HRWiki talk:What HRWiki is not

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Purpose

This is a rough draft for a proposed "What HRWiki is not" policy page. (See Da Basement for background.) The idea is to make one page that covers all the rules, regulations, policies, guidelines, etc., that encompass everything that does not belong on HRWiki pages. As this is a rough draft, I doubt it is comprehensive or complete enough to be accepted yet, and therefore any editing or discussion of the page is welcome. — SamSF%20sig.jpgFisher (Come in, Lambert.) 18:55, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Name

I think "HRW:NOT" should just be its shortcut and not its full name. I think something more verbose like "HRWiki:What this wiki is not" would be more appropriate. Though I'm sure better suggestions can be put forward. --Stux 20:29, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Of course I don't plan to make "HRW:NOT" the official name. That'd be pretty silly. I, and probably the officials I proposed this to, intend the page to be titled "What HRWiki is not", similar to the Wikipedia page I got the idea from. — SamSF%20sig.jpgFisher (Come in, Lambert.) 21:57, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Soapbox

I'm concerned about User:SamFisher1022/HRW:NOT#HRWiki is not a soapbox. I feel it to be a bit unnecessary (à la WP:BEANS) and a bit too legalistic (so no political chit chat is allowed?). We've been lenient with non-disruptive chatter on userpages, and this is pretty much covered by the user and talk page etiquette pages. I'm also trying to make sure this page doesn't sound overly legalistic which is a bit of a concern of mine at this moment. (Especially since I can see it being used in edit summaries, even.) --Stux 17:49, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

The reason I requested this page was so that the main points of other policy pages, in terms of what not to do, could be collected in one place. I did draw most of the ideas from Wikipedia's page, and the soapbox thing was one of them. But now that you mention it, we don't have many soapbox-like situations (or at least not off-topic ones), and the Beans comment is a good point. That section could go. — SamSF%20sig.jpgFisher (Come in, Lambert.) 17:59, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
This is really more a Wikipedia thing, where people use both their userpages and articles to push POVs. While it is must certainly true of HRWiki as well, I don't think it's that relevant because our community is so markedly different from Wikipedia's. Heimstern Läufer 17:54, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
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