Forum:When should the YG be used?
It seems that recently more YG threads are being created. Now that is not necessarily a bad thing, not at all, but it seems that the subjects are becoming smaller and smaller - even small eroors in templates and in the search box have their own YG thread. Now, Forum:Yew Grove says that the YG is for "The Yew Grove is a page where community members can discuss larger changes to the wiki". Yet it also says "if the community would be interested in the topic, start it here."
These two sentences seem to kind of contradict each other, so...
Comment - I really don't think it's important to set any specific criteria for what can and can't be discussed here. In fact, I think that's very wrong. I have seen questions asked on the Yew Grove before and I've seen discussions about every wiki issue imaginable. Basically, if input from the community is desired/required, and there isn't already a specified place (i.e. VfD), take it to the Yew Grove. That leaves plenty of room for discretion and interpretation. Andrew talk 21:01, April 13, 2010 (UTC)
Comment - If you were a robot, I could make you self-destruct by asking you "does this thread belong on the Yew Grove?" The Yew Grove should be used for things that don't exactly fit on a specific talk page. Like changes that affect a set of pages, not just one. It should also be used for more executive decisions and philosophical questions that aren't about content directly. In my opinion, it shouldn't be used for things like clan chat appeals or requests. That can be done on a dedicated page or a talk page or something, since it doesn't affect the community at large and they're not about universal decisions. But then I don't think we should as a community officially maintain or endorse a clan chat channel either. Endasil (Talk) @ 22:29, April 13, 2010 (UTC)
- Whoops I also wanted to mention that as wikiguilds or projects or whatever we have grow and get attention, a lot of things discussed here should move there. Endasil (Talk) @ 22:31, April 13, 2010 (UTC)
- Comment - I also agree that CC discussions should not take place on the YG. I did propose on a thread somewhere (the link escapes me) to move all CC discussions to a subpage of RS:OS, like what happens with the Facebook page. That way, we wouldn't always be clogged up with discussions here that are usually pointless and probably only affect some members of the community. Chicken7 >talk 02:45, April 14, 2010 (UTC)
Closed - This isn't really a discussion, and the users that have posted have expressed opinions that there should not be a hard standard for threads that belong on the Yew Grove. --LiquidTalk 23:11, April 22, 2010 (UTC)