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To help contributors make a difference in how pages and articles are laid out and have their voice heard about maintaining, changing and creating policies, the Mass Effect Wiki employs two Forums where contributors may take part in shaping the Wiki's policies and guidelines.

Any contributor can post a proposal in either the Policy Forum when proposing changes to current active policies, or the Projects Forum when proposing changes regarding the way content is presented in articles.

Policy Edit

Main article: Forum:Policy

The Policy Forum is the place where contributors can propose addition to, or revision or removal of a current active policy.

The Policy Forum consists of five parts:

  1. Voting notice with a fixed expiration date on participation in voting. When creating the post the author must define the deadline for voting, which is exactly seven (7) days from the posting, in which time a deliberation will take place.
  2. A summary of the proposal with relevant links or files listed. Authors are not obligated to supply any information when creating the post, but are encouraged to do so as it helps other editors understand the proposal and vote correctly.
  3. A More Information section for more in-depth description of the proposal. Authors are encouraged to be clear about what they are trying to achieve while supplying as much information as they can.
  4. The Voting section contains three (3) subsections, which are Support, Neutral, and Oppose. When voting, editors will sign (using four tildes ~~~~) in one of those sections.
  5. A Discussion section for comments and questions about the proposal. While the voting is taking place, contributors may ask follow-up questions and inquire about specifics of the proposal. Authors are encouraged to participate and give as much information as possible.

Projects Edit

Main article: Forum:Projects

The Projects Forum is where contributors can discuss and propose additions or changes to pages. These proposals are different from Wiki management discussions taking place on Talk pages and deal with major decisions that affect the way articles are laid out and what information they contain. These discussions and proposals also affect the Manual of Style.

The Projects Forum consists of three parts:

  1. A summary of the proposal with relevant links or files listed. Authors are not obligated to supply any information when creating the post, but are encouraged to do so as it helps other editors understand the proposal and comment accordingly. Also a link for a working example of the proposed changes will stir the comments to a solution.
  2. A More Information section for more in-depth description of the proposal. Authors are encouraged to to be clear of what they are trying to achieve while supplying as much information as they can.
  3. A Discussion section for comments and questions about the proposal. Contributors may ask follow-up questions and inquire about specifics of the proposal, and authors are encouraged to participate and give as much information as possible.

The deliberations on the proposal take seven (7) days. If the proposal passes, the article(s) will be changed accordingly.

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