Let's improve Wiki's FNT article

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Upasaka Sumana
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Let's improve Wiki's FNT article

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:00 pm

For such an important Buddhist topic, Wikipedia's current article about the Four Noble Truths is way too short. I think it should be improved. What do you think?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Noble_Truths
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Re: Let's improve Wiki's FNT article

Postby clw_uk » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:01 pm

Seems fine to me, whats wrong with it
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Re: Let's improve Wiki's FNT article

Postby James the Giant » Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:04 pm

I think it needs to be re-written. It's too wordy, and a regular joe reading it would be confused by it.
It needs to be a wiki, quick and understandable.
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Re: Let's improve Wiki's FNT article

Postby m0rl0ck » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:06 pm

James the Giant wrote:I think it needs to be re-written. It's too wordy, and a regular joe reading it would be confused by it.
It needs to be a wiki, quick and understandable.


Yeah some editing would do it good. The last two sections shouldnt even be there.
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Re: Let's improve Wiki's FNT article

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:29 am

While you're fixing the text, how about dropping a couple of the 'external links'?
The Light of Asia is, surely, superseded as a reference. And the 'Feeling Buddha' is far enough from any mainstream interpretation to be seriously misleading to anyone who really needs the basics about the 4NT.
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