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This wiki has a number of good policies that help to keep things running smoothly, but situations change over time, and policies don't always keep up.
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=Abolish Ghost Town Policy=
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This wiki has a number of good policies that help to keep things running smoothly, but situations change over time, and policies haven't always kept up, as most of us are aware.
  
One such example is [[UDWiki:Administration/Policy_Discussion/New_Suburb_Tag_(edit,_new_vote)|the policy that created the Ghost Town status for the DangerMap system]]. The policy served a valuable purpose at the time, but the DangerMap system has been in need of an overhaul for almost as long as I've been here, and every attempt at rethinking the system has run into a brick wall when they realize that they can't touch the Ghost Town status because it is locked in as part of wiki policy.
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One such example is [[UDWiki:Administration/Policy_Discussion/New_Suburb_Tag_(edit,_new_vote)|the policy that created the Ghost Town status for the DangerMap system]]. The policy was intended to solve a problem the wiki was facing at the time, but things have changed in the 8 years since that policy passed, and we've collectively learned a lot about how to manage and maintain these systems. The DangerMap has been in need of an overhaul for almost as long as I've been here, but every attempt at rethinking the system has run into a brick wall when the community realizes that they can't touch the Ghost Town status because wiki policy is forcing us to keep it ''exactly'' as it is.
  
 
Let's fix that.
 
Let's fix that.
  
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==Policy Text==
 
I propose that the following become policy:
 
I propose that the following become policy:
 
#We abolish the [[UDWiki:Administration/Policy_Discussion/New_Suburb_Tag_(edit,_new_vote)|New Suburb Tag (edit, new vote)]] policy.
 
#We abolish the [[UDWiki:Administration/Policy_Discussion/New_Suburb_Tag_(edit,_new_vote)|New Suburb Tag (edit, new vote)]] policy.
  
That's it. Doing that will provide wiki users with the freedom they need to make the necessary changes to keep the DangerMap useful, without having to go through all the bureaucratic hassle involved in writing and passing policies.
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==Additional Remarks==
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One important note: this policy is NOT abolishing the ''status'' of Ghost Town; it is merely abolishing the ''policy'' that forces us to use the status as it was written 8 years ago. By doing so, the community will be free to update the wording or replace the status with something better. Any modifications to the status are outside the scope of ''this'' policy and will be decided in other places (e.g. [[UDWiki:Open_Discussion/New_Dangermap|the current Open Discussion over the DangerMap system]]), though I think most people agree that the status is useful, so I doubt it will be going away entirely anytime soon.

Revision as of 19:35, 20 August 2014

Abolish Ghost Town Policy

This wiki has a number of good policies that help to keep things running smoothly, but situations change over time, and policies haven't always kept up, as most of us are aware.

One such example is the policy that created the Ghost Town status for the DangerMap system. The policy was intended to solve a problem the wiki was facing at the time, but things have changed in the 8 years since that policy passed, and we've collectively learned a lot about how to manage and maintain these systems. The DangerMap has been in need of an overhaul for almost as long as I've been here, but every attempt at rethinking the system has run into a brick wall when the community realizes that they can't touch the Ghost Town status because wiki policy is forcing us to keep it exactly as it is.

Let's fix that.

Policy Text

I propose that the following become policy:

  1. We abolish the New Suburb Tag (edit, new vote) policy.

Additional Remarks

One important note: this policy is NOT abolishing the status of Ghost Town; it is merely abolishing the policy that forces us to use the status as it was written 8 years ago. By doing so, the community will be free to update the wording or replace the status with something better. Any modifications to the status are outside the scope of this policy and will be decided in other places (e.g. the current Open Discussion over the DangerMap system), though I think most people agree that the status is useful, so I doubt it will be going away entirely anytime soon.

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