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This thread was archived on 28 July 2010 by Cook Me Plox.

I was talking to Cook and we thought it would be an interesting idea to have an official to do list. There is sort of one in community portal, but this only has things such as images needing transparency, exchange pages needing price updates and the like. Also people have them in their userspace, but these are generally things that people are planning on doing themselves. We were more thinking large projects that could benefit from multiple people working on them. Wikiguild is also similar, but this would be just a list, and if you wanted to help out, you could just take some and do it, no strings attached. The most relevant example I can think of is stubs. I've been removing non-stubs from the stub category for a while, but there's still probably 3800+ pages that still need to be removed. It would be used for big projects that would be one time deals for the most part. (So, things that aren't in community portal, but that are rather large, easy projects that most anyone can contribute to). And no, it wouldn't be a category, it would just be a page with an introduction paragraph, and then a list of things. HaloTalk 20:51, July 21, 2010 (UTC)

Discussion

Support - As nominator. HaloTalk 20:51, July 21, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Per nominator. Good idea. Mark (talk) 21:02, July 21, 2010 (UTC)

Support - This can help people work together to do things while also having a central list of projects, and bring together all the disjointed lists. ʞooɔ 21:04, July 21, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Awesome, this could help speed up large projects and make their implementation smoother. Suppa chuppa Talk 21:09, July 21, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Looks good to me. Andrew talk 21:23, July 21, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Inflated articles I assume (all those in Category:Stubs need to be expanded or merged). Ryan PM 23:31, July 21, 2010 (UTC)

I'm not sure I quite get what you are saying, but most articles in the stub category just need to be removed from it. There are some that need to be expanded. The problem is, whenever a new article is made and someone clicks the template at the top, it automatically puts stub at the bottom, and not many people remove it. HaloTalk 23:37, July 21, 2010 (UTC)
I didn't know that. Inflated, I mean like all the cogs pages that have very similar (or did) information and were separated because of RS:G. However I preferred Wi. kipedia's ideal on stubs, developing articles, and merging rationale in this situation. Ryan PM 00:05, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Finally! ^_^ Coelacanth0794 00:07, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Question - What determines if a project is important enough to get on this page, or can all be put on? Because if this is yet another admin-governed "thing", then I oppose. ajr 00:40, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Oh, to clarify, I meant that if this is going to be something which requires either long discussion, or an admin looking at it and saying yes/no which can ultimately lead to long discussion, then I would oppose. I would like to see more clarification on this point in the proposal. Thanks, ajr 00:44, July 22, 2010 (UTC)
No, it would be really informal. There wouldn't be some kind of screening process, if that's what you mean. ʞooɔ 01:23, July 22, 2010 (UTC)
K, good. We really don't need another super-bureaucratic process here, IMO. To be fair, however, there isn't anything too long and drawn out here. Just a lot of drama. I support. ajr 01:27, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Questions - This is a great idea and I support, however I have a couple of questions.

  • Who's gonna clean it out, if it gets messy and disorganised?
  • How can we tell if its in the right "zone" to go in this list. I mean, its all subjective.
  • Finally, I'm a little confused, can you give me more examples?

222 talk 06:16, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

We are going to use common sense instead of bureaucracy. Common sense is the answer to all those questions. User help manages to do fine, so this should be able to as well. HaloTalk 06:18, July 22, 2010 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. Can I have some examples now (Q3, because common sense is not an answer), please. 222 talk 06:26, July 22, 2010 (UTC)
Projects that are more long-term, but not like wiki guild type. More informal than that. I can't think of anything else off the top of my head. HaloTalk 06:37, July 22, 2010 (UTC)
I'll just list a couple of my projects that I could have used some help on:
  • Categorizing Chat head images
  • Release dates (Never did get enough people for a WikiGuild)
  • Going through Category:Item inventory images for shadows
  • Removing the Check HP template (Manyman did most of that one)

Those are just a few things that a to-do list would have been nice for. ʞooɔ 07:25, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Or maybe that Dungeoneering Armor-images-project that I never did get around to finishing and still neglect to this day =D? (even though others have helped finish parts of this up in very similar manners than I would have) Quest point cape.pngLil Diriz 77 Talk Summoning-icon.png 07:44, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Great idea.Hunter cape (t).png Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask.png 10:07, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - The Community Noticeboard was created to cover something like this, and more. It is even more informal, and welcomes any notices, from player events to tasks. The problem was, though, that it didn't get much attention, and didn't get much activity. I think a lot of people were scared they might mess it up, despite the encouragement to add something. I just thought it would be important to bring that into this discussion. Chicken7 >talk 11:40, July 22, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, Chicken, we thought about putting it on the CP, but we realized that there are a very large number of projects that would probably end up on the to-do list, and would clutter up the noticeboard. I suppose if someone wants to advertise their project further, we could put it there, but there will probably be too many projects total to have them all there. I agree we need to get the CP more exposure. ʞooɔ 18:59, July 22, 2010 (UTC)
The Noticeboard does have very little capacity, so can get full quickly. I think it'd be good if we scrapped the noticeboard, and then created the to-do list, and have the old box in the CP pull only a few recent items from the to-do list. Then, to encourage people to add st00f, we could have one of those input boxes, where you could enter your project/whatever then just add it straight to the page, without having to click the edit link, etc. What'd be epic is if we could like have proper "sticky note" graphics that are added, as that would create a lot more popularity (most people just seeing how it works probably). Probably impossible, but could be achieved my adding a graphic and the inputted text in front each time. I don't know. Lol Cheers, Chicken7 >talk 06:17, July 23, 2010 (UTC)


Support - Sounds cool and useful, but what will become of RS:CP? I hope that won't be neglected. I use the CP very often as a list for general, numbered tasks that need to be done around the wiki (thousands of stubs, hundreds of unknown release dates, etc). I don't see these as projects, but rather "as-we-go" type things. You could either take a big chunk of them to fix, or fix them as you see them. This "to-do-list" should include things more like mini wikiguilds. Mini projects. Quest point cape.pngLil Diriz 77 Talk Summoning-icon.png 07:44, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

Support - Seems efficient and useful. Ice Barrage icon.png Nick le Roi Ice Barrage icon.png 23:30, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

Closed - Proposal will be implemented. ʞooɔ 21:43, July 28, 2010 (UTC)