This may very well be the most important thing to happen on this wiki in a good while: A page for rules. I've gotten so tired of having to explain rules and making sure that I'm aware of any breach in rules. I'm not talking about rules for blocking, I'm talking about rules for coding, editing, blogs, article naming, user talk pages, archieving, everything else that I can't think of at this moment. We have so many unwritten rules that it is getting out of hand. What I propose that we make a hub-page that links to several smaller pages that are devided up based on what they are about.
First I want to know if the community wants this and how they want it layed out. Second if the community does want it I want us to think of all the rules we know and post them. Third I want us to make the pages.
Doesn't work that way. We follow Wikia's general rules, but we have to make up rules that best fit this wiki. If every wiki had to follow every other's wiki rules, there would be nothing new on each one and it would boring.
We definitely need to write down the rules for editing here. The hub-page idea sounds good to me. One page with all the rules would wind up looking like Wikipedia's, which I doubt many people will ever read since it's so long. Bite-sized pieces are easier to digest.
Who's going to write this anyways? It'd have to be someone like AK or Joe. Richard, maybe?
Isdrakthül– "The arrow is pointing north, which is up. Up is where the sky is, and the sun and moon are in the sky, which is two. There are two colors in the Yin-Yang, which is from Asia, which is where Buddha was born. Buddha is a religious figure like Jeshua ben Joseph, who was born in Bethlehem, which sounds like Dethl, which is from Link's Awakening. Link's Awakening takes place on an island, and Britain is an island. People in Britain drink tea, which is made from plants, and trees are plants. There are lots of trees in the Amazon Rainforest, which has the Amazon River in it. The Nile is also a river, and it is in Egypt. Egypt has pyramids, which are triangular. Triangles are part of geometry class, which some people have first period. First period is one, and Australia is the only continent with exactly one nation in it. Australia is near New Zealand, which has Kiwis in it. Kiwis are named similarly to Kiwifruits, which are fruits, like bananas, which inspired Matsuo Bashō. Matsuo Bashō is from Japan, which draws cultural elements from China. China contains the Great Wall of China, which is a wall. Therefore, the money is hidden inside this wall." TALK– Code page 850 - Zelda Game the First - Reviews
Richard used to be an admin here, but like many others, his inactivity led to the loss of his rights. As for who writes this, I imagined it would be a collective effort since there is a ton of stuff to remember.
Mr kmil– Waterboarding Bambi!! TALK– Come to Church, we have cookies
I'm in favor of writing down the rules. And if I can find all of them, I'll write them down myself.
I love rules! I'd write it if I could find them all.
TheNewSheik– Shadow is neither dark nor light, is the twilight between Hyrule perfection and the greed of the people… TALK– Favorite article: Sheikah
I agree, we need it.
TriforceofEpicness– "Now sit down and I'll tell you a story, Link. Back in my day, when Termina still had dat damn moon hoverin' ov'r it, them Aliens used to come. Milk was so rare in those days that they was forced to fly all the way from anoth'r planet to kidnap some o' dem cows from Romani Ranch, but I was ready for 'em. I pulled out my trusty bow, and I shot them Aliens in the face, right in the kisser. I bravely fought 'em off 'till the mornin' sun came, and, boy, was I in for a reward. I got some o' dat Chateau Romani stuff for helping protect the Ranch. But I had always loved Malon, your grandmoth'r, much more den that Romani girl. So I took dat Chateau Romani all the way back to Hyrule, and I married Malon, and we start'd one o' dem milk-sellin' businesses. We changed the name of the stuff from Chateau Romani into Chateau Malon, so nobody ev'r knew that we was sellin' stolen stuff. We got so rich that we decid'd ta have some child'en. After a while, they grew up as well, and our son married a nice woman and had you. Now, boy, go off to dat horse o' yours, Epona. Don't let 'er throw you off this time!" -Young Link from OoT and MM, talking about his life after he visited Termina. TALK– August 14, 2010. 11:47 AM
I'm all in favor for writing down the rules. When I started to edit on this wiki, I didn't know any of the rules, so I had to learn them through trial and error. Rules would make things much easier for newcomers.
Not Spock– "Well Excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse Me, Princess!" -Animated Link TALK– 21:16, August 19, 2010 (UTC)
It's a good idea.
Right now, I would say the community is in agreement about this. So, with that out of the way, we should start brainstorming all the rules that basically relate to everything. I'm pretty sure I know most of the rules here, but for some reason I can't remember any right now. I'll come back later when I can.-- C2 / CC 15:02, August 23, 2010 (UTC)
I made a template a long time back here that contains a lot of stuff, most notably in this situation, the coding. You're welcome to take anything from it in writing up some sort of stylistic rules page if that's what your'e going for.—Triforce 14 04:25, September 22, 2010 (UTC)