Talk:Flying Spaghetti Monster

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Request for Ruling

I took out this paragraph:

Every time a scientist gets a result, His Noodliness changes the data with his Noodly Appendage to make it look different from the way it actually is.

Later, User:AbortGod effectively put it back in:

As a consequence every time a scientist gets a result, His Noodliness changes the data with his Noodly Appendage to make it look different, thereby hiding his true being and showing His omnipotence.

I'd like that paragraph to go: the style isn't polished enough. But I don't want to get into an editing war, either. Could one of the wiki admins please rule on whether it should stay or go?

--Arensb 13:52, 30 July 2006 (MST)

Question: Is it part of official FSM lore? I can't find the exact phrasing anywhere on the venganza.org site. If it is then I don't see why it can't stay; otherwise, we shouldn't be making it up. We didn't make the story up; we're just writing about it. --Kazim 14:06, 30 July 2006 (MST)
"But what our scientist does not realize is that every time he makes a measurement, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is there changing the results with His Noodly Appendage."
At the end of the Fourth paragraph in the open letter on the front page.
--Gunther01 05:38, 31 July 2006 (MST)
My objection lies not with the content, but with the style. This sentence isn't quoted, which means it's original Iron Chariots content. It's more informal and colloquial than, IMHO, this wiki aspires to be. I don't think it would pass muster at Wikipedia.
Does this make more sense?
--Arensb 06:47, 31 July 2006 (MST)

I tend to agree. We should include that content, but as a direct quote. It adds weight and professionalism, directs users to seek out more information and doesn't look like an inference that IC is making. Sans Deity 07:25, 31 July 2006 (MST)

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