Talk:Teen Age Republicans

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External links[edit]

Disavian-What were you thinking-people put up those links out of love for their clubs. You knew that your actions would be contriversial. Next time, put it up for debate on this talk page. I comprimised by just takeing out the county and high school clubs, I left the states-I belive that I like that even better too. But, as the original creater of this artical, I do thank you for the Cleanup Tag. It will undoubtubly create future help from fellow wikipedians. Thank you, and God Bless America.Wolfpackfan72 04:51, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not a linkfarm. It's a place for relevant content. Have another look at the guidelines if you're unsure about that. As far as that decision being controversial - it's uncontroversial enough to fall under Wikipedia:Be bold in updating pages. --Disavian 00:56, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
And how is putting links about other clubs irrelevant content? --
WP:BIO ? --Disavian 03:05, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Wait a minute...where did all the links go! I think that all links should be invited, not just the states! Or at least mention the known chapters in the body! --—Preceding unsigned comment added by Dimigw (talkcontribs) 06:00, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Please sign your comments. --Disavian 00:56, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Disavian, I understand that a clean up is nesecssary, and it will be done. But, i don't believe that we should delete these links that people are putting up! Wikipedia's own slogan is "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit." ANYONE can edit it, and its getting annoying how you delete stuff with minimal or no discussion. My group put a lot of effort and underwent a lot of scrutiny just for starting this club, and I feel that if we want our links on the page then we should have it. I agree that the main body should be cleaned up, but we deserve our links if we put them up, and you should not be deleting them without proper discussion! --Dimigw 23:12, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

I agree w/ Dimigw. There should be a list of all relevant links. Not every group is going to post a link anyway, so it won't look that bad. --THorsman88 2:16, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

And for the record, the College Republican National Committee entry has links not just for state federations but also college ones! --Dimigw 01:19, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
Good example. However, college organizations by their nature are much larger and active than high school ones. --Disavian 03:05, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
Actually, that's a great example. If we just copy their formatting and layout, this article will look excellent. --Disavian 03:15, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
Well it was a good example, but then you deleted all their links also! What is your problem with keeping these links!?! --Dimigw 04:00, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
By the way, not every state has a TAR federation, in fact, most states do not. So why are all 50 states and DC on the list? It would be more beneficial to have links to real TAR clubs then to just have the names of states listed. --Thorsman88 4:42, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
Ah. You might want to correct that in the article. I figured more states than what we had the links for have TAR federations, so I just copied the entire list of states from that article. I feel rather good about the new layout, though. :) --Disavian 05:06, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
I moved their links into the "states" section, as most of the "external links" were actually state federations. However, that's niether here nor there, so to speak. --Disavian 05:06, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
If you moved them, then where are the links for Georgia tech and Arizona State University?-- 11:42, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Let's vote[edit]

Ok, I want everyone to voice there opinion on this:

A:Keep all links B:Keep state and national link/s C:Keep only national link

the next 5 votes (not including the two contributors which have already commented) will decide. --—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 23:38, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

I obviously think C. I suppose B would also be acceptable. --Disavian 00:56, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
I know my vote does not count but i believe A. -- 01:08, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

It would seem like after all the exchanges on this message board about this not becoming a link farm that people would stop messing around on the page. If we are not going to allow links to clubs or even entire state federations, why would we allow one guy to put just his individual wikipedia page in as a "see also" link. And on top of that whoever wrote the page for this guy did a horrible job. I left it as an active link under the national description on the page because it has a little bearing as he is active in the State Chairmans Organization. But I doubt anyone is thinking National Teen Age Republicans and Travis Clinger at the same time unless they are from Florida. If this guy want to publicize himself, he should start a Florida TARS page.

MStrike32 (talk) 20:34, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Now that I cut the flab out...[edit]

When expanding the article, ask yourself these questions:

  1. How large is your typical TARS organization/club?
  2. Do students pay dues?
  3. What does the club actually do?
  4. What contributions has the organization had in a community service respect?
  5. How has the existance of this organization affected the political landscape, if it has at all?
  6. Has it increased voter turnout? If so, was said turnout mostly republican, or did it encourage general turnout, irrespective of political view(s)?
  7. Do other political parties have similar organizations? If so, how is yours different?
  8. What's the history of your organization?
  9. What plans does your organization have for the future?

That's actual content. Remember to cite your sources. --Disavian 01:18, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

State links[edit]

I've removed the links to all the states and replaced it with one centralized link to which has all the links it appears. This is much more efficient and neat, plus brings it closer to the standards of Wikipedia's external link policy. Metros232 03:22, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

National Chairman's Association[edit]

I moved the information on the Chairman's Association under the national organization description because itmakes more sense there. But maybe someone could add a little more discussion on what the association does. Right now it seems like a self serving link to get a couple of guys names in the listing for TARs rather than an informative addition.

MStrike32 (talk) 18:31, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia deleted the Travis clinger page today for not being notable. I have removed the reference to Travis Clinger and made the reference solely about the position of National Chairman's Association Chair so it does not need to be constantly updated.

MStrike32 (talk) 05:47, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

I undid the previous edit to add the Clinger/Stanton names back into the TARs page. The addition of these names adds absolutly nothing to the article. It is just self promotion. And as I mentioned earlier, Wikipedia axed the Travis Clinger article for lack of notability. The whole portion of the article on the National Chairman's Association should probably be removed, as it lacks any kind of citation. Provide some tangible information on the group and what it does. Wikipedia is here to be informative, not for people to have their name on the internet.

MStrike32 (talk) 16:24, 31 January 2008 (UTC)