[WikiEN-l] Schools again

C.J. Croy cjcroy at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 00:02:28 UTC 2007

On 7/2/07, Philippe Beaudette <philippebeaudette at gmail.com> wrote:

> Could we, once and for all (or at least until the wind changes) make a determination on whether such school should be included in the 'pedia?  Or, if not a determination, at least a very strong suggestion?

The current status quo evolved from deletionists going on rampages and
indiscriminately purging school articles.  Nominators couldn't be
trusted to have googled the school, or to even have pure motives -
Some users openly advocated deleting all school articles, so there was
distinct a possibility their claims of 'Fails WP:NOT' or whatnot were
just a smokescreen for their real agenda.  Enough good, promising, etc
articles were whacked for the inclusionists to muster the motivation
to organize SchoolWatch.  In a practical sense, high school deletion
debates now default to keep.  This is not necessarily a good thing;
Some of the kept articles normally wouldn't pass the notability test
and some are simply irredeemable crap.  Schoolwatch stands as an
example of one result of sufficiently antagonizing inclusionists.

-Chris Croy

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