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Hi everyone

This is the proposal for the "Resources" addition in the content policy. This would be added to the criteria for specific content (one of the proposals from here.

Proposed Text

The Resources namespace is used to hold information and tools that are useful to editors. Like other namespaces, it's a distinct part of the wiki which has its own special rules that apply only to this namespace. These are in addtion to the general editing guidelines, and only replace these where incompatible with what is noted below.

The resources namespace details information useful to help develop the wiki. It includes information on tools, editing guides and other selected non official documents. They're included here to make contributing (and learning to contribute) to the wiki easier. These do not have to come from Bethesda, Interplay, or any other authorised source; they often come from the fan community.

If you're using tools and resources that aren't mentioned in the resource namespace that's fine - there isn't a requirement that you must use these tools. However, if you are using something else not listed you should let other editors know so we can consider adding it to the wiki.

If there's any doubt as to whether something should be included bring the resource to the discussion forum; if there's a consensus it should be included it can then be added. If there's a doubt over whether or not there is consensus a vote can be called following the normal policy voting guidelines; should that vote be successful the resource should be specifically noted below.

What resources can be added?

Where "Such as" is used, the tools noted are examples, other tools of similar use can be also added.

  • Tools and guides used for Datamining, such as Mappalachia, Xedit, x Translate and other datamining resources
  • Tools and guides for viewing/editing Fallout 1/2/3/NV/4 Game and data files (Including GECK use)
  • The Vault Academy (including its predecessor, the Nukapedia New User Netork) guides explaining how to do basic edits and best practice.
  • Guides on how to use the various special user rights tools
  • Per Jorner's nearly ultimate guide.

Vote

Yes

  1. Yes Agent c (talk) 20:20, 14 July 2022 (UTC)
  2. Yes LaymansReign (talk) 20:38, 14 July 2022 (UTC)
  3. Yes TheGunny2.0 (talk)
  4. Yes Aiden4017 (talk) 03:38, 16 July 2022 (UTC)
  5. Yes The Appalachian Mandalorian insignia.png 14:49, 17 July 2022 (UTC)
  6. Yes Gilpo1 (talk) 23:35, 18 July 2022 (UTC)
  7. Yes -Eckserah User Eckserah.png Head Dataminer 23:37, 18 July 2022 (UTC)
  8. Yes intrepid359FO76NW Overseer.png7/18/22 7:03pm CT
  9. Yes The Greatest Savior (talk) 00:05, 19 July 2022 (UTC)
  10. Yes Devastating DaveZIP ZAP RAP 00:10, 19 July 2022 (UTC)
  11. Yes Тагазиэль 16:40, 19 July 2022 (UTC)
  12. Yes ExplorerSmaily (talk)

No

Neutral

Questions

What happens if the creator of a resource doesn't consent to us using it? From the examples listed above, The Ultimate Fallout Guide is copyrighted, what would our response be if the copyright holder decided we weren't allowed to use it? Aiden4017 (talk) 03:40, 16 July 2022 (UTC)

The Per Jorner thing is conditionally released for use, no problems there. Most of the other tools won't be on the wiki or have open distribution. Given the wiki's file size upload limit, we'll probably just be writing about the tools, not hosting them.
intrepid359FO76NW Overseer.png7/16/22 3:14am CT
If someone objected to it, then I would imagine we'd remove it . Agent c (talk) 10:42, 16 July 2022 (UTC)

Result

Vote has passed. Thank you everyone. Agent c (talk) 10:36, 23 July 2022 (UTC)




Policy vote forum overview
PolicyContent policy
Amendment 1General/specific rule & BTS speculation · Vote · 30 December 2014 · 11-1-0; 9-3-1
Amendment 2Countries articles standard · Discussion · Vote · 2 August 2015 · 16-3-2
Amendment 3Attribution · Vote · 27 August 2015 · 13-0-0
Amendment 4Creation Club content · Vote · 25 September 2017 · 23-3-0
Amendment 5Creation Club article placement · Vote · 25 October 2017 · 15-5
Amendment 6Creation Club on mainspace · Discussion · Vote · 20 March 2018 · 15-5-2
Amendment 7Deleting Torn and Lionheart · Vote · 7 June 2020 · 12-0-0
Amendment 8Non Developer Resources (Resources Namespace) · Discussion · Vote · 21 July 2022 · 12-0-0
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