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James Cook University (Cairns campus) merge[edit]

In the meantime, I've put merge tags on that article, as this main article could do with a bit of an expansion with the faculties, campuses and so forth. I'm also re-stubbing this article for a while, so if in a few days no-one objects to the merge and/or consensus is to merge, then I'm merging this campus back to the main article, then I will remove the stub tag. --Arnzy (talk  contribs) 03:56, 29 October 2006 (UTC)


  • EDIT* The Cairns Campus actually DOES have a lot to offer- it's one of the leaders in Tropical Biology in the world, and some of the most famous researchers and scientists in Australia are professors there. It is NOT the same as Townsville, and should definately be given it's own page. Do your research, you will see it is in fact a separate place, with individual attributes and accolades. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 155.47.145.194 (talkcontribs)
If you can find any references of that, then I'll consider it. I'll check back in a few days, then may merge the Cairns Campus stuff back into the main article should references that may warrant its own page not be found. --Arnzy (talk contribs) 15:29, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
I've merged the Cairns Campus back to the main article. --Arnzy (talk contribs) 10:59, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

JCU Cairns Pictures[edit]

For better illustration, could someone from the Cairns campus please upload a picture two, as currently there are only pictures of the Douglas and Singapore Campuses. I'll request this at Commons as well. Thanks! Niël 02:13, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Clean-up[edit]

The page looks better now is more structured. Also, I changed the feel of some of the lists that caused the page to look bland and boring. Let me know if there's some other aspect that I've missed that would justify a "clean-up" tag. Niël 12:10, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Campus: Urban[edit]

I consider Douglas, Queensland to be distinctly suburban. Right?--Jeff79 (talk) 15:07, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

I would have to agree with that - I changed the article as appropriate. If anyone has different opinions, feel free to continue discussing it here. —Niël 00:36, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

JCU Dental program[edit]

Division of Article Sections to Seperate Articles[edit]

This article has continued to expand over the last few years, and I am preparing to make some larger additions to the article. As it is the article is becoming rather cluttered with large amounts of varying subject matter I believe with expansion many sections of the article can be adequately divided into seperate articles and use a Universiy Navigational Template similar to a number of other large universities (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Universities_and_colleges_navigational_templates_by_country). What are people's opinions on this? --Twistie.man (talk) 14:39, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Why does the library make a link to....[edit]

--124.78.210.232 (talk) 07:53, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

--124.78.210.232 (talk) 08:11, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

--222.64.21.58 (talk) 09:14, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Another uni in Victoria of Australia also did such a practice and will track it later --222.64.21.58 (talk) 09:18, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Look at the following

--222.64.213.109 (talk) 09:22, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

WorldCat site:www.lib.berkeley.edu

  • Note: this editor is a strange troll who challenges every factual statement that isn't explictly referenced, adds links to indexing systems, and asks off the wall questions such as this one. Ignore, and revert where possible. andy (talk) 08:31, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

'Promotes subject in a subjective manner' warning[edit]

Our page has this warning at the top: "This article contains wording that promotes the subject in a subjective manner without imparting real information. Please remove or replace such wording and instead of making proclamations about a subject's importance, use facts and attribution to demonstrate that importance. (August 2013)"

I've looked through the text and cannot find the problem. How can I find the 'subjective' text that is causing the warning or notice to appear at the top of the page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Angusmccoll (talkcontribs) 05:25, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

I think several editors have collaborated to remove the promotional material you and others have several times tried to add. Beware of WP:OWN and WP:COI. DMacks (talk) 09:11, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

'Article now reads like a sales brochure'[edit]

Apparently this page 'now reads like a sales brochure'. Can anyone suggest what is required to fix this? Is the Distinguished alumni and staff the problem? Should this list be removed? Angusmccoll (talk) 01:32, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

The article should summarise what reliable sources have to say about the university, not an unsourced overview of every aspect of the university. the large unsourced sections don't help. You should read and consider conflict of interest. Flat Out let's discuss it 10:06, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Conflict of interest[edit]

I work for JCU and was instructed by my Director to edit and update our Wikipedia page. It's obvious now that neither he or I understood what Wikipedia is about. I have been making direct edits to the page to update and add information. I have now read the 'conflict of interest guide' and now realise I have been going about this the wrong way and that I should be making suggestions on the 'Talk' page for someone else to put them up. Unfortunately I have made changes directly that have offended Wikipedia on various levels, causing several warnings to appear at the top of the page. How can I undo what I have done to satisfy wikipedia standards and have these warnings removed? Please help. Angusmccoll (talk) 01:39, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

It should be resolved with time, a third party will have to do a cleanup of the article removing content that is not easily verifiable or encyclopaedic, once thats done they'll remove the banners. I would do this myself, but given the fact that this issue has arisen from a conflict of interest, as alumni I'm reluctant to assist in any way. Twistie.man (talk) 15:18, 22 October 2013 (UTC)