Forum:Proposal: Be Bold
I've started a new proposed policy at RuneScape:Be bold
In some of the other discussion pages, I've noticed an increasing reluctance to either let people do things that can help out this wiki, or to really close discussion when it is painfully obvious that consensus has been achieved. In the spirit of trying to also be positive, I shamelessly copied the concept of being bold from Wikipedia (including a couple of sentences from wikipedia:Wikipedia:Be bold) and I am now seeking input in terms of this "policy" or essay.
From the way that I've written this essay, I was trying to address a relative newcomer to this website as the "target audience", although sometimes those of us who've been around for awhile might use a gentle reminder as well on these ideas. I also don't want to explicitly do a direct copy from Wikipedia, but make this something our own, and reflects the nature of the RS Wiki.
Feel free to fold, mutilate, spindle, hash, mercilessly edit, and massacre this essay as well. Constructive criticism is especially welcome. In short, be bold and edit this essay as well if it seems appropriate. If it seems like the proposed policy has settled down and become something useful to the Runescape community, I'd like to get it formally adopted. This would be something I think could have value in a number of future discussions. --Robert Horning 23:27, September 8, 2009 (UTC)
Comment - please do not make this a policy; simply make it an essay. These are simply opinions and we must not force our opinions on others (in fact, Wikipedia's version isn't a policy either; it's a guideline). Butterman62 (talk) 01:02, September 9, 2009 (UTC)
Comment - Why don't you Be Bold Butterman and just make it anyways, lol. I like it, so I Support the essay as a means to help users.
03:51, September 9, 2009 (UTC)
Support as guideline - Something that we have been missing so for long. I feel it is more a guideline, than an essay.04:55, September 9, 2009 (UTC)
Support as essay - per above.18:50, September 9, 2009 (UTC)
Support - Guideline, essay, whatever. I'm surprised we don't already have it!19:57, September 10, 2009 (UTC)
Support - I think this will encourage new and old users alike.20:14, September 10, 2009 (UTC)
Support - As a guideline. Will encourage new people to act and old to relax and allow change. An additional cliche line comes to mind for me..." Time to shoot the engineer and get on with production."20:26, September 10, 2009 (UTC)
Closed - RuneScape:Be bold will be made into an essay. 15:36, October 4, 2009 (UTC)