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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2013, 12:15:54 PM »
Of course, in a perfect world we wouldn't ever have to refer people to the page, which is why it's got such an eye-grabbing title: we want everyone to be aware that "no rule against it =/= not a bad idea" right from the start.

In a perfect world, we don't need any policy page at all :/
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2013, 10:14:07 PM »
The Featured Articles page's been updated to specify that the staff reserves the right to veto poor nominations.
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2013, 06:25:09 AM »
The Featured Articles page's been updated to specify that the staff reserves the right to veto poor nominations.
Best decision we've made in a while ;d

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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #43 on: November 19, 2013, 12:18:01 PM »
The Featured Articles page's been updated to specify that the staff reserves the right to veto poor nominations.
Best decision we've made in a while ;d

Yes, we needed this so crap like this will cease
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #44 on: November 19, 2013, 12:23:01 PM »
Just a quick question, what about the 3D World nomination, considering it's nomination reason was 'That shall be featured. I never saw it featured.' That reason applies to probably more than 99% of the articles on the wiki

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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #45 on: November 19, 2013, 12:29:39 PM »
The Featured Articles page's been updated to specify that the staff reserves the right to veto poor nominations.
Does that mean that this monstrosity will be vetoed? Y876's above reasoning is sound, and I'm guessing that it (along with all of the other bad fa nominations that have cropped up recently) were the cause for this change.

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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #46 on: November 19, 2013, 12:31:51 PM »
Minus World could also go, considering its reasoning is 'We need this featured or it will be an abomination.' But my proposal should take care of the Kirby nomination

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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #47 on: November 19, 2013, 12:35:25 PM »
Well, sometimes, the original nominator doesn't provide good reasons to be nominated but someone else comes and fixes it. AHEM I think I did that before.

But if there isn't a clear cut support and counter-argument and if the nomination is obviously stupid, then it should be vetoed.
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #48 on: February 04, 2014, 11:18:58 AM »
MarioWiki:Good Writing has been updated with a section about "no duh"-type statements.
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #49 on: February 04, 2014, 11:37:48 AM »
Good, I thought that would make it in. (Nice name, I remember saying that in one of my comments in BJAODN)

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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #50 on: February 04, 2014, 12:51:56 PM »
Thank you so much on that. We really needed that.
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #51 on: February 04, 2014, 02:03:13 PM »
MarioWiki:Good Writing has been updated with a section about "no duh"-type statements.
Will there be any sort of similar guideline dictating image captions?

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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #52 on: February 04, 2014, 02:04:49 PM »
I dunno, image captions are something way different
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #53 on: February 04, 2014, 02:06:54 PM »
I don't think it's needed when, for instance, it simply restates the article's name in bold.

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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2014, 04:47:46 PM »
MarioWiki:Featured Articles has been updated to remove the arbitrary "must be 9000 bytes or it can't be featured" part of Rules 11. As Glowsquid has pointed out in another thread, the bytes don't distinguish between original content and coding for infoboxes, tables, etc. It still alludes to the fact that you shouldn't nominate stuff like Artifact or Spin Drill.

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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #55 on: February 28, 2014, 09:15:52 AM »
The Featured Articles page's been updated to specify that the staff reserves the right to veto poor nominations.
Best decision we've made in a while ;d
Waited didn't y'all already have that power (I remember me and Glowsquid destroying a rather poor nomination of that goomba king from paper mario sticker star)

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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #56 on: February 28, 2014, 09:21:38 AM »
That nomination explicitely broke a featuring requirement rule (no improvement template). The disclaimer is more of a general arse-covering clause. It was added because of this.
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #57 on: February 28, 2014, 09:49:05 AM »
Didn't mods have the ability to do this, anyway?

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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #58 on: February 28, 2014, 12:03:22 PM »
We didn't have anything policy-wise. Now we do.
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Re: Wiki Policy Updates
« Reply #59 on: February 28, 2014, 04:48:24 PM »
It was added because of this.

It's not as bad as the unfeature Yoshi's Island DS nomination but yeah, so much facepalms were given that day
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