Wikibooks:Policies and guidelines/Proposed reform

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This page seeks to set out all current and currently proposed policies and reference them to proposals made for discussion purposes. Everything in here is open for discussion. The general principles to these reforms should be discussed on this central page. Comments specific to individual discussion drafts should be made on their own talk pages.

Policy list
Area Name Status Current
proposals
Diffs Date updated Notes
Licensing GNU Free Documentation License official keep unchanged n/a 18 May 2006 this needs to be whatever the Wikimedia Foundation says it is
Copyright Wikibooks:Copyrights official keep existing text unchanged, but merge content from other policies into this - read the proposed new text Wikibooks:Copyrights/Proposed merger [1] 18 May 2006 There is no real reason why most of our copyright policies can't be merged into one, which would make them easier to read
Wikibooks:Designated agent official keep unchanged, but also transclude into Wikibooks:Copyright n/a 18 May 2006 this needs to be whatever the Wikimedia Foundation says it is
Wikibooks:Fair Use Policy proposed merge into Wikibooks:Copyright n/a 18 May 2006
Wikibooks:Image use policy proposed merge into Wikibooks:Copyright n/a 18 May 2006
Content Wikibooks:Forking policy proposed Merge concept into Wikibooks:What is Wikibooks/Unstable n/a 27 Dec 2006
Wikibooks:Naming policy official Propose to keep the current text n/a 18 May 2006
Wikibooks:Neutral point of view official keep unchanged, but refer to it in Wikibooks:What is Wikibooks/Unstable n/a 27 Dec 2006
Wikibooks:What is Wikibooks official Replace with new policy on Wikibooks:What is Wikibooks/Unstable [2] 18 May 2006
Wikibooks:Deletion policy official proposal to update staled n/a 27 Dec 2006
Wikibooks:Annotated texts proposed Proposal to adopt n/a 27 Dec 2006
Wikibooks:Editing disputes policy proposed revised proposal on Wikibooks:Editing policy/Proposal n/a 18 May 2006
Wikibooks:Editing policy proposed revised proposal on Wikibooks:Editing policy/Proposal [3] 18 May 2006
Wikibooks:Protected page official revised proposal on Wikibooks:Editing policy/Proposal n/a 18 May 2006
Wikibooks:Semi-protection policy proposed revised proposal on Wikibooks:Editing policy/Proposal n/a 18 May 2006
Wikibooks:Game manual guidelines proposed propose to remove n/a 18 May 2006 Needs reform to fit with where Wikibooks about games should go, and to finish for once and all the game guide debate.
Wikibooks:Manual of Style official Propose to remove to move to Help namespace n/a 18 May 2006
Administrative Wikibooks:General voting rules official Propose to continue development of this until it becomes policy n/a 18 May 2006
Behaviour Wikibooks:No personal attacks official keep unchanged n/a 27 Dec 2006
Wikibooks:Assume good faith proposed Reject this wording and go with an overarching Wikibooks:Be civil policy n/a 27 Dec 2006
Wikibooks:Profanity official keep unchanged n/a 27 Dec 2006
Wikibooks:Please do not bite the newcomers guideline keep unchanged n/a 27 Dec 2006
Wikibooks:Be civil official keep unchanged n/a 27 Dec 2006
Disclaimers Wikibooks:General disclaimer in effect Merge all disclaimers together into Wikibooks:Disclaimers/Proposed merger n/a 18 May 2006 I don't know whether the Wikimedia Foundation requires these or not. If it does, then we should probably merge them into one and make them official policy (or give them some kind of official status). If not, perhaps we should remove them
Wikibooks:Risk disclaimer in effect Merge all disclaimers together into Wikibooks:Disclaimers/Proposed merger n/a 18 May 2006 As above
Wikibooks:Medical disclaimer in effect Merge all disclaimers together into Wikibooks:Disclaimers/Proposed merger n/a 18 May 2006 As above
Wikibooks:Legal disclaimer in effect Merge all disclaimers together into Wikibooks:Disclaimers/Proposed merger n/a 18 May 2006 As above
Wikibooks:Content disclaimer in effect Merge all disclaimers together into Wikibooks:Disclaimers/Proposed merger n/a 18 May 2006 As above

Other guidelines[edit]

For other guidelines see Wikibooks:Policies_and_guidelines#Guidelines. It is proposed to remove these (perhaps restoring them in the help namespace).

Resultant policies[edit]

Should the above proposals be accepted, we would be left with the following (and only the following) as policies: