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  • Gamedezyner
    Gamedezyner closed this thread
    22:16, December 30, 2012

    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.

    Thanks in advance!

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    • I agree with this. I've seen a lot of good pages without infoboxes and categories.

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    • I find the follwing standards to be very understandable if you ask me. If I decided to keep my pages here on SFW then this would pretty much what I would be doing.

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    • These sound fair, but if you're going to remove the necessity for an infobox, then I think a point should be made to have that information somewhere else on the article.

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    • E-113:Xi wrote:
      These sound fair, but if you're going to remove the necessity for an infobox, then I think a point should be made to have that information somewhere else on the article.

      The information should be there already. The infobox is SUPPOSED to be a short summary, not the only place to find that info.

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    • Thnx 

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    • Does anyone else want to voice an opinion on these before I put them up for a vote?

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    • Seems perfectly legit.

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