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Mantra etc[edit]

@Frietjes: Thanks for reverting my bold change. The mantra and abode field attracts a lot of vandalism, unsourced content, disruptive edit warring. A lack of underlying source, the nature and the diversity of their texts makes it unlikely that the situation will improve. The mantra field is the biggest problem, I don't understand why we even have it. The abode field too is problematic in almost all cases. The exception may be Kailasa or Meru for Shiva, and Vaikuntha for Vishnu. But there are problems there too, if you see the Indian texts. I wonder if you know a past discussion which reached a reasoned consensus for having these two fields. Ms Sarah Welch (talk) 18:10, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

a person's birthday and age attracts a lot of vandalism, unsourced content, etc. but we keep it because it can be used properly. hence, we don't remove fields just because they are abused. we remove them if they are (a) not important or (b) can never/rarely be used properly. it sounds like you are arguing that they should be removed for one or both of these reasons, which is fine, but the vandalism angle is not a valid reason. back in the day, we had about a dozen different deity infoboxes. these were merged into one infobox, and the documentation had specific examples reflecting the different uses. yes, the mantra is an example that is specific for Hindu deities, but the abode was actually added for Etruscan, Greek, Mesopotamian, Canaanite, Roman, etc. deities. hence, we should really think of all types before removing for one. Frietjes (talk) 18:49, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Indeed. I missed the merged situation. The abode field is useful and needed elsewhere. You are right, we must leave it alone. That leaves the mantra field to discuss. Unless someone can explain with WP:RS, why even have it, I suggest we delete it because it is not important and can never/rarely be used properly. Ms Sarah Welch (talk) 19:04, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Moksha place/date?[edit]

Isn't this place/date of death? What about WP:EUPHEMISM guideline? Ms Sarah Welch (talk) 18:15, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

they function the same with the same display/output. if you want to find/replace all of them, go ahead. Frietjes (talk) 18:42, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Frietjes: If it is the same display/output, am fine with it! Thanks for clarifying, Ms Sarah Welch (talk) 18:48, 11 December 2017 (UTC)