Talk:I'll Have Another wins 2012 Kentucky Derby

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Story in development[edit]

This would have been a good candidate for using the "Story in Development" template.Crtew (talk) 18:22, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

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--Pi zero (talk) 21:22, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Original reporting notes[edit]

Have you ever been to the Kentucky Derby?-I went to the Derby several times in the 80's and 90's. There were always crowds of 100,000 plus each time. We had good seats in the first turn. Before the big race the owners and trainers would walk the horses over from the barns right in front of us. It was incredible to see the millions of dollars of highly bred horses all at once. My favorite race was when Grindstone won in a photo finish. What are your picks for the Derby?- Bodemeister, the Bob Baffert horse that won the Arkansas Derby by several lengths. Union Rags who didn't win, but was coming on strong in his last prep race, and any horse that Calvin Borel is riding. How many years have you been playing the horses?-Since I was 18 or probably before. 40 plus years, but much of that was only during the summer at Ellis Park (Henderson, Kent.,USA) before the advent of simulcasting. My parents took me to Ellis Park when I was a kid. What was your experience at Churchill Downs?- Going to Churchill Downs was always like stepping back in time. The track has a lot of history and it's so old, but it's hard to see all of that when 100,000 people are packed in. It's better to go during the week when you can see more of the place and take it all in.

Ron Smith, Horse Racing Better Evansville, Ind., USA Interview held April 27,2012

I met this man at Indiana Downs Off Track Betting in Evansville, Ind., USA and interviewed him. Delexer

Review of revision 1487880 [Not ready][edit]

and what was the date/time of your interview? Bddpaux (talk) 21:07, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Review of revision 1491473 [Passed][edit]

One little thing.......[edit]

....I just caught: I'm not so sure this qualifies as "breaking". Think about it: the horse won, the event is over. Another horse isn't going to win. There's really nothing (directly connected, at least) that's evolving or devolving around this event, know what I mean? If a tragic calamity happened right before the event, and the article was about the calamity (and what would potentially unfold following that calamity), then maybe so. For now, I'm going to leave it.....but just for future reference. Bddpaux (talk) 18:41, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Quote right is span based...[edit]

In the section dealing with the picks for the race, an attempt has been made to supply a list to {{QuoteRight}}, That template only supports supplying a SPAN based run of text for the relevant parameter. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 18:25, 9 September 2020 (UTC)

It works. What do you see as a problem, here? --Pi zero (talk) 23:39, 9 September 2020 (UTC)
Currently it appears to work, there is no guarantee of Mediawiki or browsers continuing to support this quirk in the future. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 00:09, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
Mediawiki could go berserk and break anything whatsoever, and there'd be nothing to stop them. However, I was asking what specifically you believe to be a technical problem here. --Pi zero (talk) 00:57, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
Per the explanation at :Talk:UN report: climate change and food shortage major problems for Earth's future, the relevant {{QuoteRight}}, wraps a SPAN around the quoted text. As stated there a SPAN can only contain inline elements. The attempted repair won't work, as OL is not an inline element.

The original problem, is that there was a gap between the first part of the content and the 'list'. Mediawiki (currently) attempts wrap P tags around content seperated by blank lines (it doesn't always correctly insert them) and can be confused by the situation it encountered here. P is not an linline element of HTML either. The 'list' here can be given simply using BR tags in appropriate places. Or as stated in the other discussion, {{BlockquoteRight}} can be written.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 07:43, 10 September 2020 (UTC)