Talk:2002

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
WikiProject Years (Rated List-class)
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Years, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Years on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 List  This article has been rated as List-Class on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 

Topics dated 2002[edit]

Moved calendar to 2002 calendar

"Dec 4 - Total Solar Eclipse" - eh? Where?! -- User:Khendon

Mainly southern Africa. See this map. --Zundark 12:16 Sep 12, 2002 (UTC)

who knows. Im linking the term, may that page gices a list! -- Tarquin 11:07 Sep 12, 2002 (UTC)

Please stop adding "January 2002" etc links. AFAIK, we're sticking to the template. Those pages are on Wikipedia:Votes for deletion -- Tarquin 20:45 Dec 31, 2002 (UTC)~

Only because you voted to delete them. I'll agree that January 2002 isn't terribly useful, but the rest are archives of the Current events page (which started getting used in earnest in February 2002), and are very useful. -- RobLa 01:40 Jan 1, 2003 (UTC)
I've added the months back in now, per discussion at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion. I'll also add a suggestion to add this to the template at Wikipedia:Timeline standards - RobLa 00:36 Jan 2, 2003 (UTC)
Fair enough. -- Tarquin

Topics dated 2004[edit]

Is it the International Year of Ecotourism and Mountains, or the International Year 2002 like a 2000 one. of Ecotourism and the International Year of Mountains? -- Zoe

I just removed www.webpostcalender.com - It is either a blog or a discussion site with mostly personal entries like the owner's child, etc. - Tεxτurε 19:11, 7 May 2004 (UTC)

Changing see also box as per Wikipedia:WikiProject_Years --(talk to)BozMo 16:34, 16 May 2004 (UTC)

I've tentatively added a navbox template to replace the rather unattractive navigational elements at the top of the page. Dicussion at WikiProject Years. -- Seth Ilys 23:50, 24 May 2004 (UTC)

Can we add important events that were overlooked? (I have in mind an inter-governmental lawsuit.) Kevin Baas | talk 04:06, 2004 Aug 18 (UTC)

Child "actors"[edit]

  • I cannot see the benefit of listing the births of babies who appear as the children of characters in US 2002 like a 2006 and 2008 one soaps etc. They are hardly actors in the sense of the word, and are unlikely to be notable in the future. Astrotrain 15:20, 16 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Bouncing satellites ?[edit]

March 1 - The Envisat environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800km above the Earth on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8500kg.

Satellites usually launch only once. Should the credit for 11 launches go to the rocket type? Hmm, looks like Ariane 5 was the ticket; I'll put that in. Shenme 18:34, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

Quaoar what[edit]

Some explanation of "quaoar" seems needed. 72.26.64.174 08:15, 11 January 2007 (UTC)CGS

Agreed/done: I added "planetoid Quaoar...orbiting the Sun in the Kuiper belt" (The previous text was baiting, like saying "Hunt the Wumpus succeeded" so anyone curious had to click the article-link to find the basics: oh, a planetoid). -Wikid77 04:05, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Halle Berry[edit]

Shouldn't her Oscar win be listed as an event?? -72.191.215.43 at 20:53, 9 June 2007

We don't normally include awards. Jim Michael (talk) 22:14, 12 November 2021 (UTC)

Year 2002[edit]

01-July-2002: I have restored the prefix "Year 2002" which some people seem obsessed to remove from the yearly articles. It allows a search-engine to match "year 2002" and, of course, conforms to the age-old "Never start a sentence with a numeral" (Google-search-Never-etc.) plus the word "year" is much shorter than the formal "Nineteen Eighty-four" and such. Now, with that settled, no more "This article is about the year 2002" (big duh), and the top hat-note has been trimmed to the simple "Also see: 2002 (number)" as a quick one-line item. Of course, numerous other articles have rambled with similar yada-yada hat notes (such as "Joan of Arc"), but there are numerous yearly articles to hint a pattern that they're obviously about the year, so no need to ramble, "This article is about the year nnnn" (if you see that, please shorten those hat-notes). -Wikid77 05:34, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

2002 (disambiguation)[edit]

Simply changed the 2002 (number) page to 2002 (disambiguation) as the links do not refer to the number in the same way as the article 2000 (number) does, but instead refer to other links involving "2002". The 2002 (number) page still exists so that anyone can create a proper page for that subject if they wish. MXVN (talk) 06:57, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified 4 external links on 2002. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit User:Cyberpower678/FaQs#InternetArchiveBot*this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, please set the checked parameter below to true or failed to let others know (documentation at {{Sourcecheck}}).

checkY An editor has reviewed this edit and fixed any errors that were found.

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.

Cheers.—cyberbot IITalk to my owner:Online 08:28, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified one external link on 2002. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, please set the checked parameter below to true or failed to let others know (documentation at {{Sourcecheck}}).

This message was posted before February 2018. After February 2018, "External links modified" talk page sections are no longer generated or monitored by InternetArchiveBot. No special action is required regarding these talk page notices, other than regular verification using the archive tool instructions below. Editors have permission to delete these "External links modified" talk page sections if they want to de-clutter talk pages, but see the RfC before doing mass systematic removals. This message is updated dynamically through the template {{sourcecheck}} (last update: 15 July 2018).

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.

Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 13:44, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

Please add October 27, 2002 as the date of release of GTA Vice City[edit]

GTA Vice City is one of the most popular game ever made that has sold millions of copies all over the world. It was also named game of the year 2002 by prominent game publishers and journals. Rocksar's GTA series itself is extremely popular and I have noticed other articles mentioning release dates of other game series like Final Fantasy VII in the 1997 article (the first GTA game used to be mentioned in that article too) and GTA Vice City was a far more popular game than it. So why are those games allowed whereas GTA Vice City is not? And statistics show GTA Vice City has had far more world wide popularity to this date when it has numerous updates and modifications compared to and Final Fantasy games and it even made headlines for discrimination against Haitian refugees in the US and has caused legal battles. So if it is allowed for release dates of world wide popular games to be mentioned, why cant October 27 be written as the release date of one of the most world wide popular video game of all time? I request it please be added.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.97.178.114 (talkcontribs)

@58.97.178.114: while the game may have been very popular, the release date itself doesn't seem generally notable as an event. Furthermore, the guideline for recent year pages (of which 2002 is one), indicates that video game releases should only appear on the relevant subject year page (e.g., 2002 in video gaming). With regard to Final Fantasy VII on the 1997 page: I have removed it under the same rationale for not being an intrinsically notable event.—Laoris (talk) 15:56, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for taking your time to clarify the matter, I understand now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.97.133.117 (talk) 15:30, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

Deaths[edit]

I've added Robbin Crosby to the list of Deaths in 2002 and it got removed. Why? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 200.100.50.203 (talk) 21:02, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

In order to prevent this page from becoming unwieldy, the editing guidelines for recent years require a stricter level of notability than the encyclopedia at-large. See WP:RYB for a description of these requirements.—Laoris (talk) 22:32, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Births[edit]

In my opinion, none of the recent additions to "Births" are internationally notable. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 20:17, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

Being known primarily for Eurovision is one of the exclusion criteria; being known only for one event probably should be one of the exclsion criteria. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 20:36, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
I can't see anything about being known for Eurovision on WP:RYB or WP:UNDUE. But if those are the criteria being used, then Gaia Cauchi and Felix of Denmark should be excluded (only known for Eurovision and being royalty respectively), and Levi Miller should be included (not known for only one event). I'll make those changes to the article. Chessrat (talk, contributions) 20:39, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
There seems to be consensus that some royalty should be included, but that Eurovision should be disregarded in determining "international importance". — Arthur Rubin (talk) 00:28, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
When was a consensus reached on not including people known only for participating in Eurovision? If there is such a consensus then it should probably be added to an official policy. Chessrat (talk, contributions) 02:40, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Well, by definition, going to Eurovision has no international significance. "Winning" might, but consensus at Wikipedia:WikiProject Years and at Wikipedia:Recent Years seems to be that Eurovision is entertainment, rather than a "contest". If Wikipedia: WikiProject Music thinks it appropriate in "year in music" articles, it would be their decision. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 03:33, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

I propose removing Napoleon Beazley as he has no international notability and the article's a mess. Deb (talk) 12:26, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

I propose removing Lil Mosey as having only limited notability. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 23:43, 23 June 2019 (UTC)

Eclipses[edit]

See WT:YEARS#Eclipses for a matter relevant to this page. Arthur Rubin (alternate) (talk) 23:09, 26 June 2019 (UTC)