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  • When I didn't have administrator rights I had made a thread here to try to ask about adding various content for the guidelines that didn't exist yet. Since this wasn't ever fixed and I'm no longer needing to focus on schoolwork for the summer, I was going to work on writing up some general policies to add here for clarification and so I can stop moderating rules that I forgot don't exist yet

    Generally the purpose of this thread is to call attention to what I'm going to mostly be writing and implementing, but I'm mainly looking for feedback and additions (what I might have forgotten) and what should be changed.

    Note: These aren't the actual new wiki policies, this is just invitation for feedback on them. Though since most of this falls under Wikia's ToU I may already be enforcing a few of these. They will get their own page and such.

    Items may be added to this thread as needed.

    "Updates" of my previous thread

    • Formatting guidelines/style guide: Will be implemented somehow, for sure.
    • Lack of administrators: Problem is technically fixed now.
    • Wikia's age policies (COPPA) and account status: Wikia staff already did this for me when they gave me bureaucrat so this isn't a problem now.
    • Maintenance notices: Already added these, but I'll be making an instruction page on it separate from the policies.
    • Other general rules
      • In-article comments: Will note this falls under biased info, and will add.
      • First person: Will be added to style guide.
    • Lack of general content pages: I might make a list of what needs to be done. With the maintenance notices available it's easy to mark articles as stubs and for improvement if needed.

    Other things that will probably be added

    • Style guide: Mainly how to write pages consistently. Topics I'll be noting (so far) below:
      • Proper grammar and American English use (on articles only; don't care about elsewhere) for a sense of consistency and readability throughout articles. We go by what Den_S uses.
      • Article titles should be written as they are in game; "Multi-launch coaster" not "Multi-Launch Coaster"
      • Page names in first sentence of article, and bolded. Ex. "The ice cream stall is a..."
      • Appropriate infobox usage on every page.
      • Pages for an item should generally cover "The X is a Y that [does/is] Z" and contain a full-detail infobox to at least have a page on the wiki. This is to at least have some sort of information, and Improve & Stub can be added to redirect people to add to it.
    • Topic-specific page guide
      • Achievements go on the Achievement page and do not get their own pages. Blog posts covering how to get achievements in-depth are not covered by this.
      • Items that are similar and share the same name should be given a general sub-name based on appearance and placed in a general page with derivatives by subpages. See Queue path for a working example.
    • General page creation guidelines
      • No creating blank pages or pages with no information whatsoever
      • No duplicate pages
      • No spam pages
    • Management of templates: No creating or editing templates without reason or permission from sysops. What we currently have should mostly be fine.
    • Verified info: All info can and will be challenged for verification, typically through multiple users and/or me (or other admins) looking into it. The Achievements page heavily relies on this.
    • Account usage and behaviour
      • Friendliness and proper behaviour at all times, no need to attack other editors.
      • No bot accounts. Bots are blocked permanently.
      • Profanity should be avoided at all times, no purpose for it to be here, not even in an encyclopedic context.
      • Pointsgaming (doing things solely for badges) will not be allowed.
      • Editing other people's user pages (profiles, ex. User:Anzu-TLK) is discouraged, and shouldn't be touched unless you're reverting vandalism on the page or removing something that violates Wikia's terms of use. (Admin user pages are locked.)
      • Only one visible editing account per person; sockpuppetry (using multiple accounts to get around blocks or show false elevated support for something) is not allowed. Sockpuppet accounts or multiple accounts owned without reason will be blocked permanently.
        • As such, accusations of an account being a sockpuppet due to faulty information or "proof" may also be taken as attacking a user and may result in a block because this can become a huge problem
      • No advertising. (Showing off your park in a blog post isn't advertising; think randomly advertising a new place you made, or other wikis.)
    • Guidelines for deleting a page.
    • How blocking is managed and general guidelines for blocks and warnings.
      • General rules per lengths and notation of special cases.
      • Managing blocks thought to be unreasonable.

    Questioning/not sure to add

    • The consideration of consensus and notability: As long as it's a page about something directly in the game like a ride or item or primary game function there isn't really need to make a page on it. Other topics that might be added, at minimum, might be the game itself, or the game creator (and other developers if citation is needed and such things are added), but besides that there isn't point to have notability policies if there isn't reason for pages outside the topic of the game. At minimum I might mention that, but no need for an entire section on it.
    • A super detailed section on vandalism: Might add if there's mass vandalism, but this isn't really attacked at all that much.
    • Other obvious additions to the behaviour rules: Like no doxxing or stuff like that. Thinking of an "only-adding-if-it-happens" system as most of it is common sense.


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    • Should the wiki have a policy on displaying authorship on pages (e.g. writing at the end of an article: This page was written completely by ThatSirTaco ! Please click the link for more!). In my opinion, we should have a policy prohibiting (or restricting) that, as the wiki is a public project, meaning we should not have displays of authorship on pages.

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    • ThatSirTaco wrote: Should the wiki have a policy on displaying authorship on pages (e.g. writing at the end of an article: This page was written completely by ThatSirTaco ! Please click the link for more!). In my opinion, we should have a policy prohibiting (or restricting) that, as the wiki is a public project, meaning we should not have displays of authorship on pages.

      That falls under "In-article comments", I can always add more specification as examples and have something like that as an example when writing guidelines.

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    • Anzu-TLK wrote:

      ThatSirTaco wrote: Should the wiki have a policy on displaying authorship on pages (e.g. writing at the end of an article: This page was written completely by ThatSirTaco ! Please click the link for more!). In my opinion, we should have a policy prohibiting (or restricting) that, as the wiki is a public project, meaning we should not have displays of authorship on pages.

      That falls under "In-article comments", I can always add more specification as examples and have something like that as an example when writing guidelines.

      Ok. Thanks for the clarification!

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