Good evening all! Hoping that the long wait between stories is not leaving you chilled (like poor Wendy Peyser in the freezer). We have a few things to discuss. We have some issues on improving the quality of the site to discuss and get some consensus on, so please be sure to vote in the polls below before March 31, 2013. The longer time in the off-season for voting may be less necessary with one of the proposals below, but in the meantime we are just snagging eyeballs. (No, not like that.)
First to the announcements:
- Welcome back to Izzy, an admin returned from long absence.
- Everyone seems to be liking the new Forum, with many active discussions.
- AHS Wiki is looking for leadership in posting appropriate news and articles to the para-communities at Facebook and Google+. The Tumblr community is still waiting to be born. Namely, we need AHSW contributors who will engage the community with interesting articles on the Wiki, and to point out things of interest off the Wiki from other sites, too (like stories we missed and breaking news).
- The Designated Fluffer Patrol is defunct at this time, but may be able to be revived.
UPDATE: Final poll results:
- Bad Behavior Policy PROPOSAL 2 APPROVED (6 to 1)
- Voting Policies APPROVED (6 to 0)
- Admin Policy APPROVED (7 to 0)
- Answers Wiki RESOLVED TO TRANSITION (8 to 0)
- Commentary Pages RESOLVED TO ELIMINATE (6 to 0)
Thank you for your votes, and contributions to the Wiki community. Details of the new policies will be posted, linked in an upcoming blog post.00:42, April 1, 2013 (UTC)
Ratification of policies
Bad Behavior Policy
The Ban rulebook discussion has two proposals (User:American Morality's initial proposal and User:FishTank's counterproposal.) for dealing with unruly Wikians. We need to have a clear policy in place so that admins can be consistent. Discuss if desired at AHS talk:About#Ban rulebook.
The AHSW is very dormant during the off-season, and so voting tends to take a long time to get things done. Voting policies discussion proposes a steering community to be contacted to represent the Wiki's interests when a vote needs to be made. We've never had a formal voting policy before and have been making it up as we go along.
For a long time, Isaac was the only admin. Since then, admins have come and gone, but there's never been a set of rules for what Admins were expected to do, how to get new ones or how to lose them. As we need new contributors to survive as a Wiki, we should look at expanding leadership.
The Answers Wiki has been a sister project of AHSW for a long time, but without leadership has floundered. The asking of simple questions can be taken over by the function of Board:Questions and Answers, with richer discussions; the downside is that it will not be as simple to ask questions. (Some may consider that a benefit, given what is actually being asked.) There is a lot of content to be transplanted as we can not simply close the Answers Wiki without a smooth transition.
Didn't we just vote on this? Yes, but we never took time to make the next step. Now we have another question as to why. Should we even have standalone Commentary pages? Does copy/ pasting and illuminating the articles add to the value, or is linking to the episode (or other article) appropriate?
Let's hear from you! And if you're interested in being an Admin, an Alderman (or Alderwoman or Alderperson), or just want to talk, just send a message :-)20:53, March 1, 2013 (UTC)