Category talk:Fundie schools

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Should we do "Fundamentalist Christian schools" to fit with Category:Fundamentalist Christian organizations, or is "fundie schools" funny enough to make the cut? FüzzyCätPötätö (talk/stalk) 17:42, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

I prefer fundie schools, because it allows for, for instance, Islamic madrassa style schools with a similar distaste for evolution and preference of religious dogma over rational inquiry. ScepticWombat (talk) 17:58, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
"Fundamentalist schools" will be less off-putting to readers who are not steeped in RW culture. Alec Sanderson (talk) 18:01, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
Dunno, "Fundie schools" doesn't seem much different than "Fundamentalist schools". Only half a dozen letters. FU22YC47P07470 (talk/stalk) 18:05, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
It is not about the compactness of the presentation, but how palatable it is to those who might favor a different style of humor, or who might not consider the subject humorous in the first place. Mockery might play well when preaching to the choir, but consider the folks who could be brought around with a more level tone. No, I am not being a fucking tone troll here, just stating simple truth about style and the effectiveness of persuasion. Alec Sanderson (talk) 18:11, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
I'm 100% OK with renaming to "Fundamentalist schools". That said, I'll gladly let you do the work of changing categories and making the new one. :P FuzzyCatTomato (talk/stalk) 18:24, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
Wouldn't it be just a tad bit weird to name the category something else than fundie school, given that this is what the article about the topic is called? Also, I really don't think it's likely that we'll be persuading the segment who likes fundie schools, given that these institutions pride themselves of placing theology over inquiry. I doubt anyone else is going to run screaming because of that category title. Oh, and I don't find fundie schools very humorous at all, tragic perhaps, humorous no. The title wasn't meant to convey humour but accurately and non-sugar-coatedly point out the difference between fundie schools and places which provide an education that's not ringfenced by fundamentalist religious indoctrination. ScepticWombat (talk) 18:26, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
OK, "humorous" might not be totally apt, but some readers might consider it flippant. I would be willing to do the work of changing things over, but I would wait until more than an hour of discussion has elapsed, a lot more. Plain language is a fine thing, but consider that the world is a big place, and different people respond differently to different registers of language. Most of the audience might not run screaming, but some will raise their eyebrows, and take it a bit less seriously. Not married to either outcome, I will wait and see. Alec Sanderson (talk) 18:42, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
Fine by me. I'd just suggest that if the category name is changed then also change the fundie school article name accordingly (simply leave a redirect from fundie school to the new name), to preserve consistency. ScepticWombat (talk) 18:56, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Category:Christian fundamentalism[edit]

Because only Christians have fundamentalist schools? Carpetsmoker (talk) 01:41, 28 November 2015 (UTC)