Guild Wars Wiki:Policy/Draft20091119

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Inactive policy modification proposal

This page is currently an inactive policy modification proposal for Guild Wars Wiki:Policy. (show differences)

It is not being actively discussed or revised, or is not mature enough to be a policy proposal. Feel free to change this page and participate in the discussion.

Changing existing policies[edit]

Accepted policies must never be modified arbitrarily or immediately. A policy proposal must first be made and discussed. Start by clearly explaining or describing the proposed change on the talk page of the policy in question. Create a subpage for drafting if necessary. Be sure to properly explain your reasons.

Proceed to modify the section below and add a link to your proposed policy change, including a brief summary of the proposed change. Please sign and date the entry. Be sure to keep the entry updated should there be major changes to the proposal.

Consensus must be reached before any proposed change can be adopted. If consensus is not achieved, the change proposal must be rejected. It is important to note that majority support is not an indication of consensus.

Proposing new policies[edit]

Proposing a new policy for discussion is similar to proposing a policy change. Start by creating a new article in the "Guild Wars Wiki" namespace that details your new policy. Be sure to name the new article properly and similar to existing policies. Do not categorize it into Category:Policies but make use of {{policy}} instead. If necessary, consider using the draft status to indicate that a new proposal is still in a drafting stage.

Once the new proposed policy page is ready, add an entry to the section below and include a brief summary of why the policy would be helpful. Please also sign and date the entry. Be sure to keep the entry updated should there be major changes to the proposal.

Consensus must be reached (via discussions on the talk page) before any proposed policy can be adopted. If consensus is not achieved, the proposed policy must be rejected. It is important to note that majority support is not an indication of consensus.

If the proposal was a success, add it to the list of policies above and change the status of {{policy}}. Remember to move the proposal entry below to the top of the section for recently accepted policies and sign it.

If the proposal failed, move the proposal entry below to the top of the section for recently failed policies and sign it. Also, change the status of the policy template to rejected instead. Failed policy proposals should not be brought up again for at least another month or two.

In any case, once the proposal is concluded, remove it from the list of policies being proposed. If the policy proposal failed, add it to the top of the recently failed list, along with the date. Failed policy proposals should not be re-proposed for some time.