Comradeship:Jucheguevara

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Thank you for your contributions, comrade.

If you use Telegram, feel free to contact me @felipeforte --FelipeForte (talk) 00:55, 2 November 2020 (-03)

Appreciate the kind words, FelipeForte! Happy to help this very important project. --Jucheguevara (talk) 03:13, 3 November 2020 (-03)

Consider inviting more comrades

Contributing to this encyclopedia has been a learning experience, especially in my theoretical education of political economy. We need to invite comrades to help build this project so this can become a great service to the working class of all nations, by helping us in the process of education.

We also need to develop our project's democratic system, to ensure the project has all the means to continue in case I go missing, or something. --FelipeForte (talk) 22:56, 4 November 2020 (-03)

I propose we create a "ProleWiki:Governance" page to discuss stuff like this, for now it would be a list of trusted admins, but eventually it can grow to encompass discussions about lines of succession and transition of power should any of us become inactive for any reason. --Jucheguevara (talk) 19:47, 8 November 2020 (-03)

Check this template out

You can use information from these resources below to improve this page

FelipeForte (talk) 03:20, 6 November 2020 (-03)

Green book primary source

Your work is very much appreciated, but books and primary sources should be marxist works only. I'm sorry, I was not careful in having a discussion about the scope and use of the library, but I updated this information in our library policy. --FelipeForte (talk) 00:05, 11 November 2020 (-03)

Does this mean we cannot add The Juche Idea by Kim Il-sung due to the fact that Juche is no longer considered by the Korean Worker's Party as a variant of Marxism-Leninism, but rather a distinctly Korean ideology? --Jucheguevara (talk) 13:53, 12 November 2020 (-03)
The Juche Idea is a marxist work, and Kim Il-sung was a marxist-leninist, so of course you can contribute that work to our library. --FelipeForte (talk) 02:39, 14 November 2020 (-03)

Questions about Templates

Thank you for your message, comrade! Actually, I have some familiarity with MediaWiki and how to use it, my problem is that I'm awful at writing and just can't find a way to phrase it in a way that isn't confusing.

By the way, I see the ProleWiki:How_to_contribute/en mentions making the templates that are needed. I've been wondering — do we need infobox-style templates? Wikipedia uses a lot of them (see a list here), and in my opinion, they're useful for displaying some basic data about something or someone. Taking some of these from Wikipedia won't be too hard probably.

P. S. I like your username. :) I luv pingu (talk)--

I'm glad to hear you're familiar with MediaWiki, and I'm happy to follow up on the pages you create and help with the writing! I generally keep an eye on the "Recent changes" page so I can help improve any active pages.
I very much like the idea of creating an infobox template! definitely feel free to do so and promote its usage throughout, and I'll try to join in your efforts to add them!
and I'm glad you like the username! :) --Jucheguevara (talk)
I was able to finally import some Infobox templates yesterday, take a look: https://prolewiki.org/wiki/Brazilian_Communist_Party
The template Template:Infobox political party, used here as an example, uses another template at its core, Template:Infobox. To create more infoboxes, you need to use the Infobox template just like the political party example, and adapt the headers to the new infobox you're creating. Also importing from Wikipedia sometimes doesn't work and requires tweaking because Wikipedia is a mess. --FelipeForte (talk) 15:41, 20 November 2020 (-03)

Survival of our project

Greetings, comrade. I'm sending you this message before the due date to pay our bills in HostGator, which is around November/December. Considering your efforts were crucial in the development of our project, I'm discussing this directly with you. I don't know if it's best to continue our project through HostGator, but in any case, a comrade of ours has collected data on a spreadsheet about available hosting services and their pricing, and it's a document we can use to being a research.

I'm no longer employed and won't have much to contribute financially to our project, but I still can contribute to a part of it. I don't think it's sustainable in the long run for you to pay for our project like you did last time, so I suggest that after we decide on our hosting, that we being a campaign for donations through every media available to us, I'm quite sure we will be able to collect enough money to sustain the project.

The second thing is the massive decline that we've suffered in the last months. I'm pretty sure that I'm to blame as my leadership in the project was quite lacking, and I ignored my tasks on ProleWiki for too long. Our methods of organization of our work were lacking, because to sustain this project we would not only need work inside ProleWiki, but outside as well, such as sharing the work we've done, using social media to promote our articles, etc. We would invariably need a division of labor here.

In any case, the organization of our work is a secondary, although extremely important, issue. At the moment we should focus on the hosting issue and decide together what is to be done. Once you read this, hmu on Telegram so I can send you the spreadsheet with the compilation of hosting services.

Comrade FelipeForte (talk) 23:21, 23 April 2021 (UTC)

Unbloatting of the wanted pages

I've recently made an effort to unbloat the Wanted Pages section by creating stub pages for Library works, which were previously bloatting the whole of the Wanted Pages.

Currently, the Wanted Pages are still bloated by the "Communist parties" template we use everywhere. I think we could slowly unbloat it by creating articles with no content whatsoever, just to unbloat it, and we'll add information over time.

On a side note, I see there is mention of a Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB), which in my understanding shouldn't be included in the "communist parties" section, considering it is a bourgeois party which makes alliances with extreme right-wing parties,[1] has pardoned R$1 billion in debt of evangelical churches[2] (which is a base for ideological support for the fascist Bolsonaro) and has graciously allowed a US military space base in our territory.[3]

In my current understanding, there are two Marxist-Leninist communist parties which are somewhat consistent in Brazil, Revolutionary Communist Party (PCR) and Brazilian Communist Party (PCB). Besides those, there are various revolutionary organizations, but they are too small and some do not follow the Leninist party formation. — Comrade FelipeForte (talk) 00:04, 10 May 2021 (UTC)


I agree with unbloating the wanted pages, I will help you in this effort whenever my own availability allows. Thanks, comrade!
I also defer to your understanding of PCdoB, as I'm unfamiliar and not investigated them at all. I was using Wikipedia's Communist Party Template, but it can be altered however we see fit. --Comrade Jucheguevara (talk)
Yeah, I think we can build this over time. To put links to the most relevant communist parties based on the information we are presented from those who study the parties and those who witness their practice, aligned with the possibility of change when presented with counter-evidences, etc. This doesn't mean we shouldn't do articles on, for instance, PCdoB, because it's useful to create articles on reformist communist parties presenting further concrete evidence that points to why we do not subscribe to certain parties. For now, I haven't changed the template yet. As to the unbloating, check what I've done on the bloated articles. I simply create an empty article with
{{Communist parties}}
and I save it. That should do it for now to free up the space. — Comrade FelipeForte (talk) 00:07, 12 May 2021 (UTC)