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CfD nomination of Category:Alumni of Royal Military Academy of Belgium[edit]


Category:Alumni of Royal Military Academy of Belgium has been nominated for mergingwith Category:Royal Military Academy (Belgium) alumni. You are encouraged to join the discussion on the Categories for discussion page.

Foreign-language mottoes in infoboxes[edit]

Hello all, I have a question about the proper formatting of mottoes in university infoboxes. It seems to me that often universities have separate English and Latin mottoes that mean substantially different things, but are lumped together: like (these are silly examples)

I've seen others try to change the English away from the university-endorsed "translations"; I've been tempted myself to tack on a literal English translation as well. Would it be alright to start adding those in the motto field? Otherwise, could we somehow add an additional "Translation" field to better distinguish between official english mottoes and unofficial (but correct) english translations?

Cheers, gnu57 20:42, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

I think you need to provide some actual examples. In general, I wouldn't think this is justified unless the English motto is not actually a plausible translation, i.e. they are actually two different mottos, but I've not seen that happen. Robminchin (talk) 06:13, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Rankings for Full Sail University[edit]

Hello! I've just posted a request to update the "Awards" section of the Full Sail University article. I don't edit the main space directly because of my conflict of interest, so I'm seeking editors who are willing to review my request and update the live article appropriately. The proposed updates include rankings of the university's game design and music programs, and I believe the text is compliant with Wikipedia:College_and_university_article_advice#Rankings. Thanks in advance for any help reviewing and updating the article. Inkian Jason (talk) 15:25, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

This request has been answered. Inkian Jason (talk) 16:48, 2 May 2019 (UTC)

MfD nomination of all university Portals[edit]

Ambox warning orange.svg Not many universities have developed WP:Portals, but the few that have were nominated for deletion en masse which could set a precedent that could affect obvious topics of interest for this WikiProject. See Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/University portals to leave your opinion. CrazyPaco (talk) 01:15, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

"Premier liberal arts college on the West Coast" in lede sentence of Pomona College[edit]

Two editors are discussing whether the phrase "premier liberal arts college on the West Coast" should be included in the very first sentence of Pomona College. Your input is welcome! ElKevbo (talk) 11:09, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

It sounds completely POV to me. Trim! No need to discuss this.Zigzig20s (talk) 15:08, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
That is a misleading description of the discussion, and I'd encourage editors to familiarize themselves with the context here before weighing in. The wider issue is whether references to the reputation of a university, when backed by reliable sources, are appropriate for articles in this domain. The phrase under discussion is "often referred to as the premier liberal arts college on the West Coast"; those first few words make a key difference, since judging a university directly would be an obvious WP:NPOV violation, but noting the reputation of a university is a factual assertion. - Sdkb (talk) 23:22, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
Actually, limiting the discussion to the phrase "premier liberal arts college on the West Coast" is a much kinder way to phrase this discussion as it allows you to pull in any sources you'd like to support it instead of relying on the very weak sources that you are insisting are sufficient to support this extraordinary claim placed in the very first sentence of the article. But if you really want to limit the scope of the discussion to your phrasing and supported only by Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019 and a Forbes contributor editorial/blog post then please be my guest!
When I can make the time, I'll open an RfC on this question as you insist on edit-warring against the prevailing consensus to retain your preferred language and sources. ElKevbo (talk) 00:15, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

List of universities and colleges in Oman[edit]

Could someone from WP:UNI take a look at List of universities and colleges in Oman? Over the years, it appears to have been turned mainly into a list of external links to university websites with only a few entires having Wikipedia articles written about them. I've removed the link (that kind of thing is not allowed per WP:EL), and converted those entries which were links to red links. I've tried to find Wikipedia articles for these entries (even under a possibly slightly different name), but haven't had much luck. I'm not sure if some of these entries would even meet WP:UNIGUIDE#Notability for an article to be written, and might be better off removed again. Anyway, a different set of eyes on this article would be appreciated. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:11, 16 May 2019 (UTC)