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Request for input in discussion forum[edit]

Given the closely linked subjects of the various religion, mythology, and philosophy groups, it seems to me that we might benefit from having some sort of regular topical discussion forum to discuss the relevant content. I have put together the beginnings of an outline for such discussion at Wikipedia:WikiProject Religion/2011 meeting, and would very much appreciate the input of any interested editors. I am thinking that it might run over two months, the first of which would be to bring forward and discuss the current state of the content, and the second for perhaps some more focused discussion on what, if any, specific efforts might be taken in the near future. Any and all input is more than welcome. John Carter (talk)

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Gary Null Article[edit]

The Gary Null article is getting hammered. It started out as a biased article, I started adding to it to make it objective, more balanced, and give more information. Apparently I have a conflict of interest because my dad did his radio show in the 70s and 80's. Any editors wanna pick this up and develop the article? Its getting hammered by several editors who rather than look at facts just keep reverting the article. I am not interested in counterattacking or sanctioning these people, but they seem very interested in counterattacking and sanctioning me.

If you want to help, add useful, accurate information to his article. hello 02:21, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Concern about Naturopathy article[edit]

I want to express my concern about the article Naturopathy.

My impression from the article is that the chief concern is to warn readers against naturopathy. I do not dispute that there are concerns about naturopathy that need to be raised. However, I think the article is dishonest in that it does not recognize that some modern naturopaths are working very hard to apply scientific, evidence-based methods to treatment of medical problems. In other words, the article tars all naturopathy with the same brush.

For one example, the very first sentence of the article ties naturopathy to belief in Vitalism. It may be true that some current naturopaths believe in vitalism and it may also be true that the historical roots of naturopathy trace back there. But to suggest that all modern naturopathy is based on vitalism is a gross distortion and a slanderous statement in my opinion.

I have raised my concern in a comment in the article discussion page but I suspect that the editors who watch the page may be more concerned with warning people against naturopathy than with issues of fairness. (If so, that is their right.) It is this suspicion that leads me to raise the matter here in the hope that other editors will take a look.

Thanks, CBHA (talk) 05:55, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Well, perhaps I'm feeling a little overly discouraged about this sort of dispute today, but it's really difficult. Our community does have some editors that are dedicated to make sure that anything that can be tarred as "quackery" gets painted as black and evil as possible. We also have some editors who believe that because a minority believe in Science, or at least say that they do, that the whole field is instantly cleansed by them.
I suspect that what you need is a couple of secondary sources published in mainstream (even anti-naturopath) academic medical journals, written by mainstream MDs with not even the faintest hint of a connection to or sympathy for naturopathy, saying that most modern naturopaths don't believe in whatever nonsense its original founders believed in, just like most modern MDs don't believe in the nonsense that their original founders believed in (which wasn't the scientific method, as you probably already know). That's a tall order, but if you can find sources like that, then that will help you in discussions with those editors who aren't True Disbelievers™. WhatamIdoing (talk) 05:45, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Would like feedback on Dahn Yoga Article[edit]

I have been working on the Dahn Yoga article on occassion for a while now. I don't know much about the group, but it appears that members have been editing and whitewashing the article on and off since it was created, which piqued my interest. An unregistered user recently added a sentence stating that all the lawsuits against them had been dropped or dismissed; the "source" is a press release by Dahn Yoga itself in PRNewswire. I was unable to find an objective source regarding the status of these suits. Is it appropriate to undo the edit by the unregistered user? Also, I will probably not be back on Wikipedia regularly, is there some way to watch the page in case those affiliated with the group return to edit it again? -Lciaccio (talk) 23:05, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Should the NCCAM classification system be used at Wikipedia?[edit]

A discussion of the propriety of using NCCAM classification as a basis of Wikipedia article organization is here.[1] FloraWilde (talk) 13:11, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Zangfu[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Zangfu has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. DH85868993 (talk) 09:43, 14 August 2014 (UTC)