Talk:Calculating Monthly Budget from Stake Financial Summary

Duplicated and misplaced content

I have three concerns about this article:

  1. The title is long and doesn't fit wiki standards
  2. The first section seems like it should be on the existing Stake/District Financial Summary page, rather than its own page.
  3. The second section seems to duplicate content already on the wiki under Church Unit Financial Statement and Stake/District Financial Summary. It also doesn't fit at all with the title of this article.

-- Aebrown 21:13, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for the feedback!! I realize the article is rough, and in need of some vast improvement so any suggestions are welcome. You mentioned that the article title does not fit wiki standards. Is there a common standard out there that I should be aware of? I have to admit I am relatively new at this and am working hard to learn the language. Also, I am happy to combine it with the other articles if needs be. Thanks again!! Caleb 21:48, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
One source for article naming conventions is in Wikipedia's naming conventions. The two salient points that contradict the current title are:
  • Titles should be brief without being ambiguous.
  • Titles should make linking to the article simple.
As for the duplicated content, I'm having second thoughts. It appears that your goal in mentioning the sections of the CUFS and SFS was purely to help people know where to find the information needed for the calculation. I think I was misled by the section title ("Breakdown of the CUFS and SFS"), which led me to incorrectly assume that it was the start of a complete explanation of the CUFS and SFS. So if that's correct, maybe renaming the section to be something like "Location of required numbers" would help. -- Aebrown 22:58, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

I have moved the page over and made the adjustments that have been suggested. The title of the new page, and the link that appears on the Financial Clerk section is Calculating Monthly Budget. Thank you again for the input, I do need to get rid of this old page, any advice? Caleb 14:29, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

My good advice is a little late :). MediaWiki has this great feature called Move that is one of the top tabs. "Move" lets you specify a new title for all the page, then moves the content and the associated talk page to the new page, and finally edits the old page to be a redirect to the new page. It's really simple, especially compared with the work of doing it manually.
However, now that you started doing it the hard way, we should just change this page to be a redirect. I'll go ahead and do that. Given that the talk page mostly has to do with issues that don't apply to the new page, we can just leave the talk page with the old title. -- Aebrown 14:37, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
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