Talk:Fraternal benefit society

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Sufficiently different from Mutual society to be a valid topic.

I'm Nina, the author of the article of the Fraternal Benefit Society page. I appreciate your input and would like to clear up any confusion regarding the article. Can you identify the sections that you found were copyright violations? I'm more than happy to correct any issues that would prevent the page's publication. As you may have read in my "talks" with reviewer MatthewVanitas (who is very helpful), I wrote the article because when I did a search for Fraternal Benefit Societies, I was redirected to Mutual Organizations, which is very broad and not indicative of FSBs. Trying to squeeze in a section on that page, which is already large and broad, would only further confuse what FSBs are. I am a member of a Fraternal Benefit Society (not a hired employee) and did not write it for promotional purposes, but simply to get the message out there that FSBs are still around and still relevant today when most people have misconceptions about what they are and what they do. But I am also a journalist and do have considerable writing and research experience in writing objective articles. If you prefer that I edit an existing page, I would choose the "Benefit Society" page, but I need your clear direction here that this is what you want. Also, does the author of the Benefit Society page have the option of rejecting my additions? My apologies--I am new to Wiki and learning your process.


Nina Ninalill (talk) 15:04, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

This is Allison with the American Fraternal Alliance. The Alliance serves as the trade association for fraternal benefit societies. Upon review of the above listing and deletion page, we agree that it does sound promotional in nature and we would support its deletion or merge with Benefit_society Please let me know if I can provide facts or references to strengthen the article. Allisonstevek (talk) 17:33, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

I did a major re-write today. This is all unique content. (talk) 04:30, 26 March 2013 (UTC)