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Policy status and phases

Category policy
Copyright policy
Deletion policy
Speedy deletion
DNP policy
NDA policy
Editing policy
Disruptive editing policy
External links
Images policy

Items policy
Naming policy
Personal articles
Stub policy
User naming
Manual of Style
Vandalism policy
Voting policy

See also: guidelines, administrators


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Policy is a term referring to the processes and rules observed involving the creation, editing, and management of articles on KlondikeWiki as well as treatment of other users. This is to be distinguished from a guideline which suggests etiquette and practice to make management and presentation of KlondikeWiki more consistent and streamlined.

Violating a KlondikeWiki policy will at the very least lead to a page being edited to conform to policy. Edits or new pages that are created that do not conform to a specific policy are subject to change by another user (assuming that change conforms with policy) without expectation of appeal to an admin, as is all content within the site. However, it may also lead to the page being deleted or — for the worst offenses — it may lead to the poster being declared a vandal and become banned or blocked. Treatment of users who engage in destruction of content, harassment, or misuse of content (spam) is also governed by policy.

The following policies have been developed over time; mostly as consensus works between KlondikeWiki administrators and users. A few are decreed by administrators.

Shortcut to this page: KW:P

KlondikeWiki policies

For quicker referencing, the policies also have shorthand links, e.g. "KW:DNP". They are denoted in the list below.

Policy status and phases
The policy governing policies – how to create new ones, how to change existing ones, and how to recall bad ones.

Article policies

KW:CAT · The category policy
How to categorize pages, and how to name and categorize new categories.
KW:COPY · The copyright policy
Copyright enforcement and fair use restrictions.
KW:DEL · The deletion policy
Sub-policy: Speedy deletion
How to nominate pages for deletion and when they are eligible for actual termination.
KW:DNP · The do-not-post policy
Sub-policy: Non-disclosure agreement enforcement
Specific items and topics we do not allow on KlondikeWiki.
KW:EDIT · The editing policy
Sub-policy: [KW:DE|Disruptive editing]]
How to make changes to existing pages – what you actually dare doing without asking everyone first and what you really should ask about first.
KW:EL · The external links policy
What sort of external links are allowed and where to put them.
KW:IMP · The images policy
What sort of images are allowed and how to use them.
KW:ITEMS · KlondikeWiki:Item articles policy
How to format item pages.
KW:NAME · The article naming policy
How to name articles so that people more easily can guess what to type to get to a particular type of page.
KW:PA/KW:PC KlondikeWiki:Personal article policy and KlondikeWiki:Player character page policy
Naming and formatting for personal articles and player character pages.
KW:STUB · The stub policy
How to tag pages as stubs and when pages should be tagged as stubs.

Community management policies

KW:UN · The user naming policy
Types of user names which are disallowed on KlondikeWiki.
KW:VANDAL · The vandalism policy
What KlondikeWiki considers vandalism and what we do to vandals. (Not what we would like to do to vandals, though.)
KW:VOTE · The voting policy
Votes completed according to this policy are considered enforceable on KlondikeWiki.

See also

  • KlondikeWiki:Guidelines for a listing of all KlondikeWiki guidelines or information on an individual guideline.
  • KlondikeWiki talk:Policies to suggest new policies or discuss existing ones. You may also do so on the specific policy's talk page.

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