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Rfc for a template for Stanley Cup winning NHL teams
Discussion at Talk:UST Growling Tigers#Team rosters
ATP Cup teams/countries
Isn't the country link should be the national team like Spain Davis Cup team instead of the whole country. See in e.g. 2018 FIFA World Cup. I suggest to change Template:ATP Cup box to a format like in Template:Hopman Cup box so that the countries as a whole no longer associated to the tournament but instead the team representing each of them. Flix11 (talk) 09:43, 6 January 2020 (UTC)
- Inviting @Yimingbao: @BundesBerti: @JWD126: to discuss. No hard feelings. Flix11 (talk) 04:16, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
Split or at least restructuring proposed at Sports league (along pro vs. am lines)
Please see Talk:Sports league#Needs to split or at least re-organize along pro/am lines. Summary: The present article is overwhelmingly dominated by pro-sports material (all of which has its own articles already), meanwhile there is not much about amateur/recreational leagues nor really room to put it in there due to how the article is structured and scoped. These really are not the same topic (just the same term, "sport[s] league" – this is a bit of a WP:DICDEF problem), and they either need sharply delimited sections or probably separate articles, along WP:SUMMARY and WP:SETINDEX lines. — SMcCandlish ☏ ¢ 😼 00:18, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
Icelandic league articles
Articles on Icelandic football seasons have been given titles in Icelandic, making them opaque and ill-suited for English Wikipedia. They don't even mention "Icelandic" in their titles, as though it's Wikipedia readers' responsibility to infer the subject of an article in part by the language in which the title is written (assuming they even recognize the language). These titles don't even mention the sport, and even the word for "men" ("karla") is in Icelandic. We don't do this for other countries: we don't title articles "hommes" for the French leagues and "мужчины" for Russian leagues.
I think, for example, that Úrvalsdeild karla (football) should be named Icelandic Men's Premier League (football) 2019 1. deild karla should be named 2019 Icelandic Men's First Division Football, 2018 3. deild karla should be named 2018 Icelandic Men's Third Division Football, and 1. deild karla (basketball) should be named Icelandic Men's First Division (basketball).
I think we should have an RFC for this, but I thought I'd start by getting some initial feedback to get a sense of where it might go and to see if it would help me formulate the RFC properly (or maybe someone else with more experience would want to do it, if they agree with me). Largoplazo (talk) 12:29, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
- Strongly disagree per WP:COMMONNAME - the Úrvalsdeild is the proper name of the competition, and calling it the "Premier League" would be a fiction. For instance, Soccerway calls it Úrvalsdeild, and it's referred to as such in English media such as . Other leagues in other languages tend to use direct translations if they're not used for the name of the league, for instance the Prva HNL in Croatia directly translates to Croatian First Football League in English (though I'd prefer it be Prva HNL, but that's just me.) We've even been going away from English-langauge titles in Spanish-language countries recently. But yeah, I strongly disagree with any name changes. As to the karla, that's an official part of the name as Iceland tends to refer to leagues, at least officially, as the men's league and the women's league. SportingFlyer T·C 12:49, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
- Without commenting on the rest of your remarks, I'd like to point out that your first sentence contradicts itself. The whole point of WP:COMMONNAME is that what anyone considers to be the "proper" name isn't the determining factor. Largoplazo (talk) 13:03, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
- I don't think it is contradictory. My basic point stands: per WP:UE and a Google news search, Úrvalsdeild is pretty well used in English-language news sources, but "Icelandic Premier League" is not. SportingFlyer T·C 14:20, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
- Mm, I'm with SportingFlyer. WP:COMMONNAME indicates that names should be rendered per the most common usage in English-language sources. If there are readers interested in a league for which they don't actually know its name (???), they can certainly go for the template at the bottom of every European national league article which lists every European top-level league by nation ... a template I didn't actually know existed two minutes ago, but expected would probably be there. Ravenswing 18:03, 31 January 2020 (UTC)
WP:BOLD split of 2018 in sports and 2019 in sports
Both pages were in Category:Pages where template include size is exceeded. After reading both talk pages and noticing that 2017 in sports had "sub-articles" for each month, I created 2018 in sports by month and 2019 in sports by month. I figured one "by month" sub-article would be easier to manage than 12.
I recommend that the most important events from the new pages be put back in the old pages' "calendar by month" section.
It is very easy for list-type sports articles to wind up in the "template include size exceeded" due to the large number of flag-icon templates. Care should be taken to only use flags where appropriate, and to consider splitting articles if the HTML file sent to the web browser is approaching the software limit of 2MB. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 02:06, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
Missing conceptual article: Invitational competition
We don't seem to have an article on this, but it's apt to be something people want to know about (especially kids who are not yet fully steeped in sports stuff). Redirects from Invitational tournament and even just Invitational would be good, plus the plurals. — SMcCandlish ☏ ¢ 😼 17:46, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
Notice of RfC for use of "Gaelic footballer" vs "footballer" in disambiguators for Gaelic football player articles
Participants in this WikiProject may be interested in participating in the RfC at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (sportspeople)#RfC: Wikipedia:Naming conventions (sportspeople)#Association football (soccer), in regards to players of Gaelic football. The question has been raised regarding whether to use "(Gaelic footballer)" or "(footballer)" for the base/default disambiguator for Gaelic football player article disambiguation. Steel1943 (talk) 19:54, 19 March 2020 (UTC)
Hello! I am starting to look at new articles someone recently created about Australia, but sports is not exactly my thing.
This draft contains over a dozen references from the same site. Is it necessary to link to these individual pages? If so, I would be happy to go ahead and correct their titles. Otherwise this would be unnecessary effort. It would be appreciated if you could kindly confirm this.
Also, do you consider this amount of coverage sufficient for moving this to mainspace?