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Feeder elementary schools[edit]

Hi! I saw this edit about feeder elementary schools.

In fact elementary schools do indirectly feed into high schools. The reason why I include elementary schools is because an elementary school may be divided between two middle schools but feed into the same high school, or vice versa. WhisperToMe (talk) 13:21, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

It seems like material that would be primarily of local interest and hence out of guidelines, but it isn't that big of a deal. Certainly not worth me contesting you adding it back. Thanks for letting me know. Happy editing! John from Idegon (talk) 17:02, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Happy editing too :) WhisperToMe (talk) 11:33, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Ann Arbor neighborhoods[edit]

Why delete additional information on Ann Arbor neighborhoods? They exist, have names that are referred to daily by thousands of people but are also not known to many people. They are important for real estate transactions, political campaigns, socioeconomics, and have historic events separate from the city of Ann Arbor. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.11.169.223 (talk) 22:52, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Major additions to a featured article such as Ann Arbor should be discussed on the article talk page. Articles that have reached the top status in Wikipedia's rating system should really not be the site of WP:BOLD changes. The info is probably good information, but how it should be presented should be discussed. That is my only problem. Please start a discussion on the article talk page. Sourcing should probably be discussed. Just because a neighborhood association exists with a certain name doesn't mean that is the historically preferred name for a neighborhood. The comments on Glacier Way seemed especially iffy. Like I said, please start a discussion on the article talk page. John from Idegon (talk) 23:00, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Great advice. I will start a discussion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.11.169.223 (talk) 23:24, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

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Individual Honors for School Pages[edit]

This page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:SCH/AG#School_district_and_list_of_schools_articles states that major awards earned by students of a school can be listed:

Awards and recognition – A list of notable awards and recognition received by the school, staff, or students. Such a list should only include awards which are themselves notable, and if the school received the same type of awards in multiple years, they should not be listed separately. If the list becomes too long it should be split into a separate sub-article with a summary left in the main article. Awards and recognition may also be mentioned in other sections of the article at editor's discretion, even if the awards themselves are not notable. For awards/recognition given to school clubs or sport teams, list them in the appropriate section e.g. Sports and traditions. See the guideline under the Extracurricular activities section for details on alternative headings that may be used for information on school clubs and sports. If the school has received only a few academic awards, consider putting them as prose under the Curriculum section.

Thus, can't significant individual honors be listed on school Wikipedia articles? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dk257 (talkcontribs) 02:23, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

No, but notable ones can be. That means that the award itself must have an article on Wikipedia, and the number of awards given annually must be sufficiently small as to show that getting one is actually an accomplishment. An example: National Merit Scholarships are notable enough to have an article, but as hundreds of thousands are awarded nationally each year, getting one is not exactly a major accomplishment. In the same section under "Extracurricular activities", it specifically states that we do not discuss individual achievements, which to me would mean that we don't discuss individual achievements unless they are directly related to academics. Examples: A person winning a state championship in 100 yard dash is out; the track team winning state is in. A person winning an individual competition at a debate tournament, where debate is an extracurricular activity, out. A person winning the same competition where competing is a course requirement, maybe. Sorry to say, but this is far from the only place that wikipedia policies and guidelines are contradictory. General practice among experienced school article editors is that we don't talk about individual achievements at all. Of course you can try to argue the point you are trying to make here on an article's talk page, but I don't see it going far. John from Idegon (talk) 18:32, 17 April 2014 (UTC)