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Proposed rename of Religious Society of Friends
"Quaker Universalist Fellowship" article
I am a convinced Friend, member of Columbia (SC) Monthly Meeting and attender of Jacksonville (FL) Monthly Meeting. I am also a public library reference librarian and a writer. My job involves me directly in the development and maintenance of online customer services.
In addition, I recently was invited to join the steering committee of Quaker Universalist Fellowship. In our December conference call meeting, I learned of the QUF committee's concern about shortcomings and inaccuracies in Wikipedia's Quaker Universalist Fellowship article. Another committee member tried to edit this article in November, but her edits were all rejected.
Because of my career experience with online resources, I was asked to pursue the matter. Today I learned that my committee colleague's edits were rejected because of the Conflict of Interest rule (which, of course, means that I cannot edit the article either).
I would appreciate collaborative help in updating and expanding the QUF article in ways which will not violate COI. If you can give assistance, please "talk" with me on my page.
Proposed redirection of Christianity subproject talk pages
I have recently started discussion about possibly eliminating the use of a separate talk page for it here. Input from any interested editors is very welcome and encouraged. Thank you. John Carter (talk) 22:20, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
This article was revised by the organisation itself and has serious COI problems among other problems, not least being what looks like a lot of copyvio. It reads almost like a report of the organisation (which I guess isn't surprising) and may have to be stubbed due to the copyvio problems. Anyone want to help turn it into an article that follows our MOS and copyvio/pov etc policies? Dougweller (talk) 17:36, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
- I added a few WP:RS sources to that page now. I am not sue who is active on this project, but those sources do have material for use. The previous page material was not incorrect by and large but was copyvio, and was also written with an inspirational rather than encyclopedic tone. But if WP:RS references are used, the page can come back to life. And there is, of course, also Indiana Yearly Meeting which is linked now, but also needs help. History2007 (talk) 04:48, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
Request re Quaker Universalist Fellowship article issues
Hello! I am not a Quaker. I am a childless Jewish widow with no COI about the Society of Friends. I was noticing how a Wikipedia editor and sysop had zealously removed a spam link to some awful commodities trading system website, "Turtle Trading", that was improperly wedged into the BLP of a distinguished, PhD'd elderly mathematician. I went to his, Jerzy the sysop's, talk page to thank and praise him, and noticed an old (2011?) request for a non-Friend to peruse a Friend-related article that had run into trouble due to COI issues. Jerzy the sysop had not taken any action that I could tell (he was on a vacation from Wikipedia at that time, I think).
I perused the article, and left a lengthy assessment on Crippled Wolf's talk page, #3 re Quaker Universalist Fellowship. Said user hasn't shown signs of activity since Jan 2012. The article in question, Quaker Universalist Fellowship, is even mentioned right here, on this page, as a subsection located approx. three sections above mine, number 19, I think. Might someone have a look? I provided a lot of detail on that talk page. Feel free to move it if the article talk page would have been a more appropriate place to enter it.
My primary concern is for your Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Wikiproject to ascertain whether or not the article is merely a thinly veiled e-commerce promotion. The website and subject matter seemed genuine in 2005, (content was devoted to Quaker-ish ecclesiastical matters), but some guy is selling a book there now. I don't want to go any further with this, due to my lack of subject matter knowledge. I know about mathematics and miracle-online trading scams, not about the Society of Friends. If I am incorrect, and all is well with this organization, and Wikipedia article, please excuse my ignorance, and don't take offense? Thank you. --FeralOink (talk) 16:55, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
Comment on the WikiProject X proposal
Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:48, 1 October 2014 (UTC)