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For a May 2005 deletion debate over this page see Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Asheville School
How about inserting the page into the Asheville, North Carolina page? The school has over a hundred years of history with the small city.
Asheville School: On The Way to Featuredom
Alright so I've been learning how to write using MediaWiki Markup and have finally committed to writing an Asheville School article. I will do my best to make this page into a Featured Article one day. If you who know the ways of Wikipedia better than I could give me pointers and feedback, I'd be much obliged. Thanks alot. Laneb2005 19:04, 14 August 2005 (UTC)
And BTW I believe these "criticisms" were introduced by someone who listed a porn model as a notable alum... 18.104.22.168 21:13, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
OK, that's fine...I won't argue that "It's important for every article to have a criticisms section (where applicable)" but I would argue that these criticisms are completely irrelevant to an encyclopedia article.
I mean the criticism is that the rules are strict, that they can't use instant messengers...yadda yadda yadda...I don't think petty student complaints have a role here.
FYI I'm an alumnus of the Asheville School. Teens always complain about rules...they did in my day (early 90s), they do now. I'm sure they did 100 years ago.
It's just not valid.
And FYI, my less then friendly reaction to you was your opening a dialog with me with a THREAT. Altering an article is not vandalism. And also aren't you supposed to be nice to noobs?
22.214.171.124 21:12, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
It's important for every article to have a criticisms section (where applicable). For example, Daphnia probably wouldn't need a criticisms section, but this article does. Removal of the criticisms section can get you banned as making either POV edits or removing content. --M1ss1ontomars2k4 | T | C | @ 22:35, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
Please don't be a [expletive deleted] and make threats please. I just wanted to discuss the issue. The criticism portion is a complaint about school rules, that's irrelevant for an encyclopedia entry. Have criticism is fine, but these criticisms are not valid for an encyclopedic entry, and further are a POV.
Every school has rules, do complaints of the rules belong an encyclopedia?
- Yes. It is valid criticism of the school. Also: Please sign your name using four tildes ~~~~ when making your posts.. Oh yeah: please remember to be WP:CIVIL and use appropriate language. --M1ss1ontomars2k4 | T | C | @ 22:41, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
Unless there have been drastic changes since I was there I think it would be hard to make the argument that AS is "one of the strictest private schools in the United States".
It is a private boarding school and it is expected to be far more rigorous then other types of schools, both for academics and discipline. But as these types of schools go it's actually quite lax.
So they don't let you use IM...that's not really egregious or anything. I mean if they were locking students in their rooms, maybye that would be a criticism. But as I recall we had quite a bit of freedom and perks for upperclassmen.
Maybye I'm getting old but I just think putting these kinds of gripes on wikipedia is kinda infantile.
As for tuition, it is my understanding that it actually costs about twice what is charged in tuition for each student...but it is covered via a trust fund and other forms of fund raising. It is a good education and a good experience IMO...my first two years of college were cake after AS. 126.96.36.199 03:11, 28 May 2006 (UTC)
As a recent graduate myself, I hope you will not take the wildly exagerrated accusations of my former schoolmate seriously. I was a member of the Honor Council, the prefect/proctor system, and the Student Council Vice-President, and I fully disagree with his claims made on behalf of all the organizations of which he was never a part. I would vote that you delete the Criticisms section, as it is only an outlet that some people choose to take to voice their minority discontent on the internet and then claim to be self-righteous in doing so.188.8.131.52 02:36, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
Brand new to WP--sorry if I've used improper procedure, but I wanted to document the fact that I deleted a Notable Alum--Dave Cheadle, who actually went to Asheville High, not Asheville School. I also added one, Charles Ries.
I later deleted an entry for John Currin, who was first listed as a Fly fisherman and musician, then later changed to U.S. congressman, then changed to US Ambassador to Jamaica. We do have a alumnus John Currin, who may or may not be a fly fisherman and/or musician. My apologies if the original entry was factual; the subsequent changes prompted me to delete the whole entry.
--School Employee 184.108.40.206 18:38, 22 August 2006 & 2 January 2007 (UTC)
Ok, if you have already graduated from college, you have no right to say anything about our complaints. It was a different school than when you went here. They are slowly taking away our freedom, first with diminished internet use (which I might add is a very important material for us to use for homework and study) and who knows what comes next. And this is all because of a few students rebelled and did something all teens do: experiment. I hear adults complain about their jobs and their bosses and paying bills, so dont make it sound like you dont complain. Its human nature. And we arent the little babies you think we are. We have a voice and we use it.