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Latest comment: 5 days ago by SimplyLouis27 in topic Need some help for my first Wiki page!

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Goodyear tire box

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Inviting comments to this discussion Wikipedia talk:WikiProject American Open Wheel Racing#Goodyear tire box. DoctorindyTalk 13:29, 9 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

"Formula Indy" listed at Redirects for discussion

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  The redirect Formula Indy has been listed at redirects for discussion to determine whether its use and function meets the redirect guidelines. Readers of this page are welcome to comment on this redirect at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2024 May 20 § Formula Indy until a consensus is reached. 65.92.244.237 (talk) 20:02, 21 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

"F-Indy" listed at Redirects for discussion

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  The redirect F-Indy has been listed at redirects for discussion to determine whether its use and function meets the redirect guidelines. Readers of this page are welcome to comment on this redirect at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2024 May 20 § F-Indy until a consensus is reached. 65.92.244.237 (talk) 20:02, 21 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Need some help for my first Wiki page!

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I'm trying to slowly get to grips with creating pages on Wikipedia and have started with a subject I know. Any help would be appreciated!!!! Car man311 (talk) 20:46, 24 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

One thing I can recommend is to find a page similar to the style and format you are wanting to emulate and click on the Edit tab. Copy and paste the WHOLE article to a new word document and use that examine the specific Wikipedia formatting, how tables are made, how quotes are done and how notes and references are done. Use those tried and tested (and approved) documents to guide you how to put your own together! Best of luck, and I hope it's a fun and enjoyable experience for you. Welcome aboard!! cheers, Philby NZ (talk) 06:55, 12 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Hi @Car man311, maybe Help:Introduction would be of some help for you? SimplyLouis27 (talk) 21:28, 13 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Auto racing team categories

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In May 2023, all the "<country> auto racing teams" categories were moved without discussion to "Auto racing teams in <country>", e.g. Category:Australian auto racing teams was moved to Category:Auto racing teams in Australia. At the time, there was a discussion at WT:F1 where the consensus was that the moves should be reverted (because, for example, Red Bull Racing is definitely an "Austrian auto racing team" but it's questionable whether it's an "auto racing team in Austria", because its base is in England), but nothing ever came of it. I'm still of the opinion that the moves should be reverted, so I thought I'd check if there is consensus in this wider forum before lodging a request. DH85868993 (talk) 11:32, 6 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

This shoud reverted per the consensus reached on the previous discussion. Besides Red Bull F1 team, there are a lot more teams that its location differs from their license like Toyota (WEC and WRC), Hyundai (WRC), McLaren at Indy and new Prema team at Indy. It makes more sense saying that Toyota is Japanese and grouping with other japanese teams or saying McLaren British instead of saying Toyota is based in Koln (or that Finnish town with funny name) and putting in same category as Abt or Porsche Motorsport, or that McLaren indy team is located in the US. Rpo.castro (talk) 12:31, 6 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
The problem with this is the sources. You can easily find sources for addresses I imagine, but not so much licenses. Rally Wonk (talk) 15:24, 11 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
It will be a similar situation with drivers. The question that nationality/license in teams is less relevant/notable than in drivers. When the license is different from the country where the team is based, being an odd situation, I believe it will be highly sourced (depending on the notability of the team of course). If there isn't that discrepancy, that will be less likely to be mentioned. Rpo.castro (talk) 20:54, 11 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Fully support moving back SSSB (talk) 17:39, 6 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
Also agree with moving back because the teams are identified by FIA license nationality, not physical location, so use of "in" is factually incorrect. oknazevad (talk) 20:40, 9 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
I have proposed that the categories be renamed. The discussion is at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2024 June 11#Auto racing teams. DH85868993 (talk) 11:40, 11 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
I don't want to get too pedantic here but can I suggest motorsport in place of auto racing ? That really grates. Lesser so, but still dare I also raise that some might not be teams, some are also manufacturers or engineering companies. Rally Wonk (talk) 15:22, 11 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
@Rally Wonk: Re "auto racing" vs "motorsport": the categories are part of the Category:Auto racing category tree and don't include any non-auto racing motorsport teams (e.g. they don't include motorcycle racing teams, which are under the separate Category:Motorcycle racing category tree). The consensus for the nomination was based on a simple revert of the speedy renames (which would retain the "auto racing" names). Merging the "auto racing team" and "non auto racing team" categories to form "motorsport team" categories could perhaps be the subject of a separate discussion. DH85868993 (talk) 21:59, 11 June 2024 (UTC)Reply
OK no worries, it's not worth discussing further. There is a language barrier the size of the Atlantic Ocean here, it's been a discussion had too many times and on reflection is not worth having again for this. Rally Wonk (talk) 22:43, 11 June 2024 (UTC)Reply