UDWiki:Administration/Policy Discussion/Prohibiting Content Outside of the Normal Page Area

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Recent events (namely, an arbitration case, and subsequent vandalism and moderator misconduct cases) have led me to believe that there need to be specific guidelines regarding the placement of content outside of the normal page area.

Most pages, especially user pages, do not require content to be outside of the normal page area, and similar effects can be achieved through user templates and other such means, placed within the normal page area.

The policy I propose is as follows:

No user may modify any page in such a way that it would modify the appearance or functionality of the user interface of the wiki contained outside of the normal page area. The normal page area is the region in which content (comprised of only plain text) would appear when entered via the "edit" link on the same page.

Some of the current modifications that this policy would prohibit include:

  • "[user] is watching"-style floating messages.
  • Fake system messages, placed to the right of page titles.
  • Alterations of a page's displayed title (except in instances such as those outlined below).

The exceptions to this policy would be:

  • Any page that can be shown to have a clear need to violate the policy.
  • In the case of custom page titles, page titles that serve a constructive purpose, so long as the custom titles are clearly in good faith and do not violate other policies. Examples would be extremely long titles being shortened, or users choosing to display names different than their user names (disallowing impersonation, or titles significantly unrelated to their user names, unless the unrelated titles are established as being synonymous with said users).

Intentional violation of the policy would constitute vandalism, and be treated as such.

To allow a transition, the owner of any page that would violate the policy would be given one week to modify his or her page after the policy was implemented, after which point any user could remove the prohibited content for him or her. Community-owned pages could be fixed by any user as soon as the policy was implemented.

Bob Hammero ModB'cratTA 08:14, 4 July 2006 (BST)

Voting Section

For

  1. Bob Hammero 08:14, 7 July 2006 (BST)
  2. Matthew Fahrenheit 08:32, 7 July 2006 (BST)
  3. Cyberbob240 08:36, 7 July 2006 (BST)
  4. hagnat mod 12:27, 7 July 2006 (BST)
  5. Kenny Matthews 14:05, 7 July 2006 (BST)
  6. Xoid 17:07, 7 July 2006 (BST)
  7. EMAG TRESNI 01:18, 8 July 2006 (BST)
  8. Grim s-Mod U! 00:55, 9 July 2006 (BST)
  9. Darth Sensitive talkW! 04:52, 9 July 2006 (BST)
  10. --Quingawaga 14:57, 9 July 2006 (BST)
  11. Ornithopter 05:11, 10 July 2006 (BST)
  12. 343 U! 06:57, 10 July 2006 (BST)
  13. --Brendoshi 19:38, 11 July 2006 (BST)
  14. --Technerd 21:14, 11 July 2006 (BST)
  15. DarkStar2374383 Talk | LDY | LOE 14:29, 12 July 2006 (BST)
  16. Rueful 20:51, 12 July 2006 (BST)
  17. CaptainScarlet 22:58, 12 July 2006 (BST)
  18. Krew13 09:16, 13 July 2006 (BST)
  19. Paradox244 01:11, 14 July 2006 (BST)
  20. Abi79 AB 11:17, 14 July 2006 (BST)
  21. Catriona McM 11:55, 14 July 2006 (BST)
  22. Saithis 14:28, 14 July 2006 (BST)
  23. flowerpower4life 14:27, 14 July 2006 (EST)
  24. Fossphur Franklin 00:28, 15 July 2006 (BST)
  25. RAF Private Spudd Talk RAF 02:48, 15 July 2006 (BST)
  26. Goron40 02:42, 15 July 2006 (EST)
  27. Captain Canuck 16:16, 15 July 2006 {EST)
  28. sffh 03:24, 16 July 2006 (CET)
  29. Mnbvcx 12:54, 16 July 2006
  30. Cwissball 23:03, 16 July 2006 (BST)
  31. SirensT RR 03:16, 17 July 2006 (BST)
  32. Attentater 12:43, 17 July 2006 (GMT)
  33. Bullgod 00:50, 18 July 2006 (BST)
  34. GoNINzo 19:24, 18 July 2006 (BST)
    Lt Potter 12:47 July 21 2006 (BST)
    Sorry, voting has ended. –Bob Hammero ModB'cratTA 18:11, 21 July 2006 (BST)

Against

  1. Nuke Texas 22:18 7th July 2006 (GMT)
  2. --The General T Sys U! P! F! 13:00, 11 July 2006 (BST)
  3. Max Grivas JG,T,P! 21:03, 11 July 2006 (BST)
--Stickman 15:09, 22 July 2006 (BST) Voting has already ended. Cyberbob  Talk  15:19, 22 July 2006 (BST)

Abstain

  1. --Swmono talk - W! - P! - SGP 13:17, 11 July 2006 (BST)
  2. --Thari 21:29, 20 July 2006 (BST)
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