User talk:Conan the cribber

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When creating a fight page, remember to add the "fight code" at the very top. The fight code is the fight number (which you can see at the top of any fight page) contained within "fight" code tags, like this: <fight>12345</fight>

The fight code will automatically insert the names of the boxers, result, location, and date. You can then add other text and images. You can get other instructions and help here. Try inserting the fight code in this fight page you edited. --Ric 10:05, 22 August 2006 (CDT)

Objectivity

Hi, when describing a fight stick to the facts. Opinionated pieces like the one you did on the Brahmer vs. Velasco will be deleted. If there's a place for it all here, it's on the 'Talk' section of a Wiki-page. --Wouter 07:00, 21 May 2007 (CDT)

Fight Page Commentary

Conan, this is an on-line encyclopedia. Read any other on-line or hard-copy encyclopedia, and you will not find subjective statements such as you created: "Hi, this is my take. Etc." As Wouter stated, stick to the facts for the page itself. But feel free to add your personal "color commentary" in the "Talk/Discussion" section of the fight page. Your comments are very much welcome there. --Ric 11:15, 21 May 2007 (CDT)

Fight page commentary response

Thanks for your answer. Here's my response. Encyclopedia's are interesting, these fight reports are not. Information is easy to find in an encylopedia, the fight reports are not. Encyclopedia's also contain subjective opinion, that's why they have editors. If you are determined to have an absolute barron piece of information as your encyclopedia entry, then you should reconsider whether a) whether boxrec should link directly to the Talk/Discussion page or b) whether the fight description page should have an embedded link to the Talk/Discussion page so that the fight fan can easily get to the info they are most likely looking for.

In an article you should not be advocating any single point of view (in this case yours), such as "this was the greatest fight I have ever seen". In theory you should advocate all points of view, and cite sources for those views. In practical use with this wiki, you may often have only one point of view. Such as the simple reporting that Boxer A knocked Boxer B five times, before stopping him in the 7th round. The important thing is that you don't advocate your point of view, which you did in the Brahmer article. First-person pronouns like "I", should never be used in an encyclopedia, except to quote.--Matt Tegen 18:01, 21 May 2007 (CDT)

Talk/Discussion Link

You asked "whether the fight description page should have an embedded link to the Talk/Discussion page so that the fight fan can easily get to the info they are most likely looking for." There is one for EVERY page. Just look at the top of each page, and click on that. --Ric 17:59, 21 May 2007 (CDT)