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I'm not so sure about this one - he's either very clever, or he's innocently doing something that looks clever because we've seen it before in negative contexts. Mr. Lambert's general approach seems to be to add as many articles about Mormons, living and dead, to Wikipedia as possible, and to (deliberately or not) slip under the radar by burying those edits in the midst of literally thousands of largely-worthless category-adds.
The original versions of the biographical articles are almost uniformly terrible in terms of writing quality, "notability," and quality-of-sources:http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=346313934http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=308895789http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=343377306http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=273345241http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=341551655
He also likes to throw in the occasional LDS factoid in the midst of all the category adds too - edits which could (if we "ABF") be seen as an attempt to enshrine the LDS "Encyclopedic History of the Church" as a "reliable source." In this one
he adds that "Menan was the first settlement of Latter-day Saints in the Snake River Valley," which admittedly is a harmless claim, but it's one that can only be sourced to LDS documents.
He got in a little trouble with an article on W. John Walsh (T-H-L-K-D)
, whom he characterized as a "Latter Day Saint apologist" and even tried to create a new category for him
. Walsh was quoted in defense of the Fundamentalist
LDS church (FLDS) after the State of Texas removed 400 children from one of their temples, the YFZ Ranch (T-H-L-K-D)
. But he doesn't necessarily like Mr. Walsh, because he feels that Walsh's definition of the term "Mormon" ignores actual use
- in other words, Walsh wants to include the FLDS and other Mormon sects in a broader definition of the term, and Mr. Lambert, who attends BYU and is almost certainly a member of the "regular" LDS, would prefer that people not hold that position.
In terms of general "notability," some of his non-biographical articles are practically inexplicable, too - here's an obscure Lutheran church in India
whose only source is an "external link" to Wikimapia that says "link about the Church." (Someone did put a "source" tag on it, at least.)
He's definitely not good, but I've seen worse from Mormons on WP, though - much worse. (I've also seen much better, I should add.) The recent issue over Mark Paredes
seems to have been something of an anomaly, at least as far as recent activity is concerned.