Now that one of my special interests is winding down for the summer months (Australian football) I can focus again on the work that needs to be done on this Wikia. My intention is to go through my sandbox article by article in groups and seek everyone's input on improving it. We'll start with the books and here is the first one;
1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
The issue here is sources (or lack thereof) and the following claims need them;
- "The book won the 2006 Teacher's Choice Award"
- "Veronica is the former managing editor of Autism Asperger's Digest magazine"
- "Ellen is a columnist for a number of major publications on Autism related subjects"
- Temple Grandin's review
- Scott Tanner's review
It took longer than I wanted it to, but finally the stocktake has been completed.
One new page was added against the instructions of the previous blog entry, and it was very quickly deleted. Now that the stocktake is done, I have restored that page and added it to the list in my sandbox. I now have things back under control where I need them to be.
The redirects that were deleted aren't going to be restored quickly. I have a lot on my plate that has a time limit off this Wikia. One of them is the other Fandom I administer, but there is also material offsite entirely that needs to be done. I am aiming at December 17 at the latest, but it could be as late as December 24 (I hope not because that is too narrow a gap for what I need to do - Decem…
I'm back from a ten day break from Wikia/Fandom having to take stock for reasons I won't speak of in public. I'll just say that things haven't gone to plan and changes needed to be made to cover for them. Plans for Fandom in certain parts have had to be terminated for good as a result.
Of course that doesn't mean I'm leaving. I nearly did, but this project (and the other I administer) was just way too important to leave to anyone else. Others have warned of people coming in here and reversing this place from the proper state to a lie fest deleting good articles like The Vaccine Myth and The Myth of Mercury Poisoning and championing those things instead as an example.
One thing that has happened this year - I have lost track of the pages, and…
In the history of humanity there are numerous examples of nefarious groups using the perceived or actual weaknesses or others against them. This is called exploitation. It is especially the case when the victim for wholly understandable reasons doesn't know any better.
The worst exponents of this practice are religious groups. The worst of these came out of the Catholic Church and their record of paedophile behaviour. The disgusting practice isn't limited to that Church. but it's the one that has been in receipt of the most publicity.
But there are also churches that engage in extreme conduct. Westboro Baptist Church is one of the worst. One of the others is the reason for this blog entry - the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
There's a big job that needs to be done and if any members of this Wikia has this blog on their feed (if that's possible) this is for you. All of you.
The focus is on the redlinks for Autism Speaks, Christian Chandler, Cure Autism Now, Oliver Canby, Yuval Levental, Jonathan Mitchell and John Best Junior. All the redlinks in the articles need to be removed as those articles will not be re-created. There are a lot and it would take too long for me to do it myself. Although if there are links on talk pages let me know in the comments as only two users here would be entitled to edit those - myself and NurseTN. Oh and if any Wikia staff want to do it that's okay as well but I doubt they would.