WikiFur talk:Dispute resolution
Another user's keen interest in seeing a policy on dispute resolution suggested - to me, at any rate - that perhaps they ought to put forward a proposal, and I said as much to that person. However, on thinking about it, it does seem reasonable. Wikipedia being so much larger than WikiFur, I'm sure they needed one pretty much right away. They also have a lot more people and a lot more resources to run Wikipedia, however, so I'm quite sure that what works for them may not work so well here. Nevertheless, after reading through their policy, it seemed to me reasonable to adopt a somewhat-pruned version of it as a starting point for discussion and massaging. --GingerM (Leave me a message) 21:59, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
- Sweet! A page I can cross off my list of guideline docs to create. Thanks for stepping up and doing this! I think you're right that we'll need to consider which of these processes will work on a WikiFur scale, but you've opened up the dialogue and that's the important thing. --CodyDenton 08:40, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
Creating new assistance processes vs emphasizing use of forums
Since this page has been stuck as "proposed"/half finished for over six years now, I figure it's time to try to stimulate discussion on it and get it more rounded out.
To start, everything under "Seeking preliminary advice and feedback to resolve the dispute" (and possibly some things in other sections as well) are awaiting the creation of processes similar to those at Wikipedia. But WikiFur is a lot quieter than Wikipedia, and the Forums aren't used very much. Edits to them are more likely to be noticed by people patrolling the recent changes, unlike over there where recent changes get buried by new edits more quickly. Since the things detailed in that post are quite simple requests, we could adapt the forums, possibly with designated subforums, to suit this purpose.
Or, we could create these processes, adapting them from their Wikipedia equivalents for ease, in the case that the Forums become more active and become cluttered with these requests.