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KeybladeSpyMaster - I fight for the Users!
TALK - tumblr_static_png-transparent-snowflakes.png - Greetings, users. System is up, and ready for user input. - 12:42 AM Sat, March 3, 2018 MDT

Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png Ok, so as some of you may have noticed, I've been writing up new and detailed pages outlining all our rules here. The premise behind this is simple: I expect us to get a lot more users in the coming months with the upcoming release of Kingdom Hearts III. We have a lot of rules and formats and such that we enforce here, but it's not really spelled out. So, bouncing off of this idea, these new policy pages will help spell them out clearly, and any new editors won't be able to say that they didn't know what the rules are. Because they're right there. So, the latest one I've made is a User Account Policy. What this is supposed to be is a basic guide to our rules here, with links to other policies, help pages, and guides that further explain the rules. It also outlines the discipline guidelines we follow here, so people don't think we're ban-trigger-happy, and there's a clearer use for our various warning and ban/block templates. I've also made a Policy hub here to link all our policy pages and basically act as a directory to it all. What do you guys think? And are there any other rules I should add or make policy pages/help guides for? Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png
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NinjaSheik - All of this might have started with a lie...But I'm really am glad that I could meet you...
TALK - One day, the light-it will be ours, and it will bring us together. Til then, I'll be in your heart...
I'm just eyeing it right now, but it looks really good so far. I'd like to take the time fully read over everything, and express my opinions once I do. Quite a lot to go through while juggling other things. ^_^; However, I do want to say this: I want to be careful about being too overly wordy in our policies and guides, as to not talk down to the users while being clear on the rules. Majority of the time, users who come any wiki at all will never read policies and guides first, and this is typically due to the fact that most users find it as real pain to read them because policies and guides are extremely dense, especially for large communities (e.g. Avatar Wiki's guides and policies, which is massive and extremely detailed and elaborate). It's important to keep in mind that most users are teenagers or adults, and it's should be common knowledge for users to use their common sense when editing on a community. I think being overly wordy is, in some ways, a little condescending to the users, and that's definitely something we should be careful about. It's important to be detailed, but not overly so. I hope that makes sense.