BRWiki:Policies

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Policies

The following policies have been developed over time; mostly as consensus works between BRWiki administrators and users. A few are decreed by administrators. Violating a BRWiki policy will at the very least lead to your page being edited to conform to policy. It may however also lead to the page being deleted, or, for the worst offenses, it may lead to the poster being declared a vandal and banned.

BRWiki Policies

For quicker referencing, the policies also have shorthand links, e.g. "WW:DNP". They are denoted in the below list.

Policy status and phases
The policy governing policies – how to create new ones, how to change existing ones, and how to recall bad ones.
WW:NAME · The article naming policy
How to name articles so that people more easily can guess what to type to get to a particular type of page.
WW:WRITE · The writing policy
How to approach different sorts of content. Separated into several sub policies: lore (WW:LORE), do-not-post (WW:DNP), fanfic (WW:FANFIC).
WW:EDIT · The editing policy
How to make changes to existing pages – what you actually dare doing without asking everyone first, and what you really should ask about first.
WW:CAT · The category policy
How to categorize pages, and how to name and categorize new categories.
WW:VOTE · The voting policy
Votes completed according to this policy are considered enforceable on BRWiki.Y
WW:NPOV · The neutral-point-of-view policy
Articles on BRWiki should approach their subject objectively.
WW:DEL · The deletion policy
How to nominate pages for deletion, and when they are eligible for actual termination.
WW:STUB · The stub policy
How to tag pages as stubs, and when pages should be tagged as stubs.
WW:VANDAL · The vandalism policy
What BRWiki considers vandalism, and what we do to vandals. (Not what we would like to do to vandals, though.)
WW:3RR · The three revert rule
To avoid edit wars, BRWiki contributors are not allowed to revert someone else's changes too often.
WW:VIO · The policy violation policy
How to handle violations of any of the above policies.

Short Policies

Preference for internal links

It is recommended to abide by Wikipedia's policy to deprecate external links in favor of internal links. This would mean that we should have articles on many subjects. On each of these pages, we might want a relevant external link to a website, but an internal link is preferable up until that point.

shortcut iconSee Also: BRWiki guidelines