Talk:Bascom Hill

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Image(s) of Bascom Hall[edit]

Addressing in the points made in this edit summary:

  • IMO the text looks fine. I have looked at this article on a standard and a wide screen monitor, and I am not seeing the issue.
  • Bascom Hall is on Bascom hill. There isn't an article on Bascom Hall. Anyways, the picture in the Infobox is just of Bascom Hall as well.
  • I think the picture has encyclopedic value as it shows the Abe Lincoln statue mentioned in the article.

Please discuss these points here before reverting again. Daniel J Simanek (talk) 06:37, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Addressing this edit summary:
  • The page looks bad in your opinion and I totally disagree. Of course the paragraphs are not aligned, there is a picture. That's not a technical issue as hundreds if not thousands of other articles use left aligned pictures. A technical issue would imply that there is a serious issue with the page layout that makes the page unreadable, which is not the case. I totally understand if you don't like the way the page looks with the picture, and I am willing to work to consensus so that everyone is happy with the article, but simply reverting the additions without any discussion is just dense. Daniel J Simanek (talk) 09:32, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
Tunads-- You really need to stop being so possessive of the articles you edit, to assume good faith, and above all, to not resort to impolite name-calling. On my monitor, the article looks like this:
The hill is
crowned by
Bascom Hall,
the main
administration
etc.
That clearly is a technical issue-- a fact, not a matter of opinion, and 64.252.139.169 was not dense to point that out. Stay cool, and stop edit warring. --Sift&Winnow 18:17, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
How big is your monitor?
I was not edit warring(really after two reverts? come'on). I was reverting, what was at the time, two unjustified edits. Ok, I get the page looks bad on your monitor; now let's work to a compromise.
BWT, the page looks like this for me:
The hill is crowned by Bascom Hall, the main administration building for the campus. Near{br}
the main entrance to Bascom Hall sits a statue of President Abraham Lincoln. The first{br}
university building, North Hall, was constructed on Bascom Hill in 1851 and is still in use by{br}
The page looked fine to me, the picture added encyclopedic value, and no material justification to the otherwise was provided. I did not say the picture should be there because I took it. I used the talk page, discussed why the picture warranted inclusion, and tried to head off pointless reverting. Sitting there telling to me to assume good faith is ... well I won't go there.
Lastly, saying that an edit was dense was prolly out of line on my part. The comment was directed at the edit, not the editor and hopefully there wasn't too much confusion about that. I apologize for any misunderstanding.
Now on to an actual solution ... I made the size of the thumbnail smaller; does it still look bad on other monitors? Daniel J Simanek (talk) 19:31, 18 February 2009 (UTC)