I love the postings. I especially appreciate all the international stuff you've been putting up. We need the site to be much broader than just the NBA or just the USA. For personal reasons I especially appreciate the Eastern European players. (I put up Uljana Semjonova, my first article, and one I remain quite proud of.)
I would appreciate if you could add the categories for your posts. It makes a lot more work for me, if I have to add them all.
Thanks, Hoosier Historian
Please do not rollback edits/corrections that eliminate improvements. And please do not delete the categories. (It would help if you included the categories when you posted the article, by the way.)
I appreciate the work you put into Hoopedia, but I hope you notice that I, too, put in some effort in editing those articles, adding links, correcting spelling, etc., so let's not work at cross-purposes.
Hoosier Historian- Sorry about that. I did not realize what I had done until I read what you said. ~Chris
So why the big interest in European players? And who are you picking for the Olympic silver and bronze? I see that Lithuania is doing well in the non-US pool.
European Players and Olympics
Well, When I was creating pages for players, I notices that there are not a lot of pages for European players from the second round. I also wanted to learn more about the European league because I already know a whole lot about the NBA. I'm not sure who is going to win. Most of the time when the Olympics are on I watch it for about an hour and then I fall asleep. They're on so late at night!! ~Chris
I'll look at Kenyon's page. The Mavericks project is User:Basketball110's baby. It appears that he's been working on other stuff lately.
To post a picture, click on the "Upload file" link in the toolbox at left. You can then upload any images on your drive to hoopedia and insert them into the article.
To change a date, go to the template page, e.g., Template:January 9.
--Hoosier Historian 18:26, 26 December 2008 (EST)
Don't you think "NBA All-Stars" makes better category than "Players Who Made an NBA All-Star Game"?
--Hoosier Historian 18:40, 26 December 2008 (EST)
when you're in edit mode, you'll find a template link after the edit box. click on that to go to the template page, and edit that page. it's like the date edits.
--Hoosier Historian 19:50, 26 December 2008 (EST)
Spanish language versions
Muy excellente! What would we do about titles? <Michael Jordan (en Espanol)> Just an idea. You have a better one? --Hoosier Historian 14:47, 4 January 2009 (EST)
Good catch, Chris. I suggest you edit together one article under the title Linda Frohlich and change the Linda Fröhlich article to read "#REDIRECT Linda Frohlich". The only reason for that choice is that Hoopedia's search engine does not recognize diacritical marks. Google and other search engines, however, do pick up the diacritical marks.
Thanks for your many contributions.
--Hoosier Historian 23:00, 10 January 2009 (EST)
I have been trying to distinguish the "international players" category by making it refer to players who have played on national teams in international tournaments (e.g., Olympics, FIBA Worlds). "European Players," in contrast, refers to players in European leagues. Same goes for Asian Players, South American, etc. (The whole thing is made kinda complicated because here in the US we tend to think of any player who is not an American as "an international player," which really does not help keep things straight.)
I know this distinction is not immediately obvious, but that's what I've been working toward. Do you think that makes sense? Do you have any ideas for a better way to approach the issue?
--Hoosier Historian 09:18, 14 January 2009 (EST)
I rolled back your change for Greece's governing body. The governing body is the org that runs national basketball, that is that runs the national teams. HEBA, I believe, is the pro league. If I am wrong, please let me know.
--Hoosier Historian 08:58, 16 January 2009 (EST)
Those pages are protected, but I guess there's really no good reason that they have to be. I will remove the protection.
--Hoosier Historian 14:38, 30 January 2009 (EST)
Thank you for the excellent articles you have posted and all the work you put into them.
I have to let you know that I am no longer the admin of Hoopedia. I don't know what the plan is--whether someone else will take over, or if it will just be set afloat. I plan to contribute from time to time, but I will not be running the operation.
Hope to work with you again,
--Hoosier Historian 20:37, 31 January 2009 (EST)
I'm not sure how to make you an administrator User:Yest
Chris and Yest:
I think even though no one has full administrator functions, the regular contributors to this site in absence of HH should continue try to police it in regard to malicious and incompetent entries. Maybe HH, if he is paying attention, could instruct one of the regular contributors on how to be an administrator.
I realize I messed up Darrin Hancock's Retired NBA Player template a bit, but since this was the best I could do (and I got it to the right side) I figured it would be best to save and let you see if you can fix it. User:Yest
Oh, you just create a page similar to that of another. It's not a big deal. Basketball110 11:49, 22 March 2009 (EDT)
Where is Yest? We need an administrator. Yest needs to come back on the site and hand you administrative powers. This site is being attacked fairly regularly now. Right now I have some powers, to delete for example, and you should also. HH gave me those powers I did not even know that until I looked at my menu under Rdpruter, and saw a delete button.
My opinion of the world has dropped significantly after six months on Hoopedia and seeing hte crap that is put on it.
What did NBAWikiGuy do? He appeared to have downgraded me. I do not have the ability to delete anymore. This is one mucked up site. The logic would require that you, Yest, and me become administrators. How hard is that?
request from nba
We wanted to thank you for your contributions, concern, and commitment on behalf of Hoopedia. We appreciate your participation and would like to further our communication with you regarding the site and its current status. Please send an email with your name, email, and any other contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Today when I went on I lost my syop ability (deleting articles) do you know what caused it? why? and if I could get it back?
Contact the email address email@example.com. I had lost my syop ability as well when you lost yours. Email samato@nba and explain your situation, your continuing contribution to Hoopedia, and say you had been the main syop person after Hoosier Historian bailed.
what did you decide to do about the international players categories
Devin Harris's Miracle Half Court Shot
The photo that appears all black in the upper right will probably never appear. The photo in the lower left, with the red x, alas, will appear after a few back and forths. So I suggest redue the all black photo.
ok, I understand i'll just leave the images to u - User:Jdh87
I looked up the image use of Wikipedia and most images are free use, and i dont understand why you reverted the sixers logo back cause thats the current sixers logo. plese messsage me back as soon as possible - User:Jdh87
This day in history error
Is says the 1997 but steve francis didn't start till 1999 i wasn't sure just thought i;d let you know. Any way i can help just ask... User:Jdh87
Bečirovič was never an NBA player, and that is the category. Neither was he ever a Nugget.
I still don't see how you can categorize someone as an NBA player when he was never an NBA player. These categories need to be narrowly defined, rather than including anybody who ever wished they could do something.
What else needs templates besides the player template, i got ideas and am always up for a challenge - User:Jdh87
Country flag images
I go to upload the country flags it keeps telling me i have the wrong extension even though i dont what do i do User:Jdh87
Can we start a News setion on the Main Page
If you want to do a news section on the main page, go for it. I really like the formatted boxes you have been putting in on the players.
- Ok but if the main Page can only be edited by adm i can't put the temlpate on there jdh87
I been keeping up on the latest news but its not refreshing it on the main page, what do i do?
No i dont
I started a sandboxpage for people to experiment with player template, i aslo came across diffent type of template do u like it or is the current on alright.
Do u think its a good idea to start up a list of free agents. User:Jdh87
RE: NBA Teams
I got it finished take a look a tell me what u think - Jdh87
i came to relize the pictures of players from nba.com are not the same size for instamce on might be 43kb the other might be 30kb what do i do
- Never Mind, I figured it out, if u have any ideas though let me know - UserJdh87
i made a scorebard to put on the main page i tried to put it under the news but it keeps droppin to the bottom of the page - User:Jdh87
I fixed it for u
wat else do u need me to do chris..?
can u unlock the main page i still got no access.
I'm back for now Chris is there anyway to get back my administrator position?
Is there any update on whats going on. I meant with the administrator position.
Chris is there a way to get back pictures that were uploaded over?
the article Shawn latimer needs to be deleted. I researched and found no record of this player at any level of basketball and belevie it holds no significance to this site. I marked it under Category:Pages to be deleted. thanks Jdh87
Chris it's been a few weeks since I last asked so whats happening?
Current Roster Template
I wanted to bring to ur attention that there is way too much vandalism, I wondering what we could do to stop it. thanks - Jdh87
NBA Player template
since i created the NBA player template ive been trying to keep it up to date to keep up with Wikipedia. If u look at there NBA Player Template they changed it once again so i want to try to redo ours sorta spruce it up. If u have ideas would u let me know. I did start something, Template:NBA Player/Sandbox. Thanks Jdh87
NBA Player template 2
is there anything u need me to do. - User:Jdh87
NBA Player Template
I couldnt decide which one would look better. What do u think? Jdh87
RE: Kevin Cook
use the Head Coach template
1. Im glad your helping me with put templates on player pages but can you please use the Template:NBA Player instead of the old version like u used for the Larry Sanders article so i dont have to fix it.
2. In trying to keep up with this whole free agency thing, can u help me keep up with current free agents and transactions.
Thanks i appreciate it - User:Jdh87
thank you, is there anything u need done besides player templates (which im workin on) - User:Jdh87
This article needs deleted
this article poped up again and nees to be deleted, can u ban this user (Kenji004) from posting more nonesense
also i was wondering wo i can become n administrator thanks - User:Jdh87
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I resize the image to better fit the template i hope thats ok - Jdh87 01:55, 25 August 2010 (EDT)
Delete McCann Utu, i researched and cannot found any record of this person in basketball.
NBA Teams Project
I am planning a project to get all NBA team articles up to date.I Have been workin on the New York Knicks article. if you and anyone els could help me id appreciate it. If theres anything else you want me to work on let me know. Thanks Jdh87
I can't edit the main page, but there was an item up there that needed correcting. "Above: Near Baltimore, Maryland, elite prep schools Bryn Mawr School and St. Timothy's School play the first girls' high school basketball game." No way was this "the first girls' high school basketball game," there dozens before that date. Do you know how to change it to "play an early girls' high school basketball game." RDpruter
Got it, nevermind... RDPruter
Took care of the vandalized articles done by this clown. These a..holes are really out in force lately. RDpruter
Proposed for deletion
Access Main Page
I can't access main page. I want to change the date for the first AAU national tournament from 1897 to 1898, but I can't. Can you? If not, do you know who to contact?Rdpruter
Thanks for taking care of that. Just wondering. I have certain powers, such as the ability to delete articles. I do not know what category of adm that makes me. Do you have the power to unlock certain articles? Do I? Because some that are locked have errors in them and need to be corrected, or that the links need to be updated or even added.
i researched and didn't and any record of this person and basketball, it is just self promotion. can u delete it? thanks Jdh87
Birth day and age template
im trying to get the birth date ad age template to work but the spam filer blocking is causing issues. what can we do about this. thanks, User:Jdh87
Why don't the pictures work when I thumb it or frame it? Btw, who founded this wiki? --Silver Knight 22:46, 27 March 2011 (EDT)
Hello. I am interested in becoming a sysop here. Who do I ask for rights?Hockeyben 22:57, 27 March 2011 (EDT)
Whenever I try to save an edit this shows up: "Sorry! We could not process your edit due to a loss of session data. Please try again. If it still doesn't work, try logging out and logging back in." It prevents me from saving edits made on a page and is very frustrating. Can you please help me? --Silver Knight 10:31, 28 March 2011 (EDT)
It happens to me too. Just keep pressing save, First time, you get a loss of session data, when you press save again, It asks you to type a simple math problem in , when you press save the third time, the page saves. I know, it's annoying. --Hockeyben 10:41, 28 March 2011 (EDT)
Please protect phog Allen. The vandalism is out of control. Rdpruter doesn't have the power to. Hockeyben 22:37, 29 March 2011 (EDT)
Thanks Chris. --Hockeyben 10:50, 30 March 2011 (EDT)
Delete article: Weight
this is a un-needed article and needs to be deleted
can u block user Haha. he vandalized a page with inappropriate comments. Thanks --Jdh87 11:04, 4 April 2011 (EDT)
i started a project if u can help i'd appreciate it and also i could use some input on ideas, thanks -User:Jdh87
Your wiki keeps logging me off and doesn't let me edit anything (I try to work on my user page). It also tells me sometimes that I lost my data.Carlos71 14:34, 29 June 2011 (EDT)
Also the uploaded pictures in my infobox cannot always be seen or look black. It's very odd.Carlos71 14:46, 29 June 2011 (EDT)
Man it's disgraceful. It's still doing it, even from another pc.Carlos71 03:48, 30 June 2011 (EDT)
Also it handles template data as spam (div elements).Carlos71 03:51, 30 June 2011 (EDT)
All those deletions
Why did you delete around 20 of my articles? I've been taking a break from Hoopedia, but planned to expand them. It makes me VERY annoyed that they were deleted and I would like to request they be restored. --Hockeyben 15:42, 27 July 2011 (EDT)
Actually, its fine, they can stay deleted. --Hockeyben 13:15, 28 July 2011 (EDT)
Category:Detroit Pistons draft picks deletion
why did u delete that ? just curious User:Jdh87
Is there any way u can get the news section put back on the main page?
Birth date and age template
ive tried to get this template to work but it wont due to the spam filter is there any way around or a way to disable it - Thanks Jdh87
Can you make changes on the main page. If you can, could you add a link to the category page on did on Jewish-Americans that would be great. We have a link on African Americans to a category page. Adding a Jewish-American link would be useful. thanks, rdpruter.
I have no clue. i guess one suggestion would be to protect all pages except ofcourse to certain people.. idk just an idea. - Jdh87
This Spam is called Bots and they are automatically generated, and it increases each day like some of those Atari games, where the more you eliminate the attackers the more they come and faster. It is hopeless to get rid of them. I realize it is absolutely crazy. One way to do it is to require a login for entrance into the website, but you need a webmaster to create a login and to issue logins. I am not sure that this site has a webmaster.
Meanwhile, can you make the change on the main page like I asked a few weeks ago, see above?
Thanks for adding the line on Jewish Americans and Basketball, but I think you put it in the wrong place. I think it goes below the paragraph on Jews rather than at the beginning. And it appears you somehow erased a paragraph of text on African Americans that preceded the line on African Americans and Basketball.
Also, thank you for getting in touch with an NBA person on the bot spam avalanche that is growing every day.
List of spam pages for deletion
-I'll add more as i find them - Jdh87
- I am going to start a list of pages that need deleted, List of pages for deletion
Site techincal prolems
There must be some technical problems with the site cause i have had problems keeping a connection to the site. In not sure if ur already aware of this. please let me know what you think. - User:Jdh87