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Bizarre addition[edit]

Apparently the addition of Islamic communism to the template was serious, so I'm posting here to find out what explanation there is for it. Bearing in mind that a large number of relevant topics are omitted for reason of space, I'm fascinated to here why we would ever want a link to a redirect on here! This is leaving aside that the editor who added it completely failed to follow the instructions at the bottom of the template ("{{Communism sidebar}} exists as an alternate version of this template. Any content changes made here should be made there as well.") Warofdreams talk 09:41, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

You discuss now about it's place? If that is the problem then I can easily put it there as well. And you do not need to revert it, instead of that you could add it also in the sidebar of the Communism template.Runehelmet (talk) 14:42, 23 September 2011 (UTC)
That is not the main point which I make above. Please give your reasons as to why this is such an important topic, despite not having an article, that it should be included in this template. Although I've raised this both in my original edit summary and on this talk page, you have failed to give a single reason. Warofdreams talk 15:00, 23 September 2011 (UTC)
First of all I did not "fail" to give you a reason. If you had read the edit summary you should know that Socialism and Islam and Islam and Communism are the same. And because it contains a redirection it does not mean that it is insignificant.Runehelmet (talk) 20:14, 23 September 2011 (UTC)
That is not a reason for its inclusion. Do you have one? As I have said, not every topic related to communism can be included on this template - many are omitted. Why should this one be added? Also, I strongly suggest reading communism and socialism if you believe that they are the same thing. Warofdreams talk 22:35, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Symbol necessary?[edit]

In view of the occasion, do we really need a symbol here at all? Honestly, I am quite sceptical about the use of such highly ideological symbols as "decoration" for templates etc. on Wikipedia. But I'm sure there have probably been already several general discussions on that issue before…--Siebi (talk) 17:29, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

 Note: See also Village pump (proposals)#Extremist symbols in templates. If you want to comment here, please ping me, as I will have taken this page off my watchlist.--Siebi (talk) 21:47, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

  • The symbol is fine. It's a perfectly recognizable, neutral representation of the concept. --Jayron32 22:58, 6 January 2018 (UTC)