Wiki:Conventions

From Puzzle Wiki

These are common conventions that should be used on Puzzle Wiki. While Wiki:Style Guide provides guidance for style and grammar, this page provides guidance for proper collaboration etiquette, both individually and as a community.

Ownership[edit | edit source]

This is a Wiki for and by the entire Puzzle community. No one owns it. While we have a host, admins, moderators, and frequent editors, Puzzle Wiki still belongs to everyone. This also means that pages you edit may be drastically changed by someone else as we keep growing and improving. This is healthy and is how Wikis grow!

Be Bold[edit | edit source]

Be Bold! If you have a change in mind, go for it! Feel free to make changes, there is no "permission process" involved! Discussing ideas in our Discord server beforehand is always encouraged, but not necessary.

However, not every change we make will work. Be Bold, but if someone else reverts your edit, it's time to discuss! Bold-Revert-Discuss! Take it to Discord or the Talk pages. We will have disagreements, but at the end of the day we're a community and we'll find the best solution together!

Consensus[edit | edit source]

In keeping with the principles of this wiki's shared community ownership, any decisions (ranging from formatting choices to site-impacting decisions) that cannot be resolved via the regular editing process will be resolved by consensus.

Consensus does not mean unanimity, nor is it the result of a vote. Instead, it will be ascertained by the quality of the arguments given on the issue. Closure of discussion will follow a neutral and impartial evaluation of presented arguments, and be accompanied by a statement that clearly summarises the outcome and the objective reasons for reaching that conclusion.

Further guidance may be found via WP:WHATISCONSENSUS and WP:ACD Wikipedia policies.

Requests for comments[edit | edit source]

See Wiki:Requests for comments for more explanation and full listing.

Requests for comments (RFC) are processes for gathering community input on an issue. Such issues may range from the top-level purpose of this wiki, right down to particular content to include in a particular article.

They are intended as a means to gather viewpoints from a range of different editors and contributors, so everyone can have their opinions known.