New Rules/Designing Suggestions
Xander and I have conspired some and decided that this wiki needs a bit more spark to it. Before we make anything official, here's a list of changes we came up with and allow the community to review them:
1. Homepage overhaul. Xander is currently working on some ideas for how to make the homepage look neater.
2. New rules on redlinks. If they are not filled within a month (AKA, a page is not made for the redlink), then the redlink will be converted to regular text for management and organization purposes. We can discuss on exactly how long the time span should be should a month be too long or not long enough.
For those that don't know how many redlinks there are...the cache that shows the wanted pages only displays 1,000 at a time. There are so many redlinks that the cache can't show them all. We really need to clean these redlinks up, which is what I'm going to be doing for the next forever and ever until it's done. That being said, if you don't want me to remove redlinks on one of your pages because you plan on filling it soon, tell me.
3. Splitting Wiki content into subgroups. Instead of having all pages related to fan gameplay going into one enormous confusing boiling pot (where, hypothetically speaking, if the Wiki had its own mod, everything that everybody has posted would be in it), there will be subgroups where a certain amount of content goes in and such. For example, instead of having to go halfway across the website to find the 80th boss you need to fight in order to fight the super duper big bad boss, all the things you need to know about one particular boss is within its own organized subgroup.
By having this, it's not just one big boiling pot. If the wiki had its own mod in the realm of theory, each subgroup would be its own mod.
Dimension contents will probably be in their own subgroups, unless webs/networks of interconnected dimensions need to work with each other rather than having them separate.
4. Doing something about all the RPG pages. Because this stuff isn't technically linked to Minecraft, we really need to find out some way to organize these so viewers don't confuse them with fan gameplay pages. Plus, they're also just clogging up space.
There are three ways we could deal with the mass amount of RPG-specific pages.
A) Delete all RPG pages and move them over to a separate wiki
B) Create a header for every RPG pages that indicates that it is an RPG page and not Minecraft fanon so as to avoid confusion
C) Create Minecraft fanon equivalents to all RPG pages
We could combine some of these. Option C would by far take the most work, but grow the Wiki exponentially. Option B would take the least amount of work. And Option A would mean downsizing the amount of content that we have.
5. A rule on necrobumping old threads/making a maximum amount of Fun & Games threads. WE HAVE TOO MANY OF THESE. I understand that y'all like thread games, and it's not bad to do them, but when it comes to necrobumping old threads in order to keep the games flowing or constantly creating new threads...it's getting ridiculous.
So far, the basic idea for necrobumping is that if nobody has posted on the thread in 2 weeks or longer, then posting on it would be considered necrobumping and against the rules. You will be warned once if you necrobump, but if you necrobump again you will receive a one-day ban. Any further offenses and the ban will increase in length.
6. A rule about junk, spam, or small pages that have been abandoned by the creator. These kinds of pages should be deleted, unless the owner still wishes to keep them intact.
More may be added as time passes. You are free to express your opinions in this thread, as nothing is 100% final; just keep your comments respectful, whether you're agreeing or disagreeing. Inflammatory or irrelevant comments will be deleted.