Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Folk Culture

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  • As far as I know, the term "folk culture" (no caps) has a perfectly good meaning, and this sure isn't it. I have no objection to one article on David Myatt, but we already have that under his own name. This (literally) Islamo-fascist does not seem to me to be a figure of such importance as to merit a slew of separate articles, especially ones that soft-pedal what he stands for. A merge may be more appropriate than deletion; I'm interested in hearing what others think. Jmabel 07:04, Jun 12, 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete - I can think of two more commonly used meanings of 'folk culture than this.--XmarkX 09:29, 12 Jun 2004 (UTC)
  • Several independent google hits, for this particular concept. Keep, Clean article with background, and make more NPOV, move page to something different and dambig, perhaps combine with below (Cosmic Ethics) Not saying i support the idea, but it seems to have had a minor impact via the internet. -- siroxo 12:33, Jun 12, 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. Snowspinner 17:32, Jun 12, 2004 (UTC)
  • I think this can be disambigged/NPOVd. Let's work hard to NPOV this by adding comment from sources other than the author, and making references to the authors other works. Made a start. DJ Clayworth 19:38, 12 Jun 2004 (UTC)
  • Might be salvageable but surely should be elsewhere. It seems foreseeable that someone would link to "folk culture" not knowing they were linking to a page describing an idiosyncratic neo-Nazi manifesto. I'd merge this with the David Myatt page and for the time being redirect folk culture to folklore. Smerdis of Tlön 16:46, 13 Jun 2004 (UTC)

How's about changing the title to The Numinous Way - or even the Numinous Way of Folk Culture as that's what Myatt using now?

I've altered the David Myatt entry to try and reflect this, and left The Numinous Way as a stub, so that the current Folk Culture entry can be moved over if it seems a good idea. Coolmoon 18:06, 13 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Again, let me make clear: much of this material belongs in Wikipedia, I just think that over time we would develop the inevitably controversial David Myatt material more successfully in a single article. I think generally with topics that are simultaneously obscure and controversial, it's very bad to scatter them across multiple articles. -- Jmabel 04:39, Jun 14, 2004 (UTC)

OK, user Jmabel makes a good point, and if this is the concensus I'll alter the Myatt article, and delete the links to Folk Culture, and Cosmic Ethics - interested readers can find out about them by following a web-link, anyways. So, this means the entries for Folk Culture and Cosmic Ethics would be removed, right? Which is OK by me. Coolmoon 06:46, 14 Jun 2004 (UTC)

I would:

  1. move whatever material is worth keeping to the David Myatt page.
  2. make Folk Culture redirect to a new page Folk culture. #Folk culture would disambiguate Myatt's specialized usage (with a link to David Myatt) and the more normal usage of the term "folk culture", which deserves at least a stub.
  3. make Cosmic Ethics into a redirect to David Myatt.
  4. make The Numinous Way into a redirect to David Myatt.

If I've left something out, it was not intentional.

Does anyone have a problem with that? Or additional thoughts?

Coolmoon, I now understand that your intentions here were fine. Welcome, I hope we're not scaring you off, it's always tricky when people who are relatively new to this start off in controversial areas. -- Jmabel 00:50, Jun 15, 2004 (UTC)