Template talk:Wikipedia policies and guidelines

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WikiProject Policy and Guidelines    (defunct)
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Emblem-important.svg See WP:PROPOSAL for Wikipedia's procedural policy on the creation of new guidelines and policies. See how to contribute to Wikipedia guidance for recommendations regarding the creation and updating of policy and guideline pages.

Template-protected edit request on 12 September 2019[edit]

Hi! Can you give me any advice for improving this article?--Marvins-island (talk) 23:00, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Marvins-island, this isn't an article, it is a template. Is there another article you want to improve? If you actually want to improve this template, please explain what improvements you would like to see. « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 23:09, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

WP:POG isn't a guideline nor is it policy[edit]

This is per the top template on the page:

"This is an information page
"It describes the editing community's established practice on some aspect or aspects of Wikipedia's norms and customs. It is not one of Wikipedia's policies or guidelines, as it has not been thoroughly vetted by the community"

Can someone link to the discussion where WP:POG was established as a Wikipedia guideline? If not, then it should be removed from this template under "Portal namespace" as misleading. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 15:58, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Knowledgekid87, agree. It has been removed. « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 17:30, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Template-protected edit request on 26 December 2019[edit]


Hello, as you can see here Category:Wikipedia guideline templates, the page Template:Wikipedia policies and guidelines is sorted "[[Category:Wikipedia guideline templates| ". IMO it would be better to add "wikipedia" directly after the vertical bar, instead of the space punctuation. This way this page would be sorted like the other pages in this category. }} Dutchy45 (talk) 07:16, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: {{edit template-protected}} is usually not required for edits to the documentation, categories, or interlanguage links of templates using a documentation subpage. Use the 'edit' link at the top of the green "Template documentation" box to edit the documentation subpage. Cabayi (talk) 11:28, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

WMF policies[edit]

The WMF's internal "Values" document for employees is not a policy, and does not have any practical relevance to Wikipedia. Same for the WMF's donor FAQ. Both of these should be removed from the template, in my opinion. The "Friendly space policy" for in-person conferences and events also does not really fit among Wikipedia's policies and guidelines, and should be removed.

(It might also make sense to add the wmf:Terms of Use, which are binding on Wikipedia users.) --Yair rand (talk) 21:04, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

Yair rand, I agree with you on the Values, FAQ, and Terms of Use. I have made the necessary changes. I don't agree about the Friendly Space Policy. Some of the current policies on this template regard off-wiki conduct (threats of harm, paid editing, etc). That said, happy to hear what others have to say. « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 15:31, 23 April 2020 (UTC)