Talk:Britain Yearly Meeting

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Abbreviation "BYM"[edit]

the Note:"{{Otheruses4|Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM)|Baltimore's Yearly Meeting (also BYM)|Baltimore Yearly Meeting}}." has been removed. As both organisations use the abbreviation and have it within the texts of their articles, it is good to avoid any possible confusion by restoring this text to the top of the Britain Yearly Meeting article, in my view. Vernon White . . . Talk 23:04, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

The comment from the removal points out that since BYM doesn't redirect here, they felt it could be removed. I'm inclined to agree; that template is generally used for pages that have redirects to them, that might cause confusion. --Ahc (talk) 05:50, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, that was me :D. I'm not really fussed either way, but I was trying to make the hatnote into a common template ({{dablink}} tends only to be used where a normal one doesn't fit the needs); I saw that in my opinion the only one the would really fit would be {{redirect}}, and that BYM didn't redirect here (it's a disambiguation page). Thanks very much, Drum guy (talk) 20:04, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

National Quaker Week[edit]

I do not think the section on National Quaker Week is a neutral encyclopaedic entry. I personally doubt really whether National Quaker Week is really notable enough to have an entry at all on this page, however even if it is, I feel it should be written in neutral language and mention that National Quaker Week is a controversial move that not all local Quaker meetings or Friends in Britain support. I also think the phrase to encourage Quakers to drop their traditional modesty and "to let their souls sing" is particularly inappropriate - Friends traditionally have been very open about their beliefs, with their plain dress, plain language, breaking up church services to preach publicly about their beliefs. Some people may feel that modern Friends do not talk about their faith enough, although this is an opinion, not fact. I think this section needs completely re-writing. Ceiriog (talk) 17:03, 14 June 2009 (UTC)