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|Your opinions matter!
Due to WiKirby's recent surge in community interaction, we have seen fit to implement a formal proposals page. Up to this point, proposal-handling has been informal, with larger ones handled via referendum, but this page serves to clear away any ambiguity and provide a set of procedures for suggesting changes to the wiki, whether that be the handling of certain content, or changes and additions to policy.
|How to make a proposal
All proposals must be made using the template provided below, posted under the "Current Proposals" heading:
==(insert proposal here) (insert date here)==
(insert details of proposal here and sign with ~~~~)
Once a proposal is made, the voting period begins (see voting regulations below). Voting period for a proposal ends two weeks after it starts, at 11:59:59 P.M. UTC on the 14th day of voting. If a proposal which follows all rules receives a basic majority of support, it is sent to the Administrators + for final consideration. The administrators + may decide to veto the proposal, which means that it will need to be voted on again and receive a supermajority of 75% or more to be passed again. If this happens, the proposal will be enacted, and cannot be vetoed again. If the proposal fails at any step, it will be rejected.
Users may propose many different changes or additions to the wiki. The following things, however, may not be voted on:
- proposals which target specific users (such as bestowing or removing ranks or rights).
- proposals which violate the law, as specified in the general content policy.
- proposals which seek to overturn a recently (within the last 8 weeks (or 56 days)) approved proposal.
- re-submitted proposals which were recently (within the last 8 weeks (or 56 days)) rejected.
- Proposal adding and voting is open only to registered users who have made at least 100 edits to mainspace content and have been registered for at least two (2) weeks.
- Users who are currently blocked will not be allowed to vote, and any outstanding votes they have on proposals will be removed. Any proposal made by a user who is blocked during the consideration period will also be removed.
- All votes must be signed with signatures (type four tildes (~~~~.)) Unsigned votes are automatically negated, regardless of any points made.
- After two (2) weeks of voting, a proposal will be sent forward to the administrators for final approval if a simple majority of more than 50% of votes are supportive.
- If a supported proposal is vetoed by the administrators, it may be voted on again, but must receive a supermajority of 75% or more to be approved after another two (2) week period.
- If a proposal fails to garner three (3) supporting votes, it will not be considered.
- The original proposal maker and administrators + may not vote on proposals. (Administrators + may make proposals)
- All votes must be supported by a substantial reason from the voter. Simple and/or unproductive comments like "I agree" or "No that's stupid" will result in the vote being removed.
- Voting users may change their vote at any time before a proposal's deadline passes, but should update their timestamp if doing so.
- Discussion must remain civil at all times! Any uncivil discussion will result in the offending users' votes being negated, and possibly lead to strikes or a block.
- Excessive campaigning for any proposals will result in the campaigner(s) vote(s) being negated, or proposal being removed if applicable.
- A single user may not make more than one (1) proposal at a time.
- Administrators + reserve the right to remove a proposal without recourse if it is suspected to be in bad faith.
None at this time.