Consensus for its implementation was not established within a reasonable period of time.If you want to revive discussion, please use the talk page or initiate a thread at the village pump.
Slrubenstein | Talk , (UTC) ANNOUNCEMENT: My primary purpose in presenting this proposal was not to take a poll, but to provoke discussion.
Although there have been many comments (a few, especially among the “opposed” votes, quite thoughtful), I do not think there has really been much discussion, much dialogue.
Many people state their views, without discussing them with people who have different views.
One small example: although I and a few others have written comments and questions to people voting “no,” few if any of the people who oppose the proposal have asked questions of any of the sixty or so people who have voted “yes.” Moreover, it is a shame that most critics of the proposal direct their opposition to me, when so many other people support the proposal.
Wikipedia is a community, a community needs to communicate, and the ideal form of communication is an open-minded discussion among people of opposing views.
I know that I am a polarizing figure for many people. I hope that when I am gone, people on both sides of the issue will talk more to one another, asking questions and responding in ways that invite more discussion. Slrubenstein | Talk , (UTC) Please place comments on the announcment/s at the bottom of the page, bellow the vote.
Please make sure these adhere to Wikipedia: No Personal Attacks policy.
For comments on the policy, see the Discussion sections bellow. El_C , (UTC) I will try to sort out my answers to these questions systematically.
It is going to take a long time, but given the lengthy and vitriolic debate on the Talk: Jesus page, I want to be sure to address every important concern.
I will refer to some users by name because they have been involved in the debate and have taken the time to articulate arguments against my position; I want to make it clear that I am responding to real and not hypothetical arguments.
Those who criticize BC/AD do so for one simple reason.