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Calgary Roughnecks 2017 Roster/Template Problems Edit


So I went and edited the template the best I could for the new season and the Roughnecks.

I submitted the edit and when you go here Template:Calgary_Roughnecks_roster it shows my edit perfectly.

However, if you return to the Calgary Roughnecks page, it's as if I didn't touch it. I'm stumped.

Cheers, --WestJet (talk) 06:28, 25 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Playoff scores Edit

For both 2016 NLL season and 2017 NLL season the scores for the playoff games are missing. 2015 has them so I was wondering why not now. Saying a team won a best of three series 2-0 or 2-1 with no scores doesn't seem helpful. LordAtlas (talk) 05:43, 18 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hartford Hawks lacrosse Edit

Hartford Hawks lacrosse was saved from Speedy Deletion yesterday. Hopefully, the brand new editor will return to finish the article (if he hasn't decided after the CSD that Wikipedia is not worth the effort). In the meantime, I've done what I can, but I know nothing about lacross or the Hartford Hawks. If anyone else can make a few edits to save this article from a future threat of CSD, it would be beneficial. — Maile (talk) 21:34, 30 May 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lacrosse at the Summer Olympics Edit

Hello there Project Lacrosse,

I cleaned up and added sources to the Lacrosse at the Summer Olympics articles. I am looking for more contributors to review the articles and add material. The articles could really use more sources. Anybody with some newspaper archive expertise would be helpful. I do have one lead: The Baltimore Sun magazine section on April 5, 1951, June 26, 1955, and April 23, 1978 has articles on the 1928 Olympics. Thanks.
PS Maybe it's time to archive some of these threads

Mnnlaxer | talk | stalk 17:57, 9 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lacrosse article revised Edit

I've completely revised the project's lead article, lacrosse. Please check it out and continue to improve it. Especially needed are more sources, some color, and other editors contributions. I'd like to resubmit the article for a good article nomination. - Mnnlaxer | talk | stalk 03:55, 15 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tehoka Nanticoke Edit

Does anyone have any objections if I create an article for Tehoka Nanticoke? Whilst he's a college freshmen, he seems to be getting a hell a lot of coverage. Given this Project doesn't have notability guidelines I'm guessing WP:GNG is used? Mark49s (talk) 16:48, 24 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Mark49s: Hi I had exactly the same idea as you do. I have started a draft of the article at Draft:Tehoka Nanticoke. Inter&anthro (talk) 16:28, 28 May 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Make active Edit

I want to make this page active again, but I’m not sure if I would be able to. Is there anyone who could help me revitalize this project at an important time for lacrosse with the forming of the PLL? Twooeight (talk) 16:06, 13 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I made it active. It's as simple as that. As for the work getting people to contribute again, that's a bit harder. Look at these suggestions: Wikipedia:WikiProject_Council/Guide#Revival. While I don't think the PLL is an important milestone for lacrosse, I don't care what motivates people to work on the project's goals. Dig in and the more the merrier.
Also, please see my sections above on Lacrosse at the Olympics and improving the lead article Lacrosse. Or just read the articles and make some edits to improve them! Thanks. - Mnnlaxer | talk | stalk 04:05, 14 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To do list Edit

I propose:

  1. clearing the open and ongoing tasks except the most recent addition by Twooeight. The old Did you knows? could go too.
  2. moving infoboxes, categories, maybe resources to subpages linked on the main page.
  3. looking for a really good project page to use as an example.
  4. reaching out to active members and soliciting new members with posts to the talk pages of major articles.

Mnnlaxer | talk | stalk 00:48, 15 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Input help Edit

To the members of this project. Please see this thread Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#Help with color overlap problem which is related to this article Israel men's national lacrosse team. We are wondering if there are any policies or guidelines that you follow that would help answering the question there, Thanks for your time. MarnetteD|Talk 19:54, 24 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No guideline. I think someone thought it would be cool to use the Israeli flag color. The lacrosse project is small and still working on basic issues like creating and expanding articles. Style and conformity issues will come later. --- Mnnlaxer | talk | stalk 04:31, 25 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Anyone an AfC reviewer? Edit

Draft:2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. The tourney is coming up on September 19. The review process can take as long as eight weeks. Is anyone an AfC reviewer or wants to become one? Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Participants

The draft can be edited normally while in draftspace. Anyone can add the schedule and sections based on 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship. Thanks for any help provided. - Mnnlaxer | talk | stalk 17:45, 7 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Draft has been promoted to article space. - Mnnlaxer | talk | stalk 21:41, 28 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for information on WP1.0 web tool Edit

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]

Good article review of Lacrosse article Edit

See Talk:Lacrosse/GA2. Can anyone help out? --- Mnnlaxer | talk | stalk 13:52, 19 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Discord Edit

Hey all, I hope everyone is safe and healthy. My name is HickoryOughtShirt?4 and I'm a member of WikiProject Ice Hockey. I was wondering if there was any interest in starting a WikiProject Sports channel on Discord? There's quite a few of us who are interested in sports, and I think it would be a good idea to help the WikiProject recruit more members. You guys can join us through here.HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 23:56, 12 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

NCAA Division I men's lacrosse records Edit

I removed pre-1971 players from this article and started a discussion at Talk:NCAA Division I men's lacrosse records. There are still some issues around scope of the article and sourcing. I hope wikiproject members will weigh in. @Twooeight: @B1GLAX2: Thanks. - Mnnlaxer | talk | stalk 03:02, 25 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiConference North America Edit

Hey all!

I am planning on having a WikiConference North America sports panel December 12 3:00 EST. This is something that has never been done before and there are many sports which are "native" to North America and part of the America identity. What it seems to be is that we (you, me, and other members of WikiSports) will be in a Zoom (or other video conferencing app) to discuss our experiences in editing sports on Wikipedia. These can range from combating vandalism to how to best get permission to use sports photos. The organizers of WikiConference North America (WCNA) created an Etherpad surrounding planning which I will link here. if you Command F "sports" you will find the section. This will be the very first panel WCNA has ever had on sports so not much to go off of here.

Please ping me if you have questions as this page is not on my watchlist. HickoryOughtShirt?4 (talk) 20:43, 1 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Albany NLL Edit

I have started the Albany NLL page & made some style changes to the New England Black Wolves page, but please feel free to make the Albany one better and give it what it needs to be up to standards. --MattBinYYC (talk) 04:16, 24 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cannabis and sports Edit

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

User script to detect unreliable sources Edit

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) 16:01, 29 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nomination for deletion of Template:Infobox national indoor lacrosse team Edit

 Template:Infobox national indoor lacrosse team has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the entry on the Templates for discussion page. –Aidan721 (talk) 01:23, 7 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How can I join this group? Edit

HI LAX LOVERS! How do I join this group officially? I play for the Austrian National Team (just came off World Cup!) and played in the UK BUCS league in undergrad and grad school. So exciting to see Women's World Cup 2022 already has an amazing Wiki page and would love to get more involved. Full disclosure I work at the Foundation. FPutz (WMF) (talk) 09:58, 11 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Project-independent quality assessments Edit

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) 21:21, 11 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Major RfC on capitalization of all our articles Edit

I thought this was a done deal back in this 2022 RFC but obviously not. A handful of editors did another rfc with no sports projects input at all. And it's being challenged because we just noticed it. This could affect almost every single tennis and Olympic article we have, and goodness know how many other sports. Some may have already been moved it you weren't watching the article. And not just the article titles will be affected but all the player bios that link to the articles. Sure the links would be piped to the right place if thousands of articles moved, but if the wording in a bio still said 2023 Wimbledon Championships – Men's singles or Swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men's 200 metre backstroke that would likely need to be changed by hand. There is also talk of removing the ndash completely.

Perhaps this is what sports projects want and perhaps not. Either way I certainly don't want projects ill-informed as the last RfC was handled. Express your thoughts at the following rfc. Fyunck(click) (talk) 21:00, 20 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]