Battlestar Wiki:Policy

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This page is an official policy of Battlestar Wiki.
This policy is considered by the community and its leadership to be the status quo of Battlestar Wiki and is not to be countermanded or ignored, though changes to it can be discussed on the appropriate talk page. This policy was implemented on 2006 September 25.
Battlestar Wiki Policy
Article Standards

Article Standards & Conventions
Keeping articles concise
Assume good faith
Official sources and citations
Neutral or Real point of view
Spoiler Policy
What Battlestar Wiki is
What Battlestar Wiki is not
Avoiding "fanwanking"
Descriptive terms
"Alternate universe" products

Sysop ← Interaction → User

Page Moves
Username policy
Check user

Site Wide

Civility, etiquette and personal attacks
Edit war
Things you just don't do
Ownership of articles
Words of wisdom for the paranoid
... is not a forum


Air Lock
High Traffic
Types of users

Inactive Policies
Razor Material

This is a listing of the different types of policies on Battlestar Wiki. Please note that many projects can be considered policies because of their unique ability to set formal recommendations, in a project form, and not in policy form, which is not updated as often. (i.e. Battlestar Wiki:Standards and Conventions is a project, but is enforceable.)

What is a Policy?


Project-Policy pages on Battlestar Wiki take the form of something that tons of people work on. However, sometimes certain projects can also be policies. This can get confusing. Those projects, though marked with the {{Project}} tag, could still fall under this page's rules and guidelines. It all depends on the project's goal when trying to determine if it is a legitimate project-policy page. Even though anyone can create a project, the mere creation of a policy page does not make it an official policy. It still has to go through the policy procedures to become an official policy.


A policy on Battlestar Wiki is a document that was created to set procedures or to make an "official" act based on what is needed for this Wiki. Some of the policies might be the same (i.e. Battlestar Wiki:Candidates for deletion vs Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion) but still have some slight changes in the wording and procedures for operating. The reason for this is because Battlestar Wiki has a relatively small number of users in comparison to Wikipedia's user base of 100,000+.

Steps to getting a policy consensus

If you create a policy and you are looking for consensus, make sure that you follow these steps before proceeding. Note: When you are creating a policy, make sure you have the {{inuse}} template active on the top of the page, so people know you are working on your policy. Project-Policy and Policy pages should only exist on the Battlestar Wiki namespace.

  1. Place the {{Proposed Policy}} tag on the top of the page.
  2. After saving, go to the BW:TANK and fill out a proposal request.


If the article or policy page already exists...

  1. Place {{subst:adminlist}} on the talk page.

Voting lasts for two weeks. An 80% of the discussing party is needed after the two weeks to become offical policy. Major changes should not happen during the voting time. Anytime their are significant changes to the proposed policy based on the debate in the talk page, the voting shall restart.

Without consensus

Only the site admin, Joe Beaudoin Jr., can make a policy official/active without consensus. All other policy recommendations must pass through consensus.

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