Talk:List of high school state champions

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To do:

  • Fill in older results -- I just put the most recent one available for each
  • Link all tournament & team names to appropriate pages
  • Figure out way to indicate when tournaments or divisions of tournaments began or ended -- e.g. the California Quizbowl Championship was created for the 2014 season so there will never be earlier results. Just leave blank or fill in each cell with "Tournament began in 2014"??? Could also use Wiki table functions to merge all dead cells into a single cell with the message or color-code (e.g. use the colors of the state flag or the usual host school to block out cells that don't have data).

Matt Weiner (talk) 06:52, 21 February 2014 (PST)

Can we do this in a more list-like form, or perhaps with separate tables for each state (rows are years, columns are different titles)? This is really hard to read, even on my large monitor, and is going to have tons of wasted space for years that tournaments didn't run. Jonah (talk) 10:42, 21 February 2014 (PST)

Well, the tournaments all have (or should have) individual pages; this is designed as a quick way to see all the winners in a specific year. There are probably some aesthetic tricks that could be done to make it more usable (like a light gray shading on alternate columns) that would make it more appealing to use with just the vertical and horizontal scroll bars. Matt Weiner (talk) 11:02, 21 February 2014 (PST)

Why not have a list under a heading for each year? --Fred Morlan (talk) 17:08, 21 February 2014 (PST)

For Masonic results before 2010, when all the teams were grouped together, which class should I put them in? Is it possible to merge rows? James Zhou (talk) 16:30, 9 March 2014 (PDT)

I added blank rows to divide the championships for each state. I think this makes the table easier to process in cases where there are a whole bunch of championships for a single state, but it has the disadvantage that these dummy rows get screwed up if you resort the table. Is there a way to use Wiki markup to modify particular row spacings in a more robust way? Stephen Eltinge (talk) 01:42, 21 May 2014 (PDT)

Page split and transclusion

The page was getting very large, which was presenting some difficulties (for example, it was not possible to view page diffs; the page just froze and didn't load anything). Therefore, I split the actual content of the page into three sub-pages: List of high school state champions (A-F), List of high school state champions (G-M), and List of high school state champions (N-W). These pages should be easier to manage.

The formatting is fairly straightforward. Each page has the same table header. However, on the sub-pages, the header is enclosed in <noinclude>...</noinclude> tags, so it's not copied over. Only the table rows are copied to the parent page. The content is transcluded to the main page by including the line {{:List of high school state champions (x-y)}} (note the preliminary colon). If you run into any technical difficulties, please let me know. Stephen Eltinge (talk) 13:20, 21 May 2014 (PDT)