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Ethnic laundry, good luck, and have fun. --Aboutmovies (talk) 06:42, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

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When adding text to articles, please remember to provide reliable 3rd party references. I don't disagree about the influences on Free Jazz (though see interviews with Cage himself on the subject), but an assertion that people were serious is essentially point-of-view and needs to be grounded in something tangible. AllyD (talk) 06:44, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

  • And please also use the Edit Summary? It makes it easier for other editors watching article changes. AllyD (talk) 06:46, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Seconding what AllyD said. One change in particular caught me attention: the lede now says "free jazz is alternately described as an attempt to return jazz to its roots, or to unearth a 'primitive' collective experience." "Alternately described as...," by whom? (See WP:WEASEL.) And is it really just one or the other? Generally, anything set forth in the lede should be corroborated, with sources, somewhere else in the text. That's just the first thing that caught my eye – "Why Free Jazz?" really needs attribution as well. -- Gyrofrog (talk) 20:21, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure why you've reverted the article, as you seem to have acknowledged where AllyD and I are coming from, yet your revert doesn't address any of the WP:V issues. You mentioned that you are "still at work" on this – may I suggest not using the article itself as a working draft (especially until verifiability is resolved)? Your personal history is genuinely intriguing, though I hope you don't mean to draw from this when you work on the article (as it's impossible to verify – please see WP:EXPERTISE). Thanks, -- Gyrofrog (talk) 17:48, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

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South Kent School[edit]

I recently reverted your edits to South Kent School. Please see WP:EXT for proper usage. If there if information relevant to the article and from reliable sources, please consider adding the information to the article and using the links as references. Deunanknute (talk) 19:58, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

January 2015[edit]

Warning icon Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to add soapboxing, promotional or advertising material to Wikipedia, as you did at South Kent School, you may be blocked from editing. Deunanknute (talk) 22:02, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

I am working diligently to avoid expressing anger at your characterizations! Please tell me (with examples) how you interpret material I added earlier today as "soapboxing, promotional or advertising". While I believe I earnestly followed W. guidelines, I am willing to listen-to & adopt reasonable suggestions. Peevishness merely makes me (and many others) lose interest in compliance...Ethnic laundry (talk) 22:36, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Well, perhaps heavy-handed getting my attention, rather than peevishness...Ethnic laundry (talk) 22:38, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

The primary reason was the external links, which had already been discussed. Also, "The small student-body size, and ongoing access to faculty has been cited by graduates as having a profound and positive effect on their lives" is purely promotional, and adds nothing to the article. Deunanknute (talk) 00:14, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Working on the links. I was interrupted while referencing the quote (belongs to the Columbia Journalism article, and is supported by NYT article). You asked to move exlink material into article - which I'm doing - but am not uninterrupted. Articles address school add of "prep basketball" program (eg: a dozen un-academic inner-city youth) in early 2000s, and school's claim it was/is in accord with mission (1933 Father Sill article in New Yorker).Ethnic laundry (talk) 00:55, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

If you have articles of your own which you like ME to criticize, you're welcome to ask!Ethnic laundry (talk) 00:55, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

I see no relevance to a Wikipedia article in those links. They are essentially 'puff pieces' and contain no encyclopedic information not already in the article. If I am wrong, please, tell me what information, relevant to this article, is in those links. Deunanknute (talk) 01:59, 24 January 2015 (UTC)


Actually (as I mention above): Articles address school add of "prep basketball" program (eg: a dozen un-academic inner-city youth) in early 2000s, and school's claim it was/is in accord with mission (1933 Father Sill article in New Yorker). You do not impeach the sources, so I challenge you to tell me why the subject is "puffery" and not a legitimate topic. Indeed, your categorization demonstrates that you have not read all the articles - several of which are critical of "prep" b-ball programs and of SKS itself.

You also may compare my SKS article amendments with those of similar schools to see if some community standard is being breached. I'd suggest Groton, Avon Old Farms, Cate, Darrow (randomly from memory; but you likely want to make your own choices). Should you wish to create, promulgate, and then enforce a standard for all private schools, fine. I don't believe that's what you're doing here, and ask you to examine your behavior.

I understand your abruptness is a concommitant of your busy-ness, but you have to slow down enough to judge between what is a real concern and what you merely don't like. Meanwhile, I'm going to avoid contributing any page while I'm uncertain of how it is evaluated... Ethnic laundry (talk) 18:13, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

I went over every article again, and noted what I got from them here:

  • Outdated piece on iPad use in the classroom; not relevant or unusual
  • Article about Kissinger and Stockdale; mentions an arena, but mostly about Stockdale his relationship to Kissinger
  • New York Times [1]
  • Article about Rob Thomas, who went to, and was greatly helped by SKS, but not about SKS
  • Danbury News-Times [2]
  • Outdated article about a one time reduction in electricity use; irrelevant
  • Standard sports coverage; SKS was top, but no more than routine coverage
  • 60 Minutes [3]
  • good article on the basketball program, but very outdated, and mostly opinion, not hard facts
  • Columbia Sports Journalism [4]
  • Mostly seperate pieces on individual students, what SKS info there is is mostly quotes and weasel words
  • "The small student-body size, and ongoing access to faculty has been cited by graduates as having a profound and positive effect on their lives"
  • This statement is correct in that graduates cite the school... , but it is an unimportant/irrelevant opinion
  • Headmaster Vadnais & SKS on YouTube[5]
  • the school has an official website, that website can link to youtube, Wikipedia doesn't unless necessary

As far as other articles go, articles are judged on their own, not against others (see WP:OSE)
Hopefully this clears up the reasoning behind my actions Deunanknute (talk) 19:10, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Much better explanation of what you intended, but in many cases it underscores what your multiple reversions have failed to understand. I am making efforts in the article to discuss the 2000's 'prep' basketball program (and subsequent hockey and soccer programs) in the context of the school's mission formulated in the 1920s. These programs are [a] vastly different than the traditions of the first 75 years of the school, and [b] similar to programs that have received significant criticism in the press. I believe it is obvious the subject deserves consideration in any but the most superficial description of the school. Can you help me accomplish this objective - or are you merely a nay-sayer?Ethnic laundry (talk) 03:28, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

If you want to discuss the 'prep' basketball program, etc. Then do so in the article, using proper links as cited references. Don't just list them under "External links."
As far as the schools mission from the 1920's, please see WP:WPSCH/AG#WNTI. In fact, the whole page is a great guideline for school articles.
If you want, you could post proposed changes/additions here, in the article's talk page, or in your sandbox and I'll give whatever input I can. Deunanknute (talk) 04:19, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

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