User:The Retro Gamer/Reordered proposal ruleset

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Proposals can be new features (such as an extension), removals of previously added features that have tired out, or new policies that must be approved via consensus before any action is taken.
  • Any user can support or oppose but must have a strong reason for doing so, not, e.g., "I like this idea!"
  • "Vote" periods last for one week.
  • All past proposals are archived here, while talk page proposals are archived here.
  • All proposals must be approved by a majority of voters, including proposals with more than two options.

A proposal section works like a discussion page: comments are brought up and replied to using indents (colons, such as : or ::::) and all votes are preceded with the code {{User|User name}}.

How to/rules

Creating a proposal

If users have an idea about improving the wiki or managing its community, but feel that they need community approval before acting upon that idea, they may make a proposal about it. They must have a strong argument supporting their idea and be willing to discuss it in detail with the other users, who will then vote about whether or not they think the idea should be used. Proposals should include links to all relevant pages and writing guidelines. Proposals must include a link to the draft page.

If a proposal deals with a single article or a specific group of articles, it should be held on the talk page of one of the articles in question. Proposals dealing with massive amounts of splits, merges or deletions across the Wiki should still be held on this page. Talk page proposals must pertain to the article they are posted on. When a talk page proposal passes, it should be removed from the list and included in the table under the "Unimplemented proposals" section until the proposed changes have been enacted.

Proposals end at 23:59 GMT one week after voting starts, except for writing guidelines and talk page proposals, which run for two weeks (all times are in GMT).

  • For example, if a proposal was added at any time on Monday, August 1, 2011, the voting starts immediately and the deadline would be one week later on Monday, August 8, at 23:59 GMT.

When creating a proposal, one should keep the following things in mind:

  • Only registered, autoconfirmed users can create, comment in or vote on proposals.
  • No proposal can overturn the decision of a previous proposal that is less than 4 weeks (28 days) old.
  • Proposals cannot be made about promotions and demotions. Users can only be promoted and demoted by the will of the administration.
  • Proposals are serious wiki matters and should be handled professionally. Joke proposals will be deleted on sight.
  • If a proposer is blocked, their vote is removed and "(banned)" is added next to their name in the "Proposer:" line of the proposal, which runs until its deadline as normal. If the proposal passes, it falls to the supporters of the idea to enact any changes in a timely manner.
  • If the administrators deem a proposal unnecessary or potentially detrimental to the upkeep of the Super Mario Wiki, they have the right to remove it at any time.
  • Proposals can be rewritten or deleted by their proposer only within the first three days of their creation (six days for talk page proposals). Proposers can request that their proposal be deleted by an administrator at any time, provided they have a valid reason for it. Please note that canceled proposals must also be archived.
  • Unless there is major disagreement about whether certain content should be included, there should not be proposals about creating, expanding, rewriting or otherwise fixing up pages. To organize efforts about improving articles on neglected or completely missing subjects, try setting up a collaboration thread on the forums.

Voting on a proposal

Once a proposal is created, users will be able to vote on it until the set deadline is reached. The proposer can (and probably should) vote on their own proposal.

To support, or oppose, just insert "#{{User|[add your username here]}}" at the bottom of the section of your choice. Just don't forget to add a valid reason for your vote behind that tag if you are voting on another user's proposal. If you are voting on your own proposal, you can just say "Per my proposal".

Every vote should have a strong, sensible reason accompanying it. Agreeing with a previously mentioned reason given by another user is accepted (including "per" votes), but tangential comments, heavy sarcasm, and other misleading or irrelevant quips are considered as invalid as providing no reason. Users who feel that certain votes were cast in bad faith or which truly have no merit can use the Comments section to ask a voter to clarify their position, point out mistakes or flaws in their arguments, or call for the outright removal of the vote if it lacks sufficient reasoning. Users may not remove or alter the content of anyone else's votes. If a user makes a vote and is subsequently blocked for any amount of time, their vote is removed. However, if the block ends before the proposal ends, then the user in question has the right to re-cast their vote. Voters can remove or rewrite their own vote at any time, but the final decision to remove another user's vote lies solely with the administrators.

Users may vote for more than one option on proposals with more than two choices.

Closing a proposal

Any proposal that has three votes or less at deadline will automatically be listed as "NO QUORUM." The original proposer then has the option to relist said proposal to generate more discussion.

All proposals that end up in a tie will be extended for another week. Proposals with more than two options must also be extended another week if any single option does not have a majority support: i.e. more than half of the total number of voters must appear in a single voting option, rather than one option simply having more votes than the other options.

  1. If a proposal with only two voting options has more than ten votes, it can only pass or fail by a margin of three votes; if an insufficient majority was reached, the deadline will be extended for another week.
  2. Proposals can only be extended up to three times. If a consensus has not been reached by the fourth deadline, the proposal fails and can only be re-proposed after four weeks, at the earliest.
  3. All proposals are archived. The original proposer must take action accordingly if the outcome of the proposal dictates it. If it requires the help of an administrator, the proposer can ask for that help.

Basic proposal outlines

This is an example of what your proposal must look like, if you want it to be acknowledged. If you are inexperienced or unsure how to set up this format, simply copy the following and paste it into the fitting section. Then replace the [subject] - variables with information to customize your proposal, so it says what you wish. If you insert the information, be sure to replace the whole variable including the squared brackets, so "[insert info here]" becomes "This is the inserted information", not "[This is the inserted information]". Proposals presenting multiple alternative courses of action can have more than two voting options, but each alternative must be clearly defined.

Main proposal outline

===[Proposal title]===

[Proposal description]

'''Proposer''': {{User|[Enter your username here]}}<br>
'''Deadline''': [Insert the deadline here, 7 days after the proposal was created (14 for writing guidelines) at 23:59 GMT, in the format: "August 8, 2011, 23:59 GMT"]

====Support====
#{{User|[Enter your username here]}} Per my proposal.

====Oppose====

====Comments====

Talk page proposal outline

==[Proposal title]==
{{TPP}}

[Proposal description]

'''Proposer''': {{User|[Enter your username here]}}<br>
'''Deadline''': [Insert the deadline here, 14 days after the proposal was created at 23:59 GMT, in the format: "August 8, 2011, 23:59 GMT"]

===Support===
#{{User|[Enter your username here]}} Per my proposal.

===Oppose===

===Comments===

Talk page proposals

For a list of all settled talk page proposals, see MarioWiki:Proposals/Talk Page Archive and Category:Settled talk page proposals.

All active talk page proposals must be listed below in chronological order (new proposals go at the bottom) using {{TPPDiscuss}}. Include a brief description of the proposal while also mentioning any pages affected by it, a link to the talk page housing the discussion, and the deadline. If the proposal involves a page that is not yet made, use {{fake link}} to communicate its title in the description. Linking to pages not directly involved in the talk page proposal is not recommended, as it clutters the list with unnecessary links. Place {{TPP}} under the section's header, and once the proposal is over, replace the template with {{SettledTPP}}.