Proposal:Userspace policy

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This page is a proposal being developed by our members.  The proposal was moved by John Vandenberg. If you are not a member of the organisation, you may request an account on this wiki using special:RequestAccount, and discuss this proposal on the discussion page.

This is a proposal to allow users to make use of their userspace on the Wikimedia Australia wiki.

Background

Members are already using their userspace for various purposes, however there is no policy specifically regarding this, and the proposals policy technically prevents proposals being drafted in userspace.

Userspace policy

The following text will be the "userspace policy" for the organisation's wiki:

Creating pages

Users may create pages in their own userspace. Any user may discuss these pages on the associated "user talk" page.

Each page must contain a template that clearly indicates that the contents of the page are the responsibility of the person in whose userspace it is located.

Deleting pages

Sysops may delete pages in userspace (and associated talk pages) if all currently financial members contributing to the page and talk page agree (preferably on wiki) that the page and/or user talk page should be deleted.

If a member believes a page in someone else's userspace should be deleted, they should mention this on the talk page. If a second member agrees, the committee will vote on deleting the page.

Proposals process

The proposals policy currently says "Before a proposal can be created on the public website of Wikimedia Australia ...".

This should be amended to say "Before a proposal may be placed into the "Proposal" namespace on the public website of Wikimedia Australia ...".

Old pages in mainspace

These are a few proposals in mainspace that were part of the organisation's strategy, but did not proceed for various reasons, and should be moved into the proposals namespace and marked as inactive.

There were pages created in 'mainspace' before the proposals process that were primarily the work of a single person and are more appropriate in userspace, or should be moved to the proposals namespace if there are still two members who wish to develop and promote the concept. The redirects in mainspace should be deleted.