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RationalWiki:All things in moderation/Talk

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Silverbrain.png After this consultation with moderators, a community vote on talk page policy was set up on the Community Standards talk page.

Talk

I wrote an essay about the talk page problem here, and laid out some options. If the other mods wouldn't mind reading it, I was wondering if I could hear some thoughts about whether it might be a good idea to have a decisive vote on this. We've gone back and forth as a community about it, so a two-week long vote with dedicated argument and a sense of finality about it was what I had been considering. Thoughts?--ADtalkModerator 23:20, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Okay, my views are pretty much sorted, and I want to propose a vote. I have written out four options (five, if we include the status quo) for the community to choose from: I think they fairly represent the major camps on the wiki. Does anyone have a problem or change they'd like to make to the various proposed versions of the community standards?--ADtalkModerator 02:32, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
I believe it is time to bring your options to a proper vote. I can't think of any major changes to make, just minor stuff with the language:
(Status Quo)
A user's talk page, like any other talk page on the site, is public and does not belong to the user. However, users are permitted to delete posts containing personal attacks or trolling from their own talk pages, being responsible for any abuse of this permission.
I would amend as:
A user's talk page, like any other talk page on the site, is public and does not belong to the user. However, users are permitted to delete posts containing personal attacks or trolling from their own talk pages, being responsible for any abuse of this permission. Users who believe their comments have been removed unjustifiably can take their case to the chicken coop or all things in moderation.
The last sentence makes the clause a bit clearer. Blue Talk 04:11, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
I have edited to reflect your suggestion. I'll wait a bit to see if any other mods have comments, otherwise I will be bringing this to a vote later this week. I was thinking a two-week long vote, IPs/new users (less than a week) excluded. Not sure about whether to require a majority, though. With four options, it seems like it might be difficult to get a majority for any choice. We'll probably have to go with plurality.--ADtalkModerator 04:46, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
All right, I'm done pussyfooting around and waiting for comment - I guess there's been ample time over the past weeks for anyone to see my essay or this and make further suggestions (thanks to Blue for her great one). I'm fixing up the vote.--ADtalkModerator 14:15, 3 September 2011 (UTC)