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Latest comment: 2 months ago by Fyunck(click) in topic Another RfC on capitalization of all our articles

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Mass draftification proposal on Olympians edit

You may be interested in this village pump discussion on draftifiying nearly a thousand Olympians. BeanieFan11 (talk) 14:30, 2 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good article reassessment for Jessica Hardy edit

Jessica Hardy has been nominated for a good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Onegreatjoke (talk) 01:09, 12 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Weights of swimmers in infobox edit

I am proposing that weight be eliminated for swimmers in their infobox. More and more swimmers, primarily women, are speaking about their battles with weight issues and mental health. As a result, many national organizations such as USA Swimming and Swimming Canada no long post weights for swimmers on their profiles. This extends to the United States and Canadian Olympic committees which also no longer post weights. Given that weights are really not that significant in swimming compared to combat sports like boxing or tae kwon do, I think it is time to remove these weight categories. We no longer have reliable weight information from the primary sources and a persons weight can fluctuate a lot. If a swimmer sees their weight on Wikipedia posted from a time that is no longer achievable for them, this can cause considerable mental anguish.

Since we no longer have great sources and the potential to cause mental health issues and eating disorders, it is probably time to remove these from profiles, particularly female swimmers. What do others think? Words in the Wind(talk) 15:29, 3 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It seems that US and Canadian swimmers weights are becoming unsourced and can be removed. But there are over 200 countries in the world. Most sportsperson's infoboxes have the weight paramater, but it's never mandatory (all info in Wikipedia should be properly sourced anyway). No reason to remove the parameter from infobox, if it's public - we can publish it. This goes for all sports. Wikipedia is not censored. Pelmeen10 (talk) 00:14, 4 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lia Thomas has an RFC edit


Lia Thomas, which is within the scope of this WikiProject, has an RFC for possible consensus. A discussion is taking place. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. Beccaynr (talk) 21:50, 4 April 2023 (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) 14:39, 13 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Opinions requested edit

More opinions are requested at Talk:FINA Water Polo World Cup § Serbia and Montenegro over how to tally some medals. Primefac (talk) 18:35, 27 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Sports § Suggestion: Changing "Achievements and titles" order in Template:Infobox sportsperson. This invitation comes as this WikiProject's {{Infobox swimmer}} is a wrapper of {{Infobox sportsperson}}. CLalgo (talk) 10:09, 28 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement! edit


Please note that Goalkeeper, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of the Articles for improvement. The article is scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
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Another 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) 20:34, 20 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]