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Latest comment: 7 days ago by Marchjuly in topic Coat rack? Not Memorial?

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Victoria Park Collegiate Institute Edit

There is a content dispute at Talk:Victoria Park Collegiate Institute#Royalty?. The school is named after a road in Toronto, and the road is named after Queen Victoria. Another editor asserts that a link should be added to Royal eponyms in Canada. The input of others would be appreciated. --Magnolia677 (talk) 22:49, 13 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Relevant RfC at Wikipedia talk:Notability about notability and embedded lists Edit

You are invited to participate in an RfC at Wikipedia talk:Notability asking if relevant notability guidelines should be modified to clarify that notability can be used as a criterion for inclusion in embedded lists. If it is passed, it may result in changes to Wikipedia:WikiProject Schools/Article advice. ElKevbo (talk) 01:22, 24 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good article reassessment for Malvern College Edit

Malvern College has been nominated for a good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. voorts (talk/contributions) 02:31, 13 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

McConchie One Room Schoolhouse Edit

In Charles County Maryland, they've saved the last known African American segregated schoolhouse and I'd like to know the guidance on whether it reaches notability. They moved the entire schoolhouse to the county fairgrounds. Would

make a decent start as references, or should I find more before considering starting?Naraht (talk) 14:24, 14 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We need at least 3 sources that meet notability requirements for significant coverage, in independent reliable sources. The firs source you listed meets that requirement, but the second is a primary source-- it can be used to verify facts but it is not independent. I checked on and ProQuest, but did not find additional sources online. Sources do not need to be online: check your local library for print sources with significant coverage in independent, reliable, secondary sources. — Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 17:00, 14 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Here's one more with significant coverage as an independent, reliable, secondary source: McConchie alums share their one-room school experiences — Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 17:13, 14 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There are several other articles at somdnews that I think would qualify. Adding to the list of sources. I think it is OK if the sources are all from the same newspaper. (If that is a problem, then ) The other question is whether would count as primary or secondary.Naraht (talk) 01:28, 16 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, articles about non-profit schools do not need to meet the WP:AUD criterion of at least one regional, state, or national source. I did notice that the Sound News article is behind a paywall, but I was able to archive it at the Wayback machine, here:
Here's the archived version of the first Sound News article above:
I believe the "Explore Charles County" article is a secondary source, so good job finding sources! — Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 16:53, 16 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This is even more enthusiastic support than I expected. Note, I did tell the people there that I was looking at *trying* to make an article, but I don't think that gives me a COI (I was visiting the county fairgrounds they had moved the school to).Naraht (talk) 20:45, 16 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't think routine prior knowledge about a subject necessarily constitutes a COI. On the other hand, a potential COI declaration is cheap, and is a courtesy alert for other editors to double-check for neutral language. This Special:Diff/704050226 is one way I've handled it, given my prior knowledge of a subject. — Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 22:31, 16 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requested move at Talk:Broomfield School, Arnos Grove#Requested move 18 September 2023 Edit


There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Broomfield School, Arnos Grove#Requested move 18 September 2023 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. WaggersTALK 11:18, 18 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


An editor has requested that Greenfield Community College, Newton Aycliffe be moved to Greenfield Academy, which may be of interest to this WikiProject. You are invited to participate in the move discussion.-- Wesoree (talk·contribs) 14:44, 18 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Coat rack? Not Memorial? Edit

Would someone from this WikiProject mind taking a look at West Warwick High School#Matthew Dennison? It seems a bit undue to have a single stand-alone about a student (even one who was killed in such a tragic way). Most of the content seem reasonably sourced, but there's a WP:NOTMEMORIAL tinge to the entire section. -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:24, 20 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]