Guild Wars Wiki talk:Talk pages
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 Update "Removal of content" ADVERTISING: trading posts and guilds event self-promotions
New proposal: Bad practice turns to bad habit and bad example to newcomers. Update this guideline so users can clean-up users/guilds advertising and reduce bookkeeping/maintenance. Yoshida Keiji talk 07:06, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
- What is your specific proposal?
- I have three concerns about adding rules to talk pages:
- More rules requires more maintenance. Unless someone chooses to enforce the rules all the time, the inevitable absence of enforcement leads to the perception that there isn't a rule, which is worse than no rule.
- Extra enforcement is often bad for community projects, since it means a less open environment for potential new contributors. It's discouraging for people to be told they are doing something wrong. Plus: stuff like this often inspires dramatic responses (often RickRolls or trolling, but no need to provide them with ammunition).
- Mostly importantly, what difference does it make to the wiki?
- In the listed example, the wiki wasn't harmed. The first comment is actually legit imo: the guy just stated a preference. The trade offer is out of order, but no one responded, so, again, no harm done. The third was a guild mentioning a community event ... and we actually list those as mainspace articles sometimes.
- So while these aren't useful posts (or even appropriate), IMO they aren't worth the effort to remove.
- In short, I don't think anything is broken at the moment, so there's nothing to fix. – Tennessee Ernie Ford (TEF) 08:22, 30 June 2012 (UTC)