Talk:Namaste

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Namaste and Buddhism[edit]

Someone decided to mention on this talk page that the article Namaste was part of project Buddhism.

User:Blueyarn keeps taking that out, arguing that that showed POV and demanding sources.

I hope this is not going to turn into an edit war and that we won't go to arbitration, but if it is necessary then we will because this shows a fundamental misunderstanding of Blueyarn of where POV applies: POV doesn't apply on talk pages. Somebody thought the article Namaste was part of project Buddhism and that's their opinion. If you want to argue against their opinion fine, put it on this talk page. But you wouldn't be allowed to delete a comment they made on a talk page just because you thought it showed POV. That's why it's a talk page. In the same way you are not allowed to just take out the mention of project Buddhism here just cause you think it is not justified. You can simply argue against it. Get it? It's a talk page.

Furthermore there are good reasons to make any Indian cultural item part of project Buddhism: Buddhism originated in India and for about 1500 years was an Indian religion. So anything that is part of Indian culture can be legitimately studied in a Buddhist context. That is well known. Take any history of Buddhism and you'll have your sources.

Contact Basemetal here 18:16, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Read WP:TALK#FACTS and Deal with facts Blueyarn (talk) 22:10, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
You don't seem to understand what WP:TALK#FACTS says. It does not mean you can delete other people's stuff on talk pages. If you continue this edit war you'll get into trouble my friend. The talk page is the place to deal with dispute resolution not edit wars. Contact Basemetal here 22:27, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
PS: And we're not even done with your removal of Namaste from WikiProjectBuddhism. Have you finally understood why you have no business telling the people at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Buddhism (without being part of that WikiProject and without discussing with them) if they should or should not include Namaste in WikiProject Buddhism? Contact Basemetal here 02:32, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Picture requested[edit]

If you stumble on a photograph of a sculpture/painting of Buddhist origin representing the anjali mudra, that is the namaste gesture so called, could you please transclude it in the article?

Similarly if you happen on a modern photograph of a person from a Buddhist country (Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Cambodgia, Laos, etc.) doing the anjali mudra please transclude it here.

There might be such a picture at article Añjali Mudrā (picture on the right): that one seems to me to be a Buddhist statue.

Thanks.

Contact Basemetal here 18:48, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

The fine line between legitimate removal of unsourced content and wholesale systematic deletion of unchallenged content[edit]

Editor User:Blueyarn has been going around removing entirely non-controversial unchallenged material because it was unsourced.

Granted WP demands sources but this campaign of wholesale systematic deletion by Blueyarn looks more like disruptive editing if not vandalism.

And to top it all he removed a photograph from this article with nary an explanation.

I have tried to reason with him but it's no use.

Time to call in the admins?

Contact Basemetal here 23:53, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

I have requested both on my talk page, where there is a discussion, as well as on Blueyarn's talk page that they come and discuss the proposed changes here. Rmosler | 00:13, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
Read Wikipedia:Verifiability and WP:NOR. Unsourced will be removed. Blueyarn (talk) 01:41, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
I know all about Wikipedia:Verifiability and WP:NOR but there is also something called disruptive editing, see WP:DIS, and your wholesale deletion of material looks to me like very much like disruptive editing. See particularly Disruptive_editing#Point-illustrating and WP:POINT. I'll bring that up with admins don't you worry. Your wholesale deletion does not look to me like productive editing at all for all of your attempts at Wikilawyering (see WP:LAWYER). Like I said, we all understand the need for reliable sources, but nobody has appointed you here as either the policeman or the censor of WP. Contact Basemetal here 02:26, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
PS: And we're not even done with your removal of Namaste from WikiProjectBuddhism. Have you finally understood why you have no business telling the people at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Buddhism (without being part of that WikiProject and without discussing with them) if they should or should not include Namaste in WikiProject Buddhism? Contact Basemetal here 02:30, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
Unsourced will be removed. You can discuss with any wiki Admins for it. Blueyarn (talk) 02:37, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
Go through Disruptive_editing#Point-illustrating, WP:POINT, Wikipedia:Verifiability, WP:NOR, WP:DIS. None support Unsourced. You can mention Wikipedia:Policies that support Unsourced. As I said You can discuss with any wiki Admins for it. Blueyarn (talk) 08:50, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Poor sources[edit]

Read WP:RS. following are poor sources 1) https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Namaste&diff=595797587&oldid=595797511 2) https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Namaste&diff=595797511&oldid=595797307 Sorry for photograph removal. Blueyarn (talk) 00:34, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Italics or not?[edit]

It should either be namaste or namaste throughout the article. Is it considered an English word at this point? If it is, no italics at all. If it isn't, italics throughout. Likewise its synonyms when they are used. Does anyone "know" the answer to this? Huw Powell (talk) 15:54, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

No, and there won't be one, since we lack an Academy with plumed hats to tell us these things. Mention the options/possibilities at the start, & then stick with one. Johnbod (talk) 20:43, 7 April 2015 (UTC)