User talk:Pcbd

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March 2010[edit]

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Burroughs Prom Stuff[edit]

Hi, Pcbd. Sorry we started off on the wrong foot. Just so you know...I didn't delete your previous edits. I only restored what I--and others--had written. You deleted the entire section, which actually counts as "vandalism"(note the first entry on your talk page). I'm sure that's not what you intended. Let's work together on this. Druid135 (talk) 23:09, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Hello! Yes I suppose we did start off on the wrong foot; I notice in the editing history that you say that judging from my history I am "something of a vandal"...yes it's true, at one point I tried to delete the whole prom thing, not having received any reason for its existence.

I understand that you consider it a notable event in the school's history and that it demonstrates positive aspects of the school, but let's be honest, won't most readers see it as demonstrating negative and undesirable aspects of the school? And I wonder if you have read:

It seems like adding a quote from that page would be fairer than using just the quote saying what a relief it is that no protesters showed up. Two examples of quotes from that web page include:

"The invitation was not carefully reviewed; it went out without authorization by school authorities....We apologize for this lack of oversight."

"To those in the larger community, who do not know Burroughs well, please accept our apology for this incident and understand that this was a mistake from which we will grow."

That's just if there is any reason for covering this incident at all, which I guess is an area where we disagree.

Whatever student designed the invitations in the first place probably did not give permission to the recipients to reprint them in the newspaper. Actually I wonder if they really designed them 100% or if they lifted them from someone else anyway, thinking that it was only being sent to a group of students rather than being in the newspaper (not that I'm defending that either). But anyway, I guess you're saying that if the newspaper reprinted it for public consumption (with or without the designer's permission), then it's OK to put it up on Wikipedia too. Seems odd that it's the only graphic on the entire page; not a very balanced picture of what the school is about. I've copied the school's logo and a photograph from off the web site and I've submitted them to be posted on the Wikipedia page. So, that will be another step towards more balance. Pcbd (talk) 19:38, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

  • Excellent. I agree on all accounts. It doesn't make sense to have the only graphic be that of the prom invite. Let's add others. Concerning the quotes...let's add the quotes you suggested. Be sure to footnote them with a link to that page. More apologies, this time for the "vandal" comment. I'll see if there's a way I can re-edit that post.

Druid135 (talk) 04:04, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

It is May 2012 and the paragraph about the prom from three years ago is still on this Wikipedia page. Is there any reason to leave it up there, or can it be deleted? Anyone? Class? Bueller? Pcbd (talk) 19:31, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

A week has passed since that question. So, there is no objection to deleting the whole paragraph, right? (I don't know how to get prompts via e-mail whenever someone makes a change. I thought that "watching" a page was the way to do that, but apparently it isn't.) I don't mean to take anyone by surprise but I also don't know how else to double check regarding this. Pcbd (talk) 18:52, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

We've had this discussion before. Please stop blanking sections. It is considered vandalism. Druid135 (talk) 11:07, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

OK, so someone out there DOES still want that paragraph to appear. Now we know! Like I wrote on May 15, I didn't mean to take anybody by surprise. Still, I'm unclear on the rules. Two weeks ago, and then one week ago, I posted my question about whether this paragraph could be deleted, but nobody responded. Of course, maybe you (Druid135) were on vacation or something; that's legitimate. Maybe I should've kept asking for four weeks in a row, or six weeks in a row. Do you get notifications when someone posts to this talk page? (I don't think I get them, but there must be some way to get notifications of new talk.) And to address my question from May 8... It has been three YEARS since that prom and the related apologies; how many years does this paragraph have to remain up there? Those 17-year-old kids are now off at college (we can assume), and that head of school has retired and moved out of town, and, what is the relevance of this paragraph about the prom of 2009, aside from an effort to make the school look bad? Pcbd (talk) 16:34, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

I suggest you ask your question on the articles talk page and not on your own. Jauerbackdude?/dude. 17:22, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank you Jauerback! I've taken it to the article's talk page. Pcbd (talk) 18:02, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

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Copyright problem[edit]

At first you added a public domain copyright tag to File:JohnBurroughsSchool photo.jpg and then you added a Creative Commons Attribution tag; it's either one or the other. You can't use both. Under which licence did you really intend to release the image? Unless I hear from you I will assume the first tag to be the valid one. Thanks ww2censor (talk) 04:26, 7 October 2010 (UTC)