On Oct 11, 2006, at 12:30 PM, bksimonb wrote:
I would just like to discuss strategy for dealing with
this. I know
Wikipedia has it's own systems, which I am following, but I am also
for a suitable forum to just talk with other wikipedians as to
where best to
channel time and energy into this.
One think you can do is establish basic talk-page discipline (you can
ask an admin to assist you), a follows:
* Discuss the article, not the subject;
* Discuss the edit, not the editor;
* Never suggest a view is invalid simply because of who its
* If you feel attacked, do not attack back.
Ask all editors involved to abide by these simple rules, and you may
have a chance. Be firm, and ask all involved editors to make a public
statement on the talk page about their intention to abide by such
talk-page discipline. Only then proceed. If you need time to
accomplish this, we could protect the article until such a time as
there is consensus about abiding by these simple rules.
Another thing you can do is apply the "less is more" rule. In my
experience in these cases, the shorter the article, the easier it is
to maintain NPOV. Reducing the article by 50% will be very helpful.
Lastly, you may consider splitting the article, one article dealing
with the theological aspects of the movement, and another article
dealing with the organizational aspects.
Hope this helps,