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Updates on wiki policy / List of current staff
« on: January 15, 2013, 04:46:02 PM »
List of current wiki staff

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This thread is meant to bring attention to any changes we have had recently to Super Mario Wiki policies, and will be kept updated by the admins. If you have any questions or concerns regarding a policy change, feel free to post a comment, however this is not somewhere to simply complain or forcefully challenge policies you take issues with. Please keep discussions civil and remember that the admins will always have the final say.

These are the most recent changes we have had to policies;
  • 2nd January 2013 - As we now allow anonymous IPs to edit, the Blocking Policy has been updated to suit the new change.
  • 9th January 2013 - The BJAODN rule which discourages user comments below sections has been changed. We are now more lenient on commenting, while still restricting comments which aren't aimed at making the section funnier, as well as back-and-forth exchanges.
  • 15th January 2013 - MarioWiki:Glitch was created. This page provides pointers on how to organise the information present in Glitch pages, and explain in what circumstances a glitch isn't legitimate for coverage on the wiki.

Updates on policies are posted by the admins using new replies to this topic.
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 08:23:46 PM »
Add the removal of "Affiliation" in character infobox
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 08:39:48 PM »
Yep, that too. So officially, a proposal passed which made the decision to remove "affiliation" parameter in the character infobox. So if you see any on articles, help us out. Also, see this forum thread.
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 09:27:31 PM »
As we now allow anonymous IPs to edit, the Blocking Policy has been updated to suit the new change.
And now the warning Policy has been updated too. Basically, don't issue warnings to anonymous users. If you see an anon doing bad things, either informally explain to them what they're doing wrong and ask them to stop, or tattle on them to an admin so that the IP can be temporarily blocked. Also, anonymous IPs can't issue warnings.

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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 10:55:24 PM »
Good thing the Warning Policy got updated. I was a little confused and conflicted whether to issue a reminder to IP users who didn't make good edits or not.
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 10:58:55 PM »
Good thing the Warning Policy got updated. I was a little confused and conflicted whether to issue a reminder to IP users who didn't make good edits or not.
The current guidelines should cover everything now.

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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2013, 10:36:14 AM »
So wait, does this mean that you have to issue a non-template warning to anon. users?
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2013, 10:50:21 AM »
Yes, an informal warning.


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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013, 03:29:20 PM »
So you would post the exact same words of a warning, but not the template?
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2013, 03:34:32 PM »
No, just use your own words.

The point is to intercept anons who probably mean well but are going about it the wrong way, and explain what they're doing wrong so that they can improve their editing. If whatever they're doing is so bad that it simply deserves a "stop that or you'll be blocked" chastising, then don't talk to them at all: talk to an admin and they'll probably just block the IP for a bit.

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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2013, 04:18:59 PM »
OK. There aren't any IPs breaking the rules right now, but I was just asking so I know what to do if it does happen.
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2013, 03:57:59 PM »
Not exactly a policy update, but the colors that were suggested earlier this week for Admins are now on Recent Changes. Clean your cache if you don't see them.


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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2013, 04:18:38 PM »
Cool.

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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2013, 08:56:00 PM »
Love the colors :3
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2013, 07:06:56 PM »
New policy: From the idea of this proposal, Porple has updated the Naming policy to include standards for article identifiers. This will override the previous guidelines where an identifier must match the game it appears in. An identifier is when the same title for a subject is shared across multiple articles on the wiki, brackets are used in the title to identify them. For example, Funky (Super Mario World). Recently some users have noticed that a game identifier won't always be the most suitable title. So now, what appears in the brackets will depend on the type of article. The guidelines are fairly new, so comments and suggestions are welcome either here or while the proposal discussion is still open.

EDIT: Proposal discussion has since been closed.
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2013, 06:21:38 AM »
New policy: The Userspace policy has a new point. Users are not allowed more than six YouTube videos on any given page, as excessive YT videos may easily crash other user's computers. Users who exceed this limit may be asked to remove the additional videos, or they will be removed for them. As an alternative to embedding, users are permitted to have as many direct links to said videos as they want.

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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2013, 08:33:24 PM »
New policy: All fan votes regarding FA nominations will be IMMEDIATELY removed, per this recently passed proposal
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2013, 01:29:04 PM »
Thanks for the enthusiasm, but this isn't actually the place to announce the outcomes of proposals. It's more for the admins to let users know about changes we've made behind the scenes, and to occasionally emphasize major policy changes happening as a result of proposals (namely stuff that affects articles, since those changes are the most visible, farthest-reaching, and often in need of collaboration efforts as part of their rollout).

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« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2013, 05:22:27 PM »
I dunno, I feel like sometimes, people miss out on proposal outcomes. And technically, proposals do count as wiki policy changes
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2013, 05:27:01 PM »
Still, it's best not to water down this thread with relatively minor changes. Don't worry - we've got this covered.