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There is now a Unitarian Universalist work group on Wikipedia

I am proud to announce that there is now a Unitarian Universalist work group on Wikipedia. Well it is not the standalone Unitarian Universalist encyclopedia (EnsyclUUpedia) to which I was hoping to help found, but maybe it is a start at least. Yes it is a start. So UU and UU interested Wikipedians are now as a collective working together on the UU articles. Yes the fixing up of the ones, which are lacking in structure and form as well envisioning what is missing on the subject and haw best to go about creating articles one that. And maybe we will eventually come to a situation ware we feel that their ought to be an article on this or that to which we or a bunch of the other Wikipidians believe is not suitable for inclusion. And then maybe we will start to come together in the forming of EnsyclUUpedia. But in till then Wikipedia’s UU and UU interested contributors could use your help. So if you are a UU or are interested in UUism and have a passion for Wikipedia well, do come and help us out.

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The former Wikipedia articles

So I have captured the final versions of two now former Wikipedia articles. The first one I only made major contributions to and the second one I not only contributed to, but also was the creator of it. I say former Wikipedia articles because several Wikipedia editors launched a campaign to have them removed. And to read my thoughts on the reason they where ultimately deleted and some other related thoughts you can red my previous post. So ones you have red my previous post and red the articles do send me some comments. And it should be noted that I have converted them into word documents for easier storage and vowing. So here are the articles!

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!”

Wikipedia needed some help!(wen it came to articles about Unitarian Univeralist youth stuff that is)

I was thinking a will ago that Wikipedia needed some help, wen it came to articles about Unitarian Univeralist youth stuff that is. And that the fact it has a YRUU (Young Religious Unitarian Universalists) article was a good start. But the fact that it made YRUU out to be an American organization, which is true only in the sense that it’s headquartered there is insulting. Insulting to who you may say? Well the Canadian youth who gladly participate, and have participated in YRUU activities for many years, I’ll be it mostly ones just geared towards them. So for starters I added the appropriate Canadian info, being myself a Canadian YRUU alumni. And set to work writing an article on Unitarian Universalist youth conferences. I know that it is really accurate having spent many a weekend going to them but it would be even better if a bunch of YRUUrs and/or YRUU alumnus would go and contribute to this effort. Alright some have but not enough to get it to good status, which is the heist rating a Wikipedia article can get.