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After reviewing "Advertising in Family" I think it would be very helpful to use their idea for critiscism of the current topic, in our case Bride scam, to provide a sociological analysis of the impact of Bride scam. In a global community things that happen in one country can have a major impact on another, and the distrust built through manipulations like a bride scam are something that should be looked at from a sociological standpoint. Further, I would like to delve deeper into the the national policies or lack there of, of the nations which allow such schemes to exist. Is this just a problem which can't be stopped because of the lack of internet control, or is there possible examples of governments taxing these organizations and allowing unsuspecting individuals to be cheated. Tfinnegan20 (talk) 03:06, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
To Do List
To upgrade the status of this article we will include the following: 1. Intro-- Here we will introduce the topic of Bride Scam
-who is targeted -the size of the crime industry
2. History-- We will go further into the items discussed in the intro and introduce new material.
-Subsection on Technological development and the impact this has had on the industry -Who has been the target, what portion of the worlds population of women have been involved -Including information on SES, nationality, etc.
3. Contemporary Development/Issues-- How the world is reacting to the current situation
-Relationship to mail-order bride agency, -law enforcement/governmental responses and policy
4. Major Incidents/Organizations(State/Governmental Involvement)- Involvement of governments in supporting bride scams.
-Where relavent legitiment business involvement -Persons of particular relevance
Intro and History will be done by Shalanda Bassett
Contempary Development/Issues and Major Incidents or State/Government involvment will be done by Tom Finnegan
- This sounds like a good plan to start, but what sources will you be using? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 15:39, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
Since I see a lot of work has been done over the past few days, here are few issues from a quick overview about issues that need to be addressed before GA (a more detailed review will follow within a few days).
- the article has empty sections; this is an indicator that it needs expansion. See Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Layout
- per Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Lead section, lead should be a comprehensive summary (abstract) of the rest of the article, and should not contain new information. It does not seem to me like your lead is either.
- the article does not have enough blue links, per Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Linking it needs to be wikified
- references should have an url to the page of the article or book (on Google Books)
Plagiarism / copyvio issues
Proposed merge with Romance scam
- Bride scam seems to be a very specific subtype of the romance scam (not all romance scams are bride scams, but all bride scams are romance scams). As such, I don't think the merger is needed, unless the notability of either is questioned and requires merger to be saved. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:50, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
Strongly disagree. Bride Scams are fundamentally different from Romance Scams. The romance scam has no objective that involves marriage, and rarely involves personal contact. It is an online game to acquire money only. Bride scams CAN be a romance scam, but usually involve immigration factors such as getting visas, trips to the US, or other wealth associated with a marriage. The victimology is quite distinct, and combining these would confuse those looking for real insight into one or the other. However, you can certainly cross-link them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Romancescamsnow (talk • contribs) 02:49, 30 April 2016 (UTC)