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Linking[edit]

It seems to me that List of NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four participants should be full of links to championhsip game, team-season and conference-season articles. It will take some time to figure out, I guess, but can someone churn through linking this so that it is a useful article.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 01:09, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Yes, those should all be wikilinked. If anyone decides to tackle this, please make use of Template:Cbb link for team season articles that do not yet exist. Jweiss11 (talk) 03:09, 4 May 2018 (UTC)
I have linked all of the existing team articles.UCO2009bluejay (talk) 23:42, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
To be fair, I did 23 years of linking the teams. Show some credit Lincolning!! :-) 16:02, 17 May 2018 (UTC)
You did including the 2007–08 Memphis Grizzlies season.–UCO2009bluejay (talk) 17:17, 17 May 2018 (UTC)
I was just having some fun, I didn't point out any of the mistakes you made, but thanks for being an ass about it. Lincolning (talk) 19:28, 17 May 2018 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────What mistakes?-UCO2009bluejay (talk) 19:33, 18 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage; in place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.

Background[edit]

On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system, on May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   10:54, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Donte Ingram[edit]

Hey I have been trying to improve Donte Ingram to GA status recently but I hit a roadblock. I can't find his birthdate or even year of birth. I would assume it's 1995 or 1996 since he was a senior last season but I don't know for sure. His Loyola profile and NBADraft.net profile do not help in this regard. Can anyone find it? ~EDDY (talk/contribs)~ 19:44, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Names in roster templates[edit]

I've started a discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Basketball#Names in roster templates regarding the reason why we present basketball players' names in the form "[lastname], [firstname]" in our roster templates. I propose that we change to use the format "[firstname] [lastname]" and add a sort key to allow proper sorting. If you have an opinion on this, please contribute to the discussion at WT:BASKET. – PeeJay 19:20, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

Apologies, I've just noticed that college basketball roster templates actually already do present names in the form "[firstname] [lastname]", which begs the question, why do we not introduce this for the professional and international ranks? Please contribute to the discussion linked above. – PeeJay 19:24, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

College stats in bios[edit]

FYI

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_National_Basketball_Association#College_stats_section about the location of college stats in bios.—Bagumba (talk) 10:58, 12 July 2018 (UTC)