Talk:Bored of Studies

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Articles for deletion This article was nominated for deletion on 26 May 2007. The result of the discussion was keep.

Proposal for Deletion[edit]

Keep - On what terms do you consider it "largely unknown"? As a current HSC student with my Modern History exam tomorrow, I disagree. A site like BoS doesn't just disappear into obscurity; if anything the users numbers would increase. More students hear about it and use it while doing their HSC and after they've finished many remain active. It functions as a central hub for the discussion of the Australian education system.

Supported - This site, although enjoying a brief flurry of notoriety among some in NSW, is largely unknown these days, even by HSC students in NSW (the target audience). Although teachers keep an eye on it as a possible source of plagerism, that alone isn't doesn't satisfy WP:WEB. CastorQuinn 02:22, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Keep - CastorQuinn, I don't know if you've ever sat the HSC (which is occurring this very month of which I speak), but what you say is simply incorrect. Every HSC student in NSW is, at the very least, aware of the Bored of Studies and most frequent it to "top up their study" or simply as a forum to discuss both the pre- and post-trauma of the exams. I recommend that you go to the boredofstudies.org and have a look at the flurry of activity occurring right at this very moment. It is far from being "largely unknown" and it is unfair to claim this as you clearly are not an HSC student. The Bored of Studies is an invaluable resource and for this reason, I will say that I do NOT support deleting this page. Edit: Perhaps this will further justify keeping this page: 1) http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/cars-on-offer-for-hsc-marks/2006/10/21/1160851181944.html Scroll to the third last paragraph. 2) http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/in-the-senate-the-neighs-had-it/2005/11/01/1130823210715.html?from=moreStories Scroll to the fourth last paragraph.

lala2--I wholeheartedly agree with Keep, and as evidenced by the SMH articles quoted, it's prominent enough to feature in the media. People use it either to "top up" (as Keep mentioned), to simply discuss the HSC experience with others, or to use SAM. There have been other articles written on BoS specifically, not to mention the UAI "scandal" of 2004 when someone boastedly posted the link to the UAIs section of UAC on BoS. I myself am a uni student from the class of 2005--myself and many others hang around to help the current HSC'ers and below, and we know this is invaluable. The site has also won the "Top 10 Hits" award I think 2 or 3 years in a row already for being one of the most popular websites in Australia at least, which I feel satisfies the criteria outlined in the page you have linked us to. I will also say that I will NOT support the deletion of this page.


Remove - It's been hacked and no longer exists. Either the page should be edited to reflect this or it should be removed. The Wizard of Aus (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 05:31, 16 August 2010 (UTC).

Edit page or remove It totally isnt true that every student in the state uses this site or even knows about it; and its been down for at least a month and is going through massive restructuring that will take almost another month, so I'd say thats a pretty significant edit that has to happen there. it got hacked for christs sake.124.179.75.223 (talk) 05:00, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Fora[edit]

fora? what's fora?

Fora is the multiple of forum. - Xayma

Article Cleanup[edit]

This article needs a clean up, the second paragraph suffers from POV and it reads too much like an advert for the website. There are also a number of grammar and style improvements that could be made. -Fermion 00:00, 7 November 2005 (UTC)

I've attempted to NPOV further, rewording section on subscription service to say exactly that, and changes of that sort. CastorQuinn 13:34, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Edits were made recently, adding this: Update: the apparent emergence of a commercial motive behind the site is apparently disintegrating a large body of community support for the website, given that a major attraction - summary notes, are user submitted. Yet advertising and the introduction of pay peruse services persists. Likewise this commercial shift undermines the claims to concern for student access to resources. This was extremely POV. I've removed it from teh "History" heading (where it didn't belong) add added a half sentence to the "Recent Developments" section stating that the commercialisation of the site has been badly received by a section of the user base.

A further section - the final paragraph under "Influence and Criticism" - is also very POV, and claims perspectives from "left wing forums" - this needs citation. It also claims that it allows people access to university degrees without studying - a highly unlikely statement. If someone can add citations for this that would be good. If not, I'll remove this sesction. CastorQuinn 22:32, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

Edit[edit]

I've done a fairly extensive edit. How does that look now? 23:36 7 January 2006.

BoS nomenclature[edit]

BoS is the well-used abbreviation for the real Board of Studies. I question that anyone outside the site itself would refer to their forum as 'BoS', and so would like to remove the references to this being an often-used abbreviation from the page. I won't do it as yet, just thought I'd post a comment along those lines first and then think about it for a few days before doing anything. CastorQuinn 08:47, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Done. CastorQuinn 13:34, 11 June 2006 (UTC)