Talk:Solitary Wicca

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was proposed for deletion. This page is an archive of the discussion about the proposed deletion. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made on the article's talk page rather than here so that this page is preserved as an historic record. The result of the debate was REDIRECT

  • delete dictdef - and a poor one at that KeyStroke 03:01, 2004 Sep 13 (UTC)
    • Keep. This seems like it could be a worthy substub, maybe should be merged with other articles about wicca instead of deleting.--Jpittman 03:25, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)
    • Merge and redirect to Wicca.--Samuel J. Howard 04:21, Sep 13, 2004 (UTC)
  • It is so obvious that it almost insults the intelligence. Until it is shown that the title is a common term with witches or their familiars, I'll vote to delete. Fire Star 04:34, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)
    • I feel kind of dumb now. I don't practice Wicca, but I had friends in college who were Solitary Wiccans. I think this is common. However, I do see everyone's point on Feminist and Solitary wicca. There just might not be enough content to warrant an article. Although I would love it if someone more knowledgeable than me actually proved this all wrong. I give in though. Redirect.--Jpittman 13:58, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • 'Merge and redirect to Wicca: I have heard this used by a substantial number of wiccans, but from what i've seen it's not much more than the name implies. Pyrop 04:52, Sep 13, 2004 (UTC)
  • Merge and redirect. Although this is a term I've heard used by Wiccans, the current article contains no information that isn't in the name. Average Earthman 09:35, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete: Come on! We're not a dictionary! Redirect, if people must, but this is one more step in the "let's make sure that we fully serve every niche" project. Geogre 12:55, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)
    • Wiki is not paper and there is nothing wrong with serving every niche provided someone can write an encyclopedic article on it. —Morven 19:10, Sep 13, 2004 (UTC)
    • Sure there is. This is not an online community trying to express itself. It's still an online encyclopedia. If something is not notable, not significantly different from existing material, there is neither reason nor use in splitting off. The thing about emergent and regressive cultural movements is that they're inevitably fragmentary. The less official a group is, the more often it splits and splinters. It's not an encyclopedia's duty to give equal weight to The People's Front of Judea and the Judean People's Front. You discuss Judean Resistance and mention as many groups as you know of. Geogre 00:17, 14 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • This is a real term, denoting a particular vareity of Wicca practitioners; merge & redirect to Wicca until someone writes a real article for here, because this is a term people might reasonably search under. -FZ 14:13, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete: inaccurate substub --- what's this about secrecy? Losing this minimal stub will not prejudice someone who wants to write a real article; its presence misleads other editors into thinking this task is done. Smerdis of Tlön 17:03, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Redirect (nothing to merge) to Wicca until there's enough material to warrant a seperate article. Solitary practice does deserve some text because it's an important (and later) distinction from the original form of Wicca (group / coven practice) and is increasingly common, and is the source of some tension / differences. —Morven 19:10, Sep 13, 2004 (UTC)
  • Redirect to Wicca and Delete. There are solitary Christians also and solitary Buddhists and so forth. Jallan 19:19, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • redirect & delete? Umm, how does that work, excatly? -FZ 19:33, 13 Sep 2004 (UTC)
    • This is a term that is in common use, while the equivalent for Christians, Buddhists is not in common use. Thus there is a use to keep this here while not creating same for those religions. Besides, a redirect never hurt anyone. —Morven 20:50, Sep 13, 2004 (UTC)
      • FWIW, it's noteworthy primarily because, in the early days of Wicca, at least until the 1970s, there was a sense that you could not "really" belong unless you were initiated by a coven with a lineage to the earlier tradition, which now seems to be rejected. "Solitary Wicca" allowed people to participate without these succession issues. Smerdis of Tlön 20:52, 14 Sep 2004 (UTC)
        • Smerdis, please add that info to the Wicca article if it isn't already there. As for this arcticle, I question the factual accuracy that "Solitary Wicca" must be practiced in secret, but in any case I think a redirect to Wicca is the way to go. -- SS 00:49, 17 Sep 2004 (UTC)
        • Done --- though I'm sure that an actual Wiccan may want to check what I wrote for tone and accuracy. Smerdis of Tlön 04:39, 17 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Merge and redirect to Wicca. Gwalla | Talk 02:31, 14 Sep 2004 (UTC)

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