User talk:Andrew from NC/WikiProject Christianity

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Main English Christianity project[change source]

Hi, all! I'm one of the editors with the wikipedia Christianity wikiproject at en:Wikipedia:WikiProject Christianity. If any of you ever think I would be able to help out here, let me know. John Carter (talk) 19:10, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

If you want, we might be able to get a bit of help from some of the editors in the english wikipedia. I've made a page at en:User:John Carter/Simple English wikipedia to list any articles here that you all think need help. I can try to get some of our editors to work on such articles if you want. John Carter (talk) 19:57, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Oh yes. If you know users there who can work on specific articles. I added a few to that page, and welcome you and any other users you know to help in our Christianity/Religion/Theology areas. Cheers -- AmericanEagle (talk) 20:41, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Pages needing improvement[change source]

In addition to those listed above above by John Carter, there is this page where religion-rleated pages (that need help/improvement) can be listed. --Eptalon (talk) 13:14, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Twelve Apostles[change source]

I notice that most of these folks' pages have a different name here than on the English Wikipedia. I plan on moving these pages to match once I am able. (I am still less than three days on simple). --Carlaude (talk) 18:04, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Template:Christianityfooter[change source]

I find quickly that we cannot say much in Simple English about Christianity without explaining your terms. For example, I have created Template:Christianityfooter from the English Wikipedia and am looking for feedback on the glosses that will be need to use for all the common Christian terms in it. I have done the same with this template: Christianity. (Only "Father" and "Son" were already on the Basic English wordlist. Please look at it and discuss/ give feadback, etc. I also hope this will lead us to use the same glosses for words in the articles.--Carlaude (talk) 18:08, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

I am concerned that the disambiguation in the footer is not helpful. I think it would be better if we just used the article names and did not pipe the links. Then there would be no confusion. For example:
  • Christian Church is a better term than Christian gathering. Or perhaps just Church could be used.
  • saying Good news instead of Gospel is against our policy on neutral point of view and people might not understand that the link leads to an article explaining the Gospel and that that is actually what they are looking for.
  • I think sometimes the meaning is being changed too - I do not think the Apostles are the same thing as Missionary Leaders.
--Matilda (talk) 07:11, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Location of this wikiproject[change source]

Hi - just curious - why isn't this project located at Wikipdia:WikiProject Christianity rather than in userspace? Regards --Matilda (talk) 21:13, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

I think every wikiproject is in userspace. They are only moved to the Wikipedia namespace when a consensus is formed that it should exist there. Cassandra talk 21:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
I have asked at Wikipedia:Simple talk#Acceptance of Wikiprojects by community? how wikiprojects get moved, ie how do we determine that a consensus has been formed to move a project to wikipedia namespace. This and one or two other projects seem to have been around for a while and have a number of members, it makes sense to me that they should be in mainspace rather than userspace. --Matilda (talk) 21:50, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Template:Books of the Bible[change source]

The template {{Books of the Bible}} is too complicated for most Wikipedia editors.

I made and immediately reverted this edit, which strips out everything but the books. What do you think?

If we go with this it will need to be un-translcuded from several pages that are currently in the template. Davidwr (talk) 19:08, 2 December 2009 (UTC)