Proposal talk:Userspace policy

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Feedback

I don't know a lot about the policies here, but this does look like an improvement. --Chris Watkins 16:15, 1 December 2012 (EST)

It seems excessive to say that all currently financial members contributing to the page need to agree before a page can be deleted. An admin may need to make the call to delete despite disagreements. Angela 23:11, 1 December 2012 (EST)

If we dont require agreement, could we require all users are notified before the deletion happens and are given time to object? John Vandenberg 10:09, 2 December 2012 (EST)

I'm in agreement with Angela here. Otherwise there's the risk that someone could use the page to harass someone and then use that very contribution to block its removal. Andrew Owens 02:55, 3 December 2012 (EST)

I agree with Angela. Tony1 20:30, 3 December 2012 (EST)
I agree also there must be descreationary options for sysop/committee members to delete a page without notice or agreement of those that created or editted it, otherwise WMAU could be seen as facilitating a whole vegie garden of nasty beans. Gnangarra 22:54, 3 December 2012 (EST)
I agree that some content warrants immediate take-down. But I presume we can hang onto the content in case any of the contributors request it for some other purpose.

Template on all user pages

I believe a template "should" be on user pages where there might be a problem asserting "ownership", not "must".

If it is going to be "must", we should use the technology to enforce it. Mark Hurd 12:10, 2 December 2012 (EST)

I would prefer 'must', but 'should' is OK.
I think it is easy to manually add a template to everything under special:allpages/User:. (I see now we'll need to add an exception for .css and .js)
We could use mw:Extension:HeadersFooters, or the more flexible mw:Extension:HeaderFooter if we fix it to work with the latest mediawiki. However, I would expect that we will want to use different templates for each type of userpage. e.g. reports would contain one type of header template; proposals would use {{proposal}} (I've changed this template accordingly); personal statements like User:Lankiveil/2012 Board of Trustees statement and User:John Vandenberg/Marriage announcement would have a different one. John Vandenberg 13:20, 2 December 2012 (EST)

topic limitations

I think it should also have a limitation on the what the page is about, there probably a few more things that cna be added Gnangarra 23:02, 3 December 2012 (EST)

  1. related to WMAU activities, or other activities that fit within our Statement of Purpose
  2. No Advertising,
    Self promotion, personal bio pages ok
    No deals, offers or competition notices or prize give aways etc anything that is clearly commercial in nature
  3. No extremely offensive materials, or links to such.
  4. No copyrighted works