assessmentsEdit

Quality assessments by Wikipedia editors rate articles in terms of completeness, organization, prose quality, sourcing, etc. Most wikiprojects follow the general guidelines at Wikipedia:Content assessment, but some have specialized assessment guidelines. A recent Village pump proposal was approved and has been implemented to add a |class= parameter to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, which can display a general quality assessment for an article, and to let project banner templates "inherit" this assessment.

No action is required if your wikiproject follows the standard assessment approach. Over time, quality assessments will be migrated up to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, and your project banner will automatically "inherit" any changes to the general assessments for the purpose of assigning categories.

However, if your project has decided to "opt out" and follow a non-standard quality assessment approach, all you have to do is modify your wikiproject banner template to pass {{WPBannerMeta}} a new |QUALITY_CRITERIA=custom parameter. If this is done, changes to the general quality assessment will be ignored, and your project-level assessment will be displayed and used to create categories, as at present. Aymatth2 (talk) 20:11, 10 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]