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Why the deleted discussion should not be included
In response to a concern, the reason for the removal of POV content is well documented in Wikipedia policy. From Wikipedia:NOT#Wikipedia is not a publisher of original thought:
- "Per our policy on original research, please do not use Wikipedia for any of the following:
- 3. Personal essays that state your particular feelings about a topic (rather than the consensus of experts). Wikipedia is supposed to compile human knowledge. It is not a vehicle to make personal opinions become part of human knowledge...
- 4. Discussion forums. Please try to stay on the task of creating an encyclopedia. You can chat with folks about Wikipedia-related topics on their user talk pages, and should resolve problems with articles on the relevant talk pages, but please do not take discussion into articles. In addition, bear in mind that talk pages exist for the purpose of discussing how to improve articles; they are not mere general discussion pages about the subject of the article..."
Therefore, the "Discussion of chauvinistic nature of userbox" can therefore be removed because such discussions are "particular feelings," do not contribute to the improvement of the Wikipedia page, and can be considered disruptive. MrBell (talk) 20:50, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
Use of symbols for male/female
User:Wolfdog1 made good faith changes to the symbols used to represent male/female for this userbox, which I reverted. There had been no discussion about making the change nor any consensus reached. He had substituted the image which is apparently similar to a flag used by the LGBT community for its purposes on another userbox. However, I did not recognize the above image as meaning anything at all, as this image is not in widespread use. Certainly the existing and widely known symbols are well understood. I see no reason to make this change. If a change is necessary, then perhaps this image might be an appropriate compromise. Comments? -- btphelps (talk) (contribs) 18:12, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
- I agree that until becomes a more recognizable image, other symbols could be used instead (e.g. ). MrBell (talk) 22:03, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
Question...how is this symbol similar to a GLBT Flag? I thought that this flag I created was indisputably dissimilar to a GLBT flag. OK so I changed the image to for now but how will my flag get more recognized if it is not shown here? --Wolfdog1 (soon to be Wolfdog406) (talk) 03:22, 22 April 2009 (UTC)