Talk:Wildwood School

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Votes for deletion[edit]

Article listed on Wikipedia:Votes for deletion July 4 to July 12 2004, consensus was to keep. Discussion:

Unimportant school. →Raul654 06:50, Jul 4, 2004 (UTC)

    • If Wildwood should be deleted, then the entries for Harvard Westlake and Crossroads should be deleted. These are all prestigeous private schools in West Los Angeles.
Agreed - Crossroads School (lists 3 schools) should be deleted - there's nothing encyclopedic there either. PS - please sign your comments by typing for tildes (~~~~). →Raul654 06:56, Jul 4, 2004 (UTC)
  • Right, well I don't see how the entries for any of these schools violates Wikipedia policy. By the way the previous link should have been for Harvard-Westlake School. Keep. (who???)
  • Keep. How could you want to delete all that good info? A stub is one thing, but this one is really good. Everyking 09:22, 4 Jul 2004 (UTC)
    • But it reads like a brochure! Rewrite, at least. Stevertigo
  • Keep. I don't get what people have against schools when every township in the universe is regarded as sufficiently encyclopedic to be included. -- कुक्कुरोवाच|Talk‽ 09:28, 4 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • Rename: I have a beef against the presumption of calling something "Lakeside School" or the like, when there are dozens and dozens. Let's put these schools in their proper taxonomic position: Wildwood School, Los Angeles; Crossroads School, Los Angeles, etc. If anyone wants a reference for checking the uniqueness of American prep school names, go to the Peterson's Guide to Secondary Schools (free online). Some preps really deserve mention (Andover, Kent, Exeter, two or three of the Westminsters) because of their role in US political history, but they have to be named in such a way that they're not confused with the British schools they're named after or with each other. Geogre 12:20, 4 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep, per Geogre's suggestions. Perfectly legitimate topic. Ambivalenthysteria 13:01, 4 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. Pretty good page for a school, but rename as described by Geogre -- Chris 73 | Talk 16:20, 4 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • No vote (I've already lost this argument), but Crossroads School is in Santa Monica, not Los Angeles. RickK 20:18, Jul 4, 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. I can't see how this violates Wikipedia policy, it has a wealth of information about a new type of education, and as stated above, Harvard-Westlake School and Crossroads are also entries for celebrity private schools in West Los Angeles. Eskrima 23:22, 4 Jul 2004 (UTC) [moved from VfD]
  • Keep, per Everyking's and Kukkurovaca's arguments. I consider such topics as legitimate, as long as the articles are not useless stubs. If the authors take the time to write decent descriptions, let's keep them. --Alexandre 08:33, 5 Jul 2004 (UTC)
    • Keep, per Geogre's comments to rename. It also needs rewriting. -Stevertigo
  • While I'm new here, I can't think of any rational policy that would justify deleting this except for wasted hard drive space. I doubt that's a concern. At worst it adds nothing, though it certainly doesn't degrade. At best a few people out there are thrilled to find unexpected information on the school. Maybe Wikipedia will get to the point one day where additional inclusiveness becomes the new goal...a couple of tiers of importance beyond the traditional "encyclopedia." Rmalloy 21:00, 9 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep. There are a huge number of schools in LA; anything to help clear up issues and distinguish mediocrity from schools that are trying to provide good service is an improvement. A parent can always ignore this information, but not if it is not freely available. Ancheta Wis 18:47, 7 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • I agree that more disambiguation is helpful in the name, but this is immaterial to the article being kept or not. (anon vote moved here from vfd main space by Graham ☺ | Talk)

End discussion


The link to West Los Angeles now points to the district of that name. I don't know the precise location of this school. If the link should point to the region, that page is now at Los Angeles Westside. EmergentProperty 06:21, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

That's fine - the school is on Olympic between Barrington & Bundy - WLA. Thanks for checking. -Willmcw 18:07, July 18, 2005 (UTC)

edits to Wildwood School page[edit]

I tried to edit the Wildwood School page today to correct inaccuracies and delete irrelevant information. I am the school's communication director, and while I understand there may be concern about conflict of interest, my only goal is to make sure the page accurately portrays the institution. My edits were undone almost immediately. How can I work with Wikipedia editors to update the content on the page? --Infoww (talk) 19:51, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

I'm the editor who reverted your changes. I did so for a few reasons. One is that major overhauls should be discussed here or at least explained in the edit summary box. Another reason is that considerable information appears to have been lost. Unsourced information may be removed at any time, but wholesale deletions are not the best way of improving the project. Third, and most important, the changes were not in keeping with the encyclopedia's core policy, which requires that articles bewritten from the "neutral point of view". Asserting that "Wildwood School is a dynamic" school", or that "Students graduate with a genuine thirst for knowledge that they take with them to college and beyond" are biased or unverifiable statements. Finally, some of the material is copied directly from the Wildwood School website.[1] It's possible that you are the original author but the school trustees would be the copyright holder. Regardless, it's just as inappropriate to copy material about a school for an encylopedia article as it would be to copy material from an encylopedia for a school paper. I've left a "welcome" message on your talk page that contains links to important Wikipedia policies and guidelines for you to read. I also suggest reading the articles of some comparable schools. Harvard-Westlake School is an excellent example of a high quality school article.   Will Beback  talk  22:07, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Performing arts[edit]

The list of plays that the school has produced is very impressive. Especially the student-directed plays. Nonetheless, it is unusual for school articles to have a long list like that. This is an encyclopedia entry, not a booster page. If any productions have been reviewed in the local press then that'd be a good reason to include them. Perhaps the full list could perhaps go on the school's website?   Will Beback  talk  05:35, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Notable Alumni Removal[edit]

Removed because the single entry (Tallulah Willis) is not "notable" on her own accord. Many children of celebrities have graduated from Wildwood School, but as of yet, none can be considered notable (aside from tabloid stories of which the parents are still the main subject/reason to take interest). If the section should be restored, some possibly notable entries may include: Nick Tweed-Simmons and Sophie Tweed-Simmons - Appeared on Gene Simmon's Family Jewels Rumer Willis - Actress in Sorority Row, 90210 Still, they are not noteworthy on their own accomplishments. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.173.74.136 (talk) 06:35, 22 February 2013 (UTC)