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Thank you for all your contributions! =) I made a Ventura County infobox and put it on all of the currently existing Ventura County pages. If you could upload a Ventura County Academic Decathlon logo (or perhaps the Office of Education's logo?), I could put it on the infobox so it looks just like the infoboxes for the other counties (see Fresno, LAUSD, San Diego). Madcap 15:29, 14 May 2011 (UTC)Madcap

You're welcome. I uploaded an image of the Ventura County Office of Education logo for the info boxes. Also, I still have more scores for other years for Ventura County to upload so I will post those when I can. Jam11 01:02, 15 May 2011 (UTC)


Beautiful work. You rock - thanks a million! DDSIC loves you! =D Madcap 04:17, 18 February 2012 (UTC)Madcap

I have a few questions and I was wondering if anyone would be able to answer them. First, I found out that my university has access to Newsbank, which means I can access articles with information about Aca Deca. However, not everyone has access to these articles so I was wondering if I am allowed post the info I found and if I did post it, how I could cite it in the edit summary. Second, I know the LAUSD Regional page lists the region winner's state rank and score and I was wondering if this should be done for all the regions, were applicable, even if its just for reference or comparison on the regional page. If anyone could answer these questions that would be a big help. Thanks. Jam11 20:43, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

re: citing: the usual article citing method (like you'd do in a bibliography) is fine. (e.g. "Creighton Prep Wins Nationals." Omaha World Herald 25 March 2012.) You've already contributed a lot so it's not like anyone here is distrustful of what you're posting. Just enough information for someone who does have access to retrace your steps is fine. Good luck.

re: state rank on the regional page: that's a madcap addition. I'll ping him. gil 19:52, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Hi folks! Yes, I added that extra to the LAUSD page. All of the state pages (State/Arizona) follow this format of listing data from the next competition. In Arizona's case, we list nationals data. In LAUSD's case, we list state data. Like Gil said on my talk page (User_talk:Madcap#Denormalizing_state_data), this denormalizing can lead to problems. Even though users can find that data on the California state pages themselves, they might be interested in state competition stats on a regionals page. The LAUSD article is our most popular page dedicated to a single region. As a high-profile competition (with more page views than many state competitions), I thought LAUSD deserved future competition data columns. I didn't think any of the other regions (all below 2,000 views) were worth the time it would have taken me to expand them. But if anybody else wants to spearhead an initiative to add future stats columns to all region pages, I'm absolutely willing to help a bit.

I can see why someone would have a problem with the inconsistency between LAUSD's format and the format of other region pages, though. If both of you oppose it, I'm outvoted and we can delete it. Madcap 21:00, 10 April 2012 (UTC)Madcap

Thanks for the responses :) In terms of the regional pages, I don't have a problem with LAUSD's page having the state stats on them. I think it is interesting to see those stats in comparison to the regional stats and you have a good point in that the page is very popular. I brought it up since I was thinking that it would be interesting to see those stats for other successful regions but it would be a lot of work to go through the scores and add them in for other pages. So I'm fine with things staying the same. Jam11 03:34, 11 April 2012 (UTC)