# Talk:Wellington College (New Zealand)

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## Grandstanding

"More New Zealand Governors-General and Chief Justices have attended Wellington College than any other New Zealand school."

This could turn into a revert war, so I'd like to bring the discussion here.

One side of the argument (from the edit summary) is "grandstanding, even if it is true, because WP is not a trophy cabinet."

The other side of the argument is: "it's not grandstanding. its a fairly notable achievement over a long period of time."

(please note I have fixed spelling mistakes)

My personal thoughts are that the comment should be removed. I feel that it is not a fairly notable achievement. The school (as far as I can tell) was attended by only 2 NZ Governor generals in its long history. The Governor Generals should be listed, but it does not deserve a note. Same for the Chief Justices (although I think there have been more then 2 of them).

I will not change this until I hear other peoples thoughts. --Roue2 03:34, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing up the topic. I am the one who wrote the anti-grandstanding comment. My take on the issue is that if this school's achievement is truly notable, it would not need a comment of the sort in the first place. Adding a note that ${\displaystyle n}$ GGs attended the school, just highlights a fact which is plainly obvious from inspection anyway, which is grandstanding. I am against such a note, and the verbose career descriptions after people's names (not just on this page, but other NZ school pages in general).
PS. there are three GGs :)
202.89.150.160 10:45, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
The most recent version of the GGs claim was originally the Wgtn Coll had "produced" more GGs than any other (NZ) school. It is drawing a long bow to assert that any school produced a GG, given the decades between leaving school and becoming GG. I changed "produced" to the more neutral "attended". But 3 is not really a big number, even if it is 3 times as many as have attended any other NZ school. I think that this says a lot more about the GGs than about Wgtn Coll. Never mind though, there are worse things in the NZ bits of wikipedia. Neil Leslie 18:48, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
So the comments should be removed, no? All three comments so far support removing the comment. 202.89.150.160 08:09, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

More self-congratulatory talk... For the most part, its been commented out, since text like that sounds very much like it was written by someone involved. There are lots of NZ school pages which suffer from this kind of edit, with this page being one of them. Also, repeated details, etc, were cut out. 202.89.155.94 22:22, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 05:16, 21 January 2008 (UTC)