Talk:Queensland Power Rankings

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This page is over three years outdated, does not specify which game its players are ranked for, and cites no references.


Mako Shark (talk) 04:16, April 24, 2010 (UTC)

When we severed our ties to the professional community, they severed ties to us. Yes, the content is outdated, but it still has content imo. Semicolon (talk) 04:40, April 24, 2010 (UTC)
What do you mean, 'severed ties' with the professional community? Also, yes, it is content, but there's no proof that it is (or was) accurate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mako Shark (talkcontribs)
I mean we're no longer a Smashboards project. We used to be. And no, there's no proof it's accurate, like close to 50% of the content on this wiki. Please sign your posts. Semicolon (talk) 04:55, April 24, 2010 (UTC)
Sorry to be a bother. But, isn't anyone... concerned about the lack of proof in this 50% of the content? If there's no proof, couldn't people write anything and pass it off as true, as long as it sounded true? Is anyone working toward fixing this? Mako Shark (talk) 05:01, April 24, 2010 (UTC)
Gee, that'd be great. If only there was a giant, accessable database with the collective knowledge of the Smash community brought together into some kind of encyclopedia, subject to the input of trusted users as the method of fact checking? Oh wait...Semicolon (talk) 05:17, April 24, 2010 (UTC)
Well, obviously it's not possible to prove everything absolutely. However, Smashboards does have heaps of knowledgeable people who post information, power rankings, and tournament turnouts, and plenty of people trust them. Surely their posts can be referenced, in order to prove things. Also, since people there regularly update power rankings, and keep all the old versions, it just doesn't make sense that articles like this should exist. I don't mean to bug people, I'm just trying to figure out how things work around here =_= Mako Shark (talk) 05:39, April 24, 2010 (UTC)
Where do you think this page came from in the first place? Clarinet Hawk (talk · contributions) 05:54, April 24, 2010 (UTC)
Basically we used to have people who were of both communities and added that information as it came to this page. As it stands, we don't anymore, hence the referenced severed ties. If you have the inclination to sift through mountains of disorganized data to find the most recent Queensland Power Rankings, be my guest. In fact, I'd love it if you started doing that. Problem is, real life stands in the way of me caring about making sense of the horrendous way that just regular forums organize data or updating it. I hate the Smashboards community. They are unwelcoming, sophmoric, elitist, and disrespectful. I honestly doubt that any significant amount of traffic is directing themselves to the Queensland power rankings, and I doubt any significant population of people even really care on Smashboards to be honest. The information is likely accurate because it's an obscure enough page, but at the same time, most power rankings are probably decided by one 12 year old kid in his basement after playing some high item matches after having some lemonade and peanut butter sandwiches with his friends brought down by his mom. I don't put stock in power rankings. Never have. There are a couple that are well know and well following, like the NE and SoCal, but most are probably trash created by people like those above, and I don't concern myself with them. I just typically lack the evidence to get rid of most of them. Semicolon (talk) 06:02, April 24, 2010 (UTC)
Sorry for making such a big deal over a page that I doubt anyone even visits, and yeah, fair enough if you don't care for power rankings. Anyway, it so happens that I do know the page for the most recent, exciting, and highly anticipated *cough* Queensland power rankings. I may put the them in this article if we keep it.
I also have a question. You have the permission to delete articles, right? Surely if there are power rankings pages on Smashboards, that are regularly updated, and contain virtually identical information to pages such as these, that's good enough reason for you to delete the ones here. You don't need evidence, do you? After all, people can just find them on Smashboards if they want to know, and that would save SmashWiki from housing outdated ones such as this. We could try getting rid of the offending pages, and changing the article 'Power Rankings' so that it links the real ones at the bottom, instead of listing its own pages for each state. I'd be perfectly happy to fix that up, dig through mountains of disorganised data, and link each and every state power rankings in the Western world, so that we won't need these pages anymore. Mako Shark (talk) 07:32, April 24, 2010 (UTC)
C Hawk: Lawl, I know where it came from, my point was that it's not referenced. Anyway, I can reference and update it now, but I think it's more sensible to get rid of it and redo the 'Power Rankings' article anyway. Do you have an opinion on this? Mako Shark (talk) 07:34, April 24, 2010 (UTC)
My opinion is that I don't care. You may edit the page as you will. I don't see an outstanding reason for it to be deleted. We keep tons of pages that archive history, that aren't current or are on retired smashers or are merely anecdotes. I'd rather keep it because I'm pretty sure if we got rid of it somebody would come along within a month and remake it, and then we wouldn't really have good justification for its deletion in the first place, would we? Update it as you will, but I don't think it makes sense to delete it. Semicolon (talk) 20:50, April 25, 2010 (UTC)