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Semi-protected edit request on 26 October 2020[edit]

Please re-add Anarcho-capitalism under "Schools" . pest (talk) 08:34, 26 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]

 Not done for now: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template.  Ganbaruby! (Say hi!) 09:23, 26 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Forget it. As much as it does belong, An-Coms are very protective of their "property". Jason Harvestdancer | Talk to me 21:13, 6 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Christian anarchism[edit]

I just moved Christian anarchism from "Schools of thought" to "Issues". Christianity isn't completely compatible with anarchist thought, it's similar situation as with ancap. --Wojsław Brożyna (talk) 13:39, 7 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Couldn't the same be said about Jewish anarchism? Charles Essie (talk) 23:09, 6 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Strange choice of symbol[edit]

Why is this symbol used to represent Anarchism Anarchy-symbol.svg instead of the much more common version Circle-A.svg ?

The first version seems very un-anarchistic.

--Anka.213 (talk) 07:02, 2 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Recent additions[edit]

Hi @VagueReptile, this template is not meant to list every variant of anarchism, as you have been adding. It's more of an aid to navigate between the major topics of anarchism. (Those who want the full list can use the categories.) czar 01:54, 26 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Sorry, which tendencies should i remove? VagueReptile (talk) 16:07, 26 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
The tendencies which don't have articles of their own, that are just linking to subsections of much larger articles, would be a good place to start. --Grnrchst (talk) 17:43, 28 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I removed the rest of them VagueReptile (talk) 20:22, 28 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Also, what is going on with those sections? I'm not sure how Anarcha-feminism, Relationship anarchy and Queer anarchism, fall under a "Free love variant". Free love is a concept used by both of these tendencies, but I don't understand how this makes them fit together as "Free love variants". Furthermore the "Dual power" category feels weird, considering what it links to is a very short and poorly-sourced paragraph about how it has been used by libertarian socialists. I'm not sure what dual power even has to do with anarchism in the first place, seeing as it's a Leninist concept. Maybe changing it into a section about "Organizational forms" of anarchism may make more sense? (Even then, it'd need reworking) --Grnrchst (talk) 18:02, 28 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Oh yikes, I only just noticed the "Free love variant" thing. Since "love and sex" is already under "issues", I'm going to rename that heading right now to "Gender and sexuality". That's just the first name that came into my head for that category so I'm totally open to changing/moving/whatever (it also doesn't fit with "variants" - but since that has a completely different meaning in the context of gender/sexuality/feminism, no good at all to use that). By the way, is it strange to anyone else that "transhumanism" is under "individualist"? I'm not really sure that's a meaningful place to categorize that. -- asilvering (talk) 19:38, 28 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I noticed also that religion is here in a few places. In the interests of avoiding complicated explanations, I'm going to do a fix for that right now. If anyone thinks it's a bad call, by all means revert it and we can discuss what a better way to organize this might be. -- asilvering (talk) 19:41, 28 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Also, uh, while we're here, this is currently over 400 lines long. That... is too many lines. "History" and "theory" are (imo) unnavigably long, and both are attracting a really disparate set of links. I made a draft clone of this and hacked at the history section (a History of Anarchism nav template of some kind might be useful to make?) to get it down into the teens, thoughts? [1]. -- asilvering (talk) 20:33, 28 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Also there doesn't seem to be much difference between the "Theory/Practice" and "Related topics" sections. VagueReptile (talk) 19:57, 1 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Really? I'm all for removing unrelated things from either category, but one is almost entirely a list of "-ism" articles and the other isn't. -- asilvering (talk) 20:37, 1 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I take that back, but there is overlap in the types of articles they contain, and I'm not quite sure where one category is supposed to stop and the other is supposed to star. VagueReptile (talk) 21:25, 1 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I removed anarcho-transhumanism because it doesn't have its own page. I had put it there because its section says it draws heavily from individualist anarchism, although i can see how that might not have been the best place for it. VagueReptile (talk) 20:50, 28 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I renamed dual power to methodology. I also moved anarcha-feminism to social variants (it emphasizes mutual aid), queer anarchism to individualist variants (it emphasizes individualism), and relationship anarchy and catholic worker to methodology (they emphasize certain methods of praxis). You can revert the changes if you dislike them. VagueReptile (talk) 13:05, 1 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Is there some reason I'm not seeing why this vertical sidebar isn't divided according to the Classical/Post-classical/Contemporary divide that is in the Anarchist schools of thought article itself? Or, as was done before your changes, @VagueReptile, any divisions? (see: [2]). I'm not trying to put you, specifically, on blast here, but I don't see any real benefit to dividing up the "schools of thought" section at all, really. They clearly all share a conceptual link, and they're all only a word or two long. It's not a confusing section to read through. -- asilvering (talk) 18:53, 1 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
I merged all the subsections except for methodology (i can merge it too if people want) VagueReptile (talk) 21:19, 1 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
It's probably easier for people to consider possible major changes or additions if you make a mockup in userspace first? If it's a minor change, or an urgently required change, working right in the template might be fine. For major rearranging and mass-adding or deleting terms, less so. I have the same query for this current incarnation of the sidebar: why is it divided in this way? It doesn't seem useful, and I'm not sure I understand why lines are being drawn where they are. -- asilvering (talk) 02:21, 2 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@VagueReptile: Sorry for taking a while to get back on this, my focus has been elsewhere.
This methodology section is really strange. The inclusion of the Catholic Worker Movement as a methodology is just such an utterly baffling choice, given that it was a movement not an organizational form, nor was it even wholly anarchist. Also, how is relationship anarchy a methodology?
As for the rest of the schools of thought, it's now quite hard to read what with all the overlapping bracketed entries that sometimes go three levels deep. Grnrchst (talk) 13:39, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Proposed changes[edit]

Quiet here for a week, but I don't know if that means "no objections" or "no one looked", so I'm making a new topic section for this: I have some proposed changes to the sidebar here [3]. Summary:

  1. bumped glossary up to the top, with "history" and "outline"
  2. schools of thought is collapsed back to the alphabetical layout from a month-ish ago
  3. history section significantly cut (I think it's down to 17 items?): the aim was to keep the most important events (objects, libraries, etc are all removed) and try to keep as much of a geographical balance as possible given what was there in the first place
  4. I don't think "Free Territory" or "High Treason Incident" are particularly useful phrases for someone who doesn't know what they are already, so they're now "Free Territory (Ukraine)" and "High Treason Incident (Japan)"
  5. history section is now possible to arrange in chronological order, so I did so.

I'll leave this comment to sit here for at least a few days in case anyone wants to weigh in. -- asilvering (talk) 07:56, 9 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]