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Page Quality Ratings Proposal

I've been looking over the wiki the past few days and, while I am obviously still new to the wiki and may have missed things, it feels as though the current modus operandi of the site seems to be for owners of towns and companies to edit their own pages however they see fit. While this isn't necessarily a bad thing, it does leave the wiki feeling a little sparse and disjointed, with many pages only a couple of lines long, missing the appropriate town/station/company templates and/or not yet being appropriately categorized (the lack of obvious content links on the main page probably doesn't help, but that's a discussion for a elsewhere). In order to help get a feel for what state of completion a page is at and what needs to be done to improve it, I propose the creation of a categorization system with distinct quality levels for a wiki page, detailing the requirements for a page to qualify for each level, potentially along with a template to display the current quality level for a page and to add said page to the appropriate category list for that level to make it easier to locate pages in need of improvement. The basis for this idea is taken from the system the Dwarf Fortress wiki uses here and here, though I don't want to copy their descriptions or code word-for-word since they use a slightly different copyright license and I don't have the legal expertise to tell if the two are compatible. Assuming this idea isn't immediately deemed unnecessary (wouldn't be the first time I've jumped the gun on fancy wiki features), would anybody object to me creating a draft of the category system and/or template page for review and potential implementation? --Hunter X (talk) 13:48, 16 January 2014 (EST)

Hey Hunter_X, good to see you online again. We try to keep the wiki as professional and consistent as we can but nobody's perfect and for a smaller community its not too much of a problem that not all pages are up to brilliant standards. We will always welcome help to getting the wiki all organised and categorised and as long as you are not doing anything obstructive then we won't stop you from lending a hand. As we also have a server to run, the wiki is not always our top priority but I always try to do my bit such as deleting one sentence pages or adding in infoboxes where there should be, formatting things correctly, etc. By doing that, other people catch on and overall it helps. Hope this answers your question. Thomasfyfe (talk) 21:55, 16 January 2014 (EST)
I have produced a draft of the rating scheme here and here. Does anybody have any objections to me moving them out of my userspace and implementing them on pages, or does anyone have suggestions on how to adjust them? --Hunter X (talk) 10:16, 17 January 2014 (EST)
Good job, Hunter! This will definitely encourage other people to edit other pages that are not related to that particular person. Hopefully, this would be implemented, good luck! -Welcome99 Frumple, I didn't eat your tacos! Please don't shock me, Chief! 11:19, 17 January 2014 (EST)

I have begun the process of implementing the rating system, and welcome other users to do the same. Keep in mind that the ratings I assign to pages are a mixture of estimate and opinion, and users are free to contest/change them as they see fit. --Hunter X (talk) 10:51, 18 January 2014 (EST)

Featured Article proposal

Well, to coincide with Hunter's page quality proposal, one of the best pages (or should I say diamond pages) should be an example to what pages should be like. This Featured Article proposal also might encourage more quality editing, so that their page can become one of those featured article. Any comments on this, put it in this topic. -Welcome99 Frumple, I didn't eat your tacos! Please don't shock me, Chief! 04:03, 18 January 2014 (EST)

As in an Article of the Week sort of thing? That could work, though it would need someone with admin permissions to adjust the index page appropriately (though the content for that section could then be placed inside a template to allow for easy editing without disrupting the rest of the page). --Hunter X (talk) 05:14, 18 January 2014 (EST)