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Floorball → Featured Article StatusEdit

I believe that we should work to getting floorball to FA status so that we can eventually have it on the Wikipedia Main Page as one of their featured daily articles. This way, the sport of floorball gets some recognition, and more people will begin contributing to it.

We will most likely need to clean up the article (results, federations), and add more sources, as well as getting in touch with the IFF for information. In addition to that, we will need someone to consult floorball on Swedish and Finnish Wikipedia's. The talk page will need to be cleaned up/archived, and people should start promoting WikiProject Floorball in order to grow an important floorball resource.

I do believe I speak for everyone here in saying that we really want to see floorball grow and expand. Let's do something small (or big) to help out with floorball on Wikipedia. Feel free to leave your comments or concerns, or any propositions you may have.

Cheers, Zadora13
(Talk) - 00:32, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

National teamsEdit

Hello. I noticed that the articles in Category:National Floorball teams were moved in July from "Country men's national floorball team" to "Men's national floorball team of country". While I can't say I have anything specific against that, it has brought them all out of line with the articles in Category:National ice hockey teams, Category:European national football teams, Category:National basketball teams etc. Shouldn't we try to be consistent? (Also, the category should be moved from "Floorball" to "floorball", but that needs a CFD, I think.) -- Jao (talk) 11:20, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

All national team articles should be "Country men's national floorball team". Unfortunately, a wikipedia admin changed it all for some odd reason. I do agree that all national team articles should be "Country men's national floorball team" though.
As with the category names; if they need to be changed, then they should be.

Cheers, Zadora13 (Creator of WikiProject Floorball)
(Talk) - 14:38, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
Since I am the one who moved the articles (and I am not an admin), I guess an explanation is due. "Men's national floorball team of country" is more likely what people will search for than "Country men's national floorball team". The latter is even poor grammar. You may move back to keep consistency with other similar topics and keep the alternative title as redirect. Talk/♥фĩłдωəß♥\Work 16:56, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
I understand your reason for moving the page, but someone simply searching for a national team on Wikipedia wouldn't know how to word the search. I suggest we keep with what we have now ... "Men's national floorball team of country", and create redirect pages with "Country men's national floorball team", as that will still appear in the search.

Cheers, Zadora13 (Creator of WikiProject Floorball)
(Talk) - 17:50, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
There is no need to create redirects. Moved pages keep the old title as redirect. Talk/♥фĩłдωəß♥\Work 17:53, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
I should've mentioned that we should create for future articles, as the current articles already have them.

Cheers, Zadora13 (Creator of WikiProject Floorball)
(Talk) - 17:54, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Assessment of floorball-related articlesEdit

I've reviewed the articles related to floorball that have been assessed as either FL, A or GA, and have found that none of these articles match their respective criteria. I have therefore reassessed them in accordance with the standard assessment criteria. FL, FA, A and GA assessments can only be given to an article after a formal independent review process finds that it meets the relevant criteria. All of these articles still need more information and references to qualify. However, once an editor feels that an article meets any of the higher assessment criteria, it needs to be nominated for independent review, either at GA review, FA review or FL review before the article can be given a higher assessment grade. Cheers, and best of luck with improving Wikipedia's coverage on floorball. Liveste (talkedits) 12:54, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

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Taskforce categoriesEdit

Hi, all the taskforce categories don't mention floorball in their name. I came across Category:World task force articles by quality and had no idea what it was about until I clicked on it. Just wondering if it would be possible to change all these to include "floorball" in their names.

-- WOSlinker (talk) 22:19, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Do what you need to do :)
Zadora13 (talk) 19:47, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
I'll just need to change it in the banner template, {{Floorball}}, and then create the new categories and ask an admin to delete the old ones. One question though, which option do you prefer for the new category names:
Option A
Europe Floorball task force articles by quality
A-Class Europe Floorball task force articles
Finland Floorball task force articles by quality
A-Class Finland Floorball task force articles
Option B
Floorball Europe task force articles by quality
A-Class Floorball Europe task force articles
Floorball Finland task force articles by quality
A-Class Floorball Finland task force articles
A or B ? -- WOSlinker (talk) 20:03, 23 April 2009 (UTC)
Option A is better. Thanks
Zadora13 (talk) 14:06, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
All done now. Thanks. -- WOSlinker (talk) 20:41, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. I really appreciate that
Zadora13 (talk) 19:34, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Are there enough articles on this subject to justify an Outline of floorball?Edit

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

The Transhumanist 23:49, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

GAN backlog reduction - Sports and recreationEdit

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Outline of floorballEdit

There is no Outline of floorball.

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 19:32, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

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)

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RFC on sports notabilityEdit

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Images from IFF World Floorball Championship 2018 MenEdit

Finland is the World Champion in Floorball

Photographer Rolandhino1 has uploaded ~400 images from Prague to c:Category:IFF World Floorball Championship 2018 Men. Hope they can come to use. /Axel Pettersson (WMSE) (talk) 01:50, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

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