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Spanish Revolution[edit]

With the 70th anniversary coming up and all I think now would be an excellent time to expand the Spanish Revolution article, if anyone's out there who better sources than just my scruffy copy of Homage to Catalonia... Chaikney 16:46, 30 May 2006 (UTC)


Does it really belong there? Don't get me wrong, i think that the article really should be written, but this is not a place to promote the writing of it... the information was removed from Anarchism and although i'm not 100% agree with that removal, i must say it was almost a consensus. Beta m (talk)

"Anarcho-nationalism" absolutely does not belong there, nor in Anarchism. The only place it could plausibly be put is in Fascism or Neo-nazism. --Bk0 (Talk) 23:05, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
agree Chaikney 16:46, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

Anarchism at the cellular level[edit]

One might consider anarchism in biological terms and the success of organisms without a nucleus competing with those that do have one. Environmental conditions can affect which is favored. (unsigned by

Anarchism, Actions and Decisions[edit]

Anacharism needs to be looked at from the point of view of complexity theory. Scale can affect the degree of organization needed to accomplish required tasks. One needs also to determine how decisions are to be made within an organization particularly with respect to goals and the actions to accomplish these goals. One might also question the legality of anarchism. Is there any accountability in a distributed system? (unsigned by

"legality of anarchism" is a meaningless phrase. "Accountability" is also mostly meaningless, as it's essentially an apologetic for coercive institutions. Also, anarchism doesn't say anything about not needing organization, it merely posits that voluntary organizations are the only workable and morally acceptable options. --Bk0 (Talk) 00:52, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

see Hierarchical organization for criticism and alternatives.

Reality and Anarchism?[edit]

It would appear to me that this might be a major area of information left out that could highlight many thought experiments. It would not be hard to make a list of "Failed States" that, for a time at least, have no kind of government, and what sort of methods evolve to deal with the situation, and why.

This entire subject highlights a deeper Wiki problem that so many POV's and outright agendas are deeply tied to any aspect of the subject, historically or presently, that even in the wider world the subject approaches complexity/obscurity to the point of uslessness.

Might it be better to have a list of open POV's labled as such that might (perhaps eventually) create an overview of the anarchy of the subject.

removed from list[edit]

i removed Green Anarchy (periodical) and IWA-AIT from the list of needed articles, as both of those org.s are at other locations. (Green Anarchy and International Workers Association. Murderbike 01:38, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

new section[edit]

this template could really use a "clean up" section for articles that exist, but need serious work to make them good, such as the Anarchism in Mexico article. thoughts? Murderbike 19:47, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

hmmm, somehow I missed that there was already a (albeit empty) "cleanup" section. I'll just start filling it up. Murderbike 21:11, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

how about a "needs translation" section? the Anarchism in Indonesia could go in it. Murderbike 22:19, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Purpose of task list?[edit]

When this template was created in 2005, there was little logistical infrastructure to support an organized effort to improve anarchist related articles. However, being little known of, tasks added to it have become moribund and gone nowhere. With the advent of the Anarchist Task Force, which has become a centralized point of discussion for improving anarchist articles, and now the subscription to an automated clean-up list which generates and updates a page of tasks on a regular basis, does this template still have much use? I would suppose yes, in that the automated clean-up list does not include a section for requested articles. However, such a section is located on the ATF page. I suppose Murderbike's earlier suggestion that it include a requested translation section would be a more specialized use for this list, but there seem to be few people capable of such translations on the Task force, and so such a list would quickly become clogged with old requests. So does anyone have a suggestion for how this list can be employed in the future? --Cast (talk) 17:28, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

The pertinent question here is "what does this template do that the rest of the Task Force does not?" Let's look at the individual sections:
Requested articles. Although the ATF has a list of these, that list is more of a request for sources, and would be overwhelmed if the requests from the template were included.
Editing/formatting. This is already much better treated by our automated cleanup listing.
Articles needing expansion. I'm not convinced this has any value at all - more or less all our short articles need expansion. In any case, these can easily be tagged with {{expand}}, which will then be picked up by the listing.
Cross-reference. This is interesting, and does not seem to be a process that could be dealt with better by the listing or by inclusion on the ATF main page. Adding cross-referencing tags to articles is a solution, but may be overtagging.
Discussions of importance. Already covered (or should be) by the ATF.
Merges. Much better handled by the listing.
Potential translations and requested articles would be best dealt with using project-wide infrastructure, with a link from the ATF. See for example Wikipedia:Translation/*/How-to and Wikipedia:Requested_articles/Social_sciences#Governance_.2F_Governments_.2F_Politics_.2F_Political_Science.
In conclusion, as most or all functions of this template are best covered elsewhere, I think we should deprecate it. Deleting it would not be a good idea, as it contains valuable historical information, but we ought to slap a tag on it informing editors that it is outdated at no longer in use, and directing them to WP:ATF/WT:ATF. That is, unless someone can come up with a compelling alternative use. Skomorokh 17:49, 2 December 2008 (UTC)