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Merge Servicemembers Legal Defense Network into OutServe-SLDN?[edit]

Hellos, so as far as I can tell around last October we had:

  • An SLDN article, with the history of the SLDN and a note that SLDN and OutServe will merge in October 2012
  • An OutServe article, with the history of OutServe and a note that SLDN and OutServe will merge in October 2012.

Now we have:

  • An SLDN article, with the history of the SLDN article and a note that SLDN and OutServe will merge in October 2012 (i.e. four months in the past)
  • An "OutServe-SLDN" article, made out of the old OutServe article, with the history of OutServe ONLY and some information about OutServe-SLDN's current leadership.

I think we should have:

  • One "OutServe-SLDN" article, with a section about "History of OutServe", a section about "History of SLDN", and a section about "Outserve-SLDN".

--Awk (talk) 07:30, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Agree. No brainer. But I think your heading should be explicit and avoid shortcuts:
Merge Servicemembers Legal Defense Network into OutServe-SLDN?
Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 18:20, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks fixed --Awk (talk) 01:34, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

This is just so uncontroversial! Merge completed. Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 13:27, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Allyson Robinson fired?[edit]

I gather from recent Facebook traffic that the board just fired Allyson Robinson, leading to a string of resignations. I wouldn't edit an article on something not really citeable, but if anyone is actively maintaining this article, you'll want to look into this & follow up. - Jmabel | Talk 22:12, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

  • May or may not have been a firing, but I now have something citeable that she is leaving and have edited accordingly. - Jmabel | Talk 18:47, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

• In the "references" section, citation "8" refers to "Josh" Aravosis. The linked article cites "John" Aravosis. (talk) 20:51, 13 July 2013 (UTC)Puma Maldonado — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:49, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

And now it's John! Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 21:55, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion[edit]

Deletion of this entry was proposed by an Ip user giving this reason:

per [1] and numerous other public sources on the web, the organization of this article title is bankrupt, closing down with no prospects for recovery. However, most of what is described in this article is in reference to the former Outserve organization which merged with SLDN as stated below, but this article was never fully updated and now fails to reflect any semblance to the current reality. Additionally, most facts in this article cite references which rely on facts from self-perpetuated media releases from the organization, vice independent, disinterested sources"

(1) Whether or not an organization is active or not, bankrupt or not, has nothing to do with having an entry for it. A defunct organization may merit an entry. (2) The report of bankruptcy cited above calls the organization "basically bankrupt", and legal bankruptcy is something an organization can emerge from. Why the rush to delete? (3) The history of OutServe, which merged into this new combined organization, is now part of the history of OutServe-SLDN. So the fact that it is included here makes sense. (4) And the organization continues to evolve. The article cited above discusses those plans and says:

OutServe-SLDN had to change as an organization. The bankruptcy simply ensured that the change was more abrupt, and uglier, than perhaps one might have hoped.

(5) If the entry needs to be improved with more coverage of either SLDN before the merger or with the activities of the organization post-merger, there are tags for that. Such problems don't call for deletion. Bmclaughlin9 (talk) 00:54, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

  1. ^ Aravosis, John (July 12, 2013). "OutServe-SLDN closes headquarters, reveals organization is bankrupt". America's blog. Retrieved July 12, 2013.