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Closed Make Wiki User Pages One Level

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Andrew

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  • I suggest making Wiki User Pages as one level, there are a lot of subpages in this section that are long since abandoned (to-do lists, etc) , filled with broken links, etc that are clogging up the quality plugin.
 

Wes

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Since user pages, like WIPs, are a private space not viewable to non members and search engines I have not been strict about what goes in there. I am curious to see what the members think of this proposal. I think many people use it as a tinker space. I do and my various pages would not combine well since some are 200 item struct lists, vast idea notepads, or my list of 150 NPCs.
 

Andrew

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If that is decided, can the Quality Plugin skip that directory?
 

Wes

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No, but we could...
  • enforce user pages to meet quality standards (with a low point maximum like 1 or 3) or
  • treat them like WIPs where if they're not updated in over a year, they meet the criteria for deletion for being abandoned, or
  • create a policy that any user:username: namespaces (not the actual user page) are removed if the user's last forum login was over 1 year ago
I think these are all potential good ideas although self-updating struct pages like my NPC list might not need to be updated much. I've unofficially been doing the third one already with some of the long-gone users who are not expected to return (and if they do, I keep good backups that go back quite some time and could probably restore the old pages for them if they asked).
 

Charaa

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I admit I have created userpages that technically aren’t, like my Art Gallery, and so on but that’s because how I had my User page, makes it orderly. I am willing to agree to the third idea that Wes had since getting rid of userpages, of people who aren’t there anymore might help clean up the wiki a little.

I have six pages not including the main User page the links go from.

The page I created to house custody characters I didn’t feel comfortable doing to my main character page because originally the character in there, wasn’t mine and though I was allowed to take the character by the original player, and thus make it mine, still doesn’t feel like it means much.

On a different note, I have thought of attempting to fiddle with the Struct listing, but I think I might need to wait until I learn more about it.

I apologize if my words are confusing.
 

Whisper

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I'd like to avoid worrying about user pages being well formatted or meeting certain quality bars as much as we can. I like that it's a safe space to try things out, stick half formed ideas, etc.
 

Wes

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Well, it doesn't look like this suggestion is one that is very popular so I'm going to close it.

That's okay, though! We learned what people think which is a good thing!

I know this is still making the quality plugin whine so we'll try to find other solutions for you @Andrew!
 
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