Talk:American Whig–Cliosophic Society

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Previous officers[edit]

There is an open debate about whether previous Presidents of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society should be listed. Arguments in favor include the fact that this position is important and has been held by U.S. President James Madison, and other notables; additionally, the person in this position has a significant impact on Princeton undergraduate activities, as he or she controls Whig Hall, valued at over $2,000,000 and an annual budget approaching $50,000, and organizes political events that have drawn prominent politicians, including President Bill Clinton, Supreme Court Justices Steven Breyer and Sandra Day O'Connor, etc. Also, some of the previous officers are now active in politics. Arguments against including these officers include the fact that they do not yet all have their own separate wiki page.

One user writes: An Ip user is adding a list of the last two sets of Previous officers. I do not believe that they should be added unless it can be shown as per WP:NLIST and WP:Source list that any of the named persons are in themselves WP:N.

WP is NOT a facebook or a substitute for a Society website.

What would be acceptable is a list of Notable Past Offers/Members - the key to such as list is that they would have their own WP article (thus demonstrating notability) and a WP:RS ref showing they were a member - or one in their article page. Codf1977 (talk) 09:22, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Following the blocking of an IP user under the 3RR does anyone else support the inclusion of the last 2 years officers - As I said I can not see why they are there - none of them appear to be notable or to have been involved in a notable event of the Society. (see WP:NLIST and WP:Source list) Codf1977 (talk) 19:38, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

"Current Governing Council" removed[edit]

I have removed that section completely. Such lists are completely inappropriate. The names of private persons, not notable in themselves, with no independent references, and labelled "current" (a meaningless construct) do not belong in the article. This trivia is of interest solely to members of the society, several of whom are clearly editing this article. This is an encyclopedia article, not an extension of your web site. Please stop using it as such. Voceditenore (talk) 08:16, 30 June 2015 (UTC)