Zoilo Versalles as a gateway to philosophy
I have been editing here since 2005 - i.e., the year the site went up. I spend a lot of time of wikipedia as well, but don't edit so much there (except a few article on the French wikipedia).
My approach to linking here is that years should be linked to [[year team|year]] if possible, since the year pages are not particularly useful. On common stats, like ERA, we don't link, unless it's in the context of a record or a being a league leader. Reason being that we have record tables (some better than others) under all of these terms, and maybe even some day yearly leader boards. We always link league names the first time they appear in an article, as well as the name of foreign countries. The league pages often include useful information like yearly standings, composition, MVPs, that are useful for context. The country pages are also very baseball oriented (or should be; they're not necessarily all good).
Generally, this site is aimed at people who already know and like baseball, so, unlike wikipedia, we don't link to common terms (pitcher, glove, ball...) in most articles. But we do have articles on all of those terms, and the links are used when those articles are relevant: in an article concerning rules, for example, a link to [[glove]] or [[fence]] is warranted, because those articles mention the rules related to those terms.
Overall, though, the bullpen is very much a work in construction. There are fewer than 20 of us who contribute regularly and keep the site not only up-to-date, but in constant expansion. I'm amazed on how much information such a small team of passionate volunteers has been able to put together. Anyone else who wants to join is welcome, and I continually think of things we could do to improve the site, but which I have little time to do myself ! --Philippe 09:08, 11 May 2012 (EDT)
When adding all kinds of superlatives about players, I wouldn't classify that as "General clean-up" - --Mischa 15:42, 20 March 2013 (EDT)
- You are referring to?Brc.user100 08:56, 22 March 2013 (EDT)
Ex. Rico Carty "may have been Cooperstown bound", Pie Traynor "was the best the sport produced from 1876-1950". Especially in regards to Traynor, there are certainly other candidates for best third baseman of that period. I think acknowledging that general consensus of the 1930s that he was the best makes sense, but to state it as fact, rather than the opinion of contemporaries, strikes me as adding opinion and not just general clean-up - --Mischa 09:27, 22 March 2013 (EDT)
Thanks for the note about Carl Hubbell. It's always better if a couple of folks look at the same text !. --Philippe 12:14, 14 April 2013 (EDT)
- Roger that. Brc.user100 18:13, 14 April 2013 (EDT)