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Project Barnstar[edit]

I have a basic design done for the project barnstar, but no ideas for a good name. Suggestions welcome ASAP! KV5Squawk boxFight on! 01:29, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

How about "The Friendly Confines Barnstar"?--LAAFan 02:20, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
How about this:
Wrigley field 720.jpg The WikiProject Chicago Cubs Barnstar!

You can add text to it just like any other barnstar with the {{blah blah|message ~~~~}} template! It could be renamed as The Cubbies barnstar or The North Siders barnstar too. WikiZorrosign 12:50, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Any name is fine, but I actually went ahead and made a star graphic, like I did for WP:PHILLIES. I like the idea of having Wrigley on there, but let me go back and take a look at it. KV5Squawk boxFight on! 13:31, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
Here's what I did:
CubStar.png The Cubs Barnstar

KV5Squawk boxFight on! 13:35, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Sweet! I couldn't find a free-cubs logo and LAA wanted it to have Wrigley field, but that ones Perfect! WikiZorrosign 15:15, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Well, you guys wanted me to decide, so the winner is User:Killervogel5]'s barnstar.--RyRy5 (talk) 15:55, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Took me a while to break that logo down from circles... Thanks for the appreciation, guys. KV5Squawk boxFight on! 16:30, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
Yeah and it took me 30 seconds! Great job KV5! WikiZorrosign 20:26, 25 May 2008 (UTC)


To insure more users will join the project, does anyone know how to make a Wikipedia Ad? I'll have a go at it, but my chances of success are slim.--LAAFan 14:36, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

You have to make a .gif file using an external application WikiZorro

sign 15:16, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Okay then. I don't know how to do that. I tried.


Do you you write a message in your barnstar, Killervogel? --LAAFan 15:56, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Same directions as above for the other. KV5Squawk boxFight on! 16:29, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
  • I tried with the template on the project page for making it, but I had no luck. Can you show me a prototype?--LAAFan 16:46, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

I'll try to make one... Doing... Uugh! It looks black, but...  Done Exampletext Barnstar.jpg I couldn't make it png, so the background is black!WikiZorrosign 20:04, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Sorry, I meant for the special Cubs barnstar. It doesn't work.--LAAFan 20:38, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
Prototype Cubs barnstar
CubStar.png The Cubs Barnstar
I hereby award this barnstar to the WP:CUBS talk page for being the talk page of WP:CUBS. KV5Squawk boxFight on! 18:06, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Does this look more cubs-like, or is it too jazzed up? WikiZorrosign 19:02, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
CubStar.png The Cubs Barnstar
How about this?
CubStar.png The Cubs Barnstar
This barnstar is blah blah... KV5Squawk boxFight on! 11:32, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


Could the userbox have a red outline (because the cubs are red & blue)? It would look like this:

CHCThis user is a member of WikiProject Chicago Cubs.

WikiZorrosign 23:27, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Done. KV5Squawk boxFight on! 01:22, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Inviting more users[edit]

I am currently inviting users to join this WikiProject. I am asking users listed as Cubs fans. (Only 6 members, 2 to go.) If anyone else would help me with inviting, drop me a line on my talk page.--LAAFan 03:25, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

  • After looking at the page again, a member I invited joined the WikiProject!--LAAFan 03:26, 26 May 2008 (UTC)


B. Wolterding has a bot which will generate cleanup listings for projects, but the project needs a banner for this to work. So the question is, do we want to take on the task of cleaning up Cubs related pages? --Fabrictramp | talk to me 13:53, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

I think we do. The wikiproject is getting inactive quick.--LAAFan 15:18, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Cubs Sox Rivalry[edit]

You guys like what I did with the White Sox-Cubs rivalry article?

(Κρηςτωφερ (talk) 21:54, 4 August 2008 (UTC))

Invitation to banner discussion[edit]

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Category:Chicago Cubs[edit]

You guys should set up a bot to tag articles in Category:Chicago Cubs and its subcategories.--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 07:21, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

It's not too hard to set up, I think most people ask for a list of categories now though and don't just dig through sub-categories. I might post a request later. —Borgardetalk 07:58, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
Posted request here. —Borgardetalk 08:31, 29 September 2008 (UTC)
 Done : Around 1535 articles for the project were tagged by TinucherianBot. -- Tinu Cherian - 08:10, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

All the Way (Eddie Vedder song)[edit]

So do I get at {{CubsBarnstar}} for creating the first WP:CUBS WP:GA?--TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 07:26, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

If you ask for it, you won't... – RyanCross (talk) 00:12, 1 November 2008 (UTC)


How am I not invited to this? Wjmummert (KA-BOOOOM!!!!) 23:47, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

We gave the invitation to your valet, and he assured us you would receive it. He's probably stealing the silver, too. ;-)--Fabrictramp | talk to me 01:41, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Shawon Dunston[edit]

FYI --- The Shawon Dunston page needs some major work to remove POV and add references. Most all of it isn't really suitable. Arleach (talk) 00:58, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

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Quick Peer Review?[edit]

I just completely overhauled List of Chicago Cubs managers and will probably nominate it for a Featured List soon, but I'd like some of you guys to look it over real fast to find any of my inevitable mistakes. If you have time, take a look! --TorsodogTalk 13:50, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Huzzah, it passed! Anyone up for helping me with List of Chicago Cubs seasons next? --TorsodogTalk 16:01, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

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Post-season regional series[edit]

I thought I'd bring to your attention of a little nugget I found on Retrosheet. They have a list of post-season regional series' played in the early 20th century. Quite a few involved the Cubs vs White Sox. These were a different animal from the World Series. You can see it here, it may be worth exploring a possible creation of article(s) covering this.Neonblak talk - 15:24, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

MiLB Daytona Cubs[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if the Minor League affiliate teams are considered part of this project? I live in Daytona Beach, Florida, and have some interest in expanding the Daytona Cubs article. Any advice would be appreciated. 07:10, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

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RFC on sports notability[edit]

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Being Up-to-Date[edit]

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