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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. 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.
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 attained Autopatrol status and above.
- 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 immediately enacted if a simple majority of more than 50% of votes are supportive.
- If a supported proposal is vetoed by the administrators, it is considered failed and should not be started again for at least 8 weeks (56 days).
- If a proposal fails to garner three (3) supporting votes, it will not be considered.
- The original proposal maker may not vote on 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.
- The original proposer may cancel the proposal for any reason during the first three (3) days of its run, and it will not be considered failed. Admins may veto subsequent proposals if this is abused.
- 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.
- Proposals about minor article manipulation (such as splits, merges, renames, or deletions) should not be created; these should be held as informal discussions or polls on the talk page of the article in question.
- A single user may not make more than one (1) proposal at a time.
None at this time.