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WikiProject Bahá'í Faith (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Bahá'í Faith, a coordinated attempt to increase the quality and quantity of information about the Bahá'í Faith on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, you can edit this article, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion. If you are new to editing Wikipedia visit the welcome page to become familiar with the guidelines.
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new to editing wikipedia[edit]

I haven't done a lot of editing other than small edits and such i.e. typos. What is a good next step? --Binaryhazard (talk) 04:11, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

You can always choose a random article within the WikiProject and find ways to improve it. A good way to make improvements would be to find references to support and expand articles. Try looking through the Bahá'í-related stubs or start-class articles and pick one you're interested in. See here for potential sources. dragfyre_ʞןɐʇc 20:35, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Multiple sidebars?[edit]

I'm working on filling out some stubs connected to the Baha'i Faith, but I'm encountering a confusing issue. On pages that are relevant to multiple overarching topics, can there be multiple sidebars/templates included? For instance, if I'm working on filling out a page on one of the letters of the living, trying to be NPOV and accurate, can it have a template/sidebar for both Baha'i Faith and Babism? Or should only one be used, and if so, how to determine priority? - penultimate_supper (talk) 16:55, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

@Penultimate supper: Does WP:SIDEBAR help? ―Justin (koavf)TCM 20:22, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
Some articles also have a bottom bar type of side bar… Smkolins (talk) 20:35, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
Super helpful input, thanks. After reading that, I think what I am going to do is create a bottom bar template for Babism, since there is already one for the Baha'i Faith. That way any article that ought to have both can have both bottom bars, which works better than two sidebars. Seem like a good idea? penultimate_supper (talk) 20:45, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

Automatic archiving?[edit]

Would anyone object to setting up this talk page for automatic archival? dragfyre_ʞןɐʇc 20:09, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Makes sense to me - though after the initial catch up I'd suggest a slow and easy process? Smkolins (talk) 21:18, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
Sounds great to me! It's less distractting that way, I don't need to be wasting time I could be spending getting work done editing reading old discussions that are no longer relevant. 😝 penultimate_supper (talk) 22:08, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
Cool, I've set it up. Archiving should start within the next 24h. I've set it so that it'll only archive threads when they're over two months old, and leave at least five articles on the main talk page at all times. dragfyre_ʞןɐʇc 16:44, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

Unity in diversity[edit]

Can I get some feedback on Unity in diversity? Sometime back in April 2017 the page was significantly altered to state that "Unity in diversity" was merely a political motto, but I feel like there's a good case for it being more of an overarching philosophical concept—even if the phrase itself is sometimes used as a slogan. The Lalonde ref on that page mentions that the concept was current in Taoist societies as well as in Ancient Greece, but all I've been able to find so far was its treatment by Ibn al-Arabi and his followers. Anyone else have any leads on good sources to expand this article? dragfyre_ʞןɐʇc 14:58, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

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