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Is there a way to correct the article capitalization? (To Phi Kappa Sigma from Phi kappa sigma).

Amandapb 03:10, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

I made a redirect from Phi Kappaa Sigma, but I have no idea how to change the actual article title. Acidskater 18:27, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Most of this article is a direct copy from the Membership Manual of Phi Kappa Sigma, and as a result is copyrighted material and should be removed. I'd like a discussion on this before I go rashly deleting stuff, I'm not sure if this has been discussed before, that's just my opinion. Cliffhanger407 06:31, 8 March 2007 (UTC) AN 2010

I believe that it has happened before to this article. The page was blanked and supposedly was given a complete re write. Apparently thats not the case. Samwisep86 07:03, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

I remade the page and did as much as I possibly could with the information(Im a Sigma Chi) at hand. From what I remember the only thing that was direct copy was the public motto, but not their descriptions, those were paraphrased as best I could. I haven't been checking up on the page much and I am almost sure the History can be cut down and most of it sounds like it was copied. Acidskater 07:40, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

I can confirm that most of the information here is block-copied from Skull Sessions, though I don't have my copy on hand so I can't provide specific examples. Cumulus Clouds 22:26, 1 April 2007 (UTC)

I blanked the page before, and although this version is a lot better it is still a copyvio. Hint: adding references to sources still doesn't make it ok for your article to be word-for-word copies of other writing. I'll come back later and either (sigh) fix it myself, or take the easy way and slap a copyvio on the page, which by policy we really ought to be doing immediately. 16:58, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

I went in and corrected most of the long sentences that were direct copies of the sources, paraphrasing them, and in some cases adding information to correct them, from the same sources.

Is there a template out there as an example of the information fraternal organizations should display? I looked but couldn't find anything conclusive. Much more could be added here, but I want it to be consistent with the category. Famous Members and a Chapter List would be informative sub-pages. Carolinajak 03:58, 5 November 2007 (UTC)


We don't add mentions of every rape associated with every fraternity. While sad, it's not notable, shows a bias towards recent events, and flat-out doesn't belong in the article. Crotchety Old Man (talk) 13:48, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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Cross type[edit]

I don't know whether this fraternity wants to say (for their own reasons) that the cross in their coat of arms is a maltese cross, but it obviously isn't. It is a Cross pattée. One just has to follow the link provided within the article itself to see that a maltese cross "is an eight-pointed cross having the form of four "V"-shaped elements". This is clearly not the case here. This is a Cross pattée "with triangular arms which come close to filling the square" (see relevant Wikipedia article). Maybe someone could correct this? (I won't do it, I leave it for a registered user, just in case it is a fraternity quirk) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:12, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Tbh, the Maltese cross page probably explains it: "The term is often wrongly applied to all forms of eight-pointed crosses irrespective of colour or background". It looks like the badge is indeed a "triangular arms which come close to filling the square" variant of the cross pattée, although the "notches" at the corner have three sides instead of two. All our internal material does refer to it as a Maltese cross, so I hesitate to change it. I'll ask around and see how much people are attached to the "Maltese cross" thing. (edit: looks like Alpha Tau Omega did the same thing.) (talk) 15:28, 30 March 2018 (UTC)