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Wiki Admins Needed / Policies and Standards Required

Can we make it a point not to just copy the entirety of the (largely shoddy) Compedia over to this? With a new wiki, we should take the opportunity to write good quality IC content, rather than just making a duplicate of the same crap that's available on an already existing website. Orphaea Imperium 06:43, 22 February 2011 (GMT)

This wiki was released before any ground rules were made, there are no admins to keep watch on things and users create their own templates and categories. If everyone does whatever they wish and copy paste from their wikies (I saw articles from the ImpWiki and Compedia) then pretty soon this place will be no better than the other failed wiki experiments. --Ryan Roche 06:47, 22 February 2011 (GMT)
Copying and pasting of good content should be okay - there are some decent character pages on both wikis, there are some good templates around, etc, but wanton copying for the sake of 'filling out the wiki' should be avoided. Orphaea Imperium 07:15, 22 February 2011 (GMT)
But that's exactly what's happening though. Already a number of articles on here display a clear lack of objectivity and are riddled with bias. Most of them also drift between IC and OOC with references to game mechanics, RL dates, and so forth. I thought the point here was that the Holocron was to be strictly IC, and the Compedia was notorious for mixing IC and OOC. I really hope some specific guidelines and rules will be set in place and actually enforced, otherwise more time will be spent cleaning up copied-and-pasted crap from Compedia and biased sources, rather than contributing actual quality content that could potentially make this a wiki of high quality that can be considered reliable. --Alex Tylger 14:01, 22 February 2011 (GMT)
Merged the two discussions on wiki admins into one to keep things easier to read. Also just sent an email to Vey / Dreighton / Fish on getting some admins and policies sorted out. Orphaea Imperium 14:11, 22 February 2011 (GMT)

Sub-Faction Pages

For sub-faction organisational units (e.g. Imperial Navy), should these be their own page and risk conflict between similar pages, or be subpages of the main faction page (e.g. Galactic Empire/Imperial Navy)? Or should pages of this type be avoided altogether and any relevant information incorporated into sections on the appropriate pages? Obviously we'd need to cap things at a certain limit, e.g. a page for the Imperial Navy might be appropriate, but for every Imperial military unit that has ever existed may be a bit excessive. Orphaea Imperium 07:23, 22 February 2011 (GMT)

My view is that we should follow the wikipedia rules for naming pages (thus Imperial Navy and Imperial Navy (Other Empire)). --Owen von Ismay 08:50, 22 February 2011 (GMT)