Wikibooks:Policies and guidelines/Vote/What is Wikijunior

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Key Points[edit]

Key points:

  • Wikijunior produces non-fiction works for kids from birth to age 12.
  • Wikijunior content is kid friendly, collaborative, fun, reliable, and open.
  • Wikijunior respects Wikibooks policies, but has its own policies as well.

Initial Discussion[edit]

Initial discussion phase will be open for 1 week. Please use this time to comment and work toward consensus. If appropriate, after 1 week (April 22nd), a straw-poll will be held to determine the state of community support for the proposal. --xixtas talk 23:33, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

I'm happy with this at the moment. Glad that there's no mention of needing community approval (Book of the Quarter vote) in order to actually create a new Wikijunior book. Xania Flag of Italy.svgtalk 00:22, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

I like this policy too. I worry that things should be specified more clearly, especially the idea of being "kid friendly". Appropriate books for 12yr olds are not appropriate for 5yr olds. A wikijunior book should really pick one age range, and write books specifically for that age range. That's just my opinion, of course. --Whiteknight (talk) (projects) 15:39, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

I agree that the audience should be well defined for Wikijunior books. Trying to write for too broad an age range is frustrating for everyone. This is covered in the Wikijunior Style Guide. So perhaps it doesn't need to be included here. --xixtas talk 02:55, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
Oh, i wasn't aware of the other policy. I drop my complaint. --Whiteknight (talk) (projects) 12:46, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
I like the policy too, too. I don't understand the point of having the text "in birth" in bold. Perhaps there is a reason. Perhaps stating Wikijunior is intended for audiences up to age twelve would serve the same purpose. --Remi 06:38, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
The reason it is in bold is because it is a major departure from the Wikijunior "charter" (such as it is) that was developed on Meta. I wanted to attract attention to it, but you're right, there's no need to make it bold in the final version. --xixtas talk 08:02, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Referendum What is Wikijunior (836022)[edit]

It has been more than 1 week without discussion. I would like to submit this policy for community referendum. I would also like to use a slightly modified "voting" system so that people can express a range of opinions. In this system, yellows and greens represent those who favor the new policy. Grays, blues and reds represent those who do not favor the policy. Consensus is determined based on not only numbers but the strength of arguments and the level of investment or commitment of participants. The policy/guideline in question can be revised during the referendum process, but please begin a new vote once a stable negotiated version has been identified.

To respond to the referendum, please type one of the following: {{Respond Advocate}}, {{Respond Favor}}, {{Respond Stand Aside}}, {{Respond Concerns}}, or {{Respond Oppose}}. Include appropriate reasoning and sign your comment.


I'm closing this vote as accepted because of 100% support / favour by the Wikibooks community. Xania Flag of Italy.svgtalk 19:21, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Advocate means "I strongly support the action and would like others to support it too." Please give reasons.
Favor means "I am generally in favor of this."
Stand Aside means "I do not necessarily agree, but have decided to accept the prevailing opinion."
Concerns means "I have some specific concerns or reservations." Please list specific concerns.
Oppose means "I strongly oppose the action and favor keeping the status quo." Please give reasons.


Advocate I believe that this policy is an important next step in the development of Wikijunior, and that it is appropriate and necessary to expand the scope of Wikijunior as described. --xixtas talk 03:26, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Advocate Wikijunior has some significant potential, and this proposal will help wikijunior grow. --Whiteknight (talk) 13:00, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Advocate I really like the idea of Wikijunior, and in fact, Wikijunior is what led me to Wikibooks in the first place. The policy as written should help Wikijunior to grow. -- Jomegat 03:15, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Favor --AdRiley 12:29, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Support Wikijunior is a great project and it deserves its own domain separate from Wikibooks in my opinion however I have no problems with this policy. My only problem is with these silly new "advocate", favo[u]r" options which look very Mickey-Mousey and make achieving an agreement more difficult. Plus "favour" has been misspelt :) Xania Flag of Italy.svgtalk 20:00, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

There is now a {{Respond Favour}} template as well. I'm not sure what "Mickey-Mousey" means. ...must be one of those 'idioms' I've been hearing about lately. --xixtas talk 03:31, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Favor Good policy. The link above is to Wikibooks:What is Wikibooks/Unstable, BTW - I presume that is unintended, or am I missing something? I hope that Wikijunior will be getting its own namespace soon too, as previously discussed elsewhere. Oh, and whilst I agree that "favor" is misspelt, I can deal with the odd bit of Wronglish now and then. Webaware talk 06:35, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

The link is fixed. --xixtas talk 12:28, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Favour --Derbeth talk 12:58, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Favor I find the Wikijunior policy to be very good and decent enough to anyone who considers to edit the entries in it. Plus, as with some who said this above, would be great if it got its own namespace. The policy in my opinion also seems to be correct to the original mission of Wikijunior (by keeping the literature kid-friendly), so I fully support this! BTW sorry if I'm late on this. --Avenue of Covina 02:13, 7 May 2007 (UTC)