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What, might I ask, is the purpose of this page? We have all the relevant historical information in the Record archives, why must students be singled out in such a manner as this? --06jps 23:47, 15 March 2006 (EST)
Agreed. These pages just seem to open up old wounds and goes against the general light-hearted nature of the Willipedia. --08tdm 00:02, 16 March 2006 (EST)
I agree wholeheartedly. - Lucy C-C (sorry I can't figure/remember the tilda thing)
I agree as well. --06mea 00:20, 16 March 2006 (EST)
Personally, I don't mind good historical research, but these events are a little too recent for comfort, and the research is cursory, at best. --Evan 00:24, 16 March 2006 (EST)
That one of my issues too, that the "research" or whatever "facts" are presented here will somehow be given undue weight and that one or two people putting their opinions (whether or not they have any actual experience with the situation) about an event is not helpful or informative. -- 06lc 00:27, 16 March 2006 (EST)
1) If everything in Willipedia is supposed to be "light-hearted," then please change the About page. Once you do, I'll stop contributing non-light-hearted material.
2) The "purpose" of this page is to record the history of what actually happened. If you don't think that history belongs in Willipedia, then say so.
3) The purpose of this page is not "good historical research". It's purpose is to record the raw historical documents. (Feel free to edit away the context that I have provided. Or make the context better.)
4) If you don't want events that are "too recent," then change the goal of Willipedia. If you do, I'll stop contributing recent material.
5) I confess that the research is "cursory at best." But, have you heard? This is a Wiki. You can edit it! If you don't like my research, then make it better. If you wait I bit, I hope to add much more material in the weeks to come.
6) I am not even sure how to respond to that last comment. What does it mean to put "facts" in quotes? Are you denying that these e-mail were sent? Are you claiming that I made them up? I am as interested in a fun po-mo discussion as the next philosophy major, but unless you have a more substantive comment, it is hard to know where to start. I do love the line about "whether or not they have any actual experience with the situation". What do you expect? Do you think Laylah Ali is going to write about this? Do you think that the Dean's Office is going to reveal the punishment, if any, given to Lucien and Pritchard? That isn't going to happen, obviously. --Dkane 10:58, 16 March 2006 (EST)
Keeping a record of these events is not inherently a bad idea. However, the fact that they seem(ed) to be recorded on multiple wiki pages gives the impression that someone is just trying to get everyone all riled up over them again, rather than merely keeping track of them for historical purposes. --06mea 13:02, 16 March 2006 (EST)