Nookipedia:Proposals

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Nookipedia Proposals allow the community to vote on sitewide changes that would affect a large number of pages or users. This process is not a replacement for community-wide input (see:The Roost) or talk page discussion. Rather, it takes the final product of those discussions (in the form form of a proposal) and puts them to a vote.

Rules[edit]

  • Proposals are only necessary for changes that would affect a large number of pages or users. Some examples: rules/policy changes, adding/removing namespaces, making major modifications to/replacing templates that affect 1000+ pages.
  • Proposals are for voting on fully worked out ideas. They should not have any yet-to-be-determined components: no 'option a, b, or c'. Proposals may be submitted without prior public comment or feedback, but should not receive major edits or changes once voting has started.
  • Proposals can only be submitted and voted upon by registered users. Comments or votes from unregistered users will be removed immediately. Furthermore, all votes or comments must have a signature attached (~~~~). Users are not allowed to vote on their own proposal, but may respond to comments.
  • Proposals will be open for seven days. This voting deadline can be extended upon request, at the discretion of a Bureaucrat.
  • At the end of the voting period, if the proposal has at least a 2/3 majority (66%) it will be considered successful. A Bureaucrat will then officially close the proposal, and either enact it themselves, or coordinate with other staff members to make sure the proposal is completed.
  • Once a proposal has been enacted, the staff member responsible will make a note here and move the proposal to the Archives.

How to make a proposal[edit]

All proposals must be made using the template provided below, posted under the "Current Proposals" heading:

{{proposal
| title       = A short, one-sentence description of the proposal.
| description = Additional proposal details/explanation.
| comments    = User commentary on proposal.
| votes       = User votes on proposal: {{Support}} or {{Oppose}} + signature (~~~~).
}}

Current proposals[edit]

Proposal: Namespace for e-Reader and amiibo cards
Nearly a year ago, AlexBot proposed the creation of e-Reader card pages, and many ideas came forward, including the creation of a Card namespace particularly to also add amiibo cards. However, 4 months later, I later proposed that both e-Reader and amiibo pages get separate namespaces for e-Reader cards and amiibo, as the Card namespace would leave out amiibo figurines. Therefore, this proposal will come down to two options: Either we create the Card namespace, or we create the E-Reader Card and Amiibo namespaces. -- PanchamBro (talkcontributions) 07:45, May 19, 2022 (EDT)
Comments:
  • I think it would be better to create Amiibo and E-Reader Card namespaces. Because it will be easier to tell the cards apart and it will be more convenient than creating a Card namespace. Kalina (talk)Summer Shell NH Inv Icon.png 20:12, May 21, 2022 (CET)
  • I haven’t had time to review this proposal in enough detail to render a vote yet, but if we did do a namespace for cards, it would likely need to just be one for both card types. Per MediaWiki docs, namespaces are intended to differentiate pages at a “very high level”, and also require additional backend work to maintain. The scope of a namespace is far too large to be narrowed to just a single type of card, that kind of differentiation would be better handled through the title (as is done with item pages across games) and with categories. -Jake (talk) 20:17, May 21, 2022 (EDT)
  • As a collector of both types of cards, I've been adding some information on them, so I really like this idea for individual pages. On the namespace issue, I recall someone suggested a Merchandise namespace. Examples for such page titles in my mind, similar to what I said on the last proposal:
  • The problem with this is we wouldn’t necessarily want individual pages for all types of merchandise as the name implies. While more obscure collectibles like Mori o Tsukurou! figurines and Millefeui Cards could theoretically have their own pages, unlike the interactive e-Reader cards and amiibo they don't really have anything to be documented on pages of their own. I feel like "Merchandise" and "Collectible" are thus misleadingly broad namespace titles. If we document amiibo cards, figures definitely need to be documented too though, because they have unique functionality compared to cards. So personally, I like the idea of two separate namespaces but if this is too difficult or tedious to maintain technically, there could be a single namespace, but it must have a clear and better name. Chubby Bub (talk) 02:59, May 22, 2022 (EDT)
    • Unless I'm mistaken, I don't think having a new namespace would force the general merchandise pages to be split into individual ones, would it? I feel like there wouldn't be much issue with general and individual merchandise articles co-existing under one namespace. Though if that wouldn't work, I was also thinking the new namespace could just be titled "Interactive". Senor Mexicano (talk) 13:59, May 24, 2022 (EDT)
    • I didn't mean it would force other merchandise to have individual pages, just that the name Merchandise would imply that such pages might exist when they wouldn't. In fact, I'd say Merchandise is not a good name because the majority of merchandise is fine being covered in the Main namespace. Unless there are significant downsides to having two more namespaces, I am actually strongly in favor of an e-Reader one and an amiibo one. The way the two work and the data they carry is not all that similar. Chubby Bub (talk) 18:22, May 25, 2022 (EDT)
Votes:
Result: (??%) To be determined.

Voting on this proposal has ended. (refresh)