WiKirby:Proposals

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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 ~~~~)
{{Support}}
{{Oppose}}
{{Neutral}}

===Discussion===

{{clear}}

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. An administrator can veto a proposal at any time, although such action should always be justifiable and agreed upon by multiple admins. Administrators should not use this right to add more weight to their own opinions.

Restrictions

Users may propose many different changes or additions to the wiki. The following things, however, may not be voted on:

  1. proposals which target specific users (such as bestowing or removing ranks or rights).
  2. proposals which violate the law, as specified in the general content policy.
  3. proposals which seek to overturn a recently (within the last 8 weeks (or 56 days)) approved proposal.
  4. re-submitted proposals which were recently (within the last 8 weeks (or 56 days)) rejected.

Current Proposals

Images in custom sigs (May 24, 2020- June 7, 2020)

As you may (or may not) know, there are some wikis that allow images in custom sigs, and some that do not. The current reason given by the page about custom signatures is "We'll accept symbols and wingdings, but full images are simply distracting to talk page posts." Images can be slightly distracting, but they should be fine as long as no animated images are used. It has been mentioned on the discord server for the wiki that it would make the file usage list large, but Special:Whatlinkshere can be used to only search for certain namespaces. Finally, there is the slight issue of the fact that images space out lines, but if they are small enough, that shouldn't be an issue. The screenshot is from smashwiki, which has a policy of only letting images be 20px high, which should work as a standard for us. Also, there would be a limit of one image per sig.

To recap, the proposed policy change is to allow images in custom sigs, but only one per sig, they must be 20px high, and they cannot animated. ---PinkYoshiFan 14:42, 24 May 2020 (UTC)
Support
  1. Weak support. Everything seems reasonable, altrogh I'm still not convinced that hiding certain namespaces would justify using mainspace images. Superbound · (message me!) 16:46, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
Opposition
Neutral Comments

What are the diffrences between symbols, wingdings and images? Superbound · (message me!) 07:13, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

It appears from Googling that symbols and wingdings are actually a typable font, while images are not. Also, images have much more potential to become complex. ---PinkYoshiFan 12:28, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
Alright. Superbound · (message me!) 16:46, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Proposal Archive

Successful proposals
Failed proposals