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AfD alert

A badminton-related deletion discussion is in progress – Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Tata Open India International Challenge 2013. It pertains to deletion of the following seven articles:

Thanks. - NitinMlk (talk) 19:54, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Hi all!! There are some pages still on afd.. Please participate on the debate.. NitinMlk, Florentyna, Donaldinyongin

Thanks Stvbastian (talk) 18:46, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Hi User:NitinMlk and User:Stvbastian! Too bad I can't help with those AfD, I just saw the 2014 New Zealand GP and it is saddening to see that it is bashed by those who do not have a good understanding of badminton world and deleted... From what I see, the title (which include "Grand Prix") is somehow misleading Google News Search thus making no result due to confusion of other events like New Zealand Grand Prix. And for the often AfD nominated player articles (particularly IS/IC level winners), I think we should not really create the article unless there is another independent source such as the one in Akane Araki. Griff88 (talk) 09:36, 4 March 2017 (UTC)
Hi all! There are some pages on afd.. Please participate on the debate.. (NitinMlk, Donaldinyongin, SVTCobra, Aleenf1, Widefox, Griff88)

Thanks Stvbastian (talk) 09:34, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi all, please participate on the discussion for some AFD's. (NitinMlk, Donaldinyongin, Florentyna, Aleenf1, Griff88)

Thank you. Stvbastian (talk) 07:38, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi all, please participate on the discussion for some AFD's. (NitinMlk, Donaldinyongin, Florentyna, Aleenf1, Griff88, GlashaLeo, Nardisoero)

Thank you.. Stvbastian (talk) 14:15, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Another badminton-related AfD:

Carter (talk) 14:17, 26 January 2021 (UTC)

Naming convention

Based on articles created by Lugnuts, user spelled Hans Sperre Jr. with capital letter in junior per WP:JR/SR. But, most of secondary reliable sources spelled as Hans Sperre jr. (examples: [1], [2], [3]), same with Norway Badminton yearbook published by Badminton Europe (see: [4]) and Norway Wikipedia (see: [5]). And for Lee Gwang-jin, do we have to use Lee Gwang-jin or Lee Kwang-jin as the page title? (Griff88, Donaldinyongin, Florentyna, Aleenf1) Stvbastian (talk) 14:33, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Unlike in English, the suffix "Junior" is all small letters in Norwegian. And looks like when we write about someone in English, we will have to use capital "J" as in the correct English style instead of small "j" in their native language. Example of this is Johan H. Andresen Jr. and the Norwegian wiki entry no:Johan H. Andresen jr.. Regarding Lee Gwang-jin, I think we can follow the other Wiki languages that had already used "K" instead of "G" just for consistency. Griff88 (talk) 14:53, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
Difficult. All the transliterations for non latin languages like Korean have advantages and disadvantages. I mostly try to capture an image of the person with a name on the shirt when competing and use this version. Junior probably will not have such. The most correct spelling one can probably find in some publications of the Sperre family, or of the club where they are from. --Florentyna (talk) 19:00, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
As for Lee Gwang-jin, Lee Kwang-jin is correct. That is how it was spelled in the 1990s when he was playing and it is the spelling used by the BWF and the IOC. The government has a new Romanization system, that's true but even players who were born since that system was introduced often use non-standard Romanizations. Donaldinyongin (talk) 12:35, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

World Badminton magazine issues (1970s-80s)

Hello. Does anyone have access to World Badminton magazine from the 1970s to 1980s? I'm making an article on Claire Backhouse-Sharpe and I haven't been able to confirm that she won two gold medals at the 1978 Pan American Badminton Championships. The Wikipedia article has a lot of blanks in the 1970s and 1980s, and I would like if they were filled in. While I do would like to verify Backhouse-Sharpe's Pan Am medals, it would be nice to see the gaps on these championships filled in as well! Thanks :) --MrLinkinPark333 (talk) 01:53, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

MrLinkinPark333 Unfortunately, there is no archive articles from the International Badminton Federation (now: BWF) at that years. There is a possibility to find that information in subscription site like For another information, you can check in German Wikipedia (see: Claire Backhouse). Stvbastian (talk) 02:27, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Hi all, I've boldly updated your project's peer review page (Wikipedia:WikiProject Badminton/Peer review) by updating the instructions and archiving old reviews.

The new instructions use Wikipedia's general peer review process (WP:PR) to list peer reviews. Your project's reviews are still able to be listed on your local page too.

The benefits of this change is that review requests will get seen by a wider audience and are likely to be attended to in a more timely way (many WikiProject peer reviews remain unanswered after years). The Wikipedia peer review process is also more maintained than most WikiProjects, and this may help save time for your active members.

I've done this boldly as it seems your peer review page is pretty inactive and I am working through around 90 such similar peer review pages. Please feel free to discuss below - please ping me (((u|Tom (LT)))) in your response.

Cheers and hope you are well, Tom (LT) (talk) 23:46, 12 November 2020 (UTC)

Auto archiving

I've also boldly added some auto archiving to this page, seeing as there are threads here stretching back to 2010. --Tom (LT) (talk) 23:47, 12 November 2020 (UTC)


Will anyone tell me about this? Which tournament is this? I saw it even effects h2h record between the players and many retired players also playing in this tournament. Like, Li xuerui! 🔹Zoglophie🔸 (tauk) 15:47, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

Adding, this tournament held in December last year. 🔹Zoglophie🔸 (tauk) 15:55, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

Request for Comment on SSN at WP:Notability (sports)

There is a discussion on SSN (sport specific guidelines) at RFC on Notability (sports) policy and reliability issues. Feel free to go there and post your comments. Cassiopeia(talk) 00:51, 30 March 2021 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Dipu Ghosh

This needs to be looked at since WP:NBAD point 5 is met. (talk) 18:05, 28 June 2021 (UTC)

Medal count box for badminton players

Hi Project Badminton Team, can I check if we are allowed to create medal count box in individual player profiles for badminton players as per other sports?

For example:

|- | colspan="3" style="padding:0" |

Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 0 0 1
BWF World Championships 0 0 1
Sudirman Cup 0 1 1
Thomas Cup 0 1 0
Asian Games 0 0 1
Asia Championships 2 1 1
BWF World Junior Championships 0 0 3
Asia Junior Championships 0 0 4
Total 2 3 12

I have been creating medal count box for some badminton players profile(WIP) but there is another wikipedian(from this project) reverting my edits for medal count box citing WP:BADM so I wish to clarify with the team here.

Also, are we allowed to display the Olympic logo using "

" within the profile for players who won olympic medals just underneath the olympic games header for the olympic year and games that they won? Thank you!! Atom105 (talk) 07:54, 3 August 2021 (UTC)

@Atom105, until you edits, there is no badminton related articles used "MedalCount temp" in ((Infobox Badminton player)). Im not sure why that temp didn't added to the badminton infobox from the beginning, but, i think that temp is redundant or repeating medaltemplates parameter. @User:Aleenf1, User:Zoglophie please give ur oppinion... For Olympic logo, MOS:LOGO said "The insertion of logos as icons into articles is strongly discouraged: While illustration of a logo may be appropriate at the main article on the topic to which the logo pertains, use of logos as icons is not useful to our readers, and often presents legal problems." Stvbastian (talk) 09:19, 3 August 2021 (UTC)

     :@Stvbastian I disagree that the medal count infobox template is redundant and it is not repeating information
     either. For badminton players with many medals, it is difficult to see at a glance how many type/quantity of medal the players have
     without the medal count infobox. Moreover, no other information except(medal count) is repeated as the tournament hyperlinks
     besides the medal won(the current format now) links to the individual tournament article for that match. The tournament title
     hyperlink for the medal count box links to the general wikipedia article for that tournament and not the individual tournament
     matches. This information is useful as it provides a quick link to the various main tournament articles for reader to check on.
     Readers who wish to check on the individual tournament match data can click the hyperlink below the medal count infobox as per current format.

     Understood with regards to olympic logo legal issue. I agree they are not that useful beside beautifying the infobox. will remove
     them once the discussion about the medal count infobox is concluded and we have consensus. Atom105 (talk) 09:36, 3 August 2021 (UTC)

I do not agree with the inclusion of medal count box, especially in badminton blp articles. Not only it cause repitition (medals are already shown in chronology) but also it serves no purpose when there are not very high amount of medals present in infobox. I can agree with inclusion in articles like Michael Phelps where it is difficult to assess the number of medals in infobox. Not the case with badminton. 🌌Zoglophie🌌 10:54, 3 August 2021 (UTC)
There are some badminton players with a high amount of medals(Yuta Watanabe/Chen Long are such examples). It is difficult to see at a glance how many medals they won. In addition as i have said, the medal count info box includes useful information such as the main tournament informations. These links are not in the infobox as per current format(current format links to the individual year tournaments and not the main tournament article) I feel that this is useful. Atom105 (talk) 11:07, 3 August 2021 (UTC)
@Atom105 what do u mean with main tournament? I think, all the major tournaments already including in "medaltemplates" parameter. Stvbastian (talk) 16:27, 3 August 2021 (UTC)
@Stvbastian My apologies. I have re-checked the infobox for badminton players and the main tournament hyperlink is there in the current infobox format. The remaining issue left would be medal count for players with many medals such as Chen Long(for example). Does the WP team feels its really not necessary? As I have said, badminton is the only sports discipline not doing it and it looks weird. Have the WP Team not considered standardization of infobox with the other sports disciplines for general information(medal tally count in this case)?
@Stvbastian,@Zoglophie,@Aleenf1 Its been about a week since we brought this topic up for discussion. Given the current consensus of 2 is to 1 with regards to this medal count box, I have decided to respect the decision of the Team and will refrain from adding or editing the Infoboxes of badminton players at this time. Thanks and good day. Atom105 (talk) 04:08, 9 August 2021 (UTC)

Thomas & Uber Cup related articles

Does anyone know whether whether the various "Thomas & Uber Cup" articles (e.g. 2020 Thomas & Uber Cup) are about a single tournament or about two separate tournaments as well as whether the ampersand is part of the official name of the tournament. Ampersands shouldn't generally be used in the titles of articles and headings as well as article prose for the reasons given in MOS:AMP unless they're part of an official name; whether this is the case, however, isn't really clear from and If the ampersand is part of the official name, then that's fine; if it's not, however, and was just added as a type of shorthand, then some cleanup might be needed for all of the articles listed in Category:Thomas & Uber Cup. -- Marchjuly (talk) 03:20, 27 August 2021 (UTC)

There is a merge discussion in progress at Talk:2020 Thomas & Uber Cup that is relevant to this project. noq (talk) 17:02, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

What is "Bronze/Final"

Some articles, like Badminton at the 2008 Summer Olympics, use the term "Bronze/Final", but I don't find that in sources. Does it mean something different from "Bronze final", or can I change it to that? Dicklyon (talk) 01:04, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

Never mind; clearly it means "Bronze & finals" so I changed to that in the table. Dicklyon (talk) 20:22, 24 November 2021 (UTC)

Sorry no one answered you before you made changes. "Bronze/Final" is the match played between the losers of the semi-finals to determine who gets bronze (third place). "Bronze/Final" is perhaps not a good name for it, but I feel "Bronze & finals" is a lot more misleading. --SVTCobra 03:37, 25 November 2021 (UTC)
"Bronze final" is the term for what you're talking about. Here and in a tennis article, "Bronz/Final" in a schedule table was used to indicate that both the bronze final and the final were in the same time slot. Let me know if that's not right on this one. Thanks for replying. Dicklyon (talk) 19:45, 25 November 2021 (UTC)