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    amateur or professional. Iowa State articles desperately need work on Wikipedia, athletics and academic pages alike. We need someone who can keep the 2009 ISU Basketball mens and womens team pages updated. Pages for the colleges desperately need work and, in many cases, creation. I've been working on ISU pages slowly over the years, but they are still pathetic compared to most Big 12 schools. If interested in helping, I encourage you to create your own free account here. Once your on wiki, stop by and let me know at my personal wiki page.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    amateur or professional. Iowa State articles desperately need work on Wikipedia, athletics and academic pages alike. We need someone who can keep the 2009 ISU Basketball mens and womens team pages updated. Pages for the colleges desperately need work and, in many cases, creation. I've been working on ISU pages slowly over the years, but they are still pathetic compared to most Big 12 schools. If interested in helping, I encourage you to create your own free account here.
    Thanks for the reminder. In the past I have done some work on the ISU entries, but I am not good at the formatting.



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    Somebody could probably do some work on Eustachy's ISU time period. His time period at ISU begins and ends with the 2003 Missouri debacle. Dumb...



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    I would actually love to see the Men's basketball page on wiki redone so it isnt only in "eras" but has continuous records. It is a big job that one day I may get to.



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    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    Thanks for the reminder. In the past I have done some work on the ISU entries, but I am not good at the formatting.
    I'm not the greatest writer, my specialty is formatting. We might be a good combination.



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    I'm not the greatest writer, my specialty is formatting. We might be a good combination.
    Cool, that might work.



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    Just updated the NCAA years in the cross country entry. Anyone who can add anything here: Iowa State Cyclones cross country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia I would encourage it.



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    We really need work on the acedimic pages including this: Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    and pages created for all the remaining colleges.

    Also, it would be nice if someone could keep the team pages for our basketball teams updated- especially the men's. Ideally, they should have recaps for games and stats updated weekly.



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    Also, it would be nice if someone could keep the team pages for our basketball teams updated- especially the men's. Ideally, they should have recaps for games and stats updated weekly.
    Or, people could go to cyclones.com -- where that info already exists.



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    Or, people could go to cyclones.com -- where that info already exists.
    Don't be an ***. This information isn't for us, it is for the other 300 million people in the US. Wikipedia is normally one of the top results when doing almost any search and there are a lot of people that will choose to open Wikipedia before a site like Cyclones.com because it is consistent between all pages and it is written to be unbiased.

    The main article on Wikipedia about the Cyclones averages over 150 visits a day. The page discussing ISU's 2009 football season was averaging about 50 visits a day before the season ended and is still hovering around 30 visits. It is likely that our men's basketball team may turn some heads this year and if that happens it would be nice to not have ISU look like hicks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    Don't be an ***. This information isn't for us, it is for the other 300 million people in the US. Wikipedia is normally one of the top results when doing almost any search and there are a lot of people that will choose to open Wikipedia before a site like Cyclones.com because it is consistent between all pages and it is written to be unbiased.

    The main article on Wikipedia about the Cyclones averages over 150 visits a day. The page discussing ISU's 2009 football season was averaging about 50 visits a day before the season ended and is still hovering around 30 visits. It is likely that our men's basketball team may turn some heads this year and if that happens it would be nice to not have ISU look like hicks.
    Cyclones.com isn't a private club. Any of those "other 300 million people" can access it, too.

    If I want information on a school (be it for academics or athletics), I go to that school's website. I tend to trust their information more than a site that can be edited by any slappy with a computer. That alone makes the thought of using Wikipedia as a 100% credible source laughable. You're saying that allowing anybody to edit a page makes that page unbiased? Wow.

    30 hits a day? Not a monster number. I know people that check their e-mail that many times a day. And how exactly does lack of Wikipedia content make ISU look like hicks?



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