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Disputed fair use rationale for File:Hanszen College Crest.png}[edit]

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Disputed fair use rationale for File:Hanszen College Crest.png}[edit]

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Notability of residential colleges[edit]

You previously commented on a dispute at List of Rice University residential colleges but the issue at the heart of that dispute appears to be more widespread. A RFC has been submitted on the best way to deal with the existence of many Wikipedia articles on residence halls and dormitories at colleges and universities that may not be notable. Your input and feedback would be appreciated at the RFC. Madcoverboy (talk) 17:40, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Residential college article assistance[edit]

I would be glad to assist with article improvement, please let me know where I can help. I've started with some format issues on Martel. Thanks, Postoak (talk) 21:24, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, more than happy to help out. Postoak (talk) 06:16, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

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File source problem with File:Martel.jpg[edit]

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Rice Residential College Infobox Template[edit]

I created a standard infobox template that can replace the html code on each article - please see Weiss. I used the basic data fields that were used on most articles (although some had more), but I can add or remove as needed. Please let me know if you need revisions. Thanks, Postoak (talk) 07:30, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

You're more than welcome! I will add the "Resident Associates" to the template tomorrow... gotta get to bed. The articles are looking good - they needed some attention and I'm glad to see they are now getting it. Have a good night, Postoak (talk) 07:49, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
Residential Associates added to infobox. Postoak (talk) 00:08, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
Yes, it is slowing down a bit. Sorry, add this to the template on each article under the masters line (see Wiess) -> residential_associates = ? |

College articles[edit]

The problem is that all this information is completely unsourced and most of it is trivia. Of the sections I removed, there are a couple of pieces (Student Taught Courses, Tabletop Theater) that might possibly be expanded with a bit of sourcing, and a few others could be mentioned in a singble line, but the rest isn't really suitable for an encyclopedia - "Traditions" sections traditionally turn into a list of random leisure activities, just as these have. And there's a futher point - when you've got articles that may only be marginally notable themselves (and are being proposed for merger), they need to be solidly encyclopedic, sourced and tightly written; having them full of unsourced trivia isn't going to help them at all.

As for sock/meatpuppets, I'd point out Special:Contributions/Sergio1337, an account clearly recruited by the Facebook campaign, which appeared and immediately restored all the unencyclopedic material. Black Kite 08:27, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

  • Hi, these articles are starting to look a lot better now. Keep up the good work. Thanks, Black Kite 19:41, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Navboxes[edit]

Yikes, I added the residential colleges to the main "Rice University" navbox. Please see Wiess. We now have two navboxes with duplicate information. Do you want to remove the colleges from the main navbox? Postoak (talk) 19:49, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

OK, I opened a discussion at Talk:Wiess College so we can reach consensus on the navboxes. I can remove the other box, but would prefer that everyone is in agreement. Thanks, Postoak (talk) 20:47, 30 March 2009 (UTC)


Consensus test on university topics[edit]

You previously commented on the RFC on the notability of residences at colleges and universities. A consensus test has been posted to evaluate what, if any consensus, has been reached on the issue. Please go and comment at: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Universities#Consensus test. Madcoverboy (talk) 18:07, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

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Hornets/Pelicans[edit]

Shouldn't we at least wait until their change their own website? I started a discussion here. Zagalejo^^^ 03:07, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

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