HRWiki talk:Annual Checklist

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[edit] Weeklies

I was going down the checklist and updating everything for 2021, but then I started asking myself... why archive the Weekly Fanstuff and Sketchbook pages? They'll just be identical to the last ten pages, so what's the point? I feel like this process is merely a leftover remnant of ye olden days of frequent updates. Now that these weeklies are unofficially dead (especially since the buttons don't even work anymore), we should reconsider whether this process is even necessary.

Personally, I think we should take all the weeklies-less weeklies pages and redirect them to Weekly Fanstuff or Sketchbook, depending on the page. Then we can remove those pages from their respective templates (so {{Weekly Fanstuff}} would go ... 2008, 2009, 2014, for example). But that's just one suggestion — does anyone else have any alternatives? Should we continue how we've been doing it, or do something else entirely?

I'd just like to bring attention to this annual change, and ask you all to reconsider whether it should continue this year and beyond. Is this still a good idea, or are we just doing it because that's how it's always been? Because there is a big difference, and I'd like to know the answer. If it's the first one, then we continue as always, and if it's the second one, we can figure something else out. Either way, we should come to a conclusion, instead of simply doing it because we did it before. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 00:46, 1 January 2021 (UTC)

Having started a similar conversation here, I agree. RickTommy (edits) 03:27, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
I think the question to answer here is: are the Weekly Fanstuff and Sketchbook still part of the website after the 2021 redesign? If they are we should probably keep going otherwise we can work on shelving the process. --Stux 04:13, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
And the answer to that question is... kind of, sort of, I guess? The buttons are technically still there, but they're no longer functional, and we don't know if they're permanently gone or if this is just a temporary glitch. Either way, I'm not saying we have to shelve the process entirely. If we end up getting a new Sketchbook entry in summer 2025, then a "Sketchbook 2025" page should be created for it, but we shouldn't have to make a new page at the start of every year. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 04:49, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
Right now, the blank Weekly Fanstuff and Sketchbook pages outnumber the ones with stuff on them, 7–10. I still say these pages should be removed. They have no reason to exist aside from saying "this was not updated this year", which can also be implied through the years' absence on their respective templates. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 04:24, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
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