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I thought about writing a policy yesterday but didn't for one very good reason: How the hell am I supposed to be telling people to make templates in userspace when 99% of them are not?

As for rules: "name" field must be your username; talk templates used in public talkpages and forums must display your username or an acceptable variation.

That's probably it. I'd also make a comment about using the main template to make it easier for global maintenance. Images being 60px doesn't matter anymore. The left margin must be 67px. You can have your image at a 100px width, but if it infringes on the text in the talk bubble then it can be classed as unreadable. 14:17, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

Oh, and our signature policy is -->Project:Signature Policy<-- 14:19, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

less rules pls --Shockstorm 15:44, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

These rules are already in place, it's just a matter of writing them down. I.e: Templates not using the name parameter correctly will be changed, unreadable templates will be changed, templates not using the correct margin will be changed. This all REGARDLESS of making an easy to see and find policy page. JBed 15:45, July 5, 2012 (UTC)
I know, I just wanted to bug Cat with my bad grammar (running joke). I guess I would agree with Tia and Kelt that we don't need more policy pages, but either way it isn't a big deal. --Shockstorm 15:48, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

I hope all these instructions are in the "how to make your talk bubble correctly" page, wherever that is. So you can find them if you need. Help pages are just...more palatable than policy pages. Like in the sig discussion there was an idea that a sig should be X centimetres long, but just imagine yourself going round the wiki with a little ruler in hand measuring-- I mean come on. I agree on readable talk bubbles but please no "your shades must be such and such hexadecimal code apart to be considered readable" rules, or any stupid stuff like that. But if the help page on talk bubbles isn't good it should be improved.Keltainentoukokuu 16:27, July 5, 2012 (UTC)


I think that what Catuse said falls under common sense (the image size is coded on the template, so there's no need to discuss it), and I really don't think we need a policy for that, or next we'll be planning policies for usernames and writing a code of Final Fantasy Wiki etiquette. - Henryacores^ 16:49, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

There is a common-sense policy for usernames (offensive; masquerading; overly long (GODKING OF ICE CERBERUS WERE-GARURUMON))
I don't really understand why people don't like policy pages.
They help a wiki run more smoothly because there's always something to refer to that gives the proper way to do something.
It helps a wiki run more smoothly. JBed 17:10, July 5, 2012 (UTC)
Well what are you going to do if someone joins with an offending username? Ban them? :p Just curious.Keltainentoukokuu 17:48, July 5, 2012 (UTC)
It is on the offenses list and it has been done. JBed 18:37, July 5, 2012 (UTC)
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Special forums refer to Roleplay forums. JBed 18:38, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

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... And the margin must be 67 pixels and the name parameter must be your username and the template must be at a sensible pagename. JBed 19:16, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

That sounds acceptable. It's a no-brainer, really. Except for the colour blind bit, how are you supposed to cater for the needs of everyone with some form of impairment? It wouldn't be fair on a user if another said to them, "I can't see blue, change the blue on your bubble." You get where I'm going with this. EDIT- Wait...yeah, that made no sense. But try and understand where I'm coming from. :P Tia-LewiseRydia - Young battle.png 20:53, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

People don't just not see a colour... like it becomes transparent on the background or something. Colour blindness has people see colours as different colours. Red/green has people confuse the two (I'm not colourblind, but I know someone who was, and I'm fairly sure that's how it is).
But in the end if you can make a tweak to your talk bubble that will allow it to be readable to more people, why not? If we had a regular user who had problems reading a talkbubble, wouldn't it be fairer to spare them the annoyance? (Although I added CSS classes on purpose so people who do have these problems can avoid it... which if we had a proper place to talk about talkboxes we would mention) JBed 21:02, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

I was being vague. My mum has blue/green colour blindness herself. Regular users, yes, I understand, but not the odd person who just pops up every now and then demanding change NOW. Tia-LewiseRydia - Young battle.png 21:14, July 5, 2012 (UTC)

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