Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
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Proposed redirection of Christianity subproject talk pages
I have recently started discussion about possibly eliminating the use of a separate talk page for it here. Input from any interested editors is very welcome and encouraged. Thank you. John Carter (talk) 22:20, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
This article was revised by the organisation itself and has serious COI problems among other problems, not least being what looks like a lot of copyvio. It reads almost like a report of the organisation (which I guess isn't surprising) and may have to be stubbed due to the copyvio problems. Anyone want to help turn it into an article that follows our MOS and copyvio/pov etc policies? Dougweller (talk) 17:36, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
- I added a few WP:RS sources to that page now. I am not sue who is active on this project, but those sources do have material for use. The previous page material was not incorrect by and large but was copyvio, and was also written with an inspirational rather than encyclopedic tone. But if WP:RS references are used, the page can come back to life. And there is, of course, also Indiana Yearly Meeting which is linked now, but also needs help. History2007 (talk) 04:48, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
Request re Quaker Universalist Fellowship article issues
Hello! I am not a Quaker. I am a childless Jewish widow with no COI about the Society of Friends. I was noticing how a Wikipedia editor and sysop had zealously removed a spam link to some awful commodities trading system website, "Turtle Trading", that was improperly wedged into the BLP of a distinguished, PhD'd elderly mathematician. I went to his, Jerzy the sysop's, talk page to thank and praise him, and noticed an old (2011?) request for a non-Friend to peruse a Friend-related article that had run into trouble due to COI issues. Jerzy the sysop had not taken any action that I could tell (he was on a vacation from Wikipedia at that time, I think).
I perused the article, and left a lengthy assessment on Crippled Wolf's talk page, #3 re Quaker Universalist Fellowship. Said user hasn't shown signs of activity since Jan 2012. The article in question, Quaker Universalist Fellowship, is even mentioned right here, on this page, as a subsection located approx. three sections above mine, number 19, I think. Might someone have a look? I provided a lot of detail on that talk page. Feel free to move it if the article talk page would have been a more appropriate place to enter it.
My primary concern is for your Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Wikiproject to ascertain whether or not the article is merely a thinly veiled e-commerce promotion. The website and subject matter seemed genuine in 2005, (content was devoted to Quaker-ish ecclesiastical matters), but some guy is selling a book there now. I don't want to go any further with this, due to my lack of subject matter knowledge. I know about mathematics and miracle-online trading scams, not about the Society of Friends. If I am incorrect, and all is well with this organization, and Wikipedia article, please excuse my ignorance, and don't take offense? Thank you. --FeralOink (talk) 16:55, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
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Olney Friends School
I have been looking into Olney Friends School for personal reasons and checked out the article here. It sounded promotional--at least to the extent that Friends do that--rather than encyclopedic, especially when I came across the pronoun "we" for the subject of the article. Also, the Talk page lists several associated Wikiprojects and this one should probably be added. Matchups 19:34, 25 January 2017 (UTC)