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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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RfC notification[edit]

Hello everyone, there is an RFC that people from this project may be interested in commenting on: Talk:Traditional Chinese medicine#RfC: Is the Nature article an appropriate source for the claim it is attached to?. Thank you for your feedback. rʨanaɢ (talk) 21:05, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Recently Deleted AltMed/Alchemy Page[edit]

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Arcanum corallinum.

I am not sure whether this is the appropriate place to mention such things; if I am incorrect in my placement please feel free to remove. As you can see from the page discussion it is unclear that a consensus was reached; I clearly do not believe that one was. Instead of leaving the page and beginning a discussion on redirect/improvement/alteration, it looks as if a simple vote count was done. There is now a dead link from Maslama al-Majriti to Arcanum corallinum. I bring this to the project's attention because I feel as though a valid piece of knowledge was summarily lost. Thanks very much. WookieeV (talk) 16:35, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

WP:DRV Alexbrn talk|contribs|COI 18:04, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Discretionary sanctions for all of CAM[edit]

Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Case/Acupuncture closed by motion on 12 January 2015. The result is that all articles and all edits about complementary and alternative medicine, "broadly defined", are now covered by Wikipedia:Discretionary sanctions.

  • If the article is about CAM, then discretionary sanctions apply.
  • If the edit is about CAM, even if the article is about a different subject (for example, if you're writing that Joe Film uses an herbal supplement), then discretionary sanctions apply.
  • If there's even a hint or a question about whether the article or subject is about CAM, then discretionary sanctions apply.

As a result of this definition, every single article supported by this group is likely subject to discretionary sanctions now.

If you're not familiar with this system, this is a "one strike and you're (maybe) out" system that applies to everyone, as a result of the bad behavior of other, previous editors. If an editor causes even a small problem at an article, and the editor has already been officially warned about the existence of the sanctions (this message doesn't count, because no one could prove that anyone else read it), then the editor can be blocked or otherwise punished by any uninvolved admin. Discretionary sanctions are supposed to be applied against editor behavior, not against editor's beliefs or viewpoints. For example, if an editor reverts the same material twice in a CAM article, then it is not supposed to matter whether the editor is pro-science or anti-science, or pro-altmed or anti-altmed.

In general, my advice is that editors proceed with caution and that they use formal Wikipedia:Dispute resolution whenever there is any concern. WhatamIdoing (talk) 23:56, 20 January 2015 (UTC)