User talk:Falc

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Hi Falc - and welcome to Armeniapedia.org - I've moved your background/bio to your user page, since this is the page others (like me) need to contact you, and you'll get a notice whenever you have new messages on here. I looked at the other new page you created, and it needed to be moved also. I put it on a subpage of your user page - you can see the link to it at the bottom of your user page and move it elsewhere or relabel it, or whatever. The Armeniapedia article on intermarriage is for things like statistics on intermarriage in various Diaspora communities, lists of prominent intermarriages, links to commentaries on the subject even perhaps. The article needs to stay on topic, focused, and avoid editorializing, or be renamed as an editorial, which is basically what I did by moving it to a page belonging to you. Enjoy the site! --Raffi 21:18, 27 November 2008 (PST)

I think I give a decent idea above of where the intermarriage article to go - I want it about actual facts and numbers, and primarily relating to todays community. What happened with the Albanians can be considered cultural assimilation even much more than intermarriage. They did not necessarily all marry Armenians, they adopted the language/religion. I have no problem with red links, the work to be done is limitless, so no shame in that, or I'd have gone crazy years ago! So, now, for where the site can best use help... there are many articles from newspapers around the world that have been added to this site, and many of them need to be edited a great deal with the following in mind: 1) Only the content relevant to the article should remain, 2) Any content from the article should either meet fair use standards, or needs to be reworded, 3) all of the content remaining on a page should form a more cohesive article, rather than one or more newspaper articles on a subject in a row. That's one of the biggest tasks faced here, and a list of the articles with this issue can be found here. Of course, there is lots more to do than that, including article improvements, expansions and additions in any subject area that interests you! Including the intermarriage article, if good statistic and data can be found. Good luck! --Raffi 08:22, 28 November 2008 (PST)

Hi again - yes, there may not be a great deal of data on it, but anyway, we can see if any turns up, or other ideas for a direction on the article is proposed. I think the US Census asks the ethnicity of your grandparents, so checking numbers of Americans claiming 1, 2, 3 or 4 Armenian grandparents would be interesting, as well as seeing what might exist in other countries. --Raffi 09:41, 28 November 2008 (PST)