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Sasukepedia:Policies

Policy status and phases

Category policy
Copyright policy
Deletion policy
Speedy deletion
AI Policy
DNP policy
NDA policy
Editing policy
Disruptive editing policy
External links
Neutrality policy

Images policy
Naming policy
Personal articles
Stub policy
User naming
Vandalism policy
Writing policy
Competitions
Competitors
Obstacles

See also: guidelines, administrators

When to vote

There are two main uses of votes on Sasukepedia:

In very rare cases votes may be used for other purposes, and this page details this process.

Terminology

  • The issue being voted on and action to take are considered a proposal.
  • If the Yes votes win (see constraints below), the proposal is considered accepted.
  • If the No votes win (see constraints below), the proposal is considered declined.

The Voting Process

  • The issue being voted on should be clearly identified in the discussion page of the article, and a voting booth created. See "How to start a vote", below.
  • People now have an opportunity to vote. The {{Vote/Talk}} template explains things for the most part.
  • For the decision to be made, the count for the winning side must exceed the losing side by five (5), i.e. 5:0, 6:1, 10:5, etc, and then a waiting period, or vote closing time, of 3 days must be observed before finally closing the vote and taking the proposed action.

Results

  • Yes wins: Once the vote is closed and the Yes votes have won, the proposer should feel free to take the proposed action as accepted with the trust of most Sasukepedia users and backing of the admins.
  • No wins: Once the vote is closed and the No votes have won, the proposal is effectively declined.
  • With multiple-choice votes the comparison is made to the closest competitor.

Help:Voting

Voting FAQ

Questionmark How do we know what to vote on?

See the Votes in progress (category) list.


Questionmark What really shouldn't be voted on?

Here are some cases:
  • Administrative issues: The admins who run Sasukepedia can make certain changes in order to keep the site running smoothly. Admins should avoid unilateral decisions, but sometimes they must take matters into their own hands - for example with legal issues.
  • Factual accuracy: Although we can dispute what the truth is, you can't really vote on whether it is true. If someone posts something that appears factually accurate, but someone has a reliable or official source that shows that it is not, you can't really vote to keep something untrue in an article. This especailly applies to things like if TBS or Monster9 says that KUNOICHI 8 is actually a KUNOICHI competition and not a Female SASUKE, Sasukepedia users shouldn't really vote to keep some info that disagress with it on the site. That's just silly.
  • Terminology: This is sort of a gray area, but usually its best just to put the all the meanings of a commonly used term and indicate which meanings are widely accepted vs. narrowly understood. You can vote on narrowly vs. widely, but unless the meaning attributed to a term is vandalism, totally nonsensical ("frog means an arrow with a rocket on it that speaks many languages") or that only apparently one person has ever heard, its okay to be in the wiki.
  • Policy violations: If a page violates policy, the matter really isn't up for vote. If however you do not agree with a policy, you are of course welcome to vote to change the policy!


Questionmark Why have a vote closed time?

Think of it as a cooling off period and a time for the losing side to campaign for more votes. If the losing side can't drum up enough votes in the time period, it usually indicates they don't care enough or they can't get enough support. We tend to keep the time shorter than we would for policy issues, but the wait time is generally short just because you don't want to be sitting around waiting for no good reason.


Questionmark What do I do if my side loses, but I still strongly disagree with the outcome?

Propose another vote! We may at some point decide that the result of a vote should "stick" for some time period before allowing another vote, but for now if you want to thrash it out again, you can always do it.


Questionmark What if the loser just undoes the change of the winning vote?

Well, assuming you followed the proper voting process, you can revert the change back, appeal to an admin to revert the change, or even appeal to an admin to block the user for a time period. Hopefully there will be a policy for violating Sasukepedia policy that you can get enforced.

See Also

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