Forum:Changes to rules and policies for 2013
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So, 2012 is a good year. Halo 4 came out. The end of the world is postponed yet again ("aww!"). And we will soon step into 2013 (as of this writing).
With that said, I think it's a good time for another roundup of changes to the wiki's rules and policies, as well as introducing new ones if anyone thinks we lack something that would improve the wiki. Before we put our thinking hats on, I think it would be best to revisit the changes we've implemented so far.
Changes in 2012
The wiki's Manual of Style received a significant update from its previous significant update in 2010. We've introduced standards identifying the preferred writing styles and best of practice for editing. Clarity and consistency becomes two major focus for these changes and it's nice to see these being implemented in articles.
The Canon policy also received a significant update. Not only it has incorporated all the canon interpretation issues Halopedians have discussed on talk pages, it is clearer than its 2010 revision. Best of all, it educates readers on how to interpret canon. Fun stuff, education is.
FAQ is new to the wiki... well, not really. That's a lie. FAQs have been thrown around the wiki since its inception. The project page simply consolidates all of these into one page, making it easier for everyday users to check on the common questions. It's not complete yet, since we're still missing our official User Manual to assist users new to wiki-editing. On top of that, we also introduced Ask Us Anything?!! to assist Halo fans with general questions regarding the Halo franchise.
Sure, enforcement of these changes has been rocky but they will be knocked into your brain sooner or later. Last thing we need is the Cabal to enforce it and, mind you, we don't want that now, do we? :)
Changes for 2013
2013 marks a new year for Halopedia. The wiki is approaching into its ninth year of operation, all thanks to Halopedians and the rest of the Halo community. With every new year, I think it is fitting to make a few changes here and there to improve the wiki in preparation of 2014 (while sticking true to "if it's not broken, don't fix it" and "always one step ahead" principles).
So, this is the list of changes that should be made to the wiki's rules and policies. Table works best to illustrate the changes.
|Policies on images and image usage:||Proposal:
|Introducing the "Ultimate, yet amazingly simple guide to editing"
Otherwise known as "Dummies guide to wiki editing" and "User manual"
Will be updated soon
What changes do you think should be added/removed? — subtank 10:21, 20 December 2012 (EST)
- Sound like these changes would be headed to the right places, though more detail would be good. And for some of us, the 21st hasn't come yet... Tuckerscreator(stalk) 13:15, 20 December 2012 (EST)
- I think there is. I saw several wikis requiring users to fill up a copyright form (in the sense that what type of copyright category would it fall in, source of the file, etc) before uploading the file. — subtank 03:03, 7 January 2013 (EST)
I'll be adding a survey up at the end of the month, which would probably run till the end of February. :) — subtank 05:15, 19 January 2013 (EST)