Talk:Rastafari movement

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Houses[edit]

Irie Ites!

I have added a major improvements to the discussion on the houses http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Mansions_of_Rastafari

Please check it and see what`s good to go.

Blessed, Rastavox user:Rastavox

Earth Changes delete[edit]

Hey, would you people care to give your opinion about Earth changes? The article is about to be deleted: Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Earth_changes Subramanian talk

Repetition[edit]

I'm sure some of those pictures appear twice.

Uncited Content[edit]

Here is a list of sections which have no citations supporting any of their content:

  • Jah
  • Trinity
  • Iyesus Christos
  • The Howellites and The Ethiopian Salvation Society
  • Lion
  • Diet

There are many other sections which, though containing some citations, still contain other uncited content. It is very important that we find references to support these statements. I'm sure the statements themselves are true, but they need to be verified with inline citations. I have tried to flag many of these problems with the intent to find good references to support them (and hopefully to encourage others to do the same), but my edits have been reverted due to the fact that I made some changes without first discussing them. This article is fraught with vague words and unencyclopaedic language which is something that I usually try to omit (in the case of vague words) or re-phrase (for the sake of tone and flow without altering the gist of the content) when I come across it in an article, but it has been made clear to me that this article is not open to editing without prior discussion of the edits, and that certain people guarding this article do not assume good faith if they do not like your edits. I would love to see this article being improved upon. I am obviously not the person for the job, but I am posting this so that someone will look into these uncited sections and bolster them with some credible thrid-party sources (and better writing).I feel like a tourist (talk) 19:45, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Terminology[edit]

Hello. I arrived at the article trying to find the proper terminology to use in a written piece that mentions Rastafari. (I admit it's only a passing reference but I want to get it right.) I understand from this article that 'Rastafarianism' is not considered proper, and that 'Rastafari' for the movement and 'Rasta' for a follower or practitioner are accepted. I hope I read right. But I noticed one image with the caption, "Rastafarian man carrying a basket" - is 'Rastafarian' an acceptable term to use for an individual, and if so, which of 'Rastafarian' or 'Rasta' is preferred? (I ask this here because if the latter term is preferred the caption may need changing.) Thank you. - Coldwind487 (talk) 09:24, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Linking this article from Ethiopia[edit]

All of the longstanding and easily verified facts mentioning the significance of Rastafari were summarily removed from Ethiopia yesterday by an insistent pair of editors who were also quite concerned that I not bring this issue up here, and leave it only to their judgement. However, after due deliberation, I have decided to mention this thing that is happening here as worthy of your attention. It seems that the article on Rastafari cannot be linked to or even alluded to now from Ethiopia. Not that this is a totally orphaned article, but it deserves a mention and a link from Ethiopia as significant to the topic at the least. Binghi Dad (talk) 17:28, 10 August 2014 (UTC)