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Historic landmark status[edit]

Golem, I was at the ceremony Monday where the Castle was designated a historic landmark and placed in the state registry. I am working on a paragraph or two about it but I will have to post it here in a couple of days, work is killing me.Marylandstate 02:07, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

I am honored to have been invited to join this project, I did not realize how organized all this is. I now feel somewhat embarrassed that I just barged in and added information without going through the vetting process first. I will study the projects protocols and make future contributions with them in mind.67knight 12:30, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Baltimore City College WikiProject Organization[edit]

The creation of this project was intended as a way to organize those who regularly edit information about City and coordinate their efforts. However, in general, editors still seem to be functioning as individual units instead of collaborating with one another.

Therefore, I would like to propose a modofication to the way people have been operating. The number of participants in the project now stands at 6. I feel that we should split up into two groups of three with each group working on a specific task. The two main tasks that I think we are involved in now are the creation of pages and the improvement. This way we will essentially have a group of writers and a group of editors.

These categories will not be restrictive, i.e., people will not be forced to just create new articles or just edit existing ones however, these roles should serve as a guideline. Golem88991 13:41, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

I can live with that. By the way, did you know that a Knight was aboard the Enola Gay when it dropped the big one?Marylandstater 18:01, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

General question about Baltimore[edit]

Since there is no Baltimore WikiProject I'm asking this here. Does anybody know when the original North Avenue Bridge over Jones Falls opened? I know it was rebuilt in the 1890s, but there was an earlier one. Thank you. --NE2 21:54, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Baltimore City College Speech and Debate[edit]

I propose a new article, called "Baltimore City College Speech and Debate" consisting of what is currently called City College forensics on the Baltimore City College page. It is now big enough to have its own page like the alumni page and it is the one part of the City page that keeps growing. The new title also reflects how the debate teams are referred to at the school. Any comments?67knight 23:42, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Collaboration[edit]

The purpose of the Wikiproject was to coordinate efforts on City College related artciles, yet it seems to have failed miserably in that goal. At the end of the day, the project consists of six editors, who are doing their own things. I am guilty of it just as much as the next guy, but if this wikiproject is going to work, then editors need to be willing to give up a little autonomy in order to improve the coverage of city. I think several recent events have highlighted how fractured this project really is. My calls for assistance have fallen on deaf ears time and again, and the project seems to rarely work on consensus. So at this point, I want to have a discussion about the continuation of the project and its direction. Please leave your comments below. Thanks, Golem88991 21:45, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

If it would be any help, I'd be glad to add a link to this project from WikiProject Maryland. If interest in this project can be boosted, then it will help editors better improve articles that fall under it. After all, the more people working on the project, the easier it is on the individual members. From one project founder to another, I wish you luck in making this project successful.-Jeff (talk) 04:10, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Inactivity[edit]

This project seems to have gone for a few weeks with no activity, does anyone think it should be merged with WikiProject Baltimore when that project gets created?-Jeff (talk) 15:07, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

I do not think we have been inactive on articles in the project. If it would help the Baltimore City project, fine; but I probably will continue to edit in this project.67knight 18:13, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
OK, then I'll leave this project intact, thanks for your input.-Jeff (talk) 02:19, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Proposed merger[edit]

For purposes of centralized discussion, please see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Maryland#Merger of WikiProject Baltimore City College?. Thank you. John Carter 15:24, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Discussions on Articles[edit]

Candidates[edit]

I would like to add the following to the notable alumni from the Maryland General Assembly: Julian L. Lapides, (D), Maryland State Senator, District 44, Baltimore City, (1967-1994), [1] and Henry R. Hergenroeder, (D), Maryland State Delegate, District 43, Baltimore County and Baltimore City, (1967-1992) and William I. Norris, Maryland Senate President(1920-1922),Maryland State Senator, District 1, Baltimore City, (1916-1922) (D), Maryland State Delegate, District 1, Baltimore City, (1904)[2], under judiciary Martin A. Kircher, Judge, District Court, Baltimore City(1973-2000).[3](page 12)67knight 17:05, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

I think we want to avoid making too large a list as many especially the less notable admissions will be ignored by most readers anyway.I think the more appropriate way of listing the state delegates and senators as well as the Maryland judiciary is to simply list the numbers who graduated from City, as it appears that we are developing a list far too massive and one certainly deserving of its own page. For example Maryland State Delegates- 125, Maryland State Senators- 10 --Bcc07 01:26, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

So you are saying make a separate page for all notable alumni but leave a re-direct for it on the Baltimore City College page? It is consistent with some of the larger high schools around the country (see New Trier High School). Let's wait to see what Golem says, if we are all in agreement, then I would like to undertake it.67knight 14:36, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

I think we should move ahead with creating a separate article for notable alumni, using New Trier as a model. Golem88991 21:29, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Done. Tell me what you think of the notable alumni page, I can take it.67knight 04:26, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

It is a great addition to wikipedia and was very neccessary with the great number of notables from BCC--Bcc07 23:36, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

History[edit]

I am proposing a new article for the History of Baltimore City College. The current section history has become too long to be apart of the main article and deserves its own article at this point. Golem88991 22:11, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Consent Marylandstater 22:52, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
Okay by me 67knight·talk· 17:25, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Individual Student Accolades[edit]

Came across this news release. Would listing it somewhere on the page be appropriate?

http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK+Library+and+Museum/News+and+Press/Baltimore+High+School+Student+Takes+Top+Honors+in+National+John+F+Kennedy+Profile+in+Courage+Essay+C.htm

Baltimore City College Speech and Debate[edit]

I propose a new article, called "Baltimore City College Speech and Debate" consisting of what is currently called City College forensics on the Baltimore City College page. It is now big enough to have its own page like the alumni page and it is the one part of the City page that keeps growing. The new title also reflects how the debate teams are referred to at the school. Any comments?67knight 23:39, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme[edit]

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Coordinators' working group[edit]

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