Now that the new standards are up and I've had some more time to review and apply them to articles, there are some changes that I definitely want to make. Starting with some things I added to make them closer to the old standards system, without really thinking too hard about them.
The main things I'd like to remove are:
Every page must have X Categories
Why? Do the categories really matter that much? It's not a reason to mark an article to be deleted, that's for damn sure.
Every character needs to have an infobox template
Again, why? Another silly reason that people get their articles deleted. This isn't necessary, and some people just don't WANT an infobox.
I would also like to add a few simple things to make the wiki run a little smoother. In plain English:
You cannot use a DO NOT EDIT template unless your article meets standards.
I see too much of this happening. There is no reason that people shouldn't be able to help you fix formatting and spelling issues and such. This is a WIKI afterall.
Your article must have more than a single paragraph of information on it to even post it. This is NOT protected by construction templates.
People keep putting up articles with almost nothing on them, slapping a construction template on them, and not touching them again for a very long time. If you can't formulate your idea enough to make at least a couple paragraphs, then your idea doesn't deserve its own page. It's as simple as that.
I want to get other people's opinions on this before putting it up for a vote, and if you disagree with this, PLEASE tell me why. I really would love to see both sides of the argument here.