BoyWiki:Agora/9 May 2015

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Agora/9 May 2015

Mainspace essays

Are there any standards at all for what essays should be allowed in mainspace? I've been putting all mine in my userspace. Lysander (talk) 17:03, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Yes, all essays and personal opinion articles belong under category life. That is the main purpose of that category and why it is separate from Category:Encyclopedia. However, it is also not an anything goes category either. The entries need to be boylove specific and have relevance. So for example, an article refuting Andrew Calimach's stance on buggering in Ancient Greece is relevant, an entry on women's fashion in Ancient Greece is not (unless you have a strong reference for "cross dressing ancient Greek boys" and have an opinion on it). Also, opinion pieces still need to be referenced as much as possible and where required by law, convention, or BoyWiki policy.

In most cases, I am willing to allow, to a certain extent, off topic stuff in ones user space so long as it complies with our policies (and does not contain anything that is illegal or is likely to cause problems in MY estimation) and so long as it does not get out of control. (if you have more then 25 user pages consider that out of control) --Etenne (talk) 20:08, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

One could easily have more than 25 user pages, if one were, say, creating a lot of userboxes or using userspace as a place for meta-analyses, etc. Lysander (talk) 20:31, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
I am not sure what you mean by userboxes or meta-analyses. Can you link me to an example?--Etenne (talk) 20:36, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
Meta-analysis might be the wrong word. But I was thinking of stuff like User:User4/DRAFT/Main Index of all BoyWiki pages (must be manually updated when necessary) or User:User4/ALL BW INTERNAL LINKS TO CHECK IF VALID, which are like repositories of metadata. User4 isn't all that prolific a writer of userspace content, but he already has close to 25 pages. And I'm over the limit. Lysander (talk) 21:02, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
For the purposes of the 25 page limit (for now), I exclude draft pages that are future BoyWiki entries you are working on. I just want people to exercise some restrant and reason so that it does not become out of control. However, I will give it some more thought and decide if a policy is required.--Etenne (talk) 21:15, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
It could also be possible to just consolidate all of one's off-topic ramblings/musings into one centralized userspace page that would have hundreds or thousands of revisions in its history. Lysander (talk) 00:25, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Flying Spaghetti Monster

Is there any problem with BoyWiki's categorization scheme resembling a koosh ball or the flying spaghetti monster, in that Category:Encyclopedia forms the middle and then there are strands of categories that each end in an article? Lysander (talk) 17:55, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

If I understand correctly what you are asking then no, I think it is suppose to be like that in many instances. however keep in mind relevance to boylove and this a small wiki, somethings just will never have enough entries to be relevant categories on BoyWiki.--Etenne (talk) 20:13, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Also @ Lysander

When you make a change in a Template, you need to add the new syntax to the documentation page so people know how to use it. (See Template:Cleanup)--Etenne (talk) 20:48, 9 May 2015 (UTC)