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Wikipedia And UU…

Wikipedia is the fist place I go to read and find out stuff about this and that subject, including to see if the Unitarian Universalist (UU) stuff reflects what I know to be accurate about it. And if it is not accurate and I can correct it, I do. I also try to add new info on other UU stuff, stuff that will give a more holistic and well-rounded view of UUism. The reason I work one the UU articles, is that as a UU myself, one who uses Wikipedia as one of his first spots on the web to learn and discover info, I am sure others are doing the same including those that are seeking a spiritual/religious home. So I feel it is our duty to show them the most accurate face of who we our. And that in my opinion includes info on UU youth culture, so a will back I got to work on helping to improve the article on Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) which is the head organization for UU youth in the United States of America and Canada. And as well as being a contributor to the YRUU article I also created an article on UU youth conferences. The reason I felt there to be a need for a UU youth conferences article was I knew that UU youth conferences or cons for short, are one of, if not the biggest part of a youths life within YRUU. Not to mention that there was no way that the YRUU article could fully delve in and explain all the ins and outs of it with out getting really lengthy. So I created the con article and worked really hared at making sure that it and the YRUU one had the most accurate info I could find, and that included adding sources that backed up the info. I did right a previous post on this vary subject. And it wasn’t long after I started this work that a team of editors put those articles up for deletion but, ultimately convincing enough Wikipedia editers to side with them and they where eventually deleted. Well along with a few other UU articles including a stub on the Unitarian Universalist Young Adult Network (UUYAN) the head organization for young adults with in the Canadian and American UU Worlds. Their reasoning for deleting these articles was this, they claimed the sources wore not valid because they were all from in house web sites (i.e. not from third party sources). I to this day think it was and is not a valid reason for the deletion of these articles, but what can I do, what can I do… I think this from the user page of Wikipedia user Thanos6 says it all.

“The Fun Destroyers are the rot that is slowly eating away at Wikipedia. If something doesn’t satisfy their small-minded, tunnelvision version of “notability,” then like mindless, shrieking harpies, they fall upon it with cries of “cruft” and “trivia” and “non-notable” and get it deleted, sucking much enjoyment out of Wikipedia for everyone else. Well, no more, I say. We must stand up to the Fun Destroyers and keep this site worth coming to!”

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